|Group shot, engage!|
|See how the paint rubs off on the top?|
|This is the one I'm happiest with thus far.|
|See that right shoulder? More concern.|
In the end, I think I'm encouraged by these minor bouts of painting angst. I'm rather embarrassed now by what was a "good" paint job on my older Blood Angels, where they're 3-4 colors at best with no shading or highlighting and a smattering of flock. What I'm producing now is much better, so much so that I can look at these smallish details and wonder how to do them better. At the same time, I'm starting to enter a dangerous zone: nearly complete. When I'm almost done I start to worry about stray brush strokes and the like messing up what I've already done. It often stops me from finishing the mini, but I don't think that'll be the case this time around. I do plan on doing a post about the best minis I never finished though, but that is farther down the line.