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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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    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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    77100: Vanja, Fire Giant Princess

    I picked up this model in this year's Bones Conversion class. the figure I had sen normally had a bent spear so I was happy to scavange new hands/weapons for her. also, she is missing a hair braid on one side, but it makes little difference. The Sword comes from the demon Rauthaos no idea where the pointy finger is from, if you know please comment. tried for NNM on the sword, not sure it really works, the material of the sword is could be almost anything - bone, stone or crude metal. I could try and up my game for this figure by doing a better base ... perhaps another day. Im going with princess because she is a little smaller than the Jailer or other Huge fire giants im getting with B4
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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 :
  5. 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.
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    Happy Birthday OneBoot

    merry birthday!
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    Dreadmere - Sheriff Getmose Drumfasser

    Clothes inspired by fox hunters. My painted writting on the scroll is rubish, notice you cant see it in these pictures. It is very hard to reach the scroll from behind, or around the curls. It is my third figure from the Dreadmere expansion, grabbed randomly from the "This looks fun to paint" group from that expansion. found the metal version - I need to make some fixes on this one.
  10. Wifey is back from her knitting retreat. Yay! I will have to say I had a lot of fun with the spawn while she was gone. Being solo parent really focuses the attention. also I had declared no screen days on Friday and Saturday - so really we were forced to entertain each other. not everything went well (The chocolate festival was terrible - too many lines / people for small tastes of chocolate ) but a good time was had generally.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    Fav smell: nothing. I get annoyed by any strong scent. If it is not strong I probably don't notice it. Fav Breakfast: pecan pancakes, with bacon. - okay yes I make this nearly every week for my family. but I still love it.
  12. I am painting my way through the core set of bones3 He was in the original 30 I cannot identify him more than that. I cant find him on figure finder, and I have no idea how reaper would classify either his weapon or his armor. a mace/polearm? robes with brigadine? He is listed on an old spreadsheet as "Sorcerer" Wut? needless to say, he is not under "Sorcerer" in on the reaper web site.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Boaty McBoatface? That is one beauty of a ship. likely not in my budget, but it is oh so pretty.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    October 10: best/favorite subject Urban Planning in Graduate school. pretty much all of it. even Law (although I didn't get an A) the supreme court can be very subtly sarcastic & biting in their decisions. before that? English. reading and analysis of literature or poetry.
  15. My college roommate and his brother used to have Flaming Marshmellow fights, using the cooking stick as a launching device. I find it really hard not to tell that story to my spawn.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Pledge manager Core 120, greeks 50, add-ons 62: = 232 only 32 over budget. not good for this early. transparent shadow dragon? sigh. did that work last time? I think I would be happier just priming it with brown liner and moving forward. I like the sculpt as much or better than Aganzarak, but I would prefer it solid. Does anyone have a good experience with clear Kyphelus? I enjoyed painting the solid version.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    Naming the things I should do really helped me get up and do them. now I have a painted frog and a cowboy. also did most of the baseboard and all touchups. - still no work on the frost giant
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    painting is getting in the way of painting. - I am supposed to be doing touch-ups and painting the baseboard. - I also have a frost giant, partially base coated. at the moment neither is getting done.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I love that shadow dragon figure. I remembered that there were 2 dragons with those black dragon horns, but this one is even better than the previous one. I am trying to keep my purchasing to a reasonable 4.5 huge dragons from this kickstarter. was hoping for a workday start but , I guess its a noon unlock.
  20. I need to make more chocolate zucchini muffins (with chocolate chips) They are supposed to go in the kids backpacks for snack. but I seem to keep eating them.
  21. So you are saying that the Magic Helmets all had horns. I think bugs got it right. painted a hell-puppy today. First thing finished for the month. I seem to be spending a lot more time watching the kickstater than I am painting.
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    77177 Wyrmgear, Clockwork Dragon - Math parchment version

    I am going to borrow your wing positioning that looks way better than the flat default.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Now I cant unsee that. thanks
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I found pictures of 10 greek creatures from Reapercon . Assuming that that one human with a scroll is wearing a toga. Titian Columns (2) Harpies (3) hoplite (+) Iron Golem Senator I can't imagine that the set will come with only 1 hoplite/ warrior. it may come down to how much I want the titian and how big he is. buying him retail would be at least 1/3 of the set price the Iron Golem is the most impressive after the titan - even if I get the set, I would pick up a second from retail
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    greek odyssey expansion. this could be so cool. its my most anticipated expansion. I guess we will see.... Its from the Desert of the Dead Kickstarter - I backed for just a sphinx instead of the cobra hydra, but its pretty cool looking. it can be preordered now for the KS price
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