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  1. 25 points
    So, I have a whole bunch of Reaper heroes to show off. Is it against the rules if I don't look up the number on every one of them for posting? . And then there was one that was topless (with purple skin).
  2. 20 points
    Just extracted 40 jars worth of honey from my beehive and it tastes great. Bees are healthy and in fine shape to take on the winter. Feeling quite proud of myself (and them)
  3. 18 points
    Greetings folks! Sssssssssssss, tabletop quality paintjob of the Giant Cobra from the Bonesssssssssss 3 Kickssssssstarter! Thanks for looking!
  4. 18 points
    I could have put the image here. It's easy. I want people to get used to going to that page to see new art - See, the Campaign Page has a TON of cool art, but it's locked down ad we cannot make changes now. So we use this page as a repository now of new images as we get them. Yes, we will still post these images in the Updates, too, But after another 18 months and 36 more Updates on top of the 77 updates we already have, hunting though the updates to see the most recent versions of the art is going to be a headache - so this makes a convenient resource for everyone to keep up with what they need to know when their rewards arrive, and to build anticipation until then.
  5. 17 points
    This was an experiment in HQ speed painting using thinned, semi-opaque paint over zenithal priming. In all it took about 8 hours including the base (damn chipped vase already!). Pretty happy with the results, and now onto the other 30 big monsters...
  6. 15 points
    "Enough... Books" This phrase makes no sense to me.
  7. 14 points
  8. 14 points
    Every few years we purge the books, extracting the most fun and useful and clearing out the merely meh. We still can't keep on top of them, but at least we don't have piles of books that don't excite us loading us down.
  9. 14 points
    BF and I are rearranging the craft area. The D&D shelf has been unloaded to bring upstairs where D&D is actually played. The stack of books is almost to my waist. This is D&D 3.5, a few of our parent's AD&D books, a single Shakespeare book, and a few physics textbooks. The majority of the D&D books are already upstairs. New paint table in background. Enough books? Noooooo
  10. 14 points
    Congrats on getting a full group! Quite the eclectic group it is, too. Ahh, so they're bringing me more ammo. Good! I do! The M240B was my baby in the Navy. I'm an ok shot with long arms, but put me on a ship with rolling decks, an M240, and some ammo, and I will put holes in whatever you want me to. It's kinda funny, I don't really know how I got to be good with one, it's not like I got to shoot 1000's of rounds through it or anything. We got one 100 round belt of ammo to 'qualify' with (really just get a feel for how the gun works) and that was it. When I destroyed the target with my first 9 rounds, the CO was kinda impressed. The weapons guys were all like 'psh, beginner's luck' , so then everyone started telling me to 'shoot this' or 'shoot that'. After I went through my remaining rounds hitting everything that was indicated, everyone got real quiet. And that is how I ended up being the dude toting a machine gun on VBSS missions.
  11. 14 points
    Yes. I only took 6 emails with Support and 3 days for them to understand
  12. 13 points
    Hello all, so here are two figures I just finished recently from Ral Partha. The first one is from the Larry Elmore set Bones of the Past, I think sculpted by Jeff Grace, which was based off a painting Larry Elmore did I think perhaps for a book cover. I tried to actually use the same color scheme on my mini as showed up in the painting, but I ended up changing up the belt because in the painting it was red and she already had red details and pants. I did the other figure a wile back ago, the gal with the purse, loincloth and little else. Here's the link to that one: I think, that linked up okay. Then here is another figure I did, Jee-Anna the armored warrior priest (ess) a figure sculpted by Jim Johnson quite a while back ago. I really like this figure and wanted to give her just dark, blacks and greys, so hopefully with this color scheme I ended up getting what I wanted. With the base, I ended up sculpting some more stones because it was one of those stone floor bases. Anyway, hope you enjoy them!
  13. 13 points
    https://www.reapermini.com/Bones4 We added some art here - including the Lost Valley Clan of the Black Bear, which were previously just silhouettes Does that help assuage your disappointment?
  14. 13 points
    The collective noun for Stirges (since we're being all 19th century upper-class silly people now) is clearly "suck".
  15. 12 points
    Greetings! I don't seem to have as much time to paint miniatures as usual at the moment but I have been working on this beastie here & there lately. I really like this sculpt & I couldn't resist painting it purple. I did have a bit of a nightmare trying to paint the areas between the base of the worm & the (worm)hole so, if I was to paint another one, I would definately paint the parts up separately & glue them afterwards. Thanks for looking!
