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    So I've been socially isolating since March 12th at this point. With working from home and all my normal events, vacations and activities canceled I've had a lot of extra time on my hands. Some of that has been filled wit speed painting through my backlog of figures. I realized recently that, except for the occasional post on the Show Off thread, many of these will never be seen by anyone but me. Especially since my gaming group has gone on hiatus while we wait this thing out. Well that seemed like a shame. And since most of these are just quickly painted, and I don't want to load up the Show Off page with my base, wash and quick detail jobs I thought putting a running log of what I'eve finished or am working on would fit in well on this thread. So here are all the minis I've both started and finished since lock down began a month and a half ago... I had no idea where I was going with this and I'm not entirely sure where I ended up. Second from the left stole my mom's haircut from the 70's and 80's. Let me sing you the song of my people. Not sure what breed this was supposed to be, but foxhound seemed about right. An Entling in a little glade from one of the familiar packs. Bad photo, but there's a little water feature in there. Yeah, this was fun but will likely never have a reason to hit the table. This is currently fighting a fat plastic unicorn on my wife's work from home desk. Iron Wind Metals, old FASA/Ral Partha troopers of some sort. It's going to get weird. Dum-dum. Dum-dum... Dumdumdumdumdumdum Craft Paint Challenge. I've got a few more on the table and I'll post them when they're done. And maybe I'll even occasionally post a WIP shot of some of the bigger stuff I'm working on.
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    Love following this.
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    Red drake head in progress:
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    Was watching in general. It wasn't really afraid of me, but it was distinctly not interested either. Had a "I see you, let's not bother each other" attitude. Kept biking along the road, didn't see others.
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    These are the words of a wise man!
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    That's why I got my own 3D printer; I test my files before sending them to customers.
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    Another positive thing: I've been talking to my brother more than ever before; we had a 3 hour conversation today! We've always had a good relationship, but never been super close due to being 5 years apart, so it's been very nice getting to know him better. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Done, now I need sleep (I'm ill and have been working on this between naps).
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    Mostly done now. Here it is in the Reaper show-off render colors. I just have a few tweaks on the head left and to sculpt a base.
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    Hello forum family, my last fatigue was one of the Living Statue (Bronze one), but I chose to paint her like a living human heroine. This was a challenge, but a great opportunity to training my NMM and skin technics: the model is really curvy and the lack of edges make it really hard to bland the skin. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with the outcome :) Links for nudity: Front 1, Front 2, Right, Left, Back. I hope that you'll like her too :) As always every C&C is more than welcome. Thank you.
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    Finished Tufting and flocking the Billboards and I'm calling them done. I left the lights of, as they look like they would be very fragile, even with magnets. One suggestion to folks, paint first, assemble and touch up after. To include texturing and painting a base if you give them one. Thanks for looking! SGT G
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    My phone reminded me that 1 year ago today we got our Bones4 delivery. Yes, that is a cat in the picture.
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    GENTLEMAN ADVENTURER! by Megan O'Brien, on Flickr
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    Dark Angel by Megan O'Brien, on Flickr Oh, that's how that works! https://www.heroforge.com/load_config%3D8088377/ I had to change her skirt. Her foot was poking through it in the back.
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    Stand & Deliver by YeAuldGrump, on Flickr https://www.heroforge.com/load_config%3D8076305/ Because there are never enough undead pirates. The Auld Grump
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    Good news! Dr. S. Grundy does house calls! Calling Dr. Grundy by YeAuldGrump, on Flickr *EDIT* Adding the configuration numbers, if anybody wants to twiddle with him. Already changed him a bit from the image - the raven now faces forward. https://www.heroforge.com/load_config%3D8071794/ The Auld Grump
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    My recent sculpt done for a sculpting challenge. A wight (as in barrow-wight) done in the old First Edition DnD style (as in Erol Otus, Russ Nichols, Jeff Dee, and similar illustrators).
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    Good start Glitterwolf! I can honestly say that the longer you play with hero forge the more interesting the minis can get. General Morgen of Grestheim. Still not sure if I should keep the arms crossed or go with hands on hips. The Easterner, a mysterious warrior from an eastern empire. The next two are based off of heroes from a video game. These last three are just some sci fi characters I came up with.
