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Auspicious Skink Shaman

Mississauga, ON

Decided to open up a fun little thread

I have been in this hobby for about 5-6 years....and ever since I was introduced to the world of Warhammer, I was hooked. Other than the gaming aspect of the hobby, I really enjoyed the painting and modeling. I would always strive to learn new things and to become even better.

My first ever model to paint was the demo mini's that they provided at the store. I received the Space Marine and for some reason wanted to paint him metal (not sure why ). I enjoyed it so much that I wanted one more (yes I know very selfish of me) to try and was given the "chaos warrior" like model....again went for the crazy metallic.

Funny enough I still have those two models sitting on my shelf side by side and just told myself how much time has passed by and the way things have change when it comes to painting mini's.

So why not share your first experience on the first mini you painted and how it has inspired you through your hobby
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It used to have a banner but it broke and i dunno where it is.
I also dunno where his base is lol.
And i love putting random decals...

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Stabbin' Skarboy

Here is my first painted mini.

I was wanting to do some kind of crazy camo on the skin in hews of orange. You cant tell but there is camo on the pants too.

Been doing this over a year now and I have improved a little.

I actually repainted this fella and he has a few pics in my gallery.

Oi!! Which Butt'n makes dis ting go!?!
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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot

mesa, az

I just recently started to paint and now learning to play 2! but yeah i have like a month or so of painting and here are my first models!
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Flashy Flashgitz

Kintnersville/Philadelphia, PA

First Ork I ever painted. They grow up so fast...

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It's complicated."

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Auspicious Skink Shaman

Mississauga, ON

The models look great guys....much better than my first attempt at the hobby lol....more contrast and colorful

Thanks for sharing

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Maine, USA

This is my first mini give or take.

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Nasty Nob

'Ere an dere

My first model, painted about seven-eight years ago.

At least I think it is my first. I find it hard to remember, but at least it is one model I can't remember for how long I've had it.

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Implacable Black Templar Initiate

Sheffield, England

I haven't put a picture up but, back in 1999 when I was 4 or 5 I entered a GW painting competition and I painted a space marine, can't remember the colour but i painted craters onto his base

Well, I ended up winning 3 metal termagants so I painted them in pink, green and purple with no undercoating, you can imagine the result

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Deadly Dire Avenger

Oh man I have an eldar Warlock I painted like 12 years ago, I'll post a picture when I get home...

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge

Boston, MA

My first mini was some random batch of sci-fi figures my dad had lying around. I was 6 or 7, and I basically painted them in one color and called it done.

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Stalwart Tribune

3rd edition space marine, salamander colors, hand primed, later repainted... twice, yeah never cleaned that set think I still have them somewhere.

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Powerful Chaos Warrior

Texas, USA

My first was a Mines of Moria goblin....will try and get a pic of it soon.

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Boosting Space Marine Biker


LOL, i remember the days, my 1st 40k model i painted was an old old rhino... which i didnt undercoat... and painted with enamel paints!! ... it was an eye sore!!

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Eastern PA

vague memories of random ral partha minis and some old battletech mechs were my intro to mini painting. first GW minis were RT orks, specificlly the bad moonz wierdboy and first ghazzie.

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Prescient Cryptek of Eternity

Mayhem Comics in Des Moines, Iowa

I don't know that it's The actual first one painted I painted, but it's one of them.

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Master Sergeant

North Carolina

I painted a space marine terminator as my first model.

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Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy

I painted a cold one knight to completion. I'd put paint on some fire warriors, but never finished them. So my first model painted hasn't ever been played.
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Focused Dark Angels Land Raider Pilot

Belmont, Massachusetts

My first model was a hooded LotR guy with a scythe. I got it when I was like 6 when me and my older brother went into the local GW store (which is closed now) and they gave us two free models, already primed black. My brother got a Warhammer archer of some sort. They told us to come back the next day to paint the model, but despite our begging, my mom wouldn't let us go.
I don't have any pictures, sorry, but I can assure you it's crap.
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