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MiniGrinder Studio Been riding the hobby snake fo evah yo!

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It's becoming increasingly more obvious to me that I do a big no-no when I post to social media.  I believe my worth is ...
02/18/2021

It's becoming increasingly more obvious to me that I do a big no-no when I post to social media. I believe my worth is measured in "likes" and "hearts". i.e. I am worth 4 hearts today. In these darker days of the year I tend to believe it sadly. I am finding it hardly worth the effort to sell myself on social media platforms in an effort to define my worth as a human and a father. I am not interested in showing off or in the great popularity contest that is IG or FB. I want to create things that people will love and I feel like I've been led to believe that the only way to succeed at this is to do my daily duty, post, and fight the algorithms that be. "Make sure you tag and hashtag!". I am simply done with all that. Before I launched my first kickstarter I thought I was ready due to the number of page likes I had garnered over the previous 3 years of work. My social media platforms contributed only 20% of the total amount raised (with advertising!). Imagine all those days of measuring ones worth for what amounts to 20%. For whatever reason, the algorithms have not blessed my "talents". I don't know if its the name, if its because I look funny, if its because I do too many different creative things, or if it is my poor attitude about the whole process, but I'm a firm believer that I shouldn't have to feel worthless for trying to provide for my children. It's just a terrible place to try and exist.

I know that I am probably just shooting myself in the other foot, but I am done fighting the algorithm for the foreseeable future. I will miss seeing all of your beautiful work, but I need to find my worth in another way. If any of you need me for anything, you can find me in the following places:

Thursdays EST on Twitch:
https://www.twitch.tv/minigrinderstudio

My Discord:
https://discord.gg/mvCAfgd

My webstore:
www.mgstudio.myshopify.com

I don't normally go for donuts, but this is one crispy queen!
02/18/2021

I don't normally go for donuts, but this is one crispy queen!

WIP on this months creature feature, Giant Ants!!!  I will be adding a larva model and another worker pose carrying a la...
02/17/2021

WIP on this months creature feature, Giant Ants!!! I will be adding a larva model and another worker pose carrying a larva. Currently there is a Queen, 2 Soldier poses and 2 worker poses! The Queen sits on a 3" base!

I taught a little paint class this past weekend in acrylics for  and his brother.  Had a blast!  We did this figure in a...
02/15/2021

I taught a little paint class this past weekend in acrylics for and his brother. Had a blast! We did this figure in about 4 hours. I covered the basics of light and shadow and talked a lot about color theory. It reminded me how much I love teaching miniature painting!

I think I'd like to start doing a weekly paint class for my Twitch subscribers on my Discord channel. This would help me give back a little to those few people he help support my work in the hobby. Consequently it'd also help me keep those classes small so I can really focus on helping each student.

Inspiration!
02/13/2021

Inspiration!

Nordlingen - The town inside a meteorite crater

Worked on this months creature feature on lasts night's Twitch stream.  Going to add a queen ant and some larva/eggs too...
02/12/2021

Worked on this months creature feature on lasts night's Twitch stream. Going to add a queen ant and some larva/eggs too! The Drone and the Soldier ants still need poses, but they are pretty much ready for action!

February's FREE Mimic STL has been released!  Stop by my webstore and snag it up!  TWITCH GIVEAWAY TONIGHT!Sub giveaway-...
02/11/2021

February's FREE Mimic STL has been released! Stop by my webstore and snag it up!

TWITCH GIVEAWAY TONIGHT!
Sub giveaway- enter to win a resin print of all 3 released mimics and the Miniocalypse mini! All viewers will receive a code to download all 3 released Mimics for FREE after the giveaway!

The Elixir of Immortality channel point redemption has been reduced! Become a mini!!! Speaking of becoming a mini, be sure to nominate the person from our community that inspires you! I will be drawing a name from that hat of nominations to be sculpted into a mini! One nomination per viewer, but anyone can be nominated multiple times. ALL raids earn the raider a free nomination as a special thanks!

I'll be streaming tonight on twitch @ 7p.m. EST

WEBSTORE:
https://mgstudio.myshopify.com/

TWITCH:
https://www.twitch.tv/minigrinderstudio

The release of my first character mini STL is nigh!  You can find this pre-supported STL on my webstore: https://mgstudi...
02/08/2021

The release of my first character mini STL is nigh! You can find this pre-supported STL on my webstore: https://mgstudio.myshopify.com/

Please show your support and take advantage of the release sale!

The mini is a first in a line of minis whose likeness will be inspired those from our hobby/gaming community! I call this the Master's Series and if you'd like to read more about it, checkout the blog post! Thanks again to Miniocalypse for being my first mini!

https://mgstudio.myshopify.com/blogs/news/mgstudio-presents-the-masters-series

I'll be contributing!
02/06/2021

I'll be contributing!

SquigDay Is Upon Us
Febuary 25th

ANYONE FROM ANY PLATFORM IS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE!

