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  1. Just wanted to share my holiday take on Barnabus Frost... and a few other BONES I've painted.
    19 points
  2. One of my DnD characters is a gnome paladin who rides a fey panther, since gnomes in plate armor don't go anywhere fast by themselves. I used the top half of 03441 Elliwyn Heatherlark and 92814 Female Lion as the panther. I sculpted the bottom half of the rider from greenstuff, and converted a horn into a lance. The pictures are a bit dark, I'll see if I can make some new ones using daylight tomorrow. The freehand star of Corellon on the shield was a disaster, this is after half a dozen tries and the paint was really beginning to add up so I left it like this. I als
    10 points
  3. Starting off with my first Reaper Miniature in quite some time. Nadia of the Blade. A "quickie" which turned out quite nice.
    9 points
  4. Another metal/ plastic model from my 40k bitz box. Finally, got some paint on this one! Added a couple of purity seals and used a plastic body rather than the metal body that came in the blister pack. I also tried a checker pattern on the shoulder guard. Again, Citadel and Reaper paints were used in the making of this model. SK
    8 points
  5. I've also finished the Human Male Barbarian, from Otherworld Miniatures. Alot of brown on this husky northlander.
    8 points
  6. There is no defense against Ewok-Fu. All you can do is die at their fuzzy little hands. Back in 1983, I went to go see "Return of the Jedi" with a group of friends. Bill's girlfriend LOVED the Ewoks, whom she called "yub-yubs," since the word "ewok" was never spoken in the movie. Someone brought up the idea of what happened to all the dead stormtroopers who were killed in the battle. "I'd imagine the teddy bear people ate them," I said. Everyone looked at me funny. "What?" I asked. "They were about to eat Luke and Han before C-3P0 told 'em not to. And they were us
    7 points
  7. A while ago I got my hands on some greenstuff and went ahead and messed around with for a bit. The result is this guy, who emerged from the putty without any sort of plan beforehand. I did have an armature, but I had trouble getting the GS to stick to it and he ended up leaning backwards a little... There is actually a proper face under the mask but I didn't manage to get my camera to focus on it. His cloak could do with more detail but I was just glad it stayed on at the time. All in all, even with the occasional fingerprint, I think he turned out ok for a first time. I'm thinking of buying a
    6 points
  8. Sympathy like for your job problems, dispatchdave, not because of them. Also, your username makes so much more sense now. I hope things work out for you, and that you're able to find something soon (yes, actually soon, not Soon). It sounds like your company isn't long for this world, so I hope you're able to find someplace else before it goes under. On the subject of various painkillers, I'm the sort that handles pain well and generally waits to take them until absolutely necessary, but I practically lived off of ibuprofen while I had braces. Without it, eating was not lightly entertaine
    6 points
  9. I have now heard the entirety of the second movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (the furious one) played entirely on xylophones and percussion. It was an exhilarating rendition. I am strangely delighted.
    6 points
  10. Last citizen for Calamity for a bit, I'm about to do my road warrior routine for the next couple of weeks.
    6 points
  11. My own personal painting binge is continuing. I finished up three pieces over that last few days including this one last night: Here a group shot of these three finished minis There are more pictures on my blog at: http://www.wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/12/citizens-of-calamity-three-more-finished.html
    5 points
  12. Well, I've started learning to paint. My first two minis were generic rats from the first Reaper kickstarter. They turned out tolerably decent for a first effort -- recognizable as rats anyway. But I was sorry to have picked such a tiny mini to start with. They're itty bitty. So here's my third mini, one of the denizens of the deep. BEFORE: After, profile: After, mug shot: The photos are a bit blurry in places -- I put the camera in macro mode, but it didn't handle the depth of field correctly. Base coat was a 2:1 mixture of sapphire blue and pure white.
    4 points
  13. No wishlist function, though we continue to beg, plead, and make sacrifices to the miniature gods....
    4 points
  14. The eyes were difficult. One of them has a funny lump in it that I only noticed when painting. I did my best to work around it. I also started freehanding the skirt. I'll probably do more touchups there, just to make it cleaner.
    4 points
  15. Well, my gifter asked if they could send me cookies too, but my hubby is remarkably picky about what kind of cookies he'll eat and I didn't want to be stuck eating all the cookies... as well as my birthday cake (because my hubby was just eating the leftover pumpkin pie). My clothes need to still fit me after the holidays.
    4 points
  16. Oh dear. Poor HeroQuest 25th. Y'know. I hear there is a Nigerian Prince looking for someone to help him expatriate several millions of dollars. Apparently he'll be extremely generous to those who'll assist him. Perhaps the folks behind HeroQuest should seek him out. I'm sure I've got his email address around here somewhere...
