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  1. Thread title pretty much sums it up. This is Callus the Renegade from Black Orc’s Hundred Kingdoms, sculpted by Jason Wiebe: There is is a lot going on here, from chain, scale, and plate to all the spangly bits and Things on Belts. Tried to add some variety of color where possible. Not sure what actual colors were worn by Roman soldiers, but red is popular among cosplayers according to Google. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t purple at least. Turns out Dark Elf Skin is a pretty good approximation of actual gorilla flesh. It also seems that brown is not a popular color for actual gorilla fur, but whatever. I was unsure just what that thing in his left hand is, so I imagined it as some sort of monkey-headed scepter, and painted it up in Dragon Copper and Antique Gold. Mostly as an excuse to try out some GW verdigris. I probably miffed the placement, but it’s a neat effect. Very much a “nasty old penny” look. Did I mention this guy is big? Here he is alongside Miss Forscale the Strumpet: Comments and critiques appreciated!
  2. You want to look for “sealer”. Reaper makes some brush-on types as do others, not sure if there is a decent spray sealer though. In a pinch, you can even use something like Mod Podge, but that tends to go on a bit thicker than Reaper sealers. On the plus side, it takes a Herculean effort to get through that stuff. Be aware that most sealers, even when labeled matte, tend to make things noticeably more shiny than before.
  3. Those are the biggest ferrules I’ve ever seen. Still seems a bit steep, and I bet I could ruin those perfect points pretty quickly...
  4. Randomess XIV: Bees, Bees, the Musical Fruit! The more you eat, the more you OW OW MY MOUTH
  5. Randomness XIV: Ever tried to have a serious conversation with your girlfriend, while a crow is sitting on your head?
  6. Was that the one made from a L’eggs pantyhose container taped to a shampoo bottle?
  7. Randomess XIV: the Best Thread You’ve Ever Read Except Maybe Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second
  8. Looks like Gloss Sealer, Grey Brush-on Primer, and Wash Medium.
  9. Randomness XIV: Free Hugs! Only $5 (international backers add 538€ shipping)
  10. Now there's some shiny legs! Too bad there’s no Clear White/Black, those would be fun to mess around with the other clears.
  11. Batman Forever was okay, it was Batman and Robin that made the world weep.
  12. It is one of their methods of keeping cool, Angoras are notorious for being sweaters.
  13. So it wasn't just me then, whew. Maybe it’s just one of those pigments that overpowers everything else. Perhaps a more naturally runny color would work better. It could be the lighting, but there does appear to be a slight difference between the bare and lined models. The colors on the latter are ever so slightly deeper. Still not shiny, but possibly some useful combos.
  14. From what I gather, there is one. It’s called the “melt table”. Why is it called a ”crunch plate”?
  15. Pfft the box is clearly marked as RED clearance! That should cover everyone on the forums. If they’re not...well, that’s unfortunate. Enablement!
  16. Oh hello pretty snake lady have you come to take my money? Luckily*, this is probably going to be way out of my price range. *dependant on point of view
  17. Sometimes you eat the paint, and sometimes the paint eats you. This one is closer to the latter. Here’s Jolie the blue-themed Scribe: I just wanted to relax and have some fun with this mini, and try out some paints for the first time. So I started out basecoating her robes in Frosty Blue from the holiday set, and it looked pretty good. Used some Rosy Skin and Scholar Flesh on her skin, and it looked pretty good. Unboxed the blond hair triad and laid down the mid tone and it looked pretty good, which was when it became apparent I was painting Disney’s Cinderella. That could not stand, so I threw some gray in front and gave her a pink sash, which was originally a dark blue then an ill-advised red. I’m honestly pleased at how those parts turned out, especially the highlights in front. The rest of the model was a series of small disasters in shadow and highlights, and at some point I decided it was as good as it was going to get, tossed some Palomino Gold on the fancy bits, and put an end to the struggle. Though I did take the opportunity to try painting sheer clothing, not sure if it works (gloved forearm): C&C appreciated.
  18. Randomness XIV: They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! hopefully somebody gets it
  19. Back when it was originally released, the fine print with the alcohol content described it as something like “flavored beer” edit: Randomness XIV: Zomething Different
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