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  1. 20 points
    SO I was browsing through the mushrooms on the Pinterest site when their Mushroom Muse showed me these: I HAD to make some of my own. Of course they would need a setting. Being rather Faerie Folk type mushrooms, a Faerie setting was the thing. The Entrance to a Deep Place seemed an idea AND, getting carried away with the thing resulted in this, seen here on my worktable: AND with a dark background: The Welcoming Committee: ...by the entrance: Guards may eventually be placed in the side hollow: On the far side: With an overhead shot: Ideas for further adventures in Faerie Lore are swirling through my Old Mind.
  2. 16 points
    I want to post this as an apology for changing my Avatar again. Too many people were having issues thinking I was Froggy when I had the Chaos Toad head, so I am switching to my new Basilisk instead. I hope this doesn't cause too much confusion.
  3. 16 points
    A little gift for somebody
  4. 15 points
    Ok, here is my first NMM paint job. I'm not sure if I dislike the technique, or just picked a bad mini to try it on first. I found it a bit fiddly and frustrating with all of the dully cast spikey bits. I did a pretty quick TT quality job on everything not NMM, so I know there are a lot of places to improve there. Also, I feel like the photos make it look better than it really is. I'm pretty happy with how the front of the armor turned out, but the shield and shoulder pauldrons were frustrating. Would truly appreciate any feedback on improving the quality of my NMM! I'll be doing Mangu next and tracking in the same WIP thread. Wip thread here:
  5. 13 points
    I found some things on my doorstep when I came home for lunch... First, some mousey bits... Then, some beautiful ladies (Oathsworns Sensible Shoes 3) Let me just say that the oathsworns minis are even more pretty than I expected!
  6. 13 points
    I built a boat. Not quite from scratch. It was a hull and railings when I got it. But the masts and the rigging and sails, the spars and yards and bowsprit, the chains and the anchors, and especially the paint job, those are mine.
  7. 13 points
    Played at the FLGS...and made a small acquisition.
  8. 12 points
    Miniatures from the Vast boardgame miniatures expansion. Last pic are mini's from the Vast : The Fearsome Foes expansion. For more info, see GeekDad's Vast Miniatures review!
  9. 12 points
    I tried it this weekend. With the new shorter snout, it looks wrong. Too much clutter on the face. I finished it this weekend and have secured the approval of my client, so it will begin its journey across the big pond to the UK tomorrow. I am quite pleased with the way it ended up. Thanks for all the support!
  10. 12 points
    Alright Monday, let's get one thing straight--if you act like you did last week, no one will EVER find your body.
  11. 12 points
    The Skorchas are a smallish buggy like vehicle that doesn't have a model, so I cut down a couple trukks and made my own. The Battlewagon is pretty much stock kit, except I am adding a base (which isn't done yet). Skorchas:
  12. 12 points
    I (printed and painted a pile of 3D terrain for Kingdom Death bard game, and dismembered a 6 legged dragon.
  13. 11 points
    That's what the torpedoes are for.... Although during swim calls, we did have a guy stationed on the bridge as a shark watch with a rifle. The running joke is that if he saw a shark he was supposed to shoot the guy furthest out to draw the shark so everyone else could get aboard safely.
