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  1. ama

    Dag nabbit the Wizard cast Dazzle on the barbarian via baked goods! Someone get him out of this stupor! And Figmentians do bake. Just not often enough. I'll let you know when I bake cookies or pie, mkay?
  2. For the cost of Nocturna figures, I'd hope that they'd be immaculate. This also was just plastic baggies of the various pieces. So more things are making me think illegal cast. Should I report the guy on Ebay and let Nocturna know?
  3. I'm realizing that this is a really poor cast of Alice in many spots. The ruffles on the skirt are really flimsy and kinda frazzled. The cup has some holes in it from being so thin. Oh well. It was a sale one. Kinda wonder if it is a knock-off though.
  4. ama

    Ub3r, Pezler is evil. Please thwart the squishy wizard for taunting me. Wizards are squishies. Barbarians are not squishies. *wants brownies*
  5. Congratulations, by opening this forum post, you have received a quest! This quest is a challenge created by the combined forces of @Sirithiliel the Queen Tiamacrab, a Wizard Most Wild @Pezler the Polychromatic, and myself – @Cyradis the Questgiver. The challenge is this! Paint a small dragon, letting the dice control the colors! The Rules: Post in the WIP Forums “_Your Pseudonym_ is taking the random rainbow dragon challenge!” or “_Your Pseudonym_ has accepted the d20 rainbow dragon quest!” something to that extent. Select a figure from one of the following: Stormwing (from Bones III), Kryphrixis (from Bones III), Deathsleet (77110), or Ebonwrath (77102). You must select the dragon BEFORE rolling for colors. Take a photo with the figure and a clock as proof of order of operations. Roll for colors! Use a d20 and a photo, or an online dice roller with a screenshot as proof of rolling. Or have a fellow forum dweller vouch for your rolls. Use the Color Chart below to determine what the color is that you rolled. There are three rolls. Below is an online dice roller. Most keyboards have a PRT SCRN button that can take a screenshot for you. Then you can paste the photo into Paint to save. I'm sure there are better methods, but that works for me. The first roll determines what your primary base color is. That must be the dominant color on the figure. The second roll determines your secondary color. It should be the second color that catches the eye, and second most prevalent color on the figure. The third roll determines your miscellaneous color. This should be most of the accent colors that you use, and third most prevalent color on the figure. You might need to order paint or go to the FLGS after rolling if you don’t have a given bottle – we’ll be patient and wait for you. If you can’t get a bottle of one of these colors, here is a spreadsheet with equivalent colors from different brands. If you really can't get them, use the closest thing you got to your rolls (let us know what they are please). Number Reaper # Color Name Color Description 1 9004 Fire Red Bright red 2 9134 Clotted Red Dull red 3 9218 Lava Orange Volcanic orange 4 9201 Orange Brown Dull orange 5 9009 Lemon Yellow Bright yellow 6 9227 Brilliant green Bright green 7 9035 Olive Green Olive dull green 8 9017 True Blue Bright blue 9 9231 Heather Blue Dull light blue 10 9023 Imperial Purple Deep purple 11 9026 Violet Red A very misnamed color; somewhere between burgundy and magenta. Not violet. 12 9262 Blush Pink Very pink 13 9029 Earth Brown Generic brown 14 9122 Terran Khaki Light brown 15 9263 Mint Green Bright pastel green 16 9089 Cloudy Grey Generic grey 17 9077 Marine Teal Teal, blueish 18 9074 Palomino Gold Earthy gold yellow 19 9037 Pure Black Super black. Critical threat! 20 9039 Pure White Super white. Critical threat! You are allowed to use whatever colors to shade and highlight that you want, as long as the rolled colors are obvious visually.* Example: you can shade a red dragon with purple, brown, or black, but it must always appear as a red dragon. A white dragon shaded with grey must appear as a white dragon, not a grey dragon. You are allowed to use colors outside the ones that you rolled, but they must not take up more visual surface area than any of the others.** Example: your pink, green, and gray dragon is allowed to have bone-beige teeth. The proportions of color on the figure can be however you want, as long as the 1st roll is dominant, 2nd is less, 3rd is less, and anything else smaller. Example: 70% pink, 15% green, 10% gray, and 5% anything else. Or it could be 50% pink, 25% green, 15% grey, and 10% anything else. The tidbit colors are fine wherever, as long as they are minor. Paint your dragon according to the rolls plus your tidbits. Even if it is outrageous. The goal is to make the dragon look as awesome as possible without the benefit of planning color themes. You can add spots, stripes, eye-spots like moths have, or nothing. This is the base challenge. Star 1* You may decide after your initial three rolls to limit your shading colors to your rolled colors mixed with pure black and white. You may still use tidbit colors. Declare this if you go for a Star 1 challenge! Star 2** You may decide after your initial three rolls to not use colors outside of your rolled ones and shading colors (so no tidbits like beige teeth, only 3 visual colors shaded however you want). Declare this if you go for a Star 2 challenge! Star 3*** You may decide to do both the Star 1 and Star 2 challenges, using absolutely nothing but your three rolled colors, plus black and white for shading. If you do this, you are allowed to use the white for areas like teeth and eyes that could be really weird otherwise (or not - up to you). Effectively, you have 5 colors to work with only, and three of them must be the majority (in decreasing order of prevalence). You gotta be nuts! There is no time limit on this. However, if the WIP photos stop showing up at a normal rate and there’s never a Show Off thread, the forum dwellers may gently poke fun at you for adding this to your Shelf of Shame. Post to the Show Off forums with a “_Your Pseudonym_ has completed the random rainbow dragon challenge!” sort of title upon completion. Brag about your awesome (or hilarious) dragon. Win all the internet-points. Receive experience and praise. Thus shall end the quest. Once the first Random Rainbow Dragon has been completed, we will start up a group Show Off thread to compile all of the dragons in a great flock of rainbowy goodness. Current WIP List (started thanks to @Evilhalfling.) Little Bluberry Sylverthorne Glitterwolf Cyradis Corporea Sirithiliel Morihalda Evilhalfling Guindyloo Maledrakh Eldamir pcktInt Talae nakos Kate midshipmaneasy Paradoxical Mouse Darsc Zacal vegascat Cranky Dog Auberon robinh Ulfheathen Phoenix Rising NebulousMissy Edsterdoom Ironhammer Thes Hunter
  6. We're to the mooooon with joy at seeing your cow
  7. ama

