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  1. 35 points
    Hobbit thief with an invisible cloak. This was a really fun little project. A lot of playing with colors and experimenting. It is an old Ral Partha hobbit from my ‘painted-years-ago-box’ that got a repaint. The first picture is from the side that is towards the wall. And the last is from the angle where the illusion (almost) works. Any critiq and comment is welcome. Thanks for looking.
  2. 21 points
    Hey, so, like, I'm alive and stuff. Just really busy and kinda overloaded. But I've been painting the last couple days! And I'll probably get some more paint on some minis tonight! Just figured I'd drop in and say hello.
  3. 19 points
    WIP Link Somehow I forgot to cross post her from WIP to Show Off. Here she is. This was my sky-earth-non-metallic-metal learning project.
  4. 19 points
    Was commissioned by some friends of my brother to remake the minis the kids in Stranger Things used. There's a lot I'd like to have improved and fixed, but had to rush it a bit due to the deadline, but here's the finished project Which were mostly based on these 2 images Demogorgon Wizard Dwarf Fighter
  5. 15 points
    Painted this for a buddy who requested the wings not be attached. It is for the game table and says D&D Tengu don't have wings. I was a bit sad not using them at first, but had some odd fun filing and greenstuff-ing. Last month I did a blog WIP on eyedamageart.com if interested.
  6. 13 points
    so.... The painting funk has lasted for 4 months, and I need to get my cranium out of my anal orifice and start painting again.... Posted Thursday at 09:46 PM So.... While on the hangouts with some folks that play 40K, we have been talking about stuff, and I went to look for a figure that I knew I had, and didn't want, that @Chaoswolf thought was cool, and found the following: Now this is the basis for my mechanical Obliterators that I painted way back in 2003? and brought to Reapercon last year where they got a silver medal in the open category Speaking with one of the judges afterwards (@dks) we discussed them, and the painting dragged them down, as I said old paintjob... Well, with my painting funk in its 4th month, I was thinking that maybe, I could re do a new one from scratch, and with all the sculpting things I have learned, as well as painting techniques, I might be able to do better... Now Reaper forbids entering the same piece twice, but this would be a reprisal of something I did years ago.... Would this be legal as a new entry? @Heisler care to comment? George @Heisler's response As long as the entry is an entirely new piece and not one of those three then it would be a perfectly legal entry. My response... thanks @Heisler really hoping this will kick out the brain weasel painting funk! For some reason, I couldn't cross quote so.... It's gonna be ugly for a while.... the raw components: lots and lots of surface grinding with the Dremel tool, and sore fingers..... But hopefully, I've learne a bit about painting and sculpting since I did those guys, and this time, there will be only one....
  7. 12 points
    Overall, things are indeed going well! Work is good, life seems to be getting back on track, still have the girlfriend in Ohio (going to visit this weekend! w00t! ), have some wonderful new friends who've planted themselves firmly in my life, even had some old friends come back out of hiding and plant themselves firmly in my life again... It's good. My life is filling up with people who not only see the real me, they genuinely like the real me... and they're wonderful people even aside from seeing me as me. I'm pretty absurdly lucky. Hi @Chaoswolf! One of these weekends I should find a way down to your area to annoy all you lot! Assuming you're still doing occasional paint days...
  8. 12 points
    Sam and Dain are... working together! But the one putting the most hurt on the devil is Ian's Magus - since his Black Blade is magic, and can fake being 'Good'. The Auld Grump
  9. 11 points
    Sometimes you have to force your way through the rough patches. Fortunately, I recently found Valloa here at my FLGS. Given that she’s been on my “want” list for a while and their selection of metal minis was sparse at best, I snapped one up to dispel the painting melancholy. Apologies in advance for the bad images, lighting didn’t want to comply, and the closest to true color I could get has bad shine from camera flash + sealer. Here she is: I didn’t originally have plans to paint this one as a drow. But, I wanted a chance to try out the dark elf skin triad and didn’t have any other available elf minis to mess around with. The paints are fantastic though, and will likely see use outside of skin in the future. This is the second mini I’ve done with a purple cloak. I think the shadows and highlights turned out better (and more varied) than the previous attempt. And working upon previous advice, used no less than seven shades of brown overall (not that you can tell). Please feel free to comment and critique! I need to improve on things next time.
  10. 11 points
    Another mini from the Scourge of the Slave Lords set. I really like the way this guy came out. Although doesn't strike me as very Assassin looking, maybe Ranger.
  11. 11 points
    Husband just showed me the Batman: Gotham City Chronicles KS. I kinda wish he hadn't because now I really want like everything.
