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  1. These are two Reaper figures that I sculpted, from art by Izzy "Talin" Collier. All right, I didn't finish this in time for Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos) 2018 ... or even 2017. But I'm ten months early for 2019. If you're inspired to buy these, you have ten (or 22, or 34...) months to paint them, too. You can see my Works-in-Progress thread here. The basing is more extensive than I normally do, but I decided to push myself and try something different. Enjoy! Derek
    31 points
  2. First time posting something here, since it's the first time I've felt like something I'd done came out really nicely. Once upon a time, this was Tierdeleira, but I needed a desert elf archer for a game I'm running, so they stole 77384: Arathanel's bow and quiver and swapped what presumably would have been the traditional green and purple dark elf clothing for something more fitting to the desert. The arrow and hand holding it could have been better, but I don't want to risk the rest of it by trying to redo them. The cloak was a pain but ultimately worth it, I think. It will give t
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  3. Found this "totally not Orcus" at my local gaming shop and decided to paint him up. I really liked the sculpt save for the scepter, so I clipped it off and kit bashed a new one. I used a few pieces from the some sprues of reaper weapons (got them from a friend, I think they came with Bones III kickstarter) and added a few GW skulls. I am super happy with how my scepter turned out. Love to hear what you all think.
    21 points
  4. First real attempt at NMM bronze, and I got carried away with the freehand. Doesn't really match the model but eh, I enjoyed it.
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  5. I worked super hard on this guy. I think he's some of my best work. I hope everyone likes him.
    19 points
  6. Bear Viking by scalebro
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  7. Had these guys sitting around for awhile and decided to give them a quick paint up. Not quite quickly enough to call it a speed paint but I feel the extra time was worth the result. I'd love to hear what you all think.
    15 points
  8. 3 more militia men for my lake town survivor army. The guy in brown is also sporting press mold shield. It isn't my best press mold, but I like it.
    15 points
  9. Stupid dreaming brain making me interested in reading a French graphic novel that only exists in my imagination!
    10 points
  10. Thanks, @Corsair ! Glad you're enjoying this thread. My image-search for "Day of the Dead decorations" gave me a sense of how prolific and exuberant the decorations can be... but I was trying not to cover the whole base in sugar skulls and offerings and papel picado. I wanted something on the column, at least. Here were my quick Photoshop studies of 3 options -- simple flower garlands, papel picado, or a wreath: Maybe I was just feeling Christmas-y, but I decided on the wreath. I mixed a batch of Green Stuff + ProCreate + Aves Apoxie Scu
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  11. Presenting Mara Frostraven the Anti-Paladin, with Succubus Shield and Ice Sword. Not quite sure why she seems to be shrinking in the pictures. Wished I could've done a bit more with her face, it just seemed so small though! As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
    9 points
  12. I recently took part in the Yeti contest and liked the basing and paint style for my chieftain enough to use it for the rest of the Yeti from Bones 3. I am so looking forward to my players getting lost in a blizzard now. Will they be friendly Yeti, just there to help? Unlikely.
    9 points
  13. Building on flood plains is also pretty damn popular. Stupid. But popular.
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  14. Oh, I know. I was expecting it to be closer to $300. As it was, it took the majority of my Christmas money, but at least it left me with enough to buy a tank of gas, couple summer sausages, and a case of beer. You can thank the federal government for that. Government backed flood insurance means that rates don't go up even if your whole house gets washed away multiple times. It also favors the wealthy, who do stuff like build houses on beaches that get wiped out every year in hurricanes, where it pays out the mutli-million dollars to rebuild it in full every time. I mean,
    8 points
  15. And volcanic slopes. I have no idea why. Okay, I know why, volcanic soil is amazingly fertile. But don't live there. Plant trees there, sure, don't plant your butt there. Several Vesuvian eruptions ended badly because of that.
