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  1. Quick job here. Printed this off a couple weeks back in clear red resin, mostly because I've had the most luck with my current settings and a mix of clear and clear red resins. Decided to use the clear resin to my advantage. Quick shot of Vallejo Black primer by brush, couple coats of Reaper wolf grey mixed with the black primer, then a drybrush with just Wolf Grey followed by a lighter one with Wolf Grey mixed with a little Daler Rowney White ink, followed by a quick wash of Vallejo Dark Grey. The clear red then got a coat of Tamiya Clear Red, and I really l
    23 points
  2. My first day went pretty well. I only got puked on by one baby, and I fed most of them. It’s all pretty straightforward; not easy, or even simple, but straightforward. My baby is still cuter than all of them though
    19 points
  3. I've just finished Demogorgon, a demon prince from Forgotten Realms D&D universe, resin kit limited to 1500 copies From GF9. It's been a long time since i wanted this kit ! I have to re-do one of the trickles of drool as it has bubbles in it. The blacksmith is here for scale.
    16 points
  4. This past weekend I made the journey out to the lovely Pacific Northwest to take some private lessons at Contrast Miniatures. It was a combination of educational and entertaining, learning some solid art theory with an emphasis on pushing value contrast significantly higher. I have tried to spend the past few days jotting down all of the little knowledge bits onto paper. I don't have an art background, and have come into it a bit later in life. It was really interesting to see different some different approaches and methods of painting and composition. Well, without further ado, here she is...
    16 points
  5. From EC3D's Empire of Scorching Sands Kickstarter.
    13 points
  6. I'm so sorry, that's rough. MrBoot's work has been keeping a close eye on things and has been encouraging those who can telework to do so, hold meetings via skype when possible (especially large ones), and for the love of all that's holy, STAY HOME IF YOU'RE ILL. Seems to be a general feeling of "when" rather than "if" there will be spread of the virus in WA state, at least right now. I'm still not alarmed, though it's been a good opportunity for us to take inventory and make plans for if we had to stay home for two weeks. I find the fact that people in my
    13 points
  7. I'm very happy with how this turned out, especially the OSL and the fire, since it was my first attempt at both. I also really like how the main eye turned out.
    12 points
  8. I'm currently updating my resume to include several volunteer-type thingies since I last worked a real job 5 years ago (since potential employers ALWAYS ask about employment gaps). The tricky part is explaining the things I did using enough buzzwords to catch the algorithm's attention. I'm particularly proud of "Provided instructional support to event guests and fellow instructors" for being a ReaperCon instructor (some of the people who've attended my classes also taught classes, so I feel that's legit ), and "Communicated and enforced business organization rules and regulations"
    11 points
  9. (Almost...) all the painters and sculptors that I have gotten advice from have been associated with Reaper and everything I have managed to retain has only improved my knowledge base. @Vaitalla @Corporea @GwydionGreen @Rainbow Sculptor @All-Terrain Monkey @TaleSpinner and so many, many, many others (I don't know all their forum names) are as a rule passing out good advice. (I have to go farther afield to find the bad advice.) I just thought of something! "...Make it look more High-Tech..." <== That was from a former boss I had in the wayback-when. He never could d
    11 points
  10. You can tag me on here, or on all of our socials, and i will try to give you the best answer that I can @lexomatic. Ziba was apart of our new run of bones black and she was apart of the very first iteration of the new material. We have learned some stuff in the process and have heard feedback with the Rock Troll and Maggotcrown ogre, as well as Ziba. The hobby is split into many many different parts, where some people like putting their stuff together and some people just want to take it out of the package and play with it right away. So right there we know that it won't make everyone happy bu
    11 points
  11. I finally reached the point where I think I'm done with Mossbeard, the enormous ent from Bones 4. I wanted to go to town on his base, and almost immediately after recieving my package, went out to Michael's and bought some dollhouse/fairy garden deer, frogs, and mushrooms. I also ordered the Bones familiar pack #1 (77176) and some Tiny Terrain trees from Miniature Market. And then, I just didn't do anything with him for over a year. Finally decided to get him done. While assembling him, I decided to make use of his empty chest cavity to install a tea light so his eyes could glow, so I drilled
    10 points
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  13. For better or worse "Blue on Blue" incidents were very common in WW2. Every side did them and they were not publicised or made a fuss about. It was accepted that they were an inevitable part of high intensity combat operations by overstretched forces and the friction that can hardly be avoided in inter-service and inter-national operations. And in WW1, during an advance, if you didn't take about 10% casualties from your own creeping artillery barrage you were not keeping close enough. If the designation letter for US aircraft aren't bad enough US army equipme
    10 points
  14. @Glitterwolf congrats Buddy! Your new home is beautiful! And the WW2 naval system of nnumbering aircraft was a thing dreamt up by someone with WAY too much time on their hands, it went like this: First letter described its role: F-fighter, T-torpedo, S-scout etc. The first number was how many aircraft bought from a company, second letter was the Company itself, and the second number was which modification to the aricraft . So, The F4F Wildcat was a Fighter, the 4th aircraft design by F [Grumman] and the F4U was a fighter, the 4th aircraft bought from U [Vought]. And on the comment we
    10 points
  15. What's the saying about ww2 air support... When the British fly over the Germans duck When the Germans fly over the Allies duck When the Americans fly over everyone ducks
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  16. Pro-tip: If you must absolutely be dragged into an ER by ambulance, screaming and clawing at yourself in agony, do it before the virus hits your area. It's much safer to need emergency surgery before the pandemic virus becomes a legitimate post-surgical infection fear. I did and according to the post op guy I'm healing just fine. I can even go back on my diet, though that's mostly because keto is an excellent way to get all the protein I need to rebuild my abdominal wall AGAIN I can go back to work on Monday if I feel up to it. (If ) In either case I should
