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Don't know why I'm so nervous to put this out there.  Really it's just for fun and no big deal, but I'd like to enter myself into a goblin challenge starting tomorrow, May 24.  Time Tbd.  Khanjira is currently still in the box.  

 

Tonight I will dry fit, clean, and attempt to fix warping.  Tomorrow afternoon I will begin the challenge.  

 

Just to be sure: I have a couple packs of round size 10/0, 5/0, and 3/0.  Any of those would be allowed, correct?  They are within the 10 mm long, but not sure where to measure the 1 mm wide. At the ferrule, just the bristles at the ferrule end or the tip?

 

okay, now to clean the paint area and I'd some colors.

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Huzzah, and welcome to the madness! ::D: Smaller than Size 0 is quite acceptable. I belive the 1mm wide is indeed measured at the ferrule, but @buglips*the*goblin can confirm that.

 

Here's a link to the Official Roolz (for those who aren't familiar with Goblin Challenges):

Being nervous is to be expected! But really, of the four eligible models, Khanjira is by far the easiest. He doesn't have a lot of fiddly details or large swaths of mind-breaking vertebrae (see: Kaladrax). When I did mine, by far the most annoying part of him was the mold lines + occasional mold slip area, plus the fact that the fit wasn't great. He's a good first Challenge.

 

Best of luck! I'll be cheering for you! ^_^ Make sure you post a picture of the figure with a clock visible in the background when you start!

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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I really enjoy watching masochists take on the Buglips Challenges.  I'll let those who've done it advise you, but make sure you know the rules.  I don't think it's happened yet, but I'd hate to see anyone get disqualified for not following the rules.  

 

Good luck and happy painting!

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:bday::bday::bday::bday::bday:

 

Hooray for the new challenger joining the insanity!

You appear to be a relatively speedy painter, so I think you'll handle Khanjira just fine.

 

I agree with OneBoot that the 1mm measurement is at the ferrule. Let us know if you need any advice!

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Ive been measuring my brushes.  All are under 10 mm long.  But it is hard to get an accurate width measurement.  They are clearly less than 2 mm wide, but I cannot see the two mm markings on either side to say they are less than 1 mm.  Can we get a brush judge here to look at these?

 



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On another note, Khanjira takes its first victim.  I sacrificed a bones marsh troll to try out some color combos:

 



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I am pretty settled on the blue for the spikes/plates.  I want a fringe of bright green or yellow.  We will see how that goes.  Tried out "ruddy brown" and did not like it.  Tried Mahogany Brown and liked that better.  Tried Red Shadow and liked it best.  Seen on the left hand armored bit.  I also decided against the green flesh.  This is actually a mix of palomino gold and black green.  I think I like moldy skin best.  Also on the left hand in the second photo.

 

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4 minutes ago, InvisibleThumb said:

Ive been measuring my brushes.  All are under 10 mm long.  But it is hard to get an accurate width measurement.  They are clearly less than 2 mm wide, but I cannot see the two mm markings on either side to say they are less than 1 mm.  Can we get a brush judge here to look at these?

 

 

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On another note, Khanjira takes its first victim.  I sacrificed a bones marsh troll to try out some color combos:

 

 

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I am pretty settled on the blue for the spikes/plates.  I want a fringe of bright green or yellow.  We will see how that goes.  Tried out "ruddy brown" and did not like it.  Tried Mahogany Brown and liked that better.  Tried Red Shadow and liked it best.  Seen on the left hand armored bit.  I also decided against the green flesh.  This is actually a mix of palomino gold and black green.  I think I like moldy skin best.  Also on the left hand in the second photo.

 

 

As buglips' Official Deputy, I say they look just fine. Fairly similar to the ones I use, actually. I hope you have more than just those three, though, those bristles look pretty soft and these challenges tend to destroy brushes. :)

 

EDIT: Sacrificial mini FTW! I had two minis I tested my color choices out on, a burrowing horror, and one of the turtle guys (for the spikes and scales).

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :S

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Thanks OneBoot, I have two of these three packs.  Just in case I may stop in at Michael's tomorrow and grab a couple more.  

 

Thanks for the encouragement, Serenity and Guindyloo too.  I'm feeling less nervous having dry fit the pieces and washed them.  Yes there will be mold lines a plenty to trim and gettin both legs glued and on the base at the same time looks like it will require a couple extra arms, but it could be worse.

 

so I couldn't leave the sacrificial troll unfinished so I speed painted it to tabletop quality and I think I like how he colors ended up.  The purple of the tongue may appear in other areas, and I think there's a chance I may even change my mind about the blue.  We will see once Khanjira starts to speak to me as I trim mold lines tomorrow.

 

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Challenge noted and entered into the record!

 

The mm wide is at the ferrule, but is just a guideline (the measurements came from a W&N Size 0 Galleria, the brush I usually use on these challenges).  It's to help narrow brush selection down so it's within tolerances or doesn't greatly exceed them.  You should aim to be as close to tolerance as possible, but it need not be perfectly exact - just within the spirit.  It was just easier to give parameters than to try to make a list of each brush type/size/manufacturer that would count (this would be hundreds, possibly thousands).  This also accounts for manufacturing variance, as it is possible to have two brushes from the same line and size but one might be in the limit and the other slightly outside of it.  Both would be completely okay, because both represent an earnest attempt to "best match" to the criteria. 

 

Smaller than the criteria is always permitted so long as neither width nor length greatly exceed the criteria (this was to eliminate smaller than 0 pinstriping brushes, which have very long bristles).  So 2/0, 3/0, 5/0, or smaller are okay as long as the length is in the range.

 

I judge those brushes acceptably within parameters.

 

 

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I love these challenges!  You're all nuts and it's wonderful!  

 

I would need time away from my children to be able to attempt one... one day...  

 

Best of luck to you!  We'll be here cheering you along. 

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*gets the popcorn started and loads sodas into the fridge*

 

:bday: 

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Quick boring update.  Mold lines have been trimmed.  No blood so far, so that's good news.  No paint has been applied yet, that's the bad news.  Gotta go pick up the digits.  Will continue after their bedtime tonight when I find out if I have enough brown liner.

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3 hours ago, InvisibleThumb said:

Will continue after their bedtime tonight when I find out if I have enough brown liner.

You mean you don't have 4 extra bottles on hand for something like this?!  Oooh, potential drama right out of the gate!

 

steals some of OneBoot's popcorn. 

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