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  1. *Links removed just in case* Didnt realize it was a bad thing, but I guess I can see how that could be considered competitive advertising.
  2. Awesome! You rock! That explains part of why I couldnt find him, I had no idea that was supposed to be a spear! Found the page for him Thank you a ton!!
  3. Hello, Edit: Werkrobotwerk has successfully identified the Mini as Gil Galad from GW's LOTR line. Thank you! Having just finished off a round of new mini's, I decided to set up my lightbox/photo booth and go through the backlog of mini's I've done over the past 2 years and get some good pictures of them. After doing that, I went though and wanted to name/tag them all with their Reaper SKU numbers and names, for better tracking and organization. (Slight spoiler for when I hope to eventually post them on the forums. Thinking every Mini I owned was a Reaper mini, with t
  4. Thanks everyone! in the pictures, thats the Wizard was kinda what I was going for on that one, but you're right, I totally should get one of the characters from HBO's Silicon Valley! I might do a topic dedicated to him later on. He was my first completed mini in 2016! :D
  5. Hello all! I've been wanting to paint these Bones Rats ever since I saw the reference picture for them like a year ago. The other day I finally sat down and did it! (All in one sitting to boot!) (Also pictured: 77054: Galladon, Male Wizard and 77049: Arthrand Nightblade, Elf Ranger, of whom I may do their own topic, as their my first mini's of 2016, and I'm quite happy with them! BUT I had more fun playing with the Rats!!) Since I did it all in one night, there was no point in a WIP topic, so if you wanted to see the WIP, click on the Spoiler: And on to the finished rats!
  6. Same brush I use actually! When I started painting Mini's I picked up a 1, 0 and a 000. They really are fantastic burshes. Now thats a pretty awesome tip right there. That tip might have helped with my most recent writing attempt paint job. (In which I also tried to do a magical text blending effect where the words get lighter as they're read. Not sure if that comes off that way in reality. I also had tried Object Source Lighting from the text to his hat/arm/beard, but failed terribly and undid it all). Thank you for the answer!
  7. Everything on this is well done, but I gotta echo everyone else, that hair is spectacular! Can we get some close up pictures of just the hair?
  8. That is... extremely clean! Not a single stroke out of place. How did you do the writing on the book? Even with my smallest brush, whenever I try to do "writing scribbles" they turn out as rather large blobs. I mean, they -pass- as writing, but look nothing as awesome as your book.
  9. Thats fantastically highlighted. And we all hate pictures, they're evil things that will take something you're super proud of, and go "Hey, you missed a spot!". You'll look at the model... and not see it, then look at the picture and see it... happens every damn time I swear! Still, very well done. I let a friend of mine paint this mini (that I got from Bones)... I'm tempted to show him yours... but I dont want to upset him, as yours is so much fantastically better!
  10. I've thought about pledging more... but I'm so on the fence now with the Canadian dollar even farther from the American. Plus the 2.5% Paypal takes from the conversion. I pledged and paid my KS amount, then the shipping leftovers in the Pledge Manager back in August of 2015. If I had paid the same amount of USD right now, just 6 months later? It would have cost me an addition $100 CAD! From JUST the re-adjusted exchange rate! I never thought I would actually MISS the PayPal exchange rate of 1.378. The most recent thing off my Paypal shows a conversion of 1.4248. I miss like 2-3 years
  11. I gotta say, as someone who's legitimately named after Labyrinth, This is pretty awesome work you've done. (Although my name ended up being spelled with a y to be different.) -Jaryth
  12. Thanks guys! I just hope I can keep at it. I normally paint in spurts. I might start 2-3 minis, then leave them for 2 months, then finish 1 or 2 of them and start another, and the cycle just kinda continues. I really do enjoy painting, but I just have to be in the right mindset for it you know? Anyway, here's a picture of the back in a more ambient sunlight room: I realize now that the spot on his lower right back should not be as bright as it is if the light source is intended to be over his other shoulder. still, I think it went ok. Thoughts/suggestions?