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    Few more I now have a Anycubic Photon S to print my own, haven't used it yet, as I find it intimidating....lol Some for my Daughter when she saw me making things Trying to recreate 1st Edition Talisman characters
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    These are super cool! Great job!
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    When you have 3D printer you can just buy the STL files and then the material is up to you. Trying this as well
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    Personally, I've been trying to see if I can replicate characters and poses from art, RPGs and video games. See if you can recognize these three fellows.
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    Something a little bit more light hearted than what I normally do in hero forge. No one knows how Mr Zombie got the blowtorch, or why he has such an intense fascination with it. All that is known is that anyone who disturbs his contemplation of it is violently attacked. The only bright side is that none of his victims have been reported turning into zombies. Perhaps it has something to do with Mr Zombie burning them into a crisp with the blowtorch.
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    What’s funny is there is another thread where I suggested hero forge to someone here recently. I like seeing the things other people create. Dragon Spawn sergeant, I think this is one of the first ones I did. Black Knight, Me and my Dragon rampant buddy joked that this guy’s shovel could raise up skeletons for his army. Sir Benjamin Vlasholm. The Twinblade Evil knight The Gaurdian. Ranger I think I have maybe a little too much fun creating characters........
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    Well, I made this to troll my friend: After a traumatic incident all his characters are afraid of tentacles.
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    Yep! See, Andy and Christine and Glenn are excellent sculptors, and each has a different way of doing it. Even when we see how our peers do something, we still adapt and customize the techniques to fit how we work -- different tools, different materials (putty or clay) that behave differently in our climate zones, different handedness (left or right), etc. Derek
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    It's just way too much fun, at the moment enjoying the challenge of trying to make tv/film characters with the limits it offers.
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    This is a MUCH better description of how I do human eyes too; probably because DKS is one of the three sculptors who taught me how to do it in the first place and is really, REALLY good at it. ;) Do what Derek says for humans.
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    Thanks for sharing, Russell. I've sculpted a few dozen human/humanoid figures for Reaper -- in Green Stuff putty, not Aves Apoxie. You can look for my figures in the store and/or forum, and decide whether to trust my advice. I also sculpt faces all in one go (like Andy explained), using a technique that I mostly stole from sculptor Werner Klocke. I exaggerate the eyes when I sculpt them, because I like painting larger eyes. I use a sharp #11 X-Acto blade to cut the inner and outer corners of each eye -- 2 cuts at each corner, so the result looks like < > ... and then light horizontal cuts to connect the tops and bottoms of the < > cuts. I'm cutting deeper at the edges of the eyes, and the cohesion of the Green Stuff makes the overall shape of the eye seem rounded/spherical without there actually being a hard sphere. There are lots of ways to do it. If I remember right, Sandra Garrity sculpted her figures' eyes the way Andy describes, with hard spherical eyeballs set into hollow sockets and then eyelids added as a separate batch of putty. Good luck! Derek (Schubert)
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    Since I'm going for the Albus Dumbledore look the entire concern about barbering is somewhere off in the future. Now the hairdresser being closed is another matter, as I found out last year that it's a lot easier to have somebody else do the necessary "color correction" for the full effect. GEM
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    I tried something I've never been brave enough to try before, but need drove me to it: I cut my husband's hair! I also cut mine, but I was far less nervous (also less careful lol) since I've got way more hair and could always trim off more to even it out. The results for both were...okayish. Clearly done by an amateur, but not terrible. I think his turned out better than mine, since I took my time on his, whereas I spent maybe 5 mins and simply chopped off the bottom couple inches of mine. I wasn't about to attempt layering on myself, even though my hair is thick and badly needs it! My entire goal was to achieve a result that was a) at least okay, and b) left enough for our regular hairdresser to fix it when things open up again. I think I was successful on both counts. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Sit near some plywood and That would make you am official chairman of the board. I'll show myself out now...
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    I sized and positioned the feet at lunch today:
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    Today, I split the head from the body, so I could pose the body and increase the resolution on the head. Then I made a very rough base, posed the body, and detailed the head (which is pretty much done at this point).
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    I have been actually thinking of doing just this if I get furloughed, but so far things are going well; actually, I have so much work to do I've been doing OT.
