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  1. Need some muscle on your team? How about some out of work rough necks. They work for cheap and only require a club and dagger. Ensure your hideout is secure. Order yours today!
    20 points
  2. Inspired by a DOTA 2 team and KFC/Long John Silvers combination fast food spots, I present to you the chicken fighters. Still pretty new to this, all feedback and tips welcome. Thanks!
    20 points
  3. I figured I'd do one mega-gallery of the first of my resin 3D printed miniatures. All are done on an Elegoo Mars. Oni Kyojin from Artisan Guild. My first printed, as they were pre-supported. Rangers of Shadow Deep: Incinerator left me with a hankering for an old-school Ogre. This guy is not really a Heroquest Ogre but a 3D print from a scan of one. Demihuman Zombies from DuncanShadow: Kobolds from DuncanShadow: Warforged from Fabio Schizzo: Orcs from Artisan Guild: An assorted collection from The Lost Dragons Kickstarter. A Dragonborn Paladin and High Elf Druid representing my sister in law and her husband's characters for our Storm King's Thunder campaign from said assortment:
    15 points
  4. Presenting Skully, the third member of my Gigalion expansion from Kingdom Death. She likes skulls and has a pet rock. I think this is the weakest of the Survivors, it's not a bad mini but it's a bit of an awkward sculpt that doesn't make a whole lot of sense out of context. Was still fun to paint though. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
    14 points
  5. This critter sat on my painting bench for a while mocking me. I think I like the idea of greeblies with lots of tentacles a loot more than actually painting them. I toyed with a few different paint schemes before I settled on a fairly traditional pink and purple one. I also considered giving it a cuttlefish eye to create an alien vibe, however my plans to use it in a campaign calls for a more body horror angle, so I did a human eye. Once that came together, the wide staring eye and exposed brain gave me a distinct case of the Mars Attacks, so a subtle greenish glaze completed it. While I'm happy with how it turned out (it photographed a lot better than the other minis I'm positing today) I have to say this was a dog of a miniature to paint. There's a few spots inside that were impossible to reach, however the rest of the mini tends to distract from those, so long as you don't look too closely.
    14 points
  6. I had my second Crazy Crow moment. Grump told me about his first encounter, and how Crazy Crow was making a whole lot of noise. This time was my turn, and I gave him scritchies. And gave him scritchies. And gave him scritchies. And his head feathers just kept fluffing out, floofier and floofier! And his beak open in what had to be a smile. I would never have pictured crows and floofy together until today. And he wanted scritchies for more than half an hour!
    14 points
  7. Finishing up the last few, here's miniatures that didn't belong with the others. Cyclops Spearmaiden from Massive Darkness: Totally a Redcap and not a dwarf as labelled, from Massive Darkness: "Sister Lana, Healer" from Reaper Miniatures: An unknown Gladiatrix, possibly West Wind, acquired during the travels of the Reaper Box of Goodwill:
    13 points
  8. Finished after a few delays from a project started in...December 2019, woops, are some more female residents of Frostgrave. All are from the official range from North Star Miniatures, other than two metal minis they are all built from the Frostgrave Soldiers II and Frostgrave Wizards II boxed sets, though they may have a few accessories from elsewhere (and the Cultists from the Frostgrave Cultists kit. The two metals: a Barbarian Apothecary and Barbarian Apprentice. The Cultists: Just plain Thieves: Obviously Wizards: K'ren, Slayer of Managers: A hero type: Those who could pass as Townsfolk: a Mule/Porter, an Arcanist/Old Woman, Town Cryer, local guide, and Apothecary/Potion Vendor.
    13 points
  9. Another foil for my Dreadmir players - this is one of my favourite "civilian" characters in the Dreadmere box. It's a figure that had a few details I wasn't aware of until I actually started painting it (the monocle and peg leg in particular). Unfortunately, let down by a dodgy photo again, but he shows a little more detail than poor old Siobhan. I'm going to have to have another look at my photo settings . . . Reeve Irremborg Planomakov holds most of the power in Dreadmir in spite of the efforts of the various gangs, bands and factions. He represents the Dreadmanov family (who prefer to spend their time in their apartments in Kamengrad than in their ancestral holdings) on the Mir Council, through a devious blend of guile, threat and show of force. He is stern but fair, and does not tolerate insolence. A stout, heavy set man, the current Reeve is believed by some to have some dwarf in his heritage.
