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Painting Dog

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  1. Welcome Aboard, Hobospider! I have been using the Liquitex Gloss Varnish followed up with the Testor's Dullcote for a while now, and it works great. When I've tried following the Liquitex with another brush-on matte varnish, it does seem like it doesn't kill the shine as easily / well as I'd like. I have even "rescued" some earlier Bones minis who ended up sticky from when I first starting painting Bones by giving them a spray of Dullcote. Don't know if other mattte varnishes work as well, but it's Testor's Dullcote all the way for me!
  2. Fealron, I'm so glad you got your package! The last time I shipped anything to Canada, it took forever. :) I'm also glad the minis meet your approval -- you'll have to let me know how you end up using them in-game. Below is a picture of the whole "crew" from just before I sent them.
  3. Posted on the chatter thread, but figured I should also mention here: Package is away as of this past Thursday. :)
  4. My exchange is finally on its way! I feel like such a bad exchange partner! On one hand, I took on a project that was challenging for me in some ways; on the other hand, I see all the cool things talked about in this thread, and I feel like a total slacker. :-[ Maybe I can be forgiven, since this is my first exchange. ;-) Partly because of the aforementioned challenge -- and partly because of some truly ridiculous stuff at work -- I was also late finishing. It does help a little to know I'm not the only one. Next time I try this, I will definitely know to keep in touch with this c
  5. I'm giving some miniatures to a friend who has a 1 yr old child. While there are no particular plans to have the baby eat any of the minis, you know how they can be at that age. :) I'd like to be able to re-assure them as to the safety of the materials used. Is there anyone who can tell me for sure whether Bones minis, Reaper paint, and Reaper Brush-on Sealer are non-toxic? Thanks!
  6. This is great! The usual channels I follow are already linked above, but I'm really excited to see some I've never heard of that look worth checking out. I'd like to second the request that this be pinned for future generations! :)
  7. Wow! How old is your daughter? That's very impressive! And good on you for being such an encouraging parent about getting her into the hobby. :)
  8. I've been lurking on this thread, but figured I should throw in my two cents worth now that we're nearing the end. ("Figured." Heh. See what I did there?) I LOVE this Kickstarter! I've backed all three, for more money than was probably wise, and I haven't been disappointed with any of them. I have all my many bones neatly arranged in labeled drawers in cabinets (don't judge me), and I still enjoy being able to dig out whatever I want / need on a whim. I'm painting up Narthrax at the moment, and loving every minute of it. I'm a dragon whore, and am so, so, so happy to have so many aw
  9. Has anyone used any of the Hot Wheels display cases? It seems like one of those turned 90 degrees would be great for individual figures (the compartments are 3.25 x 1.75 inches).
  10. Love your color choices! And don't despair on the "more contrast" thing. I STILL struggle with that, and I've been painting for a couple years. Lots of great advice here on the forums, though, so you've come to the right place! :)
  11. That's my favorite version of Wyrmgear so far!
  12. I also jumped on the vortex shaker bandwagon and am loving it. :)
  13. Thanks, everybody! Excellent replies, as always. My favorite part of this forum is the thoughtful discussions generated by just about every question. :)
  14. Very nice! I was planning to paint mine in blue, too, so it's great to have such a beautiful model to look at. :)
  15. Just curious: Various folks have talked about Reaper's Brush-on Sealer basically being just matte medium. Does that mean I could conceivably use Liquitex Matte Medium straight out of the bottle as a sealer? Thanks in advance for indulging my curiosity, guys!
  16. The "glass" on the orb and staff looks amazing!
  17. Can't take credit for the pose. :) But it is a great sculpt, and it was fun figuring out how to paint it to retain the character. Thanks, everybody, for the nice remarks. :)
  18. I like the color you chose for the wings -- nice contrast with the green.
  19. When I very first started DMing for my nephew (then 14), he looked at a Pathfinder DM screen at the game store, pointed at a picture of Valeros, and said, "That's what my character looks like." So I was thrilled when a great sculpt of Valeros was part of the first BONES Kickstarter! A little bit of modding to add a honking huge axe, and he became Clarence Callahan. :) (My nephew came up with that name, too! Creative kid.)
  20. Most of the minis I paint are for a D&D game I DM for my nephew. The players like having a load of physical NPCs and monsters to deal with, and I like painting them. :) I used this mini for an NPC named Argo Stonehelm, leader of a group of dwarf mercenaries.
  21. These are beautiful! I now feel inspired to try a diaorama. :) I am also extremely jealous of your fabric work! I have the darndest time getting a smooth blend between shadow and highlight -- about half the time it comes out well, half the time the skirts / cloaks come out looking striped. It's great to have the chance to watch your steps doing such beautiful work.
  22. Like most everyone else, getting paint to the perfect consistency for what I'm doing is an on-going struggle for me. I've seen people suggesting using the Reaper Brush-on Sealer as a diluting agents a couple of times now. Doesn't this "dry up" fairly quickly and start to make the paint/sealer mixture sticky? What kind of working time are we looking at? In addition, I tend to use a wet pallet. Is that still feasible while using the sealer as a dilutant?
  23. I love all these devices people have made for paint shaking! It makes me feel not so weird for having this be something that's been on my mind, now that I know it's considered an issue all of us think about and deal with. :) Thanks for sharing, everybody! Lots to think about.
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