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Kuro Cleanbrush

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Kuro Cleanbrush last won the day on January 3 2013

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  • Birthday 10/01/1990

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    Fantasy, Sci-Fi, RPG's, painting/converting miniatures (obviously), video games, board games, card games, metal casting, Metallurgical Engineering, and a whole host of others.

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  1. At the moment, it is invitation-only from Ron. However, if I remember correctly, last year he opened up general class submissions once returning instructors had claimed the spots/classes they wanted.
  2. She looks awesome! I especially like that cloak!!!
  3. If it makes you feel better, I get self-conscious about teaching a lot of my classes too! I feel like there are so many better painters out there (even in areas of painting that many consider to be my strengths), and so it can be hard to feel like I'm bringing appropriate value for the money. NMM? I have sort of an old-school style that is not as realistic as many of the modern Euro painters. Blending? Rhonda is even better at it, and I learned from her, so doesn't that make her class better than mine? Similar thoughts abound for any other class topic. At the end of the day,
  4. Haha, thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
  5. Kuro Cleanbrush (Ian Markon) Total Metal!!!: A Complete NMM Bootcamp (4-hour class, Friday) Type: Painting Level: Intermediate (you really need to be able to blend) Format: Hands-on (I do a step, you do a step, I do a step, you do a step...) Synopsis: In this double-length, hands-on class, I will teach you the basics of painting NMM. In the time we have, we will cover some general theory of NMM as we practice the principles on a mini. We will try to cover both steel/silver NMM and gold/bronze NMM. We will also cover a little bit
  6. Wren covered pretty much everything (and probably a bit more) that we would go over in the class. The biggest tips I have are all essentially echos of Wren's advice about being unafraid to be sloppy where it does not matter in order to accomplish what you need to where it does matter. Stuff like painting a stripe for the eye instead of a dot can be huge if you have a hard time with the brush control/vision to do a perfect dot. Posture and bracing can be essential to calm down shakes. I even find that I will develop shakes from time to time if I get hungry, but quickly downing a handful of
  7. Thanks a ton for the feedback! Unfortunately, within minutes of me posting, I got an email from Ron letting me know that he needed my class submission ASAP, and I wanted to default to something I considered one of my strengths, so I asked for a Faces and Eyes class instead. That portion of the miniature just adds so much, so I'm hopeful it will be a useful and interesting class! Thanks again!
  8. Hey all! I'm thinking of dropping my Exotic NMM class this year (since I've offered it like 3 years in a row) and doing something new. Would there be any interest in a color shift class? In other words, we would talk about how to transition between vastly different colors through both blending and textures. Or, if that does not sound interesting, what new class would anyone be interest in seeing from me? EDIT: I didn't realize I needed to get my submission in so quickly, so I did not have time to wait for everyone's feedback; sorry!
  9. Actually, I want to see how this piece is received when we bring it to ReaperCon this year. If people really like it, I was thinking about potentially trying to sponsor some type of team competition award for ReaperCon 2020. As far as how I would sponsor it, well, stay tuned for some rather significant information in the next few days!
  10. I personally tend to work in 2.5- to 4-hour blocks dispersed between weeknights and weekends. However, I have found that I generally cannot get motivated to paint more than two days in a row, so (even if I am super invested in a long project) I generally paint two days, take a day or two off, paint two more days, take a day or two off... and repeat until the project is done. At that time I tend to take a longer break. The hardest motivational thing for me is to get that first bit of paint on the mini. Once that has transpired, everything gets better! Lastly, I try to
  11. I'm really liking her, and the eyes get a "thumbs-up" from me!
  12. Thanks all! I really appreciate the kind words! I do have to clarify, though, that the otter on the shield was actually not freehand. It is sculpted into the shield. My actual freehand is not that good! Thanks! You are not wrong; those areas don't read as SENMM as well. With the helm, that line of rivets actually interrupts what would have been my prime horizon reflection area, so I was unable to fit a nice wavy horizon reflection what it normally should go, and therefore the effect doesn't sell as much. With the breastplate, it's possible that my horizo
  13. Okay, so I apparently had a brain malfunction and totally missed his belt buckle! Consequently, while I was touching that up, I did some minor tweaks and FINALLY conquered my camera and got some good color out of it!
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