    4 points
  17. it's been a while since my last update mostly because i'm painting some gw mini atm but her's a nice warforged for you: i've used him to test the gunmetal primer from army painter!^^ a close-up of the sword:
    4 points
  18. See, its looking at this that I realize that I think I spoiled my person. o.o too late to go back now.....
    4 points
  19. Now that I am done with the pirates I made the mistake of looking in the "show off" forums and ran across the Bridge of sorrows work from Metalchaos http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/47486-bridge-of-sorrows/?hl=%2Bbridge+%2Bsorrows Which then made me look at mine again (painted in the late 70's early 80's). It needed redoing so I have stripped the centaur, wizard, barbarian female and started again. The image is of the Centaur Knight with about 90% work done. I still need to work on some touch ups (curse those cameras) and the sword sheath. This is one solid all me
    4 points
  20. It must have been good, but its over now It must have been funded, but it stoped somehow It must have been great, but its over now From the moment we pledged till the time had run out
    4 points
  21. And I think that is the issue right there. They do it because they can, and because they get away with it. It won't stop until there's a real threat of punishment.
    4 points
  22. Productive Saturday so far. Now, the wizard was all cool and great and then I tried OSL, and... well, it is my first try doing it. What do you think? C&C Welcome. The dwarf remaining is, in principle, the easier to paint, so I am confident in getting her done tomorrow. Then, final OSL, base, and run to the deadline!
    4 points
  23. hehehehehe... Here is the story. At the end of KS2 my 11 year old and I got to hang out with the Reaper peeps at the campaign party. Good times. While there my girl was fascinated with Sophie. She studied the studio figures in the gallery for a good while. All she could think about was how cool they are. I have to agree, the Sophies are cool. When KS1 was running I have to admit that the collection reward was tempting. I didn't opt in for the Sophies though. So while we were roaming the Reaper Game Store my kid finds a Liche reward box. She was stoked! "Dad! Look at all these Sophies! Do
    4 points
  24. Alright, I'm really proud of this one so far, and wanted to get some pics up in case I accidentally screw up what I already have somehow. This is 77075: Khael Stonekindle painted up as dwarf Santa. Face, beard/hair, and reds are done. Greens and whites to be added, and then various browns for his accessories. Metallic accents will be in gold. Staff is supposed to be a pale wood of some sort, but needs a lot more work. Sorry for the crappy phone pics! The reds look pretty true to life, but the skin got a little washed out.
    4 points
  25. I can't see what you got (yet, stupid work VPN!), but sweet! I can't wait to log in at home and see your new toys. :) -Dave Reaper Golden Taklon brush (08594), a bottle of MSP HD (29825; Tusk Ivory), and the Bones colossal skeleton. Thanks! Not quite as good as seeing the awesome, but still much appreciated. -Dave ETA: I see it! Sweet! Feel my jealousy!
    4 points
  26. Here's the Kea-Griffon I mentioned earlier — I've shown it before in the WIP thread, but now it's actually finished. It doesn't really look much different visually from the last WIP stage, but now I've faired the wings in with the body (badly). Looking at it now I can see how I should have done it... but didn't. Live and learn.
    4 points
  27. MercNews Report Watchman Reporting MercNet HQ, Kaitos (2) Yet another Mercenary unit has has been observed operating on the outer fringes of standard "civilized" space. The observation was on a small barren planet beyond Fornax (160). It appears to be another company sized unit at this point. We are sending in a Sky High Observer Drone to obtain more detailed information on the force structure. Stay tuned on further developments.
    3 points
  28. I've spent the better part of today and yesterday working on this fine gentleman. The counterpart to the Sea Nymph from LTPK#4. I'm pretty happy with how he is coming along so far, though he still needs cleaning up. I still need to clean and highlight the crimson leather bits, finish the boots, give him lips and nipples, and decide whether I like the white sack white. It first I thought I would, but now I'm not sure... maybe a yellowish color would be better. The white is too white. I think the grey fur bits look better on the mini than they do in these pictures. Oh, and I suppose I
    3 points
  29. My western town of Calamity finally has some new, painted, denizens to populate it. This is the rest of the stuff I managed to finish before the end of the holiday weekend. Although there are 8 minis in the picture only 5 of them count towards the total. That brings me up 22 for the holiday weekend. Here's the group shot: left to right Wargames Foundry Rusty Dimmock, Reaper Female Huckster, Dixon Bystander, Black Scorpion Tombstone 5, Reaper Miss Scarlet, Reaper Female Huckster, Brigade Games Western Characters I (Gambler), Brigade Games Western Characters I (Bartender) Individual
    3 points
  30. Hey, folks! Those of you who attended Reapercon in 2013 may recognize this miniature, which was sold there, but has not yet been released for general purchase. It was sculpted by my good friend, Andy Pieper, who very kindly sent me one of them to paint. I have a WIP going in my blog, but these boards will give it more visibility. It is a truly beautiful figure that I want to share. You can read more about how Andy sculpted Coraline Thadington, Victorian Lady on his website. I wanted the base to fit the Victorian era of the mini, so I thought a formal garden path would work.
