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Montag, 16. Mai 2011

Painting: How it started.....my first knights!

Have I ever mentioned that I started my "Minifigures-Painting career" about 3 years ago because I wanted to paint some knights for my older son? As a child I´d got hundreds of small soldiers but never painted them. I built loads of planes and battleships at that time and painted them, but never the minis. But when my son started to play with knights I started to build him a castle and purchased some knights. On weekend we cleaned up our cellar and I found these figures. I glued them on this stick for the pictures. As you can see, I had no ideas of "washing" or drybrushing three years ago. Some were never finished as well and some had heavy fights in the sandbox ;-). Perhabs I will give them a second try, just because the next son started playing with these figures...


















Kommentare:

  1. Three years ago! Crikey mate I thought you had been doing this for much longer, well done!

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  2. They're quite good, did your son continue his interest?

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  3. I started sculpting in the same way. I used to play with clay with my kids. One weekend, I made my son a knight - and it wasn't bad. I just kept on refining my technique after that.

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  4. Aha!!! getting back to your roots :-D Knights are just so colourfull
    I see an italeri Dame there...from one of the jousting sets...these are getting hard to come by. The gloss paint though!!!
    I too had thought you had been at this longer..you have come a lonh way in 3 years.
    Grusse
    paul

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  5. Agree with all the comments. I thought you'd been painting figs a lot longer than 3 years!

    You've definitely come a long way!

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  6. Thanks a lot! Yes, these knights were painted 3 years ago and until then I´ve painted about 1000 Minis. That´s the reason for the little progress I´ve made. But everyday on your Blogs I find wonderful paintwork, new inspiration and hints how to do it right. Thanks for that, too!

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  7. I thought you had been doing it for years by the standard of your work mate!!!Great stuff.

    Cheers Rich.

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  8. Thanks, Rich. But I wonder how fast these 3 years go by...

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