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  1. 26 points
    Here is a miniature that I used as my character for Dungeons & Dragons. I changed the snake's colors 3 times before I was happy with it. I ended up using the colors of my real life pet snake.
  2. 18 points
  3. 14 points
    @OneBoot are you backing 5 minute dungeon board game on kickstarter? Did you somehow influence this? If you're wondering which is winning in votes right now, you'd be right.
  4. 13 points
  5. 10 points
    Made him a duergar- cause I love the Underdark.
  6. 10 points
  7. 9 points
    I think this is one of Hasslefree's lesser-known gems, sculpted by Mike Thorp. I am pretty sure this was originally marketed as "Travelling Court of the Unseelie King", so presumably the brownies must have staged a coup at some point.
  8. 8 points
    And here I am, having gotten a copy on Steam of Legendary edition for free because I had the expansions. Pity SDSKSE is still not quite as well supported as the 32bit version yet. But yeah, they're pulling the same thing here on PC, taking absolutely forever to bring the price down, even though it's how many years old now, just with a facelift? ....In other news, there's always that weird realization you get when you paws are completely coated in sculpter's vaseline and you finish up doing what you're doing... And then go "uhm, how do I take my headphones off?" ...Thankfully, hubby to the rescue, although he did have a bit of fun bugging me about it! :P
  9. 7 points
    Both of these are from the Graveyard Expansion, and seem to go well together, a vengeful wraith and her loyal beyond death companion. Both the wolf's eyes and her skin are the same Linen White/Copper Verdigris mix, which ties them together and appears to glow in pictures. The glowing effect also means I needed to utilize a darker background. Next up are the two of them frolicking in their "natural enviroment", an old GW cemetary. (because I haven't got the Reaper one painted up yet) "Come on boy, let's teach those kids a thing or two about vandalizing gravestones!"
  10. 7 points
    Or, instead of throwing them away, >twitch< hang onto them, sign up for the next Box of Goodwill, and swap them for Bones that way.
  11. 6 points
    I looked it up on Kickstarter and it looks like a great little party game! I'm surprised that I'm not finding a thread for it in the Kickstarter section. Am I missing it? Or wrong audience?
  12. 6 points
    One solution, as mentioned is to hold onto the free monthly minis and then when you get a few of them trade them in to one of the online stores like Noble Knight Games for credit something you do want. The Box of Goodwill is a thing we do here on the forums - a couple times a year, a bunch of us get together and divide up into groups of 6-8 people. (The groups are assigned by Chaoswolf, who's in charge of the whole thing.) The first person in the group takes a Medium Flat Rate postal box and fills it with miniatures and miniature-related stuff they have extras of, those seven hundred dwarves you bought fifteen years ago and never painted, Kickstarter rewards they didn't want, things they think other people might want, etc., and send it to the next person in the group, who takes some stuff out, replaces it with other stuff, and sends it on to the next person in the group, rinse and repeat. At the end of the round, the last person mails it back to the first guy, who can then get a chance to take some of the new stuff for himself, and holds onto the box until the next round. We usually have enough people to have four or five boxes going each round, and sometimes we switch some of the boxes to keep the rotations fresh and interesting. The Christmas stockings are something Reaper does sometimes during the holidays - much like the free monthly minis, you buy X amount of stuff, and Reaper sends you a "Christmas stocking" with some Bones minis and candy in it. Or sometimes a piece of "coal", lol.
  13. 6 points
    Interstate Drive: I-64 coming down out of West Virginia down across the George Washington National Forest. One of the prettiest drives in the country as you drive into Virginia. Mountains: Mount Ranier circa 1993. Forest: Olympic National Forest (Kalaloch Campground) Rocky Beach: The beaches off of Olympic National Forest Sandy Beach: Virginia Beach, VA The most beautiful site: An old house in Nessus after all the horrible things. It's a constant.
  14. 6 points
    While I haven't seen all the beauty the world has to offer, I have seen a few truly wonderful sights. Driving with my car full of stuff (and my corgis) over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and looking at NYC the day I finally got to move in with my bride. Sunset from the rim of Kilauea. Then the stars... Watching a thunderstorm rage from the safety of the covered porch of my childhood home.
