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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2012, 07:37:17 PM »
As with anything mini-painting-related, it comes with the standard 'it works for me, but it might not suit you so try on something unmportant first' disclaimer.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #51 on: October 22, 2012, 05:32:27 AM »
...also, if you want to cheat a little bit, sometimes I have used a .005 technical pen to do very fine lining on minis, and also to do eyes - makes it a bit easier to dot in the pupils. Your results may vary!

...for what it's worth, I'm really loving all of what you've got going here so far! Can't wait to see the finished diorama!  :boing:



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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #52 on: October 22, 2012, 07:11:38 AM »
To paint eyes, I firstly give the socket a coat of black or very dark brown. When this is thoroughly dry, I take a 5/0 brush then paint either side of where the pupil will be with a light mix of blue/grey.
It takes a steady hand and a bit of practice, but it's JAGU all the way to the bank with this method.  :smile:

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #53 on: October 24, 2012, 11:51:30 PM »
Ooh the Scooby Gang making their Un-DOD debut? Looking good so far and two for the price of one by the looks of things. I smell double trouble.  A definite yes re the black lining on the van.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #54 on: November 03, 2012, 06:09:18 PM »
Thoroughly pee-d off.

Have spent 5 hours trying to get my airbrush working. I've cleaned and cleaned and cleaned it. Including with tiny brushes and my ultrasonic cleaner. But I cannot get it to spray consistently for more than about 5 seconds.

I can't see any obvious damage to the needle or the nozzle but I'm inclined to think that's the only option left.  So that's another 30 and a lost week to get spares.

Oh, and the van needs stripping again.

I just wish I had enough time to actually get into a rhythm with this project. ...
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #55 on: November 04, 2012, 01:17:44 AM »
Sorry to hear that. It must suck. On the plus side the stuff you've posted so far is great! Can't offer any advice unfortunately as airbrushes are a complete mystery to me...

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #56 on: November 04, 2012, 02:04:30 AM »
Perils of the perfectionist.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #57 on: November 04, 2012, 11:15:16 AM »
Perils of the perfectionist.

Hmmm it's not so much perfectionism as not having blotchy paint that looks like its been daubed on with a 3" household brush dipped in vomit including carrots bits.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #58 on: November 04, 2012, 09:34:47 PM »
 :lol: I share your pain Brandlin - I am doing a couple of name signs for a friends stable - tried and tested method of construction and painting but the paint keeps bubbling ! So far I have stripped and sanded the bloody things twice  :grrr:
Finally yesterday I got a nice smooth finish sprayed them with varnish and before my eyes they both started to bubble in one corner  :tantrum:
What should have taken 2 - 3 days has taken a fortnight  :faint:
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #59 on: November 08, 2012, 07:13:22 AM »
Perils of the perfectionist.

Hmmm it's not so much perfectionism as not having blotchy paint that looks like its been daubed on with a 3" household brush dipped in vomit including carrots bits.

That's not the look you're going for then? ;)
As I've just had a vomitting bug, the first in I don't know how many years, I could have painted that colour scheme rather easily... except silverbeet as the main colour.  :lol:  :puke2: still don't like the memories.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2012, 01:32:27 PM »
Right....

New needle and needle-nozzle procured for airbrush and installed.

Van stripped - again...

Newly designed...'modifications' for the van installed.

Fred painted... only to find half way through an enormous mold line (it looks sufficiently large for me to have to inform the geological society as a potential new mountain range being thrust up from the earths crust as the Welsh and English continental plates collide!)

... and now I'm out of time and have to go and "be a Dad" (a job for which apparently i am uniquely qualified which is odd, as i don't remember taking the exam, let alone the classes!)

Ho- (and indeed) hum...

More updates next weekend I guess...
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #61 on: November 11, 2012, 10:24:27 PM »
Hope the next attempt on the van is more successful! I'm really looking forward to seeing how it eventually turns out. You're definitely building up the suspense for us. ;)

Bad luck about the mould line on Fred.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #62 on: November 18, 2012, 06:58:28 PM »
Finally...! Still WIP though, needs black lining and touching up.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #63 on: November 18, 2012, 10:40:34 PM »
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #64 on: November 20, 2012, 12:28:42 AM »
Is that a smudge I see?  :wink: Just kidding.
Looks good. So are the signs going to be transfers?

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #65 on: November 20, 2012, 10:29:24 PM »
Is that a smudge I see?  :wink: Just kidding.
Looks good. So are the signs going to be transfers?

Yes it's a smudge grrr... The frisk film still lifted a little of the green.

Yes, decals for the signage and flowers, and ink for the black lining.

Plus... A surprise on the other side... ;-)
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #66 on: November 21, 2012, 01:09:25 PM »
Is that a smudge I see?  :wink: Just kidding.
Looks good. So are the signs going to be transfers?

Yes it's a smudge grrr... The frisk film still lifted a little of the green.

Yes, decals for the signage and flowers, and ink for the black lining.

Plus... A surprise on the other side... ;-)

Starsky and Hutch red, with a white stripe?   :angel:
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #67 on: November 21, 2012, 02:32:58 PM »
A- Team - black with red stripe ?
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #68 on: November 21, 2012, 08:56:40 PM »
Really?

That's the best you can come up with?
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #69 on: November 22, 2012, 12:53:43 AM »
Hmm... a TARDIS, because the guys on the other side have come back from the future?

Or it could be a De Lorien, but it'd be a bit crowded in there!
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #70 on: December 02, 2012, 06:45:17 PM »
Very slooow progress...

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #71 on: December 02, 2012, 07:50:06 PM »
That may bee slow progress, but it's looking really good!
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #72 on: December 03, 2012, 06:58:35 PM »
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #73 on: December 12, 2012, 10:58:26 AM »
Thoroughly demoralised with this.

One thing I didn't mention when I posted the decals picture is that I managed to put the masks on backwards. So the green lower section should be reversed, which also means I had to put the orange flowers in the wrong places, and as a composition, they really throw my eye when I see them.

However, the bigger problem is that the miniatures I ordered from fenris back in October still have not arrived! So I think it's unlikely I'm going to be able to complete this in time.

I think it only fair for me to pull out now.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #74 on: December 12, 2012, 12:00:54 PM »
That is a huge shame!