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Dan Goodchild

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About Dan Goodchild

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  • Birthday 10/15/1975

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    Niagara Falls, ON CANADA
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    Gaming, IT and business. Partner in DMG Designs and sole proprietor of Your IT Dept.

    Currently playing: Start-a-new-business. It's a LARP; very realistic. Seriously, I'm spending all of my time playing it.

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  1. Dan Goodchild

    Happy Birthday Ladystorm !!!

    Happy birthday Ladystorm, and congratulations on surviving another trip around the sun!
  2. I like that idea but it's difficult (read as: expensive) to find incandescent bulbs around here these days. That said, I do have an infrared heat bulb that's destined for a winter feral cat shelter.
  3. Absolutely correct. I think though that with a piece this large chilling it won't really hurt it. Just as with warming it up enough to restore its shape, it will take some time for the interior to cool down to room temp. A quick dip in some cold water (I agree ice is probably overkill) may help the exterior surface hold its shape and prevent it from re-warping.
  4. Yeah, with such a big piece the heat really needs time to penetrate. Before summer's gone, you might have another workable option. Leave the piece in a hot car for a few hours, let it get soft and then flatten it and chill it.
  5. Dan Goodchild

    ##### - Dragonman Rogue WIP

    Quick post before I go out Pokémon raiding… Finished the base coat on Embra (well, except for a few accessories on her belt; haven't decided what do with them yet). ETA: As you can see, I chose Red and I changed out the hands to match the Bones version. Actually, there is no left hand in this pic; I couldn't get behind it with a brush so it stays off until the end.
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    ##### - Dragonman Rogue WIP

    Sorry, painting in general kinda fell off the to-do list for a while. I'm back at it now an am preparing the not-draconian to receive her paint. Here's a sneak peek at the finished base. You can see the imprint for her left foot in the cobblestones on the right. The imprint for her right foot isn't as clear in the treasure pile. On a related note, I LOVE the metallic paints in the new Bones line…
  7. Dan Goodchild

    77310 - Water Weird

    Finished version in Show Off:
  8. Dan Goodchild

    77310 - Water Weird

    Used Tamiya clear blue to coat the Water Weird and Reaper paints for the well and highlights.
  9. Dan Goodchild

    77310 - Water Weird

    I like the idea of making the base of the Weird more splashy; that seems logical. I don't trust myself to highlight the tips with as gentle a hand as it should have, but I'll give it a shot. The dark and light areas are natural and will change with the ambient lighting. The Water Weird is coated in Tamiya clear blue which is really shiny. So shiny that when I handed the mini to my wife for a look, she only handled it by the base because she thought the blue was still wet. Since the pic was taken I have given it eyes. I'm not sure about the mouth though, I'll have to have look through my inks and see what I've got. Maybe I can darken the mouth with one of those and then bring the teeth back up a bit.
  10. Dan Goodchild

    77310 - Water Weird

    So, I wanted to try my Tamiya clear blue on one of the Bones translucent blue elementals and I chose the Water Weird. So far, so good but I'm not sure how to finish it off from here. I'm thinking of trying to get a curly-wave-white-foam effect at the extremities but I'm not sure. What do you think hive mind?
  11. Dan Goodchild

    Department of Acquisitions

    As I mentioned in another thread, Michelle and I made a VERY impromptu visit to Origins Wednesday/Thursday. I got caught up on my 25th Anniversary minis from Jan - Apr.
  12. Dan Goodchild

    Bones IV pre-launch & news

    So, this week Michelle and I made a very last-minute decision to take a short road-trip to Origins. We decided on Tuesday afternoon to go for Wednesday/Thursday to check out the convention for the first time. We caught up with the Reaper crew, played some new games and were really glad we went. The Origins program book held a couple of… interesting tidbits. The first and most obvious was this full-page ad by Reaper: But the second is arguably more interesting. Julie Guthrie was one of the convention's guests of honour and her description in the program book included this interesting photo (enhancement by me): Now, it might just be the angle, or my memory failing me, but that looks like a new, giant dragon by my favourite dragon sculptor. Thoughts? Feeling? Wild speculation? Go.
  13. Dan Goodchild

    Reaper Bones 3: US Zone Complete

    That's why Michelle and I usually get two of the big and/or unique pieces. It's just easier that way. Well, that and we're running a sanctuary for endangered monsters so having mated pairs is a good thing.
  14. Dan Goodchild

    Reaper Bones 3: US Zone Complete

    After completing our Inventory and test fitting I am pleased to report a near-perfect shipment. Nothing missing, nothing additional. The one-and-only flaw in the whole thing was a single miscast piece. I'm only pointing it out for information sake, in case there's an issue with the mold that causes this to become a frequent occurrence. The piece is 77481 - Gwyddis, Dwarf Valkyrie and the flaw is an air bubble where her left eye should be. I may not even ask for a replacement as this could be a fun one to paint as-is: ETA: Yup, definitely going to paint this one as-is. Just as I posted a name came to mind: Madeye Gwyddis. ETA (again): Ooh… or Gwyddis of Borg… decisions, decisions.
  15. Dan Goodchild

    Reaper Bones 3: US Zone Complete

    After receiving the tracking update that my shipment was delivered on Wednesday, I went over to my US P.O. Box to pick them up yesterday. UPS deliveries to the USPS sometimes take a day or so before USPS processes it and makes it available so I always wait a couple of extra days. Plus, yesterday was @Thrym's Finger Lakes Paint and Games day so I grabbed a Canadian friend and we spent the day in a truly beautiful region of New York with some American friends, then came home with a huge Box O' Bones. To top it all off, upon our return, I got a very kind and friendly customs agent. She smiled and laughed when in response to the standard question "Did you buy or receive anything" I replied "yes, I got a boatload of tiny plastic monsters". She asked me a bit about them so I described them and told her about the hobby aspect of painting them (and that painting them was why we had gone to the Finger Lakes region that day). I declared the true value of the box (almost $600 USD) fully expecting to pay my fair share of tax on them but she sent us on our way without charging us Yesterday was a good day. My wife and I are about to begin the inventory process but here's the initial report: Shipping box: Signed by Bryan - Thanks Bryan! (It's those little personal touches that set Reaper apart from other companies). Art of Bones (Izzy's art book) - unsigned (I'd have been happy either way, I'll ask her to sign it the next time I get to ReaperCon). 2x Ma'al Drakar - Both in retail boxes! OMG she's huge.