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Harrek

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  1. I've been looking for a martial art mini like Pai Mei from Kill Bill. Anyone know of something that would look a lot like him? I'd rather not have him wielding any weapons also. Pictures of him here for reference: http://killbill.wikia.com/wiki/Pai_Mei
  2. Congrats to the Canadian backers finally getting shipping done (even buglips)! You've waited long enough in a bureaucratic fog wondering when you would see the bones daylight. I salute you from across the river!
  3. Mike's spreadsheet is fabulous. But I'd still like to see an updated triads list PDF from Reaper with all the current colors post Kickstarter when they catch up on things there!
  4. If you're painting, then you're a painter! Simple as that. Go paint and have fun.
  5. My number one rule for painting is have fun doing it. Sure we all want to improve, learn, and advance. But if you aren't having fun doing it, then you probably should be doing something else! We all can't be award winning painters. But we can have alot of fun painting and moving forward in our hobby. And having fun in the great Reaper forum community!
  6. Given that the Bones express will be reaching my door step on the sooner side now, I've been thinking about the many LARGE models that I will be getting and how to handle them. And it seems like perhaps stepping into using an air brush for them could make good sense. But this leads me to a few questions for people who are doing this before I would invest in something like this. I'm not looking for any recommendations on equipment, there are MANY good videos and posts out there about that. First off is simply, how well does the reaper paint (MSP and MSP HD) work in a air brush? Do you need to thin out the paint from the bottle to use it? If so, what sort of ratios? And secondly, I've been able to find videos on "general" usage of the air brush and usage on non-fantasy minis (tanks, etc). Does anyone have any advice or pointers to anything that would show someone using a air brush on a large figure like a dragon? I'd like to use the air brush for more than just the base coating given the size of the figure (highlighting, etc). So any pointers on how to approach this would be great. And I do realize that brush work will still be needed. Thanks in advance!
  7. Being I don't have a permanent paint area either, I do something similar. I have 2 TV trays that I put out and work from. Then I only have what I need out because of space. I also then clean things up quicker as well because the wife doesn't like it sitting out for days. Which also means I clean my good brushes on a regular basis.
  8. Wish I was close enough to do this! Be cool if I could find one near where I live. Or find a better painter to paint besides and gather information from. I'm trying to get the local store to do paint days. He backed the Kick starter and will be getting his retailer Bones at some point. Trying to convince him that it would be a good marketing move to do this.
  9. Order it from Dick Blick (www.dickblick.com) if you can't find it local. They are a great resource for many items you will find useful.
  10. I've painted 3 of my L2PK figs so far. Being on the shy side, not posted anything yet! But I'll try and get some better pictures of them. The ones I have done are the two from the first kit and the monk from the second. Not liking my layering techniques at all so working hard on the female wizard in the second kit to get better, especially on the skin.
  11. I'd like to get a set of those, but shipping to USA is not great. Wish they would get a distributor here for their product.
  12. max, thanks! i printed it on 11x17 and then realized how huge it was going to be, but oh well if you have the wall space LOL This was exactly what I was looking for, excellent chart! I even really like how the kick starter paints are in place also as I wait for delivery of mine. Considering taking this up to the office supply store and getting a large version printed and laminated perhaps. I was worried they would not shrink down well, but they are fine also on 8 1/2 x 11 paper from my color laser printer. Much thanks! Ouch, and just realized I can print this out on my 24" wide photo printer for a great poster....silly me. harrek, thanks! i tested it out on 8 1/2x11 and it was still legible so i was happy with posting it. i would like to see it on poster sized 24" paper. i bet that would be handy. if you need the powerpoint to better make the 24" poster, let me know. I will update the chart when the KS paints get number codes. Sure, send me the powerpoint. I can then play with formatting on the wide roll photo printer.
  13. This was exactly what I was looking for, excellent chart! I even really like how the kick starter paints are in place also as I wait for delivery of mine. Considering taking this up to the office supply store and getting a large version printed and laminated perhaps. I was worried they would not shrink down well, but they are fine also on 8 1/2 x 11 paper from my color laser printer. Much thanks! Ouch, and just realized I can print this out on my 24" wide photo printer for a great poster....silly me.
  14. I was thinking of trying the flat toothpicks instead of the round pointed ones. That would be more like a matchstick.
