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  1. Hey guys and gals

     

    I need some poseable pewter chain, preferably to go along with 75mm scale, I know reaper has a little pack of chains but it's not quite the right scale and they're very short. I need something that's at least 100-120 mm long.

     

    I've tried using just necklace chain, and supergluing it into a pose, but it's incredibly fragile and looks pretty janky in the end.

     

    So if anyone has any ideas, I'm all ears.

     

    Thanks.


  2. 20 minutes ago, zorro said:

    Hi @redpiano,

     

    I work with fimo and beesputy and such.

    You can get them to have a very similar consistency to greenstuff etc..

    Try adding fimo mixquick to your fimo, this will allow you, to stretch the clay wiht out tearing, and will give it a tiny bit of memory.

    For the smooth glossy surface, try very VERY lightly brushing over the surface with terpentine (this will make the clay soggy, you have to wait  a bit for the alcohol to evaporate)

     

    Hope that helps :)

     

    Does this mixquick stuff change the handling to be more akin to green stuff or the like? It sounds like it makes it softer, I'm not sure if that would be ideal..


  3. I aim to learn how to sculpt and I'm trying to find the right material for me, I really dislike Fimo, Beesputty and Sculpey, they all seem to behave exactly the same and I end up tearing up the surface with my color shapers and other tools, water as a lubricant seems to make it worse and I can't use vaseline because it makes it impossible to add more material if I need to.

     

    I really like working with magic sculpt and green stuff, but as a beginner I don't want to be worried constantly about time. If I can't find a solution to the polymer clay problem and find a clay that handles similarly to epoxy putties, I -will- use green stuff or magic sculpt, but I'd like to see if anyone knows of an alternative or can tell me how to make green stuff take 48 hours to dry instead of 1-2 hours ;)

     

    Thanks.


  4. Because the Knight Models you said you were interested in would be 32mm at best.

     

    If you are interested in green army men scale check out "Star Wars Command".

     

    Halber

     

    Not at all actually. Knight Models produces gaming figures as well as 70mm display models, the latter being what I'm after.

     

    They used to have a 70mm line of star wars figures like this one https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41cESvkz1qL._SY450_.jpg

     

    Which I've already acquired, but I was hoping there might be some knock-off or star wars inspired figures from other companies in large scales.


  5. Hey guys and gals

     

    I'm curious if anyone can point me to some star wars minis or at least star wars inspired, cool dudes/ladies with light sabers ideally. Larger scale only 54mm+

     

    I know Knight Models did some official ones, but they're all OOP. I've seen one or two "inspired by" minis and busts but none that really caught my eye, just wondering if anyone knows of some others.

     

    Thanks

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  6. That's... vaguely disturbing.

     

    ...but in a brilliantly executed and cool sort of way. ::D:

    The goggles are very striking on his face. What scale is it?

     

    I'm not actually sure on the scale, he's about 50mm tall though.

     

    and thanks to everyone for the kind comments. I meant to ask for criticism but I always forget.


  7. I need help, very badly. My sanity is slipping through the back door.

     

    I'm painting this bust, pig pilot guy. I took a picture of my progress to show someone how orange it looked and the white balance and everything made it look GORGEOUS and I've been trying for the last two days to make it look like this and nothing I try works.

     

    Here is the photo: http://i.imgur.com/rdVUpOw.jpg

     

    Now. Here is what I've tried thus far so we can skip any redundancies. 

     

    My initial try was using green and three reds, over a black and white airbrush primer surface. I was using Scale Colour Deep Red, Blood Red and Antares Red for the highlight. The end result looked orange, this displeased me. So then I tried going in and overcoating everything with Scale Colour Red Leather, I then tried using Winsor & Newton Cadmium Red Medium as my final highlight, even CADMIUM red, the reddest of red can be red, was looking orange-ish pink. I tried reducing the amount of area I was highlighting. Still orange.

     

    So the next thing a friend recommended I do is use whites and grays and black to create my texture and then glaze on red ink, I did this and it's gotten me close but not quite there still. It's also difficult because I can't seem to get it to look quite the right color in my photos as it looks in person so I can't really show you the problem.

     

    But here is where I'm at now, it's close to this, but just slightly orange http://i.imgur.com/Xfu90C4.jpg

     

    If anyone can tell me how to paint red to look RED like in my first picture, I'll take any tips at this point.

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  8. My bad, it was B-day and a different Lizard King....

     

     

     

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    That is 03098: Astrid, Female Chronicler 

     

     In his hand.... Sir ForScale had to be somewhere else....*

     

    And my son with his pal

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    It is almost 4' long and 2' high!!!!

     

    And much more the collectable type thing than Mini....

     

     

     

    George

     

    Edit, my son instantly rattled of make, model, etc of the one you showed, and reminded me that his B Day is in September....

     

     

    lol, they're expensive kits, make sure he has the stuff to build and clean large resin kits as well. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me.

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