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  1. 17 points
    I am SO Proud! Alsnia*, my daughter, Was at NYSSMA trials tonight... SHE SCORED MAXIMUM POSSIBLE !!!!! *her forum name....
  2. 12 points
    Presenting Percival, a knight of renown from Kingdom Death. Not massively happy with the face on this one, I was trying to give her a very pale complexion but it didn't really work. I also could've done a better job on her hair (I was just very intimidated by it for some reason). I am pretty pleased with the rest of her though. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
  3. 11 points
    Just wanted to share my mini with you guys. The photo that the contest was judged on was taken briefly after I accidently dropped my finished mini in my drink. How it fell off the base into the drink astounds, me but anyhow It was right before my friend was to take the photo.So we took the first shot which was the one the contest judged. I then came home fixed what I seen was wrong and took this double exposure shot ,which I found out later couldnt be used. Ill post the judged piece and the final shot
  4. 11 points
    She is in the HS Ladies choir She plays double Bass (ie Bull fiddle) in the orchestra She is the first freshman in memory to get into the HS Madrigals..... not music related but, She is also in the drama group Takes Dance, and Tae Kwon Do.... and she is trying to learn multiple languages aside from the Spanish she is taking in school.... and is a high Honor Student.... So yes, I am elfing proud of her!
  5. 11 points
    Thanks! New York State School Music Association sorry I double posted and removed the one with the link
  6. 10 points
    I have had several folks wanting to see pictures of my Sister's of the Blade Warlord army that is dedicated to all the women that I know that have fought Breast Cancer and survived. Painted by my friends, Reaper mini-exchange partners, and with a handful from me. In honor of the Race for the Cure today, here they are. If you click on the photo, then click FULL SIZED in the lower left corner you can zoom in very close. That said, I will try to take some smaller group photos so that it is easier to see the various individual takes on the same model.
  7. 10 points
    I have been sick for several months, and it appears I am turning the corner now. Finally got the Noble Wood Elf Couple completed yesterday. Magnificent pair to paint from Tom Meirer. I wanted to get the woods aspect in there, and yet create the Royal hidden in the wood feeling. Their is some subtle gold and brown colors going on in robes. I'm trying to create "Non" highlights, and yet make the figures pop (if that makes sense). Here are three photos. The newly Diabetic diagnosis has caused a bit of (hopefully temporary) eye focusing damage when I use the cell phone to take photos. Can't tell if i have blurred a shot or not. So, let me know what you think of the Wood Elf and his consort. The Robes are a mixture of Ruby Red, Brown, Blood read, and four different golds. Plied on in layer with browns. Jay
  8. 10 points
    Update #100 This Update is going to be a bit long. The first line of each section contains the short version, if you're in a hurry. Container & Reward Status We have received the final container, and are beginning the preparations to sort and organize our factory for fulfillment! We will be spending next week organizing product, clearing out a space on our factory floor large enough to fulfill 13,000 orders, and setting up the hardware and software needed to ship over a thousand packages a day. Fulfilment Plan We are currently planning to begin shipping orders as soon as Organization is complete. This is expected to be a roughly a week. We will send out an Update as a reminder on Friday, may 12th, so that everyone who needs to change their addresses can do so before shipping begins in earnest. We will send out another Update on the first day of shipping, towards the end of that day, as confirmation that we're set up, going, and have put the system through its paces with actual orders. Domestic & International Shipping There is no short version here, if you live outside of North and South America (and associated territories), this applies to you. Since this project launched back in 2015, we've been very busy. One of the things we have been hard at work on is an EU & AU/NZ friendly shipping option. This is something backers were very vocal about, and we listened. We have made a tremendous amount of progress on that front, and recently signed an agreement that will greatly improve the process. We will be dividing backers into 3 Zones. Zone 1 is Europe (including the Balkan states) and Africa. Zone 2 is Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Japan, and the Pacific. And Zone 3 is North and South America, the Caribbean, and related territories (including APO addresses). Zone 1 & 2 orders are being pulled first, in wave order, and will be shipped to the UK and Australia, respectively. From our new partners in these countries, they will be shipped out to individual backers. This should mean a great savings in VAT, taxes, fees, and other duties on your end. It is expected that pulling Zone 1 & 2 orders