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So I recently got a hold of Death Korp and other Forge World Imperial Guard miniatures, and have run into a problem. Once base coat and first layer is applied I'm finding it hard to keep up a good level of details with the tiny (and honestly non-existent) parts of the model; aprticularly the weapons. Does anyone have any advice/techniques that I could try to keep a good level of detail. If so how to approach it, and equtpment I may need.

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I thought you said you had just finished painting this force and it came out quite nice?

Anyway with FW the trick I have found is to make sure to keep the paint thin as the details are finer and miscasts do happen. Sometimes these can be worked with, sometimes they cannot and you should have got in contact with FW to organise a replacement. You may still be able to but they will probably as for a pictures too prove it and since it's now been painted you'll probably be pushing it.

Which details are we talking about? Magazines? Heat Vents? Pictures would probably help here.

I don't think there is really much specialist equipment you need here, I would advise using dry brushing to get the raised details to stand out and any layers you do to keep the paint thin. Be careful with washes to not drown the details as even though washes are very thin if you do too much of a build up then it will dry like that. If need be strip the minis in simple green and start again and be careful right from the beginning right from your priming onwards.
 

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As well as what Jac said, I recommend you practice painting fine detail. Try some detail painting on your line troopers first, keep your hands cupped together with the mini in one and brush in the other to minimize shaking.

After that just keep at it until you reach a level you are happy with. As Jac also said, if you need to strip the mini and start over, do so. This isn't something you can rush, nor should you try to.
 
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