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  1. with the triad approach of the MSP, ive kind of quickly realized i may be painting "incorrectly"

     

    most people i have talked to, will take their shadow color, and paint with that, then build up their mid tone, then use their highlight..

     

    i on the other hand most always start with my midtone, then add in my shadows (probably touch up midtone bout now) then add in my high lights..

     

    whats the consensus here?

     

     

    (this "technique" of mine is used alot on greens, browns, reds and blues.)

    Both painting classes at ReaperCon (Derek Schubert and Marika Reimer) taught that you should start with your mid-tone. I'd you're right and everyone else is wrong! ::P: J/K

     

    Both Derek and Marika made a point that there were many ways to get to the same effect, but that they preferred to start with the midtone. The way they explained it made sense to me, so I'll be trying that approach and see how it works out.

    doing the midtone first just seems so right, ya know?... especially since i might not always get the shadow coat right if i start with it first..lol

  2. There is no proper technique. Only what works best for you.

    yeh, i kind of figured that was the preferred concept..lol

     

    its just that some people i know offline look at me weirdly when i start with the midtone...lol

  3. with the triad approach of the MSP, ive kind of quickly realized i may be painting "incorrectly"

     

    most people i have talked to, will take their shadow color, and paint with that, then build up their mid tone, then use their highlight..

     

    i on the other hand most always start with my midtone, then add in my shadows (probably touch up midtone bout now) then add in my high lights..

     

    whats the consensus here?

     

     

    (this "technique" of mine is used alot on greens, browns, reds and blues.)

  4. well, not for total portability of paints, but for a small amount of paints, and minis, im using the Battle Hive by Crystal Caste

     

    works out nicely, though im only taking about 20-30 paints with me and most are pro paints, or GW paints.. however i do have some master series in there, all i did was remove one of the layers of foam..lol

  5. ya know, i wouldnt mind if the wasps around my house were nesting... like when i lived in florida, at least i knew where not to go... but here in huntsville, all i have around my house are solitary wasps.... what a dumb term... theres like 10-20 a day... i hate em!

    Again, since the nesting is basically the primary entrance/exit and play area(s), I really think that they have to go. If they were nesting on the north side of the house (where I only go to mow and kill weeds), I wouldn't care so much - I'd spray this year to keep it under control, remove the nests come winter, and build bait traps next spring. But, they pose a clear and imminent threat to my infant son, and a possible one to my wife and I - therefore, they die.

    i totally agree with you..lol, ive got wasps round my house... i hate em, and kill em on site

  6. i spilled an entire GW pot of bad moon yellow on my kitchen floor...

     

    still finding some of that stuff around...

     

    it was the old twist tops, and i was painting out of the lid, i went to grab the pot to put the lid back on, and somehow managed to basically throw it off the table..

  7. What's a yellow-jacket? Is it some kinda wasp? :huh:

    yellow jacket

    n.

     

    Any of several small wasps of the family Vespidae that have yellow and black markings and usually nest in the ground.

     

    Here's a pic:

     

    yellow_jacket_l.JPG

    you missed one small detail... they are friggin MEAN!

  8. Won't say anything about yellow jackets, but I have been waging a battle against wasps this spring. So far, I have gone through five cans of wasp spray - it's not that my aim is so bad, it's that there are that many nests around the house. After I found a dozen or so nests that I missed last time, I called in the pros - and they're getting the entire exterior on Monday.

     

    A few stinging critters here and there don't bother me - but a dozen-odd nests right above the garage (and twice that around the rest of the house, easy), coupled with an infant son who loves to play outside, means that they have to go.

    ya know, i wouldnt mind if the wasps around my house were nesting... like when i lived in florida, at least i knew where not to go... but here in huntsville, all i have around my house are solitary wasps.... what a dumb term... theres like 10-20 a day... i hate em!

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