    Oh my god brownies. I seriously want some now. Or just.... junkie snack food. But brownies, fresh cooked brownies? Ub3r, WHY DO WE NOT HAVE BROWNIES RIGHT NOW?!
  8. ama

    Have you looked up Michael Cthulhu yet? Axe pron. Totally.
  9. ama

    Are you Michael Cthulhu?
  10. ama

    What type of axe shall I use, ub3r? A small axe?
  11. ama

    Ub3r, will you smash me for my infraction? Or will you advise me on how to smash more?
  12. Acquired Nocturna's "Alice" figure. Found her for $20 on Ebay, instead of 50euros+shipping. Debating changing her dress from the classic blue, but I really like blue, and it goes well with red mushrooms. I had been considering pink. But maybe blue with some yellow freehanding will do.
  13. ama

    That is indeed a gamer. Most of the folks at this Avengers group are game nerds. Capt' America is one of my best friends. I got conscripted to be Hulk because no one else would, either due to other costumes or unwillingness to use body paint.
  14. You could drink the tea anyway. Tea is a glorious thing. I should make more. Or take a nap. I might be found in the basement with my head planted on my computer and drool on the keyboard.
  15. *sigh* I have a headache. Not enough sleep lately. Too much to do. *yawn* I need to make my final decision regarding writing a midterm before tomorrow. I need to select the minerals for identification. I need to meet with adviser and discuss reading and results of Friday's microprobe work (geez Friday was so long ago). And then start rewriting and prepping for next week's lab. And then grading. I want to paint stuff but my brain is getting bogged. *pout*
  16. I like the vulture and the cactus! You've done excellent work on Ma'al
  17. *perks up* Did someone say CAT DRAGON?! Do hope that Mr. Bones makes an official appearance in the minis lineup, in some form or another. Agreed regarding the battering ham; although that more determines whether I call dibs on a troll or leave them all for Sir Cyr.
  18. Learning stuff is good. May @Pingo's munchkin have much prosperity from the recently gained knowledge, and the official paper (diploma) that says "I did this thing!"
  19. Awesome lava base!
  20. Huh, alright. Shame on me taking 5.5 years. In my defense, I declared the double major in my 2nd semester of senior year, and that's the one I've pursued further since then.
  21. Boring critique: more highlights. Keep in mind, I'm a notorious nitpicker. You may not have interest in nitpicking so hard. You are invited to nitpick the heck out of anything I do. I like the color setup you have going. Each region could use a touch brighter at its high points. Even a thin glaze of something like leather white or ghost white + midtone at the top parts of the tentacles would help; if you do it more on one part of a curve, it will seem more curvy. You could even pop in some more dark gray/blue/purples in the creases too. Linen white + that mustardy color, glazed a little on the robes will make it stand out more. The bookmark doesn't need to be purple, but if you shadowed it with purple glazes, that could be sweet. A tiny dot of darker yellow on the corners of the eye will help it look more rounded. Looking great so far though. Keep it up and this guy is going to be mighty scary!
  22. Excellent work. Keep it up!
  23. Huh. I would have thought a college would encourage taking more classes than needed. A semester/quarter isn't cheap. Congrats to your kiddo, @Pingo
  24. Woohoo! Pumpkin Spice Dragon came during the perfect season!
  25. I'm going to have to mix in a little bit of a dense paint to my lava orange for it to appear well on top of the blues and mint greens. The coverage isn't great. I am also going to experiment to see if I can perhaps use a color darker in the triad, mix with white, and effectively get the lava orange - but denser. Somehow my mint green washed with heather blue ended up with a purpleish impression. I didn't expect that - but don't dislike it.