23/02/2013

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Once again, I am so dissatisfied about how my pictures came out, I've taken another couple by the light coming in from the patio doors, but the clouds have come over now, so only slightly better!






Thanks for your patience!

12 comments:

  1. So sweet! Looks like SJ might have another "basing convert." Finally, the contrasting color on the machete(?) handle is a winning move.

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  2. As you so rightly observed, I am, yet again, stealing something else from Spacejacker. I used to put pva on the bases and sprinkle on sand, but now I use the texture gel that SJ talks about. I didn't get a good dry-brushing result with it at first, but perseverance has started to improve it. I originally saw the texture gel on a You-tube video by Robin Fitton of 'Gruntz' fame! Thanks for the kind remarks, and have a good weekend!

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    1. I might even try some gel myself. I've got loads of the stuff w/o grit I use for acrylic painting of pictures. I've got some fine grained silica laying around the Man Divot somewhere that I can mix into the gel; so, I 'll give it a try myself...one of these days.

      Enjoy the wknd too! I'm off to a Volunteer Fair to see if I can be plugged into a local military vet volunteer work program. Later!

      The Grizz

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    2. I'm pretty sure that texture gel is like $15 for a small tub (at least the Golden brand available around here), whereas mixing sand/ballast with PVA gives a very similar result. You do need to use quality PVA not dollar store stuff though. Also it's possible I am just a cheap b*****d.

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    3. Perish the thought! The stuff I bought is from Windsor & Newton and is from their Galeria range. It's a 250 ml bottle, but I'm sure it wasn't too expensive. I guess I'm just too lazy to mix the sand and the PVA!

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  3. They look fine to me. Light can be a fickle friend.

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    1. Thanks Paul! I also found out that it helps to have your idiot-proof camera on the appropriate setting......whereas I had it set for, er, idiot!

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  4. I have a bugger of a time photographing my figures. It's frustrating too, after putting all those hours into painting them, I want them to be seen. I can't get the hang of shooting indoors either.

    These boys look good to me though. I read the comments and am just now getting into proper basing of my figures. Will seek out expensive gel products when I'm not poor :)

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  5. Hi Anne- nice to hear from you, and thanks for stopping by! I find it difficult to believe that you have problems with the photography side- your pictures seem pretty clear and well lit to me, and I really like your use of colour- vibrant when it needs to be, subdued when necessary. I'm afraid I'm a latecomer to your blog, but I have enjoyed looking through your back catalogue! The gel really isn't necesssary. As Allison says above, PVA and sand mixed together gives the same effect. Trouble is, I'm lazy and want to do it all in one go! Best wishes!

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  6. Very nice

    love the helmets

    Is the gel easy to add? Does it adhere to the base ok? I use pennies

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  7. Thanks Keith! I put the gel on with a cocktail stick, and find it easy to apply. My figures are on MDF bases, so it sticks well, but I have used it on washers, so I guess it will stick to pennies okay. Cocktail sticks are also great for highlighting 'hard' edges, and for spots of camo...and they're cheap, a bit like me.

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