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  1. Imagine my surprise when I logged onto to this site and saw this miniature I painted 13 years ago. I notice the comments were posted from last year. I haven’t been on the site since I believe 2009. What a welcomed thing to see...
  2. Thanks for the comments. I'm hoping to start another mini this week. I just have to keep them simple till I get some bifocals.
  3. It's been about two years since I picked up a brush. My eyesight isn't what it use to be. I decided to give painting a try. I think it's about time for bi-focals. I picked up this newer Bigfoot mini, so I thought it would be a perfect mini to paint to see if i could still paint. It's not easy holding the figure out at arms length to get the details, but I thought it turned out OK. Thanks for looking. I'm hoping to paint some more in the future. It was fun getting the old paints out.
  4. I got mine finished. Just waiting to confirm the address. I had fun with another exchange. WTWest
  5. I received my mini today from Qwyksilver. It was a very welcomed site. I've kind of been putting my mini painting on the back burner lately. I'll have to get a picture of it posted. Hopefully I'll have time either tonight or tomorrow. Hey Qwyksilver. How'd you know I like hobbits/halflings? I'm sitting it on the shelf with my other mini exchanges. Great looking mini. Looking forward to future exchanges. Thanks again Digital M for setting this one up. Now back to lurk mode......... WTWest
  6. I received mine in the mail today. Great looking mini. Also liked getting a couple of free paints and the latest CasketWorks. Great job Reaper!!!! Now back to lurksville.................. WTWest
  7. I'd be great if we could order the Sophie mini for those unable to attend. I'd like to go to the Con, but unfortunately I won't be able to make it. If it's not available, any chance someone could pick some up for those who can not attend? I'd be more than willing to pay postage and a little extra someone taking the time to pick one up for me. WTWest
  8. Well hopefully this mini will get some response. My last didn't gather any comments. I painted Norrin Silverbeard (2503) for Heisler. I used metallics, since my NMM talent is lacking. I had fun painting for some one once again. Thanks to Digital M for organizing this event. Here's a picture of the mini. WTWest
  9. I have several Hasslefree minis, so I finally decided to paint one up. I figured I'd experiment with the metallics, so I could try them on a Reaper female dwarf. I started with a black basecoat. I drybrushed gun metal all over the armour of the figure. Next I gave it a wash of purple and blue. When dry I dry brushed with the gun metal once again. Next I dry brushed with gold, followed by bronze. Then I gave it a brown wash. When dry I dry brushed silver. I used the same colors on the armour to tie it all together. All the metallic paints were Howard Hues. I used elf flesh with white added for highlights. The hair is simple black with highlights of various greys. The base was black with drybrushed snakebite leather, the white was added to the leather to highlight further. When completed added some leaves and static grass. I coated the figure with a couple of coats of dullcoat. When dry I drybrushed some clear gloss on different areas of the armour and sword. Overall it turned out better than I thought it would. I'm looking forward to trying it on the dwarf. Maybe some day I'll give the NMM a try. Not quite sure how it all works yet. I figure for the time being, I'll have to settle for real metallics. Thanks for taking a look. WTWest
  10. Well I finished my exchange mini tonight. I combined two things at once. I did the speed paint(mini of my choice of course) and mini exchange. I started at 5:30 PM and finished at around 8:00 PM. I had a great time painting this mini. I'm planning on shipping it tomorrow. Hope the receiver likes it. Now what should my next project be..... I've painted 4 minis in the last 2 weeks, not bad after a 4 month break. Looking forward to the next exchange! Thanks to Digital M for setting this up and coordinating this event. WTWest
  11. Thanks for the great comments. As I said I just loved the sculpt. I didn't care for the tail folds, but didn't know what else to do. I thought about filing it down then trying to fill any gaps with green stuff. In the end I just decided to go with the original sculpt. Next figure up is my Spring Exchange, with any luck I plan to get started this weekend. Hopefully Mr. Weibe will keep making more of these animal/human type miniatures. Thanks again for the comments. It's nice to know people appreciate your artistic abilities, no matter what skill level you are at. WTWest
  12. Still trying to get back into painting. I thought the Wereshark was a must have when I first saw the green. I'm a big fan of Jason Weibe's beastman figures. I went ith a simple color scheme. Kind of a Great White skin tone. I started with a basecoat of wolf grey, then highlighted up to white. For the top color I used cold grey, with highlights added with white. When finished, I gave it three coats of dullcoat. I painted gloss around the mouth, gill slits, parts of the chest, water area and the squid thingy in it's hand. Overall I was pleased with the turn out. If nothing else it's getting me ready for my Spring Exchange mini. It's based, and ready for priming. Thanks for taking a look. WTWest
  13. Thanks for the great comments. I have three more aliens to paint. I might try variations of color, so I can tell them apart. I also have an old female sci-fi mini that looks a lot like Ripley. I believe she is an old Grenadier mini as well. So I might paint her next, then on to my Spring Mini Exchange. Just have to figure out a great mini to paint for the exchange. Thanks again. WTWest
  14. The Terminator is from EM4, old cast from Grenadier Future Wars line. The Predator is from Copplestone Castings. They are called Hunter Aliens. Funny thing is he also sculpted the Robots for Grenadier. The Aliens I searched high and low for. Apparently the company that makes them doesn't advertise them, due to copyright laws. I believe it was Eureka, but don't qoute me on it. Thanks for the comments. Hope this helps. WTWest
  15. Just a quick pic of a group shot. WTWest
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