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  1. 5 hours ago, vhaidra said:

    Wow, stunning!!! Thank you so much for this pretty cool step by step for giving us the chance to learn something. I think this all looks quite impressive and professional. I simply love the whole concept and the execution. The base is just amazing and this satyr also looks damned good. I checked out your homepage and have seen a lot of supercool projects: Please post them here too bit by bit. I would love to comment them. ::D:

    Thanks! :)  I'll endeavor to post more of my work on the forums. I'm kind of a noob when it comes to posting here, but I'll make an effort to do so more often.


    5 hours ago, vhaidra said:

    I had an idea when I have seen this, but I don`t know if you like it. So this is just a suggestion meant as inspiration and it is no problem if you refuse this. It is just what I was thinking when I have seen the whole scene: The satyr is painted in a quite limited palette of browns which is cool and suits well of course.


    My idea now is: What if you connect him better with the base by painting very subtle green shades over the darker midtones and shadows? Or another idea is: You could also use the complementary colour to green according the colour theory of Harald Küppers (not the one by Itten) which has created a different colour wheel with different complementary pairs which are also very cool. Originally Küppers determinded magenta as the complementary to green, but a bit further to the left on his colour wheel green also works great with purple. Purple shades at this browns would also look good. But as said...just a suggestion.

    Great suggestion. I'm always open to new ideas and suggestions. I'm a lifelong student and have not been painting and working with miniatures for very long, so please PLEASE continue providing me with ideas! I love it!


    I'm not done with the Satyr yet, so I'll definitely looking into color theory by Harald Küppers as I work toward finishing him. I tried using greens in the shadows, but I like the idea of choosing a complementary color or even a contrasting one to create shadow.


    5 hours ago, vhaidra said:

    Concerning plasticcard as the border for the water... any kind of smooth and even plastic pieces should work. I have seen this one here in the german Bemalforum. The artist who made this base is called Ildfus Mahler and his waterbases always turned out crystal clear so I think this is recommandable. But as we see your attempt with the hobby tape also worked fantastic and so I`m not sure if you need to try plasticcard or plastic in general, because the tape you used worked very well and is mostlikely way easier to use/to handle than the plasticcard. I will share this way with the hobby tape in my german forum too. They will be quite happy about this great tip ::D:THANKS!!!

    I'm going to try some plastic next time as well, as the tape has the one drawback of being short. I suppose I could do multiple layers of the tape to build up height, but it would be nice to address that concern with one solid piece.


    Thanks very much for the great feedback!

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  2. 6 hours ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

    Join the Forumite Bingo game!  It's guaranteed to at least make you interact with people.


    If you hand out ribbons, people might track you down for that too.  Maybe do a storyteller ribbon.  ("I'll only give you a ribbon if you tell me a brief story about yourself.")

    I kind of like the idea of the storyteller ribbon, and my wife is encouraging me to do all of the things everyone has mentioned! She is the social butterfly in our relationship, but alas is unable to make it to Reapercon.


    Is there a place to sign up for Forumite Bingo? Or is that just something for when we get there?

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  3. Just now, Dragoneye said:

    I was actually going to get this one... but decided it would be too difficult to determine who got them, and I couldn't figure out if I would only need a few, or a lot...


    Right?  It's such a conundrum! Do you seek out those people standing at the edges of the room avoiding eye contact?

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  4. Last year was my first Reapercon, and collecting ribbons was a lot of fun. This year, I'm hoping to break out of my introverted ways and make more friends. It certainly can be difficult to just jump right in, but I'll do the best I can.


    Is there a ribbon called introvert? If so, how would you get it? hmmmmmm....

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  5. 17 minutes ago, Guindyloo said:

    If you go to Cheddar's, which I do recommend, make sure you get the Honey Butter Croissants. The closest Cheddar's here is an hour away, so I've been looking forward to getting those croissants again at Reapercon.


    14 hours ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

    There's a Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen pretty close to the hotel.


    Raising Cane's was my favorite of the four but I have a weakness for boneless fried chicken.


    I've never been to a Cheddars before, but it looks like that may be in my future. ... And boneless fried chicken sounds delicious. 


    All this food talk is making me hungry.

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  6. 42 minutes ago, vhaidra said:


    I`m gonna pin her and so I can easily take her off the base again for the case that I will mess it up :lol:


    Cross your fingers for me.


