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About Darcstaar

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  • Birthday 10/02/1976

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    Role playing games, mainly D&D or Pathfinder.
    Miniatures collecting and painting.
    Chicago Bears Football team: Chasing the bygone glory of Super Bowl XX and always falling short.

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  1. Darcstaar

    Pathfinder Playtest Doomsday Dawn

    I thought Initiative (perception) meant just one roll? The rules say something like “Initiative is usually perception unless the DM has you roll something different based on the circumstances, like scouting ahead with stealth.”
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    77592 - Frost Giant Queen

    Love her!
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    Pathfinder Playtest Doomsday Dawn

    You gather the party and head to the Magnimar Sewers. It takes about 10 minutes to arrive to the entrance to the Ashen Ossuary. Roll Initiative (Perception) Yes, you know Tagla. The adventure assumes Goblin PCs were part of her party and also "defected" like she did.
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    Doomsday Dawn, Pathfinder 2nd Edition Playtest

    No Since it was a slow start, and I’ve been busy, have put it off. Will try to post first room tonight.
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    01596 Joy, Winter Fairy, sculpted by B. Ridolfi

    Thank you for such an insightful reply, and the compliments. I’ll keep working on my highlights! The Reign of Winter is DM’d by a lifelong friend I’ve known since 8th grade...but only when he’s in town. That means 1-2 sessions per year. A perfect amount of time to get a few minis knocked out!
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    02291 - Highlander

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    03650, Fire Elemental

    Great fire effect. You really sold it well.
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    DSM1159 Female witch with wand

    Great face, and splendid work on the Tartan.
  9. I love this figure. Not so much the bendy weapons, but I straightened them out. They have bent back a little (Sword). I did a WIP on him. Thanks for the encouragement along the way. http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/80720-kord-the-destroyer-bones/ He is another for our Reign of Winter Adventure Path. My DM said "Vikings." Kord has that vibe for sure. I tried to paint the base like grass. The hardest part was the nmm on the axe, and trying to get the runes to show up on the sword. It's a very irregular axe shape, so it was tough to figure out how to do it. My green stuff patch job on the wolf pelt was not the greatest, but it is decent enough camouflage. The second-hardest part of the figure to me was figuring out what parts of the pelt were what. What is tail? What are legs? I did my best. Overall, I'm pleased with him. He seems like such a bad-a$$. As for the pics, iPhone seems to be good for far away, but really "blobby" for up close. Maybe it is suffering from zoom. C&C Welcome.
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    80016 Space Marine into a Warforged

    Perfect! Awesome Idea. I may copy that at some point. Construct minis are hard to come by.
  11. I am not above blatant copying if it will push my skills and teach me something. @Wren Your version of this was The Definitive version of this figure, in my mind. Her post is here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/72285-1596-joy-winter-fairy/&tab=comments#comment-1483083 There have also been some other lovely versions of Joy. I am a character in a Reign of Winter campaign for Pathfinder. The DM gave me a list of monsters we will fight, and a fairy type fey is in there, so I figured it would be a great excuse to paint my Joy. I haven't tried blue skin before. That was the reason I wanted to copy Wren's version. Here are some pics. This is the first time I've used my iPhone for pics. It does a good job getting close, but the white balance seems a little yellow. Someone had asked Wren about Reaper sparkle paints. I went ahead and tried some Sparkling Snow in the wing membranes, but it didn't show enough in hand. So, I glazed the wing membranes and her cheeks and her base with a very thin layer of Vallejo Model Color Metal Medium. You can't see it well in the pictures, but it is a nice effect in hand. I was least happy with the base. I tried to sculpt snow overhanging her base with green stuff. Just not the effect my mind's eye was seeking. I am most happy with her eyes and face. I tried to glaze some pink and purple and sparkle into her face to warm it up and give her some pixie dust effect. Again, not showing up great in the photos, but I like the effect in hand. Her left eye I managed to get on the first try. It really represents my best luck with an eye. The Iris is a mix of Spectral Glow and Moth Green. I remembered Wren's Joy having greenish eyes, but thought they looked otherwise human, so I painted these that way. Then I reviewed Wren's Joy, and her eyes looked otherworldly. You can see, I had a "Dicken's" of a time trying to get the right eye to match the left. I never could, but after 10 tries, this is the best I could do. At arm's length, it looks fine. For anyone interested, paint recipes are spoilered here: Overall, I'm very pleased with it. I hope I did the original inspiration justice.
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    Bones Ladies (Terezinya, Nienna, Trista)

    Great job! I love Trista. She's one I'm working on now.