Just got this email from Darren over at Flare Miniature Painting!
I just wanted to say thank you for making my job awesome. I’m a freelance miniature painter (think Games Workshop or any other toy soldiers…) and was asked by a friend (Jon, UK) who bought one of your LED-included pulse rifles if I would construct it and paint it for him. I was a but uncertain at first – having never painted anything bigger than 32mm wargaming miniatures before – but thought ‘aw, to hell with it, it’s an Aliens pulse rifle!!’
I agreed to take the job and I’m so glad I did. It really is a beautiful model. The resin was fantastic, sturdy and – even better – really heavy, which I imagine adds greatly to the realism of the finished piece.
I have to say, I’ve been building models for years, but I would have been completely lost without the excellent video tutorials on your website. I’ve never assembled anything like this before and the advice given was a lifesaver.
In the end, it was really hard for me to package the gun up and send it back to my client (both emotionally and literally – IT’S MASSIVE!!!) – I’d spent the best part of two months working on it for an hour or so each day and became very attached to it.
Just thought I ought to drop you a line to tell you your product is great!
Flare Miniature Painting
Alan H. took one of my I, Robot pistol kits and did some amazing things with it!
And here’s how he did it!
Alan from Australia just sent over these pics of his completed MK V Spulse!
Here’s a quick tutorial on applying a foam latex appliance.
The MK V Spulse Rifle Kit is available!
The MK V is pretty much identical to the previous incarnation, but has clean, fresh molds and a working trigger!!
Here are some pics:
Here’s what you get!
So, after over 10 years of making foam latex zombie appliances for movies, I finally decided to offer them up for sale!
So if you’re into Zombies and have always wanted to get your hands on a high quality, professional grade foam latex appliance, now’s your chance!!
Here’s what the appliance looks like….
And here it is applied and painted.
If you’re interested, check out my new Zombie Page! I have lots of different styles and items available!
Ok, final batch of new comics! Here we go!
All Star Western #1. Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art by Moritat.
Had they just kept this comic titled “Jonah Hex”, it would be as if they new DC never happened.
This is one of the few comics in the new batch that has at least some of the same crew working on it as before (but who else can really write Jonah Hex?).
A great comic, set in the wild West, starring a Bounty Hunter named Jonah Hex. What else do you need to know?
If you were a fan before, keep reading! It’s like they never took a break!
Week 3 brings us 12 new number 1 comics!!
Batman #1. Written by Scott Snyder, art by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion.
What should have been a re-introduction to the Batman of this new Universe, was instead a drop in on a already established Batman. The Universe of Supers is supposed to only be 5 years old, yet Batman already has a Batcave stocked with 4 Batmobiles, a Batcycle, Batjet, Batcopter, Batglider and his standard set of trophies (Riddler question mark, giant penny, T-Rex, Joker card). He even has an old Robin costume in a case. All in the course of 5 years? Really?
Either way, it’s Batman. And he has a new mystery to solve! Someone wants to kill Bruce Wayne! Shhhh… Bruce Wayne is actually Batman!
It’s Batman. I have to keep reading it!
Week 2 of the new Universe launch brought another 13 books to check out!
Batman and Robin #1. Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray.
I was a big fan of this comic before the reboot, so I was really looking forward to seeing where this one was going to go.
It starts off showing that there was another Batman Franchise in Russia, and then cuts to Gotham and introduces this Batman and Robin. Starts off fresh with a little re-explanation of Batman’s history.
Big fight scene and even a little homage to those classic Batman style “hanging from a chain over a pit of acid” bit, and this is a comic I will pick up again next month!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have seen that DC Comics has decided to relaunch their entire Comic Book Universe and restart every title at issue 1.
I, like many other morons, decided to pick up each of the new 52 comics to check them out. $160 later, here’s what we have: