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  1. Hello my little Rearperlificos! so tonight just got finished up and photographed, a male and female fighter in plate armor, sculpted by the enigmatic Jim Johnson (one of those sculptors I know nothing about but has had a hugely prolific career) that he sculpted I think back in the nineties when he did a range of figures for Partha, which were a male and a female version of the same character class. I've already painted up a bunch of these different figures, and these are my most recent ones. I wanted to do red as their breastplates, helmets and grieves with more bronze tones than gold, after seeing Anne Forester working on bronzes in Twitch with the Kickstarter V Centaur. I'n not ver happy how the vertical bronze strip came out on the male fighter, but buh, too lazy to really keep fixing to perfection. Also, this is the second time I took pictures of these figures because there was lots of crud, dust and hair on the figures the first time. I went back and rephotographed them a second time and I still see a few little dust spots even though I knocked a bunch of them off. Anyhoos, here they are for your viewing pleasure: the female: The male: and being they were originally sold in a blister pack together, here they are in the same photo: I would usually put them on bases but the gal has a wide base that is a little too big to fit on the one inch base, and I didn't have a slightly larger base sitting around so I just sealed them really good and am going to leave them like that. In any case they just sit in a display case, a display case in my unfinished basement that nobody except myself ever sees, oh the humanity......
    21 points
  2. Hello All, Here is a recently completed 77054 "Galladon, Human Wizard". I did have to make changes to the staff. I could not straighten it out by any means to my satisfaction. So, I cut off the original staff, drilled a hole in his hand and replaced the Bones bendy plastic staff with a brass rod. I cut off the bottom and top of the plastic staff, pinned the parts to the brass rod and there you go. Thank you for looking.
    19 points
  3. Here's a Forlarren, from the Tome of Horrors. There's a work-in-progress thread. I painted the entire thing in gray scale and then tinted it with translucent paints. I did touch up a couple of highlights with Amethyst Purple, but other than that it's all Golden paints like Quinacridone Magenta, Pthalocyanine Blue and Green, and so on. The jewelry could do with some shading and highlighting -- it's just straight yellow more or less. But I'm ready to be done with the mini and move on to another.
    16 points
  4. Hey all. So Covid kicked my butt for about a week and a half, just finally recovered over the weekend. First wave was very cold like, last ed 4-5 days. Then I felt pretty good for most of a day, then had a severe sinus headache and no energy for another 4-5 days. They put me on anti-inflammatory inhaler for the sinus pressure (apparently having the virus cause nasal inflammation isn't too uncommon, especially for those with respiratory conditions) and I've been (ugh) doing the whole flushing your sinuses with salt water thing (did I mention ugh?). Feeling decent now and back to work. Will venture out for the first time since my trip to emerg to see about my sinuses (my Doc wasn't available) tomorrow for SW Legion. Hope I didn't miss too much while I was too tired to check the forums....
    16 points
  5. This is Sushanthe, one of three sea elf sculpts I was able to find. I painted her up as a Dargonesti Elf as part of my Dragonlance creature project (she's 53 out of 156). First off, I love the sculpt. Great pose, sells the idea that she's gently floating, that mass of hair looks wonderful. It took me a while to figure out what to do with her base and the armor bits before I finally did the obvious thing and did an image search (black, twilight blue, and pale lichen if you're curious about the base, snow shadow, sorcerous mist, and surf aqua for the armor). Her skin is almost entirely ezren blue and mint green in different proportions, with a bit of nightmare black for shading. Comments and criticism are welcome.
    12 points
  6. So, I’ve been going to a physical therapist (overworked my leg while moving, pinched my sciatic nerve) and this morning there was another guy there, working on a yoga ball. I'm thinking to myself: yoga balls are great, but if I never have to sit on another of the damn things again I’ll die a happy woman. I still feel traumatized by bouncing Sephy on the dang thing for like 6 hours when she was a tiny baby!
    12 points
  7. Three cowboys are out on the range It's been a long day and all are hungry. The first cowboy rummages in his saddlebags and pulls out a strip of meat to munch on. "Got any more of that?" asks the second "Nope. But I can show you where to get some: the bacon-tree." "The whut?" "The bacon-tree. It's two hour's ride yonder." "You're pulling my leg." "God's truth. C'mon, I'll show you." The other cowboys are skeptical, but boot their horses after his. It's tough going. Steep, loose slopes and narrow ridges, with not a scrap of shade. Eventually they reach a deep canyon, and pick their way down to the bottom. "There," says the first cowboy. "See? Like ah told ya." Sure enough, right in front of them amongst all the dry earth and stones is a rich green shrub, covered in dangling strips of meat. "Well I'll be," says the third cowboy. He slides off his horse and makes his way to the shrub, but just as he's reaching out, a gunshot echoes down the canyon. The third cowboy cries out, staggers, turns, and stumbles back toward the other two clutching his belly. "Run!" he yells, waving his other arm madly. "Get outta here! It's not a bacon tree! *It's a ham-bush!"*
    11 points
  8. And new dishwasher installed without issue (so far). With the way the day started off, I was concerned the installer would encounter some complication with the physical fit or some electrical or plumbing issue that would have to be resolved at extra expense. And finally, after 135 days, I was able to speak to someone about getting our contractor paid from our refinancing funds, so they can get started on our roof and siding.
