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  1. 14 points
    The elf ranger from my Dragons Don't Share 2 group of adventurers. I wanted my adventuring party to be diverse in skin tones so I tried my hand at a Drow. I like how his skin came out although maybe a bit dark. He wasn't my favorite adventurer and you can tell with my painting as I rushed him to get him finished. In hindsight, I didn't like the colors I chose but I didn't feel like starting over on him so he is what he is. He has a cloth tied around his scabbard. I envisioned this as a memento from his lover as he left on his journey, perhaps her scarf. That is why it is a completely different color than anything himself or the rest of the party is wearing. The little bit of white at the bottom of his base is where he was stuck down with sticky tack. I have touched that up. C&C welcome!
  2. 14 points
    Here is the warrior/paladin guy from my Dragons Don't Share 2 set. He came without his shield so I used one of the new ones from Bones 3. I realized after I super glued it that I stuck it on wrong. Too bad because my super glue works tremendously well! It's not that big of a deal to me so I went ahead and painted him up. I really like how he turned out and I hope you guys do too! C&C always welcome.
  3. 13 points
    The last of the adventurers painted for my Dragon's Don't Share 2 set is the rogue. I wanted her to be wearing dark clothing and armor but not necessarily black. Cue Nightshade Purple! All of her clothes have Nightshade Purple either as the base or mixed in with other colors. Even her blades have a little NP mixed into the shadows and glazed over. I also gave her a bottle of poison which she has coated the tip of her dagger with. I didn't notice the squashed skeleton on her base until I started painting it. Fun little detail! C&C welcome!
  4. 13 points
    Here is another figure from Imperial Assault Core Game, by Fantasy Flight Games. Darth Vader. At once simple but difficult. Trying to achieve dull black and shiny black on the same figure was not easy. I followed Sorastro's guides, but with Reaper Paint. I think this was the first figure I broke out my then newly acquired Citadel shades for the OSL. The black was Black with varying amounts of Snow Shadow for highlights, and then a small dab of a Reaper Sample that is somewhere between ghost white and snow shadow. The camera flash definitely grayed it up, but when I took the pics with just the light box, it was too dark. It has some gloss varnish on the helmet and shoulder armor. Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking.
  5. 13 points
    Day 13: Time to work on some skeletons! I count the Scarecrow as a Skellie Boss because of the amount of Bone showing. Painting the shield of the one on the far right was fun too. Day 14: Mummies! I've modded these in minor ways, by cutting/twisting/regluing the arms and heads. Day 15: More Skellies! I understand why people warned me about burn-out, which is why I saved Skellies and scenery for the half way mark. So far I've killed 2 brushes, a bottle of brown liner, and I'm only half way! But a new bottle of brown liner arrived, so I can start prepping more human figures.
  6. 12 points
    Here is the mage/wizard/sorceress in my Dragons Don't Share 2 adventuring party. She was fun to paint. I wanted a diverse group so I gave her more of a Mediterranean skin tone and ombre hair. I am still trying to decide if I want to give her a spell effect in her giant hand. It doesn't bother me as much now that it is painted so not sure if I will go ahead with a spell effect or leave her as is. I tried a little freehand on her scarf/cape thing. They aren't quite even but I was relatively happy with the design so am leaving it alone. I am getting a dvd so hopefully my freehand will improve. C&C welcome!
  7. 12 points
    This is the dwarf cleric from my Dragons Don't Share 2 adventuring party. He turned out to be my favorite in the group! He is mostly painted with Reaper paints that I picked up at Wintercon and I love Peacock Green and my new favorite is Nightshade Purple! Seriously, 4 out of 5 of the adventurers has Nightshade purple as either a dominant color or mixed with another color or used as a shadow. What a versatile color! Anyway, this guy was so much fun to paint. He is being so sneaky or cautious, I can't tell which! C&C welcome!
  8. 12 points
    Goodness, I have got to muster up some energy somehow. ;A; I'm thinking about drawing character portraits for some side income while I job hunt, I'm wondering if I should learn digital. No shipping costs, I already have a drawing program, and I won't need to buy more physical drawing materials.... Hummmm. I guess what's stopping me is that there are already so many digital artists that are CRAZY GOOD. But traditional is kind of a hassle at the moment.... And I gotta keep sculpting, but it's so tough!! Raaaargh!
  9. 12 points
    Speaking of superglue... Tonight I managed to get some on my shirt and then I got some accelerator on my finger and superglue shortly after which felt like a very hard pinch like when when you pinch your finger with pliers or something. The dangers of painting and hobbying!
  10. 11 points
    So this is on Facebook: or was this already known here and I'm late to the party as usual?
  11. 11 points
    (tiptoes through the thread so as not to awaken the dozing forumites) Sleep for the Sleep God!
  12. 10 points
    Here is another upload of what I have been working on for the last 18 months: Imperial Assault Core Game. Here is Diala Passil, the Padawan Light Saber wielder of the core 6 heroes in the game. My color scheme follows the character art and Sorastro guide, but with Reaper and Vallejo Game Color paints. The camera makes the cloak look a lot more bright red than it really is. It ended up a sort of brick red in-hand. Overall, the saber blade was my least favorite part of this mini. Colors are under spoiler
  13. 10 points
    Oh, I don't doubt it being inconclusive. Thus the whole "foul smelling placebo". But, if a placebo works for me, then... is it? Anyway, @Sylverthorne's submission of Nuclear Krill artwork has made it onto a tee. This one is G rated, so it should be visible (once they've approved it) to anybody rather than just those who logged in to Zazzle. I'll try to figure out a non-link way of posting them. Store's name is nuclearkrillmerch. Think you can just paste that on the end of zazzle's basic website. Sleepy now. Sleep now.