    8 points
  16. SoCal also believes in earthquake codes. I've noticed this ever since I moved out to Philly. There are no transverse beams anywhere! Bricks are used as an actual building material and there's no rebar anywhere! I look across the street at the hospital and I can't see the load bearing substructure from here. I live in a brick building, 2 foot thick solid walls, and I can still feel the building shudder in a decent wind. It's creepy I expect areas that tend to rely on solid ground remaining solid care much less about what a building is made of than SoCal does. I could probably build
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  17. Game wrapped for tonight - the Krampus has been driven forth, and Santa Pirate has taken the naughty-but-not-nasty children back. And the kids' characters are in a much better position for their grand escape. The only PC 'death' against the Krampus was Dain's character - but he went down in a properly heroic fashion - so he is still getting his stuff. (Because I just can't be that kind of a jerk.) His death held up The Krampus long enough for the kidnapped children to escape, and the rest of the party to run back and finish the Krampus off, arriving just as
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  18. Standard it doesn't have a glass bed, but I ordered one when I got mine, which I'm using now. Print just finished so I'll see how they come off in a bit. Print looks pretty nice though.
    8 points
  19. Yep, more Guild Ball stuff and a whole set this time. See, normally I choose which Guild Ball mini to paint by pulling a random character card out of the box I keep them in (I wish more companies still did character cards, makes it so much easier to add randomisation into the mini choosing process), but these girls didn't come with any, so rather than pack them away and potentially forget they exist, I thought I'd get them done now. Plus these are the Veteran versions of the characters, so it'll help having all the colour choices in one place for when it comes to painti
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  20. Here's something I prepared earlier... No, not the Christmas Village collection, or the dolls... That's the staircase from the basement to the main floor in my sister's house, and there was a 5.5 - 6" ledge around the walls(top of the brick foundations), and she wanted to get some use out of it... So I spent a few weekends putting together shelves out of prefab 'shelf plates', then recessing hines and mounting clear perspex fronts on them. I advice against showing this picture to females in close family...
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  21. *Gets out the hose* The Auld Grump
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  22. Los Angeles didn't invest in earthquake codes until after the Long Beach Earthquake smacked the city around in 1933. Likewise, the rest of the country won't build to earthquake standards until after they've been smacked around by their own major event. It seems to be human nature: build randomly until it gets destroyed then maybe plan things out on the rebuild. Applies to earthquakes, elf-all giant fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, ocean inundation, and bugs. Especially bugs.
    7 points
  23. Painting complete. Canvas painting, mind you, with my mother who is visiting for Christmas and who has never painted before.
    7 points
  24. I painted this a while back but could not come up with a good base for it. I found this resin rock base and figured it would just fit, if I could get it off the metal plug it comes on. Much blood and many tears later it was free from its metal prison. The cat originally had a faint stripe pattern in its fur, but as I said there was blood, and I ended up repainting a fair bit of it. He's painted vaguely like a desert dwelling wild cat.
    7 points
  25. I found the full set of Transformers IDW "Dark Cybertron" comics, mint condition, at a pawn shop. They also had three of the "Spotlight" comics - Thundercracker, Trailcutter, and Big M himself, and a real vintage gem - a copy of the OG Marvel comic "And Now... The Dinobots!" in perfect shape. Really pleased to have these, although I have them all in various omnibuses already. I do like the comics, tho...
    7 points
  26. There is a cat on my mouse. This would not be an issue, except, it's a trackball … and he's almost too adorable to move. We had a very nice, quiet Yule; exactly the kind I like. I got many books. ^^; (and socks, which I also like, and the WK unpainted white dragon). And rather a lot of leftovers, because, well. It's hard to cook for a small group without having leftovers. ^^;
    7 points
  27. I was asked this question recently in a F2F conversation IRL. After thinking about it, I eat out less than I once did. For a bonus follow-on Question: Rename a RL (real life) place to incorporate it into an RPG. Examples: Panthera Breads (tavern style sign: a black kitten pounced upon a loaf of bread) The Hens and Eggs (tavern style sign: Three French Hens, in base: three Eggs)
    6 points
  28. I put up a tree, we exchanged gifts and stuffed ourselves with food. I don't care what it is called, it was good..
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  29. Does the same on his side of the pond and howls back.
