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Offline JLMatterer

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My First Attempt at Painted Customs
« on: July 05, 2023, 01:54:22 »
I kept it simple; I haven't painted models since I was a teenager; the smell of Testors brought back memories. The hair is from Naruto Madara. I'm going to try to get 2 of the leaf "saddles| from 70806 & paint them in some appropraite color.









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Re: My First Attempt at Painted Customs
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2023, 02:10:42 »
That looks good Jim. It's too bad the waist is so high on these. I get why, they had to make room for the skeleton part in a wide enough area, but the mold just doesn't quite work for me.

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Re: My First Attempt at Painted Customs
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2023, 05:36:10 »
I like it - looks great!

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Re: My First Attempt at Painted Customs
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2023, 06:56:54 »
Great use of that beautiful hair :)

That looks good Jim. It's too bad the waist is so high on these. I get why, they had to make room for the skeleton part in a wide enough area, but the mold just doesn't quite work for me.

Ditto. They look great, but the proportions are all wrong... imo.

I don't get why - all it would take was a new part, that I've been craving since I made mine... then they FINALLY do it.. and botch it. Also.. WHY not on a horse?


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Re: My First Attempt at Painted Customs
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2023, 16:30:50 »
The paintwork looks good! I agree that this isn't the best design though. I think your idea about adding the leaves could improve the look a bit. :)
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Re: My First Attempt at Painted Customs
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2023, 16:47:42 »
Nice paint, Jim!  From your pix, I cant tell it was a painted part.  Very clean.

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Re: My First Attempt at Painted Customs
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2023, 20:14:30 »
WHY not on a horse?

Yes, a real centaur would be a great addition to the Greek sets. However, I just found out that a half-human/half-deer creature IS a thing, at least in D&D. It's called a Cervitaur.


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Re: My First Attempt at Painted Customs
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2023, 22:12:24 »
Here are the saddles.


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Re: My First Attempt at Painted Customs
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2023, 22:20:26 »
Those look great! :)
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Re: My First Attempt at Painted Customs
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2023, 02:14:43 »
Those look great! :)

Thanks. The saddle paint is "rust." I'm going to make a few more cervitaurs using the antler with ears headdress.