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[Painting Miniatures] vs the unending tide of grey plastic

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    I'd found some great female heads of the right scale for 40k the other day and now I can't find them again. Anyone happen to have a recommendation?

    What is this I don't even.
  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    EVO Repeater Kameel finished. Here he is sitting next to his TR buddy.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Mayday wrote: »

    That's it, yep. Thanks.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    I kinda wish they had included one female ogryn body in the ogryn box.

  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Mayday wrote: »

    Those heads with berets 100% need to be on my Tempestus Scion models.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    If you look through their gallery you'll probably find some examples of just that. I know their thread in the Dakka Dakka news section does and they look pretty good.

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  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
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    Brown.

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  • EchoEcho Staring is caring Moderator mod
    Friend of mine bought a laser cutter and I'm totally not envious.

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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    I preordered a Glowforge, and it's been killing me that its launch has been pushed back twice. I've got a good feeling about the July '17 delivery date though, given the progress they've been posting about.

    I'mma make soooo much terrain.

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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    Nips wrote: »
    I preordered a Glowforge, and it's been killing me that its launch has been pushed back twice. I've got a good feeling about the July '17 delivery date though, given the progress they've been posting about.

    I'mma make soooo much terrain.

    Keep us in the loop, I'm definitely interested to hear about it. I was really close to grabbing one.

    I have really been liking my cheap 3d printer, its been a savior for printing correct bases for AoS. Most places want like $8-13 for large oval bases and I needed 3, and was able to print them for like 30 cents each. I've done some smaller pieces of terrain but not really finding stuff besides dungeon tiles (which are awesome).

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime Designated Wizard Registered User regular
    I used to work at a graphics shop with a laser cutter. I miss it dearly.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    While I love the idea of a laser cutter, I don't have the knowledge or skill to actually make things to print off with it. And while it'd be fun to learn, I'd rather paint minis with that time.

    Totally envious of people who can and do use them though. My brother has a 3D printer he made himself as a project with his kids and they're always showing me neat stuff they've printed. Right now they're working on Infinity and Malifaux token sets.

  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    I just sold two of my models for £245. They would ordinarily cost around £160 on FW.

    Not a huge profit, but it all goes towards the Christmas fund for the kids and has me giving more thought to the odd commission piece.

    It helps that one of the sold models was obtained for free, giving me a £120 profit.

    But yes. Painting for money.

    Hmmmm.

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  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    Those are rookie numbers! You gotta pump those numbers up!
    (seriously though, your stuff is worth waaay more).

  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    I don't exactly disagree with you. I always second-guess the quality of my work though so find it difficult to put a price tag on it.

    If I decide to paint stuff specifically to sell, I'll work out a better pricing system but for the moment I'm like "eh, I'd have painted it anyway. Now I get money to boot".

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  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    My paintbrush is tingling.

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  • JandaruJandaru Registered User regular
    edited March 23
    Heroine Quest Dwarf!
    The "Shadow Grey" parts looks very blue...
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    Edit: I've just realised I never posted an in-focus photo of the wizard in this thread. This is from the end of last year:
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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Shadow Grey is a pretty blue grey.

    Those look great though.

  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    Back to the WIP: Ahriman.0ultnq120e4n.jpg

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  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    What colour is the helmet!? It's really nice

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  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    J wrote: »
    What colour is the helmet!? It's really nice

    I started with Warplock bronze, washed it with agrax earthshade and began highlighting with brass scorpion.

    However, some citadel metallic layer paints are atrociously thin, so I added vallejo metal medium to the brass scorpion to brighten it, and used it as an edge highlight.

    I then went back in with glazes of AP dark tone to outline the helm details and boost the contrast.

    Got a bit more done on the main body this afternoon:

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  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    Think I'll pick those up. Thanks!

  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    Anyone ever glued lego together?
    Can i use plastic glue?

  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    I don't think Lego uses the right polystyrene plastic for plastic glue, prolly would have to use super glue.

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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited March 24
    Dayspring wrote: »
    Anyone ever glued lego together?
    Can i use plastic glue?

    How permanent do you want the bond to be? PVA glue does a good job of holding LEGO blocks together. You can go up to superglue or, if you want something super strong, anything that can weld ABS plastic together.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    Yeah, I'm going to call "Lego Movie" on this one. Just get right in there with that Kragle~ ;P

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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    Looking for permanent

  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Dayspring wrote: »
    Anyone ever glued lego together?
    Can i use plastic glue?

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  • WatcherWatcher Registered User regular
    Hey, Kneel, those gems are stellar. Keep cranking that stuff out.

  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    Mr_Rose wrote: »
    Dayspring wrote: »
    Anyone ever glued lego together?
    Can i use plastic glue?

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    How dare thee defile the sacred brick with thy putrescent unguents and vile philtres?!

    Remain where you are, citizen; an arbitrator patrol is being diverted to your position to issue corrective discipline, with extreme prejudice. Remember, inconveniencing the arbitrators is a crime.

    It's for a wedding project, making a lego ring pillow. The same project, I had to drill holes into lego baseplates so my wife can sew them to the pillow. Drilling holes in lego felt wrong.

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    Finished up a Dracula marine, which doubles the amount of stuff I've painted this year from 1 to 2!
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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
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    Need to fancy up the banner before i call these guys done i think

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Man, between the Incubi and the double-axe-dude there, GW sure likes its bat'leths, doesn't it? This is a new thing, no?

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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    the ironjawz have got something similar too i think

  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    Quick scheme suggestions for yu Jing?

  • EchoEcho Staring is caring Moderator mod
    J wrote: »
    Quick scheme suggestions for yu Jing?

    White and teal?

    White and orange?

    I dunno, I've just been on a kick with white as base lately. :rotate:

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  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    White could work with the ol oil wash technique.

  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    I think im going to get a local guy to paint some of my IG. I feel dirty doing it, but I am not painting. Between ADD, arthritis and having to keep my depressed mother company, I don't see that changing any time soon.

  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Dino FuckerRegistered User regular
    I think im going to get a local guy to paint some of my IG. I feel dirty doing it, but I am not painting. Between ADD, arthritis and having to keep my depressed mother company, I don't see that changing any time soon.

    Can your mom hold a brush? Now is the perfect time to introduce her to the grim darkness of the far future. Maybe ease her into the hobby with some Space Hulk or Lost Patrol. Then, Battle for Vedros. Once she's got the basics down you'll be ready to get her started on 8th Edition.

    In all seriousness, don't feel dirty. Some people just aren't into painting, or they don't have time. I'd rather see contract work on the other side of the table than yet another gray plastic army any day.

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