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  1. #801


    well technically the paint is mostly plastic so at about 175C it should be alright (might run a little) but probably biggest issue would be off-gassing as it partially melts. There are topics about it for baking acrylic on glass, but they are talking about some specific craft paint that can withstand heat. Best bet would be to just get a small piece of metal (could probably just use aluminum foil) and see what happens. I would probably use a toaster oven instead of the house oven just in case something goes bad or there are some bad smelling fumes that might not go away and that way you could do it out doors so the house doesn't smell. Also, make sure your paints are free of anything like Cadmium or Cobalt as they could cause toxic fumes when heated. Here is a link to one of the directions for painting on glassware:

  2. #802


    possibly bad smelling + toxic.... I think I'll rather go with the first option, that behaves just like any other transfer sheet from GW or scale models.
    Forgot, that it works again.

  3. #803


    to be honest, not necessarily toxic (although some do say they have cadmium - I know of at least one Vajello yellow paint that does) and not knowing which brand you are going to use I just wanted to through that out just in case as you don't want cadmium laced smoke filling the house. As for smell, I am at least partly guessing as acrylic is just a plastic base and plastic never smells good when it is heated too high. That being said I have never tried this so if there are crafters using acrylic on glass it shouldn't be that bad but I would probably look up the craft paint specifically used for baking onto project. I think these or equivalent would work: but not sure how they would spray through your airbrush.
    It might be helpful if you ask some craft people at a local store as they would probably have more experience doing this

  4. #804


    I'd need the opinions of you painters.

    Altough I know I shouldn't buy whole paint sets as I might use 30-40 colors regularly from the 100+ ones (rest is rarely used or not touched at all), but I might give up on this and buy a whole set.

    The question is which one would be better:
    - Scale75 basic + extension + Fantasy sets (64+48+48 colors in the usual dropper bottles): pro: really great flat colors , con: takes up a lot of space
    - Scale75's Artist colors (48 tubes of heavy body acrylics): pro: good pigments, mixing is a thing here, con:no idea how good they are, don't always like to mix colors
    - wait for Nocturna's new paint range: pro: great, strong pigments, probably matt as well, con: could take months to be available
    - Just use Schminke's Primacryl range: pro: great pigments, normal tube is a LOT, con: pretty expensive for a good range

    - forget buying them, just revive the Rackham set I found: pro: nice colors (especially if I try to replicate some Rackham paintjobs on the Conf figures I have), con: some color may have dryed by now, not that many shades in the set.
    - forget buying new ones, just use/update the vallejo I currently use: pro: no change in tech, cheap to buy 1-2 replacements per month(s), con: none of the good shades that I like from those above
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    Hey bud, good to see you. Can you buy the good shades that you like from those you like above, or at least a few of them? If you sampled from all four ranges, perhaps you could identify the brand you want to invest in and buy a set.
    Let’s see what you’re painting these days, bud!

  6. #806


    I haven't painted anything that's a high enough quality. Only did some ttq level things, like a LotR Mahud army and a few simple GW figures (Eldar farseer, Genestealer cult magus, 1-2 others from gw), that I successfully taken to hungary and forgot to take pictures...

    All I did since eastern:
    - dropfleet Scourge dreadnought
    - dropfleet UCM dreadnought
    - the mentioned GW figures (are now in hu)
    - LotR Mahud army, that I'll take to the armies on parade this weekend (but don't expect anything as they are simple paintjobs with the contrast paints)
    - LotR Army of the Dead (so far only did the new king + standard box, waiting for the warriors)
    - B2 anime figure repaint in red.

    + made a few custom steelbooks for PS4 games. The last 2 turned out quite ok, the others before them less so. And I'd still need to tweak the process as it's far from perfect.

    As what's on the desk now:
    - GW Slaanesh enrapturess (aim is simple ttq)
    - GW BB Halfling (also ttq aim)
    - GW black fortress eldar (ttq again)
    - 1 e2046 and 1 nutsplanet busts... they should be aimed at display level, but no idea when I get to them (they are basecoated and waiting since april)

    what brings me to the question. As I see on 1st december the GD hungary will be held again and I don't know if I should go or not. They say they'll have 11 demos of different games (most likely at least 1 of 40k and 1 aos among them) and the painting competition.
    Now the demos have very little interest and I haven't painted anything that's competition ready in the last year.
    So I don't know if buying a plane ticket + 4x 200km taxi + entry fee + at least a day of hotel is worth it or not. Realisticly it doesn't but one of the only way to meet friends and LoneLemming from here for example.
    Should I go or not ? can't decide.
    Forgot, that it works again.

  7. #807


    Looks like you had quite a bit on your plate (even if just TTQ). As for going to GD in Hungary, while I can't tell you yes or no because it all really depends on how it would affect you financially and on a personal level, I guess the biggest questions you have to ask yourself is:
    1. Do I have the money to pay for it (airfare, hotel, taxi's, etc) with out it causing any problems
    2. How much do you want to meet up with friends
    3. Since the game demos are not really a reason for you to go, how bad do you want to see the other people's work that enter
    4. Would going motivate you to paint something above TTQ to take to the contest (given that you only have about 45 days to paint it)

    I would say if you have no issues with three or more of the above (could answer "yes" to 1 and 4 or "very much" to 2 and 3) then it would probably be worth it to go. If you haven't been to Hungary before you could always treat it as a mini vacation and explore the area as well since you don't have to just stay at the GD event the whole time.
    Best of luck in what ever you decide though

  8. #808


    1. is ok, especially as I checked the plane tickets yesterday and were below 100 euro (instead of the normal 350-ish)
    2. the thing is they may not go there at all (they haven't for the 2017-2018 GD)
    3. 50%
    4. not that much, but there is no 45 days to paint it as in a week or 2 3 games are released that are interesting to me (disgaea 4+, Atelier Ryza, Death Stranding) and one of those can take more of the time.