Event Information: https://linktr.ee/Miniocalypse
Please Sign up Using the Provided form in the SquigDay Document
(This will be Switching over to a WebPage SOON dont worry nothing will change)

The Army Painter has provided us with a MEGA PAINT SET as a Giveaway Prize
Submit a Photo of your SquigDay art/creation to The Email Provided in the document
-You will be contacted By E-mail for your information if you are a Winner-

(Giveaway is Subject to Change, As more Sponsors reach out, things will only change for the Best)

Our Good Friends and CO-HOST Atlas 3D Support Solutions Have Provided Me with a Place To properly Host this Event
But that’s not ALL!

They have offered to do FREE Pre-Supports for any ONE "squig-like" Sculpt per/person if needed
(for those of you sculpting, take advantage of the professional support help)

Join My discord for the quickest updates to this EVENT (discord link located in linktree)

Timeline photos
02/05/2021

Timeline photos

I'll be working on posing my Elasmotherium Sculpt tonight on stream.  I'll be running late as we have a high school orie...
02/05/2021

I'll be working on posing my Elasmotherium Sculpt tonight on stream. I'll be running late as we have a high school orientation for one of the monkeys tonight. Expect a stream after 8PM EST! Make sure you stop by and nominate your favorite hobbyist to be immortalized into a mini!
https://www.twitch.tv/minigrinderstudio

WIP Elasmotherium sculpt
01/29/2021

WIP Elasmotherium sculpt

Pics because IG killed muh vid lol
01/22/2021

Pics because IG killed muh vid lol

01/22/2021

the Barbarian a sculpt is pretty much complete! On to prototyping a 3D print! This is my first character mini I have ever sculpted. I am super proud of the work and can't wait to learn and do more! It is detailed for scales above 54mm so these figures will work nice for displays!

Had a great stream last night wrapping this figure up live on Twitch. Big thx to for that raid of 29! He earned himself a nomination for the 3rd mini in the line of Hobby Masters! These other members of our community were also nominated live on stream: , , , , , , , , and .

If for some reason you would like your name removed from this hat, send me a message and I will remove it without question! Each nomination may be nominated more than once, but only one nomination per viewer please! So tell your fans to stop by whenever I am streaming on Twitch to drop your name in the hat! I will be drawing a name for after I finish sculpting the next mini, ! Best of luck to you all!

I will be streaming again next week, at 7PM EST on Thursday, and I will probably be doing some painting streams next week as well. Stay tuned!

www.twitch.tv/minigrinderstudio

WIP  the Barbarian I only have a bit more to finish.  More specifically the areas not in the pic lol.  I also want to ad...
01/20/2021

WIP the Barbarian

I only have a bit more to finish. More specifically the areas not in the pic lol. I also want to add a pouch and handaxe hanging off the belt as well. Super happy with my success in making it look like Jamie. Makes me much more confident in moving forward with this line of minis. It looks as though this thing will print good details into the 72mm range even. Though I hope they print nicely at 54mm too...

If you aren't aware, I'll being creating a line of 54mm+ scale minis. The subjects of those minis will all be people from our hobby community! Jamie has been super supportive of my twitch channel and helping me prototype my first creature mini, the trollfug, as well as help me get started resin printing. Most likely he'll be the person helping put pre-supports on my models as well. I was happy to make him my first subject!

Next up in the line is . I am looking forward to making an actual zombie outta him lol. Not sure exactly what type of zombie, but he will be a flesh rotting fellow none the less! I do not yet have a third subject lined up. I have plenty of awesome hobby peeps to choose from though....

For the third installment in the line, I'd like your fans to choose! Have them stop by my channel when I am streaming to drop your name in a hat. When I am done modeling the zombie, I'll draw the name of the next hobby studio to be immortalized! All raids to my channel will get your name thrown in the hat as well as a special thank you!

As a special thank you to my avid viewers, I'll be lowering the cost of my channel point redemption. The Elixir of Immortality will be just 100k channel points. Once redeemed, you can add any willing recipient you choose to this line of minis! I am currently only streaming once a week on Thursdays, EST. Ill be doing some zbrush modeling ofcourse, so I hope to see you all then!

www.twitch.tv/minigrinderstudio

Anyone want a free mars 2 pro?
01/15/2021

Anyone want a free mars 2 pro?

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Massively thank you to all of you who accompanied ELEGOO into 2021!🌈
At the beginning of the year, we feel supremely appreciated that our page has got 30,000 Likes! Here we enable a event for our beloved fans!

We will be choosing SEVEN friends and giving away🎁 1 unit of Mars 2 Pro Mono LCD printer, 1 unit of Mars 2 Mono LCD printer and 5 bottles of 1000g ABS-Like resin(Random color).

To enter the Giveaway, simply:

🔸.LIKE ELEGOO page
🔸.LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE this post.

