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Friday, May 27, 2016

Painting Class!

I met up with a couple of friends, one of whom is brand new to the hobby, Wednesday night.  We went over some basic techniques, like how to get a proper basecoat, how to drybrush and basic layering/line highlighting.  As a practice mini, our brand new miniature painter worked on an Ultramarine Assault Dude.  We haven't gotten to basing yet, but I think he did a pretty amazing job considering it was his first effort and one of his thumbs is broken!

I thought he did a particularly good job on the plasma pistol.  We went with green coils since it's halfway between the yellow and blue.  Always gotta tie your colors together.

My other buddy painted a model from Descent.  He's always trying to match the art on the cards.  I think he nailed it.  What do you think?  Seriously...  I wish my color perception was good enough to just pick colors like this without a tutorial.

I spent most of the time "teaching" and offering feedback.  All I did was get to practice a little on the sort of reflective edge highlighting that I see every once in awhile.  I like how it turned out, but can't imagine painting a whole army like this.  It's so time consuming.