  16. 12 points
    Been trying to do all the Dwarfs, halflings and gnomes in my bones collection recently. I really like how this one turned out.
  17. 12 points
    Oh gosh. I have *another* way to mess with my friend who is playing the Necrobard. Based off this phrase.... "you can't spell necromancer without romance". My female necromancer shall be his undoing. *mad cackling from the dungeon* Melody Creek will draw him into all the bad blood magics *bwahahahaha*
  18. 11 points
    Greetings Folks! Just a quick tabletop quality paintjob of Galadanoth, Elf Sniper from the Bones 3 Kickstarter - complete with wonky eyes...... Thanks for looking!
  19. 11 points
    Well I am slowly getting back into Mini painting after a long time, dabbled a little with it last year but life happened and didn't do much, but before that hadn't painted anything sense around 1999. Now trying to get some practice when i can so that I'm ready for when my Bones 4 comes in, (I know that's a long time but I tend to put things off :D ). Any way broke out the paints and painted these Skeleton Guardians that I had but I wanted to try some different color combinations and washes to see how they looked. With the exceptions of the washes and different colored loin cloths the rest of the skeletons were panted with the same colors. The Blue Skeleton was done with a wash of Reapers Stone Grey The Red Skeleton was done with a wash of Reapers Harvest Brown The Green Skeleton was done with a wash of Reapers Pure Black For still being a bit rusty I think they turned out alright, but i'm still on the fence about which wash I like better so if anyone want to chime in on that it would be appreciated and any other C&C are appreciated as well
  20. 11 points
    I sat down to paint yesterday evening and found strings of cobweb on some of the minis. I think the spiders in my house are trying to tell me something. I've been forgetting to order new brushes so I just did that. (This is my first order from Dick Blick. I tend to use one of their competitors since they have a local store. Unfortunately, the local store doesn't stock Raphael 8404 brushes and their packaging for brushes for online orders has left a little to be desired.) I'll have some time off next week so I hope I'll get more painting in. I had two cups of coffee this morning and I found them both strangely comforting. This worries me since I'm not normally a coffee person. (I'm only drinking it because I stayed up way too late playing a puzzle game.) I don't really want to own both coffee and tea paraphernalia. (And where would I put it?) I'm still trying to find places to put books in my house. Between miniatures and books and my wife's fabric and yarn stashes, we need a lot of storage and we're running out of convenient places.
  21. 11 points
    i want it, only to hack apart a kraken and pose it in the water base, it's tentacles coming up over the side and up the other side, and buy a bunch of pirate minis in battle poses trying to fight it
  22. 11 points
    It looks like my hair is the same color as my sable brushes ...
  23. 10 points
    Made at ReaperCon 2016. He uses the bits from 5 different minis to make up the wyvern: Ebonwrath - Head and neck Nathdavarr (DDS2) - Wings and base Narthrax - Hind legs and tail Deathsleet - Body Chimera - Tail tip then there is the horse from Sir Daniel but goodness this guy is a PAIN to get pictures of...
  24. 10 points
    Hi, I painted "Eric, the Paladin initiate" as a random mini from Bones 2. I like his contemplative look and pose... So I decided to make a little vignette/diorama by adding one of the graveyard statue from Bones3. I call it "Time to Reflect". The base is an Orange juice cap, and the tree is from Woodland Scenic. C&C Welcome
  25. 10 points
    Well, CT may be a bit far to run, but with Daughter Dilvish off to college I do have a spare room.
  26. 10 points
    Most of my book storage is taken up with my grandfather's National Geographic collection. It is extensive. He also had some pretty impressive coin collections, which I have the unvaluable, but framed ones (he made a huge map and then had coins from every country out to the sides in rows at the lakehouse he built when he retired and where I remember them being while I was growing up... though I hear he used most of his valuable coin collections to build the house, so I guess some hobbies have value). I still love books and reading them, but over time I find that the time I will read the most is if I go to bed (otherwise I will keep doing other things). My wife generally goes to bed much earlier than I do as well. This leads to not being able to read with light, so most of my books for many years now have been electronic. Which makes me sad, but it is still a way to read.
  27. 10 points
    Hence the "Nooooo" Congrats on the honey Beagle! We pulled just one frame of honey, but we are being extra careful to leave lots od stores for winter. We want the hive rockin' come spring time.
