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    Happy birthday, Froggy The Great!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Froggy the Great! Enjoy YOUR VERY OWN FABULOUS Sunday. Have FUN doing your thing...you have until tomorrow to pry off whatever you've glued to yourself.
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    New Mushrooms on the Block

    A few days ago I started a new type of Mushroom based on some Pinterest polymer clay pieces like this one: This one & his kin are quite a bit larger than the ones I make, but the detail is something to aspire to. Here is a step by step of my Mushroom in progress up to yesterday. This is the plumber's epoxy dolly: The Kneadotite (green stuff): I use the left over green stuff to make smaller versions of the Big Mushroom...you probably already notice that: There will be more of this type in varying sizes AND their bases coming along soon...or eventually.
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    New Mushrooms on the Block

    Thanks for the kind reply, Gargs. I am delighted you enjoy the stuff...strange as it is.
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    The Rhino a la James Christensen

    Thanks, Glitter...glad you like it. The Vultures do add the necessary silliness to the piece.
  5. I found a wonderfully bizarre illustration of an armored Rhino by James Christensen. It is just my kind of Beasty: AND I just happened to have a toy Rhino grazing in The Vault: SO I started working on making my own version of the illustration: At this point the green stuff work is done with the exception of some touch ups & embellishments: The Rhino in his prime...so to speak: I thought I would be more motivated to finish painting the Big Guy if I post here as well as in The Last Hurrah Thread...I have a lot of strange thoughts. Today I started adding some colors to the base. Photos are likely...sometime or other.
  6. Thanks for the kind reply, Jay! The cartoon look of the Vultures is what I love about them also. They fit the mood of The Rhino. You have to be careful hanging with Glitter; re, you could get a dose of sparkly, rainbow fleas.
  7. I've been working on The Project for some time now; inflicting various W.I.P. & finished photos on various & sundry Forums. Now your time has come. To start off, we'll take the Tour of Compo Heep's Mushroom Brew House & Bat Poop Farm coducted by Heep Himself. From a Distance: In the Caves: AND around the exterior: By the Bat Cave: Your kind commentary & critiques would be appreciated. Be warned though, a positive reaction will only encourage me to continue posting.
  8. Thanks, Glitter. I rather like the Vultures also.
  9. SO The Rhino's base is painted & his flesh tone applied. I did some green stuff touch up & added three Reaper 03797 Vultures in lieu of the Tickbird: A better look at his face: Is that a sweet expression or what?
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    The Rhino a la James Christensen

    SO The Rhino's base is painted & his flesh tone applied. I did some green stuff touch up & added three Reaper 03797 Vultures in lieu of the Tickbird: A better look at his face: As I am plodding along with The Big Guy, I have a few other thing on the back burners.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    No: I haven't played a board game since my boyhood, AND, while I enjoyed watching my sons play various video games, I have never played one myself. Some of the miniatures that come with the modern board games are GORGEOUS. I would love to paint them, but the games have no appeal for me.
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    The Rhino a la James Christensen

    Thanks, Rahz. I am glad you like the Beasty. I also think he fits with the place. I am going to add one or more of the Reaper Vultures to his back in lieu of the Snazzy Bird that is in the illustration. For almost thirteen years before I was officially retired, I was on Social Security Disability. SO when I hit retirement I was an old hand at being unemployed. I have been doing my thing for more than fifty years. My love of crafting miniature thingies has carried me through some pretty tough times. Making things with my hands is how I pray...I have the regrettable habit of singing while I work, which completes the "Joyful Sound". I really don't think of what I do as a hobby or a business. It is more a part of being who I was meant to be. I am sure life would be pretty empty without creating stuff. Hang on to what you love. It will happily see you through retirement whether or not the circumstances are happy. Thanks for the reply, pinky. It is good, periodically, to reflect on what I do & why I do it.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    I draw inspiration from all sorts of unlikely sources...a walk through a hardware store can be a revelation. The songs i hear playing through my head from my hearing days fine tune ideas...sort of. Of late, I have been haunting Pinterest. They are a wonderful source of inspiration.
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    The Rhino a la James Christensen

    Thanks, Cyradis. I am happy you like it. Funny you should mention the Unicorn. There are other Christensen Mega Beasties...the Hippo is another possible. SO I checked out the plastic critters that Safari Ltd. has available. I could spend a fortune & the rest of my life doing them up. That doesn't seem like a bad way of spending my time & money, which does point out a certain lack of sense . I thought I posted the illustration there, but I think a lot of strange things. I am glad you like it, TGP. The shadow box idea is a gem. I wish I had thought of it before I based him. I have some ideas for surrealistic display frames & shadow boxes. I had picked up several boxes from Hobby Lobby a week or two ago. The ones I got are just a little too small for the Beasty. If they were larger, I just might have ditched the base/saved it for something else, & tried out your suggestion. I might try it with another critter; I hate wasting a good idea. Thanks for the kind words, LarsM. I am delighted you like it.
  15. Thanks you for your loyal support, Jay. I am looking forward to the colors as well. Thus far, I have the base colors done, & the flesh tones underway...photos eventually.
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    The Rhino a la James Christensen

    Thanks, Metalchaos. I'll give it my best shot. I have the base painted & I have worked out the flesh tones...it's a start.
  17. Your version will most likely be different, but, having an inspirational piece to work with, I will let you reach new heights of artistry.
  18. After asking I figured you bought the Beasty simply because you wanted to painted it. That makes perfect sense to me.
  19. ...why? It looks pretty darned good the way it is. Why not just modify the paint job to suit your tastes? I was going to compliment you on the brushwork before you mentioned repainting.
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    The Rhino a la James Christensen

    ...doing all the green stuff w.i.p. in one fell swoop is a little like a time lapse film. I am glad you like it, Glitter. Thanks for the reply.
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    Happy Birthday, Malefactus!

    ...there is always room for improvement. I would be okay with me if it took a little longer to come around again.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    No; I have a cat.
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