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Bigern

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  1. Thanks for the compliments, everyone. And yes, I did the summer Sasquatch for the other contest. You can see I like the Sasquatch theme.
  2. I call this one "Apollo Anton Sasquatch" - The figure is the Sasquatch #50011 by Jason Wiebe, heavily converted using alot of green stuff.
  3. The armor looks great. I like your color choice.
  4. I painted this one for my daughter. I bought her the "Ron and Bones" Board Game from Tale of War Miniatures for her for a Christmas present. This is one of the four figures that came with it. Hopefully she'll like the game and the minis. I'm still working on getting the settings on my camera figured out. I had planned to put more tattoos on the figure, but they kept turning out crappy so I gave up. Plus I had to re-paint over the mistakes enough times that the paint was starting to look clumpy and sloppy. Anyway, comments and criticisms are welcome. Thanks.
  5. What did you use for your water effect? And how did you achieve the color of the water effect? It looks awesome. Nice work.
  6. It took a while but the new issue (No. 27 - November) of No Quarter came out and I received an honorable mention for the figure. I'm pretty happy with that. Here's a scan of the page from the magazine. My 9 year old daughter was pretty excited, which was cool.
  7. Here's my two girls, dressed as a gothic vampire princess and a pirate princess.
  8. Fantastic work. I think you could give a course on basing - this base really blows me away. And on your summer painting contest winner the base again was amazing. Both bases really made your figure stand out. . What did you use for the water effect on the base? It looks great. I look forward to seeing what you do next. By the way I think your NMM is great too, especially with this being your first attempt.
  9. I don't know - they say it takes a while to get the results and they won't publish the results until the November issue of No Quarter. Thanks for the info about CMON - I figured as much to be honest. Thanks for the comments on the paint job as well. I think the lighting on the photo actually makes the white highlights look more "chalky" as you described. I tried several different flash settings and most of them made the white highlights look washed out or over-exposed. It was an exercise in frustration, to be honest. This photo acutally ended up being the best I managed. With lower flash settings the lower portion of the figure was too underexposed. I am in the process of building a lightbox to try to improve the photos. Now I'm not trying to make excuses, but I do think it looks better in real life. At least my wife told me it did - maybe she's just trying to make me feel better Anyway, thanks again for the comments.
  10. Geez, only a 6.1 rating on CMON at this point. I was hoping it might do a little better than that.
  11. Great work. I like the blue and green skin tones on the one on the right. The wood on the shields looks great too.
  12. I posted this one at CMON as well. Thanks for your votes. Here's the link: http://www.coolminiornot.com/230590
  13. This is one I painted for the July issue of "No Quarter" magazine's "Shades of Grey" painting contest. The rules were you could only use black, white and greys in the painting. I tried to make it lok like the figure is looking up into a light and being lit from above. The photo's not the best (I've got to figure out some better techniques for getting good pics with my camera) and unfortunately shows some of the limitations in the painting (plus if you look closely you can see some of the brown basing peeking through near his left foot - I hope the judges don't hold this against me). I had hoped to make this one look cleaner onthe blends, etc. but honestly I got tired of working on this one. It seemed like the more I tried to make it look better, the less I liked the results. Plus the deadline was looming and I just needed to get it finished. Anyway, I think it turned out pretty good. Let me know what you think. Thanks
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