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  1. 23 points
    /dusts off brushes I haven't been around much, mostly due to personal reasons and work and responsibilities and and being an adult BUT I've finally finished something. (For once) That and CMON is coming up and I realized I hadn't painted a single thing. Typically ReaperCon was the rush to get things finished but without it being in April (Sobs uncontrollably) it has increased my procrastination status ten fold! So finally, here she is, as finished as I'll get her at my current painting skills. I could probably list things that are like "OMG lets go over that again! Or that again", but then I'd never be able to show her off o_o.
  2. 18 points
    Latest Reaper painting project. Blog post... http://mageknightkevin.blogspot.ca/2016/04/tentacles.html Kevin in Edmonton http://mageknightkevin.blogspot.ca
  3. 15 points
    Saw these pics, and though immediately about some forumites, because of their avatars... First Second And this one kinda reminds me of a few... Hope you got a smile or 2! You know who you are! George
  4. 14 points
    I painted up Dub here to be a thief for Frostgrave. One of the main things I wanted to do was get the cloak reading as black rather than grey, so I'd love to get people's feedback on it. You may have noticed that he's looking a little bloodied, but that's because of the big honkin' mould line running down the middle of his face. I mentioned to my wife that it made him look like he'd been punched in the face, which got me thinking - why not run with it? So I glazed his face with magenta and smeared some Tamiya clear red over the offending area. Feel free to let me know what you think!
  5. 14 points
    Not much to show off, but I have some completed scenery bits to use as treasure tokens in Frostgrave. A chest surrounded by treasure: And some sacks! Are they filled with gold? Potions? Magic scrolls? Brewer's yeast? Delicious potatoes? Only one way to find out!
  6. 14 points
    This is actually a mini that I painted at least a couple of years ago. I'd seen quite a few versions where people had painted just the hands and head and left the robes translucent, so I decided to do the opposite and paint the robe. I still painted the hands and skull with some Tamiya clear green, and gave them a quick highlight with white.
  7. 13 points
    I picked up a bunch of Sandra Garrity orcs from the factory last ReaperCon, and made a start on them with this fellow to test out my intended colour scheme. Still working on trying to get my shadows and highlights in the right places. Praise and thrown pottery are welcome!
  8. 13 points
    We're watching Babylon 5 again. It's interesting to see early 90s CGI and attitudes from 2016 perspectives.
  9. 11 points
    This is an old Grenadier figure from way back in the dark ages before some of you were even born. I hadn't realized it before I started working on him, but the figure bears a striking resemblance to a very well known religious figure. I hadn't intended it, but I think that resemblance may have subconsciously influenced me in how I painted him. Anyhow, I hope you like him.
  10. 11 points
    I wanted to paint these guys for nostalgia reasons. They were some of the first minis I played with, back in the early 80's. The sculpts and casting are terrible by today's standards, but they were fun anyway.
  11. 11 points
    Really?!? I love those great old machines. I've kind of had my heart set on a foot-powered one for a while, just for nostalgia's sake. At the moment my workhorse is a bottom-of-the-line Sears Kenmore machine, all mechanical with no computerized bits to go "pzzzt" at inopportune moments. I've sewn cushions, curtains, costumes, leather aviator caps, clothing for the whole family, and tailored suits on it.
  12. 10 points
    Actually this isn't surprising at all. People underestimate the importance of the editor's job, it's why so many director's fight to get final cut. More movies are ruined in the cutting room that at any other point in production. And then there's Blade Runner... I look forward to 2022 when I can get my hands on the 40th Anniversary Final Final Final Totally We Swear Absolute Ultimate Director's Cut We Promise To Stop Fiddling With It Now In HD Remaster. It's got so many endings by now they should just rename it "Choose Your Own Adventure".
  13. 9 points
  14. 9 points
    Yesterday (while playing D&D) my paladin opened a door in the underground lair to find four enemies. They all threw alchemist's fire at my trusty paladin, half of them missed. As I sat there thinking, "Ouch, next round that's another 2d6," the cleric announced enthusiastically, "I cast Create Water over her!" It was extra awesome because the person playing the cleric isn't as familiar with spells and standard strategies, so I felt like it was a turning point for her.
  15. 9 points
    :wub: Really?!? I love those great old machines. I've kind of had my heart set on a foot-powered one for a while, just for nostalgia's sake. At the moment my workhorse is a bottom-of-the-line Sears Kenmore machine, all mechanical with no computerized bits to go "pzzzt" at inopportune moments. I've sewn cushions, curtains, costumes, leather aviator caps, clothing for the whole family, and tailored suits on it. All I can say is thank goodness my sister is in a different country from you two. She'd be over there in an instant attempting to raid.... and learn!
  16. 8 points
    So far between yesterday and today I have stabbed myself twice to assemble three infantry. If this sacrificial rate continues unabated, this will be the most Khornish unit I've ever assembled. Which is unfortunate as these are ostensibly Imperials. Blood for the Blood God!