  15. 6 points
    This'z the Scooby Doo gang, a voluntary association of four people in their late teens who have named said association after their pet dog. The function of this association is to travel around having adventures and solving mysteries. Presumably, one or more of them is rich, or backed by a PAC or something, as none of these people seems to have a day job, at least not for long. The group consisted of: Fred, blond, upright, handsome, and All American Boy, who excels at constructing traps. Daphne, redheaded fashion plate, who excels at getting captured, kidnapped, or otherwise accidentally throwing a spanner in the works. Shaggy, perennial goofy hippie guy who speaks in early '70s parlance, and has an appetite that would scare a forest fire. Velma, bookish, frumpy, but cheerful, and probably the smartest person in the room. And Scooby Doo, their pet Great Dane, who speaks and understands English, albeit with a speech impediment, and is a great scaredy cat. The green and turquoise hippie van in which they travel is almost as much of a character as each of them, and has appeared in most iterations of the show, often in places where you'd wonder how the hell they GOT it there, such as Hawaii or Tibet. The first iteration of the show, Scooby Doo! Where Are You?, is noteworthy in that every episode had the exact same moral: all supernatural happenings are perfectly scientifically explainable and are almost always due to some miscreant trying to scare people in order to achieve financial gain of some sort. I found this ironic in a universe where a talking dog seems to be no big deal. The show premiered on Saturday morning in the fall of 1969, with the episode "That's Snow Ghost!" I was there, and watched it. It seemed to be about a flying yeti, who is later revealed to be a miscreant in a mask and suit, who "flew" with the aid of invisible plastic skis. It set the stage for YEARS of episodes to come. The show was wildly successful, and inspired MANY similar shows about gangs of teenagers who had adventures and solved mysteries, with and without the aid of various talking animals. Often, the teenagers would be members of a rock band, who solved crimes as a side thing. In at least one show, Jabberjaw, they were members of a band AND had a talking shark sidekick. Who talked like Curly from the Three Stooges, and didn't seem to have any trouble breathing or navigating on land. And, as the title indicates, hardly ever stopped talking. This is the cast of The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis, a sitcom that ran from 1959 - 1963. From left to right, we have Dobie Gillis, a clean cut young man who wants to do the right thing, but is often confused by female behavior. Next we have Thalia Menninger, a gorgeous debutante type who is stunning, but rather shallow. Dobie's love interest. Next we have Maynard G. Krebs, a beatnik and pal of Dobie, who is goofy and utterly terrified of "work." And lastly, we have Zelda Gilroy, a rather frumpish young woman (at least compared to Thalia) who carries a torch for Dobie, and is the brightest person in the group... to her occasional frustration. Does this remind you of something? Like I said, I first watched Scooby Doo in the late sixties and early seventies, but never saw Dobie Gillis until the eighties, when the cable explosion of new networks brought back ancient reruns of shows that hadn't seen the light of day in years. And I noticed the similarities... but only recently did the creators of Scooby Doo admit that they'd sorta kinda based their characters and the early dynamics on Dobie Gillis, throwing a talking dog in there to sorta shake things up. Scooby Doo ran continuously on Saturday mornings for ten years... a nearly unheard of thing for children's cartoons at the time, which seldom lasted longer than one season. But by 1979, the concept and dynamic was starting to look as dated as the Mystery Machine's paint job. Scooby Doo was teetering on the edge of cancellation... when an ABC exec asked a cartoon writer* what HE'D do to punch up the show and get another season out of it. The writer created a puppy character who was as violent and confrontational as Scooby was cowardly and cringing. Scrappy Doo was born. The network promptly toned him down, to the point where he only wanted to charge into a fight when he was badly outmatched, a fact to which he remained oblivious, and it was up to Shaggy and Scooby, usually, to save him before he got pulverized. Scrappy split the fanbase pretty good -- the kids liked him, but older sorts like me, who'd started with the show as kids and were now in our late teens and early twenties... HATED Scrappy Doo. Scrappy persisted as a main character until 1988, by which time the franchise was down to occasional TV movies, anyway. The show would later undergo a renaissance and rediscovery with new and further iterations, including A Pup Named Scooby Doo (a prequel series in which the characters are children) and others, in which they actually encounter real supernatural mysteries (not the least of which was their recent appearance on the CW's Supernatural show.) Other trivia: Both Shaggy and Scooby were originally envisioned as