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  1. 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!

  2. really great base, but i am concerned the miniature bases are too tall and will not sit in the recess completely.

     

    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.

  3. 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.

     

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  4. 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.

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    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.

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    3. Start off with a couple think washes of red liner. Nothing is spared ;)

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    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.

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    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.

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    6. Add palomino gold and continue to drybrush, lightening pressure.

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    7. Add bleached bone, lighten to pure bleached bone. Touch up rocks.

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    8. Current state:

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    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.

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  5. Roman Bust: Pleasure to paint. Hope the blindness looks creepy/real.

    Roman Senator on CoolminiOrNot

     

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    Minotaur: I am very proud of the skin and zenith lighting on him. Sloppy, however. 3rd GenCon Large.

    Astharon the Hungry on CoolminiOrNot

     

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    "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

     

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    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

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  6. 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,

  7. 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

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    And some materials. The gist of the scene is a minotaur guarding his desert pool of water. Nothing too dynamic. Anyway, I will post hopefully rather regularly.

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  8. 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?

  9. 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 on, so I dunno. If you're looking for a new (not portable) paint light, I would strongly advise you to pick this up.

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