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The vallejo metals are a game changer for applying metallic.  They go on exactly like you'd want a paint to go on.  Thin, beautiful, and shiney.  You will never go back.  Ever. 

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I found WIP minis while packing up to move that I didn't even know I HAD.    After the Great Unboxing, I've got my work cut out for me.   Huzzah!  --OneBoot :D 

Wow so I had a goal of finished by midnight on sunday, didnt set an alarm, got lost in the fun of painting and I kid you not; I put my brush down at 11:59:57pm.    Here is Lysette, I'm calli

Working on shading and midtones. Thought the blue would be darker. I'm going to have to go over it again with something.      The group so far:  

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Applying gloss sealers is a step that is often omitted in tutorial videos on YouTube.  If you’ve ever wondered why things like GW washes go on so smooth and perfectly a gloss coat is probably the reason.  
 

A gloss coat  also allows you to use oil washes without fear of it reacting with the acrylics.  

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Noice!  I like the opened death lily.  Very eye catching.  It's nice to see a collection of what a person has accomplished to show progress. It's easy to forget how much you've actually done until you put it all together. 

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@billeecatsI'm really testing my self control with these minis this week.  I've got an airbrush arriving tomorrow (hopefully) and want to use it to prime and do a base layer. Only way to know how this thing works is testing it out.  What better way to find out than with 4 similar models.   Give me strength to not prime now.  Don't do it...

Don't do it...

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@R2ED I lol'd. I didn't have time today to paint, so I snuck off during my lunch break to prime those minis. 

 

I'm excited about the minitaur! I think I'm going to try painting them like the Khazra goatmen from Diablo 3. It looks really cool in my head, but... We'll see how it goes. ^_^

 

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I had a snow day yesterday and the day off today so I got a fair amount done on Gaaguk. His skin is mostly done.  His tongue  and teeth are done and i got most of the leather straps, boots and pants completed.  Tomorrow i plan on finishing his hair and then i will try out the vallejo metal color on his weapons and armor. 

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On 2/15/2021 at 7:51 AM, Kate said:

I can't wait to get moved and get my stuff out of storage!

 

I resemble this remark, though I'm a bit further along in the process. Once I've gotten the kitchen sorted out, I can turn my attention to my paint room! At least all of the boxes with hobby supplies are now in the correct room (...I hope). 

 

I've got a mostly-finished Darius, so perhaps he'd be a good goal for me this week. :) 

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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This cold spell is supposed to break on Saturday so I am going to look at figures to prep once it is warm enough to spray them.  It's snowing again today but at least the temp is double digits. 

 

 

 

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I *might* paint tonight. I've been using a brush-on primer so this awful cold weather hasn't hampered me there. But the rolling fronts have certainly given me a killer migraine. Even the thought of squinting at a mini is painful right now. :wacko:

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@R2ED Vallejo surface primers! I really like how they go on. Depending on the color scheme I'm planning for a mini, I use either black, gray, or white. 

 

I'd like to, at some point, maybe try using both black and white primers on the same mini for a pre-shaded effect, but I haven't quite figured out how best to attempt that. 

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I feel like that's more time than it's worth for priming in brush on shade values with primer.  If you're really serious though, it'd probably work by hitting it with black first, then directionally downward brushing on the white lightly.   Maybe? 

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