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  1. I've taken a hiatus from painting miniatures for the last twenty years. My oldest son is playing Pathfinder and showed an interest in mini-painting. With all the gear, and watching him paint, I got the itch. So this is my third "non-enamel" mini to paint. I've been watching videos (Hot Lead and Miniature Mentors) to learn from some masters. Both have an amazing amount of knowledge to share. Here's Rovag primed and ready to go. My goal was to make a "bronze", but I didn't really look at reference material before I started ;) Very "rust," which is actually a nice effect wi
    12 points
  2. Just finished the last of the set: C&C Welcome!
    10 points
  3. Hi guys I needed a giant 7ft tall muscle bound black mechanic as a character for our next Pulp Savage Worlds game and thought i'd have a try at repainting the Heroclix Drax figure. I think it worked really well and was rather surprised by the quality of the sculting. Has anyone else had any successes with repainting Heroclix miniatures? As ever your C&C would be very welcome Before And after And with another character model for scale
    7 points
  4. No, I don't think you were wrong to put your job ahead of the relationship, in this instance. You have to take work when you can get it, sometimes. It would have been irresponsible of you to take the day off, or try and drive to the game and work the next day. You went to the original game with her. You would have gone to the rain date if work had allowed. Bad timing is not your fault. If she didn't realize this and broke up with you over it, well... She thinks she can do better than you? DUDE! YOU can do better than her.
    6 points
  5. Today I had the first interview since starting this topic. I totally nailed the interview and 2 hours after returning home I was called up with an offer. And they exceeded my initial salary bid by quite a bit. Thank you guys so much for the help it has truly been invaluable. I can thoroughly join the recommendation of "How to win friends and influence people" and "301 Best questions to ask on your interview". The first is a really good book for living in general and the second is a very good source of inspiration and insight into the involved parties' agenda. I am so happy, once again thank
    6 points
  6. The first email from Elaine (pictures are not posting; I will have to address this later when I can upload them to my site for hosting) Initial reactions: Pros: Large miniatures like the griffon, dragons, and huge demons are going to be a lot easier to glue together. Obviously the plastic is much lighter weight and I'm looking forward to not having the struggle with pins and pieces falling off even when using an accelerator. The casting is very clean. I'm actually seeing less obvious mold lines than the metal versions and no air bubbles. I expect that out of a big company, but after d
    5 points
  7. This could probably go in the WIP section, but it is really meant to be more of a preview/review of the new Bones models and what it is like to work with them. While I was up at Reaper a little while ago, they were kind enough to let me have a small box of the test samples to play around with and report back on. Now, it's no secret that I rarely put paint to miniature, but I do have fairly regular commission work done, and a large part of it is work that is destined for the tabletop, especially the dungeon crawls I run at area conventions. To me, the Bones figures fit this use perfectly; w
    4 points
  8. The first bugbear is done...almost...just a tiny bit of cleanup and sealing left. Slightly blurry phone camera pictures ahead: This guy's belt has to be falling down all the time. Two sacks filled with roundish items, one clasped pouch, an unknown pouch/package/tassel-y thing, one vial, one head, and a feather (oops, forgot to paint that).
    4 points
  9. 3 points
  10. Anyone else notice that old Genadier/RP figures looks a lot like Buglips? I mean, really, a LOT. ~v
    3 points
  11. Fun fact: There actually is a pair of briangles in that picture; they're just too small to be seen with the naked eye. True story.
    3 points
  12. BOAT!!!! "I am Charon, I am the ferryman of the Styx." "Oh, aye? Fairy-man of the Sticks, ye say? Been looking to buy one o'those, stick fairies good light in a dungeon, yeah? 'Ow much then, for a sextet of 'em?" "No, you don't understand. I ferry people across the river." "That's the most blasted fool thing I erra heard! Fairies wot crossin rivers. Mad Soup, aye, that's what you've been eatin. Fairies always ones for making Mad Soup."
