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  1. I hope this isn't considered nit-picky or mean, but I think Jupiter was the Roman equivalent to Zeus being king of the gods and god of storms and the sky and stuff. As a water god/dess Neptune would be the one you want, AKA Poseidon and the trident symbol suggests that was your intention. And since I wouldn't post just to criticise something as ultimately petty (on my part) as that... She's beautiful. My 4 favourite parts are. -the decoration; the trident and wave are great little hints at what her role in the pantheon is and are quite neatly done, as is the wave-like pattern on the fron
  2. Homebrew stores are good, they of course sell the corks to use in wine bottles. Mine were (I think) 30c each Australian so you'd probably get them dirt cheap in other countries. They also sell bigger corks, possibly for preserving jars or pickles maybe. I actually mentioned that I was using mine for craft related stuff/modelling and he said they sell quite a bit of their stock for such purposes. I may however be taking for granted how common homebrew stores are elsewhere in the world.
  3. Bruunwald. First of all, sorry not to quote you, its not working for some reason (maybe browser related) Secondly, sorry to let you down, but bushwhacking was unfortunately an auto-correct issue. I actually typed bushwalking which, is probably slightly less cool as we tend to stick to established tracks (though we have gone off the beaten track from time to time for various reasons). On the upside we still see so much beautiful landscape and wildlife, the rainforests of the Bunya Mountains and the Gold Coast Hinterlands. The dry bush out west. The rocky creeks and balancing stones of th
  4. Add some fungus, they love moist areas with lots of decaying organic matter, when I go bushwhacking in rainforests, gullies and other wet areas you almost always find fungus on the side of dead logs. It will definitely help add the 'something missing' to the base because you can find some very vibrant colours of fungus to contrast the greens and browns. Bright orange tends to be a common one.
  5. Some pics of mine, I've started painting since I recieved them so may post finished pics if I can get motivated to finish. Shrikes http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l274/fletch_talon/DSCF1529_zpsa5f83209.jpg Gnoll http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l274/fletch_talon/DSCF1528_zpsfba2f553.jpg Swordsman http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l274/fletch_talon/DSCF1527_zps09e00838.jpg Enjoy those last 2 if you got them, the gnolls whip is especially fun, don't get me wrong, I'm in love with both sculpts, but why did the whip have to come in 2 pieces. Now I'm just waiting on a resin m
  6. *Looks about for an exit* Blast. It's only a forum and there's no where to run to. No where to hide ... *stops before he breaks into song and sheepishly hands over the "O'Weary Eyes"* s o r r y. They were obviously private eyes and they were watching me. Wow. Note to self ... don't make replies in middle of night to get back to sleep. Jeepers Creepers Thrym, where'd you get those peepers? If your eye's are that much trouble maybe you need to got to the hospital, they'll probably put you in the ICU... Meanwhile I've learnt to properly read rules of comp
  7. Thank you . My worry is the box says it dries to a resin and I wonder if there was health issues with resin I should know before I start Again, its not something I have experience with but I can advise you to get some kind of face mask if you plan to sand or file the material. I wouldn't be surprised if the same applied to green stuff, and I'm certain that you need to take care with polymer clays like sculpey, but resins specifically can be hazardous to your respiratory system if you're breathing in the fine particles. Apart from that I don't know that there'd be too many issues.
  8. I would think it is equivalent to the brownstuff variation of kneadatite. I havn't used it myself but it seems good for rigid structure and sharp edges while greenstuff is prefered for organic shapes.and flexibility. So I guess, weapons, armour and machines vs bodies, hair and clothing.
  9. I dunno, looks like a decent sized wurst to me. [insert rimshot here] As for me I could demolish packets of jerky as long as its the good stuff, its not that weird I spose but not everyone's a fan. Also as an Australian I heartily advocate consumption of Vegemite, if you're not convinced, try it on crackers with cheese, its great.
  10. Here is my entry. "Prelude to a Terrifying Fall" Bonnie had been fighting off the creatures all night, but she wasn't prepared for this. The corpse was a shadow of the man it had once been, but still she recognised it as her deceased fiance. Perhaps this is why she failed to make the killshot, instead sending bullets ripping through the abomination's empty rotting chest. Perhaps her moment of confusion is also caused her not to notice the uneven ground, the ill placed rock and the sudden drop. All of which contributed to what happened next... I admittedly took the title of t
  11. I'm no expert here and probably far from qualified to be giving advice. ... Actually its kinda rude to just say that and leave, so here's my 2 cents anyway. It may be the picture, but it seems to me that you've got 2 colours, a pale yellow and a creamy white. It may be that its a pure white and a bright yellow, but it doesn't quite look that way. If so, I would suggest making your whites whiter and your colours brighter (Napisan won't work). When I paint glowing eyes the brightest part is white with the colour radiating from it. I don't know how realistic this is, but it looks good, and
  12. Use the club hand from the ogre. Then cut and drill to remove the club and insert some rod/wire with which you can sculpt (or "craft" from card/sprue/wire/etc.) whatever kind of weapon you want. Harpoon would be easiest, you'd only need to sculpt or craft the blade. Sword would be similar but slightly trickier as it being bigger means you'd have to make sure you did a good job of sculpting or carving the taper on the blades edge of the weapon as its more noticeable. Anchor could be done in a creative way. Try and twist 2 or more wires together. Form the loop for the rope at one end and
  13. I always coat mine with thin layers of watered down PVA glue. It'll obscure things until it dries, then it goes clear and adds a bit of a sheen along with adding a transparent layer which gives a little more depth to it. Mainly because I'm too cheap to buy water effects stuff.
