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  1. This is a troll from Stonehaven Miniatures. He's up there as one of my favorites in terms of the paint job I did on him. This is going to sound weird but I wasn't actually sure I was going to like him after I painted his skin and armor (which I do think turned out great). But then I painted his "sleeves" and fell in love. It completed it for me.
    25 points
  2. Spent the last three days doing new techniques I've never done before. First-time face texturing, using an airbrush, and first time NMM.
    23 points
  3. Alright, new thing for Reapercon is to take pictures of peoples' silliest intense painting faces. "TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO MERGE RESPONSIBLY AND USE PROPER TURN SIGNALS!!!!!!!"
    21 points
  4. I found it really hard to light and photograph such a tall model, I'll have to get him off his shelf and try and take better pictures at some point in the future. I chose the bright red tongue to tie in with the reddish muscle and the red roses (which are a theme of my Warhammer Vampire project) as a spot colour.
    18 points
  5. Another one of the Bones pulled too early - I think I was planning to use him as an Alchemical Golem before I remembered I had a pair of Scrap Thralls which fulfilled the requirements. I tend to be happier with my gold/bronze NMM than my silver/steel, however I'm fairly happy with how this guy turned out. I think I might be finally getting the hang of it. It could be smoother, however the rusty patches and oil leaking out of his joints lends a roughness to it.
    18 points
  6. Painted to match my Warhammer Vampire army, using old Citadel Foundation paints and a lot of Agrax Earthshade wash
    17 points
  7. The biggest model I've ever painted, I worked on it in sections and then assembled it onto the base when finished. I made very minor modifications to Kalarax herself, mostly inserting a lot of brass rods to support joints, and using hot water to bend the tail around onto the base (which is 25 cm square!) There was a lot more work on the base, using rocks, grit and sand to meld the Bones "ruined temple" into a larger scene with common elements from my Vampire army (see sig below) You may know the story of why the model is so big - apparently a communications error meant that it is t
    16 points
  8. It looks like this is a third or even fourth hand posting but these photos came across my newsfeed on Facebook this evening. Wish I could properly accredit them but that little one is the cutest thing I’ve seen in awhile.
    16 points
  9. Oooo linguistics! *pulls up a chair* I do so love discussions about languages and dialects and such! Linguistics was one of my very favorite classes in college, and I seem to have a real knack for it. I was able to distinguish between nearly all of the non-American sounds, and can even produce some of them (ejectives like p' t' and k' are especially fun). I haven't dared attempt non-American accents around native speakers, though, as I'm afraid they'd die laughing. I have never personally heard any Canadians saying "ah-boot", though my sample size is admittedly quite small. Of tho
    13 points
  10. The operative has informed you that she would like you to open the window. You have not complied with instructions. Remedial training will continue as needed.
    13 points
  11. It'll be retail in Bones, too, it just might get a metal release sooner as well. My very own DHL sku number!
    12 points
  12. A little bird with a yellow bill landed on my windowsill. He serenaded me with all his heart waking me with an unwanted start. I banished him with nary a pentacle instead I snatched him with my tentacles. I ate him up in one swift bite and now I return to my dreamless night.
    11 points
  13. Flaming Fists by YeAuldGrump, on Flickr A quick trip to Heroforge later... Mind you, at $30... it might be a while.... The Auld Grump
    11 points
  14. Just watched Jeremy of Black Magic Craft doing a video about modeling a boat from foam. In the video he made the claim that Canadians don't say "aboot". To support this, in the comments, he referenced this post on Dialect Blog. I considered responding to that post directly, because I think the thread raises several interesting issues, but he seemed a bit grumpy about the whole thing, so I decided to post some observations here. Minor warning: there are some rather offensively parochial comments from both sides in the comments. There is a minority of native Canadians in the th
    11 points
  15. Just like a cat - try to take their picture, and they move while you are getting your camera. The Auld Grump - and, agreed, the cat makes the mini.
    11 points
  16. I'm inclined to agree with the modern opinion. If I'm wearing a suit at work, I'm not really working 'cause I'm too concerned with not getting it dirty.
