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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I’ve only had one hiccup with the GW paint pots and that was from me being tired. Then again I’m not a prolific painter and I do a lot wrong , but the shark fin looks neat.

First world problems with having a 3D printer . One day I’ll get one, till then I’m letting all of you smart young’unz figure out all the problems so mine doesn’t flash 12:00 for two years after I buy it .

Good progress on the terrain.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

I'm loving your creativity as usual Meer_Cat. That paint pot holder is pretty cool also, I would find that useful, I have some old paint pots from before they had that weird little nub on the back to hold the lid open (plus those don't always work well).

   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Thanks Theo and Syro, for stopping by!

I'm actually old enough that I wanted to avoid the whole 'learning curve as art becomes science' thing, so I went with an inexpensive (comparatively) but proven model in the Ender-3 Pro. Almost three months of trying different print profiles and almost two months now of working with Creality to figure out what's wrong. I've seen pictures of peoples' prints using the Ender-3 and -3 Pro and they are great. Some of the designers I back on Kickstarter use the same printer themselves, so I know the printer itself is probably not the problem, unless I have a defective component, like the temperature sensor, or something. I'll keep at it- this is too close to the Star Trek (Original Series) replicator for me to give up on it!

And the way to fix any device with 12:00 blinking on it is to cover it with electrician's tape.

Syro- I have a lot of trouble with these stinkin' paint pots- especially the washes which are what I use of Citadel's the most. Much of my current cutting mat/desk blotter is covered with Carroberg Crimson from a mishap- I grabbed these as soon as I saw them to avoid repetitions in future. I may actually glue the plastic base to a broader foam board base to make it even harder to knock over!

I'm hoping to get one of the weapons platforms done tonight on the E.A.T.M.E., but there is a lot going on, we'll see.

More follows soonest.

"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


 
   
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Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

You want some of these:

https://gameenvy.net/product/wash-wizard/

I have the x1 and the x5 holders, they're a miracle.

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Thanks, Brian- I'll one or two to try, but I really need help from something that holds the lid back; not in opening or fitting the little nub to hold them open, to get the nub out of the way to close the blamed thing again! I'm not very clever with my hands at some things, I reckon. These holders look interesting though, I'll give them a try.

"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


 
   
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Okay, end of an era- I've got five separate project builds going and have more new Kickstarter infantry to paint plus I'm finally getting successful results from my 3d FDM printer (more on that in a separate entry- three months of empirical troubleshooting to find a factory fault).

Here's the start of another PVC Desert Outpost build, originally inspired by kestrel and his use of an old smoke detector. Just a bit ago, I posted my own Desert Command Post with Mega-satellite uplink antenna; this new piece will be some sort of courier rocket launch facility. It starts with US$7 worth of PVC pipe fittings:



In this next shot, you can see the wire nuts added to the perimeter to house the guidance lasers, but I wanted to show off the 'scorch marks' from hot take-offs and landings:



This starts with Warhammer TV's recommended washes (applied through my air brush) for doing muzzle burn: Drakenhof Nightshade in the center, Druchii Violet next out and then Seraphim Sepia outermost. The whole thing then dulled down with Minitaire's Ghost Tint Oil Discharge. I like the look for a start, but want to add more Violet and Nightshade and make the whole thing more darkly grubby. It's amazing what you can see in a WIP photo of your work that you can't see looking directly at the piece.

The PVC pieces are glued together and primed with Rustoleum 2x Ultracover Tan and then basecoated with Scalecolor's Metal 'n' Alchemy White.

I've already added and basecoated a bunch of Maelstrom's Edge kitbashing parts from their first sprue (need to buy some of the new ones), with those and some base scenicking, this will be done,and I can move on and finish up the Desert Outpost Defense Turret Position.

More follows soonest.

"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


 
   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

It's amazing what you can see in a WIP photo of your work that you can't see looking directly at the piece.


This! So much! Every freakin' time I post a pic, I think that exact same thing...


In other news: like where you're going with the launch pad

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






I reckon the lesson is, take more WIP pics!

Thank you for the encouragement. I should have recognized the colors of the flag symbol by your avatar pic earlier- but didn't put two and too together until I saw another comment you had made in a different thread- my wife is a countrywoman of yours, from Bas Wavre, near Bastogne. So, you're almost like a cousin-thrice removed, or something !


"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


 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Palitine Il

I wouldn't have expected running washes through an airbrush to work but clearly I was wrong!
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






This was pretty much a case of "I didn't know enough not to try" it never occurred to me until _after_ I loaded the airbrush that maybe washes were a bit off for it, then I thought about how thin the tints I've been using are, so fired away. I'm glad it worked!

"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


 
   
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Druid Warder





I was constantly finding people discussing the subject of spraying washes through airbrush like a kind of color filter, or ink, to tint the base color or even freehand below it. Never tried it myself, but some examples were quite thrilling. Obviously, it must have been the difference in experience, but still...

And, definitely - more WIP picks!

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Thank you Wirecat- will do! I noticed that the violet and the blue 'puddled' like a wanted, but the sepia really did enhance the light metallic white underneath it- a very interesting color came out. Now that I know this is a thing, I'll have to mess around with it some more (once I recover the horizontal surfaces in my little apartment from all the half-finished terrain projects going on- I want to paint some more infantry, by golly!)

"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


 
   
 
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