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    Cleaning off spilled resin

    I was meaning to put some broken-off bits back on an already finished mini, but ended up spilling epoxy resin all over them instead.

    What's a good solvent to get epoxy resin off fast, without...
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    And within minutes, MAXxxx pops in with a well...

    And within minutes, MAXxxx pops in with a well considered answer.

    As for the why: To explore the technique and it's limits as much as anything else. Setting aside a small project to see what I...
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    Painting with washes: Fleshtones?

    When painting with washes, what do you use to create flesh tones?

    Today's project: Learning to paint-with-washes using this Escher gang from Necromunda. Primed white and blackwashed, dry now and...
  4. My locale Michael's craft store has these...

    My locale Michael's craft store has these obviously-meant-for-pre-schoolers brush sets, and some of them actually make great minis brushes. You typically get five to a pack, and three of them are...
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    Good to know that airbrushes get so much love....

    Good to know that airbrushes get so much love. Not an option for my situation (on vacation, limited room in luggage) but good to know all the same.
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    It's also my experience that the pigments do...

    It's also my experience that the pigments do bleed into the Masterson paper, but haven't noticed it being a problem yet. The paper gets stained, but it still works well. Small quantities even bleed...
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    Too cold to spray?

    I have taken my painting on vacation, to Iceland.

    This may come as a shock, but Iceland is a land that is full of ice. It is, and I know you find this as shocking as I do, cold here. As someone...
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    Highlighting red - what's a warmer color?

    We usual put "cooler" colors in shadows and "warmer colors in highlights, but when highlighting a surface that's already candy-apple red, how do you warm that up? Heck, it's already glossy. How to...
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    Favorite source for pin vise bits?

    The bits for my pin vise have lost their edge; time to order new ones.

    Do you have a favorite?
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    I swapped to a Masterson pallet, with their paper...

    I swapped to a Masterson pallet, with their paper and sponges. Works flawlessly.
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    And here he is, the finished hierophant: 52896...

    And here he is, the finished hierophant:

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    Thanks to everyone who offered their advice. After this guy, and having done so many layers on him, my next fig is swinging in the...
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    3 or 4 hours sounds pretty solid to me, actually....

    3 or 4 hours sounds pretty solid to me, actually. We're talking about paper that's designed to wick up moisture. That's going to speed evaporation. At some point, you just need to add more water to...
  13. Thread: Baudot's WIPs

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    Getting there... Lowlighted the sash. Added...

    Getting there...
    Lowlighted the sash.
    Added color to his shirt, and started to highlight/lowlight it. It's not quite as bold as I want it yet.
    Filled in more details on his front panel. Had some...
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    Seriously. What Dragonsreach said. It's just a...

    Seriously. What Dragonsreach said. It's just a sponge. Trash it, get a new one. And if you don't have shower anti-fungal cleaner, a good new bottle of bleach should work. (A new bottle. Bleach decays...
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    Comparing Primers

    I'm always curious to do side-by-side comparisons, and due to a bit of over-enthusiastic consumerism, recently found myself with three different matte white primers:

    Army Painter "Base Primer Matt...
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    Agreed, it sounds like it's the silicon coating....

    Agreed, it sounds like it's the silicon coating.

    However, are you boiling the paper before using it in the palette? That's supposed to open up the pores. Pour boiling water over the paper and let...
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    The existing shadows are blue! No credit to me...

    The existing shadows are blue! No credit to me for that, it's the standard Menoth palette.

    Add green on top of that, or that covers the complementary colors there?

    I could definitely put some...
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    Point. The Menoth mnis I paint are shaded with...

    Point. The Menoth mnis I paint are shaded with blue on their red parts. (And for the most extreme shadows have a little green on the off-white parts.) But there's still plenty more room to slip cool...
  19. Thread: Baudot's WIPs

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    More work on the Hierophant. Bottom Robe: Shaded...

    More work on the Hierophant. Bottom Robe: Shaded and Highlighted. More areas base-coated. You can see my playing around with finding places I might fit a cool color for accenting the usual Menoth...
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    I get "good enough" results when I have the fancy...

    I get "good enough" results when I have the fancy camera by just cropping to size, for small subjects. Cropping into a detail like that makes the pictures prone to blurring if there's any shake while...
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    Thanks, Dragonsreach. That's also very actionable...

    Thanks, Dragonsreach. That's also very actionable feedback. Again, much appreciated.

    This fig didn't have blacklining, and I didn't want to "restart in the middle" to add it, but rather to get on...
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    Nice Green-stuff customizations. Seems like...

    Nice Green-stuff customizations.

    Seems like you've got a lot of irons in the fire.
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    Thanks for the observations, Webmonkey and...

    Thanks for the observations, Webmonkey and JohnLobster.

