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Guindyloo last won the day on November 14 2017

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About Guindyloo

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    Xenomorph Queen
  • Birthday 08/22/1982

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    New Orleans
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    I like xenomorphs, painting minis and goblins.

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  1. Mixing color with brush on primer

    I have used a mix of Reaper’s white brush on primer and Brown Liner with success on Bones figures that I didn’t want to start out with such a dark base on.
  2. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    @buglips*the*goblin and I are booked! Thanks for the awesome deal!
  3. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    To be fair, I wouldn’t let him wear ANY hats....that just so happened to be the only hat he had. You’re all welcome for my sacrifice to keep you from experiencing such horrors.
  4. DDS2 Dragon

    Awesome job! I love the overall colour; the NMM may not have worked out as you’d intended (you’re very brave for attempting it on such a huge area!) but it gives her a lot of variation that comes across as very organic, so I think you should chalk it up as a success! I also love all of the battle damage, especially the scorch marks. That was an awesome, creative way to handle the holes in her wings. You did a really great job with the eyes, I’m glad my tutorial helped you out! She’s my favourite Reaper dragon and you definitely did her justice!
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I'm so glad you found it helpful! I changed jobs and have found myself unable to peruse the forums like I have in the past and thus I know I'm missing out on everyone's posts. That might change if things calm down, but it might not. But if someone @ tags me, I will come and take a look when I have a chance and if you're asking me for my advice/critique/thoughts on something, I absolutely will give them as soon as I have the time, you just might be waiting until the weekend or longer. So please feel free to poke at me.
  6. Guindyloo did see this and is waiting to see how much he’s going to sell them for so she can cry about not being able to afford it.
  7. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Awwwww, thank you! I'll convince you yet! Fortunately, they did not throw me a party, I don't even know why you would wish such a thing on me, geez. What I got was a good lunch with one of my first friends here, Bestie and My Temp. I didn't have to invite anyone I don't like and the company paid for it. Now I just have to figure out how I can sneak out of the building without having to tell all of the randos goodbye.... I know, I know, someone's going to suggest the air vents.
  8. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    You should be happy for me! I'm going back to working for the company that has been trying to get my company to release me for the past 6 months. Full disclosure, my uncle is one of the owners of that company, but it should be noted that I previously only worked there for a couple of months before this because he didn't have anything for me and wasn't going to create a position just to give his niece a job. He and his business partners want me there because they saw the blood, sweat and tears that I poured into this job (their company are in a joint venture with my soon to be ex-company, so I worked with them on a daily basis) and wanted me to work for them. It's a big step up so while some parts of it are bittersweet for sure, it's a happy move for sure.
  9. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Oh man. So I haven’t been able to be around much the past couple of weeks. That’s because I have been busting my elf to tackle the tremendous work backlog that I had piled up in folder after folder after folder and 300+ flagged emails in my inbox while also training Work Bestie on every part of my job. All of that because today is my final day with my company. I’m trying not to get emotional about it; I’ve had a lot of really bad days and the frustration of working for a huge company that sees their employees as numbers rather than people. But I’ve been here for almost 4 1/2 years. I’ve learned a lot in that time – about the construction industry, people, and especially myself. I’ve made some really great friends here, some that I know I’m going to lose touch with and that’s ok, but some that I know I’m going to keep in my life like Work Bestie, who will just be known as Bestie from now on. I can’t imagine my life without her and she’s become family to me. And it’s really difficult to imagine not seeing her on a daily basis. I’ve gotten so used to her being in the next trailer or the next office and the past couple of weeks we’ve actually been sharing a desk. We went to lunch together, we ran errands together, and we just went on drives to get out of the office for a little while together. Now our offices are going to be over 20 miles apart. And then there’s things like one of the people that I have most liked and admired on this project walking up to me and shaking my hand and telling me how much he’s appreciated everything I’ve done for the project and for him personally. Telling me that some people just worked on this project and you only know it because you might see their name on an old document, but that I made a clear impact on every part of it. That he loves that I don’t take broccoli from anyone and what a joy it always was to walk into my office that had so much personality in it. And then there’s the fact that I discovered the whole world of miniature painting and the Reaper forum specifically while I was here – in fact, while the trailer itself has moved to a different location, it was while I was sitting in the exact same office that I’m sitting in right now. I couldn’t have known back then what a tremendous impact having a rare slow day at the office was going to have on my life, from waking up a passion for painting in me, to the amazing friends I’ve made here, to the fun that I’ve had here in the randomness thread, to the amazing time I’ve had at Reapercon the past 2 years, to meeting @buglips*the*goblin. None of those things would have happened had I not been bored one day on this computer, in this office, at this job. So I’m not going to get emotional. No way. I’m just going to sob the entire drive home.
  10. D20 Random Rainbow Dragon: Stormwing

