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About Rignes

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  • Birthday 05/08/1971

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    Pennsylvania, USA
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    Gaming (PC, Board Games, RPG), Magic the Gathering (Legacy and Commander mostly), Most recently model painting for Tabletop use.

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  1. Rignes

    Airbrush protection discussion

    I didn't check the price of the blower. Would be silly if it's that expensive but you could use the basic plans and get a different blower if you wanted to.
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    Airbrush protection discussion

    I don't have an airbrush but I was curious so I did some searching on ventilated airbrushing booths. I don't know what I can link to per forum rules but if you Google the phrase "vent works diy spray booth" the top hit should be a blog post on making your own. Toward the bottom, they have a variation that uses all wood, the one at the top has some metal parts. If you are handy and already have some woodworking tools you might be able to make this on the cheap. Especially if you can use scrap wood you have around. Further Googling may reveal alternative plans if you don't like or can't make that one. ----- Actually, I just checked on Youtube and found a $30 airbrush booth. It involved a large plastic bin and a bathroom ventilation van you can get at your local hardware store. The just cut a hole in the bottom of the box and mounted the fan. Then ran some flexible tube (also from the hardware store) to a window. Seems like it would be effective to depending on the strength of the fan.
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    Bones mini turning sticky after a while

    I don't know paint chemistry at all but wouldn't having several layers of paint between the Bones material and the varnish create a barrier and stop the two from ever meeting? Unless it creates a partial barrier and the varnish seeps through slowly over time maybe?
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    77259: Fly Demon

    That might look cool. Not sure what paints would have that effect though. Perhaps some metalics would work?
  5. I just finished these for my Mansions of Madness project. They are the 8 player pawns for the core game. I've only been painting for a few months at this point so Table Top quality is all I can do for now and is actually my goal with this. We plan to play this game lots. :) I'm mostly happy with them but am still struggling with faces and skin tones. I just bought the fair, tones, and dark skin triads which helped some. Just need practice. Eyes suck. :) I know I don't need to do them for table top necessarily but if I don't do them then I won't get better at them right? Anyway, here they are, whatcha think?
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    77259: Fly Demon

    Thanks! I really need to stop being so lazy and take the time to clean up mold lines better though.
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    77259: Fly Demon

    I had fun painting this one. Maybe I should have picked a different color for the hairy lump on the back but I wanted to draw the eye to the wings and the eyes Everything is matte except for the eyes and tongue.
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    Ink Usage Advice

    So, I bought a bottle of Reaper Black Ink out of curiosity but I've come to realize I really have no idea on how to use inks. I've done a bit of Googling and learned they are high-density pigment (or unpigmented, not sure what Reaper inks are) and very thin. I have a 77259: Fly Demon that I primed and washed with a 1:1 mix of Black Ink to Water just to see how it flows. I have to say it's interesting and it seems to sit in the details without clouding up the flat surfaces as a thinned paint would. Anyway, what I'm looking for is a tutorial or video specific to using inks, ideally for beginners, just so I can start to get my head around what they might be good for. Thanks.
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    Triad Question

    Hah. Yeah, I tend to over think things. It's just my personality. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Thanks for the clarification.
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    Triad Question

    So, while browsing the available triads in the shop I noticed some are arranged two on top and one on the bottom while others are arranged one on top and two on the bottom in their pictures. I've attached examples. At first, I thought the one on top arrangement was for triads that are meant to work together while the arrangement with two on top was not but now I'm not sure. Does the orientation mean anything or am I just looking to much into it?
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    Skin Triad Question

    Thanks for all the feedback. I've ordered a few paints to give it a try.
  12. What's the best way to you the skin triads? The thinks I'm painting right now have REALLY tiny faces. They are human figures for the game Mansions of Madness. Since they are so tiny my first thought is to base with the midtone, wash with the shadows, then highlight up from there. Or maybe it would look cleaner to base in the shadow color and highlight up from there in two steps? The features on these things are small and I'm still new to all of this so I guess what I'm looking for is some advice on what more experienced painters would suggest is a good starting point for a novice. Also, should I consider Reaper's 09253-Flesh wash in any of this? Thanks.
  13. In case anyone is interested here he is with his gloss finish and (hopefully) better quality pictures.
  14. Thanks! It's a bit daunting to have a blank slate with nothing to guide you but it was fun. I don't know how people take a blank canvas and turn it into something amazing ala Bob Ross. I think I'll just stick with minis. :)
  15. An interesting resource. If I may make a suggestion, you should consider sharing it as a Google Doc. This way everyone who "subscribes" to it will have your updates the moment you make them. No need to re-download.