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  1. Could someone tell me what the difference would be in painting though?

     

    When would you use what?

     

    For example, creating shadows on a cape. Clear, ink or glaze?

    shadows on a cape... like in the crevices?

     

     

    well, i do weird things personally, so id just use my watered down pure black, its pretty darn thin..

     

    its about 1 drop black to about almost a half bottle of water (MSP bottle size) i keep it thinned that way on purpose... in effect its a glaze, because if i use it to wash over a surface, you can still see the underlying color, but it darkens it..

     

    for instance if i were to have a red cape, id use a dark red for the crevices, but id probably add the thinned black over that to give an even dark area

     

    for instance, the red cape on Arrius the black here http://www.deviantart.com/view/17709901/

     

    also, on the front, his armor was bolt gun metal (or whatever its called), its a dark silver GW color, but i added the thinned black over that, because hes an undead warrior, he should look dirty or aged..

    http://www.deviantart.com/view/17709910/

     

     

    hope that helps some

  2. i had to do something similiar on a warlord figure i was working on, i wanted that tabacco yellowed color on leather... i dont know where i had seen that effect, but i can plainly see it in my head...

     

    what i did to acheive it (though i only managed to get barely there)

     

     

    you'd probably start off with a pretty light brown.. leather brown, or snake bite leather from GW, then add in your white color, i tend to like using GW rotting flesh on bone instead white, preferring to keep white solely as my highlight, and only in small amounts.

     

    after you applied that color in, take a wash any good brown wash will work the way you want, but id suggest chestnut color, you want brown, not brown red (ox blood) add in some yellow (bright yellow) to the wash mixture itself (bear with me). once you have a milky yellowish brown start slowing adding that in, crevices mostly.. then add ina bit more of your rotting flesh mid tone, then high light white

     

     

    that should get you somewhere close

     

    if you dont want to use a premade wash (i didnt the first time through)

     

    for my wash, i used snakebite leather thinned down with filtered water as a base. i added to this a smidge of red gore, then sunny yellow, adding in more water as i tried to keep it thin

     

    i didnt use any sort of paint extender though..lol, so it pooled badly, but that was the effected i needed on the cape..lol, it was supposed to appear heavily weathered

  3. It really is a supply and demand issue. 'Sexy' minis sell better. Lots of people say they want more reasonable, more realistic minis. However, when some of them are released, many don't sell nearly as well as one of Werner Klocke's new fantasy women.

     

    As for some more fully clothed female minis, Dark Sword has a few nice one. Yes, many of their minis are scantily dressed, but they do have a few more well dressed ones.

     

    Female Mage

     

    Another wizard

     

    Lady with spear

     

    Female fighter

     

    Druid

     

    Archer

    id really prefer to get reaper minis... lol

     

    if i only buy from reaper when a mini fits my ideas, but buy from someone else when reapers dont fit my ideals, how is that benefiting reaper

     

    sure, its keeping up the "only sexy ones sell"

  4. I think there are a great deal of appropriately dressed non-naked PC minis (many arn't wizards either):

     

    Reaper:

    2629: Jade Star, Monk

    2643: Diedre Darkwillow

    2676: Elia Shadowfeet, Female Halfling Thief

     

     

    2708: Janara, Female Half Orc Fighter

    2725: Alaine, Female Paladin

    2731: Yuri, Female Monk

    2762: Tuilin Female Elf Wizard

    02772: Iris, Female Gnome Fighter

    2783: Xiao Liu, Female Monk

     

     

    2801: Evalyn, Female Duelist

    2810: Hyrekia, Half Elf Sorceress

    2812: Kallista, Female Warrior w/ Axe

    2823: Rasia, Female with Spiked Chain

    2831: Olivia Copperbell, Female Halfling

    2834: Deladrin, Female Assassin

    2835: Jolie, Female Scribe

    2849: Loryn Stormblade, Elf Fighter

     

     

    2903: Valeska, Champion of Ravilax

    2909: Nienna, Female Elf Ranger

     

    Hasslefree:

    HFH001 Liberty

    HFH002 Tiriel

    HFH005 Liberty

    HFH011 Jenova

     

    HFD002 Svala

    HFD004 Anghela

     

    HFE003 Vissarisa

     

    HFC002 Mineko

    HFC006 Meiying

    HFC013 Hanako

     

    Magnificent Egos:

    MEO1115: Jesra, Female Bard

     

    So that's about 20 minutes worth of looking, at three different companies, I would actually make the statement that there are a decent number of appropriately dressed female minis. I agree I'd like to see less near naked barbarian types though, and more Fighters, Rogue, Druid, Cleric, and Bard types, wearing good solid adventuring equipment and employing a wide variety of armor and weapons.

    out of all of those.... hehe...

     

    and reaper has how many minis!?

     

    notice a problem?

  5. well, this is fantasy as many have said, we arent trying to be totally accurate..

     

    im just sick of bikini clad women.... unless you go with specific figures, you've usually got 3 choices..

     

    1.) ugly evil badass (also wearing very little)

    2.) sexy, but scantily clad hero type female

    3.) wizardess...

     

    thats the 3 choices we get... which is usually why im pretty picky, i ordered the 2 female paladins from hasslefree, because they dont fit into any of those 3 categories, they look awesome... but its a needle in the haystack..

     

    after all, hasslefree has plenty of near naked, and naked figures.

  6. definately..lol

     

    i sent that email off, got my reply and all, they are sending me a replacement pure black, works out for me..lol

     

    i'll probably end up thinning down the stuff i do have now for a wash or something..lol

     

     

    ive yet to run into any other issue with blogs (except the white)... little paperclip work, and it flows fine now

  7. well, sure fantasy as a whole is unbeleiveable, but for those people who are looking for specific kinds of minis, especially females, looking for female characters.. its a rather hard search to find something not slutty.

  8. well... im liking the female barbarian, and the female viking...

     

    they still fall prone to the cultural stero type of female minis... IE barely any clothes... which would suck for a female viking... BRRRR

  9. i noticed that the MSP pure white was a bit blocked, but the black i bought flowed out too quickly..

     

    the nozzles dont really have flow consistancy at all (from bottle to bottle)

     

    i took a paper clip to the one on my white... course the black flows way too quick, i need to block that one up some..lol

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