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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Grape Ape and Green Stuff

Hi All,

I think I've passed the 24 hour window so I can share my four armed Ape with you.




He is a resin affair from Bombshell miniatures that no longer appears to be available. I took the opportunity to use my Mesh roller from Green Stuff World for his base. I thought the whole roller was one contiguous pattern, but it is multiple different mesh patterns.

As I said in the original post here, I always wanted him purple as an homage to Grape Ape, but had thought about him having whiter fur. I chose not to do that as that is a very common scheme and I wanted his flesh areas to contrast more.

I don't know what happened with the varnish exactly. This is the first problem I've had with Galeria. Perhaps I don't keep my varnish bottles mixed enough because a similar thing happened to my Liquitex matte varnish where it just seemed too shiny. I'll keep you posted on any developments.

Happy painting.

17 comments:

  1. Pick up some Vallejo matte varnish. It's so matte, I have to cut it with gloss when I airbrush it!

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    1. Thanks Andrew. I had a small bottle of Vallejo that I used for awhile. At the end it seemed to frost or do something weird. I probably mostly just need to make sure that the varnish I'm using hasn't separated.

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  2. I dunno mate - white would have given the beast a real nod to it's martian heritage :)

    Regardless, this looks super cool and it seems well huge too. Big enough to eat Ambulls?

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    1. Hi Dai, White would be cool too, sometimes I like to try to be different. Maybe we should have a cage match between him and the Ambull.

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  3. Dude, that is one cool miniature! Great job! 😀

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  4. Looks great. I tend to add a spot of water to my brush on varnishes just to thin them a little. I found when a little thick it goes on transparent but if it pools anywhere it goes a little bit frosty looking.

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  5. That's a very pretty ape (though I wouldn't tell him that to his face!). The varnish looks a bit glossy - is that the problem? If so then perhaps it could be rectified with another coat (properly mixed, of course)?

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