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  1. 18 points
    A friend needed a few metallic skellies so I did these in around an hour, just basecoat shade and highlight. I kinda like em ;)
  2. 15 points
    This is the Hill Giant from Gale Force 9 Dungeons & Dragons Collector's Series (SKU GF971030). An awesome dynamic sculpt. I don't think I have spent as much time dinking with skin on a mini as I did on this guy. His base skin color is a mix of Tanned Skin and Rosy Shadow, with Rosy Skin and Tan Skin highlights and Sunburn Flesh as a wash. I also glazed in some darker brown in the recesses. Edit: I am having trouble with the pictures staying put
  3. 13 points
    One finished Castrus Vile from Reaper :)
  4. 12 points
    A father son portrait of Elendil and Isildur. I added shields to their back for gaming purposes.
  5. 12 points
    "...woke me up with pizza..." I can think of better ways to wake up than having someone dump a hot pizza on me... ...sounds messy... Well, if it was only warm instead of hot, the cleanup process... right, I'm gonna get *BONK*ed now, aren't I. Morning all!
  6. 12 points
    I echo Mori's reaction. So, this is going to be an unusual Easter for us. Usually I do a little Easter basket for each of us, because my family always did; however, this year I was like "Eh...we don't really need candy that much, and I don't really need a store telling me that I must celebrate a religious holiday with sweets in order to justify buying candy." Instead, we will be spending the time focusing on what is more important. Also, there will be Easter salmon, because, while ham is delicious, if we're bucking the trends this holiday, might as well go all the way. We both really love salmon, though, is the real reason, and we can't justify buying it often enough. There will also be a pumpkin spice cake we came across while grocery shopping. Real party animals here. May all those who celebrate it have a wonderful Easter tomorrow, and for those who don't, I hope you have a lovely day. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  7. 12 points
  8. 11 points
    My Mom surprised us by offering to take my wife, kids, and I to the Rennessaince Festival today (since last day is tomorrow and it has been like 12 years since I have been). Unfortunately my son got sick this morning, so my wife stayed home with him and my daughter and I went to the festival. My mom spoiled my daughter and I greatly, and my two young sisters greatly as well. Turkey leg? Check Porcelain sleeping faerie in birdcage for daughter? Check Wooden swords for daughter and I and a small one to take home to my son? Check Archery fun? Check Frog launching? Check Sliding down a dragon's tail? Check Being disturbed at my mom being hit on by an old drunken pirate? Check Face paintings for the kids? Check Good times were had. Huzzah!
  9. 10 points
    Ok, here's what I liberated from the box: Plastic i-beams, snow, flock/ground cover mixes paint mixer, resin bases, resin terrain Woodland Scenics rock mold This box is PACKED! to the gills with some cool stuff. After I made my contributions, it took me an hour of packing and repacking to get everything inside it.
  10. 10 points
    That Was Exciting DepartmentTM: So we were just settling our brains for a long winter's nap when I heard men's voices shouting out front. Despite our urban address, such things are mighty rare in our neck of the woods. I looked out front and saw two men prone on the sidewalk across the street, right in front of our house, fighting. This really is not done. I rushed for the phone to call 911. I got back to the front window seconds later, in time to see a large police car drive very quickly backwards to right in front of our house and one of the two men on the sidewalk revealed to be a police officer. As I had not quite yet finished dialing since I wanted to be sure what I had seen, I aborted the call. The other fellow was cuffed and read rights, etc. while a woman I had not noticed, apparently much distressed, picked up her cell phone out of some grass. One of our children, rather impressed, recorded the incident on her cell phone. An impressive number of large police vehicles pulled in to the end of the block in the other direction, flashlights were pulled out, and some ground inspection went on. At this point we figured there wasn't any further point to watching more, as the situation seemed well in hand and we had no help to offer. This sort of thing does not happen all that often around here, and was like coffee for promoting sleeplessness.
  11. 10 points
    Everybody always focuses on the rabbit laying eggs, nobody ever asks themselves which bird the rabbit slept with.
