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Flaming Tiki

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  1. Nice project goin on here. I agree with cutting down the bannister posts. Try Hobby town for round styrene rods ( I know, you didn't wanna go to the store). No mention of those cool coulmn bases? They are awesome, where'd they come from?
  2. It's been a while since I've checked in. Other projects have had a large demand on my time. I am gettin' in a little brush time here and there. Getting real close to done on this gal. Still need to paint the hand holding the shield. I may add to the "tree" a bit. I think the shield needs a darker shade added as well, we'll see.
  3. I haven't gotten a lot of brush time lately but I have gotten some. I've been working on my nmm as I just can't get into tmm, at least for fantasy. The last time that I tried to get into minis, it was my lack of ability with nmm that drove to put down the brush. I feel like I am slowly overcoming that obstacle. Still having a bit of trouble with large axe heads, gotta get that down, I have some barbarians lined up. Thanks for lookin, c& c more than welcome, in fact, invited.
  4. Not a whole lot new with the girl. A bit more armor painted- no pics this time. I did pull off an acceptable recovery on the base though. I plan on adding some "I don't know yet" to the base once the fig is attached. That's it for now. Dinner and some errands next, hopefully I'll be slingin' some paint later.
  5. Thanks Glitterwolf! Eye don't know, Eye kinda liked the idea last night. After some shut eye, eyem still not sure. BTW, I'm a "semi-professional part-time airbrush artist" (insert Reese Bobby joke here). I am though, and I seem to have an affinity for painting eyes. I just don't know if it may "Creep out" the display a bit, or if that's even a bad thing. It would be cool, and "eye" don't have any other ideas. Anyhow, the base is mostly done now, details like the center stone and the plinth area are still TBD. I believe the mini will be painted in periwinkle blue.
  6. A couple few more pics. Any ideas on what to with the stone in the center of the ground? I'm undecided myself. A glowing orb (osl opportunity)? A marble-like stone to differentiate it from the ground? Put a potted plant over it? Keep it "stone"? Gold? -I'm out.
  7. Got a bunch of base paint work done. Some Airbrush, some washes, a bunch o dry-brushing! I have the monolith stones painted and pinned. A whole bunch of vegetation is planned. The stair stones still need more work (going to be a much more ivory color than current). I have the plinth coated in gloss to protect it for now, probably gonna go "satin" in the end. With all the green shades planned- moss, grasses, plants, from a deep green to spring shades, I'm thinking a desaturated periwinkle blue for the robes. Any opinions out there (the two of you that may be lurking)? Thanks
  8. OH Wow! This is cool! I prefer the pose in the second shot. It seems much more dynamic.
  9. "Air Brush". Sorry about that. That's the cool kid way of referring to it in airbrush circles.
  10. Very cool project here, Uber N. Bust it out! If you ever have any AB questions, hit me up. I have quite the AB studio set up in my garage, been at it for many years.
  11. Good news! The base has been saved! I still need to paint it up- it looks so different in white! I started painting the girls armor and I'm pretty happy for the little bit of time I actually put in before having to stop. I'll get back on it after breakfast, n errands, an stuff, smh, soon I hope. Thanks for checkin it out. Lemme know what you think. Joe
  12. Thanks to all! Progress has been had on the base. I airbrushed the step sections after coating the tops and some select sides with Tamiya putty. I have spent a ton of time filling a "metric-butt-load" of pinholes in the plinth section. As well as straightening out "waves" in the molding. Here's the steps: I have a color pallet mostly worked out. I think the fig will be the last part painted, as I have another project I'm reserving my "fig painting attention" for. Thanks for looking, Joe
  13. I think I got this, gonna "cap" the wood base with sheet styrene. The water is poured so I can sand it flush with the plastic. The additional depth will keep me off the sword. Big bonus is that I wont need to remove the face. Big drawback is that I had to glue the upper "dam" to the top of the previously poured water. I tried to be frugal with the clue and still get a seal. Fingers crossed! Nothing to do now but pray and wait...and paint the girl, or that other base, or then there's the other base.
  14. Thanks guys! Well, today I have learned that if using plexiglass to hold back your Envirotex Lite (2 part epoxy "water"). it's a good idea to remember to somehow lube it for release (that sounds, well you know, wrong). While taking off the front "dam" it wanted to take the water with it. It got some too, bummer. I also learned that even if the item you placed "underwater" is within the plane of your boarder, it may not be back far enough. DOH!!! I am in the process of trying to salvage the wreckage. Using AK interactive Gauzy Agent across the front face. At the bottom is a void
  15. Mal. I've been meaning to comment on your work since I joined the site. I absolutely love what you do! Very Sid and Marty Krofft. I see "Lidsville" every time I look at your photos. That's a good thing, some of the best memories of my early trek through this life. Keep it up, your scratch building is an inspiration to me.
  16. Test fit, I figured I'd snap a photo and share. I decided that I need to "mostly"complete the base before adding the water. I want to hit the base with a matte clear and don't want any of hitting the gloss of the water. I wish I had painted the top of the water area a bit lighter before "rooting" it. Just gonna have to work around them.
  17. Sneak peak at my "next" project. Custom base that I've been playing with (one of two). I made this from an old medicine jar, dollhouse crown molding (cast into a flexible piece), some strip styrene, balsafoam, smooth cast 300, alumalite quickset, and an old ring. I think that's it. Oh, and some Magic-Sculpt (two part clay) and let's not forget the tree bark. Still some clean up to do and more Magic-Sculpt/sculpting to bring the top (ground) piece together with the mountain.
  18. Thanks guys appreciate the responses. The purple is Scale 75 Sunset Purple.
  19. Done with this gal! It pays to stick it out. In the end I am happy that she's not on the "shelf of shame" (as I've heard some call it). Not only that but, I'm pretty happy with her. The swords look a bit rough in the pics, IRL they appear a bit more smooth, just a bit I suppose. Show off link:
  20. Reaper Bones, Bobby Jackson sculpt. She was an uphill for me. Pretty happy with the end result, that being all that I learned with this mini. Thanks for stopping in. Joe
  21. I grabbed a tree, way too large. I grabbed it 'cause the foliage makes awesome flowers when cut from the tree.
  22. Update time! So for all my whining and complaining, she's starting to look semi-respectable. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Still haven't touched the blades in earnest yet, tonight perhaps. I think I may be able to call her done tonight( tomorrow am) if I work at it. Still need to clean her up here and there. I've said that before, but wow! Last session cleaned up a lot. Thinking about dusting some "pigment" (I have a nice set of chalk pastels) at the bottom of the fig.. Never done that before, any advice on affixing the stuff permanently? TIA for any advice, c&c,
  23. Nice job so far! I think the colors on his belt plate are spot on, wouldn't change it up if it were up to me.
  24. Got here late. All caught up now. Looking good so far. Way to stick it out, not a setback, just another lesson. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
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