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Utforskarn

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  1. Nicely done! gaarkhan is looking great and you really nailed the eyes. I find these forums are a great way of sharing and learning painting techniques just like @Bitterman did with painting eyes. The royal guards are looking very good too
  2. Great work, man! Pretty **** nice for your first five (!) minis ever. My first couple of minis were so bad they are now nothing more than ”test-minis” that get experimented on yours are far better. I really like Sorin, nice brushcontrol and his face looks great. The imperial officers are tricky to get as good since the sculpts just aren’t that great to begin with. I’m looking forward to more pics!
  3. First of all, thank you very much I personally don’t think my minis even come close to some of the work on these boards but the fact that you think so warms my heart a little 😁 @Sorastro’s tutorials are a fantastic way to start painting IA-minis and I would not have come far without them. So I very much think you made a good choice by checking them out. Yea, I have zero experience with basing and part of my decision to go with clear bases is that it’s an ”easy” way out I agree that good looking bases are a great addition to almost any painted miniature and I do want to get into that part of the hobby too. I’m looking forward to seeing your work soon
  4. Congrats on a job well done! I’m gonna give the app a try now :)
  5. Thank you for those kind words, combusticator It’s very encouraging to read stuff like that. I feel like they look ok but nowhere near as good as some of the minis people are posting here. But I’m still glad I posted my work because of comments like yours and perhaps most of all to get some tips and help from more experienced painters. It helps a lot! I think you should totaly post some pics of your work as well for those reasons and I would love to see it
  6. Thanks guys! 😊 The skin and faces are wetblended, I think it looks quite good too, so thank you I superglued the clear acrylic rods included in the box to some of the clear bases I use for all the other minis. I wasn’t sure it would work at first but wanted to try anyway and it did!
  7. Time for an update. I have now painted almost all of the Jabbas realm-minis. I tried painting these a bit faster than what I usually do. In part because I wanted to practise painting faster and not get stuck in the smallest details and in part because I just wanted to be done with painting the game and actually start playing it. Very excited to start the campaign soon! I'm mostly happy with how they turned out, even though I know there's much room for improvement :)
  8. Most impressive! Some of the best descent-minis I’ve seen.
  9. There we go. Had a difficult time photographing these, but it turned out ok in the end I think. I'm happy with most of them, but jedi Luke looks like crap. Especially up close on a photo.
  10. Some progress! Individual pics coming as soon as I can get the camera to cooperate
  11. Thank you very much, kind sir No I mostly mix the paints with just plain old water. Sometimes I dilute a wash or a glaze with some lahmian medium but that’s it. I agree. I like clear bases so I can see the beautiful artwork on the tiles better. Some of the minis are actually already differenciated by smaller or bigger variations. For example one Nexu has stripes and one doesn’t. The trandoshans have different clothes. The officers have different haircolors and chestmarkings. Also the elite officer ”wears” black gloves. At first I was hoping to avoid painting any marks or such on the bases themselves but after my first game I quickly changed my mind. It was too much of a hassle to keep track of which stormtrooper belonged to what group etc, so I painted small stripes on the edge of the bases for the minis that needed it. Red for elite obviously and blue for the second group of stormies and so on.
  12. Next up, the rancor! It was a great mini to paint. Very nice model and also fun to paint something this big that wasn't an AT-ST. Got to try out green stuff a little bit for the first time which was more difficult than I thought. And just as with Jabba and Terro, wetblending is so much fun! Still trying to learn how to take proper pictures.. any helpful tips or pointers are much appreciated.
  13. I agree. It is a good looking effect and it was easy to do. Win-win!
  14. Thank you! I’m very happy with the eyes so I’m glad you like them. And the easy answer to your question is that I followed sorastros tutorial and watching that will probably explain the process better than I ever can. But I will try after basecoloring I painted small scratchmarks and lines very carefully with a lighter color. Then one layer of seraphim sepia wash. And then more small scratches and lines with an even lighter tone. Then another layer of wash. And finally a couple more small, thin lines in the lightest tone. Hope my explanation helps, but it’s all explained by @Sorastro a lot better in his video.
  15. Finally completed captain Terro and the dewback rider! Progress have been very slow lately, but that's life with a one year old kid who doesn't like to sleep when he should I'm kind of pleased with the results and it was fun to try more wetblending. Next mini will be the rancor because of that very reason. I'm still having a hard time photographing and this time I asked my wife to help me take some pictures with a real camera. Does anyone have any good advice how to get everything in focus and not get too much light or too little in the pictures?
  16. Very cool! Nice to see a different paintscheme for this mini. I think it looks way better than the ”official” one. FFG should have asked you first ;)
  17. Awesome! They all look great! Very nice paintjobs! Congrats on painting them all, that’s quite an accomplishment. How long did it take you to do all this?
  18. First of all, thank you! :) second, do you have any pictures of your work? I would love to see them.
  19. Great advice people! Very interesting technique for painting eyes, will definately try!
  20. Thanks a lot for the pointers, guys! I have rarely done more than two layers of anything, but I hear what you say. Next mini I’m gonna go thinner and at least three layers where necessary and try not to rush things. My patience will be tested for sure but anything that improves my painting... I have not tried using a wet pallet but I have been thinking about it for a while. Maybe I should? 🤔 Also, Sanchez, please tell me more of these intriguing cocktail sticks 😄
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