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  1. Well, I finally did it. Finished this model last weekend, took pictures today. In the beginning I had big plans for this model. Then I broke my dominant arm. Then I deployed to Iraq. Then I moved back to Texas. Then it just sat there. Then I retired from the Army. That's when I finally decided to pick this one up again. Then I started my new job. Last month I decided to get it done and be done with it. It isn't attached to the base as I haven't made up my mind what I want to do with that yet. A couple more pictures and a little commentary at my blog. Enough babble, here's the pictures:
    20 points
  2. Okay, this was a big one... I finally painted her face! And I'm super happy with the results; it's all I can do to keep from dancing a happy little jig! Note that none of the feathers are even close to done. I just basecoated them really quickly (and haphazardly) to warm up my hand before jumping into painting the eyes. I'm so excited!!! (Edit: Oh, and I finally did like Fanguard suggested and added some white to the picture to get the white balance correct. It worked like a charm, so thanks a bunch, Fanguard!!!)
    9 points
  3. After 3 months I finally finished this fire giant queen girl. It has been hell! But she is finally done. ... There are three more fire giants here in various states of done. Darn! That's it I am going to 'hide' back with smaller miniatures for now. PS: Cloak pattern was heavily inspired by someone's existing paintjob, so kudos to that painter. :)
    8 points
  4. Tried using the new GW Tech Paint "Agrelland Earth" on a Stone Golem to see how it'd work on something other than bases. Came out okay. Anyone else try this on anything or have any tips for using it? Using other paints, washes, drybrushing over it?
    7 points
  5. Some work on the blue. Once that's done, I just need to do the mane and figure out the claws. I really don't want to do those claws.
    7 points
  6. I am both amused and terrified by what I just saw.
    5 points
  7. At the same time? Because that's how I would do it. Nobody steals my iGadgets, I can tell you that! Not that I have any, but if I did they wouldn't. Well, maybe other goblins might. It's free electronics and a free lunch! I went too far again, didn't I? Yeah. Way too far. My sorry. Need a ziplock?
    5 points
  8. Here she is in all her done-ish glory. I'm sure I'll tweak her a bit here and there but she is now mostly done and I am pretty happy for now. Let me know if you see something I have missed or have a critic. I'm going to have to get cracking on some online contest entries. I'll be doing the song contest and a contest over at WAMP although, I am waiting on miniatures to get to me before I can begin in earnest. As an aside I am going to be fixing her hands. I'm just exhausted.
    5 points
  9. Hi everyone. After lurking for a while, and enviously admiring everyones skills, I have decided to finally try my hand at painting some of the miniatures I have. Hopefully it will make both my boardgames and my tabletop roleplaying a bit more interesting if one stops playing with gray and white blobs. So I got some brushes, and some paint, and started to slap it haphazardly onto a couple of miniatures out of my Mansions of Madness box.The reasoning behind this was that I could get away with some slightly lower quality on miniatures for a boardgame. A couple of miniatures in and it
    4 points
  10. I was envisioning more just a really big one of these: I can attest to the danger of their claws and teeth. They can spin pretty fast too.
    4 points
  11. Ouch Damenace. It seems those import charge levels haven't increased as fast as the prices of things has. --- So I went out and got Skyrim last night, and it's all your fault One Boot.
    4 points
  12. Ting (formerly known as Titi... ): Another scorpion tail beastie...
    4 points
  13. Yay! We have now returned to our normally scheduled program... Already in progress.
    4 points
  14. Ziplock baggies for your E quipment. Also good to puke in.
    4 points
  15. Arianne, I can make a pie for each car. And of course I'll bring extra! Actually- I'm tempted to make up a batch of my sausage dip if there's a cooler.
    4 points
  16. Every miniature purchase over the past 7 years has been justified as "quality dad time with the kids." And thankfully the 7 year old is showing interest. As soon as she starts really getting into it, the 4 year old will want in. Problem solved
    4 points
  17. It's 3:00 AM, and I should be sleeping, not painting, but I was determined to make some progress. Unfortunately, my pictures are still washing out (I was in too much of a hurry to get the pick to try Fanguard's suggestion for helping with that), but at least they're pics, right?
