narin ulternative hunter,finished

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michaelholt1

New Member
could use some advice on quills for a kit this size?
i thought about painting them on but if theres some thing i could use to make nice real looking quills that would look much better.
 

mikeincan

New Member
to make quills could you not use a hot glue gun, and paint them up? you would have to find or make a really fine tip for it or even into a syringe and squeeze out the size you would want.
 

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Justin1

New Member
You can't beat porcupine quills. Just use the finest bit you've got got to make the holes, during the clean up pro ess. Then paint em black when you're doing finishing details. I'm adding a lot of quills to my Hellbreed, so you'll get an idea of what they'll look like.

Or you could check out one of the hundreds of kits Joe D has used them on... :/
 

REYALS1

New Member
You can't beat porcupine quills. Just use the finest bit you've got got to make the holes, during the clean up pro ess. Then paint em black when you're doing finishing details. I'm adding a lot of quills to my Hellbreed, so you'll get an idea of what they'll look like.

Or you could check out one of the hundreds of kits Joe D has used them on... :/
This is very, VERY well done. I really dig what you did with the patterns and what not.


Where would you get porcupine quills? I am sure they come from the actual animal ( ;) ) but do you order them online or what? Just curious.
 

PredatrHuntr

Master Member
Nice kit. I'd look at bake and bend sculpey to use for your quills. They are soft and bendy and wont break when being bent.
 

Justin1

New Member
I ordered mine from a really fantastic seller on eBay, although I can't remember the name. I bought around 400 quills for $5 or so, and she threw in a bunch extra just for ordering so many. Really awesome.

I prefer using the quills because they're "quick" and all ready to be used without any sort of prep. They may just need a bit of paint once glued in, since they may not be solid black, but that's minimal. The only problem is using tweezers try to glue them in, it gets to be a monumental pain in the ass, and quite frankly I hate doing it, but the results speak for themselves. As far as I know, it's exactly what Joe Dunaway does, and almost whatever Joe does looks great.

Great work on the piece! I love the custom base you did and the shine on the outside edge looks great. Nice work!
 

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Predcollector

New Member
I actually was able to find porcupine quills dyed black online. They work great. I just cut the tips/points off and use those.
 

mikeincan

New Member
hi i just got my alternative hunter wanted to know what you used for a primer before starting your paint up? thanks mike
 

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