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    Fimo Air Earth elementals

    Those are really awesome - I love their ... earthiness? I dunno how to say, they look the part of elementals anyway!
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    WIPs for 2019 (Orkz, Luna Wolves, and CAVs oh my!)

    I feel like that with my Reaper stuff! I was supposed to be working on RPG figures 'after' the orks and such and then I got sucked into other projects. But! Hubby seems finally interested in playing CAV with me so I'm trying to start on his army
  3. Been working pretty steadly though bad about keeping up pics! Did these guys (mostly done) in January. They are GW minis from the Battle at Pelennor Fields Lords of the Ring starter set. I started on these guys closer to end of the month, as well: They're for my Luna Wolves, first guy is the Terminator sarge (which I'm painting along with some other terminators from the Burning of Prospero box set) This guy is a resin cast Apothecary from FW I bought off ebay - he's got a pretty bad mold slip along one leg, but otherwise is a really cool model. I'm trying to paint his little vials and bottles to be more realistic like glass full of ... well, something. He has a lot of detail on him!
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    Mushroom Men: 77345

    wow I love the contrast on their vibrant caps and their skins beautiful work!
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    44001 Reaper Black Owlbear

    that's really amazing! I love the colours!
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    Mudcroack, frogman Shaman 03174

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    03623: Finaela, Female Pirate

    Arrrr me matey! <3
  8. Still feel scattered from Christmas tbh but here's my ATC for @Keianna
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    Corsair's CAVs

    Not to my knowledge, it's even only suggested to use hex bases, because there's a lot revolveing around base to base contact and as mentioned firing arcs. Course the models all come with hex bases, all the same size, so I tend to stick with those anyway myself.
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    Naomi, Female Vampire:77027

    dunno about pics but she's beautiful!
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    Shub Niggurath

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    77158: Arrius, Skeletal Warrior

    Looks amazing!
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    What?! A Reaper mini

    Looks awesome!
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    Mouslings for Christmas!

    It took me a min to get the Jones one but then I really laughed - love it :D RE: basing yes - make sure you let them cure fully. It can depend how you do it, but generally I use a layer of PVA/water 50/50 for my first layer. And you really have to let that fully dry and harden before you can do anything else. If you do, it ain't comin off any time soon! but if you don't yeah you'll pull up your basing materials sadly. You can also, use super glue, or straight PVA on your basing materials. Again let it dry fully, and to give them that little extra sticky, hit them with a spray bottle of mixed PVA/Water (again about 50/50). This can help glue down the next layer (just do with succeeding layers), letting them fully dry between layers. It also is nice as it makes a very sturdy little base, those materials aren't coming off easily. A quick trick I learned from model railroading peeps is to add a lil drop of flow aid into your pva/Glue mix. Especially if you're not using the spray bottle (maybe because it'd blow away most of the flock with the air). It works really well if you're using either a dropper type thing or an old brush to let the mixture wick into the materials. The flow aid reduces the surface tension and helps your glue wick more up into the materials.
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    77541: carrion worm

    He looks awesome! I've had minis that I've repainted a few times too =/ He really came out well this go around! lovely slime effects and I like how he looks like he's coming out of the ground! great work on the dirt
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    The Imperial Tzak

    omg I love them lol
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    06047: Lizardman Command by Glitterwolf

    That is wonderful! I love especially that they're different skin tones, very cool!
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    Here Kitty Kitty

    That's awesome! he looks like a cougar
  19. So I figured I'd just start a WIP thread, rather than clutter up the forum with unnecessary extras. I hate disorder (although you wouldn't be able to tell that from looking at my workspace! LOL) This week's been mostly working on Gremlins from Malifaux, I have Somer, Slophaulers and Skeeters almost done. Still waiting on flying stand order to come in for Skeeters. Somer's the Bayou Boss, and I have other Bayou Gremlins in my pile of to-be-done but we'll see how long it takes me to get to them. Betrayal at Calth (BAC) is a GW box set of Space Marines that's both a board game and a kind of starter set for Horus Heresy 30k (which takes place before the Warhammer 40k sci fi - just for those who don't follow this). My LGS is doing an escalation league for 30k, and is running a contest for painting the box set. it's about 38 miniatures I think. Really hoping I win, even if I don't play the game because the prize is a free Horus Heresy book of our choice And I love books, even more than I love models so books about models... I'm THERE! Anyway here's my pics (except for the BAC which is still currently in its box lol) ^^ Slophaulers - because they, wait for it, haul slop Just finishing base really on these guys Somer - almost done, working on base now and just need cloth highlighted I think ^^ Skeeters (mosquitos) - trying out colour scheme, pretty much still basecoating although I did highlight their backs, wings and eyes (which still need glaze) Also trying to work on getting more lighting in my room for my light box :( so maybe my pictures will come out better =/ C&C is always welcome :) It helps me get better!
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    Currently madly trying to finish Orkz

    Is it bad when you get distracted from the distraction? Sigh Hobby ADHD But gotta create when the Muse is handy, she's fickle like that. Some time ago I'd done a twitter contest for peeps into da Green boyz and anyway a couple prizes were conversions I would make. Finished one the last like two days. Haven't started other yet, but I got some ideas... Try to get them vaguely in order, hopefully didn't repeat any sometimes taking pics on phone, using google to update to my comp is confusing. To explain a bit, my friend's building a Blood Axe themed 40k Ork army. This is stuff like Kommandos and "sneeksy" types. I'd been wanting to convert one of the GW new Baby Knights (Knight Armiger) for a while. And someone on instagram, I totally space who, had already done the open cockpit idea, which I promptly stole. The rest of the model is bits from various GW sources, plasticard, wire, and greenstuff. The idea of the head and the wires is a little bit like the grots and Meks found this thing all blown up and decided to refurbish it. But being a bit unversed in Imperium technology, they had to ... make some adjustments. Like extra wires to make the head work (where the brain or whatever of the machine would be). I had to move the Grots arm a bit and use my hot air gun to melt the hand about the wires, then place him on a tiny scaffold thing so he could be seen above the open cockpit. Honestly, bending the wires, lacing them together and fixing the grot in place took up the majority of time with this build!! Everytime I moved one thing right, something else moved out of place >< Anyway the Blood Axes actually use camoflage (although their ideas vary wildly from what humans would consider 'working') and I thought hey I have all these bits from t he GW Trees, wouldn't it be funny, kind of like those cartoons you see, where the character's holding a small shrub or branch and is all "you can't see me!", if one of these Baby Knights was all "You can't see me! I'm a Tree!" anyway that's where I was going with it. I'll admit many late nights were involved. Anyway pic spam:
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    Forgeworld Deredeo Dreadnought

    I've been working on this guy for well over a year I think, really just finished his base off b ut here he is in all his glory. Wonderful sculpt, typical FW resin (mold slips etc) but he's a beast in 30k games vs flyers so really really love him! :D
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    Currently madly trying to finish Orkz

    Trying to do up a load of these guys from the Battle of Pelennor fields box (GW Lord of the Rings starter box set) - just to table top, so's to actually play the game at some point before the end of the Era. Saving the fun ones for later (calvary and the big Nazghul). The models are a lot closer to true 28mm scale and so a bit smaller than I've gotten used to painting tbh.
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    CAV Secret Santa 2018

    Ahhh thanks :D that makes more sense, I didn't even think of that ><
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    CAV Secret Santa 2018

    hoping my exchange partner gets it soon! It's still listed in as at customs in Canada and has been since 12/13 =/