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Hobbletoe

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About Hobbletoe

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  • Birthday 11/20/1973

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    Dayton, Ohio
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    Gaming (but have no time), Spending time with my family, Painting (something I did 20 years ago and am picking up again).
  1. I, sadly, do not have any brown liner. I'm working towards some paints, but until then all I have is some Apple Barrel/Folk Art paints. I will say that it does need some sort of primer, as that grey/purple bled through what little I did try. I've primed mine with gesso, and it looks good so far. I haven't really had time to paint this last week.
  2. Finally got a chance to paint some more. Usually far too busy. But, I've made some progress. I fell like I've done all that I can for the Wood Golem and the Living Elemental. I just need to clean up their base some and get them back in their Clix bases. Potbellied Gremlin: I have been layering up some green and yellow on this fellow. I added a splash of brown. I think that I am ready too move into the rest of it, which is really just his face, so that shouldn't take long. Skeleton Archer: I keep learning everything that I have read here. I really should have "started on the inside" and painted out. Now, I am going to have to go over some spots that I accidentally painted when I was working on the cape. I also learned that just because you mix a dark grey to a paint that it will make it darker. It really lightened up the blue in the cape. I think I got it fixed though. Few more black washes on the bottom of the cape and it should be good. Wood Golem: Just a few touch ups and some sealer. It may need a touch of matte sealer, but I think it is alright. Living Elemental: Going off of Chaoswolf's inspiraiton of the Elemental not being fully materialized, I added a few more coats of black wash to the bottom to help anchor it a bit more. Additionally, I wanted to add something to the top to kind of further that feeling. So, I took out the hot glue gun and added some wisps to the top of the figure, and then did a light white drybrush. It kind of carries on the whole matterializing motif I think. I added an additional picture of him since the hot glue was not very visible against the grey.
  3. There are never enough Dwarves! Nice job.
  4. I too find the blue tips distracting. Great work on the rest of the project.
  5. I am just getting back into painting after about 20 years. I did have a bunch of GW paints, but all of the paint I had in the GW pots dried up. I do still have some GW paints from before they went to pots, but they are pretty sparse. I plan on getting some MSP if I can find them local. There is a GW shop not far from here though.
  6. Thank you all. Looks like I really do need to update from the "Wal-mart" acrylics (Apple Barrel, Folk Art) to MSP. I'll start saving my pennies.
  7. So I got this today in my Nerd Block, and thought that they may be fun to paint. The only thing is they are made from a soft rubber, so the legs and arms are slightly bendable. Is there any way prevent any paint from not cracking other than just not handling them? What really interests me is that the back says that they have Robotech figures as well.
  8. I like the brush strokes on the body that make it look like hair. Nice touch.
  9. Another update. The Wood Golem just had eyes added. I think he just needs a little wash and some highlights, and he should be done. I drybrushed the bones on the skeleton as Xherman1964 suggested. I think that it corrected the problem. I don't think that I considered it as previously, I had painted one-dimensionally, and not in Layers. Just something else to keep in mind, right. I also added his eyes, and based where I want silver to be in black. I'm going to start working on the cape next. I'm going to try to build a triad for blue out of what I have. Really need to get some good paints at some point. I put a couple layers of a 'Leaf Green' (Apple Barrel brand I believe) glaze. I just put a little bit of paint into a cup and a lot of distilled water. It is starting to show, but needs more layers. I'm going to do some more layers of the green wash, and add in some yellow blotches later. The Living Elemental got a black wash at the bottom, and what turned out to be what looks like a frosting on the top. I'll definitely have to go back and fix that up some. I also set him up with some eyes as well. Thanks everyone for the tips and support. I really appreciate it, and the community feel that I got while lurking is a big reason for me joining the forum.
  10. Ok. Finally got to paint (doesn't happen as often as I would like, but I'll take it where I can get it). I think that the Wood Golem looks a little better. The Gremlin got his base coat. The Archer and Elemental I had a little trouble with. I was putting a brown "wash" on them, and I think it turned out as more of a really thin paint than a wash. It works well for the elemental (kind of blends the top and bottom well). For the Archer ... I think I'll just repaint the bones and apply something closer to a wash next time.
  11. I'll be sure to do that I'm a bit concerned about what I have for a brown wash though. I used "Chocolate Brown" from I think the Apple Barrel line of paints, and it is almost a brown/purple when wet, and almost a milk chocolate when dry (go figure). I was hoping for something a bit more brown though. I might play with it a bit first. Thin it with water on a pallette and test it on something? If possible investing in a few good brushes and paints will definitely pay off!!! Yeah. I need to get in the practice of practicing before I paint. There is a reason why I'm don't have really good paints and brushes right now. I've got enough to start and really want to start picking up better paints eventually.
  12. I'll be sure to do that I'm a bit concerned about what I have for a brown wash though. I used "Chocolate Brown" from I think the Apple Barrel line of paints, and it is almost a brown/purple when wet, and almost a milk chocolate when dry (go figure). I was hoping for something a bit more brown though. I might play with it a bit first.
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