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  1. 17 points
    New sketchbook! This is the battered previous one on top of the spiffy new one: This is my pencil case:
  2. 11 points
    I'm a noob (about 5-6 weeks of painting) but am happy with this guy and his rusty armor! Would love some C & C from anyone though!
  3. 11 points
    I've only been at this a little over a month and am totally addicted! Went for the glowing eyes here and botched it -- Don't know how you expert painters paint son damn small!
  4. 11 points
    Damn Tracfone still won't take my debit card info, so I need to run out extra early tomorrow and buy an actual airtime card... Hope the hell my debit card works for other online stuff. And speaking of online stuff... This is December's 25th Ann. mini: And this is Bonnie, an old online friend of mine... ... I'm seeing a certain resemblance, lol. (Bonnie has Larsen's Syndrome, so she's only 4'2" and actually does have the same physical proportions as that mini.) I may have to paint one of those for her, if I can get back in touch with her...
  5. 10 points
    SInce it was a Sphinx I figure maybe manicured claws...what do you guys think?
  6. 10 points
    03398 Liriel Silverlocks Female Elf Bard by Derek Schubert
  7. 10 points
    You'll save HUNDREDS! Buy ALL THE THINGS! The Dark Sword Game of Thrones wolves? They have each of the Stark kiddo's pups.
  8. 9 points
    Bombshell Miniatures 10050 Celeste the Sorceress, sculpted by Kev White. I wanted a simple mini with few accessories to paint up as a quick little project, so I picked Celeste for her clean lines. As a bonus I used some of the Breastcancer Awareness Pink I have multiple bottles of. Spent maybe 3 hours on her.
  9. 9 points
    jumps between the brain weasels and Cyradis and starts mowing them down with a gatling gun
  10. 8 points
    Reaper Bones 77511 Xiloxoch, Naga So I had grand plans for this mini; washes on the scales and NMM on the headpiece, but alas neither of those came to pass. Like usual, washes hate me, so after a wash attempt that ruined my previous effort at painting the scales, I ended up meticulously painting and shading each scale. I did successfully glaze on the scales at the very end for shading, so i call that a win. Moving on to my grand NMM plan. After painting every scale I was pretty sick of the mini, and it sat untouched for month. Then I had an incident of pouring way too much gold paint into my wet pallet by accident, and used that as an excuse to just finish the mini.
  11. 8 points
    Super quick paint job for these guys... My son wanted them for the Dragon Rampant army I'm painting him for Christmas, and I've still got a lot more to do so I everything I do in the next while is likely to be a bit rushed. Base coat was Vallejo Model Air, Armour Brown, then drybrushed heavily with Desert Stone, lightly with Dirty Bone, then a little more heavily again with Olive Drab. The Olive Drab doesn't really show up in the picture but it's pretty decent in person - not overpowering, just enough to make them look more like old trees.
  12. 8 points
    Terezinzya stared with disdain at the end of her sleeve, now wet and slimy after being dragged through the flooded passage, it was bad enough when Goblins stole the other sleeve, but now her costume was ruined. She looked over at her companions, dressed in their sensible but drab outfits, maybe they had the right idea all along? No, just because she had dropped out of fashion school to go adventuring didn't mean she had to give up being stylish. Next time they set up camp she'd sketch some new ideas, but perhaps with less long flowing parts... It's been far too long since I've painted a Reaper mini, and I'd forgotten how much fun they were to paint! Sadly, my poor photography skills make it hard to see all her little details, but there's more shots of her in my WIP thread here. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
  13. 8 points
    Hopefully she comes around @Glitterwolf but if not I think you are doing the right thing for you and the rest of your family.
  14. 8 points
  15. 8 points
    *hugs* *Offers fat buzzies* *hugs* * offers fat buzzies*
  16. 8 points
    That is a rotten situation and if they can't see that coming they're nuts. You have more tolerance than me. My fights are over competing policies with COOs over whether it's better to hire and fire based on demand or automate and just keep one skilled group of operators regardless of production levels. The management gig was always supposed to be part of the job, just not so many or so fast. I do get paid respectably for my job either as a high level engineer or a director. To be fair, the only way my management can promote me further is into the executive track, and you have to have direct reports for thst. I sympathize with you though, not getting what is a fair wage or dumping more work with No additional compensation is terrible. Getting stuck with a known waste of oxygen is even worse.
