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  1. TheDungeonDelver

    Army/Mass painting; elves specifically...

    Ah, it's these: http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/werner klocke elf/sku-down/06122 Same but not exactly the same poses.
  2. Hey all... I have a ... uh, war-band? Army? Regiment? Buncha? anyway, whatever the unit size in Warlord is back when Reaper did the boxes that were 10 regular troops, a lieutenant, and a leader (and a familiar). I don't play Warlord, but I would like to use the minis on the tabletop for AD&D games. While I'm OK with painting the 2 commanders (Nirodiel and Danithal) individually, "character level" if you will, the other elves I would prefer just to get done. Any tips anyone can share? What shade should I start with, etc.
  3. TheDungeonDelver

    Question about "debasing" metal minis

    Well, there's plenty of good advice in this thread, but let me throw in this option: hollow bases. Secret Weapon Miniatures makes hollow 25mm (and larger) bases, beveled and angled edge both. You simply sit the miniature in the hollow and fill the space with green stuff, Apoxie, or whatever, and voila.
  4. TheDungeonDelver

    Thinking of Inking.

    I went halfway there; I dug thru my parts box and got a large cap from a gallon OJ jug and used a hefty amount of Elmer's Glue, et voila! I'll let it set a bit longer (did it around midnight last night) before I pick it up and start painting with it. I've got other projects to work on (like Monique deNoir as Drelzna...)
  5. TheDungeonDelver

    Thinking of Inking.

    Update: the blue ink does NOT oversaturate the Surf Aqua paint! The shading is deep, and wonderful. Now if only I could find an armature big enough to mount him on so I could stop touching him and rubbing primer and paint off while working on him :( Once he's done, I'll post up pictures of Lludd the Behir.
  6. TheDungeonDelver

    Brush-on primer

    I thin it pretty heavily; I only put a thin wash of primer on top of the metal as I find any primer (spray or brush) can hide details.
  7. Okay, I have a couple of different washes (well, one's a wash, and another's an ink). I have an old Pro Paint stock no. 19106 Flesh Ink. I also have an MSP9253 Flesh Wash. What's the best way to utilize each?
  8. TheDungeonDelver

    Scales

    This is how I do it, too. If you are not painting for competitions or something work-related: This is the way to do it. You can continue this process way past tabletop quality, or just do a single draft to get a mini ready for play. It's basically how I paint now and for tabletop it's the best. Base dark, ink-wash, highlight-highlight-highlight done.
  9. TheDungeonDelver

    Thinking of Inking.

    Sure; the cover of S4 Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth: The alternating scale bands plus the belly, head and legs... (That's not a great picture in terms of color: trust me, it's more teal than that)
  10. TheDungeonDelver

    Scales

    If we're talking about heavily overlapped scales, I would: Take a base-coat of the darkest of a given triad (let's say red). Make sure you get in and under each overlapping scale. Then take red ink, do a 50/50 mix, and wash that sucker, get some good shadows on him, make sure every nook and cranny gets a drink! Dry brush a highlight of your middle color. Dry brush a highlight of your lightest color. If you want more highlights, do a 50/50 mix of pure white + lightest color and dry brush that on. You can keep going up, with lighter and lighter dry-brushings, until finally you're at or near pure white, then call it done.
  11. TheDungeonDelver

    Thinking of Inking.

    Roger that. I don't have the Marine Teal yet, it's on order sadly. Still, it'll give me time to clean him up a bit. I erroneously started doing him in DARK blue on his bands so I need to clean him up quite a bit before I start the real work painting him...
  12. TheDungeonDelver

    Thinking of Inking.

    So I have a nice stock of Reaper inks, which is cool. And I've used them before to brilliant effect. Love 'em. With that said, I'm painting a Behir for my ongoing S4 AD&D game. On the cover, the beastie has a decidedly teal/blue-green belly. For reference here's a similar critter in Reaper's catalog, the Cavern Crawler: (WAY better looking than all the "official" offerings from D&D Minis or GF9 - they're both too fat!) Anyway... I'm using the Ocean triad to get the shade of blue I want (Deep Ocean, Marine Teal, Surf Aqua, 9076, -77 and -78, respectively) and I'm wondering about shading with an ink. I've got both Blue Ink and Green Ink...which do you guys think will work better for the traditional S4/Monster Manual II Behir, blue or green? Or should I do a wash of Deep Ocean instead, and base with Marine Teal and highlight with Surf Aqua and a final highlight of 50/50 Surf Aqua + Pure White? I just don't wanna get in there and start putting blue ink on and everything get stained navy blue, or green and everything go all grass colored on me.
  13. I was looking to get some more Reaper inks - they're quite nice, love 'em - and was wondering if they've been discontinued or are just out of stock, or what exactly the status was.
  14. That...doesn't seem to make sense, are they just out of stock?
  15. TheDungeonDelver

    Eyeglasses/spectacles/corrective lenses

    I think I've got it. I'll post up results when I get to the project.
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