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  1. I decided to paint up these guys like real snakes. So they are sort of based off of a king snake, a python, a diamondback, and a black mamba. I think they make for interesting/unique yuan-ti and am pleased with how most of them turned out. Hope you enjoy, thanks for reading!
    24 points
  2. Was just looking for a hero to change up what I've been painting lately (and since I find heroes simpler so they are easier for me to stick in the middle). Was excited to make some glue/baking soda snow and use the frozen tufts from army painter (I have a huge tuft collection!). Thanks for reading!
    17 points
  3. Hi, I have been on the forum for quite a while but have never posted any pictures of my work before.....so I hope I'm doing this right :-) Just finished these 32mm metal miniatures for "Blood & Plunder" from Firelock Games . They are lovely metal figures & great fun to paint. These are various Commander figures.
    17 points
  4. I finally got a chance to set up some terrain on a new battle mat.
    16 points
  5. Here is Degan the Mousling Accordionist sculpted by Gene Van Horne. He's part of Reaper Miniatures 10034, Mousling Tavern Boxed Set. Happy Fathers Day!
    16 points
  6. The following is going to be an EXPERIMENT! Please do try this at home, because I'm not a licensed professional and totally feel no obligation to warn you away from doing awesome things. My goal is to complete these 5 figures, from start to finish, within 48 hours. Whether I will succeed or not remains to be seen. It's more of a "Hey, let's see if I can paint humanoid figures quickly," and I work best with a deadline, artificial or not. Here are my 5 victims: 89009 Merisiel, Iconic Rogue (Tipsy) 89024 Holy Vindicator (Trunk SlamChest) 77480 Durok, Dwarf
    15 points
  7. Pretty much my last Monday this month. Then I am driving west for a vacation. And it will get better.
    14 points
  8. Painted up this guy a while ago and finally getting the photos up. Tried to paint him like the official art. Thanks for reading!
    13 points
  9. Well; It has taken me a bit longer to get these mini's assembled and painted. It is such a joy to look at one completed. I went with the white horse because the color is so difficult. I used red just to experiment with the color on the surcoat, and gold for the emblems just because they are small and I wanted them to stand out. So here is Tom Meier's Sir Tristan (on Horse and On Foot). Hope you enjoy the efforts. Jay
    12 points
  10. A bit belated on posting these, painted for the Resolutionary Painting Challenge. Used real goat fur color for inspiration.
    12 points
  11. This ended up being a speed paint, the patterns and fiddly bits just painted up super quick, around 2 hours. I painted her just so I could glue her cloak on. Added two mushrooms I had laying around from previous putty leftovers.
    12 points
  12. Finished this awesome guy today. Gave him a coat of matte finish (wish it was more matte and less glossy) for a little extra protection. Gave the veins on the wings a odd color to have them stand out a bit.
    12 points
  13. Rosy Highlight done, and I'm rather happy with it, except for the faces. (I forgot to mention, ignore Mazumi's arms; it wan't until I was partway through the midtone step that I realized those are clothing wrinkles, not weird moldlines, so I'll be painting those up as cloth). I think they may look funny be because I didn't have enough of the midtone, so the highlight covered up most of it. If I really want to fix it, I'll do a midtone glaze over most of the face on each of them and then re-highlight, and hope that makes it look better
    11 points
  14. A brand-new store had its grand opening here on Saturday, and this is what I found: This is pretty much the first time a store in the province keeps these in stock. Eating a couple right now, not quite as good as what @Xherman1964 sends out, but they're within easy reach and that counts for a lot. Yum yum yum. Also, when I was there I had asked one of the store supervisors if they had chocolate covered espresso beans. We couldn't find any at first, so what he did was immediately call up the bakery, he said they can just take coffee beans from the bulk bin
    11 points
  15. Omg, pockets! I stuck hubby's iPhone 6+, that thing the size of a paperback book in his pocket and it just sunk down into it and vanished. Like, I can't even put my iPod in my pocket and have it be that secure! Screw you pocket industry! I declare a new rule for your house: if it's in your painting space and it's not your painting stuff, it's proper home is the trash can
    11 points
  16. Painted this guy up for a friend to use for his character. He wanted him with short hair and without a beard. I tried to cut off the beard without it looking too weird but I'm not sure it worked out well. Anyways, that's why it's not painted. Chopping off his ponytail seemed to work out better. Thanks for reading!