    9 points
  17. Honey was successfully stolen. A panda is now a river pirate.
    9 points
  18. To ask @Pezler the Polychromatic for advice on clothing...
    9 points
  19. Two big ones for me: 1) "Always use a bigger brush" - that never sat well with me, because when I started out, I had TERRIBLE brush control. I spent more time going back and fixing where the brush hit the wrong area than I did if I had used a smaller brush that I could control. Now I am at the point where I'm finally able to get decent eyes using a size 0 or 1 brush, but it took me a few years of really getting my hand muscles steady enough. 2) "A dry palette is always better than a wet palette" - maybe true for some people, but not me. Too many factors depend on what t
    9 points
  20. @Glitterwolf, you need one of these to practice your airbrushing.
    9 points
  21. As you know we bought a house. So we're working in it to get it ready for us to move in. I'm less around here because of that. Here I am prepping the stairs for renovation. Since I use a dust mask here I feel safe enough to post the pic. As many of you know I usually don't ( doing what I do and being who I am) Here is the room that's going to be my dedicated hobby room, also Brutus will sleep there during the night. As you can see it's filled with stuff we need right now. After the house is ready for us to move in, it will be
    9 points
  22. Now I know who to contact as an accessory before the fact to vegemurder (which is like herbicide, but more ... premeditated). When I was laid off 11 years ago, my previous company paid for classes in resume writing. The best advice I got from that is to worry less about lists of tasks, especially standard tasks for the position you were in*, but rather to focus on quantifiable ways that you helped the place you worked. "Managed an office reorganization that reduced front desk staffing requirements by 33%" is much more impressive than "answered the phones and referred peop
    8 points
  23. RE: TP I bought just a package ahead of why I'd normally keep on hand. If worse comes to worse and that doesn't see me through what happens here I'm just gonna start taking pages out of the worst books on my shelf. Robert Jordan and Stephen King, I'm looking at you. (j/k, they're not even the worst)
    8 points
  24. I've been painting a lot of undead recently, so I'm going to use this thread to document any progress or new additions. Ghosts Skeletons Mummies/Desert Terrain Next on my list of things to paint... -Maggotcrown Ogre Juggernaut -Skeletons from Runewars core set -Various 3D prints
    8 points
  25. Oh there's no toilet paper here either. Hubby is supposed to work from home while the kids do school from home. The house is not that big, and when we have snow days we get sick of each other pretty fast. We'll see if the online school thing works or not, I definitely don't prefer it, my kids need social time! I need time to get stuff done!
    8 points
  26. Been doing some painting today. I think I've finally figured out why I have so much trouble finishing things:- 1 - I can't plan out what I'm going to paint, because if I know what I'm working on too far in advance, I'll lose interest. 2 - I can't paint any old random mini either, because if I'm not invested in the mini, I'll lose interest. 3 - I also can't paint big minis, because if it takes too long to finish something, I'll lose interest. Why do our brains make things so complicated?
    8 points
  27. Huckleberry Finn; he was my boyhood role model & remains my symbol of personal freedom & moral integrity.
    8 points
  28. This is a tough one. I'm gonna have to go with Harry Dresden though. Runners up are Parker from the Richard Stark alias novels by Donald Westlake, Solomon Kane and Conan from Robert E Howard's works, and Stephan King's "Gunslingin' Aquarian". The last one is my term for Cuthburt Allgood from Wizard and Glass, Eddie Dean from other Dark Tower books, Ritchie from It, all of whom were probably inspired by whichever one of his friends the wiseelf kid from Stand By Me was based on, because they're pretty much the same person. They're also the most common character that I get compared to, and not en
    8 points
  29. Varies from day to day, but Sonja Blue (Nancy A. Collins) is one of them....as is Moist von Lipwig (Pratchett)
    8 points
  30. Others have touched on the main ones, but one thread does seem to be one that bugs me, aka advice I have been given in the past.. That Kolinski Sable brushes are the be all, end all of brushes. My much cheaper Winsor and Newton Scepter II Gold hybrids see way more use than my Series 7 does. I do like the Series 7, but brushes are more of a personal thing. Don't get me wrong, it's a great brush, but I only seem to use it for details where that point and how it handles are an absolute requirement...
