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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  bcauchi on Wed May 26, 2010 7:34 am

    Wow, what a breathtaking list of things to do. It is not at all a strightforward build. Looking forward to seeing what you are doing.

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Ray on Wed May 26, 2010 2:10 pm











    No Comment Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

    I won't be bringing this to club guys as its too DELICATE to handle now and she would surely get upset feeling anything, other but my GENTLE HANDS on her glorious body lol! (gentle hands my bum if you ask her poor limbs)

    Maybe my Soldering Bro Laughing would come to the rescue re that knee to leaf joint Sad and also need some brainstorming re how to enforce the leaf on/in the base, once I lay a bed of MS on that 2mm plastic card (stuck in place now so that the "pond" bottom would be raised, and the leaf would sit comfortably withing the outer rim)


    Didn't I say NO COMMENT lol!

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  alexbb on Wed May 26, 2010 2:36 pm

    ray couldnt you insert a brass pin from the underside of the leaf through to her knee.

    now before you blow your top im just commenting on what im seeing. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


    as for the leaf will it have any part of it immersed in the pond. this would (if you are using resin water ) hold the leaf firmly in place

    once again im commenting on the photos without realy knowing what you have in mind

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  bcauchi on Wed May 26, 2010 3:25 pm

    Ray, she is truly beautiful. You are doing an amazing job. I agree with what Alex said. I expect you are going to fill the base with resin to simulate water so that part of the leaf will be submerged. That will look amazing and at the same time anchor the leaf to the base.

    Alternatively you can pin her head to the flower through the straw she is sucking the nectar with. The knee might also be pinned to the leaf but the pin shall have to be short and the extra part protruding through the bottom of the leaf will have to be removed so as not to show.

    If i were doing her, i would put in both pins and she would realy be steady, pinned through the knee and the head. You should have no problem after that.

    Just my idea,mind you, there might be other problems i did not see being a plane nut.

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:54 pm

    Ray When are we going to see some paint on this beauty???!!!

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Ray on Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:34 pm

    Brian, believe me that is ALSO my wish Sad

    However, the time spent to pin and locate the leaf onto the bed of MS and to pin her from her knee and obtain a comfortable sit is time well spent and imperative IMHO Cool

    Only minor flaws remain and she sits really comfortably on the leaf Twisted Evil

    I'm lingering to take pics because there is not much additions from the previous pics, except some leaves added to her arm bands Rolling Eyes

    I'm waiting till she is ready from all related construction and her new hair, which I'l start next after no more fiddling vis a vis the sit is needed........still contemplating wether I glue her NOW and PAINT later, or just glue the leaf, paint them seperately and glue when ready Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:41 pm

    If you are going to give her a very colourful and complicated scheme, it would be easier to paint her separate from the leaf, some areas may be problematic to do otherwise. I would paint her separate from the leaf. She would be easier to handle too.

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  slingshot392 on Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:53 am

    Wow, that's some really great work on such a small figure, can't wait to see it painted.

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  smallia on Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:41 am

    Ah you have primer on !!! This might be ready this week SmileSmileSmileSmile. BDW... great job !!!

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Ray on Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:59 am

    Ladies and Gents.......this is how she looks before the FINAL RASH of PRIMER.

    As you can see, after the Dr.90210 breast augmentation job, I had to perform hairdresser......hope I made a decent job of it.

    Leaf stem and flower are stuck to the pond (base + MS bed) and a brass pin is inserted in the Princess' knee, from where I'll hold her during the painting to come and this will show in the progress pics which I'll surely shoot and post......pollen tube has been replaced by a hollow electronic wire (like the telephone wire), where the inner copper rod has been removed for a more flexible feel and look.

    Grass arm bands have been enhanced with foliage leaves.

    Saving for any unforseen flaws that might surface in the hair do, after I prime her, I would start painting ASAP!

    And before you ask......honestly I'm not decided yet as to what/how shall I paint her.....most probably I'll start from the leaf and flower, so she can wait some more.






















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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:19 am

    I shall make my next hair appointment at Ray's hairdresser!! Her hair looks really nice and it gave her a whole new look. She is looking really great and i hope to see some paint on her in the near future. worth the wait!

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    Personally....

    Post  Dottore on Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:34 pm

    I dont like the hair...looks too thick...Afro style Evil or Very Mad

    Just my opinion....

    Great job on the rest!
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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Samwel18 on Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:27 pm

    If that looks Afro then i'm gonna have to pay a visit to an eye specialist!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy What a Face What a Face What a Face What a Face afro afro afro

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Ray on Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:45 pm

    Dottore wrote:I dont like the hair...looks too thick...Afro style Evil or Very Mad

    Just my opinion....

    Great job on the rest!
    Dottore

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Ray on Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:47 pm

    Samwel18 wrote:If that looks Afro then i'm gonna have to pay a visit to an eye specialist!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy What a Face What a Face What a Face What a Face afro afro afro

    Laughing afro Laughing afro Laughing afro Laughing afro Laughing afro Laughing afro Laughing

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  RayCaruana on Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:13 pm

    BELLEZZA cheers Love it already!Looks like another masterpiece in the making!!

