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  1. 27 points
    First off, FOUR DAYS AND 10 HOURS UNTIL REAPER BONES 3!!! Is anyone else as excited as me, ready to call the bank and tell them to open the flood gates on this bad boy? Here I have painted the Large Fire Elemental from Reaper Bones 1. For me, painting large figures like this are a bit tricky. I'm not sure if it's my patience that wears due to all the coverage needed for a miniature of this size (and let's be honest, this thing is minuscule compared to some of the Reaper dragons), or maybe I simply don't know what I'm doing, or maybe I'm just overstating it. Either way, here it is:
  2. 24 points
  3. 20 points
    I usually prefer to neither confirm nor deny but I'm going to have to say there definitely will NOT be a Half-Kaiju/Half-Froghemoth/Gazebo Hybrid, in either adult, larval, or pupal stages.
  4. 20 points
    And half gazebo. You people are sick sick persons with dirty minds... But I can´t help myself but to comply...
  5. 19 points
    This is Reaper Bones Nienna, Elf Ranger, painted as a display model. There was some frustration about clear detail that would have been allayed, I think, with the metal version of the model, but overall, it worked well. I hope you like her! Work in Progress Thread here.
  6. 18 points
    Still struggling to find some time to get some painting done. Still, what few minis I actually get around to painting this month will all go into the resolutionary challenge total. As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. I found a pile of lead in one of my less frequented boxes under the cellar stairs recently. Several really nice, old school barbarian-types made by Grenadier back in the day. Here is the first I have painted up as a kind of test piece. I think I might have enough of these guys to make several units for Kings of War, especially if I put them on the 30mm bases. This guy is probably the most “Conan†miniature I know of. Even more so than the plastic barbarian in the original HeroQuest game. The face, the hair, the…everything, really. I believe it was sculpted by Mark Copplestone. Also, that must be a broadsword. Or a cricket bat. This mini is from sometime during the early 90s. I remember buying a few packs from the bargain bins at a certain shop in 1995 (anyway, it has to be because Grenadier shut down 1996 afaik.) Metal, 30mm base. At any rate, that is the first finished mini for July. I also have a bunch of bones skeletons, and of course, some zombies on the “in progress†shelf.
  7. 17 points
    I'd posted about this a few days ago, so I thought I'd follow up here. Once a year, I spend a month attempting to complete (at least) one miniature a day. This usually happens in May, but I had to postpone it for school this year. I say complete, because most of the minis have already been started, but due to other projects, life, or being distracted by shiny objects, they were left incomplete. This year I'm also doing all GW minis, but I'll probably be throwing in a few Reaper guys in here, since I'm painting up my D&D party as well. This is the update calendar. It'll (ideally) have something new each day. * asterisks note miniature that were not completed before the end of the challenge. Here's my first miniature, a Blood Bowl Kroxigor I received almost a decade ago and never had an excuse to paint. You might notice I gave him a Seahawks inspired scheme (can't help it, I'm from the Northwest), I think it fits. Hope you enjoy. ~Muninn
  8. 17 points
    Don't make me turn this car around....
  9. 14 points
    I recently completed some 10mm fantasy figures for my "Bear Yourselves Valiantly" armies; which included a Lizardman Hero, a Cursed Knight Leader, and a Fire Elemental. I had a leftover Lizardman figure (I believe he was made by A.I.M.) and thought that he bared a striking resemblance to a certain purple TV Dinosaur, so couldn't help but paint him up as the great Lizardman Hero, B'uar-Nee! Recently I painted three 28mm Barrow Wardens from Reaper's Bones line, and was really pleased with the results (Which you can see here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/62404-barrow-wardens-77346-thru-48-from-bones-ii/ ). So I thought I would experiment with a Warmaster Chaos Leader I had, to see if the rust effect I had used on the Barrow Wardens, would translate to 10mm. I'm very pleased with the results, and think I will now paint a unit of Chaos Knights I have as this sort of "Cursed Knight" look. lastly, I don't know who made this figure but I received it in a short-lived birthday figure exchange I was part of a few years ago, and since it was 15mm (I think) I never did anything with it. I came across it the other day; and not knowing what it was supposed to be, was struck by how the sculpted "fur" ? looked a lot like flames on it. So I decided to paint him up like a fire elemental. I think the result is pretty good.
  10. 13 points
    Possible UNDEAD Half-Kaiju/Half-Froghemoth/Gazebo Hybrid confirmed!1!
