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  1. 23 points
    The dragon king is a very majestic mini. Like most Kingdom Death minis, he's exquisitely detailed, and simply oozes character. In addition, he's also large enough that it is hard to get a photograph of him that keeps everything in focus. I was very happy to have a chance to paint him up. I got to do a lava face base for him (something that I'll probably do something like this on my own Dragon King when I get around to painting him up). But enough words:
  2. 23 points
    I hadn't planned to do a Show Off thread of this figure, the Bones 77160: Judas Bloodspire, Vampire, by Werner Klocke. I just grabbed him from my bin o' Bones because a game needed some vampires and he looked pretty good and melodramatic. I didn't even do a WIP thread. But something happened. The more I painted him the more I realized what a magnificent little piece of sculpture he was. Details kept popping out at me. He has this amazing, proud Miltonian damned soul Satanic presence, with that neoclassical drapery and the broken column and that tremendous, flapping, almost alive cape like a fallen angel's wings. Werner Klocke did a fantastic job with him. The figure exists in metal, but I suspect it would be a nightmare to glue and hold together. I would be quite nervous about painting it and can only express the highest admiration for those who have done so. One further note. About halfway through painting him I glued him to a base, because as he is configured he cannot stand flat. That damned sword keeps getting in the way. Note that even in the store photo he is propped up a little by the point of the sword. This seems to be a problem with the Bones version only.
  3. 12 points
  4. 12 points
    Hi everyone! Here is 01570, Betty the Chibi Ghost Bride, Special Edition Bonesylvanian Figure sculpted by Bob Ridolfi.
  5. 10 points
    So this Heroclix is pretty obscure, I can't find it in any catalogue. He was all green and had no details painted. I totally revamped this one for my orc army and he fits right in.
  6. 10 points
    I just received an alert from LifeLock that information about my Kickstarter account from Kickstarter's website was found being sold on the dark web. I'm going to immediately change my KS password and closely watch the associated credit card account. I suggest others do the same.
  7. 10 points
    Wasn't as busy here as I thought you'd all be. Must be playing 1H1L? Getting ready for the next business trip. This one gets dirty. Have had a nerve wracking week, with multiple two and three hour meetings to prove to a couple mil in salary that I know what I'm doing, I can get good test data, and we don't have to cancel the test, which is another couple mil to redo. Yikes! But everything seems to be doing well now, and next Wednesday I will be in a desert in the Southwest watching nearly 30 tons of equipment get pulled out of the back of a C-17. With at least five chase planes recording video and still pictures. Which helps explain why it was so expensive. If all goes well, my stuff will blow off a cover to let the parachutes out, and while everybody watches the main vehicle, my eye is on the cover and where it impacts the ground. After digging it out of the crater, the data recorder is my job for the next few weeks. Millions and millions of lines of data, and Excel will be screaming from the torture. What will be torture for me is that I bought One Hour One Life last night, and won't get to play again for nearly two weeks! A cartoonish persistent multiplayer game where you get one hour to live, and age one year for every minute you survive until carousel at 60. The YouTuber that got me hooked on it called it Child Starvation Simulator, and its a true description. You are born in a multiplayer world, and cannot do anything the first two minutes other than breast feed and follow your mother, who is another player. If they are a good player, you have a good chance of surviving. Mom out in the wilderness, or group low on food? You died of starvation, age 0! Repeat four or five times, and you might get to 3, when you can start picking things up. Farm carrots, help the family, and you could grow old. Most people are naked, and it takes quite a bit to make fur clothes. If a female character (you don't get to choose!), births just happen, and the baby is another player. No NPCs! I managed to make it to 58 before I stupidly set off without enough food and starved to death. The creator says that there are more than 10k craftable items. I managed to provide a whopping total of three new baskets for the family over that life. Since you can carry one thing (food, baby, sharp rock), a basket means one can do a lot more. The whole point of the game is to try to advance civilization, and I hear some people are frustrated because it's been 10,000 game years and everybody is still in the stone age. Didn't have the heart to tell them. And to my babies that I let starve because I didn't have enough food for both of us, I apologize. I did use your bones to make needles though, so be happy! I'm sure one of your great grate great grand nieces are happy for the pants that maybe someone was eventually able to make.
