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  1. 20 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

    A quick search on the Bay of Evil found someone selling 200mm long 3mm diameter drill bits...   

    A further search located 2mm diamter 200mm long drill bits...     


    The trick is to hold your fingers in the area where the point of the drill bit is. Then you can feel if it's close enough to break through.

    Awesome.  Thanks, @Gadgetman! I get back to town next week and will be looking to try some things on Wednesday night most likely. I'll take a look at the drill bits while I'm on the road!

  2. I'm going to try and carve out a groove on the underside, put a brass pin in place, and then fill the remainder in with green stuff. I'm on the road right now, but when I get back home that's my plan of attack.


    I'll take some photos of the journey and post them here so we can all learn from my mistakes.... er steps. :lol:

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  3. On 1/6/2020 at 6:27 PM, Maledrakh said:

    I have not done this yet, but as mine is sagging, I am thinking of fixing it by cutting a groove all along the post, inserting a stiff and strong enough rod (steel or brass tubing should do the trick) and then using putty to smooth the rod.


    or maybe just find a rod/tube of about the same thickness as the original post, and switch it out completely. Then use some putty to make the rod look less like a rod and more like a post.

    Good call on the groove along the post. I may try that.  As an alternative, I could use a metal rod and then sculpt the other bits (rope, etc) as best I can.


    11 hours ago, Rignes said:

    I wonder if this would be a good application for a mixed media figure?  Say, mold all of it in Bones material, but make the long parts that tend to sag out of metal.  Not sure what the cost of such a thing would be but I imagine the metal would not have the sag problem I've heard mention of on bigger figs like this.

    Agreed! The bones material just doesn't hold the weight necessary to support the Kraken. It's a shame since the sculpt is really cool. I think I'll try what Maledrakh mentioned and insert metal along the length and cover it with putty.

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  4. For those that have put this one together.... did you secure the post that the Kraken is mounted on? It seems to want to slowly sag down, and I'm uncertain how I would insert a pin THAT LONG. 

    Should I pin it? Should I just not worry about it? 

    This is being put together as a gift for a friend.





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  5. 11 hours ago, LarsM said:

    Great painting, the pinstripes are amazing. 

    I think you need more white in the light source, the red light hitting him looks fine to me, but the pipes on the gun needs to be brighter.. Just my thoughts. 


    8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:


    I agree!


    Thank you both! I think you're right. I'm going to work on adding white for the "hottest" parts. I'm also going to work on the saturation a bit between the pipes.  More to come!

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  6. I'm painting the miniatures from Fallout for a friend. This is the first one.

    I'm trying pinstripes on the suit and I'm going to try for some OSL on the weapon. Both of which are not necessarily in my wheelhouse, but I'm the adventurous sort, so I hope it comes out OK.  Feedback welcomed... nay ... encouraged. :lol:





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  7. 11 hours ago, Mothsniper said:


      Do you ink or shade piece by piece or whole model as a whole?

    I shade piece by piece as I go. I typically prefer to paint dark to light and then add lining as I go. I've also painted mid-tones first, but even then I fall back to painting dark to light.

    I haven't painted with inks yet, but was watching a video yesterday on Miniature Monthly of Aaron painting OSL on his Tiger Lily entry, and wrote down the inks he is using.


    5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:


    Using herbs is another idea, I have used oregano and such things and sealed them.

    Some have been on a base for years now and still look good.

    I used the coffee grinder to grind up some old black tea, and have used that for dirt on a lot of bases. I've experimented with painting versus not painting that as well, although I always seal it with something.

    Haven't used herbs yet, but will definitely give it a try!

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  8. Thanks, everyone!  What a nice response to this post! I really appreciate the kind words.


    On 9/20/2019 at 9:51 PM, Leader of the Rats said:

    I have the same leaf punches. love 'em, I use thick paper though don't natural leaves decay even if you seal them? Beauty mini btw love the colors.

    Yeah, I've heard people say both, so I figured I'd give it a shot.  I painted some of the leaves to hedge against the color fading away. Time will tell I suppose! I varnished all of them, but painted a few before varnishing as well, so it's like a small experiment. I'll put a reminder in my calendar to update you on the results in 6 months. ::D:

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  9. A little progress tonight. Been a long day, so calling it quits earlier than usual tonight. 


    Worked on the hair a bit and started on the leather wraps on his arms.




    22 hours ago, Fire_Eyes said:

    That's looking amazing!


    19 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    Very nice!


    Thank you both! 

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  10. 7 hours ago, Thes Hunter said:


    Hooray for the picture thread, cause now I know who you are.


    And congrats on your wins last night.

     Yay!  It's good to put faces behind all the posts for sure. I didn't do as much visiting as I would have liked to this weekend, but I hope to change that next time. I'm going to come in earlier and stay longer if I can.

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