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About BLZeebub

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    Boone, NC
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    painting minis, slowly updating forum profiles. . .

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  1. How have I never heard of this guy!?
  2. He actually reminds me of George Michael and certain other guys who, though being less than typically masculine feature-wise, have strikingly thick/dark beards. The guy from The Office (maybe) who was also in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Maybe a less thick stubble would help--just a light wash of beard-color?
  3. Just read that the lead singer of Linkin Park died from suicide... Thoughts going out to those he left behind.
  4. I would recommend you put more effort into getting really good at makeup--and at painting makeup. Most sculpts have very similar facial structure, which is the only factor on a colorless mini. So you can use makeup/paint to slim or widen a nose, deepen cheek or eye sockets, raise cheekbones. You'll be hard pressed to find a sculpt that actually has a native African bone structure or the wide Icelandic cheeks or a particularly large nose, or wide or button nose for that matter. Although, you may be able to get a slightly different look with an elf model, if that's the route you're going--looks like you want a fine-boned, feminine face by the models. If not, maybe a male elf? Just to broaden your options. Check makeup tutorials and painting makeup tutorials. If you're not a girl (or into drag), ask a girl--the can work absolute magic on a face. Finally, welcome to the forums!
  5. I've only heard of Rosemary and Co in passing. Most of mine are 0's (and multiple 0's) from Winsor & Newton Series 7. They tend to have longer bristles, to my eye, too. Army Painter actually makes some decent ones too. And GW drybrushes for drybrushing.
  6. Live

    Disclaimer: You cannot 3D print 3' tall stools from our 2 1/2" clearance printer.

    My sentiments exactly! Bring it on. I'm ready for IV!
  8. I like it--reminds me of the Sweeps, led by Scourge from the Transformers Movie (the awesome animated one). I know these aren't finished, but I'd like to see a little more contrast in the final product--probably just details and decals will do the trick, something to break up the cool-color wash look.
  9. Whoa, I love that mini, and your flames look pretty good (first time?! My first flames were not that good...). Can't wait to see her painted up!
  10. No need to seal at all if it's a display piece, only if it's going to see tabletop use. I haven't sealed any Bones with spray yet (I usually use Krylon clear matte or something similar), but I imagine the crackling could be an issue with very flexible pieces.
  11. Unicorn bulge, anyone? Silverhorn's a boy! He's a boy!
  12. Damn. Pretty sure I was typing "vice," a la that of Miami fame... Anyway, you're right about the speed on the Dremels. Anything less than 4 or 5 mm is right out--mostly I go to the power for chunkier models and sometimes pinning to bases. Takes some steady hands and probably more luck than I'm willing to admit.
  13. Not positive on the micro drill--probably just a brand name. A pin vise essentially is a small tool that holds a drill bit in one end. The part holding the drill bit spins so that you can turn it in one hand--imagine holding a normal pencil with the eraser in your palm and the pointed end perpendicular to your palm. Held this way, you can turn the pointy end with the same hand holding the pencil. For metal I usually start with a pin vice and switch to my Dremel rotary tool once I have a starter hole. Right now I have a pin vise from Privateer Press i believe--it came with a couple of bits and several pieces of rod for pinning.
  14. Never heard of it. Is it similar to the Strong Shade or Magic Wash dipping technique? If so I imagine it would work fine. (Just in case, most of us forumites know dipping as blocking out the colors on a miniature and (sometimes literally) dipping the miniature in a thin wash or a manufactured dip, so that the dark settles in the crevices)
  15. Anything that is exactly like a scalpel in every way should work. ;) I use an X-acto knife--the scalpel style.