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  1. Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    Got a pair of snips and some files in the mail today, some pretty Vallejo paints from the hobby store, and the other 3-pack of orcs from the FLGS. The latter even came with a free comic book!
  2. Hundred Kingdoms Friar

    A random old figure picked up for cheap to practice layering and other things on. Feedback appreciated: FLGS had a couple of these guys priced at $10. This one, however, was marked half off and sold for $3. I guess that’s how math works. Anyway, I wasn’t able to find pictures of the assembled figure online, so I’m not sure if it is the complete sculpt. The top and bottom halves were separate pieces. This pose seemed the least wrong, or at least made the two halves fit together the closest. Several firsts (for me) going on here. Aside from some of my old Hero Quest figures, this was my first non-Reaper mini. It was also the first slotted mini, which required my first attempt at creating a base out of green stuff. I think it turned out all right, but it’s definitely something I’ll need to practice. Comments and critiques appreciated!
  3. Tiefling Paladin

    Oh wow that is awesome, well done! Those eyes...
  4. Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    Gonna try and make it on in a bit, if devices cooperate and I don’t get roped into cooking.
  5. 77134: Hajad the Pirate (LTPK part 3)

    The third and final mini from the Layer Up! LTPK, Julie Guthrie’s Hajad the Pirate: Not gonna try for any better images, because then you would see how badly I messed up the eyes... Mostly by the book, but I skipped the lining as my little brush was becoming temperamental. Of the three minis in this kit, this is the one I was most looking forward to, as it has the most exposed skin of the three (one of my problem areas). Think I oversold the abs a bit too much though. Based on issues with the previous minis, I elected to basecoat both weapon blades with Ebony Flesh before applying the metallic. The Filigree Silver included in the kit was too watery to play nice with bare Bonesium, and in any case it was difficult for me to see where the paint actually stuck. Plus, it makes lighter metallics pop. It was nice to see darker flesh tones included in this kit. The darkest (non-dark elf) skin tone I had available before was Tanned Skin, but my attempts to mix in darker paints always resulted in a weird shade of sadness. All in all, this kit was a good learning experience. The instructions were clear and easy to follow, and it was neat seeing the colors build up with each layer. The cartoons were cute too. I just hope that my technique improves moving forward. And that painting eyes gets easier.
  6. Well done, everyone! So many awesome entries.
  7. Layer up paint kit, what am I doing wrong?

    This. Even after washing, and soaping, and scrubbing, and drying, each mini in the kit (and many others) just wouldn’t take certain paints easily. Your best bet is to just keep trying to cover the spots, slowly moving inward from where the paint did stick until it gives up. It will eventually.
  8. Heroines in Sensible Shoes 3

    Rad gift, then
  9. Heroines in Sensible Shoes 3

    Went in for the dozen. However, after taking stock of everything, I wound up with 13 minis in the box. I hope the extra one falls under “rad gift” and not “we accidentally sent you somebody else’s order”.
  10. Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    “I’m just browsing today”, I told myself: Another company I’m unfamiliar with, but these “goblins” and SwordLadies cried out to be saved from the Retail Rack of Doom
  11. Heroines in Sensible Shoes 3

    Got mine today as well.
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Never seen a dog get bitten by a werepanther before...
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    There is a link to the Boneyard under Figures on the main page, but the Boneyard is not currently a Thing. It may or may not ever return. Edit: it’s not there anymore, but available if you click on a figure then look at the links. It’s between Robot Supply Depot and Boxed Sets.
  14. 77167: Ingrid, Gnome Thief (LTPK part 2)

    The second mini from the Layer Up! Learn to Paint Kit, Ingrid the Gnome Thief: A fun little mini. She taught me that I love to overdo shadows. This is very evident on her cape, though glazing did help a little bit. On the bright side, the sculpt has some big, expressive eyes, and I think both came out halfway decent for a change. This one has a fun base, as well. Lots of details to pick out, and the instructions have a neat combo for painting mossy patches that I’ll have to steal for future use. Feedback is appreciated!
  15. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    The experiment Slotin was conducting with the screwdriver was known as “tickling the dragon’s tail.” You can probably figure out why. Slotin rolled a 1 and woke the dragon. Though the Slotin incident occurred after World War II had ended, a fictionalized version was written into the 1989 drama Fat Man and Little Boy, about the Manhattan Project. The same thing happens to John Cusack’s (fictional) character: Not sure how scientifically accurate the effects are, but blue light is apparently a common effect of supercriticality.
  16. Bonus points to whoever leaves his weapon curved like that and paints it up as a banana!
  17. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Just this one, it appears.
  18. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Update! The Blick store is about to go out of business. They don’t have the brushes I want. Even the W&Ns are all splayed out
  19. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    There is a Blick store in town, never knew that. Checking it out shortly, hoping for real brushes!
  20. Painted (mostly) by-the-numbers, Anirion: This was a departure from my normal style of painting, and I made a number of mistakes, but wanted to stick to the instructions and see how it all turned out. All things considered, I think it looks decent. I didn’t worry about trying to correct the bend in the staff or any mold lines. And I added a third highlight layer (more yellow) to the robes, to make them pop just a bit more. The camera washed these out, it seems. The little details probably deserved more attention, but the focus here was clearly on the robes. I think I did learn a few new things, hopefully for the better. More practice will help. Comments and critiques welcome.
  21. Basilisk

    Technically, you’ll win...
  22. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    My brother had this game on his Atari 2600.
  23. Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    I may have self-control issues. Another chunk of birthday funds went to my first Reaper order of the year, been too long on that front.