In addition to that, the number of members in our Mars series group(https://bit.ly/3oK4oDB) is close to 20K. We'd be grateful should you help contribute to getting the number reach to 20K as soon as possible! When it reaches 20k, we'll give away an extra Mars 2 and mystery for you guys! 🥰

We'll randomly select all lucky stars on Jan 21st. Wish you all good luck!!!
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[One thing to note is that in order to create a healthy Mars series group environment, some requests from less reliable accounts (such as new accounts created within seven days) may be rejected when we review all requests to join the group. Please be sure to answer questions carefully when applying to join the group. Thank you for your understanding!]
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❗️❗️❗️Recently there is a scammer posting the same content as our ELEGOO official account. If you receive a direct message from a personal account named "Elegoo", kindly note this is absolutely a scammer. Our official ELEGOO is a public page with the account , and our official public page DOES NOT‼️ reach out to customers by Facebook Messenger. And it's necessary to report this fraudulent behavior to FB official.
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WIP of the Cauldron Mimic.  This month's free STL will hopefully hit by next week!
01/15/2021

WIP of the Cauldron Mimic. This month's free STL will hopefully hit by next week!

WIP  the Barbarian! Sculpted in Zbrush.I have learned so much Zbrush in the last week, it ain't funny!  My first charact...
01/14/2021

WIP the Barbarian! Sculpted in Zbrush.

I have learned so much Zbrush in the last week, it ain't funny! My first character mini is really coming along nicely, I can't wait to print it! Join me tonight, live on Twitch at 7PM EST for more mini sculpting.

www.twitch.tv/minigrinderstudio

If you are just joining us, I am starting work on a line of 54mm scale minis with members of our hobby community as the subjects! This month I am working on and next I'll be working on who won the next spot in last week's giveaway! I have also added a channel point redemption which will allow a viewer to choose the next subject!

I'll also be working on this months free mimic model the Cauldron-Mimic! Hope you all can join me tonight!

Inspiration!
01/13/2021

Inspiration!

That shine is intense! 🤩 🌈 White-lipped python photo by Tara Biron. TRR is made possible by Reptile Basics

I am literally buried under a lot of work here along side my every day duties.  I want so much to share with you guys my...
01/12/2021

I am literally buried under a lot of work here along side my every day duties. I want so much to share with you guys my artistic process via social content. I simply don't have the time and energy for all that while this mountain still stands before me. I must reach the summit or I may end up going legitimately crazy...

Effective immediately I will only be streaming once a week. This stream will focus mainly on creating STL content for my online store. I may occasionally join in as a guest or streaming the occasional painting stream, but at this time those streams will be an uncommon exception to the rule.

I am going to put my all into this effort. If I do not get to a point where this endeavor bears fruit by the end of 2021, I plan to just throw in the towel entirely. One way or another I will enter 2022 with the knowledge necessary to help contribute and provide a better life for my family. I hope that I can continue to work for all of you. It would be a dream come true! I know I have a lot to offer. Painting minis is just a fraction of what I want to accomplish. It is a means to an end. One which is involves 3d Printable tabletop games, ttrpg modules with 3D printable content and other printable resources useful for all hobbyists

If you are a supporter of my work, I ask that you help me get the word out. I need all the help you can give. A simple share to your favorite group goes a long way. A comment reminds me why I do this. A purchase on my webstore is motivating! In return, I will do my best to give as much as I am able back to this community. One thing I plan to do is to release a free Mimic STL every month to help drive traffic to my webstore. I am also currently starting a line of 54mm scale miniatures. The characters in this line of minis will be representative of the people we all know and love from our community of hobbyists and content creators.

Thanks for your understanding and continued support. You will be able to reach me more often than not via my Discord channel.

Webstore:
www.mgstudio.myshopify.com

Discord:
https://discord.gg/mvCAfgd

Twitch: Every Thursday EST!
www.twitch.tv/minigrinderstudio

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Kent, OH

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Tonight, I'm talking to MiniGrinder Studio on The Miniature Podcast!

His use of color and lighting is incredible and I'm very excited to dive into his mindset and motivations

We'd love to have you come back and hang out!
March Paint & Take is tomorrow! 🎨 We just replenished our Reaper Minis so you'll have plenty of options to choose from. Snag your spot today and Bob Ross it up.

Remember: your $20 entry fee covers your spot at the table, personal instruction from David of MiniGrinder Studio, access to premium paints, and one (1) non-alcoholic drink token.
I went to the website you have on your page... (mgstudio.myshopify.com)... and it blew up my browser!
Our first Paint and Take of 2020 is next Tuesday, January 21st! It starts at 6 PM and for your $20 ticket you receive access to paints and brushes, a waived table fee (for before or after the workshop), a non-alcoholic drink token, and personal instruction from David of MiniGrinder Studio 🎨

There will be Reaper Minis for an additional purchase. Be sure to snag your spot ahead of time by following the ticket link on our Facebook Event! Questions? Email [email protected]!
This week on The Paintcast we have David Higgins from MiniGrinder Studio!
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