    8 points
  9. The windstorm that hit Chicago yesterday was NOT my fault. I have not made the Thunder Beef Marinade so far this year. I did however get the garden plot cleared after letting it go fallow last year, and got the tomatos and green peppers planted so there might be a slight possibility that the resulting weather was revenge from the woody weeds, although they usually are unable to summon such potent storms...and I cut down three weed trees this morning that were entangling themselves with the power lines, so there might be another wind storm incoming if the yard has recieved the power boost I fear it has...
    8 points
  10. Pics are of my Brinewind boat. Figure is a Heroforge mini. Base is a Dwarven forge terrain tray. Backdrop is from Trainjunkies.
    7 points
  11. Hey everyone, here's my second Dwarf Giant Slayer. This model was also sculpted by Aly Morrison. All painted with Reaper MSP Color, here's the list;
    7 points
  12. I would say may parents first, The Time spent in the military next... And the guy in High School that introduced me to this thing called AD&D.... Mal is reading my mind (so called) again....
    7 points
  13. I was on Emgality for about 6 months last year. Worked great until my doctor wanted to take me off of Botox with it. It worked wonders but it was very expensive (insurance wouldn't pay for both treatments at the same time) and I didn't want to stop Botox because I knew it was definitely working. It also hurt like heck for me. Hopefully, you will have a better experience with it and that it helps.
    7 points
  14. I really can't blame anyone or anything. I managed to screw it up all by myself.
    7 points
  15. With the Kingdom Death range seemingly moving towards 3D printed minis for their non-game stuff, I reluctantly picked up a pair (My only previous experience with a 3D printed mini being a very anime-styled witch I got from Ebay. I opened the package, looked at the tiny mini encased in a giant mass of web-like filaments, had a flashback to trying to clean Forgeworld resin minis (The triangles! To this day they haunt me still!) and shoved her straight back on Ebay.):- (Astri the Promised is the big one, the other is Badar the Venomous). Fortunately, these ones were nowhere near as bad! They'd already been given a pretty good tidy up, so all I had to do was remove any remaining nubs and give them a good scrub with a wet toothbrush. Hopefully they'll be dry by tomorrow, so they can be assembled and undercoated.
    6 points
  16. Hopefully I can catch @Kuroneko so you don't stay up needlessly - Crow's Nest is unfortunately a no go again this week.
    6 points
  17. Baby diaper brown. The yellowish brown that babies deposit in diapers.
    6 points
  18. Vacation nearly over. All we have left is the drive home.
    6 points
  19. Feldgrau (field grey). It is a really bland depressing color that was the main shade of WWI German uniforms. Going by the description (grey) & being a bit color blind, one of my wargames acquaintances painted up his baggage train horses in feldgrau with black manes & tails. They became known as The Green Bay Packers, Octarine is the first color that popped into my mind also. We think alike. You're still young. If you seek help now, you could be saved.
    6 points
  20. I usually hate having to explain these things to people because your response is the one I would like to use, but I have to be "more delicate.". Yes, I'm the one who didn't quite get the setting right when I sent the parameters to the bays. Yes, my help is needed to fix it. So yes, in that regard it IS my problem. But you're right in that their failure to follow instructions, and as a result were down for three days shouldn't be my problem. Too many times, they still blame me for their failure to follow through. This time it was the husband I dealt with on Thursday, but the wife is who I dealt with yesterday to get things fixed. So she was not argumentative when I pointed out he should have caught it. Would have been fun to overhear their dinner conversation last night. Today isn't starting off that great. Daughter missed the bus for summer school. Had to chase the bus down. Worst part? My wife is the bus driver. On the upside, we're getting a new dishwasher installed this morning.
    6 points
  21. A true professional would have installed a GFI outlet. GEM
    6 points
  22. Hide from my kid and take an epic nap! On Sunday it was warm and partly cloudy most of the day. In the evening we had a deluge and thunder storms for like, 20 minutes, then cloudy until the morning. That’s remarkably vague. Things change all the time, nothing has been static. It started with my parents, who are responsible for most of the changes in my early life. I suppose my grandparents get credit for various changes, my aunt who made me want to have long “princess hair”, my uncle who had a scary dog and seemed to enjoy my fear, teachers who encouraged me to learn, teachers who made me feel stupid and worthless, kids who ostracized me, friends who made me feel like it was okay to be myself, boyfriends who made me realize my worth, my husband who gave me so much more confidence, and my daughter who’s made me sleep deprived. And of course, myself. For deciding who I want to be and making the changes to achieve that.
