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  1. JackMann

    Happy Birthday JackMann

    Thanks, everyone!
  2. Proto-mammals! Therapsids were a group of synapsids that were outcompeted by the early dinosaurs, leaving only the smaller, nocturnal specimens alive. These evolved into mammals, and thence us.
  3. JackMann

    Citadel Contrast paints

    They will work just fine over a white or light gray primer. The primers GW makes for them work fine over Bones without the tackiness a lot of other primers have. If you use an airbrush, Vallejo primer works just fine (though I've heard some people have had issues with Stylnylrez).
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    Color Pallette for Drow (White) Hair

    I remember taking a class at Reapercon on painting white and black. The biggest piece of advice I took away is that when you're painting white, your midtone is going to be the same as your highlight if you want to have it look like a pure white. That is, if you would normally paint 20% of the area shadow, 60% midtone, and 20% highlight, for white you would paint 80% white and 20% shadows. This helps avoid the issue where your white reads as "gray" or "blue." Black works much the same way, except that your shadow and midtone will be the same, so 80% black and 20% highlights..
  5. JackMann

    Best 15 - 20 Reaper Paints to Get

    Walnut brown remains an indispensable part of my toolkit. It's great for off-blacks and for basing browns. Linen white is the same for off-white. Together they're perfect for painting eyes. Bloodstain red is a very nice dark red. It's very useful because it has good coverage, and brighter reds paint over it well. This can make it much, much easier to paint reds than if you start with your bright red first, and it gives a nice shadow to your reds to help the midtones and highlights look brighter.
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    Paint Triads vs. Individual Paints

    Triads are a nice shortcut. They're not necessary, and if you put in the work for color theory you can get nicer results without them, but sometimes you just want to be able to grab three paints and know they'll work together.
  7. JackMann

    Citadel Contrast paints

    Yeah, the contrast paints don't do vehicles too well. with all the flat panels. For best results, use vertical, downward strokes with your brush.
  8. JackMann

    Drow Nipple Pink Substitute

    It was a joke by, I think, one of the Pughs. Anne has a board in her paint lab with the names of paints that need to be made. At one point during the first Kickstarter, when she (like everyone at Reaper) was frazzled and trying to get everything done in time to ship out rewards, one of them added the name to the board with all the other paints she had to make. And then it was made into an actual paint for Reapercon.
  9. JackMann

    .5" Bases?

    That's legal in the US too! So long as the bill can still circulate, it's fine. It's only if you defaced it to a degree where you could no longer reasonably spend it. Amusingly, Canada's laws are almost reversed from the US. There is no law against burning paper currency, but defacing coins is illegal.
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    .5" Bases?

    Note that this applies strictly to coins. Paper money is governed by section 333, which is much stricter. Mind you, I don't believe anyone has been prosecuted under this section unless it was part of an attempt to counterfeit bills.
  11. JackMann

    Citadel Contrast paints

    Blood Angels Red and Iyanden Yellow are both pretty good. The flesh colors (Guilliman, Darkoath and Fyreslayer) give good effects. Skeleton Horde is great for old bone. Snakebite leather is pretty useful.
  12. JackMann

    Citadel Contrast paints

    Sorry to double post, but I wanted to let you guys know that the squog shaman remains untacky, so it looks like the GW primer works just fine on Bones.
  13. JackMann

    Citadel Contrast paints

    I suspect that they won't work untreated. But a quick layer of brush-on sealer should do as a "primer." Might be worth giving a go.
  14. JackMann

    Citadel Contrast paints

    Pretty terrible, at least if you go from black to white. Starting with a medium gray to white might work a bit better.
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    Goroloth (Aboleth)

    I think your best chance of making this work would be to paint the model normally with some sharp highlights. Hit it with a coat of gloss. Then hit strategic parts (ends of tentacles, the mouth, etc.) with some sort of fake goo. The single-part water effects would work nicely. Alternately, if you can get your hands on some Uhu glue, that can also work. I strongly recommend playing around with the goo on something else before actually using it on the mini, so you have an idea of how it would react. The goal is to have most of the mini just be glossy and wet-looking, so your paint job isn't lost, with enough bits of goo to sell the idea.
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