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  1. [SPLIT] CMoN orders

    Hmmm, all these shipping notices have me excited that I might get my stuff some time this month if I'm lucky. Sorry, Beagle, but living in an enlightened nation is going to have to be your consolation. We dragons hoard our treasures.
  2. 60146 Kassata Lewynn

    Firstly, I want to commend your determination in working through so many problems. Honestly, if you hadn't mentioned it I wouldn't have noticed half of those tiny flaws. I also like the more subdued palette you used. It's not what I would have chosen but it works really well. You've changed my perception of this sculpt, she's been on my want-to-paint list for a while. Thank you for sharing her!
  3. [SPLIT] CMoN orders

    This is what I expected. Part of the reason why I'm still waiting. As I recall they also took two weeks to refund my missing item from my first order I'm not in a hurry as long as I get something shipped--in particular I'd really like to get the Steampunk Princess bust I ordered. Chances are good because they still have a ton of that model in stock, they just changed the price back to the standard price.
  4. 60189: Kevoth-Kul, the Black Sovereign

    I don't paint a lot of barbarians, so I don't know that I'd seen this one before. I really like way he's holding a smoking/steaming cup, it's unique. You also did a great job painting him, he looks irritable and likely to throw that cup of mysterious liquid at someone. There are a lot of models that don't have any images posted anywhere, but I'm sure someone must be painting them. It's not like we all have a bunch of unpainted stuff lying around, right???
  5. I have heard of brush-on sealer removing paint before, but it normally doesn't happen to me. In addition to all the good standard practices mentioned above (allowing to cure, washing and rinsing your model before painting, etc. It's also important to not work the sealer too much. That is, brush it on once, remove any bubbles and don't mess with it. I like to start at the top or bottom and methodically work my way to the other end. I think the one time I remember having paint come up I was futzing with the sealer to try and get better coverage or something. I may have also had way too much sealer on my brush. It's been a long time since I had a problem and I didn't really think about what caused it too much at the time.
  6. 50235: Edna, Crazy Cat Lady (in the eyes of a 7 year old)

    She did a great job!
  7. Reaper DHL 02235 Vanessa Redstorm (mounted)

    I would love to see a horse WIP! Vanessa is looking great, the idea of pre-mixed coat paints is intriguing and could be super helpful for base coats.
  8. Mid life crisis

    Soo.... Is this a "Work In Progress" project? I have to admit that I was concerned about a possible mid-life crisis when you sold all your minis. As for myself, it's hard to have a crisis worse than the one I had in my early 20s. And having young kids at home confuses my sense of my own age--we've had kids in the house for 26 years and have at least another 10 years ahead of us. Probably I'll have an empty nest crisis when they're all grown. Either that or I'll be dragged into watching grandchildren.
  9. DSM5058 Lady in Waiting #2

    Absolutely lovely! The colors in particular, it is not easy to pull off a redhead in a red velvet dress and have it all look right. Plus the freehand, as already mentioned.
  10. I once heard someone describe putting a layer of brush on sealer as, "saving your work." I frequently do this with faces and fine details, it makes it easier to clean up stray brush strokes and spatters. Since many spray sealers react with Bones I just stick with brush on. If cost is a concern there are some Liquitex products that are cheaper by volume but I haven't used them.
  11. Pingo paints 02551: Monique Denoir

    I always find it helpful to look at another's painting as a way to identify which bits are what. Also helpful for finding where the mold line like to hide. With your painting there is the added advantage of getting hints on where to place shadows and highlights and how to blend colors. Thank you.
  12. [SPLIT] CMoN orders

    Well, I guess I'm not the only one wondering, "WTF???". It's almost like the store stopped shipping orders, my first one shipped weeks ago now but the second one is still in their backlog. It's not a huge order, but at the end of the month I'm filing a PayPal dispute. This is ridiculous.
  13. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Highly unlikely that I can wander off that weekend to go to a con when I'll be away for most of August. Especially right when school is starting. Maybe next year. I tried checking the PAX West dates but they're not announced. Normally that also happens Labor Day weekend. I rarely attend, but Wise Kraken likes to, so choices will have to be made. I do like the sound of the venue, though.
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I'm guessing that the workplace has treated you fairly well. It's important to be aware that not everyone has that same experience. I suggest you bring this topic up around the dinner table with a bunch of young people in their mid-20s. Probably a more pleasant place to discuss it than here. I think I'm going to go bake cookies. I've suddenly lost my Christmas spirit.
  15. 01430- The Nativity

    Okay, I'm more awake, and I have a couple more thoughts. Feel free to disregard them. First, babies usually (but not always) have *some* hair on their heads, it's just super fine and clings to the scalp. You can paint this on like a faint shadow if you want. For the blanket, if you're trying to make it look super-white then blue tinted shadows might work better. Not sure why I'm not loving the purple shadows unless it's because I'm expecting the cloth to be either white or unbleached linen. And thanks for doing all of this WIP stuff, I'm a little behind on my own Nativity so you're helping me plan out what I need to do!