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  1. 77586: Avatar of Rage

    What could be more exciting than Siri painting these Savage Avatars? Nothing.
  2. Elven Lords, Relaunching

    Last hours for this one. Added a few Euros for some swords.
  3. Opps, I did it again. Random Rainbow Dragon V2.0.

    I like that dragon!
  4. Space Marines (Marine Teal 30K)

    Here is a quick step by step on the bases for @rfusca The primed bases. These were made with my Imperial Basius pad. Pant areas near the rocks and some higher areas with Magma Red. Paint Lava Orange, Marigold Yellow and Splintered Bone. Forgot a few pictures in here. Wash with GW's Casandora Yellow Paint the Rocks with Garnet Red Hit the rocks with a double strong brown wash that I made from Les' recipe. Do a bit of "dry-ish" brushing with a combo of Crimson Red and Woodstain Brown to add a bit of a crust to the lava.
  5. Space Marines (Marine Teal 30K)

    An actually local FLGS has opened in my home town. Being a pretty small town, the main things going on seem to be Magic and 40K. Not having a 40K army I had a look around and decided I liked the Horus Heresy marines. Problem is, Marines are a bit of a blank canvas and I don't have an artists eye for color so I tossed some different paints on a couple figs. The one I liked the best was based on Marine Teal. I think the basic color scheme is sound but I have some questions about some of the accessories. I'm not sure what to do with the bolter. I think more teal and brass would be too much but other things I've tried didn't quite work. The blue on it now isn't bad but I think it could be better. I did the lava base mostly because I wanted an excuse to use the Basius pads I got from their Kickstarter. From what I remember from the Jen & Ann's DVD section on color theory the warm colors might bring too much focus from the mini itself? Any thoughts on that?
  6. Gaslands

    There is an interview with the author of these rules in the latest Meeples and Miniatures podcast. He suggests printing out scaled versions of the templates if you want to do 28mm-scale cars. You would need a large playing area as well.
  7. Lidless Eye Hobbies: Nurgly WiP

    I really love those goblin conversions. The rest is pretty cool too.
  8. Space Marines (Marine Teal 30K)

    We have liftoff. Well, potential liftoff.
  9. Space Marines (Marine Teal 30K)

    I think the jetpacks are at least close enough to done to be glued on.
  10. Inspired by @Chris Palmer, I got an idea in my head that Imperial Skies should be played on Mars and have started at least thinking of some ideas on what to do. Those ideas are: 1) Gormaw as gargantuan Sand Worm 2) Alpha Centauri inspired greenhouse farms 3) That's it so far. I visited a Dollar Tree store and they had a good amount of clear plastic serving trays and bowls with clear plastic covers. Here is a pic The taller bowl in the back I think could make for an cool enclosed city. I'm not sure what the silvery pit should be cut it looked kind of cool. The clear bowl covers would work and not be a ton of work. However the bits with the pattern I think have the most potential. Here is a closeup The idea would be to paint the cut out bits as wrought iron geodesic style frame that's holding up the glass enclosure. Seems way more steampunkish than the clear domes.
  11. Oldhammer Goblin Miniatures with Earth dawn (last few hours)

    Just got my elves from this. They are quite nice even if the reason I need them is still a bit murky in my mind.
  12. Space Marines (Marine Teal 30K)

    Got some base coats on the jump packs. I should have done a dry fit on the jump packs before deciding the assault sergeant should have a crest on his helmet. Ooops.
  13. Martian Terrain for Imperial Skies.

    Played another test game of this. Forgot to take any pics during the game so staged this propaganda photo of the British being attacked by the worm. In fact the worm only feasted on French ships. Now that I have the basic ground covered I can start making stuff to match. One further idea I had was to use these Uncharted Seas ships that I picked up on the FLGSs discount shelf. I think they'll make some decent martian canal barges.
  14. Space Marines (Marine Teal 30K)

    Thanks! I'll try to do a step by step on the bases when I do the next batch.
  15. Wings of Glory - WWI

    Looking good! That's a great looking mat.
  16. Space Marines (Marine Teal 30K)

    Realized that I had the wrong sergeant so did this guy up pretty quick. Also damp brushed a bit more of a crust onto the bases.
  17. Bint Gutterson

    Not to add to the difficulty of sculpting it, but I kind of feel that this guys top hat should be worn out and maybe a bit bent out of shape.
  18. Martian Terrain for Imperial Skies.

