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  2. Chris Palmer

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Hum, a hedgehog would be sweet, too. Either way, characters with pets are fun. This one is especially unusual since you don't often see NPCs with them I'm not getting my hopes up until I've seen whether the Hamsterhog has made the Concept Art to Render transfer... It's not always a sure thing with Concept Art...
  3. After sitting on this guy for 14 years (ugh) I finally finished him up when I realized he'd be perfect for my Trollkin Paladin for an upcoming "Midgard" game. Reaper's "Reaper of War"
  4. Chaoswolf

    Getting To Know You July

    I don't do chores, that's what children are for.
  5. Crowley

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Yup, and I painted an entire Frostgrave crew while I was at it!
  6. CorallineAlgae

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Hum, a hedgehog would be sweet, too. Either way, characters with pets are fun. This one is especially unusual since you don't often see NPCs with them.
  7. Iridil

    Lidless Eye Hobbies: Mordheim Pit Fighter

    Nice conversion - I also like the way the wrappings on his shins look
  8. Lidless Eye

    14583: Hrodash, Orcish Painmaster

    Excellent!
  9. Iridil

    Lidless Eye Hobbies: Bones 3 Ogre Tribe

    Nice! 1 big mean family - I like all the dirty fleshyness and the eyes!
  10. Thanks for the comments so far. @haldir: I deliberately made his hair auburn instead of dark brown to keep him from looking too much like Strider. I guess I should have made his coat something other than dark green if I really wanted to avoid the comparison. @buglips*the*goblin: Yes please, save the spoon for ice cream, not for Schubert brains. Hope this is helping you, even though the hour-by-hour updates don't show exactly how and where and why I applied each brushstroke. @Maglok: Thanks! I'll be teaching two sessions of my "Painting Expressive Faces and Eyes" class at ReaperCon this year. @Warlady: Glad you noticed that! I had a hint of the reflection in the initial speed-paint, and it didn't take much new paint to enhance it. I used Golden Skin, which is neutral in the abstract, but looks orange next to the gray-greens and gray-blues I used on the rest of the blade. I worked for another hour-and-a-half this morning. (Cumulative 5.5 hrs.) This session: coat, bow, quiver, boots, basing, wood of the torch, and firelight. The coat kept getting lighter overall, because my half-tone smoothing layers mostly covered the darker color. I needed to glaze the shadows back in and will do more of that. I also glazed the laces of the tabard to "flip" them from lighter than the tabard (maybe made of thread/cloth) to a darker brown (leather). I'll need to go darker still, but keep the light highlights because leather should be shinier than cloth. Here's how he looks: The blanket will be next. That's the only big thing I haven't touched up. Derek
  11. At least once a year, I like to convert up a Hired Sword in sacrifice to the eventual resurrection of Mordheim. This guy was an Age of Sigmar Bloodreaver in his previous life.
  12. Dr.Bedlam

    D&D books?

    A thing I have carried in my mind since the summer of '78 is what I did with my first paycheck. I was outraged to hear that I didn't get all of my own money; there was this thing called "withholding," and a thing called FICA and all these piddly little excuses the govvamint had for making sure I didn't get all my own money. But I had a paycheck, and rather than depositing it, I cashed it. I used the cash all in one weekend, at a mall, at Waldenbooks, Sears, and an Orange Julius stand. It yielded: 1. A Player's Handbook ($12, plus tax) 2. A Monster Manual ($12, plus tax) 3. An Atari 2600 video game system ($102, on sale from $119.00, plus tax; it was the licensed Sears version, and came with the Combat! cartridge, but being Sears, it was somewhat cheaper than the Atari, despite being the exact same hardware and software) 4. A large Orange Julius ($1.29 total, if I remember correctly) 5. Less than a dollar in small change. My father was terribly disappointed; in his mind, the place for money was in a bank, and the idea that I'd frittered away an ENTIRE PAYCHECK was, I think, actually painful to him. This is the man who tried to turn off the gas water heater because he saw no reason to be burning gas and heating water when no one was actually bathing or doing laundry, which meant we had to turn the gas ON an hour BEFORE we wanted to bathe or do laundry or dishes and then WAIT for the water to heat up, which finally led to an actual family mutiny... but I digress. The Dungeon Master's Guide came out the following spring ($15, plus tax), and the Deities and Demigods book ($12, plus tax) came out in 1980. I do recall that the Fiend Folio was a bit costlier, at $15 plus tax. Had to buy that one at B.Dalton, as they couldn't keep them in stock at Waldenbooks. The whole bear STARTED in Christmas of '77, when I bought the Holmes Basic Set ($9.99, marked down from $12) at the Spencer Gifts location in that same mall. For ten bucks, I started up a D&D group and generated months of entertainment for multiple people. By April, we'd durn near worn the thing out, and by the following summer, I knew I was ready to invest in the Big Hard Back Books. And upon purchasing them, I used them for years. From time to time, there were other expenditures -- dice, figures, and the occasional Official Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Module ($4.99, as a rule, although Expedition To The Barrier Peaks was $8 and Tomb Of Horrors was, like, $6.50. I guess it's the economics of it that bugs me. For some reason, buying multiple hardbacks THEN didn't seem like such a big bite. NOW, paying regular retail, $150 seems like a bite for ANYONE, although online shopping can bring this down by $60 or more without too much effort.On the other hand, I recall dropping the cost of a dungeon adventure pretty regularly; five bucks would buy you one module, three or four magazines, or twelve to fifteen comic books around that time. It wasn't a major expenditure for a kid with a job, although my old man griped about how I wasted money. The original Ravenloft module cost, if I recall correctly, $10, plus tax. The Curse Of Strahd hardback costs five times that... and the cost of it might get you ten comic books or so. And as a rule, if I'm going to drop fifty bucks, I think about it for a minute. Then again, I am old. Are today's teeners really dropping fifty bucks the same way I dropped five, back in 1980? Dang. I'm glad my old man doesn't know about my current bad habits.
  13. Chaoswolf

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Five hours since the last reply? Everybody was busy painting, right? RIGHT?
  14. Nightwing

    Oldies rebased

    No, he is from RAFM pack 3808 Sorcerers (3) by Bob Murch.
  15. Lidless Eye

    Lidless Eye Hobbies: Bones 3 Ogre Tribe

    Finally acquired and finished the Clubber to complete the set.
  16. TheAuldGrump

    Overturn Rising Sands

    Dang it, I was hoping for the rhinocorn.... The Auld Grump
  17. Given a choice between a Snyder style Darkly McDarkerson Teen Titans and a Cartoon Network style Teen Titans, my suggestion is... save the last bullet for yourself, just like in Call of Cthulhu. The Auld Grump *EDIT* Even their animated movies have been bad, lately - after being so good for so long....
  18. BananeDC

    Frost Giant 77544 DONE!

    Fantastic ! Well done, really !
  19. Fnordlover

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I thought that was a hedgehog on her shoulder. Looks like the start of another forum war.
  20. Today
  21. The only Teen Titans movie I was aware of is to be animated, and is the same format as what is currently airing on Cartoon Network.
  22. Limey72

    Wyrmgear

    Thanks guild, I just need to smooth the loop out on the tail. Minor stuff
  23. CorallineAlgae

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    "Live by the sword... live a good loong time!" also "I need aid soon, lest my hamster become an orphan."
  24. All of the gardens of Versailles I'm doing Enceladus' grove. I just need to figure out what giant mini to repurpose
  25. paintybeard

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    "Butt-kicking for goodness!"
  26. CorallineAlgae

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I think the Herbalist would get along well with Minsc, since they both carry a hamster on their shoulder.
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