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Chris Palmer

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  1. Chris Palmer

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Just came back from seeing "Ant Man and the Wasp"; how cutting edge is Reaper, that Baba Yaga was referenced a couple times in a Marvel movie! Everybody needs a Baba Yaga hut now! https://youtu.be/FzqehA8d0jI
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    Mantic Terrain Crate

    I primed my tents with Krylon (with Fusion) Camoflage Khaki, and it dried perfectly dry.
  3. As I posted over on the House Tabletop thread, last week I ran a fantasy skirmish game at the local club to playtest a game for Historicon. One of the units in the game was a group of 6 Dwarf Miners (old GW figures), and one of the players joked that there should be seven of them. To which another said, I needed to paint a figure like Snow With to be their leader. That triggered a memory that several years a go a friend had given me a baggie of Disney Monopoly pieces that they had found in a flea market. I wondered if there might actually a Snow White included. Sure enough, when I got home and checked there was a Snow White! As I studied the figure, I was immediately struck by how her hands were clutched together up by her left ear, in a classic singing pose. The realization hit me, that they were also in the perfect position to be wielding a two-handed sword. Now I just hoped the metal was soft enough to drill. Well, sure enough it was very soft metal, and my dremel cut right though it. I then grabbed a suitable Sword off one of the Bones 3 weapon sprues and gave it a test fit. Perfect! Next step, I need to prime the figure and then glue the sword into place.
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    Mantic Terrain Crate

    I got two of the Battlefiled Crate tents painted up quick this afternoon to use in my game at Historicon tomorrow night.
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    Secret Weapon - Tablescapes Dungeons: Mines

    My Bridge sets came in the same shipping box as my Core sets. So I don’t think they are shipping then separately.
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    Secret Weapon - Tablescapes Dungeons: Mines

    Hmm... that’s not a bad idea. Though I think the main problem is in the thin flat area between the two rocky outcropping, and any wire that would fit in there might not do much. I could drill into the rocks each side of the gap, and run a big wire across it, and then just paint it like somebody put an iron bar across to provent things from crossing into the track. I think I will try the boiling first, and if that doesn’t work, I’ll experiment with some coat hanger wire.
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    Secret Weapon - Tablescapes Dungeons: Mines

    If you got the track curved wall set, be sure the curved walls you have line up with the curved track sections before you paint them. I had two sets, and all the walls had curved further inwards, so the track doesn’t align right. If I pull them back manually I can get the track to fit. Hoping a boiling water bath and repositioning will hold them in place permanently.
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    Happy Birthday Cyradis

    Happy birthday!
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    Princess Snow, Captian of the Dwarf Miners

    Thanks! And congrats on scoring a couple sets of your own. It was a lot of fun to paint. I do eventually plan to paint the others, but they’re not high up on he priority ladder.
  10. This past week, I painted Kassandra of the Blade from the Bones 3 Core Set. A couple weeks ago, I found myself painting up a Disney Monopoly Snow White figure to command a unit of Dwarf Miners (Long story you can read about here: Princess Snow), and I was really struck by the simple but effective primary color scheme of Snow White's outfit. I immediately decided I wanted to paint a Bones female fighter figure with the same palette. So, I pawed through my boxes of unpainted Bones, and fell upon Kassandra of the Blade as the most suitable of what I had. The one thing I didn't like about her was the dual-wielding of swords. So I decided to chop off her left hand and replace it before I started painting her. Then came the decision of what to replace it with. I considered a shield for a while, then in looking through my box of Bones transplant donors I came across Sarah the Seeress, whose staff had gone to make my Highland Heroine into a Frostgrave Appentice, leaving her with just her left hand holding an orb of some sort. At first I thought, no, why would Snow White be holding a crystal ball; but then it hit me: paint it like an apple. So it was an easy matter to cut off Kssandra's left hand at the wrist and glue on Sarah's hand with the orb. And here's the final result. I'm really happy with how it turned out, and probably it's one of the best faces I've done to date. Fhttp://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2018/07/kassandra-of-blade-bones-3-figure.htmlull painting article on my blog:
  11. I thought I would start my own Frostgrave terrain thread, since I started on my second ruin this week, and don't see my self stopping anytime soon. And, I didn't want to keep posting links in David's excellent Frostgrave terrain thread found here, http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/65272-frostgrave-terrain/ , and detract from his efforts. For those that missed it, I already posted my first ruin here in the Frostgrave thread in the Fantasy sub-forum: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/63635-frostgrave/?p=1252554 This week, I thought I'd take things to another level and try my hand at a two-story ruin... Two improvements I wanted to try this week were to add more debris on to the base; and to mount the building on a squared base to help it feel more like an urban building. The main structure is made from cork tiles, and the extra details are made with balsa and bass wood. IMG_5605 by cnjpalmer IMG_5606 by cnjpalmer
  12. strawhat- I'm glad you enjoyed the thread! I can't recommend Frosgrave nd Ghost Archipelago enough; they are really fun games. If you haven't already done so, be sure to check out our campaign thread for even more inspiration : http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/78871-our-ghost-archipelago-campaign-2018/
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    Can anyone think of a use for these?

