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Hi Folks, very quick post and a photo dump today – slightly unplanned, but I’m a bit excited. I picked up this guy – one of the lovely warrior acolytes from the 2000’s, and I admit that he’s been in the pile for well over a year because of that stonking great big fiery torch… Something that integral to the model needs to be accounted for in the paint job, and that means object source lighting (OSL)… I’m happy to admit that I have been too scared to take it on! Well, last night I put my big boy pants on and decided to get stuck in.

The mini was already painted, (and in a way that I was very happy with I might add), and so I got onto the interwebz and checked out a few tutorials before spending several engrossing hours trying to reproduce some of the amazing examples that I have seen over the years. It seemed very unnatural to be painting over something that I was already happy with – the prospect of messing it up and having to strip it and start again was not a pleasant thought, but hey, taking risks is how we develop as painters, right?!? Anyway, I think it turned out ok – not perfect, (photo zoom has shown a few bits that I want to go back to), but I think he’s pretty damn good for my first attempt… I’m not embarrassed to present it here for your critique 🙂

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