    4 points
  18. Single Dragon 1st Place -- Odinsgrandson Participations prizes: Darius Greenwell Janciolds SamuraiJack Von Krieger Thanks to everyone that participated. I hope this was a fun and reward contest for all of you. There will be a new contest starting tonight that will run though most of Feburary and I'll link it in this thread once it's started.
    3 points
  19. Here are the winners! Diorama 1st place -- Vulture for "Cat and Mouse" http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/49646-here-be-dragons-2013-diorama-entry-thread/?p=817438 2nd Place -- Jonishi for "Wyrmgear and the Gnomes" http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/49646-here-be-dragons-2013-diorama-entry-thread/?p=817312 3rd Place -- Willen http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/49646-here-be-dragons-2013-diorama-entry-thread/?p=817035 Participation Prize -- Carnacki the Ghost Finder
    3 points
  20. If only that were true, then there wouldn't be that stupid 16 and pregnant show on MTV.
    3 points
  21. Hurray, I'm back! So, my tablet issues seem to have cleared up... right after my parents offered to take me out and buy me a new tablet. And they decided to play things safe rather than risk me being sorry, tabletless, overseas, so they got me a new tablet anyway. I am now the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy Note (10.1"), along with a bluetooth keyboard, since it doesn't have a docking station like my ASUS Transformer TF300T did. This is taking some getting used to, but is very cool thus far. In more important news, SWMBO seems to be feeling better, my fever's been up and down all
    3 points
  22. My favorite, the Tislop. I helped him with it a bit, but the core idea is his. A family of Tislops dig a 10ft deep pit, and one of them covers it with its body to disguise the pit. When prey gets close it tries to knock them in the pit, where the rest of the Tislops attack it with sharp needle spines on their fingers, until it is dead and can be eaten. He also envisions future alternate versions of Tislops like a lava Tislop that covers lava pits, and swamp Tislops that cover bogs.
    3 points
  23. Clawing...has different sized claws, doing different levels of damage...
    3 points
  24. Corgostise... This monster attacks with a tornado spin with extended claws that shread its opponents for 2d12 damage!
    3 points
  25. My son spent a lot of time reading monster stat descriptions from his D&D books. I recently gave him his own copies of the Expert, Companion and Master rule sets to go with his basic books. So he had lots of research to do...lol. He then sat down and made monster pictures and stats for some of the other monsters mentioned in his original map. He didn't want too much help, and did most of it on your own, while I answered a few questions he had along the way. Here is what he has come up with. I continue to be impressed with his creativity. He keeps saying that he wants to write his ow
    3 points
  26. ASPARAGUS POWERS, ACTIVATE!
    3 points
  27. Actually, the stories behind chess pie are interesting. There are several "southern legends," but my personal favorite is this: A: That smells lovely. What are you baking? B: (in southern drawl) Oh, it's jess* pie. A: Chess pie? *Jess: the southern pronunciation of "just" which sounds remarkably like "chess" to anyone who doesn't pronounce the word "oil" like "awl" What? You don't pronounce it awl? That just ain't right, bless your heart!
    3 points
  28. Sausage dip? Do I have to make a detour to get in that caravan route?
    3 points
  29. Started my Bertok: Smoothing out my shading some more, and painted the face:
    3 points
  30. I dunno. My first thought was that I'd constantly be looking back over my shoulder to make sure it was following me, as opposed to suddenly gone, kidnapped by a stranger, had its battery suddenly die, got hung up on a rock or a crack in the floor, or some durn thing. That's one of the things I LIKE about the fact that my children are grown: the fact that I don't have to do a 360 scan every seven seconds to make sure I'm still being followed! My second thought was that in a convention environment, courtesy is kind of at a premium, especially in crowded areas. I know the con isn't at the facto
    3 points
  31. Since the weather today has been terrific for wanting to paint Bones Miniatures, I went to work on the contentious Mage. He is NOW in a state that is acceptable to me right now, a bit "Impressionistic", but with character at least. I thank everyone for their input, it really made a difference to how I approached this. Also, thanks for the links to the "Master's" UB3R_N3RD. Here is what he looks like now. I think this is a vast improvement, and thanks to Corprea for telling me to put a piece of paper behind the Mini. Isolates it better, and just doing that allowed to correct some other m
