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  1. Thanks guys. I thought one of the Tiffany Aching books had a reference to Nanny Ogg commenting on Tiffany wearing blue rather than the 'traditional black' which is why I was trying to find a Pratchett description. I've started painting this while I'm away from home (and my Discworld books) though! If anyone can give any descriptive paragraphs from Pratchett, that would be great!
  2. Hi, I'm painting one of the Discworld miniatures as a surprise gift for a friend. I've been trying to find any description of Nanny Ogg that comes (hopefully) direct from a Pratchett source, but failing (and I don't have the relevant books to hand). Would anyone be able to help out, please? I'm figuring primarily black for her clothing, but white hair? Blue eyes? Any advice appreciated. And Greebo. Grey? I know he has one white eye and one green one. Thanks in advance for any assistance. Best, Mike
  3. Thanks for all your help guys. Hopefully I'll get chance to give it a try this weekend.
  4. My girlfriend got her Bones 2 pledge this week, which means I got the bits I pitched in for. :-) The tower that is part of Dragons Don's Share is fairly badly 'dished' and will not go together at all as a 'dry fit' (and wouldn't sit on a table if you *could* get it together!). Has anyone tried the boiling water method on bits as large as this? I can just see the logistics of boiling them and then trying to put them into ice water while holding them being a nightmare! Any advice appreciated.
  5. As a professional chemist, I'd like to advise "That Guy" not to take photos while repeating that experiment. Video it instead; that's what Youtube was made for!
  6. Gangrel

    Varnish woes

    I'm a bit confused now regarding the Liquitex matte varnish. Dsmiles says it's more matte that anything he/she has used, while Slashhamstersays "definitely a less matte finish than what you have after just Reaper MSP paints though." I'm just wondering how matte the end result is. I'm used to Army Painter which is dead matt (when it works!).
  7. I think that probably contains a large proportion of acetone (it's cyanoacrylates one real chemical vulnerability). As discussed above, acetone (along with most organic solvents) is best kept away from plastics.
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    Varnish woes

    This one is odd because one figure is a Bones one, the other is metal, and different areas of the figures have taken shine. Both had a loooong drying time, but the Banshee has flesh, hair and the rocks on the base glossy, with the Pathfinder figure just has my painstakingly blended robes shiny. Frustrating!
  9. Freezing does cause it to go brittle, if you're prepared to risk the brute force route. Cyanoacrylate is also very susceptible to acetone if you have access to it and IF the surface involved isn't vulnerable to it. I'd immerse the figure in acetone (if metal) over night, then they usually come apart fairly easily and just leave you with a bit of clean-up to do.
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    Varnish woes

    Thanks for the replies guys. I've used Firestorm in the past, but they're out of stock of Dullcote (as are Antenoncriti (or however you spell it!)). That said, as I posted initially, I'm not 100% sold on it after previous hiccups with it. Dsmiles - I should be able to get the Liquitex one over here; have you used it to rectify figures where the varnish has gone 'odd' in the past? Thanks again, everyone.
  11. Gangrel

    Varnish woes

    Hi, I've just finished painting a Bones Banshee and a Pathfinder magic user and gave them a spray of Army Painter matt varnish to protect them. Annoyingly, the varnish has dried to a satin finish (worse on dark colours). The varnish was well shaken and the figures had had ample drying time (about three weeks for the Banshee). Does anyone have any suggestions to get a true matt finish on these. For the record, Dullcote is hard to get hold of here in the UK, and even then I've had that give a slight sheen to blacks on a figure. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
  12. Gangrel

    Tips for realistic shading of orange?

    Thanks. You're right, it does seem counter-intuitive! I might give it a try on a spare miniature before working on the main guys. As always, thanks for the suggestions.
  13. Gangrel

    Tips for realistic shading of orange?

    I learned long ago not to use black in colours with a red tone, but I confess I've never used blue. I usually add increasing amounts of dark brown.
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    Tips for realistic shading of orange?

    Thanks Enlightened. Without wanting to air dirty laundry in public, I've used Miniature Heroes in he past, but had one really serious run-in over an expensive order last year. I know other people have had issues too. Additionally, he seems to keep very little in stock; it appears you pay up front and he then orders stock in. In short, I'd rather buy from the U.S. than use MH, but again, thanks for the thought; it's appreciated.
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    Tips for realistic shading of orange?

    Thanks for your help guys. Looks like my best approach is another order to the US to top up my paint set a little (not that I mind that). I'll take your suggestions on board and also use the Power Palette myself (I *always* forget just how useful a tool that is). Thanks again.
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