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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-06-11, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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ok well this is my first time painting any warhammer models of any sort and just looking for some feed back. the only problem i seem to have is feathering effect, as you can see in my picture.
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For your first time painting you have done a pretty good job. Your model could really benefit from some washes to get some definition. As to your feathering, try thinning your paints a bit and using a smaller brush.

You are off to a great start, keep up the good work!

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its a good enough start, and since your gonna have large units and mostly see them from 2-3 feet away it doesn't need to be perfect since you'd never notice it

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Always good to see some more nids and for a first model its pretty good (I couldnt even stay in the linse so to speak on my first few)

Practice, practice, practice is the key, and dont get put off because youre not as good as pics youve seen, it takes a lot of time and effort. Just keep painting and then after a while youll look back and stuff you painted before and see how far youve progressed.

For the feathering , on top of what Midge has said try layering more colours, start with a dark colour and then bring it up through lighter shades making smaller strokes each time.

This is a reliaively new technique to me and I'm struggling with it a bit also, it takes a lot of patience.

I did a quick step by step of how I d mine in the Tyranid Project Log if you wanna take a look Links in my sig (Blatant plug ).
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