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  1. This miniature was used to break my dry spell. It is Fenrir from the game Blood Rage. Looking up a Timber Wolf, he was painted with more or less the same colors. Being a Norse game, I added some dead grass and of course snow. This snow was the first time I used the snow from Precision Ice and Snow. Two thumbs up from for for that stuff!! He painted up easily so there's no WIP pics. Thanks for looking.
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    Don't remember ever seeing this model before. Looks like a mini. Nice job w/ her. 🙂
  3. He's quite prolific! http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/users/Jim-Baumann/user-index.html
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    Medusa Miniature

    Thanks, Tony. I've been retired on a disability (damn you 9/11) since '13. So being home all day I get what I have to get done in the mornings, and then during the week I have a few hours each afternoon to get into my hobby room. Building and painting the larger size miniatures, It's amazing how many models I can get done with 15-20 hrs per week to play around. 😉
  5. Best of luck then. Having never been to LV, and as we use the Nats trip as a family vacation, we'd certainly like to visit. 😉
  6. Thanks guys! Tony: this "Co.'s" offerings are terrific. One is more imaginative than the next. If you look over their catalog, you'd want one of each! But I think thats the way it's going for these new miniature companies. Was 3D computers vs. clay sculpts give you a lot more freedom wot be wild IMHO. Phil: Thanks for the kind words. 🙂
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    Medusa Miniature

    Haha, you're the first one in 3 forums to catch it. The way it was design (3D CAD or similar I'm guessing) her metal bra gets in the way of the string. So rather than having it look like she's stringing up her boosies, I left of off. 😉
  8. Looking at it again, I had the thought that it looked like a ghost with a regular coat and cap. I added a little more of the "ghostly" Nihilakh Oxide to unify the whole thing. *Now* I'm done. 😉
  9. One of the two mythological creatures I got from Atlantis Miniatures (not the same as Atlantis Models) is the Sphinx. This is a well done 7 piece gray resin kit. There's no flash, or no bubbles. Adding paint, the obvious reference is a lion so I used V's Beige, with the German Brown Black for the mane. Then I added Citadel's Reikland Fleshshade over the body and their Nuln Oil over the mane. Once that was dry I added bad the Beige but as a drybrush. The main got a dry brush of V's Beige Brown. The wings got the same treatment of the beige and Reikland Fleshshade. This time the heavy drybrush was with V's Foundation White. Later on I added a second go round of white to the upper wings and V's Brown Wash to the deepest areas of the wing folds. The brick piles got a coat of V. Game Color Plague Brown, drybrushed with beige and highlighted with a beige/white mix. The ground work was some simply with V. Tan Primer over some Mod Podge which had the Chinchilla dust sprinkled on it. I also added a few extra bricks out of the same sized balsa lumber. With that I was done. Thanks for looking. My obligatory size comparison pic.
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    1st ID Vietnam

    Always look fwd to see your post your figures. Looks terrific.
  11. I would think nothing is a sure thing unless the club makes a formal presentation and gets accepted by the Cmte.
  12. Got a delivery from Switzerland today, and that means it's the Aradia Mini's Kickstarter Mk2. They have been doing a series of models around Divine Comedy/Dante's Inferno. I've shown and built some of the previous ones, but there's the next batch.. In this box was The Celestial Messenger, Styx, Forest of Suicides, and for one stretch goal unlocked were 2 stickers of box art. The 4th model was also a stretch Goal, and it is "Minos, the Infernal Judge (opened in front). Then opening up the Celestial Messenger reveals another awesomely sculpted kit of an angel dispatching a demon with lightning (I guess). 😉 Can't wait to start building.
  13. WOW! I think you win gold for score of the day! Very cool!
  14. This was a bust I found on one of the announcement pages on FB. It's by Grimm. I tried looking for his info for this write up, but after an hr., I could find it. If I do I will make an edit and add it. The kit is one piece sculpt, very well done, in a gray resin - no bubbles, or seam marks. The figured reminded me of one of the villains in a Scooby-Doo cartoon, so decided to make him a ghost. Started with the black primer, and then was working on his navy colored coat. Then added a dark gray drybrush to the face, then added color to the barnicles, seeweed, and sweater. Another lighter gray - I want to make the glow coming from his face and OCL lighting on parts of the beard and coat. A little highlight to the coat and cap. I thought I took a pic of the ghostly glow, but didn't. The bluish,green glow color was made by drybrushing Citadel's Nihilakh Oxide where I needed it. I then highlighted that with V's Foundation White. I touch the Nihilakh Oxide and White to the rips in his coat to make it look like glow was coming out of them, and for a little added color. Thanks for looking.
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    Medusa Miniature

