Stink

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  1. Thanks! I appreciate it I just bought a used (and possibly broken) xbox 360 for $40 on ebay to tinker around with and my wife pleasently reminded me that I have probably 5 years worth of metal in the closet to paint and she doesn't see how I could possibly have the time to mess with another 'hobby'.....so thats bright news. It's always easier to stay motivated with her cracking the whip behind me! :D
  2. Time flies. I had a death in the family a few days after my last post and haven't gotten around to painting again since. I'm making this post now to hopefully remind and re-motivate me to get these two done. ;)
  3. I did change my setup between pictures. I was just using the macro setting. The flash was hit or miss. Sometimes it would go off, sometimes it wouldn't. I couldn't get it not to go off, though for that first photo. Then I got unlazy and set the camera up. The second one is a bit of the glaze and a bit of not having the flash.
  4. What really annoys me about this guy is how good he looks in person. Well, I mean, he doesn't look great but he looks 10x better than the photo. Then I take a picture and just go
  5. I really, really like how you did the armor in the first one. It almost looks as if it is made of glass. The second one, though. Wow....that blew me away. Great job!
  6. This is one of those mini's thats just going to fight me until the end, I think. Got some regular black (not black ink) out and diluted it and glazed his armor in it. Did a bit more highlighting with pearl white before getting fed up and moving onto red. Stopping for awhile now for dinner and a movie with the kids.
  7. Thanks! It's kind of hidden in the background a bit in that photo. I really like how it turned out.....except it wasn't completely straight. The waviness of his cape threw me off a bit, but it still looks pretty good. Its not too bad in those photo's, but straight on you can tell the positioning is a little off. By the time I realized it, though, I was past my point of no return. :D
  8. Thanks all! He looks a lot better in your photos than mine. I think I'm going to have to ship you all my mini's for photos, dargrin. :P
  9. The leather looks really good. Can't see much highlighting on his shoulder or thighpads though, might be the angle?
  10. I'm the same way.
  11. I can't tell you how many layers of paint are on that gem from doing it over, and over, and over. Thanks! I'm fairly satisfied with the final product, but the very edge of the highlights on the gem is something I need to work on. I think if I could have gotten a nice, consistent, smooth line it would have looked at least 2x better. :D
  12. Thanks again! I'm liking the scales but the brightest highlights went on a little rough. Its a recurring problem that I have to work on. Same with the gem in my Show Off thread for Satheras....I'm haveing a hard time getting a nice, smooth line...and it only seems to happen when I use white. Either I don't think it enough and it clumps or I thin it too much and it doesn't do anything. I worked on the Barrow Warden tonight for almost exactly two hours (the wife watched two episodes of Ghost Whisperer while I worked. Helps to keep track of time :) ) The boy wants black armor with lava cracks. I think he got the idea from watching his uncle play World of Warcraft. Probably saw the Shaman Tier 1 (which I think they reskinned into another set...I havent played in a couple of years, so I'm not sure). So, I started working on the armor. Metallics are a PAIN. I've used them in small doses and I've used them quite a bit on the past couple mini's I've done (a lot more than the first 9 or so)....but this guy is almost all metal. I started with honed steel...put layer after layer after layer because I thinned my paints a little too much, I think. Then moved down to...tarnished steel then blackened steel, I believe. Then went to adamantium black, because it looked darker than blackened steel. Finished it off with some black ink. Then I just sprinkled some pearl white onto the highlights. It looks really.....hell, I don't know. It doesn't help that I was having a hard time (more so than usual) with the camera. The metallic reflected a good bit of light from the flash. Tomorrow, I'm going to get the tripod out and try to get some proper photos taken. The shoulders were my main focus. I still have a lot of work to do on his hip and leg areas. If anyone has some suggestions to smooth it out, I'd appreciate it. Should I, maybe, glaze over it with a non metallic? Stone grey, perhaps? Until then : Thanks for looking! Edit : I wish I didn't have to work tomorrow so I could put some more paint on this guy right now. Grrrrr
  13. You make me blush. :P Yeah, I couldn't imagine him any other way. I know Marvel's Thor is supossed to be Thor, but I still don't believe it. lol
  14. Anne giving you tips! Lucky dog. ;) I'm going to try those techniques tonight, myself, though. I do the same thing (vertical strokes) and am going to try and keep that in mind.