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  1. Hello forum family, I wanna share with ya all my most recent fatigue: Marthragul! I was in doubt if painting it into a realistical Earth dragon, or something more colourful... The Magenta won! :D And I chose to don't cut corners, so no drybrush, no washes, no feathering... just dear, old layering, shading and glazing ...cause I'm a fast painter, as you know And, yeah! This took me almost a month of at least two hours per day... basically I hate this dragon now Enough talking, time for pics :D I really hope you like it, if you have any question do not hesitate :) As always every C&C is more than welcome. Thank you :)
    23 points
  2. Hi everyone, sorry I haven't posted in a while. I mostly post on the Reaper Facebook Page and Twitter now. I still check out everything on the "Show off" every day, though! Here is my most recent tartan project. This is Aeslin sculpted by Sandra Garrity. My customer is a fan of the show (and books) Outlander and this figure was chose specifically for it's potential for painting a tartan. The tartan that was picked is the Wilson Ancient Hunting Tartan. It has these very thin quadruple orange lines that give it a very interesting blue/green/orange colour shift look. I was only able to fit in three of the thin lines, but it was enough to give the cool effect.
    20 points
  3. This guy has been sitting in my collection a couple years. Finally painted him up for someone who wanted a Van Helsing feel to him - dark, leathery, bits of red. Also wanted the book to glow. I feel I could have done better on that, but the indication is there.
    18 points
  4. painted up 77040 Satheras, male warlock as a Drow and used it as an experiment to test out Coal Back and Styx purple. really happy with the results though the purple ended up more like dragon red at the end. Also was the first time with the Dark elf skin triad, really liked it. also on the scroll I looked up an eldritch font and wrote out Cthulhu fhtagn
    14 points
  5. Oh man, this one was a gas, really enjoyed it, and another present done!
    12 points
  6. After well over a year of the Shelf of Incompleteness she is done! Part of the reason she hung around there that long is because she was the first figure in a long while that I wanted to extend higher than my usual tabletop level into display level and part of the way thru I hit a wall. In doing so I learned where my current limits are. This was also my first attempt at painting sheer clothing. Her hair came out better than expected considering this turned into a speed paint when I got back to her. The Witch of November mayhap? Save a Broom, Ride a Pumpkin! One of the best faces I've done, although the flash makes it hard to see the subtle contrasts in the skin/lips. Which tends to be my main difficulty in painting pale skin is finding the right amount of contrast.
    10 points
  7. I do mostly skirmish and large wargames so I'll tell you a bit about my high elves. No names will be used to protect the innocent and stupid. Plus I never got around to doing a real detailed back story for them. They were the first Warhammer army I bought as a young adult back in around '93 and the scond I finished painting in around 2017. They and my goblin army are my most used for the last 10+ years. They are a proud elite unit covered in shiny armour and carrying the best quality weapons. Despite this and their decades of training they are mostly useless on the battlefield. The ultimate parade ground soldiers. Leading the army is the Dragon Knights. Mounted on the best steeds in the world and wearing the finest heavy plate armour they have a record of running away from every battle they ever fought (maybe not quite but it sure seems like it). I guess they just don't want to risk the pretty horses and shiny armor getting dinged up. On the plus side they are often the only survivors of their battles because they spend much of their time running almost to the edge of the field and then returning for another quick melee before running away again. I supposed they think they are just using proper hit and run cavalry tactics. The other elite troops of the army are infantry, white lions, swordmasters and phoenix guard. The lions and phoenixes have a decent record but tend to be missile magnets so never have enough numbers left to sway the melee in their favour. The swordmasters are impressive usually in a suicidal way. They take the fight to the enemy and often stand to the last man causing much more damage than they take before succumbing. The true heroes of the army are the archers. As is to be expected of elves they are deadly with their bows. While the pretty swordsmen and spearmen are busy stumbling around and dying they cause a large amount of damage to any enemies and even can hold their own in melee. This army is supposed to be a small, deadly elite force and yet it is one of my larger ones and despite their stats on paper they are unlucky and most often lose. Compare it to their most common enemy the goblins who are supposed to be a weak, horde army yet win more of their battles and are outnumbered by the elves. This is slowly changing as the goblins seem to have an active breeding program going and their numbers are always increasing while the elves have mostly stagnated for years.