  12. 10 points
    I finished Churrusina. I am mostly happy with her. Not 100% on the spell effect. I painted and repainted it and decided this was the best try so stopped. I have included the purple smoke photo I used for inspiration, I just couldn't quite get there! Anyway, I think she looks like she could be an interesting NPC for my players to "meet"! C&C welcome. Thanks for looking! Pretty purple smoke.
  13. 10 points
    I'm sorry to hear the first part, but happy about the second. Howdy, stranger! Ugh, long day... Nothing like Zink's day yesterday though.
  14. 10 points
    Setting down to finish her up. I worked on the base a bit today. Then placed her on the mini to see how the progress looks. She's not glued in yet. I'm not really sure where to go from here. I need to find some reference shots of mushrooms for @malefactus contribution to the base. I'll gladly give recommendations considerations. (Dang, just remembered I need to touch up the hair on her shoulder too) Here's how she looks:
  15. 9 points
    I finally got Yephima to my painting table. The thing I find most intimidating is trying to get a "realistic" blue skin tone. So far, I've worked a bit on getting the tone right on her face, chest and left arm.
  16. 9 points
    Finished her last night. Had a lot of trouble with her eyes for some reason.
  17. 9 points
    I kitbashed an orange sauce for tonight's stir fry. It clearly needed something (but it looked exactly like common sweet and sour - for colour, if nothing else. Those blood oranges, man ..). I've been informed that while it is not quite at the level of acceptable, I should definitely take another shot at it. Watch me never have blood oranges handy again...
  18. 9 points
    Okay, preliminary metal removal do with the Dremel tool.... Kids, don't leave the work station with out it! 2 parts of the torso, one shoulder pad and some other stuff.... and the 3 bits I used... amidst SOME of the metal shavings.... and that doesn't mention the stuff cut off with an E-Xacto saw.... need to start som partial assembly to check how much more grinding I need to do.... Man, my fingers HURT!!!!!! george but it feels pretty good to be working on something!!!!!!!!!!!!! ps, sorry for the blurry pics, but I'm kind of out of practice....
  19. 9 points
    A castle has arrived, now to start brainstorming ideas for it. I have one but not sure I can execute it as I picture it.
  20. 8 points
    It's ok...you all aren't seeing things. I'm back and I'm trying to start some ReaperCon works so here goes. Last September, my awesome wife, messaged Giorgos Tsougkouzidis (check him out on the Facebook, he has amazing stuff) and got me for my birthday, a bust I was dying to paint. Well, about 5-6 months later, I'm finally ready to paint something lol. Also, this is my 2nd ever thing I have airbrushed so...yeah. So I began by airbrush priming him completely in Stynylrez black. Then I airbrushed some Stynylrez grey primer where my midtones would be. Lastly, I followed it up by using the Stynylrez green primer we were given at ReaperCon last year on the flesh where I thought the highlights would be. I did this with having two different light sources in mind, so some of the highlights look weird if you didn't know that was my plan. Next I began blocking in base colors (mostly green and browns) into the orc's flesh, keeping in mind where I was gonna be putting in midtones/highlights (with the green) and shadows (with the browns). Apologies if the photos aren't great, as I was trying to take step by steps as frequently as I could remember to. Colors used were Reaper Leaf Green, and a Walnut Brown from Scale 75. I then attempted to block in the directions of where my light sources would be, roughly. Colors used were Reaper Clear Orange/SC75 Mars Orange for the warm glow, and Reaper Spectral Glow/Leather White. I then intensified the two light sources a bit more and, for better contrast, intensified the shadows a bit more. Colors for the shadows were SC75 Walnut Brown/SC75 Flat Black. Mostly Browns with a few drops of the flat black to drop the value of it. Total work time was about 2-3 hours of priming (hes a big dude) and about 3-4 hours of work playing with the flesh. Sadly, it's still only in the "getting started" phase, as I want to really put in some details into him. Whenever I get some more free time, I'll try to get some more work in, but for now that's it.
  21. 8 points
    Lately I’ve had this burning urge to gather the roomies together and run a game of Paranoia. I’ve never done so, but my reasons are: 1. I want to run SOMETHING 2. Something not D&D for a change 3. and I want them all to suffer the way they make me suffer every waking moment. But mostly that last one.
  22. 8 points
    - My son coming home for spring break - The sun having actual power again - The resumption of the Boxer Rebellion project
  23. 8 points
    Just finished binge watching Galavant. Wanted something lighter because I've been watching a lot of darker depressing stuff lately. Not much for musicals but this was definitely fun and light hearted. Kind of wondered how they ever got a show like that made and with that many big name cameos. OK most of the big names are old and maybe needed the cash.
  24. 8 points
    Hey Christine! That would be awesome!!!!! Just don't do it on a weekend that Jeremy and I have to work....
