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    A while ago, Sodapop Miniatures released the Deeproot Scout- a character I think we can all agree had some inspiration in Nintendo's favorite elf. Naturally, my favorite incarnation of the Hero of Time to base him on (Link to the Past) as seen here The hair is red (even pink) because I was working from the pixel art rather than the art in the book. More recently, Sodapop released a resculpt of the character- so I decided that the best thing to do would be to level him up a bit. So here is my Deeproot Scout painted up as Link with Blue Male, the reforged Master Sword, red shield and boomerang.
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    Finished Sorcerer Originally, I had thought the Brawler would be my favorite, but once I got this one done, it took that spot. Fun fact 1: Its bracers are made out of Savage Chaos Toad skin. Fun fact 2: Hanging from its belt is the shrunken head of another chaos toad (Izzy's design). Group Shot I think Duke Gerard is in a bit of trouble here, or maybe he has made a pact with the powers of chaos?
  5. 11 points
    They are removable, so that they can be used for games. Other than fighting the urge to fiddle around....I think this project is done!
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    I stopped by my FLGS to get a bottle of paint. Instead, I picked up 3 figures and a scenic base with which to make a diorama. For ReaperCon. Somebody find my sanity and slap me with it. Please. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    @knarthex Yeah, I came to the same conclusion. It'll probably be fine, probably. Progress! I finished the wings, and sealed them with brush-on sealer. I rather wanted to use Dull Cote, but it's been super-humid the last few days -- 90-100%, with rain -- and I don't like spraying unless it's 40% or lower. I don't have any place inside my apartment with sufficient ventilation. So brush-on it is. The bottle is getting quite empty after all this. Here's a dry-fitting. Sans head, because I haven't done that yet. The feet need attention -- some paint has rubbed off with handling, and I still need to paint the claws. Also, the back foot doesn't fit well. I may need to trim a bit off the bottom of the peg in his foot to make it sit flush against the stones. In other news, snow! I've never done snow. I got some Woodland Scenics snow, as mentioned. So here's an experiment on a bottle lid. On the right, we have PVA glue sprinkled with the stuff. On the left, we have a mixture of Realistic Water and the snow powder. I'm going to let those dry for a day or so and see which I like better, because I think it may be easier to put the snow on before attaching the dragon. If anybody has suggestions for snow, I'm all ears.
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    Ooo, candy corn, my favorite! I've loved playing cards since I was in elementary school; I actually collect decks from everywhere I've been (yes, I even have a Sophie deck from I think Zazzle to commemorate my first ReaperCon). I still have my lucky deck which saw many, many, many hours of solitaire (alone and group) all the years I was in K-12 education. It's super buttery soft to shuffle, to the point that I need to be a little cautious lest I accidentally bend one (which has yet to happen, thank goodness!) Nothing quite like shuffling a good, used deck of cards, for sure. *nods* Fair enough, though this actually happened to my father-in-law. He finally got around to selling the large BOX of cards he used when he was in college (he had, I believe, at least one black lotus, along with some unopened packs). This gave him enough to put a down payment on a used car for my sister-in-law. True story. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Some new stuff in Previews.
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    @Pegazus Actually, if you haven't already made the cards, can I change the picture you'll be using? I think this one would work better since I'll be wearing it most of the con. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Day 02: 30 min got a basecoat on the basilisk's belly. I decided I want to stick with only two color families, so I will skew the red toward orange and make the belly a lighter orange. Not much here other than a new basecoat on the belly and some dark green where I reclaaimed the basecoat on the leg scales. Finari didn't get much, just a little bit in her hair. Day 02 Bonus: 45 min Due to some bus schedule weirdness, I stayed late at the office and got some more painting in. Highlights on the green, bringing the legs up to the level of the dorsal ridge, glazed in the orange on the dark stripe, and started highlighting the belly. Most of the time was on the greens. The leg scales aren't quite as light as the dorsal ridge, but I think I like that and will reclaim the darker green on the insides of the dorsal scales. The orange belly will need to shade down to the red, but I want the stripe to be the darkest part, if I can. I'll take some greyscale pictures tomorrow to really check on that. Any thoughts?
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    what this growing on the back of my miniature? some kind of mold or pile of garbage? I think ill cut off a bunch and make it a lower surf, rather than crashing wave. I am happy with the way the rest of this is going.
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    excelent. I don't suppose I could hire you to once again reprise your role of purple kitty ninja?
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    If I know the person likes military fiction or tanks in general, the Hammer's Slammers books would be top of the list.
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    Chaosscorpion I think this looks better
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    I used to play with a beat-up old Beta edition Sol Ring in my deck, just so people would pause to look at it, and ask the inevitable question... And then realize that I'd been playing almost a decade longer than they had, and probably invented most of the combos they were using... (Actually, the Sol Ring was calculated psychological warfare: I started with Revised, a couple years after it had come out - when I was working at the mall rolling pretzels in the late '90's, five or six years after I started playing, a local Navy guy I knew handed me a deck box of cards he'd found that somebody had left behind at the base when they rotated out. The Sol Ring was one of them. It was kinda beat up when I got it, so I put it in my deck rather than go buy another one, lol.)