    10 points
  8. Murica, the mustard monk. A superhero in the Marvel Universe*. He is a second-generation immigrant from Tibet. He runs a hot dog cart in times square. Once Captain America was chasing a Hydra Agent and a vial of super-solider syrum was dropped in his hot dog water. He ended up with the full dose, but diluted by hot dog water. He is super strong, tough, and fast (just not as quite as so much as the captain) He is also resistant to heat, cold and disease. He continues to serve hot dogs in the big city, but when danger threatens his people, he strips to the waist, revealing his star-spangled costume and fights crime! shown here, just after a big fight as he returns to serving a hot dog, with mustard to a customer. * does not appear in any published material)
    10 points
  9. Went back to the FLGS to have a look at the new wave of Wizkids unpainted lines. Interestingly, unlike most of the times where I’m the only one looking at minis when I’m there, this time there were three other separate customers, one of them a young lady, who were all shopping the wall as intense as I was myself. As well there was a young family of five whose eldest son, maybe 7 or 8 years old, was obviously the driving force behind them being there, although when the son went on about the guillotine and how he would be chopping a bunch of heads off, the mom put an end to the shopping spree. Anyway. It was nice to see a variety of miniature enthusiasts there. Just too bad the shop doesn’t carry Reaper. I ended up picking up a few things that I felt would work well in both a fantasy and an old west setting. - The tent and lean to. - The campsite. - The well. - Stacks of firewood. - Horse and hitching post.
    9 points
  10. @Evilhalfling why did he drink all the hotdog water though
    9 points
  11. A couple of minor acquisitions today from Battlefront minis Modern stowage for my Team yankee unit This is the soldiers gear like backpacks etc and the US Token set These are for showing status of certain units etc G
    9 points
  12. When I was younger and had time to play tabletop wargames regularly (and paint tons of models), I would eventually sell my armies after a while. I just didn't have the space. I've given away individual painted minis as gifts, but nowadays I hoard everything.
    9 points
  13. Name and SKU unknown, fairly certain she was a reaper monthly award figure. spent most of the month with her on my desk, finally finished her tonight. I may have rushed the final details.
    8 points
  14. Lo! These many years ago (13, to be exact) my brother and I were going to start gaming with a friend of his. I rolled up a druid character and was prepared to play her. Then the friend left town and didn’t come back for a few years. I have long since lost the character sheet for this druid, but I still had the mini I purchased! I never expected to paint her, but here she is! 03094, Maralise Moonscythe and her parrot!
    8 points
  15. So we had a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving this year. The boss was sick and running a mild fever so we stayed home. More acuratetly she stayed home; I got to drive 3 hours round trip to the in-laws to deliver the victuals we had promised. Anyway, neither of us was very hungry so we had popcorn for lunch and then peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for dinner. And I got to play video games and paint while she slept. I'll take it.
    8 points
  16. I've averaged about two forum exchanges per year, so I've given a few minis away. I don't sell them.
    8 points
  17. Ever decide you want a witch with still, silent, Levitate, just so she can stick people to the ceiling at the tavern? No planned game tonight.
    8 points
  18. Grump won the argument about my getting a desktop instead of a laptop by not arguing. He just sent me the specs and prices for several of each, and let them do the arguing. Grump will be late, working Black Friday at the restaurant.
    8 points
  19. I keep most of mine, but I've painted a few as gifts, and painted some with thre intention of selling them. A few others, I've painted to keep and then decided to sell after the fact.
    8 points
  20. And chasing the Witch from my previous post are these guys... Other than a few highlight touchups, and basing these guys were mostly completed during last years Thanksgiving Challenge, so finishing them for this years seemed appropriate. Jacob Knockengard, looking like he could use a drink and a warm meal after smiting a vampire. The face of a man who has earned a sandwich. Abraham Van Helsing, proving that in the 1800s medical professionals were known also for their elf kicking ways. (see also Doc Holiday) GW Talisman Witch Hunter, one of my favorite sculpts that is pure Solomon Kane. Like with most of my Witch Hunters I tried to keep his clothing in the traditional Pilgrim/Puritan colors of the 1600s. GW Johann Van Hal, looking well prepared to encourage the foul minions of Old Night to get off his lawn. Like with the previous Witch Hunter, I used White on his cross as a reference to the Teutonic Knights. Wilhelm Hasburg. Like Johan he was a Dogs of War character for Warhammer several editions ago.
