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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #100 on: January 24, 2014, 04:00:49 PM »
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OK, only 13 months late, Fred is finished - picture to follow.

Now the big question... for the Zombie elements to gore or not to gore? 

Should the zombie survivor figures remain true to their clean comic origins or should i gore them up? And if you think I should, how much? a small smudge of red here and there or a bucket ful of tamiya clear red?

Bear in mind that i have never applied gore to anything before...
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #101 on: January 24, 2014, 04:44:42 PM »
Clean.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #102 on: January 24, 2014, 04:54:11 PM »
If you've never done gore before, probably better to keep them "clean" maybe do a couple of test zombies first & see what looks good.

A little gore goes a long way, remember. I've seen too many minis go overboard with the goop.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #103 on: January 24, 2014, 05:22:55 PM »
I think I would probably agree with everyone's suggestion to keep things clean. ...but if you *do* decide to go with gore, a little goes a long way. ...and if you paint some muddled dark and bright reds underneath where you'll be painting with TCR, it gives you a much more natural look than just putting the TCR onto clean skin and clothes. Can't wait to see how this turns out!



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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #104 on: January 24, 2014, 06:44:59 PM »
go with most clean just one or two with some gore on them
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #105 on: January 24, 2014, 07:13:11 PM »
I'm half torn with a complete uber gore-fest on the zombie survivors as a juxtaposition of the clean cartoon lines of the others...

But I suspect I should go with clean ...
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #106 on: January 24, 2014, 07:52:57 PM »
I'd apply some gore. It would help to stand out the difference. But toned down, as have being said.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #107 on: January 26, 2014, 06:13:44 PM »


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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #108 on: January 26, 2014, 07:06:57 PM »
 :whaaa: Tremendous stuff.  :thumbup:
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #109 on: January 26, 2014, 07:07:14 PM »
Nicely finished. Looks great.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #110 on: January 26, 2014, 08:11:33 PM »
Very nice :mrgreen:.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #111 on: January 27, 2014, 12:04:52 AM »
Well done! (You could add a touch of blood to the van [on the post-apocalyptic side], easier to do without overwhelming the model than on a figure.) Perhaps a touch on the weapons too?

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #112 on: January 27, 2014, 10:11:48 AM »
Excellent work (as always), Brandlin! I think it works fine as is, despite being an unrepentant gore hound. If you do add gore, then do so sparingly.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #113 on: January 27, 2014, 10:32:48 AM »
Is Daphne about to whack Scooby-do on the butt? :crazy:

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #114 on: January 27, 2014, 04:19:51 PM »
Oh, wow, that looks fantastic! Really nice work. (^_^) Only thing I can think of to change might be the cracks in the window on the apocalyptic side - I think they'd look better in white, rather than black. Cracks in a window tend to show up as brighter, I think. ...I normally wouldn't nit-pick too much, but it's *such* a great piece! Very cool idea, having it all on one base. Cheers!



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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #115 on: January 27, 2014, 07:24:12 PM »
Is Daphne about to whack Scooby-do on the butt? :crazy:

When I came to position the post apocalptic figures i really struggled to pose them how I wanted - they take up a lot more room than the 'normal' side. You're right it does look like Daphne is about to introduce the business end of the baseball bat to Scooby's rear end. What I noticed before that though was that fred's gaze seems to be on Daphne's raer end. Maybe he's not as gay as i thought!

Oh, wow, that looks fantastic! Really nice work. (^_^) Only thing I can think of to change might be the cracks in the window on the apocalyptic side - I think they'd look better in white, rather than black. Cracks in a window tend to show up as brighter, I think. ...I normally wouldn't nit-pick too much, but it's *such* a great piece! Very cool idea, having it all on one base. Cheers!

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I knew the crack looked wrong, but couldn't figure out why. I had some grid/mesh cut to cover the window but can't find it and wanted to finish this so went with the crack as an afterthought.  I might fiddle with it and fix it.


Thank you all for the positive comments.  I'm not happy with the van - despite all my precision and efforts early on, the decals have rubbed off in places and the black lining looks scruffy.

However I have vowed to finsih stuff and move on rather than just sitting at my desk looking at it imagining how awesome it would be if my talent matched my imagination...

Next up... hmmm dredd or rogue trooper?
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #116 on: January 27, 2014, 08:04:29 PM »
Brilliant!  Been hoping to see it finished and it's not disappointed.  Nice one  :thumbup:

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« Reply #117 on: January 27, 2014, 08:16:08 PM »
 :applause: :applause: :applause: grest job Brandlin just go to prove what you can get done when you have then time  :lol:
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