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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-14-09, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Alright, so I have finally gotten around to painting my first model for my High Elves. Its a mage that I kitbashed from the acrhers box, using a standard archer body, a cape, a bannerpole arm and two of the cresent moon icons. I liked the way the model turned out and the painting is not too bad either, considering it was my attempt at some more advanced techniques, such as drybrushing ligher blue over the robes to make the edges stand out. Here are a couple shots of the mage:



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I think the whole model would benefit from a variety of washes to help bring out the shadows. You also need to try and keep the paint quite thin as in places the paint is a little blotchy - a couple of thin coats > 1 thick one. Also, watch the mold lines.


Overall a good start I think. It's come out quite well as a mage.

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Cheers for the advice mate, thinning the paint out a little more is essentially for the metallic parts by looking at the model, cause they are the worse offenders at being blotchy. I think my shinning gold needs to be mixed a tad better as well.

I'll do some washes on the hair and staff particularly, as they seem to be very flat.

The good part is, its fine for the tabletop IMO, which means that if I don't get round to adding the finishing touches I won't have to take unfinshed models to the table
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