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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I know that museum. Not sure how long you have been in the area, but they used to have the entire series like #2 on display when they were first done. The artist and models were all locals, IIRC, and based on other paintings in the collection. They used to be displayed side-by-side.
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    Frost Blue and Steel Wash

    That is pretty convincing. Bookmarked for future reference.
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    Great job on all three. Great color scheme. They are stunningly vibrant. I was going to give away all my Bones 4 owlbears, but you just convinced me to paint at least one. Edit: I know the bones 4 mini will be different than any of these, but until I saw these, I was skeptical of the more-bear-less-owl version that is coming out. I always liked the more-owl style from the original Bones set.
  4. Yup. I don’t care that there were no pictures today. I only wanted to get confirmation that the container made it safely out of China before the new year.
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    Chromatic Dragons- all reaper

    I really like the purple wings on the black dragon.
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    Newbie Question about Primer

    I can verify that the Reaper brush-on primer works great for the Mansions of Madness minis. I’ve been on a quest this year to paint all my base set and first two expansions. For best results: Wash with soap and a toothbrush. If any minis are bent out of shape, put a pot of water on the stove, and heat until it’s just making bubbles. You want it a bit less than actually boiling. Maybe 200 degrees F. While you wait, put cold water in a bowl. Add a few ice cubes if you have them. Dunk the affected mini(s) in the hot water for a few moments. Somewhere around 30 seconds to a couple minutes. You will see the mini straighten out. They get kind of “floppy” at this stage. Carefully, remove from hot water (I use a set of chopsticks) and drop immediately into the cold/ice water to “set” the correct position. Let minis sit in cold water until completely cold and firm. Let minis dry overnight. Optionally, trim any obvious mold lines with a sharp Exacto knife. Do not cut yourself. Brush on a coat of primer. It doesn’t have to be very thick. You will still see some of the plastic color underneath. Use the primer straight from the bottle — do not thin with water. Let dry overnight. Go mad trying to paint the horrors. FYI, here is my attempt at these guys. http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/84350-mansions-of-madness-megaproject/&tab=comments#comment-1785071 I didn’t show any photos of it, but I gave all the minis except the ghosts an undercoat of Brown Liner after I primed them. The dark undercoat gives an overall darker/muted look to the final paint job that I wanted for (most of) these minis.
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    WyrmGear 77177 Steampunk Dragon

    ‘Yes, I often hit a point in painting where I think “that doesn’t look bad” but then I decide to make it a little better by adding a wash or another color layer or something. Then once I start on the addition, the whole mini suddnly reverts to a mess and I can only stare at it and think “oh gods, what have I done??!!” and “how can I fix it?” But, in the end,it’s almost always a better mini than if I stoped at the “not bad” stage.
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    WyrmGear 77177 Steampunk Dragon

    Really like the black wash.
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    Mansions of Madness Megaproject

    Thanks! For these I am doing a pretty quick job on them, in a darker style than I normally would. Tell me more! This has turned out to be a prophetic statement. One month later and I am only done with the base set.* Sigh. *Star Spawn not included.
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    Mansions of Madness Megaproject

    It’s been a while, but I have a painting location again and got a few more of the MoM minis finished. Cultists and their priest preparing for an unholy ritual: A couple rioting mobs patrolling the streets:
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    Giant Centipede ( Toob Animal) by Glitterwolf

    Step on it! Step on it!
  12. So many amazing entries by everyone. I’m all a-flutter just getting lucky enough to win a random draw.
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    Mansions of Madness Megaproject

    The hair (?) on the deep ones did remind me a bit of deadlocks when I was paining them. Not much painting happened this week, but I did manage to finish the Child of Dagon And my clear bases from Litko arrived so I can start mounting them once I get the rest of the “base game” minis done.
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    03791 Werebat

    Very realistic!
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    Werebear (as a Panda)

    Nice Werebears. The panda looks perfect. I, too, might stream this idea when I am ready to paint him. The polar bear is great too. I like the way you put a little white in the water. It really helps sell the iceberg look.