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Dean AKI12 Aug 2019 2:43 a.m. PST

Hi folks, I've been doing a lot of thinking recently, I paint more figures and spend more time on that aspect of the Hobby than I ever get to spend actually playing figure games. So I felt maybe I should lean into that side of the hobby a bit more and paint, well, better.

This was the old standard of my WW2 models:


And this is what I'm now achieving after some research and use of new techniques:


Lots of improvement but a way to go yet. I talk at length about the process and some of the inspiration and techniques on my blog in this post:


And for those with an interest, I ramble about my basic painting set up (spoiler: it is presently, REALLY basic) in comparison to the ideals you see elsewhere, here:


Food for thought?

Anyway, enjoy!

Bob in Edmonton12 Aug 2019 4:27 a.m. PST

Lovely work and a huge improvement in such a short time. Have you considered trying painting with only washes?


machinehead12 Aug 2019 5:27 a.m. PST

This guy has a good tutorial on his blog.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2019 6:15 a.m. PST

Wow, that new tank looks terrific! I don't know that I could ever paint armor that well.

Sebastian Palmer14 Aug 2019 5:49 a.m. PST

You can see a huge improvement between the first and the second. Keep it up!

I find the interweb – places like TMP, other folks' blogs and whatnot – so good for reference, help, and inspiration, etc.

And – I don't know if this is any help? – but first and foremost, I aim to please myself before I worry too much what anyone else will think. That way I don't get too discouraged when I fall short, as I so often do.

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