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  1. Thanks @Glitterwolf ! Thanks @ttuckerman!
  2. I'm just using the light it comes with and my crappy Samsung phone camera. It works for me!
  3. I'll take some pics with it when I get home, I maybe used it once since RVE... need to get better about that, I just get excited when I actually finish painting a mini and forget that I have it.
  4. Dang, that is steep. I purchased from one of my LGS only a couple months ago.
  5. There are fancy dropper tops from a company called Dr. Tabletop that fit citadel pots, saved me a lot of headache but I can't say anything about whether it's a cheaper option than buying bottles, funnels and mixer beads. Its MUCH more convenient tho. I only had around 15 citadel paints so $25 for a 20 pack of dropper tops was the way to go for me.
  6. Here is what I've been up to lately; got a few minis in progress, some got pushed to the back of the line when we learned that our d&d group will be meeting again soon and I realized I still needed to paint my partners miniature! Oops. I also snagged a great deal on a husky tool box, which at the moment is storing some extra out of date msp paint but mostly is crammed with most of my miniatures, couldn't fit all of them.
  7. I hear you. Had some employee changes at work which tossed my schedule to the winds. I was literally about to sit down this afternoon to paint Annoyed Rocky, but got called into work last minute. I'll make an effort to get something done tonight, and hopefully I actually get a day off next week to knock out a bunch of stuff. Hold Fast!
  8. For the yellow, I used Mustard Yellow for shadows and worked up to Beacon Yellow(old Heavy Gear color) for the highlight. The mugs were a speed paint using Citadel Runefang steel and a wash with Nuln oil, I thought they came out surprisingly well! Oh and yeah I had a couple issues with wet blending, haven't nailed the consistency for that technique yet. Thanks!
  9. I finished innkeeper sophie last night while watching Reaper Live, and then I won a gift card! Gonna use it to buy some paint colors that Anne Foerster recommended during her streams. Sophie's skin tones arent what I envisioned but I think she is tabletop ready and I personally feel good about how I'm progressing as a miniature painter. Practice makes better! For my next mini, I've picked Annoyed Rocky the dragon(with the dragonfly on its tail). I need a white dragon wyrmling for an upcoming campaign and I think this will be fun to drop on the table.
  10. This is my first attempt at a dark skin tone but I wasn't feeling the Dark Skin Triad for this one. So far I like where I am headed with Innkeeper Sophie, but I wonder if I'm missing something. For her skin I used Redstone Shadow and highlighted up with Redstone Highlight(also did a light glaze of brown liner on the back of the wings for shadows) but I'm wondering if I need a third highlight color. Should I mix in Pure White or possibly a warm shaded off-white like Linen White to the highlight color? Should I lean more red or more yellow considering her dress is the prominent color? Is that even a good idea? Also the shadow line on her bust is bothering me... seems like it might be too long and sharp of a line there... should I have a smoother transition between her collar bone and her breasts?
  11. Carved out 45min to touch up Innkeeper Sophie, the shadows on the dress were too brown for what I was going for so I added a glaze of Mustard Yellow to the recesses of the cloth. I really like the flesh colors (redstone shadow and redstone highlight) but the skin on her face and chest needed some smoothing out and brighter highlights. I thinned brown liner with water for the eyes, which came out table top decent on the first try. I'm getting noticably more comfortable with my brush control, also brown liner may be my newest love affair. All in all, we're getting there. My DM and I both have finally been vaccinated fully and I'm hoping to have an in person paint session soon. I will probably deviate from Reaper to Wizkids, as I have a Pathfinder silver dragon that needs to be painted like tarnished silver for a cursed evil npc in my own D&D campaign. I'm thinking of using MSP Bones Skeleton Key for the base coat with a touch of the Pieces of Eight metallic, followed by a selective wash of Agrax Earthshade, then highlighted with a mix of pieces of eight and Vallejo Game Air Chrome. Anyone ever tried a tarnished silver paint job?
  12. So this is definitely a practice model, worked on lining, skin tones, fabrics and the wings. Not my best but we'll get there.
  13. Maybe @HenryRequiem is referring to the paint set in the hobby box...
  14. @zomb13dog look what I found! sent a dm
  15. I didn't find any time to paint this week at all. Lots of things came up, like grinding my teeth in my sleep so bad that I cracked off half of my back molar. I went to an emergency dental appointment, but I've been referred to a dental surgeon out of town, so I'm biding my time and trying to maintain as best I can until I can get this tooth out. I also got my first round of the Pfizer Covid vaccine, arm hurt for a day but no other problems. I just really hope I can paint a little bit this week.
  16. This trick turned out really well for me when I was dealing with Bones USA Darius' sleeve. It worked like a charm to smooth over the gouges and fuzziness that happened during clean up with a blade.
  17. I have had to seriously reorganize my hobby desk after this weekend, and I'm feeling good about it. I've got some non reaper minis that are staring at me but up next off the list is Innkeeper Sophie. I'm gonna try the comic book style on her and see if I retained anything from the RVE class. My partner chose the color scheme again. Purple hair this time, with a yellow dress. May the paint gods be merciful...
  18. Here is Darius the Bleu-Cheese Wizard. I intended to enter him into the RVE Faction Fight but I misread the deadline and thought I had until midnight, I guess cut off was noon.
  19. If one had to guess, how many bottles of MSP would you go through to completely paint the pirate ship? Would an airbrush extend the mileage of the paint? The challenges are: no rattle cans(personal preference) & I don't own an airbrush but am willing to try (tho I'd really want to get proficient before attacking the pirate ship). Edit: I suppose I'm estimating 3-4 bottles of base coat, 2-3 of mid tone, and another 2-3 of various shades for details... BUT i should also probably double that count...
  20. @billeecats I had to strategically take off time for work this weekend, yes because I desperately need/deserve at least a few days off this year but mostly because RVE is happening. I need to finish Darius for the Faction Fight and hopefully paint at least one more model from the paint club list by midnight on Sunday for the Quad Color Clash. I can't seem to decide which model though...
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