    Thanks you! 🙂
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    POTA Caesar

    This kit is based on the new trilogy of the Planet of the Apes, and it is an excellent story for how it all began. This is a simple kit of two parts the bust and the base. It is expertly sculpted by Mark Van Tine and casted by Paul Gill. It all starts with a black primer. The base looks like it's brickwork covered in stucco, so that the way I went. Thanks for looking.
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    Medusa Miniature

    This project has been an on again, off again on the desk for a while now. The kit comes from Zabravka Workshop. It comes in 6 parts. Looking around for a link to share, I can find none. (?) So I have no idea how to find them again... sorry. The parts are very nicely done in gray resin, and shows little signs of seam lines or flash. Ignore the little Medusa to the left. ;) A closeup of the base show a sandy base that reminds me of the volcanic sand that is actually tiny rocks. There are also a number of rocks added to the base which further expresses that volcanic feel. There are two spots for added parts - one is an assumed stone hand holding a spear, and the other being a torso of a stone Hoplite (?) holding a broken sword. I used the V. Metallics steel for the armor, and red to add color. Later on I would add some rust to make it seems like he's been there for quite a while. I decided on this Medusa to give her a regular skin color and natural tail colors. The chest and hip armor was painted gloss black in prep for the V. Brass, and the bow is V's Gold. To add a little snake to her face I gave her the slit pupils in the eyes. The weak point of the kit was the arrow. I was about to replace the shaft with something a bit more sturdy, but then realized I could lean the arrow into the bow and with a dot of glue at the point. This will straighten the shaft. Here she is with my ever present can of soda to give a size comparison. I added the diamonds that are seen on some constrictor snakes, and that completed the figure painting. As mentioned I added a few different rust colors from V's Rust Set to the armor of the soldier and spear. The base was painted in a Black Gray, and then washed with Citadel's Nuln Oil. When that was dry I added 2 highlight dry brushings of a medium and light gray. With that I was done. Thanks for looking.
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    King Brian

    King Brian is a character from the 1959 Disney movie Darby O'Gill and the Little People. From IMDB.com : The kit was sculpted Joe Laudati and came in 4 parts - His head, body, cape and base. While the figure is cast in resin, the base was cast in plaster. My guess is to give the base some weight, and the figure is dancing, and all the weight is on one foot. Looking at King Brian's costume, the main colors are 3 different shades of green, and then an orange tan for the vest. The shoes looked black, but I thought a very dark brown worked as well. The coins (and crown) were painted gloss black in prep for painting them with Vallejo Metallics Gold. The face was next, and it was impossible for me to find out the actors eye color, so I just defaulted for brown. Most all the colors were painted and when I went to glue on the cape, there was some filling needed. So I broke out the Aves and blended it in. To attach Brian to the base I added a rod thru his heel into the base. To save some weight the cater made part of the base hollow. No worries - the rod will still hold. Thanks Joe for autographing this. For safety, I added a rare earth magnet to his sole and the base. A few tries and it worked fine... until I added the cape. With the cape in place, the balance was lost and wanted to tip over backward. I figured I needed another rod, and to play it safe I thought that I should fill the void in the base with resin, and then add that rod. Check back for the conclusion. Thanks for looking.
  19. Very cool job. Nice vignette too.
  20. I nice package came from Gillman Productions. In it was Caesar from the newest rendition of Planet of the Apes, The Sand Worm from Dune, and a GK producer is starting (a hopefully long) run of celebs from Hollywood's heyday. The first one is Gary cooper as seen in Beau Geste. It comes with the mini movie poster. Then my collection of Medusas grew by 2, with Atlantis Miniatures, and Zabavka Models entries.
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