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Karpav's Painting Blog (renamed)

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(09-22-2017, 06:49 PM)Karelian Suomi Wrote: OK. So I nearly break my damn leg and am forced to take my eyes off of this forum, and Callsign: Karpav has bombed the place with beautiful minis professionally photographed, great tips on modeling and basing, and even a handy idea for getting the most out of the itty bitty torpedo markers?

I mean, REALLY! I can't leave you kids alone for five minutes, can I?!!  Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Smile Ha.  No, I guess you can't bud- but with the reality being that you have been leading this community through the years tirelessly, you've earned a break even if you had to nearly break a leg to get it!! Tongue

Kidding aside, a huge thank you for all your efforts in sharing your hobby with us fellow spess nerds. Your continued dedication in being The standard bearer for this Band of Brothers of Silent Death junkies, along with Sheldon & others creative contributions behind the scenes whom I don't even know to credit is what keeps this hobbyist interested and entertained. I hope your recovery to date has been swift and wishing you the best while you continue to recover.

This time last year I remember checking about weekly to see if the site was back up. Then comes December and I was glad to see this place spark to life. I found your photo catalog work for the shop, Yamoto 2199 models, and escort scratchbuilds inspiring. I spent the first half of the year DMing a 5e D&D game, and when I checked in in late May/Early June I kicked myself for missing the spring sale but saw a lot of interesting input from fellow Silent Death gamers, so I got determined to shed the skin of a lurker and become active in promoting this universe we call home. I'm just in the early stages yet, but the time to start demoing the game in my local stores is at hand & hopefully will result in some new friendships and some regular games on the grid.

Today's hobby time is just cutting sheets of craft foam to line the bottom of each factions tackle box. My mid-term goal is completing all of the ships I have on hand in time for a fall or winter sale where I pick up Kashmere & QVP house ships & start getting Operation Drydock II designs, as well as following Tom McCarthy's excellent lead in making some good battle report write-ups. One thing at a time. The onion is real.
 
Thanks much for the feedback so far, and keep checking in when you get the opportunity for my s-l-o-w but steady contributions in showcasing The Twelve's conflicts in my sector of Terran space.
"Fiery the angels fell; deep thunder rolled around their shores; burning with the fires of Orc" -Roy Batty bastardizing William Blake



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#12
Alright everyone,

I thought it was about time to share another update from my base in Unkulunkulu. My project of late: Hatchling Ink AOE Markers[Image: 7RBy2ll.jpg]
cut from 1/8" plex, mini-drum sanded, wet sanded (messy), primed, sprayed black, painted with watery white, then purple, then with a dark, low-key, glitter-emulsified nail polish called 'RespecK' from Pure Ice  that I picked up that day from the big box retailer as well as the Folk Art "NEON" purple paint in the crafts section. Painted the grid in grey, then snapped the pic. They have a coat of gloss enamel on them hanging out in a low dust closet for a few days curing up.  As per usual, the pictures capture a fraction of the effect, and the worst parts at that- the slight brush marks of the polish that will hopefully even out some with the clear taco.

The idea for the smokey effect came from nail art tutorials: (youtube link) (I had tried painting these on the bottom with shimmery purple & black nail polishes awhile back and the result was so hideous I had to clean the plates off with nail-polish remover this was Trial 2.0)

I originally got looking at nail art videos because I've been looking to try a holo-powder on the smooth dome top of some ASP ships like the Nebula, -looks really cool- but haven't ordered any yet. The supplier around here has a $35 variety- no thanks. [Image: fuZ8JAhzR6eI._UX300_TTW_.jpg]

I've found some under $10  and will either order that or an alternate liquid or foil and post the results. The rest of my time has been metal prep work on a new batch of ships.

That's about all, Peace Out...
~SquidgeHexenInker666
"Fiery the angels fell; deep thunder rolled around their shores; burning with the fires of Orc" -Roy Batty bastardizing William Blake



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(10-03-2017, 10:23 PM)Karpav1 Wrote: Alright everyone,

I thought it was about time to share another update from my base in Unkulunkulu. My project of late: Hatchling Ink AOE Markers[Image: 7RBy2ll.jpg]
cut from 1/8" plex, mini-drum sanded, wet sanded (messy), primed, sprayed black, painted with watery white, then purple, then with a dark, low-key, glitter-emulsified nail polish called 'RespecK' from Pure Ice  that I picked up that day from the big box retailer as well as the Folk Art "NEON" purple paint in the crafts section. Painted the grid in grey, then snapped the pic. They have a coat of gloss enamel on them hanging out in a low dust closet for a few days curing up.  As per usual, the pictures capture a fraction of the effect, and the worst parts at that- the slight brush marks of the polish that will hopefully even out some with the clear taco.

The idea for the smokey effect came from nail art tutorials: (youtube link) (I had tried painting these on the bottom with shimmery purple & black nail polishes awhile back and the result was so hideous I had to clean the plates off with nail-polish remover this was Trial 2.0)

I originally got looking at nail art videos because I've been looking to try a holo-powder on the smooth dome top of some ASP ships like the Nebula, -looks really cool- but haven't ordered any yet. The supplier around here has a $35 variety- no thanks. [Image: fuZ8JAhzR6eI._UX300_TTW_.jpg]

I've found some under $10  and will either order that or an alternate liquid or foil and post the results. The rest of my time has been metal prep work on a new batch of ships.

That's about all, Peace Out...
~SquidgeHexenInker666

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