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Kasper Backe
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Today I made the decision that an awesome game like Blood Rage needs painted miniatures . It is my first time ever painting miniatures (or painting anything at all, except the walls in my apartment.) If you could give me feedback it would be awesome, both positive and negative. I am not going for insanly pro skilled painting, I just want something that looks good when played with.

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Yup, looking good! I'm certainly no pro, but it is always nicer to look at a painted game than just plain plastic. Very nice. Speaking as a total non-pro, you may want to consider blending in some other shades of color so the serpent (or your next mini) has a little more depth. It's something that I've only recently started doing myself, but it can make a difference. Certainly not a criticism as your first time beats my first time by MILES. Keep going!
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Yup, looking good! I'm certainly no pro, but it is always nicer to look at a painted game than just plain plastic. Very nice. Speaking as a total non-pro, you may want to consider blending in some other shades of color so the serpent (or your next mini) has a little more depth. It's something that I've only recently started doing myself, but it can make a difference. Certainly not a criticism as your first time beats my first time by MILES. Keep going!


Thx man, yeah I can see what you mean with adding more depth, how do I do that? Would it help if I drybrushed a different color on the highlights? And can I do that now after I have used a wash?
 
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I am also no expert (actually I just recently bought blood rage so that I could get back into painting myself), but that sea serpent looks great! I did a bit of dry brushing on mine with a lighter green to bring out the depth and I think it made it look a lot better, but I'd hate to steer you wrong, so definitely defer to any expert opinion over mine.

Either way, great work!
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oceanemotion wrote:
senorcoo wrote:
Yup, looking good! I'm certainly no pro, but it is always nicer to look at a painted game than just plain plastic. Very nice. Speaking as a total non-pro, you may want to consider blending in some other shades of color so the serpent (or your next mini) has a little more depth. It's something that I've only recently started doing myself, but it can make a difference. Certainly not a criticism as your first time beats my first time by MILES. Keep going!


Thx man, yeah I can see what you mean with adding more depth, how do I do that? Would it help if I drybrushed a different color on the highlights? And can I do that now after I have used a wash?


No problem. Drybrushing is something I don't do, because, frankly, I utterly suck at it. It's never come out good, and I don't have the patience to practice that aspect.

I usually blend lighter, watered down colors so it's more subtle.
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Kasper Backe
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I am also no expert (actually I just recently bought blood rage so that I could get back into painting myself), but that sea serpent looks great! I did a bit of dry brushing on mine with a lighter green to bring out the depth and I think it made it look a lot better, but I'd hate to steer you wrong, so definitely defer to any expert opinion over mine.

Either way, great work!


Thx man, could you show a picture of your sea serpant so I can get inspiration?
 
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I actually sold my pledge when it came in because I wasn't overly thrilled with the game, but here is my Ablobination from Zombicide Black Plague upon which I did more blending than I usually do.

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Kasper Backe
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senorcoo wrote:
I actually sold my pledge when it came in because I wasn't overly thrilled with the game, but here is my Ablobination from Zombicide Black Plague upon which I did more blending than I usually do.



Instead of selling your pledge, couldnt you have sent it to me instead? . Jokes aside, yeah I can see what you mean, I will try to do this with the next one I paint
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Nice work. BR also motivated me to start painting. One thing you definitely should look into is using a wash of some kind. It isn't too important for the serpent but it makes a huge difference on the figures where you have textures like fur and it helps make details pop. For the serpent you might want to consider adding a glossy varnish as it gives a nice "wet" look.
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Nice work. BR also motivated me to start painting. One thing you definitely should look into is using a wash of some kind. It isn't too important for the serpent but it makes a huge difference on the figures where you have textures like fur and it helps make details pop. For the serpent you might want to consider adding a glossy varnish as it gives a nice "wet" look.


I actually did use a wash, a green wash. Maybe I need to add more wash then? I didnt think about the glossy varnish, that might be a thing to do, I did use a mat varnish though, can I apply a glossy one on top of it?
 
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oceanemotion wrote:
SechulLath wrote:
Nice work. BR also motivated me to start painting. One thing you definitely should look into is using a wash of some kind. It isn't too important for the serpent but it makes a huge difference on the figures where you have textures like fur and it helps make details pop. For the serpent you might want to consider adding a glossy varnish as it gives a nice "wet" look.