  17. 8 points
    I have this mental picture of a Gabbling Gun being used to infect brain weasels with the brain weasel equivalent of brain weasels. GEM
  18. 8 points
    I am proud that I am just two weeks away from finishing my first semester of art class on my (LONG!) way to getting my AA degree in art. I passed art 102 (middle ages to modern) with an A+, my fundamentals of 2D design is going great (just need to kick out my vinyl cover final piece), and I should hopefully pass art 100 (prehistoric to middle ages) with a good grade. I am just taking Drawing 1 next semester, hopefully that will get me the skills I need to illustrate my wife's children's book:)
  19. 8 points
    Put ingredients in pot. Turn on. Cook. Thicken if needed (a handful of red lentils does a great job). Season to taste. Eat. My favourite is Veg & meat stew. * diced cheap meat (500 grams does about 10 serves) * Lots of seasonal veg * frozen spinach * tinned tomato x 1 or 2 * seasoning (I'm currently enjoying Moroccan seasoning) * diced dying veg from bottom of fridge * lentils Put in slow cooker. Cook while at work. Thicken if preferred. wizzy stick if preferred. eat.
  20. 7 points
    Tried to keep this one simple and I think it turned better off for it. I really like how using blue and red for the wires/cables made them stand out just right.
  21. 7 points
    Waiting in front of a store that doesn't open for another 1/2 hour in the local mall so that I can get the hard to find Funko Groot with Candy Dish for my niece. Merry Christmas!
  22. 7 points
    Being married to a Little Person myself, this is awesome and you need to do it. I need to look up Larsen's now. I only really know about Achondroplasia and SEDC Having married one, I agree.
  23. 7 points
  24. 7 points
    I don't think he ( and her) will ever try anything bad to us. They will just stay away from us, the distance alone wouldn't be worth it. As for the security thing, I have my clearance and should something come up I can show that I 'm not in contact with him. That would be good enough for now. Anyway, I will see if she can find a way, if not, I'll keep my distance. I kept the whole conversation very civil ( using some techniques...listen, don't raise your voice etc...) In the end she wasn't happy with it, I gave her some time to think things over and decide for herself instead of me enforcing something.
  25. 7 points
    I ca sympathise with your concerns and you are probably going to have to engage in some Tough Love. Most of the 1%er motorcycle "clubs" are bad news and it sounds like this guy your daughter is entangled with has found his way into a group that is T-r-o-u-b-l-e. If it's a choice between your responsibilities to the rest of your family, which includes Not jeopardising your career and livelihood, then I think you can see that your choices are clear. Make it clear that the door is always open for your daughter and her offspring but it is not just closed but bolted as well where Mr. Poor-Life-Choices is involved. I wish there was something more positive to be said on this situation but I just don't see any upsides if the guy is actually involved in the sort of activities you describe. GEM
  26. 7 points
    Since I already own many 20 minis and am pretty sure I can't paint them all in this lifetime, I ordered a bust..
  27. 7 points
    Gobbling Gun: Swiftly consumes incoming hostiles and rapidly expels digested hostiles as hardened poop pellets (which can be used as ammunition for other weapons).
  28. 7 points
    Pfft. Lightweights should get the good stuff. No point in drinking junk if you're only good for one anyway! And.... brain weasels are coming after me. They're making me worry about being worthy of getting into a PhD program and finding something I want to do forever. And if I do, what if I can't get in there? *whines* What good is all this learning of stuff if I can't share that stuff?
  29. 7 points
    When I read this I saw NASTY nonboozy beverages. I was wondering why you'd want to drink that. The whole point of drinking nasty boozy beverages is to show how tough you are or for the cheap drunk.
  30. 7 points
    Oooh yeah, Sir Cyr and I finally got a crock pot. The 2.5 quart ones were on sale for ~$7 at the grocery store. Cheaper than the 1 quart and the 4 quart versions, and just the right size in general. Now we need to learn to cook with a crock pot. I am told that it is easy.
  31. 7 points
    I have lost eleven pounds in the last four months. It’s a small thing, but it feels good.
  32. 7 points
    You can’t see, but my old sketchbook’s spine is only held on courtesy of some acid-free black tape.
  33. 7 points
    So. Friday night. A boring* Friday night. I need a drinking game without the drinking. I'm about ready for a new notebook. I buy mine so far in advance they're old news by the time I get to them tho. Up next: yet another Disney-merchandised journal with an elastic band to hold it closed, this one featuring a cavalcade of Avengers. Past tense of "plead" is indeed "pleaded," especially among lawyers. "Pled" is particularly common stateside and generally acceptable, though. I prefer the latter and stumble over "pleaded" myself, to be honest. See also: "lighted" a cigarette instead of "lit." I fear I eventually might snap on someone over using "lead" as the past tense of "lead." That's not even a blankity-blank thing. *No, autocorrect, I did not want to type "Aborting" instead of "a boring."
  34. 7 points
    I did. I almost bought all the wolves. Then I decided that I wanted people more. Though I still wanted the wolves.
  35. 7 points
    I'm not sure that "knew" is precisely correct. "Was unable to see the question without finding a moderately definitive answer" is probably closer. (It's probably part of what makes me a decent tech writer.)
  36. 7 points
    That was my problem. Oh! These minis are now $2 a figure! That means 5 figures for the price of one. Or buy 1 get 4 free! Or these are more than 75% off. ... heads back over to the website.
