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Here's the official arrival/departure thread for round 5 of the Box of Goodwill.
Remember, no chatter here, please. Do it here instead:
Generic Fighter---sent 19 July
Pineapple---received 21 July, Sent 27 July
Shadowphaze---received 29 July, Sent 07 August
Thumpernicus---arrived 09 August, Sent 14 August
Matt Parody---arrived 18 August, sent 12 September
TGP---arrived 14 September
Pcktlnt---sent 27 July
HDClearman---received 29 July
Izzylobo---received 02 August, Sent 08 August
Dr.Bedlam---received 14 August, Sent 18 August
Kate---received 21 August, Sent 24 August
Arc724---received 26 August, Sent September 8
Kangaroorex---arrived 12 September, sent 02 October
Pcktlnt---arrived 04 October
Guindyloo---sent 11 September
Inarah---received 13 September, sent 21 September
Knarthex---arrived 26 September, sent 28 September
Froggy the Great---arrived 02 October, sent 12 October
David Brawley---arrived 13 October,
Bonwirn---sent 07 August
MadJack---arrived 10 August, Sent 22 August
Sylverthorne---arrived 24 August, Sent august 25
Hungerfan---arrived 28 August, Sent 08 September
Keianna---arrived 11 September, Sent 27 september
Buckyball---arrived 04 October, Sent 05 October
Jsalyers---arrived 07 October,
Rob Dean---sent 14 July
SGHawkins09--arrived 18 July, Sent 28 July
Dogbl---arrived 31 July, sent 03 August
NomadZeke---arrived and sent on approx 12-13 September
Evil Halfling---arrived 18 September, sent 23 September
Klarg1---arrived 26 September, sent 06 October
Rob Dean---arrived 10 October
Froggy The Great---sent 02 August
Pingo---arrived 05 August, Sent 14 August
Dilvish the Deliverer---arrived 17 august, Sent 21 August
Epimys---arrived 23 August, Sent 25 August
Broonkah---received 29 August, Sent 31 August
SparrowMarie---received 02 September, Sent 07 September
Morihalda---received 10 September, sent 13 September
Chaos Wolf---received 16 September
Chaos Wolf---sent 07 August
Chris Palmer---arrived 09 August, Sent 14 August
Hiddenone32---arrived 16 August,Sent 30 august
TalaeArrived...., sent September
Lidless Eye---Arrived 30 September, sent 02 October
Ub3r N3rd---arrived 04 October, sent 05 October
Samurai Jack---arrived 07 October, sent 14 October
Here are some "large" pictures of my entry for the Facebook Paint Your Dragon Reaper Group Painting Contest. I slightly modified the pose of this first edition 10012, Kaladrax so that it looks like he's pointing its left arm finger at an enemy or direction. I also converted the bones of the right hand and added a Wand of Orcus in his closed fist. The Wand of Orcus comes from Reaper's 10005, The Court of Abyst boxed set.
On the base, I used natural rocks, Army Painter Wasteland Tuft and natural dry lichen as tumbleweed. I also used Milliput putty to build the dunes before covering them with sand and crackle paste to create dry soil. Kaladrax the Dire Drake was sculpted by Jim Johnson. Comments and critiques are always very welcome.
...and finishing it in 10 days or less.
And you're all invited to come along for the ride. Audience participation is welcome and encouraged, just don't throw anything, please.
(Unless it's money)
While on the hangouts last night, I had an idea for a new project, and then started to laugh. When asked what was so funny, I said that I had just thought of a cool idea for a vignette for Reapercon, but it was too bad it's only a little over a week away. Some of the helpful folks there encouraged me to 'go for it'. I laughed.
But I started thinking about it.
Then I really started to think about it; I got out some stuff, and made a crude mock-up sketch. Then I thought about it some more.
....and now I think I'm going to do it. It's not like all of my other projects are already finished, right? Oh wait....
So, when I hobby, I usually have a couple different things going at one time, so that I can work on something else while i'm waiting for paint/glue/putty/whatever to dry. I was converting this fellow:
when the idea hit me.
So, what I'm thinking is a scene where the evil spell caster is summoning up some unholy thing from the pit for some evil shenanigans.
The big scary monster is not what I'm going to use; it's just a place holder. The summoning portal will be in the ground. What I'm thinking for the monster is that less is more; just an arm and top of the head, or some tentacles or something just starting to rise up out of the portal.
What do you think?
Also, here's the guy I converted:
Since he was the chap that inspired this idea, I was going to use him as the star, (and I still might), but I was wondering if the calm pose works alright ( I imagine all the chanting, bloodletting and so on has concluded and he's just waiting for his minion to come forth ), or if a more action-y pose (arms spread, holding a staff/sword/something over the head, something like that) would be better.
Well, what do you think?
I didn't need a dracolisk, but I am always looking for small dragons to use in games.
I bought this guy retail with the idea of cutting off his middle legs and re-sculpting him, in fact I lost track of the fact that I had one and bought a second.
One leg was unattached to I cut down the area around the socket and filled it with greenstuff. The other leg I cut off completely and cut down the plastic then cut the scale pattern in. Cutting down was harder than sculpting up. I was prepping the dragon for the "Paint Your Dragon Contest" so I have no pictures of the process. The base is removable, as I had planned for more elaborate detail.
I hadn't quite got him to done, but was throwing a layer of sealer over him so I didn't have to worry as much about handling, and I frosted him badly.
Adding a layer of brush on gloss sealer helped, but the non-gloss sealer I tried did nothing, resulting in more weird patches.
despondent I moved on to other miniatures including another dragon, who was way more fun to paint (Insomnia, for the random rainbow challenge)
I retouched his wings, darkening them which made him look more like a black dragon, rather than grey. and left the high gloss, cause why not. The wing veins also never quite worked out. So downplaying them was a plus.
After lots of bugging from minispawn, I declared him done, and turned him over for her to play with. She named him Patches. yeah that fits.
before frosting and glossing :
So for those that pay the least bit of attention to what I paint, you may have noticed that I paint mostly Ral Partha figures, which is a brand I really do enjoy quite a lot. I've been painting figures for their online catalogue for a number of years, and I just recently tried my hand at my first little tutorial, which was posted over at their site. If you are at all curious, you could find it here:
It is by no means the end-all, be-all of painting eyes, but just shows the way I typically approach painting eyes with four recent examples of figures that I've done. I think it almost feels like a WIP for four different figures. So anyways, have a look, hope you enjoy it, and hopefully somebody somewhere can get a little bit of eye-painting inspiration!
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