    7 points
  21. Magos maniplus and her servitors. Unlike most of her rank she has opted for gigantic legs as opposed to magnetic levitation, because you cannot stomp on people if you have no legs. She fought to a series of pyric victories on the planet of Aleusis. She delayed but could not stop the forces of chaos from claiming the world when the planetary defense forces fell apart leaving her to fight a last stand with the remaining mechanicus forces.
    7 points
  22. Happy St Andrews Day everybody! I'm finally feeling better, which is a good thing because we're heading out for some early Christmas shopping today. We managed to get tickets for the Chinese Lantern Festival tonight, so expect an absolute ton of photos at some point tomorrow. This year's theme is 'Lost Worlds' so there should be a lot of prehistoric themed stuff on show (including Dimetrodons!)
    7 points
  23. 77542 - Marthrangul, Great Dragon, painted as Amethyst Dragon
    7 points
  24. So... I have discovered the problem with buying wine in boxes. And why channeling my drunken relatives at the liquor store is a bad idea I hoped the box of wine would last a week. When I bought the box of wine I posted that hope here ironically, or so I thought. Normally a box-worth in bottle form, 3 litres aka four bottles, would last me an entire month. Instead the box is... almost empty. After a week. Which... is about the level of drinking I used to involve myself in when I lived in Los Angeles with family I should... um... get more wine? Or... dunno...
    7 points
  25. I keep the great majority for myself, but I have given some away. As a general rule, I do not sell painted miniatures. No sane person would pay the price I place on the time invested in my painted works.
    7 points
  26. I guess I can spend cash on actual Black Friday. I got a email from Staples & it was for 25 bucks off a 100 online order. Ok tempting, but nothing I really want....oh wait Pick up in store option! I decided to upgrade my computer chair. I've been eyeballing this one & it goes on sale all the time for 99.99 (normally 199.99 (too be honest it's not worth 200)). Ok into my cart it goes, what can I get for a penny. I ended up actually getting something I can use. I bought a 3 pack of small notepads (canary legal) for 2.99. So I spent 2.98 over the chair cost & saved 22.02 in the process. Win for me! I'll pick it up when I go to town, in a hour or so, or not! I just got a email saying it's ready to pick up. SWEET! My wife said she is gonna fix chili for dinner so hey Double win today!!
    7 points
  27. Sometimes my brain likes to go frolicking in the forest. The end.
    7 points
  28. While I've been collecting Undead almost since I got started in the hobby, it wasn't until a few years ago that I decided to create a Halloween themed force. Behold, the Army of the Great Pumpkin... (Stuffed onto the middle shelf of my hutch in varying degrees of comfort.) Trying to break this down on a unit basis will clog the thread, so I'll just give an overview here. Part of the army is the traditional Halloween force of spiders, pumpkin dudes, and skeletons. Another contingent is based on the idea that a dead witch can return as a vampire or werewolf, and utilizes these as well as ghosts, zombies, and ghouls bringing it close to a regular undead force. Another branch is the witch as infernalist, which opens up the possibility of units of goatmen, demonic creatures,etc. Balancing that is the Nature Witch faction which will include angry trees, giant housecats, and other creatures normally found in a Wood Elf army. The plan is to eventually take all of these and expand them into thier own armies. For now though, this is a display army although I think I could get most of it onto a Kings of War list.
    6 points
  29. Yeah, lots of lovely things there, many of which I'm looking forward to picking up over the winter.... And a much bigger list once we start seeing good temperatures again. My plan for the new desk that holds at least 495 dropper bottles and a ton of 1 Oz bottles (and other stuff, but it would be 120 one ounce bottles if it were just those) might need to be revisited. Guess I could look at actually getting one or two more Impudent Mortal racks, since each one holds 135 dropper bottles... ~~~ In other news, doc is thinking the shoulder issue is definitely a massively inflamed bundle of muscle, and before I could ask about the numbness in the face and arm he listed that (and a bunch of other things) as side effects for such, and I pretty much just nodded. So yeah, nice to know the body is all weird and an irritated to all sinuscle can make half your face go numb. Sure beats the other things it could be. Most hilarious part to me (beyond seeming everyone knowing my doctor in some way) is the "seek medical help if these side effects happen" section of one of the drugs. For shoulder (and chest) pain I'm dealing with its all "watch out for shoulder pain!".... thanks generic warning. Oh, and hubby is looking forward to me being "more of a fox than usual" since the second drug can make you, uhm, forgot what doctor said so I'm just going to go with "derpy". Eh, beats physiotherapy being the main course of action I'd say, doubly so since I'd have to wait a week or two for physio to start..
