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  1. Guindyloo

    01629: Maiden Bust

    I figured I should put up a Show Off thread for this since I haven't seen any other fully painted versions anywhere. This is the resin Maiden Bust that was offered as an exclusive at Reapercon last year, sculpted by the wonderful Julie Guthrie. @buglips*the*goblin bought her for me before I even knew she existed because, just between you and me, he's actually a sweetheart. After painting her skin, I realized she bore a striking resemblance to Tori Amos, so I had to make her a redhead. Pictures aren't the best, my harsh lighting is blowing out the contrast, I ran an Auto Fix through editing software to cut back some of the glare, but I didn't want to mess with them too much. Also my Kimera Kolors box was obviously not the best backdrop, but photography just isn't my hobby, sorry. I hope y'all like her anyway.
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    01629: Maiden Bust

    Thanks all for the kind comments! I'm glad you like her! Yeah, I'd really like to see them put out some more busts as well, but I think Reaper's main focus is on making gaming miniatures and stuff like this is going to remain as the occasional special limited edition release. Both fortunately and unfortunately there's no shortage of boutique companies putting out busts, but it can be a bit of an expensive specialization to veer off toward. However, honestly you can find plenty of busts for the same price range. I obviously didn't buy her myself, but I think she was in the $30-$40 range. You have to get into a pretty large scale with a lot of complicated details to push beyond that range. You can even find some really nice stuff in the $20-$30 range. Anyway, maybe they'll sell her again this year at Reapercon, or put out a new one. I wouldn't mind a series of similar busts at all. Thanks for the suggestions, but it's not a lack of knowledge, it's a lack of space to dedicate to a proper set up. If I had a place to permanently set up a place to take pictures, I'd get it figured out and it'd be fine. But since I don't have that space, I just don't have the desire to get something set up every single time I want to take pictures of something. I'll try harder if it's for a competition or I'm feeling insecure about how something looks, but otherwise, it's honestly a choice between bad pictures or no pictures. I'd just rather spend my time painting than fighting with lamps and backgrounds and cameras and photo editing software.
  3. @MiniDungeonMaster I made a good bit of progress but definitely will not be able to work on it more today. I added notes where there was additional/alternative name info available. I feel pretty sure that I know who sculpted more of the figures, but I want to make sure that I'm getting confirmation and not just going from memory. @ShaneB if you're around and wanted to make some updates to your excellent spreadsheet, here's some more info.
  4. Guindyloo

    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    Glad to hear it. I don't mind being a grouch to people that I think deserve it, but you certainly didn't so I just wanted to be sure. Funny thing is, I actually use an excessive amount of emoticons normally, but that's on my phone via text which is really intuitive. On the forum, I have to switch to the mouse and click on the face and then select from there and that's just a lot of work. I'm a millennial, we don't bother with things that take more than a couple of thumb taps.
  5. No problem, I'd saved the spreadsheet to my computer because I'd thought it was handy and I really appreciated that the sculptor info was included as well. I see some sculptor info that's currently missing that could easily be filled in. I might be able to fill some of the gaps this afternoon, if I don't get unexpectedly busy (big if though, so no promises) but I wouldn't be able to put the info directly onto the spreadsheet since it's not my file. If I can get to doing it though, I think just copy/paste ought to work fine.
  6. The current iteration of forum software doesn't display signatures on the mobile version whether you have signatures set to off or not. You should see them again on the desktop version if you've turned them back on. I think I found the one you were looking for: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/75913-reaper-bones-4-enthusiasm-and-commentary-thread/&do=findComment&comment=1748801
  7. Guindyloo

    Ma'al drakar tips

    Mine is held together with super glue, greenstuff for gap filling and Bondic to gapfill the wings. Bondic is a liquid plastic that cures with UV light. I highly recommend the Bondic for gapfilling on the wings as once you've attached them, it will be very difficult to get greenstuff down into the crevices between the wings and back spines. I did not do any pinning. However, mine is a display piece and will never see a gaming table. If I were going to game with it and/or thought that other people, who might not be as careful with it as they should be, might be handling it, I would definitely at least pin the wings and the feet to the base. Definitely keep in mind that this beastie is huge and will be very difficult to paint a lot of areas if you choose to assemble prior to painting. I recommend, for the most part, painting, then assembling, then gapfilling and then repairing painted areas as needed. I attached the necks, appendages and tail prior to painting and while I don't necessarily think that was a mistake, it did make maneuvering a little more difficult. Be aware that the larger pieces will be very prone to having paint rubbed off of them due to the weight of the piece. I always advocate basecoating Bones figures with Brown Liner for that reason, as it helps tremendously in fighting against paint rub off. Some people don't like the extra step of basecoating with Brown Liner and/or how dark it makes the figure. So other ways to avoid rubbing off paint are to wear gloves while handling the pieces, avoid setting painted pieces (especially spiky parts) directly on a surface (try setting them down on something not abrasive, like a soft blanket) and be mindful of not putting pieces on top of each other. Whether you paint first or assemble first, it may be a good idea to pick up a cheap turntable that you can set him on and spin around as needed. I got one for $1 at a dollar store. I did two WIP threads for my Ma'al, the first when I initially painted him for the 7 day challenge: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/76415-guindyloo-vs-maal-drakar-in-7-days/&page=1 And then a second one where I tore him apart, took care of the mold lines that I'd neglected during the challenge, repaired a lot and repainted most of him to enter at Reapercon (he won a Silver medal): http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/77029-fixing-maal-drakar/&page=1 It's been a good year and a half since I painted him so my memory may be a bit fuzzy, but if I can help with anything else, please let me know.
  8. Guindyloo

