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  1. Those look great, how did you order the lamps? I don't have an ikea store nearby, so am I out of luck? Unfortunately, IKEA doesn't offer mail order for most of their stuff. I picked these up at our local IKEA. somegeek
  2. I used this Liquitex Airbrush Medium to dillute some of my paints tonight and it seems to flow on better. I dig it.
  3. I'm working on painting the Ashardalon figure from the Wrath of Ashardalon set and I'm curious... I plan to paint his chest, belly, tail bottom a tan/yellowish color. My question is, do I also use a bit of this color on his shin plates? I'm kinda thinking not but also wonder if I should treat that shin different from the base red color I'm using on the rest of him? Appreciate any input. somegeek
  4. Thanks for the reply. I picked up a bottle of thismedium yesterday and used my airbrush to put the base layer on my Ashardalon figure. Turned out nice! I imagine I can use this medium to create inks/washes as well?
  5. Please disregard. Gonna chase down a bottle of this tomorrow. http://www.amazon.com/Liquitex-Professional-Airbrush-Effects-Medium/dp/B001US2NQA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top'>Liquitex Professional Airbrush Effects Medium, 8-oz. Reviews on Amazon show this should fit the bill for what I'm trying to do. Hans
  6. I haven't used my airbrush (http://www.amazon.com/Iwata-Medea-Revolution-Action-Large-Gravity/dp/B000BQS3UW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368855449&sr=8-1&keywords=iwata+revolution+CR&tag=613240924-20'>Iwata Revolution CR) before with craft acrylics and wondering if folks can lend any advice? I'm using the Martha Stewart acrylics. Should I use something besides water for dilution? Painting a larger figure (Ashardalon) and wanted to knock the dust off my airbrush for the main wing/body color. Thanks in advance. :) somegeek
  7. One thing I was going to mention earlier was that after I worked a bit with my La Corneille size 0 round, I started using a 5/0 La Corneille spotter and it's become my primary brush for the most part. I seem to be using it 95% of the time. At first I thought it was tiny but I've gotten somewhat comfortable with it and I'm getting better at putting the paint where it needs to go. :)
  8. The Ashardalon figure in my Wrath of Ashardalon set had it's wings mounted slightly rotated at the factory. This resulted in a gap on his left shoulder and the right wingtip touching the base. I was curious if there is a way to heat and permanently bend this rubbery figure material? My other idea was to use my dremel to shorten that wing tip maybe 1/8" along with the webbing. I also wondered how good the glue is securing the wing set to the figure, if I could separate it with a hobby knife to remount it? somegeek
  9. Thanks for this tip! Thanks! Those are kinda in the hopper for me with the Wrath of Ashardalon set. :) I did note the WoA set minis have much more defined detail than the Dungeon Command figures... different material too. The Dungeon Command figures are kinda rubbery while the WoA figures are more plastic-like. The archer figures above has some 'fill' areas in the armpit, under the pauldrons, between the front arm and his chest. How do folks decide what color to paint these 'fill' areas?
  10. I did use water to thin my paint though it was very watered down... way past the 1:1 ratio. I did read http://www.how-to-paint-miniatures.com/miniature_painting_washing.html'>this regarding adding soap to your rinse water which you'll use a few drops of to water down your paint. I will have to try this. Thanks for the reply.
  11. This is the next set of minis I'm working on. I feel they're done so I'm going to clear coat them tomorrow after they've dried overnight. I tried to use a wash but noticed that the pigment gathered away from the cracks in the surface vs in the crack. How can I use a paint wash to run into the cracks on a surface or do I need to use something besides my diluted arcrylics for this? Any suggestions on how I could have treated the quiver different to add detail? Thanks, somegeek
  12. Thanks for the replies. What is the difference between an ink and thinned paint?
  13. Newb inquiry incoming... The bow on this archer(from a Dungeon Command set) has some texture to it which I'd like to bring out. Should I use a dark ink wash and/or lighter highlights? At one point I almost stopped putting layers on the bow as the white still showing through gave it a nice texture but then I figured it'd be best to put on a solid base layer then work on adding highlights. Any input appreciated. :)
  14. Noted and Thanks for the replies. I went ahead and put on a few coats of Krylon clear tonight. I'll shoot a layer of matte finish and call this good. I started a few more minis tonight and see some stuff I can do different. somegeek
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