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  1. So, It's May the First, Time for a new Hangout Mini! Continuing in our theme of Building a Frostgrave Warband, This Month, our mini is Blacktongue, Gnoll Ranger, 03190 in metal, 77104 in bones. Now I have 20+ of the Old Ral Partha Gnolls in 25mm, so this guy, being much bigger than them, will be a Flind from Fiend Folio... On the other hand, I painted the first of my Partha Gnolls using Ral Partha Mane Yellow, so this guy needs to be different.... Going back to MMI, Gnolls have a Green Grey Fur, so I decided that I would use SC75 Field Grey 38 50% with SC75 SS Camo Shade, mixed with some Nacre mixed 50% with the aforementioned mix as my base coat, as I now tend to paint 'Dark to Light'.... So here he is with the first basecoat... Even though I am doing the metal version, the way his left arm fit into the ball and socket at the elbow, looked best in more the bones pose than the metal..... So Thanks for looking!
  2. So, I need to paint a ladies handbag for a figure, and it belongs to a lady of questionable virtue.... just wondering how one would go about painting it... something like this: bag is shaped like this: except no handles, just shoulder straps.... Thanks for any and all suggestions! G
  3. So whilst digging around through my 40K stuff looking for things, I found a sprue of GW's plastic ruins, and decided to assemble them and paint them up as generic terrain, hopefully to be used in our upcoming Frostgrave games.... Base coated with GW Rough Coat, a textured spray paint, sadly OOP Primed Black Dry Brushed with GW Stormvermin Fur, Codex Grey, Kommando Khaki, Fortress Grey Daubed with GW Blue, Red, Green, and Brown inks, diluted Dry brushed with GW Codex Grey, Fortress Grey, VMC Stone Grey I normally would have done a dilute Tomwise Sauce wash after the inks, but tonight whilst gabbing on the hangouts, I forgot!... Couple more coats of DullCote and they will be done... Though I may do the black wash now,,, Thoughts???? Thanks for looking!
  4. So I got the box in August of 2015, and proceeded to paint the terrain portions of the box... (WiP here) Now it is finally time to start on the main piece of the box! Nathavarr the Dragon! I spent much time last night removing mold lines.... Then scrubbing all the parts.... Hey! I am using Bones Superglue on Bones! I glued his hind right leg, and tail to the body, and will be doing some putty work after my postings tonight... As a side note, the blocks of wood with the single nails are the ones I used when I was painting Takhisis, over a year ago now.... I plan on using Blue Liner as my primer, and will be air brushing it on.... So I hope you all will follow along, because most of the initial work will be done with my air brushes.... PS I was talking with our Haminister of Trooth whilst taking pics, and we agree that if you could get 2 (or more!) of the same wings from this guy, they would likely make cool looking sails / masts for a fantasy ship!
  5. So I finished him up last night at around 2230hrs, and took pics, but by then it was to late to post.... So Here is My April Hangout of the Month Mini, the Xvart Commander: As a last second thing, I decided to give his sword a green wash as if it were venomous... Hope you Like Him! George WiP here
  6. So, Our own Wizard most Wild mentioned getting this stuff and finding that it worked for him, so I ordered a bottle of it, as I do a little airbrushing from time to time.... I spent 2 hours or so looking at videos on youtube about how this stuff is used, and decided that the Wolf Demon (77307), that I used for the Hangout Airbrush tutorials last year, would be a good test subject for it, as I was not going to jump straight onto Nathvarr... The first recommendation I followed was to spray the model with Glosscote, to protect the paint underneath. I then, again following a tutorial, I daubed the stuff on with a semi junk brush, and let it dry, I then did another coat, and this is what it looked like after it dried... (Taken at the end of my paint session last night) so tonight will see if it works.... ALSO, in one of the tutorials, the artist was coating his W&N SERIES 7 (!) brush with brush soap before painting this stuff on.... The brush I used was one that I liked to use for painting bases and such, and it is pretty much trash by now, even after rinsing often and an overnight soak in W&N Brush Cleaner & Restorer... RIP>>>>
  7. So even though I can't (wont) start painting on this guy til 1 April, I finished cutting off the broccoli, and primed him in the eternal hunt for Mold lines... (I think if I was going to actually change my forum title, "Mold Line Hunter" would likely be it....) I did seriously consider trying to thin the cape down from the 1/8" thick that it is with my dremel tool, but decided against all that work.... So there you have him, waiting for some blue paint.....