will take approximately 2 days. Once Zone 1 & 2 Orders are pulled and en route to their respective fulfillment hubs, we will begin pulling Zone 3 orders, which will ship from our Denton, Texas facility like always. By pulling Zones 1 & 2 first, we hope to have them arriving in the UK and Australia just as the first US backers are receiving their parcels. Backers in all 3 zones will receive emails from the shipper with tracking information. Some of you may have concerns because you paid shipping rates as if the parcel was traveling from the USA. Well, it still is. We're using those funds to pay the duties to import the goods to the UK or Australia, and to pay to transport those goods from the USA to there. The "savings" on paying a lower final postage price is offset by these additional expenses to us, but the savings to YOU in terms of duties owed upon delivery should be significant. At the end of the day, we will have negligible expense saved, but your savings should be significant. Change of Address You can change your address by logging into the Pledge Manager and clicking Account Details. If you need to change your destination Country, you will need to contact us directly at help@reapermini.com. Please include the email you use to login to the Pledge Manager, and please state that this is for Bones 3. If you have backed more than one Project that uses Reaper's Pledge Manager, understand that the system keeps one address per USER not per project, so when you change your address for Bones 3, it will change for all others. If you need other projects to go to other addresses, you will have to change it again later. Understand that the postal software sometimes has problems with non-western characters, so please do your best to use the western/latin alphabet equivalent (O or OE, not Ø, U or UE, not Ü, etc.). This is especially important with Chinese characters. If your package is returned to us because of an invalid address, we may ask you to cover the cost of a second shipment. We will require a new address the second time. No Local Pickup We're not able to do Local Pickup. In the past, we had an unused office available to store the packages until they were picked up. For bones 2, there were over 60 packages, and while most of them were picked up in the first week after we notified you, some backers took over 3 months to pick theirs up. We do not have that kind of space now. We've expanded our production capacity fourfold over the last 2 years, expanding into a second building and increasing the size of every department, consuming nearly every available square inch of space in both buildings. Not only that, but so many of the reward items for Bones 3 are larger than the Bones 2 rewards, and we expect the average box size to be even larger. With no convenient space to put the packages, we need to simply ship them instead. What Next? After we've shipped everything, we will send one more Update. In this Update, we'll cover what to do if there was an error, a missing or damaged part, or other problems with your shipment and rewards. We will also cover what to do if you discover that you are one of the ~60 or so backers who have failed to lock in any reward selections, or if you failed to lock in enough rewards to cover your pledge. After this, all that remains is for you to sit back, and enjoy your miniatures!
  9. 9 points
    garage sale weekend. 2 bookshelves (tall) desk for elder spawns room Display case! 2' high, 9"x9" - wood and glass, fits on the corner of my painting desk. Nathvarr fits on top, with some of his ruins. Not as large as I really wanted, but it looks nice. and now its set up. level 1: best 28mm figures (mostly) level 2: big things with wings (which don't fit in my storage cases) level 3: exchange gift dioramas. - most of my dragons are still on the mantelpiece, where the spawn can reach them.
  10. 9 points
    Jack is sad. He has grudgingly decided to adult, and has come to the conclusion that the money he was going to spend to go to the Hudson Valley Comic Con to meet Patricia Quinn from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (two hour drive one way - $40 total for gas, $35 for admission, $25-50 for autographs, plus food and various expenses) would be better spent on more necessary things like clothes and a new elfing phone since Jack dropped his several times over the past couple days and finally cracked the screen a bit. Jack realizes that, having already met Pat Quinn once before, meeting her again is perhaps not as necessary as having clothes without holes in them. It was a very close call and took a great deal of deliberation, but responsibility and common sense finally won out. Or, at least, eventually beat down the other options into submission. (That, and Jack quickly realized that carelessly swiping your finger over a cracked screen was a great way to slice the hell out of yourself.)
  11. 9 points
    Maybe you already have dwarf women blacksmiths and don't realize it. After all, they do look quite similar to the men, what with the beards and all.... Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  12. 8 points
    Huh...I've always been told that synchronized panicking isn't a valid battle plan.
