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  1. #1
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    Default Jack-o-Lantern Hive

    Just got started painting up a new hive. This one is going to be a Jack-o-Lantern hive. Base colors are on, just need to swing by the store to get some detailing colors (I could just rib it in black and be done with it, but I think I'd rather get at least one highlight or shade tone of orange to go along with it, to make it pop a little more).

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    Default Re: Jack-o-Lantern Hive

    I think you got the pop already down. Are you concerned about the color (which is?) drawing to much of the sun's rays?

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    Default Re: Jack-o-Lantern Hive

    Wow! Very eyecatching. Good job. Make sure you also post a pic of the finished hive.

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    Default Re: Jack-o-Lantern Hive

    Quote Originally Posted by fieldsofnaturalhoney View Post
    I think you got the pop already down. Are you concerned about the color (which is?) drawing to much of the sun's rays?
    Dark colors absorb sunlight and heat, light colors reflect it. This is not a dark paint, so no, I have no worries about it heating things up.

    I did have what I think is an awesome idea though. I'm going to see if I can buy some glow in the dark paint to put in the eyes and mouth of the jack-o-lantern so that it will have a nice eery glowing face at night.
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    Default Re: Jack-o-Lantern Hive

    I thought you were adding black? It looks good and love the glow in the dark paint, that can't be cheap. And the technical name for the color is?

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    Default Re: Jack-o-Lantern Hive

    Quote Originally Posted by fieldsofnaturalhoney View Post
    I thought you were adding black? It looks good and love the glow in the dark paint, that can't be cheap. And the technical name for the color is?
    Well yeah I'll be adding some black, but the amount will be very small. Just some black stripes and the outlines of the face.
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    Default Re: Jack-o-Lantern Hive

    Pumpkin hive paint job is progressing. Just need a second coat of glow paint before I outline the face.

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    And no, the professional art world still has nothing to fear from my freehand painting prowess. Just redeem myself a little, here's one of my real jack-o-lantern sitting on my front porch.

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    Last edited by Edymnion; 10-17-2013 at 07:24 PM.
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    Default Re: Jack-o-Lantern Hive

    Very Nice! I've just started a Duck Commander theme hive... A great rainy day project!

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    Last edited by Yvesrow1; 10-20-2013 at 07:19 AM. Reason: added pic

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    Default Re: Jack-o-Lantern Hive

    Love it, and by the way, I think you need more hives If you had enough, you wouldn't have the time to paint this one

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    Default Re: Jack-o-Lantern Hive

    Jack-o-Lantern Hive: Complete
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    Default Re: Jack-o-Lantern Hive

    Love it!

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