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About Guindyloo

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  • Birthday 08/22/1982

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    I like xenomorphs, painting minis and a certain goblin

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  1. Kingdom Death - I love these figures. The whole aesthetic of the company is everything that I love in art - A little anime, a little horror, mixed in with a lot of provocative imagery, death, and scantily clad hot ladies. It's an obsession at this point and I'm not sorry. Ouroboros Miniatures - Their stuff can be a little quirky and niche now and then but every line is a passion project and the figures and busts are always of beautiful quality and serious attention to detail. They're also an absolute pleasure to deal with. Nocturna Models - They make a xenomorph, that alone is worth loving a company but also all of their stuff is gorgeous and high quality. I don't just recommend their beautiful figures, I also very strongly recommend their Fantasy-Pro Vallejo paint sets. (FYI I can't currently comment whether their new N-Paint line that is on kickstarter right now will be the same quality only because I haven't personally used them, but they look great to me and I'm pledging for them.) Kimera Models / Pegaso Models - If you didn't know, Kimera and Pegaso are run by the same people. They make gorgeous, high quality figures and they're really great, passionate and giving people who have a real love of the hobby and art. Their Kimera Kolors paints are hard to get at the moment, but they're absolutely worth the hype. They haven't left my desk since I got them and as soon as their supply has caught up to demand, I'm going to order a second set.
  2. I have a lot of favourites and certainly a lot of the usual suspects that have been previously mentioned are among them. I have a lot of admiration for sculptors in general and I feel that, also in general, people seem to put far more importance on painters in the hobby than they do on the sculptors. Sculptors' work seems to be treated a lot less like art and a lot more like just a product and I think that's a shame. (That's obviously a generalized statement, don't come at me.) I know that these little figures serve as something with a lot of utility for a lot of people, but they're also art. So I have great respect for all sculptors and especially anyone who has managed to make any sort of career out of their art. You have to have worked exceptionally hard to get noticed and I have so much respect for that. So I'm going to name some of my favourites that I don't think were already mentioned that maybe people here don't know about whose work you should check out, in no particular order: Juan Navarro Perez, Karol Rudyk, Thomas David, Pedro Fernandez, Ali Jalali, Lucas Pina. I could go on, but I'll stop there. My favourite colour to paint with his generally teal/turquoise. I tend to gravitate toward blues, greens and ocean sort of colours. I like any colour that's super vibrant though. So like with the sculptor question, I'm not going to list anyone that was previously mentioned even though there are some amazing painters there, some of which are painting heroes to me, in favour of listing amazing artists that maybe you don't know about and should check out, in no particular order: Pepa Saavedra, Robert Karlsson, Patricia Sancho, Chris Suhre, David Colwell, Riccardo Agostini, Francesco Franciuus Farabi, May Aguilar Andreu, Elizabeth Beckley, Ivan Hortal, Marina 'Ringil' Ainagoz, Michal Pisarski, Katarzyna 'KAHA' Gorska. I'm going to stop there or I'll just go on and on. There's so many people doing absolutely amazing work that keep me inspired to keep pushing my own painting.
  3. Guindyloo

    What Happened to the Pathfinder Range of Paints?

    That is totally a colour that I'll enjoy painting with! Thank you for restoring it to its proper name, I'll forgive Reaper and Paizo for misspelling Guindyloo, I suppose. Incidentally, it occurs to me that Grindylow may be why I have heard people insert an R into their pronunciation of my name from time to time.
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    Summoning A Dragon bust

    That's the way to do it! Early and as stress free as you can manage! I "finished" (I have maybe an hour worth of work left to do) my Painters entry 3 months ago and now I'm using the remaining time to see if I can put anything together for any of the other categories. Much less stress to not leave it to the last minute! Last year I was repainting half of my Painters entry the night before we left for Texas because I'd "ruined" her (it really wasn't that dramatic, but you know how it goes ) and finished up my Diorama entry in the hotel room the night before the entry deadline. It was way too stressful so I swore I wasn't going to do that to myself again!
  5. I'm glad you like her, she's such a cute little (54mm) lady! I'm a big Ouroboros Miniatures fan. I don't think that they have a reseller stateside (they're in the Netherlands) but their official UK seller is Mr. Lee's.
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    Summoning A Dragon bust