  13. 8 points
    Though she's pretty much a Goth, the player requested that she be wearing mostly blue clothes. I started by laying down a foundation of deep, dull blue mixed from Burnt Umber and Ultramarine Blue. This is a color that looks blue when it is wet but sinks to near-black when it dries. I laid in some medium blue mixed from Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White. Ultramarine is a pure clear sky blue, just a little tinged to the violet end of the spectrum. Then I mixed some medium and pale blues from Phthalocyanine Blue and Titanium White and laid them in. Phthalo Blue is an intense, strong peacock blue with a greenish cast. I noodled a little more color on her green hand spider, but I didn't take separate pictures of that. Then, because Phthalo Blue can overwhelm a composition, I glazed softly over her dress and boots with some pure Ultramarine Blue. Ultramarine can get a little grainy looking in washes, but it is a lovely color and softens transitions. I washed a little violet mixed from Ultramarine Blue and Quinacridone Magenta on her corset, and added some white to it to paint the rosette on her right hip. I also laid it in her hair as shadows and painted her hair more carefully, mostly with Quinacridone Magenta and Titanium White.
  14. 7 points
    I need to to take a village with me to Huzzah in Maine in two weeks, to use in a 40mm Renaissance game. My collaborator and I have used somewhat underscale buildings for 40mm battle games before, so I thought this would be a good excuse to get some Fold-flat buildings from Fat Dragon done. The building on the left is a basic 4x4 square, which I built a year or so back. The three stir one on the right is new today. Some of my 40s are here to give me an idea whether this looks right. Here's a view of the bigger one, each story extending a bit more... Once I had warmed up, doing another 4x4 small building, with a slightly different layer choice in the printing, only took about 45 minutes. I've three more already printed out today, so I'm hoping to get this finished this weekend. 6 should be enough for this game...
  15. 7 points
    *ambles in gulping down his coffee* good morning! At the car dealership getting oil changed. Met with our landscaper today at 7:30am to get a couple estimates, we decided to upgrade our irrigation system and add a patch of fake grass under the big covered patio. At 11:00 a pool designer is stopping by to get us an estimate for the pool we are going to put in. This is company #4 we are having come look and I want 5 total bids before we decide. Then an we have a few more errands to run before meeting up with my wife's cousin and his wife for dinner tonight. Busy busy!
  16. 7 points
    By throwing them as hard as you can at the other person until they let you have the minis you wanted. That is what you meant. Right?
  17. 7 points
    In our house the phrase, "That's Comcastic," is a euphemism. I'm sure you can guess the intent behind the statement.
  18. 7 points
    Can you come over when I'm hungover and in doubt as to whether or not I should do something? I think that shot of adrenaline would help me choose. Sometimes I wish I had a severe allergy just so that I could try jabbing myself with an EpiPen for broccolis and giggles one day. Also, wow, I didn't think that people were being serious about changing the profanity filter to return broccoli. Well, broccoli...
  19. 7 points
  20. 7 points
    Yes, this means we're moving towards Euro-friendly shipping for the future. It is our hope, if this goes well, to transition not only kickstarters, but our regular web store to eu-friendly shipping from within the UK. We hope this saves all of our backers more money in the form of fewer customs fees and taxes.
  21. 6 points
    My girl and me like to hike, stroll, walk... We often follow trails that lead through rural areas, nature, forest or historical sites. I would like to share a few pics, so I can show you what the Netherlands look like aside from the big cities and harbour. Yes...we do have tulips and windmills...but not everywhere. I hope you guys and girls and creatures like it. These were made today, due to Liberation Day I had the day off ( not everyone has a free day but the Military does). An Anthill, A Windmill and Tulips, some nice mushrooms attached to a tree and a statue of BACON.
