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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'm most looking forward to painting Nyarlathotep so I might start with that one. However I am currently painting Khanjira so I might have to paint a couple smaller figures to take a break from the large models.
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    Advice for Choosing a Detail Airbrush

    The only thing that I worry about is that their email says gravity feed brushes will be packed in a faux leather pouch. That doesn't sound very secure to me but maybe I am just picturing it wrongly.
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    Ouroboros Miniatures: Dragon Masters busts

    **immediately covers eyes** Nope! Nope! Not gonna look! You're not going to suck me in! **Peeks through fingers** Maybe I can take a little peek... I guess one more bust won't hurt.
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    Advice for Choosing a Detail Airbrush

    That is about what I was expecting.
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    Echoes of Death:- The Fighter WIP

    This is coming along nicely! I always really enjoy seeing your painting!
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    Advice for Choosing a Detail Airbrush

    From the tour of the factory video I saw it looks like they have lots of parts in inventory. So I imagine they just need to be assembled, packaged, and shipped but still will probably take awhile for me to get mine. Edit: I watched more of the video and now I see what you mean. I'm not sure what I initially thought you were saying. Oh well, maybe I'll get mine in a couple of months.
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    Advice for Choosing a Detail Airbrush

    Well I ordered it and I guess I will just wait now. I'll see what I get first Bones IV or the Sotar.
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    Advice for Choosing a Detail Airbrush

    How long did you need to wait to have yours shipped to you. From the way they sounded it might be awhile before they deliver.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I went through the same thought process but for some reason I just felt a Monday would be too cliche.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Why has the nearly 1.5 years waiting for this seem so easy but this last month or two are so hard?! Do we want to start getting guesses for the official start date of shipping? My guess Feb 20th
  11. On Amazon there are several decently priced sets of synthetic brushes that have really good customer ratings. I have considered buying them several times but I already have enough brushes. I collect minis and paint so I don't need to add brushes to that too
  12. Seems like a lot of people in the comments are really excited but there are lots of beginner painters. I kind of want to go on there and tell them the same things but at the same time I don't want to rain on the creator's parade because I don't think that he is trying to deceive anyone.
  13. Not very appealing to me. I think the nice thing about synthetic is that you can buy like 6 or 7 of them for $5 and then just throw them away when the tips curl. At this price plus shipping you can get yourself a couple nice W&N or a couple/few Rosemary and Co. brushes that will last much longer. Also the KS doesn't indicate that there is anything special about these brushes other than the white bristles (which is not unique anyways). I thought maybe they were going for a synthetic brush that was resistant to tip curl but all that the KS says is just to adjust the way you paint. These seem over priced and probably not much different than any other synthetic brush. I have found that for the majority of my painting I mainly use 3 different brushes. For the price of this set you could get some nice natural hair brushes that will last a long while and serve most your needs or several packs of synthetic brushes that will probably last you longer than this set. You have to ask yourself why they are offering a second set for free. Probably because they know they won't last.
  14. The box has decided it is time to move on and is now headed to @Generic Fighter
  15. Yes! Thank you very much I am really excited to give them a try.
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    Advice for Choosing a Detail Airbrush

    Yeah I have sold some stuff on eBay recently so I have a little extra money. I use my funds I get off eBay for miniature stuff and I have so many KS coming in this year that I don't think I will need to buy anymore minis so this might be a good place to invest the extra funds.
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    The Orc, My 1st Bust

    Got some more work done on his neck and added eyes. The eyes were completely nerve wracking but I am ok with them for now. I think I may need to push the contrast a little bit more but I am afraid of pushing it too far on a larger piece like this. C&C greatly appreciated but not required.
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    Advice for Choosing a Detail Airbrush

