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  1. I was playing around with a camera, and before it ran out of power I managed to take this picture. I know generally you need a background etc. just so the colours come through properly...but i've never taken a mini pic before so bear with it's poor quality ^^


    That said, this is a heavily converted Tiranoc Chariot for the High Elves from GW fantasy line. I added 2 horses, eagle's wings on the side, and a Chainmail grey elf wizard to represent a Hero model for play. Just wanted to post it for fun's sake and show you all.



  2. So I went ahead and started ordering paints from the reaper store. ((couldn't get to a store that had MSP or anything reaper for that matter. Ah well))


    Couldn't choose what i wanted so i bought the first 54 as there seems to be a good mix of colours. My bank account hurts but I'm pretty excited.

  3. ok, I like what I'm hearing here so far. One last question for you guys. .. ((great feedback btw))


    I'm just an amateur as far as painting goes. I don't paint regularly enough I suppose. ((binge painter)) These MSPaints seem tantalizing, but are they going to impede the work of someone who isn't versed or skilled in all of these shiny paint techniques I see used on a lot of minis from these forums and others? Is it possible for a paint to be more advanced than the painter? :P

  4. Hello there. I recently went to do some painting as I haven't done any in such a long time and just felt like it. To my great despair I found that a good portion of my favorite shades had dried up what looked like centuries ago.


    The paints came from a certain company once good but now turned horribly evil and I don't want their overpriced paint. So I had to think of someplace else to get some paint. Living in a small town I have few options, so I thought of maybe trying Reaper's paints as it is not to difficult to get them via post. Before I did I thought I would ask those of you who use/used them what you think of them. I plan on getting myself an entirely new set of paints, so I have to weigh cost with quality.


    Thanks in advance for your input.

  5. Finally! The 4th of November..the minis arrive. I'm just so happy right now that I finally got them!


    Even better..they just put the package in my newspaper box..and left it for me. No COD charge for me! hurray for feeling ashamed! ((I called UPS like..4 times over this. They weren't too happy with the contractor.))



    A special note of thanks to Reaper. They were kind enough to put 2 free paint samples in the box too. That's just....*sniff* well that's just great. I even use purple and green extensively in my minis so I am thrilled.

  6. *sniff* Thanks.


    oh..I just realized that with a Courier I still have to go somewhere myself to pick up the package. Only this way takes at least a full 2 weeks longer! Hella Sweet! <_<


    Oh by the way I should say that I totally love Reaper. They did their part ..just the carrier I'm annoyed with.


    MUCH LOVE FOR REAPER!! You all just have to understand...there's a Shadow Dragon in that package....

  7. So..I order these minis on the 18th of October. I pay for them..everything's cool. So after a day or so I get an email from reaper saying the order has been processed.


    Nothing else after that. Which I found sort of odd...since I seem to recall getting shipping confirmation emails before..


    Anyways. October 29th..and I'm wondering.."Where the hell are my minis? I need them!" ((I really did need them...you can all relate)) So I check my mail. Now the last couple times I got orders from here I would get a card saying come to the post office and pick up the package, with a statement of the duty I needed to pay.


    This time there was a card from UPS. All it said on it was that they had a package from Reaper for me ((Finally!)) and that I needed to call this number and make arrangements for delivery, which included the need to pay the duty.


    So I call the number. The lady on the phone says they'd tried to deliver it to my house 3 times previously, the 25th being the last try. ((I'm never home at the time they tried..which was the same each day)) The card was so I could make arrangements or they would return the package.


    So here I am going.."Well I don't remember even getting any notice that the package had even shipped". The lady asked if there was any notice left on my door saying they'd tried to deliver. Of course there wasn't..I was totally unaware this had been going on. So then..we make arrangements for it to be delivered on Monday((Yesterday..the 1st of Nov.)) She says that if I wouldn't be around just sign the card and leave the money..and tell the guy where to put the package and he'd do so. Cool, right? No.


    This would have been great..except the guy never actually came to my house like UPS told him to. ((They were using an "independant contractor"..pfft.)) Instead..the request was simply waiting to be processed, said the lady I called this morning. ((the 2nd))


    Still waiting to be processed?! The #$%#^ing day AFTER it was supposed to be delivered?! So now I have to wait for some guy..to call another guy..who will call me and tell me which stupid "center" to go to so I can go pick the damn thing up MYSELF!







  8. so I have been painting minis for a few years..obviously under a rock because after joining this forum was the first time I ever heard of NMM. It looks fantastic..much cooler than using metallic paints. I can see from pictures that it seems to be a simple basecoat, highlight, highlight more method..but can you master painter people help me out on what it really takes?


    I only have so many minis that I can practise on...so I need to find out the best ways.

  9. i liked Arcanum..it's like diablo..but in a 18th centruy type fantasy setting with elves and orcs and all that. You choose to go down a magicky path or a technology path..very cool game. Only porblem is the graphics are for crap..but if you don't really care that much it's a good time. Xplosive has repackaged it as a bidget title..so it shouldn't be too hard to find a copy of for cheap.


    Only other game I can suggest that no one else has would be Revenant..Diablo style as well but you play best with a Gamepad! how bout that! cuz..there are combos and stuff....yah

  10. the GW line has a high elf army....and they are all sweet models. Some are even multipart plastic models which are fun to make..easy to convert.


    Of particular note would be the High Elf Prince Tyrion model..it's magnificent to say the least. only problem is the prices are just a bit on the obscene side...similar to Confrontation prices from what i've been told.