    13 points
  10. I haven't painted a scifi mini for about 20 years, with the exception of the Zombicide Invaders game. I really liked the look of the Bulldog and Corsair power armour from Chronoscope, and because I can't help myself did both of them as female conversions. I did an ultra simple scheme for the armour (Vallejo "Earth Green - early") and then a GW camo shade wash. The heads are from Statuesque miniatures. The Bulldog pilot has Scale 75 African shadow as a base coat, highlighted up with Scale 75 Iroko (yellow/cream) and a final highlight of just Iroko. The textured base for the Bulldog is wall paper. There is going to be a Scifi version of Frostgrave in the new year and am probably angling for that.
    13 points
  11. This is my version of a Games workshop Aragorn. I didn't want to paint him as Aragorn since I have two of these same minis so I decide to go for a purple skinned, white haired drow ranger. I'm going to use him as a swordsman named Vigo in my Rangers of Shadowdeep games. This mini was a blast to paint, I like how the highlights turned out. Thanks for looking! Unpainted mini:
    13 points
  12. I picked up a bunch of the metal Reapercon figures to make postage for some other minis worth it (and because they're excellent). First off the mark is Siobhan Redraven, Bloodwolves Swashbuckler. I based her palette off the concept art as much as possible and I'm happy with the slightly desaturated look on everything except the red armour. While I believe sh'es supposed to be a vampire, she will fit nicely into either my Skull and Shackles campaign or Dreadmir as a River Widow. I'm trying out a new lighting rig for my photographs - it seems to work well for some of the figures, but it's obscured her face a little. Plus, a Schipperke hair seems to have crept into the front shot.
    13 points
  13. I loved this mini from the very beginning. While I can see some mold lines I missed, among other skill improvements still needed, I love the way he turned out. Had a little fun taking some photos in the yard and he even had a friend join him in one of the shots, lol. He is probably my current favorite mini that I've done. Shell pattern is patterened after the star tortoise.
    12 points
  14. Presenting the Ogre Tyrant by Games Workshop, he is very heavily armed. This one took a while, it's very much one of those minis where the more you work on it, the more details you find. I am very pleased with how he turned out though. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
    11 points
  15. Always really loved this model this is my second go at it. Thought I would try something different with the clothes most of the painted ones I've seen are very brown.
    10 points
  16. I painted up the latest mini-of-the-month figure by Bob Ridolfi and thought I would share pics here. She is a lot of fun to paint, and a great figure to represent several lower level character types. (The kind I usually play!) I have some additional work-in-progress pictures on my blog, a list of the colours I used, and some tips on the base, painting eyes, using a triadic colour scheme, and how I painted the cloth up on my blog: https://birdwithabrush.com/2020/07/11/quick-tips-eyes-triadic-colour-scheme-cloth-patterns/
    10 points
  17. We went to a lake to day and played in the water. Sephy didn’t particularly like the water, I think it was too cold for her, but she bravely stepped in it and didn’t complain too much when we dipped her feet in. All in all, it was a good time. Of course, now she’s super tired and refuses to sleep. Instead she’s head butting the floor
    9 points
  18. I sympathize. I used to have a DOE high level clearance. We quickly discovered that messing up your taxes was the quickest way to get busted back to the lowest level of clearance until you explained yourself and the bill was paid. Discussing your personal finances with your boss is not a comfortable discussion!
    8 points
  19. My job is dependent on me getting my taxes perfect every year so I overwithhold. Sure I get stiffed a hundred fifty dollars every month but I get it back at the end of the year.