    You have been putting in a lot of care and work on this and it shows! The face paint is better than before - it looks a lot more delicate now. I love that you used your own skin as a real world reference and I think it was the right call, her skin looks more natural. Isn't it funny how adding a purpley white, of all things, can make skin actually look more realistic? That's a great example of why it's so important to try things and experiment because you can stumble upon something unexpected that you find works really well for you. Also, btw, I love her lipstick colour, it's a perfect nude lippie and I want it for myself. I think that your gut has been pulling you toward a blue glow for a while now, so I really think that's the direction you should go in. You feel more confident about how to approach it and in my own painting experience, I feel like it's always best to go with my gut. Even if it doesn't turn out, at least I've followed my own vision and I think that's really important when you're approaching something from an artistic viewpoint rather than a utilitarian one. We can paint gaming figures and armies all day long to the specifications of how they're supposed to look, but when you're making individual art, I think it's more important to follow your instincts. There's nothing wrong with wanting to paint something the same way that someone else painted it and even (or especially) without a tutorial, that can be a great way to learn different techniques and styles. But there's nothing quite like following your own vision. The only other thing that I would suggest is that it might be a good idea to paint the flames/dragon first so that you know for sure that works for what is really the first thing the viewer is going to see on this bust. If it were me, I would be concerned that I might paint in the OSL, love it, then go to paint the flames/dragon and end up not liking it and using different combinations of colours and therefore forcing the OSL to not work as a result. But if you have a plan of attack already in mind, go with that. Anyway, I think she's looking really great! Are you bringing her to Reapercon?
  7. Every year I give my mother a painted figure for Christmas. One year I also painted one for my father, but he didn't seem to care that much. My mother on the other hand, despite our lifelong strained and fractured relationship, has always been a supporter of my painting. The handiest pics are of this past Christmas' figure, but I can't figure out how to get them off of my instagram so I'll just link to the post there. https://www.instagram.com/p/BsEssTLHXvB/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet I had forgotten to take final pics, so the pics there were taken by my mother so they're simultaneously better quality pics than my usual cellphone nonsense, and yet worse simply because she's not used to taking pics of minis. But they'll have to do! 1. Scantily clad thicc ladies. I care about artistic gear and proportions in my art, not realistic ones, and the female form is my favourite canvas. 2. Anything with large enough eyes that I can paint in a lot of detail. 3. Nice, billowy cloaks are always a good time.
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    ReaperCon 2019 Class Tickets Go Live June 8th!

    That should be Growtix's tagline.
  9. Unfortunately, it's generally only other artists who think it's important to support artists. People who don't know what kind of blood, sweat and tears go into creating something by hand have no context for the value of such things. That's why the laughable sentence "I could make it myself for cheaper" often gets uttered in such instances because they think that they know but they really don't. I'm reminded of sitting on the curb at the Venice Beach boardwalk with a "friend" under an artist's umbrella, petting his dog while he painted portraits, really good portraits of this "friend"'s dogs from pictures on her phone. I don't remember the exact price, but he charged something to the effect of $30 per portrait and had offered her a discount of $50 to do two portraits. She haggled him down to $40 for both even though $50 was literally nothing to her. We weren't friends after that trip and that particular instance was one of the reasons for that.
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    Nocturna N-Paint & Fantasy Figures

    When they go to retail, if they sell them the same as their Vallejo branded paint sets, they are unlikely to break them up out of the sets. I obviously can't promise that they won't and I really wish that they would, but it's something to consider and maybe ask them about their future plans in the comments. If they plan on breaking them up, then you'd probably be better off waiting for retail to just pick up the paints that you're interested in. If they're not going to break them up, then you're just weighing whether you'd rather pick them up via KS at a possible discount (I didn't see if they said if they're discounted) or just at retail price. Yeah, as far as I know it's all the same. I should have said the same people who make Coat d'Arms rather than made by Coat d'Arms.
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    Nocturna N-Paint & Fantasy Figures

