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    My first miniature painting project for many, many years! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out for a first attempt but there's still lots of room for improvement. I'll be using this Instagram account to keep track of my progress and document all the things I learn along the way. So, in that spirit, let's kick things off with some key points I learnt from this mini!

Precision
There are a lot of places on this model where I've not managed to 'stay within the lines'. This'll mostly take practice to improve but I'm also actively trying to adjust my hand & arm positioning for extra stability. In a close up like this, mistakes are ridiculously obvious!

Good lighting while painting
While I was painting this, I wasn't paying particular attention to lighting the area properly. My eyes were getting strained and I wasn't able to see differences in colour that are clear as day when I look at the mini now (e.g. the gem on the handle of his gun). I've since picked up two decent daylight lamps so hopefully they will help save my eyes and improve my chances of a better paint job.

Highlighting in the right place
I wasn't really sure where to put highlights in some cases and ended up with some of some of them in awkward places. This is most obvious on the gems where the highlights don't line up across the mini. I think this was, in part, due to me painting in sub-assemblies but also probably from me rushing a bit and not thinking it all through well enough.

Priming
After priming, I noticed a slightly rough texture all over the model. Unfortunately this persisted and is even more noticeable now. After some research, it seems likely that I was priming from too far away. Just a theory for now but I'll keep a close eye on how the next ones go.

Overall, a really fun first project. I've got a few more guardians lined up after this one so hopefully we'll see some improvements!

#paintingminiatures #art #painting #miniatures #paintmoreminis #lesscrappyminis  #tabletopgaming #miniaturepainting #paintingwarhammer #paintingwarhammer40k #warhammer #warhammer40k #eldar #aeldari #craftworlds #iyanden

    My first miniature painting project for many, many years! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out for a first attempt but there's still lots of room for improvement. I'll be using this Instagram account to keep track of my progress and document all the things I learn along the way. So, in that spirit, let's kick things off with some key points I learnt from this mini!

    Precision
    There are a lot of places on this model where I've not managed to 'stay within the lines'. This'll mostly take practice to improve but I'm also actively trying to adjust my hand & arm positioning for extra stability. In a close up like this, mistakes are ridiculously obvious!

    Good lighting while painting
    While I was painting this, I wasn't paying particular attention to lighting the area properly. My eyes were getting strained and I wasn't able to see differences in colour that are clear as day when I look at the mini now (e.g. the gem on the handle of his gun). I've since picked up two decent daylight lamps so hopefully they will help save my eyes and improve my chances of a better paint job.

    Highlighting in the right place
    I wasn't really sure where to put highlights in some cases and ended up with some of some of them in awkward places. This is most obvious on the gems where the highlights don't line up across the mini. I think this was, in part, due to me painting in sub-assemblies but also probably from me rushing a bit and not thinking it all through well enough.

    Priming
    After priming, I noticed a slightly rough texture all over the model. Unfortunately this persisted and is even more noticeable now. After some research, it seems likely that I was priming from too far away. Just a theory for now but I'll keep a close eye on how the next ones go.

    Overall, a really fun first project. I've got a few more guardians lined up after this one so hopefully we'll see some improvements!

    #paintingminiatures #art #painting #miniatures #paintmoreminis #lesscrappyminis   #tabletopgaming #miniaturepainting #paintingwarhammer #paintingwarhammer40k #warhammer #warhammer40k #eldar #aeldari #craftworlds #iyanden

    26 0 29 April, 2019
    Finished Death Guard Champion.

    Finished Death Guard Champion.

    10 2 16 April, 2019

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    I'm trying my best. First attempt at eyes worked out fairly well, though there are many elements I could do better. Also my mini photography needs some definite improvement.
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    I'm trying my best. First attempt at eyes worked out fairly well, though there are many elements I could do better. Also my mini photography needs some definite improvement.
    #lesscrappyminis #minipainting

    15 0 12 hours ago

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