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    Here's my attempt at Narthrax in a Smaug inspired color-scheme. She's defending her kill which is hidden at the back of the base. The base is a 10cm MDF board with some 3D printed rocks attached to create a cross-section effect on the edge of the base. I coated the 3D printed parts in plaster filler to add texture and used some cork, gravel and sand to finish the base. The horse parts are removable to make a less scary version. They're made from some old citadel horse and skeletal horse models. The horse head has a small metal pin on the side that inserts into a hole in Narthrax's hand. The ponies in the last shot are from Impact Miniatures Chibi Pony set.
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    This is Miss Ogre 2017. Steve Harvey realized he made a mistake and that she actually came in second but when he tried to rectify the mistake, she ate him. I had such a good time painting her. I kept having Shrek flashbacks. First, "Get outta me swamp!" The Scottish accent made me want to attempt painting plaid. Then realizing that she is wearing two skirts because.....Ogres have layers! I considered giving her a tramp stamp, a beauty mark (her tusks are in the way), and platinum blonde hair. Maybe I will have to get another and do that on the next one. The little guy has pretty soft features and I couldn't see any mouth or anything on him so I gave him a suggestion of a mouth. I may go back and tweak it a little more. Not 100% sure what the things are hanging from the front of her belt. I almost painted them to be lizard heads! Also, not sure about her dagger looking rusty realistically but it's not bad. Plus, she is appearing in this weekend's game! I can't wait! Anyway, here she is. I present Miss Ogre 2017!
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    One of the minis that first got me into gaming was the old Lord of Change. This was a good while back- in those days, a Lord of Change was mounted on a square 40mm base, and wasn’t much larger than the ogres of the day and they fit into a blister pack. The new Lord of Change may very well be the best mini Games Workshop has in its lineup. A very fine piece indeed, and I’m happy that I’ve gotten to paint it a few times now. Here are two of them (for the same force).
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    On my birthday last week I spent the whole day playing PF and painting. I speed-painted this guy:
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    I was happily scrounging through my mountain of unpainted minis when I started to combine some stuff. Anyway. THIS is going to happen now. It will take time so be patient ( I know you're not, but I needed to say it!) I will need a big piece of MDF, and then start thinking about adding the rest of most of the Graveyard set and other stuff to this. Feel free to steal or be inspired. I have tried this with Nethymaul but she needs more conversion to fit on the roof , mainly her tail.. And come on! Kaladrax has the right imposing look for this.
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    Hi everyone, I'm showing off something different this time. Here is a model from Dark Sword Miniatures, Critter Kingdoms - Anthropomorphic Animals, DSM8035, Hamster Knight with Spear. It was sculpted by Dave Summers. I hope you'll enjoy it! C&C very welcome.
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    This is Reaper 3789 Fishwife and Crone. These are the metal versions of the miniatures coming in Bones 4 as part of the Dreadmere set. Painted up for tabletop gaming use. I painted the fish as a delicious deepwater fish from Norway called "Uer". I have fond memories fishing for these at the shore of the Finnmark fjord, where the drop off was extremely deep. I was sad to find these fish are now considered endangered.
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    It begins! This is my fourth beastalicious BIG THING, so I am now officially a Grizzled Veteran. Now once again I take the field to vanquish something huge with my heroic, and teeny tiny, brush. Who will win? The plucky goblin, or the Terrible Tyrant of Terror? (I bet he's nice when you get to know him) My timestamp, to log my recklessness (and possible eternal shame) into The Record:
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    Here is the mage/wizard/sorceress in my Dragons Don't Share 2 adventuring party. She was fun to paint. I wanted a diverse group so I gave her more of a Mediterranean skin tone and ombre hair. I am still trying to decide if I want to give her a spell effect in her giant hand. It doesn't bother me as much now that it is painted so not sure if I will go ahead with a spell effect or leave her as is. I tried a little freehand on her scarf/cape thing. They aren't quite even but I was relatively happy with the design so am leaving it alone. I am getting a dvd so hopefully my freehand will improve. C&C welcome!
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    So, it took me 8 days of work, about 50 - 60 hours or so, but I finally finished my first Ma'al Drakar. Very happy with the results, Tia-Not is currently sitting on my entertainment center and terrifying my players. It was as much practice as it was anything else. I based it off this Deviantart color palette. I kept meaning to make an "in progress" thread, but I just didn't get around to it. Not sure if it'd be worth it now that it's done. The base is an 11" diameter wooden base I picked up from Michael's. There's rocks from my driveway, clay, gravel, and crystals from the same craft store. When I do my second one, if I stick with the crystals, I'll definitely splash some color into them. They're a little pale now, but there's no way I'd be able to get the work done on this one. Not sure if I can mention it or not, but this one is something I'm currently selling on an auction site...