  14. 11 points
    With the arrival of Zombicide Green Horde, I realized that I had yet to paint up any of the necromancers for the game. So I decided to start a new thread for these guys. I decided that instead of starting with the one that came with the core set, I would paint up another one called Grin. I had planned on just painting up a base coat today as I waited on the primer of another figure. Then I just kept going. Now the art for the figure has him with a very dark overall feel. The figure's backstory has it that he's half zombie from a failed ritual. So I Went with the zombie skin I had with the rest of the zombies. I then added in a warm brown to try to give him a little more life than a regular zombie. Looking at the image I think I need something else. Well here is the results of today's painting:
  15. 10 points
    This past weekend I started painting Brom, the 54mm scale dwarf from Enigma. The sculpt has got a mix of equipment and, to be honest, I'm not even sure what all of it is. It gives him a lot of character, but presents some challenges with the painting. I've been putting a lot of thought into how I want to approach the piece and finally decided to pick a color scheme and let that tie the figure together. I started with the face. Considering most of it is hidden by the hair, the beard feels almost as important as the rest of the face. I used a mix of Reaper's Ruddy Leather, Secret Weapon's Orange Rust, and Reaper's Burnt Orange and Fair Skin Highlight. I find the light skin tones are nice for highlighting hair, I'd do the same with brown hair. For the blood stained cloth on his head, I used a mix of Carnage Red and Walnut Brown. I wanted it to be darker near the center, so more brown, and the moving to pure red near the boundaries. I applied the red as a glaze over the white cloth to give it the right look. Instead of using the well palette that I'd normally turn to for glazes, I ended up mixing them directly on my wet palette. Normally that produces a mess, but I used a bit of paint and then added a bunch of matte medium (plus a little water). The matte medium is thick, so it creates the right transparency without causing the glaze to flow all over the palette. Then I then it down slightly with water for a consistency that's easier to paint with. The effect is the same as a regular glaze, but since it's on the wet palette it's easier for me to mix paints and create different colored glazes. It's also easy to vary the consistency/transparency by changing up the ratio of matte medium and paint. So I can quickly make a section more opaque and another more transparent. Not something I do for all glazes, for in situations like this it's a nice option to have in my tool kit. And here's the full figure. Still a lot left to paint!
  16. 10 points
    I think Tiniest Rhombus painted one....not positive about that, but I do remember someone here doing one. It was at least a year ago, I think. Ok, you got confused, but I really wanted to laugh because of the edit. Install a camera, wait a few days, and then add a sign pointing out the camera. It doesn't necessarily need to be operational...
  17. 10 points
    Phew. We've spent the morning researching candidates for our local primaries, to meet and compare notes at lunch. Voting tomorrow. College Kid Graduate!! (done with studies anyhow, convocation in a few months) went to school with a real sweet kid whose dad is running for office, and he looks like a stellar candidate I have no hesitation about voting for. Which is nice, because it always feels weird when I know someone personally who I feel isn't the best candidate for whatever they're running for. Like, I think to myself I like you but I'm not going to vote for you. Saw an attack ad against someone I know the other day and it was really upsetting. They're super ethical and that's not them at all.
  18. 10 points
    If there's a proper Kraken about, it will just take the submarine...
  19. 10 points
    That is so brilliant I wish I'd thought of it! @Beagle You sir are incredibly brave, and I'm so glad you weren't hurt worse! Hair will grow back, but you may have saved the victim from much further harm. I hope you heal quickly. :) (I wish I could respond to everyone, but that would be an extremely long set of posts. Take my 'likes' as sympathy/congratulations/appreciation as appropriate :) ). I really need to paint a thing, and to document the few things I've actually painted so far this year. The mojo just hasn't been there at all. Maybe I should bust out my metallic paints and make something shiny, because I always enjoy doing that. Shiny makes everything better. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  20. 10 points
    First attempt at OSL. Guildball model "Stoker".
  21. 10 points
    Hope you feel better soon, @Unruly. Mint tea is totally my favorite thing when I'm congested. Recently I discovered that I'd made it an entire year without needing a prescription for antibiotics, which is a huge improvement in my quality of life. Being sick sucks.
  22. 9 points
    Great Furry Fairy Gods and Tiny Sausages!!!!!!?!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111!!!!!! AAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!! First, Noble Knight sends me an order confirmation, and then a shipping notice. I'm happy that my item is on the way. A day later, I get a notice that the order has been cancelled, and my money refunded, because the item was not in stock or broken. I am no longer happy. ... ... ... And yet, guess what just showed up in the mailbox today?!?!?! I am seriously debating just keeping the money and not even bothering to tell them about it. But then that would just screw up their inventory even worse, and they wouldn't learn anything. So now I have to email them about it, and tell them to get their broccoli together. And probably send them back their money, since I did in fact receive the item I bought. I am seriously considering emailing them to tell them I'm keeping the damn money.
  23. 9 points
    The Dragon Hatchling sculpts are cute, but the Bones casts are terrible. Due to this I didn't try to clean them up well and just put them on new bases. Either way it is two more models off the bench and painted to an acceptable toy box level...and so what if I painted the geen one red and the black one green! btw I touched up the splotchy black base rims after I took this picture. Comments encouraged, Mike
  24. 9 points
    Perhaps go the passive aggressive route and tack a sign to the tree indicating that pissing on said tree is a violation of USNC Code 3.22452(c) and violators will be persecuted and that video surveillance may be in use..