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    Next up: Ramone's House of Body Art ... now the "Bomber Wing" Restaurant. This could also end up being the "Chick-a-Boom" or the "A-Pork-a-Lyptic BBQ" or any number of other locations, as I tried to keep the building itself fairly generic, while the sign can be removed, and the chicken mascots atop the entrances are on their own bases. The sign was made from an inverted orange-juice container lid, a random cap (origin unknown) from some sort of fixture, a couple of cash register paper spool cores, a couple of cheap wooden chopsticks (to serve as a core inside those cash register spools), some foam illustration board (for the main body of the sign, layered), laminated scrap thin cardboard (for the "trim" around the edges of the sign), scrap PLA rafts (for the circles forming the background of the "BOMBER" part of the sign), 40mm round-lip bases (for the "light rings" behind the letters), fridge magnets (for "B O M B E R"), letterboard letters ("W I N G"), and a bit of putty for gap-filler. Alas, Ramone's is missing the "RAMONE'S" vertical light-up sign post, or I would most assuredly make sure that "Ramone" had SOME sort of business (whether or not it's a body art place is another matter), but all such accessories were missing. I had a couple of plastic chickens from two "Down on the Farm Toob" packs from Safari Ltd, so I decided to turn them into mascots to make it abundantly clear that the "wings" referred to in the restaurant name are from CHICKENS (or at least they were before the Apocalypse). I used a bit of putty to give them jackets, caps, and big silly goggles. The crew out front includes one of Reaper's "Anime Heroines" (Candy, I think?) given more of a skirt, a HorrorClix "Mrs. Cleaver" with a head-swap or two, and lastly a figure from Warlord Games' "Zombie Babes" set with a bit of re-working to make her a passable "ghoul" (I like to imagine she's "Flo," and she's been working here at the Bomber Wing for the past 220+ years or so, since well before the Great War). We've also got Rex, Post-Apocalyptic Hero, up on the rooftop. (He'd normally be on his bike, but since he's already in a seated position, I decided to have him be the lookout.) The barricades are a mix of Secret Weapon Miniatures "Scrap Yard Barricade" pieces, a Modiphius 3D-printed "Coupe," and some other 3D-printed barricades.
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    Tweaked the teeth, tweaked the face, I think we are about done! Talespinner's advice was spot on! I managed to (mostly) keep him contained on a 25mm base, that should help with battlemat users... Comments and criticisms welcome!
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    Okay The bloody mech infantry are finally done,with a mix of Scenic Express Dead Fall Debris, and my Flock Static grass mix I use for my FOW 3RD AD bases, and 3 different types of tufts, short summer, long summer, and long late summer buffalo grasses... The VADS are almost done a well, but cannot finish for a day or 2 due to my air brush station fan burning out after about 10 years of use... (new fan in the mail...) Tracks attached, and everything dry brushed with Vallejo Iraqi sand. Still need crew, air brush weathering with the Iraqi Sand, lights, vision blocks etc then they are done... Thanks for looking! SGT G
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    Last night an overall wash using what I call "Tomwise Sauce" after the inventor from the old FOW forums... (equal parts Didi's Magic ink Black, Future Floor polish, and Flow Improver Water Mix) Rucks High lighted with Vallejo USA Tank Crew .50 Cal Handles Scale 75 Black Leather .50 Cal Ammo Boxes 50% Each Vallejo Luftwaffe Camo Green and Brown Violet Here we go some moar... Last night I attached the tracks to the hulls, and had to do some filling with Green Stuff. It is recommended to wait at least 4 hours before painting, so they sat overnight. The only paint was Tamiya XF67 Nato Green on the straps holding the stowage. So today I touched up the areas that were filled, and other places, then did a light edging dry brush using Vallejo Iraqi Sand to bring out the details.. I had forgotten how effective this is, and had not done it on the M1 Abrams that I had done earlier... So now a few details, like the aiming stakes and pioneer tools on the turret top, before the spraying of more Vallejo Iraqi Sand through the airbrush for over all weathering... First 2 pics with the flash on, second without... Thanks for looking! G
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    That ropy texture would also work for lava flows. I like the glacier terrain idea!
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    Seen in the wild! Note: not for sale yet! KS forthcoming. Joe just had then on display at his booth at Totalcon. Beautiful casts. Cant wait to see the rest.
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    Somedays, I feel like I'm your personal sculptor. Truth is we just really like the same things.
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