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Posts posted by Crimson_king_of_the_tower

  1. 5 hours ago, Dragoneye said:

    Booked! Crap, gotta get painting...

    Same pulling out the paints tomorrow. We showed up thursday last year but we booked and are going to be able to make it Wednesday for pizza dungeon this year, we're so excited! 

    4 hours ago, Guindyloo said:

    Buglips and I are booked. I had to email Andrew with Hilton because we need to check in on Tuesday and check out on Monday. He was super nice and helpful. I sent him all of my info in the initial email (Hilton membership number, room preference, etc.) last night so this morning I had a confirmation email that the reservation was made. Only hiccup was I hadn't given Buglips' name so I emailed back to have his name added to the reservation; Andrew had that taken care of very quickly as well.

    The entire staff there was so nice and so helpful every step of the way

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  2. So not much more painting done but I greenstuffed some conversions. I didn't like his skin he had draped on his back it had like a reptilian texture to ot and not alot so I made it into a fur texture first time attempting it on a mini. Then I added wood texture to the axe handle it came out ok but a little more bulky than I wanted. Let me know what you think!




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  3. So again normally for this quality it would only take a lil while but with work and  life it's taking me longer.  Ok so finished the face and hair the face still seems a little expressionless but it's only my second one and only the first of this size(other was an ogre). I tried green eyes(they're thr colors of my characters eyes)  but I dunno maybe too bright? Also tried some freehand black around the eyes that started out as me trying to line/ separate them. Please leave me feedback faces and skin are one of my big things im practicing on!







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  4. Was up late last night so went ahead and swapped out the weapons the bottom of the axe is slightly off but all in all I think it came out nice and I like the looks of these better more fitting of a barbarian. The dagger fit perfectly in the hole I drilled in his hand. Also may have to repaint the tops and bottoms of his fingers.



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  5. Ok so added the highlights and then glazed it all to bring it together. The closeups are somewhat un flattering but I think it looks ok, need to work on painting flesh still. Next I will touch up the face then move on to the hair. You can see ive removed the weapons I didn't really like them so i'm going to give him one of the axes from the weapons sprues from bones 3. Whelp let me know what ya'll think! 






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  6. On 8/21/2018 at 5:08 PM, Metalchaos said:

    Here's 07001, Rictus the Undying from Reaper's Dungeon Dwellers Special Edition Figures sculpted by Bob Ridolfi. I'm curently running "The Vanishing Blackguard" adventure so get ready to see a load of painted models in the next couple of weeks. Sir Rictur is the main evil character in "The Vanishing Blackguard" adventure for 4-6 characters of levels 3-5 by Joseph C. Wolf. Check out the free Vanishing Blackguard.pdf adventure on Reaper's website.















    What colors did you use for the actual bone parts? 

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  7. Ok I don't do that many WIPs but I thought I'd try on this one. This is so far a base coat and 6 layers of shading. I like to use glazes so the build up is very gradual and I have to remember that everytime I start a mini lol. I will put down about 10 more layers going down all the way to a deep purple. This is at the pure tanned skin shadow phase. It will be slow going due to work but I will keep up with it. Comments and criticism welcome and before it gets mentioned I removed no mold lines this is more of a proof of concept to see if I can finish a wip post and how my skin painting is coming along. Thanks! 








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  8. 4 minutes ago, Corporea said:

    I think the problem with me teaching basing is that I take a mini, come up with an idea, and figure out the composition to make the idea work like I see it in my head.


    I... am not sure I am capable of teaching that. I could show examples, and let people play with bases and materials, or put in the description for people to bring a mini they want to base and let the whole class brainstorm and come up with a plan, but I'm not sure how valuable that would be.


    Probably safest to just bring me a mini and I'll brainstorm with you for free! ::D:

    When I put together the basing meetup at reapercon that's pretty much what happened. I knew next to nothing but brought all the materials I had and so did everyone who came also there was alot donated. I watched people do things with greenstuff and other materials it was very hands on people could just grab some things and ask what is this used for, how would this be used. Green eyed monster was even there doing experiments with static grass. I think maybe a class should sorta be like that show what materials are out there and how they're generally used. Everyone has different concepts about what tells the story of a certain mini and how it could be based.

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  9. 6 minutes ago, Al Capwn said:


    Invariably you will discover more far too late during the latter. ::D:


    I think what @Crimson_king_of_the_tower is getting at is with the contrast of the primer having the effect of making the mold lines stand out more. For example, in the autobody repair industry to highlight defects on a surface, a fine light coat of paint called a "guidecoat" is used and then lightly sanded to show the hills and valleys of the surface. The surface can then be treated (either with additional sanding, or using filler). I would imagine the same can be applied to minis as well.

    you put it way better than I could've lol thank you

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  10. 7 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:


    Is there a fundamental difference between, "I'm priming this to find mold lines" and "I'm priming this and I'll find mold lines like every other time I've primed a miniature"?



