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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Kirby Krackle Rose Vampire: 8/10/11

    And that Rose Vampire man seriously you got the Kirby Krackle on lock kudos
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Kirby Krackle Rose Vampire: 8/10/11

    ^Thanks, dude. Glad you like the dots.

    Here's a head-on in-the-light pic I meant to post with the others..

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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Custom Sloth'n'Moth: 8/22/11

    Such a fun little figure! Trying to work with the yellow vinyl...went with some real light sprays..brushing in the details; claws, cup, moths, etc.

    Still gotta do a few little things and give it a clear coat.

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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Custom Sloth'n'Moth: 8/22/11

    Well done sir! I think you managed to do what paint is supposed to: make the sculpt come to life.
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Barnacled Pocket Killer: 8/24/11

    ^Thanks, Blake!

    Here he is all finished.

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    And here's my latest.

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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Ironbelly Bop Dragon: 8/31/11

    My second attempt to ruin a Bop Dragon. Last time I went with a rub/spray style. On this one, I wanted to take things in a different direction...a little looser and more expressive. I'm pretty happy with the results.

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    Thanks for looking. 8)
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Ironbelly Bop Dragon: 8/31/11

    Nice one ^^ (again ...)
    I also collect the Bop, which one was it before extrem make-up ? :p
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Ironbelly Bop Dragon: 8/31/11

    Thanks, dude.

    Before I painted it, it was the green one.

    Also, Ironbelly and the Pocket Killer are now up in my shop.
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Ironbelly Bop Dragon: 8/31/11

    Diggin all the new stuff!
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    ^Thanks, dude.

    Here's what I did to a Cadaver Kid. Really fun, gross little guy.

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    Hope you like it. Thanks for looking.
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    ummm... wow? i want it? lol
    love the rub makes everything pop real good
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    Thats one dirty rub! Insane! :shock:
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    damn dustin that looks great seriously
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    That is so nice. Have a back shot? I want him.
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    Holy shit, this looks so good! I typically love your style of painting up all of these figures... but I think it works particularly well on this guy.
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    amazing job as usual Dustin!
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    Awesome, Dustin; love the simple color choices... he looks like a Basil Wolverton illo come to life!
     
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    that really shows off the strength of the sculpt, too.
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    Thanks, everybody.

    I figured that this sculpt would take this kind of paint app really well...lots of textures and details to work with.
    Just added one.

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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    So awesome.
    As mentioned above in my post, I want it.
    I'd like to see a run of these guys rubbed down
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    Pretty sure this is drybrushing, and not a rub (Dustin?)...

    The difference is that in drybrushing this piece, you would start with the black base, and pick up some of the flesh-colored paint on a soft, thick, rounded brush. The brush would then be wiped on a rag to leave a bare minimum of paint on the bristles, then worked over the contours of the figure, lightly and quickly. The pink color would slowly build up on all the raised parts by repeating this process as many times as necessary to achieve the desired coloration. If it were a rub, you'd do the opposite (kinda): you'd start with a solid flesh-colored base, paint over it with a solid black, and then take a cloth (damp with some sort of paint solvent, like rubbing alcohol) and rub all over the toy with it. This would take the black off of all the raised areas of the sculpt, revealing the pink underneath. This would look very different than drybrushing; the pink would come through in fairly solid, defined patches, and would not have the gauzy/frosty/more well-blended look you see here.
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    Yeah, this is drybrushing. Pretty much exactly as Ungawa222 described.

    Started with black. Then, progressive layers a flesh/purple-pink mix. With each layer, I use less purple-pink in the mix (and even add a bit of off-white) so that by the end of it, everything blends together and I achieve the value and contrast that I want.

    The details are done after with a paintbrush...staples, eyes, teeth. I used a watered down red for the inside of the mouth and the for the little gaps between the staples.


    The progression looks like this:

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    Rubs can be used to achieve great effects as well. I just felt like I'd have more control doing it this way and that it would produce a great effect on this figure in particular. Great details and textures to explore/emphasize for a toy this size. Lots of charm, too, for such a yucky little guy.

    8)
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    Pretty much using only the airbrush, it's cool to see what other techniques (especially ones I wouldn't think of) can produce.
    Already said it but love this paint job. Works with the texture perfectly.
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    From one Dustin to another, that looks AMAZING! :twisted:
     
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    Re: Dustin's Ultra-Thread: Cadaver Kid: 9/18/11

    Wow Dustin! Every new figure you work your magic on just gets better and better. I really dig the end result of the bop and cadaver kid is amazing. Great work!
     

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