  12. 10 points
    Well, at least it wasn't tequila.... Very few things in life make me actually cringe, but The Tequila Incident still gives me the shivers every time I remember it...
  13. 9 points
    Got Frostgrave as a birthday present, and thought i'd start on some figures
  14. 9 points
    I haven't been posting may of my recently completed projects, a trend I've been meaning to correct. Since my mind is "under the sea" right now, I figured I'd start with this colorful fellow. It is a pretty straightforward paintjob. The very large eyes were fun to paint, and I found that I actually like to paint in yellows.
  15. 9 points
    While painting has been a little constrained, it's been a good month for gaming. I attended two conventions, running demo games of Chaos Wars for Iron Wind Metals. At Cincycon the first weekend in March, we had access to the company collection of figures, so I didn't need to worry about what to put on the table, but at Cold Wars I was running games (with the aid of my brother) out of my own collection. My collection runs to vintage rather than current production, and I thought it would be nice if I could work toward getting some stuff on the table that is still in the catalog, although vintage sculpts. I started a unit of a dozen goblin archers from the recent Kickstarter, but left them at work on Thursday while on my way home for a three day weekend. That made finishing the last six a little difficult. So, I picked two medium monsters that I had primed at the same time, that were going to be largely monochrome, and went to work. As stated in the title, these were a Tom Meier Jabberwock, and a Dennis Mize Manticore. It took me about two hours to get these to the point where I was ready to start basing them. For wargaming, I kept the base treatments fairly simple. They're both on 40mm round wooden bases, to which I'll add a flexible steel bottom to engage my magnetic storage boxes. Here's a closer shot of the manticore: And the Jabberwock:
  16. 9 points
    Northstar Miniatures Frostgrave: Ice Toad and Snow Leopard (SKU NORFGV301). Quick tabletop paint jobs. I have not decided if I am going to add snow to the bases yet.
  17. 9 points
    There needs to be a day of the week called Lazeday where no one works, like at all, and we all get to laze around.
  18. 9 points
    Morning all!! "...woke me up with pizza..." I can think of better ways to wake up than having someone dump a hot pizza on me... ...sounds messy...Well, if it was only warm instead of hot, the cleanup process... right, I'm gonna get *BONK*ed now, aren't I. Morning all! I think you're hoping to get *BONK*ed right now, aren't you?
  19. 9 points
    "...woke me up with pizza..." I can think of better ways to wake up than having someone dump a hot pizza on me... ...sounds messy... @Mori Putting this here in case you haven't gotten this far in the thread. Dilvish was correct; Jack does not disappoint ...So, no spoilers but call this a warning... o.O
  20. 9 points
    Wife woke me up with pizza tonight. Probably the best way to wake up.
  21. 9 points
    Something I had never thought of until last week... Whenever the Easter Bunny is portrayed in a movie, tv show, whatever, he's always male. It's weird enough that a bunny is laying eggs, but that must be extra uncomfortable for that poor male bunny... Where exactly are the eggs coming out from?
  22. 9 points
    Went to the AT&T store to finally get Awesome Wife her first smart phone (was supposed to get it just after Christmas). Due to various incentives and redoing my plan ended up with a new phone (LG V10) and tablet for each of us. I now have a phone that takes pictures again.
  23. 9 points
    While eating my supper here at work a little while ago I coughed, and can now emphatically state that chili going up your nose is not pleasant.
  24. 8 points
    Decided to practice dark skin tones on Goldar, and to go with that skin tone choice I went with some African folk art inspired free hand. And I can say orange is a tough color to paint, I hated working on the orange on his skirt thing.
  25. 8 points
    Went to church and Remembered some things, then I took the kid to McD's. It's oddly relaxing and low-key in here. We're doing the family celebration next week with the in-laws, whom I like a lot and who like me.
  26. 8 points
    I speed painted some bears and the snow leopard from the Animal Companions set in Bones (SKU 77216), The darker brown bear is from the metal Animal Companions set (SKU 3456).