    6 points
  30. Mmmm...4-ingredient pasta masala for dinner. Brown some spicy sausage, drain the fat, then pour in a jar of tikka masala simmer sauce. Let it simmer while you prepare the pasta. Combine it all, plate it, then go to town with grated parmesan. Yummy nummers. :)
    6 points
  31. Arch with ice sickles - #22 This arch is going onto a Frost giant base, technically making it a diorama. Doesn't tell much of a story though. "giant guards arch" I likely won't paint tomorrow. So this is it for the Mini challenge. I passed my goal of 20, and did more than last year. total success.
    6 points
  32. Oh, hey! She is now! I decided on a refurbished Dell mini tower. Less than $350. Going to let Grump look at it before finalizing, but a lot better than a laptop at the same price. I will ask Santa for a graphics card, or maybe wait for my birthday. I will need a bigger drive, 520 GB SSD is big enough for a boot drive, but not much left for software and data. I ate up most of the space on Grump's old laptop already.
    6 points
  33. (1) Greek. My favorite expansion by far. This is was what drew me into the Kickstarter in the first place and Reaper exceeded my expectations for it. (2) Dark Depths. Love the mermaids, the Fathom Tyrant, the giant, and all the enormous sea creatures. Lots of opportunities to paint brightly colored critters! (3) Brinewind. The skeleton pirates were cool but I didn't think it would be something I would want. But after the second and third parts were revealed I had to increase my pledge! The tavern and docks stuff is excellent. (4) Dungeon Dwellers. I won't be getting this one but I really like the models. (5) Fan Favorites. Some interesting stuff, but not enough to get me to buy it. The artwork for the axolotl warriors is intriguing, as is the landsknecht, but it's not enough to get me onboard. (6) Daimyo. Not really into this set at all, except for that cool dragon. (7) Chronoscope. Not bad, but I'm not looking for these kinds of models. I really like the space queen with the classic ray gun, though!
    6 points
  34. Argent painted as Bahamut with Vallejo metal color steel, silver and highlighted with molotow liquid chrome.
    5 points
  35. it happened out-of-scene. Perhaps he was sampling a hot dog to see if it was safe for customers and then went into convulsions knocking the stand over on himself, absorbing the chemicals through his skin? Then afterward he ... ate the rest of the hotdogs? IDK. maybe it wasn't a full dose...
    5 points
  36. A few previews from yesterday's Bones 5 Live episode: The Fan Favorites Hellborn and Landsknecht 3d renders: They don't know if the the Landsknecht will come with two head options? That is a Ron question; they were just speculating, based upon the fact it was rendered with and without the helmet. They also showed the concept art for both the above models. The Hellborn was shown with what looks like a flanged mace included in the concept art. They speculated it might have a weapon option with the model? Pure speculation, though. . As far as my preferred expansions: 1) Dungeon Dwellers: I'm a long-ish time DM that's been gathering pre-painted mini's since 2006, so a lot of this set isn't a "need" for me, but I was desperately looking for affordable 25mm plague doctor mini's last year, and couldn't find any. This set has two. I'm getting it, dammit! I was so stoked when that Part 1 was revealed on the first day of the KS. 2) Greek Odyssey: So much great stuff in this set that I will definitely make use of. 3) Dark Depths: Since the pirate ship has inspired me to buy and plan on running Dragon Magazine's Savage Tide adventure path, the underwater set is a natural pairing. Sure, it probably won't have all that much underwater action in the AP, but it has some great creatures in it, including the Fathom Tyrant. 4) Fan Favorites: Some of this is too odd and quirky for me, but there's enough stuff in here to make it a no-brainer. The mephits and axoloti will be great for D&D. I'll sell off the Tortle and the Wildfolk to 5e fanbois, but I can put most of the rest of it to use pretty easily. 5) Brinewind: Those characters will be great for populating the pirate town that Savage Tide is based out of. 6) Daimyo: I have a love/hate relationship with this expansion. But the Chinese Dragon and the Oni are going to run more than $50 at retail, so I might as well buy the expansion. 7) Chronoscope: It's not really my thing, but for whatever reason, I REALLY want to paint some of those steam punk mini's. The elder god would be useful, too. This set isn't a lock, but if I have the funds, I'll probably get it. 0) Brinewind Extras: I'm putting this last, because it's not technically an expansion, but I actually love it more than anything else, at least with respect to how many I'm going to buy. I'll probably get four of this set. I'm starting to love using terrain in my table-top game. I do actually love monsters more than terrain, but there's just so much useful in this set, and it's even more useful in multiples (merchant wagon train, small boats skirmishing in the harbor, etc.)