  15. Nissiana, I really like the paint log idea. I'd use my tablet for that, but then I'd lose the ability to keep a swatch of the color available. Sounds like a can just reuse a bunch of notecards I have along with their storage unit. A further clarification, on the wet palette when you are mixing, do you mix with the "good" brush that you paint with? I understand in the well palette you use an old brush. But not sure what you did with your wet palette. I also have a wide variety of colors, so hopefully I can avoid needing to mix more than two! Just that the LTPKs had you mixing 3 colors some times (but are limited in color selection of course). And much thanks for the information and feedback of course.
  16. I've been able to find MANY postings via Google on making your own wet palette or reviews of one you can purchase. But I am finding very little in the way of tutorials on using on effectively (beyond the obvious ability it has to keep your paint fresh longer). So if anyone has any links to how-to tutorials for using a wet palette once you have one I would appreciate it! I've been doing the LTPKs from Reaper myself. I have been using a simple plastic palette to mix my paints and am getting frustrated with how fast the paints dry as well as how hard it is to mix your paints for layering. So it sounds like a wet palette would be a perfect solution. So I guess I have a few questions given I can't seem to find answers elsewhere: 1) If you need to thin out your paint a lot, do you still add water to it when on the wet palette? Or would you still do your washes or very thinned paints on a normal palette? 2) What technique do you use to "mix" colors? In my plastic palette I was using a brush, but seemed to me that I didn't want to do this with my excellent Winsor Newton brush that I paint with. But yet when I tried to mix with an old brush, it seemed to absorb much of the paint. If I tried to use anything else (a flat tooth pick for example), it didn't seem to mix very well. How are people mixing colors on the wet palette? 3) When you have to "mix" a larger ratio of one color over another, do you just place pools of each color near each other and simply pull more of the higher ratio color between them? Or is it really just a matter of blending the two until you see the color you are looking for? What about mixing more than 2 colors? Thanks for looking, just trying to improve my technique, tools and work area waiting for my bones. I'm not an "army" painter. I normally just like to pick out a couple figures I like or that fit the games I play in and paint them. I don't expect to become a contest winner or entrant, but just want to paint good quality table top minis.
  17. I'll be happy to buy anyone's mine case if they don't want it!
  18. Another figure case is all I would have added. I'm sure I'll be buying another when they are in the store.
  19. Is there a way to see larger views of the decal sheets? When I click on their enlarge photo link, I still get a tiny thumbnail. Really like to see what is on a sheet before I think of trying it out.
  20. I know I am towards the end: -- Vampire x1 $100 -- Undead Paint Set x1 $18 -- IMEF Paint Set x1 $18 -- Fire Giants x1 $10 -- Ebonwrath x1 $10 -- Frost Giants x1 $10 -- Mind Your Manors x1 $10 -- There Be Dragons x1 $15 -- Demons x1 $15 -- Deathsleet x1 $10 -- Mythos Monsters x1 $10 -- Undead Giant x1 $10 -- Clockwork Dragon x1 $15 -- Red Dragon x1 $10 -- Spider Centaurs x1 $10 -- Fire Giant Warriors x1 $10 -- Forces Of Nature x1 $15 -- Jabberwock x1 $10 -- Deep Dwellers x1 $7 -- Nethyrmaul x1 $25 -- Hydra x1 $15 -- Kaladrax Reborn x2 $20 -- C'thulhu x2 $20 -- Frost Wyrm x1 $10 -- Necromancers x1 $5 -- Dark Elves x1 $4 -- Bedevilled x1 $5 -- Heroes x1 $6 -- Dwarves x1 $4 -- Grave Danger x1 $5 -- Figure Case x1 $25 But that doesn't bother me as it gives me plenty of time to work on my OLD and neglected painting skills. As well as have my work area setup for an army of Bones!
  21. Love angermuffin's color image! Any chance reaper can do one of these and keep it mostly up to date? I'd be willing to put one together and supply a PDF for reaper painters if I had a way to get color images for all of the paint colors somehow.
  22. Looking at my current paint set, I've noticed that the new triads (and certainly any new paints in the kickstarted) are not in the PDF file. Any idea if it will be updated soon? Also, a PDF with a list of all the colors would be great. I don't have the luxury of having a spot when I paint to put all my paints out so I can look for a color among them. If I had a printout that I could refer to that was current it would be wonderful! And I do realize you're all busy there now. But updates to the triad and a single color database (or perhaps both in one pdf with the non-triads listed after the triads) would be a great help out here.
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