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    60190, Skreed Gorewillow, half-orc alchemist

    Wow! This model is in the same scale as Reaper minis? Well, blow me down. That IS a reaper mini. Those eyes are incredible.
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    LTPK Minis 08906 Skeletal Archer Orc Marauder Mangu

    Thanks Citrine. I watched a YT video (I believe it was Sam Lenz) and he recommended using a brush that is one size bigger than seems comfortable. It's been good for me as it keeps me from being sloppy with the "extra space" provided by smaller brushes; which is what I was doing at first.
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    LTPK: Layer Up 08907 Anirion Wood Elf Wizard 77068

    Thanks Schirf, I may try that. I only have a few Bones, but 100+ metal minis. I like the heft and feel of metal. And now that I've started painting, I love the ability to just drop them in Acetone if I don't like the paint job.
  4. Painted yesterday with LTPK: Layer Up bought with Xmas monies. Followed directions from booklet with the exception of the shirt sleeves. The guide has red sleeves. I went with Heather Blue, and shaded with a wash of 1p Dark Highlights/1p Ebony Flesh/5p water. Layering is a tough skill for me. Several adjustments of shade and base back and forth. I skipped the lining; too cartoony for me. Highlights came easier. (Also bought MSP Starter Set) Tried to shadow Anirion's face on the left more as it is deeper in his cowl. Not the effect I was looking for, but it's time to move on to another mini. Primer: None Paints: Reaper LTPK paints Finish: Testor's Dullcoat As per Reaper's suggestion: I did not primer the mini, but I will in the future. I did wash it thoroughly with a toothbrush in hot soapy water. If you look at the right bottom hem of the cloak on the pic of the back you can see a chip out of the paint. That was the fourth such chip I had to retouch. Mini was never dropped or scraped. The paints simple didn't bond well. (All Reaper paints)
  5. Painted 2/17 with LTPK received at Xmas. Asked for it after tough experience painting minis with Folk Art craft paints. (See bugbear warrior post.) Soooo much easier! It was like a different art form altogether. I followed the directions verbatim with the skeleton. I like greyish orcs so changed the skin tone and some other colors. IIRC, Mangu is per the painting guide.
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    Bugbear Warrior 02469

    I have had minis for decades with no interest in painting them...until last year. This is my first mini paint job; done 09/16. Primer: Krylon Maxx Primer grey, spray. (Smooth coverage, no obscured detail, dried very hard) Paint: Plaid's Folk Art craft paints. (Doesn't flow well. When thinned for flow, doesn't cover well. MANY coats of very water-thinned paint.) Finish: Krylon Matte Finish, spray (Dries matte and hard. Works great.)
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