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  1. 25 points
    Another figure from the Thanksgiving paint binge. This is a metal Games Workshop LOTR figure I got in a box of random stuff. I don't know the model number or what set he comes from (if any). I sawed off his original base so I could mount him on one that is the same in style as my other LOTR figures. Painted him in an autumnal color scheme, which turned out to be pretty close to the box art, except for my bright Pumpkin Orange cloak.
  2. 20 points
    Painted up my two Kavorgh's. Am trying to get more fancy with the bases lately so used some grasses and tufts and you can't see it but some liquid water for a little stream underneath them. Thanks for reading!
  3. 14 points
    Chibi figure I picked out of the Box of Goodwill last year. It took me a long time to get the color combinations right. I took the "Painting Chibis" class at Reapercon and it all suddenly came together once I got home.
  4. 11 points
    Couple of quick paint jobs on some Bones guys I did for the Thanksgiving paint binge. Based the with a thin layer of Corporeal Shadow, which is bluish and then put a black ink wash over it. A few slide-on decals and they are ready to rock.
  5. 10 points
  6. 9 points
    Painted up my two wargs. Huz wanted them on a barren wasteland, so used my viva crackle to make a crackled dirt base, and two different kinds of army painter tufts (wasteland and i think winter?) Nothing overly complicated but happy with how they turned out.
  7. 9 points
    Well, while self evaluation is not perfect, under most circumstances it can be better than the options. In a perfect world you would have an engaged supervisor who knows his/her people and keeps track of their accomplishments throughout the year. Alas, the world is rarely perfect. So you have a supervisor who may only see what certain people are doing (or only hear from the people who toot their own horns; regardless of the tooting being connected in anyway to reality). By having the employee do a self evaluation, the person who knows best what they did is providing the input. Again, the more extroverted/confident people have the leg up in this, but it at least gives a chance for a quieter person to get their accomplishments out. One thing I was told as a junior sailor, an in turn passed on to my junior sailors, was to keep a record of all of your accomplishments through out the year. Because when it came time write your brag sheet, invariable you wouldn't remember all the things you did 10-11 months ago. If you did that, then you would have no problem when it came time to provide your inputs/evaluation.
  8. 9 points
    Already did it! May I present the Dumpster Fire that have been 2016? Now helpfully ornament-ized to that every year you can hang them on your tree in remembrance!
  9. 8 points
    That the convenience store my oldest son works at has a surprising amount of benefits available to it's employees, even the part time ones. (For those in New York, it's Stewart's. For those not in New York, it's a family owned and run place)
  10. 8 points
    Murphy's law, winter addendum: No matter what time you go out to clear the snow from your driveway, the plow will come by approximately 5-10 minutes after you have finished and rebury the end.
  11. 8 points
    I think I'm gonna have my order shipped to my aunt. I'm spending christmas with her anyway, so she can wrap them and give them to me for the holiday. Plus, she'll be home to keep it from sitting outside and freezing the paints.
  12. 8 points
    Ouch! And there we have the reason for closed toe shoe policies at workplaces in BC. My daughter has been at the computer most of the weekend, working on her short story for 9th grade English. It's basically D&D fan fiction, and I'm pondering sharing it in the appropriate sub-forum here so that it can be read by it's intended audience. I'm not sure she believes that you guys would want to read something like that... Either way, I'm super-proud of how much effort she's put into it.
  13. 8 points
    I should've updated this earlier in the day after painting on him yesterday and before I started painting on him again tonight, but I'm still just basecoating things so it's not really a big deal. First of all, for reference sake for anyone painting this figure in the future, there's this: While I was basecoating the dragon, I thought that it was part of his backleg.....then I realized that his back legs are much further up so then I couldn't figure out what part of his anatomy it was meant to be. Referencing back to Marike's version on the Dark Sword site, she painted it as a rock. I don't understand why there's one very smooth rock there where there are no other rocks, but since I can't think of anything else it could reasonably be, I will also paint it up as a rock at some point. So if you've looked in on any of my WIPs the past couple of months, you know that I use Warcolours paints a lot and I have frequently commented that they tend to run very translucent. As it turned out, I had bought the entire set of their "layering" paints. In addition to that, I had not realized that they also have a "One Coat" basecoat set so when they were 15% off for Black Friday, I ordered all of those. I just got them on Saturday and I'm already super impressed. They're super pigmented, but at the same time they're a more fluid consistency than the layering paints. However, I still thinned them just slightly because they did seem just a little thick once on the figure. But let me tell you, they're not kidding when they call them "One Coat". All of the ones that I used below were seriously done in one coat. The only thing to note, aside from the fact that I recommend thinning them a little, is that they dry pretty glossy, which is especially obvious next to the very matte MSP paints. I'll find out soon if that causes any kind of issue with layering on top of them. I used Warcolours One Coat (which I will henceforth refer to as WOC) Red for the dragon's fin and insides. WOC Beige for the dragon's claws and the slivers of bone as well as for the frog's lower jaw area. WOC Grey over most of the armor - it's a very light grey so it might not be obvious in the pictures. Lastly, again for the benefit of anyone looking to paint this guy, this area between the loops of the tail: Worst thing ever. It's ridiculously difficult to wedge a brush in there without getting paint everywhere. As I type this, I've noticed that I can see a little spot of primer peeking out at me. I really, really wish that this figure was in more parts. C&C very, very welcome as always!