    I'm originally from hu, and were attending the GD from 2009-2016, so it's not that new.
    Just last 2 years they messed up a bit with the organisation:
    - GD2017 was held in jan2018, just a week after I returned here for work
    - GD2018 in march 2019 with no advertisement, so I saw the time 3 days before it was held and taking days off and organising travel was not possible
    Forgot, that it works again.

  9. #809


    Then I would say verify if your friends will be there or not and use that as your main factor in determining if you will go. Only other reason I would say to go is if you have family in Hungary and want to visit them.

    having the GD with little to no advertisement is really poorly run!

  10. #810


    Need your help/opinion. Should I? :

    the funny thing is, that my biggest problem is "where to store it". I don't have anything large enough to store that "mini".
    Forgot, that it works again.

  11. #811


    Seems like you need to organize a small closet just for this "mini".
    The size could be really a killer criteria, if you don't know where to store it. This kind of "eye-catcher" should be somewhere visible in your home ;-)

  12. #812


    It is a nice looking "mini" and I see how it is very tempting. I say go for it, if there are no financial issues with picking it up. You can always find space for it

  13. #813


    Altough I paint a lot less than before and quite less for display, more for ttq, but here are what are finished since about 2019 september.

    First some 28-35mm TTQ-s:
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    Hasslefree Apprentice Raisa (not Elsa from Frozat at all ), made for a quick online competition (Theme: fantasy mini under 60mm)
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    Sephiria from limbo miniatures. A bit better than the ttq-s, but still nothing special
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    Already mentioned this one - Dropfleet Scourge Dreadnought
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    2 Lotr TTQ Armies.
    First is the army of the dead (because of the Pelenor Box + the new king + standard release).
    Second is a far Harad army, for the wicker armor + camels + the rare dark skinned army
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    Finally 3 Anime figures (from 1/8 to 1/6 scale).
    - Red 2B was because I had too many of the figure (Have an officially painted one, did a white repaint on a resin kit, this one is originally a chinese pvc knockoff, willing to sell this one if someone wants it)
    - 2nd is interesting. Had an extra torso from the "Pulchra - Senran Kagura - Yumi" figure (I liked the more modest fully clothed one better, built it with that), but never had the heart to simply throw it into the trash, so I looked for an extra head that could be used. The only one found was from the 2B Deluxe set. All Other anime models were either different scale or had only 1 head option.
    - 3rd is Takao from e2046. To be honest nothing special here. Skin shaded with dry pastels as usual.
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    Forgot, that it works again.

  14. #814

    Default Saw your question

    I might have a solution and might not- but here goes mate. I have 2 13 inch forgeworld models the plagubearr and abaddon. What I’ve done was put them on top oy display cabinets. Every day I take a large makeup brush (blush applicator) and gently dust away and impurities that might have landed on the models. Till this day year later their is no dust that has settled on these monster pieces.
    i hope this helps it’s a few moments of you time dusting to avoid dust settling. The brush helps so much as it’s extremely large and very soft in the bristles.

  15. #815


    Some great looking work here Max! I can sympathise, my eyesight is getting worse by the day (it feels like) I am wearing magnifiers constantly
    Keep up the good work!

  16. #816


    great stuff all around! I wish I had the patience/skill to paint some of the larger figures like you have

  17. #817


    Nice collection. I especially like the last bust

  18. #818


    Just passing by to say hi! Hope everything is well (regarding Covid).

    The question is which one would be better:
    - Scale75 basic + extension + Fantasy sets (64+48+48 colors in the usual dropper bottles): pro: really great flat colors , con: takes up a lot of space
    - Scale75's Artist colors (48 tubes of heavy body acrylics): pro: good pigments, mixing is a thing here, con:no idea how good they are, don't always like to mix colors
    - wait for Nocturna's new paint range: pro: great, strong pigments, probably matt as well, con: could take months to be available
    - Just use Schminke's Primacryl range: pro: great pigments, normal tube is a LOT, con: pretty expensive for a good range
    Regarding colour sets... don't buy full ranges, you'll get a lot of colours that you hardly ever use (taking a lot of your space up), better buy just the one's you like or use the most. And if you just want to test the brand, test it with the primaries and/or some of the secondary colours.

    I like that "frozen" girl, nice colour!
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  19. #819


    quick question to to the collectors within you: I bought an 1/7 Atelier Ryza figure. Should I keep the box and packaging or to the trash with it? (in theory it's worth more with the box, but then it would be in pieces not asembled)
    Forgot, that it works again.

  20. #820


    First I would ask is it already painted? If not, do you plan on painting it as that is going to ruin the value of it anyway so I wouldn't really see the need to keep the box. If it is already painted, then if you are trying to save it for potentially being worth more in the future, I would leave it in the box as you would get more for unopened than opened. If you have no plans on selling it (at least for now or near future) you could always keep the box some where and if you did decide to sell it you would have the original packaging that would help the price a little, but since it is opened it wouldn't be nearly as much.

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