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Re: Predators

Postby Spack » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:02 pm

The dip wasn't much use, so tonight I gave the bones a wash of Graveyard Earth watered down, leaving it darker in the recesses especially the cheeks, between the vertebrae, and the coccyx.

Once dry I then thinned since Red Gore and washed everything, again trying to keep the recesses darker. Finally I washed it all with an old pot of Red Ink.

The photos don't show how it looks in real life. I'm reasonably happy with it, and it's achieved what I set out to do.

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I'll take pics tomorrow with the Predators holding it, but I'll probably clear coat it first just to make sure the red doesn't rub off as the ivory coat is a satin finish rather than matt.

EDIT: better pics will have to wait till tomorrow when I can take some in natural daylight.

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Re: Predators

Postby Angelwing » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:00 pm

Spack wrote: and the cocksix.


I think you're after a coccyx
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Re: Predators

Postby Spack » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:05 pm

Damn autocorrect :) Not that it changed it from the correct spelling, but for it not suggesting the correct spelling to my obvious error!

On a lighter note, here's what happens when the IT director decides to try out the 3D printer with something a little less industrial.

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Coming soon ... Codex Olaf , a Space Wolves supplement.
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Re: Predators

Postby Spack » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:22 am

Got a nice surprise this morning, Arnie decided to join the fun.

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Re: Predators

Postby Angelwing » Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:23 pm

yes! Now 3d print his cigar, haha
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Re: Predators

Postby timewizard » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:00 am

Oh, good one angelwing!
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Re: Predators

Postby Spack » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:44 am

Should be easy enough to print a cigar, could put it in his hand just like this one I found on eBay:Image
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Re: Predators

Postby Angelwing » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:15 pm

Excellent. :)
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Re: Predators

Postby Spack » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:26 pm

Not a Predator, but I bought this for my wife. It's the same size as the Predators. Still not sure where to put it on the shelves yet, more pics to come.

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Why so serious?
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Re: Predators

Postby timewizard » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:08 pm

You're joking, aren't you? ;)
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Re: Predators

Postby Spack » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:37 pm

Again not a Predator, but I accidentally ordered a NECA 1/4 scale Iron Man Mark VII limited edition figure ... :). Should be here in the next 7 days, will post pics when it arrives. Due to space constraints, ie not enough shelf space, I'll probably go with a "on one knee punching the ground after just landing" pose and squeeze it on to the one spare bookshelf top.
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Re: Predators

Postby Talus » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:48 pm

i'll trade you a kidney for that Iron Man! :)

One previous owner, good condition :)
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Re: Predators

Postby Spack » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:04 pm

Was almost put off by reviews complaining about the LEDs on the hands being orange instead of white, but I watched Avengers again yesterday and his hands are orange in the Mk VII. Once it arrives and I've made sure it's in good condition I'll post a review up on Amazon pointing out that the orange is in fact correct on this figure - oh no, I'm becoming an action figure nerd!

NECA have also released the same figure as the Mark 21 Midas suit but I wanted one in the red and gold colours. There's also a battle damaged version without helmet but the face isn't too good, and would have ended up to trying to source a 3rd party light up helmet or print one myself so wouldn't have saved much, if any, in the long run.
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Re: Predators

Postby Talus » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:13 pm

so... Kidney and a chunk of liver? :)
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Re: Predators

Postby timewizard » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:35 pm

Don't do it Spack!

His kidneys are shot and his liver is worse!!
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