Thanks for the replies guys,
I wasn't using a wet pallete to start with, but I bought one a month or so ago and in all honestly, it seems to have made things harder... Maybe I've got too much water in the wet pallete and it's watering the paints down too much or something, not sure.
I have only been using a black primer up until now, but seeing as I'm about to start painting some Dawnguard, who are mainly armour I thought it might be a good idea to prime white and then try and add shading. And each model has been washed and trimmed as well as I could manage prior to gluing.
I'll link some pics so you can see where I was at in Septemeber and where I'm at now.
The first couple, Kaelyssa and the Mage Hunter Assasin are from September, but the Souless Escort and the Halberdiers are from after from slightly later.
I was trying to go for the same style of clean white with no other real colours as the Ret on Combo Smite: http://combosmite.com/category/painting ... ing-table/
, but the whole paint it white then use a dark wash didn't really go to well, so I'm having to essentially repaint the jacks white again...
I think you are on the right track by wanting people there to guide, especially when you are new to hobby side of things. But Pete is right flat things are a pain to paint, also so is yellow and white (these colours you should avoid when starting).
Though if you are keen next month I don't mind sitting down one Tuesday night at Outpost to paint if you want, not going to say my stuff is award winning but it's a start.
I live in Landsdale so getting to Outpost can be a bit of a challenge after work, but I think it might be an idea.