  14. Here's my take on her. I think either I need to thin my skin tone down a bit more, or Lysette needs to take it easier on the foundation. Mostly happy with how it turned out though. My initial thought was to make her a druidy character as it would seem appropriate, but I decided against it so I guess she's a bit more of an arcane magicky person now. I'm thinking I need some of this paint retarder that people talk about, might help blend things since I can't seem to manage it otherwise.
  15. Thanks for the kind words LizardMage, and congratulations Corporea on a well deserved win. I look forward to the next contest. I agree to an extent with MonkeySloth, the removal of painting requirements may attract more people. I can definitely see the benefit if keeping it as a requirement, since it can really help show off how good a sculpt is, but as was seen, a lot of people dropped out because of it.
  16. I guess I'd better do that too, I kinda just posted a thread for mine cuz I noticed corporea's and thought it might be the way to enter. http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/51355-necro-sliver There's the thread. Though I'm currently camping and posting on an iPhone with sketchy signal so I hope it's all done properly.
  17. I know that its a sculpting contest but dayum, even if I had put the effort in to painting mine, it still couldn't have matched yours, not to mention the work that's gone into the base. It looks like something that could actually be a picture on a MtG card which is exactly how it should be. All round awesome job.
  18. Now I swear this guy was intended to be bone like the whole time, Corporea and I evidentally got similar inspirations. Mine was meant to be somewhat grim reaper-esque which I would have liked to show better through paint job, but I kindof rushed it. Leaving things till the last minute only to have other things get in the way is a bad habit of mine. The skull's empty eye kindof had a glow to it with some halfarsed OSL, hence the green, but the angle is a bit off. Scalewise its sitting on a Games Workshop LotR base. I'm sorry I didn't put more effort into it. Its been a hectic week which is no
  19. Congrats man. Considering the disrespectful tone of your comment, you've managed to convince me that I'd much rather belong to "Generation Immediate Gratification" than whatever generation name you assign to your age bracket. I can't think of an insulting title to give your generation, but I feel it would need to encapsulate the way you manage to completely misinterpret the primary complaint with Reaper's kickstarter. This being that they refused to tell their "customers" (the quotation marks are there for anyone who really thinks there's a difference between a "backer" and a "customer" in t
  20. I read this and wonder if we backed the same kickstarters... Imbrian Arts has had issues no doubt, but I don't know that comms is really one of them. I've been recieving updates about sculpting progress, and progress with the masters/moulding process. The one issue was pretty bad, but it wasn't communication based. If anything Jody's communication regarding the Trollforged issue was handled well. I appreciate transparency in how a project like this is run. His solution to the problem was also fair to all backers. Reaper on the other hand had 2 blatant communications problems (the renounc
  21. Got mine today too. Everything seems present except for one guy's shield. Will double check when I have the time. That's Toowoomba QLD Australia by the way.
  22. Yeah got my shipping notice today too... Yay, I guess? We'll see if my enthusiasm is greater when they arrive, to be honest I think its kinda worn off.
  23. I'm not sure baby goats make the best role models to be honest.
  24. We've got a nest of the aforementioned noisy miners in a tree in our front yard. I'm hoping they grow up fast because the landlord (we're renting) has plans to have the tree chopped down in the near future. On a lighter note I thought I'd talk about green catbirds. They like lush foresty areas and blend in extremely well, so I've only caught the occasional glimpse of them up in the canopy. The main place I've seen them is the Bunya Mountains, which I'm convinced is one of the most beautiful places on Earth (granted, I haven't been out of my state let alone country but still...). Up there
  25. Here, let me nail your other foot to the floor. Sorry - but mastering a difficult technique because it is difficult does not make the technique worth mastering. Nor does choosing that method make you a master. Sometimes the mastery is simply in using the techniques that work for the artist, and not in choosing the over hyped technique of the day. GW first started hyping NMM because it was easier to photograph - you can find this stated outright in the issue of White Dwarf where they first showed a NMM Dante. And it does photograph well. On the table... sorry, but it look
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