    In my most recent project, I painted the figure last in an attempt to use some of the colors from the environment I created on the figure. It also allowed me to completely screw up the base with no repercussions. ha!

    Fingers crossed!

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  7. Thanks everyone!  I really appreciate the encouragement and kind words!  It's been a labor of love and I'm learning so much. I plan to finish this one off and do it again pretty quickly to see if I can apply what I've learned.


    2 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    What kind of tape did you use?

    Great question... Apparently the wrong kind of tape the first time. haha.  I used painters tape (the green tape). It leaked everywhere. I then had to act quickly and I wrapped regular old masking tape around the base twice to keep the painters tape in place. That seemed to hold much better.


    The second time I poured, I just used the masking tape and didn't seem to have any issues.


    I've heard of folks using "Plasticard," but quite frankly, I have no idea where to find it, or how to set it up. Anyone else have experience with "plasticard?"

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  8. 18 hours ago, ReaperWolf said:

    I submitted my official Dreadmere rpg events powered by D&D 5e. This is year 4 of the Dreadmere saga and we're premiering a new outlaw band. This year all 7 outlaw bands will be playable so you'll be able to play all your old favorites as well as the new band.


    Stay tuned...



    This sounds amazing!!


    I didn't get the opportunity to play in any games last year as I crammed the maximum number of classes in. This year, I want to spend some time gaming and meeting with others around the table.


    I've got my VIP tickets... I've got my class schedule.... now I'm itching to set up my gaming mayhem for the weekend. :)

    Anyone know when they will begin to post the gaming schedules? I'm super excited already...

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  9. I love this concept and the direction you want to take it! Your paint job is lovely too!


    I can't wait to see what you do with the water. I'm trying my hand at water for the first time as well and it's been quite a journey. I learned that two part clear epoxy leaks everywhere if you're not careful.  A lesson I don't intend on learning twice if I can help it. lol


    All in all, I'm enchanted with the idea of a magical forest.  I'm tuned in and can't wait to see where this goes. :)

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  10. Here is my journey making my first water base. I'm not quite done yet, as I still have some work to do on the Satyr, but I'm so close to finishing. This was a huge experiment for me, but I'm planning to do it again. I'd like to enter a water piece into ReaperCon this year, and I think this was good progress on the way to doing just that.


    I would love your feedback if you have any.


    Photo 1 - I started with some foam board (first time using that too!!) and glued it together. I used regular old Elmer's glue for this.


    Photo 2 - I started carving out the foam board and playing with where I wanted the main rock to be.


    Photo 3 - I used some Vallejo Plastic Putty to smooth out the sides of the base. Neat stuff. Was recommended on another forum.


    Photo 4 - I started to use some Milliput to seal in the foam in preparation for adding "water"


    Photo 5 - I used Milliput and some cork to make "rocks"


    Photo 6 - I decided I didn't really like the cork rocks at all and sculpted them to look like slate instead. I also started sculpting some river stones for the basin.


    Photo 7 - More river stones, and placed the satyr to make sure it would work.


    Photo 8 - Priming and zenithal light.


    Photo 9 - Finally adding some color.


    Photo 10  - Flocking and some plants added. I made the vine out of wire and paper. The "fern" was from a laser cut set of leaves I had. I'm not really happy with the fern looking thing. I've crushed it more than once now while painting, but it will have to do for now. Would love some feedback if you have any.


    Photo 11 - I taped it and held my breath and add two part clear epoxy. IT LEAKED EVERYWHERE!  It was terrible. I added more tape and stemmed the flow, but it was pretty bad.  First time for water... I expected this to happen deep down inside lol.


    Photos 12, 13, and 14 - I started adding scenic fibres to simulate the waterfall. I also used some water effects called Making Waves to "glue" it in place.




    Photo 15 - I added another round of two part clear epoxy to make the water deeper and to fix some of the mistakes I made with the water effects and fibres.


    Photo 16 - I used some micro sanders to bring the front of the water to a shine. I also added some more water effect to show some flow in the water. I also started painting the Satyr and playing with colors.16.jpg

    Photo 17 - I used some pure white paint to show water activity a bit more. I also did more work on the Satyr and glued him in place. I didn't pin him, and probably should have, but he's holding so far.


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