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  1. This rocks. Great skin tone and very nice metals. What did you use for the snow?

     

     

     

    I use the Hudson & Allen snow effects. I like that you can do a lot of different things with it and it dries strong.

     

     

    Maya~

  2. Not to nitpick your photography or anything, but I really don't think the picture quite does it justice. Beautiful mini, thanks again.

     

    Feel free to nitpick my photography. I'd rather have my minis look better in hand than look good on camera and look worse in hand. :)

     

    Maya~

  3. Awesome figure! Your metals are so clean! What color did you use for your outlining? And I count 4 different blues in the cloak, am I right?

     

     

    For the outlining I used RMS Grey Liner in most spots with a few places Black. On the cloak hmm... you are more or less right. I used some straight blues, then mixed others. I remember using/mixing RMS Brilliant Blue, Snow Shadow, Sky Blue, Sapphire Blue, True Blue, Ghost White, White.

     

     

    Maya~

  4. SOPHIEforCMONRESIZED.jpg

     

    Immortality has its price. She must spend the days held in

    stone and only at night fade back to mortal life.

     

    "Imagination"

    A wonderful afternoon of pretending turns a stack of boxes

    into a great and grand pirate ship for one little boy. His

    daydream fades as his mother calls him to dinner.

     

    BASTIPAINTER1resized.jpg

    What better thing for a Basti to be painting than a Basti version of the famous Nefertiti bust?

     

     

     

     

     

    Maya~

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  5. Sadly the blush colors may have earned the distinction of Worst-Selling Reaper Triad of All Time, so I doubt that any of them will get a re-do when it comes time for the next Old Favorites triad. ::(: And I mean it...I think that in two years of being released, I only had to make two batches. TWO! And that includes the original release!!

     

    The happy thing about the Blush Colors, though, is that because they sold so poorly we still have BUNCHES of them left...so if you order now you can still get a few bottles and you won't have to worry about running out for several years. ::):

     

    --Anne ::D:

     

     

    Sheesh and here I found them to be one of the more useful triads. They are perfect for face shades without making the minis look like Ladies of the Night. I will have to get my hands on a good stockpile then. Will Reaper be bringing any of the discontinued paint to the GenCon booth?

     

    Maya~

  6. @ Prophet You are welcome. :)

     

     

    @Kristof65 Aves packages this stuff very well in seperate containers. I've got a 5pd tub two years ago and it's still as good as the day I bought it after being stored at room temp for that long. It's much less fussy to store than GS.

     

     

    Maya~

  7. Two years ago I took a sculpting class that gave me a small amount of green stuff and a good supply of Apoxie sculpt. I am running low on the Apoxie sculpt and can't find it anywhere locally. I really like it as it gives a nice hard surface for shaping and sanding. Does anyone know of an online retailer that sells the stuff? Michaels use to carry it but after scouring the store I could find no packages of it.

     

     

    I don't know of any good online retailers for it, but you can order it directly from them. (Via email and paypal or calling and CC, etc) The site is here.

  8. Antenociti's Workshop is an excellent place to get multi kinds of leaf litter and they are very generous with the portions. Especially since a little goes a long way and it makes it worth the international order. There are also several companies that produce excellent lazer cut paper leaves, most military miniature resellers stock those.

     

    Maya~

  9. Pft painting is nothing to be afraid of! Even if you don't utterly love your first paintjobs everyone improves with practice. My first ones were completely horrible and looked like someone barfed random colors on the figure but I got better.

     

    The best cost (and learning) method I'd recommend is putting down the money for a Learn to Paint kit. It pretty much has everything you need but the sealer in it. (which if you get reapers is pretty cheap at 2.99 a bottle and if you keep painting will last you a good bit) The Learn to Paint kits will thin just fine with water and to start thats all I'd use. There are some excellent painters who don't thin with anything else. I wouldn't worry about cleaning the moldlines off your first miniatures, just paint and see how you do and how you like it. :) Any table or flat surface works to start painting and all you need is light. If you have a flat surface near a window or well lit room you are set with no cost involved.

     

    So in a nutshell snag a Learn to Paint kit, a bottle of sealer and it'll be well under $55 and you have good stuff if you decide to continue painting. :) The first kit even has primer and is the one I'd recommend. Everything else is not essential for you right now.

     

     

    Maya~

     

     

     

    The world of miniatures is very, very new to me. I fell in love with reaper minis as soon as I saw them in a gaming store in Berkeley, and brought home several without even a thought of painting them. I've been playing D&D for about a year now, and my DM has a lot of official D&D minis. I would love to be able to sub a beautiful reaper ranger for the elf mage placeholder I've been using, but frankly after looking at some of the painted minis, watching clips from the "Hot Lead" dvd, and scrolling through the amazing variety of paints available through the website, I'm scared to death to even get started.

     

    I realize that there's going to be some trial and error for me and I just need to jump in, but what I'm really concerned about is cost. What am I looking at to even try to paint a single one? It seems like I'm going to need to set up a whole special area for painting in my little apartment and start mixing paints with thinners and drying extenders and god knows what else. Am I going to be miserable with the results if I just grab a starter kit and try it?

     

    I'm just really freaked out at the thought of dropping $55+ for something I may suck horribly at. Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated ^_^

  10. From what I have seen so far the Dark Maiden is going to be a general release. But I haven't seen anything truly official either.

     

     

    It certainly will be available from some Reaper retailers as several have it available for preorder. None have a release date listed though. :(

  11. I use Vallejo Model Color white primer. I like it because I can thin it nicely or use it out of the bottle depending on how detailed the model is. I've never had a bad bottle in all I've gone through and it also keeps extremely well. I tried the RMS primer when it first came out and still prefer the Vallejo. If you don't like the RMS primer get a pot of the Reaper pro or Vallejo and try those and see how you like them.

     

     

    Maya~

  12. Now that I am finishing off two commission jobs, I am lookinging into painting figs for the manufacturing contests at Gencon, I am wondering what companies are offering up prizes this year and where can I find that list?

     

     

    There's no list up at the Gencon site, but Sally at Hasslefree said they were sponsoring, Darksword, Crocodile Games and Wyrd are as well. (as per the latters websites) Privateer Press is doing a seperate paint contest at their booth.

     

     

    Maya~

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