Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hi all,

Amazon will be discounting ONE SMOKING HOT FAIRY TAIL to .99 cents on KINDLE for the next 5 days. So today to 7/31.

One Smoking Hot Fairy Tail (The Water Kingdom Book 1)
by Kevin James Breaux

I'd love to see a lot of you who don't have the book yet, pick it up at this super cheap price so you can read it. I listed this sale so people could read two books, both Book One and Book Two in the series, together for basically the price of one e-book.  Hopefully see some new fans of the series and some new reviews too!

Speaking of reviews. Here's a new 5 star review on Amazon:

Fun and sexy!

on July 25, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Kevin James Breaux, known for dark, epic fantasy novels, takes a marvelous turn with a lighter—but sexier—fare in One Smoking Hot Fairy Tail. Breaux turns pop culture, in True Blood-esque style, on its head by metamorphosing panty-flashing, paparazzi-hunted starlets into smart, sassy, non-human entities in disguise and pitting them against dangerous drug lords who depend on magical essence for their products. The cast features fairies, vampires, werewolves, water nymphs, and something special that I refuse to spoil—suffice it to say that Breaux takes an old, common monster trope and gives it a much-needed infusion of modernism and sexiness that comes as a complete surprise. While the book is a departure from Breaux’s preferred fantasy-horror genre, fans will still appreciate the dark overtones and the exquisite descriptions, as well as some pretty smoking hot sex scenes. Vampire-biting foreplay, anyone? Yes, please. My only advice would be that he embrace the popular vernacular rather than relying on old-fashioned euphemisms in his erotic passages. While the characters aren’t afraid to call a spade a spade in their own dialogue, the narration over-avoids offensive language (thankfully without using “purple” prose). Nevertheless, the passages are definitely erotic, and the dialogue is sharp and witty. It’s a refreshing to read about tabloid-grabbing starlets using all the gossip and photos as a device to hide their “real” selves under these false media personas, and that they’re actually intelligent, brave, ass-kicking women who own their sexuality and use it to empower themselves. And the fact that some of them have wings is an added bonus.

One Smoking Hot Fairy Tail (The Water Kingdom Book 1)
by Kevin James Breaux

So grab it fast. Read it and please review it.

Don't forget that Book Two in the series is out! It already has some nice reviews on Amazon and Goodreads too!

Thanks all!

Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux

Monday, July 17, 2017

Custom Castle Grayskull Paint Job done! Here is how! Lots of pics!

Hi all,

Remember Castle Grayskull? The 1980s MOTU toy playset?

Look how kinda ugly it was. You'd never know there was tons of detail..unless you re-painted it.

About 3 months ago, I got it in my head that I wanted to do a custom Castle Grayskull paint job for fun.

I'm a member of a few MOTU (Masters of the Universe) fan groups on FB and I saw a lot of people collecting and piecing together Grayskulls. And it looked like fun. I never had one growing up. I had plenty of the action figures, but no playsets. I was never a playset kinda kid. My primary toy collection was GI JOES anyway...

So I watched eBay for weeks on end. I saw all sorts of Castle Grayskulls for sale. Complete. Almost complete. Some for $150. Some for $100. It seemed like I could not buy one for less than $80. I made some offers, kept getting declined. During this search, I realized I don't really want to piece together one, all I really want is to paint one up nice. 

Then one night. Big surprise! I found one for around $30. It was basically just the shell. And that was all I needed. So I placed an offer and it was accepted. Around $45 total. BOOM!

After it arrived, I gave it a good bath. (I made sure it was from a smoke free home...but it was still dirty.)

Once it was clean, I put a thick layer of Gesso on it. Then another.

People loved this on FB. Made me want to leave it as is.

After the two layers of Gesso I started adding the browns.

And I painted the door.

That's my wife's hand. Not mine. :)
The door was separate, so I painted it with 8 layers of paint: Dark Brown, Red-Brown, Light Brown, and a nearly Black-Brown. I dry brushed it with Black and White too. I even used a mist of spray paint to antique it some. I did all this before moving on to the main castle.

Oh, Castle Grayskull...I will make you glorious again!

Just looking at the castle, I was scared to start. I knew what to do, but was worried I would ruin it. I started with a dark hunter green and painted it with two coats. This took 2-3 days.

 I wanted to make sure it was a good clean base coat.

After that, I started layering in the different shades of green. Here are a few progress shots.

Almost done! Was still working on the rocks at bottom.

Once the painting was done, I sprayed it with a Krylon Matte Sealant spray. A fixative.

Looking good, right? Love it or List it?

I wanted to take this good job and turn it into a great job. So I added moss!

The moss really sells it! Curb appeal!

I am very happy with the end results! I could not wait to photograph it!

Some lights added for photos!

Fits the Loyal Subjects He-Man perfectly in scale!
Skeletor is pissed! Maybe I should do Snake Mountain next.
So it took me about 8 days. I put a lot of layers of paint on this 1980's toy...that basically looked like something someone would throw away, and I made it freaking-amazing, move-in-ready, for He-Man.

Hope you all enjoyed the pictures and brief explanation. And if you have one you want me to paint, or want to buy one and have me paint it...please contact me.

Kevin James Breaux