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  1. Chris Palmer

    GOT Loot Train Battle Project

    In a fit of madness a friend and I decided to undertake a project to put together a wargame scenario based on the incredible Loot Train battle as featured in Season7, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones. ( See: Youtube clip) Our goal is to have the game done and ready to run at next years HMGS Fall-In convention, which gives us 12 months to get it all done. We began by ordering a bunch of the Fire and Ice Lannister miniatures from ebay, that were released during the recent CMON Kickstarter. So far I have painted only one to work out a paint scheme. The miniatures are based more on the books than the TV show, so do not match the TV look exactly. I had to do some adjustment, but tried to get the color scheme as close as possible based on images of the TV armor that I googled. More to follow as things progress...
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    GOT Loot Train Battle Project

    Well, a couple months have passed, but I was working some more on our Loot Train project today. A friend finished 3-D printing the Drogon model we're going to use, and delivered the last parts to me on Friday. This inspired me to assemble the Daenerys to ride on it's back, and to start working on how I'm going to mount it con the cone-of-fire base I made earlier (See this post: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/82932-got-loot-train-battle-project/&do=findComment&comment=1759786 ) For Daenerys, I used the bottom half of a GW Wood Elf cavalry figure, the torso and arms are from the new Frostgrave Female soldiers set, and the head is from the Warlord Amazons set. Next, I will need to extend the coat and fill and blend with green stuff. For the mounting, I've tried simply drilling a whole into the mouth and neck. I'm hoping that will be enough to hold it, as the model is very light weight.
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    Happy Birthday Pochi

    happy birthday!
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    I Created Art in January!

    Comgrats on all the art! Everything looks great. Having painted a couple set sounds of the Tablescapes Dungeon Mines as well, I can testify to how it loves drybrushing, and the feeling of satisfaction when your done! :)
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    My First Minis

    Great job! And welcome to the forums! No shame in using the Liquitex stuff. There are a number of mini painters who like to use that. Use what works for you, not what you (or others) think is supposed to be "right". Personally, I like using mostly the Craft Store "cheap" acrylics for my mini painting. It's what I started with decades ago, and it's what I've grown used to and developed my style around. That all being said, I encourage you to try several different kinds of paints to find what works best for you as an artist.
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    Terrain items

    Another place to look in addition to the aquarium plants is the artificial flower and greenery aisles in your local craft store. The stuff seen here is mainly a mix of aquarium plants, artificial greens from the craft store, and model railroad palm trees.
  7. Sounds like a ton of fun, and great looking table! Nothing in the rules demands snow, so temperate table looks just fine.
  8. Another vote for after Bones 4.
  9. Welcome to the madhouse, Corsair! In other news, as promised, the report from my Halfling Heritor and our first game of our 2019 Ghost Archipelago campaign has been posted to my blog: An Unexpected Excursion "...Barley [the Heritor] now paused, and turning back, called to the Crossbow-woman behind her, "Lily! I'm sorry; but I need you to hold here, and buy me some more time!" The heavy-set Crossbow-woman came to a stop, and hearing the order, signed resignedly, and bravely turned to face the jungle she had just left. The Halfling Heritor turned away, and continued on with her awkward load. No sooner had Lily turned back to the jungle, then the bushes at the edge split with a shower of leaves, and a pursuing Gnome Crewman burst forth. Heaving her weapon to her shoulder, the Crossbow-woman fired, but her aim was off. So, she shouldered her weapon, and drawing her dagger, charged at her pursuer..."
  10. No, bushes are only considered "intervening terrain", as are many of the jungle patches. The only things that directly block line of sight, are hard objects (buildings, hills, outcroppings) that are tall enough to fully mask the shooter or target figure, and (by house rule) any jungle section that has a palm tree in it. Thanks, it is a group effort with a couple of the players providing the various elements. And here are a couple more photos of the game. A full report from my Halfling Heritor to be posted later the week.
  11. Seeing this map of the 100 Acre Wood on my Facebook feed made me think what a neat scenario map it would make. This got me thinking how cool a Pooh based Crew would be for Ghost Archipelago. I immediately thought of Reaper’s Werebear, and Wereboar for Pooh and Piglet as the Heritor and the Warden. And coming up with an anthropomorphic Tiger, Owl (Bones Black Owlbear?), and Rabbit shouldn’t be hard. For Eeyore I thought I could convert a Minotaur. Anyone actually make a Weredonkey or Werehorse? My real sticking point is Kanga and Roo. Does anyone make an anthropomorphic kangaroo?
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    Help with Pooh based ”Crooh” for Ghost Archipelago

    Thanks for all the help everybody! The idea of converting a rabbit to a kangaroo certainly seems like the best possibility.
  13. For the already paintrd dragon, how hard would it be for you to detach your standing stone from the base, move it to a position where one of the dragpn’s arms could rest on it, and then patch the base terrain? it just seems to me relocating the stone, and repairing the terrain on the base would be easier than repairing a pinning mistake on an already painted dragon...
  14. Yes, as Rob says, my blogging has really kept me on task painting Bones. I started the Blog by challenging myself to paint every figure I received in the Bones 1 Kickstarter; and though it was quite a hurdle, I'm so glad I did it as it forced me to paint a lot of figures that I wouldn't have necessarily chosen on my own. It also gave me the opportunity to try out a bunch of different techniques and skills; and I think it's fair to say I'm a better painter for it. Given all that, my number one motivator is gaming. Nothing promotes finishing a figure like wanting (or needing) to use it in a game. It really boosts my excitement for painting when I'm planning a new character/unit/warband.
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    Damsels, Dice, & Everything Nice-