  27. 8 points
    not all scientifc discoveries have been beneficial, or pleasant
  28. 7 points
    I had no intention of completing another mini (let alone a mouseling) this week. I just started working on her, and laughing, and giggling, and well. She got finished. I had a base in a baggie that I thought I would never have a use for, and well, I did ! So here we have Lara Kraft, Adventuress by G. Van Horne. I have the picture of her in my mind breaking into a lair of bad guys, jumping onto the pillar at the top of a staircase, and taking them all on ! I thought the gym outfit would fit her spontaneous spirit. Your comments/ and criticism is great appreciated. Do leave me a comment, I love getting your input.
  29. 7 points
    Was having major issues with my other Mason Thornwarden post, so just ignore that one. Quick tabletop paint job:
  30. 7 points
    Just wishing everyone a good day regardless of their religion or ideology on the matter! So Happy Easter to all of us Reaper Mini supporters/enthusiast around the world!!!
  31. 7 points
    So this is one of the minis I did for my March RP challenge, coincidentally (not) it's also for Wyrd's Iron Painter Challenge Round 1 the theme of which is Pretty in Pink. I have to say, I'm not keen on pink, but I do like very much how this came out. I did two new things, in painting this figure, I did "warpaint" and I painted a kind of kilt. It's not going to win anything but I do very much like this guy and think he's one of my best to date. (Overflow of pics incoming) Official pic, since you can only have one I did a collage (in paint my only graphics proggie): And the separate versions:
  32. 7 points
    Chocolate. Eggs. That was my thought as well but I was under the impression that this was masquerading as a family thread this weekend.
  33. 7 points
    Over 1600 posts! Where does the time go! And I've only been here 8 months! Wow, okay, 8 months doesn't seem so bad.... I felt like I really wasn't painting much since I've joined, but I just realized that I didn't get my paints in until right around ArtistCon - like 5 months ago, and then we moved shortly after. That's not too bad with life and all!
  34. 6 points
    Went and saw this last night. I think it is better than the rotten tomatoes score for certain. They did a lot right. I think the issue for me was I didn't like Batman until the last two minutes. Not Affleck's performance but the character himself. He just seemed completely driven by revenge so I wasn't drawn to him in any way. I also thought Lex Luther was meh. Why does it seem so hard for Hollywood to get Lex right?
  35. 6 points
    Haven't posted in a while, I have been trying out various sculpting techniques and materials. I have learned several ways how not to do something. This is one of my better attempts.
  36. 6 points
    A quick commission for a D&D player - he wanted her to be a drow who died her hair blue. Excluding drying time on the base, I managed to finish her off with only 4 hours of work!
  37. 6 points
    Just in time for Halloween (Samhain for me) I did up Mephisto for auction. Anyway Here's some big pics of him. This was the first time using VMC for an entire mini and what a difference. I am still trying to get used to watering them down soooo much before using them. This guy was fun all the way and even though not everything turned out as well as I hoped I think he does look sharp :) I put him on a Dark Age base and scuplted and addition ontop his existing base. Basically I wanted to convey the idea of cooling lava. Enjoy and of course comments and critism welcome. Ja here's more pics
  38. 6 points
    I may have acquired a piece of rolling luggage of a size and protectiveness suitable for transporting a pirate ship. Or spelljammer ...
  39. 6 points
    Sorry, otter! That does not sound good at all... So glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that spoiler'd. The nasal follies would have continued. LOL oh goodness. -- Easter food is... tomato soup and a protein shake. I'm glad my gums are healing fine, and it's a good way to keep me from overeating on a holdiay, but I want smoked ham! And mashed potatoes!!! Augh!!!
  40. 6 points
    I'm a week behind the times, but following Cold Wars last weekend, we did a quick home game of Chaos Wars so that my younger son, who had been away on a grad school visit during the con, could at least get in one game before I dropped him back off at school.
