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  1. i might have to get a few of the new griffins once they're revealed i have a secret soft spot for parrot griffins, and a bit of converting would give me some cute tropical griffins these are templates i did ages ago using different parrot / big cat combos
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  2. And here we are - after 36 hours of building time and another 18 hours of drying, the owl mage is finally done. Check here for the WIP Thread ->Let's Make a Present! Owl Mage<-
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  3. This is Miss Ogre 2017. Steve Harvey realized he made a mistake and that she actually came in second but when he tried to rectify the mistake, she ate him. I had such a good time painting her. I kept having Shrek flashbacks. First, "Get outta me swamp!" The Scottish accent made me want to attempt painting plaid. Then realizing that she is wearing two skirts because.....Ogres have layers! I considered giving her a tramp stamp, a beauty mark (her tusks are in the way), and platinum blonde hair. Maybe I will have to get another and do that on the next one. The little guy has pretty soft features and I couldn't see any mouth or anything on him so I gave him a suggestion of a mouth. I may go back and tweak it a little more. Not 100% sure what the things are hanging from the front of her belt. I almost painted them to be lizard heads! Also, not sure about her dagger looking rusty realistically but it's not bad. Plus, she is appearing in this weekend's game! I can't wait! Anyway, here she is. I present Miss Ogre 2017!
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  4. (sung to the tune of 15 Birds in 5 Fir Trees) Ma'al Drakar He's in my sink Oh how shall I scrub Off all of these things? Big dragon Ma'al Drakar Check out these wings! Oh what shall I do With these giant floppy things? Oh what shall I do With these giant floppy things? Scrub 'em up good, then stew' em in a pot Wash them, rinse them, with all I've got! Snarl, shout, I'll scrub your snout All of your teeth, and underneath Until the fight, forum's delight Ya hey! Wash and scrub 'em, paint and glue' em 'Till scales gleam, and necks beam 'Till limbs squeak and plastic's sleek Oil's gone, and greenstuff's on Assembled lie, beneath the sky So Ma'al shall cry And shine so bright, for our delight Ya hey! Ya-harri-hey! Ya hoy! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    17 points
  5. Sabretooth pug... I WILL MAKE USE OF THIS EVERY SINGLE GAME! [Random stranger] What if you're playing checkers? [Me] EVERY GAME!
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  6. sometimes I read the comments... yes, I have grenades in my office.
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  7. I had an idea last night of a comic strip feature a set of dragons playing a RPG game It would be called Hovels and Humans They'd be setting out on grand adventures to reclaim treasure stolen by the vermin humans, rooting out their nests filled with their pilfered belongings, and rescuing poor dragons locked up and in distress
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  8. Okay, the bases are done. The process was simple, if a bit long (mostly drying). So the third wash was Bradley Shade, and once that dried sufficiently I drybrushed another light coat of pro paint dove grey to help blend it all together. Then I did a light drybrush of pro paint dragon white, trying to mostly just hit edges. After this, I took my fourth magic shade, Manstein Shade (this one is pretty much black) and carefully put it into crevices, between bricks, and between raised relief to help restore some definition. And the end result of all of that... was this:
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  9. I will be relocating all of my Day 1 summaries to the Information thread, and have been given permission to post all further summaries there, so as to make the information easy to find. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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  10. Day 1 Infobits Summary! These are important and/or interesting bits of information from the Reaper team, posted in the KS comments. There will be a lot of stuff these first few days. Will continue in another post. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    15 points
  11. *wanders in smelling of lime and cilantro* I declare dinner was... Huge success! I need to mess with the seasoning types and amounts quite a bit (the chicken didn't have a great deal of flavor), but overall they were pretty tasty for my first attempt. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    15 points
  12. Alright, ReaperCon is just around the corner and I really need to get cracking on my entires. I already have a thread up for my planned Painter's entries and I will be doing separate ones for my Open and Diorama entries. So first off here is my Open entry, the Bones version of Anirion: Oh, wait that's not right ... Much better This conversion came to be due to one of the critiques I received last year and that was to up the difficulty of my conversions. So first thing I did was scan Reaper's site and pick out minis that would be a good base for conversions. I got a pretty good list but I really got stuck on Anirion and turning him into a Jedi. This is the result. Here is the conversion break down: -Reshaped hood and sleeves -Smoothed out cloak to remove border -Removed staff and bag? -Repositioned arms -Added light saber out of styrene and metal piece Now on to paint and basing. Here are some side by side comparisons.
