Warhammer AoS – Is it better to be lucky than good?

33 thoughts on “Warhammer AoS – Is it better to be lucky than good?”

  1. Stunning progress Jeff, and great that all the hard work on the front will be visible, and once you get the back attached you’ll have a good idea on how much will still be visible.
    Hope you are safe at the wedding, and return unscathed

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and well wishes, Dave! Assembling each piece and painting it should be exciting from here on out, assuming of course, I don’t have any gluing mishaps! Fingers crossed there.

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    1. Thanks, as always for your kind words! I actually do have the base very nearly done. I suppose I could attach the mini to the base at some point soon but I fear I might rub off some of the paint while finishing the rest of the mini so I probably will hold off a bit longer just to be safe.

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    1. Thanks, Matt! I don’t think it will be one of the most fun weddings I’ve been too but I get to see my brother for the first time in quite a while so I’m looking forward to that ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Itโ€™s all coming along nicely! That blend on the cloak is flawless.

    If I may be so bold as to offer constructive feedback(which by all means feel free to ignore! I wouldnโ€™t usually but competition painting really is a game of tiny margins) Iโ€™d suggest fading out/thinning out the highlights on the chest armour a little bit, a bit more like whatโ€™s happening on the leg armour, it just looks a little bit too pronounced for me.

    Anyhow great job overall, really keen to see how it progresses!

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    1. Cheers, mate and feedback is always appreciated! I’ll certainly give that chest piece a second look. I see several things in the photo above that could be improved a bit more so I intend to work on that as I get time this week ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I don’t think it is weird at all (though I’m pretty biased). I actually spent extra time on areas like that so they would like nice when everything is assembled so I’m glad to hear it!

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    1. Thanks, mate! I use regular old glazing for a lot of display painting, including on the cape. Its basically just ten-thirty coats of lightly layered paint to create a really smooth transition. Wet blending is tricky to do because if paint dries (and acrylic paint dries fast!) it can leave “coffee stains” of whatever paint you’re using on the previous layers and that is really hard to fix. I have a spot on the mini that you can’t see in the photos that is like that and it still isn’t quite right after many coats of paint so I know this problem all too well!

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  3. I think it was Napoleon that first said something along the line of preferring lucky generals to good ones. But itโ€™s got a nice ring to it and here we are. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Painting is coming along nicely though your WIP always look strange to me without the head.
    Hereโ€™s hoping youโ€™ll be lucky at the wedding (you know what I mean ๐Ÿ˜€).

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    1. I think Napoleon was onto something there both in war and in painting miniatures!

      I now keep the heads off of whatever pieces I’m working on as long as I can just to mess with you personally. I hope you don’t mind! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Truthfully, the head may get painted soon so you won’t have to fret too much longer about the mini being headless! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Nice progress.

    I agree with your dad, it is often better to be lucky than good, but then again we make our own luck sometimes too so if you can be both then all the better! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Being good will carry you through the times when your luck runs out far better than being lucky will help you get far if youโ€™re not very good. But if youโ€™re already good, and then youโ€™re lucky on top of that โ€“ well thatโ€™s the dream isnโ€™t it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Bloody lovely work here again anyway. Enjoy the wedding and the weekend away.

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    1. Sometimes being good isn’t enough and you make a mistake! That’s where your luck lets you down and you really needed it. It kind of sounds like I’m talking in circles but hopefully it makes sense. Outside of that, I agree with what you’re saying completely ๐Ÿ™‚ I will try my best though I’m sure I will look forward to seeing what everyone has been working on after a couple days of being away!

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    1. Thanks, Justin! You’re too kind and I would say that you’re on the path of continual improvement and that is how I somehow stumbled to where I am so keep at it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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