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  1. Great job on those minis and thanks for the step by step. 45 minutes...in dog years...let's see...about 4 hours each...ok that'll work for me. When you say edge highlights do you mean a lack of transition between the highlight and underlying color? Any final washes over the highlights?
  2. Would this be the same method used with a miniature you don't want to paint but want to display. ie a vintage mini with no real great detail that I think would look better...not painted? Or was that another method?? Forgot what that is called. Thanks Pepi-
  3. I love my Reaper paints don't get me wrong but I work in a field of conservation in which we use Golden paints (fluid acrylics). I have never done research as to their pigment quality (concentration etc.) (sometimes conservators don't need to know how the sausage is made...just been recommended by some higher ups) and was wondering if anyone had ever used them for minis and what they thought... how do they compare to Reapers'. I'll continue using my Reapers but I have so many different Goldens at work; was thinking in a pinch I might be able to use some of them as well. Thanks - Sabro
  4. The ink had actually dried for over 24 hours. Not all of it had been covered up with the new shading color but that said when i sprayed the dull cote on it seemed like "all" of the ink had come to surface. Tons of it. I'm going to try an experiment with inks see if it holds well with the dull cote spray - or maybe I was just a bit heavy with the coating. Thanks
  5. So I decided to use purple ink to get the shading started but after brushing it on decided it was a bit garish. Went on to use a purple triad that turned out really nice (painted over the ink). Now on to the coating. The spray: All the ink somehow managed to come to the surface and pooled everywhere! On the highlights, crevices even sloshed its way into my demons mouth. All my hard work ...... and love down the drain. Has this ever happened to anyone? Mightn't I have sprayed too much? I'm actually thinking the first blast was too long. Or is there an ink caveat that I'm not aware of? Bah! Managed to salvage him somehow; once I get some courage I'll start posting my minis pics. So far I've completed an astounding three! Sabro
  6. So in my day job as a rare books conservator I often use acrylic paints (Golden, fyi) and to speed up the drying process I use a hair dryer. I haven't tried this yet with miniature painting and I curious to know if anyone has already used a hairdryer... most specifically for long drawn out layering sessions where one has to wait for absolute drying between layers. I can be so impatient when painting sure would help if this works. ---"Enquiring minds want to know!" Pepi
  7. Thanks for those great tutorials! Unfortunately I won't be at the con this year...I'll try for next. Happy Monkey Hat has sold me! Anyone teaching in the NYC metro area?? In the meantime I'll keep practicing. --and reading these posts! -G
  8. Hi there...Ok so maybe I'm really overanalyzing things but I am trying to master layering...and I have a couple of question about both direction of brush and layering with glazes. So lets assume we have a cloak whose fold runs vertically. If I am layering from dark to light. do I run the brush along the fold or does the layering involve little horizontal strokes along the fold. I ask this because I have read mention that one should be conscious of where you lift the brush off...because that is where the most paint will end up.in the up to down brushstroke the most paint ends up at either the top or bottom of that vertical fold....wouldn't seem to really matter as much if that were the case. And about layering with glazes. When doing so,lets say your shadow is going to be purple. and your base is blue. (Taking that from an example I saw somewhere around here.) When you lay your glaze layer do you cover the entire area to be painted...so lets say a fold in the cloak...that would be layer one. Then do you go over that entire initial area you covered in layer one minus a little smidge ...and then repeat over and over again>>? Hope I'm making sense. Thanks and sorry about the stupid questions. Just want to be sure. -G
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