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  1. I like the idea you were going with but it looks like a few things need some highlighting and darkening. The color scheme is interesting too. I probably would have toned down the magenta just a wee bit. I also think the hair should be either lighter than the yellow you used in the clothing or she should be a dark brunette. That would give more contrast to the figures paint job overall. I like your basing too. Nice touch.

    Thanks! If I could take a decent picture, you might be able to see the contrast in color. The yellow is actually brighter than her hair. The magenta, is actually deep red base, lighted out to pheonix red with burgandy shades. Like I said though, the picture came out really bleached. I am working on taking the pic with other lamps and some filtering to keep the effect down a bit.



  2. I think the name on the package of this piece was Selewyn, but I am not sure. This is my first attempt at thinned and layered paint. I must say, I am soooo glad that I purchased the master series paints from reaper. Wonderful to learn with, and easy to use. Unfortunately I am not very good at taking pics. In other words, my camera Foo is poo poo.


    I chose a Harlequin type scheme for this piece, to represent a charcter that my friends wife plays. All in all, I am quite proud of it. Any suggestions on how to use lighting to keep from bleaching out the colors would be greatly appreciated. I hope you enjoy it.





  3. I am very impressed with the color scheme on this one... its a nice break from many of the green/brown/tan elven pieces I have seen. Your colors are beautiful choices, and very well put down. Over all, wonderfully done.



  4. nice little critter.... niiiice little critter.... :unsure:


    its very nice.... where are they from??? I would like some for myself ::D:

    You can get a box of 8-10 I think, from Mongoose if I am not mistaken. CHeck with your FLGS, he/she might be able to order them for ya.




  5. Thanks but where can you get natural hair brushes?

    The best natural hair brushes that I'm aware of are Kolinsky sable. I prefer Winsor & Newton series 7. Vallejo makes some good ones two. I buy my W&N's from Prizm Art Supplies, a local professional art store. I would look thru the phone book under art supplies and start calling. No craft store I've ever been has carried them.


    Online, I know Dick Blick sell W&N series 7. Fantization.com has Vallejo's.

    AC Moore here carries the W&N paints and brushes. They are little more than I am used to paying, but I liked what I saw so I bought a couple. After using them on my current piece, I am convinced. As a result, I have replaced all my old synth brushes with these. If that helps ::D:



  6. The camel spiders are really aggressive and scary. They'll actually chase you and if I remember correctly they actually did make some kind of weird sound. Or maybe that was me screaming like a little girl and leaping on the hood of my Humvee.

    Actually they do make a strange sound... two of them to be exact. They make a clicking sound, kind of like the butt of a brush on a plastic bottle cap. The other is the scariest in my opinion. They actually shreek.. something like a cricket does with its legs, you know their chirp. This big nasties make a shreeking sound. If you hear it, you are too close. From what I understand from our liason, they only do that when threatened.


    The fact that they are agressive is merely happenstance. Once again, from what I understand from the liason, they are merely brave. Think about it, something like that charges at you, and you run right? What better defense mechanism.


    Now the really sick part, while I did my tour over there, we played a fun little game called Camel golf. We would take a shovel, and smack one as far as we could. It would almost always charge back, its front legs in the air waving ferociously... charge back right into the waiting shovel slap. I mean really, what are a bunch of air force guys going to do over there? Of course this game was called on account of one of the guys getting bit. That is another tale.



  7. Good stuff with 3 hours and a few colors most impressive ::D:

    Thanks Viking... not quite up to your work, but I may get there in a few years :D


    After my wreck, i could barely hold a brush. Now that I actually have some mobility in my hand again, I am starting over. I think my FLGS owner is trying to help me by taunting me with these figs. Well, that and a few Reaper figs he sent me while I was laid up.



  8. :devil:


    Evil-looking buggers, aren't they? :huh:


    Tommy. ::):

    Actually, yes. :) I brought a couple home with me, so I can try expanding on the color scheme. At the moment, I am getting them prepped. They are plastic so it really takes some work. Breaking them away from the holder leaves some pretty nasty scars, even if using an exacto knife. At any rate, I have a couple of ideas - and more colors to use here at my house - on paint schemes from looking at pics of bugs, and from the movie stills.



