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About TriOpticon

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  • Birthday 09/04/1966

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    Tokyo, JAPAN
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    Science Fiction, plastic models

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  1. TriOpticon

    77244: Skeleton Warrior Spearman (3)

    I forgot that today (it is Monday morning here) is a holiday in the States so the family is home. I don't see any painting being done. Yay family time but sad no painting time.
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    77244: Skeleton Warrior Spearman (3)

    Back from Thailand. Really beautiful country to see. Probably won't get anything finished this weekend so I am aiming to make it Miniature Monday on Monday.. :)
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    77244: Skeleton Warrior Spearman (3)

    Visiting Thailand for a week so not getting things completed. Still thinking of what to start next, though.
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    77244: Skeleton Warrior Spearman (3)

    Base coats are finished. I hope to finish them today and prep the next set. Most likely the Orc Marauder from the LTPK along with some Orc Spearmen and Orc Swordsmen (3) that accompanied him on his journey here.
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    77244: Skeleton Warrior Spearman (3)

    Leather Brown on the spears, arrow shafts and bow. Was hoping to finish base coats today but family duties are calling.
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    77244: Skeleton Warrior Spearman (3)

    Painted the bases Naga Green. I realize the spear skeletons probably have a dungeon/brick floor texture but decided Naga will be fine for them, also. I did get the feet in a couple of places but I will go back and fix it; hopefully without messing up the green. :)
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    I need a keeper...

    A can of gloss primer? When putting decals on plastic models I give it a coat of Mr Hobby Topcoat. Testors Gloss Cote also works great. They are clear top coats.
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    77244: Skeleton Warrior Spearman (3)

    Base coat of Desert Sand from the LTPK. I did not prime the Skeleton Archer that came in the LTPK since it said there was no need to. I sometimes feel that is blasphemy but I tried it anyway. :)
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    Trying to get back to painting miniatures

    My LTPK arrived! I’ll be starting these on Monday since it is Saturday night now and Sunday is too busy. It was strange to find the Bones in the kit are grey and not white like the ones I picked up.
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    Warlord - the state of play

    Thanks, @Andrewithasword!
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    Announcing Reaper Bones Black!

    @Cygnwulf, did you have to remove mold lines? Any difficulty? Thank you.
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    Trying to get back to painting miniatures

    @Madog Barfog, perusing the store is a good source of colors, etc. but I find myself spending too much time looking through everything. Trying to keep my purchases small and focused. I probably went a bit overboard when ordering figures with the paint kit, though. Things I do not have but I may feel it adds to the pile of things to do too much. So, no more orders for at least a month. @lowlylowlycook, I think that is probably best until I get better and more comfortable doing more things. Maybe some highlights after the wash but I doubt I will attempt any shading/layering/blending/whatevering anytime soon.
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    77244: Skeleton Warrior Spearman (3)

    True. :) To be honest, I can't see them at all without taking a photo. So I will see how they come out. This morning they feel fine, nothing tacky/sticky so I think the primer worked fine.
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    Trying to get back to painting miniatures

    Started them and here is the WIP.
  15. Thanks to the motivation from here I am trying to get back into painting miniatures thanks to new games like Blood on the Blade and Rangers of Shadow Deep. I thought I would start with these skeletons and at least get them primed. I used Mr. Finishing Surfacer 1500 Gray which I use on my models (Gundam, Frame ARMs, etc) via an airbrush. It is a solvent based acrylic paint. I had read all the FAQs about primers so I am not sure how the BONES material will react. I will let them sit for the rest of the day (too many other things to do today and I am not sure I have a good bone color) and see how they are. Here is a picture of them primed. I see a bit of flash/mold lines that I may ignore for these figures. It would be awesome if, one day, flash and mold lines were a thing of the past...