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Ryan Zulu Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2021 2:03 a.m. PST

Hello all,

This is my first post,I'm relatively new to the hobby, having first picked up a brush maybe a year ago.
I'd like to share a figure I painted last night for feedback and tips if I may.

It is a gripping beast miniature of Alfred the great that I painted as an escape from my current Zulu war project.

All criticism is welcome as I'm trying to improve.



advocate21 Feb 2021 2:21 a.m. PST

Can't help you with the criticism – looks great to me.

Redcurrant21 Feb 2021 3:06 a.m. PST

I would be very happy with that.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2021 3:45 a.m. PST

I agree, its excellent!

Greylegion21 Feb 2021 6:50 a.m. PST

Dang good start. Keep it going.

FierceKitty21 Feb 2021 8:14 a.m. PST

Looks good already. May I suggest a few notches in the shield-rim?

Perris070721 Feb 2021 9:23 a.m. PST

Very good work! I would suggest that as Alfred was a king, try adding some golden trim to his tunic sleeves and maybe a fancier shield design. Something fit for a king!

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2021 9:31 a.m. PST

I would be proud of painting that mini, better than I do.

Ryan Zulu Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2021 6:36 p.m. PST

Thank you all for the kind words, it motivates me to keep pushing and learning techniques, much appreciated.

Kitty and Perris, thanks for the suggestions, this was a one off to see if I could put my hand to the dark ages so I've flung him on flea bay to recoup and buy another couple of the very same.

The latest edition of WI has some guidance on shield chips, I'll definitely try that when they arrive.
As for the regal look, yep, I missed an opportunity, instead opting for a muted tone as I am experimenting with shading….next time for sure though.



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