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John Lee

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  1. I used Testors metallics in the older days (I'm 43, should I really be saying that), but thankfully, the hobby shop where I bought the mini's sold a set of (I think) Poly S acrylics,evey color but metallics, so I never used enamels. The set even came with a wizard mini. Anyway I think that the acrylic metallics are better since you can get "several" shades of different metallics. My favorite is a craft paint I bought at 'Ole Time Pottery called "honest copper".

     

    John

  2. Amazing Meg, the flesh tones are awsome. I picked one of these up a Nord's in Birmingham, Alabama today. I know I won't be able to paint her as well as your example, but I hope to do her some justice. She is actually smaller than she looks. I picked up the 56mm Fiani (Iknow I spelled that wrong), any chance you are going to paint her up and maybe do a tutorial??? I miss the ones that you used to do.

     

    John

  3. I use a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W80, it is 7.2 MP. I like it because it is small and I can put it in my pocket and always have a camera with me. It takes decent pictures of minis. You can check out some pictures on my web site listed below. All of the pictures have had not editing other than cropping and resizing. Best of all, it only cost $159. I think they are even less now as it was a couple of years ago when I purchased it.

     

    John

  4. I posted this here a long time ago, but I've been retaking some photos for my website so I thought I'd repost it and see what you guys think. I think it is one of my better minis. There are some more pictures of him and a bunch more mini updates on the website.

     

    Thanks,

     

    John

     

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  5. Are you adding any flow improver to the wash? That will help a bunch. Some use flow aid by liqiidtex. I have heard that adding a few drops of dawn dishwashing liquid will help, too. I've never tried it myself. I have tried the liquidtex stuff and it works OK. The thing that works best for me is good ole Future floor wax. I make a mixture for 10% Future in water and use this to mix the wash. With this the wash goes right in the recesses.

     

    Hope it Helps,

     

    John

  6. Glad to see someone came up with a use for all of those used nebulizer solution containers, I go through a few of those too and might hijack that idea myself. Great stuff as usual, I really like the tentacle-headed guy with the machine gun. I have an old turntable, dual cassette deck, and receiver/amp that i wish I could get to you just see what you could cook up.

     

    John

  7. Wow, the things you can do with a butane lighter nozzle. Those are nice froggy, but the metallic cloth doesn't work for me, it just looks painted silver, not cloth-like. Her skin tone is beautiful though. The shading on Zorro is great, but the sword seems wrong, didn't he have a rapier and not a cutlass?

    That's the sword that he came with.

     

    What could be changed on the silver cloth to make it more convincing?

     

     

    Sorry for the huge quote, I still haven't figured that one out. I don't know what you could do for the silver cloth, you are more adept at painting the I. But maybe some reflections on it? I'm at a loss.

  8. You shouldn't be so hard on yourself, this is really good. I gave up on NMM and just use metallics, if you shade and highlight them they look good (at least to me). The only thing I would suggest is maybe a little highlighting on the green.

     

    John

  9. Wow, the things you can do with a butane lighter nozzle. Those are nice froggy, but the metallic cloth doesn't work for me, it just looks painted silver, not cloth-like. Her skin tone is beautiful though. The shading on Zorro is great, but the sword seems wrong, didn't he have a rapier and not a cutlass?

     

    John Lee

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