    8 points
  20. It must be contagious; both yesterday AND the day before, I only made it to about 7pm before realizing I was literally falling asleep while playing a video game. Last night I slept for 12 hours! ...Is this what getting old feels like? Oooh that was amazing, thank you so much! I love guitars, and I LOVE techno, and I never thought to wonder what the two sounded like in conjunction. Random fact of the day: a smartphone touchscreen still functions just fine when the phone is inside a sandwich bag. I was getting tired of sanitizing the thing after work every day, so decided to do some experimenting. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    8 points
  21. You can use either to do both but each one does certain things better. I have a pair of filament printers and I mainly print terrain (because my amount of unpainted commercial and resin is already silly but incan convince myself indent have enough terrain...) But I have gotten some pretty decent results with a .2 mm nozzle and a .05mm layering for 32mm scale minis. Filament printers are also more versatile (My opinion) for home repair and prototyping. I can print much stronger prints and much more flexible prints with a filament printer because I can print in nylon, Viton(strangely enough) ABS, and metal fill products that allow a lot more usefulness in the home and industrial world. They also both have their learning curves: keeping filament prints sticking to the bed and raw material maintenance is a challenge for both of them, though in different ways Today I think it really does depend on what you want to do and how much you want to deal with at once. If you are just printing minis I would probably start with a resin printer with a large bed. If you want to build customized parts or. Support commercial activities as well a filament printer is probably a better choice. As a note of interest I originally bought my first printer to support the restoration of a Porche 944. They don't make a lot of parts that were needed and it seemed a good solution. I also support the local plant printing fittings and gaskets for equipment where the part was fabbed in house or the manufacturer no longer exists (a 37 week lead time for a part is not really useful so the printer shortens that time.) Best of luck! They are a lot of frustration but a lot of fun as well!
    8 points
  22. Sounds so cool. I adore crows. Such a plucky and clever species, I've been seeing more of them in the past months. Pre ordered the big box - Last mini purchase of the year..... I'm pretty good about sticking to personal bans on buying leisure items so I'm confident I won't succumb to the hoarder impulses,
    8 points
  23. The squad managed to figure out what was going on - but then discovered that the cursed Girdle of Opposite Gender no longer affects Luscious - the villains cast Remove Curse to steal her belt, and once the curse id broken, it is broken. Poor Luscious. For her, it was not a curse - she had to search for years to find that girdle. (It also gave a bonus to Strength, not a bad thing for an ogre cabbie.) It was stolen to prevent a birth, the first born grandchild inheriting - that half of a family has now been written out of the will, and will be facing criminal charges, including theft of the belt. Which does not help Luscious. So, the PCs are spending some of their own time, tracking down a spell to grant the same effect as the curse. The Auld Grump - no combat at all, in this adventure. And if the PCs can find a solution for Luscious they will gain a permanent ally.
    8 points
  24. It seems that lately the craze has been oil paints. Between James Wappel, Marco Frisoni, Vince Venturella and a few others - I figured I would take the dive into the world of oil paints. For science! Or...art? Science art? Anyways, I ordered the Traditional Colors set of oil paints from Williamsburg as I read that Williamsburg produces a high quality paint at a good price. The Modern Colors set is another good option, as it does not contain the more fugitive (i.e. not lightfast) Alizerin Crimson. The set is fairly small (cup of tea shown for reference), with 8x 11ML color paints and 1 full-size 37ML Titanium White tube. However, since we work with so little paint on miniatures anyways, this set should last a good while before having to get any replacements - plus the fact that oils do not dry like acrylics, they last a lot longer on the palette, giving more millage. Kit is small, but comes with a solid staple of colors - featuring super vibrant Cadmium Red and Cadmium Yellow. One of the more intense/opaque yellows I have used. Using a piece of plasticard as a makeshift pallete to mix up midtones. I mostly worked in extremes, blending the dark and lights together on the mini itself. In preparation here is what I did: Cleaned the model with soap and water. Applied primer in a zenithal manner (black first, then white from above). Basecoated the areas in a general color with some acrylics to establish a general idea: Cloak got a coat of Purple Lake ink Face with GW Bugman's Glow Ruffles of his clothing with some Badger Ghost Tint Plasma Fluid Hair with Contrast Snakebite Leather. Fur with Contrast Snakebite Leather + Contrast Wyldwood. So the face, hair, fur, cloak, tiny shoulder-shield and skull-pauldron all were done in oil paints - leaving the metallics and ruffles alone for acrylics. I have since highlighted the face a little bit more with acrylics as well to bring up the contrast, as well as applying another wash into the fur and drybrushing a bit. So what are the results so far? Mixed, but mostly good! The first thing to note is if you enjoy wet-blending but struggle with acrylics drying on you, oils are for you. I have always wanted to wetblend but the dry climate along with the general way that acrylics behave, cause them to be temperamental at best or a disaster at worst. Getting smooth transitions of color in a gradient is so incredibly satisfying with oils. This was my very first attempt with oils and I was able to obtain a fairly pleasing (in my opinion) blend of colors with minimal effort. This is especially true for beginners who may struggle to get those silky-smooth blends and be frustrated. For long, flowing capes and robes - oils are great. The extended drying times means you can work in a very relaxed manner, rather than trying to hurry up. Also, lifting previous layers of paint is very difficult to do during a normal painting session. Either it is wet, or not. Another advantage is because oils are wet for so long, you can easily wipe them off and hit the reset button on anything you don't like without having to panic and dry to quickly erase mistakes. Oils will also blend into each other and "overwrite" each other as well to a certain degree, so you can basically smudge out any errant bits. This aspect actually gives them some beginner-friendly qualities to them, in a surprising manner. So what are some downsides or "gotchas". Well, the first is that right out of the tube they are very thick - similar to Heavy Body Acrylics. They have to be thinned down. It can be easy for the paint to be too think or to apply too much and start obscuring detail. This was somewhat of a challenge in the facial area as the eye area quickly began to fill up too much with paint. So making sure to not over-apply paint is a thing. Oils also have certain "rules" to them as well. The first is that thin paint will stick to thick paint, but not the other way around. So your basecoats can be thicker, and if you want a color to "lay on top" and not just smudge in immediately, or not apply at all, it must be thinner. The other issue is that they can tend to blend TOO well at times, which is where that whole thick/thin rule can bite you. Instead of the usual ability to just draw a sharp line, the previous layer will naturally tend to blend into the paint if it is too wet. There are also "two phases" of the drying process; with the first phase allowing to blend while still maintaining separation of the individual colors. The second phase is when the paint is truly dry - this usually is 1-3 days, depending on the amount or color of the paint. If you aren't patient or require something finished within a single day, oil paints are likely going to be too slow. Oil paints are both good and bad for your brushes; oils help naturally restore them, but they also require white spirits to clean, which can be a bit more abrasive. For this reason, using synthetics for your general applications and perhaps a worn-out sable brush for your dry blending brush is your best option. Finally, if you are a brush licker - you won't be with oil paints. The pigments used can be toxic, such as the cadmiums, so they are not pet or human friendly to consume.
    8 points
  25. The second Giant Snake from the Artisan Guild set. 3D Printed on my Elegoo Mars. WIP :https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69308-lost-world-project-glitterwolf-paints-coldblooded-creatures-and-conquistadores/page/163/#comments I was inspired by the African Bush Viper. Added extra pics taken indoors after applying antishine varnish below.
    7 points
  26. He was very, VERY insistent about the scritchies. He wanted his head scratched, and he wanted it NOW. He was both a complete brat and completely adorable. And so FLOOFY! I think his other person gave him a shampoo.
    7 points
  27. @Crowley: you too, huh? Have to scrabble around on the ADP website today to hopefully get the information I need to electronically import my W2. My view on this is strictly beekeeper material!
    7 points
  28. Is that the new beer? Naa, NPCs/Monster in my D&D game. Talking pigs with attitude problems. Oh. So... basically, Orks without hands or hand weapons...? Orcs in my game have better manners! Generally anyway. Actually, it's been a long time since orcs showed up in the dungeon. Hm... Spent the last half hour looking for the taxes. I of course put them "someplace safe" to mail this week. Why send in the big check sooner than I have to. And uff, it's a big check. COFFEE!!
    7 points
  29. That would be Rodan. One of the contingencies for dealing with giant flying radioactive beasts is to shut down the power stations so it does not have electricity upon which to feed and grow stronger. Either that or the Bovine Death Wizard has moved South with startling speed and has harvested the power output for it's own nefarious ends...
