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  1. Reaper Discussion

    1. FAQs 'n Stuff

      Gosh, we have a lot of pinned topics having to do with FAQs. Most of them are in here. Many questions have been answered already. Why don't you take a peek in here first?

    2. News

      What's happening. Company information, industry information, things that are important.

    3. Reaper General

      Discussion area for all things Reaper. Do you have an idea for a new figure you'd like to see? Have a general company policy question? Do you want to gush about how cool you think we are? This is the forum for you.

    4. Chronoscope

      A forum for Reaper's new cross-genre everything-but-the-kitchen-sink miniatures, where by "kitchen sink" we mean "fantasy."

    5. Bones Miniatures & Legendary Encounters

      Questions and discussion about the various Bones ranges or Legendary Encounters line can frolic happily here.

    6. ReaperCon

      Find roomies, find rides, ask questions, get answers. That sort of thing.

  2. Craft Corner

    1. Show Off

      Do you have a piece that you painted that you'd like the world to see? Stroke your egos: Post your pictures in here.

    2. Painting Tips & Advice

      Have a tip to share?  Need advice?  Jump in here.

    3. Works In Progress

      We love watching you work. If you have a piece that's incomplete that you simply need advice on, or if you want to take us on a step by step journey through your process for your new dragon, all WIPs are welcome here.

    4. Speed / Army / Tabletop Techniques

      We could have called it "Sparmytop" painting, but we're not sure that would have scanned right. DIscussion, questions, and help for your tabletop quality jobs in here.

    5. Shutterbug

      Don't know a macro from macaroni? Do you regularly forget to take the lens cap off? In general, do you have photography questions? How about some tips and advice? This is the place for such things.

    6. Conversions, Presentation, and Terrain

      Talk about your latest projects, ask questions, discuss articles, and generally share in the subtle art of conversion and presentation.

    7. Sculpting

      We know you've been playing with the green stuff. It's practically flying from the shelves. So share your work, share tips, and get advice here.

    8. Mini Exchanges and Paint Contests

      We like 'em, they're fun, so here's the spot for them. Organize and communicate here.

  3. Reaper Games

    1. CAV

      A discussion forum for the CAV Miniatures and Gaming community.

    2. Warlord

      Discussion area for the release rules, faction strategies, the region of Taltos, and the miniatures themselves

  4. General Discussion

    1. General Fantasy

      The place to go for rants, raves, and otherwise general discussion regarding the Fantasy universe, especially as it relates to miniatures.

    2. General Sci-Fi

      A general discussion forum for things related to Sci-Fi miniatures and gaming.

    3. General Modern / Historical

      Discussion about Modern and Historical miniatures and their games.

    4. Kickstarter

      A place for discussion of all things Kickstarter. Review the Guidelines before Posting

    5. Off-Topic Rampancy

      How about a place to file all of your off-topic posts? What should go in here? (Tasteful) jokes, back-slapping, general randomness, stuff like that.

  5. The Sandbox

    1. The Gathering

      Use this space to organize your games.  GMs: Define your scenario and rules when gathering a game.  Interested players:  Post your character and their stats in reply.  When you're ready to play, come see Bryan.

    2. The Playing

      Once your game is gathered, GMs check in with Bryan to gain access to start their games in this forum.

    3. Fiction, Poetry, and Other Abuses

      A place to post writing, essays, poetry, collaborative writing projects, and other such things that you don't have an outlet for anywhere else. Standard disclaimers apply, be sure to read the rules.

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    •   I drive.  I drive a 13 year old Ford Rustbucket (tm).  I have to replace the head gasket this weekend.  Yay Me!   I have fewer funny stories but more terrifying stories.  I've seen a semi on black ice do a 180, and parallel park between two freshly crashed vehicles on the outer fence of the interstate.  The only joke I could think of for that is that those poor poeple needed a change of pants.
    •   Spot on!  I’m not 3 months behind. I’m 9 months ahead!     Thanks for the kind words folks.  Here’s a bonus pic of something I sculpted today to fit the theme.  Couldn’t fit it into my photo set up though.  
    • I know - you did say that earlier.  But at this point, i'm willing to see just how good your telephoto lens is .   I mostly commented because I can't believe how excited I am to see what others chose. 
    • So, as Guindy noted he doesn't really fit into the slot even if his tab is intact.  Slotta bases are not an exact science.  Some years back I acquired an enormous box of Ral Partha Crucible figures mint in blister and only after I got them did I realize they were slotted bases.  After meddling with them some I eventually gave them away because I didn't like messing with slots.  Fit for tabs could range from perfect to abominable.  It should be noted that when I had those I hadn't yet discovered greenstuff.  In retrospect, I may have given away rather a lot of neat figures - it was like 60-100 packs, maybe more.   But now I'm learning to work with slotted figures, which is nice because it opens up lots of cool stuff from Reaper's Warlord line that previously I shied away from.    Since my Baran Blacktree's tab was busted in any case, I decided to cut it all off and drill some holes in his feet for pins.  I used a pin vise for the holes, paper clips for the pins.        I'd like to note here that I'd have likely done this in any case, even if his tab had fit perfectly.  With Rictus I could insert the tab and greenstuff around it, but with Baran that was impossible - he's got quite a lot of cape overhang that's very low to the base.  This means the easiest route is to the do the work on the base first, then attach him - and it's a lot easier to find space for two small pinholes than an entire tab.     So I mixed up some greenstuff and crammed it into the dip in the base.  I didn't worry about getting fingerprints all over it since I'd be turning it into broccoli base anyway, and that would cover them up.     Then I poked it with a T-pin a bazillion times and, while it was a bit stiff but not fully cured, found where the tab line under the base still was and jabbed Baran's pins into it to make some mounting holes:     The tab slot is not centered, so I chose to make the smaller side his "front" and the larger side his "back".  You can do it either way, I did it this way to give his ample cape a lot to overhang.  Once the greenstuff had dried I primered it and gave it a wash of thinned Reaper Brown Liner:     I also did the same with Baran himself:     And his shield arm, which I almost forgot about entirely:     Once that had dried, I decided to do the base first.  So I took some old reaper pro paint olive and darkened it about 1:1 with reaper brown liner:     Then I thinned the olive about 1:1 water to paint, thin enough to be manageable but not so thin it just ran all over the place:     Since his cape covers most of the back and thus creates a shadow, I decided to add some highlights to the front.  First by adding some yellow to the olive:     And then going all the way up to yellow:     At this point if I had any cork or similar mounting material I might have painted Baran all the way up before gluing him in.  But since I didn't, I decided to paint just his bottom parts in their shadow colours to get them done and out of the way.  I made my ratios as precise as possible, which was pretty easy:  1:1 paint + liner for the cape; 2:1 liner + paint for his boots.  The boots were coat d'arms rat brown, and the increased liner ratio is because coat d'arms tends to overpower the liner.  For his cape it was old pro pait dragon blue, a nice mid-blue colour, and the brown liner darkened it much more easily.  With these ratios I should be able to paint parts I left out at this stage with no noticeable colour change.     And once those dried, I glued him on:     Overall that went well, though it's at this stage I realized my greenstuff wasn't flat but was actually a low mound.  This means there's some gap underneath his toes.  I'll jab a little greenstuff in there and poke it into broccoli.  Hopefully it won't look like he's sinking into the ground. 
    • Wew lads,   on the Internet buying Warhammer terrain,   might need an intervention here.