  25. 8 points
    Kevin Sorbo as a bounty hunter on Psych had made my night. In other news, it occurs to me, far too late as always, that perhaps I should've gone into the sciences. I'd've made a fine biologist, I think.
  26. 7 points
    I have been busy but not posting threads recently. I have been using a range of models to play Lions Rampant and Dragon Rampant. For this I have used a combination of Bones and other figures. As I don’t have enough archers, I have opted to use some of the add on models from the Black Plague Kickstarter. First up is the paint scheme I opted to use. The idea is they are what remains of a lords retinue hence the uniform. at present I am painting up a batch of six models. The last phot shows base colours still being applied. Further highlighting takes places prior to a wash of Agrax Earthshade. As as always comments welcome.
  27. 7 points
    I painted these Squogs, Turtles and Kar Drakir to fit in with my lizardmen/seraphon for Age of Sigmar. The squogs and turtles were painted early last year, a quick paint job to test out some colours for my lizardmen. Kar Drakir was painted to serve as a lizardmen hero. The squogs were slightly converted - Mudcroak received a Lizardmen style staff top and one of the squogs got a skink sword. The Squogs and Turtles were okay models - the weapons on the squogs were fairly thin and thus a bit floppy. Kar Drakir was amazing. I think models that's 35mm+ is where the bones material really starts to shine.
  28. 7 points
    Really liked painting this one, lots of good details. I really wanted to try OSL with his eyes and was considering adding some gore to his claws and teeth but got to this point and decided I really liked how he was looking and didn't want to muck him up with something I haven't tried before. Maybe next time! Feedback is more than welcome, please! Also, finally printed out a background for my pics
  29. 7 points
    DO IT!! Just emailed the store back, saying I'd rather keep playing for a bit.
  30. 7 points
    An auction popped up this morning listing ~675 vintage miniatures still in packages, and an additional ~175 loose, for $1800. I was tempted for a second, then decided I wouldn't be able to get that past the budget committee.
  31. 7 points
    Getting paid for a business deal I made that will equal about 35% of my yearly income. It kind of sucks only getting paid a few times a year. Right now I'm living on credit and this will get me on the plus side for a short while. Normal business for a farmer.
  32. 7 points
    Glowing runes, freehand shields, star cloaks, the works. I am loving the way these and my future AoS stuff is turning out. Now to take the things I learned here and put on some Reaper :D
  33. 7 points
    I've finally been working my way through painting up some miniatures for a friend who backed the first Relic Knights kickstarter. (This and as I look for references, I find that there was a second kickstarter that I totally missed.) He picked up a Noh Empire force (basically "space oni"), got me some Black Diamond figures (generic megacorp security forces or mercenary types), and he also picked up a few Doctrine models ("magic high school"), and somewhere along the way I picked up a few extra figures through clearance sales and grab bag deals (mostly "Shattered Sword" -- space paladins!). These characters don't fit into any of the regular factions, and are instead in a "Radiant" meta-faction -- basically a special character who can go with any of the three "good-guy" factions (Doctrine, Shattered Sword, or Cerci Speed Circuit), whereas "Void" characters could work with the "not-so-good-guy" factions (Black Diamond, Noh Empire, or Nebula Corsairs) -- although the second kickstarter seems to be about developing "Radiant" and "Void" into complete factions of their own. Anyway, "Candy and Cola" are mascots of Soda Pop Miniatures, hence the weird cola-bottle theme. I don't know the particulars, but Soda Pop Miniatures seemed to split off from CoolMiniOrNot, then Ninja Division seems to have divided from Soda Pop Miniatures, so I'm kind of wondering whether Candy and Cola will still be making any more appearances in the Relic Knights universe (such as it is). But there was a cute fox. So somehow this guy ended up the first one finished up to "good enough for the tabletop" level before any of those other faction minis. Seriously, what with the soda pop theme, if I ended up somehow with a duplicate of this pair, I think I'd be tempted to paint up the mecha in a red-and-white Nuka Cola scheme, paint up Candy as the Nuka Girl (with a bubble helmet, if I can find or make one), and then paint up Cola as a cartoonized version of Dogmeat with red bandanna and goggles. The big robot walker is on an 80mm round lipped base. The little fox is on a 30mm round lipped base. The textured bases are plastic base-inserts that were inclusions with the first kickstarter, but I've yet to ever see them sold in stores or through the usual online miniatures channels. I love the details on them, and I'd gladly snatch up a few bags of the techno-styled inserts for games completely unrelated to Relic Knights. (Similarly, I regret not picking up an extra copy of "Sedition Wars" when it was being cleared out by various sellers, JUST FOR ALL THE BASES. I mean, I get that Sedition Wars must not have sold well, but if they cut all those die molds, why didn't they continue to churn out bases and those nifty sci-fi doors and terrain sets? I figure those would've found an audience beyond the board game. Ah well. I digress.) The techno floor tiles were cast and assembled by a friend of mine for use with an abandoned Star Wars Miniatures project (the store he was making them for ended up surprising everyone and closing up all of a sudden) so he let me paint them up and make use of them. They feature assorted tiles from Hirst Arts Castlemolds.