  11. 11 points
    I too have purchased the GlazingStyle painting guide from Eric Louchard and decided to try learning this style of painiting. For my victim subject, I decided to use Goroloth from bones II, He is large enough to give me practice as well as a challenge. I started with a primer coat of MSP Pure white mixed in with Glaze Medium and Paint thinner , mixed about 3:3:1 (white:medium:thinner) After letting that dry over night I have started to add the base coat washes as per the guidlines (1:1 Paint:water). They are HD Rich Indigo, Lemon Yellow and Lava Orange! (Yes Jay I used Orange ) This is where I have left it tonight and have yet to decide on how to base the tail and fins... Suggestions would be appreciated as I have no clue what I am doing... so far just going with the flow!
  12. 11 points
    Recently missed a friend's birthday so I painted this for her.
  13. 10 points
    This fellow has been pieced together by random bits in the bits pile. Body is a techno priest from Warhammer 40k. Head is from the flagellant pack for Warhammer Fantasy. I believe the weapon is from a Chaos Marine. Cloak, I don't know. Lizard men regiment maybe? Skull pile is from Gorgotha, Warzone accessories.
  14. 9 points
    Well, I can officially say Bones III is off the chart for weirdness. Also, I'm like the most on-topic poster in this thread. Which is maybe even weirder than baby gazebokhangemoth.
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  17. 8 points
    Whew!! I batch painted the snot out of these guys. Started on them at about 1815, finished 16/18 by 2152. Not too bad if I do say so myself. The 2 'kobold leaders' are only about halfway done.. I'm gonna actually take my time on them and get them really pretty. Anyways, hope y'all enjoy! C&C always welcome!
  18. 8 points
    Trying to avoid doing work at work... they at least are getting us pizza for lunch
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  20. 8 points
    So it occurs to me, on the heels of Canada Day and edging into July 4th, that basically Commonwealth Subjects are really just alternate universe Americans. Pretty much the same, but just different enough to be weird. Like waking up one morning and discovering everything is almost exactly the same but Ohio is called Ohiyo and the capital city there is Carlson. And you try to tell people it's diffferent, and you know it's different, but they look at you funny and just say in their funny accent that what you need is some Tim Hortons and crumpets with vegemite. And as you spend the day slowly convincing yourself it's finally happened, you've gone mad, you catch a glimpse of a program on the telly... And it's the Berenstein Bears.
  21. 8 points
    I've made a larger one suitable for Facebook or places with larger avatars as standard.
  22. 7 points
    Thanks. It can be a commitment, but I have a lot of partly complete minis, so it's not as difficult as you'd expect. If I had to start from scratch each day, (cleaning, basing, priming, painting) then it'd be really difficult. Thanks. I came up with it years ago as a way of giving a thumbnail example of all the minis at the top of a post. That way if someone saw something they liked they could find it relatively easily. I'm glad you like it. I imagine if I paint another Blood Bowl chapter I'll have to use 49ers colors to satisfy the rest of my friends. Today's is the Sea Giant model from Dread Fleet. I picked him up a while back in a bits order. I didn't see a use for most of the Dread Fleet stuff, but I think this guy'd would fit well in some kind of marshy graveyard encounter in D&D. ~Muninn
  23. 7 points
    And half gazebo. You people are sick sick persons with dirty minds... But I can´t help myself to comply... ... I regret everything.
  24. 7 points
    Well here we are at work, with the handfull of other mooks that had to come in and didn't take the day off. There will be no work getting done today. One of my poor baby tarantulas (aka slings) is on it's way out of this world. They sent it as a free bee with the tarantula I bought and it's always a risk when you get slings that they may not make it to adulthood. I feel like I jinxed the little bugger by naming him Torgo and now he can barely walk. Trumpy on the other hand is doing great, but then again Trumpy really is magic. I live in a condo. It is a converted house so it is 2 units. We are upstairs. We have a small front and back yard. Sometimes the downstairs unit owner drive me nuts but she is really a nice lady, just lazy. My condo
  25. 7 points
    We played DnD at a new place tonight and were surprised to learn that they offer 15% discounts for playing at their store. This is also the same place that I picked up some newly released reaper miniatures for 20% off. I grabbed another one, now marked down to 25% off and some paints as well. I ended up leaving with the Gnomish Bee Rider (Thornwood Defender) I still have no idea why their miniatures aren't named properly...... Sunset Purple Highland Moss Violet Shadow Shadow Green All for 24.50$ Saved almost 5$ overall, not terrible.
  26. 7 points
    Tiny here is a better shot of the finished brick
  27. 6 points
    I had lots of fun coming up with this one. Putting on the modeling paste to make the lava as if it was flowing was a challenge: first time working with that medium. Took me a while to be happy with the lava color. I am happy with the results.
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  30. 6 points
    Tim Hortons crumpets with vegemite. Truly the most baffling thing any American could ever encounter; being a one-two of Commonwealth weirdness, followed by a swift knee to the culinary-cognitive jibblies.
  31. 6 points
    I cannot argue with this, being an inveterate horde hoarder.