    11 points
  17. Time to get the year started with a little space adventure! It took me about a week of spare time to get this fleet assembled and painted. Space ships are one of the few miniatures i find where less is more and although they look intensely detailed, there really isnt that much to work with. This is an enjoyable game that I wish i had the opportunity to play more often but, time being what it is, i am limited in what i am willing to teach people to do and I get tired of always having to explain the rules. Anyway, the Scourge are a bunch of nasty alien body snatchers who have inva
    10 points
  18. This is the second of my dropfleet starter sets. The fleet represents the United Colonies of Man (UCM). After humanity was chased off the planet earth and forced to scatter to its colonies to lick their wounds, the colonies united and formed an armada to take back the home planet. These ships are the final gasp of mankind to keep from becoming nests for a truly invasive species. the game itself is a little different from Most because battles are fought in nearspace around planets. The map is a planet viewed from low earth orbit and the ships can move from high to middle and low orbits, e
    10 points
  19. Two more members of my hill giant tribe, obviously the one on the left is the original. The one on the right has a totally seamless hair piece (!) and obviously a modified club based on one stolen from another giant. He also has a slightly more upright stance which required an extension of his furs and was probably more trouble than the effect is worth, to be honest.
    10 points
  20. It may amuse you, then, OneBoot, to know that I spent my trip to Los Angeles weirding out my family by switching between the LA accent they remember me always using and the Philly accent I've developed. Effortlessly (as far as they could tell). Usually after drinking. It amused me, at least As though my dad doesn't do the same thing when bored He has a Missouri Ozarks accent leftover from childhood that he keeps on hand for hilarious occasions.
    10 points
  21. Thanks to Pingo's Husband, who informed me of the Aeropress. For those that have not used an Aeropress before, there is a two step train of though - 1. Wow, kind of expensive for a cheap plastic doohickey. 2. Wow, reasonably priced for a device that makes such a good cup of coffee! *EDIT* And it seems sturdy enough - we have had ours for about four years now, I think. Then you look at the aftermarket accessories that people make for the Aeropress, and you realize some are more expensive than the widget itself. (Not joking - there's a company that m
    10 points
  22. Today is almost never a good day to die . Today is the day to make the other poor beachbum [to paraphrase George Patton] die for his cause. GEM
    10 points
  23. I live in a pet friendly building. As such I made an effort to get to know every animal on my floor for scheduling reasons. I don't need dogs barking at 2am when I get home from work, I'd rather they know who I am by smell and that I'm allowed to be here so no reason to make a fuss. This leads to all of the animals getting really excited whenever they see me in the corridor or outside or just around. One time somebody left their door open and thought their great dane wouldn't wander out into the hall to stretch his legs So there's this great dane waiting in the hallway
    9 points
  24. We have had a few critters other than Damnit the Cat & Sassy the Princess (Dog) drop by. The one small snake & two tarantulas where gently reintroduced to the Wild. The Invisible Lizards go unnoticed...they think they are invisible & we go along with that.
    9 points
  25. We will meet with friends to have dinner at a restaurant tonight. With the moving and all we're going through our stuff, we're going to throw away and sell stuff as well. One keeps a lot in storage over the years..
    9 points
  26. My favorite Star Trek book is 'The Final Reflection' by John M. Ford which naturally is about the Klingons (and mostly from their viewpoint).
    9 points
  27. The only “lucky” dice I have are the ones I’ve had since my high-school D&D days. They aren’t lucky in themselves, it’s just that I consider it lucky that I still have most of them. I do believe in luck, though. How else can I explain the success of my enemies? Cold pizza is the best. Re-heating it in the microwave is an abomination, even when dampening it first. Just the act of warming it a second time does something I don’t like to the cheese. Second best leftover breakfast is macaroni salad, or potato salad. Just not with coffee.
    9 points
  28. Nope. That’s not how Klingons drive, they try to find ways to die and involve the vehicles of innocent Griffons.
    9 points
  29. I don't do leftovers for breakfast. Breakfast is breakfast food. Leftovers are lunch or dinner.
    9 points
  30. Cat is on the cart now, up near the ogre in front of the crate.
    9 points
  31. I am once again being trolled by the local felines. Outside my window at several times today came something that sounded like the "I'm cold, let me in!" meow. Glance out the window, and there's one of the local cats looking miserable as the temperature has dropped, there's a bit of snow and it's windy. So I go round to open the door, and the cat runs off. I would ask the leadership of MEOW to inform their operatives that I am not averse to giving them a warm place to hang out and perhaps a meal, but this meow and dash has got to stop.
