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Made in jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

I bought into the first Bones Kickstarter, and my experience matches what you wrote. Acrylic paint straight from the container sticks just fine to washed and dried bones. The earliest Bones models were pure, bright white, so I found that black gesso or white gesso followed by sepia/brown wash made the details much more visible. Human sized models lose a lot of detail in curing, but larger monsters work just fine, in my experience.

Now showing not quite finished Dark Judges!!

Painting Total as of 10/7/2021: 82 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and three SF buildings and some resin barricades!

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Thanks Josh, that's good to hear. it's awesome that you got the first Reaper Bones kickstarter.

   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Welcome back home from me too, from the other side of the globe and a little late. Anyway...
Quite a haul of minis you got there! I'm sure there are many interesting pieces there.

Moving the paints to dropper bottles was a good move.
At least I've been enjoying them for the last few months, even though moving all 96 paints was a pain.

Good work on the townsfolk!

And the first Sculptember sculpts are looking so great. Especially the backpack!



   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Thanks Ezki

Unfortunately, once the school year started I was so busy and exhausted that I haven't done any more sculpting. I have only done this one little project of making stirges for D&D.



Here they are before paint:

   
Made in jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Ooh, those stirges are nifty. The aquarium plant wings are an inspired choice. The probosci(sp?) seem to be made from plastic claws of some sort, but I can't figure out how you made the bodies.

Now showing not quite finished Dark Judges!!

Painting Total as of 10/7/2021: 82 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and three SF buildings and some resin barricades!

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

looks like hot glue? i just googled stirges ... now this is a really nice idea that goes directly on my to do list... i think i´m now on volume 3 or higher tho...

   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Thanks Josh, thanks Vik

@JoshInJapan: The aquarium plants are such a good idea, right? All credit goes to DM Scotty, on youtube, I almost completely copied his stirge tutorial. The little claws that I used for the proboscis of each stirge is a cut down piece of one of those dental floss picks. I originally bought the flossers to use in crafting lightning claws for Warhammer 40k. The bodies are like Vik guessed, mostly hotglue. I glued a little styrofoam ball on the dental pick, then added hot glue to round it out.

@Viktor_von_Domm: Nice guess And I'm glad you like them. Hopefully you'll have more time to work on crafting.

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

DM Scotty is in my opinion a modern day bob ross. his videos are always so heartwarming!

and the minute i read about the beaks i thought dental floss

   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

I’ve got some sticky boneses too. primed them with a grey army painter rattle-can. They’re ok, I didn’t need a spanky paint job on them, just tabletop, they’re nice sculpts and have loads of character. But the material is a bit bendy and sticky. Maybe if I’d hit them with a blast of hard coat it’d help but there’s hardly any point.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






The stirges are great! Awesome bit of crafting.
   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

@Viktor_von_Domm: Good eye Vik I agree about how amazing DM Scotty is, but he's such a goofball that I have trouble thinking of him as being like Bob Ross
@theCrowe: Sounds like the sticky bones are a pretty common problem.
@youwashock: Thanks!

This post will be a little different than usual. I was looking through my Dungeons and Dragons miniatures, and found white fluffy mold growing on the goblins that I made back in early 2018. It was strange, because the majority of the goblins had mold on them and no other miniature did. This has never happened to me before, and I found it quite confusing. I'm not even sure what the mold was eating to grow, only one or two had small wooden pieces as part of them. Any ideas? Has this happened to any of you?

The goblins are a combination of GW plastic parts, cast parts made from Aves Apoxie Sculpt, and a few wooden pieces. I think they were primed with "Easy Living" decorative white rattle can primer, and mostly painted with "Craft Smart" craft acrylic paint, with citadel paints used in some places. I decided to strip them figuring that would definitely get rid of the mold. Many of the goblins fell apart while soaking, but I will build them again and paint them. Here's how they are looking right now:

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Fantastic work here as always. Love that you are keeping the craft alive. DM Scotty is a bit of a hero to me, so many people could learn so much from him. Many folk on Youtube have popped up and little do they know they are showing his methods. I don't have any prob with that, but I do recognise and respect the master.

The fuzz, could it be from superglue? I have had joints go funny that were superglue and bicarbed. Not sure why some have and others not. seems to be some other factor in there. Always made me worry a little, you know superglue being "cyanoacrylate" made me think of cyanide and maybe I was unwittingly crystalizing poison?!!!! (right now DrH is spinning in his chair like crazy...)




 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

we can all feel quite safe with superglue... the original ifo cam back then from Red Harvest, who mentioned that the original formula of super glue was developed for the vietnam (?) conflict as a means to close smaller wounds quick... in fact in medicine they still use it to day, my son got some nasty lacerations "mended" via superglue... also baking powder plus superglue ...i doubt that this could be poisonous...

   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

 Camkierhi wrote:
Fantastic work here as always. Love that you are keeping the craft alive. DM Scotty is a bit of a hero to me, so many people could learn so much from him.


Thanks so much Cam, and I agree 100%. DM Scotty is amazing, truly the "Craft father" that people have been calling him.

@Viktor_von_Domm: I thought the super glue used in medicine was a different formula than normal super glue, no? The stuff we use in the hobby feels and smells pretty harsh to me (though I have used it on cuts before too)

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Yeah I know the superglue trick, been stitching myself back together with that for years. Just funny what goes through your head sometimes.




 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

i guess as long as it was able to stitch you back for a given value of good, the fumes were not considered... I need to ask my son... he had his chin glued together twice... and i have no sense of smell but he has...so he might be able to tell...

   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Happy Orktober everyone. Unfortunately I was so busy with work that I didn't get anywhere with Sculptember. Now, because it's Orktober I have gone back to painting my ork boyz. Here is a new squad of 10, made to have the color scheme of the original 4 of that color.


   
Made in us
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






I had read somewhere that the first formula for superglue (cyano-acrylite) was developed int he 1950's to attach temporary gauges to aircraft dashboards/panels for test flights; they wanted something that was impossibly strong and set quickly.

By the 1960's someone had discovered that it sealed surface wounds very quickly as well, but casualties could still suffer cyanide toxicity poisoning if too much was used (probably by gluing his hand to a tank, or something).

'Superglue' trademarked product came in the mid-1970's (the guy would glue a work helmet to a lifting shackle and a helicopter would lift him away) and was supposedly less toxic.

We were using it in Afghanistan in the early 2000's for wound treatment still, and the practice only died out when newer, better products like Quik Klot and related started showing up.

Having said more than I meant to, nice Orks, Syro!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Even if it was more than you meant, I'm glad you said it all. It was interesting. Thanks Meer_Cat, I always enjoy when you post.

   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

With work I'm moving much slower, but I am continuing to paint or repaint my orks into matching squads of 10. The are "da shiny boyz"




Thanks for stopping by

   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Keep up the fight against the unpainted Syro_

Cheers,

CB

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Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Thanks CB

   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Ah, happy Orktober!
Good work on the boyz.

   
 
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