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  13. Amazingly, this only took me two weeks to finish ! I think the major challenge to this Miniature is the paint choices, and figuring out how you are going to base it. Lots of thought went into those two factors. I selected regulation heraldic colors and stuck to the rules of using them. I had fun playing with application, and layering on of the colors. While it looks simple, just for the record "It Ain't" ! So here is the Otter Knight with Sword and Shield by DSM. Hope you enjoyed my efforts, and drop me a note. Love to read what you have to say all the time. Thanks. Jasonator
    14 points
  14. Day Two: Preparing the chicken for cooking
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  15. Day 1 Infobits Summary (last one for Day 1): Note for future self: at this point, Ron joined the comments. That wraps it up for Day 1, whew! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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  16. There are a lot of good models, but the only one I really love is 16 (Dragonman!! we need more dragonmen and women) and 19 (Although I have no idea why that one speaks to me) Is it just me or is it as if the greybeards where having a pointy hat competition? 47: "I am a wizard" 48: "I'm a better wizard, just look at my pointy hat" 45: "Mine is pointier, ergo I am a better wizard" 46: "No hat is pointier than mine!!" 47: "that's just a dunce cap"
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  17. So yeah... I've had co workers give me a hard time about my reaper bones addiction. Here's my response. Yes, I'm going to spend probably $500 in the next 30 days on bones miniatures. How much do you spend on your hobbies? Oh you just bought a $17,000 razor you will drive 2 times a year? Yes, I've done this twice before and have hundreds of still unpainted miniatures. They don't have to be painted. but when I do paint them they look AWESOME. Yes, I may never use these in a game. But if I want to or need to.... They are there. Yes, I'm going to wait nearly 2 years to get these figures. I'm not a millennial and can demonstrate a measure of patience.....I think. Yes, I'm a D&D nerd. ROLL INITIATIVE it's about to go down!
    13 points
  18. You might want to avoid using your modifying skills on actual people. That's what we have Thes and Corporea for.
    13 points
  19. One of the minis that first got me into gaming was the old Lord of Change. This was a good while back- in those days, a Lord of Change was mounted on a square 40mm base, and wasn’t much larger than the ogres of the day and they fit into a blister pack. The new Lord of Change may very well be the best mini Games Workshop has in its lineup. A very fine piece indeed, and I’m happy that I’ve gotten to paint it a few times now. Here are two of them (for the same force).
    12 points
  20. While pawing through boxes of old minis for @Mad Jack I found some of the first minis I painted several ages ago. Seeing as how there are often people on here posting their first minis somewhat shyly and looking as good as most of what I do after 30 years of practice I thought I'd show what poor painting was. These are old Grenadier models. I was 13 and using the Testors paints that so many of us used in the 80s. The last two were painted a couple of years later when we'd switched to the first Citadel paints which are still made by Coat d'arms now.
    12 points
  21. I thought it had been too long since I painted a fantasy figure, so I reached into my Big Bag O' Monsters and this was the one that came out. (Full multi-angle image linked due to excessive boobies): https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rmDg_Rk9xkw/WYFH353IOlI/AAAAAAAAIps/cuqeA94FFScu0brueXZlQcGYawXQthsuwCLcBGAs/s1600/20170802ReaperHarpy.jpg It's 77041 Harpy by Julie Guthrie. As usual for me these days, it's one of the plastic Bones miniatures, and if you want one it will cost you the princely sum of about three of those Yankee dollars.
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  22. Um, you make our toys. Reaper peeps are like just a half-step away from Willy Wonka to some of us!
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  23. I assembled my Ma'al Drakar. Oh Elven Broccoli is he huge...
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  24. ...and caught up! (For only about a minute, I'm sure) I managed to snag a wave 1, backer # 748 on my phone during lunch yesterday, woo-hoo! So, gazebos are a thing? And 20% of us are obsessed. and HOLY FREAKIN' COW!!! A big ol' dragon in the core set!! I'm in soooo much trouble; I like pretty much everything so far. Not sure if you were joking or not, and I'm not trying to give you a hard time, but if you didn't know, selling/trading discussions aren't allowed on the forums. Via PM's is ok, but Reaper assumes no responsibility for any such agreement between forum members.
    12 points
  25. 20% is a little lower that I would have guessed, but I'm not super surprised either. I know a couple of other Bones backers who backed once, got more minis than they will ever paint, and have moved on. One case, he stopped playing RPGs so hasn't been motivated, and another is back into Warhammer and painting those instead. Those on the forums I think have a somewhat skewed idea of what's normal because we surround ourselves with other enthusiasts...
