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  1. FireImp

    Tagging or Name problems v2

    Maybe not the best place for this question, but how do I find the chibi-like minis? I’ve seen them in browsing, but chibi doesn’t bring up anything and I don’t know where to go from there.
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    Ral Partha Asian Dragon by Glitterwolf

    Wow, I have this same figure awaiting me. Your beautiful paint job is an inspiration! Love the colors. They really bring life into this mini.
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    60202 Rivani Iconic Psychic

    Really like the cloak. A very lovely figure!
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    Bathalian Centurion

    He’s actually inspired by a picture of a red shading to black lobster I found online.
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    Bathalian Centurion

    Finished this today, Reaper Black Bones Bathalian Centurion. A really nice, clean model, not a lot of clean up needed before painting. I primed with Reaper black. The darkest red I found was Reaper Ruby Red, still a bit on the raspberry side, but added a touch of black and it toned down nicely. Other metallics from the Scale75 copper set. This model has already gleaned a couple of ‘scary!’ accolades. Bad dude!
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    Pinning aids

    Yes, I was looking at those yesterday. If the hobby drill doesn’t work out for me, I think a little cordless screwdriver might be the next step. Nice tip about the wax. I was also curious about those units, Coralline. In the end I opted for something cordless, but if you get it, I’d be interested in hearing how you like it.
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    Sea Dragon

    Here’s my next big project, a 1984 Ral Partha dragon. This old fellow was in pieces when I received him, and painted. I’ve cleaned him up, removed the old epoxy glue, pinned him back together, and tonight realized it looks like he’s rising out of the water. He needs a bigger base, which I have (75x46mm oval). But I have never done any basing, and I’d like to create a base that extends the appearance of water. I have no idea how to do that, so any and all suggestions and illustrations are welcome!
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    Frostgrave female thieves

    Those look really good. I got that box as soon as it was available, haven’t cracked it open yet.
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    Pinning aids

    Thanks Manvsmini, those are really helpful suggestions. I found the Tamiya mini drill on Amazon for a reasonable price, and it sounds worth taking a risk on. I’ll let you know how it works. I did take a look at the Micromark drills and yup...pricey. Not to mention high rpms, higher than the Dremel. JBWeld...great backup idea. I might try that in the summer, but can’t use that stuff inside. No stinky stuff on the house.
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    Pinning aids

    Wow, I just put the Dremel mini collets in my basket...taking them out again. Metals are what I have the most trouble with. Where do y’all get your drill bits? I think the ones that came with my pin vise are garbage. Or maybe I am a wimp.
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    Pinning aids

    So I was drilling a plastic figure last night, and realized part of my issue with drilling is my hands are stiffening up, and it won’t be too much longer before arthritis becomes an issue. I was looking at Dremel attachements, and came across small rotary engravers, which also might work. Does anyone here have any experience with ways to drill that don’t involve pin drills? Has anyone tried the rotary engravers? If your hands aren’t nimble, how do you drill?
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    07017 - Sister Hazel, Plague Doctor

    Nice! I particularly like the potion bottles. And the fact that you call 4 hours a speed paint. That’s my kinda speed.
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    Ral Partha Griffin

    Thanks!
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    Ral Partha Griffin

    Finished another of the gifted old school minis, this one a Ral Partha (sez so on the base). I really like the sculpt on this one, so much detail...tiny shallow detail that would be easy to lose. So I did very little highlighting after the sepia ink wash. Now what to do about the base. I’m going to attach it to a larger base, but I’d like to be able to take that off someday in the future A) for RP verification, and B) to build a better base if I ever get into that. I’m wondering if regular white glue would be a good choice?
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    How to mount tiny bits for painting?

    Erk, yes, glue. Fixed it. I will be putting it on a larger base, mostly because the figure is unstable as is. Thanks for the heads up on that.
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