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CashWiley last won the day on April 12 2015

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  • Birthday 04/02/70

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    Guitars, Drums and Chopping Wood

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  1. "Realistic" painting style videos/books

    Color and Light is essential for every kind of artist.
  2. Cash's 2017 Art

    Last oils class of the semester. Since it's likely we'll have him sit for the next semester (to work advanced painting phases), and we had a bit of a holiday party, this is mostly just tweaking things here and there.
  3. "Realistic" painting style videos/books

    I like both methods, for me it's more what suits the model the best. The thing about TMM is that you should learn NMM to learn the rules of both lighting metallic objects and how to exaggerate it for mini scale. If you look at the barbarian's sword, it's exaggerated way beyond what you would do with normally painted metallics, because I treated it with NMM-style rules. Desaturating for minis is a bit easier, because you can pick colors that are suited to that palette right out of the bottle. Just choose a muted red (I like Reaper's redstone triad A LOT) instead of a bright red like fire red. Something like a twilight blue instead of dragon blue, etc.
  4. "Realistic" painting style videos/books

    Euro vs US style. Note this is a bit of an outdated concept, since there is so much cross-pollination, but here's teh gist of it. Euro style = gritty, TMM, lower saturation, texture US style = vibrant, NMM, saturated colors, smooth blends A few years back I did two projects after attending Reapercon, each intended to be in the aforementioned styles.
  5. Kingdom Death: Monster 2

    I survived my first Butcher, barely. No deaths, though I did have a sacrificial goat out for him (bad things happen to the character in the #2 slot at the table). I used the cat eye circlet to snoop the HL deck and his one crit location was on top, founding stone to knock him down. Then he (of course) traps and messes everyone up. But his mechanic of shuffling the HL deck every turn worked against him as I ended up drawing that crit location twice more, the second time as a hit for my crit specialist. And even though he trapped AGAIN on that round (he also rolls 5 dice to hit...) it was enough to wound him to the point where we could take him out before anyone bled out. Brutal encounter, and it was mostly luck that saved us. Awesome game! Also came close to getting the showdown reward that can be used to regrow a limb...would've been awesome to use on my settlement's leader who lost her left arm to the lion...
  6. Cash's 2017 Art

    Forgot to post this one, from the week before last. Slow session, focusing on improving my brushwork. I tend to make hair very helmety, and our instructor is really phenomenal at painting in a, well, painterly fashion. So I watched her for a while and tried to capture some of that in the treatment of the hair.
  7. Kingdom Death: Monster 2

    Yeah, backerkit is unlocked to top off your pledges with more goodies. Downside to going all-in during the campaign, the unlock means nothing to me.
  8. Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    Of course you did :D Wait...do you mean Kev did a graveclad version of me!? Scandalous!
  9. Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    So little love for the graveclad :D Do you guys have any idea the research poor Kev had to do for that one? I'm not even kidding, he kinda grossed himself out with it...
  10. Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    I have to try really hard to not buy Kev's Skyclads across the board. His constant improvement at sculpting anatomy is impressive. He's always been a good sculptor, but the last couple years he has really elevated his game. If he sculpted a bit larger, I'd be in trouble (I do own all his larger nudes already). When I say I'm not really buying minis anymore...I keep a running list of stuff he's working on and buy once a year. It's tough because of the lag between when he finishes the sculpt and when it pops up on the store, but he is constantly putting out stunning stuff. Anyway....just got this email: "Looks like Kev White does Matt Dixon - Female Fantasy Miniatures is about to ship your rewards soon! If you do not need to update your shipping address, you do not need to take any further actions. You're all set!" Woo! edited to add: I may be the only person in the world excited for his first graveclad, too! :D Hmm..second if you count the Ghast he did (which I of course own, heh)
  11. Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    Glory, Sole Survivor Glory Skyclad Winter Glory Aenglish Glory, Patriot Katarina, Dark Soul Katarina Skyclad Ksenia Graveclad Ksenia the Unlawful, Accursed Queen Living Ksenia, Accursed Queen Jaguar Shaman Boudi Mythic Helen Dawn, Stone Age Warrior Helen Skyclad Plus the kitties, dino and Glory base. Stuck exactly to my pledge, since I'm not really buying minis until I start painting them more regularly...
  12. Kingdom Death: Monster 2

    Do not discuss retail stuff, I'll be pissed if this thread gets locked like the first KS thread. Keep it to KS stuff!
  13. Gloomhaven (Second Printing)

    Got mine yesterday. Looks amazing, so many parts though. I want to dig in, but the table is set up for KDM right now (and I end up playing Madden in my free time, since I just got a BoneX). Brady to Gronk for another 6!
  14. We do greens similarly, called Utica Greens (traditionally with escarole). Many variations, mine is just bacon, garlic, shallots and cherry pepper.
  15. The kill and processing of game meat has a lot to do with flavor, too. You don't want something that wasn't cleanly killed (ie chased and pumped full of adrenaline) and then dragged through the woods, tossed in the back of a pickup and butchered in Jethro's garage. I knew a lot of hunters growing up, you learn who kills and processes well and buy meat from them, avoid the others even for freebies. Roast elk is divine. Anyway. Question. What are your favorite things to make in a food processor? I bought one last year and like to grind burgers, fish cakes, etc and do sauces/mayo type stuff, but looking to get more use out of it.