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  1. Corned Beef on St Paddy's Day BTW I fixed the date
    8 points
  2. I have 3... A siphon feed $20 Badger that I use only for body paint for the Drow costume A Grex Genesis XS .3mm an Iwata HP-SB with a .2 mm nozzle The last 2 are gravity side fed, dual action These are used for the full gamut of jobs, but mainly base coating with the Grex as it has a bigger nozzle and feed cup. The Iwata is for more detail work, such as painting camouflage on 15mm armored vehicles Tips- Clean it, clean it, clean it! Nothing will mess up your brush faster than old paint... It isn't that hard to clean them after use, by now (I've been using the Grex since 2010) it takes less than 5 minutes to clean the brush. Every once in a while I'll spend more time and do a deep cleaning... No different than what you do with your kolinski sable brush, just different methods... Practice! You didn't get to your current skill level with a brush without practice, why should an airbrush be any different? They are a tool, like any other tool, they have their uses. Fades for instance... I did Marbrezuk and did fades on his claws using the Grex... If anyone has the desire, pm me and I will be more than willing to help if I can I can also demonstrate things on the Hangout if you wish....
    8 points
  3. Girl's efficient! And effective! And ebullient! ... .. what? I don't get to use that word nearly often enough. 😜
    8 points
  4. Coffee stimulates the body, tea stimulates the intellect.
    8 points
  5. This is Herry - Da Boss. Potato quality pics for your amusement. I had a matt varnish mishap last night and had to redo his face. Came out okay, though.
    7 points
  6. Not sure if I have a favourite. I eat PB&J every day but that doesn't make it the best, just the most economical. Having cucumber sandwiches fresh from the garden with a little salt is pretty good.
    7 points
  7. No, I've been interested in getting one for years but space, and lack of experience with them means I never buy one. My too most common sammiches are PB&J or ham and cheese with mayo and BBQ sauce.
    7 points
  8. Nope. Not enough space in my apartment to use one.
    7 points
  9. I have not. Though if I ever do, my FLGS is very well stocked in Iwata gear.
    7 points
  10. moderately good news! they found one extinct tortoise! https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/10/world/galapagos-tortoises-discovery-scn/index.html
    7 points
  11. And then, the short armed guy invented the selfie stick. GEM
    7 points
  12. Yes. I have a generic one I got from a hobby store to practice with. I was using it to basecoat larger items and even a bit of highlighting. Then the pandemic hit and the nicely lit, well ventilated corner of the house where I had it set up got turned into my home office and I haven't found a place to set it back up since.
    7 points
  13. Once or twice but it was a cake decorating airbrush at school. So not a lot of experience with that. Have never used one for painting.
    7 points
  14. I got an Iwata for a project, and I still use it occasionally. Great for calling cats, because it goes pshpshpshpshpshpshpshpshpshpshpshpshpshpshpshpshpshpshpshpshp.
    7 points
  15. Time to snuggle up with your minis, and feel better. Are you saying that Grump tastes better when he's poured out of a mug and replaced with coffee? That must be a very large mug to begin with.
    6 points
  16. Italian Bun with Carpaccio/Pesto/Aged Cheese and pinenut seeds.
    6 points
  17. Right now I could go for a spicy Italian sub, the messier the better.
    6 points
  18. I have 2 favorites...hot and cold! Actually a good corned beef on dark rye with Muenster Cheese.
    6 points
  19. No. At this stage in my painting life, it would only add another complexion to my old fashion approach to painting.
    6 points
  20. Yes, Yes, Badger patriot 105 & sotar 20/20, practice makes perfect.
    6 points
  21. And let's not forget Unbeatable!
    6 points
  22. And it's always the same someone Our someone is back from a month off next week, we're not looking forward to the fallout when she discovers she's having her responsibilities changed. In other news, I was hoping that we would be at the point where our house sale was under contract before said someone got back from leave...
    6 points
  23. Coffee will never give you that rich brown coating on the inside of your mug that a good Black Tea can manage over time. GEM
    6 points
  24. Yup! I've owned 5 of them (Badger Vex, Sotar/ Paasche Millennium (started in 99-00 with this one)/ Harbor Freight dual action (was only used for clear coats)/red no name (will be used for clear coats - replacing the HF one)/Testor's Aztek (like the car of the same name this one was hideous & didn't feel like a airbrush, why I picked up the Paasche & sold it off using UseNet message boards (remember those!). I'm in the process of getting ready to use the Vex here soon, so hopefully this one lives up to the hype I've watched & read. Couple tips: With airbrushing you don't need to totally mask off the item your trying to paint. Airbrushes produce a more controlled spray vs a can. If you have multiple airbrushes, don't use multiple hoses & a multi-manifold, just get one brand of hose & then get quick-release ends for your airbrushes.
    6 points
  25. It's been a long time since I painted a dragon. It might be a long time before I do another one. This took me nearly six months of painting nothing but scales. Once I had the scales done the rest of it was pretty quick. The galaxy effect on the wings is something that I learned from a Reapercon class and have wanted to do on dragon wings ever since. I'm sure it's not new, there are likely others out there, but it's the first time I've done it and I like how it turned out.
    5 points
  26. This was fun and relatively quick. I used metallic paints on this one, trying to practice using them. I'm not sure I got it quite right but I learned some things doing it. Not much to say about this one. It was pretty fast and easy. Weirdly I'm having a harder time getting my head around how to use TMM than NMM. I basically did NMM but using metallic paints and I don't think it worked very well here. Any advice anybody wants to give on how to paint TMM style on miniatures would be welcome. Also, how to add rust, or verdigris to metal. That is something else I have not done successfully, I added some red to the chain mail but I don't think it looks like rust.