  37. 7 points
    Awwwww, thank you! I'll convince you yet! Fortunately, they did not throw me a party, I don't even know why you would wish such a thing on me, geez. What I got was a good lunch with one of my first friends here, Bestie and My Temp. I didn't have to invite anyone I don't like and the company paid for it. Now I just have to figure out how I can sneak out of the building without having to tell all of the randos goodbye.... I know, I know, someone's going to suggest the air vents.
  38. 6 points
    I swear, I finished these in time...but I didn't get to upload the photos last night! As usual, I try to participate in a themed project every month, and as it was No-Shave November, what better than some Dwarfs? They're all rather Oldhammer, except for the casualty from Mantic. I think they'd make a good start for a Dwarf Treasure Hunters warband for Mordheim. "Just a quick drink before the adventure..." "I think we're going the right way..." Just an old Thunderer: "Alright, let me bring along some dinner..." "Scouting ahead!" "Just a little nap afore we kill those Gobbos..."
  39. 6 points
    I painted up the nativity set for my father as a gift this year. Granted, I was a bit late on the new wiseman , so I used a merchant instead. That's what I get for ordering my supplies a few months back, I suppose! This is my first diorama, and I'm fairly happy with it. I put a flickering LED tea light inside it for a homey feel. The base was built using cork, hot glue, milliput, sand, and a piece of wood from my craft store.
  40. 6 points
    Good evening all, just got this figure painted last night and photographed at lunch today. I usually have a pretty good idea who the sculptors are for Partha, but this one eludes me. A female elf thief, I started originally thinking about foresty colors, but her black hair soon gave way to purple clothes and soon thereafter all thoughts of the forest went out the window. Anyhow, here she is, enjoy:
  41. 6 points
    Has anyone bought more Santa Mouselings than me? I know for a fact I've moved more of the durn things than many a retailer. But I've never SOLD one. They are invariably gifts. Berni has two, in fact; one in a shadow box, the other in a tree ornament. I snagged a bunch of them at Reapercon. Ten of them sit on my bench, finished now, ready to be installed into tree ornaments and given away to my coworkers this year. Except for that one lady who's a Harry Potter freak; she gets a wizard mouseling. And my boss. He gets a Santa Mouseling for his mother in law, who's convinced that her son in law knows a Swiss craftsman who makes the things; she has three or four I've painted and given to the boss as offerings, and she's about going nuts on eBay and Amazon and everywhere else trying to find out where her son in law is GETTING the things. A month ago, she figured out that a company in Texas MAKES the things, but wherethehell is he having them handpainted? Oh, and the boss? HE gets a Krampus.
  42. 6 points
    I wish we could see things like the Elmore Masterworks without paint. I find it more difficult to see the possibilities in those figures when they are displayed already painted. I picked up their mermaid in a store when I saw it in bare metal. I don’t know if I would have been inspired as I was if I had seen only the painted version.
  43. 6 points
    YES! Too bad they were for last year's Christmas. It was several Bones Mouslings for my niece and my brother's stepdaughters.
  44. 6 points
    In the 1990s I was very active in Long distance Motorcycling. [I put slightly over 150,000 miles on Honda Gold Wings in one 4 year span] I'm very familiar with the 1%er mentality and once sucked in it is difficult to get somebdy out of that "culture". It is based on violence and the use of violence to enforce "conformity" to their anti-social/nonconformist culture. Someone has to be strongy self motivated in order to get out of that scene once they have been sucked in to the point where they have commited to "earning" their full 4 piece patch. Good Luck with your problem. Just a thought, you might want to give your work [those responsible for security matters] a "heads up" on the situation your daughter has allowed herself to get sucked into and ask them for advice on dealing with the situation and insulating yourself and the rest of the family from the repercussions of both your daughter and her Mr. Poor-Life-Choices. GEM
  45. 6 points
    I can’t believe I didn’t think of this. Obviously this weapon would be produced by Carcosa Munitions and would use ammunition marked with a yellow sigil.
  46. 6 points
    You have not lost your marbles. This is a particular peeve of mine and I just about grind my teeth when I hear it in a news story.
  47. 6 points
    I admit I have a huge bonus to my saving throws due to shipping being soooooo expensive! I also admit to buying some lovely (non miniature) items on special..... including a brand new air fryer for about 1/3 of its normal price!!!!
  48. 6 points
  49. 6 points
    Have lost my marbles? I thought the past tense of “plead” was “pled”, as in “He pled guilty.” But all the news stories I am seeing read “pleaded guilty”, “pleaded guilty”, “pleaded guilty”. Am I mistaken? Is the past of “tread” still “trod”?
  50. 6 points
    That's just it; some of the stuff I'm looking at I probably wouldn't have gotten, but now that it's dirt cheap.... I'm going to keep holding off for a while longer, I've got some bills that are coming due. After those are payed, I may make (another) order...