  22. 6 points
    Despite not having finished my second batch of zombicide abominations, my son has been on me every day since my birthday to work on this piece as he "gave it" to me. Since I fear she's going to take a while since I'm going to really be pushing myself on the skin and the rest, I figure she'll be around a while with breaks to work on other stuff. I also managed to break a piece of the ship while trying to remove the flash so I'll have to do a little repair work on that (put the rest of the ship back in the baggy when it happened as I was really tired at the time and shouldn't have been playing with tiny delicate pieces anyway...). So fare I've cleaned up the pieces of the minuscule amounts of flash/mold lines. Found one tiny, tiny air bubble right at the base of the bust at the back which I will likely ignore. Really amazing casting on these. Of course, like with the tooth fairy, I'll probably find more mold lines after she's got paint on her, but that's the way it goes. Next steps will be to mount her onto something, give her a bath after a last check for any mold lines that need fixing and then another round of test assembly to see how much I'm going to assemble before painting. Thus far I'm tempted to do a full assembly, minus the plume and the ship, but we'll see. Of course, I may have to take some time to find some space to work as this is the current state of my desk... Thanks for looking.
  23. 6 points
    Delicate piece. Glued a swordhand, head, tail, wings and a dagger. Wish i had more time, but i had to call finished at this point. Spent about a week more than usual on him. So much going on with him.
  24. 6 points
    Here is the other Reaper model I did over Turkey day. With this one I'm adding the rear shot because this miniature is my first attempt at NMM. Please let me know what you think about it.. Here's the back shot. I did the dagger without using any metallic paints. Looking to see what you all think. I've been since working on some other figures with NMM and maybe I'll stick those up later. Thanks!
  25. 6 points
    Cows from Reaper and a resin sea serpent that was gifted to me a while ago by a kind Forum member. Been trying to clear some of my backlog of unpainted minis
  26. 6 points
    My pathfinder Sarenite paladin, Zekir, has picked up a couple of followers. The first is Aysun, an oracle. I did a little conversion and painted up 77217: Mi-Sher by Julie Guthrie to represent this daughter of the desert, diviner of the Dawnflower, and servant of the spirits of her ancestors. I cut off her left hand and scimitar and replaced them with the left hand of 77091: Nienna, Female Elf Ranger by Werner Klocke. I also eventually lopped off her other scimitar, before deciding to keep it after all and pinning it back on. The brooch in her left hand is made from a tiny washer and a rhinestone. She is painted up to match Zekir's color scheme.
  27. 6 points
    I have given myself a project. One which, most likely, will never be completed, or at least not completed this decade. I have decided that I will paint up all the minis I need to run my friends through White Plume Mountain. 5 Flesh golems, 2 kelpies, 5 bugbears, 3 ogres, 4 black puddings, 2 gargoyles, 2 wights, a gray ooze, a sphinx, 3 shadows, a vampire, a werewolf, a giant crab, 8 ghouls, 9 human fighter types, 6 giant crayfish, 6 giant scorpions, 4 sea lions, 3 manticores, an oni, and 4 efreet. Oh, and I'm trying to find the time and drive to paint up at least 4 PCs as well. I haven't really painted anything in like a year. As I said, this is going to never happen. I've got a bunch of the minis already though, and I've got more of them coming when Bones 3 shows up on my doorstep. And since I have an airbrush I'll at least get them all primed black, so there's that. And priming them black pretty much takes care of the black puddings, the gray ooze, and the shadows.
  28. 6 points
    I've had this pirate on my shelf for a little bit and decided last night to carve off his pistol (since most D&D settings don't have guns) and put some color on him. Now get gets to sit on my LGS's shelf until someone picks him up for their D&D character.
  29. 6 points
    Does waking up early to get ready and head out to Free Comic day and spend nearly $90 count as productive? Took the brother-in-law, niece and my daughter. They all got their free comics and we picked up 3 games that looked fun using the buy 2 get 1 free promo the store runs during special events like this. Also saw some power rangers signing autographs and some star trek folk i didnt recognize and a slew of Gearbox employees being treated like rock stars. Fun times.
  30. 6 points
    With some luck I might have Scottish Eggs today. But this is not in any way seasonal.