  13. Not sure what the rules are for NecroPosting in your own WIP topics... but I'll have go at it. Third (and fourth) update: So real life happened a while back, which forced me to completely put painting aside for a while (To anyone that lives in Canada, lets just say I worked for Future Shop). I did do some stuff here and there (and if requested I'll post my 2015 end of year lineup), but very little work was done on the Storm Giant. I had a chance to work on him in and around July, where I finished up the basecoat and put a second coat on the body and lower half, but apparently I did not t
  14. Ok, first update; I've finished base coating around 80% of the model now. I'm still not sure what colors I want to make the front of his shorts, the little parts that dangle down. I'm open for suggestions. I have decided on a dark blue (with purple shadows) for the rest of his shorts. I would still love to try out Non-Metalic Metal techniques on this guy, and (since I have it!) I think I'll complete the Reaper Lean To Paint Kit 3 first, as it does NNM. Still, to build up to that, I've base coated anything that will be iron/steel with Rainy Grey, and anything that will be bronze/gold
  15. Thanks for the video suggestion rhombus! Pretty good tutorial, answered the question I had about how to get rid of the stark lines in my shading! And your welcome to the color Joe, I think it looks pretty nice!
  16. Tests complete. Low temperature the Hot Glue gun does not get hot enough to damage Bones, even when the tip is placed right against the material for a few seconds. The glue on low temp is still easily enough to adhere the mini (a Fire Giant in this case) to the holder. However, High Temperature Hot Glue guns are enough to damage the bones material even from brief contact with the tip of the gun. Granted we are talking small divots, but still. Edit: While the High Temp hot glue did adhere the mini to the stand quite well.. it did it almost too well, I'm having a hell of a time removin
  17. I tested it it on low heat (mutli-heat glue gun and glue sticks) and no damage was done to the Bones or to the Smarties bottle I was using as a base. I may do some testing with the high heat just to make sure the bones can take it. I'll also try putting the tip against the material to make sure it does not cause damage. I'll update the topic with my findings. To echo above, I doubt that Hot Glue would be suitable for attaching bits together for long term however, especially given that hot glue tends to add more material, which can cause unfavorable results. Super glue seems like a better
  18. I never thought of using hot glue to attach to a holder, I've always used Blue Tack... I just tried it... it works soo much better! The hot glue goes on, holds to the mini and to the stand quite well, but can be broken apart and cleaned off without too much trouble! I think you've just saved me a lot of time and effort Egg. You rock!
  19. Hey all! Last week and a half I've been contemplating painting the Male Storm Giant from Bones I. I honestly have not painted many mini's from Bones I, or many at all (I've painted like 7 in total maybe? And no other painting experience outside of Miniatures), and I just got Bones II, so I decided to get back into it. On this one, I want to practice layering, and blending layers (dry blend by laying paint over). Part of my inspiration for this is one of the sample images on the reaper store page. While I hope to emulate it in some respects, I doubt I can reach that level of amazing detail
  20. Got mine today too! Ring at the doorbell about an hour ago (So about 2PM central time, March 2nd 2015, 445 days, or 63 weeks, since the order was paid for). I did not order a ton, as I still haven't painted the mini's I got from the last bones! On a $140 order the Taxes/Duty was $32. Standard GST/PST for Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada, plus a $9 handling fee I did not account for initially. Pictures? Arrival: Opening the initial box (Spoiler tag for space saving, Click Show to see image) Bones! And finally, my (dis)organization system (Spoiler tag for space saving, Click Show to se
  21. Fulfillment is finally finished! All the little bones on their way to their new owners! Like a lot of other orders here, mine just cleared Canadian Customs (after like a week there...), and I'm sure it'll be a failed delivery to me in no time! Seems it always is... but then I'll go pick it up. Realistically I only ordered like $140 of stuff, so I'm betting the Customs Taxes on it will be a little under $20 (Manitoba). We'll see! Edit: Crap, they're going to go off the price in American arnt they? Even though I bought this when the USD>CAD was much less crazy (back in 2013!). Tha
  22. Yeah, same here Dropbear, but for Canada. I hope the Tax/Duty isnt too insane. If its the normal Manitoba tax, thats like 13% on a ~200 order, so less than $30. Not terrible, but we'll see. Hopefully it is Canada Post, as they're usually pretty good. But I've been screwed by UPS before. $30 Duty/Taxes on a $45 item, that had $15 shipping. So I had paid the items worth to get the item, it was nuts.
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