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First Ever Mini - Reaper Chronicler Astrid


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Welcome to the Forum!

 

Great start, you have brush control!

It's no contest, just have fun, look around and you'll improve!
Keep that mini safe somewhere, and in a year paint another like that and compare, you might be surprised.

 

I recommend watchin Youtube vids on the subject ( painting fantasy miniatures) and browsing this forum.

You can also watch painters on Twitch.

 

Ask questions, start a WIP ( Work In Progress) when you paint something and people wil interact.

 

Purple text here is a joke, so if you notice something in Purple it's not to be taken serious!

 

Unless it's written by a Wolf, always take Wolves serious!

 

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Welcome to the forums:) great start great  brush control and nice thin layers. The only thing that I think that has happened (looking at the overall shine and color coverage) is that the paint weren't shaken enough and were still in a state of quasi separation of pigment and medium. 

Looking forward to seeing more of Your work 🙂

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Stellar job for your first mini man!!!!! As Glitterwolf suggested, Youtube & Twitch are good starting points for learning, still a few blogs out there too, most important is to not sweat the little stuff & have fun. 

If you haven't come across it yet I highly recommend the Hobby Cheating series by Vince Venturella! Something like 150+ videos covering a massive array of topics

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

The shine could also mean that a gloss varnish/sealer was used, or certain craft paints?

I have assumed that the poster has used wife's gift exclusively 🙂

The Samurai below are a demonstration of this flaw of acrylics turned to advantage. The baldie has been painted with a near separated paint, taken non mixed from the dropper. The one with red shirt had a better shake and while still patchy, the color is richer. Reapers Peacock green is the absolute bomb :D. Before varnish they were quite shiny tbh. 

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Thanks everyone!  It's truly exciting to actually finally start doing this.

 

To answer one thing that came up.  I saw somewhere that you should apply a matte sealer.  I didn't know though that I should wait 24 hours before applying.

 

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5 hours ago, Toben said:

Thanks everyone!  It's truly exciting to actually finally start doing this.

 

To answer one thing that came up.  I saw somewhere that you should apply a matte sealer.  I didn't know though that I should wait 24 hours before applying.

 

Only if you want a matte finish! And to answer the question, NO, you do not have to wait 24hrs, you can apply it straight away if you wish, mix it in with the paint even. But really you should allow the layer of paint to dry to the touch, so depending on your environment conditions likely 5 min. However if you've used oil paints, 24hrs will likely be the quickest you could apply a sealer 

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Welcome to the form! Great first mini, based on your attention to detail you should do fine with more practice. I've been doing this hobby since the late seventies and still learning new tricks! Like everyone's said, YouTube vids, the forum are all great places to learn tricks and get tips. I also like checking out the various step-by-step photo tutorials some people have on the web.

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