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    I finished up Shazirah today, took me about 8 or so hours total from start to finish, but no special basing. I couldn't get the figure painted and do a nice base in the span of a day. She's a gift for my niece who turns 18 in a couple of weeks, she asked her dad to have me paint something up for her and I did my best to get a TT+ standard figure done today for her before my brother heads back to Missouri tomorrow morning. Anyhow, final pics! C&C are welcomed and appreciate of course.
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    I finally got a chance to paint up some of my own giants! Nothing to special on these. I think each took around 2-4 hours depending on what details I really wanted to pick out. I'm kinda liking the blue tint I left in the Frost giant's hair. Thanks for looking!
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    For your consideration, I offer you the Frost Giant King from the Bones 3 Kickstarter. He is the pair to the Frost Giant Queen and I am not disappointed in the sculpt. This miniature (bigature?) is packed with details and a metric-ton of space to paint and practice textures. The level of detail for Bones miniatures continues to impress me. The King and Queen were both primed with Krylon and sealed with Dull Cote and neither exhibits tackiness. The bits that stick out - like the butt of the spear - did rub off when I handled it during painting. I really had to work my way from the inside out to paint this big guy. The fur textures on the fur cape was an enjoyable ride. I look forward to seeing what others do with this team of Giants, and I'm eyeballing the release schedule for the Frost Giant Guards. I recommend purchasing the Royalty as soon as they are available. Gratitude for all who participated in the WiP thread. Your enthusiasm kept me going. #respect #gratitude I hope you enjoy. :)
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    Darth Sana She stared at her adversary with cool and calm calculation, the Jedi was nervous... she saw the fear in his eyes, yes... GOOOOOOD.... fear would cause him to make mistakes.. she'd cut him down with her force-imbued katana and notch another Jedi scum on her belt... She snarled at him, "Come and die, you fight the Sith Mistress!" ---------------------------------------------------- Manufacturer: White Wolf Miniatures 3 parts: Head, body, Sword. Scale: 70mm high Sculptor: Juan Puerta Casting: Sago This was a labor of love and fun for me, I decided as soon as I saw this beautiful bust that I was going to paint her up as 'evil' and the paint scheme that called to me was to paint her up to look like Darth Maul, I added the horns with copper wire and then sculpted them on with ProCreate. Towards the end of the project, I was trying to decide how to display her and it came to me that I wanted to make her part of a story, give her a bit more of the Star Wars tie-in with a completely scratch-built Tie Fighter. The title placards on the sides were designed by my good friend @Thrym and I printed them off on cardstock and glued them onto the plasticard sides of the tie fighter. The scabbard is my attempt at a sort of force rune, it is Kanji which translates into "Sith Mistress." WIP can be found here: Without further ado, I present (Darth) Sana from White Wolf Miniatures! Thanks for looking (and following along), C&C are welcomed and greatly appreciated!
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    The first miniature I have painted after opening Bones 3 box that arrived one week ago. Also, my first reaper miniature I would like to share. I must admit that I made a very poor job on the mould lines though and the paint job isn't as neat as I would like to... More pictures: http://zgielk.blogspot.com/2017/08/na-bezrybiu-i-smok-ryba.html
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    Another piece for my Lost World Project. WIP here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69308-lost-world-project-glitterwolf-paints-coldblooded-creatures-and-conquistadores/ I was inspired by @malefactus who made a few scenic photo backdrop boards. ( He also send me the War Turtle as a gift, he is in the last pic) I figured I'll give it a try, would be nice to take pics of finished recruits and monsters in the right surroundings. So I made this little board out of foam, Some greenstuff and Milliput on wood to create an Aztec Style Dungeon Door, I made the glyphs using a Greenstuffworld Rolling Pin. Vegetation made with a little plastic plant from a thrift store, Aztec Ruins from Greenstuffworld and lots of moss/flock and such which were a gift from the awesome @knarthex. Hope you enjoy it I have taken pics of my Lost World minis in this background and they can be seen in my Lost World Project. A few teasers are in here. Nothing too complicated, I kept it simple because it is "just" a backdrop. I had fun making it. Maybe I will make another one with an Undead/Gothic theme one day too. Well here it is.
