This is how I am painting my models lately, using the dry brushing technique and painting the details carefully. This is the style I am most proud of and will probably paint over all of my space marines now, only perhaps darker and differently since the newest ones are veteran assault space marines.
This time I knew how to add outlines, not to mention I added terrain texture to the platform using tiny rocks that can be bought at hobby shops
I got a little more creative with this one, I bought it after I received the main starter set that came with my first painted model (shown before this one) so this one was the second model I painted using the knowledge I had (I painted 30figures the first time along with my first model, however there was a pause between this model and the others and I was a little better with this one so I call this the second model I painted, he came with a squad, and I painted them after equally as good.)
One of the first models I ever painted. The paintjob itself holds little sentimental value though so I will paint over it once I am done with the others
While I was working on project 2 I realized how amazing practice really is. In almost everything everyone does, the first time we do it, it is terrible. Whatever that thing is, from a drawing, to a shot at a goal, it is a total disaster the first time (usually, unless you got lucky or your a prodigy). However, if one enjoys this certain activity they keep practicing it, and soon one can see his own progress over time. For example I used to be horrible at drawing and now I have six people wanting to see more of my drawings on deviantart.com. Another example would be the models I paint from Games Workshop. I have an am uploading pictures of the old models I painted and the new ones, and the difference is amazing. Yet another example is the creations in spore. Spore is a game where one starts out as a cell (which he creates) and evolves into a creature, and a tribe, and a civilization and creates everything he builds and plays as. However, the share your creation feature has created another main mode of the game. Creating creations to see who can get the most comments on theirs and have their creation featured on the main spore website. At first my creations started out like this Continue reading
Of course it takes a lot of practice to become good at painting miniatures, here is the order in which I painted the models from left to right
1) 3) 2) 4) biggest number equals latest
Well there are many ways to do it and they are quite complex, but here is a simple basic summary of what I do (Dr. Gross if you follow this step by step you should have a detailed awesome work of art). Once the model is build (using the instruction manual) decided what colors you want to paint your model. If you decided to paint your model in a combination of light colors, then spray the entire model with a white base paint. If the combination of colors is dark, spray the model with black base paint. Once you have done this gather all materials needed to paint model (paintbrush, paints, tiny cup full of water, napkin). Choose the color that most of the model will be (armor, clothes, stuff that is most of the model). Use that paint to paint all of the model again. Now choose a lighter tone of that color, dip the paintbrush into that paint and brush it against the napkin. Then start painting the model. You will notice that there are only a few streaks on top of your first coat. This adds a camouflage/realistic affect to the paint. Once you are done with the whole body (or whichever part you wanted) add in the details slowly and carefully with small brush (remember to wash the paintbrush in water before switching colors)