    7 points
  30. I'm sure this is old news to everyone but me,but I just learned Happy Seppuku shut up shop. Bummer. So I picked up some more Basius pads. I'm going to have so many bases not to put minis on lol. But should be fun. Update on those issues I had with the ones before: I think I must not have mixed the middle batch well enough. Pretty sure those were the only ones that had the light spots. So that's my theory. Meh. Good times.
    7 points
  31. Same. I'm hoping for the best, but given that one of my uncles was allowed to ditch his office work (after putting in two decades at sea, the Coast Guard was courteous to him and bumped him to a desk job) and dad hopped onto the first flight he could get onto.. We shall see. I've already warned my boss that my moods very well might be rocky and all over the place for a while, and he's understanding about it. I'm sure dad will understand - he deals with medivac planes all the time, and work is very understanding about it being his father in the ICU. On the flipside, I now have a perfectly valid defense for not doing cold calls at work - having one's grandfather - even if he isn't the one I was closest to - in a situation where they very well could die is going to sit on anyone's mind rather heavily. Got any recommendations for heavy metal that's on Spotify or YouTube Music? I suspect I'm going to want harder stuff to listen to on Monday At present, I do not know of anyone in our department (or even branch) that has any serious physical disability to contend with. I've two minor ones (one from broken ribs, and the other a shoulder that never healed correctly), but they don't impact my ability to walk. I just hate it when an app glitches and boom, there goes 4.75km of "work" I was tracking towards the overall total of 42km. I sure would hope though that anyone with such a disability would get considerations. Half of our coerced team isn't even bothering to track anything, even with workarounds, because they didn't want to be part of it in the first place. ~~ Totally unrelated, I think I might actually be going out to spin poi for the first time in bloody well ages tonight... Alongside picking up a few groceries while I'm at it. Even if it is "just" sock poi that are stretchy beyond belief. I need something to do other than work on minis, rearrange the living room, and whatnot.
    7 points
  32. Whew. Made a fast trip up to Northern Nevada on Thursday so we could sign Mortgage Loan Docs on Friday. Depending on the factory construction schedule, we could be looking at the big move in 60 to 90 days time. After that, over the "Big Hill" to Roseville to see the kids, who weren't home. They were visiting friends for the weekend, out of town. So on down the road and we got home about 1:00 AM. The truck gets better mileage than advertised on the highway, 21-22 mpg instead of the stated 20mpg. And that includes climbing very large mountain ranges. Nissan's 4.0 liter V6 does steep grades very well. Coming through the Tehachapi mountains some guy in a small Dodge pickup desperate to go "way to fast" had the engine whining about the strain and we are doing the speed limit and only dropping out of overdrive on the steepest sections. And now to try to plan something for our Anniversary on the 18th, which has been made more difficult with Governor Gruesome's latest round of edicts restricting most restaurant operations. If I can get us a reservation we will probably go up to Big Bear for a pleasant summer afternoon while the valley bakes in 100deg [F]+ temps. And now, to try to get caught up on the last 10 pages of festivities around here. GEM
    7 points
  33. Unexpected benefit of growing one's own food: taking a bite of cold cereal, deciding it really could use some strawberries, and being able to remedy the problem immediately. Unexpected side-effect of using one's own berries: discovering that while the berries taste fine on their own, the sugar in the Honey Nut Cheerios completely drowns out the (still kind of low) amount of natural sugar in the berries, resulting in a comparatively acidy taste instead. Lesson learned for next time! It also doesn't help that I've been inclined to pick my few berries a couple of days early, so I get a chance to eat them before the snails/slugs, dirt microbes, or occasional squirrel do. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    6 points
  34. If I felt like fussing with honorifics (in such a situation) "Dear Sir or Madam, kindly fall into a pile of rust!" would have to serve.
    6 points
  35. Jeans and t-shirt... except when its hot... then shorts and tank top. Boring plain and simple. I'm IT so this is work too. This weekend is pretty mellow.. the prevous few have been crazy so lets hope it sticks to the plan. Biggest plan is trying to finish the kintsugi repair of my favorite coffee cup whose crash a few weeks ago started this insanity. Its really very symbolic for me now.
