Egg of Coot

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  1. My monthly Reaper 25th Anniversary arrived today. My DHL collection is now complete to #3257 and I have a limited edition Diva the Blessed fig. The Egg
  2. That was the concept behind the old Ral Partha piece "The Conflict," to which "Dance of Death" owes a tip of the hat. Sorry for the craptastic pic, but it's the only one I could find. The Egg
  3. Happy Birthday, good sir. The Egg
  4. I did some work on a commission I'm doing for Ral Partha. I was grinding out a unit of zombies for the Chaos Wars line - it's about half done now. The Egg
  5. Funded

    The damage so far: Core Set x2 Dreadmere Darkreach Fan Favorites Lost Valley Wraiths Hill Giants x2 Narglauth Fire Giant Huntsman Trolls Dragon Turtle Skeletal Monsters x2 Baba Yaga's Hut Zombie Dragon Hill Giant Hunter/Dire Lion Roc Frost Giant Raiders Rulers of Hell Blacksting Thunderfoot Blacktooth Dance of Death Skeletal Dragon Undoubtedly I'll be adding more before the pledges are locked. The Egg
  6. As far as type goes, I like to play non-thief characters with a high dexterity - usually a human or an elf ranger. I like to play scout-type characters that can get out of trouble (nearly?) as fast as they can get into it. The Egg
  7. Funded

    I know most folks here are focused on the large (capstone) pieces, but I've got to say that I'm really pumped about a lot of the smaller pieces. I'm particularly looking forward to working on the minis that have an old school (A)D&D spin like the slaad, xorn, the crabman, and the flail snail. And, I've already planned to use the Dreadmere expansion as the basis of the town of Nulb for an upcoming T1-4 Temple of Elemental Evil campaign I have in mind. The Egg
  8. And . . . Ordered! She might be my favorite one of the 25th anniversary figs so far. The Egg
  9. A simple Amazon search for "Kreigsmarine Uniforms" will bring up a plethora of source books that you can mine for info. Keep in mind that military buffs will argue for months at a time as to which shade of a particular color is "correct" for a particular article of clothing - so finding simple answers can be daunting as sources will sometimes disagree. The thing to keep in mind is that depending on manufacturer, supplier, and the period of the German war effort, items of uniform clothing varied considerably. That being said, at 1/72 scale you won't be able to focus too closely on details - so there is no point in getting too hung up on them. If I were you, I'd probably just use the Revell color call outs as the basis of my color schemes and call it quits. In terms of paints, there are no uniform colors that apply across the board between model companies. You will even find disparities between "standard" colors from one manufacturer to another - again, see my comments about manufacturers, time frames, etc. above to get idea of why RLM 75 Grauviolett is not necessarily the same to all model paint suppliers. However, there are color equivalency charts put together by hobbyists available on-line which will allow you to find a Tamiya paint which is "close enough" to a particular Gunze Sangyo color, etc. You can drop me a PM if you can't find anything with a Google search, and I'll point you in the right direction. As far as which brands of paint to use, it's largely personal choice. I prefer acrylics over enamels so most of my model painting is done with Testor Acryls, Tamiya, and Gunze Sangyo paints, but I'm a Luftwaffe modeler and do a lot of airbrushing. YMMV. If I were you, I'd ask your Dad what brand of paint he uses for his stuff and then see if they have an acrylic line like Testors does. The Egg
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    I'm looking forward to seeing the Nyarlathotep concept art finished as well. I've really enjoyed all the Lovecraftian pieces Reaper has done in the past few KS's - and I'll put my vote in now for Hastur/The King in Yellow to be done in next one. The Egg
  11. I prefer metal miniatures - they're what I started painting thirty-odd years ago. I first started working with resin about twenty years ago building after-market cockpits, etc. for scale aircraft and I can honestly say don't mind working with resin despite some obvious issues with the durability and workability of the material. The way it holds detail alone makes the stuff well worth working with. As I've said elsewhere here, I'm not really a fan of Bones and it is a medium of last resort for me. I find it too flimsy - I find it disconcerting when the plastic bends under the weight of my paint brush, and I really dislike the way a lot of the larger Bones pieces start collapsing under their own weight in very short order- and doesn't hold detail as well as metal or resin. I understand a lot of people here like Bones because they're cheap, but that aspect is lost on me. I'm at a stage in my life where I don't mind paying for a level of quality when it comes to my hobbies - hence my extensive Dark Heaven collection, and the resin limited edition figs I tend to buy. As always YMMV. The Egg
  12. The Hobgoblins. I picked up 20 during the KS, but will need more. The Egg
  13. I worked for years as a banquet cook and regularly did several events a night with several hundred people at each of them. That kind of experience made cooking at home for dinner parties a snap. I've had a dozen or so people over for dinner and didn't even break a sweat. As far as banqueting disasters go, I've witnessed too many to count. I used to work with an old army cook, and he taught me all the black arts of cooking to get yourself out of a jam - need a twenty pound prime rib cooked from frozen inside of a hour? He could do it (you just didn't want to know how . . .). The key is to never panic. The Egg
  14. Funded

