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  1. Amazing to see what Dragons get roped into this challenge. Can't wait to see how he turns out.
  2. I bought 3 at ReaperCon, and I've had to superglue all my pins back into the skull, as they all have popped out during routine unclogging of dropper bottles. None "broke"; but the pin seems to of just slipped out of the skull. Was able to realign into skull and poured on the glue. Strange.
  3. Got mine early this week. Going to need to find the assembly instructions somewhere. Figuring out which arm goes where is all part of the fun, right?
  4. How'd you get your tracking? Email or thru KS? Maybe I just unlucky...
  5. Still waiting patiently by the mail slot for this. I thought it had come during Con, but it was more Steamforged Games Critical Role models. Haha
  6. I was a dummy. Glut the bust finished and then thought about more WiP pics. Either way she done and packed away for ReaperCon. A show off thread to come at Con.
  7. On the way to the airport after some coffee is found. See y'all soon.
  8. Guess who finally got some painting time in?!?!? Seriously, I dug my heels in this afternoon, cranked up the tunes and loaded the paintbrush up. I worked on the details of the bust's shirt, face, and the wear&tear on the jacket mostly. I tried to highlight and shade the black hair....I not sure I'll do black hair again, but I was able to get some subtle tonal variations into it. I used a bit of Reaper Marine Teal for the shirt collar, and Reaper Frost Blue & Vallejo Transparent Blue to highlight/shade the rest of the shirt. Later pictures will show the short with additional glaze layers of the original Glacier blue to blend things together. The make-up is Scale75's Negro Grey and Bloodfest Crimson. I toned the eye make-up down a bit with a hint of the blush pink mix I did for her cheeks later. Reaper Viper Green for her eyes made things really pop. I know these eyes are bigger than I usually do, but these are by far the best eyes I've done yet!! I figured I could try to freehand a "Designer Logo" into her jacket. Mirror'd C's are a decent logo, right? Next step was distressing the leather/suede of the jacket. Used a combination of Vallejo Orange Brown and Cork Brown to add the distressed effect and glazed back over with the original Leather Brown. Used a bit of Vallejo Chocolate Brown and Reaper Charred Brown as shadows. For the hair itself I tried to do some tonal differences using a light grey (Vallejo Pale Grey Blue), a dark blue/black (Citadel Incubi Darkness), a true black (Daler Rowney Black Ink), and the glazing of the original German Grey. Again, it doesn't look very detailed in photos, but in person you can see the subtle tones. For the fur on the jacket, I mostly kept the Z-primed look with a decent drybrushing of the Pale Grey Blue, and some spotted shades with the black ink. Questions, Comments, Concerns, Critiques?
  9. An amazing webcomic if I may say so. Now I wanna try to find a bust that's work for Dabbler or Max...
  10. I'm kinda interested in possibly playing a game of Starfinder. I broke my TTRPG teeth on D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder. See the big differences of SCI-Fi vs Medevil fantasy Maybe I can find a pickup spot during the Con...
  11. I've been in the battle of bringing myself up and found my painting has suffered only because I think to myself "Nothing is as good as the guys on the Reaper Forums, or Facebook groups, why bother?" But I force myself into my chair sometimes and can often surprise myself with what I can produce. It is quite awesome what we can achieve and learn just by putting paint on a brush and a brush to a model. Yes things go through a ugly phase, I know I did. I called it High School!
  12. So the last two posts were my work from the last couple days. Tonight was a good night behind the brush. Blocked in lots more colors after deciding on which color pallet to use to compliment the skin!! I figured I'd take her the way of the "Black Irish". Super pale skin, stark black hair. I used the Vallejo German Grey. It's a great DARK grey almost black. That way I can add shadows of true black later on. I'm hoping to bring a little blue/grey to it to give it a reflective look once I start adding highlights and shadows, but for now I was all about blocking in the colors before I start major details. Also started the leather jacket with Vallejo's Leather Brown. This was another super thinned out color once I started working with it; causing several layers to be employed. I'm using a 2 drops of paint to 1 drop flow improver (Reaper's) on a wet pallet. I'm thinking of either a red fox or snow fox fur for the jacket's edging. I'd be open to other opinions too!! My next step was to paint the liner in the jacket (which I hope to freehand designer logos in later) and add a splash of color to her via the shirt choice. Used Reaper Terran Khaki for the jacket liner and Reaper Glacier Blue for the shirt. I went back and forth for days to pick a color for her shirt. At one point it was going to be white/sheer, another time I thought a maroon, mauve, even a Dungeon Slime green. Honestly tho this blue contrasts the warmth coming from the jacket and skin tones, and hopefully will play well with the highlights/tones of the hair. Much like the skin tone, and the leather brown, the blue went on EXTERMELY transparent. I will probably have to go over it again tomorrow or Friday. I really wanted to back their next (current) project as well, but with ReaperCon in the EXTREMELY near future, I couldn't. Some really good stuff coming from these guys. Will be awesome to see your version of this piece sometime too!
  13. My next session working on Mrs. Jones came with skin tones. I started with the Fair skin triad....only to find out I'm missing the Fair Highlight!! Luckily for me, Stark Naked was a good fill in. The thinned fair skin was a beast to apply. It was/is really translucent, but it's going well. I started a little Fair Shadow along the Stage Left side of her face, under the chin, under the Stage Right eye, and in the cleavage. Followed by a little Stark Naked along the forehead, cheeks, nose, the high points of the fingers, and the mid-bust of the bust. Getting up close with the camera really shows off the grainy-ness from the Seer Grey rattle can. Had a small accident on her forehead, just between the eyes where I had noticed a small piece of cobweb from the basement (where I was to spray prime it) was in the paint. I tugged it off, and it took a patch of paint off, all the way to the bare resin!!! Whoops!! Quick touch up with a little black primer and re-layered the Fair skin up to match the surrounding areas. If Anyone has a trick to reduce the visibility of the grainy texture, I'm all ears/eyes.
  14. Hey gang, I'm taking a dive into Bust painting, starting with a bust I scored from The Ouroboros Miniatures' Exquis Kickstarter: Adriana. I'm calling her Mrs. Jones just due to her striking resemblance to Jessica Jones from Marvel Comics; but I digress. Firstly it was mold line and flash removal followed by a bath. I figured I would make this a project of several firsts. I attempted a Z-Priming via rattle cans. Yes, I know an airbrush is so much smoother, but I haven't the equipment or space for that yet.....yet. I used the Citadel Chaos Black and the new Seer Grey rattle cans to a decent effect, or so I thought. The Seer Grey made her a little grainy. A very rough texture to work around/on I have found. Maybe I didn't shake it enough, or maybe it was slightly to humid. I"m unsure just yet. After this I called her done for the night. I hope to try to work on her between 30 - 90 minutes a night until complete. Crossing fingers!!
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