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NecroMancer

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  1. I just have my son use craft paint and let him go to town.  I don't know about your son but if I had him using the reaper paint he would have the whole bottle used after one session.  I love him but he has no concept of conservation!

     

    I think the craft paints help him get an understanding of how to paint with less expense.  That way too if he decides he wants a new color its not too expensive and I can get a couple chores out of him and can buy him 4-5 new paints for just a couple bucks.  This also gives him a chance to spend some of that chore money on a mini as well.  So where he could maybe earn a bottle or two of reaper paint he can get several colors and a mini or two.  But I guess this depends on your budget.

     

    Once he's knocked out some more minis and learns a little self control with paint amounts I will up grade him to the better paints.

     

    Also remember kids this age are still developing their fine motor skills, if your son is like mine, I feel like the written instructions would only frustrate him and maybe discourage him if he doesn't do it exactly correct (which he might not be able to physically do at this point).  We watch YouTube videos to get an idea of what to do I think this is a lot less pressure on him. 

     

    That's just my two cents though.  Either way having your son interested in something that you are interested in is priceless.

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  2. I checked these out at my LGS and I got to say they look pretty decent.  They look very detailed (this might be because they are already primed and the detail stand out more compared to the white Bones) and they are decently priced.  I like that you get 2 minis in a pack or if you get one of the larger ones they are priced the same as the 2 packs.

     

    I did see some that were bent, like the Bones some times come.  This worries me since they are already primed and I don't know if the hot water trick will just destroy the primer anyways.  Also I read that they are a harder plastic which makes me wonder if the hot water thing will even work on them to straighten them out.

     

    Oh, one other thing that I like is that all the bows have a bow string (unlike the Bones line).

     

    Probably grab a couple just to check them out but I still think Bones is the way to go for me!  But it never hurts to expand your horizons sometimes.

     

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  3. Thanks everybody for the insights.  It give me lots to think about.

     

    I really want to get an airbrush, I just don't currently have a good place to set it up so it might have to wait.  Unfortunately I don't have a paint station or desk or anything like that so I don't want to have to pack and unpack everything every time I airbrush, especially if I'm just base coating and priming.  With 4 kids and a wife and no garage its hard to find room to set up my own paint desk.


  4. Hey guys I am thinking about getting an airbrush and I need a little help.  I plan on mostly using this for priming and base coating and terrain.  

     

    I don't feel like I need anything fancy since I don't plan to use it much and am on a budget.  I figure I can always upgrade if I get super into it.

     

    That being said, I don't want to get completely ripped off.  I have looked at a PointZero airbrush kit that come with an air compressor, three brushes, and everything else needed to get started for $75.00.  I has 4.5 stars on Amazon!  But I am curious if any of you know anything about it?

     

    I know a lot of people say don't go cheap with an airbrush but I really won't use it a ton and I am on a budget.  You think I should just stick with a paint brush?

     

    I'm also curious if any one has used those little fold up plastic paint booths and if they work any good?  I'll only be using acrylic.  I also have 4 kids so I want to make sure it works well to pull out all the paint particles.  Is it quiet enough to use if everyone is sleeping?    

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  5. One more question for you, you may have already stated this somewhere on the tread.

     

    Did you airbrush this or was it with a brush (besides drybrushing)?  

     

    I am starting my DDS2 (I'm starting with the adventurers) and the base just seems pretty intimidating with a brush.

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  6. Looks awesome!  I was wanting to get a couple of these guys.

     

    Know any good places to buy Bones (or other minis) in the Fort Collins/Denver area?  I have found 2 places in Fort Collins that sell Bones but one has a very limited selection and neither place has a very good selection of paints.

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  7. I want an airbrush so bad!!  I am doing DDS2 as well and I am pretty intimidated by having to brush paint the entire terrain and you get such a cool effect on the dragon with the airbrush!  An airbrush would really save a lot of time and headache!  I really know nothing about them though!

     

    Looks amazing and I can't wait to see more!!

     

    You and Pochi are both making me regret getting the DDS2!  I cannot achieve what you guys are with this thing!   

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  8. 38 minutes ago, Doug's Workshop said:

    I continually find it amusing that some people complain incessantly about these delays when there are plenty of Kickstarters that never deliver. 

     

    Reaper, while I can't guarantee I'll join in future Kickstarters, you've run the Bones ones very well, and I wouldn't hesitate to join again.

     

    I might ask for a Bonesium addition to my house, though.  Seriously.  The wife is starting to get worried about where I'm starting to put everything.

     

    I'm not complaining!  I wasn't part of this KS!  I am just curious what people's thoughts were and to find out maybe a little bit about the delays.  

     

    I am just excited for other people to open their KS and post it on YouTube so I can watch and pretend I am opening them.

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  9. YouTube!  I am just starting out too and this forum has been pretty helpful with getting me up and running.  

     

    However, I think watching someone do it is much easier to grasp the concepts.  Check YouTube there are thousands of videos on pretty much any question you have.

     

    Doctor Faust's Painting is a good channel and so is Apathetic Fish.  I like these two because they have 2 different styles and gives me more ideas how to paint different things, i.e. skin, capes, highlighting, washing, etc.

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  10. Nice work!  I too just started painting, I think I have painted like 5 minis so far.  You look like you have really good brush control which is awesome!

     

    And like Xherman said, look around here for tips and check out YouTube.  You will be surprised how much improvement you can make in just a few models.  I am still a long ways from being good at painting but I have already improved so much in just a few figures.

     

    See you around the forums!

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  11. Alrighty! I finally got the Demon Boar finished!  I think I improved from my first paint but got a long ways to go.

    I know my dry brushing could use some work but feel that I'm getting a better handle of the idea.

    Let me know what you guys think.

     

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    Oh and I just began the mage and am actually using some Vallejo Game Color, so I am starting to move away from the craft paints!

    I did a lot of touch up after the photos so I am sure there are no bare spots... I think its mostly the flash that's making the spots looks bare.  Oh well I am trying to figure out painting and then I'll work on my photography.

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