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About Kataclysm

  • Birthday 11/07/1973

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  1. Shew, amazing work. The jade daggers are just outright breathtaking.
  2. *Spoiler* In regards to Catlyn and said relationship. Remember, she didn't want to marry Ned in the first place. He was the brother of the man she loved. They got married and a few days/weeks later he went off to war. Very little "love" was shared by either of them at the beginning of the relationship. That love later grew strong and solidified. While it can be said that Ned cheated on her, I would be hard pressed to be faithful to someone that I only married to solidify an allegience with another noble family. And really, what would it say about Ned's character if he left Jon? I'm sure if Jon's mother had been living he would have been left. But Ned is a genuinly good man in a world of questionable people. Caring for a bastard child shows that he is a head and shoulders above those he deals with. That Catlyn refuses to accept this, shows her elitist upbringing. Which is explained in later books. Still, i love the fact that G.R.R.M can write a story so compelling that it causes us to have a debate on the way people treat each other shows how really good these books are.
  3. Great job! Make me want to start humming "In the Hall of the Mountain King" lol
  4. Very impressive work. Great detail all over.
  5. I recently read that we all are born with a terminal illness. Birth. That said, we are making huge breakthroughs everyday it seems. I believe the true breakthroughs will be in how we understand the mind and how and why people behave the way they do. I personally would like to see a bigger push to space exploration. but with Obama's "we have already been to the moon" i think USA's space program is doomed for failure soon, or at least being outdone by china...
  6. Derek, your work has always inspired me to push for more of everything, but I simply am astounded each and every time you put something new up. Your skills amaze, entertain and blow our minds! How do you get such "soft" colors? Im not sure what im asking, like they look like pastels, but they are so deep and rich at the same time. Sorry, i seem to have developed a bit of a man crush on your painting....
  7. Couldn't agree more. I recently have started getting in touch with old HS friends and family members that i had lost touch with many years ago. When i was in HS I was bullied a lot because of my interests, D&D, battletech ect. It has seriously amazed me how many people have told me that they now play and are ashamed of the way they behaved back then. Ahh, D&D, the great equalizer.
  8. Nice painting on all. I like the touches of what i think is snow on the guy with the lamppost. Look up the tutorial for making a lightbox and it will drastically improve your pictures. I good gray or light blue back ground does help most cameras focus on what you are actually taking a pic of. I made mine in 5 minutes from an old shoe box and used my work light and a desk lamp with daylight bulbs. Really works well.
  9. Agree with above. You have an excellent grasp on many fundamentals and a good eye for color choice. Washing and darklining are skills I'm still working on, but they really make a huge impact. See pretty much everything painted by Derek Schubert in the Inspiration Gallery No offense to any of the other guys/gals, he is just my unofficial hero :)
  10. Wow, great colors! I love the detail on the armor and cloak.
  11. Another Nova Corp soldier. 50003 - Ellen Stone 50057 - Miss Scarlet 50110 - Turk 50016 - Rosie (2nd time for her) 50081 - Father Thomas 50123 - Space Hero 50007 - Jessica Blaze I have a Diorama planned, but I'm missing 2 more figures. I really wish we could get some more modern/future figs. Maybe even some futuristic monsters for the space marines to fight!
  12. A fig I have had for a long time, was tying to make this into a weapon mod and have her wielding a 3 section staff but I couldn't get the chain to hold correctly so she is duel wielding some short staves. Did some very simple basing here. Blended turf with some clumps of medium ballast and a painted piece of foam padding with a bit of turf on it. Comments and crits welcome!
  13. Its packaged as "Metroid Prime Trilogy" its in a plastic sleeve thing around the metal case. All in all a very fun romp.
  14. Yes, i'm using the macro function, and am working on a light box, but it may be the very cheap camera I am using. I just can't afford anything atm :( I have read Mamageek's camera tutorial and I think its just the camera. I don't know why its focusing on the background. See my other post of the chronotech, I took about 40 pics and those where the best. Anyone have some ideas of my problem?
  15. I tell you guys, this was my favorite mini to paint. She is just full of win. Sorry about the poor pic quality. gah, thats even worse than I thought, please ignore...
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