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:23 pm

    affraid lovely Ray just lovely...this is going to be a hit ....

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Ray on Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:02 pm

    Today I sent for a batch of Vallejo Air from Snmstuff in UK, as the large areas of this project just call for an airbrush job Twisted Evil

    So while I patiently await the paint Sad (should have thought about it before, but always hoped I would manage with the brush) here she is fully primed and ready for action lol!

















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    Nice ass!

    Post  Dottore on Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:39 pm

    LOL Twisted Evil

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Ray on Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:59 am

    Dottore wrote:LOL Twisted Evil

    Dottore

    If my Police Instincts are as sharp as ever, I presume that the LOL stands for the fear of "visible brush marks on my Hospitaller Gonfanonier" lol!

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  alexbb on Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:47 am

    Ray wrote:
    Dottore wrote:LOL Twisted Evil

    Dottore

    If my Police Instincts are as sharp as ever, I presume that the LOL stands for the fear of "visible brush marks on my Hospitaller Gonfanonier" lol!

    you and your suspicious evil mind Twisted Evil Twisted Evil , im sure the dott is not that malicous

    anyway youve got guts if you are going to try airbrush blending with valejo air affraid affraid
    i never seem to be able to get the right flow with this type of acrylics that is why i stick to tamiya and lifcolour.

    BTW
    S.M.S. received and much much APPRECIATED. THANKS

    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  iCocker on Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:08 pm

    Ejja Ray start splashing paint ... the grey period is over now!

    What are plans that wings are gonna be airbrushed or brush?

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Ray on Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:47 pm

    alex wrote:
    Ray wrote:
    Dottore wrote:LOL Twisted Evil

    Dottore

    If my Police Instincts are as sharp as ever, I presume that the LOL stands for the fear of "visible brush marks on my Hospitaller Gonfanonier" lol!

    you and your suspicious evil mind Twisted Evil Twisted Evil , im sure the dott is not that malicous

    anyway youve got guts if you are going to try airbrush blending with valejo air affraid affraid
    i never seem to be able to get the right flow with this type of acrylics that is why i stick to tamiya and lifcolour.

    BTW
    S.M.S. received and much much APPRECIATED. THANKS

    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

    Alex, as a matter of fact, I am in the wilderness re any acrylic spray, as the last time I laid my hands on the airbrush was in the "enamel days" and I sparyed a bit with Oils as well, so this is something ALIEN to me and can use all the tips and help I can get.

    I spoke with Joseph on the phone when I felt lost re paint brush work, and he told me that the best to spray with is Tamiya or lifecolor, but also told me that Vallejo Air as imported from SnmStuff should not take long to arrive, so I just logged on to their website and ordered that batch Shocked

    When we were in Valencia, Julio Cabos gave a demo on spray painting, which I missed as I was judging.......TanKRed was at that seminar and also posted a pic in the thread........looks like Julio used Andrea Acrylics......maybe TanKRed can shed some light into this as well.......

    Anyway, now I'll wait for the package to arrive (47 Euros with P&P for some 22bottles not bad hux) and test them.......I had a sneek peek at the spraying compartment and it is like a pig sty Sad with airbrush smeared with red paint (can't remember of which what a shame) so either tomorrow or Monday I'll have to CLEAN and organize my airbrush as there is also another half of an airbrush (I think my engagement present it is Laughing )

    Speaking of the spraying compartment, being on top of the construction workshop, it is a sauna nightmare during these sizzling days, and am seriously contemplating of investing in a small compressor and set up in my painting workshop Twisted Evil


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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Ray on Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:13 pm

    iCocker wrote:Ejja Ray start splashing paint ... the grey period is over now!

    What are plans that wings are gonna be airbrushed or brush?

    Ivan

    Ivan, AFA I can see things, the majority of the painting will be airbrushed (if I can still handle the airbrush that is as it has been soooooooooooo loooooooooooong since I touched the airbrush Sad ) but I've done some mottle and scribble pattern in my oither life, so hopefully it got carried forward to this one Laughing

    As I said to Alex, I'm an Alien re Acrylic spray so am going to need some tuning at first to adapt adequetly Sad

    I started painting the leaf and stem......areas too wide for acrylics Evil or Very Mad what I could have done (I may still haveto do it), was to switch to Oils once I laid in the acrylic basics (like Danilo does on the horses) but anyway there is no harm in tackling something different/new as I had to overcome this acryic spray barrier at some point, and especially to "organize" my spraying compartment sooner rather than later, something which I should have done much before, since with the use of an airbrush, one can speed up the "slow" work rate. I must also get my airbrush handy and easy to reach, which as I said earlier, was rather awkward till now, and I just overlooked it for too long........yes one can safely say that this is LONG OVERDUE Sad

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  alexbb on Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:20 pm

    if the red clogged airbrush is a badger and your are having problems removing old paint just bring it over and i will overhaul it for you

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