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  1. Thanks for the advice all. I have probably too many sculpting tools, to be honest, but this is gonna be a doozy of a job. It's more rubbery. Maybe I can use some Dawn Dissolver to nuke it
  2. Oh yeah. This stuff is a little more durable than that. It's like caked in. Again, a few days of simple green followed by a toothbrush attack has yielded me no results.
  3. Hey ya'll, I have a "The Grudge - Resin Dwarf Bust" that I picked up a few years back, and stuck in the chainmail links is this annoying green-putty-silicone stuff. Seems to be some kind of left over casting agent. I have already tried soaking this guy for a few days in Simple Green, which did not work, but I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for how to clean this gunk out. Maybe a more powerful cleaning agent? Hand scraping is not an option due to the amount and nature of the goo. Thanks a lot!
  4. Yeah you're absolutely right, I thought of that when sculpting but I guess I'm a putty miser :P. What I will end up doing is either sculpt up the terrain around the bases or rebase them on some hardboard (like the brute). Thanks for the insight.
  5. A little more detail as the my design - I want to have the beast in the center, surrounded by the Ragnaroks, three of whom are holding chains attached to it. Two around the tusks, one at its back. So the Rags have their arms raised because they've got chains on this guy. Began fleshtones on Ragnarok. Basecoat of 80-20 Tanned shadow-Skorne Red. Highlighting with Rosy Skin, all the way up to Rosy Skin + Menoth White. I plan to use jade green accents for the men, and do some faded-red SENMM (or just bright metal) on the swords. More shots of the beast, including the freehand chrome scales on his back tabard thing. I just want to say - I haven't painted a lot in the last couple of years, but these SmartPhones are ridiculous at taking WIP shots. I mean dang, I love it.
  6. Hey ya'll, I just started working on a squad using one of Rackham's old Ragnarok boxes - 6 warriors will compose the human portion of the squad... and one Privateer Press brute will be at the center. I've already started working on the basing for the squad - nothing too fancy, I want it to look like red clay. Here are the steps I've done so far. 1. Lay down a base of terracotta milliput, with some miniature bricks set in (can't remember the company the bricks are from), chamomile tea pressed in, and tree bark pressed in. One new thing I tried was using an incredibly fine silicate for sand instead of the usual playground sand - since clay is composed of such fine silt, I thought it appropriate. Unfortunately, its fineness and (I think) its very nature as a silicate made it difficult to glue - there is less than I had hoped on the base. The guy in the center, as you may guess, is the brute. 2. Once the squad's base holes have been figured out and the groundwork done, basecoat of armory white. I went for white because I believe it will be easier to control some of the more subtle shadows with washes instead of just straight black. You can see some of the Rag guys here, too. 3. Start off with a couple think washes of red liner. Nothing is spared ;) 4. Pick out the stones (tree bark) by drybrushing heavily with Privateer Press Cryx Bane highlight, all the way up to Liquitex Titanium White (edges). This will be toned down by the clay drybrushing colors. 5. Then, I heavily drybrushed A 50-50 mix of tanned shadow and PP Skorne Red. This will be the basecoat for the Ragnarok men's skintones. 6. Add palomino gold and continue to drybrush, lightening pressure. 7. Add bleached bone, lighten to pure bleached bone. Touch up rocks. 8. Current state: For now, the goal is to keep touching up the base, adding interest with more washes (dark reds, greens, yellows, and purples - complements), and adding terrain features (bushes, etc) I'll be in touch soon! As always, comments and especially criticisms are welcomed. My paint hand is rusty.
  7. Solid work, Jab. The axe looks really rough, but in a good way. Skin is good, lighting seems spot on. Glad to see you painting!
  8. This is going to be epic. I love the blue tabard.
  9. I don't have an arm, but I have a better idea. Sculpt it yourself!
  10. Those are pretty darn cool, they do look slimy
  11. Very nice NMM, especially in the first pic. I dig it
  12. Thanks for the replies, I guess the minotaur is popular lol. I don't think I'll paint any big bruisers for awhile though...
  13. Roman Bust: Pleasure to paint. Hope the blindness looks creepy/real. Roman Senator on CoolminiOrNot Minotaur: I am very proud of the skin and zenith lighting on him. Sloppy, however. 3rd GenCon Large. Astharon the Hungry on CoolminiOrNot "Fresh Meat": Like it, but it's also sloppy. Reaper figures were posed (near) perfectly, but the age of the models shows. There's just not the same level of detail on old figures. "Fresh Meat" on CoolMiniOrNot It has been a long time since I posted anything... but I really feel like painting these days so we'll see what happens. Please vote on CMON! Sam
  14. The automaton metals tutorial? Yeah that really perplexed me for about a year. I've found it's all about using a hard stirrer as opposed to a brush, some heat to increase rate of reaction and the right mix of water, will produce a pretty paintable paste. That said, I I almost never do it (when I'm painting at all) because it's too time consuming,
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