  8. 10 points
    I was told you should always fry bacon naked, that way you make sure that you cook slowly and the fat doesn't spit!
  9. 10 points
    77185: Large Earth Elemental Kevin Williams This guy has been awaiting proper completion for about a year. Every time I had grey paint left over, I added it to him. I found him a struggle to complete because of his size and because of all the mold lines. Every time I turned him around I found more that I missed when prepping him. I finally gave up on trimming them and just gave him a proper base and a finished paint job. It's still a speed paint, but at least he's done and ready for use in my D&D game. Only 30 projects left on my shelf of shame!
  10. 9 points
    It's that time of year again, the High School Play where my wife, the English Teacher, handles costumes, props, hair and makeup. This year's play is an amusing comedy called ... And I was tasked with creating the badge. It started out as an oval of light weight wood from AC Moore or similar store; approximately, 4.5 in by 2.25 in. I printed a Star out on my computer to size and poked holes into the wood where I wanted the star on the oval. Then I marked the cuts I wanted on the edges to get the "shield" shape for the badge. Then I added cork pieces in the shape of the 5 points of the star from the middle to build the star. After hot gluing the pieces down I sanded a bevel into the shape. Then I skimmed the whole thing with DAS air-dry clay to bulk up the background and smooth the star over. Then sanded it down smooth and sealed it once it had cured. Then sanded down the seal with some fine grit and primed it white. From there I painted the background of the badge Reaper Scorched Metal and the star Reaper Honed Steel. Then to set off the star a bit, I pained just the inset top of the star with Vallejo Silver. Voila! I think it came out nice and should show well from the stage. The back just got a nice coating of a craft paint ... specifically Wrought Iron Black like I used to Prime the Marvel Golems. Of course, it got a heavy coat of Testors Dullcote to seal it all up. Seeing the play this Friday. The prop will likely get all of 10 seconds of visibility. LOL But it's all good practice. Enjoy!
  11. 9 points
    Warning - language, butt. Hidden in a link, hidden behind a spoiler The Auld Grump We had snow last night, but, as the actress said to the bishop, I don't think that was eighteen inches. The Auld Grump
  12. 9 points
    I worked on the skin around his mouth and teeth, and also his eye lids:
  13. 9 points
    That is precisely when I stopped watching TV news. The world is big and a lot is always happening, yet none of the news channels could find a single thing to report on anywhere in the world except that one story, not even the 24 hour news channels, which you would think might have a little thirty-second slot somewhere in the day or night to spare for news of, oh, Africa or Europe or Asia or South America, politics or economics or law or culture, or indeed anything but that single news story. I still watch TV because just when it looked like my demographic would never be catered to, fantasy and sci fi returned. I rarely watch anything broadcast, though.
  14. 9 points
  15. 9 points
    I think she wants to make sure people can read the credits. She really does talk like that. It’s amazing.
  16. 9 points
    Face details. Again, some work better than others. The main advantage of these extreme close ups is they can show things I can't see with the naked eye, even under magnification: Also, note to self. Apparently my paintbrush had some minuscule lint in it (aughhh). Please note the need for repairs in the following faces:
  17. 9 points
    Not just the kids - I'm pretty sure I referred to you as 'the best thing to ever happen to me' at least once - and described the Pagan Retreat Incident. Mr. & Mrs. Smith is indeed a fun movie. The Auld Grump You lie! GW totally invented Necrons! Along with Roman numerals, grenade launchers, big shoulder pads, and skulls! That was all in purple, in case you were wondering. The Auld Grump Megan tells me, sometimes, that the answer is to paint naked. The Auld Grump - that's her answer to a lot of problems actually - but I have convinced her it is a bad idea when cooking.
  18. 8 points
    Hit it with something big and heavy; hammers and wrenches are good choices. Swearing at it helps, too.
  19. 8 points
    Omnipotence. Why? WHY, WHY!?! Don't question my decisions, mortal..
  20. 8 points
    Yeah, dealing with hot spattering grease while being less than fully clothed can be...uncomfortably painful. If I have a lot of frying to do, I tend to wear long sleeves and gloves to minimize the little stinging splatters all over my hands and arms. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  21. 8 points
    For all the NAVY guys out there like @Dilvish the Deliverer and @Chaoswolf..... heee heeee hheee!