    -Glue some sort of bead do-hicky on top, and a base on the bottom, and paint them to be Force Field Projectors. -Painted as Futuristic Roadcones -Inverted, and glued as a smokestack onto a section of horizontal cardboard tubing to make a steam boiler. In fact they could be glued as smokestacks all over any sort of dwarves or steampunk structure. -They can be used as the mantlet for any number of Sci-Fi gun emplacements. - They could easily be converted into flight stands.
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    Kassandra of the Blade Conversion, Painted as Snow White (77322)

    Thanks for the kind comments, everybody!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Oh, my gosh, Rob! Such big news! Congratulations on all counts! Now I see why you will have space for the Leonardo stuff. Will you be closer or further from Harf Co now? When are you going to tell the guys?
  16. This past week I repainted and rebased the Arrowette Clix figure I got from the Rob Dean box, to use as an Elf archer in my Ghost Archipelago crew. There was nothing I could really do about the mask that was cast on her face, so I just went with it. Why is an elf archer wearing a mask? So far no one's been brave enough to ask her!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    There is a Pike figure in the Star Trek clicky game ... not sure about “Weena”
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Lalalalalala... I can’t hear you! You have to stop talking that way! That’s the only one I’m missing too...and the urge is strong to remedy that. Must resist. Just wish it had a little more “Wow” in it like the other sets. And, hmmm, the Frost Giant... I’ll say this, in general the details on her are beautiful! And on a positive note, the offending areas certainly look like they’d be easy enough to slice right off they are so clearly defined and undercut. Or it also looks like it would be super easy to greenstuff in all the gaps, both between and under, to make the lay of the fabric look a little bit more natural.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Congrats on the nomination, Reaper!
  20. Dang it; stop improving on a great idea! Now I’ll have to do it. It wouldn’t be hard at all to make it work with a little bit of magnet... maybe inbed a small magnet in one of the posts, then use small steel bases or a bit of magnetic sheeting to make the signs! I’ve done that with signs on stores before.
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    Town Constable AKA Tim Conway from Ral Partha

    Great job on that! (And I can’t see what you missed...) Are the characters from a specific movie?
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    Merrow (Aquatic Troll) 77515

    I painted the Merrow from the Bones 3 Stoneskull expansion this past week. As I looked at the figure, I decided I wanted to play up his aquatic nature, and thought it might be fun to paint him like a frog; and then I thought it might also be neat to do him in wild colors like some kind of Poison Dart Frog. Looking at pictures of colorful frogs, I decided in the end to copy the coloration of a Red-eyed Tree Frog. For the full painting article, see my blog: http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2018/07/merrow-aquatic-troll-bones-3-figure.html
  23. That's a great idea! And yes, I have some of those Flagelent bits, as I got them to make scrolls, spell books, etc for Forstgrave Treasure tokens. You're right about hw useful they are, and they would be perfect for this. I need to think about it; as while I think it would be great for pirates and other ne'er-do-wells, I'm not sure it would look right if I wanted them to be used for general evil wizard captives, cultist victims, etc.... unless of course it's the posted torturing schedule!
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    Merrow (Aquatic Troll) 77515

    Thanks for the all the kind remarks, everybody! Feel free to copy.
  25. Wow, it's amazing what you accomplished with those letters! No one would guess the wharf's origin. The sections look great. And with the boats it's perfect. You can make some money by saying to other gamers, "I bet you I can make the pieces of this wharf spell 'LOVE'!'"