  41. 6 points
    I echo Mori's reaction. So, this is going to be an unusual Easter for us. Usually I do a little Easter basket for each of us, because my family always did; however, this year I was like "Eh...we don't really need candy that much, and I don't really need a store telling me that I must celebrate a religious holiday with sweets in order to justify buying candy." Instead, we will be spending the time focusing on what is more important. Also, there will be Easter salmon, because, while ham is delicious, if we're bucking the trends this holiday, might as well go all the way. We both really love salmon, though, is the real reason, and we can't justify buying it often enough. There will also be a pumpkin spice cake we came across while grocery shopping. Real party animals here. May all those who celebrate it have a wonderful Easter tomorrow, and for those who don't, I hope you have a lovely day. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D You rebel! How speciest of you!!! Bird's aren't the only animals that lay eggs! Maybe it was a Snake, or a Lizard? Maybe even a Dragon? Hmmm... I think it was a snake, started out as a hunt for dinner, then he found the love of his life. But wait! If the rabbit lays the eggs, it's supposed to be female? But a female gives birth like it should, the rabbit is the mammal here...hmmm? Confusing, when impregnated by a snake/bird/dragon the rabbit suddenly is capable of laying eggs? This is a miracle.. We should found a religion right now to replace all others and bring world peace in the form of a giant chocolate nuclear egg.. All Hail the chocolate!! ( before it explodes!) Sounds reasonable to me. "...woke me up with pizza..." I can think of better ways to wake up than having someone dump a hot pizza on me... ...sounds messy... Well, if it was only warm instead of hot, the cleanup process... right, I'm gonna get *BONK*ed now, aren't I. Morning all! Nah, you should be ok, you didn't complete the thought. Maybe. Good morning!
  42. 6 points
    I think that for next year, the proper way to celebrate ub3r's birthday would be for us all to go out and buy stuff for ourselves.
  43. 6 points
    Good morning Easterpeeps! Happy "whatever" to all of you! Yesterday's dinner was great, my girl and another couple went to a Steak and Grill restaurant. I had Empenadas wit chilisauce, then I had a Tenderloin Steak and Lamchops with red kidney beans and grilled mushrooms, peppersauce and french fries. Cheesecake as dessert. Awesome!!! And good company! Well worth the 1 hour drive. This evening we will spent with my girls family, eating Easter Dinner. Lots of special bread and other goodies. How speciest of you!!! Bird's aren't the only animals that lay eggs! Maybe it was a Snake, or a Lizard? Maybe even a Dragon? Hmmm... I think it was a snake, started out as a hunt for dinner, then he found the love of his life. But wait! If the rabbit lays the eggs, it's supposed to be female? But a female gives birth like it should, the rabbit is the mammal here...hmmm? Confusing, when impregnated by a snake/bird/dragon the rabbit suddenly is capable of laying eggs? This is a miracle.. We should found a religion right now to replace all others and bring world peace in the form of a giant chocolate nuclear egg.. All Hail the chocolate!! ( before it explodes!)
  44. 6 points
  45. 6 points
    Welp, no Dawn of Justice for us today. Local theatre was packed so badly we couldn't find a parking spot. Decided to try again tomorrow, caught an early lunch, and then grabbed the dogs and took them to the lake. Look at us, all spontaneous and stuff. Watching Days of Future Past now. The Rogue Cut. Pretty all right so far.
