Of Miniatures and Subscriptions

Dear Readers,

As you could tell recently, I had offered premium subscription services. The problem? WordPress.com can be…finicky sometimes. So although you can still support The Blog, you will be getting the premium content via email until I can get things figured out. This is JUST subscriptions via thedailydungeonmaster.com.

I have the subscription on here fixed if you subscribe here on The Blog.

If you subscribe via my Patreon, you get the premium content there. I hope this clears things up.

Now, on to the substance of the day: miniatures!

If you hadn’t heard, we had a winner for our miniature giveaway contest! It was one of our email subscribers. She will be getting the following miniature (the bottom of the two):

Big congratulations!

That will be a project that you all and they will get to see me do, step by step, as I post about the progress of that mini!

New Techniques

Recently, I studied under a rather experienced miniature painter. He paints some of the most amazingly detailed work I have ever seen, to be honest. I hope to get to even a fraction of the experience level that he is at. That said, I learned more than a few techniques from him as well as finding out that I have missed a step in painting my miniatures. That’s aside the point, because I will be attempting to demonstrate this technique in posts to come. Maybe you will notice the difference when I show you the differences.

Many of you may remember this gem from my painting posts:

I enjoyed painting him, but there was something…definitively missing about him.

That said, my master painting teacher got a hold of it and “fixed” him, while telling/showing me what I could do to improve my technique, as well as to improve the kinds of paints I use to prime my miniatures.

What resulted…kind of blew my mind. I present to you: Mimic 2.0:

See? Much better. And a better use of shading than I had used.

The next picture I have for you today strays away from my typical work on miniatures of the fantasy genre.

Yes, I painted a Primaris Space Marine this last week. And it was awesome.

Now, don’t get your hopes up. I can’t afford a Warhammer 40K habit, even if I wanted to (which I do). That said, I got 6/10 of a squad of Intercessors that someone had already put together but had not painted and said, “Here. Paint them for your Blog or something.”

I am using them, therefore, to improve upon the techniques I have been taught.

So, here is attempt #1:

If you cannot tell, there are some issues here. My drybrushing needs work, although I am pretty impressed with my attempt at highlighting and shading.

So what do you think? Is there any hope for this mediocre miniature painter?

Well, we shall see how things improve over the next 5 miniatures.

What would you like to see painted, Dear Readers?

Let me know in the comments section below, and, of course, don’t forget to subscribe to get notifications of each of our posts!

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to our newest subscriber, Brandon B.!

Until next time, Dear Readers…

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