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Blog From Zero to Hero...Building a Seraphon Army from scratch

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by KloFuerst, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. KloFuerst
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    KloFuerst New Member

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    Hey guys!

    This is Denis from Bavaria, Germany. I am 33 years old and just started Warhammer three days ago. I have never played Tabletop Games before...also I have never painted a miniature in my life.

    I couldn’t resist checking out my local hobbystore and I completely fell in Love with this game. I am a roleplay veteran but never thought this hobby was that cool :)

    So I bought my first „Start Collecting“ Set from the Seraphon.

    I will post regularly every new paint job and so on.

    But today I want to show you my first ever painted miniature. Hope you like it and I am also very thankful for critics.
     

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  2. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    That is an excellent start, I like how you have given him red rage eyes and nice basing.

    Keep the pics coming.
     
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    What a marvelous first mini!
     
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  4. Aginor
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    Aginor Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
    You almost have the same backstory as I have, only that you live a bit further east (I am from BaWü).

    Your model looks great, good start! :)
     
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  5. KloFuerst
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    Thank you guys! Makes me happy that you like my painting skills so far.
    The miniature you see is only one of two paint dummies. Actually I am painting the second warrior but in a different scheme.

    Afterwards I will decide which colors I use for my Saurus Warriors :)

    BaWü is just around the corner ;-)

    Can I ask you something ? Where do you get these nice looking Forum Avatars ? Just Google ?
     
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    Mine is lazy googling and a bit of cropping.
    ...that reminds me that I could replace it with something more original...

    But there are also one or two artists who draw funny avatars here on the forum.
     
  7. n810
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  8. KloFuerst
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    Would you ?
     
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    Alright guys!

    This is my second test dummy for my Saurus Warrior Scheme. What do you think ?

    Where do I have to improve the most ?
    This is my second ever painted Mini :rolleyes:
     

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  11. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    I think you need some contrast, maybe add a stripe to the shield or change the colour.
     
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  12. KloFuerst
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    The miniature isn’t finished yet.
    But you are right...especially on the shield there is a lack of contrast.

    Any other things to mention ?
     
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    I quite like the colour scheme, are you inlaying the weapon?

    I think the warrior has enough contrast but and I'm guilty of this as well his eyes are too human.
     
  14. ravagekitteh
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    It that seriously your second ever painted miniature?! That's amazing!
     
  15. KloFuerst
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    Yes it is. I just started with Warhammer 5 days ago.
     
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    Thats pretty awesome. My models still don't have pupils in their eyes...
     
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    Indeed... that are two nicely painted saurus... I think I like the second one more, because it further away from the GW original...
     
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    This was just a test model. I still don’t know what to do about the weapon.


    To be honest I really like the original ones from GW. But I bought me the Seraphon Battletome yesterday and there are some really nice color schemes.
    I think my Seraphon will be a mix between my last one which is a bit darker and the GW Modell.

    I really like the red stripe on the scales ;)
     
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    I think the weapon would look better if it wasn't just one color.
    I did the GW style thing and painted the inner parts black (or dark grey). I mixed in a tiny bit of silver to try and make them look a bit cooler.
    The idea behind it is that it is a special sort of stone, similar to granite which is very hard and also glitters a bit.
    The advantage of the dark color is that it creates a nice contrast to the gold.
     
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    Welcome aboard !

    Let me start by saying that your first miniatures are just impressive. You are off to an amazing start good job !
    I agree with @Aginor a second color in the weapon would give it more depth.
    Some highlight in the face as well maybe to make it stand out even more.
     
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