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12 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 28th - June 30th.

We give and receive advice about the hobby, what advice was a real eyeopener to you?

 

BONUS: Share a piece of advice of your own.

 

This is my final question for the month June.

Thank you all for participating!

Next Quisitor for July - @Werkrobotwerk good luck!

 

 

 

I can't recall receiving any painting pearls of wisdom. When I was a young fellow learning to paint things were more simplistic. AND those few masters of the craft seemed intent on taking the secrets of their techniques to the grave...something more than a few succeeded in.

 

I don't give unasked for advice; re, most people just don't listen. Everyone has their own approach to the craft. I believe in letting them discover what works best for themselves. When I attain perfection myself, then I will hit them with the correct technique.

 

Addendum: to wrap up the month properly, there seems to be a Flumph being chatted up by a pair of Mushrooms on my worktable:

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7 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 28th - June 30th.

We give and receive advice about the hobby, what advice was a real eyeopener to you?

 

BONUS: Share a piece of advice of your own.

 

This is my final question for the month June.

Thank you all for participating!

Next Quisitor for July - @Werkrobotwerk good luck!

 

 

The shadow paints in the triads are meant to be made into a wash to be used over the midtone.

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17 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 28th - June 30th.

We give and receive advice about the hobby, what advice was a real eyeopener to you?

 

BONUS: Share a piece of advice of your own.

 

This is my final question for the month June.

Thank you all for participating!

Next Quisitor for July - @Werkrobotwerk good luck!

 

 

 

I've been trying to figure out my own answer all day. But I guess the answer to both has already been said: just do it. You can't get better if you don't try it yourself. Don't wait around to do that one mini that you have because you don't think you're good enough, just do it.

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18 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 28th - June 30th.

We give and receive advice about the hobby, what advice was a real eyeopener to you?

 

BONUS: Share a piece of advice of your own.

 

This is my final question for the month June.

Thank you all for participating!

Next Quisitor for July - @Werkrobotwerk good luck!

 

 

The advice I received is the same I still pass on to others: "If you're not having fun, why are you playing?"

 

And a great job this month, fantastic questions!

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On 6/26/2019 at 10:38 PM, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

Don'e have one for these either. Taking notes though.

 

22 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 28th - June 30th.

We give and receive advice about the hobby, what advice was a real eyeopener to you?

 

BONUS: Share a piece of advice of your own.

 

This is my final question for the month June.

Thank you all for participating!

Next Quisitor for July - @Werkrobotwerk good luck!

Paint for yourself, not for others.

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9 hours ago, Corsair said:

The advice I received is the same I still pass on to others: "If you're not having fun, why are you playing?"

 

And a great job this month, fantastic questions!

 

Thank You!

I tried a month of Hobby related questions, not that easy actually.

Glad you people liked it and participated.

 

The best advice I got, don't wait with painting a mini because you think you're not good enough, do it!

 

Also I have to thank @Kheprera who provided me with advice how to apply make up, I used it on my Countess Karnstein Bust then and I was very happy with that.

Come to think of it, I wished Kheprera would visit again here, and @knarthex I miss you both.

 

Advice from me?

 

Like most said, have fun, the hobby is nothing without fun!

 

And:

 

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On 6/28/2019 at 2:11 AM, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 28th - June 30th.

We give and receive advice about the hobby, what advice was a real eyeopener to you?

 

BONUS: Share a piece of advice of your own.

 

This is my final question for the month June.

Thank you all for participating!

Next Quisitor for July - @Werkrobotwerk good luck!

 

 

My real eyeopener was to not thin my paint so much.  That alone has sped up my painting significantly.

 

Bonus: There is a point at which every miniature will look like crap.  This is especially true when you are trying something complex, like NMM.  Don't panic and just keep painting.  By the time you're done, you'll cross the threshold from "This looks like crap." to "Wow."

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On 6/27/2019 at 7:38 AM, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

 

Snow: I tend to avoid using snow on my bases, mostly because whilst it looks great on other peoples work, I never manage to get the balance right. It always seems too harsh/too much/too little.

 

Desert Sand: really fine sand with grit mixed in or some fine textured artists medium.

 

Cracked Earth: I've tried the crackle medium mixed with paint, but I can never get it to work properly. Nowadays I just use the crackle effects stuff from GW or AK Interactive. 

 

On 6/28/2019 at 7:11 AM, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 28th - June 30th.

We give and receive advice about the hobby, what advice was a real eyeopener to you?

 

BONUS: Share a piece of advice of your own.

 

This is my final question for the month June.

Thank you all for participating!

Next Quisitor for July - @Werkrobotwerk good luck!

 

 

 

Someone one told me that if you can't see the tip of your brush, then it's got too much paint on it.

 

My advice to someone who can't remember what paint that you put on which mini is to take a photo of the finished mini beside the paint that you used on it. I'm fairly unorganized and I'm never going to keep a painting log, so it really helps me remember good colour combinations. I have a separate file on my phone dedicated to such photos. 

 

Also, a big 'Thank You' to @Glitterwolf for all the questions this month. 

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I never did properly answer a couple of these. But finally the camera and the minis got near enough for a picture. 

 

On 6/21/2019 at 3:30 AM, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 21th - June 23th

 

When painting minis do you like the realistic or the cartoony approach?

Show ( some) of your work.

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Earlier I said realistic, but maybe I should have gone with dull, grungy, muted, cartoonery? IDK. 

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...I am bad about finishing the bases. What style is that? :upside:

 

On 6/28/2019 at 1:11 AM, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 28th - June 30th.

We give and receive advice about the hobby, what advice was a real eyeopener to you?

Stop trying to color inside the lines. Instead, First, do the coloring. THEN add the lines. 

 

 

That above ^ and this next are really more broadly applicable than to just miniature painting. 

On 6/28/2019 at 1:11 AM, Glitterwolf said:

BONUS: Share a piece of advice of your own.

Four words: Ask  Someone  Who  Knows

 

ASWK

 

That is sort of the general solution to all obstacles and the best way to find out anything. 

 

I have found it to be much more practical than either WWJD or WWED.

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