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  1. I'm sorry that I forgot the name of this mini. Here is a miniature that I finished quite a while ago, but I never got around to posting him. He's from Studio McVey's stunning LE resin line (shame we haven't seen anything new from it for a while). I painted him up for an RPG, and I think he came out rather nicely. For most of my minis, I prefer to use a black undercoat, but I decided to try white on him instead, to see how I liked it. I discovered that I didn't like it at all. While the painting over the white isn't significantly different from painting over black,
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  2. Howdy, Stripped and re-painted... Strange Magic, Kev!
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  3. I have a resin master of the Bones 4 anklyosaurus so I will be trying to do as a good a paint job as I can manage on him
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  4. A rotting stench catches you nose. You see a creature slowly moving in your direction waving a dagger. At first, it looks like a beggar wearing rags. He utters a low moan and you realize as it's coming out of the shadows that he's missing part of its scalp and has a gaping hole in its abdomen through which you see his ribs and his petrified organs. Turning to the cleric, you scream with horror. Zombie! Here's 02102, Plague Zombie, Dark Heaven Legends sculpted by Bob Ridolfi. It's the second time i paint this model, here's the link to 02043: Undead Rising, 02102: Plague Zombie & 0
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  5. I sacrifice enough blood to the Blood God using x-acto blades. No way I’m going to something sharper.
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  6. Howdy, Some ReaperCon swag action... Who's a good boy?, Kev!
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  7. Howdy, A Reaper fungus for your delection... Kev!
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  8. Howdy, Blessings upon you all this day... Kev!
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  9. Ain't that a flying dinosaur? Never heard that term before but my best friend and his mom both have it too. @redambrosia, congratulations and my sympathy to your husband. Yeah, the mom's got the toughest job but being on support duty isn't easy either. My youngest is a week away from one year old so dealing with pregnancy is still pretty fresh in my mind. It's worth it though. For me I love spending time with my kids. Being a parent can be the hardest but also most rewarding job possible.
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  12. I agree with Doug. I own many scalpel handles but only use one of them and the Exacto handle. The reason I put them in a hobby knife handle and chuck, is because for our application you need the freedom of movement of the blade edge that the round handle gives you. The flat scalpel handles do not work well when you are trying to follow a seam. They literally are designed to keep the knife from rolling in your fingers, the one thing I need the knife to do, hence the hobby knife handle. Every accident I had with one happened BECAUSE I was using an official scalpel handle and had t
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  13. You are a heartless fiend, devoid of all pity.
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  14. Yeah, I'll never go back to hobby knives after trying scalpel blades. They are just so much sharper making the job that much easier. They also clean flash of Bones well. I use the Feather brand, but now it looks like Amazon isn't carrying them anymore. Might have to switch to a new brand next time I need to order. A box of 100 has lasted me for about 5 years of hobbying, though I am starting to run low.
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  15. I like the vomelete. It's like plastic you can eat!
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  16. *puts on nerd glasses technically pterodactyls are not dinosaurs, but rather flying reptiles unrelated to them :P but yes. I have clinodactylys. They fly so majestically
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  17. This is why I am here! Congratulations You'll feel both miserable and happier than you have ever been, both at the same time! And you will FEEL your body moving things around to make room for baby! Your feet, tummy, and ankles will HATE you, but your heart and soul will feel incredible - spouses are HIGHLY recommended to learn the sensual art of foot massage! They tell you that you will be peeing for two, but they LIE. You are going to be peeing for at least THREE people. And complete strangers will rub your belly like you are the Bud
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  18. So here's the last of the trilogy I was working on, another Shadowrun figure that I finished this morning so that I could start a little vacation tomorrow without any pending figures to distract me. She's a Dennis Mize piece, female gang member with pistol from the great old Shadowrun line As with the other ones I'll eventually photograph her with the set of four figures in total she comes with, so kept her off a base and just painted the base she came with. Otherwise, the four figures with such large bases wouldn't fit in the photo. These bases in themselves are pretty large
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  19. *not-so-quietly laughing* Now I can go face the frothing horde of humanity with the mental image of a goblin and a Xenomorph Queen having a serious discussion about sharp things and how not to use them. Thank you for that. I need every weapon I can muster against the frothing horde. *snrk*
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  20. Says the lady who cuts towards herself. Every time you use an x-acto blade I cringe and wait for a scream. Stop doing it, it freaks me out!
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  22. I'm going to eat your unicorn cereal when I get home. On camera so you can see me eating the deliciousness but can't have any of it yourself.
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  23. I know you can't see it right now, but I am shaking my head at you and making a face like this.
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  24. Lord, Doug, I want him to keep all of his fingers! If you're going to use scalpel blades, then get the scalpel blade handle as well, but if you get a handle, then you need a pair of well gripped pliers - preferably actual forceps as well because you use the forceps to grip the blade to attach the blade and take it off so that you don't cut your finger off. (Check youtube for how to videos.) I assisted in surgeries for 13 years and never once cut myself with a scalpel blade due to safe practices. You really do need to be cautious with them. Without a proper handle, it would be safer to use
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  25. I got some sleep last night, then Megan dragged me off for karaoke. Her birthday present for me hasn't arrived yet - I suspect that both of us are going to be scuttling away to paint in secret. And, I got a definite answer from Sam about Razor Coast. No. She does not want to run it, she wants to play it. Followed by WHEN am I going to run it? (Have I mentioned she is bossy?) So, after Legacy of Fire, more piracy. Also - looking at Razor Coast gave me the answer of how to set up the Fey Forest adventure her parents have m
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  26. As we have just renewed our contract with Paizo, new models will be releasing. Contract negotiations prevented releases. There is no timeline to share at present for the next release.
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  27. Thank you! Look! Shiny new signature!