    I'm tentatively in and it was this that sold me: "But the greatest quality of N-Paint is not in its physical characteristics, but in what it allows you to do chromatically. The mixes made by Jesús Martín, who created the colors of Vallejo Acrylics Fantasy Pro line, have exceeded expectations, achieving a balanced range of colors that will bring you closer both to Nocturna painting style and the extremes of the most radical painting you can think of." I'm a really big fan of Nocturna's current Vallejo Acrylics Fantasy Pro line, I use paints from those sets very often incorporated in with my other most used paints. They're really unique colours, well coordinated and really nice to work with. This part: "The N-Paint colors have been manufactured in the UK by the best modeling paint developers in the world, with more than 40 years of experience, authors of the most famous paints you have used during your life." Leads me to believe that these paints have been manufactured by Coat d'Arms, who previously made the original Citadel paints before GW started making their own. I have a bunch of Coat d'Arms paints and am pleased with them, so I'm pleased with that partnership. That would also explain why they went with those particular paint pots rather than dropper bottles.
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    Places To Eat Near Reapercon

    Cane's is one of my favourite fast food places. Fortunately, they're local to me so while we hadn't meant to get any food at Reapercon that we can easily get here, we did still end up getting Cane's one night because it's just so good. If you go to Cheddar's, which I do recommend, make sure you get the Honey Butter Croissants. The closest Cheddar's here is an hour away, so I've been looking forward to getting those croissants again at Reapercon. @Doug Sundseth and @buglips*the*goblin - what was the Italian place we went to? The food was really good there and it wasn't too far of a drive, but definitely a drive. Ooh, I've always wanted to check out a Daiso Japan. But what I would most like is to go to a conveyor belt sushi place. Are there other dishes served there that aren't sushi for certain goblins that prefer their food to be cooked? Or will I need to make a Taco Bell run immediately afterwards?
  13. Yeah, it's a strange habit, holding my breath while I type. In space, no one can hear my keyboard scream.
  14. That's hardly even my largest post and usually they're solid walls of text.
  15. No, as a millennial, my number one hobby is ensuring that my smart phone is in my hand at all times. Joking aside, painting miniatures is definitely my number one hobby and beyond that I play video games, watch youtube and occasionally binge watch a show. Is this a riddle? Because I mean, obviously paint, right? I have not, but I'd be interested in trying it. I'm fairly certain that I have Reaper's elf ranger flat somewhere, but I doubt that I'll get around to it anytime soon. I have, yes, but only for specific ones. I have no interest in holding onto blister packs and in fact, I unbox blisters and transfer minis to baggies. But for the couple of Kingdom Death figures that I have managed to get painted so far, I have held onto the boxes. I might not always, we'll see if I get annoyed by empty boxes stacking up somewhere. Painting is hands down my favourite part. I hate prepping models, I especially hate working with green stuff, and basing is not even remotely my thing. I like the idea of elaborate scenic bases, but I don't have the patience for them, though I'm trying to get better about it. Although, at the same time I've also been working on busts and loving that partially because I don't have to make a base for a bust. I do not game, I never have and I'm not going to say that I definitely never will, but I don't have a ton of interest in it. I didn't know that "making army lists" was an aspect of the hobby, I guess if you enjoy making lists, idk, and no to creating dungeon maps as well. I have not and don't have a tremendous amount of interest in painting historical figures simply because my interests and style of painting trend toward the fantasy side. However, I have seen some historical busts, WWII related included, that I wouldn't be opposed to painting someday. I've bought a lot of little groups of minis that were intended for smaller projects like diorama ideas that I've never gotten around to. They're just boxed up with everything else. Some of them are grouped together in cases where I was feeling ambitious about "if I put these together then surely I'll get back to them..." but mostly the ideas have been lost to the sands of time and either the individual minis will get painted or they'll find their way to a new home. I've used some weathering from time to time. I believe for this guy I used Secret Weapon's rust colours. It feels like it's been a lifetime since I painted him. Related to above, I've also used dry pigments for giving some things a dry, dusty look. I don't have any pictures handy. I like pigments, I think they're handier for people who do a lot of vehicles and terrain, which I don't, but I really like how they look on bases. One thing to note is that they are VERY messy to use. No matter how careful you are, you will probably end up with pigment everywhere. Yes and no. I wouldn't mind one day selling miniatures that I've painted and I wouldn't mind doing the whole tutorial thing. That side interests me, I just don't have the time for it currently. However, I am not interested at all in not having a choice in what I paint, so I wouldn't want to do general commission painting. I would not do well with someone telling me what colours to use or wanting me to repaint something or anything where I would have to give up the rights to my own expression. Aside from that, I don't paint anywhere near fast enough for commission painting to be worth my while.
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