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  1. This is one of my planned dioramas for ReaperCon. It is going to be a post apocalyptic 'bot shop featuring Bombshell Miniatures's Maelee and an assortment of robots. Right now the structure is built and partially painted with some weathering started. Still need to put a sign together but other than that, all construction is completed. What color do you suggest for the bricks/stone? The walls are a faint blue which is hard to see in the photos and will have rust effects like the roof. These are most of the 'bots as well as the workbench. The Maelee I am using is in my travel paint kit so I did not get her out for the photo. Do you like the two toned 'bot or should I go with a solid color? Any other suggestions would be welcome!
  2. Thanks! It would be awesome if I did but I did not do it to go after an award. I just thought it was a fun idea and a great homage to Fallout. It was one of those ideas that pop into your head, that you can’t get rid of until you let the creativity flow. That was my goal this year, ignore the manufacturer awards and just paint fun stuff that inspires me. If it qualifies for one great, if not that’s great too.
  3. Thanks! I love doing the little details. So a few you can’t see in the pictures are: robot blue prints above the workbench; the blue bot is carrying a bottle; and the arm of the sitting bot is on the workbench.
  4. Fantastic job! I love it!
  5. Yeah, I usually fly out of Ontario which is smaller and closer but when a nonstop was $200 less out of LAX, I had to make sacrifices. Are you landing at Love Field? If so, we will probably see you there.
  6. 8:15 flight out of LAX and with no traffic it takes an hour to get from my place to the airport. That time on a work day though, . Lets just say I am still slightly nervous that 4 am is not early enough as I know that when I leave for work at 6 the freeways are packed. I had a 2am pick up last year and that was fine.
  7. Too late. Looking at my 4am shuttle pick up time made it worse.
  8. Thanks!
  9. Completely understandable, I have felt that way about mine a few times this past month. It is a large piece and not rushing it now means you will have more time to make it even more awesome later.
  10. Thanks everyone!
  11. I am glad I spent the time to finish her. I almost set her aside to focus on my diorama but I was so close to being done, I decided to push through it. I do need to pick someone's brains at con about painting feathers.
  12. Well, I finally got to a point on these where it would be worth it to post. These are my major projects that I will be working on for the next few months and all four are planned ReaperCon entries. Right now there is not much to see as they are just at the primer stage but the bases are built and also ready for paint. So from left to right we have the Dark Elf Assassin from Scale 75, Tarko from Scale 75's Fallen Frontiers line, Dark Sword's Wood Elf Warrior, and Reaper's own Crimson Herald. Please excuse the blurry pics, I am cleaning my apartment and this was the best place to take pics.
  13. I finished all my entries! Tonight will be spent giving them the once over to make sure I did not miss anything and painting their plinths black. I will also start packing as I really do not want to wait until tomorrow to do so.
  14. Yep, he does.
  15. He looks fantastic! I will have to remember this when I start painting mine again.
  16. Wow, that was a marathon of painting and I am done. I don’t care how well it does, it turned out like I wanted and that’s all that matter. I will give it a once over tomorrow when I am not falling asleep, I did not realize it had gotten so late. So final pictures, with a blurry one of the posters. Hope you like the surprise in the back.
  17. And the Drow is done, spiderwebs and all. Just need to blacken the plinth.
  18. Welcome to the 2017 Summer Miniature Exchange! Fanguad will be taking a break and has handed the exchange off to me, SGHawkins09. Robinh has volunteered to assist me. This is the thread where I'll post announcements, and you can post questions, let people know that packages have be mailed or received, or just talk, get suggestions, and show off the awesome mini that your partner sent you. If you've never done an exchange before, how it works is like this: Everyone who is interested PMs me with the questionnaire below filled out (please don't just send an old one, as the questions may have changed). I then match you with a person whom you will paint a mini for, and a second person whom you will receive a painted mini from (sometimes it's the same person). You have until the deadline to send your mini out (please try really hard to do this, though we understand if sometime life gets in the way). That's pretty much it, feel free to PM me with questions. This exchange is based on trust. Please be respectful of the fact that someone else is investing their time, money and energy into painting a mini for you. I am simply the organizer, but I will do everything I can to make sure that everyone who paints a miniature receives one. The Rules (tl;dr version) Fill out the questionnaire below and send it to me via PM by June 21st. Painters must send the organizers a WIP of their mini by August 14th. Paint your partner a mini and mail it to them by September 26th. Full Rules Fill out the questionnaire below and send it to me via PM. Please fill out the current version of the questionnaire. Please don't just send an old one, as questions may have changed. Please don't contact your partner unless they have listed themselves as okay with contact. I've included it on the questionnaire, so you'll know who wants to keep it secret and who doesn't. In order to encourage people to start painting early, you will need to post a Work In Progress (WIP) image of your mini to either this thread, or as a reply to your organizer, by August 14th. The mini should be at least base-coated by this time. If you don't post a WIP by this point, I may have to drop you from the exchange. Please don't make me do this. Try really hard to get your miniature out by the deadline. Let an organizer know if you are going to be late. If you are mailing internationally and plan to send more than just miniatures/paint, you must contact your recipient to get any "bonus items" approved. We don't want any trouble with customs. As an example, plant matter or powders can cause a lot of trouble. Also, only the purchase price of the figure should be listed under "value" on the customs form. No extra value should be added for your paint job, etc. the purpose of the package should be "gift". Reaper minis are the focus. If you want to paint more than one miniature, you may do so. If you wish to include other gifts for your recipient, you may do so, but please keep them small. There is no hard and fast rule, but keeping the value less than the price of a single miniature is a good rule of thumb. The focus of the exchange should be a Reaper product. The organizers (SGHawkins09, Robinh) can help facilitate any anonymous conversations you want to have with your partner. Have fun! Deadline The deadline to mail out miniatures for this exchange will be three months from when assignments are sent out, on September 26th. Assignments Deadline The organizers will send the assignments out in about two weeks (June 26th). Please let me know if you're interested by the 21st. I can't make any guarantees if you're late, but I will try to make arrangements. Exchange Assistant Robinh will be helping me run this exchange. He will coordinate and communicate with approximately half the participants. You can contact either of us if you have any questions or issues. 