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Joe the Revelator

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  1. Joe the Revelator

    Miniature photography thread?

    Nice! Thank you Ratmaster.
  2. Joe the Revelator

    Removing commercial paint

    I usually side with chemical solutions over mechanical ones. Too easy to destroy plastic surfaces. But have you considered a really light method of buffing the paint off? Perhaps a dremmel with a cloth head and some gemstone polishing compound? It wouldn't just strip the paint with a few passes, it might make the clear parts less surface-cloudy.
  3. Joe the Revelator

    Dire Dodo

    Lol. I like it. The white pupils makes it scarier. Like a shark's eyeroll.
  4. Joe the Revelator

    Kev!'s 77082: Large Fire Elemental

    Very nice. Now all he needs is a tavern to torch...
  5. Joe the Revelator

    Stonehaven: Large Fox

    I love the autumn colors you used on the leaves. This makes my forest bases look lazy. Nice work!
  6. Joe the Revelator

    80031: Decker Lugstampf

    Very cool. The yellowed armor plates were a nice choice. This mini warms my mad-scientist heart.
  7. Joe the Revelator

    03004: Dorva, Female Dark Elf

    I love the color choice. The white hair and dark skin really pop with the red and gold.
  8. Howdy Reaper! I haven't posted in a very, very long time, so I figured I'd get back in touch with my mini painting roots. Last night I finished my kitbash fighter. I wanted to try making a weaponmaster (great weapons) with swappable weapon parts. With magnets. The answer is always magnets. With the exception of a few oversize weapons from old warhammer variants I had rattling around in my scraps bin, the Reaper minis I savaged for this project were: 77382: Vernone, Ivy Crown Knight, 03447: Weapons Pack 7, and 60113: Technic League Captain. And yes. I made fun screaming sounds under my breath when I detached their heads with my wire cutters. Magnets were socketed with super-glue. Plumber's putty for the base, with flat metal inserts for the magnets. Although, on reflection, Greenstuff would have been less crumbly. My base coat was yellow (not show) so it would have a slight sepia bleed-through. I washed with a black mix, mostly water, so he would look grungy. Very grungy. And lastly, the weapons (which affix to the raw metal shards at the base) are differentiated by having brass parts. All the other weapons (static parts) are from the assortment pack. It's all about the accessories, right? Anyway, thank you Reaper for being awesome and having so many great models, although I'm slightly sad I cut the head off a Bobby Jackson sculpture (that's why I bought 2!) And thanks to the painters here who showed me everything I know. I'm still growing. Warm Regards, Joe
  9. When I buy a 3-d printer my "reason for purchase" on the receipt will say; bringing D&D puns to life
  10. Lol, the worse it is, the more we will praise it.
  11. Nope nothing wrong with you. I was thinking the same thing... Maybe something wrong with me too. LOL Lol, I can see the bunker, now that you mention it. Maybe saw out the middle so a circular door can open up exposing the nosecone of a missile. It was a lot of fun to throw caution and care to the wind on these, but now I'm curious how some time and love could look on some bizarre objects. It would be freakishly strange if this prank turned into a serious pursuit...
  12. Hello terrain builders, So a few years back I started cooking up an idea for a joke website where I pretend to be the worst scratch-builder/terrain-maker ever (not a big stretch for me) and brag about how amazing I am at it. I started collecting junk that I could give pithy names to, like a hand saw for Sawback Ridge, a broken hubcap for Battle of the Rim, whatever, and then make up terrible stories to accompany my ridiculous brags about how I "flocked" non-terrain items. Literally trash items with Zapp Brannigan levels of brag. Did I mention that I've been running this site for two years now, slowly building followers and readership so I could pull this prank overnight? I re-tooled Statbonus.com for this Anyway, I figured I'd invite my friends from Reaper to create their own joke submissions or write comments about the junk. The gag is that we praise the terrible stuff, and disrespect the actually good terrain that's been provided by Arbiter10. Don't worry about being cruel, he's in on the joke, and I've given him cred and links to his etsy from the "about" page-- which is the only serious section. Got an old toaster or TV that would look good green? Ever wanted to flock garbage? Here's your excuse. Joerevelator@gmail.com
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    Need Flocking Pics for a Prank

    A friend of mine is helping me start a joke blog about terrain flocking. It will be called The Big Flocker. The prank is that we use flocking and glue on household items and pretend it's a masterpiece. Like a pan, a bit of wood, a cradle, a phone etc. Whenever we post a pic of one of these disaster projects we post comments at the bottom like it's genius tier work. To up the ante we're thinking of taking some genuinely good pieces of terrain with flocking, post them, and talk about them like they're ugly. So whoever allows us to use their terrain pics will get ridiculed in the name of a fun joke. (but will also be credited/linked on the page if they so wish) Who's on board?!
  14. Joe the Revelator

    Need Advice for Train-Like

    Yah. After looking around I think I'll be working in paper a lot. rarer scale than I thought it would be. Very funny you mention this. Roommates came home. See me looking very serious at my drafting table, squinting through my magnifying lamp at some old thomas engine toys. Without missing a beat, one of them says: "So, they're back to talking to you again?" Thanks for the ideas everyone!
  15. Greetings all, here to beg some advice from fellow scratch-builders. I recently implemented a vehicle system into my game relying on apx 1 inch game pieces (Z-scale in model trains) without really doing research. Now I'm trying to find tutorials for alchemy-punk looking trains, or any trains in that scale really, and I'm having the darndest time with it. I've found several sites for larger trains, mostly working with cardstock or balsa. But our grid won't accommodate anything larger than 1 or 2 inches. I'm totally willing to kit-bash it, but not at 20-30 bucks per locomotive like what's listed on amazon. Any links, shops, or advice would be welcome. Just need some help getting started. Thanks in advance!
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