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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
  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
  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. P
  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,
  15. Great work man. NMM is daunting, but just keep plowing through. My advice? MORE HIGHLIGHTS. That's usually my advice anyway though =P.
  16. I'm diggin this man. The kimono's pattern and shading is exemplary. And the base looks like it's shaping up well. I might be concerned that the figure is overshadowed by the base, but we'll see.
  17. Glad to be back! Some ground work laid down.
  18. It's been a long while since I've completed anything, but I figured it was time to just bite the bullet and force myself to. So here's a diorama I'm working on. I want the project to be relatively straight forward: apply technique a, get good result. The better the result, the more the inspiration returns! In theory, of course. So I've got some models here (sorry for the bad pics, new camera, still working out the kinks). Astharon, Enigma Unknown Wolfen, Rackham And some materials. The gist of the scene is a minotaur guarding his desert pool of water. Nothing too dynamic. Anywa
  19. Yeah I looked a lot of other places, but the ones I could find for 20 were from Europe and i didn't want to wait. A lot of the other ones I saw were like 100 bucks, and the ottlite I originally bought was 100 too (but 40% off).
  20. Yeah, the one I picked up at michael's was 40% 0ff 99$, so I paid 60. After I realized it was broken, I read up some reviews which stated almost unanimously that they regretted ever buying an ott-lite. Naturally, I was very confused. I think maybe it just might be luck of the draw with them?
  21. Darkstar: wow that one looks very nice too, and for cheap! Though I expect shipping from the uk would jack it up. Looks to be another good buy.
  22. Yeah, glad to help. This is a real keeper, I think. Here's a quick pic I snapped of my table with the light
  23. http://www.fullspect...amp_53_prd1.htm I just picked this baby up for 66 bucks including shipping, and it is awesome. I had heard ott-lites plugged a lot here, so I decided to pick one up. The piece of junk's main hinge didn't even work, and I still have to return it! So I ordered this one and 6 days later it arrived. No assembly required comes with a tableside vise or a base to stand on, is comfortably about a foot and a half above my surface, and illuminates everything clearly. The only complaint I have is that the light may be a touch too blue; but the colors on the mini still seem spot
  24. Jab! So great to see you back! I haven't posted much recently either, but it's good to see your work. I'm really digging those metallics, and the whole green-purple combo works great also. Lucky girl!
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