    Hobby Lobby had a couple likely cloths for this I like the pattern on the rightmost one but I think it might be a bit dark. I'll try to check out JoAnn's tomorrow.
  19. Lord of the Rings in 10mm (pic heavy)

    L to R: Pale Olive with wash. Mint Green mini with drybrush of 1/2 MG 1/2 Ghost White. 1/2 MG 1/2 GW basecoat with watered down wash. Same with full strength wash.
  20. A while back I made a travel set for Kings of War using 10mm minis. Most of the models I used were definitely inspired by the Lord of the Rings and ever since I've been mulling the idea of doing a full scale game. Recently my main gaming buddy and I went though a bad patch were we seemed to have no willpower to resist buying new games and taking on new projects. Part of that fall from grace was my deciding to go ahead and buy some stuff. You know A few models. Maybe a few armies. Just a bit. Overall the plan is to use 100mmX50mm scenic bases. The number of models on a base will be varied to bring out the "Last stand of Good against the overwhelming forces of evil" that is such a big theme of LotR. For rules, since LotR is such a low magic setting, I'm looking at building up from some historical rules. I like the looks of Sword and Spear for it's activation system but I should give Hail Caesar a try. Kings of War is very easy to learn and plays fast so it could go over well as a convention game with some custom army lists. Finally Pendraken has fantasy rules called Warband and there is already an unofficial LotR supplement. Rohirrim, i.e. Copplestone's Horse Tribe Overall I plan to try and put as much static grass on the Rohirrim bases as possible. The cavalry will be in wedges, with the horse archers in loose formation. Shield wall and archer will be in two deep lines, possibly standing on a gentle ridge. The Army of the Dead i.e. Pendraken's Late Romans I like the idea of these infantry standing ominously on top of barrows. Rereading RotK, they should have cavalry as well but I haven't bought any yet. Wood Elves i.e. Pendraken's Wood Elves Pendraken's fantasy ranges are quite big for 10mm but then again elves are supposed to be tall. I'm thinking that the bases will have to be leaf strew forest floor and I can make quite a few stumps and fallen logs with my Basius pad. I tried to make an entire 100mmX50mm base our of greenstuff using the pad but I'm not convinced that's practical. High Elves, i.e. Pendraken's High Elves The spear elves are in thin lines and I've tried to make the archers appear as if they are conducting organized volley fire. I'm imagining the sword elves to be in very loose formation to give them room to slice and dice. Dunlingdings i.e. Pendrakens Picts and Gauls Because you can't always be fighting orcs. They could also stand in for Wild men in other regions. Front and center is a unit of elite, armored troops. To the right large warbands of wild men. To the left some naked berzerkers. In the back javelin men. Seem to have missed the archers. Orcs i.e. Copplestone Orcs Lots and lots of orcs Ordinary orcs. The close ups shows snagas or lesser goblins being driven forward by what will be whips. Front Row: Warg riders with bows, Warg riders and wargs Behind them, Orc Archers, Uruk Archers, Uruks, Uruk Spears, Cave Trolls and Trolls. So that should be enough to keep me busy.
  21. Bonny Ann Pirate Queen Bust By Glitterwolf

    Lovely work.
  22. That's a dragon with a very striking look. I love it!
  23. Space Marines (Marine Teal 30K)

    So I've switched to trying to finish these guys a squad at a time. Started with the assault marines then realized that I'll have to do the jump packs. Base coated the weapons and did up some bases. Highlighted the metal on the weapons and did the edges in white to hopefully bring out the red highlights. These guys are close enough to done for now. Once the army is done I can go back for freehand and rivets. So many rivets. Guess I better do something with the bottom of the sergeant's clip...
  24. Lord of the Rings in 10mm (pic heavy)

    Very cool. Also apparently there is another set of rules I should investigate. Is there a youtube vid that would show how Bear Yourselves Valiantly plays?
  25. Lord of the Rings in 10mm (pic heavy)

    Experimenting with some base coats and washes for the Army of the Dead so I can hand these guys off to my nephew. Only the mint green seems to have made a difference I I don't think they are improved by silver basecoats on the spear tips and the bosses.