    I imagine not lol I always have problems seeing them with my eyes like they are until I prime it so im considering just priming first getting rid of them then touching up the primer layer

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  11. On ‎9‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 2:33 PM, ReaperWolf said:

    And just in case my gratitude was unclear, THANK YOU SO MUCH to those who attended the Dreadmere and Hillsedge Province & Barrowgate sandbox games at RC2018!!!


    I'm so thankful to have so many outstanding people in my orbit. It's thrilling to design and write content folks seem to be enjoying.



    Getting to play in your group was a great experience we will be back to game with you next year! Thank you for putting it together and making it so wonderful!

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  12. On ‎9‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 1:42 AM, haldir said:

    Funny thing is while I wad helping break down the Con on Sunday evening, Ron said something along the lines of "what has ReaperCon done for you?" & my reply was


    "Ron, you've gotten me out of my"crap" hole town for 4 days every year the past 14 years. That good enough for me! "


    Well worth the money & effort in attending. 


    (apologies for the lengthy post. I guess I got nostalgic......) 

    What has reapercon done for me?

    Ill second the crap hole town sentiment lol, also allowed me to meet great like minded people and make new lasting friendships. It has also given me the confidence I needed to really start painting in earnest and try new things.  I cant wait to have my piece judged next year! 

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  13. 22 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

    According to @ladystorm the contract with the new Convention Center was for two years.

    I would assume the dates were for comparable time periods for both years.

    Thinking back on your collective explanations of your problems with getting time off for desired dates, your employer needs a designated "floater" that can be assigned to fill in for all employee  time off in your group.

    Not to have such a designated position is just inefficient and borderline incompetent on managements part, as it is SOP in so many industries.


    I work mainly in retail and have for a while. The place I work at now is a little tinier but everyone is pretty much a floater or can do most other jobs so its not a problem. I get the blackout dates for big holidays but working in retail you should deserve to be able to take breaks trust me.

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  14. 19 hours ago, pcktlnt said:

    Welcome to the forums! Was wonderful to meet and speak with ya, let's see what madness or glory your reign shall bring.

    Lots of glitter I imagine


    1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

    Welcome to the forums!  Lookimg forward to seeing you both again for a rematch of Unstable Unicorns next con.

    And yes it will we awesome shell have the expansions and we'll actually finish a game lol

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  15. On 9/8/2018 at 2:10 AM, Sylverthorne said:


    Ehgeh. Well. Mr. Thorne is allergic to squash in all forms; that carries all the way down to musk melons (honeydew, cantaloupe and so on) and cucumber. Nut allergies might be the most common, but they're not the only ones. I also ran into someone with capsaicin allergies, and at least one allergic to red food dye. Gluten is another common one, and most roux use wheat flour, which contains gluten.


    So getting a list, not only of what people might be allergic to, but also dietary prejudices, isn't just a good idea, but may save someone from, at best, a miserable weekend, or, worst case, a hospital visit.


    Mind, I'm not trying to discourage you, just pointing out something I've had to learn the hard way. :/

    (Mr. Thorne's dad has some trouble getting it through his skull that Mr. Thorne really /is/ allergic to pumpkin; at one point while we were visiting he made a dessert. He offered it round, and had us guess what was in it. Mr. Thorne had a tiny taste, I had a little more. Not bad. Neither of us could guess what he'd put in it, though. He told us, all pleased, that it had pumpkin oil. Mr. Thorne didn't have more than a little spoonful. He was still pretty sick the next couple of days.)

    I will make a list of what I use and post it on here to see if it would affect them in anyway. I want as many people to be able to enjoy it as possible and would hate to make people sick. Thank you for the information! It will definitely be full disclosure I wouldn't try to sneak anything in and I don't really have secret ingredients. Just an old family recipe


    4 hours ago, Kheprera said:

    Yeah, I'm allergic to avocados. I break out in hives (and living in Texas, surrounded by guacamole which is used as a garnish, I have to be careful about what I order).


    My youngest is allergic to Jell-O.


    I had a boss allergic to cucumbers.


    And shellfish allergies are a thing. A lot of gumbos have shrimp (I looooove shrimp gumbo).  So a posting of the ingredients would be a good thing. ^_^

    While I too LOVE seafood and seafood gumbo my wife hates seafood (no allergies just never liked it) so I make chicken and sausage gumbo. One of these days though.....

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  16. 9 hours ago, Highlander said:

    Con crud?  Today is the first day I've been up and around this week.  Got hammered by something.

    In all honesty as much as I hate to say it (actually I don't this area sucks) I think it's where I live. I live in southeast texas near a TON of refineries and other things. So when I leave the area for a number of days to a place with better air (dallas isn't the best but better by far than mine) then come back my body has to readjust which says alot.... all the more reason to find better 

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