WIP II - The revenge of Mako

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  1. Mako

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    Not going to have chance to get anywhere near a model this week, I have a very full few days. So in the meantime, here's a cake I made :D :

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  2. Eludia

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    mmmmm, cake
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  3. Mako

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    Got some airbrushing done today!

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    ...ok, so it's more cake. But it was carefully carved, sculpted and airbrushed by me so I claim it still counts :p
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  4. Fet

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    Vallejo Airs? I think I can spot Tank Brown
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    Luckily, Sugarflair colours are a little tastier than Vallejo :D
    They're also far more like inks than paints, so they airbrush lovely!
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    Mate... skills like that it's going to be a shame to eat it lol!
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    Luckily I don't have to, I donated it to a Macmillan coffee morning - they can murder bambi instead :p
    (I can't eat it, after all... and I already have a freezer full of cake from my training and practice sessions!)
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    Very nifty ... I'm impressed. Moving over to the Bake-Off side then?
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    I'd suck at bake off, I take my time and only do cake, none of this bread nonsense :D
    Hopefully this week I can get some mini painting done again, the last few weeks have been chaos (and one was occupied by me taking a cake course ;) )
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    Finally back to painting models! But man, it was a lousy one to do. The details of whatever's in his hands and everything down to his belt were lousy, the mould lines were a mare to clean (I missed a couple of bits but no way am I going back over them), and he was generally just no fun. At least I don't have to do him again now though, just varnish him and his base and call it done :)

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    He's come out pretty well despite your issues. This is, of course, one of many reasons I don't game anymore: if I don't like a model, I have no reason to finish painting it :p
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    Yeah, I have no real idea why I do gaming models, especially when I don’t like the sculpt! There’s something nice about having a group of models painted up that all match, I guess? Never really thought about it...
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    Things I did recently:

    Dirge, the crow mascot for the morticians, got some serious tweaking...
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    Silence got his base finished and fitted...
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    Which gives me this complete team, that squeaked victory in the Team section of the painting contest at Steamforged Games' event this last weekend. Not a lot of entries, which is something I want to fix a bit (since I help them out). Any advice on encouraging people to enter that wouldn't normally think about a painting contest is welcome!

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    I also grabbed the new Brokentoad/SFG bust, of a Girl and her Otter :p
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  14. Fet

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    The bird looks cool, even if peacocks are annoying arseholes.


    In my experience, the main things are:

    1. Give people lots of notice. As much as possible.
    2. Ignore the fact that it's a painting thing and tell all the gamers about it. Local groups in the area, especially. 'Painters' are less likely to be interested in something that requires painting a group of gaming models unless it's attached to big-name competition like GD.
    3. Mention prizes if there are any.

    And then you'll do all that and no one will enter anyway... If the people organising it don't actively support it and try to get the word out themselves, it'll die either straight away or they'll let it wither to nothing. There was a painting comp at Diceni once, but it was only advertised briefly before the show, you had to paint a specific model (with few instructions about how to actually get one) and then I don't think it never happened again, despite the painters being keen to introduce something bigger and more ambitious over time.
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    Yeah, advertising was pretty much zero this year... I couldn’t even find anyone that knew who was judging until the Sunday of a three day event, stuff went in the top of the “new products” cabinet at 12 and was out by 3, and most of the people there didn’t even realise it was happening!

    Except one annoyingly good Belgian guy who made me look like a child with a 2” house brush :D

    Think it’s worth doing what I do with the forum contests I arrange, and having a prize for best concept to lure in people who assume they aren’t skilled enough for the technical win?

    It’s kind of fitting for the bird to be a peacock then, he’s an annoying arsehole in the game too I’m told ;)
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    Yeah, that might work. As long as people know it's there, of course.
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  17. Mako

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    Sweet. Course, I have to get permission to interfere in a fairly heavily gaming focussed company’s event first :D
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    I did a quick step by step for someone on how I did my blacksmith's guild metals today, but I suspect people on here don't need the actual explanation... you can probably work it all out from the picture :)

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    Nicely done :)
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  20. Fet

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    That is a quality SBS, dude
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