    12 points
  26. See, I know I'm weird because... well... I don't want any more dragons. I'm not really thrilled that there is one in the core set. I don't use dragons as enemies for my players. But more NPCs, sign me up. Because I have a bunch of archers in green and brown, but I should paint up a set in blue. And a set in red. Maybe a set in grey. Armored knights? Give me regiments. And if the helms are down, so much the better. Who knows what the evil mage king has inside? Chronoscope? Love it. Weird west, pop sci fi, Cthulhu and pulp adventure, give me more! But I'm not the typical backer. I'm not sure that there is a "typical backer". But I've been really impressed with how Reaper runs its Kickstarters and there's plenty of goodies with more on the way.
    12 points
  27. I've been to a party like that once. They told me its BYOD and I was a little confused at first. Why would they want me to bring my own Duck? But I was like, whatever. But it when I get there, it's crazy, cause like, *I'm* the only one with a duck. But it was cool, cause everyone else was so high and wasted that they all thought the duck was like the coolest thing ever. I never figured out what the D was supposed to mean though. Maybe that's what happened with the wizard?
    12 points
  28. I haven't got any photos of things I painted when I first got into the hobby, but I stopped trying for about fifteen years, until the first Bones kickstarter launched. I've got some... disadvantages... when it comes to painting. My eyesight is about as bad as it can get while still existing. I don't have anywhere near the time I'd like to paint as often as I'd like to for practice and growth, so I often find I am re-learning things every time I don't get to try for a month or more. But that Bones kickstarter, and Bones in general, provided minis that are inexpensive enough that I didn't feel like I was ruining them by trying. It's made a monumental difference in ability. I'm probably never going to be able to paint things as well as some of the folks here- the talent, creativity, and dedication of some of the Reaper forum regulars is amazing, but I'm not embarrassed to put something I painted on a table anymore. Which I tend to regard as a really great thing, not everyone will be good at this, but everyone can be better than they are when they start. I'm always impressed by those of you who can paint something that's professional quality... but there's a lot of room for satisfaction for everyone who may never get there, too. These aren't my first minis... or my last... but last year I grabbed a couple Bones models so I could re-paint a couple of them from the first Kickstarter, for comparison. To take a look at my progress against something other than the front page of cool mini or not's entrants.
    12 points
  29. Reaper has not stated at any point that they will be producing a cat dragon. What you've been hearing is people requesting such a thing. :) I'm fairly in favor of boots, yeah. Yes? Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    12 points
  30. For those of you unfamiliar with Goblin Painting Challenges, started by our very own @buglips*the*goblin, here is a link to the Kaladrax thread that started it all: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/51269-kaladrax-in-seven-days-buglips-is-crazy-wip . For this Challenge, I will be painting up Ma'al Drakar in 7 days, using no brushes larger than a size 0. The rules are posted below: I will be starting my Challenge at 1:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time on August 2nd 2017 (link here). EDIT: If you want to skip all of the talky stuff, here's the link to my completion picture. EDIT: And here's the link to the final entry pictures. Let the insanity begin!!! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    11 points
  31. Home from work, dogs fed,chickens fed - ready to go. I think. I have the next 3 days off work so hoping to get lots of time to paint.
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  33. In my experience a gazebo can be rendered paralyzed with a wedding.
    11 points
  34. I uh.. have no such dilema... I may need to build a room just for paint I'd take a 24 pack of undead.. 6 ghouls, 6 zombies, 6 skeletons, 3 ghasts, 3 wights Oh and the 4th Barrow Warden.. because there are only 3 of the 4 and my OCD is killing me lol
    11 points
  35. The main body now has a nice coat of pro paint Aged Red Brick. Eesh, that was a pain in the butt. Also I figured out which head is the center one, so that's a plus. Hooray for unique and individual tabs! (my Ma'al came with no retail box, and I was too lazy to find pictures)
    11 points
  36. Wait, so if we paint a goblin blue we get a visit from the Magnificent Buglips? Do we get multiple visits for multiple blue goblins? Because, I'm thinking I might need to stock up on blue paint!
    11 points
  37. I look forward to Bones V's question-answering BryanBotTM. Backer1234: I hate option 3! I want more of option 4! BryanBot: We try to have something for everyone. Hopefully you'll see something else you like soon! Backer9998: Can I lock in my pledge manager now? BryanBot: The pledge manager will be open until July 31st. Backer83558: I want a Froghemoth! BryanBot: KILL ALL HUMANS BryanBot: I mean, we did that in Bones III Backer1234: Wait, what? ...
    11 points
  38. 4th Bones KS, 4th core set. I've been doing a 5 minis a day for 30 days push... a week left and I should make it. But it's proven to me that even when I slack off some that I should be able to work through a good chunk of my stash before Bones 4 arrives in 18 months.