    I just bought a Patriot 105 yesterday from Amazon for $67 + tax. Fortunately I had a $50 gift card so it only ended up being about $20. But while buying it I ran across the Badger sale. I am now really tempted to get a Sotar 20/20. I already have a H&S Ultra which is a .2mm needle and it is a great airbrush but a Sotar for $65 is hard to beat! The Ultra doesn't have the trigger adjust like the Sotar which is also something that is very tempting to me. I airbrush a bit but not a ton which is what is holding me back. I'm not sure I need 3 brushes. I got the Patriot because I wanted to move to Stynylrez (it recommends a .5mm needle) and I didn't want to do so much priming with my H&S and I had a $50 Amazon gift card. Another nice thing is I bought the H&S last year and I had another $50 gift card so that one only cost me $40. So to have 3 really nice brushes that normally cost around $253 would end up costing me about half of that.
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    My First Bust: Drogor the Orc by Joaquin Palacios

    Wow! Very nice work! The skin looks fantastic! I am just beginning painting my first bust as well and I am really enjoying it. I hope mine comes out as nice. I have a WIP thread going if you want to check it out. I have been trying to figure out plinths as well. I thought about getting some of the balsa chunks and maybe trying a cheap wood stain on them. I don't know much about that kind of stuff and don't know if it would work at all. You could always check Craig's List to see if people are giving away any scraps of nice wood.
  20. Sorry bring this conversation back to me but I need some advice. I went ahead and bought the Patriot 105 as planned using an Amazon gift card. It's on the way and should be here by Wednesday However, I saw that Badger is having a 55 anniversary sale and I sent them an email so I now have access to the sale. My question is, do you guys think I should spend another $65 and also get the Xtreme Patriot 105? Is it much different from the Patriot 105? I am pretty tempted to get it since it would be two Badger airbrushes for around $80 and I have a little extra money in my PayPal account. I also have an H&S Ultra with a .2mm needle. Do I need that many airbrushes? Edit: I now see the Sotar and Khrome are both $55 as well. So I am thinking I will get one of those should I decide to get one. Hmmm... This will be a tough decision.
  21. Yay it showed up today! I have made my selections and I will try to get this off to @Generic Fighter in the next day or two. I chose the Pug Mage since we used to have a pug. He passed away a couple years ago but my daughter still misses him. Thought it might be nice to paint this one up so she can keep it on her night stand.
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    The Orc, My 1st Bust

    Quick update before bed. I just kept glazing in some highlight and shadow greens. Also glazed in some MSP Succubus Kiss and SC75 Orcish Dermis to bring in some red and help the skin look more alive (at least thats the goal). As I was putting away my stuff for the night I found a bottle MSP Orc Skin that came from one of the Dungeon Dwellers sets. Forgot all about it. It should make for a nice highlight color so I am going to try to start working it in a bit.
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    The Orc, My 1st Bust

    This has been sitting on my desk for months now and come to find out it doesn't paint itself. So I figured it was time to get back to painting this guy. I have been nervous to start but I have some busts coming in from KS and I have a couple on my "to paint" shelf so its time to start painting busts. I started out with painting some of his weapons. I dont know if you can see in the picture but I attempted to paint in some texture on the sword sheath. I like how it looks but I think I can take it a bit further with higher highlights. Here is the orc straight out of the airbrush booth. I need a lot more practice with airbrushing. After airbrushing him a bit I took him to the paint desk and tried to add some highlights and more life to the skin. So far I have just focused on his face. I am decently happy with the progress but I plan several more hours on the skin. Sorry for the long post! Any C&C would be greatly appreciated!
  24. Just took out a $50 Amazon gift card as a reward for points on my credit card. I'll be putting that towards a Badger Patriot 105 so I will only have to spend a little less than $20. I'm really excited to try a Badger airbrush even though it will primarily be my priming airbrush. I have a Harder and Steenbeck Ultra and its needle is .2mm and its so hard to push primer through it. Plus I'm going to try some Stynylrez and its recommended to be used through a .5mm
  25. Yeah that thing is noisy! But the lighting is awesome and it moves a good amount of air
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