    3 points
  13. ok, super speed-painted celestial plague rat. Not quite sure how that works, but trust me, it will scare the PCs. there. Proof you can use purple, teal and orange in 1 miniature. hmmn... needs more contrast. Sigh. (it was a bright and sunny day in the realm of Reaperia) Our weary heroes had finally reached their destination, the famous "Thirsty Cult Inn" This inn, known far and wide for it's unusually blue ale, made from local Pthalo berries, was a welcome stop for all adventurers. It was the last comfy stop prior to entering the deadly Forest of Instigators. Our party had just s
    3 points
  14. 3 points
  15. Here's a little brush comparison I did with my recent Dick Blick order, and some brushes I had laying around the hobby room. I hope others find it useful. 1. Dick Blick economy sable #1 2. Dick Blick economy sable #0 (these two I just bought for paint and take) 3. last years P&T brush (synthetic) 4. last years P&T brush (unknown hair) 5. Reaper 8505 #0 6. Reaper 8507 #5/0 (these two are what I paint with) 7. Vallejo P54 #020 8. Vallejo RK 25 Kolinsky #4/0 (my husband's brush) 9. Citadel "fine detail" brush 10. Blick Master Sable #0 male Kolinsky 11. Master
    2 points
  16. He's in previews now, don't know if it's already been mentioned. I can't seem to post a pic here so here's the link: http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/previews/latest/77190
    2 points
  17. Sorry Tre, I think I've forgotten the true name of this mini again Anyway, here's a mini I painted for a Mini Exchange at the Chest of Colors forum. I need to participate in one of the ME's here again it's fun
    2 points
  18. If it turned ugly over this then it was either already over or its better that you walk away. A really broken relationship is worse than being alone. OTOH it's possible to have a fight over something stupid. Just keep an eye on emerging patterns.
    2 points
  19. That's exactly what I did. Except I was 18 when I graduated HS. I don't regret not sticking it out though. I been going to college for years now, one class at a time, and still haven't learned anything useful. Interesting? Yes. Useful? Nope.
    2 points
  20. That is awesome. I can totally see you as the World's Littlest Truck Driver. **scribbles a note** I never took one of those aptitude tests; did a semester at the local community college and decided I was done with school. Sometimes wish I'd stuck it out, but I was 17 and bored. Ended up bumming around for a couple of years, and then went to sea.
    2 points
  21. more work= more money = more minis minis before ho... err i mean exes
    2 points
  22. Yeah, you did the right thing. It sounds like she was just looking for an excuse, something she could blow up over and feel justified running out on you without really trying to hash out her problems. Putting a basketball game ahead of your relationship is about as ridiculous as someone dumping someone for a video game. I recommend a healthy dose to get-out-of-the-house, a weekend with your friends, and doing things she hated doing!
    2 points
  23. I am really glad that I opted to add a Nethyrmaul sculpt to my pledge at the last second. Is it wrong that I now want a living (pre-unlife?) version to go right along side it?
    2 points
  24. Mierce posted a comment about three pages in (i.e. about three pages from the last page of posts, Kickstarter's comments system having the appallingly awful organization it does). I don't know if it really addresses the matter, but his KS pledgers seemed mostly enthused about it. And that's the whole explanation. It strikes me as, well, dismissive, focussing so much on "our business" and "our concern" as if to say "none of yours." He follows it with: and so forth. I'm afraid I see little sign of intent to fairly compensate previous customers. I would advise strong and
    2 points
  25. Don't be a wuss. Sometimes art requires a bit of danger. Besides, Bones are soft. You should be able to use crampons and ice axes. Nethyrmaul is undead; a few more pockmarks will just add character.
    2 points
  26. Like most of us (I assume) I have a ton of Bones incoming and I decided I better start practising before they arrive. I'm new to the hobby and I decided to start with some old minis I scooped up long ago from a game called Hero Quest or maybe Hero's Quest. I figured skeletons would be an easy way to start. I glued these minis to slate back splash tiles I found on clearance at a local Do-It-Yourself retailers. They give a really nice weight to the minis and I just wanted to share even though my phone photos aren't great and ask for some advice on finishing the bases. I think I might add som
    2 points
  27. Good Chinese immigrants and decent bamboo for the old fashioned scaffolding is expensive. Besides, where am I to find so much rope with such short notice?
    2 points
  28. With as many as you've done, Sue, you deserve one for yourself. ~v
    2 points
  29. I am in I have rarely kept any of the dragons I paint. This one I want for ME. And I want it NOW. But, um, er, I'll wait patiently...I hope.
    2 points
  30. Report #2 from Elaine: To be fair, I have heard of a few people who don't prime their metal miniatures, but that makes me cringe. When I painted my very first Ral Partha and Grenadier models back when I had to fight the sabertooth tiger for my brontoburger, I bought a bunch of those Testor's paints in the tiny bottles, purchased paint thinner, and proceeded to glob it on. For your amusement, here's one of my better ones. Many years later, about the time Reaper was a fledgling company and minis were in that sad, intermediate place where they were almost forgotten, I purchased a Partha
    2 points
  31. I had two foster boys (brothers, 3 and 4) for 14 months, ending a month ago. I don't want to post pics for anonymity reasons, but I thought I'd toss a shout out for them.
    2 points
  32. Steampunk Tommies. I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer, The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here." The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die, I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I: O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away"; But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play, The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play, O it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play.... - Rudyard Ki[ling, Tommy.