  17. 8 points
  18. 8 points
    Side note: although the actual material changes are overall rather slight, the Director's Cut of Alien 3 is a significantly better movie than the regular release. Which I find extra weird because you'd expect having like 95% of the same film wouldn't alter very much, but I guess that 5% counts.
  19. 8 points
    Watching the special edition of Aliens. Apparently I have not done so before as I don't recognize this scene. It feels like I'm watching it for the first time now!
  20. 7 points
  21. 7 points
    I finished the streetboss, he will be part of my diorama ( working title Street Violence) which will be a tribute to Lemmy/Motörhead. I felt he deserved a Show off on his own. So here he is.
  22. 7 points
    Hi, One more done ! My quest of getting my CAV SO Rach Force from the Kickstarter painted in a NOD like colour scheme is progressing! Here is the Rach Emperor. This CAV sculpt has a nice bulk, making it quite... Imperial ! And the usual incremental group shot of the force: C&C always appreciated
  23. 7 points
    My take on Mashaaf, as a Broodmother defending her slimy clutch! The spots along her side are supposed to be photophores to glow in the dark caverns, pin points of light to lure prey to her maw. The skeleton is from Cinder's base her WIP thread: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/62524-77375-mashaaf-the-broodmother/
  24. 7 points
    Bottom of glass needs to have "you've just been poisoned" on it Or just use that stuff that turns one's urine blue. I can think of a dozen uses for that.
  25. 7 points
    Bottom of glass needs to have "you've just been poisoned" on it Or just use that stuff that turns one's urine blue.
  26. 7 points
    So I painted some more on my Countess Karnstein and Street Violence. We had shwarma for dinner with curly fries. Sunday evening, I can see monday peeking it's ugly head around the corner already.
  27. 7 points
    Bottom of glass needs to have "you've just been poisoned" on it
  28. 7 points
  29. 7 points
    Fun factoid. I almost went with a white tiger when I was looking to replace my original tiger avatar.In the end I decided I wanted something a little more colourful and friendlier looking. That white tiger looks disconcertingly like it's saying "Indeeeeed?" in a deep rumble.
  30. 7 points
    Actually this isn't surprising at all. People underestimate the importance of the editor's job, it's why so many director's fight to get final cut. More movies are ruined in the cutting room that at any other point in production. And then there's Blade Runner... I look forward to 2022 when I can get my hands on the 40th Anniversary Final Final Final Totally We Swear Absolute Ultimate Director's Cut We Promise To Stop Fiddling With It Now In HD Remaster. It's got so many endings by now they should just rename it "Choose Your Own Adventure". Technically that is still ruining it in the cutting room. I didn't say it was always a good thing for the director to get final cut. I bet you're one of those weirdos that thinks Han shot first. He did. In 1977.
  31. 7 points
    So the first thing I needed to do was paint the metal bits with a bit of trusty Reaper brush-on primer: You may be wondering why I didn't also use primer on the resin bits. It's because I found it wasn't necessary because the next step treats the resin nicely. Said step being a healthy coat of Reaper MSP Brown Liner so I can use its nigh-indestrucible superpower adhesion: That, unfortunately, is still far too dark a base for the next colour, which is Flames of War "Colours of War" Panther Yellow. Yellow is notoriously bad behaved over dark undercoating, Panther Yellow is no different. If I was instead doing a Sherman I could skip this stage and just go straight to the olive drab, but since it's yellow it's going to need an intermediate light coat. In this case, supplied by Reaper Stone Grey: And that's finally all of the priming parts done and I can move on to the actual painting.
  32. 7 points
    Actually this isn't surprising at all. People underestimate the importance of the editor's job, it's why so many director's fight to get final cut. More movies are ruined in the cutting room that at any other point in production.
  33. 7 points
    ... please answer "novelty beach towel".
  34. 7 points
    Whoo! Uploaded a bunch of pics into Show Off. Tonight's McRib experiment: Korean McRib. Patties were grilled and basted with bulgogi sauce, then served between two slices of country grain bread with kimchi and mesclun salad leaves drizzled with roasted sesame dressing and chili oil. Topped it off with some green tea mochi for dessert.
  35. 7 points
    Considering the colour that my goatee and hair has been turning into in recent years, I should probably be changing my avatar to a white tiger.
  36. 7 points
    I might be getting a new workstation from Ikea tomorrow. Hopefully that turns out well.
  37. 7 points
    Welp. About finished a cave troll and an Aaron the Conjurer. Using nice, shiny Reaper paints. Actually painted the troll straight onto the Bonesium, which I've never been wont to do, but he seems to've turned out all right. Aaron I'd "primed" with blue liner, some time ago, and I's actually really irritated with how some of the paint wanted to go on. Like, Khaki. Didn't want to stick. Blue's always been the lamest primer for me, though. So I'unno. But might change some priming habits. I don't know if I really like the paint all that much, but it is really simple. Just pick a paint and go. No thinking. I mixed a little white to try to really jump up a highlight for Aaron's spell effect, but otherwise just went with the triads.Don't know how I feel about it.
