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Caporegime
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Everyone is at a different point of the journey. Nothing to be ashamed of, post away! Maybe we can offer some good tips :)

I haven't painted for weeks, just going through a bit of a funk at the moment.
 
Soldato
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Only got my pictures on Instagram, so I don't know if they'll work or not.
https://instagram.com/p/BSKBhNsj-CG/
"Fly me closer, I want to hit them with my axe"!

https://instagram.com/p/BUFlIcUjLM9/
The base for my Harbinger of Decay. The concept was for him to be marching from the corrupted lands behind him onwards to the green world of Hope.

https://instagram.com/p/BQKURwZDeXi/
The Emperors Champion. I've always loved this model. Bought as a Christmas present two years ago, finally painted it last year.

https://instagram.com/p/BR5E_OWjRZD/
And an honourary mention to a Lord of Plagues painted by my girlfriend - her first ever miniature!
 
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My Lord Veritant and Gryph-Hound

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A Morghast Harbinger I speed painted mostly, drybrushing and glazes.
 
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Been in a bit of a painting funk for the last few months. Finally picked up the brush again yesterday and finished something I started back at the beginning of the year.




 
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I may start trying my hand at painting soon (I have the artistic skills of a dead cat). Should I go straight in with good brushes (say Winsor & Newton) as I understand they make a big difference or just start off with bog standards? Either way what would be the best 3 to start with (normal, fine detail and dry brushing is what I'm thinking).
 
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If you're literally starting as a new painter then no. I can guarantee you'll ruin it and you won't see any difference until you reach a higher level. Get maybe one good brush (I prefer Rosemary and Co or Wamp brushes) a size 1 would be good for detail work. Then a cheaper size 2 for your everyday work, again Rosemary and Co probably (they have a number of ranges.

I do 95% of my painting with a size 2 or 1. I sometimes use bigger brushes for terrain work/drybrushing/base coating and I occasionally go down to a 00 for painting eyes or other incredibly fine detail. Most fine detail you can still do with a good 1 or 2 brush. it's the tip quality that matters, not the size.

Then once you've been painting a while and have practice with brush usage and maintenance you can invest in some Series 7 (regular not miniature) or some Broken Toad brushes.
 
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Thanks Shami. I did paint as a teenager but I wasn't particularly good then and it was a long time ago! Will look at the two sizes you mentioned.
 
Soldato
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That looks great, RobotXander! Super clean.

I finally got round to doing some painting again - finishing off my Skitarri kill team and working on scenery for Shadow Wars.

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I wanted to practise some weathering and my old Rhino, which has been sitting in a box and mistreated for 29 years, was the perfect candidate! Stripped and given an old lease of life. Pretty happy with how it turned out.
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