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About strateegos

  • Birthday 03/18/1969

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    Oh boy, I am recently divorced. Use to be a paint-aholoic, now feeling the addiction coming again. I paint larger scale figs, mostly historical, but do love to try my hand with fantasy at the smaller scales.

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  1. Here is a pic of my Ellen Stone that I did for Ernst. I decided not to use the fence post that came with the kit, I tried to make her look more like a bounty hunter with the dog. I am not the best with the camera, I know that it is overexposed but not sure how to correct it. Maybe I will get it figured out some other time. Thanks Comments Welcome. Steve
  2. Oh Man, Great work Chris. Love the skin tones and cloak is awesome. Steve
  3. Has anyone tried 90% Rubbing Alchohol for thinning RMS. I use it for Tamiya paints with great results, wondered about the RMS. Will have to try it out Thanks Steve
  4. James, I have used Golden transparents paints but not the opaque. They airbrush quite well from what I have read. I have not used Createx but their info states that they are usable for "hobbies" which generally means plastic models. The price is cheap enough to give it a try. I found them at Dick Blick Art Supplies. Have ordered many times from them with no trouble. good luck Steve
  5. James, I prefer Tamiya for both metal and plastic figures. Goes real smooth, no noticable "grain". You can order from many hobby shops. Also, you can use rubbing alchohol for a thinner. Make sure it is the 90% type though. Anymore questions just ask Steve
  6. Ok, Im off to the races. I ordered my figure for Kalapurusha, Reapers Cowgirl. I am going to try and do a shaggy hair texture on the chaps. I need the practice anyway. Have any of you used the Reaper Master paints? If so how do they compare with Vallejo? Thanks Steve
  7. All I can say is WOW. Incredible. I can't believe how smooth you were able to keep this. Awesome work. Definitely something to have reproduced. Steve
  8. Nice, great color choices. Good work on the "Skin". Nice choice for piping color
  9. Skin looks awesome, great work on the rest as well. Nicely based. Steve
  10. Love the dragon and great work on the rest. I like your painting style.
  11. I like it. Great work on the weapons and overall well painted. The only thing I'm not 100% on is the Red/Grey combo. The Red/Green is fine, just something about that grey. Maybe darker grey would work. Great work and technique paint wise. Steve
  12. Wow, I always use pins. Have seen too many pop apart at shows and conventions. I feel much safer traveling with my figures as well. I assemble and paint as much as I can, and then paint the rest while on their pins, stick some epoxy in the mounting hole and stick the parts in. It's worked well for me so far and it gives me a sense of securtiy. Depending on the age of the figure and the manufacturer, fit problems do occur. Verlindon is tops in my book for fit but are kinda static in pose. Pegaso is great in both areas, while Andrea I have found to have many fit problems. They try to market it as part of the "hobby" but I get PO'D when I spend upwards of $100 and then have to do a lot extra work to just get the original pose together. Oh well Steve
  13. If you have not opened and used the Aztec, I would take it back and use the refund for paint. Have not liked the Aztecs for anything. Good call on the Iwata. Just my opinion though.
  14. Yeah, I use an airbrush for nearly everything. I do basecoats, shading, highlighting. I do work mainly in 54 and up but I do use my airbrush on the smaller scales as well. Batch painting is quick. You do have to handle your figures a little more carefully depending on the type of paint being used. Some paint needs to be thinned quite a bit and is easier to rub off. The airbrush or air gun is especially suited for terrain. Also, you use much less paint and have much better control. Hope this helps Steve
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