  8. So to go along with the Goblin Leader that is the hangout mini of the month for April, I decided to do a companion Xvart... He is a Gobbo from the Ben Seins sculpts, but I thought his head looked a little bare, so after cutting off the broccoli, I decided to sculpt a 'Stahlhelm' on his head.... first layer of putty.... Should I sculpt Jackboots too??? Thoughts and comments welcome!
  9. So I finished up the Oathsworn Mystic Circle and Runestones from the latest KickStarter.... Pentacle by itself: Circle with the different inserts The Runestones: All together: Was a Fun thing to paint.... Thanks for looking!
  10. You knew it was going to happen, didn't you.... My Oathsworn KS cam the other day, and I thought it might make a break from painting scales on Czaristikalian... (Nathavarr) So I dremeled the center circle a bit to make all the inserts fit, attached the pieces to handles, and primed them black.... Stay tuned for more.....
  11. The project that my friend asked me to paint in January 2016 is now done! (I actually started the week after Reapercon 2016....) WiP Pics of the Full Force (Less the 2 Cobras, that I forgot to include!) They are sitting on a special tray that my friend gave me for my birthday at Historicon, 2013. He has one just like it.... (The patch is one that I actually wore as a tanker in Germany from May 1984 to may 1986....) Situation: August 1st, 1985 "We interrupt this program for a special announcement. Unconfirmed reports from Brussels, headquarters of NATO, state that the NATO nations have ordered their armed forces to mobilize and commence deployment to their wartime positions." 2 days prior, we see the small German hamlet of Sinntal, all is very quiet on the pre dawn of a Wednesday morning... Nothing seems out of place.... (This is a 6' by 4' terrain table that I set up to take pics for this show off. These are all piece from my WW II collection, as I have not purchased any of the new 'modern' buildings....) 0400 hrs 4 August 1985 Task Force 'Meatball' C Co, 1-33 Armor, 3rd US 'Spearhead' Armored Division, Captain Calvin 'Meatball' Albondega, commanding, has occupied it's wartime deployment fighting positions.... The HQ Platoon, consisting of C66 and C65, has co located with 2nd platoon, C Company, 1-48th Infantry. This platoon was exchanged for C co 2nd plt, in the normal Army doctrine of combined arms. 1st plt has deployed to the left, 3rd plt to the right. (The company was finishing up transition training from the M60A3 tank to the new M1 Abrams tank at Grafenwoehr / Hohenfels training areas, where 1st platoon was the only platoon to have the chance to finish painting their tanks from the base color that they came from the factory in...) The Battalion mortar platoon has occupied its position in the rear are of the task force. With it's M577 Fire Direction Center. The objective at the back of the church. With a forward observer in the bell tower of the town church, his M113 waits at the base of the tower for when they need to displace... A plt of PIVAD air defense 'tracks' happens to be in the are, swapping 'pogey bait' and parts (Pogey bait is food the troops buy and bring to the field on their own nickel. Poptarts were always a good seller!) (The 4 Gatling gun equipped 'tracks behind the the 3 platoons) A pair of Cobra Tank killer tank hunters is also transiting the area when the hammer falls.... Some pics of what the Soviet Forces would see.... (wish the door mat that the fields are made from had settled down....) (I placed the camera on the table to give a 'mini's eye view') And here they are all packed up for shipment to Charlotte, NC to my friend.... Thanks to all those folks that followed along in the wip to give encouragement! TC Complete!