    9 points
  32. For a pill that's intended for consumption, this is very confusing. I make this exact face when doing eyes. I also find myself twisting into positions not unlike Echo cat (whose picture was posted earlier in this thread). Hey now, turkey bacon has its uses. We use it in our chili and homemade "cheese pasta" (too fancy to be called mac and cheese) because the texture better suits those particular dishes, plus one of the cheeses we use in the pasta is nicely complemented by the flavor of turkey bacon but not regular bacon. Huzzah! -
    9 points
  33. Good Chinese food. Or risotto. It's between those two.
    9 points
  34. A few better shots from today's Bones 5 Live, plus some new stuff: Brinewind Extras dockfront bar. Whispering Ghoulsbane from Fan Favorites: They blew up the image of the Beastmen power-up, so you can see those sculpts better. A turn-around of the Ogre Porter from Brinewind: A few other items of note: They will get around to updating the pledge manager to account for the stated three different castings of the Pirate Ship (opaque, clear, translucent green). It will probably be a while yet,
    9 points
  35. Chief of my Hill Giant Tribe. I dipped his hand in hot water to form the fingers around the added rock. The strange off-centre position on his base is so he fits into his tribe better...
    8 points
  36. Two more from the Hill Giant Tribe. On the left, the original, on the right, converted. Straightened the pose so he could be collecting his rock from a pile, added the beard, and, of course, swapped his club out for a big stick. I love how you can do that sort of thing with Bonesium, what a nightmare that would be on an old metal miniature!
    8 points
  37. There is a neighbourhood rabbit that goes about his business here instead of running away from everything, he has zero flumphs to give about anything. Usually when we see each other, we exchange gang signs and go on our way.
    8 points
  38. Terribly disappointed that you did not even mention South African, Doug.
    8 points
  39. Ah, internet, you never cease to astound me... I went and Googled "Shoggoth" and "Painting" looking for inspiration for painting the Bones Shoggoth. What I found was THIS. Why... does that Shoggoth have breasts? (Pretty much safe for work. But Shoggoth and Breasts were not two words I ever expected to string together.) I was looking for Shoggoth Painting for... reasons. Possibly involving The Blight. The Auld Grump
    8 points
  40. No idea what you're talking about, and no I didn't hear at all about citizens raising over a million dollars to get our troops going into a desert theater something other than cadpat to wear... /purple? When they finally, FINALLY let us wear golf shirts at work, most drivers were able to move a lot faster, because they breathe better, and don't dig into your arms and shoulders like uniform shirts do. They also tried to force our warehouse workers into wearing something other than their usual attire (yup, tried to force customer facing clothing on non-customer facin
    8 points
  41. His other Star Trek book was a lot of fun - not deep (Final Reflection, on the other hand, did have depth) but a lark, akin to The Trouble With Tribbles - as both the Federation and the Klingons try to influence a planet that doesn't want much to do with either of them, thank you very much. (And miscalculated in regards to both Uhura and the Klingon communications officer - they... communicated, shared data, and figured things out way ahead of schedule. Whoops, communications officers on both sides doing their job. Who'da figured?) The other Star Trek novel I am fond of is Barbara
    8 points
  42. Cheap makeup drybrush acquired at the dollar store. First a drybrush of Stormtrooper Armor (that's both the colour name and what I'm drybrushing.....). And then a bit of highlighting with the same. Need to google some pics to see what all should be black before the next step.
    8 points
  43. I guess I'm doing a good job running a kids game. Becca is running a bounty board game! I am enjoying this a lot more than I expected. Problem is staying three or four adventures ahead of the kids, since they get to choose between adventures. My own favorite, so far, was Chicken Run, with a cockatrice as a guard monster. But Falling Water marked my first kill in the game, with the kids trying to keep up with Becca's wizard's corpse, as it washed downstream, getting more mangled with each rock it slammed into, finally lodging in a dea
    8 points
  44. I don't eat leftovers for breakfast.
    8 points
  45. The "barley sandwich" used to be a popular choice with the crowd I hung out with in my younger days. Now I pretty something solider. Leftovers have gotten rare with 2 teenage boys as well.
    8 points
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