    <<<MOD>>> This video is actually part of a crowdfunding project. Link below: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/damsels-dice-and-everything-nice-episode-2#/ <<<>>> Fun new webseries featuring Disney Princesses playing D&D. Bonus points for including some of the more obscure princesses from over the years... https://youtu.be/v5Ft_K492VI
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    Brush licking has been around a long time

    Medieval woman found with Lapis Lazlui pigment particles fossilized in her dental plaque. A cautionary tale, about 1000 years old, of why not to lick your brushes... https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46783610
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    Damsels, Dice, & Everything Nice-

    Youre welcome! No, I don’t think so. I suspect they’re covering themselves with it as a parody. Enjoy it while you can, it may not last...
  18. On New Year's Eve our club got together for a pair of games to ring in the New Year. The first was based on the classic Holiday movie "A Christmas Story" but taking place during a Zombie Apocalypse (It was the soap poisoning) The second game was a Pulp Sci-Fi game and featured Aliens invading a small Midwest town circa 1948, with GIs trying to defend the citizenry. For a full report and lots more photos, please see my blog: http:// http://onemoregamingproject.blogspot.com/2019/01/new-years-eve-gaming-with-hawks.html
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    When I got my Bones 3 Kickstarter, mine wasn't deterred by box size at all...
  20. Well, we played the final game of our campaign back on December 8th. We ended up skipping our November session due to my being sick, and unable to host. I have posted a report on our final session, "Christmas Islands", which was based on the Core rulebook's "Swampland" scenario. I didn't get around to writing the bulk of my report until the new year, and by then had forgot many of the details, so did not do a narrative account. Instead I simply posted photos from the game and a brief synopsis. To see the report and photos: Christmas Islands
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    Our Ghost Archipelago Campaign, 2018

    Well, we played the final game of our campaign back on December 8th. We ended up skipping our November session due to my being sick, and unable to host. I have posted a report on our final session, "Christmas Islands", which was based on the Core rulebook's "Swampland" scenario. I didn't get around to writing the bulk of my report until the new year, and by then had forgot many of the details, so did not do a narrative account. Instead I simply posted photos from the game and a brief synopsis. Report: Christmas Islands Thanks to those of you who followed along this past year!
  22. We kicked off this year's campaign season, with our first Ghost Archipelago game this past Saturday. Since it was the first game, and the first time with the rules for a couple of the guys, we played just a simple battle and not one of the scenarios. My Heritor's report can be found here: First Foray onto Fantastic Shores "...As the Elf leaned over to reach into the pedestal, he caught sight of the Heritor Gregorius for the first time, emerging from a patch of jungle on his left. The other Heritor clutched a grime-covered urn to his chest, and as he turned he likewise caught sight of Lord Fortrywn. Gregorius' eyes narrowed as he quickly apprised what Lord Fortrywn was doing. The old Elf could see the turmoil in his opponent's eyes as greed flashed across them. The human Heritor looked at his urn then back at the newly smashed hole in the idol's pedestal, his mind calculating..."
  23. Over in this thread, @ladystorm suggested one way for all of us to give back to Reaper would be to participate in a thread where everybody shares their favorite Holiday Traditions. (See: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/84085-thanks-again-reaper/&do=findComment&comment=1780534 ) So I thought I'd start a thread where everyone could do that. I'll get the bowl rolling. One of my favorite traditions is making cookies at Christmas time, and I particularly like making cut-out sugar cookies with a set of turn-of-the-century German cookie cutters I have, that I found in an estate sale, depicting a shepherd, angel, and sheep. They are so delicate in their shape, it is a real challenge to ge the little legs etc to come out just right and not burn while cooking. I love thinking about all he decades that these cutters have been doing continual Christmas service! These are some photos i took on a previous Christmas. Today we will be doing our baking for this Christmas. All ages of cutters used for this batch! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays, Reaper!
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    Minis we would like to see

    Now that I have painted one of the Nativity sets, I would love to see an Add-On set for the Nativity, (a Nativity 2 set), Containing all (or some of) the following: 1) Herald Angel 2) Prone Cow 3) Senior shepherd (As opposed to the young one in the base set) , perhaps carrying lamb on shoulders. 4) Drummer boy 5) Camel(s) standing and/or prone. 6) Any or all: Goose Girl w/goose / Milk Maid w/ bucket (or calf)/Woman Baker with bread basket 7) Generic fence or low wood wall sections to help flesh out the original stable archway.
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    Reaper Holiday Miniatures Party Celebration! (Open Thread)

    Thank you! And that's right about the Magi; thanks for reminding me! Getting them done in 11 days is a big challenge though!