  28. 10 points
    (I'm answering this before looking at other answers) I view lead with the wariness of a little knowledge, although it was the material of my childhood minis. Too much hazard. I have some lead minis I am fond of, but I treat them carefully. I like pewter. The detail of lead with a little less weight and a little less flexibility. Totally recyclable. Nice and crisp, a little heft. Many of my figures are pewter. Plastic... Once upon a time before we started a family I vowed to myself that my children would never have plastic toys, that everything would be natural fibers and wood and glass and recyclable and eco-friendly. That vow lasted about eight minutes. Too many too useful things. Also, puritanism is goofy. But I still feel a twinge of guilt about recyclability and environmental contamination whenever I use plastics, even though a lot of them are recyclable if used responsibly. And they are soooo useful. So, polystyrene plastics are a thing, sharp and useful and lightweight if a little brittle. Bones plastic: lightweight, flexible (and thus sturdy!), inexpensive and versatile. The detail on Bones is a bit softer than pewter, but still darned good for the scale. I find it easier to deal with larger figures, monsters and the like, in plastic than in metal. And the lower price means I am more willing to play and experiment. The majority of my miniatures are Bones plastic, thanks to the Bones Kickstarters. Resin. Hmm boy. I am really conflicted about resin. On the one hand a lot of people like resin because it takes sharp fine detail as well as or better than metal, but it is lightweight and thus can handle more intricate and fragile shapes. Resin can be brittle, however, and the lubricants needed to release it from the molds can make it well nigh unpaintable. More seriously, resin is totally non-recyclable. Unlike thermoplastics like polystyrene and Bonesium, which can be gently melted and reused, resins are set forever and the material can never be reused. Uncured resin is toxic and highly allergenic and it gives off toxic fumes. Resin dust (as might be generated by sanding) is also toxic, and super lightweight and easy to draw deep into the lungs. Resin is about as environmentally unfriendly as you can get. I have some resin terrain and figures. Originally, as with my children's toys, I vowed I would not. But ... well, again, too much of potential use. :/
  29. 10 points
    I really miss having plentiful raw honey... My Dad had bees for most of my childhood but when he moved to civilization he stopped. I like having him within easy visiting distance but I haven't found an affordable way to get that kind of honey. Managed to drag my teenaged daughter out of bed and get her to the bus stop on time. I think I might just go back to bed for a bit, I've got an hour before the other two need to get up for school.
  30. 10 points
    I read that as..Experiencing dinosaurs..I might need coffee. A Scourge of Stirges ! You have beautiful brushes... I'm just glad that my brushes have hair, if they looked like my head, I would be fingerpainting.. Here in Europe they showed Irma projected over our continent. It is the size of France Also... it seems that Jose is following Irma, and it is now a Tropical Storm, might be turning into another Hurricane. Will reach St. Maarten Saturday. Also Katia..Tropical storm close to Miami? Stay safe everyone!!!
  31. 10 points
    To show how big Irma was, they overlaid the entire state of Florida over Irma. And she still had room to spare. Yes, I'm glad the storm surge and the worst winds won't be effecting my friends on the west coast, but there will still be wind and rain so I'm hoping the best for everyone in Florida... And though it's current track puts it on a direct path for Savannah, My thoughts still will be with Froggy and anyone else who lives in that area.
  32. 10 points
    Irma is bad... I'm on Florida's West coast, if it stays on the east coast I should be safe. It won't be parallel us until Sunday Night/Monday morning. But this is our first hurricane in our new house, so I admit to being nervous.
  33. 10 points
    Um, Pingo... That's because you just dipped your hair in your paint.
  34. 10 points
    Do you chew on it? My nickname when I was still active as a gunner was the "Co Ax Kid" because I was regularly able to take out the targets on tank qualification ranges with A 3 ROUND BURST! (we would count the rounds when we turned in the un-expended ammo.... Stabilizers helped....) I still think that they need to toss those POS M60 lmgs and replace them with 240s.... Soo much simpler to clean and maintain.....
  35. 10 points
    Mine looks like a 3/0 that I dry brushed with. Not so much there any more and what there is sticks out everywhere.
  36. 9 points
    OK, so this is one of those "good enough!" moments and I am calling this done! This, actually being the stage for many of my firsts.. My first diorama for starters, my first attempt at making a wire-tree, the first time I used an airbrush and my first (albeit failed) entry to a competition. And it is the moment to call it quits, declare it finished and present to you for much desired C&C. Unfortunately my photography is still very much lacking :( Oh and the reason I couldn't make it to the competition is that I have to go on a business trip abroad on the very day that it will be held.. Oh well, there is always next year I guess.. Thanks for looking.
