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About TaleSpinner

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    Sculptor of Stories
  • Birthday 08/05/1970

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    Sculpting, painting, things outdoors, et. al.

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  1. TaleSpinner

    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    Heh, yeah, when I was in school, everyone had a knife on them. We never even considered using them each other; that just wasn't an option. Most boys in my rural town got our first pocket knives at 10, BB guns at 11, bow at 12, and 22 rifle at 15. Heck, in the Fall, most of the cars in the school parking lot likely have a rifle or two in them as the guys typically went hunting right after school. It simply wasn't a problem. That said, bullying was a lot more pervasive and culturally systemic back then than what we have now days. My boys didn't have to put up with nearly as much physical abuse as I did, and when they did the school actually did something about it instead of just laughing it off as "Boys will be boys" or "Grow a pair", both things I had adults tell me as a kid. Now the bullying seems to be far more mental, organized shunning being very pervasive in the schools now.
  2. TaleSpinner

    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    Always, since I was 10, unless I am flying somewhere or going somewhere it is not allowed. I just lost the one I had handmade for me by a Canadian smith. I think it is somewhere on my parent's farm.
  3. TaleSpinner

    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    And the hardest part to teach, but will definitely be covered. The problem is what material are we copying: fur? light cloth? heavy cloth? chain mail? etc... So that's the part I have to figure out how to teach. What I will likely do is go over where and why to cut, then how to prepare the edges for sculpting, then how to approach matching what is there with ideas on adjusting fabric drapery and the like. Also what things you likely cannot repose without having to re-sculpt most things.
  4. TaleSpinner

    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    Alright, I'll do it. Title idea: "Yoga for Minis: Reposing your Models" Yeah, metal is easier to repose, as it holds a new position without support, but is harder to cut in a class room setting. I'll likely teach the class in Bones, but have a few metal versions prepared to discuss.
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    TRUTH! Let he who never wore parachute pants throw the first stone.
  6. TaleSpinner

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    You two are one of my favorite couples. I love you guys. You really need to do it as a couple's WIP. I hope the badness of the week is over.
  7. TaleSpinner

    Question RE: Forum Private Messages

    We mods can do it if you have a need. You just need to contact me first and if your cause is just invite me as one of the initial people and we can then add people, within limits.
  8. TaleSpinner

    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    Fixed that for you. In the 80's we pretty much just moved the crazy from clothes to hair.
  9. TaleSpinner

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    We play with them painted or not, so I assemble them so they are ready to go. I only require PC minis to be painted. It is kind of nice actually because it is easy to see which are the PCs and which are the mooks. I do like to have special monsters and NPCs painted, but wont stop the game just because I don't have time to paint ahead of time. If I do want to paint them later, it typically isn't hard to deflash, prep, and paint them assembled, though if needed, I typically can break the SG bond. I only actually do this with Bones minis. Metal minis are stored in their blister packs until I paint them, but then metal is typically reserved these days for PC minis or Show minis.
  10. TaleSpinner

    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    Grilled rare, well seasoned with a touch of wood smoke. Blacksting; Julie leveled up artistically speaking on that one. Can't chose one, but the top three are Creme Brulee, Key Lime Pie, and Tiramisu Sure, but I don't need another hobby. Valley of the Giants in the Quinault Rainforest. I'd like a Bearded Dragon, but my wife says, "no." I grew up in the 70's; it appears that my brain has wisely blocked all memories of the clothing of that era. No
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    How the heck would a wolf in flashing neon colors be a ninja?
  12. Squeeeeeee! I'm after @Pingo!!!! Last time I did this I scored a hand drawn sketch from Pingo, Siri, and TGP. Those three sketches are on the wall in front of my studio table. I look at them every day and they are among my favorite possessions. @Chaoswolf:Are tools something I can put in? I was thinking of forging a couple sets of my sculpting tools for the box.
  13. TaleSpinner

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    That was my foot, inserted at the last moment for scale. Wow, that describes it perfectly!
  14. TaleSpinner

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    To be brutally honest, while I'd like to take credit for the cool swirly part in the center of the portal, the one I did wasn't nearly so dynamic, being more of a simple whirlpool. Ron approached me after the KS and asked me about removing it and I did. They were then going to cast it in resin and scan it so they could have one of the zBrush people (something I hope to be soon) add a more dynamic swirl that you could actually put a mini through. I agreed with this plan. They did all this, but something went wrong with the scan and the model itself was damaged and the zBrush sculptor (I wish I could remember his name, but I only heard it once) was forced to essentially copy my masters in zBrush for a lot of the sculpt (though I suspect not all, as those symbols on the balls got into the notches originally because I sculpted the balls first, let them harden, then sculpted the notches around the balls, so if he redid that part he really was was copying everything I did). So in the end, the portal was still my concept and sculpt, and yet the finished product is not my sculpt, at least not directly. I'm conflicted on that. For instance, I don't feel like I could paint that up as a ReaperCon Open piece because the forms there are not directly my tool strokes, unlike the Chaos Toads which were my sculpting directly. On the other hand, the portal was my design and concept, unlike the Chaos toads which were the product of a design session between Izzy and I.
  15. TaleSpinner

    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    I'm thinking up new class ideas for this year, and a post @Sirithiliel made about the new bones t-rex got me thinking. Would there be interest in a hands-on Miniature Reposing class, where I walk you though how to cut, repose, and patch/resculpt a mini? I do this so often, that I don't really think of it as a skill, but the other conversation made me wonder. If enough people would be interested, I'll build the class.
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