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    (sung to the tune of 15 Birds in 5 Fir Trees) Ma'al Drakar He's in my sink Oh how shall I scrub Off all of these things? Big dragon Ma'al Drakar Check out these wings! Oh what shall I do With these giant floppy things? Oh what shall I do With these giant floppy things? Scrub 'em up good, then stew' em in a pot Wash them, rinse them, with all I've got! Snarl, shout, I'll scrub your snout All of your teeth, and underneath Until the fight, forum's delight Ya hey! Wash and scrub 'em, paint and glue' em 'Till scales gleam, and necks beam 'Till limbs squeak and plastic's sleek Oil's gone, and greenstuff's on Assembled lie, beneath the sky So Ma'al shall cry And shine so bright, for our delight Ya hey! Ya-harri-hey! Ya hoy! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Long time lurker, second time poster, first time upload. Here is the Frost Giant Queen from the Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter for your consideration. I was unable to participate in the Bones 3 Kickstarter as I came upon these Bones figures late in the game. However, the participants who were able placed their unwanted miniatures up on eBay, so I took advantage of opportunity when presented. I focused on Color Theory and Texture on this piece as she provided a very large palette to paint upon. These Giants provided me practice in sketching too, which makes the entire line appealing to me. Side note: Gratitude to those who did place these minis up on eBay without jacking up the prices. I was able to purchase the both Frost Giant Royalty around cost of what Reaper will sell them at Retail. This certainly displays an ethos in the Reaper community that makes this community stand out among others. Further, having lurked for awhile: the community here is quite kind and helpful. This is a good community of miniature painters. I like the Bones miniature range. The detail on this miniature was very close to what I expect from the metal range, and I will purchase more of the Bones range in the future. I am looking forward to the resculpt of Vanya, the Fire Giant Princess, and her new size to match the Fire Giants in D&D. The attire of this miniature is akin to the Viking attire of old, and I found my SCA ventures to assist me in painting this Viking Apron and embellishments. The sculptor did an outstanding job and I look forward to more of their work. The FAQs were an asset that made my first foray into Bones an easier one. I had difficulty with flash lines until I picked up some diamond files, which handled them quite well without marring detail like my serrated files. The bent pieces were fixed with some boiling water and cold water quite easily. The pieces fit together like a glove, though I admit I still pinned them. (My OCD was tingling.) I did use Krylon as Primer, and the tackiness disappeared after the first coat of paint. She was sealed only with Krylon Dull Cote and exhibits no tackiness. She has been handled and there is no rubbing off of paint. I like how her base was round, though I am ignorant of what would be an appropriate Reaper base to place this inside of. (I currently have the King on a GW Dreadnought base, and I do not like it. If anyone reads this and has a recommendation, I surely would appreciate it.) This Bones line of miniatures has proven to me to be a Good Idea and one I will support. I am already purchasing more of the Bones 2 line for my D&D and Oldhammer alternatives, and I admit excitement at the new of Bones 4. Based on the quality of these miniatures: you will have an additional participant. Please keep up the outstanding quality and amazing work. I hope you enjoy my efforts. C&C is always appreciated: it is the only way an Artist can improve. May your blends be smooth. Peace and blessings.
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    So my fiancee challenged me to paint some miniatures. It's a thing she will be doing more often. The rules was: She picks the minis and the style. She chose two medium Raptors from Stonehaven Miniatures and told me to paint them like tropical birds. This is what I came up with.
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    These are the goblin musicians from Bones 3. They are still a little shiny because it has been raining like mad here so they have not had their spritz of Dulcote. They have tiny little eyes but they were so fun to paint. I made the little stool goblin be rolling his eyes upwards. He hates his job. The drum carrier is pouting. You know how when you get a song stuck in your head? So does he! He also hates his job. The drummer LOVES his job and gleefully bangs on his drum all day! C&C welcome
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    Hiya all, a newbie and a rookie here, just wanted to show my 1st try, any constructive feedback is welcome, thank you
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    I enjoy the fact that bones 3 had a good selection of minis that I can paint up for my Rokugan collection. Technically, foo creatures don't exist in Rokugan (except as possessed statues), but I think they make perfect good aligned ally monsters. It was nice to finish something from Bones 3; it helps me justify Bones 4.
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    Hey all, the first bones 3 mini I have finished painting (the base will get some love once I got some new supplies). I have to say I don't do a good job getting rid of mold lines but I'm happy it is finished. Ended up not doing much with the stone cause I only have a two grey shades and figured there was enough grey already. Does anyone have a good idea for the elephant? I kind of don't want to make him the same grey but lack imagination. Sorry for the crappy phone pics....I need to clear space for the photo booth.