    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    You're not wrong about that. I should use more emoticons, even I thought I sounded irritated in my response reading it back and I wasn't and didn't mean to come across that way. I was at work late, waiting for someone to respond to an email, and while I was in the middle of posting, he finally responded and in my rush of YAY I CAN GO HOME NOW I didn't take the chance to read back what I'd written and realize that I was sounding grouchy, so I apologize if you thought I was being pissy, it wasn't my intention at all. I don't think that sounds cheesy at all, as my answer is essentially the same. I'd take any day that I don't have to go to work and get to spend time with @buglips*the*goblin IN PERSON, being the important part. One of my fondest memories from the last time he was here was the day that we just cuddled on the couch and watched a movie together. I literally don't even remember what else we did that day, and we both hated the movie, but it was still perfect.
  9. Guindyloo

    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    I hadn't seen his art in a very long time, thank you for jogging my memory. See, you joke, but he happens to have some Edgar Allen Poe illustrations that I think are great, and his Oz related illustrations are beautiful. I may have a very specific look that I tend to gravitate toward, but I appreciate a lot of different styles of art. Take me to an art museum and I'm going to spend most of my time admiring the renaissance work, for instance. That has been my cover picture on my facebook account since I created it.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    Overall: My favourite artist of all time is probably not surprising, it's H.R. Giger. If you're not aware, he was the artist that designed xenomorphs. I absolutely dare not post any pictures of his work here because, if you're not familiar, a good 98% of his work is very NSFW and I don't want to think that I'm posting something tame when in fact I have just overlooked something horrifying. If you're not familiar and think you would be offended by pictures of a highly sexual nature, Satanic imagery or any sort of body horror, then I would not suggest google image searching his work, even with safesearch turned on. Mini Related: Another of my favourites, whose work is very striking and I personally think must be at least somewhat Giger inspired, (I honestly don't remember if I read once that he was or am just assuming) just minus the aforementioned provocative imagery, is Nekro. He's a digital artist who just does the most stunning intricate pictures, I'm always just completely enamoured whenever he puts out a new piece. Here's a link to one of my favourites of his: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/LJwDr (That is on his Artstation account, there are a couple of pictures in his album that contain some mild nudity, should you want to look around.) A couple of his pieces were translated into miniatures by sculptor Ali Jalali and are sold by Nocturna and I am always hoping that they'll continue to collaborate. Classic Fantasy: Boris Vallejo. Most of my favourites of his are NSFW....and I was going to attach one that I thought would be safe but then the more I looked at it the more I think her top was see-through so nevermind, I don't have time to look for another one that might be safe to post.
  11. Guindyloo

    WIP - Learn to Paint Kit (Core Skills)

    Welcome to the forum and the hobby! You're doing a great job with these and I love that you've added your own personal flair to them. The wood grain on the shield is really nice and that's some good looking worn leather! Keep it up!
  12. Guindyloo

    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    Well, just for that comment, I'd be happy to take you to a gun store any time.
  13. Guindyloo

    Ouroboros Miniatures: Dragon Masters busts

    Yeah, it's easy to get caught up in the urgency of a kickstarter when so many companies are doing exclusives and making you feel like if you don't get it right this second, you'll never see it again. I don't think Ouroboros has ever done any kickstarter exclusive figures.
  14. Guindyloo

    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    You get to hear me sing the whole 9 hours to and from Reapercon! .....now I feel like you should be paying me $20 per hour for that.
  15. Guindyloo

    Ouroboros Miniatures: Dragon Masters busts

    There will definitely be retail and I'm almost positive that none of the figures that are on offer here are KS exclusive. Tim is a great guy and super easy to buy from if you just send him a message on your social media of choice to buy directly and also his figures are sold through Mr. Lee's Minis in the UK. Not that I want to stretch anyone's budgets any further or anything, but you should definitely check out the full catalogue of Ouroboros Minis. @WhiteWulfe looking at your wishlist there, I would at least snag the Karadhran EB pledge and add one of the dragon hybrids - then you have one for hubby at a discounted price and one for you and then the others can be picked up later on at retail, I know one of them is already available and the other one was recently released, so spreading out the purchase would be easy.
  16. Guindyloo