  37. 9 points
    Very cool! I loved my time researching that whole era and still pick it up from time to time (largely when a new blog post comes up from some of the researchers I followed during my "research-lite" timeframe) and look at new aspects of it. Not that I'm all about historical accuracy mind you. I used most of it to rebuild the later crusades and incorporate the 13th Crusade in time for the black plague to sweep across the lands. This concerned the vampires in the holy lands and all kinds of holy and unholy warfare broke out. Also, because this wasn't complex enough, one of the characters was Marco Polo's granddaughter (and yes, I matched that up to a historically accurate point) and we had World of Darkness Gypsies. I have more notes than I would ever use...
  38. 9 points
    I've gotten to the point where I buy fewer and fewer books in physical copies. I love books. I love the way they feel. I love the way they smell. I love the way they look in my shelves. It's just not practical anymore though. Not at present. Earlier this year I got rid of most of my paperbacks. Not all, but the majority. Now I'm down to a handful of Paperbacks and the Hardcovers I won't part with. I'm leaning toward ditching The Wheel of Time though, since I doubt I'm ever going to re-read/finish the series. I need to find a good used book seller that handles quality, since I need to replace my copies of The Dragonbone chair and a couple of others, and I don't trust online, since I'm looking for a very specific dust jacket design.
  39. 9 points
  40. 9 points
    Late night working for mrs. n3rd, she's on her way home and it's nearly 8pm here. I haven't eaten dinner yet as I got caught up hobbying and usually we like to dine together anyhow. I think I'm done for the night though, it was productive.
  41. 9 points
    For those unable to view the videos, here's a brief summary of the important points from each video: Julie Guthrie and Bob Ridolfi: Blacksting the wyvern's base was sculpted so that it can slot into the Dragons Don't Share base. You can use it to make an extension of the staircase. The Skeletal Dragon add-on was sculpted such that it can be removed from its base and stand by itself on the table. Bob sculpted the base parts for the translucent Ghost Pirates in the core set, and Julie sculpted the ghosts themselves, using the elements Bob included on each base as inspiration. The Skeletal Monsters add-on will come with a sprue of extra heads, and all of the heads are intended to be interchangeable between the different skeletons. Gene Van Horne and Michael Proctor: From the Fantasy Scenics add-on: the well, gazebo and astrolab all fit onto the round platform, and the doorway piece fits onto the side. The Zombie Dragon add-on also fits nicely onto the round platform. The elf warrior (number 9?) in the Core Set is Michael's player character in D&D. His name is Adaran (my best guess on spelling) Jason Wiebe and Bobby Jackson: After a model is sculpted digitally, the sculptor sends it to Reaper. Reaper requests corrections, then when it is to where Reaper wants it, they print out a master sculpt on their 3D printer. In traditional sculpting, the master is the green that's handed in; with digital, Reaper prints out the master. Mossbeard Treeman was Wiebe's own design, no concept art; Blacktooth Terror was more of a back-and-forth between Wiebe and Ron. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  42. 9 points
    Close. An M249 is a squad support weapon that fires the 5.56 mm round. The M240 is also a squad support weapon, but it fires the bigger and heavier 7.62mm round. It is also commonly mounted on vehicles. That's why we had 'em in the Navy.
  43. 9 points
  44. 9 points
    Here are links to the three videos where several Reaper sculptors were interviewed by Ron Hawkins (during the Bones 4 countdown party): Julie Guthrie and Bob Ridolfi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhcRzfpj7hc&feature=youtu.be Gene Van Horne and Michael Proctor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyM8wQH5Yjw&feature=youtu.be Jason Wiebe and Bobby Jackson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVwk9SSFLWg Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  45. 9 points
    Woohoo first real lab of the semester taught. I have a good bunch of students. Do wish I had an assistant for the Wednesday class though; more students there makes it crowded with little hands on time in each group.
  46. 8 points
    I have to work Saturday, but they are graciously allowing me to work from home thanks to Irma.
  47. 8 points
    For years me and my two closest friends shared all our books. A couple of times we decided to cull the collection. By the time we each said which ones we wanted to keep we only had a handful to sell. One of the friends has left the area and the two of us still here don't buy so many any more.
  48. 8 points
    Now that I've received confirmation that Kazmania7 has received this, I can post it:
  49. 8 points
    I have to admit that I didn't even look at Bones 4. I'm not allowed to purchase any more minis so I completely avoided the KS in order to remove temptation.
  50. 8 points