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  1. I started working on Kitty about 2 years ago. I decided to bring her along to ReaperCon where I got in the zone with her and finished her off. Lots of greens and yellows, but it's all centered around P3 Wurm Green, which is mixed into nearly everything. (I think I had just bought a pot of it right when I first started the mini). Helpful suggestions from other attendees and teachers (Cathy Wappel and Rhonda Bender in particular) definitely improved the quality. The base material is from a tub of stuff I received from Frontline Games in my swag bag.
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  2. This is a fairly small Bones wolf from the Reaper set 77176: Familiars. I'm not sure who sculpted the wolf, but it is tiny. Here is an unpainted size comparison. The Bones wolf is second from the left, between a pewter Reaper wolf from the set 02830: Wolf Pack (3) and 03682: Willow Greenivy. A couple of wargs, one from Thunderbolt Mountain and one from RAFM, complete the size comparisons. Anyhow, here is the little critter. It is so small it hasn't got separate legs; I painted black between them. WIP thr
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  3. Howdy, For my fourth day of International Mini Painting Month I present Vorvorlaka... Blood sucking freak, Kev!
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  4. “Well, there’s no such thing as cowboys,” the child said. “They’re imaginary, they’re in movies and TV and stuff. They’re not real. Like Santa Claus and dinosaurs.” The conversation between the sixth graders had been about Halloween costumes, and whether or not Li’l Shannon could reasonably go as a cowboy. Not a cowgirl; a cowboy. Jeans, boots, and so on. She seemed to feel that cowboys were cool, whereas cowgirls were lame, and where does one find pink jeans and pink Stetson, anyway? And Josh blew it all out of the water with “I don’t believe in cowboys. They aren’t real.”
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  5. Not too much to show off here but figured since the weekends are usually pretty quite that it wouldn't be a big deal if I threw this up here. Was just looking for something easy to work on that I could do at the coffee table while my wife watches her show (Vampire Diaries) so I could be with her but not have to watch it. Threw this together in a couple hours. I used a cut up egg carton for the bricks and just sponged on some craft paint for the brick color. The spackle that I used for grout is a little whiter than what I would like but its ok for now. Maybe a thinn
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  6. Well, I may not find Gravidium in my hobby room (since I don't often take food in), but I'm fairly certain there's a few whole dinosaur skeletons buried in there, and I wouldn't be surprised if Bigfoot had set up residence sometime in the last 3 years. It also seems to be prime breeding ground for the Common Brown Box, which is native to this area, and appears to find the hobby room a most comfortable habitat. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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  7. Just finished these up this afternoon. The one with the yellow eyes is the Bones version & the other 2 are the metal versions.
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  8. It's amazing the pile of plastic you finally acquire after three uninhibited Kickstarters. And so little that fits in the tiny foam squares of the cases. I had hopes of emptying three cardboard boxes of Bones into the cases, but the unfittable still fill up a lot. Contemplating buying a nine drawer Alex cabinet from Ikea. Can't decide if I should fill it with painted or unpainted. My apprentice continues to want to paint. She finished three figures today, so should exceed my skills by Thursday. Guess I should wear out some bristles.