  9. Well, I have been out of commision for a while due to an injury and recovery. I have picked up my brushes once again, though I feel like I am starting all over. This is not the place to go into it, so I will get right to the pics..


    This piece here is one that I did at my FLGS. The deal was, he would open the box so I could see the figs, if I agreed to paint them. I think I may have bitten off more than I could chew. I did this one in about 3 hours, and with only 4 colors, not including the black primer. Hope you like it. Be gentle, as this is my first piece back in a couple months, now that I can hold a brush again.



  10. In no particular order:


    Boondock Saints

    Brave Heart

    Rocky Horror Picture Show



    Princess Bride

    Ghost in the Shell



    Those are the first seven I could think of. In truth, I would be hard pressed to narrow it down to only 5. Consider I only by movies that I really like, and that I am willing to watch over and over. At the moment, I have 312 movies in my DVD collection, not including the horror flicks. Thats another 72. SO I gues I have something like 384 favorite movies... soon to be 385 when Hitchhiker's Guide hits the theater.



  11. Has this slime been sealed too? I like it.. you should make a Gelotinous cube too.. I think you would do a good job at it :D


    I made a Gelotinous cube for a game at the store I frequent... I shall have to atake some pics and post them so it can be seen... I found that using water pellets makes a very nice one, as it dries a nasty yellow color, and is relatively hard. Also takes inks very well, and seals great!



    Awesome job with this one Frank, I am in the process of making one myself, so I may "borrow" your idea, if you dont mind.



  12. Well lets see. Its funny, because we were discussing this at work yesterday. I suppose my five fav's would be as follows:


    Black Muddy River by The Greatful Dead

    Crazy Train by Ozzy

    Fade to Black by Metallica

    Dont Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

    and last but not least More Human than Human by White Zombie.


    Wow, that is a rather interesting list now that I look at it.



  13. I have been using the cup that sits to the side. I am beginning to think that is a combination of inexperience and the paint drying too quick. I have noticed that after several minutes of spraying, it begins to get goopy. So, I am going to try and thin the paint with a little slow dry.


    I upped my compressor to a whirlwind II from Badger. It has already shown a little bit of an improvement, as it is supplying more airflow. That other little one i had gauged out at around 13 psi. This is is gauging at 35. I am sure I am going to need a regulator, so I am out to pick one up. Thanks for the tips, I will take them to heart, and see if I can get this going. Best thing is, I am off for the next 3 days, so I have a lot of time to play with it.



  14. Another question about using this airbrush. As I stated, its a paasche double action internal mix, and I really like it. However, I am having issues with the paint "gooping" out. Could this possibly be from not having enough pressure? My thought initially were of the paint drying inside the gun due to the air. Could this also be a possibility? I have done some research online, but I have yet to find any info that helps me, and these boards are the only place I have to seek out info. I mean, you guys are the only people I know that actually use airbrushes for minis. any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.




  15. Excellent piece. The face in the water, is that a head from aonther piece, or is the freehand onto the base? At this angle I can t tell if its breaking the surface of the water or not. Either way, it is a really nice touch.



  16. So, are there any figs that you can not get for any reason? I know some people will not buy figs that have nudity or look demonic, so I thought I would just see what others feel about it.


    For me, I can never hope to own any sort of spider-like fig. The Spidercentaur, not going to happen. Giant spiders, no way. Spider familiar, had it, and it disappeared. Why you ask? Simple, my fiance. She is deathly afraid of spiders. I mean, in all honesty, she would push into the webs to get away from a spider. I have never met anyone with arachnaphobia before, until her.


    So, no Spider minis for me.




  17. I really hate to hear something like this. I fully support my FLGS, and to be honest, he seems to be doing quite well. When you hear of store that has brought so much to gamers - and for that long! - it really makes you feel like you are there. I am sorry to hear about this bad news for all them gamers up there in Waukee, and especially for Fritz. Good luck in your future endeavors mate.





    As you may or may not be able to tell, this is very exciting for me. I have been a fan for over 20 years, but have yet to have the opportunity to see him in concert. At long last, I am going.I received teh confirmation on my tickets today, and they are great seats! I am sooooo excited.



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