I actually did use a wash, a green wash. Maybe I need to add more wash then? I didnt think about the glossy varnish, that might be a thing to do, I did use a mat varnish though, can I apply a glossy one on top of it?


You can put the glossy over the matte varnish. I spray all my minis with a matte varnish then, if necessary, go over the shiny parts with a gloss varnish to make them pop.

As for the washes, you usually want them to be significantly darker than the base color. so mixing your green wash with a black wash will darken the recesses much more and make the texture stand out.
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Krushhhhh wrote:
oceanemotion wrote:
SechulLath wrote:
Nice work. BR also motivated me to start painting. One thing you definitely should look into is using a wash of some kind. It isn't too important for the serpent but it makes a huge difference on the figures where you have textures like fur and it helps make details pop. For the serpent you might want to consider adding a glossy varnish as it gives a nice "wet" look.


I actually did use a wash, a green wash. Maybe I need to add more wash then? I didnt think about the glossy varnish, that might be a thing to do, I did use a mat varnish though, can I apply a glossy one on top of it?


You can put the glossy over the matte varnish. I spray all my minis with a matte varnish then, if necessary, go over the shiny parts with a gloss varnish to make them pop.

As for the washes, you usually want them to be significantly darker than the base color. so mixing your green wash with a black wash will darken the recesses much more and make the texture stand out.


awesome. The wash was much darker than the color I painted with. Maybe I will have to go over it again with another layer of wash to bring out more details?
 
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My buddy painted mine, any questions for him use balmy138
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Looking good!! The larger the mini the harder too make it look good. Try the smaller clan guys if you want to get some practice(or just feel really good about yourself). I'm working on mine too. Just posted two pictures a few days back.
 
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Kasper Backe
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I tried to do some of the things you guys suggested, and I really like the new result, what do you guys think now?

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Nice job. Here is mine painted.

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Looking great, Kasparov. Great job!
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Just finished the troll, I am really happy with how it turned out, I wanted it to have an earthen look at think it went pretty well (the picture is abit dark)

after the picture was taken, I drybrushed a bit of gray in his hair so its not just black which also looks really nice

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Nice job. Here is mine painted.



How do you paint the fire on the fire giants sword like that?
 
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i did the red first, then orangje and the yellow. They have to be still somewhat wet so they blend a bit toghter. It's isn't a specific technieck for what i did hehe i tried it like that and it worked out great.

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I really enjoy painting fire for some odd reason.
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oceanemotion wrote:
Just finished the troll, I am really happy with how it turned out, I wanted it to have an earthen look at think it went pretty well (the picture is abit dark)

after the picture was taken, I drybrushed a bit of gray in his hair so its not just black which also looks really nice



Looking great for your first time. The biggest suggestion I'd give, since you already know how to wash and drybrush, is to err on the side of lighter colors. When you start getting dark, it's hard to make out the details, unless you are spending a lot of time with edge highlighting and whatnot. Sometimes you need things to be dark, but if you're ever not sure, go with a lighter color over a darker one. It will help the wash to stand out more, which will make the details stand out more, which will make them look nicer on the table.
 
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markblasco wrote:
oceanemotion wrote:
Just finished the troll, I am really happy with how it turned out, I wanted it to have an earthen look at think it went pretty well (the picture is abit dark)

after the picture was taken, I drybrushed a bit of gray in his hair so its not just black which also looks really nice



Looking great for your first time. The biggest suggestion I'd give, since you already know how to wash and drybrush, is to err on the side of lighter colors. When you start getting dark, it's hard to make out the details, unless you are spending a lot of time with edge highlighting and whatnot. Sometimes you need things to be dark, but if you're ever not sure, go with a lighter color over a darker one. It will help the wash to stand out more, which will make the details stand out more, which will make them look nicer on the table.


I started out with a Kislev flesh (look image below), which is pretty light imo, then I used a flesh wash, to make it darker, then painted the rest of the model and then washed it again to make it a bit more dark and earth'ish and to make details on the rest of the figure
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