2017 Summer Exchange Questionnaire -Mailing Information- Name: Address: -Miniature Information: Outbound- What can you paint? What do you like painting the most? -Miniature Information: Inbound- What do you want to receive? What DON'T you want to receive? What material do you want to receive? Do you have a particular color scheme in mind? What style of basing would you prefer? Please give your partner some inspiration, especially if you have very few preferences above. -Personal Information- Will you ship internationally? Would you be willing to have multiple exchange partners? Would you like to know who is painting for you before they start painting? Would you like your partner to know who is painting for them before you start painting? Is there anybody you would prefer not to paint for? (please include why) -Special Requests- For the organizer, your painter, or your recipient: 2017 Summer Exchange Questionnaire -Mailing Information- Name: Fanguad Forumguy Address: 1234 Liberty Dr. Boston, MA 12345 USA Notes: Remember to include your zip code and country. Please format this correctly for your county in case you have an international partner. -Miniature Information: Outbound- What can you paint? Fantasy PCs or monsters Examples: fantasy, sci-fi, monsters, PCs, women, undead, demons, etc What do you like painting the most? bugbears and orcs Notes: if possible, the organizers will try to match you up with someone who wants this thing, but if we can't we'll fall back to what you "can" paint -Miniature Information: Inbound- What do you want to receive? Fantasy enemies for my players to fight! Monsters or human(ish) are both fine. Examples: mouslings, necromancers, warriors, dual-wielders, etc What DON'T you want to receive? No nudity please. Also, I have plenty of goblins so I don't need more. Examples: gross, nudity, undead, kobolds, animals, etc What material do you want to receive? I'm fine with any material Notes: Reaper miniatures come in Bones, resin and metal Do you have a particular color scheme in mind? No preference. Notes: If you're asking for a miniature to be used in army, you can ask your partner to match the colors. What style of basing would you prefer? Plain or basic - I will use these miniatures in my PFRPG games. Examples: round or square preference? Unbased, plain base (simple black base), basic base (standard sized base with some scenic elements), or scenic base (fancy base not really suitable for gaming) Please give your partner some inspiration, especially if you have very few preferences above. I'm starting the PFRPG Adventure Path "Jade Regent" soon. Try painting non-human skin tones. My favorite color is blue. "Spring has sprung!" Notes: Consider this a non-binding word of inspiration for your partner. If they're stuck and can't figure out what to paint, maybe this will help them. No need to repeat your preferences above. You partner may ignore this question if they already have an idea from the your previously answered questions. Examples: Are there any books or movies you've enjoyed recently? Is there a challenge or technique you'd like your partner to try? How about some song lyrics or a quote from a book? -Personal Information- Will you ship internationally? Yes Notes: Be aware that postage costs will be higher than domestic postage. If you mail internationally, you will need permission from your partner to include other gift items so that we don't run afoul of customs. Most participants in these exchanges are located in the USA. Would you be willing to have multiple exchange partners? Yes, I love painting! Notes: If yes, specify if there is a limit (though it is unlikely we'll ask you to do more than 2) Would you like to know who is painting for you? No Examples: Yes, No, No Preference Notes: If you say yes, your preference will be communicated to your partner. It will be up to them to contact you. Would you like your partner to know who is painting for them? No Examples: Yes, No, No Preference Notes: You can contact them directly to work out details or ask for advice. We will attempt to match people with similar preferences, but can't guarantee this is the case. Is there anybody you would prefer not to paint for? (please include why) I painted for johndoe123 in the last miniature exchange. Notes: If you like to paint for a variety of different people, you can list those you've painted for in the past. We will do our best to pair you with someone new. Another situation is that you know certain people in real life, and would prefer to paint for someone you don't know. -Special Requests- For the organizer, your painter, or your recipient:
  19. Happy Birthday!!!
  20. Where last night ended. Just the leather straps, metal, and base remain.
  21. Almost forgot I owed you an newer photo of the Dark Sword elf.
  22. This is my planned Mousling diorama for ReaperCon. The idea start forming at last year's con and evolved into this: two Mousling thieves getting caught robbing a Mousling wizard. The base is built and it and the Mouslings are primed. That is all that is done for now so lots of painting remains as well as adding in details. I am really excited for this one and everything that I have planned.
  23. Very good point and that is why I did end up adding stuff to the floor. I ended up removing some pieces of paper because to me it did feel like it was too much and with the papers being a light color on the dark floor, my eyes were drawn to them and the Mouselings weren't standing out as much as I wanted. I think it is the perfect or close to perfect amount to add to the scene without overwhelming it. And who knows, maybe these thieves were a little more precise in their robbery.
  24. I am very happy with it. This idea began at con last year and while it is very different from my original plan, the core store stayed the same and turned out exactly how I wanted.
  25. Nice selection there. Factory White is one of my favorites, sucks that it’s oop now. Luckily I have three bottles so I should be set.