  12. So on the day the Haminister of trooth and I had lunch together in NYC, I had found a couple of cardboard pyramids that had been strapped to the tops of pallets full of something so that nothing else would be stacked on top... Over the past couple of nights, I have started to use some Blue foam Insulation to cover them to turn them into Frostgrave terrain pieces.... I attached the foam with spray adhesive, after making sure that the spray wouldn't eat the foam the way paint will... Here is a couple of pics of one of them... . My next step is to cut som 14" square MDF to attach them to for bases, then use spackle to fill in the gaps and blend the 'tabs' into the mdf board. I also plan on adding some Reaper gothic arches to them in the center of each side as 'entrances' , and then scribe lines in them to make the 'blocks of stone' that the pyramids are made from.... These will stand vertically at the outside edge, and have more foam put behind them to make the entrances.... Thanks for looking!
  13. So, tonight the base got tufts and snow effect, and aside from the need to cover the specks of snow on the black rim of the base, I am calling him done! He was lots of fun, and I am finding myself eager to paint more Xvarts! Thanks for following the WiP!
  14. So.... Last Decemeber while I was Xmas shopping for the pets, I ran across an AKC chew toy platypus... And, Being me, I knew that it was a DrowcedentTM in the making.... So my daughter Alsnia, knitted the scarf, we mad the hat from blue insulation foam and putty, and I did the monocle from a split ring for keys, a piece of jewelry chain, and some blister plastic. I sewed everything in place, (Be careful of the stitching!!!! as I am out of practice...) and hot glued the hat on... And it was delivered today, and I just got a pm from pcktlnt, so I can show him off now! We need to have a gathering of plushies at Reapercon this year....
  15. I got a bottle of Badger Stynylrez primer in my Reapercon swag bag, as did those of you that got one, and I just tried it out on some 1/4" blue insulation foam for a project the other evening, and it did NOT eat the foam in any way, shape, or form. I shot it through my airbrush, thinned about 50% with W&N Flow improver and water.... ***For Science!!!***
  16. So I finished these up with some Secret Weapon Snow effect, and some Dullcote... Thanks for looking! WiP here
  17. So this pre cut, MDF outhouse came to me through the Box of Goodwill, Euro / UK edition.... Didn't feel much like hobbying last night, but when a couple folks joined me on the hangout, I thought I needed to do something, and my eyes fell on this.... And here is the lovely Astrid the Chronicler, much relieved..... I still don't have a painted Sir Forescale... Thanks for looking!
  18. So my February Reaper order came in today, as I mentioned in Aquistions, and the blister of Treasure tokens that I think will be good for Frostgrave... Treasure Horde I: 02313 I glued them to some 1" square bases, and gave them 2 thin coats of P3 Black Primer... I think that they look kind of neat like they are, kind of like what an old Black and White pic would look, you know, like before there was color film.....
  19. So I added some MSP Sparkling Snow to the 'sprinkles', and am calling this done! The Ivy is to stiff to really mess with, so I am leaving it alone.... WiP here Thanks to those that followed along and commented!
  20. So now that ReaperCon 2016 is over , my painting desk is clear of pretty much everything, as for the last few months, everything was directed towards that... So I am taking on a project for a good friend, who recently had his first child, and no longer has much time for anything.... We play a game called Flames of War, which is 15mm WWII, and the company that released it, Battlefront, has come out with a new variation called Team Yankee, The title comes from a novel by Harold Coyle about an American Tank team in Germany during World War III circa 1985... Your humble Drow is taking this on as a labor of love, because if the events in the book would have been true, He would have been one of those tank crewmen involved in the fighting..... So I am painting his force as C company, 1st Battalion, 33rd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division.... I served in B Co and Headquarters cos while there, so that is what I will eventually do my troops as.... Anyway the kits are all plastic, just like the 1/35th scale models i used to build back when... The sprues: That builds 1 M1 Abrams Tank, depending on what version you wish to build, there are different parts.... He also shipped me the US paint set, and 2 cans of the base coat / primer for the US Forces... (Aren't the bullet bottles cute? they are only 12ml though.....) Battlefront originally had Vallejo doing their paints, and now I believe it is Army Painter... So I assembled the hull and turret of one last night to use as my test bed, spraying overall with the Yankee Green spray, and painting the track pads and rubber of the road wheels with Vallejo Black Grey... So tonight I am going to read up a bit on what BF thinks is appropriate colors, then mask the tracks and break out the airbrush for some 3 color camo, US Army style, 1985.... Thanks for looking!
