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    DSM8077, Ella the Cat Rogue

    Great work. Love the stripes!
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    Rise of the Runelords

    Rise of the Runelords, Anniversary Edition Paizo Publishing First Printing 2012 Utilizing rules from the Pathfinder Core Rulebook, related to OGL 1.0a James Jacobs et al
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    The Godsmouth Heresy

    By Rob McCreary
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    Rise of the Runelords

    It was this that had me thinking you were in the bar, but indeed you were out boar hunting.
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    77202, Warg

    Perfect idea and placement for a scar. Exclellent color choice for it too.
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    Ral Partha Goblins and Hobgoblins

    Interesting Sculpts. They remind me of dog-face type Kobolds. Nicely painted and good concepts.
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    Rise of the Runelords

    OOC. Sorry, I must have mistook what you were wanting to do. Shayliss eats and drinks daintily. She does a good job of smiling at you, looking deep into your eyes, accidentally touching your hand or leg while you make small talk over the meal. She’s master level proficient at adjusting her torso anatomy at times when you are looking but trying not to look, and does so in a way that makes you certain she doesn’t know you are looking. Once you agree to help her, she smiles wryly and says “Oh thank you, good sir. Those rats don’t stand a chance, of that I am confident. Shall we be off?”
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    The Godsmouth Heresy

    You all head back into the pit room. Give me perception checks.
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    Shadowrun Gnome Shaman

    Looks great! Feathered Maraca Rainmaker?
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    77135 Mariel Twinspar, Female Pirate - Bones

    Great outfit!
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    WOC40047, Grick

    You nailed it. The beak is spot-on.
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    03823: Day of the Dead Duchess

    What an inspiring idea. Fantastic.
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    07010: Adrasteia Winterthorn

    What a visually intriguing cloak!
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    DSM8111, Birman Cat Bard

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    Grace Flynn (ShadowSea)

    Great paint job.
  16. 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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    77631: Vorvorlaka

    Beautifully painted. Very scary!
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    Pathfinder Playtest Doomsday Dawn

    Authors: Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, James Jacobs, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, and Mark Seifter Based on the Playtest Version of the Pathfinder 2.0 Rules Compliant with the Open Game License 1.0a.
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    The Godsmouth Heresy

    Ok. So it seems everyone is healed to max, and has all their spells available. Any preparations or changes in the typical approach?
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    Polar Bear Warrior - Dark Sword Minis

    Great job!
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    77162 Yephima Female Cloud Giant

    Nice skin tone. I love her rocking the pink!
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    77536: Female Wraith

    Nice ectoplasmic glow from that lantern.
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    77178, Fire Giant Warrior

    Great job! The sword is fascinating: like a weapon hot out of the forge with hammer marks and forge scale...OR...some magma-shaped weapon which is perpetually hot. The hair is great. The face is very animated. And the skin highlights are nice and smooth.
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    77106 BONES Frost Giant Jarl

    This was my entry for the Reaper Fan Facebook Page Paint Your Giants Contest. This is the biggest thing I ever painted not on a canvas. The last time I entered one of these, I felt like it would have done better if the base told more of a story, so that is what I tried to achieve with this one. I wanted it to portray REVENGE! The Jarl had his left eye gouged out by a young upstart white dragon. He healed, regrouped, and hunted down the dragon to enact his revenge. I hope you like it. The final results have now been posted. He placed 4th behind some mind-blowing work. I wanted some orange on the model to play against the blue skin, for color theory. Originally, it was going to be glowing runes on the rock and skulls, but I abandoned that for the sake of time/completion. I settled with orange tones in the leather. I wasn't really sure how to get the TMM of the crown to look like a gouge, or how to make his blue skin look like a scar. I'm not entirely sold on the result, but I'm sure I'll try again some day on a different model. The Monster Manual suggests blue skin with white/gray/dirty blonde hair is the usual coloration. I tried to go to full white for the highlights of the face to make it the focal point. I wanted him to look like he was wearing a polar bear pelt, and that all the fur trim was also polar bear. I tried to make it look a little muddy on the bottom, and on his shoes. This was how I wanted to weather the inside of the bear skin, to make it look like it had that dried cracked appearance. Not sure how well it shows up in the picture. These were some WIP shots. The black and white was to figure out how to highlight the sword. I wanted the sword and stone items to look like shiny flint. I hit the sword and most of the other stone items with high gloss varnish to help sell the effect. The front and back of the sword. Finally, some more details of the base and the white dragon victim. I wanted to base the dragon as a purple in the recesses, similar to the effect going on on the cover of Hoard of the Dragon Queen module. This was the BONES Temple Dragon I sacrificed. He is smaller, but his tongue sticks out perfectly to sell the dead dragon effect. And he's not as expensive to replace as Deathsleet! I pained his eyes half-rolled into his head to complete the idea. I tried to freehand some anatomy on there: vertebral body, muscle groups, esophagus, carotid arteries/jugular veins. I also tried to be accurate with the blood spray coming from both arteries, and didn't want to go too crazy with the gore. Finally, I wanted it to look like his hot blood had melted some of the snow. Overall, this was a wild ride. The early part of the contest saw him at #2. Then he gave up some ground and sat at #3 for a long time. Then another Frost Giant (Queen) made a great surge at the end to unseat me out of #3 into 4th place. To be honest, there were so many awesome paint jobs, I'm just humbled and honored to be in the top 20. Thanks for looking. C&C Welcome.
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    77106 BONES Frost Giant Jarl

    Thank you very much for your kind words.