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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
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    I like xenomorphs, painting minis and goblins.

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  1. Guindyloo

    Ratpunzel - 77286 - Summer echange

    OMG I knew this was going to be awesome and it most definitely is! It's whimsical, beautiful, such a great idea and you totally nailed it!
  2. Guindyloo

    Saturated September!

    Re: Beholder - I'm pretty sure that's the best version of that figure I've seen! Re: Sorceresses - That's so weird that they didn't come with their collars! Did you finish them up anyway? You should! No worries about the pics - I've been battling that for ages! I hate that feeling of "but this looks so much better in person, I swear!" I'm all too familiar with it. Re: Gypsy Wagon - I like the fortune teller sign idea the most, but it definitely be as whimsical as the rest of it because good golly, friend! LOVE it! The bright colours work perfectly for it! I've been wanting that gypsy wagon ever since you told me about it, but haven't been able to get my hands on one yet. Now I need it even more! I think I'd like 2, really, one to paint up dark and spooky and 1 to paint whimsical and bright!
  3. Guindyloo

    Fantasy Football starbowl II chaos dwarf team

    Now would I do such a thing?
  4. Doesn't really have anything to do with the kickstarter, but I would like everyone to know that I'm disappointed in all of you for not pointing out to me that Impact has a set of chibi xenomorphs. Fortunately I discovered this on my own and ordered them, so order has returned to the universe. On topic - I think this is a really neat project and good on you for trying to make things better for people that got stiffed by another company!
  5. Guindyloo

    Dragon Queen, by WestForge

    Gorgeous work! Definitely will be putting in an order!
  6. Guindyloo

    Help with chalky skin tones

    Some paints just naturally come out chalky and it doesn't matter what you use to thin them with. If you have other options, you're better off using a different paint rather than fighting with a paint that doesn't want to cooperate. I love Reaper's Golden Skin triad. There are a couple of their other single skin tone paints that also work great for me. Otherwise, not so much. If the midtone colour of a skin tone triad is working for you but the highlight of it is coming out chalky, try gradually lightening the midtone colour manually with your favourite white/off-white instead.
  7. Guindyloo

    Miniature Painting Techniques—Glossary

    Thanks for all the info! I find it interesting that you're listing the term Blending to be interchangeable with Wet Blending. Maybe I'm mistaken, but I've only heard people refer to blending as the transition of one colour to another and then Wet Blending, Layering, Feathering, Glazing, 2 Brush Blending, etc. are different methods/techniques by which to achieve those blends. Interested to see if I'm the only one operating by that definition.
  8. Incidentally, and I know that not everyone learns the same way that I do, but I don't generally take classes at Reapercon for things that I'm interested in learning about, I take classes on subjects that I've already put in a lot of time on. Sometimes that results in moments of "oh geez, if I would've known that sooner, I would've struggled a lot less" but more often than not, it's more of a feeling of helping something to click in my head or it helps me to see something differently or it's seeing something done that I just couldn't quite manage on my own. For example, I have been working on figuring out NMM these past few months, but I didn't take any NMM classes at Reapercon because at the time that the classes went on sale, I didn't feel like I'd put enough time into working on NMM that I'd get the same benefit as I would if I put in the time on practical learning. However, in working on my diorama entry, someone (me) had the stupid idea to go the NMM route with anything metallic on it. Some of it ended up clicking for me. Some of it was a disaster. But it was the time that I needed to put in...and fortunately, @Kuro Cleanbrush was kind enough to sit down with me and Buglips to go over NMM during one of his breaks (thanks again, Ian, it was super helpful! I really, really appreciate the way you explain things and NMM aside, you finally did what I had been trying to do but hadn't been successful at - you convinced Buglips to use a wet palette! ) and that was a really good next step that I really needed and I think will set me up really well to practice for the next year and then take a NMM class or two next year. If I were to set foot into a Reapercon classroom with no prior knowledge on the subject, for the way that I learn, I'd just be wasting my time. I'm not really there to be taught the steps of how to do something, I'm there to take in the instructor's knowledge and thought processes and approaches. But, again, that's me and I know very well what is conducive to my learning and what is not.
  9. Guindyloo

    Critit Animal Companions Miniatures

    As best as I can tell (from my measly 10 minutes of research on their facebook and website), no they do not appear to have experience with making minis. They appear to have a pretty successful business selling what look like very nice gaming accessories (over 4000 sales on Etsy with all good feedback) and they have some D&D miniatures in their shop, but this appears to be their first foray into making miniatures themselves. "Critit started out as a shop making wooden gifts and toys, my love of RPG gaming propelled it to be your one stop shop for all your gaming accessories. I welcome custom orders and love to hear your ideas." ETA more from their Etsy page: "I have been making wooden items for many years now, I was lucky enough to learn my trade in carpentry during an apprenticeship where I grew up in Germany. Having worked a number of jobs I have now decided to realise my dream of running my own business.I ran a kickstarter project where I was fortunate to exceed my goal allowing me to finally purchase a shed/workshop to allow me to fully concentrate on my creations and take my starting business to the next level. Starting out making wooden decor items and Toys was great but my love of RPG games shone through and a range of gaming boxes where made and put on the website, these boxes where so popular I decided to fully concentrate on them and new products to turn my buisness into Critit.co.uk - Everything for the RPG gamer!I enjoy every aspect of making the accessories and have met some fab people along the way. Custom boxes are a particular favourite as the ideas sent through are amazing and it shines through what a creative bunch us RPG gamers are :-)Hope you find something you like :-)" Also found the Kickstarter creator page: https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/163050832/created They have previously successfully (as far as I can tell) run 5 kickstarters for dice. A 6th one (not the most recent one) was cancelled
  10. Guindyloo

    Pottermore - What did you get?

    Yep! Apparently it's very rare as a patronus....but I don't know if it's just telling me that or it legit really is rare. http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Abraxan
  11. Guindyloo

    Pottermore - What did you get?

    I have never not gotten Slytherin from a sorting quiz. Wand: Laurel wood with a unicorn hair core, 10 ¼ and rigid flexibility Patronus: Abraxan Winged Horse Not the least bit interested in Ilvermorny.
  12. I had to cancel from the first one due to bad timing and ended up picking up Charon at retail because it was my favourite of the campaign with the Gorgon's Cave in a close second. I was able to go in on this one but it was difficult narrowing it down.
  13. Guindyloo

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    @WhiteWulfe You will need to search for "qpproductions" on etsy. I don't think Shannon has any of her paint poker tools in the shop right now, but send her a message over her etsy and she can help you out for sure. I got a couple of them from her at Reapercon as well, as did Buglips.