  22. 8 points
    Quoted from 2015? Are you time traveling? Can you fast forward the night by 6.5 hours so I can go home.
  23. 8 points
    I'm a child of the eighties. Born in the seventies but the 80s were when I grew up. Burst out laughing reading this "We’re all going to die in a radioactive wasteland. Let’s sing." Where are my spiky leather clothes and scrap welded together cars? Ok not into spikes and most of the equipment I work with is scrap welded together so maybe I'm not so far off. Still think I prefer that than some of the push button technology I work with. Push button, nothing happens, well how do I fix it? Give me gears to grind and actual mechanical parts any day. Word of advice. Never fry bacon naked. In high school I was doing it with a button up shirt that was wide open. Still have a few tiny splatter marks on the belly over 25 years later. Not a biggy for me because I've got small burn and scratch marks nearly everywhere from fencing and welding.
  24. 8 points
    Thank you for the trip down "memory lane, and other absurdities". I was reading the musical commentary, and realizing that I never heard any of it. I know none of the songs that you were mentioning. Felt a bit awkward. I was trying to figure out where the heck was I..."had to be somewhere".. when it dawned on me. On 18 June 1994 O. J. Simpson drove his white Vehicle up the Santa Monica Freeway with a pile of cops "chasing" him. I got so disgusted with the reporting and footage that I went and unplugged my television set, and dropped it two stories into a garbage dumpster. I haven't owned a TV set since then. Don't look at "Television". I do have a huge monitor on my computer though. I think 24 years ago it was the most brilliant thing I personally have done. It opened up a totally different world of education, and caused me to read a wide variety of Newspapers. I don't Think I have missed the TV any.
  25. 8 points
    I think it was a kind of sunny nihilism. It’s the ‘80s. Reagan and Thatcher are in charge. The Soviet Union is an untoppable juggernaut (so far as most of us knew at the time). “Blade Runner” is our future. We’re all going to die in a radioactive wasteland. Let’s sing. “99 Red Balloons”was sarcasm, as I recall it.
  26. 8 points
    Based on the use of the word in the Star Wars films and TV series, I have come to the conclusion that the word "general" in the military sense has three meanings. 1. A title held by an Imperial official commanding a large number of ground troops and/or mechanized infantry in some form. 2. A Rebel military commander, regardless of the actual type of military commanded; ground troops, aircraft, aquatic laser hamsters, whatever, excluding fleets of spacecraft; those are commanded by admirals. 3. Some rando who showed up and was in some way helpful, and should be further encouraged, but whom we cannot afford to pay or compensate.
  27. 8 points
    I'm not painting the dwarfs like literal jade because I'd like them to also be useful later as, y'know, dwarfs. The book cover (I'm not allowed to crack the contents yet) makes them look kind of earth-toney anyhow. Meyanda, however, I am painting totally jade. Except for her eyes, all greens here are a single mix of Phthalocyanine Green and Burnt Sienna, lightened with Titanium White to make it opaque. Her irises are pure Phthalo Green layered on transparently.
  28. 8 points
    As evidenced by this post, I arrived safely. Took longer than I would have liked, but safe is better than fast. Unless this is my ghost, and I've decided to haunt you all FOREVER! Muwahahahahahahahahahaha!!! I sense a trap.... You better believe it! Why am I apologizing? To be fair, there were plenty of dark songs about those things, too. Forex: Not good, dude! I hope things shake out properly, and quickly.
  29. 8 points
    I plan to go with whatever faction has the prettiest mini. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  30. 8 points
    That's what aprons are for! Though granted, that won't protect your foot when you drop a boiling glob of spaghetti sauce on it, but it helps most of the time. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  31. 8 points
    And watching them eat it. When they make food-moans, or their mustache twirls up a bit because they're smiling and chewing at the same time, you know you did good.
  32. 7 points
    So, this guy showed up on my front door on Friday as a gift from a friend. Fun to paint, a pain to put together, and I couldn't get the tip of the tail to not droop to the floor to save my life (yes, I did several heat and cools). Also, chasing down the areas where the paint rubbed away (despite priming) was pretty frustrating. However, Reaper is still unmatched as far as cool dragons go. And Greens are among my favorites. Anywho, enjoy!