  21. ***Oh, Curse You Haminnister of Truth!*** ***This is all your fault!*** So he posted this in the house Tabletop thread: And I, of course thought to myself, I think have that thing at home..... And of course, I do: So now it's time for some moar Frostgrave terrain, albeit a bit silly.....
  22. So people have been talking about airbrushing again, and since being on the hangout, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a live tutorial? I did some research with the help of the First Lady Thing & and the Forum Mascot, and it seems that the noise levels of needed equipment is low enough to not bother my household, or overpower the audio of the hangouts. (I can airbrush inside due to my airbrush station...) If people were interested, I would try to schedule it for a Friday or Saturday night, around 9pm EST. I would start with the basics, this is an airbrush, these are the parts of an airbrush. This is how I mix paint How I spray the paint How I control the spray of paint HOW I CLEAN THE AIRBRUSH Etc etc etc I think that people might be less intimidated by airbrushes if they could see something done live, and be able to ask questions. .. Disclaimer! I am NOT an expert, but would be more than willing to impart my meager knowledge... Maybe some experts could show us things as well. .. So chime in if you are interested! George Link for class, 7/1/2016: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/ldkk52klardgzouzdquzheyj7ye?hl=en&authuser=0 Class is over for 6/24/2016 Class is over for 7/1/2016 People are still hanging out as of 11pm est..... ***Wondering If anyone would be interested in my reprising this?***
  23. So here is my hangout mini of the month for March, the Reaper Goblin Shaman, 02876. I have removed his base, and managed to save the little spider sculpted there on... I have also since taking the pics, primed him... I am wondering what colors to use on him..... My dilemma is thus: I have 2 sets of the Ral Partha AD&D series Goblins painted up, (10 in all) I also have 16 Ral Partha Goblins from the Fantasy Collector series, Fantasy Armies... I also have some old Citadel Goblin Chariots and wolf riders... Now all the 'Parthas are painted up with Polly S Goblin Flesh paint, which is Tangerine... The Citadels are 'Green-skins'... These guys don't match the sculpts in either of those 2 lines, so would look kind of odd mixed in with them.... Sooooo..... I think that these guys are going to be painted BLUE, as the 1st ed AD&D Xvarts from Fiend Folio..... (and because it will drive Buglips up the wall....)
  24. So I have been working on this guy since the middle of April, and finished his base and final assembly tonight, So I give you The Hobgoblin Cheiftain & Death Chicken! I am taking many pictures to try and find flaws, as well as to solicit opinions as to the best way / angle / composition because Infamy miniatures is holding a painting contest for this figure, and I can only send them 6 pics. (PS if you have this mini, just entering the contest will net you a store voucher of 10 GBP! Entries by 30 June) I will likely post more pics when I get a better idea of what to do.... Thanks for looking, and critiquing! Special Thanks to those that followed along in the WiP, as well as the Hangouts for all the encouragement and suggestions! George
  25. So after digging out Homer Simpson, I remembered something else sitting around forever, that would likely be pretty cool for Frostgrave terrain.... Still needs more putty work, and of course, a base of some sort.... The inside says Copy right Burger King 1996... And the parts are numbered 2,4, & 5. I guess that there should have been 1 more triangular piece, and a square base, but good luck finding those now.... I think that I originally kept these for use in 40K, but...... George