  25. 9 points
    I was going to call you a "roll" model but I'm using standard array.
  26. 9 points
    You are opening a very dangerous door, my dude.
  27. 9 points
    Can't resist... Might want to move back from the screen, or upgrade to a higher resolution one, you can see the pixels clearly! Gotta love it when the camera focuses on the bug screen, instead of the scene just after it eh?
  28. 9 points
    I learned to swim when I was about five years old. Used to swim all the time, haven't in at least twelve years now. I'm sad that all the indoor pools in Pittsburgh have really high membership fees, and all the public outdoor pools have hours that conflict with... Everything I do. Funny story... When i was about 16, I went with some friends out on a boat off the coast of Panama City, Florida, and we decided to go swimming out in the open water. A pod of dolphins showed up, maybe 50 yards out, and several people got out of the water. When the pod closed to 10 yards, I was the only one still in the water. A dolphin came right up to me, within 18 inches, and we started at each other for a few seconds. I, thinking, "Sea World lets people pet their dolphins, this is fine," reached out to touch the dolphin. The dolphin smiled. My reptile brain finally kicked in as I saw all those teeth and suddenly realized I was staring down a predator in its natural habitat. It did not try to eat me as I swam - quickly - back to the boat, and I count myself lucky for that.
  29. 9 points
    You rang? New quest: procure breakfast and tea for Cyr. *yawn*
  30. 9 points
    On a related note, I have tested my skills in the deep ocean. One fun thing on a submarine when you have the time to do it is swim call. You stop on the surface (somewhere warm like the Bahamas' or the Med, and go swimming. It can be a bit disconcerting when the only object in sight is the sub though.
  31. 9 points
    I actually managed to paint a thing; now wait, two things last night! They are not finished, but it's a start. Some flesh on a Wiz Kids half-orc barbarian for a guy that I game with and the scales on the BoGW community figure. Got to do the eyes on that Dragon born and then finalize my selections and pack the box back up.
  32. 9 points
  33. 9 points
    Had the Paint and Take at the FLGS today, everything went really well. We had 10 people painting at once today (pretty big, considering how small this place is), and there were plenty of veterans to teach the basics.Even managed to show some new people the basics of Warhammer 40k, so that'll just drive the hobby. Also met our ever-elusive creative guy, really nice and is a whiz at kitbashing and scratchbuilding. We discussed having him show how to make terrain and the like, so that might be a thing in the future as well. All in all, a pretty good time.
  34. 9 points
    I was using this to try a different skin color which I like and I believe I was going to do a bit more detailed TMM but got side tracked. After several months of no work on him, I decided to get him "done" to tabletop level. Here are some shaky iPad photos. C&C welcome.
  35. 8 points
    Nah, just go out to his favorite spot, and leave a plunger, a toilet brush and one of those urinal mints out where he can see it, some moist towelettes, and a sign politely reminding him to wash his hands after he's done...
  36. 8 points
    Honestly, I would contact the garbage company. What he's doing is a no-no with most companies. Maybe he's a troll model?
  37. 8 points
    This guy was to experiment on achieving realistic light colors on a fairly smooth surface (the apron in this case). After several different tries I was happy with the result...then like normal he sat on the paint desk for months. So I decided to finish him to low tabletop level and wash him in ArmyPainters midtone shade which led to a big tied mark. But he is good enough for my sons toy box. C&C appreciated.
  38. 8 points
    I, uh. I don't wanna live in the Monster Manual.
