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MissMelons last won the day on June 3 2015

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  1. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

  2. ReaperCon 2018 Hotel Booking Link

    Awww bummer, we look forward to having Rudys every year. :(
  3. Reaper Kolinsky

    I actually just bought 3 Reaper Kolinsky's at Reaper con and they're still holding up perfectly. I rather like them. Maybe that was a bad batch?
  4. November/December WIP

    Did some more work today and started working on weathering the belt on the pirate but it has been awhile. I started with shading here and blocking out thr colors: So I pushed this up further and its going quite well. Started blending the metallic effect here and its slooooooowwwlllyyyy coming together. Super slowly. Sadly slowly. Omg so slowly.
  5. November/December WIP

    I got lost in the mystical realm of Overtime but still painted when I got the chance. The goal before the new year is to go for fine detail stuff. Once these three are all finished, I'm going to paint one of the dragon busts and finish another one. I don't really have a project for this to lead up to for next year as Rcon 2018 is sort of on the backburner for now. (we're trying something out in 2018) I finished the Oni fro Collapsed Industries but will likely not make a show off for him so I'll share his finished look here: The Goal for him was to paint red again, and actually, try to texture and paint hair. I realized that while I've taken darn near every other kind of class, I NEVER took a painting hair class. o_o Huge Oversight on my part if I wanted to get better at it. So I pulled up some real-life examples of black hair with light and maaannnyyyy miniature painting examples to see how other people have interpreted it.I could probably do a bit more to it but I'm pretty satisfied where it is right now. There is a little bit of a design on her corset that could easssiillly be painted over and lost but I needed the practice for fine details, I painted the details I could see and just embellished what I couldn't. I think it's turned out rather nice so far. I wanted the corset to look like Brocade cloth. So I needed the two tones to show through so it looks threaded and for the design itself to look raised. I'm tempted to try to line the black design part in silver or a rich grey to pull off this effect but I worry I may overwork it at that point as it's tiny. The Inktensity set is suppppper shiny when applied but it helped me set a base color for her scarf. I still intend to use it for tinting, but needed to bring up the color a lot more and create more contrast. All I did here is block out the colors and I haven't blended just yet. I've also started on Monique De Noir. I'm missing quite a bit of what goes to her, but it's not a deal breaker. I have her arms and her armor parts so I can work with that!. I do not have many WIP pictures of her as It was a huge leap out of my comfort zone with her but now that I am at a happy place I don't mind sharing it!
  6. Happy Birthday MissMelons !!!

    Hey Hey!!!!! I just crawled out from under the luxurious world of work and overtime. I've got this addictive habit that revolves around painting and buying minis after all! It was a pretty relaxing day. Easy day at work, no fires, drama and I got to have some cake! Still sort of amazed that I am officially 30. I can no longer claim that I'm twenty. Thanks everyone for the well wishes!! /crawls back under mountain of workload with a combination of miniatures
  7. November/December WIP

    Welcome Back from Reaper Con!!!!! I decided that I should probably start paintinf my busts or I will become overwhelmed with them. So first up is an Oni and one of the lovely ladies from Naughty Gears. After that, I decided to tackle the tiefling bust from Dark Sword. I cant keep running from it. I primed both models but my air compressor is still shot so the priming quality isnt great but its workable. I also sprayed a little too close and it ran a bit. I also wanted to test out the inks from Scale 75 that I bought. Its glossy as hell so I'll have to play with it to make it a bit more matte. I dont like to dullcoat as the weather here is always out to get me and i've had awful experience trying to in the past. I did a lot more work today on the Oni as the day before I worked on the skin tone of the pirate lass. I finally sucked it up and pulled out the white paint....okay, almost white paint it was bleached bone! I used clear red to boost the red of his skin. I then used the Inktensity red to sort of blend and make it pop more. Both the clear red and Inktensity red are similarly colored but it balanced it out nicer.....now...should I add even more red? I totally can. :) C&C is always welcome. Lemme have it!!! Thanks!
  8. So, who is excited about ReaperCon 2017

    Oh man that was the one thing about that shaded base coats class. I spent months and months of practicing brush control, placing color exactly right, layering exactly right, having the rhythm down to clean brush, wipe brush, grab paint, apply paint and such to perfect it and gain muscle memory. BUT in that class. Shaded freaking Base Coats. You dony need it. You paint. You toss on a color while you have other colors still on your brush and you paint. It may not look great initially, but that's okay, thats what shading is for. It was very liberating taking that class. I love my techniques and blending and stippling and other things, but its refreshing that you can paint just as well using Wappels techniques too.
  9. What would YOU like to see taught next year

  10. So, who is excited about ReaperCon 2017

    Bones would be an odd thing to steal. They likely ended up high up on a bookshelf where 5'1 me cant see or in thr closet for some weird reason. We tore the house apart looking but never found them though.
  11. What would YOU like to see taught next year

    I have a problem. Its an addiction really. As of October 24 I came up with 12 nrw busts......I try not to count my existing ones. I need to paint faster.
  12. What would YOU like to see taught next year

    Broken toad sells a set of 5 mini busts for like 30$ for 5 I think. Theyre about 2 inches tall. It'd be plausible to get a beginner into that, PLUS teach skin tones at the same time while introducing the busts concept. Collapse Industries also sell 3 to 5 inch busts for 12 to 20$ each but they are more alien and creature-esque.
  13. So, who is excited about ReaperCon 2017

    Thannnnnkkkkks!!!! I'm glad the bones were useful! We werent sire if anyone would want them once we passed them out but in pleased to know they went to a good home!
  14. One Take on the Classes

    What about those sound muting carpeted walls? They're like 7ft tall and mute sound. Considering how high the ceiling is, it wont completely mute the rest of the hall but just enough that the instructor can be heard. It was pretty bad for the classes right next tothe stores. Given, 2016 when the classes were split and the gaming side had classrooms, that was worse. This year was an improvement and the fix is going in the right direction.
  15. Lol @pcktlnt I recognize A LOT of my figures I put in the melt! Nice catches!