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I am 100% new to painting. I have only watched videos and am not knowledgeable on artist techniques.
Anyways, I've completed this Vanguard and it seems something is not working. I don't know if there are to many colors or what. Any tips or suggestions?

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Miniature Figurine Knight Metal Fictional character
Metal Miniature Games Figurine Fictional character
 

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For being completely new to painting I must say that I like that Vanguard :)
To not get blinded by too many colours of a single model I usually use the technique of having three primary colours. On that vanguard you might have: Red (weapon, body), Metal (weapon, body) and black (coat). I thibk that this model doesn't have too much different colours on it though but it looks rather dim and dull. You might want to a brighter layer around the edges and add a finishing glaze.
 

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Hey man and welcome to the wonderfull world of painting!

First off, that is a very good level to start off with, and it's a lot better than many when they start. If I were to give any tips, it's that the miniature itself is all in the same hues.

Black, brown, brownish red, and that scheme works - But you need something to paint it up against. A colour only really pops when it has a contrast to work against. This is where I see the problem in your scheme, if I were to focus on something.

My advice would be to strike some more color in the ones you use. Make the black more black - The red more striking. Use the blue lens to give some stark contrast and make the model pop. Paint the eye slot in the helmet in the blue as well, to give him focus.

The colour combo works - You just need to emphasize it, so the model doesn't seem to muted. Don't be afraid to make it a bit more lively.

That's my 5 cents. You're on the right path man - Keep it up :good:
 

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Hey man and welcome to the wonderfull world of painting!

First off, that is a very good level to start off with, and it's a lot better than many when they start. If I were to give any tips, it's that the miniature itself is all in the same hues.

Black, brown, brownish red, and that scheme works - But you need something to paint it up against. A colour only really pops when it has a contrast to work against. This is where I see the problem in your scheme, if I were to focus on something.

My advice would be to strike some more color in the ones you use. Make the black more black - The red more striking. Use the blue lens to give some stark contrast and make the model pop. Paint the eye slot in the helmet in the blue as well, to give him focus.

The colour combo works - You just need to emphasize it, so the model doesn't seem to muted. Don't be afraid to make it a bit more lively.

That's my 5 cents. You're on the right path man - Keep it up :good:

This is exactly what I was thinking. Everything is good but it is all the same hue across the board even if you punched up the color of one or two of the colors it would help. My other suggestion would be to remove the mold lines on the model first before you paint. You can really see it on his left arm and on the underside of the gun. But you are definitely doing some good work so keep it going. I just hope I helped you a little.
 
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