I'm not actually even a beginner as I have yet to actually begin
I bought Star Wars:Imperial Assault and painting the minis seems necessary. I have never painted anything smaller than a high school art project and I didn't think I would *need* to paint these as badly as I do!
I have watched videos and read articles on techniques in general and star wars specific.
So now, I am at the point where I need to start buying things. My thoughts are this: I want good quality materials but what if it turns out I actually hate painting? What is a cautious level of investment as far as paint brands and brushes?
General consensus seems to be that Apple Barrel (Walmart brand acrylics) is not for minis but is it as bad as some forums say? Can I still practice with it?
My flgs only carries Citadel but is out several colors (not heavy on the minis supplies) so where could I find other brands of Minis paint? (Obviously Amazon and such but I do like to physically see the products I buy if I can)
As far as shades, it seems like really really thin paint, can I make my own?
That's just about all that's on my mind for now. Any thoughts or resources would be appreciated! I'll post pics of my efforts once I dig in!