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New Member from San Antonio, Texas

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by craig cary, Nov 25, 2023.

  1. craig cary New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello fellow modellers.!! My name is Craig Cary. I am a year old Father of three grown obys that also enjoy modelling..each of us has our own genre of course. I have been building models since I was years old. At one time I started building pieces for museums here in Texas, Though it was an honor to dowork for these museums, the scope of the work required and tight if not impossible deadlines mdae my favorite thing to do in this world feel more like a job. I already own a custom fence/Deck and landscaping company, so one job is enough. I actually walked away from my hobby until 2020, when my youngest son was working on some fantasy figures qand asked me to paint an eye on a Beholder from Nolzurs Marvelous Unpainted Miniatures. When I finished the eye, the boys took a look and were like...paint the rest..pleae. So I did and from that moment I was stuck, but now I immersed myself in the fantasy realm as I could forget all the typical paint schemes requiree from the military side of the hobby and had free range to paint thngs as I pleased. That was kind of difficult for me as I have painted planes, armor and figures my whole lie and they have set painting schemes. I enjoyed this freedom and also learned many new techniques. I had to learn to paint with acrylics as all I ever used before were Testors Enamals. It was quite the change for me, but have adapted, but am still learning all sorts of new techniques for applying acrylics, such as filters and glazes.
    I told myself I would never build another military model, then I saw what Jeff Sheiu put out as far as 1/16 scale figures and I was floored. The characters, the poses and the ease of slipping them into a vignette or diorama, which is what I love to do. Since June of this year , I have completed two dioramas with his figures. A world war 1 trech scene and a world war 2 bombed out city block diorama with German Paratroopers have let my model buidlking go off the chain. I am posting pics of both of these dioramas, plus I have 3 more I am feverishly working on.

    I am so glad my youngest asked me to paint that Beholders eye. I dont know how I left this hoby for so long, but I sure am glad to be back. Thanks for allowling me to hang with you guys. I look forward to getting to you any fellow modeller. Once again, thanks for having me
  2. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi there Craig

    A BIG WELCOME to PF

    Great to have you with us , ( I only do busts ! )....share the PF word , all are very welcome to join ..no matter what's modelled with figures, fantasy , warhammer, war game figures

    Have a good look around and enjoy

    Do ask anything someone will know...feel free to message me with questions

    Lots of different sections to look at including traditional and 3 D sculpting , competitions , WIP's , References , Painting techniques and so much more

    There are threads in Welcome Aboard about how to do things including posting pics on PF but do contact me always happy to help

    We have a Marketplace where after members have contributed 50+ posts can use to sell , request if anyone has a model to sell etc...You might also pick up some rather good bargains !

    We have V Bench for WIP's and also a Completed part ,reference section and much more

    There's also Painting techniques where you will find much about Acrylics and Oils

    ALL figures are welcome and of course Vignettes & Diorama ( we run friendly competitions if you wish as well , one which is a bi monthly comp where there are 3 classes to choose in which to enter )

    Look forward to seeing your modelling no matter what you paint or sculpt .......its all about having fun

    Happy bench-time

    Nap ( Moderator/Admin )
  3. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Welcome to the Planet, Craig! I look forward to seeing your work, and your sons' work, too, and all subjects, figures, models, both. I bet they'd get a thrill to have their work shared, too. Good to see the next generation coming up.

    Prost!
    Brad
  4. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Welcome Craig.
    Steve
  5. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello, Craig and welcome to Plantet Figure the best miniatures site on the web. We're happy to have you join us and look forward to seeing your work. And remember it isn't what you paint or how well you paint it. It only matters that you have fun while you paint it. Feel free to ask any and all questions you may have ...we're all in this together.
    Rick

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