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  1. Downton Abby - wife started watching it in our small home, and so I would do something else while gradually listening to more and more of the show. halfway through first season I gave up, and we just watched all of it together.
  2. In the 6th grade I visited Great Britain for 2 weeks - I think my dad and I hit 15 castles - the castles built in Whales, by Edward the II were my favs also tower of London, Edinburgh and a number of smaller keeps & palaces. Saw some lovely ones in Ireland broccoli well, when I went there with my wife, but the names escape me.
  3. More painting mostly metallics and a little bit of freehand clean up
  4. So I guess this is about 2 hours of work. Some weapons done with a colorshift paint from greenstuff world whatcha think?
  5. Mixed results with freehand so far Looking at this again I think I need to do borders . Also one if the warriors is half completed NMM and another has Metallic paint. doing them all nmm would be good for my skills, I just don’t want to spend the time.
  6. diluted with what? surely not water...
  7. I love it! magnificent old beast. the basing works well.
  8. More giant. Added paint for a few hours it probably looks different…. yeah I’m in that phase
  9. I decided to paint these warriors a batch so I can continue to meet my goals for the core set. But the last time I painted a unit I ended up with the waterlilly elves and look all these guys have cloaks too! planning to paint every cloak with freehand based on one of the shields. i should carve off the round shield and add the dragon there too
  10. Todays work - adding another set of dim reflected light, painting steel, adding interest to the back. Still not done with NMM. Redoing light and shadow on skin is phase 3
  11. back in 2018 I started this guy. I wasn't great at NMM theory, So I started copying highlights and shadows from a painted version I liked. then I paid for a weekened NMM class - and I put him aside. the class was pretty bad, and I decided to wait until after Reapercon to start him again. By then I had lost the original scheme, and I still didn't know where to put highlights. So he sat untouched for 4 years. I painted hundreds of other things. this January my local paint club challenged its members to finish an old figure, and I found an RCL group doing the same thing. I used compressed air to blow of the dust, and sat down to paint him. and painted another large figure instead. Finally yesterday I started reworking him. Original One days work: brown AP speedpaint, NMM gold - shadow base and highlight - the back has only gotten the speed paint.
  12. the Gorloth and its servants were also for My D&D game. the Chuuls were 3d printed. I still have 2 unpainted. @Count Urlik I think the collection is a great category for RCL - I look forward to seeing yours. I did 2 lizardmen in the style of Seurat - but that much stippling was just really annoying. with Monet the size of the brushstroke maters less. haven't tried Pollock at least on purpose, I would have to tarp off my painting table. The sculpted cloak may have been done after Reapercon. it was one of my more difficult conversions, as it was metal rather than plastic, and I had to carve the shield off her arm.
  13. thanks ! it went to reapercon as well, but in the painters category so all the elaborate basing was mostly ignored by judges. still I didn't want it competing directly with my elves so... I didn't really like the figure - so I thought I would just go for a quick monochrome - "as seen in moonlight" look. the eye was added for balance. I liked how it turned out as well. My impressionist freehand doesn't translate perfectly to other freehand painting, but after 10 figures and a few canvass I really like the way it looks. I don't know what I am going to do next year ... 2 years ago it was the old dutch masters painting styles. Titian through Rembrandt and Rubens.
  14. 117 figures painted this year - most were submitted to the RCL more than any year but 2021. I feel that a lot of it lived up to my art Mantra "Beauty, Whimsy, Speed" My greatest hobby joy this year was getting a ReaperCon trophy for the "Waterlilly Tribe in Monet's Feywild Realm." diorama a total of 10 elves in cloaks were painted, with 2 left to do. I painted at least one elf in 4 different months. I may have mentioned them before, but they were involved in my D&D game for several months and I sculped a cloak onto the PC who was give a cloak as a gift from the tribe. she can be viewed in the Bar scene. I will add some of my fav close ups in spoiler tags. Undead giant [spoiler] [/spoiler]
  15. the spawn are back in school today, and the wife is actually going into work. I have the house to myself So I am planning on my end of the year photoshoot. Gathering all the minis I painted last year and doing group shots, perhaps a video for tick-tock . 117 although I think a few were given away . I even picked up a black sheet for last years photos, its only purpose is to use as a photo backdrop. as for organization, I should really put away the minis from 2021, at least some of which just got left out under a dustcover and never stored properly. Dioramas continue to be a problem to store. my paints are messy but organized enough - I even pulled out a bag of doubles to give to the new painter in my D&D group - he has done a few minis and got a Learn-to-paint kit for Christmas (at my suggestion)
  16. The Year is over! How did you do on last years goals??? And Best of all - I Won a Trophy at ReaperCon. there was a happy dance.
  17. December results: Stumpy Dan dwarf w/diorama Dwarven cyber-punk (for large group) Overgourd * Whistling pig Yog sothoth- the F' ing blueberry Benchmark waterlilly elf
  18. 100 hundred minis! Finish the core set of Bones V ! 100 is a dozen less than than the last 2 years., but more than each of the 5 years before that. 60 minis left in the core set of Bones V - very doable, If keep my eyes on the prize.
  19. Dinner was so good tonight - Something about the snow and the dark at the end of the year gives me a craving or indian food. I tried Malai Kofta (potato and paneer balls ) as my new dish and was excellent - the chicken noodles, and appetizer sampler were similarly excellent. even minispawn wrapped up chicken in cheesy naan bread and added unlabeled sauces. The local indian restrant "Spices of India" was had few filled tables but a steady stream of takeaway orders. Sorry no lovely plated pictures 😞
  20. Yuo have done a great job on these. I like your use of highlighting especially. I also paint up minis for the whole group, and give them away (If I can) when the game ends. Since I'm doing an in-person game it wprks pretty well. I lovely idea I heard last week for an online game is too do 2 copies, and send one the players.
  21. Year ly benchmark time! and what else could I do but another elf this one is getting a decent amount of time - this may be 5 hrs of work so far and I’m still not satisfied - the front painting and non-cloak details I’m good with the rear cloak narrow black lining nmm shoes stones light source direction
  22. A ham, peas and homade bread - a few things got cut so im not sure it qualified as a feast meal - which was fine cause my stomach is still recovering from being sick. We have a family tradition of homade cinnamon rolls for x-mas breakfast - and the kids had leftovers as desert.
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