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NOLA Chris

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  1. 😅 good medical joke! islets of langerhans are in the pancreas and secrete insulin.!... put a few candy treats hidden in there and it'll work even better as a joke! Chris
  2. Love Michael's! I always look at the plants with sale tags, to see what's available Also check out aquarium plans on sale at PetsMart etc They can make some cool "alien" terrain Chris
  3. Hi again! thanks for the feedback on the non-airbrush thing... so could it be usefull for base-coats and primers? Chris
  4. Hi all! I just saw an item that may be easier than a full airbrush; I found a "quick change airbrush kit" which seems to pretty much allow you to use any paint as a "spray can" It doesn't mix the air and paint, so no painful cleanup, still attaches to a compressor or air can, and only $10 bucks (with 4 jars) Mine just came in the mail so haven't had time to try it yet, but hoping it'll be good for priming and painting large models Chris
  5. Great work! Smallest I paint is 6mm - GW Epic stuff, and 6mm Napoleonic and 10mm Historical (Ancient, Roman, Dark Ages, and Renaissance) I find it helpful to paint the 6mm as units rather than individual figures, think of a base/stand of 10 figures as the "figure" I also like the look of each base of figs being a small diorama (at work so can't link pics) Chris
  6. Thanks, guys! was a fun mini to paint :)
  7. Painted up another bad guy for my players to encounter! Used contrast paints and light drybrushing on the stone Added the chompy goo-gore with glossy red
  8. The green does look fantastic, But the leather effects on the bracer and wraps on the spear are amazing!
  9. I agree with Doug, start with some Woodland Scenics, the ground up foam flock material, and see what you think, then add some tufts to that, if it adds texture/character etc. I mix several colors of flock, and add in some rock/cat litter as well, to get a nice feel, depending on the size of the figs and base (I paint 6mm to 30mm figs, with many to a base for gaming) I've tried static grass from a few companies, never with great success and now mainly use flocking and tufts grab some old figs and experiment! :) having a warband, army, etc on similar bases really adds to the flavor of miniature battles to me! (not sure how to resize the pics, sorry if they're too big)
  10. Thanks for the brilliant advice! (pun intended...) the 5000K "daylight" 100W equivalent LED bulb suggestion works GREAT in my old desk lamps! I have one on each side of me, and i went from straining to see the details to painting relaxed again! (the joys of middle aged eyes!)
  11. I agree with washes of both, I do that on my Ork buggies etc and on lots of my bones figs for RPG :)
  12. Nice video, thanks! Can you tell how you built the light arch, though? I'd like to see how that works, and do you think it gives you better lighting than the LED panel? I've got three swing arm lamps right now... (1 regular bulb, 1 daylight bulb, and 1 Ott light) and still feel like I'm in shadows :)
  13. Hi all! Finished up my Slaaneshi Cult with some cheerleaders! (Inner Circle painting comp) Used the Golden Skin triad with nice results (to me!) Still working on the edge blending, but I'm happy with them for gaming level! Hair is craft store pink with Reaper Punk Rock Pink wash Metals are layering and washes of three different companies (craft, reaper, citadel) Tried a technique I read here for the eyes, using reddish liner/wash to accent the green eyes Drummer's beard is the auburn and redhead triad (Now back to painting my RPG groups characters (yay Bones!)) Chris the Tall
  14. Very nice! Are you getting the whole set done?! I've tried to, but keep getting distracted... I almost miss the old cardboard standups...
  15. oops! sorry about that, I'll try to edit Chris
  16. Not sure if this got posted in the above, but a stretchable line made for model airplane wires, carried at many model train and plane stores I've been to called EZ Line several sizes and colors (ex .003 Charcoal) It stretches, so you glue one end, when dry stretch to other end of bow and glue. I've seen it on figs and it looks great! (even on 15mm archers for ancients games) Mike (from Bobe's Hobby Shop) uses it and says it is easy to use I haven't tried it myself, though Chris
  17. Thanks, y'all! I'll post some more pics as I get the vines woven into the twig/antlers and the flowers on the tips the flower was inspired by my lavender plants that are blooming right now in the garden :) Chris
  18. oops, forgot to add tags... how do I go back and edit for that?
  19. Hi all! I'm working on my Treeman Ancient from *cough cough* some other company... I'm trying to keep spring bright colors, from the new foliage with a yellow green, new growth branches with that faint redish green stem Lavender flower pattern on the staff I'll be adding some foliage tufts next, as well as flowers and moss (mostly from model railroad terrain gear) happy so far, except for that loincloth thing... maybe needs lots of moss? appreciate any tips/advice! (pics aren't that great, still trying to learn photo techniques with the new phone) Chris
  20. Beautiful work, and perfect timing, as I'm working on a flock of Harpies, and have been trying to get a handle on purple flesh tones... Thank you for the inspiration! Chris
  21. I've used iridescent nail polish on some of my giant insects for 15mm fantasy armies (no pic available right now) check out the Walgreens or Sally's Beauty Supply an amazing variety of colors and effects! (I live on a block with both of them) and experiment.... I had good fun with my giant beetles! Chris
  22. I've used opalescent and metalic fingernail paints on my giant insect models, check out the nail section at Walgreens etc for some neat color ideas! You may have to thin them some, and I like the idea of starting with a silver base! Chris (can't find pics of the bugs to upload...)
  23. Thanks for the review! I've looked at these on line, but your blog really shows them off well. Just a little too complex for my current capabilities, I think. Sigh... Chris
  24. That is one Pimp-o-rific coat!! Fabulous work!
  25. Very NIce! and it is also nice to know other people paint up vignettes and figs for the ir SigOthers!! (currently working on a Victorian SciFi fig for the wife) Chris
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