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Arutema

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    Spaceships

    Not happy with how my brybrushing attempts on the veskarium transport turned out. As in "I should strip this mess and start over."
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    Spaceships

    So I got a cheap bag of spaceship toys to use for Starfinder ship combats. They'll work unbased and unpainted, but why settle? MSP brush-on primer didn't dry properly on my first test subjects. Backing up and consulting Amazon reviews, I try a coating of all-surface white acrylic as primer. After a couple hours that's dry, and I start layering a base coat on the Veskarium Transport.
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    Spaceships

    Most of the sculpts are repeated 2x or 3x in the bag, which can be good or bad depending on what you're looking for.
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    Spaceships

    Technically, I got them as a gift. However, I see a 72-pack of them is selling for about 4 USD on Amazon.
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    Spaceships

    From left to right: * The windows of the diasporan pirate ship needed a lot of touch-up work, but are starting to look ok. * Got new paints in and put them to use on the diasporan transport. Now getting ink drying on its top. * Ink on the top of the veskarium transport is drying. To answer earlier questions; even with a proper scrubbing, MSP primer isn't drying on my test model. Must be something in the plastic of these ships that doesn't go with it.
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    Spaceships

    Testing MSP primer after a proper scrubbing overnight tonight. I'm using craft smart multi surface premium satin acrylic. It is technically a paint rather than a primer. After tonight's work, the last primer coat coat is drying on the Pact Worlds Corvette. The base coat is drying on the Diasporan Pirate Ship And ink is drying on the underside of the Veskarium Transport.
  7. So I got a bulk pack of toy spaceships to use as proxies in Starfinder ship combats. They'll work as-is, but I was hoping to pretty them up some. The material feels similar to bonesium, but can't be sure. Mounted three on flight pegs and primed them with Reaper MSP brush-on primer. 12 hours later, the primer is still tacky. Any suggestions on other ways to prime and paint these things?
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    Spaceship toys. What primer to use?

    My apartment's not very conducive to using sprays. But after a good scrubbing and a priming with all-surface white acrylic, I'm getting good results, see my thread in works in progress.
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    Spaceship toys. What primer to use?

    Like a fool who's not painted anything in a year and a half, I did indeed forget to give these the most basic soap and water washing. No wonder I'm having problems.
  10. So Starfinder is out, and introduces a class with the gimmick of using a blade of pure sunlight or shadow. I think a clear blade with a yellow/golden wash will work for the photon blade, but where can one get clear swords or sword blades for 28mm minis?
  11. Curses, I got in on bones 3, but all the armory sets I ordered were the regular solid grey kind.
  12. I need a mini suitable for a halfling viking, and I love doing weapon swaps. What more is there to say? Elliwyn will provide the body, while this generous gnoll will provide the round wooden shield. May need a fine file or sandpaper to get residual bits of gnoll arm off that shield. Unless I get a better idea, one of these gents is going to "donate" an axe. Probably Hakon (center) since he's from a non-random set.
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    Viking Elliwyn

    Got it just in time to take to my friend for a paint commission.
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    Viking Elliwyn

    Finally got glue, shield went on without too much trouble. Axe is being problematic. The plastic in these wizkids minis isn't as malleable as bonesium. Made a mess of glue and have to back off a bit while it drys.
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    Viking Elliwyn

    Getting things pinned up, and then I realize I haven't seen my glue since I moved to this apartment. Oh well, I was already going by a FLGS tomorrow.
  16. Welcome to the Order of the Nail, Armiger Seelah. First, you will need a proper helmet to complete your armor. Ragnaros has violated his oaths to the order. You may take his. *thwack* Well done, it suits you. Next, you will need a blade more suited to our order. You summoned me, master? Why are you looking at me like that? What do you mean "Which arm?" ---- Before I get too glue-happy, any suggestions for filling the big gap in the back of the neck? Just man up and use plenty of greenstuff?
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    Hellknight Seelah

    And here she is after her return from my painter friend. Hmm, dare I try to cut her free from her base and do something fancy at this point?
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    Hellknight Seelah

    Bare hands and a small knife. What do you suggest? The sword-swap went smoothly. I'm debating how fancy I want to get with the base, given that I plan to deliver it to a friend for painting Friday.
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    Hellknight Seelah

    I feel like today's session with greenstuff mostly ended in blobby mess around the neck. Though I'm mostly satisfied with the fill-in I did on her cloak (where I had to cut a bit of her old dreads off it.) I need more practice with greenstuff...
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    Hellknight Seelah

    I'd also been considering havign hair flowing out the back of the helmet. Any suggestions if i decide to go that way? Any tutorials on sculpting hair?
  21. I may be taking "pinning" things too literally, but I've found sewing pins are so nice to use with bones. Their tips dig into the plastic easily if you run them under some hot water, and with a little glue, they stay there. They're also east to clip down, and easy to get in bulk. As a bonus, their heads make ready-made heads for 28mm scale staves: Does anyone else use sewing pins for their conversion work?
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    Fun with sewing pins

    Not an arrow in her shield, but trying to decorate it with one of the rose medallions taken from the bones sarcophagus. Trying, it refuses to sit flush, going to have to do a bunch of fill-in with greenstuff I think. A blade looted from a goblin completes her gear. Pins in the dwarf's feet are clipped and stuck into fresh greenstuff filling some holes on the base. There's another sewing pin in her arm that I didn't get a photo of, the glove below the wrist and gun are taken from another bones mini and held on with one.
  23. So I started on this gelatinous cube by thinning some blue ink with MSP sealer and washing it across the figure. I feel like the results came out quite well for a first coat, but what would forumites recommend as the next step? I want to preserve the translucency of the figure as much as I can.
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    Bailey Silvershot

    So I was thinking of building a Halfling gunslinger for Pathfinder Society, and I hit the snag that I know of no Halfling minis with firearms. Wait, this can mean only one thing, another weapon conversion. Baliey Silverbell and Gruff Grimecleaver have about the same hand size after gloves. Here she is recovering (letting the glue dry) after the operation. I can see I'll have to fill some gaps with a little greenstuff.
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    What does this cube need?

    A coat of gloss sealer did indeed give it a nice watery look. I think it's ready to menace my players on the tabletop this weekend. The green slime is also looking good, but needs some sort of base. Now to see if I can't strip the paint test ooze and start over.
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