  32. 6 points
    I sort monsters by the principle of WWBBEGD - or "What Would Big Bad Evil Guy Do?" So if I'm a crazy wizard and I need some bad things done, I'm gonna need some henchmonsters. Orcs and goblins and bugbears and stuff are great for "go out and do simple task or go out and smash X". But sometimes you need a little finesse for the job or something a little more complicated - that's where hobgoblins come in. See, orcs are pretty good but lack discipline and training. So you can count on them to handle some basics and generally follow orders, more or less, but you can't trust them to take independent initiative. It's just not in their nature. Hobgoblins are like BBEG Marines - you can give them a task and then leave them to figure out the best way how. Orcs may be able to plug a gap or hold a position, but Hobgoblins will figure out the best way to plug the gap or hold a position. They'll build fortifications, or staggered defenses. They'll form a reserve to use as opportunity allows. They'll hold their integrity under pressure and exploit tactical openings. Orcs are like Category B conscripts, Hobgoblins are like Spetsnaz. Given a choice, any BBEG with half a mind is going to go for Hobgobbers wherever possible. And it won't take very many encounters for Player Characters to figure out if you see hobgoblins on the field, things are serious business. Somebody's playing hardball, and they're in it to win it. The scale of the threat is more than just raider rabble, there's an operating intelligent plan behind things. Now it's not just a matter of fighting what you know about, you have to be extremely vigilant about feints, traps, flanking attacks, diversions, and a whole host of other terrible things designed to ruin a party's day. That's a strong psychological element, one that can derail party initiative (not in the roll sense, but the plan sense) into a cascade of "what ifs". Thus hobgoblins are potentially terrifying adversaries well in excess of what their stats would indicate. And while many level one creatures can be dangerous on the defense (Tucker's Kobolds) - hobgoblins are the few, and the proud, that can be just as lethal to high level characters on attack or defense. This is why I want them in Bones so I can have them in numbers. When people hit "build a fortress" level, these are the creatures I'm going to need to give them bad days.
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    Yup, we've got the official K cup sieve, and she uses it, but the question she had was which coffee to use. I suppose the answer is the one she likes when it is cold. All the K cup "iced coffee" she found had sugar and cream already. I think. She isn't clear sometimes. Did do some googling after I posted that. Looks like the trick is cold brewing overnight, or making it hot and extra strong, then cooling it to room temp then refrigeration. Once it's cold, then it goes over ice. Brew coffee and fill your ice cube trays with the coffee. Once those are frozen, fill a tumbler with the coffee ice cubes. Pour freshly brewed hot coffee over ice. Most of the ice will melt, but it won't dilute the coffee. Add cream and simple syrup (or extra fine sugar) to your desired preference. You'll then have a nice ice cold cup of strong iced coffee.
  35. 6 points
    These guys were mostly painted at a local paint day. with CMPA. I discovered that only one had good eyes, so I took them home and redid all they eyes. One was weapon swapped with a gnoll so that both tribes have more weapon variety. The gnoll is currently wielding a toothpick spear and I haven't decided if I need to add greenstuff details or just paint. the studded leather armor was rough, and I think at least one needs some touch-up on this boot (after looking at photos)
  36. 6 points
    I've just finished cataloging my miniature kits so I may be on for Bones 3 after all
  37. 5 points
    Allow me to state for the record that while we certainly work to include Warlord figures as well as Dark Heaven within Bones, there will not be a stretch goal in Bones III that includes the printing of a book, the release of a PDF, or the release or re-release of existing warlord print materials. Warlord as a game, rules set, system, or otherwise is beyond the scope of a Bones III Kickstarter, whose goal is the production of Plastic figures, and we would risk even more delays than we are infamous for by introducing the complexity of non-figure/plastic model subsystems within the rewards, excluding our other core proficiencies, such as paint or cases. The time necessary to do this would distract key personnel form their efforts coordinating and otherwise preparing for the promised rewards. Any hypothetical endeavor involving Warlord as a book or PDF would by necessity be its own project and would not be mixed in with other projects, similar to how we did CAV as a separate thing and did not mix CAVs in with other models or subsystems. Thank you for your enthusiasm.
  38. 5 points
    Yup, we've got the official K cup sieve, and she uses it, but the question she had was which coffee to use. I suppose the answer is the one she likes when it is cold. All the K cup "iced coffee" she found had sugar and cream already. I think. She isn't clear sometimes. Did do some googling after I posted that. Looks like the trick is cold brewing overnight, or making it hot and extra strong, then cooling it to room temp then refrigeration. Once it's cold, then it goes over ice. Brew coffee and fill your ice cube trays with the coffee. Once those are frozen, fill a tumbler with the coffee ice cubes. Pour freshly brewed hot coffee over ice. Most of the ice will melt, but it won't dilute the coffee. Add cream and simple syrup (or extra fine sugar) to your desired preference. You'll then have a nice ice cold cup of strong iced coffee. I"M BUYING ICE TRAYS TODAY THANK YOU!