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  9. Was looking through a box that @Aryanun sent me back in July, and found a bag marked 'Ral Partha Adventuring Party (Lead)' Inside the bag was this!!!! For those that don't know, that is a Runequest Duck! He is part of 18-014 Runequest non human adventurers Here are 3 of the 4 that she sent... and so you can see how big he is... Also included were 18-012, Mage and familiars (2 of 5, and the mages staff is broken) and a complete set of 18-013 Heroes 3rd guy from the left needs the spear fixed
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  10. Having a needle and thread out reminded that I need to also stitch up the hole in the pocket of my fuzzy robe, which has been there for... *counts on fingers* ...many moons. I am currently wearing my fuzzy robe, though, and don't want to take it off to work on it since the apartment is a bit chilly. So, I did what any intelligent, well-educated person would do, and sewed up the pocket while still wearing the piece of clothing it is attached to. No, I did not sew myself into my robe. I think. ...I guess I'll find out for sure when I get ready for bed! Huz
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  11. Year's ago I worked for a pizza delivery establishment while in college. I was great friends with both the manager and the assistant manager and we had all sorts of fun games we played at work to pass the time. For one whole semester the Assistant Manager and I, who we will call Richard (that being his name), would decide at the beginning of the week some insane question that we would get every employee to work into conversation with the manager, who we will call John, at some point during the week. For example: "Hey John, are you aware we are out of wombat nuggets?" or "Hey John, the poli
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  12. My D&D group's cleric is a follower of Chauntea, a plant goddess. He wields a scythe. He's also incredibly short for a human. He's absurdly chipper. He's the city's marijuana grower and distributor. For some reason, the player picked this figure, one of the townsfolk, to represent his character. I don't like this figure. Player stated that I could do low detail on him. I'm not sure there is a sufficient paint job to give him a cheerful face. C&C as I go is welcome. He isn't going to be one I super nitpick but I'd like him to be generally tidy. Might attempt OS
    12 points
  13. So of course I painted some mouslings for them: (Sorry for the blurry photos. I didn't notice until after I gave them away) @Inarah got me some of the latest "Color Shifting" paint and I wasn't quite sure what I would do with it. I looked at this mousling and just knew this was the right figure for it.
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  14. Yeah ok, you got me. ETA: OK, which one of you wiseguy mods added the last two tags and made me have to clean the monitor?
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  16. The hat I wore for Halloween weekend. Death to this thread!!
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  17. I taught my 2-hour class on Monochrome Painting again at ReaperCon this year. In my class, I discuss how to compose a figure using differences in value instead of differences in color, and how to simulate materials (such as cloth, leather, metal, and skin) through the contrast of values (highlights and shadows), and then I paint a figure (or at least part of one) to demonstrate the principles. I painted the lower-front and right sleeve of the robe, the mace, bottle, and right hand during the class. I finished painting her back at home last weekend. The painting time was about an
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  18. So yesterday our DM (Wise Kraken) tortured us by having the classic "two prisoners in cells, which one is telling the truth" bit. Except the paladin quickly figured out that they were both evil and were both lying to us. So, um, yeah. I (paladin) had been trying to intimidate one of them by threatening to smite them. Then the rogue decided to mess with my paladin by unlocking one of the cells unexpectedly. "You made this man a promise," he says. Naturally the prisoner was so intimidated that he ran like a rabbit. With my paladin being dedicated to Thor and the rogue acting
    11 points
  19. *loads up meme cannon* Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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  20. I have chubby caterpillars! Yes, this is a good thing! I plant Dutchman’s pipe for the Pipevine Swallowtails and this morning there were at least a half a dozen of the caterpillars nomming away. Hopefully they’ll stop the vine before it reaches my front door!
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  21. I woke up exactly an hour earlier than my alarm. Shocking. Oh well, back to painting.
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  22. I've sculpted 3 tengu figures for Reaper -- a rogue, samurai (warrior), and wizard -- but until recently I had painted only the tengu rogue, and that was 2 years ago (July 2015). I had an idea to paint the warrior and enter both the rogue and warrior as a combined entry into the Open category of the painting contest at ReaperCon. They would have been "Tengu Twins", because the samurai uses the exact same head and feet as the rogue, but with a new body. I started painting him on the Thursday of the con, but managed to finish only the head and set him onto a base. On Friday, I GM'd a
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  23. My rouge lived! In fact, I think I won! So, last week Hubby ran us through a Bloodborne like campaign, but we didn't get to finish. We picked it up this week. We did a little side quest, where I successfully backstabbed for the first time (this character can't hit most of the time, but she sure can dodge) and we got some nice items. Then we trudged through a swamp (well, I was sitting on top of the dwarf) and fought a snake-flower boss monster. After critically making my hide in shadows, I rolled a 20 on backstabbing the boss! It was awesome. Anyway, we got to the end
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  24. ***Sigh*** It still lives!!!! Hi doggies!!!! Greetings from Brutus
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  25. Well, I wasn't cleaning under the sink or in the hobby room, so there's still chances for a discovery in the future! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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  26. That sounds wonderful, but food comes first, and then tomorrow I have a 2 hour drive on icy highways. The things I do for Marvel movies. Going with my friend to see it, sad that it's the only one that doesn't have D-Box seats. I told her that tomorrow I'm going to Ragnarok her world, and afterwards she's going to be so Thor.