  34. 7 points
    No worries, there'll be lots of time to plan, to make sure I'm able to make it and it's an appropriate weekend.
  35. 7 points
    Of COURSE they're working together! They're gonna get MARRIED! I give it more than fifty - fifty that they actually do tie the knot.
  36. 7 points
    Welp. It’s still dead so I’m assuming they couldn’t fix it from their end. Bum. The odd thing is, if we hadn’t chanced to order dinner toniht, there’s no telling when we would have noticed. Thanks. Always a bright side, I guess. Anyhow, we live in the middle of a major metropolitan area. Our cell service is pretty good. Yay, hi, canuckotter! Hope things are going well! I had some art projects to finish, so despite getting the year off to a pretty solid start, minis-wise, I haven’t painted any (minis) for about a month.
  37. 6 points
    My thinking was like this last time, and then as the time went on my want for various things changed/grew and by the time it got here what i was super excited about i wasn't as excited about and some of the stuff i'd basically forgotten about turned out to be freaking awesome.
  38. 6 points
    Ah! So, backwards, for maybe 30 minutes at a time, and only on every other Tuesday. Gotcha.
  39. 6 points
  40. 6 points
    Sounds like the humans would make good BoGW fodder...when they were revealed, it sounded like a lot of people were excited to get more townsfolk...
  41. 6 points
    You can make your own version that taste almost identical to the original, but with a chocolate of your choice. Melt a chocolate of your choice and mix in mint extract. Into this dip and coat Ritz crackers. Set the coated crackers on wax paper and put them in the fridge/freezer to cool. Something about the butter and salt on the Ritz combined with the chocolate and they taste just like Thin Mints.
  42. 6 points
    Snowmageddon is making people crazy. Tried to do the grocery shopping earlier, couldn't get half the stuff on the list, whole shelves completely empty. Seriously, who panic buys ham and frozen oven chips? Gotta pop back out in a bit, see if the local pharmacy is open yet (it was closed until 4pm when I went past). We've only up to 6 inches of snow, if we reach a full foot I'm expecting the end of civilisation as we know it.
  43. 6 points
    It was made as filler between seasons of Once Upon a Time. The network never intended to do a second season until the first wound up as popular as it was. Most of the big name actors, especially in the second season, begged to be in it.
  44. 6 points
    Weather that's more reliable for shipping paint! :p Uhm, in all actuality, good question, so I'll just playfully say "my first week of vacation", because it will be nice to get to sleep in, relax a good amount, get a few things sorted out, and most importantly... A good amount of painting to be done
  45. 6 points
    Actually after a long night, I am back to thinking it’s allergies. Why else would we both get it twice a year? And other than some fatigue, it doesn’t have the classic symptoms of a viral Upper respiratory tract infection. So gotta remember to pick up some nasal steroids on my way home. (Cause I guess my nose needs to pump some iron.)
  46. 6 points
    Don't start me on internet providers ... we're still growling at ours for skipping the last bit of distance to hook us up with fiber. *grumble* Rassenfrassen... I have tea, though. This makes up for much. ^^;
  47. 6 points
    Ooooooh, such shiny things in a dented box... Thankfully, everything was okay! Putty went into ziplock bags and then the freezer pretty much the instant I opened the package (because I still have some left from the earlier strips I'd purchased, but I suspect once the bases come in tomorrow that will change in really short order), but for fun, here's a list of things... Six rollers: Plain, Pavement, Small Bricks, Small Cobblestones, Dark Runes, and Runic... Plus the rolling rings Sculpter's Vaseline and Brush Repair Gel Hand Drill (black in colour, for obvious reasons) and 1mm, 1.5mm and 2mm brass rods... 10pc sculpting tools, 10pc #11 blades, and 8mm weathering sticks And yes, those are the paints from yesterday to the right of my keyboard, I left them there as I was expecting my storage to come in, but CanadaPost had other ideas. They're also there because I haven't scanned them into PaintRack, but that's another story
  48. 6 points
    Yikes. Hope you get good cell service. But yay fewer telemarketers!
  49. 6 points
    haha companies just have it out for me lately. Except Reaper. Reaper is awesome
  50. 5 points
    March is a big month for family birthdays. Also, looking forward to my best friend DMing for the first time! Session 1 is tentatively scheduled for mid-March. AND the Royal Ontario Museum has an exhibition on vikings that I intend to see before the end of March. Perhaps there will be new painting projects as well?