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  1. Thanks, everyone! I may or may not get to make another one this week like I had planned, but I definitely intend to paint this one up when I get a chance. Is there anything special I should keep in mind when prepping greenstuff to paint, or is it just like prepping metal? Mad Jack, that sounds like the trouble I was having with the greenstuff. Kneading it together started to hurt my fingers, I had to pick out hardened pieces from between the two strips, and it just didn't seem to have the same feel it did when I took the class at Gen Con. So, I guess I need to hurry and use it up so I can get some fresh stuff! (Not that that should take long... it wasn't a very big sample, and I used more than half of it up making this guy.) Hmph... now I want to sculpt tonight instead of finishing the first session of a game I'm suppose to run tomorrow....
  2. So, I made my first serious attempt at sculpting, and this is what I came up with. This was done with Talespinner's BMPC tutorial, though I did not do much in the way of texturing since I was trying to do the whole thing in one sitting. I will probably make another one piece by piece over the next week so I don't have to worry about squishing parts that already looked good. I had a bit of trouble with smoothing some of the seams, which may have been partly because my greenstuff was a sample from a class I took at Gen Con 2014 that has been sitting unsealed on my painting desk since I brought it home. (I assume this stuff has a shelf life of some kind.) Overall I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, and more importantly, I learned a lot about what to do differently next time from doing this one. Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated!
  3. Wow, thanks for all the positive feedback! Instigator, I agree on the shoulder plates, but I'm not exactly sure what to do with them. Large, flat metallic areas are something I'm never sure what to do with. Jay, since I was trying to mimic an actual animal's markings, I'm not sure about changing the mane color for contrast. Though now that I looked up a picture again, maybe my fade to black on the mane shouldn't have been so gradual. Maybe a more sudden change would help with the contrast problem? Striped Hyena I'll try to post some more minis once I get this photography thing figured out. Thaelynne, I'll see if I can get that focus trick to work next time I have a good, sunny day. If I can't get the macro setting on my camera to cooperate, I'll see about borrowing my parents' camera... it has a macro setting and a super macro setting. Hopefully that will help. -Sox
  4. Well, I've been lurking around here for quite a while now, and I've finally decided to be brave and post something of my own on here. After sorting out what I felt were by best minis and taking them all outside to photograph, I ended up with exactly one that I had useable pictures of. (My kingdom for a manual focus camera!) I have a few Gnolls that are either painted or waiting to be painted, but rather than giving them the standard spotted hyena coat pattern, I decided that my particular Gnoll tribe would be based off of the striped hyena. No reason, really... I just liked the look. I apologize for posting a mini without a finished base, but right now my favorite minis are awaiting the day I don't completely fail at doing bases. Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated! -Sox
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