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TaleSpinner last won the day on December 5 2018

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About TaleSpinner

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    Andrew Pieper
  • Birthday 08/05/1970

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    Sculpting, painting, things outdoors, et. al.

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  1. TaleSpinner

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'd go with speedy. Straps are amazingly easy to forget, especially when you are in a hurry. When I was pounding out the turtle-folk last December, I nearly forgot 3 straps and it was only on review of the photos I was taking for the WIP that I noticed at all.
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    The incomparable @Glitterwolf has generously volunteered for June. July or August anyone? <insert puppy-dog eyes here>
  3. TaleSpinner

    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    PSA: We have no Quisitor signed up to take June, July, or August. If you all want this to continue, someone needs to step up. PM me if you want to.
  4. If I wasn't such a dunderhead when I'm at home and actually remembered to take the picture. I'll try to get it done tonight.
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    Medusa's WIP & recent work

    I like her. Perfect for a dio with a dragon or giant.
  6. Impressive how that base is coming together. From the beginning of the previous post to the end, I wouldn't have realized it was the same structure. You really transformed it.
  7. TaleSpinner

    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    I'm down for that. Whoo, baby!!!!!
  8. TaleSpinner

    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    Dang, I could totally teach that. I'm quite good at that. Unfortunately, I didn't see this until after I submitted my class list. If no one does it this year, I'll create this as a new one for next year.
  9. TaleSpinner

    03884: Komodo Dragon

    Thanks. I appreciate it. I have been told that I am often too realistic/museum quality for this industry. IT is nice to know that I'm not the only one who likes realism in my fantasy.
  10. TaleSpinner

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I strongly suspect that the factory was trying to get a few extra runs a day in and were separating the molds too soon. I get similar issues with my wax injection molds if I try to open them before the wax has fully solidified. Could even be caused by the mold heating up after a certain number of runs such that the plastic is not solidifying as fast as it was a few runs earlier. I've run into this with wax molding as well. Typically I can shoot about 5 copies and then need to let the mold cool for 15 minutes or so.
  11. TaleSpinner

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I may be a bit biased here for some reason, but I'd think twice before lumping this onto the backs of sculptors. In the case you mention, it is clear that the sculptor (Jason?) did sculpt the hands in detail as you can see in the render: Those pictures are renders from the actual Z-Brush sculpts. The detail was there. I'd bet dollars to donuts that the sculptor is more upset about the mushy details than anyone. Further, in examining one of my own sculpts, I have found a few errors, mostly the details on the skulls I put on the base are mushy and filled in, and the claws on one of its hands are rounded off and blunt, instead of nice and pointy. Also the skull on his belt has a chunk missing. You can't blame that on me rushing a sculpt job in z-brush, since I sculpted the whole deal by hand, in putty, 6 months before the start of the KS. It is extremely frustrating to spend many, many hours on a sculpt, get it perfect, only to have something go wrong in casting. I suspect that the issues people are seeing with these are due to either incomplete venting on the mold or pulling the models before the plastic fully set, but that is just a guess (educated guess, but still a guess).
  12. Dunkleosteus, gorganops, and dimetrodon are all on my short list of things I want to sculpt. Now if I can just find a client who wants them so i can justify it. Wow, several of those pictures are the same as I used to sculpt him. I'm extremely excited that you are painting this one.
  13. TaleSpinner

    03884: Komodo Dragon

  14. TaleSpinner

    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    I’ve been doing this since 2014, and I still get nervous every year at class submission time.