  39. 8 points
    Winners! We had a lot of multiple winners this year. Per the rules, you may only win one prize per year. I tried to give everyone their highest ranking for their prize winner. 40-99mm wide/tall (Reaper only) 16 entries: 1st Prize: Eyebeast (Metalchaos) 2nd Prize: Vanja, Fire Giant Queen (Kuche) Random: First of Dragons (robsontpm ) Top 3: Eyebeast (Metalchaos) Mummy (Ghool) Vanja, Fire Giant Queen (Kuche) 100mm+ wide/tall (Reaper only) 16 Entries 1st Prize: Ma'aldrakar (Sirithiliel) 2nd Prize: Pathfinder Red Dragon (T'hain Esh Kelch) Random: Narthrax white (wdmartin) Top 3: Ma'aldrakar (Sirithiliel) Her Greatest Treasure (Pochi) Pathfinder Red Dragon (T'hain Esh Kelch) Diorama (Reaper Only) 8 Entries 1st Prize: Dragons Don't Share (Pochi) 2nd Prize: Space Lord (LarsM) Random: If a Tree Falls (InvisibleThumb) Top 3: Dragons Don't Share (Pochi) Kaladrax and the Wand of Death (Metalchaos) Bearly a Mouthful (Sirithiliel) Non Reaper models and Busts over 40mm wide/tall 18 Entries 1st Prize: Blood Bowl Troll (Ghool) (Only one prize was donated so far) Top 3: Blood Bowl Troll (Ghool) Shieldmaiden bust (SGHawkins09) Giant with Hammer (Ghool)
  40. 8 points
    A good candidate doesn't want people to vote for them just because they like him/her, and a decent person won't put you in a spot over it. After I ran and lost, I didn't ask anyone I knew if they actually voted for me - a few volunteered that they did and were disappointed that I lost, but that's it. It was really weird being a candidate and seeing attack ads against my opponents that I knew were greatly exaggerated or even blatantly false. None of us ran negative campaigns against each other, these ads were coming from outside political action committees.
  41. 8 points
    My mother was (and is) terrified of water and completely forbade any and all swimming, so even thought we lived near a beach virtually my whole life (Navy family) I went all the way to adult hood without getting more than ankle deep in any beach, lake, river or pool. As an adult I made it a point to learn a little so I wouldn't drown if I like tripped into a pool or something, so I am an excellent floater and can sort of doggy paddle about in a pool now. Side note: I also get terribly seasick. My Navy veteran father finds this hilarious as, every Morse who's ever lived has joined the Navy until me and my brother.
  42. 8 points
    Why is the case labeled Jormungander, Part 1?
  43. 8 points
    That sounds creepy. What if a kraken got you
  44. 8 points
    Well, The Spirit of the Forest ^ Dragon is pretty cool. I guess. I don’t have a picture (because I gave the item away) but one time I created a magical Elven Waystone. It was a terrain piece that would magically stand itself up, if it was toppled over. I also did a Fungal Forest that looks rather realistic.
  45. 8 points
    Is it weird/wrong that I love Pathfinder/3.x so much but I don't care at all about optimization, I'd rather play a rogue than anything, and all the math is basically just icing on the cake of style and storytelling? Rhetorical question, because it is weird and wrong. Yet here I am. Or maybe so here I am. Anyway, rough day for a number of reasons. The one big flaw with humanity is the humans. But I rolled up a (very non-optimized) variant tiefling Unchained rogue and an Idyllkin Unchained summoner with an Agathion eidolon, which probaby isn't tricked well at all but was pleasantly thematic I thought. Can see why people like summoners, I reckon, even toned down from where they started. Wound up the evening here in the Advanced Class Guide. Another book into which I hadn't much delved. I don't know what to make of who's the suitably tiered belle of the ball and all, but I rather like the flavor of the skald and swashbuckler. Gonna look at hunter and slayer, investigator maybe. The iconic warpriest makes me want to like him too, heh.
  46. 8 points
    Ayup. Happily it’s been through several trips, so it’s softened up.
  47. 8 points
    I can totally understand that they have over 300,000 pieces of inventory, but this is the second or third time I've bought something from them and then gotten an "Oops, we can't find it"... They need to develop a better system for their inventory - or at least not send out automated your-item-has-shipped messages before they've gone and physically pulled the items purchased. Next time I think about getting anything from them, I'm going to email them first to make sure they go physically check that the item is in stock and undamaged before I buy it.
  48. 7 points
    In case anyone is wondering, the change is Cyradis's fault. Just sayin... (that and I am really proud of my new sculpt)
  49. 7 points
    I might have to frame this:
  50. 7 points
    He's a hamster. They have short legs...