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  1. Hey all! I see in the online store are 3 sets of dvd tutorials, each $50 or $60. I am wondering if anyone has a review of one / any / all of them.... I feel I am a fairly descent painter, needing to step up and try wet blending and use of a palette.... I also have a daughter and nephew that want to learn how to paint.... (13 & 18) Can someone recommend which one would be best to start with for them and or me? Thanks!
  2. OK, I think I am about to feel very stupid... When people are talking about the 'theme' of the next Rcon, are they talking about minis for the comps, costuming, and or both? Do people wear costumes other than the theme????? And besides 'No Costume is NO COSTUME' rules reguarding taste, what are the guidelines for costuming???? And of course weapons.... Thanks
  3. Exactly. What she calls basecoated I would be done with. What he said!!!!!
  4. There is a retailer of things for model railroading that I buy most of my basing materials from, they are called scenic express, and they have all sorts of useful things....
  5. No, Future Premium Floor Finish, bottle with the atom like logo, not Pledge's reissue. No clue if that Pledge branded stuff is the real McCoy or not, I'd suspect it might be a touch thinner than the old stuff, though others are less paranoid than me. I've made it a point to buy old bottles of Future at garage sales when I find em. I got a bottle of the wash 1 part future : 4 parts water, I mix that with the paint or ink i want to use for a wash. http://www.brookhursthobbies.com/paintingclinic/clinic/guestarticles/magicwash.htm It seems to nicely adjust the flow and i love how tough it is. Not sure how well it works on bones yet, mainly due to flexing issues. Looking good. Future is fairly flexible when watered down. I use a similar formula for some of my washes. I have not painted any bones yet, however....
  6. Likely most of the legs too. Not sure about neck yet.... separate a bit maybe some parts missing???
  7. OK got off my dead @$$ and began the base, First I routed out part of the base to fit it into using my dremel tool with a router bit. Pieces I plan to use, not including flock / static grasses can be seen around the base. Glued him down with super glue and let dry. Then filled in around him with Liquitex Sand Texture Gel. Going to give things 24 hours to dry / set, as this is the 1st time I will be using this much pumice paste. Finally, a few picks of locations of parts I am planning: I realize I will need to cut up the skelly, just not sure how much to use... Head and Rib cage are definates, as there will be grass growing between the bones...(I hope!) One thing I am debating is whether or not to use some water effect in the rocks to do a 'tank'. A 'tank' in the desert where water can gather without seeping away into the sand, and is usually in a shady place. Very important for animals. C&C welcome!
  8. Based the Hezrou... Was trying for a 'deserty' feel, almost as if the raw evil of the demon killed all the vegetation near him....
  9. If you like looking at old lead, see THIS thread... (and not just because I have some stuff there....
  10. Thanks! When I take pics, I am kind of handicapped... I use 2 clamp lamps with 100 watt bulbs as side light, as well as an extention lamp, also with a 100 watt bulb as light. The back drop is a folding piece of foam board, a few paperback books with a sheet of printer paper to hold the figs up for low shots. And of course I am using my cel phone as I still can't find my digital camera...
  11. My daughter started the figure (Tolzar Righteous arm?) 2 years ago or so, when she was 11, now at 13, she is getting into Cos play.... I told her i want to be Jack The Ripper at the next Rcon, now she is trying to figure out Vermina.... That is why I have been asking all the questions on the RCON thread.... My nephew is 18, and he is a gifted artist with sketching, drawing etc. Asked him if he wants to learn how to paint minis, and got an enthusiastic YES! Just hope I don't ruin them for painting with my non wet blending style....
  12. Look at the new kickstarter Bones III as well....
  13. My airbrush is a Grex Genesis XS dual action side feed with a .3mm nozzle. Originally bought to paint 3 color camo on 15mm FOW WWII German Tanks. Have seen a few pics of what people have done with their airbrushes, and I am no where near that kind of thing. Gotta start somewhere! (I spray at about 10 psi)
  14. Yep, and two semi automatic guns in hands, and two shouldered guns one looks like modern pistol loke a glock, the other looks like a magnum / revolver type. 6 guns in total.. she means business X, the guns in her hand are Czech made 'Skorpion' machine pistols. 32 ACP 20 round magazines. They were some of the first attempts to make a working 'pocket' sub machine gun. At least that is what they look like to me....
  15. I wonder if this guy would work? I know he has a spear shoved through him, but maybe I could replace it with the post to hold the Chasme up? Any thoughts?
  16. Awesome! Going to be doing that with some of my family, a bit older though....
  17. There you have it! The sculptor's seal of approval! Wonderful job!
  18. I am waiting on some materials for the base I have planned for this figure, but thought I would post the finished mini for comments, Behir: As always, Comments welcome! ps. I think this figure has the best eyes I have ever done...
  19. Hello again! Since I finished the first 2 demons, 2 more have been started. This is another foray into the use of my airbrush, so anything done that way will be specified. Marbrezuk 02656 (Glabrezu): The grey is Tamiya Medium Grey, the green Tamiya Flat Green. I was amazed at the way I was able to get the 2 colors next to each other with almost no bleed over... Thornwart 02644 (Nalfeshnee): It is done with Tamiya Red Brown, the same base color that I did Karoak with, but I plan on going in a different direction with the high lighting... One thing I noticed while doing these 2, its that it seems that you can do shading variations with the airbrush by using more or less paint to cover a certain area. You can see some of this looking at Thornwart's chest area. I have some wolves coming from TX, so I plan on looking into this then. These are some of my 1st excursions into painting RPG minis with an airbrush, so if I sound a little awkward about it, it is because I AM! Comments welcome!
  20. Ok folks, these are the 2 from my last work in progress, and they are finished except for basing. I am having some difficulty coming up with an Idea for the Hezrou (Karoak), maybe something swamp like? Just not sure.... It will be a gaming piece, so I am not going to make anything big. Cichastus the Chasme is also done, but his base will need to be a bit bigger. A flying post will replace the nail he is on. I have had unfortunate experience with 'base-less' figures like this, the legs tend to break... But I still need the concept. A big pile of #2 came to mind, but I want something a bit more dignified... The work in progress Thanks for looking! comments welcome! edited to remove extra picture
  21. My wife suggested this as well, but how even would you get 2 wings when you shrank them was my thought....
  22. How about rockin' by GRADE school????? Going to show my 13 year old these to try and get her back to work on her fig....
  23. And where do I find the little squiggler so my daughter can use it?
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