big eaters, and gleeful constructors of massive sandwiches, a thing they often did on the show. However, when voice actor Casey Kasem, who voiced Shaggy, became a vegetarian, he insisted that from then on, identifiable meat products could NOT be seen in Shaggy's sandwiches, and at least once, Shaggy identifies on the show as a vegetarian. This would later come apart when Shaggy and Scooby appeared in a commercial for Subway Sandwiches, and Kasem quit the show in protest. Fortunately, by then, actor Matthew Lillard had been doing the voice long enough that he was able to step in with little notice (Lillard being the actor who played Shaggy in the live action movies, and who seems to have made kind of a career out of it ever since). Being as few people could tell you who Dobie Gillis is, these days, but that the Scooby Gang has stayed in the public eye for nearly fifty years now, I think it's safe to say that they're a part of American culture. Except Scrappy, who still draws hatred and venom in ways that not even modern American politicians seem able to do. *The writer was Mark Evanier, known for producing scripts for a variety of sitcoms and for writing and producing loads of Saturday morning stuff, notably the Garfield cartoons. He'd produced a number of Scooby scripts, and at one point wrote the comic book tie in series for Gold Key Comics. He has a story on his blog in which he admits to inventing Scrappy Doo and details how it went. He emphasizes that he only did it to save the show, and only on the orders of the network execs, who, after all, were the guys who signed his checks. I still wonder how he's avoided assassination this long. The fun part? The ninety percent of the unit that was NOT chosen to die was responsible for killing the ten percent that WAS... or they ALL got executed. Fleeing from battle wasn't certain death, though. Particularly in ancient times, they didn't wanna KILL you, they wanted to ENSLAVE you; most Greek and Roman slaves were either born slaves... or were soldiers that had lost a battle to their new owners.
  16. 6 points
    I dunno if I have really been to any exotic sorts of places as would qualify... however ...I sometimes pull over and snap a picture of something that looks nice. This ^ one was looking straight up. For this one ^ I gave up trying to get home before dark. I almost got the houses cropped out...
  17. 6 points
    Yesterday the evil river deposited Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes to my door. Haven't had a chance to flip through it yet.
  18. 5 points
    I printed this design from heroforge needing a custom, notable NPC, swashbuckling aarokocra captain of the high seas for a campaign. Not a perfect print or paint, but good enough for the table.
  19. 5 points
    Unsure. I normally back boardgame kickstarters without posting the projects here.
  20. 5 points
    Cool! Although the figure predates the series by a decade or so. Anyhow, I decided to paint the Teen Robo Hunter's dress pink. This is a blend of Red Oxide and Quinacridone Crimson, lightened with Titanium White. Her sneakers are painted with straight Red Oxide. I also put some grey on the bases, mixed from Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, and Titanium White. I laid in a transparent near-black on her jacket mixed from Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna.
  21. 5 points
    They never, to my knowledge, referred to themselves as the "Scooby Gang" or "scooby collective" or "scoobies" at any point. In the later cartoons, they did refer to their association as "Mystery, Incorporated." But you tell an American about "Mystery Incorporated," he'll assume you're talking about some pulp story or film noir. Tell him about the Scooby Gang, and he will assume you mean either the animated show's cast or the cast of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, probably the latter.... since not everyone was a Buffy fan, but EVERYONE was exposed to Scooby Doo at some point or another. Fifty YEARS, dude!
  22. 5 points
    You can also leave a note on the comments box when you place your order..."I love your freebies, but I don't paint metal! Please don't send me a new Dungeon Dweller, since it won't see any use!" Better still, "I won't paint the free metal mini, please toss it in the next box you pack, with my good wishes!"
  23. 5 points
    Well, it was done by Abersnobby and Ditch, so consider the source.
  24. 5 points
    Well, the treatment of Maine in Far Harbor wasn't so bad - and the treatment of the Swampies in Lookout Point got a lot of negative feedback, so you may luck out. The Auld Grump - actually, Far Harbor was easily the best thing in Fallout 4, much, much better than the base game.
  25. 5 points
    In ancient times, if you fled from battle, you were just about certain to be killed anyway. casualties were generally very low until one side's formation collapsed. Then they were routed... Decimating. This comes from a rather brutal punishment in the Roman army; if a unit was sufficiently dishonoured(broke and fled from battle, maybe), they were divided into groups of 10, everyone in each group drew lots, and the loser was executed by the other 9.