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  1. Generally you only want to color the lower lip. For example, here's some pics of the 'eavy metal witches, taken from GW's site: Anyways, really nice job on the NMM and the painting in general. I was thinking that some areas could use a bit more definition, like the ears and the hands (the skintone and the gold handle are pretty similar).
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    First and Latest

    This can't be stressed enough, paint your bases even if you want you glued-on sand to just look like sand! One additional small thing with bases is to finish by painting the rim. It's really quick and easy, but instantly makes the models look finished (or if not done, make the model look unfinished). Thanks! And the same can be said of your models! I absolutely love those gems! Sounds like you got a good start with your painting journey, I'm a bit envious When I started, I didn't have a proper hobby shop anywhere near me and there wasn't a GW/Warhammer store in the whole country But that's alright, were here now and I've always enjoyed my painting progress and the finished models!
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    First and Latest

    Great idea for a thread! And you're right, there's definitely improvement with your latest model over the first one, though that was by no means bad either. I've got a similar story to your's, I started the hobby when I was around 11, continued for some years and then had a break for more than 10 years. I came back to the hobby last summer, so around 14 months ago. I've only recently gotten to the AoS/fantasy models, so most of these pics are of 40k models, but hopefully that's alright. One of my first models (I think the Space Marine Command Squad was the second box I bought, right after the paint set), a SM Captain (excuse the dust and the poor photo). I still have my first model as well, but sadly don't have a pic of him. Anyway, this was painted with paint right out the pot and no primer. Still, the paint doesn't really destroy any details and is mostly where it should be, so I'm still really proud of him! Some of the last models I painted before the break, two Ork Boyz. Still straight paint and no primer, but I had discovered drybrushing! And then the first models after the break: 5 Chaos Cultists (first one in the middle). And lastly my latest models, Ironskull's Boyz, finished last weekend. Most of my improvement comes from watching and reading a whole lot of tutorials on the internet, something which wasn't available in the early noughties. For example, the reason that my old bases were just painted was because I thought that I need to use Citadel flock and some weird type of glue called PVA glue (not an English native) for basing. Didn't have pocket money for those, so no basing Now that there's tutorials, and I've gotten a bit smarter, I know that I can use plain sand for basing, and that PVA glue is just ordinary white glue.
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    Painted Shadespire Warbands - Please post

    Nice work on those Stormcasts! The blue-gray flame effects and Stormsire's head seem to have come out especially well, and that green armor is a shade I don't think I've previously seen. Your bases are also painted really well, though I would've tried some other color than green for the stones, to introduce a little more contrast. It's also really nice to see paintjobs on the new teams. It will probably be quite a while before I'll buy Nightvault as I'm only half-way through Shadespire, but I'm still very exited for all the new warbands that have been released/teased.
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    Painted Shadespire Warbands - Please post

    Those are positively badass! --- I finally got my Boyz done! I guess instead of Ironskull, my boss' name should be Copper'ead These were on a hiatus since the end of July, but I thought that I'd get them finished in honor of Orktober. Really happy with how they came up! The recipes for orange and skin came from Tale of Painters' Amy, big thanks to her for sharing!
  6. Can't speak from personal experience, but at least if you trust Duncan from WarhammerTV, you should be fine with just the Retributor Armor. Even if they color sprays aren't really primers, they seem to stick well enough from what I've heard.
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    Painted Shadespire Warbands - Please post

    Really cool conversions!
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    Can i make 2 deck?

    You can create two decks from just the starter set, no need for the expansions. The starter set should come with pre-made starter decks for both the stormcast and the reavers, but if not, you can find the decks in https://warhammerunderworlds.com/deck-guides/ (seems to be currently under maintenance). There's also enough cards in the starter set to customize a bit and see what kind of play styles you like.
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    customize your shadespire

    I got my blocker set finished today. It's a "Shadowpike Ruins" set. I originally wanted to do a set from scratch, but as I don't have much in the way of raw materials at hand, ordering all of the stuff would have been more expensive as this beautiful resin set. This was my first time working with resin, and I was pretty impressed after hearing all the horror stories. The models required hardly any cleanup (just tidying the hex edges), didn't have any holes where there wasn't supposed to be and no bent bits. The details are very sharp, which admittedly made painting a bit slower, and I probably missed a few nooks and crannies. And here's also a WIP pic of my Orcs, I did some head swaps. Now Ironskull's got some actual iron in his skull!
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    Painted Shadespire Warbands - Please post

    Wow, those are really bright! It's nice to see some alternate color schemes for the khorne boys, you don't get too many of those..
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    Shadespire Steelheart warband

    I like how Angharad's skin looks, seems like she has freckles like a proper redhead! And that terrain piece is coming along nicely! Personally I'd have used some other tiles for the floor rather than the same bricks as in the wall, but that's just a minor gripe..
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    Painted Shadespire Warbands - Please post

    Great looking gang! The "goblin green" adds a funky old school flair to the standard khorne scheme.
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    Painted Shadespire Warbands - Please post

    I finally finished my merry men of Khorne last night, and with that also the core set. Painting these guys was again something new with the amount of flesh and faces. I'm very happy with the paintjobs overall, the lighter skintones might have a tad too much contrast, but that's probably good for the tabletop. For the eyes and teeth I tried a 10/0 brush, which made things a lot easier and surprisingly hassle free, though I had to rinse the brush pretty much after every stroke. This was also the first time trying out the blood paint, lots of fun! I ended up doing some unintentional "conversion" work on this warband, as halfway through painting I noticed that I had shaved of one of Saek's horns while cleaning up the models I then removed the other one as well, as he might have looked a bit silly with only one horn.
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    customize your shadespire

    That's just beautiful! Must have taken quite a while to do the floor tile by tile, but the effort has definitely paid off! Have you made the 3-hex blocker as well, or are these two for display only? And will we see display boards for other warbands?
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    Painted Shadespire Warbands - Please post

    Stunning paintjob! I really like those scratches, especially on the hammerhead. Mine's just smooth metal, and can look a bit plain..
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