    So I finished this guy up. I kinda abandoned my WIP for it because I had to put it on hold for a long while and then when I returned to it I realized that I was approaching it all wrong for the sculpt. This sculpt really suits drybrushing rather than layering, so that’s how I attacked it instead. That’s not my preferred method of painting, but sometimes you have to give up your preferences and go with what works instead. My rolled colours were: Main Colour: True Blue (I subbed in Dragon Blue) Second Colour: Brilliant Green Third Colour: Marine Teal I did the 3 Star Challenge, so the only other colours I used were Pure White and Pure Black. I was just messing around with the base....I probably could’ve made a more serious attempt at painting marble, but I honestly just wanted to get it done and move on to the next thing. I hope y’all like it anyway!
  11. Alright, so as the starter of the thread, it falls on me to do the after action report. So here are the comparison shots: So as you can see, we got pretty different results. As usual, I tend toward painting much brighter, fantasy colours and in this case, I went for a more cartoony look, whereas Buglips went with a darker, more realistic vibe to his. I also added in some extra steps to bring a little bit more interest to the piece with the pattern on the tissue box, the two different eyes and the green goo. His version took about 2 evenings for him to finish and mine took about 6 evenings. I think the take away from this one was choosing the route to keeping things as fun as possible because this is a really fun figure. If you're not having fun while hobbying, then you're doing something wrong. It's very easy to get bogged down with little details and trying to make every figure perfect or better than your last one, but that can become tedious. Sometimes, even when you're painting for display and wanting to do a good job, you may find yourself making choices that don't necessarily result in a "perfect" paint job, but still result in something pretty cool. For instance, I know that I'm not great at freehand, so painting the pill bottle and the tissue box could have become a serious sticking point of frustration had I tried to do something more intricate. So while I still wanted to do something more than just solid colours, I didn't stress myself out by trying to do anything beyond my current skill level. Sometimes, "Keep It Simple, Stupid" is the best route. But at the same time, even knowing that I need much more practice at freehand, I still didn't shy away from doing it on this figure. Remember, fear won't get you anywhere and you'll never get better at doing something if you avoid doing it. So I did it and it turned out ok. Is this an award winning figure? No. But did I have fun painting it? Definitely! It's really important to keep your frustration level in mind when you're working on a miniature. And keep in mind that the same solution is not always the right solution - sometimes when something isn't going the way you want it to, the best course of action is to stop and reassess your approach. Sometimes it's best to sleep on it. Sometimes it's best to just forge on and call it good enough. You really have to gauge what's right for you in the particular situation that you're in. And know that it's perfectly fine to make whatever choice you see fit. No one's going to come and break your brushes because you decided to go any certain route. So keep it low stress, don't worry too much and always keep it fun! Thank you for following along with us again, I hope that this was helpful!
  12. That's Bondic, which can also be bought on Amazon. I got the starter pack that comes with the applicator with the UV light and 2 tubes of the liquid plastic. That was about $20 - look around in the listings on Amazon, as some are more expensive than others for the same exact thing.
  13. Ocean base

    Ooooh I like the Surf Aqua resin mix a lot! Very pretty! You've got a lot of depth going on with it and it's only going to get better with your further steps. Hit that Lustrian Undergrowth with a highlight of bright green and it's going to really pop. I've never used that before so I don't know if it's textured enough to do a light drybrushing on, but that's the method I would go for if it's possible. The board is adding that extra picture at the bottom because you uploaded it with the others. If you don't use a picture that you uploaded, it "helpfully" adds it to the bottom of the post for you. Either cut and paste it up at the top there with the other pictures or you will need to delete it from the uploaded pictures section to get rid of it. It happens to me all the time when I have a bunch of pictures to post and accidentally skip over one.