  11. i haven't seen any in the flesh..but as far as pics of the minis go they seem to..chubby for my tastes. They just don't fit the images I see when i play the game....myabe it's cuz their heads seem kinda oversized for my taste.


    one exception is the Abyssal Deathknight model..I love the pose..was thinking of buying it.

  12. ebay should still have a record of his name/email address on file. Im sure this isn't the first time something like this has happened..


    If you are concerned and unhappy by all means direct a complaint at the ebay team. This person, in order to have the ability to sell, "signed" an agreement about the conduct you have to use when selling items. If he hasn't sent you your stuff and hasn't been in contact with you set the hounds of E on him.

  13. the grey elf wizard from the chainmail line would be a good suggestion. The only metal on his clothing is some ornamental gilding on the torso. Other than that he is wearing basic wizardy robes. What's good is that he has a staff/spear but it needs to be glued on the model(his left hand is on the staff as well..) and is thin so easily snipped off.


    With some "green stuff" you could easily make a hood..add a rapier instead of the staff and have it painted thiefy colours. As for the availability of this model i know that a lot of websites have posts for this one but im not sure of how much stock they have as i don't generally look at chainmail these days. I only know about this one because i bought one and converted it to a High Elf charioteer hero for my Warhammer fantasy High Elves army..I gave him some new arms..one with armour and one with a spear and he turned out looking like a lightly armoured(or hiddenly heavily armoured) warrior.

  14. I think that like another poster before said, most D20 games have the feel of D+D no matter what the setting. I think that it might be more beneficial to maybe learn a new system that just isn't far off from D20. Take Alterity(a science-fiction RPG) for instance. It doesn't use the D20 system...however it uses all the same dice with the one major difference being lower is better than higher. Other than that it's not too dissimilar but unique enough to feel like you aren't just playing "D+D in space'


    also good are the World of Darkness games published by White-Wolf..they use a very simple die system where all you need are a bunch of D10's..this makes it easier to focus on the roleplaying and the world without worrying too much about complex die rolls to hit, then different dice to damage, etc..very streamlined, very fun.

  15. I would like to request players to take part in an Exalted campaign I am cooking up. Those of you who have heard of/played this fine RPG should already know how cool it is. Those of you who haven't should think about playing anyways as this is one of the funnest RPGs out there(imho of course)


    This goal of this game is to provide the player an experience of roleplaying that closely follows the excitement of a really good hong kong martial arts movie. That is over the top characters, environments, and especially fights. It is a fantasy setting inspired by the great kung fu/anime movies of our day. By no means just a BESM(big eyes small mouth) game, this game let's you create a superhuman character capable of doing those awesome stunts you see in these movies + much more. You will be able to do things like: jump 30 ft in the air as easily as you might breathe; lift an ox over your head and throw it into a group of enemies; use magic to summon demons or turn a man's blood into molten metal.


    If you think that this is something you might enjoy..post a character idea. As far as the technical stuff goes for making a character I can lay down the guidelines once I have some people interested in playing. If you want info on the game go to



    I will need at least 3 players if I am to be able to run the campaign succesfully..and there are no "class" restrictions or requirements.


    Once you have posted your idea I will run through the character creation process..this will enable you to bring your character to life rather than make a character who is based on points and dots..you will get the character you want or the closest thing possible. Oh i guess there are two restrictions..you have to be human(trust me it won't make you average) and you will be playing as Solar Exalts


    this game will be using the Exalted book, Exalted:the Abyssals, the Book of Three Circles, Games of Divinity, and Scavenger Sons..all published by White-Wolf

  16. ok..I've wanted to play this game instead of GM it for so long..and now here's my chance. I will make a character once i am not so totally exhausted. I also have a ton of books for this game..so if you need to know anything that "Death on the Reik" may refer to as "see such and such a book pg x" I probably have it.


    I would like to know if wizards would be acceptable in this game..namely an elementalist specializing in water magic? I have a pretty in depth knowledge of the workings of magic in the Empire and would be willing to take on the difficult task of being the spellslinger.


    Here's a list of books I have in case you need to know anything really in-depth..


    Core Book; Apocryphas 1+2; The Dying of The Light campaign book(lots of marienburg info); the marienburg sourcebook(complete with a map i might be able to scan); the middenheim sourcebook(also has a map); The Doomstones Campaign chp 1+2(sorry not 3 or 4); Realms of Sorcery...i think that's it...


    so i want to have a sea elven wizard's apprentice..give me the green light and I'll whip him up post haste. (sea elves are exactly like wood elves stat wise..but they are all about the ships and water cuz they are the traders between the empire and Ulthuan and the rest of the "good" world.

  17. I run an open campaign of Exalted using MSN messenger. I basically let my friends come and do things in the world if i'm online for stuff like jobs/skill training..that sort of thing. They can also go on solo adventures if they so choose..or if another player is on go with them.


    This way everyone in my GG can play even though we have radically different schedules these days. Once we can finally come together I cook up some really big night long adventure and we play at someone's house using models that i bought from this website for battles.


    I like this setup(inspired by the Jade city Exalted campaign setting hosted by www.white-wolf.com) because it is easier for me as the Storyteller to run since i basically only have to mediate a single staple setting(the city they all live in) most of the time. If any of the players wants to go on an adventure all they need to do is to email me with the request and I can whip up something cool just for them.

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