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  1. Was wondering what the consensus is on repainting LE figures. The figure I am looking at repainting is the wizkids Cthulhu. It is a LE figure in the horror clicks line. (Here is a rough picture) I am thinking of changing its color scheme to fit my idea what it is supposed to look like. I'm asking cause i don't know if it is taboo to do that. Then the next question is how best to go about it? Like if i need to strip it and how to. Also the best way to rebase it off the game base. I will probably never play the game so I don't need it on that clicky base. Thanks Joe
  2. Awesome painting of the figure. Might have to get another one and try and paint it similarly. Again nicely done and icky looking. I need to find a tutorial on how to do washes like that.
  3. Just starting back to painting so its not elaborate and small, but figured since y'all showing what ya have I figured I would put up a pic of my little cubby hole. Its in my hallway, as I live in a small apt. The door goes to my utility closet which I only go into once a year or so. Small but it works. Got the idea for the peg board from one of you guy's previous post. Good idea and frees up some table space.
  4. Looks like something out of one of my mad alchemists worst nightmares. In our game he made some freaky creatures, but that one takes the cake. I Like!
  5. With my tablet I seem to get better pictures if I just put white paper behind them and under. So it is a neutral background. I also put a paper towel between my light source and figure. It diffuses the light and breaks up shadows. Also I put it real close to my figures, about 8 inches. Here is what my last setup looked. And this is what it wound up looking after edit
  6. They're pretty simple to do; I just follow this process: This uses six colours — four shades of red, chrome yellow, and white — but I found that on this model all I've needed is a dark red base colour, bright red, and white, and the yellow is used only on the big eyes. Thanks for the tip. I followed it to do the eyes on the Mashaaf I am doing and it turned out much better then what I had before. I did only 3 colors tho since my brush control is not that good. Thanks again.
  7. I'm in the process of making pathfinder stats for the fig since I have not been able to find stats for Mashaaf. Going to base her stats on the great old ones in the bestiary 4. So it will be mythic level.
  8. Nice. That is one awesome mean looking fairy.
  9. Nice. Gotta love that hair. Looks like it takes up half its mass. Now I want to play 'another' gnome bard.
  10. Well this my take on the Mashaaf figure. Mashaaf the Devourer of Worlds. ~She is One of the Great old ones from the outer planes. Her home is a deep chasm in the bowls of the earth. She only surfaces to feed during great cataclysmic events or when called upon by her followers with a horrific ceremony. Legends say she feeds on the nightmares of people during times of strife.~ The figure to me looks to be a amalgamation of Slug, Maggot, Caterpillar, Spider and maybe some Crab. I tried to make it look as though her top was possibly a hard surface the stone fused to it. I also tried
  11. Real nice. We are doing a sea campaign (almost finished) and my druid would have liked to have that as a companion.
  12. Love this set up. Hope you don't mind, but i am going to try your same color setup on mine. Me and a friend have the same set and i am going to do a forest dragon and he is going to do it as a red dragon, so we have more of a selection of figs for gaming.
  13. Wow. what line is that figure in. Gotta get one. Won't be able to do what you can, but would like to have it in my collection. EDIT Never mind I found it by the number. Cool will order one on next batch.
  14. Now that is an awesome Blue dragon to be feared by all adventurers. I like.
  15. Ok I believe this will be what my end result for Mashaaf is. I'm still learning the basics and trying to get my colors down. I'll let it set a day and if I still like it i will try and make better pics for the show side. Three things I had never done before for a figure till this one is three color eyes, basing and glowing effects. It was fun, but I think I need to move on to other figs. I have a habit of getting bored (I've been told its AAD or some such thing) with something and abandoning it. I need to work on getting better lighting but here is what She looks like now. I t
  16. BTW what do you suppose those knobs between the mouth flaps and the mouth is supposed to be? Also I might just have to re-think how I was going to paint the circles on its side. The eye's just look too awesome. For my pathulu game I was going to make them defensive orifaces that would spray acid at attackers from the sides. If I do change then, hope you don't mind if I steal your idea.
  17. Truely icky and growse looking. Love the work on the eyes. Don't know how you guys get such detail on the eyes I pretty much am happy if I get color on the the eye area only. But man those eyes are just creepy looking. Good work. And excelent work on those mouth parts. You got the folding flesh look good.
  18. I'll have to get the stuff online then. I'll probably try miliputy first. But for now it seems the clay has stuck well to the base. I rolled out the clay into a 1/8" thick layer and layed it over the base cutting out the existing base. After fitting it I put a layer of E6000 glue on the base and layed the clay on that. It seems to be holding good. This clay must not be normal clay. It is light and still has a plasticy feel to it. I can still carve into it. I cleaned it up ans added some detail to it. The ceramic base was already pretty heavy and the clay hasn't added too much more weig
  19. well here's hoping i didn't waist a bunch of clay, but it's a learning proccess. I couldn't find anything that said ya cant use just regular clay. If this doesn't work it is just waisted time and clay. mainly due to cleaning up the base if it don't work. Here's what i have so far. Gonna hit the bed and let it dry then will do some more carving and sanding on it. Its been over 30 years since i worked with clay. I did a few sculptures when I was younger but never pursued it. I tried to continue the original peices structure, but it really looks crude right now. The clay was too soft for me
  20. Well while i was waiting for my base to dry I decided to put more paint on. I am still working on the belly, so i went online and pulled up some pictures of slugs. Man there are some wickedly wierd slugs out there. With the most outlandish colors. I'm figuring since Mashaaf is an amalgimation of several critters (from what I can tell it is slug, spider, catapillar, crab) and I figured i would try and pull from each. Figuring that the slugs that are the more poisoness are the ones with the vibrant colors I decided that I would try and make my colors pop. Also added a few new ones, since the clo
  21. Ok for the adding to my base I bought this Will this work? I tried to find the stuff most of you all talk about about but my local micheals has no idea what it is, which means they don't have any. By reading the package it seems like it would work, i just don't know how well it would adhere to my base/mini?
  22. Ok while I am trying to decide how to do the transperancy thing (I went shopping and bought some more mediums to try) I need to decide how to base her. The bottom peice is too soft and she just leans forawrd as you can see in some of my photos, so she is going to have to be put on something ridgid (Why oh Why doesn't my spell checker work on this site? I have dislexia and need it.) to keep her upright and tall. Here is the figure on a 4 inch base which would be gargantua in pathfinder. As you can see it is too small for the base piece and looks too little for her anyway. I haven't been
  23. Looks black to me. As for the light source when taking photos. Try putting a sheet of tissue, if possible over your light, that will diffuse the light (and dim it a little). Or point it away from your work and shine it on a white surface like a wall or sheet of plain paper. I've been planning on doing the same when i take my pics for showing. Joe
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