    2 points
  33. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3588107628/'> http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3588107628/'>Boats! by http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/'>YeAuldGrump, on Flickr Image is from the sadly inactive webcomic http://crossworlds.ws/?date=2007-08-06'>Crossworlds. (The one below graces my GM screen) http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2173244481/'> http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2173244481/'>War Stories by http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/'>YeAuldGrump, on Flickr The Auld Grump
    2 points
  34. You warm people make me sick. Sick! What with your fancy above freezing temperatures, and non-icy plant life, and invisible breath. Well, I don't care. I don't. Not a bit. And do you know why? Do you know why? I got to watch a duck try to skate today.
    2 points
  35. No paint work over the last few days, but I've been busy nonetheless. Our kender player has described a fun quirk for his character..the Kender's name is Niko Cranewright, a surname acquired due to his propensity for turning every article of paper he comes across into an origami crane. ...so, of course, I decided the mini needed a crane or two. Turning Lem's flute into a hoopak and adding a topknot just isn't enough. Problem being, paper that small is hard to fold, so getting actual, to-scale paper cranes just isn't going to happen. So (thanks to Gene, Derek, and all the various sculpt
    2 points
  36. I could see that. Show up at a range, take out the case, flip the latches and open it up. "What's that?" asks a florid-faced fellow wearing eye protection. The new 9mm Sig-Sauer? "Nope," says I, "This is a 25mm Takhisis." "25 mike-mike? That might be a little high for this range, son." And then when I take it out to show him, some guy in old marine gunny clothes will come and yell at me for being an idiot and not always keeping my Takhisis pointed downrange.
    2 points
  37. I still need to paint her back pack with her shaman goodies before I attach it to her back.
    2 points
  38. O.k., here are pics of her further along. The hair here only has one base coat. It needs another base coat before I highlight and shade it.
    2 points
  39. Oops. Failed to attach the pics. Here she is.
    2 points
  40. It is so funny that in Risk and Challenge it said "The team behind Mierce Miniatures have been creating and manufacturing miniatures for a number of years now..." then a few paragraph down it flip flop and said "One thing that may concern some people is that Mierce Miniatures is somehow tainted by association with the former owners of our miniatures range, Maelstrom Games. We can assure you that this should not be so. Mierce Miniatures is a completely separate legal entity..." So they claimed credit of Maelstrom's team where credit is due but when it comes to the blame they avoid it like p
    2 points
  41. finally getting back to finishing up the pureblood pieces after abit of a break from painting. got some basic highlighting on the arms done..both skin and cloth. I'll have to work on the threading and claws and bone spurs next.
    2 points
  42. @Fanguard: That mini looks a little um...NSFW.
    2 points
  43. Ummmmmm... ... nowhere. Nowhere at all. Nothing to see here... The LTPKs seem to be popular at the moment. A lot of people want them to get into the hobby or restart the hobby after being sucked in by the KS. I assume people want to work through them in order, making kits 1 & 2 in the most demand at the moment. Keep an eye out, though. See this thread. They had all been out of stock since about October, but got some new stock about 2 days ago and it seems theyve been restocked at least once since then. Whether that will happen again in the near future I dont know. It see
    2 points
  44. I love it! @CashWiley: Here is the Hound of Tindalos that I painted up. I went with a watery/oceany color scheme. It's hard to see, but the entire chitinous part is an extremely deep dark blue.
    2 points
  45. They don't live far from me. If they don't deliver I'm going to go to their factory and spray paint Justin Beiber's arse on their wall
    2 points
  46. see, I like bright colors. Pity humans aren't like birds. But, in keeping with our color theory theme, here's my latest experiment in progress: Now that I see it in real digital camera eye life, I'll have to clean up the freehand. It's using 3 colors: intense brown, leather white and walnut brown. Walnut brown is the new black. It's in. In fact, walnut brown is too cool for this thread, and will shortly be starting it's own reality tv show.
    2 points
  47. It's all a clever plot to lure you there so they can christen the machine with your blood. And use your bones for Bones!
    2 points
  48. Packaging influences perception, also. A cheap bag of army men has no value to you, because it's a cheap bag of army men. A cheap bag of Bones Goblins is still a cheap bag of army men. And frankly, I think my product is better than that. When we transitioned from a flimsy cardboard box to the pistol-style plastic case for our dragons and boxed sets, even though the prices stayed the same, sales more than tripled on almost every set. Suddenly, the sets were a greater value - nice presentation, useful case, better value. Cheap baggies have the opposite effect. Why would you pay $4 for 6 g
    1 point
  49. Throw them into the drawer, forget about them, and then buy them again later to do the same thing. How many miniatures you got Buglips? 980! And how many different ones? 5!
    1 point
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