    11 points
  39. Hello everyone, Aeheem - My name is Dominic - most people call me Michael, cause they cannot get that someone started calling me like this for no reason and now everyone thinks that's my name. Another name stuck with me is Knochensack, which is the bonesack - the jump suit used by German paratroopers in WWII. It was some joke from my opponent during one of my first wargaming sessions ever. I had an army of German paratroopers and though they were absolutely outnumbered, they inflicted some heavy damage on the enemy. That's where I got the name. I never played paratroopers again - but the name stuck somehow. How would I describe my life? Nichijou, I guess. If you know that series, you know how I feel most of the time of my days. Originally from the flat wastelands of Northern Germany - a place where chicken wrestling was invented, I assume - I started to roam the world and joined the navy. What a bold choice I made. Best thing I learned there was how to read a map, which is perfect when you are in places where your phone doesn't work. Another thing I was taught there was the extensive use of irony and sarcasm. Life ist hard - but it gets a lot easier when you make it harder for others. I started doing wargming in 2007- or 2008, and to be honest: over the years I had some bad experiences not only with people but also with communities, which made me nearly end all this stuff. So there is quite a love-hate relationship between me and wargaming / miniature painting. I normally do stuff because I like it, not because I have to, and fun ist the main factor for me to keep going. I also love to tell long stories about how I got an idea and how I started to make it real. A lot of people at my old communities thought this to be against their regulation. (Okay - if you want to throw all handicapped persons from your forum because they don't fit into your idea of how wargaming should be done, you might let yourself be checked for mental illness). So I refrained to continue most of my projects, let the whole wargaming and painting stuff rest and started to travel and write again - but somewhen I figured that I needed to paint figures once again and to improve myself. Maybe because someone said: You cannot get better until you have attend a super special, super expensive and super cool weekend workshop. My response was: "Yes you can." So I went back to assembling stuff and painting it. I had to prove I was right. I have to admit: from time to time I lack the skills to get a figure done as I imagine it, but I then try to make up for it with a lot of weird and colorful ideas. And that is how I ended here - I wanted to ask Corporea if she would redo her face painting tutorial, so I could print it and put it in my "how to become a better miniature painter" folder. She invited me to stay. Next thing happened was that I was approached by a talking Glitterwolf and an ub3r-n3rd. And that was the moment I thought: Man - I may like this place. So here I am now.
    11 points
  40. Welp, a bakers dozen dillets transplanted out front (using mah dibbler!). We'll see if they take. Meanwhile, August strawberries and blueberries mmmmmmm. Also I am sweating like a horse. Time to go ablute.
    11 points
  41. The fresh dill from the store came with roots on. I only needed half of it for cooking, so I'm going out this morning to see if I can set up a dill patch in the front garden.
    11 points
  42. Please go. If you get all locked up, who would unlock the new thread?
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  43. Day 1 Infobits Summary, still continued: Continued in another post. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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  44. Day 1 Infobits Summary, continued: Continued in another post. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    11 points
  45. I have to admit, I was slightly on the fence about the trolls, but now I'm in whole hog.
    10 points
  46. The collective noun for "sparrow" is "flock", not "overkill".
    10 points
  47. Day 1 Infobits Summary, even more continued (sorry there's so much, the first couple of days there tends to be a LOT of questions and answers): Again, continued in a later post.... Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    10 points
  48. Adorable Snookums did a good job of answering, but I'll answer as well anyway. I do keep a horde of Reaper brushes in stock. I've been making monthly orders for the 25th Anniversary minis each month, and most of those have brushes added. One was nothing but Reaper taklon size 0's, specifically for this challenge. I have not only designed my color scheme, I have planned my attack in detail. The mold lines aren't bad... certainly not Khanjira bad... but there are a few in some interesting places. I thought about pointing them out, but it would ruin the surprise. That said: moar progress! So here I did my next drybrush layer, using pro paint dove grey. At this point I would usually call it done, but I decided to do something extra using a trick I learned from doing my Ral Partha Clutch of Fear. The dove grey applied, I started in on my shading. I'm using Flames of War Colours of War shades for this. I started with Rommel Shade (sort of a yellowy brown) in small areas (mostly because I have very little of it left). Then I slobbered lots of places with Monty Shade (a greenish colour) and now I have to wait a million years for it to dry. (This is why you get to enjoy this update). The next pass will be Bradley Shade (an olive drab/brown). This is just to stain the rock some purty colours in preparation for the final stage. It wouldn't take very long except this stuff takes a while to dry. But simple enough, and worth it to give it a bit of dressing up on the cheap n' easy.
    10 points
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