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You're cracking right along on this. After reading your measurements and taking in the scope of the piece, I'm thinking you guys will have to build a special box/crate to transport it in.  

 

Are you two going to utilize Skype as you go along? It might help to be able to see what each other has done and make decisions in real time.

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You're cracking right along on this. After reading your measurements and taking in the scope of the piece, I'm thinking you guys will have to build a special box/crate to transport it in.  

 

Are you two going to utilize Skype as you go along? It might help to be able to see what each other has done and make decisions in real time.

 

Siri certainly is! She's a great painter who can get things done very quickly. 

 

Yeah, I will have to build a special transport box for when I travel to ReaperCon with it via plane or maybe see if a hard plastic toolbox would work.

 

No, not utilizing Skype, we talk via email and on here as that's easier with my work schedule and our time difference of 2 hours.

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I can almost picture you guys carefully unloading it and carrying it to the display floor like a 10 tiered wedding cake and shouting "Out of the way people. Coming through, coming through."  You'll need to hire a bouncer to toss folks aside as you go.

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I can almost picture you guys carefully unloading it and carrying it to the display floor like a 10 tiered wedding cake and shouting "Out of the way people. Coming through, coming through."  You'll need to hire a bouncer to toss folks aside as you go.

 

Hope that TSA leaves it alone when I check in for my flight! I'll be uber mad if they start messing with it!

 

So... are you saying you'll be our bouncer Anne?  :upside: 

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I can almost picture you guys carefully unloading it and carrying it to the display floor like a 10 tiered wedding cake and shouting "Out of the way people. Coming through, coming through."  You'll need to hire a bouncer to toss folks aside as you go.

 

Hope that TSA leaves it alone when I check in for my flight! I'll be uber mad if they start messing with it!

 

So... are you saying you'll be our bouncer Anne?  :upside: 

 

so with Anne as your bouncer I see it going more like

 

"excuse me... excuse me... excuse me! kindly move to one side ...thank you"  as you work your way through the crowd. 

No tossing involved!

 

Of course the response may be more like...your Anne!  can I have your autograph.. gee thanks.. of by the way Ub3r.. nice mini..

 

:devil:

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AAAnd they're off!!!

 

Awesome start guys; the paint looks great so far, Siri.

 

 

If I can make it, I'll be your bouncer. I've done it before, in far more....interesting places than a gaming con.

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AAAnd they're off!!!

 

Awesome start guys; the paint looks great so far, Siri.

 

 

If I can make it, I'll be your bouncer. I've done it before, in far more....interesting places than a gaming con.

 

Siri's off! I haven't even started yet, but it's not my turn either lol.

 

Totally agree, she's got those statues looking great.

 

You're hired!

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I'm trying to decide just how much to do to the statues. I don't want to do too much and make them look alive. They're just painted statues. What do you think? Right now they're just flat colors, no shadows or highlights

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I don't any really good ideas about how to actually accomplish this, but if you could find some way to weather them to look old...

 

Maybe try dry brushing a sandstone color over the statues?

 

Or perhaps a heavy coat of dull coat?

 

ETA--I'm sorry, this isn't terribly helpful; I can picture it in my head, but can't explain it.

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We were discussing how old the statues should look before, and I think we decided that as this is in the past and it is an active temple with a following and a Priestess, they'd probably upkeep the statues diligently. Repainting and repairing as needed. I think i'll age the stone bases a bit, but I'm going to try and make the paint look well-kept.

That's the plan for now at least  ^_^

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We were discussing how old the statues should look before, and I think we decided that as this is in the past and it is an active temple with a following and a Priestess, they'd probably upkeep the statues diligently. Repainting and repairing as needed. I think i'll age the stone bases a bit, but I'm going to try and make the paint look well-kept.

 

That's the plan for now at least  ^_^

 

This. We want the dragon and his friends to be entering a pretty pristine temple, there'll be some weathering of the stones, but statues would be kept up in my mind. Vibrant colors, so shadows and highlights would be a be a good thing, but minimal especially in an inside temple like this. There's no real huge light source (like overhead sunlight) other than sconces/braziers/windows.

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