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  28. This year I learned that you can GROW decent peppers. On the porch. In MAINE. Not many, but you get to pick them twice before the plant gives up on you. Even habaneros, which I would never have believed you can grow here. Learn something new every year. After a while, you realize the peels are the best part. Just DIFFERENT. I think more people have played KotB than all the other old adventures put together. It was the first I ever played, and I played it again last year, but I have never run it. Di
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  29. When you cut yourself with a sharp blade, you can get a really deep cut, it's true. But the edges are cleaner, so they heal faster (or so I've been told). And a sharp blade is much more likely to only cut the things you actually want to cut, so they don't cut me very often. As long as they're not breaking, the sharper the better, AFAIAC.
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  30. At RC, @TaleSpinner recommended using scalpel blades rather than X-Acto blades, though he was specifically recommending them to address some of the ... features ... of greenstuff. I already had some, so I've started using them, and they're remarkably good at cleaning up plastics; much sharper than the hobby blades. Note that they're not really the right size for hobby-knife handles, but you can crank down and get the handles to work. The #11 blades are very nice for most hobby tasks I've tried so far.
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  31. Ordered new files and Ro&Co brushes today. Also got some sanding sticks while I was getting the files. Last night I started messing around with some of the Warlord Games Bolt Action stuff I bought at Reapercon, specifically late war British Infantry, and immediately ran into material limitations* so it was time to restock some tools. *With what I could do with an x-acto knife by itself, not limitations of the figures set which, so far as I can tell, is high quality if a million individual pieces.
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  32. There used to be a way to set the boards to not show signatures, but I don't see where you can modify that now. You can definitely choose to not show the signatures of specific users in the Ignored Users settings. Sorry; best I have this morning. Good thing MREs are so often eaten in the dark. I will say that I can't recall hearing many complaints about MREs from people who have had to subsist on C-Rations, though. In the mid-70s, on CAP campouts, we used to get Korean-war era surplus C-Rats. They were a whole new shade of ... glop.
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  33. I believe this is a ploy to ensure he gets all the good chocolate! You need the calories, your eating for 2 now (and one of them is a growing child!) Remember, you also have the right to throw him out of the house any time day or night on a grocery store run for whatever your heart desires in the form of cravings. @Erifnogard. If you are going to post pictures like that, please put them behind spoilers! Some of us have weak stomachs and long memories...
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  34. Oh come on now, you were in the military, I know you've had worse.
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  35. Thank you so far I haven't made an offering to the porcelain throne, but I do have a very annoying combo of acid reflux + nausea + hunger. I can keep it mostly at bay by eating snacks or small meals... so far so good. Organizing and stuff can be very relaxing. Hehe, awesome. A nerdy extended family Tonks is adorable! How dare they say she's not! Please tell my hubby that! When I thought this was just bad pms, I got a bunch of chocolate and now he's threatening to eat it, because I shouldn't have sugar Than
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  36. Can’t see it. Mobile gadget does not show them. @Doug Sundseth is there somewhere to switch them on...Did I turn them off somehow/where? @buglips*the*goblin will eat TacoBell items, ravenously, ......so yeah, maybe not.
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  38. I’m not even sure that counts as food.
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  39. As if I didn’t have enough to do, I started playing around with the design systems on the Hero Forge web site. I finally ended up ordering a couple of figures to see how they looked when done. I’ve been reading the various Bordertown books lately, so ended up drifting into some urban fantasy territory here. It’s a little unfortunate that their system doesn’t have a playing pose, given the availability of the violin and bow. I do seem to accumulate musicians, though... The necromantic spell effect wasn’t my first choice, but it looked like the
    9 points
  40. I didn't mean to be fussing or make y'all feel like you needed to defend yourselves. But when you're recommending a medical tool that is specifically made to cut flesh, I think the disclaimers should follow pretty close behind. We want to have educated sacrifices to the hobby gods.
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  41. Scalpel blades are worth respecting, but that's true of X-Acto hobby blades as well. For that matter, I probably wouldn't put a scalpel blade in the top 5 for danger of tools I regularly use (table saw, radial arm saw, bench grinder, circle saw, lawnmower, torch, pistol, automobile, ....) Hobby knife handles are intended to hold blades by friction and work quite well at that. If you're pushing hard enough to move the blade, you're pushing way to hard for the blade. That said, scalpel blade holders are pretty easy to come by (I have one and use it). I'm not a huge fan of the handle
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  42. See now if Hedgie were making such a promise, I'd believe it. You, not so much.
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  43. I started out with 13 fingers and still have most of them left. You worry too much, I got plenty to spare. I bet I could lose another 5 and still be able to open cans.
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  44. I'll remember that, because I have more supply runs to do in the near future so I'll have an opportunity to get some scalpel blades to try.
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  47. *laughs nervously* Sounds like all of you enjoyed painting one... I've already a thought that I might wind up doing the 7 day challenge for the first one (even if now that I have a sense of it's scale, it's definitely one of the "and why am I contemplating this again?"), and then a second one gets "full on" attention... Or something. Pez, you seem really REALLY excited by the prospect of a newbie to a 7day challenge attempting such a challenge... I do have one slight benefit though, or so I'm thinking that in my head..... I tend to normally paint with a size 0 brush. Arguably
    9 points
  48. And you're surprised? You really REALLY shouldn't be. I expect great things from her. DtY's ferrets are not the biting kind, but they do like to hide in your purse, bookbag, groceries. Anywhere they can fit, and think they won't be noticed. We are always careful about furry hitchhikers when we visit them. Stuffed baked potato skins. Stuffed FRIED potato skins. Potatoes spiced up and stuffed into peppers, then smothered in cheese. Grump does THINGS to potatoes. Deliciously bad for you things.
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