Hi all, I'm a long-time lurker and new member. I'm also returning to 40k hobbying after a 7-year hiatus, with two principal goals: 1) actually learn how to play the damn game this time, and 2) overcome my fear of blending to break out of my painting plateau. Since this is my first thread, I'll keep this short -- here is my first crack at it. I used Vallejo Game Color paints and a "feathering" technique for the blends. I'm not exactly thrilled with the result but I've heard this takes nothing so much as practice so I'm trying to stay positive. Comments and specific suggestions are most welcome, as of course is encouragement for those of you who've passed through these difficult waters on your own journeys to painting glory. If any of you have a favorite tutorial/video that helped you master smooth blends I would be grateful for those as well.