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  1. 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...

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  2. 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...

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  3. @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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  4. 1 hour ago, R2ED said:

    Magic effect?  What were you trying to pull off?  I'm curious to know what you had in mind. 

    I tried to make him casting a cold magic spell with his right hand(cuz he's named Winterhand lol), almost like he was holding an action for dnd combat. The osl upon the book is not the best nor is the "glow" that i tried to achieve.

  5. 5 hours ago, Hibou said:

    I got called into work today. So my painting time today will be seriously limited.  I am pretty close to finishing but it’s gonna be a real buzzer beater to get it finished and photographed by midnight.  

    Same. Took a moment on break to check for new posts. Almost done with Vodelis, I can see the end but will have to really buckle down to finish.


    @billeecats @R2ED Great work! love it!

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  6. Soooooo I abandoned the green stuff I was planning to use on Vodelis Winterhand. I summoned my courage and started attacking his mold lines with my files. He's been primed and is ready for paint. I also finished taking the mold lines off of Bones USA Darius... didn't go as well. I thought I was in a good flow but then I encountered his right sleeve and started getting some crazy fuzziness all over the folds of his sleeve. I have a backup Darius by chance so I'll try a different approach there next time.

    I'm planning on using this Darius for the RVE Faction Fight, and will have to decide if it is worth another go with the exacto.




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  7. So this week hit really hard. We've had frozen pipes at work and that meant lots of extra work leaving me absolutely whipped. We are over the hump with frozen pipes but unfortunately the worst news came - we have had a death in the family, and so the rest of my week is tied up with family duties. Fingers crossed I can find some time on the weekend to maybe speed paint Darius but at this point I have to say it's unlikely I'll finish. Maybe next week.

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  8. 2 hours ago, Mad Jack said:


     The one thing to remember is blending your edges - that's the key to making it look good. A nice smooth blend on the edges will make any modifications invisible once they're painted over.

    The key to good blending is lots of lubrication and using almost non-existent pressure on your blending tool.


    Also, turn your figure and check it from every angle as you're working to constantly to make sure you've got the correct curve on the surface of the pauldron.


    Thanks for the tips! I really appreciate it!

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  9. So I finally bought some green stuff and need to deal with an issue on Vodellis' shoulder pauldron(sp?). It almost looks like the mold segments were slightly misaligned or something because there is a significant "step" down in the middle if the armor plates. Filing down would remove so much of his shoulder I'm sure I'd muck it up. So I decided to try to backfill greenstuff in the recess and smooth it down to match the rest of the pauldron. 


    Any tips before I get started?



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  10. 6 minutes ago, Hibou said:

    The liquid gold and metal color are two different types of paint. The metal color is a very thin highly pigmented acrylic designed for air brushes.   Liquid Gold is an alcohol based paint with high pigmentation. 

    You're right, I realize that. My brain just made a big leap and I didn't phrase my question very well. I was just curious if there were any issues like @Inarah mentioned above. I'd hate to lay down some acrylic layers and then strip them accidentally with the alcohol base of the Liquid Gold. I am excited to see how the Metal Color paints work out for you!

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  11. 27 minutes ago, Hibou said:

    I ended up getting a snow day today so I primed and got a start on Gaaguk Bull Orc Reven Hero.

    Right before the cold weather hit, I finally got my hands on some Vallejo Metal Color paints.  His weapons and armor are going to be my first real tests for them.  

    I have a bottle of Vallejo Liquid Gold, but haven't tried it out yet... Maybe Vodelis Winterhand will have some of that added to his color scheme just to see how it works. I know its an alcohol base, are there any pitfalls I should be aware of besides using a dedicated synthethic brush and solvent?


    Edit: will it react badly with the MSP acrylics?

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  12. So I have to call Hakon finished. I'm not too happy with how he came out, and will probably repaint him later on. I really botched the NMM gold on the horn and feel like his over all color scheme got too muddy. I intended him to be a dirty ne'er-do-well mercenary npc... maybe not the right browns together... thoughts?

    I'm confident I can do better. 


    For next weeks model I'm gonna paint Vodelis Winterhand, but like @billeecats, I'd like to also paint Darius the Wizard if I manage to find the time for both.




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