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  1. That blue is ELECTRIC! Holy Cow! Dos it look that vivid IRL or just comes off like that with lighting + camera? Looking good, as usual, and will love to see the final!
  2. Thanks for all the in put everyone. I've thought about this a lot the last 2 months and especially the last week. Now that I've really looked at what I've got it seems that the only things worth selling are the metal minis and the HA molds. It's not that I want to get out of the hobby it's just that I need to put it on hold for... 5 years? Maybe more... maybe less? Hard to tell right now. There's just a lot more important things which require my resources right now and my gaming friends obviously have better things to do. I've already got everything boxed up neatly as I h
  3. At this point in my life I've realized I don't have the time to dedicate to painting, money to spend on it, and really don't have the time to game (which was the whole point of painting for me). Time to sell it all off and focus on other things. I'm not really looking to make a bunch of money here; just get some money for my stuff and get it out of the house. I'd really like to sell it all off in one big lot but I don't know if anyone would even buy all of this stuff at one time. Should I sell it all as one big bundle or sell it off in pieces or sections? Maybe I should sell a
  4. http://www.gypsumsolutions.com/distributor/BrandDistributors.asp?brand=15 According to their site it looks like the closest places are in Arlington, Ft. Worth, and Dallas. Might contact this guy: John Breen Territory: TX, OK, KA, MO, AR, LA, MS Email: [email protected] Perhaps he knows of a distributor closer that isn't on the website?
  5. Interesting stuff here; thanks guys for taking the time to talk about this. Where does the often praised OTT light fall in here? I was hoping to see a spectral analysis of that as well. So I dug around the interweb and here's what I found: Discussion and comparison to other lights: http://photo.net/digital-darkroom-forum/007Ue2 Spectral analysis: Seems the OTT-Lite TrueColor has some big spikes as well. Despite it's large spikes; does it seem like a great light because those spikes pop up at all different wavelengths (blue, teal, green, yellow, orange, and red) Where
  6. It's good to hear that you are satisfied with the results, you're getting better, and plan to keep practicing. You're brush control is obviously improving. They eyes are pretty good too! Keep it up! =^.^= You'd asked for tips; I believe with regards to lighting and photography? Check out the Shutterbug forum on here. Build the poor mans light box; it helps a lot! Learn your camera and test the settings one at a time; analyze them and see what helps and what doesn't.
  7. Practicality has nothing to do with fantasy minis and games; check it at the door. It's not a 'to scale replica model'... it's a fantasy mini of a dog with some huge weaponry on it's back. So what if it had a small caliber weapon attached to it's back? It's still completely impractical; how does the dog aim, shoot, and reload it? Does someone follow it around and fire the weapon; because that's not practical either. It's not about practicality, plausibility, or reality; it's about fantasy. =^.^= How does this pug carry, aim, shoot, and reload this huge weapon while standing ground fr
  8. These are turning out super sweet; great work man!
  9. I've been really happy with our Sony Cybershot DSC-P200. Way more settings than I ever thought I'd use but I started using them now that I've gotten into taking photos of minis. I've setup the Program setting just the way I like it now, it has Manual mode, and much more. All of the photos here are with the same camera: http://s808.photobucket.com/home/pic_dumpster/allalbums Here's the specs: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydscp200/ I dunno what you mean by 'cheap' but when you mention an Nikon D700 then it's relativly cheap =) They go for about $300 new; saw some used as
  10. Thanks a lot for taking the time to do before and after shots.
  11. That's pretty weak for $20. I use full spectrum CFLs that put out 1,300 lumen for less than $20. They are n:vision ESM27 27 watt 5500k (100 watt daylight or full spectrum I think the package said) Usually have 4 of them mounted in different positions. I get these at Home Depot and other big box stores.
  12. That's neat with the outlet cover being engulfed by the tree. I remember 2 years ago helping clean up some land that was a junkyard 50 years ago. Trees grew right around whole transmission bell housings, roots coming through rims, and things similar to your picture. Funny what trees will grow around.
  13. Are these pre or post dip? I can't really tell at this distance. They look neat though :D
  14. No they look really ugly before dipping so I took no photo of them. :) Would you be able to do before and after for the next batch or are they all done now? I know they may not look that good but it helps me (others?) see how you need to paint them up first before dipping. Do you just do a base coat? Any highlights? Do you make your colors a little brighter since the dip will darken the whole model? Or does the dip actually roll off the high spots completely and only gather in the recesses thus it won't darken highlights or higher surfaces?
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