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  1. Sat down for two hours today to make the time until bones 3 shipment notification go by. Thought I'd try a speed paint of something largish. Wasn't sure if this should have gone in the WIP thread. Not putting it in show off though since it is far from what I would consider done. Still, a fun test of my speed. 2:39 pm about to rip open the bag. 2:51 pm mold lines trimmed, washed, glued to a base. 3:13 pm. Brown linered. Poured too much so a big puppy got some liner too. Had to wait for drying anyway. 3:47 pm. Green hair, off white weapon and other accessories. Eyes. 4:08 pm. Skin. Lots of skin. 4:28 pm. Blue and purple/red cloth and accessories. What, only 10 minutes left? 4:41 copper details. Little leather. Okay, technically a couple minutes over. Would have liked to go for another 20-30 min but I had to run out. mission accomplished? Well, there base could use some attention. And the face. Really all of the skin could use a highlight. And the hair. But I think I'll keep it as is for now to show what I am capable of in two hours. Maybe try this again in a while (there is the male still to do) and see if I get any faster.
  2. Pre-launch

    Meanders2 Wave2 Digital Sci-fi Terrain drops in 2 days time on the 21st May. A preview is here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gametilewarehouse/1602493010?token=6e1623e4 This will be the biggest sci-fi map project ever attempted and potentially over 145 giant new maps for Scifi RPG. You can get Vector Packs, Commercial Licenses, and much more. You can also have your name or even company logo put into my Meanders as a bonus just by backing early. There are downloadable banners on the preview that you can take to share the project around on groups and sites. Thanks for reading, hope to see you there. Cheers :)
  3. I made more progress on my Zombicide Survivors. Here is number 4: Amy. I wasn't comfortable with painting up the fishnets from the artwork, so I went with lite pink. Otherwise I went for close to art work. As with my other models, I went with no blood on the survivors. Only problem is the blade couldn't be straightened perfectly, but she is for gaming, so good enough. Here is Amy: Thanks for looking and any C&C you feel like giving.
  4. Got my Wave 1 of MERCS: Recon last week. Wave 1 consists of the two versions of the game: Counter Threat, which has the CCC and EU as the MERCS, and Assassination Protocol, which has the KemVar and Keizai Waza. Each faction consists of 5 MERCS, and each box also comes with 10 SecFor (Security Forces): 5 SecForII with Shotguns and 5 SecForIII with machine guns. The sculpts for these are all the same in a box, but the sculpts are different between boxes, so you end up with 2 different sculpts of each time 5. Wave two will include all sorts of KS exclusive figs as well as a whole mess of faction boxes for all the other factions in the MERCS universe. From the posts I've seen today they have just hit the water from China. While the SecFor figs are cool and will get painted, they aren't needed to play the game. The box comes with tokens for each of the SecFor so you can just use those to begin with. But they don't provide tokens for the MERCS, so need to get at least one set of them done so I can play (yeah, I could make print off standies or something to start, but nah....) I decided to start with the EU, just because they looked like they could all be fully assembled before painting without being too annoying to paint. So far, I've got 3 assembled. From left to right they are the Medic, the Sergeant and the Leader.
  5. Here is the mighty Shrew-zerker, from the Burrows and Badgers line (and game) from Oathsworn. Sorry about the shininess, as he's a for play piece so I gloss coated him, and its been too humid or damp to dull coat him for the last couple of weeks. I'll update with some new pics whenever I get a chance to spray him. He's a great little fig (Oathsworn's anthropomorphic figs are scaled like the actual animals are, so shrews are pretty tiny, around 20mm) and was fun and quick to paint. He's been done for a while but my basing stuff was all away from moving to a new painting space. I finally found some and put a quick and simple base on him. Hopefully as I get more used to basing with flock again (its been....a while) my bases will improve for future B&B figs. Update! Dull coated and with improved photography....
  6. Next we have the Shrew Warrior. Again, sorry about the shininess. I'll post new pics once the weather cooperates for dull coating. Another fun little guy, full of character. Update! It actually stopped raining long enough to spray some dull coat. I've also been messing around with my phone and background to get less washed out pics.
