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About Evilhalfling

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    Art Goals: Whimsy, Speed, Beauty.
  • Birthday 08/14/1974

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    Wonderful work! I was excited to see them coming out on this KS.
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    Frost Giant bodyguard: 77544

    Paint club day. worked a lot on the back of the skirt, and started NMM on his shin. the little buttons are driving me nuts. The really need blacklining, so they stand out, then deeper shadows. I think ill call it 1.5 hrs work and 2 hrs socializing. weirdly a friend from church showed up to paint. He works with one of the regular painters, which I had not put together, I thought they were just in similar fields. remaining tasks: underside of axe feet buttons on skirt raise highlights on the helmet leather padding under bracers. metal horn caps. bear issues
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    Frost Giant bodyguard: 77544

    thanks Glitterwolf - that axe is getting a lot of love. today was, you guessed it - more axe. Mostly on the handle Rigel - I like the skin from a distance, but I am a bit of a loss with the blue. I have all these tricks on caucasion skin, to make it look like real skin but I am not sure how to treat blue. I found a base for him, but what I really think he needs is a rock (or humansized door) to stand in front of. The door would give his very squared-up stance some meaning. I'm seeing it slightly open with light coming out from the crack.... while a big rock would give him some landscape to dwell in. Im considering that rune-covered rock from bones 2 - https://www.reapermini.com/search/terrain/latest/77390 or something similar but homemade. either way, he is going to need a bigger platform to stand on. suggestions welcome. 7 hours.
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    A lot of Bones 4

    Nice work, and quick. The roc, dragonman, and troll are especially well done. Gauth and the Wagon do not disappoint. some of the others suffer for the speed. I love the uniformity of basing.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I really like the undead pirates. I am curious about the rest of the set. So I guess we will see. THe gem dragon looks awesome. I'll add it to my list if its clear.
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    Frost Giant bodyguard: 77544

    yesterday was Axe day. I did the front quarter of the axe - and love the result. Today I worked on the rear quarter - I pushed and pulled the paint too much and it got techy - small lines and waterspots abound. looks fine from a distance,perhaps not bright enough. THen I actually did some work on the back trying to recreate shadows and brights of my Ref photos.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    October 16th: Hobby things. I am pouring a lot of attention into a Frost Giant at the moment - I'm on about hour 5.5, this week. WIP = https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/88591-frost-giant-bodyguard-77544/ before Sunday he was only primed. Today was axe day.
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    Madame Delia 3978

    amazing. as we have come to expect.
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    Frost Giant bodyguard: 77544

    So im going with a limited pallet, lots of greys and faded blue skin. (ice blue with a hint of grey) the browns are going to be a little brighter before I finish, while the skin is just going to get highlights and shadows. these photos were taken as references for shading /highlighting The last photo is after 4 hours work (total) at least 45 min on the axe, which now I look at it does not match the refrence. I think i will add a highlight along the curve of the axe rather than redoing it.
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    Frost Giant bodyguard: 77544

    I am no longer sure why I decided to pick this giant - I have a lot of unpainted giants. So it was time to undertake one. First of all he is too big for any of the things I normally use to hold minis. and he has no base for a convient handle. I decided to leave one foot unpainted and mostly hold him by that. The only other option I came up with would be to use heavy pins to attach him to a large block of wood. His axe was slightly bent so I left it off at first. I boiled and allowed it to cool slowly. 2. The second photo is 2 hours of work, over several days. I found a good color scheme for him online, but as I look closely at the shadows and details of the ref Photo, I think I could do better than the original. It is a nice feeling to have.
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    77100: Vanja, Fire Giant Princess

    I actually put her together out of a table of random pieces at Reapercon 2018. (Bones conversion class) So I never had the spear she originally came with or the braid on the left side of her head. I try and assemble before painting most of the time. Occasionally I leave off one piece until it has been roughly painted, the attach it before doing shadows and highlights I worked a few hours on this guy today :
  12. reReading : "Long Ranger and Tonto Having a Fistfight Up in Heaven" by Sherman Alexie. It has been 20 years. He brought me to tears, with an off-hand comment in the middle of a short story. I know his life is better now - He has escaped poverty and no longer lives so fearfully in the closet - but our society is treating other kids just the same. As im sure some of you know, the movie "Smoke Signals" was based on this book . They are both a mix of humor and despair, the movie bends funny the book bends the other way. I think they should be experienced as a set, the movie really helps with the lyrical voice and hearing the drums that so many of his characters experience. I have read one of his other books (strongest Indian in the world) but it did not provoke as strong feelings as his earlier book.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    nope still think they look silly. Checked the terror birds on Wikipedia was off by a few decimals: Habitat South America, 68 million - 1.5 million BC. I have one from Lost Valley expansion but will never paint it, I should just move it to a give-away box. As for the greek expansion, went back over the earlier part of the thread - a Cerberus was mentioned in the display case at Reapercon, and a Hippogriff (not sure if hippogriff is really greek) everything else we have seen. I think this expansion is more of stuff to pick up in retail (bronze golem is a must-have for me) - similar to the Dayaimo expansion & its gate and dragon. The Giants are good, but I am learning they are not my fav things to paint. I have unfinished Frost and Fire Giants on my desk right now. Frost Giant is part of my goals for this month, im 3 hrs in, and I keep getting distracted.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    To be fair I have always thought exactly the same thing looking at Axe-beak/terror birds. such a lovely concept (pre-historic apex predator, who reigned for 30k + years?) but it just looks so dumb.