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    ......Well, now I really wish my dragon baby WAS a girl, because that's a freaking awesome idea. Actually, I have an idea. I'll totally use that name, but may be a little bit before it shows up. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lining ALL THE THINGS is finally done! Note: I just stuck the heads and wings on for the picture, I haven't actually attached them. I was planning to also do mold line removal before going to bed, but it's 3am, my hands are tired, and I don't currently trust myself to handle sharp objects safely. So, for the 14 hour mark, I'm decently well along. Not quite as far along as I would have liked, but I am pleased with the progress I have made so far. Oh, and let's give a big round of applause for Trevor; he's been a real trooper! Not only did he handle all of the lining like a champ, he came into this with quite a few projects under his belt already. He's holding up astonishingly well, all things considered. Definitely past time for bed; see y'all later today! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Hi everyone. It's been awhile since I posted anything, but here's what I worked on today. I ended up choosing this one today because I got some new paint and wanted to try out the flesh tones which I'm really happy about it how it turned out.
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    This past week I finished up the Shipwreck Revenant from Bones 3. I converted it to have figurehead on the front, made from the Bones 3 Succubus Queen figure, instead of the "face" piece that comes with the model. For anyone who would like to read the Conversion thread, see: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/75736-shipwreck-golem-with-sophies-mom-figurehead-conversion/ For anyone who would like to see the Work in Progress painting thread, see: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/75885-painting-my-converted-shipwreck-revenant-photo-heavy/ I'm generally pleased with how it turned out, and I think the figurehead makes a good addition to the model. Unfortunately, this is a very hard model to photograph well, as the long arms tend to block most angles and make any straight-on shot hard to accomplish. Also, the way the top hull juts out and tilts down (the figurehead addition didn't help this), makes the underside of the model hard to see as well; and combined with the way the arms jut out, gives a general top-heavy appearance.
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    Ok. Ask and be answered.
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    Finished the last mini in the Bones 3 Ogre Command set. Here is the Ogre Chieftain. He doesn't have a squire to polish his armor and the goblins use spit and their loincloths so....his armor isn't in the best of shape. The shield on the back probably needs some battle damage but I hated to mess it up after I spent so much time getting it to look nice! Maybe he "found" it. So here are pictures of the Ogre Chieftain and a group shot at the end. (I need a large photo background!) I added a tutorial on how to do the rust effect.
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    So I have been in a major painting funk and I solicited advice from the community and got a lot of GREAT feedback. A lot of people recommended painting a mini to "good enough" standards and not my own exacting ones. This seemed like sage advice so, despite my innate resistance to the idea, I did just that. The mini is a WizKids pre-primed mini which I picked up on a whim several weeks ago to use as my PC in my current Pathfinder game. I really had grand designs for this mini; I was going to customize it and add some green-stuff accouterments to make it fit the character better...then I opened the package. The mini was TERRIBLE upon closer inspection. There were severe flaws, limited details and overall I was just disappointed. But it wound up being a good piece for this experiment because 1) I still needed a mini for my PC and 2) I didn't care if it looked terrible because it was already terrible. 3) This mini would not have been painted otherwise by me. The mini took me maybe 2.5-3 hours from start to finish, over two sessions of painting. I was not completely displeased with it to be honest. I do believe that it is, indeed, "Good Enough".
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    I started on it 2,5 years ago, and first finished it now. Turns out having a child takes up a LOT of your free time.. Who would have guessed? It is the Bones version from the first Kickstarter. I had to have it when I saw it, as I think it is the most amazing dragon sculpt I've seen! Comments and critique very welcome!
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    I was in the process of painting up a small horde of my Mushroom Folk when a group of them suggested a possible vignette...they didn't actually offer a suggestion; it was their appearance that did it...I think. SO I did a few haunted tombstones, grabbed a Tree Beasty, made a base, AND took a LOT of photos which I will inflict on you momentarily. The vignette brings to my mind the "stop the ritual" scenario from Mordheim, here is The Ritual that needs stopping: ...there now, that wasn't SO bad now was it?
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    Finished this Reaper figure recently and thought I would stop in to share. I think it's the first I've posted here but I may have some more in a bit. Started this ten years ago or more and it languished all this time in a WIP box. My hat off to Bobby Jackson on this one, it's one of my favorites from him. That scary, hideous face is awesome as are his knock-kneed gait and his little rat friends. A classic vampire of the nosferatu ilk, or "necrarch," in Warhammer Vampire Counts lore. I really took my time with this figure back then and it's up to my "competition standard." When coming back to finish it off I mainly had to just decide not to do a few bells and whistles I had originally intended like freehand on the red fringe, and do the metals. I take pleasure in the distressed ragged bottom of the cloak, the little green gem, the eyes, and the shading of his fingernails. He is the leader of an undead warband, BTW, and his minions are coming up soon. Three ghouls (Reaper Ben Siens ones) and two giant black dogs (Siens hell hounds) are already done and awaiting varnishing.