  7. Kemvar are the third of the starter factions I've painted for MERCS: Recon. They come in the Assassination Protocol starter. Unlike the first 2 factions I painted where I just painted the 5 figures that come in the starter, for Kemvar I also dug out the Spy, Monkeywrench and Sniper, who were stretch goals in the Kickstarter. As with the other factions, these guys are just tabletop, and the bases are kept simple for board game play. If I ever get around to playing the full tabletop skirmish game I might go back and redo the bases.... Here's the pics. (I'm still getting used to taking pics with the light arch and new backgrounds, these look a little bright....) The Leader. The Heavy. The Monkeywrench. The Shock Trooper. The Sniper. The Spy. The Assassin. The Engineer. Here's an example of the published colour scheme. Hmm, should have looked at that when doing the assassin's blade...might need to redo that.....
  8. Hi Guys, I have read the guidelines of posting kickstarters and hope I am doing this correctly. If anyone has a chance come along and check out my kickstarter project specialising in hardwood dice boxes. If you have any thoughts or future stretch goal ideas then please I would love to hear them.
  9. Live

    Hi, this is my second art project with dice. look here Support it please.
  10. As suggested by @Pezler the Polychromatic and @Xherman1964, and inspired by ultrasquid's design, I present to you all my rainbow landshark... $kittlez! Soon $kittlez will be sent out to hunt down a party of foolish adventurers in my 5e campaign, but before he does he wanted to stop by the forums to say hello! -E.E.
  11. tl;dr: I'm painting bunnies!! (and other critters) I'm finally wrapping up my painting projects left over from December, so I guess it is time to finally decide on some things to paint in 2017. One of my goals for this year is to actually play some of the games I've bought figs for. So far finding time to get a minis game going with the gaming group has been rather slow...been passing around the Frostgrave book since the fall, everyone seems interested, but haven't moved beyond that yet. So, moving on to my other potential person to play against, my wife. While she like playing games, so far she hasn't found time to read the quick start rules for CAV:SO I put on her phone last summer, and her Rach army remains unpainted. So perhaps something...cute and furry.... Burrows and Badgers seems like a perfect fit, and I've been dying to start painting them. I've been slowly reading through the rules (the only time I ever seem to find time to read these days is when I go to bed, but then reading rules makes me sleepy...(no Michael, it's not your writing, I have partially read CAV:SO, Counterblast, MERCS and Timewatch sitting beside the bed too )). And the other night I showed her pics of all the figs from the first two kickstarters. And she seemed interested.But now the problem is she wants all my Bunnies.... Also, all the figs are 1 piece, so we can play even before all the figs are painted (I know they won't roll as well, but it will help with learning the rules). And I get to paint all the awesome terrain Jo has made for B&B (and I may pull some out of the other Oathsworn boxes too). And as a bonus, if/when we get to playing Frostgrave, I'm making a warband out of B&B figs. So, I will dig out the figs and get a picture over the next few days, then get some figures prepped for painting. Now where to start?? Maybe rats.....I don't want to do the bunnies until I get a few under my belt...
  12. So while I still don't have any Burrows and Badgers figures completed (the Shrew-zerker just needs his base finished, so almost....) I did finish the first 4 pieces of terrain. These are part of a large set of resin cast pieces Jo sculpted for the first Burrows and Badgers Kickstarter called The Ambush the Camp terrain set. Lovely pieces. I went for a simple tabletop paint job, lots of washes and drybrushing. I expect these to see a lot of use in both B&B and hopefully Frostgrave so wanted something I could fix up if it got scuffed or marked up. I may go back and add some bits of moss or other basing once I get all my basing stuff sorted again; its in a bunch of piles from moving rooms.
  13. I've decided to start working on reducing the number of half painted, primed, assembled and partially assembled figures I've got scattered around the house on various shelves, trays, boxes, cases, cupboards, desks and tables, mostly because I'm running out of room for all this stuff and once painted they can get crammed on the "painted stuff" shelves. I decided to do these first. This came as a set of three I think, and I'm pretty sure it was from the old Mega Minis, but they have been out of the blister for a number of years, so not positive. They were already assembled and primed and the wood was mostly done. This was the way I used to do wood back in the day, which is basically while primer with Reaper Pro Paint Wood Stain Ink slathered over it. I just touched it up a bit (my bottle of that was still good), I'm just going for table top here. I decided to do the spears in three different colours in case these get used in a D&D session or something, so they are easily identifiable. Happy to see them migrate from the shelves of shame to the shelves of painted stuff!