    3 points
  32. Ha! As a single man with no responsibilities, I don't have to worry about any of that! So lonely....
    3 points
  33. 2 of 3 bandits: I accidently dropped the kneeling bandit on the floor and his crossbow got damaged. I cannot find the piece anywhere. So after crawling around on the floor for about 20min I decided to go with it. Think of it as a sawed-off shotgun - and yes, we may discuss the usefullness of a sawed-off crossbow. ;-(
    3 points
  34. As you might gather, I am really slow at this. Also my miniatures painting things have been stowed away for the long holiday season. But I have finally finished my first Bones mini, 77188 "Sea Lion", sculpted by Julie Guthrie. I have been intrigued by underwater photography, particularly in shallow clear water under bright sunshine where the lensing effects of the wave ridges create constantly changing lines of glowing pale green on whatever swims under them. So I tried a bit of that on this mini. I had a difficult time capturing the colors accurately in the photographs. Some of
    3 points
  35. Woot woot! Got my SS package today! Thanks Secret Sophie gift giver! Love the paint job on the Ghoul King, the two new figures (2009 Christmas Sophie & the Grub), also the note was funny and cool.
    3 points
  36. I'm having horrible thoughts about hearing this robot turn itself off in the night. Its mechanical whirs echoing through the house as it moves almost stealthily in the darkness. I'd then hear the familiar rustling of the kitchen utensils in the drawer and an unnatural silence will take over the house. Slowly I'll peek over the. Comforter and I'll see its red eyes at my side of the bed. It wanted me to hear it go to the kitchen. It wanted me to know that it can move silently if it wanted to. Then, with my heart racing in my chest and the fear that judgement day was real, I notice that it has ic
    3 points
  37. Sorry for bumping this, but I finally took some pictures that turned out a lot better:
    3 points
  38. http://www.frpgames.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=76114#.UtAO8_RDvmc
    2 points
  39. Savage Storm is built from CAV parts. The legs are from the Mantis, the torso from the Mastodon, the arms from the Starhawk VI, and the upper guns from the Sabretooth. This was done mainly as a practice piece for counter-shading.
    2 points
  40. Get well soon LK! In other news, customs finished playing with my minis and I picked up my 12 days of reaper! Order was complete and some cool bones in the stocking. All in all nothing to complain about except for the 25 euros import charge...
    2 points
  41. That is seriously the weirdest thing I've ever seen. I knew there was a reason I avoided the brony culture like the plague.
    2 points
  42. I'll just use this bobble head to represent what I got. Slap it so it nods "Yes" and show it each item as it nods. Keep going until it stops moving, even if you have to repeat. Again.
    2 points
  43. Cool effect! It reminds me of the Distress crackle paint. Does it have a texture after it dries? With the Distress it was no trouble to paint on top or drybrush, but I haven't used the GW product.
    2 points
  44. ...and for the first time in 31 years, I realize something, and am driven to ask: What was Zorro doing with a tube of lipstick? Did he go out and buy it solely to write "SULFURIC ACID SHOWER" on the mirrors?
    2 points
  45. Hi all, here's my lastest venture, a female centaur archer from the glorious Ral Partha eighties. Another old classic from Julie Guthrie, it's taken me a while to finish as we've been working on a lot of other things at home, but now back into the painting mode again. Hope you like! Mark
    2 points
  46. Larping is fun, larping has become more popular but frankly I don't think larping has ever been cool.
    2 points
  47. The price of pewter being what it is, he'd be worth it to pick up just to chuck in the metal trade bin at Rcon...
    2 points
  48. I got some free time tonight so i made a dark blue wash for the pants..tho it didn't turn out as dark as i had intended I'll just have to build up the mid tones and highlights more.. for the flesh I used some sewer water wash mixed with peacock green for the shading..its abit streaker then I'd like not sure why that happened. so after that I tried blending in the midtones for the flesh ..then added some marigold yellow to start the first layer of highligting..then after added some linen white after and then a mostly linen white with a touch of the light green color for the beard and peak high
    2 points
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