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Offline Van Helser

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Regulator Morton
« on: August 16, 2009, 01:41:32 PM »
It occurred to me yesterday that I had had this model sitting on my desk waiting to be painted for over a year since building him.  That's a new record for me (with Inquisitor models at least!), and due to the fact that I rather like this guy, I whipped the paints out and quickly gave him some colour, and thanks to my new home made wet palette, I think he's turned out excellently.  For those interested, he's based off the Latorre Airman.

Photobucket is being antsy today, so I'm linking to the photos on Picasa until I can get round to embedding the images here.

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Re: Regulator Morton
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 02:07:55 PM »
yeah that's a cool cop if i ever saw one... nice work... definitly great model and conversion...

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Re: Regulator Morton
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009, 04:09:25 PM »
Simple but effective model.  Looks great!

I have to claim my ignorance on the subject of wet palettes, but whenever a claver mentions having one their models tend to look fantastic.  While I'm sure this has more to do with skill than anything, could you by chance let me know (1) what a wet palette is and (2) how to make a home made one?

Thanks!

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Re: Regulator Morton
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 04:11:14 PM »
He is looking at his maul with a "who should I hit next?" or "where should I put this?" expression....

Very nice model, loving the sober colour palette...
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Re: Regulator Morton
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 05:29:42 PM »
Simple but effective model.  Looks great!

I have to claim my ignorance on the subject of wet palettes, but whenever a claver mentions having one their models tend to look fantastic.  While I'm sure this has more to do with skill than anything, could you by chance let me know (1) what a wet palette is and (2) how to make a home made one?

Thanks!

A wet palette is essentially a mixing pad that will keep the paint wet while you paint, meaning it's great for blending. It's easy to keep the shades similar as the paint doesn't dry out on you. It's made such a difference to my painting with this guy I can't believe it took me this long to make one.

It's exceptionally easy to make one too.

Take the plastic packaging from an Inquisitor model, pour some water in one of the compartments, trim a kitchen sponge to size and place it in the water, and put some greaseproof paper on top. Mix the paint on the paper and voilą, you have a wet palette. The water will leech through the sponge and paper to keep the paint wet, meaning that if you like you can close the lid overnight and still have the exact shade of paint you had to start again with. Brilliant!
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Re: Regulator Morton
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009, 12:14:00 AM »
Take the plastic packaging from an Inquisitor model, pour some water in one of the compartments, trim a kitchen sponge to size and place it in the water, and put some greaseproof paper on top. Mix the paint on the paper and voilą, you have a wet palette. The water will leech through the sponge and paper to keep the paint wet, meaning that if you like you can close the lid overnight and still have the exact shade of paint you had to start again with. Brilliant!

That easy?!

Model looks cool, an average joe in the 41st millenium!

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Re: Regulator Morton
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009, 06:02:31 PM »
I'd forgotten about this guy - I seem to remember thinking he should have bigger shoulder pads, but I was wrong, he looks great.
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Re: Regulator Morton
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2009, 06:56:48 PM »
very smooth paintjob and cool conversion. That head works on everything it seems!
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Re: Regulator Morton
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2009, 07:57:47 PM »
It is a very useful head.  I think the neutral (but still badass) expression helps it settle on many a neck.

Cheers for the comments in general guys.  Hopefully I'll be getting back into a decent painting routine over the next few weeks.  The Ash Wastes Guardsman and his little Scum friend are next on the list, and I look forward to trying out my new wet palette on them too.  Lots of blending potential on the Guardsman's coat.  I've got some other models in the pipeline, but as they're sculpts from scratch, they may take a wee while to reach fruition.

Oh, and does anyone else have a problem uploading photos onto photobucket from Google Chrome?  Tried every day this week, and in frustration fired up IE and they went up with no trouble at all.  Strange...

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Re: Regulator Morton
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2009, 10:33:15 AM »
I've found that I can't upload photos to Photobucket sub-albums, but can upload them to the base album and then move them into the sub-albums.

Occasionally, I manage to get them to upload straight to a sub-album, but then it reverts.  So I assume the guys at Google are working on the problem, whatever it is.

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Re: Regulator Morton
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2009, 05:26:00 PM »
Very understated, and very cool. Nice work Van.