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Howdy from Someone Very New to The Hobby

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by Vincent Z, Nov 23, 2023.

  1. Vincent Z Member

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm very new to the figure painting hobby (1 month, more or less, as of the posting of this)

    However, I have been collecting painted figures for a few years now. Well, "collecting" is maybe a strong word: I bought my first figure in summer of 2018 and since then I have "collected" about 4 or 5.

    I discovered the wonderful world of figure painting about a month ago when I found some vignette from castle miniatures when I was searching figures to buy... and that's how I ended up here.

    Currently have a lot of idea of 120mm Napoleonic dioramas but not a lot of skill, so I'm looking forward to watch and learn and occasionally post some of my progress.
  2. Nap Moderator

    Hi Vincent


    Great to have you with us , ( I only do busts ! )....share the PF word , all are very welcome to join ..no matter what's modelled with figures, fantasy , warhammer, war game figures

    Have a good look around and enjoy

    Do ask anything someone will know...feel free to message me with questions

    Lots of different sections to look at including traditional and 3 D sculpting , competitions , WIP's , References , Painting techniques and so much more

    There are threads in Welcome Aboard about how to do things including posting pics on PF but do contact me always happy to help

    We have a Marketplace where after members have contributed 50+ posts can use to sell , request if anyone has a model to sell etc...You might also pick up some rather good bargains !

    We have V Bench for WIP's and also a Completed part ,reference section and much more

    There's also Painting techniques where you will find much about Acrylics and Oils

    ALL figures are welcome and of course Vignettes & Diorama ( we run friendly competitions if you wish as well , one which is a bi monthly comp where there are 3 classes to choose in which to enter )

    Look forward to seeing your modelling no matter what you paint or sculpt .......its all about having fun

    Happy bench-time

    Nap ( Moderator/Admin )
  3. Ned Ricks Active Member


    Lots of help and advice available here. I have benefited from it a great deal.
  4. theBaron A Fixture

    Welcome to the painting side of the hobby, Vince, and welcome to the Planet!
    I look forward to seeing your work!


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