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  1. I'm depressed I can't enter - my first figure was in 1984, and I have no clue whatever happened to it. On the other hand, there is some seriously impressive growth and improvements throughout this thread!
  2. Well, that'd put it squarely at the end of Citadel's non-slotta base figure runs. Been looking, but not seeing anything in the catalog. However, the Partha Imports 1984 catalog only had maybe 1 pic for every 3 figs.
  3. To be fair, I'm also an airbrush n00b. I didn't intend for the green to cover as much of the lower belly as it did, but my aim is still not perfect. :D My concern was making sure the illuminated part was at LEAST the same luminosity, preferably higher, as the rest of the belly, in order to make it appear illuminated. And looking at it in B&W, I succeeded. :D
  4. Well, I saw the hippo at a FLGS, and just had to get it. And after painting the base color, I decided to try my hand at OSL around his lil' amulet. I know I have a little more work to do on the veggies on his hip, but I REALLY like what I have so far.
  5. Correction - they announced it this evening... ... ... Aaaaaand... ... ... I came in second in both customer walk-in vote, and staff judging. And since the same guy won both, with me a close second, it pretty much was a flat out second place. :D This means I beat several local pro commission painters, too. The competition was structured so that we signed up, and drew a number out of a jar. The number was a Reaper product number, and that was the figure we had three weeks to paint. I was lucky enough to get the Dracolisk. :D
  6. Dadgummit... the customer voting was done last Saturday... but staff voting finishes today. I don't find out how I did until Tuesday, they're closed on Mondays.
  7. Yeah, that was pretty much the intention. "Why me?" Also, his feet might be cold from standing on ice barefoot like that...
  8. Sculpted in ZBrush, printed on a resin printer.
  9. And painted him with my airbrush as my second airbrushed mini ever. :D Enjoy!
  10. The same way I made the base and the broken statues - I 3D printed them. :D The base and stumps were printed on an FDM printer (an Ender 3), the statues and nameplate were done on a resin printer (the Anycubic Photon).
  11. Voting is over in two and a half days... then I find out...
  12. I agree, though I would have been ecstatic if it had ended up looking more metallic, like the kind of NMM you see in the big painting comps. BUT! I am trying not to compare myself to them. I've started painting a few "orphaned" Stormcast Eternals with NMM gold, and I will only compare myself today to myself yesterday. I promise. Honest. Really.
  13. It's far from perfect... but as my first test bed, I like to think he came out decently. Enjoy!
  14. Well, his overall paint scheme is based on a nile crocodile. It's hard to tell, but his underbelly and forelimbs are actually pale green with a brown wash.
  15. So, a local store had a painting contest - entrants drew a random number from a jar, and that number equated to a Reaper Bones mini we had two weeks to paint and got to keep. I was remarkably lucky, and got the Dracolisk, by the incomparable Julie Guthrie. Since the rules said no more than 75% of the model could be obscured, I felt somewhat open ground with some stumps and some broken statues would be best. There will be two prizes - one from customer voting, and one from Staff Judging. Wish me luck!
  16. There are two types of fan brushes, one with soft bristles and one with coarse, hard bristles. The coarse, hard bristled fan brush works magic with that technique. :D
  17. There are. All 20 of us had this same miniature to paint and 2 weeks to do it in. Thank you! It's hard to tell in these photos, but it shades to a more dark bronze, with the brightest silver up top. Thank you! This figure has a hyuge face, and was literally a dream to paint!
  18. So I didn't win a recent painting contest at my Friendly Local Game Store. We were all given the same Reaper figure, and given two weeks to paint it. This is that figure, as painted by me (since this picture was taken, I had picked out the armor rivets).
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