  39. 5 points
    I also bought my first 75mm. I need to try and not make all my barbaians black haired with pale skin... but they are probably all gonna be
  40. 5 points
    re:Landslide. I don't mind the Dixie Chicks version. Stevie Nicks is better, but then again she's better than most everyone. Negative. No firearms in the house. I do have lots of melee weapons however. Axes, swords, warhammers and the such. Guns are so impersonal. If I'm going to do damage to someone, I want to look them in the eyes as I disassemble them. Also, I tend not say such things around the kids. For one, I trust Daughter Dilvish's judgement. Secondly, there is the control factor. I may have mentioned that I have trained as Sexual Assault Victims Advocate. We had a speaker come in one time during training talking about how those close to a victim feel like they want to hurt the assailant of a loved one. What that can end up doing is causing a further loss of power for the victim (who has already suffered a huge loss of power) as it is you not considering what they what. Additionally, statement like the fact can lead to people hiding relationships (and problems with the relationship) from over-protective family members. There is a reason that Awesome Wife's first boyfriend was from 80 miles away (she had two older brothers and all of the guys they knew were surrogate big brothers; she has a story about talking to a guy on the ferry to Martha's Vineyard and seeing him get plucked over a staircase railing by a friend of her brothers). Now, ghod forbid is something did happen, and one of my girls wanted me to do something about it.... Awesome Wife and I have had the discussion, and I would be the one to go to prison. I can't be that much worse than the submarine; I hear here is more space and you even get to see the sun. He does. I've asked this before. Ha! The spreadsheet is wrong!
  41. 5 points
    Star painting something, they'll show up at the absolute most inopportune time. This works. Whenever I'm waiting on somebody and they're late, I go into the bathroom and sit on the toilet. Doorbell will ring in under a minute. Even if I just sit on the lid with a book. It's summoning magicks.
  42. 5 points
    I don't know what Comcast is like now, but I worked customer service over a decade ago and "it's an outage" was code for "we don't have a clue, get off my phone". I don't know if who I worked for is still the subcontractor, but if they are it's all of why customer service is usually garbage. The people you talk to may know what's wrong, they may know what you have to do to fix it, but still be unable to tell you because it's not covered by training. We were not allowed to go beyond that, because we had to have "consistency of result". If I have knowledge another rep does not, then it creates inconsistency. It could be a thirty second simple fix, still can't say. On top of that there was a whole host of byzantine weird pseudo-rituals that never made any sense at all and created an impossible work environment. I applied to work in customer service, and soon discovered this was a lie. On the list of conflicting priorities, the customer is low. So low that a person can (and I was) be written up for helping people. Mostly because I refused to abandon "problem calls". Those being any that would take more than the usual average number of seconds to resolve, the ones that everybody else passed the buck on to keep their stats and good raise review. Eventually some poor schlub paying for internet they couldn't use would cross my path, finally get fixed, and I'd go get my reprimand and lunch sabotaged for "screwing up the team's performance". And also they'd "lose" my vacation day requests and "accidentally" schedule me for back to back shifts and other fun stuff. So try to be nice to your customer service people when you call in - odds are good they're serving duty in hell. Especially if they're helpful, because anybody helpful probably has a big target on their back for valuing customers over "metrics".
  43. 5 points
    All that stuff you just said just reminds me that I don't ever want to live in a condo, or in anyplace with a home owners association. If I want to totally tear out all the grass around my home and plant vegetables ( I do, BTW ), I'll be darned if anyone is going to come up and tell me "you can't".
  44. 5 points
    In her defense, she is literally a soldier, having served two years in the Israeli Defense Force. She also apparently did all her own stunts in Fast & Furious, plays a bunch of sports, and drives a motorcycle. I don't really think she has the Amazon physique, but I also don't think it's fair to say she's just eye candy. She's very pretty, of course, but she probably has a better idea of what to do with a sword than 95% of actors in Hollywood.
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    Heh.. Wrong thread... seems to be a loot of that going around today, lol I blame lack of sleep.... Or fatherhood.... Same thing really.
  47. 5 points
    Another update started the side panel
  48. 5 points
    He's just acquiring appreciation for Firefly is all.
  49. 5 points
    Hasbro makes a robotic pony toy called "Butterscotch". The toy is shipped with the head detached because otherwise the shipping cost would double. The box is covered with warning labels to parents to assemble the toy before presenting it to the child.
  50. 5 points
    And now we see the other side of Beagle's habit If that was even close to true, I can see why the missus wouldn't want you joining us in the Bones 3 madness.