Had a brilliant night on Sunday hanging out with the Ozpainters crew. I finally got to meet the one and only Victoria Lamb. I have been a big fan of her work for years, and have to blame her influence for the Sisters of Battle collection I have tucked away somewhere. Check her site out and see what I mean.
We got to sit for a few hours and trade tricks and I got some sneak peeks at what she is working on. Subjects included about all things green stuff, and I naturally asked her if she cuts her toast with her slayer sword. I know I would.
I also got to check out some minis painted by some real pros- Andrew of Aetherworks fame (and no slouch in the golden demon trophy department himself) has a brilliant collection featuring work by such luminaries as Jeremie Bonamant Teboul, Jennifer Haley and Anya. You think they look good on the interweb- you should see them up close!
I am talking about the miniatures. Sheesh.
Of course this means I have to up my game a bit - hanging out with the ozpainters sure is going to drive that.
One tip I did pick up is that my sculpting tools are just not fine enough. I got me some needles and made a new set today using a gas stove, hammer and diamond file. Tried them on my lead adventure sculpts and found I got much more control over the finer details.