odinsgrandson

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  1. Ok, I’m a fan of the Final Fantasy series, and one of the things that I like to do is convert chibi minis into some of my favorite videogame characters. Naturally, one of my favorites is Auron from Final Fantasy X. He’s such a badass. I started out with the Goemon mini from Ninja All Stars (which is a fine mini in its own right). Everything that isn’t Goemon was made from green stuff. All together, I think he came out rather well.
  2. I could see an unpainted one. Watch out for Roxxor on ebay- make sure you're getting the right version.
  3. Here is a fairly large dragon from Mierce Miniatures. My client had me use a similar color scheme to the Visceralyn that I painted for a competition a few years ago. I think he came out rather nice- I only wish I had photographed him with a dark background (since that tends to improve the look of OSL minis like this one).
  4. Yeah- I can think of a couple other minis of female links (Candy and Cola and the Twilight Knight both cosplay as link, apparently). For this one, he comes in the Caverns of Roxxor level set- making him one of Super Dungeon's less convenient purchases- unless you want a box full of chibis.
  5. A while ago, Sodapop Miniatures released the Deeproot Scout- a character I think we can all agree had some inspiration in Nintendo's favorite elf. Naturally, my favorite incarnation of the Hero of Time to base him on (Link to the Past) as seen here The hair is red (even pink) because I was working from the pixel art rather than the art in the book. More recently, Sodapop released a resculpt of the character- so I decided that the best thing to do would be to level him up a bit. So here is my Deeproot Scout painted up as Link with Blue Male, the reforged Master Sword, red shield and boomerang.
  6. So, I have a whole bunch of Reaper heroes to show off. Is it against the rules if I don't look up the number on every one of them for posting? . And then there was one that was topless (with purple skin).
  7. There's no doubt that the Phoenix is the great centerpiece of the core Kingdom Death board game. It is a massive, twisted and brilliantly detailed mini. For my own set, I've decided to follow Super Dungeon Explore logic- as the creatures get larger, they also become less chibi. This follows the way that old videogames would work (good examples are Final Fantasy or Pokemon- proportions become less chibi as the characters get larger). Also, the mini already has a massive head in comparison to its body. Ultimately, I decided to simply change the face instead of rearranging the whole thing. Inside you can see how the human face inside the mouth has been replaced with a chibi face. More subtly, the other eyes on the phoenix have been re-scupted to be a little larger.
  8. Thanks. They are kind of tricky- not that they're necessarily harder than other minis, but they require a different approach. Most of the time, you can do a face without as much blending or even with lower contrast and it can work because the area is so small. On these, the fact that it is skin means that you need that smoothness, but the size of the faces means that you have to blend it all together. It isn't a different skill set, it is just a different way to use them. Posting chibis online is always a little weird too. They're almost universally small, but the photos are usually the same size as those for larger minis- meaning that it is pretty easy for them to end up looking like they needed freehand even if they look fine in person.
  9. Here are two minis that I really love. I love how the Super Dungeon Explore setting has the princesses as the prophesied heroes that will eventually overcome the dark lord. No waiting around to be rescued for them. Princess Emerald is really full of character. I love the steampunk feel she has. I chose a color scheme based on her namesake. I'm planning on doing this with the other princesses as they come out. This Princess Ruby is a re-sculpt. To be fair, I was quite fond of the original sculpt for Princess Ruby, but I recognize that as the style of Super Dungeon Explore evolved, she was a little left behind (Ruby would be far shorter than her sister princesses at least). And I was quite happy to paint her up again. As with Emerald, my color scheme was based on her namesake: So we're waiting on the Super Dungeon Arcade box to come out so that I can have a go with Princess Amethyst next.
  10. I'm used to attending Gencon every year, and this year will be my first Reapercon. So, at Gencon, I usually just pick up a whole bunch of generic tickets and go around and crash classes. Sometimes I can't get in, but usually I can get into the classes that I want. Is that true of Reapercon as well? Or do I need to purchase the classes right away? Also, are the classes paid for in Reaperbucks, or am I misunderstanding something?
  11. I painted these just a little while ago to match a client’s RPG party. They are all 3D prints from Heroforge, where you can choose from a wide array of options for characters. 3d printed minis present a bit of a challenge for painters, as the grain is often visible in a few spots. There are a variety of ways to overcome this, including sanding and gloss, but ultimately you just need to be very careful with your shading. For each of these, I got some pretty specific instructions on their color scheme. Here they are:
  12. Geeks come in quite a lot of variety. And we're very passionate about the things we love. Sometimes we start feeling at odds with each other- we start arguing about whether Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter or Firefly represents the apex of entertainment. I always think it is funny when we argue about things like Playstation or Xbox since 90% of the games are the same anymore. I don't want to say that we're all the same- we're not. I think the fact that we're not all alike makes us a lot more fun. But ultimately, the passion from fandom can bring us together as well. Here are a couple cake toppers where the brides and grooms show different fandom trappings.
  13. Thanks, but they're not really at that level. I went for striking, but they wouldn't stand up against the best of the best at a big competition.
  14. Live

    Do we know if the 40mm height includes the base? In that case, some of those minis are quite a bit smaller than I had thought.
  15. Funded

    Ah, it is on the main page. I was looking at the one in the update and starting to wonder if Narlgauth ate sir forescale...