Kuro Cleanbrush

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Kuro Cleanbrush last won the day on January 3 2013

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  • Birthday 10/01/90

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    Fantasy, Sci-Fi, RPG's, painting/converting miniatures (obviously), video games, board games, card games, metal casting, Metallurgical Engineering, and a whole host of others.

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  1. Not a bad idea indeed! However, as a currently-existing solution to this (though it requires a little effort on the part of the attendee), my suggestion is for each attendee to simply use the class listing. Since we each tend to teach the subjects we feel we are best at, approaching a NMM instructor about NMM or a basing instructor about basing are probably safe bets. Plus, I know that both myself and other instructors usually have no problem saying "Oh, you're interested in learning more about Topic X? Well, here is what I know, but Instructor Y over there can probably give you much better feedback than I can!" and then introducing the student to Instructor Y if they feel too shy to go introduce themselves. Also, on this topic as a whole, I just wanted to throw out there that I really don't tend to work on my own personal projects at ReaperCon. I can do that at home, so I'd much rather be spending my time answering questions and doing impromptu demos! In other words, please, please, please don't hesitate to come say "Hi" and ask for advice on anything miniatures-related! And, if I can't help you, I'll do my best to find someone who can!
  2. I understand the frustrating phases of any art project, but trust me when I say that it really is looking quite amazing!
  3. Hey, buddy! Happy Birthday!!!!!!
  4. So, I haven't been up to Minneapolis since 2012, but, at that time, The Source Comics and Games was pretty fantastic! Hope that helps!
  5. Thanks! I actually used the same brush I use for 99% of all of the my mini: my Raphael 8404 size 0 brush (which I hear is about equivalent to a WN Series 7 size 1). I have some smaller brushes, but I never use them as I find they dry too quickly.
  6. Do you think some bloodstains on the sandbags might work?
  7. Now that is a super fun dwarf mini you have there! I second that the fins are looking quite good, and the shading on the skin is looking especially nice!
  8. He's essentially the same size as the popular Super Dungeon Explore minis. So that makes him pretty comparable to, but slightly taller than, most 28mm gaming miniatures.
  9. Thanks! The base is actually a separate Micro Art Studio base. They sell a wide variety of awesome, ready-made resin bases, and this is actually the second time I've used one of their bases. Thanks! Over Memorial Day Weekend, I'm planning on doing something a little different for the channel and putting together a "Painting You Blood Bowl Team in a Day" video, so we'll see how that goes!
  10. Thanks, everyone! You guys are the best! Thanks! The brass shells were my main attempt to tie him in to the base (and there is a little bit of green in all of his metal and his eye piece), but you're right that throwing some red into the base would probably be a good idea. I was definitely ready to be done by the time I reached his base and kind of phoned it in... though I learned a lot about how to use an airbrush to speed paint!
  11. Thanks so much to everyone for following along! After a much longer-than-anticipated battle with the base (which ended with me finally just settling for a pre-made Micro Arts base), he is finally done and ready for viewing in his Show Off here!
  12. Hello again everyone! It's been a little while since I've had anything to show off, but I've been busily painting nonetheless, and I hope you all enjoy my latest piece: This awesome little chibi is one of Scale 75's Smog Rider miniatures, and you can rest assured that (with such awesome sculpting and casting on their part) I'll be looking to paint another mini from that line before too long! Thanks a bunch for looking!
  13. I just want to briefly state (as an instructor myself) that the "skill level" decision for each class really is somewhat nebulous and arbitrary. Consequently, I totally agree with not making that "difficulty" label too prominent. At the end of the day, art is not a very linear progression of skills most of the time, so a skill which may be easy and old hat for one painter may prove strange and difficult to another painter with precisely the same amount of experience in the hobby based on the skills they have previously acquired. Actually, now that I think about it, we almost have more of a "skill tree" progression system within our hobby. For example, you need to (in my opinion) take some form of blending class before you can take an NMM class, but you also need more of the basics before you could take a blending class. That line of thinking leads me to, in my own mind, try to categorize each class as a "Foundation" class (assembly, priming, basecoating, and everything else you need to know to get started in this hobby), a "Core" class (blending, basing, color selection, and all of the other things that lead to developing other skills but require some basic miniature knowledge), or a "Pinnacle" class (freehand, NMM/TMM, textures, OSL, and other special effects-type skills that require a good knowledge of the "Core" skills to implement). This does not keep anyone from any particular class, but rather lets them know approximately what background the instructor is expecting them to have. However, in the end, that is essentially just Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced by slightly more convoluted titles.
  14. Yay! Awesome work! It's so fun to hold a perfect little pewter casting right after it's made!
  15. Wonderful work, especially for your third-ever mini! Red is often a difficult color to photograph, so don't sweat the picture battles too much. Also, you are already doing a fantastic job with your brush control, so keep it up! As far as how to keep improving, I too can echo the continuously-repeated "moar contrast!!!" line, but know that that is essentially a battle without end. Towards that end, glazes are great, but they tend to dull down contrast instead of ramp it up, so try to keep a judicious balance between strong layering and gentle glazing. Once again, great job!