    6 points
  23. I had a profoundly spiritual experience at 14 years old that saved my life and has forever guided me.
    6 points
  24. These tiny little walking books are so cute. Reaper paints. I
    5 points
  25. Never been a fan of artificial intense pink, you know, the one they make girls toys out of.
    5 points
  26. Agreed. My "least favorite" color has long been orange, likely due to the fact that I grew up in a house that my mom decorated in the early 70s with a lot of oranges and browns*. Don't mind oranges and browns in nature, but for anything else my reaction is "blech". Funny thing is that I've fallen in love with the Reaper MSP various Red, Yellow and Orange triads, and have been using orange on a lot of minis, because I can make it look good, even though I'm not a fan of the shade. *an amusing side note: My daughter recently informed us her favorite color is tan, and that's what she wants to paint her room. This is probably because our house is mostly decorated in blues, yellows and purples.
    5 points
  27. See now I love the dark greys, then again I prefer darker colors to brighter ones (saying this as I wear a solid bright pink t-shirt right now....) Like @TGP I'm gonna have to think about this one as well. I think most colors have a place, but there are some that are out there, so who knows.
    5 points
  28. The absolute worst colour? While there are many that aren't me, I don't really hold anything against any Particular colour. Now, if we were to comment on the fool that replaced one of the lights in my work truck with a 7000k LED strip, I could go on for a while. What fool replaces medium quality CRI neutral lighting with a purple-blue light strip?
    5 points
  29. Octarine, The Color of Magic, is the best. Obviously. Will have to think on it a bit for …worst. (This could take all day.)
    5 points
  30. Thanks! I'd debated doing the bit with the uneven highlights, like on the dolphin, but she was coming out really well without (I've got two other sea elves to do, one will be the lighter blue like the one pictured).
    5 points
  31. The tire track says that it is not melting; nor was it Aliens. Never attribute to Malicious Aliens with Heat Rays what can adequately be explained by stupidity. That's an old saying. Or if it is not, it should be.
    5 points
  32. Inspired by pics I saw on the forum. So thankful people post their pics to give me ideas!!!!!
    4 points
  33. We had a rental car a couple years ago that we dubbed "Baby poop brown", this is the color!
    4 points
  34. Most colours in the dark greys, be it military or industrial shades of greys, are just... sad.
    4 points
  35. There were several persons of interest that changed my life, sometimes in a good way sometimes in a bad way. It's an ongoing process called life.
    4 points
  36. Some more progress in the wee hours... Started on the cemetery details... Then began with the Black Wash... Finished the skin on the Ghouls and Ghast... ...and finally got back to the Ghoul Queen, who had a layer of Bronzed Skin applied to her cloak...
    4 points
  37. 2 things: 1. my personal spiritual life and Salvation, 2. The wonderful lady God gave me in my life. 38th Anniversary this month.
    4 points
  38. My wife. For the better with some exceptions.
    4 points
  39. Good thing they aren't dealing with me. My response would be along the lines of "Not my problem. My problem is your inability to follow simple instructions." GEM
    4 points
  40. Because the assumption is that techs have magical wizardry that doesn't make the current whizbang kazooms angry, when in reality the things that are indeed running on duct tape and a prayer get very, VERY cranky if something changes. Something about the magical pixies running the show not liking the new colour of wall paint or something. ... But magically they all settle down if you check in on them after the changes, give a few pets and words of encouragement, since the tech effect is still there if you're following a tech's instructions when you're supposed to. Aka yeah, you'd think when asked to verify something that you will, so that if a problem did sneak in (they tend to do that) it can be dealt with before the rush of people flood in with "uhm, hey, this... Isn't working"
    4 points
  41. Thursday morning I had an appointment with a customer to do a price change for their vacuums, tellers and bays. Pretty simple procedure, I set the programming, and push it out to all of the bays/vacuums/tellers. However, I won't do it without someone on site, so that that person can go and check that all of the equipment did, in fact, properly update with the new prices and settings and/or that we didn't accidently break something. So my last instructions to the person I was dealing with on Thursday was "I'm done. Now go check everything and make sure it's all working right, charging the right prices, etc. Call me back if you find any issues" When the rest of Thursday and most of Friday had gone by and I hadn't heard from the site, I closed the ticket. You know where this is going, right? Yep, this morning I come into emails and service calls that two different things aren't working. Things they should have caught if they had done the checks I told them to last Thursday. I have NO sympathy for the complaint "we've been down all weekend!" that has been part of every call/email from them this morning.
    4 points
  42. Fantastic T-Rex!
    3 points
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