  14. It’s lighter, innovative, yet beautiful and functional. Starting from the CUBBLE Dice concept, stripped it from everything that made it metal heavy. Only the essential part was kept: the PIP display - the new HOLLOW dice is built on a groundbreaking idea, and it’s ready to be yours. We have completely overhauled the traditional D6 dice again, producing a die unlike anything the world has ever seen. Made of anodized aluminum, this dice has no inside, making it an empty shell. An inverted version of dice that we already funded successfully, this dice weighs just 1.5 grams, making it perfect for anyone who loves tabletop and dice-based games. Processing these dice requires a lot of time and multiple steps. Not to mention that the die is so easily bent during the machining process, we need to pull together some additional resources for this dice. Making manufacturing more of a challenge for us. More about this project on kickstarter.com and search "Hollow" or click here
  15. Hello all! I am a very novice beginner to miniature painting, and have only been doing it for about a year or so. I feel like my skills are leveling up pretty quickly, but still need some advice. My friend is trying to coax me into pen and paper RPGs like DnD and pathfinder, and we are currently doing a pathfinder session. To add flavor to the games and because I like to feel like I'm participating, I'm working on terrain and buildings. The first building that I'm nearing completion on is Tabletop World's Mansion. Because of the large size of the model (and the hope that I'll be getting more pieces, creating a city that will look like it all came from the same forest/quarry/paint shoppe) I went to various Hardware stores and bought actual high quality building/house paint. I'm a little concerned this was a bad move, since I know model paint is specifically made for small scales. The colors for the mansion were ripped from the Winchester Mystery House photos because I love the design and colors. So the main question I have is regarding sealing. I've heard krylon matte spray can leave a sticky residue, and I want to avoid that. I was wondering what sealing spray I should use since I went with actual house paints. Because the parts where the house fits together are extremely snug, my desire is to paint on a gloss coat for the connecting parts, so when the mansion is put together/pulled apart the gloss coat will protect the paint better from rubbing off. Or will it stick together because of the gloss coat? Looking for advice on that. Finally, the wood flooring I would like to look a little more aged. I'm kind of worried about adding grey or white with dry brushing but will probably end up doing that. The wood color was a brown paint I had mixed up at the hardware store, so I figured I would brush some burnt umber over it and then go with some kind of gray and then white for the aged look. This is almost finished, I'm very much a "good enough" worker and hobbyist, and so long as it looks decent on the table I'll be happy. I could certainly obsess over the tiny details for the next 10 years, but I like my sanity. Looking for some advice on the sealing/aging wood though! Thank you for reading my post. Sorry about the length.
  16. So I was going through and databasing my paints in the PaintRack app, and noticed I had a bottle of MSP Black Green 09236 (oddly, if I search for that code on the Reaper web site it comes up as Green Shadow.....) and thought "That might be a good colour for some nice dark green Orcs." I'm working on all 6 figures listed above, but only got 3 finished by the end of the month, so I'm posting them up now. The other three will likely get finished in the next week or two, and at that point they will all get bases.
  17. I've finally started painting my second faction for MERCS: Recon, the CCC. I'm not sure why, but I keep picking factions with yellow in their official colour scheme. EU had some, but CCC is pretty much all yellow. I don't do a lot of yellow and I'm not really comfortable with it, but I think I managed to do a not-terrible job on these guys, at least so far. There are 5 figures in the squad from the starter box, but I've only gotten two finished so far. But its the end of the month, so for the RPChallenge I'll start a showoff post now, and update when I get the other three finished. This is the CCC Leader, with his scanner for checking the contents of rooms without actually having to breach. He also has a machine gun for when breaching is necessary. The CCC seem quite well geared up on the firepower.... And the Gunner. She is all about the firepower. She wears yellow and she shoots things... For this squad I did switch up the colour scheme a bit. In most of the art work they tend to have a very black or blue-black body suit. I went with the grey brown since I thought it would fit better with all the yellow, and make them look less like bumblebees. I should have the other 3 finished within the next week or two as they are all fairly far along.