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    I have a few minis displayed at my local game shop and was contacted a couple weeks ago about doing a custom job for a D&D player's Heroforge mini. This is the first time I've dealt with their Premium plastic, and it is much better than the detail plastic they used before - though there were a lot more little plastic spurs that I didn't entirely erase all trace of. I'm pretty happy with it, and the client is happy, so mission accomplished!
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    I got this guy done a few weeks ago, but I didn't pull out my camera to photograph him. Got to use him in a Pathfinder game a couple weeks ago. Made my heart beam with pride and joy being able to use a painted mini for what it was intended for in a game.
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    as long as you all let me go see my movie tomorrow, I don't care. But tomorrow night 7c to ~9c, I am GOING to see Rifftrax Live! The Five Doctors and if I have to miss it to update, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet... wait, wrong fandom.
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    I have about 20 hrs in this guy.Was so fun though.I've done a round 30 characters so far and plan on opening a website soon.If interested in seeing my art email me ben.blizzard@yahoo.com.thanx and enjoy.
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    Hello all! This is my first time posting here, so please be gentle! Here is my Ogre Matriarch from Bones 3.
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    Nope, I wear the right one. The left one is used for other things (like chucking at people, swearing by, etc.). The Stomp of Approval comes from the right one, though. I totally feel like I'm swimming through paint right now. CURRENTLY PAINTING AT THE SPEED OF PANIC! THERE'S PAINT AND MAIMED BRUSHES EVERYWHERE! OH THE HUMANITY! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Apparently my light box set up creates some specular reflections because these boys are not so shiny in normal lights. Anyhow, I really like these old school, Bob Olley ogres. I hope you do too.
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    This was supposed to go in ub3r_n3rds excellent Before/After thread but they got ate there (perhaps a pic/attachment limit) so since I've got the pics anyways figured i would post them... Ahh, human ranger with two swords!
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    Got my Official Entry in 30 seconds before my clock ticked over to 2:24pm. http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/76081-maal-drakar-7-day-challenge-official-entries-no-chatter/&do=findComment&comment=1595584 I needed to iron my backdrop (which was all kinds of fun the state I'm in), arrange it, try and figure out how to make the wings STAY PUT (they kept either seating poorly or falling out even after I superglued them; I think the Loctite I grabbed may be old), then take the pics, upload, post. They aren't the best pics, but they aren't the worst. I tried to implement as many things as Doug suggested as I could, but I simply had neither the time nor the brain power to figure out ISO or exposure on my phone, and no time to crop them either. These will have to do. I'm happiest with the close-ups, and the shot of the backs of the wings turned out even better than I'd expected. Thank you all so very very much for all of your likes and comments and kind support. Words can't express how much your pulling for me helped get me through this challenge; I'm not exaggerating when I say I really wouldn't have finished otherwise (even so, it was a close thing!). Well, I've been awake for over 24 hours now, and painting pretty much nonstop for the last 12 of that, so I think it's high time I took my "everything is ouchie" self off to bed at last. I'll do a more proper summary/reflection post when I can see straight again. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Yep! And he's been super helpful, too! So, you know how I had this whole game plan mapped out? Well, I finished Norbert's neck and I, uh...just kinda kept going. I'm fairly confident I can now pick out Dragon Gold paint just by smell. So, yeah, that part's done now I guess, lol. The drybrushing step will take probably just as long, or it might go faster once I get into a good groove. I'll finish the tail scales once I've applied Guindy's suggested fix and let it fully dry. I also haven't done the wings yet, but that's because I just can't face more shiny golden scales at just this moment. I'd intended to do like I planned, but it was like my brush was possessed. It just wanted to keep painting! It wouldn't stop! Oh, and since this one didn't have a name yet, I've dubbed it Sheldon. This is what it looks like after doing ALL of Norbert's scales (except for his face). Just the tiniest hook on the end, and that's it. I'm pretty convinced it's magic. Whew. After 3 solid hours of nothing but scales scales and more scales, I desperately need to do something not-painting. Gonna rustle up some grub and toss a load of laundry in, then get back to it. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Needed some more ogres so started painting up some of the new ones from Bones 3. These two were really cool and fun to paint. Thanks for reading!