    3 points
  31. Answered by Inarah a few pages back: Put in my 65 dollar order today for the Santa Mousling and stocking. Almost exclusively evil looking Dwarves. I have this idea for my D&D campaign that the duergar have formed a rough alliance with hobgoblins and are providing them with weapons of dark dwarven craft, so will need many of them for upcoming adventures. I wish there were more hobgoblin models.
    3 points
  32. It's nice of Reaper to run this. :) I had a large order queued up in my cart, so I am splitting it out in pieces this week...Phase 2 tomorrow. :) It does raise one question, though, if someone is moniotiring this. Is there a wishlist function somewhere so that I wouldn't have to delete and reenter things to adjust the cart?
    3 points
  33. For those yanks not in the know, biscuits = cookies. And what's international shipping law when compared to the holiday spirit! -Dave Note, I do not advocate breaking the law for any reason. Do so at your own risk. ;)
    3 points
  34. I'd love to send biscuits... but I think there are rules about posting baked goods internationally, lol. Besides.... they probably wouldn't survive the trip.
    3 points
  35. Need to buy a new tree... but I'm waiting till after Christmas for that... (major specials and all) Agreed, we always buy lights after Christmas (and Halloween!). -Dave
    3 points
  36. Oh man! I would have loved to hear that! I did some detective work, found an online playlist for the radio station, correlated the time, followed a few blank leads and found it! Gerald Gold reviewed the CD for the New York Times in 1991:
    3 points
  37. You're an extra jolly holiday elf, Mrs. M.
    3 points
  38. Well, if the model was yours you could smooth out the ear tips. :-)
    3 points
  39. Glockenspiel or gtfo. They didn't say on the radio, but the sound was totally wood, not metal, peculiarly organic really, and it turns nothing evokes the softness of the soft woodwind parts like a gentle roll on a tuned block of wood. So xylophones, definitely. They had regular percussion too. The kettle drums and cymbals went a long way towards evoking the original orchestra sound. And at one key point I think they used a triangle, but it may indeed have been a glockenspiel.
    3 points
  40. well the world hasn't ended, and I'm in for the night, so I guess everything worked out on my end. Beethoven's Ninth on percussion. That sounds really very cool.
    3 points
  41. She has started painting some this year. We have been painting together when I can get her away from the wii.
    3 points
  42. I can't see what you got (yet, stupid work VPN!), but sweet! I can't wait to log in at home and see your new toys. :) -Dave
    3 points
  43. So, an official Thank you! to my Secret Sophie gifter! I got the package a couple days ago, but have been too busy to properly thank you. Here it is! (along with some junk on my ottoman) Very cool to have one of these guys, he's bigger than my hubby thought he would be. I'm going to have boil him, since he seems to be falling backwards, but otherwise he's in great condition. Also, thank you for the paint and brush Those are always more than welcome!
    3 points
  44. The Paintin' o' th' Bones continues, this time with a disgruntled and overladen hireling bearer. It's #77141: Townsfolk: Oswald the Overladen by Bobby Jackson. I have another one of these guys which I will paint in a slightly different colour scheme, and with another forehead-number, just to differentiate them. I'd like to be able to build a whole caravan of these exploited and heavily weighed down peons, ideally each one an individual, but for the moment this is the only one of his type that Reaper produces in their nice, cheap, plastic.
    3 points
  45. Next up in the Great Paintgasm of '13 is this cute little guy: Bones # 77038: Hell Hound. I think all that kerfuffle along its back is supposed to be flames, but I decided to paint them as bone spines, because that's just how I roll, folks. I live life on the EDGE!. Also, I'm not entirely sure what the rows of studs at hips and shoulders are supposed to be... demonic shoulder-nipples, maybe? Anyway, I painted them as metal bolt heads or something. The green colour scheme is less hell-houndy and more jungle-camoflagey, I think. It was a quickie paint-job, and it does show a bit.
    3 points
  46. Alright, I need a bit of advice from the color theorists on here. I've been painting up Darkrasp, and he's very nearly done, except for the weird bulb on the chain. (Censer?) Right now I'm very pleased with how he's working out, from a composition point of view, since the eye is drawn to the scroll and his face, which was the goal. Now, my instinct was to paint the censer blood red, to complete the cliche over-the-top necromancer effect, but I'm worried that'll be too dramatic and will draw attention from the important parts. I worry that blue will just blend into the robes, and any color that
    3 points
  47. Ok here is a full squad of imef marines... i'll give you the codenames guess who's who: Red sonja Firestorm Snowhite Nightwatch Average Joe White Crow
    3 points
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