    5 points
  37. 5 points
  38. Greek is my top pick as I like to paint the large critters and love the giant, hydra,Circe,Medusa and others. Dark depths second was tempted by the tyrant but resisted until the third part, hope that the giant is suitably huge. Those two are on my buy list. I like fan favourites and brinewind but neither contain enough to make me bite, the ship was a bit of a miss for me(too large to be crewed by an adventuring party and too late a period, would grab a cog or longship) so don’t really need pirates but will pick up the brinewind extras. chronoscope and daimyo are last for me as I am mostly a collector of fantasy and also own the Rising sun board game so am pretty sorted for Japanese style guys. At the moment with the add ons I want plus the Greek expansion I’ve blown my pledge budget. Which leaves me the duration of the pledge manager to get the core and dark depths expansion. Though there are probably some other bits and pieces that will be grabbed last minute.
    5 points
  39. And a pic of said acquisitions. I'd been eyeing the bases for a while but they are pricey for plastic bases. But 20% off so. Grabbed the Imperial paint set. Appear to be AP paints. Most of the set is whites and greys, for some strange reason It's not like I NEEDED paints, but now I have Stormtrooper Armor White... And a couple of speeder bikes, cause speeder bikes are cool.
    5 points
  40. I did 2 from start to finish and completed a third. not so much a binge as steady progress.
    5 points
  41. Ok, neck and shoulders are telling me to quit for the night. Cats and rats are done. Owlbear and spirits are done. Skels and drow lady up for tomorrow.
    5 points
  42. Just realized that my computer keyboard's "F" bar, the one molded into the key so your fingers can "home", is completely worn off. I guess I've used this keyboard for a bit of time.
    5 points
  43. Well, then, your wife AND your son have good taste! Well, no bowl game this year. But it was close. Iowa was large and in charge for the first half. Not a bad performance for an unranked Nebraska to take it to the last 7 seconds. I think Frost has the team on the right path. I'm almost looking forward to next season (which is something I haven't been able to say for a while).
    5 points
  44. I feel I should share these here too: “Mommy & Daddy’s little turkey” she tried to eat her bows later on. The cat had already suffered at her hands, but was still kinda interested in her. So she stayed just out of reach of our little imp.
    5 points
  45. I have to go to work. Again. Is okay. I'm one of like 3 people who didn't take today off preemptively. And I'm bringing cookies for all 3 of us
    5 points
  46. I recall mini mark has a few SW listed as well if you wanna check online. I spaced off a amazon order I did earlier this week: I needed a new protective screen for my S10 so I got a pack of 3 coming for that. A backup or maybe even replacement Ender 3 hotend & wires + a Capricorn tube. I WILL be working on that dang printer soon, especially now with the new PC coming as well. Also order some of those cheap packs of rpg dice. I was gonna give these out as Christmas gifts for my regular players at FLGS but I'll hold off & give them out at our end of the year "Golden Ticket" reward events. The Golden Ticket reward was handed out at various events through the year. Get a ticket you are invited to the year end events. Currently there is only 1 person with a GT for 5e. (well besides me, but I'm the DM soooo it a moot point to list me) We'll be ramping up qualifications for the rpg events next month & such. Finally I picked up a new Secret Squirrel decal for the new Chromebook. About the only sticker I can't get off the existing laptop. I totally get the laptop-computer shopping around this time of the year. Congrats on the new machine.
    5 points
  47. I've given away perhaps as many as six painted figures in my life, all painted explicitly as presents.
    5 points
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