  31. 6 points
    My Reaper order from Monday left Minnesota last night, yet it hasn't arrived anywhere yet. I'm half expecting it to show up on the tracking as being in California or Florida, given how it seems to want to take a circuitous route around the country to get to me. Tomorrow(Today) is Free Comic Book Day. I'm tempted to go to my FLCS and see what he's got going on, as he's had some artists and writers show up in the past, but I also have a lot of things I need to do around the house. And I'd be really tempted to spend money, which I don't want to do more of right now. Especially when it comes to comics, because I haven't even read all the ones I already own, which is why I had to cancel my reservist's box there in the first place. In exercise news, I think I've found a somewhat happy place for my right arm when doing at least one type of exercise. It's just enough weight to make me work to get 2 sets of 10 reps in doing chin ups, but it's not enough to make it scream for mercy. I know I should try to find one that's capable of getting 3 or 4 sets, but I'm going to work with what I have for now. I've also found a decent weight level for rows, but more experimentation is necessary there.
  32. 6 points
    I'll celebrate this news with you Knight. Gotta say, even though I'm a US backer, I'm happy to see that international backers get their orders packaged and sent out the door first. It would be great if it could be standard practice whenever possible. It isn't always possible, but it seems downright polite whenever I see it happen.
  33. 6 points
    Could be worse, could be Yugioh and him wanting a 1st Gen Duel Disk. Ditto. Awesome job on her! Totally awesome!
  34. 6 points
    I never left the house on Derby weekend. broccoli got a little wild in Old Louisville.
  35. 6 points
    What kind of music does she do? --- OMG the local news channels are running back to back coverage of "Celebrity Watch". Basically a reporter and a camera on the red carpets of the biggest Galas all over town. Who knew people would go to these lengths for a mint julep and a chance to bet on the ponies?
  36. 6 points
  37. 6 points
    So I peeled the mask off this evening, after spraying everything with Dullcote to protect the paint from my fingers Report Here And as I had everything off the nails to more easily rub it off, I dry fitted it together and took some pics.... Sorry that my backdrop isn't big enough for this..... So now to touch up the areas where the mask wasn't right, and start doing some more details and then glazing in shadows and highlights.... Thanks for looking! oh and spray dullcote over the glosscote I used to try and make the mask easier to remove....
  38. 6 points
  39. 6 points
    Possible, but as I also have no man dwarf blacksmiths there is still an odd lack of smithing from a people known only for smithing mining and drinking Also spellcheck does not believe me that "smithing" is a word
  40. 6 points
    Well, we managed to avoid doing anything permanent...I'm pretty sure... Good for you!! I too have experienced that evil. The perpetrator did not survive the experience. I'll see your broccoli and raise you a cauliflower.
  41. 6 points
    hmmmm it occurs to me, I now have woman blacksmiths for orcs, humans, and an elf on the way, but no dwarves. This seems wrong somehow.
  42. 6 points
  43. 6 points
    Some random pics from different trips.
  44. 6 points
    During our trips we found strange mushrooms. It is funny to see how much nature , nice places and such are in your are when you start looking for it. A little pic of me hiking..due to security reasons only a back shot..
  45. 6 points
    This is from a trip to Valkenburg. Lots of ruins there, but also a Limestone Cave.
  46. 6 points
    These are from several other trips, an impression of our Dutch Empire! A Highlander Bull ( blocking the way out, we had to turn back then, he stayed firm before the gate) A little pond. Some Frogs A Ruin Water , there were lots of frogs there, beautiful place.
  47. 5 points
  48. 5 points
    I imagine a faulting plan to involve a can of beer, explosives, the San Andreas, and the future island of California.
  49. 5 points
    I just did something I said I wasn't going to do anymore. I bought something on my credit card. I've been paying the thing down really well over the last couple months, and I wanted to continue that streak, but I couldn't bring myself to pass something up. See, Penny Arcade is increasing the prices on their shirts next week, and they announced it in advance. I want some of those very same shirts, namely their new Acquisitions Inc stuff, but I was waiting until I had a little more spare cash to make the purchase. But then they made that announcement, and I was like "Well, it's sort of like buying it on sale if I buy it now, since by next week it's going to be going up by $4 a shirt." And so I bought them, because I am weak. I'm soon to be the proud owner of a nice and purple Jim Darkmagic character shirt, as well as the Acquisitions Inc logo shirt. I wanted the Green Flame shirt, but it's sold out in all sizes except small, which is a size I've not been described as since, oh, 1999 or thereabouts.
  50. 5 points
    Elder Spawn has a friend over. they should be asleep but there is giggling coming from the front room.