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    *** Stares at pile of papers and PC screen*** *** Sighs*** *** Yes, yes I am! ****
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    Yea, I'm familiar. The Bavarian lozenges was more to do with trying to get Bavaria in there as well. And I know that the arms are rather recent. A lot of smaller cities and towns with arms didn't have them historically, just like most families didn't either. When I played Magic, I had no illusion that any of my cards were going to be worth money because I started far too late. The only reason the old cards are worth anything is because of how few of them were printed. That just isn't the case with new MtG sets, so I just never cared. That, and I knew I'd probably never sell them anyways, they'd just languish in a box in a closet somewhere. They're actually doing it now. That said, I do tend to sleeve cards for board games for some reason. I think it has to do with how the ones I've actually sleeved are now discontinued games, and how board games tend to come with snacks and drinks much more often than Magic ever did in my experience. Which is also kind of odd, as my most common time to play Magic was at lunch in school. We just only played after we'd hastily shoved everything down our throats. Ah, yes, the "oh crap, this guy plays a lot" effect. It's a shame that playing a lot doesn't always mean you're any good. I knew a lot of people who thought they were gods at certain card games until I beat them. Or in some cases called them on their cheating that they always did which relied on their opponent's ignorance of obscure rules to get away with.
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    I am obligated to say The Belgariad and The Mallorean by David Eddings. He isn't the best story creator, but he is the best story teller. Classic tales done outstandingly well. Brent Weeks is an amazing and relatively new author. The Night Angel trilogy is a great fantasy-assassin novel. He does well with character development. His Lightbringer series (in progress) is very good, and he continues to have great characters but also has created an amazingly colorful (literally colorful) world. Any paint collector needs to read that. Steven Brust is my favorite assassin-novelist, but also the most versatile. He can do snark, adventure, and horror. I'd recommend really any of his books. If you read the assassin series (Taltos), start with Jhereg. Pretty sure he started it based off a D&D character. Brandon Sanderson's work is always enjoyable. He's a world builder. The Way of Kings is the start to his giant epic series which is going along really well so far. Gotta love/hate GRRM with Game of Thrones, especially if you are into history. He's not great to his fans though. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman is wonderful fun. Shadow Unit series (on amazing e-books) is a collaborative series of short stories by many authors. It is a bit of a sci-fi viral/emotional investigator series. I'm going to be the person to disagree here, but with some caveats. I read both. I enjoyed the process of reading them. Rothfuss strings words together like pearls on a string. The words are stinkin' beautiful. However, his female characters are absolutely awful (boring and weak, or only there for the pleasures of the annoying main character), and his main character has a chronic case of "is smart and always acts like an idiot". I end up with a bad taste in my mouth thinking about the stories overall, especially the second, which had gratuitous sexcapades. I don't mind romance and characters getting some nooky. Many of you have read my general stances on nudity and I'm not a prude. However, I want to read the story. If I wanted to read about how a character got with X Y and Z Hottie, I'd go read smut. I want story. Rothfuss panders to his own desires and spills them on the page with perfect eloquence. I will read the next book when it comes out. I have no doubt that I'll be just as annoyed with it. Good to know. I have Too Many Curses on a shelf and ready to read!
  20. 6 points
    What? You think you are different from the rest of us????
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    For you folks that play cards with playing cards, I highly recommend a company called Kem Cards. The cards are printed on a plastic sheet, then cut. If someone spills liquid on them no worry, wash in some soapy water and dry them off.... Lose a card? With each deck is a special card, the back of which matches the pattern of the deck) that has all 4 suits, with each card listed. Circle the card(s) you are missing, and for a nominal fee, they will be replaced... My dad has a pair of double decks, 1 regular, and one for pinochle. I remember playing with those cards more than 40 years ago, and they still act like they are brand new.... I bought a double deck of poker cards about 20 years ago, for about $20.... Oh, and they come in a plastic box as well.... They have lots of different patterns for them..... g
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    Today's commute home had a WTH moment. Stuck in traffic. Black SUV in front of me. Pink ribbon breast cancer license, pink ribbon breast cancer license plate frame, pink ribbon breast cancer ribbons on both lower corners of the back window. I can see the driver in the mirror. She's wearing a pink ribbon breast cancer hat. Okay, fine with all that. Then she flicks the ashes off of her cigarette hanging out the window. Uh.... really?
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    I use an old beat up deck when I read tarot. It increases the likelihood of tips and of being taken seriously.
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    I'd like to think my wife has the most "easy to spot" forum names....
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    Here's a little work on the cards - made with cardstock, drawn with micro pens, then painted over to look old. I'm trying for dynamic motion and I think it's working out so far.