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 My Very First Miniature Paint Job Ever 
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So I've always been very impressed with SDE but lacking the experience to paint I always dismissed the game. I even thought about paying someone to paint the game for me.

SO finally I took the plunge and bought the game.

Opened the box and was instantly intimidated.

But after posting on the Relic Knights forum by accident and geting advice from some folks there I finally completed my first mini. Granted I think its one of the easiest ones since it doesnt have that much details and lots of round surface areas here it is:

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I know its not a great paint job, its my first and I couldn't be happier with the quality.
The eyes need work but I'm redoing them as soon as I get some yellow paint.
The nails need work too.

Thank you for the guys on the Relic Knights forum for the help.

Here's the post I made there:

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October 16th, 2015, 3:01 pm
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Great start! They look very nice.

You ll learn a lot by finishing the boxed set. Id recommend not getting to hung up on one particular mini if your not 100% happy with it. You can always strip it and revisit it later. The more minis you paint the more you ll get comfortable with what works.

Good luck!

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October 16th, 2015, 4:35 pm
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Update.....slanted eyes....

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October 17th, 2015, 1:41 pm
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You've done fantastic work! Keep it up. I like the eyes on these little guys.

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October 19th, 2015, 2:28 am
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Really nice first go! Your coat of paint looks even and smooth - thats the most important thing to master, ever, in miniature painting.

One thing that would take it to the next level is the base. Clean it up so you've got no paint splatter from the painting of the minis. Paint it in a nice, neutral colour, most people prefer grey for SDE. A neutral colour helps to keep the focus on the mini, not the base. Som people like the edges of the base black (I do), some like it in the same colour as the top.

You'd be surprised how much it does for the impression of the piece.


October 19th, 2015, 9:33 am
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Funny you should say that Roar, because the red spill was supposed to be lava but afterwards I thought "!SODA!, that looks like spilled paint" lol. Since then I clean it it and made a few other pieces and omitted details on the base.

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October 19th, 2015, 10:43 am
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I think if you want to go for lava effect, you could paint the recesses on the base first white, then yellow then wash in orange and reds. Paint the tops of the base gray/black and you have a nice glow. You can see something similar on several of the Rockguts here on the forum.

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October 19th, 2015, 11:48 am
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Very good job on your first minis. Your update on the eyes was the right way to go. The hatchlings eyes are a bit large and tend to give a fish-eye expression. I added small eyelids to lessen the effect.

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As Roar already said, do not forget the bases. They are really important for the overall impression of your mini.

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October 20th, 2015, 7:10 am
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They look great Grey, I like the eyelids.

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October 21st, 2015, 10:29 am
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I think the block coloring on these is excellent and the paint is very smooth. This is a great starting point to work from when you begin experimenting with more advanced techniques. Good job!


October 26th, 2015, 10:11 pm
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Not bad at all BrushnPaint - Excellent 1st paint job!


November 2nd, 2015, 2:59 pm
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I agree with the others, for a first paintjob it's a really clean one ! Good job !


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