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Made in fr
Sinister Chaos Marine






Pretty much what's in the title. Those are my first ever minis so I'd like some advices about my paint job if possible.
I mostly followed GW's tutorial on how to paint them and I think I might have made a bunch of mistakes. But overhaul, I am happy with my work ! Especially with the poses. (still looking to improve of course)

What I want to do now is base them. I was thinking either some lightly coloured deserts bases or some snowy bases (since the rubrics are pretty dark themselves).
Also, I was wondering: do I have to rip them from their bases to work on them ? Or can I just work around their feet ? Also also, should I lacquer them ?

P.S: Sorry if some of the picture are blurry. I am obviously no photographer. Also, sorry about the white hair on the minis. My cat loves to sit on my work.
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Here they come !

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I named him dusty Dave

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He's thinking about stuff

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They were pals before the Rubrication

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They still are now !


-"For the Ruinous Powers!" 
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Armpit of NY

First, as far as basing, I know some people that do the base and mini separately, and then attach them together. Others paint the mini on the base, and then work around it to finish the basing. I don’t know anyone that takes it off and reattaches it, though.

Second, the photos are just either too yellow or are too washed out white to tell much about your models. Here is some good, simple advice to taking better pictures - https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/03/06/the-model-photo-how-to-photograph-models-for-display/
   
Made in fr
Sinister Chaos Marine






Right, sorry about the pictures ! I was in a bit of a hurry when I took them. I'll definitely give it a look !

-"For the Ruinous Powers!" 
   
Made in ca
Fireknife Shas'el






DreadfullyHopeful wrote:
Pretty much what's in the title. Those are my first ever minis so I'd like some advices about my paint job if possible.
I mostly followed GW's tutorial on how to paint them and I think I might have made a bunch of mistakes. But overhaul, I am happy with my work ! Especially with the poses. (still looking to improve of course)


It looks like you have good brush control and they are fairly neat. A lot of errors show up a lot more in pictures than to the naked eye. Regardless, very well done for your first minis!

My main advice would be to go over the blue again. It looks like your blue was too thin and as a result the gold is showing through in some areas.


What I want to do now is base them. I was thinking either some lightly coloured deserts bases or some snowy bases (since the rubrics are pretty dark themselves).
Also, I was wondering: do I have to rip them from their bases to work on them ? Or can I just work around their feet ? Also also, should I lacquer them ?


Desert might suit the Egyptian theme of the Rubrics, but with blue and gold minis virtually any basing will work. You can definitely work around the feet. These days I don't recommend actual sand, as textured paints - you can even make your own - tend to look a lot better and are easier to deal with. As to varnishing the minis, I generally recommend it, especially if you paint for gaming purposes rather than display. But don't go overboard, as a light varnish is generally sufficient.


P.S: Sorry if some of the picture are blurry. I am obviously no photographer. Also, sorry about the white hair on the minis. My cat loves to sit on my work.


Photographing minis is pretty much a hobby all its own. You can often correct most digital photography in post just using the Windows Photo app that comes with Windows10. To get really good shots you generally need stability (so, a camera mount or tripod), 2 sources of light to eliminate shadows (preferable high temperature lights - cheap LED bulbs are available for this these days) and a monochrome backdrop (so as to not overwhelm your camera's image sensor - this can just be a curved piece of paper or colored card) and some (free) post processing via software.

Better pictures will allow people to provide better feedback.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Central California

I paint my minis on the base then base around them. Any type of PVA glue can be brushed on with a medium brush (water based). I brush on the glue, then say you want sand, sprinkle it on or dip the base in and shake it off. Maybe a wash, drybrush, whatever your plan is, you should be fine working around the model's feet.
I don't have a sand/desert base scheme going right now, but here's an example of snow, and one of plains. There are better people on this site who can help too. The first is flock on glue with extras. the second is a straight snow.


Keeping the hobby side alive!

I never forget the Dakka unit scale is binary: Units are either OP or Garbage. 
   
Made in fr
Sinister Chaos Marine






Thank you very much !

I'll definitely go over my blues again. I think I'll also varnish them before I start working on the bases.
I'll also come back with better pictures so that my paints are easier to see !

-"For the Ruinous Powers!" 
   
 
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