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  27. My poor, overworked better angel (note they are singular) is doing everything in its power to stop me from going into literally every thread and post an @OneBoot in an attempt to cause a localized aurora bootealis in your vicinity.
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  28. Can't help you, I'm afraid; I'm far too distracted by the blinky lights on my boot. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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  29. Picked up some cheap Enigma stuff. 54mm lady is missing an arm. =(
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  30. One of my players had to be difficult and create a bizarro character. An Oread Cleric who uses a dire flail. I finally got sick of using a prepaint earth elemental for him and converted this guy with bits I picked up in the Boneyard. Zenithal priming plus some glazes took care of most of the cloth. Metals, leathers and stone base got a base coat, wash and highlight. All in all, 2-3 hours.
    10 points
  31. Bowl turned out of magnolia wood. Gave it to my Mom a few years ago for her birthday
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  32. Being a puppy pillow is totally a productive thing. You wouldn’t want to hurt their feelings by moving, after all.
    10 points
  33. For those who may not know, Gravidium is a new element I discovered when cleaning before ReaperCon - perhaps better known in its molten form: gravy. I'm not sure what the half-life of gravy is, but I do know the gravy on the plate I found was last fresh around the time John Kerry ran for president.
    10 points
  34. Some words... Scutes got washed with full strength Agrax Earthshade... Manes with My Tomwise Sauce... Mouth with SC F&G Mayhem Red... Eyes with SC 75 Deep Red Kilt with SC 75 Violet Then an over all wash with SC WF SS Camo Shade cut 20 to one with Frontline Games Acrylic Paint Capillarity Agent I was hoping that the wash would help build my shadows on the skin tone.... Comments and critiques welcome! PM if you would rather, but I want to improve, and my skin is pretty thick! G
    10 points
  35. Oh, I almost forgot, I once sewed a patch on my uniform and stuck the needle momentarily in the mattress I was sitting on while I did someting else. The waterbed mattress. Which I figured out pretty quickly as it happens.
    10 points
  36. Do you make Om-nom-nom noises when you defeat a hero? ... Not that I ever do that. ... much.
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  37. Mmm, food. I think I'm gonna pig out on pizza tomorrow and then dive hardcore into a diet Monday. Either that or die of fatness. Maybe both!
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  38. Traded a WWII tank mini that I had for unknown reasons for three of these. They are adorably nerdy.
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  39. So I'm paintin' Elfquest miniatures this weekend. Julie Guthrie sculpted the things clear back in '83, '84, for Ral Partha, who released them in '84. Now, back in 1984, minis were, as a rule, True 25mm; the Elfquest minis are just that. And the elves are tiny; Elfquest elves run shorter than humans, no taller than chest high to a human. The Personalities box contains most of the humans who appeared in the first ten issues of Elfquest, and they're pretty slight compared to today's Heroic Scale minis. Weirdly? The Priest of Gotara stands about chest high to Sir Forscale. Which means, if
    10 points
  40. casts Restful Sleep on Pezler followed by warding his sleeping chamber against unwanted interuptions
    9 points
  41. I’m not ignoring this, I’m just thinking about it. I’ll get back to you. In no particular order: My kids - the fuzzy variety and the extra-terrestrial variety, Halloween and Halloween related things, feeling loved, art, painting, music, days off of work, and a certain goblin.
    9 points
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