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03-30-13 01:10 PM
rich11762 Looks bang on that mate cant fault it rocks look good highlights are nice and crisp its solid mate
03-30-13 09:53 AM
Carsen Did a mini for a friend of mine

01-15-13 04:54 AM
Carsen Thanx guys. Good tips, but I decided to leave it be and go for my next model.
This is only a work in progress where the backpack and base is missing. I'll also need to do some brush ups and detailing. (Tomorrow night).

Trying to make a nice camo on the cloak was a bit difficult.


01-12-13 10:15 AM
Hellados snipers rest the gun on bags of sand don't they??
01-07-13 09:04 PM
scscofield Maybe make a mound of 'dirt' then put the grass on it so he is shooting over a slight rise?
01-07-13 01:34 PM
Carsen I painted up a 'normal' mini without to much details on it. It was quite fun... much green on this one.

The only thing I wanted to do was adding some high grass to add the feeling of cover... but don't know what to use as nothing I found was high enough.


12-18-12 11:39 AM
Magpie_Oz Sweet ! is all I can say.
12-18-12 10:44 AM
Originally Posted by Midge913 View Post
Now that that is out of the way, new guy is looking good.
Originally Posted by djinn24 View Post
My standard use brush is my size 2 as series 7 tend to run a bit small.
Thanks guys for the tips and praises. The brushes have arrived and are still in their tubes... I'm almost afraid trying them out... but will tonight.

I have however finished the marine and here are the result.

And some closeups.

As always... give me the hard cold truth... anything you can tell me that will make my minis look better next time is very much appreciated.
12-09-12 11:10 PM
Djinn24 I also use series 7 brushes, i recommend getting The Masters Brush Cleaner. This stuff is awesome and really does clean well. I personally recommend never letting paint get above halfway up on the bristles. While you can get paint out od the furrel its not easy and does take time. It's bad enough that the normal wicking of the brush pulls paint into it, providing a shorter path just makes it easier for the paint to get there. You will eventually want to get a size 2. My standard use brush is my size 2 as series 7 tend to run a bit small.
12-08-12 06:26 PM
Originally Posted by Carsen View Post
Sounds good..
Midge, Can I ask you a few questions of how to keep them good as long as possible? Never owned a pair of high quality pencils before. Yes or no will suffice.. ;)

1. Mixing paint with it? Like x:y parts this and that....
2. Never let the bottom of the brush be covered by paint?
3. Use your saliva to maintain the tip after your done and cleaned them in water?
Sorry man, I missed this post somehow.

1) I never mix paint with the business end of the brush. all that twisting and swirling will bugger up your bristles and cause the brush to loose its shape much faster than usual. I have a crappy brush that I mix paint with, either that or I use the wooden end of the brush to mix the paint with.

2) This isn't a huge deal as long as you remove the dried paint after every session, not letting it really set up in the bottom of the bristle bunch.

3) Much to my wife's chagrin, as she thinks it is gross, I do use the saliva trick to make sure the brush is returned to its original shape after cleaning it with water.

Now that that is out of the way, new guy is looking good.
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