  46. 6 points
    LUTHOR HUSS - PROPHET OF SIGMAR As a boy, Luthor Huss was orphaned at an early year after an attack by a raiding band of Chaos Marauders attacked his small village on the outskirts of Wissenburg. The villagers were used to such attacks, and though caught by surprise were able to quickly rally and drive the raiders back into the mountains. But, in the melee, both of Luthor’s parents were killed. With nowhere left to go, the child went to the temple of Sigmar, begging to learn of him and to learn how to fight against the scourge of Chaos. The priests readily took him in, and set about training him in the ways of the priesthood. Upon his sixteenth year, Luthor knew that he wanted to serve Sigmar, to become one of his vessels in the world ready to defeat the enemies of the Church. Knowing in his heart that this was what he wanted, and sure it is what Sigmar wanted of him, Luthor declared his want to the priesthood. His masters attempted to sway him, telling him that the way of the Warrior Priest was folly, and that he should wait a little longer and become a priest of the church, ministering from the pulpit. Even at the young age Luthor had begun to feel disdain for these priests, recognizing that they seemed to preach piety and sacrifice to the people but practiced gluttony and waste in life. Luthor even realized that in the attack that had killed his parents, he had not seen a single priest of the temple in the fight. “No, masters. I will go and perform the test of faith required to enter Sigmars service as a Warrior Priest. I have no interest in sitting behind the safety of walls while Chaos exists in this world. I know that this is what Sigmar is calling me to do!†Travelling to the Drakwald, Luthor knew that the taint of the forest would bleed its corruption into the villages that lay on its outskirts. In his travels he came upon the town of Weismund, where he quickly learned that a herd of Beastmen had been harassing the village. The next night they attacked again, but this time Luthor stood with the villagers. It was on this night that Luthor knew that he had made the right choice, for he was filled with the power of Sigmar. Every blow that he landed took the life of another beast, his warhammer bursting with blue energy as Sigmar himself blessed his instrument. For two days the battle lasted, until on the second day a relief force from Altdorf itself arrived, tipping the balance and causing the Beasts to break and flee. Giving chase, the Altdorf contingent finally resolved that to continue pursuit would be folly, as the trail began to lead them deep into the Drakwald. Leaving his allies behind, Luthor continued on the trail, knowing that this was what Sigmar wanted of him. That evening as darkness descended Luthor found the Beasts camp. Thinking themselves safe, and still licking wounds from the battle, Luthor was able to easily slip past the half asleep sentries. In the center of the camp he found his target, the twisted Bray Shaman who seemed to lead this herd. The foul beast was chanting a magical incantation over the corpses of what seemed to be human and beasts alike, and Luthor took the opportunity to strike. Feeling the power of Sigmar fill him, so completely that he could hardly contain the feelings of strength that came over him, his hammer struck home into the skull of the Shaman with a loud crack. With a loud thump, the creature collapsed to the ground. Knowing he only had minutes Luthor quickly ducking into the shallow cave that the Shaman must have used as its home, with just enough space for him to enter. The layer made the perfect funnel, and over the next few hours Luthor fought, beast by beast, until none remained. Bloodied and exhausted, Luthor collapsed and slept. So it was that after three days Luthor returned to Weismund, with the smashed head of the Shaman in hand. “Sigmar has blessed this village, and all who live in it.†Tales of this victory reached the Priests of Sigmar before Luthor was even home, and so when he entered the Church the Priests were ready and raised him to the position of Warrior Priest. But even with this, something seemed off to him, as if those that surrounded him held corruption in their hearts. Though many argued against it, Luthor was chosen to represent Wissenburgs devout during the Sigmarite Council in Altdorf. His deeds were simply too great and well known for him to be looked over as the obvious choice, and a personal summons from the Grand Theogonist himself had helped to ensure the correct choice was made. Luthor knew that this was a great honor, and fasted for three days in preparation for the journey. Upon entering the city of Altdorf, and of course being a simple man from a small village, Luthor was amazed at how large and populated it was. There was activity, everywhere. No matter where you turned, people were bustling about doing things. But, instead of the wide eyed wonderment that one might expect, what Luthor saw was the sickness that infested the city, he could sense the taint of Chaos all around him. Pleasure dens and taverns seemed to populate every street corner, and rats and bugs crept in the dark corners. Entering the great Cathedral, Luthor was once again beset with those feelings