    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    Yeah, I saw that review and don't think that particular complaint warranted 2 stars. The person literally hasn't actually been there. It looks like the other locations' reviews are mostly positive. It looks like the karaoke rooms have to be booked in advance and run $20 per hour for the rooms that hold 6-8 people and $40 per hour for the room that holds 20 people. I didn't know that private karaoke was a thing that existed, so I haven't a clue whether that's a good deal or not.
  17. Guindyloo

    Ouroboros Miniatures: Dragon Masters busts

    She's available as an add-on for €25, but I don't see an Add-On Only pledge level at this time. @The Gibbergeist we don't like letting you keep any secrets Any plans for making either an Add-On Only pledge level or a pledge level just for Cyara?
  18. Guindyloo

    Orc Warband Collectors by Yedharo

    Thank you, that makes me feel better. Also, thank you for getting the confirmation about the Lion Hunter bust, that helps my planning as well!
  19. Guindyloo

    Orc Warband Collectors by Yedharo

    Oh geez, thank you. My brain saw the big title PLEDGE LEVELS and thought that section was only giving the details of the pledges and didn't have individual model info. Also, in my defense, it's been a really long week.
  20. Guindyloo

    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    There's also a Walmart right across W. University Dr. While I have no other information about this because it was not something that we opted for - there were a couple of days where the hotel did a lunch special. My memory's failing me on what they offered and it's possible that they were actually grilling by the pool? I believe that's the food that TripleH is remembering seeing delivered to gaming tables. That was not something that they offered every day, as far as I know, so it would be a hard thing to plan on. Buglips and I ate at Cheddar's, I think on Wednesday for lunch and we really enjoyed it. Honestly I'd intended for us to go a second time, but it just didn't work out that way. Would very much recommend the Honey Butter Croissants. We ate at Houlihan's once for lunch, which I'm glad that we did because the Kansas City Burger was awesome and was not on the limited menu that they gave us to choose from at the Sunday night group dinner. Otherwise, there's a good cluster of fast food places right in the area, the closest of the fast food places being In-N-Out. I'm seeing on Google Maps that a Bar & Grill in the cinema that's right across the parking lot from the hotel appears to have opened up. It has private karaoke rooms that you can rent by the hour.... Honestly, I'm confused. They seem to serve upscale concessions and alcoholic drinks for the cinema as well as being a bar with karaoke options and an upstairs patio? Was that there already and my brain just blocked it out because it couldn't make reasonable sense of it?
  21. Guindyloo

    Orc Warband Collectors by Yedharo

    Is there somewhere that they've listed the individual add-on prices for everything that I'm just not seeing? I've lost track of what my pledge plan is. They said in the comments early on that you could select one of the EB pledges and then add on the amount of one of the other EB pledges, so I selected the EB for the 4 busts and added on the price of the EB for 4 70MM figures... but I wanted a back up plan in case I wanted to trade out for "special" figures instead..... but there's just so much going on now I might have to just sort it out in the pledge manager.
  22. Guindyloo

    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    I work in construction, so it's not an option for work related things on the rare occasion that I have ever needed to go out into the field as I work in the main office on contract requirements. When it comes to hobbying, yeeeeah, no, I don't really worry that much about most things except for trying to prevent projectiles and when I do realize that I should have better ventilation, like when using something like plastic cement, it is usually because it has occurred to me that the cat should not be breathing in those fumes rather than any concern for myself. As someone who does not play tabletop games, I would like you all to know that what a "dump stat" sounds like to me is not something that I can type on this family friendly board. When I was single I really loathed it a lot because it was hard to go through a day where everything was doing its best to remind me that I was lonely. Now that I'm in a long distance relationship, I think "meh" probably covers it, as now it serves as a reminder that he's 2,300 miles away and other couples get to choose how special or not they want to make any given day and we have to make do. That being said, I'm not one to make any holiday about obligations and I love my dumb goblin more than I like going out to dinner or flowers or anything like that, so we'd be doing a lowkey thing anyway... but it'd be nice to have the option to make a mutual decision to make something dumb and lovey dovey or to be able to surprise each other.
  23. Guindyloo

    Ouroboros Miniatures: Dragon Masters busts

    Upped my pledge for both because @The Gibbergeist did a great job of convincing me. And just but also *zips lips*
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    Ouroboros Miniatures: Dragon Masters busts

    In for that gorgeous lady! I think the dude is awesome too, like really a gorgeous bust, but I'm not 100% certain that I'd paint him, as I'm far more into painting ladies. I'll put some more thought into it because it's such a great bust and really a great price for him (especially the EB price) buuuuut I'm really interested in seeing the third figure and it kinda sounds like they're a set so.....hmmm... @The Gibbergeist talk me into this, you know it won't be hard to do so.
  25. Guindyloo

    Yes, I did.

    I'm glad your retirement is shaping up to be a blissful one...I'm sorry that you've chosen to continue subjecting yourself to us. Also really glad we'll still see you at Reapercon; we enjoyed getting to chat with you last year and I appreciated the help keeping Buglips in line.
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