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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Even necromancers want to travel in style. I think it would be great to see player's faces when the barge comes floating across the table (water or not--preferably not).
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    Kristof65's new painting/gaming area

    Nice rack you got there... Someone had to say it. Is there enough room between the individual grates for you to hang blister packs? That might be an option to help you utilize the space.
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    Kev!'s 77006: Great Worm

    Shai-hulud!
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    Crowley's Goroloth

    No problem, your DM will just have to advance it a bit...that shouldn't be a problem! But are you ready for it?
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The spice must flow. And by "spice" I mean "cold, cold air." Almost a week (with two 100° days) without the A/C, but it's back (for now *knocks on wood*). It will be nice to sleep relatively soundly again. And in the delirious state caused by the rapid influx of spice I late-pledged for the Monolith Batman KS. Oops.
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    Homemade zombie Trex

    Chompy McChompface!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Death by snoo-snoo!
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    Kev!'s 77441: Ostarzha, Elf Cleric

    So was Frankenstein's Monster...
  9. "Everyone fights. Nobody quits."
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    Y'all ain't from around here

    Am I the only one hearing banjos playing?
  11. More "Avatars" with critters from 'round the world.
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    59041: Patent Scientist, 80007: The Black Mist

    Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Black Mist knows! muah-ha-ha-ha!
  13. You have an incredible amount of patience and dedication! That looks great. You had rocks? You were lucky.
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    Kev!'s 77170: Clay Golem

    "It's alright, Charlie. I've got an angle."
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    Randalf Streisand

    It's in 3-D! Gives him better depth perception.
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    Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Well, I'll be snookered...It was Thursday after all! Now to finish the fourth. Whereas the first three were an explosion of different colors, the fourth will me mostly black and off-black. I wanna make a Punisher-Clawdite! With a big mythosaur skull right up there, front and center! Then model the blaster off those black beauties that Thomas Jane had during his turn under the skull--which is just really paint it Adamantium Black except for the muzzle break which will be Polished Silver. But I'm rambling now...
  17. 03052: Kabaka Kwana, Ape Lord
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    Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I had a couple run-ins with the IRS a few years back (dealing with an inheritance). Getting a person was a nightmare (45+ minutes in the queue), but things were handled quickly, professionally, and courteously once a live person was reached. I've nothing negative to say about the people I dealt with there.
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    Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I don't get it. I've been working on three minis (Clawdite Shifters from FFG's Imperial Assault) for far too long. I'm almost done with them, just some greeblies and armor bits to take care of, and I would have sworn that I was going to finish them Sunday. Well, maybe Monday. Tuesday, I meant Tuesday. Definitely Wednesday. Uhh...Thursday? Mebbe... In the meanwhile, I picked up The Grand Inquisitor and rolled him out in about three hours (he's been primed for a week or two) today. Forty-five minutes over lunch, a half-hour over breaks, and another hour-plus while watching the tube tonight. Sure, he's mostly black and grey but I think that's the fastest I've gotten through any of the minis let alone a character model that I'm trying to be extra-careful with.
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    Paint brushes

    I get decent results from Army Painter brushes. I've been abusing one of the white-handled "Character" brushes for some time now. They should be ~$7 or so (local shop has things for cheaper, so I'm guessing). I'd worked my way through the standard brush of Army Painter's beginner's three-pack twice when I remembered I had one of the white-handles. It's starting to show some serious wear, but keeps coming to a point when I dampen it and roll. The point doesn't last long, but it's still going! I think I've gotten through almost two-dozen minis with it doing almost all the work (I use one of the old beginner brushes for things like dry brushing or sometimes base coating). I don't do any special care, just rinse it after every couple trips to the paint--sometimes more if I'm working with something that's drying quickly and I get glops in the bristles.
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    Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Well, if you want to stop in the "Big O", there's the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium that will kill a few hours. Just to the North of that are the Lauritzen Gardens. It's nice to walk through the greenhouse and stroll the gardens, but it's not going to be a quick thing. If you're into camping and hunting, there's a Cabella's just off I-80. I've never been there, but the wife and eldest sometimes go to the Nebraska Crossing outlet mall outside of Gretna. The Holy Family Shrine looks beautiful, but I've never stopped through there. I'd love to be able to take some pictures there, and I hear it's just fantastic to see at night. I'm not sure what access is like. Further West (Ashland), there is the SAC Museum. It's stuffed to the rafters with airplanes (so many planes, WWII to the present) and other bits (WWII through the Cold War). Turn South instead of North and you head to the Lee G. Simmons Wild Animal Park. Attached to the HDZ, the park focuses on native Nebraska wildlife (elk, deer, various birds, bears, wolves, bison). Most of it's from the car, but the bears, wolves, and birds have at least some access from footpaths. I seldom get further West than this. I have been to the Kearney Arch, though. We went there before the new management program came into place, so I can't say what it's like now. It was a neat little thing to see, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. There was a little earth lodge and example (recreation) of a sod home there as well. I seem to recall there being a living history fort near there that I haven't seen and can't vouche for any quality. Hastings has the Kool-Aid Museum. Yes, it's a thing. I've always wanted to see Carhenge, but Alliance is about two hours off I-80 and almost at the Colorado border. That's all I've got.
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    The Orcs are coming! The Orcs are coming!

    Those orcs have been busy!
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    Star Wars Riot Troopers Heart of the Empire

    The Dewbacks will be the real test if I can pull it off. Glitterwolf said: They hit plenty in the game. Trust me--my wookiee has found that out the hard way. 13 hours ago, Goop said: [disclaimer: total novice here!] I've had some success using fun tack for masking on non-flat surfaces. I will have to consider that. I've got plenty of tack hanging around--err...so to speak.
  24. It's not that I haven't been painting, I just haven't been posting. I've actually completed some 40% of the Imperial Assault line since I started (focusing on what the Imperial player owns first). Ok, not much to say here. Just the basics, really: Rainy Grey, Ghost White, and Pure White. Pure Black where needed. The shields were done with the silver metallic triads (one triad per group). The batons were a silver metallic triad and the gun metal metallics. Not a lot of variety, but enough to spot the difference on the table. I've thought about going back after the visor lenses with some Adamantium Black, but somehow that sounds like too much work and I'm eager to be done with the troopers. So many troopers. Sooo much white. I'm planning on continuing the hashes on all the bases--With a few exceptions, you really don't see many situations where you'll have anything more than the regular unit and the elite. So paint one set of white marks on the regular and a set of red marks on the elites! Unique characters get a solid base without a mark. @Cyradis, I know the pictures aren't great, but I used the masking tape for the marks on the bases. I'd say it worked reasonably well, and came up easily even after making sure I had decent adhesion. I reused the same few pieces for each base, so there's some durability there. I would note, however, that the tape will work better if you have a large-ish and flat-ish area in which to work. The tape went down easily, pulled up easily, and provided a reasonable edge. Yes, I could clean it up a little, but at 3' away the little smudges aren't very visible. My next batch of minis will have something a little more suitable for testing the tape. I've got a couple Dewbacks that will need more than just the standard dull green.
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