  18. I'm playing Hoard of the Dragon Queen, and apparently we need a dragon. So I'm painting the Shadow Dragon that's been in my "Box of 20" unpainted minis as a blue dragon. Last night I boiled, cleaned and glued the wings (because why not? Oh, ok... THAT's why not) and slopped on blue liner/medium. I will probably slop on some more liner to actually line. Colors I'm planning on using. -Interference Blue (Yes, this dragon has been Pingo'd). Skin:Dragon Blue (!), Frost Blue, Blue Flame, Ghost White, Magic Blue (VGC), Denim Blue Plates/Bone: Handle Wood (SW), Bone White (VGC), Pearl White, Creamy Ivory. That may be more than I actually use, though. No mold line prep.
  19. Here we have the Level 2 Security Forces for the MERCS Recon game. These guys have survived the monotony of being a SecFor I lobby guard. They've shown enough potential for the Company to actually spend some money on training them, so they get some armor to help protect that investment. And a shotgun to aid in their normal job, which likely involves dispelling protesters or "dealing" with union issues. They are still pretty light weigh to deal with a squad of MERCS, but with their shotguns doing damage to everything in an area, they can cause some grief, and the damage they can do to the area itself can cause other problems for the MERCS..... The male figure went together well and is decent enough, for a mook. The female figure is a rare (for this game) one piece fig. They had some molding issues with her though so the facial details are a little ....vague.
  20. This will be more of a 'admit I painted him' thread than a Show-Off. But here are some pix:
  21. So while I'm currently running a game already, I've been jonesing to create a new setting. I don't know if it's because my current game is edging on the two-year mark (!) and that part of my brain is just getting antsy, or if it's because I'm afraid for the possible TPK in a few weeks (my PCs are hell bent on fighting a CR25 dragon at level 12), but whatever the case, I've been slowly chipping away at a new setting for my next game. Yesterday I began work on the map! For reference, the scale is 6 miles to a hex. So this is a pretty expansive area.
  22. This past weekend I got the idea to improve my painting efficiency by having some small tabletop quality pieces on the painting desk that I could switch to and spend a few minutes on while I wasn't working on my main project. I prepped the four dragon hatchlings from a previous KS, and then ended up painting one of them instead of what I had planned to work on. True to concept, it is painted to tabletop without using any techniques such as blending and simply relies on the placement of colors. My assumption was that this mini will be viewed at a 45 degree viewing angle or higher and that was how I was looking at it while I painted it. The side view isn't quite as nice looking.
  23. Wave 2 of the MERCS:Recon KS arrived recently and got me thinking about painting up some more figures. As July is not a great month for me to get painting done, I went with some nice easy Security Force mooks. These are the SecFor I figures for the game. These are the lowest level threat to the MERCS. I figure their normal day is such exciting tasks as escorting that accountant that messed up out of the building and keeping an eye on sales reps to make sure they aren't stealing company pens. But they were issued a gun and when the boss calls that there is a disturbance on the R&D floor they are gung-ho to investigate. Unfortunately, when the disturbance is a squad of MERCS in heavy body armor and equipped with full auto weapons and flamethrowers...let's just say the company is always looking for new hires..... I actually started painting these guys at the track during Canadian National Superbikes, so I wanted something with a limited palette, which is why they all got the same skin tones. The guys with the beards aren't too bad as figures, although there can be a bit a of gap at the elbow where the arms attach. The bald guys have the worst gaps of any of the figs for Recon that I've assembled so far. The rest will likely get a bit of putty.
  24. Took three eves to paint up and convert a Halfling in Bones. He's originally a ranger, so he had a bow in left hand and a quiver on his back. So I cut off and green stuffed the quiver into a scabbard, and since who I was making for originally said something about a pipe, changed the hand to be holding a long halfling pipe. Here's the finished product, hopefully they'll like it! Although I'm not certain what it exactly means, I painted it to what I would call tabletop....but I really don't get the differences, for me only spending three nights and not sweating that his feet are too dark, (he actually went all over a lil too dark - after I matte sealed.) C&C is very much welcomed.
  25. Look, I actually finally painted a CAV for CAV:SO! And here are a couple of shots of my UTF forces to date. May take a break from painting these guys. I've got lots of other figures waiting, or I might start another CAV faction.....