  14. 10 points
    Wife just got off work here about 10-15 mins ago, so we are going to a late dinner. At least I got a bunch of hobby time in tonight - worked on my Reapercon Open project (Snake/Sea monster), I'm prepping a couple of busts to tinker around with soon(tm) and prepped the final figure for my D&D group, will paint up a female dark elf rogue this week.
  15. 10 points
    I have stood before the fatigue wall... I am helpless before it and even though I have sympathy, I really don't understand it completely. I see it's effects and I know where the wall goes to and how it ends. Maybe someday I'll find a way to move the wall... until then, I'll keep standing watch over the fallen at that wall. *** salutes ***
  16. 10 points
    *Wonders* Did I take that second dose of indomethacin? I seriously can't remember..... Anyways stayed home today because I ran out of spoons getting ready to leave. Had some of the worst pain yesterday then I've had in awhile. Woke up feeling fine, but like I said, hit the fatigue wall pretty quickly. (I think you guys may have noticed me being around a bit more today.) Anyways, nsaids are the answer.... so did I take that second dose of indomethacin or not.... grrrr.... I hate not remembering. Maybe I'll go look to see if the cup has wetness in it. Couldn't have taken the pill without water... sometimes I have to get creative to circumvent my brain.
  17. 10 points
    Finished my five minis for today and got them posted! Now to bed early.
  18. 9 points
    I kept looking at the numbers and they didn't add up. Tracker was too high, data exports much lower. With all the things going wrong, I needed to understand why there was a mysterious 250 unfilled orders in the tracker. It took me a while to beat it out of the data, I'm more of a hammer than a glove. It is nice to have it resolved and not hanging over us.
  19. 9 points
    There was an episode of Futurama, one of the Comedy Central episodes, where Bender does that with folk songs. If you like that, try to get your hands on a bottle of Hakushu 12 year single malt. It's a not-Scotch(can't call it Scotch because it's not made in Scotland), and it's AMAZING! My favorite whisky by far, though it's hard to find because it's so popular. It's also a Suntory product. Roughly $100 a bottle, depending on alcohol taxes in your area, but because of its popularity and resulting scarcity I've seen it going for $2-300. Especially if you're buying it online, though every time I've found it in a physical liquor store it's been at regular price. They also own a few Scottish distilleries(among them is Laphroaig, whose Quarter Cask I love, but all their other stuff I've tried has been too heavy on the iodine taste for me), and Courvoisier brandy. Honestly, Suntory owns so many different distilleries that it's hard to keep track. I've been hearing for years that the Japanese are out-Scotching the Scots, winning more and more awards every year for their Scotch-style whiskies. And they've been doing it with bourbon-style whiskies too. Just like with electronics before, the Japanese have surged toward the competition and are making a big name for themselves in booze. In other news, almost got ran over at work today. Lady either didn't check her mirrors when backing out of her parking space or otherwise saw the parking authority uniform and decided to run me down. Not so much as a tap of the brakes as she just decided to shoot out of the space. Good thing I was paying attention when she wasn't because I was able to quickly move out of the way, but if she does that often she's gonna really hurt someone. Especially if she does it there, because it was right outside a public park. I did find out that a shop in town carries Citadel paints and GW figures though. And the shop just opened a few months ago, so their paint stock should be relatively fresh and dried pots on the shelf should be unlikely. I like Citadel paints, but man do I hate those pots they come in. If a shop doesn't have good paint turnover, you're likely to find dead paint that's still factory sealed.
  20. 9 points
    Managed to complete July goals and several more besides. 31 minis this month so far 91 for the year! Now to get the Snoopy dancing done so I can make dinner.
  21. 9 points
    @LittleBluberry Oh I need to use a pill sorter. Otherwise I'll have no idea if I've taken my meds or not. I haven't decided if I am going to take this as a scheduled medication for a few days or not. Depends on how I feel tomorrow. If I do, I'll add it to the pill box. Sorry that you are able to relate to the fatigue. People often say "I can see how the pain bothers you." and actually I don't really mind the pain as much, it's the fatigue that gets me. The pain is annoying, the fatigue is life limiting. So in my view that's the worst.
  22. 9 points
    This is why with antibiotics I count the pills daily. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, but I really relate to the fatigue. Hot weather really doesn't help. I got the tiniest amount of hobbying done. Sculpted the finger and thumb that got cut off the hand when I did a weapon swap. Hopefully this means I can actually start painting my mounted paladin.
  23. 9 points
    You can pledge for as many or as few items as you want without having to "qualify" for certain rewards by having gotten other rewards. It's like going to the grocery store. You can get peanut butter without buying bread, or bread without peanut butter, or both, or neither and get a different thing entirely. We do that.
  24. 8 points
  25. 8 points
    Thanks a bunch, everyone! He was a long battle to finish on time, but all your kind comments make the race against time plenty worth it! And now, to get that sleep I so desperately need after a 3AM painting session last night...