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  1. Anyone else see this issue? Go to the online store, notice the "Bestsellers", try to put the Valentine Mouselings (or any of top 5) in cart ... and nothing happens?

     

    Also can't even click thru to the mouselings item page. This is on Safari and Firefox. Other item work fine but how can bestsellers be bestsellers if you can't buy them? :)

  2. I feel odd asking this question here, being Reaper's board, but there are a lot of folks I trust here. I'm considering expanding my paint set to other paints, but I don't remember which ones are considered good and which are not so good. So, if you're up for sharing your experiences with the following, please feel free. What I'm mostly interested in is how they fare in terms of coverage, ease of use and whether they are temperamental in particular way I need to keep in mind.

     

    Tamiya

    Vallejo Model

    Vallejo Game

    Privateer Press

     

    Thanks.

  3. Ok, no problem. Not all my suggestions work for everybody, but the program I was turned on to here on this sight, I believe would help. So, I hope you don't mind but I copied your photo and put it into my photo editor program called Photofiltre. I just wanted everyone to see what a great job you did. I think this will show him off a little better. I upped the Gamma 3 notches, the contrast 1 notch and the saturation 1 notch.

    If you like this, I can shoot you the link.

     

    Jim

     

    post-6227-1269402634336_thumb.jpg

     

    I tend to not fiddle with Gamma much, I'm too worried about color changes. But that actually looks pretty nice. Thanks.

  4. Very nice. The purple really looks great. I like this mini a lot. I just bought the blister a few weeks ago. Are you going to paint up and post the mounted version? You gotta that that little dragon he's riding.

     

    So, the blister I bought didn't actually have Baldorf's second "pose", so while I have his little riding wolf/dog/whatever, I don't have him in his seated form. I complained to my seller but since ME is out of business I don't expect any change. And it isn't that big a deal anyways, I got what I needed out of it.

  5. I really like the color choices here. Well, purple is my favorite color and purple and black is a great combo. Very smooth paint job. I could not see any grainy areas and that takes some skill.

     

    I have some suggestions about the photos, ...

     

    Thanks for the advice ... I've done all this and more in the past, you can see that these photos here are much better than the ones of Baldorf. The problem was, when I used the same blue felt in my lightbox for Baldorf, my camera did all sorts of bad crap with the color tuning such that he came out looking ... well, wierd. So I fell back to the white background and fiddled with exposure settings and lights until I got a decent pic.

     

    As I said, at this point, I need a camera that I can control the exact exposure and color balance on without it trying all sorts of auto-sh** to do what it thinks is the right thing. For now, I think if I tried to photograph this guy again I'd have to use a practically black/very dark grey background so that the camera didn't think that the blue was trying to be white, etc.

    I think, looking back on it, that the reason why Turanil's photo came out so damn nice was that he's basically all 3 primary colors (RGB) and so the camera was able to auto adjust to a balanced white over the entire image even though there was a large amount of blue in the pic. With Baldorf, that wasn't going to happen because he's basically all purple.

     

    Anyways, ... back to the drawing board.

  6. Thanks. I blame dark pics. The highlights are almost pure white so there is very little chance they aren't popping enough.

     

    At some point I need a better camera, the little mini-digital just isn't cutting it anymore.

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