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  30. The additional vistas of foodish delights that will open up to your palate will be joyously celebrated. Wait till you do your own personal first full rack of ribs. GEM Happy New Year!
    6 points
  31. >walks up to the top of the hill and begins to howl at the moon<
    6 points
  32. Brigid's two favorite presents this year - the Weebles Haunted House - she really seems to enjoy dropping Weebles through the trapdoor into the prison. (She's gonna be a GM!). Errr, dropping the ghost through the trapdoor. (She's gonna run Ghostbusters!) Her second favorite present was the box that the Weebles Haunted House came in.... (Well, boxes in general - she is fond of playing Turtle....) The Auld Grump
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  34. I agree, although eating at 23:45 is... Well, that's life I guess ^_^;;;; Man was I tired at 02:00ish when I went to bed though. Silly turkey having to cool down before I can pack it up into the fridge!
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  35. So finally, after many years of wanting one, I got a 3D printer for Christmas this year. This has much to do with the ever decreasing cost of them, especially the Creality Ender 3, which is what I got. This isn't so much about set up or using the printer (other than to say that Tom from Fat Dragon Games and his Tomb of 3D Printed Horrors made the whole process so so easy, his instructional videos on the Ender 3 made it all easy, and his Cura setup files for printing minis worked for me straight away) but the minis stuff I'm printing and (hopefully) painting. So, got the printer set u
    5 points
  36. The color scheme is based on the art for the D&D bulette.
    5 points
  37. @kristof65 I hear ya. I worked DTU (download, transform, upload) for a business management system for years and it shocked me how much information was stored plaintext in unencrypted databases in fields that were never intended for the purpose. First time I ran in to this, I was converting a customer from a generic access database to ours. Pulled out the customer list, saw the contact name column and mapped it along with all the others. A week later, my manager got a call from the customer, he was very upset that he had just been chewed out by one of HIS customers because the inv
    5 points
  38. I stopped by the 'Søstrene Grene'(Danish chain with stores all over the world), to pick up some tea files and tuff, and found a horrible little car in a GLASS dome... Untouched horror to the left, SirForscale in the middle, and a certain Frulla Krung (almost 3.75" tall according to Reaper) under a liberated dome. (I bought 3 of them to mes with) The glue holding this horror together is pretty solid, but acetone, hot water and a scalpel got rid of most of it anyways... The domed horror is a seasonal item and usually costs about $6, but they're half of
    5 points
  39. The current favorites are Jersey Giant Pizza, Doc's Steak House, AND Opie's BBQ, not necessarily in that order.
    5 points
  40. Thanks! I see a flying Barge in my future! Alas poor Roc, I knew him well...
    5 points
  41. Speaking of which: https://apnews.com/5108b69d38e1427492ea116b72c4c95e Mt. Etna just reminded Sicily that it isn't dormant. GEM
    5 points
  42. Fourth child had an odd position in utero that made it almost impossible to feel her moving. As uncomfortable as it is, it becomes reassuring to know they're okay in there. As with everything to do with infants, treasure it while it lasts.
    5 points
  43. While visiting family this holiday, we were given the opportunity to pick through a family members mostly unpainted warhammer collection before it was sold in lots on the evil bay. Ended up pulling out a lot of stuff and gave him a bit of money for it all. The box Loose minis, including some painted dog of war dwarf pirates, high elf spearmen, wolves, high elf chariot, and some chaos marauder sprues Some undead, high elf, and chaos warrior boxes And a boatload of blisters We barely put a dent what
    5 points
  44. Is that you being cuddled by a duck in the second panel? - The Auld Grump
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