    So far all of my minis shots have been with just a phone camera. My nice camera has been out on a loan to a friend for the few weeks I've...
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    Very nice. That's some high-contrast shading that...

    Very nice. That's some high-contrast shading that still never strays into the hyper-contrasted style.
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    Thanks, breff. I appreciate the critique on both...

    Thanks, breff. I appreciate the critique on both fronts. It's good to know where I can spend less concern, and where to put my focus for skill improvement. The tip about getting a blue note somewhere...
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    Well folks, I need your help understanding this...

    Well folks, I need your help understanding this one. I posted another mini last night. I thought it was my best work yet. All the paint's inside the lines. (Magnifying lenses - they work!) I've got...
  27. Thread: Baudot's WIPs

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    Here's the finished and sealed Vassal Mechanik. I...

    Here's the finished and sealed Vassal Mechanik. I wanted to wrap him up so I could get back to the blacklined hierophant that I'd started with Webmonkey's guidance the other night.
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    Right you are. While I spent most of the time on...

    Right you are. While I spent most of the time on the Mechanik cleaning up, there was a fair bit of time spent blending the skintones. I think they're too subtle, still. Webmonkey pointed out
    that I...
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    That one was done on purpose. Menoth's "sanguine"...

    That one was done on purpose. Menoth's "sanguine" red has a lot of blue in it. It's nearly a purple. Moving it up the Value axis to a brighter shade leads to a reddish pink. Orange or yellow are a...
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    Here's how the Mechanik is looking after a bit...

    Here's how the Mechanik is looking after a bit more attention today; mostly cleaning up borders and working on the paint blending.
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    Thanks to the recent time here, and the advice that's been...
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    Done. Not seeing any comments there. 52351

    Done. Not seeing any comments there.
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    Nope, definitely not seeing any comments except...

    Nope, definitely not seeing any comments except my own. ?
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    However: WIP thread started.

    Edited to add: And yup, I've been logged in the whole time:
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    Baudot's WIPs

    Hello all. I'm primarily a player, and sometimes even a game designer, and yet painted minis make games more fun for all. So I'm very much looking forward to improving my painting.

    At this...
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    I can't see this comment?! From my POV, none...

    I can't see this comment?!

    From my POV, none of my pics have any comments on them. (Except the one I posted myself on Feora.)

    ?!
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    And suddenly a burst of feedback! Thanks,...

    And suddenly a burst of feedback! Thanks, Webmonkey; thanks KruleBear, thanks Zab, thanks DragonsReach.

    A WIP thread: Got it. Starting one; it'll be my next stop after this response.

    As for...
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    Thanks for the response, MAXXxxx. Mind if I pick...

    Thanks for the response, MAXXxxx. Mind if I pick your brain on how to improve?


    Most of the metals are washed with GW "Nuln Oil" or dilluted Vallejo "Sepia" ink already, actually. (Generally nuln...
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    Critique, please.

    I would love your critique on my work. Is it even average for the site? It is not. Will you hurt my feelings? You will not.

    I want to know what on the figs catches your eye.

    You tell me, what...
  38. Masterson palette acquired, and it's fantastic....

    Masterson palette acquired, and it's fantastic.
    I don't know how much of it is the denser sponge and how much is the denser paper, but I haven't had the problem at all since swapping palettes.
  39. I'm giving this palette a shot. Ordered. Thanks.

    I'm giving this palette a shot. Ordered. Thanks.
  40. That gives me some things to try. Thanks...

    That gives me some things to try. Thanks Dragonsreach, ten ball, and not-a-brush-licker.

    Dragonsreach - Absolutely right. It's literally the same sponge they use to cushion the minis. If you buy...
  41. Even with the amount of water I use, parts of the...

    Even with the amount of water I use, parts of the paper dry up and curl off the sponge.

    It could be that my average water level is too high and I need to lower it, but then I'd still need to...
  42. Thanks. Do you only get the flooding/drying...

    Thanks.

    Do you only get the flooding/drying problem when it's closed up overnight?
  43. Thanks. And I'm happy to apologize as well. I...

    Thanks. And I'm happy to apologize as well.

    I saw the message update, clicked over to see it, read your questions, and it read like the answer should be obvious to me after considering them. I was...
  44. Not enough control over either, apparently. And...

    Not enough control over either, apparently. And if did take control over one or both of these, it would need to account for the patchy-ness of the flooding/drying out, since the same palette can get...
  45. Sounds sensible, but by the end of the session,...

    Sounds sensible, but by the end of the session, the water has soaked through and the paint is runny. If I tilt the palette to drain it, the paint runs together.
  46. Wet Palette Too Wet and Too Dry at the same time.

    I paint with a wet palette, and for the most part I love it. But it has one serious problem: It gets too wet and too dry at the same time.

    When the palette is too wet, water puddles through the...
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