  38. 7 points
    The movie actually only makes sense in that form because the sentry gun scene added back in answers the rather salient plot hole of why there's no beasties between Ripley and the queen. But I find the extended Hadley's Hope stuff, while interesting, does suck some of the creepy suspense away. Works better without it, because if you already saw Alien you know what's coming anyway so you don't need the exposition. And if you didn't see it, and don't know what's coming, the extended "eerie silence" when the marines arrive, sans visual foreshadowing, turns the creepy factor up to 11. Best form would cut the "living colony" stuff but keep the sentries. That'd make it tight and leave no holes.
  39. 7 points
    :wub: Really?!? I love those great old machines. I've kind of had my heart set on a foot-powered one for a while, just for nostalgia's sake. At the moment my workhorse is a bottom-of-the-line Sears Kenmore machine, all mechanical with no computerized bits to go "pzzzt" at inopportune moments. I've sewn cushions, curtains, costumes, leather aviator caps, clothing for the whole family, and tailored suits on it. This one has a foot powered block on it. Its not a treadle. Sorry you are so far away, it would be yours in an instant.. Le Sigh.
  40. 7 points
    Good Aftermorning! I would offer a greeting hug but I seem to be held in place by a rather large amount of webbing at the moment!
  41. 7 points
    First off, here's two of the conversions i showed up above all painted up if anyone is interested. http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/68185-77024-bones-goblins/?hl=%2Bbones+%2Bgoblins Here's another conversion that I did recently: Half-orc Anhurian crossbowman. Ok, here we go. Check out the crossbow; it's cast kinda weird so that one arm is thicker than the other. Normally, not much of an issue, but I don't like it,so I'm going to replace it. Here he is with the arms cut off the crossbow. Here, I've carefully removed the original head in preparation for swap. You can see the original head, the replacement head, and the part I'm going to replace the end of the crossbow with. The new head (taken from this fellow:http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/77042) glued in place. Here I'm using some green stuff to repair/rebuild the back of his head. Here, I've added some more GS to his head and sculpted it to look like a chain mail coif. The bit shown above attached to the end the crossbow. It's the end of an old GW Dark Elf Crossbow; I left the blade on the end of it, as I thought it made it look like a weapon that a half orc might use. Just another view of the crossbow. Look for him to be painted in the very near future. I hope this is useful/inspiring to someone; also, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
  42. 7 points
    How Very Cool !!!!!!! I would have enjoyed the Brooklyn Bookstore Crawl. I haven't been to the City in ages ! I met up with an unknown Cousin yesterday (with her 82 year old mother). At the end of the visit I said.. "Oh, a Gift for you".. and gave her 40 cookbooks".. ROFL. She was speechless ( I know she likes to cook). First Editions of Julia Child, Leone's Italian Cook book (from Gene Leone of Mamma Leone's Restaurant, and European, Jewish, Moroccan, Russian, and Scandinavian Cookbooks. Think she flipped over the Two Fat Ladies cookbooks. I had all of them. Two shelves empty, 12 more to go !
  43. 6 points
    Finally the last of the gnolls! These last 3 put me at 16 total gnolls completed, and I never have to paint another gnoll ever again (unless I want to). These guys were a little more interesting than some of the others, like their name suggests they seem to have bits of bone all over them. I think they also might be lady gnolls but I'm not certain. Anyways, nothing special, just getting them done! Thanks for reading!
  44. 6 points
    Good Morning! Sunda has started with walking Brutus. The girls are still asleep it's 09:25 here. It is still rather cold, the weather should be improving but I have to see it. For the first time since 1997 the temperature at night was just below zero. Hurray for Spring.
  45. 6 points
    ooh! I bought the bust ...and need to get started on that, too... Good luck! I'll cheer you on!
  46. 6 points
    Well, started painting some minis for the first time in at least six months. Meh. Watching first Captain America with the wife for a minute here. Eh. So long, April.
  47. 6 points
    Good Aftermorning! I would offer a greeting hug but I seem to be held in place by a rather large amount of webbing at the moment! Just shows you've been properly hugged.
  48. 6 points
    Good Morning! I did have a bit to catch up on!
  49. 6 points
    I used to get that a lot, it really kills your motivation if you don't have an area set up ready to go. Don't know if I'm going to have the gumption to paint much today, but I'll at least get some photos taken of recently completed minis and maybe assemble some Mongol cavalry. I insist on having at least 30 minutes of painting every day! I'm just not happy if I'm NOT doing it. I have so many high priority projects going on, that I need that Nourishment of my spirit to paint for half an hour. I have an entire library to empty...(I'm giving away most of the books, to friends, and the public Library). So many things in that room have value to specific individuals.. (I have a 1947 Singer Sewing Machine).. in working condition. The stupid light still works.. it is a wide harp machine (with ALL the attachments).. was given to me years ago. Now I want it gone, but I want it to go to someone that will appreciate it.. Great gift for a quilter !!!! This week will be spent cleaning out a room (and cleaning up a new mini to paint.. after my clown frog..LOL)
  50. 6 points
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