  14. 7 points
    Here's a little more work. Base is mostly done as well as the gnome. I need to put some source lighting for the lantern on the base. But otherwise mostly there.
  15. 7 points
    I should've made an update last night or earlier in the day before I started painting on him again, but I failed to do so. So I deepened the shading some more and went through several layers of highlights. I also worked on his teeth. For the skin, I did highlights, first with a 50/50 mix of MSP Fresh Blood and MSP Lava Orange, then I did a layer of straight Lava Orange, then a layer of 50/50 Lava Orange and MSP Golden Yellow, then a layer of straight Golden Yellow. I'm trying to decide if I should do a red glaze over everything or call the skin done as is. What do y'all think? For the teeth, I started by glazing in Warcolours .......either Ochre 3 or Ochre 5. Then I shaded in mostly near the gums and then pulling it thinly down to the tips of the teeth with GW Agrax Earthshade, then I made a mix of Brown Liner and whichever Ochre I'd used and darkened the areas by the gums and the little crevices. Then I took Warcolours One Coat Beige and dragged it from the tips of the teeth up about halfway toward the gums. Then I went back in with the Ochre glaze to yellow everything back up. I think they turned out pretty monster-y. C&C always very, very welcome!!
  16. 6 points
    I was still learning how to take pics with the new camera, but these came out pretty good. Killed my eyes painting this after another very small Tengu model, but she is was worth it. Originally I was hoping my friend could use it in his Dragon Island campaign, but she did not make it into the story. Really pretty model though, love the pose.
  17. 6 points
    An evening of unexpected guests (the undead kind)
  18. 6 points
    I think the closest I'll come to these subscription boxes is backing Kickstarter projects. Because by the time they usually get delivered I've forgotten most of what I was expecting anyway.
  19. 6 points
  20. 6 points
    Evening all... Back from NYC. It was a nice weekend of mostly just chilling out, crafting together, and snuggling. Didn't manage to get tickets to Hamilton. Try again next week... Save travels good Sir.I hearby encourage you to get on the hangouts. Thanks all for the well wishes. And yes, everyone should join the hangouts! Turtles?? What do turtles have to do with anything? Also, you running around waiving a broom? Such a great mental image... I need to turn in my accomplishments tomorrow first thing... I hate doing these. I hate writing about myself. I hated doing it for my college applications, I've hated doing it for school, for work... Ask me to do peer reviews? Sure, Self evaluations? I'm a miserable cuss who doesn't ever actually do anything worthwhile and clearly am just a drain on the institute and a waste of space in general. There. Done. So I'm in bed on my laptop surfing the forum rather than thinking about my accomplishments... Not very successfully doing that either, cause here I am talking about my (lack of) accomplishments.
  21. 6 points
    Picked up some fun Reaper minis from a free bin at the Miniature Painting holiday party, along with a bunch of paint from various manufacturers, as well as a used paint bin.
  22. 5 points
    I have painted up the Nativity Set as a gift for my girlfriend's parents. They will get it close to the holidays. I added the sheperd with sheep, the donkey and a cow. All Reaper miniatures: https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/nativity/latest/01430 https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/nativity/latest/01433 https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/nativity/latest/01439 https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/cow/sku-down/03719 I put the whole set under a dome. And made some barn soil with putty. WIP here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69198-nativity-scene-as-a-gift-by-xherman1964/ Only after all was glued together I noticed a small bit of yellow brown on the sheperd's clothing, oh well, let's assume he got a bit dirty dealing with the animals... I hope they will like the gift..
  23. 5 points
    Save travels good Sir.I hearby encourage you to get on the hangouts. Thanks all for the well wishes. And yes, everyone should join the hangouts! Turtles?? What do turtles have to do with anything? Also, you running around waiving a broom? Such a great mental image... I need to turn in my accomplishments tomorrow first thing... I hate doing these. I hate writing about myself. I hated doing it for my college applications, I've hated doing it for school, for work... Ask me to do peer reviews? Sure, Self evaluations? I'm a miserable cuss who doesn't ever actually do anything worthwhile and clearly am just a drain on the institute and a waste of space in general. There. Done. So I'm in bed on my laptop surfing the forum rather than thinking about my accomplishments... Not very successfully doing that either, cause here I am talking about my (lack of) accomplishments. I hated doing them too. I eventually got good by either treating it as a creative writing assignment, or pretending that I was writing it for someone else. Or I would write a co-workers and he would write mine.
  24. 5 points
    My old GM is back in town and is going to be joining our Pathfinder group. Oh, and somehow he's married.
  25. 5 points
    Oh and made chocolate snappers today! My secret Sophie may be pleased... I was thrilled with the result.
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