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    NFL, Gaming (Xbox/PC), painting minis (Bones, Warmachine/Hordes, Dropzone Commander)

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  1. A small update. I painted up the gun deck (which I haven't glued into place yet). I went with a rusted gunmetal look for the cannons and tried to do a algae edged look on the wood planks. I liked the plank look enough I'm going to try to do that with the rest of the ship planks! The white on the very tips of the boards is an attempt to make it look like the very ends where the boards have broken are rotting a little. It's coming along!
  2. That would be cool too! I have the barge coming as well, so that will be another fun project after this one LOL
  3. You could probably do that. I would imagine you could magnetize it rather easily, you would just need to chop off the nub at the bottom of the mast and dig out a space for the magnet where it goes.
  4. Sort of. If you notice in the Reaper pic, the ghosts are inside the middle of the remains of the ship. If you look in the middle of my WIP front pic, there is a piece of a mast sticking down. I think the way it's designed is that the mast would have gone down to the gun level where the ghosts are coming up from the bottom. So, it won't connect with the gun deck, but it's made to look like it used to before it was sank. I just looked at the picture from PP, and it looks like they painted the bottom part of the mast in green like they did the spirits (probably didn't think about it being there I would gather).
  5. I believe some may remember when I posted I was thinking about doing this, and I have officially received the main part of the mini from Privateer Press for use with the Ghost Pirates from the Bones 4 kickstarter I will be getting so I can combine the two :) This is model called "Skarre, Admiral of the Black Fleet" from Privateer Press that I just got: With that in mind, I will be not building it with the crew, and using these from Bones 4 instead: Of course, they will be the green versions ;) Over the weekend, I got the Skarre model in the mail, and started working on it. The main ship is unpainted ATM, but looks like thus: The spirits on the bottom I now have primed and painted. Sorry for the images, the green actually stands out a bit more than what the pictures are showing and I can't find the right light to give a true representation of it right now. And, I almost forgot... The Pirates will be painted up like this, so that the stuff like the wood planks, treasure chest, etc will be solid colored, but the spirit will be inked and drybrushed: As I get more completed, I will definitely be posting more pics! I wish I could say that the Ghost Pirates were what I was waiting for with baited breath, but there was way too much cool stuff from that kickstarter for me to say that it was only the Ghost Pirates I'm excited about LOL
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    Neathyrmaul on Crypt

    Thanks :) Overall, I do like how it looks, but I do feel the flight stands (although clear) do stand out a little bit. That will have to wait, though, I have my other project that's tied into the Bones 4 release already started Ghost pirates on a ghost ship! I'll be hopefully posting a WIP shot tomorrow!
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    Neathyrmaul on Crypt

    At one point, I think I asked what people thought of this idea, although that was probably almost a year ago... Anyhow, I got some flight stands and was able to get Neathyrmaul attached to the Crypt. He's a bit katywompus, but, considering how difficult it was to get him attached at all, I can't really say I'm too upset about it. Getting him to stay balanced while also having the glue dry in a way to keep him in place was challenging to say the least. Thought?
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    Kickstarter failures and moral/financial choices.

    SO FAR, I've only had one Kickstarter I've been in on that didn't have successful results: Drake II. That was a cluster from the moment it completed. The minis were pretty cool and the game sounded fun, but man did that guy run with the money. If a company is still communicating after they had issues, and make SOME sort of attempt to get rewards to people, then I have a tendency to be a bit more forgiving of any issues. Drake II creator went through over 100k USD of funding, tried to get further funding, and then just basically gave up... Just glad I only spent about 50 bucks on it, there were a LOT of people who spent way more than that and basically got shafted when he disappeared. I've got 2 aside from Bones 4 that are in the state of having been completed, but haven't been fulfilled yet. Hoping those turn out well (Time of Legends: Joan of Arc for the dragon and Volfyirion). I've had good luck, although aside from Drake II most of them have been reputable companies I've dealt with. Only odd one was a local comic store wanted to do a local Comic-Con, and he was able to get one set up in the city by doing a kickstarter. That was pretty cool as I got a signed Deadpool comic by Tony Moore (Deadpool, Walking Dead comic artist) and a shotgun shell signed by him.
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    Epoxy Resin display piece WIP

    It's a metallic powder embedded in casting resin. It's a really cool concept that was making the rounds on Facebook in a youtube video a while back, which is what inspired me to do this table. The cool thing is, that is actually glass smooth, the texture is actually *inside* the resin, and the metallic powder settles in such a way to give that effect. It was very easy to get it to do that, but I have to agree, I love the look of it :) The coffee table I'm building right now has that same look, but a really electric blue looking metallic powder instead of the black. (youtube link: Stone Coat Countertops Lava Table)
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    Epoxy Resin display piece WIP

    It's been a while since I posted anything on this, mainly because I was trying to get the table done so I could put the finishing touches on it and this on at the same time. Got the table done, and I think I am about ready to call this done. I tried to make the edges sharp, but I haven't gotten the finer points of working with this resin down, apparently, and it has a bit of imperfections on the back that bother me, but overall I like how it turned out. Also got the table finished (and started another one LOL). Seems like every time I tried to touch something up, though, it made me have something else to touch up. I accidentally got some blue metallic powder on it from the other table I started, and then poured another coating of resin over top of it without realizing it, and then just said, screw it, it's done. Here's the pretty much finished product: And, if you have any interest, here is the table that I made with the wood that this piece came from:
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    Epoxy Resin display piece WIP

    Thanks :) I figured it would be a cool way to make a conversation piece, and try my hand at casting resin before building my table. I actually have the table almost 75% complete, just have to wait on another batch of resin (underestimated what I needed). Then, once I have the casting done for the table, some sanding, then I can do the last coats of resin for this piece and the table... One bad thing about my wife and I working full time and having a 3 year old is not having a lot of time to devote to something like this without taking vacation time.
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    Epoxy Resin display piece WIP

    Haven't made a lot of progress on the test piece, as I am focusing on the table at the moment (going to do the final coat of both at the same time to save mess), but just in case anyone is interested, these are the slabs that the test piece's wood came from :) After suiting up to keep from getting more poison ivy, I did some sanding on the first slab last night :) Aside from the poison ivy, I am loving both of these projects! This lumber easy to work with and the grain patterns are fantastic! Not directly miniature related, but definitely related to this diorama build and thought it was worth sharing :D
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    Epoxy Resin display piece WIP

    So, one point of info for anyone thinking about doing the live edge wood for tables/art pieces/whatever. Be careful when you work around the bark. Learned this the hard way after doing the sanding on the bark for the test piece and then doing the main cuts this weekend on the slabs for the table I'm building. There apparently was poison ivy oil in the bark of the slabs I used and I am now having to do the steroid treatment to get rid of it since the saw dust from the bark covered my arms and my neck... Fun fun. Haven't finished the last coat of the above piece yet, only as I want to do the final coat the same time I do the final coat on the table.
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    Epoxy Resin display piece WIP

    A little more cleaning up to do yet, but back is glossy and mostly smooth. Definitely really close to what I had in mind initially!
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    Epoxy Resin display piece WIP

    Here it is taken out of the area I used to put the top resin on. Still need to touch up sand the back and put a layer of the gloss resin on there so that it's as crystal clear as I can make it, and then I need to do one final "flood" coat to smooth out the imperfections on the surface, but I've been enjoying this so far!