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  1. Kormydigar

    Basing question - materials to use

    Another material that comes in handy is good old drywall spackle. You can get it in small tubs on the cheap and they make some that is bright pink when wet but it dries white,so you can tell when it is all dry. It isn't strong like milliput or green stuff but for large areas of rocky surface it is much cheaper.
  2. Kormydigar

    New Reaper Gazebo + 2562 Gossamer Air Sorceress

    A gazebo! I waste it with my crossbow!
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    Question on metal assembly

    If you are using modeling paste to fill the gaps on white bones you can mix in some craft paint to give it some color, making it easier to see. I made my own liquid "green stuff" like this when filling in minor gaps while assembling Khanjira.
  4. Kormydigar

    Ink Usage Advice

    If you want a more matte finish to your inks, mix the ink in a solution of matte medium and water. I like to keep a bottle of matte medium and water mix (roughly 2/1 water to medium mix with a few drops of flow improver thrown in) handy in a dropper bottle so it is available to drop into inks for matte applications.
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    Maledrakh's 77163 Male Storm Giant

    One reason the female model is a bit smaller is that she is a different species. He is storm giant, the largest of giantkind, and she is a cloud giant. Cloud giants are a bit smaller on average than storm giants. I like the smurfy color scheme.
  6. What level of finished product are you going for? Everyone has different standards for what they consider to be "good enough" for tabletop. The techniques you use can depend on this. For my rank and file tabletop jobs I use a quick 3 layer process. I lay down a base coat that is usually mid to light tone, then shade quickly with washes, followed by a few touch ups with highlight colors. Textured surfaces get the dry brush treatment. I only do the most basic eyes and don't spend much time picking out fine details. If I have a group of similar minis then I will do them assembly line because it is more time efficient to keep working with a color once I have it on my brush. Also the assembly line method allows things to dry properly between stages. Having a mini finished in an evening feels good but If I have a squad of a dozen to do and get them done over three or four evenings then I'm still coming out way ahead on time.
  7. Kormydigar

    Is it lead???

    If the minis are primed well, then they can be handled without touching the lead at all.
  8. Kormydigar

    Pinning aids

    It won't help with plastic but for metal applications (especially ones that look like a major pain to drill) I forgo pinning and assemble the parts with JB weld epoxy instead of glue. You will need to make sure your work space is well ventilated and mix a much smaller amount than you would think. Be very careful applying the mixture and wipe off any that goes somewhere you don't want it immediately before it sets. Once it dries you will have a very strong bond. I have dropped metal giants assembled this way on concrete floors. The paint took a beating but the joints didn't budge.
  9. Kormydigar

    ‘80s Dwarf

    Nice paint jobs. I really like the colors on the Sackville Baggins pieces. I recognize that ranger. He is one of the three stage character models Ral Partha did in the late 80's . He came in a blister pack with two other models. Each pack was supposed to have 3 versions of the same adventurer with varying grades of equipment to represent progression through gaining levels. You may have two more versions of this fellow with better armor in that pile somewhere.
  10. Cool face. He is certainly giving a look. I can't tell if its blue steel or magnum.
  11. Kormydigar

    WIP - Learn to Paint Kit (Core Skills)

    Great work so far! Welcome to the money pit that is miniature collecting and painting.
  12. Kormydigar

    Guidance on base coat paints?

    I have never had a problem with regular plastic minis using spray primer. Only bones reacts funky to standard spray. Army Painter spray primer is terrific on bones so I just use it for everything now.
  13. Kormydigar

    First heroforge mini - a druid

    One thing that might help smooth out the texture would be a coat or two of gloss sealer and let it dry before applying primer.
  14. Kormydigar

    Metallics for classic steel

    You can get quite a good steel from just Reaper Blade Steel and Blue Liner. I like to do a solid base coat in blue liner, highlight with the blade steel then glaze with the blue liner.
  15. I don't think you are looking very hard. Jessica Rich uses Reaper paints and her work is very professional. If you want to see for yourself then check out her instructional video DVD set from Darksword.