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  1. All sound like good ideas. Branching out from more than one miniature line is always a good thing. Whether you are gaining new friends from playing different game systems, learning new strategies, or learning new painting and hobby skills by trying out a different miniature line, it all will add to your level of skill in the games, the hobby, and you get to meet some interesting people along the way.
    Airbrush, and two brush blending would be tutorials I would watch with much interest. I have an airbrush and do some work with it from time to time. I also have watched and read two brush blending, and am always trying to find out more about it, as I really like the effect you can get with that particular skill. Back to the airbrush, I am interested in the Minitaire ghost tints. There is a video on Youtube that I saw when they first came out, and it was very impressive, and makes me want to try it. Plus having a reason to buy more paint is always a good thing! In truth I watch most hobby tutorials I can get my hands on, even if it is something I already know how to do. You can always find something else to learn, or brush up on how to do it.
    Custom color schemes, competition pieces and dioramas are interesting to read and see how others do it. For me it is a bit less on the list, as most custom schemes are personal, and competition and dioramas, are usually single pieces and not intended to be part of an army or list that is at that same level. It will be good to see how it all comes together and will probably be informative to those that want to enter pieces into a competition.
    I would like to see you do commissions, as I enjoy seeing how other people do them, and their take on the mindset you have to be in to do that. I will admit that commissions can take a lot of fun out of your hobby. I know many people who started out doing commissions and some worked their way to full time, until they realized it made them not enjoy the hobby anymore and the began to hate it. I will say not all hobbyists are meant to do commissions. Not due to skill level or commitment, but it just takes away the fun for most people. So I think you should try it, not just to make money, but to see if you enjoy it or not. If you get to the point that you start not liking it, just put it down for a while. Not everyone is meant for it, but it is good to know if you are or are not.
    As far as going outside gaming miniatures, it can help out a lot. For me it is all weathering techniques that I learned. I did not enjoy working on model cars, or electric trains, but working on the paint schemes and working on making the trains in particular look like they have been around and working for forty years was a lot of fun. It helped me in particular with painting FOW vehicles and how to do weathering on them.
    The video tutorials would be good, and putting them on Youtube would get it to many more people. I would say with the videos, it is more user friendly with smaller time frames. Say ten to fifteen minutes per video, and if you need to do a couple of them to get your point across you can always put them in a playlist. For me having a set of three videos to watch instead of one long one is beneficial as then I don’t have to write down at what time the part I need is at, but can list which one is the one with the scene I need, and just go straight to it. Shorter videos also help, when those times that you can’t watch the entire video and will watch more later. It is more convenient to watch a smaller movie or two, instead of trying to remember where you where on the hour long video.
    Well I have rambled far too long, but I will say I am very interested in where you will take this all in the future.
    -Bearded Dwarf


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