Since I lacked some motivation (it's really hard to not do this kind of stuff for extended periods of time and then getting back into it, mere thought of how much work it requires can drain all your resolve) so I decided to remedy it by signing up for a miniature painting contest.
As I'm a late entrant (very late) I only have 10 days to complete my stuff while others had 2 months on their hands.
So, with this brief introduction, I now open this blog where I will show the pics of various stages of work I did on my mini. Perhaps some of you will find it interesting and useful.
Also, I need some tips on photography. I managed to get a very decent shot of the mini today, but for reasons unknown to me (I'm complete noob when it comes to that) while the details are superb, the colors are much too lively (you can see the difference under Day 1 spoiler).
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I have opted for my Ironclad Dreadnought as it's the only model I assembled so far. I have never painted anything like that so it's going to be good experience too.
+ Show Spoiler [Day 1] +
This is the best picture I managed to take, the actual colors look different though:
What I managed to do was getting the base colour and highlight on the armour plating. I also drybrushed all of the metal parts with Tin Bitz so it's going to be easier to see how they really look like before applying the actual metal colors to them. I've found this technique to be really helpful in the past.
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I finally managed to get all of the metal parts in their basic colour, also some extra stuff placeholders. It doesn't look to appealing at this stage but it's natural, now comes my favorite part - the details. So, during the next day or two, it should be finished and the end effect should look a lot better than this.
Had to hasten my painting to submit it on time as I missed 2 days due to irl shitstorm but managed to get it done.
Here's the end result.
Wish me luck!