    I capped off at $717. I might add a few more things, but I'm about where I figured I would end up. The Egg
  15. The worst I ever experienced in my twenty odd years of using a visor was the initial vertigo/nausea I suffered when I was first getting used to wearing it - and that went away once I trained myself to flip the visor up before looking away from what I was painting. Now that I'm older, and my vision is starting to crap out on me, I'm glad I got used to wearing the thing. It's an essential part of my tool kit. The Egg
  16. Great work on the bioluminescence. It looks very natural and gives the piece a nice deep-water feel. The Egg
  17. Seeing all the great work done on this particular piece by various forum members makes me want to try my hand as well. I need to put a tool order in at Hanger 18 anyway . . . Beautifully done, BTW. Can't wait to see the finished product. The Egg
  18. Top notch as always, Siri. A beautiful piece. The Egg
  19. When I started gaming thirty odd years ago metal was the only game in town. It remains my preferred medium for miniatures with resin trailing a distant second. At the risk of being burnt as a witch, I'm not really a fan of Bones. For me it is a material of last resort - if there is a Bones-only fig, I'll suck it up and get it, but only because there is no alternative. As always, YMMV. The Egg
  20. I just ordered a new master brake cylinder, brake pads/shoes, and some tune up components for the Sunbeam Alpine. With a bit of luck I'll have the brakes up and running before I put the car into storage at the end of the season. The Egg
  21. About 25 years ago I walked into a used book store I used to frequent and saw a large box on the counter. I asked the owner about it and he said he'd done something stupid and bought some games from a guy with a hard luck story. Seeing as he knew very little about games, and knew I knew a lot he offered to sell me the box for 40 bucks. I took a glance at the contents and all but leaped over the counter to shove the $40 into his pocket, then bolted for the door with my booty. Sold! The haul? A complete set of Squad Leader boxes, Advanced Squad Leader with two of the expansion modules, the AD&D Player's Manual, DM's Guide, and Monster Manual (original covers), the "G" series modules (mono), the "D" series modules (mono), Q1 (mono), S1 and S2 (mono), and two dozen early Judges Guild modules - including the complete City State of the World Emperor, and City State of the Invincible Overlord. I confess that I knew squat about JG back then, but I knew it was old stuff and it would be hard to find again - and I was collecting D&D/AD&D stuff long before the arrival of the internet and valuation resources like the Acaeum. At the time, $40 wasn't a minor investment to make for a very good deal, but when I look at what all that stuff goes for now I just smile to myself and pat the boxes on my shelf . . . The Egg
  22. 45 going on 46. The Egg
  23. I think using the pugs as torture devices sounds pretty fiendish. "Still won't talk, eh! Very well, we shall use the weapons that no man can withstand - Igor, fetch the Fluffy Puppies . . ." I dunno, I guess it's the Monty Python fan in me . . . Come to think of it, Reaper should have made a Comfy Chair to go along with the other torture devices. The Egg
  24. For snow effects, I like to use Vallejo Snow paste to build up drifts, etc. and then use GF9 Snow powder for the loose stuff. Works well, and looks good. The Egg
  25. I've bounced between using Testors Dullcote and Krylon Artist's Matte Finish for decades now. The Egg