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Everything posted by CashWiley

  1. Freezing paint

    I just ordered some paint and think it might have been a mistake. It's getting down in the low 20s here at night and most deliveries sit in unheated trucks. I'm pretty sure the paint would freeze and that's bad, right? I pm'd Bryan about it, but just wonder what the general consensus is about shipping paint in the winter (if you live in wonderful snowy areas like I do). If it was just a couple bottles I could test them, but it's 2x108 paint sets
  2. Darklands: Starter Hosts II

    FYI there have been no updates at all about the Savage Hordes IV KS since it funded except the 'pledge manager' post and a note about existing minis being removed from it. Zero sculpting. Last non-update in September.
  3. Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    I'm in for a bunch of the last stuff being cast for this one.
  4. Trudvang Chronicles

    Got my book set in, too. They look amazing, wish I played rpgs, hah! I 100% bought them for the art (even though I also own the Art of Trudvang book).
  5. Mori Learns Art - 2018

    Yay, JG sent you a door knobby thing, too! :D
  6. Raging Heroes: Dark Elves and Sisters

    I meant not available in metal, sorry.
  7. Raging Heroes: Dark Elves and Sisters

    I'm currently debating whether I should get a replacement or ask for a refund for the entire KS. I really do like the grindhouse nuns and lust elves, but my feelings about the casting are pretty well known by this point :) And afaik, troops/command aren't available in resin, soo... I'll probably just go through and try to make sense of the millions of pieces so I can figure out what to ask to be replaced (in addition to this entire set). The resin is so brittle that I end up breaking thin parts constantly, but is that something that can be replaced, since I did it?
  8. Raging Heroes: Dark Elves and Sisters

    So I got what I think is the last of my crap from these clowns. Ladies and Gentlemen, we have hit yet another low in quality control from Raging Heroes/Trollforge. How does something like that make it out of the foundry, let alone the developer? I mean, at least two people had to have looked at that and went, "Yep, looks good to me!" I guess I'm happy that it's finally over and I can safely avoid these two companies forever. I wouldn't even resell this garbage, because I wouldn't do that to a fellow hobbyist.
  9. Cash's 2017 Art

    Thanks! Sure doesn't feel like I'm progressing, most days!
  10. Check here for my first year of drawing and painting, 2016: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/66657-cashs-2016-art/ Onward with year two! First up is a sketchbook piece, 5.5x8.5 graphite. I'll probably keep posting stuff as digest, I dunno. Just winging it! And a study from the studio today, 18x24 charcoal on newsprint (my usual):
  11. Cash's 2017 Art

    Summary of art 2017 (NSFW!): https://i2.wp.com/cashwiley.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017Summary.jpg
  12. Cash's 2017 Art

    I've been doing a lot of daily anatomy studies, nothing too exciting. Working from Hampton's figure drawing book, which is excellent. I'm trying to carve out Tuesday nights for studio lessons. Tonight was skull studies with Chris Legaspi of New Masters Academy. About 20 minutes each.
  13. "Realistic" painting style videos/books

    Color and Light is essential for every kind of artist.
  14. 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.
  15. "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.
  16. "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.
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    Of course you did :D Wait...do you mean Kev did a graveclad version of me!? Scandalous!
  21. 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...
  22. 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)
  23. 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...
  24. 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!
  25. 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!