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TaleSpinner last won the day on September 27 2017

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About TaleSpinner

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    Sculptor of Stories
  • Birthday 08/05/1970

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  1. Ancient dragon

    That's what I was going to say. By @bale: By @Disciple of Sakura:
  2. Basilisk

    I got no sculpting time at all last night. At lunch today, I managed only to have time to rip off the lifted claw I did yesterday and re-sculpt it so that the toes and claws are the right length in comparison to the same foot on the other side. You will note that it is bent out and to the side. This made it easier to sculpt it well from all angles. I will bend it back in after I finish the leg in front of it. Only one foot to go!
  3. Getting to Know You, Feb 2018

    February 22: On what topic (miniatures and gaming do not count), are you an expert? More points for esoteric or weird topics. Feel free to post multiple topics.
  4. Basilisk

    I just decided that I am not happy with how the lifted claw looks. I'll likely rip it apart and redo it.
  5. Basilisk

    So much for later in the day. The week got crazy on me. I underpinned his free feet to give me structure to build upon. I also sculpted the other foot on the rock. Today, I sculpted the left side free foot (very hard to get a good picture of it) and added basic leg muscles on that side:
  6. Getting to Know You, Feb 2018

    February 21: What country/culture, other than your own, most intrigues/attracts you and why?
  7. Getting to Know You, Feb 2018

    I am sorry about missing yesterday. Things happened. I didn't see a computer all day. February 20: What color is your hair and how do you style it?
  8. Getting to Know You, Feb 2018

    February 16: What was your first miniature (pictures if possible)? February 17: What is your best miniature (pictures if possible)? February 18: Why do you paint?
  9. Priming my pewter

    https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/primer/sku-down/09108 Get this one. Very good.
  10. Getting to Know You, Feb 2018

    That made me happy! The original Incredibles is one of my favorite movies.
  11. My Journey into Lost-Wax Metal Casting

    I've only heated it up a few times, but so far I really like the QuikMelt. It have the bronze liquid in about 10 minutes. I think the silver would have been too, but I think I just started out with too low a temp. According the MFG, you just need to heat them once first, then you should be good. I use a graphite rod for stirring and skimming; same material as the crucible.
  12. My Journey into Lost-Wax Metal Casting

    Thanks Julia. That's what I needed to hear. Oh, and I misspoke when I called it an Electro-Melt. I couldn't afford the Kerr. Mine is actually a QuikMelt Tabletop Deluxe (which was about 1/2 the price of the Kerr and got decent reviews): My crucibles are new. This one I reserve for silver and it was my first use of it. It is graphite and looks similar to this:
  13. Getting to Know You, Feb 2018

    February 15: For various reasons, today seems darker than usual. Can you post something that shows that Beauty, Love, and Joy still exist? Can we make each other smile and laugh today?
  14. Basilisk

    The base will be 40 mm long and 20 mm wide (at the rock). The base will extend about 1 mm in front of the front foot that is touching the ground and 1 mm behind the rear foot. The base will be fairly minimalistic, remaining as thin and small as I can make it, while connecting the feet. We don't want to add a lot to the mini cost by having a lot of metal in the base. My instructions were for it to fit on a cavalry base (1 in x 2 in). In current D&D or PF terms, it would be a greater basilisk. As for the progress, I am supposed to have it done by the end of February. I am taking Friday the 23rd off to try and make that happen. That said I am hoping to have the feet, and all the muscle work done before then, so I can spend that day concentrating on adding the skin/scale details. There should be another update later today, as I will be sculpting at lunch again.
  15. Basilisk

    I did three more feet at lunch today: Just the hard ones left now.