    5 points
  27. Anyone else tried a Nutella sandwich? It's a guilty pleasure for me.
    5 points
  28. June 18th QotD: What's your favorite kind of sandwich?
    5 points
  29. This is one of the fantastic miniatures from Bombshell Miniatures. The fine details on their miniatures make them really fun to paint and they have a slightly more realistic style than the usual miniatures that I paint (Reaper). It was a nice break from what I usually do. Most of my focus on this one was to apply things I've learned from Reapercon classes and to practice painting skin. I finished this one several months ago and just now got around to taking pictures. I was pretty pleased with it when I finished it but now I see a few things that I would probably do differently and hopefully better. Continuous improvement, I guess...
    4 points
  30. I really wanted to paint this so that it looked like the horse was black. I couldn't make it work. All the pictures I could find were very shiny black horses and it always looked wrong when I tried to paint it -- due to my skill mostly --after three or four times painting over it all and starting over I settled on this brown and blond colored horse. The minis was fun because it gave me lots of opportunity to practice my NMM technique.
    4 points
  31. Finally did some painting:- Astri's cape is done (It's still a little wet in the piccy), this started as a base of Stormy Blue/Pure Black, then a drybrush of Stormy Blue, then the outside bot further drybrushes of Stormy Blue/Ghost Grey and 1:2 Stormy Blue/Ghost Grey, everything then got a Black Wash, re-did the 1:2 Stormy Blue/Ghost Grey drybrush, then it all got a Blue Wash. Badar got some skin. This is a base of Barbarian Flesh, then Flesh Wash, then Barbarian Flesh and finally 6:1 Barbarian Flesh/Light Flesh. Going by the concept art he's supposed to have a little goatee, but I think he looks better without. Made a start on his coat, with a base of Magic Blue on the outside and 1:3 Magic Blue/Stormy Blue on the inside. Getting tired so left it there, can't remember how to paint big, flowy cape things at the mo'.
    4 points
  32. Whatever the Sandwich Project has up for grabs as their feature is almost always absolutely delicious....
    4 points
  33. Oh boy, do I miss sandwiches. Gluten free bread is terrible. It's expensive and not having gluten makes it super crumbly. For some reason, manufacturers keep putting things like grape juice and sweet rice flour in it. WTF? Bread is not supposed to taste sweet. (There are exceptions, like brioche.) I used to really like foccasia bread. Only it was robust enough for my sandwiches! I do like GF bagels, and the buns aren't horrible if you toast them. I make tuna buns, which are topped with cheese and baked in the oven. We also have bagels with La Vache Qui Rite cheese and smoked salmon and alfalfa sprouts. Sprouts totally elevate store-bought sushi, it's like gaining enough XP to level up and multiclass. I tend to eat a lot of store-bought sushi because I can't eat sandwiches. Try finding a sushi restaurant in small town prairie Canada and you'll see what I mean. Sprouts are also great in your buddha bowl or homemade Vietnamese noodles. We grow them in the winter when we aren't guaranteed a weekly trip to the food store.
    4 points
  34. Yup, those are pretty awesome, too!
    4 points
  35. Yes, but it happened in between panels. Which is where she is the most powerful and dangerous. Whenever the reader/viewer can see Squirrel Girl, she's only comedically overpowered. Put a panel line or worse, a page break, in between and she's God-tier. Wolverine may be the best at what he does, but Squirrel Girl is absolutely the best at what SHE does. (Eating nuts and kicking butts)
    4 points
  36. No one's watching, go ahead and add it.
    4 points
  37. I got one for Christmas a few years back with a compressor. It's an Iwata, I think. I haven't been able to convince my dad to let me set it up in his shop and we don't have proper ventilation in the house, so I haven't used it yet. The big reason I wanted one was for big projects, like mountains and trees and other terrain. I'm trying to save the environment, one rattle can at a time. I don't know if I will ever do smaller minis with it.
    4 points
  38. Just quick paints to get them done.
    3 points
  39. 61110 White Sand or other cream color 29143 Griffon golden Brown or other light colored brown (can't' read the number) Harvest Brown, or other reddish hued brown
    3 points
  40. The scientists never tested Grump. And his tea tastes WORSE than most.
    3 points
  41. I'm old fashioned I want to paint with a brush. For me it's too much cleaning and adjusting etc...
    3 points
  42. Nope never, and I never will.
    3 points
  43. I started on some new SpellCrow minis; Halfling (possible town crier) with Pig, & Goblin Bard with backup vocal Dog: AND the isles are getting more colorful: More later...whenever that is.
    3 points
  44. The roof is finally glued down and I am quite pleased with the effect. My strips were a little too thick once they were overlapped, and so I ended up trimming them down and blending the strips together with a set of hair clippers. The next step is to seal and fix the fibres in place using watered down white glue before starting work on the herb garden. One thing I am still undecided on is that thatch roofs tend to darken as they age, and so I am in two minds as to whether I want keep it as it is (It does not look bad as is) or whether I should stain and then lightly drybrush the fibres for a more matured look. Thoughts? Finally , on a related note, I have decided to step into the Youtube arena. I post my projects in a lot of facebook groups and I'm often asked to produce video tutorials. I have finally caved in and I am in the process of editing together my first video (a more detailed guide on how I achieved my thatch effect). If that is of interest to anyone then I will happy start posting video links to supplement my build journals (assuming I am not breaking any forum rules?).
    3 points
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