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  1. The flavor text for my entry...


    Stay where you are, Strong-Man! I, Art Moderne, caught your little friends here on a field trip to the museum while I was "improving" the work of these hacks. They dared to question the decisions of the greatest art critic of the century so I've used my acidic acrylics to paint them into a corner!


    Soon the floor beneath them will give way, but not before they witness your doom and the destruction of these so-called "Masterworks" at the hands of me and my PAINTMINIONS!!!!!


    Minis used were:


    50090: Townsfolk: Jock, Chick, Nerd

    50027: Captain Griffon, Superhero

    50056: Carmine Defazio, Mob Hitman

    50012: Jack the Ripper


    The bursting floor and Captain Griffon are where this whole thing started. I had one of those GW basing kits that came with some mini slate chunks and I thought they would look perfect for busting concrete, though my first impulse was to have someone being hurled into a sidewalk, shattering it, and the hero hovering over them. When I went to Hobbytown to pick up the hero, his villain, and his damsel in distress, the villain I wanted was gone, I couldn't find a suitable damsel, all the minis I used were on sale, and the whole diorama sprang fully formed into my mind. I got everything in the diorama for just twenty five bucks, including the plasticard.


    Captain Griffon/Strong-Man is clearly squaring off with someone in that stance and he reminded me of a panel in Alex Ross's Kingdom Come comic where Superman, having flown through the planet's core to get across the world because it was quicker than flying around, busts up through the floor of the Batcave with all these chunks of stone and blobs of magma flying out as shrapnel. I just clipped his base and bent his feet down to make it look like he's flying and it worked almost perfectly. I initially tried translucent rods, but they frosted over when I hit the whole thing with Matte so I just painted them a neutral grey.


    Originally I was going to paint green and magenta footsteps and puddles all around the floor to show the path of the "PaintMinions" as they walked around the museum and Art's paintbrush and smears were going to be rainbow colored, but I ran out of time to keep embellishing my entry. The marks on the masterworks are smears of their own "Anamorphic Acrylics" and not Moderne's much more dangerous "Acidic Acrylics", though their Paintball Tommyguns are loaded with acidic acrylic paintballs.


    Did I paint the art reproductions? Yes: If by "Paint" you mean "Find a bunch of classic art online and then print them off on my roommates professional printshop quality color laserjet and glue them to little plasticard picture frames." I did paint on the smears, though! :lol:

  2. Nice work. Excellent work on the highlighting on the cloth and your green-fu is certainly stronger than mine on that tiara. I have a bunch of those bases too. They add a lot of pop to minis while being simple at the same time. The great thing about them is how they can really work for modern/scifi minis and traditional fantasy ones as well. They're a fantastic value. Got my fingers crossed for ya! ::D:

  3. I've been off the boards for a while because I've been away from my painting desk and at work. Last Thursday I got canned so I got to sit back down and really concentrate on finishing up an old project. The other pictures didn't turn out, so I'll post more when they're done.


  4. Actually, I flipped the fire technique on purpose. I wanted to give the impression that the edge of his blade heats up and kind of subsumes away in a plasma state (I've seen it actually happen in various science vids like

    ). It looks a lot like steam aspirating from the suface of water. Thanks for the tutorial though. It's going to be a big help on my Reaper fire elemental.
  5. Here's some picks of Almaran the Gold, my round two entry for Wyrd Mini's Iron Painter contest. the them for this round was "Light my Fire," so his flaming blade made him an instant choice for the contest.





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  6. I finished up another Jedi conversion last week between rounds of Iron Painter over at Wyrd minis.


    Started with this guy...




    and using similar techniques and bits we wound up with...






    I'm pretty pleased with how he turned out. After testing with blu-tack, I decided to keep the Tonfa look, which in turn led me to come up with his custom weapons in my Star Wars Campaign. The lightsaber hilts are again space Marine bolter scopes, only this time I left them a great deal more intact.

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  7. Wow, that's a cool piece, and a great paint job too. Who makes it?




    John Lee


    Thanks for the compliments. This is the most recent Kal Jericho model from GW's necromunda game. I picked it up right before they axed bitz order over at GW HQ.

  8. I really wanted to get this up. This will be the piece I'm submitting for Wyrd Miniatures Iron Painter V competition, but if I finish it, it will be part of a larger diarama. If my IP V opponent finds this here, all the better.



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  9. Thanks for all the comments. I'm working on a dark jedi to match against him based on Theda, here...




    I'll post her when she's finished.


    You can get transparent acrylic rods in just about any color at most hobby shops. 1/16 inches is just about perfect, though I don't know the exact dimensions of the Lego bits I used.


    If you want to use legos, I recommend a website called Bricklink.com. Its a lego exchange that links you to seller websites and "Buy-it-now" Legos on E-Bay.


    As far as filing the blades goes, I actually wanted the jagged look. If you look at the old production art for Star Wars, most of the lightsapers were done with a sharp point of scattered light, and I wanted to try to capture that. I probably will shave down and polish the red blade for Theda, though, just to see how it looks.

  10. For the basic model I used the Jade Tiger Mini




    Then I followed the basics from a how-to tutorial from WOTC I found here.


    And I got this guy...






    These are the materials I used to convert him.




    The Light Saber hilts started life as GW Space Marine bolter scopes, and the blades are made from Lego transparent rods I had lying around.


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