    10 points
  17. I gave the new Sepia liner a try, and I like it quite a bit. It's much lighter than Brown liner, even unthinned, with a nice golden brown. The two on the left I thinned 5:1 Sepia liner : water, the next two were 6:1 liner : water, and the lady on the right I tried it unthinned. It got a tiny bit bubbly when I thinned it, so I think going forward I'll just use it without thinning it. Which I'm totally down with. :) I discovered that Merisiel hasn't any nose, so I'll have to paint it on, but that doesn't really bother me much. I think I'll trim off
    10 points
  18. These are the Wizkids unpainted pre-primed Elf Sorceresses (SKU WZK72606). I painted these up in April, just got around to adding basing and taking photos. For the price I think they are great, but they are definitely not as nicely detailed as the renders. I decided to paint one up in a druidic color scheme. I had issues with her face, since the faces are true scale, not heroic. Not my best face, but its for tabletop, so it will do. Also her hand didn't have any finger definition, so I painted it as a knitted mitten.
    9 points
  19. I really like this sculpt from Bronze Age Miniatures, they only have him listed by his catalog number, no name. Somehow befitting a barbarian. This is my first "sculpted" base. I took a 1" sq cube and opened up the middle on one side with a jigsaw. Then further "enhanced" with a dremel rotary tool. Added cork, snow (Scene A Rama and Golden extra heavy gel) and a winter tuft (Army Painter). Not done yet, but the base is close. As for the Snowbarian, he is just waiting till I get a bit more comfortable with the brush. By that I mean until I finish my test work on other figs.
    9 points
  20. Painted up these larger goat warrior fellows. Thanks for reading!
    9 points
  21. Urgh. Dislike. I am getting a 2pc aluminum fife in D - the maker is putting a lip plate on it for me. In the mean time, practice with the cheap wooden one has resulted in a left-hand grip change that vastly frees up my fingers to, y'know, play my good blackwood low D flute.
    9 points
  22. Made an important discovery today, carrot cake is best cake.
    9 points
  23. It has some damage to the internal brass ring, on account of them shipping it in a bubble envelope for some unfathomable reason. I managed to mostly fix that, but the lack of care shipping the thing doesn't give me a great deal of confidence in how much care went into crafting it. It wasn't the cheapest bamboo flute, but it wasn't exactly high end. Normally I would assume the issue is my learning curve if I had confidence in the insrument being up to specs, but this one has just enough sketchiness that I don't know how much is me and how much is it - and I don't have enough experience to kn
    9 points
  24. RIP. Eternal Father, strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep; Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee, For those in peril on the sea! O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard And hushed their raging at Thy word, Who walkedst on the foaming deep, And calm amidst its rage didst sleep; Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
    9 points
  25. Spent the day in Seattle at the science center with Husband and a couple of friends. They have an exhibit on the Terracotta Warriors on display so we went and did that. It was great fun, picked up a journal in the gift shop, not sure how I'm going to use it yet but it'll probably be painting related.
    9 points
  26. There I was the hobby store, I had the bones version in my hand when I ran across the metal Pathfinder version, I opted for metal. Still working out my NMM, planning on some color glazing before it's done. I also decided that this dude gets an elaborate base. I don't play with my figs, so they will all be getting the advanced base treatment. I also decided to play with green stuff for the first time. I only have pics of the helmet mods right now, but there's more (next post). Thank's for droppin in and checkin this out, what do you think?
    8 points
  27. Got these guys last winter. Think they are super cute. Huz wanted them more robotic and less like tree ornaments so I kept them pretty standard. The bases are from Secret Weapon. I didn't know until I opened them recently that I had an extra of one, but no extra arms, so he's a little more broken than the others. Thanks for reading!
    8 points
  28. These two went WAY faster, since there was so little skin showing. Suntan flesh for the shadows, Tanned skin for the midtone, and Tanned Highlight for the, um, highlight. Sorry the picture isn't very good; the skin is a lot more distinguishable from the surrounding liner in person. I think Slate Fistcrunch's face came out better, since I deliberately tried to make the midtone places bigger and the highlight spots smaller. He did end up with cheekbones sharp enough to cut bread with, though. As far as issues, just another smooshed left ear, on Thi
    8 points
  29. Feel free to publicly judge it too, I don't mind. Oh yeah, the skin tones are going on with far fewer coats than usual, even though I'm thinning it slightly. It's very nice. It seems to be nicely durable too, since it reacted the same way as Brown Liner when I tried scratching it off with my fingernail. It came off slightly on the figures that I put the thinned liner on, and it barely came off at all on the one with the unthinned liner. Awesome! So, I was going to just do all of the skin tones and then post, but I figured this is a WIP thread, so y'all might
    8 points
  30. So my husband is running a game this Saturday and he asked "Do you have any robot figures?" and I said "Ummm, let me get back to you." Happily, I had on hand a copy of Patrick Keith's 50246, "Marie She-Bot" familiar to film aficionados from Fritz Lang's seminal "Metropolis". I also had a handful of little robots from Johnny Lauck's Salvage Crew. So I glued them together and primed them and painted them very simply with metallic paints. The whole thing took less than an hour. For metallics I use the principles I learned for gilding: Everything has a color