  33. 7 points
    So, I didn't get to watch a lot of movies growing up, for Reasons. Most of the time when I saw a movie it was the network premier! We didn't get a VCR until a few years before the format was basically dead, and even then, we didn't actually get a lot of movies, my dad just used it to record shows. So, I didn't actually see Hercules until a couple years ago. Which is weird, because I looooooove mythology. But, yeah. That movie was straight up WEIRD! Like, Heracles is Hera's son? Hahahaha! She's worried about him? Hahahaha! Hades is evil? Bwuahahaha! Though, he was actually my favorite, along with the Muses. Yeah, it's weird. The answer here is to not fry bacon, but to bake it. (I've been watching a lot of Overly Sarcastic videos, and everything I read is in Red's voice. It's a bit weird )
  34. 7 points
    The box has been raided and will be on the way to @kristof65 shortly. Below are the spoils of said raid. Hoping those downstream enjoy all the goodies still in the box.
  35. 7 points
    Opening my eyes in the morning & knowing I have been given another day...LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!
  36. 7 points
    For some reason work went from 11am opening to closed for the day while I cleared off the car. I guess I'm lucky I checked again.
  37. 7 points
    FTFY @pcktlnt also for you muppet fans.... bet #1 blows your mind! Was an awesome episode...
  38. 7 points
  39. 7 points
    I love it so much that someone else mentioned this before I did. You people are Awesome!
  40. 7 points
    Swung by the game store for the first time in a while. The hunt for a game is on again. I needs it. Long list of people looking to play. Need DMs. Gonna print a flyer and run it up tomorrow. See if I can lure some hapless souls to the table. Eh. Why is meeting people so hard for me. ... Meanwhile, in this episode of Psych the guys have been dressed in a seagull mascot costume. Aussie saw it aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand she's fussing now.
  41. 7 points
    It is theoretically possible that we live at a similar lattitude. It would be cool to live near Pingo, though.
  42. 7 points
    I painted the dwarves with a variety of normal human complexions. The pale ones are largely mixes of Titanium White and Burnt Sienna, with a little Yellow Ochre sometimes. The darker ones are Titanium White and Burnt Umber, highlighted with more white and Yellow Ochre added. Lips are mostly Red Iron Oxide with some Titanium White, shadowed with Burnt Umber. Eyes are all Burnt Umber with sclera of pale grey mixed from Titanium White and Carbon Black. Some of them came out a little more successfully than others.
  43. 7 points
    But none of us drop the 'Th'. Rs just don't travel that well on ships. The Auld Grump - who was bahn in one of those M states, and lives in anothah.
  44. 7 points
    How much does a henge sell for these days? And does it come pre-assembled, or do I need to raise the stones myself?
  45. 7 points
    lahjwgelwgrlqgl! You have no idea how much I hate the term 'Nor'Easter' - which was made up by a newspaperman. It is the 'R' that disappears, not the 'Th' - That's a Nahth Eastah, ayuh' (The 'Ayuh' is inhaled not exhaled.) The Auld Grump - Summah? I wouldn't be gettin' my hopes up foah summah, Closest thing to summah we get around heah is nine months of wintah, and three months of mighty pooah sleddin'.
  46. 7 points
    All of which why I just don't bother wearing them.
  47. 7 points
    Went on a shopping day with @Thes Hunter. Lots of game stores and a few thrift stores. Ended up with 4 tv blu rays from goodwill. And two minis from Comic Book World.
  48. 7 points
    Irresponsible, or irrepressible? I think it's because, for some of the songwriters, at least, catchy pop was the way to get heard, and they had a message to spread. Musical activism has a long history. Some of it is a history of dubious efficacy, but the attempt was made. Nena has long been a favorite of mine.
  49. 7 points
    Wow! I just texted Grump the notice, which did no good at all, because I just heard his phone get the text. It's still plugged into the wall. And people wonder why I talk to him so much on the forums.
  50. 7 points
    Mr. Smilely Gets Bite! I spent lunch today working on its teeth. Once they are cured, I'll sculpt the skin around them. Sorry that the pictures aren't the best. The lighting isn't as good at lunch than it is at home in my studio.