    8 points
  31. My combined pledges from the 2 Heavy Gear KS came today. Utopia was one KS and Peace River and Nu-Coal was a separate one. That's a lot of spues of Big Stompy Robots.....
    8 points
  32. Ugh. This whole living life in the daytime thing is totally overrated. Like, how do you people do it all the time? I'm in the process of attempting to tame my wild and unruly sleep schedule in anticipation of applying for Real Actual work in the next few weeks, which will hopefully lead to a Real Actual job, which will presumably prefer I be awake and at work while the business is actually open, as opposed to, say, 4am. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    8 points
  33. For killing Rhododendrons you cut it off at the base and then put some glyphosate on the cut to prevent it from immediately growing back. Then you need to add hydrated lime to the soil. Enough to bring the pH up to around 6.5 or higher. That will kill it for sure. I personally don't recommend this though, but not for any safety reasons. I just think Rhododendrons are pretty cool.
    7 points
  34. Got a lead on some work doing whirly bird blades. Not sure if it is temp surge support or a long term thing. Kinda interested in it since it would require my preferred CAD program rather than what I am using now. Course, anything design-like is preferred over paperwork by me.
    7 points
  35. Hand sanitizer sales are up over 600% this month compared to last year. A friend told me there was none to be found in Minnesota yesterday. Convenience fees are irritating no matter who charges them. Ticket scalping places only charge what the law lets them, not that I approve of it.
    7 points
  36. Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, from Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga. There are many, many literary characters I like. I'll give runner up status to Cimorene, from the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, although I may have a different answer if you were to ask me next week.
    7 points
  37. That's my real answer, but I'll list a few anyway: When young, the answer would have been Kimball Kinnison. The Lensman series was very important to me when growing up. (And very much not worth going back to today.) Harry Dresden & Michael Carpenter (the character I use today as the only sort of paladin I will allow when running a D&D game) Kylara Vatta (Elizabeth Moon) Honor Harrington Walt Longmire (more the books than the TV show) Lucas Davenport (John Sandford) Daniel Leary & Adele Mundy (RCN Series, David Drake) Belisarius (from
    7 points
  38. Least Helpful Advice: From an art director who will remain nameless, "Your work is great, but it needs more fantasy." It took me a couple years to figure out just what he was looking for (still not sure if I am there yet, but @Rainbow Sculptor is helping me loosen up the reality reigns a bit). Favorite Literary Character: Probably Michael Carpenter from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series, though there are so many to choose from. Aragorn is also very high on the list. I tend to really like people who showcase ideals I want to be personally.
    7 points
  39. @Glitterwolf add my congratulations to your successful change of location of the glitterden! Your tree looks like a south American monkey puzzle tree. It also looks way overgrown for the house and lot. Do I also see a rhododendron? Wonder how that got there? Good luck getting the garden back into shape! It looks like a really nice place I sympathize! Mine are through school but suffered much more like my wife dis than I and are still trying to sorry out how to leave the nest (my developing a terminal and chronic illness did not help with that) I hope things get
    7 points
  40. I tend to prime in whatever base colour is going to work best for the figure I'm painting - sometimes it's black, sometimes white, and for 15mm more often than not whatever colour I have that is close enough to what I want at the end! Regarding advice, I think most people have covered what I've found to be an issue, and generally I just paint however is going to get me a passable result quickest - I just don't have the patience or inclination to really dedicate time to learning to paint like a master.
    7 points
  41. Not as bad as Megan feared - it was going to be an early birthday gift anyway. She just missed out on my nifty gift wrapping skill. (I could not bring my self to type 'Leet' "Mad' or 'Skillz', thank god.... And I picked up the Reaper order she was expecting, on my way home. (Why she opened the box - she was expecting UPS, it was UPS, it was just the wrong UPS package.) *** The kids have learned that weresharks in The Razor Coast are tough as nails - and almost lost two PCs, who may have contracted lycanthropy from the bites. They were trying to rescue a you
    7 points
  42. That sounds like an activity I could get behind; I got painting in at lunch myself today: 1/72 13th century BC Sea Peoples...
    7 points
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