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  1. Kally's not my first rodeo in terms of Bones - just his overly squishy bits were a bit of a curveball to me. Your mileage may vary, but I've honestly had no issue with Army Painter on any Bones that aren't obviously rubbery. Kally's a little quirky, but the paint is still adhering fine to even his gently sticky bits. However, as I've said, I'll grab some liner for next time if I get another with squishy bits. The only time I've had issues with paint coming off is when I've overhandled anyway (I have quite acidic skin apparently, lol) and the use of primers of any variety seem to be irrelev
  2. Thank you <3 Fair enough - did not realise this. It's a little late for Kally, of course, but if I ever get another with the notably squishier bits, I'll order some ^^ thanks for the tip.
  3. ^^ Ta - grisly's my thing, haha. My Nethyrmaul is alarmingly slimey, for instance. Heh xD Thanks =] hoping I manage to see him through to the end without losing momentum. That's fair - I unfortunately live in the UK, and without doing another full sized order, brown liner isn't too easily aquired over here (I don't think, at least). I also hate hand priming with the fires of thousand suns ^^; I did wonder if his softer were bits were made softer for that reason, it's not too big a deal, just surprised me a bit. I used Army Painter because I use it on all my Bones with n
  4. Thank you I seem to favour gory minis, haha, so going for a freshly reanimated with newly made shreds of flesh sort of look, rather than old rotten flesh. Figure it should keep him nice and bright
  5. As the title says, two of my dear friends chipped in to buy Kaladrax for me for my birthday this year, and in preparation for the Bones 3 KS delivery, I'm trying to get my painting game sorted out again. Interestingly, his body and limbs and tail were all nice and solid, but his head and tail tip were incredibly rubbery and soft, and quite shiny. Annoyingly, both have also reacted to the spray I used (Army Painter) to prime, whereas the rest of him did not. They're just sort of dimly sticky and tend to pick up fluff like crazy. However, I'm hoping that as they get properly covered in acryl
  6. Another thought - a mythological hippocampus would be awesome! The fish-horse type creature =] maybe one sitting up on a rock like it's just got out of the sea and one swimming, for people with more underwater-y campaigns and stuff.
  7. The various hounds =] 02897: Hellhounds 02522: Hell Hounds 14215: Hound Of Judgement,Crusaders Solo 03432: DHL Classics: Undead Hounds Especially the Hound of Judgement, I only discovered him recently and he's lovely =] And moar! 14376: Nalada, Sister of the Blade Warrior 14204: Acacia,Crusaders Sergeant 03746: Ava Justinia, Female Templar - this one especially, she'd be a lovely match for the Crusaders and <33333! 03521: Naline, Evil Female Knight 03520: Elise, Good Female Knight 03403: Na'Kaat, Female Half Dragon Paladin - by extension, moar dragon people 03331: Bettina
  8. I have a very similar WIP on this guy - yours looks great =] The sculpt, as soon as I saw it, screamed blue to me, haha, even though I know the artwork he's based on and use the book. The bone/blue complement each other fantastically. Your basing is gorgeous too.
  9. I just saw your post of one of these chaps in the Hobby Report thread and spent ages trying to work out where this guy was from... Did think Warmachine, and so began aggressively clicking through the entire range on a not-at-all-local-gaming-store's website and eventually found them. I now see, of course, I could just have backed up into Show Off and all would have been revealed =P They are gorgeous and the colour scheme is really striking =] You make me want to get Warmachine minis, curses! I'll have no pennies left and I only just got paid D: But nah seriously, those are some stunn
  10. I've been painting for about a year and haven't really completed very many... I am much more confident in what I do though, even if what I do isn't that great. It's certainly quicker than it was, at least xD First mini was a fairly heavy conversion, and I learned a huge amount from her. I'm still very fond of her, even though I am quite tempted to either make another version of her or perhaps repaint bits of her. Narthrax, however, is my current project, and he's close enough to finished that in all honesty, I might cave and call him finished xD just need to get some neater
  11. This is what I figured, haha =] thanks! Thank you <3
  12. Thank you I do have a Sir Forscale, but he's up in my case atm... Perhaps I'll retrieve him later and take a couple of extra photos, haha.
  13. Yup, certainly know that feeling well.... I'd honestly mind less if I didn't photograph most minis while laying on my stomach xD it's kind of uncomfortable. If I had a decent table setup to shoot on, I'd probably take a lot more photos because it would be easier to steady my camera, etc. No tripod here >.<
  14. Thanks I figured as a beast of shadow, he was probably a pretty aggressive soul, so red seemed appropriate. Thank you Normally I take photos on my phone, dump them straight onto FB, then onto here, but this one's actually been through Photoshop CS3, as I always have to crop a lot more and stuff with my SLR, because it won't focus as close as my phone will. My issue isn't so much with editing or getting stuff to look right, it's just that my camera does seem to shoot wierdly and it can be difficult to tell what's under or overexposed until I get it off onto my laptop, by whi
  15. In my order of clears, I had the cube! I sculpted the flagstones with some greenstuff and a toothpick, and conveniently my cube is a snug enough fit on the inside bit that it'll stand quite comfortably on the base without slipping off. I wanted to get it seperable so that I could use it to eat other minis =] I did make a bit of a mess of painting the inner piece, because I just couldn't figure it out well enough ^^; but it's going to be fairly rarely seen, so I don't mind too much. I used Tamiya's Green and Yellow clears, and an assortment of Citadel for the solid bits... Screaming Sk
  16. So in my last Reaper order I ordered some big shiny stuff for other people, but for myself, I ordered a few translucent Bones, as I've had my eye on them for a long elf time. As I have the translucent dragon from Bones 3 eventually making its way to me, I decided to get some practice in too. So there was a thread around at one point about using Tamiya Clears on the translucent Bones minis, so I launched into painting mine with a similar approach =] I also got fed up with my SLR and its hatred of shooting indoors, so woke up its inbuilt flash and cobbled together the world's most slapda
  17. So I tried photographing this SOB again today, using my SLR... Not sure where my polariser is atm, so just shooting with a plain old UV filter. I lack proper lights, so I end up shooting on low elf aperture, which means obviously.... Shallow DOF. I also need bigger backdrops to shoot him against >.< I only have A4 ones. You can at least see his colours slightly better in this one xD When I can get photographing him nailed down, I'm starting to become inclined to call him finished ^^;
  18. I don't normally go through this muh trouble on them XD this is a first for me Fair =P I'm a.... Relatively hasty painter, tbh. If a project takes too long I lose focus and run off, so I'm a bit of a sloppy dragon painter, even though I enjoy them ^^; Your work is hugely paying off on this guy though, he's gorgeous =]
  19. That's a gorgeous shade of teal/turquoise/blue =] He's beautiful - nicely done x
  20. *throws my Narthrax into the shed* He's coming along stunningly <=O your patience is scales is miles beyond mine.
  21. >.< I have a polariser around somewhere... If I can find it, I may give that a go on my proper camera. He's big enough to shoot on it, at any rate - I struggle with shooting the little guys on my DSLR, so pretty much everything ends up being a phone job instead because that does a better job of focusing close and stuff.
  22. Thanks =] He's a sod to photograph, I have to admit xD the heavy use of metallics makes him... Oddly behaved in light.
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