    8 points
  31. Look at the bright side though, you get to say "Saskatchewan" more times a day than most of us combined.
    8 points
  32. No comments? It is amazing how much it changes once primed (zenital light applied, B&W only).
    8 points
  33. Yes. It will be the website. With that pesky thing called Bones 3 fulfillment, it didn't get launched in error. It will be up by end of the week once we are back in office from Origins.
    8 points
  34. When I went to my mother-in-law's on Friday, I found that her home has now been invaded:
    8 points
  35. I got a new lightbox today... I used to have one made from plastic bags and a cardboard box, but my kids found it. This one is a collapsible plastic dooey with a built in light strip... Kinda snazzy! Unfortunately it won't be big enough for dragons and things. These guys are part of my "paint twenty four skeletons in twelve hours" initiative, which actually succeeded! At least i think it did, I didn't really track the time closely.
    7 points
  36. Charging right off the cheap grey background! Tutorial on BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/forum/886959/kings-war/general
    7 points
  37. I finished painting mr. and Mrs. Bones.
    7 points
  38. Did I reply to this? Can't remember... No. I mean, I "review" books, but not not so that anyone pays any attention. I got this one because I'm friends with the author. Who is excellent, and her 3rd book is better than book 2, which was better than book 1, and you should totally look her up: J.L. Gribble and the Steel Empire series and then go read it... and tell your library to get it... and tell your friends about it... Managed to avoid getting rained on, mostly. And primarily because I was next to a cafe when the downpour started. So I ran in. And s
    7 points
  39. It's becoming increasingly apparent to me that I have 2 speeds. Full speed ahead and all stop. I'm my own boss which has good points and bad points. Got most of my spring work done by staying focused and pushing hard. Always more to do though. Family wanted a holiday so we took of for a few days. Now since I've been back I've accomplished almost nothing. Minor distractions keeping me from plowing on full speed ahead again. On the plus side those distractions are keeping me in the house with free time while I wait. So the mini painting has been going at maximum with breaks to read every post on
    7 points
  40. Can't even sympathy like that, but I can relate. That might have to be our first outing once school is done.
    7 points
  41. I loathe the days where I am faster than the computer. My abilities should not be outstripping it! Gah! Double gah! *sigh* But complaining about it helps.
    7 points
  42. Bob the Bugbear! Can we smash it? Bob the Bugbear! Yes, we can!
    7 points
  43. A few. Tau Day (6/28) International Talk Like a Pirate Day (9/19) Bisexual Pride Day (9/23) My Birthday (9/25) Banned Books Day (9/25) Ada Lovelace Day (10/10 this year) National Coming Out Day (10/11) Groundhog Day (2/2) Groundhog Day (2/2) Pi Day (3/14) Steak and a Blowjob Day (3/14) Groundhog Day (2/2) May the Fourth (5/4) Towel Day (5/25) Lag Day (6/14) Groundhog Day (2/2)
    7 points
  44. These others need to become acquainted with the concept and benefits of being nicer people.
    7 points
  45. Company day at the Denver Zoo. Watched my wife go nuts for the red panda and the grizzly bears. Got to watch one of their Asian elephants going for a swim. Generally good time, with only a slight burn. Since it was father's day, got a gift before we went of a keyboard attachment for the tablet. Very cool. Stopped off at the Wizard's Chest based on someone's experience, maybe in the CMPA thread (sorry! Not looking it up as I need to go to sleep). Son was super happy with the store, buying a German hat and a top hat (he's collecting them), but a little disappointed they didn't have a
    7 points
  46. Pezler, where is the new store? The wife and mother-in-law like various european foods and snacks and might be interested in this place. Every time we're in Regina with hit the Ukranian Coop and Mcsmak store to stock up on various eastern european candies and other things that you don't find in a normal grocery store. Any store that's actually willing to talk to customers and interested in their wants is worth supporting too.
    6 points
  47. Yes, a KS update would be good when we get back to the office after Origins. We will set release dates after we complete fulfillment.
    6 points
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