of corruption that he had felt from his own church, and knew that this was not the holy place that Sigmar had intended it to be. When the council finally convened, all they wished to discuss was which Churches were collecting the most tithes and which were not contributing as they should, and about raising the meager wages they received for their work. This, coming from men dressed in the finest robes, with gold and jewels bedecking their persons. This, coming from those who had sworn to fight Chaos, to defeat evil, to protect the innocent. It was all that he could do not grab them by those fine robes, and it was then that a priest representing the church in Weismund began to speak about the people of his town not donating enough. He referenced what the Church had done for the town, driving off the beasts, and pointed to Luthor who sat in stone silence. “This man did what the town could not, he beat back the beasts. And what did the town do to pay the Church for this act? Nothing is what they did!â€. Luthor had heard enough. “What they did was bury their dead! Where were you, Priest? Where were you when the taint of the Herd first came?†The anger dripped from his tongue. “Where were all of you? If you cannot feel the taint of Chaos in the empire, even here in this hall, than you are all fools! You debate about our people not giving enough, for what? So that you can live in these palaces, eat of the best food?†Silence surrounded the Cathedral, until an older Lector stood. “What do you know of the world at such an age? You will apologize for this interruption!†he demanded. Luthor could take it no more. “You sicken me, and you sadden Sigmar,†he replied. Without another word he left the Cathedral, left Altdorf, left the corruption behind. For the next years Luthor found himself rooting out evil where he could, destroying the taint where he could. He finally returned to Altdorf, but not to apologize. He had finally found the proof he knew existed, that a small section of the priesthood was in league with the Cults of Pleasure in the city. When these priests began to disappear, the Church knew that Luthor was responsible. The same Arch Lector who had called him out for an apology years prior now demanded his excommunication. Days later the Arch Lector was found dead outside of a brothel. More demands for excommunication came, but those requests continued to go unanswered from the Grand Theogonist. Rumor had it that he did meet with Luthor one night, and it seemed that after that evening Luthor finally left Altdorf. The words still rang in Luthors head as he travelled to the dead deserts of the south. “You know what you must do Luthor. I need not tell you anything, except that you are the best of us. Sigmar has blessed you, and he will use you as his instrument in the days to come. Go where he commands you, and do what he asks of you.†Sculptor: Allen Perry Manufactured: Games Workshop, 6th edition Vote at CMON: http://www.coolminiornot.com/249016
  47. 6 points
    I should be posting more frequently as the contest is in two weeks and I aiming to be done in one mainly as I have to varnish the wood base and it takes a couple days to dry. So this update is that the base and shading is done for the white and highlighting is next. I am really happy with it and sad that it will be covered up with freehand. Hopefully I do not screw it up when doing the design. I also started on the feathers.
  48. 6 points
    Well, at least it wasn't tequila.... Very few things in life make me actually cringe, but The Tequila Incident still gives me the shivers every time I remember it... As a strong lover of tequila, consider me intrigued! (no you really don't have to tell if you don't want) You've done it now. 'Jack loves to tell stories. Prepare for the sudden onset of insanity.
  49. 6 points
    Acquired a stack of dvds today from a junk store and a pawn shop, for $18 total: Suspiria (Jessica Harper played Janet Weiss in Shock Treatment, so this was by extension a Rock Horror item) Furious 7 (because it was a dollar and I'd never watch it otherwise, can't recall if I ever watched 6 or not) Windwalker (an old favorite) Spaceballs (because I didn't have it on dvd) Sleepwalkers (another one I like, but mostly due to nostalgia and a hot female lead, lol) Rock & Roll Frankenstein (haven't seen it, but it bills itself as a terrible movie, so I figured it might be worth $2) The Brave One (Jodie Foster was good in this) Videodrome (hadn't seen this one since the early '90's, and it was $2) Confessions of a Call Girl (thought this one would be better since it had Bokeem Woodbine and Tamala Jones, but it was complete crap - I paid a dollar for it and felt like I should have gotten about 26 cents back) CSI Season 3 (They also had season 11 of NCIS, but it had extra copies of discs 3 & 4 instead of discs 5 & 6 ) Also acquired Heart's Passionworks on vinyl for $1 (Not that I have anything to play it on and already own it on cd,,, but now I've got it in the original format) And new front brakes on the car as well.
  50. 6 points
    You could do a scale model of the entire Rockies with the amount of snow you get in one of the big Woodland Scenics bottles...
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