    6 points
  36. Resin minis can get pretty detailed. Okay REALLY REALLY DETAILED. Case in point This is a Mech I printed today in 6mm scale. The small supports are as big as the antennas. I second that recommendation, I use his support settings with great success. If I were to make a guess I would say that the arm needed a support there. I’ve heard that flat parts like that are a result of an island not being supported properly.
    6 points
  37. @WhiteWulfe I hope your grandfather gets well soon! :)
    6 points
  38. Is organized crime a thing in the major cities? Are there actual thieves' guilds? How about pirates on the waters? Also, what would be the legal penalty for feeding a mule fermented fruit and then letting it loose in the public marketplace? (Just asking... no reason...<whistles innocently>)
    6 points
  39. Here's a few. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqdZpxkzNvc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_6IjeprfEs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PyvU9iSq50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjb0j9l1sz4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJbqplkBBv8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1eByfJ8JRc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4xCb_OU_lM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlzTET_8SQg&list=OLAK5uy_lNX950sNh1jrVMvL8_3h-Y5-sZJwd95G4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBdRra2tYp8
    5 points
  40. Typical American male: jeans and a tshirt, or shorts and a tshirt. Not this weekend. Last weekend went to the beach. This weekend is the usual assortment of chores, CPA study time, some Civ 6, and D&D.
    5 points
  41. The two on the right are my first and second, the one on the left is my GF's first mini. I feel fortunate that I got into painting minis in a time where youtube tutorials exist. Still have a long way to go though.
    5 points
  42. With a resin printer you can print terrain, you just need to cut it into pieces first with a program. It will look smoother. On the other hand a Filament printer will print bigger terrain easier but you will see the layers better. I have an Elegoo Mars, Resin Printer. Already there is now an Elegoo Saturn which has a bigger build plate, so printing terrain with a resin printer gets easier. I went for a resin printer because I mainly paint for display, so I want good detail. And I'm a nontech person, filament printers need more tweaking and maintenance than the resin ones. With resin you do need to wear gloves and when the VAT is exposed a mask. Watch videos on the subject on youtube, ask around and make a list of pros and cons. Whatever you decide, it's a cool new aspect to the hobby. And besides some very cool patreons and companies, there is also a LOT for free to be found. Not all is well tested, so always look for that and when needing supports learn to watch for the islands so you can fix things before printing. Even presupported files are not always perfect! Levelling the bed, using the right settings for the material used, clean out the VAT/nozzles etc. All in all I do not regret getting one. Although my desk is now swarming with a horde of unpainted minis. Have fun!
    5 points
  43. Nothing much, plan for what remains is to study for an hour or two and hopefully paint. Fun part was downing one and a half bottles of coffee yesterday and two bottles of coffee today... I do like coffee. If only they weren't $6 each.
    5 points
  44. Printed off a couple of characters from Hero Forge. On was Sir Benjamin the other is the Twinblade. Started on the cape and his armor. This is my Perry Miniatures version of the Twinblade next to the new one. Thanks for looking!
    5 points
  45. Got an influx of dragons today. Part one of an STL kickstarter came in... so far templates for 15 dragons with another 30 dragons and other sculpts on the way. Currently stls without supported resin parts so far but that's coming
    5 points
  46. Just in case anyone wants to contribute, or is just looking for a cool anthropomorphic sci-fi cat marine medic type fig (cause who isn't?!). The folks at Reptilian Overlords (no link as its a commercial site, - and .com if you are looking....) need some emergency surgery for their fur-baby, so have put up this cool cat: as a pay what you like on their site to help raise some funds to help with vet bills.
    5 points
  47. Welp, fun was had at the beach. But I didn’t take any pictures, because I was too busy doing fun. My shoulders and forehead are sunburned though.
    5 points
  48. Is that the new beer? Naa, NPCs/Monster in my D&D game. Talking pigs with attitude problems. Oh. So... basically, Orks without hands or hand weapons...?
    5 points
  49. Is that the new beer? Naa, NPCs/Monster in my D&D game. Talking pigs with attitude problems.
    5 points
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