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DixonGrfx last won the day on December 7 2013

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About DixonGrfx

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  1. DixonGrfx

    Narglauth Preproduction (3D print doorprize)

    Almost all surfaces have blocked in color. Some of it is undercoating for metal paint. I think that's what I'll paint next. The metal paint block ins.
  2. DixonGrfx

    Narglauth Preproduction (3D print doorprize)

    No. That he was a reapercon class figure. Two brush blending with Matt D. Then the metals are Scale 75 Metal Alchemy paints.
  3. Won this guy at the kickatarter conclusion party. Started painting him and is fun, but challenging.
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    Narglauth Preproduction (3D print doorprize)

    Won this guy at the kickatarter conclusion party. Started painting him and is fun, but challenging.
  5. I have picked up the whole line of BONES paints excluding the metals. I haven't had occasion yet to use every single one of them yet. So far, the only one I haven't gotten the coverage I expected was 9430 Polished Leather. The color was good tho. They are my primary go-to paint set now though. I still find myself grabbing the Liners, Clears, Flow Improver, and Nightmare Black quite allot.
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    Paint Track Apps?

    Ahh.... I had the visibility of most of the paint lines turned off. I vaguely remember doing that when I first bought the app and the only paints I had at the time was Reaper. In the intervening time from then to now CO has added more paint lines that I had not manually turned off the visibility. Thus my confusion. Adjusting the settings resolved my issue.
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    Paint Track Apps?

    It would be nice to have the Scale 75 paint lines added. Right now the line isn't huge like the Reaper MSP range. So it's not difficult to manage. But it would still be nice to add my collection of Scale 75 paints to the app.
  8. DixonGrfx

    77492 Behir

    It's not retail release yet. I got mine in the Bones 3 KS rewards.
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    77492 Behir

    I had allot of fun with the color palette inspired by Chinese Golden Dragon.
  10. DixonGrfx

    Mary Read Bust by Scale 75

    We did do some brush work on the bandanna to blend some of the gradients. But not very long. We moved on to work on her bodice. The black leather parts were our next focus. Interestingly enough, we used inks to give the leather a satin finish and with the black ink we mixed in violet ink. It looks fantastic. And the last thing we had time to work on in class was the brocade. We used a blend of paint (from the Fantasy & Games line) and metal paints. The workshops were amazing. If you ever get the opportunity to attend a Julio Cabos workshop I highly recommend it.
  11. DixonGrfx

    Mary Read Bust by Scale 75

    Airbrushing the bandanna: 1. Using the mid-tone color we airbrushed the figure aiming from the bottom towards the top. 2. Using the highlight color we airbrushed from the top down. 3 Using the Shadow color we again airbrushed from the bottom up. I did not take pics after each application. Just after the airbrushing was done. Then the masking came off.
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    Mary Read Bust by Scale 75

    Once we had the face done, we next worked on the bandanna. This we were going to return to the airbrush. So I removed the masking from the bandanna. We began to paint the bodice. There is some detail in relief on the figure. But it is very subtle. In order to retain enough detail to see we had to paint the color in thin glazes. I did not take photos... We used poster tack to cover the work we did on the face and skin. Then wrapped the figure in cellophane (or cling wrap) to protect the rest of the figure.
  13. DixonGrfx

    Mary Read Bust by Scale 75

    After working the eyes, we started on her makeup, blending some of her flesh. this bust does not have sculpted eyebrows so we painted them on. Her lips also have a pretty soft edge that isn't strongly defined. We painted the outline of her lips then filled the remaining volume.
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    Mouse's Mouslings

    Try this process. 1. Load the paint on your brush 2. Wick away excess water on the towel 3. Paint a quick stripe on your thumb to test how the paint flows off. 4. Evaluate that test application before you move on to the figure. 5. If it flows well and you get the coverage you were hoping for on your thumb, paint your figure. 6. If not, make a judgment call as to what needs adjusting. Paint too thin? Not thick enough? Right consistancy, but brush belly swollen with water? Return to step one making adjustments as needed. If you watch any of the professional painters, you'll see some variant of this process EVERY TIME they put paint to a figure. The pro's get familiar with the properties of their paints. And they test before they apply paint.
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    Mary Read Bust by Scale 75

    Before we started brushwork on the skin we painted in her eyes. Here Julio talked about paint consistency, brush selection, and precision brush control. His method for painting eyes is more elaborate than I was accustomed to, but I think part of that is due to the scale of the figure. We only painted the eyeball, we didn't even darkline. I ran into trouble with her right eye as there was some trash on the surface. So it wasn't a very clean application of paint there. I was able to make it look decent.
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