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  1. That looks really fantastic! The reds on the cloak are great!!
  2. I'd like to stop by too - is this a no badges/wristbands required sort of thing?
  3. Those look great! I really like the weathering on the Tiamat.
  4. That is really cool - I love the threads I've seen on kitbashed ships, usually for Battlefleet Gothic. Nice work!
  5. Thanks for all the comments, and the suggestion for the lighting - I'll definitely take that into account. .trey
  6. Thanks! It looks like I didn't finish my sentence - I used the red glaze for inside all the scars to give them a slightly fresher appearance. Then I went back and washed and highlighted the stitches. Yeah, when we redid the ESD mats on my lab benches at work I picked up some old cast-offs and remnants for my workbench and painting bench at home. I wanted to make some stone tiles, but I wanted something stronger than the foam sheets from the craft store, The mats were perfect - I just made some squares of various sizes, nicked and shaped them, then glued and painted them. Voila! If I were redoing this today, I would pretty much do the same thing on all of it except for better blending on the skin - I'm happy with the colors. .trey
  7. Thank you all! Definitely agreed on the blending - I'm concentrating on blending next, and I'm hoping to have a year of practice before the next painting contest! The weathering is from a pack of pastels from which I scraped a few browns and oranges with an x-acto knife - I didn't have time to go pick up some actual weathering pigments. I also used black pastel for the gun barrel soot/grime/residue (sorry - my mind is blanking now). When I get home I'll take a look at the rivets on the power claw. They all should be a dark silver highlighted with lighter silver, but with some weathering on top. I'm not sure if my phone or the pigments are causing them to look as they are. .trey
  8. Hello, One more mini from the ReaperCon 2015 painting contest, this Games Workshop Skaven Rat-Ogre from the Isle of Blood set. Again, any feedback is appreciated. I made the base out of Electro-Static Discharge bench mat remnants (the bright blue ones), and I experimented with a red glaze (of a forgotten red paint (I'm still travelling) and Liquitex Matte Medium). Thanks in advance! .trey
  9. Hello, This is my Ork Warboss from the Games Workshop Black Reach box that I submitted to the painting contest at ReaperCon 2015. I'd love to hear any feedback. I'm not going to repaint this particular mini, as I want it to stay in its judged state, but I already know what I want to do differently in the future. Oh - I apologize in advance for the lighting setup. I hastily made a quick lightbox before leaving for business travel, and didn't get to tweak the light setup very much. No post processing has been done on the images. Thanks in advance! .trey
  10. Hello, Is the quickstart rules pdf available online anymore? I went to talon-games and there is no link to download, and I thought I heard at ReaperCon that it was available. Thanks! .trey
  11. It was A LOT of fun - I was the Raging Beserker. I'm glad I scheduled it, and thanks for running it!
  12. Ha - I just answered an extremely similar question! I was using whatever I had around me (not to sculpt, but to match fur, fill gaps, etc.) and a clay shaper made it go from tedious to actually fun. I picked one up for less than $5 at a local (Austin, TX) Jerry's Artarama. Night and day difference, at least for me.
  13. I'm definitely not a sculptor, but I've had to make repairs with green stuff, fill gaps, match fur or folds with green stuff, etc., and I used to just use an exacto knife, rounded paper clip, or whatever was around to get it in shape. Then I picked up one of those firm (but soft) silicone clay shapers and it makes it so much easier, even for the fiddling around that I do. This isn't exactly what I got, but mine was less than $5 at a local (Austin, TX) Jerry's Artarama: http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount-art-supplies/brushes-and-palette-knives/colour-shapers/colour-shaper-sets.htm Things are much easier (and more fun) with the correct tool. Hashtag captain obvious.
  14. First of all, a big THANK YOU for the DMs volunteering to, uh, DM. Are we meeting somewhere before playing to get with the groups, or just hang around those tables and even things out? .trey
  15. I use nitrile gloves as well, and I get them from Harbor Freight (discounted hardware store on the way to work) fairly cheaply for a box of 100. They definitely come in handy when airbrushing anything also, and as long as I don't accidentally touch wet paint, I haven't noticed any negative interaction with the mini. Harbor Freight also has boxes of gloves that are not nitrile, but a looser, clear material (thicker than what gas stations offer next to the diesel pumps) presumable for house painting or whatnot. I have some of those too, and they're basically fine but I prefer the tighter fit of the nitrile gloves. I also mount everything I'm painting to something - wine corks, prescription bottles, old ibuprofen bottles, hot-glued stacks of 1.5" squares of cardboard, etc. I save the tops off of water bottles for tiny things, like crates, barrels, rats, and the like. I've found that mounting a mini helps a tremendous amount with keeping my fingers off of what I've painted, and is great for lessening hand fatigue as well. Good luck!
  16. These are great - I really like the muted colors and the blending on the wrists.
  17. Hello all, Is there a current tally of how many players vs. how many DMs are available? I've been a player of all versions + Pathfinder, currently loving 5E, and trying to get more playing time for experience.
  18. Looks fantastic! I really like the red layers. I didn't realize the HD Crimson Red was that dark, and now I'll have to get some!
  19. Is the store open tomorrow, Sunday 8 February? I may be able to convince a friend to road trip up from Austin if we can pick up on Sundays.
  20. The more I looked at the bases, the more I realized I didn't want hex bases - just a personal decision. I did some measuring and went out to the workshop and cut 1 3/4" discs from mdf with a hole saw. The mdf is that brown board, the same as the pegboard (sans holes). The 1 3/4" was a good balance between the sizes of hole saw bits that I had and the sizes of the CAVs - it seemed to fit the best for the smaller ones as well as the larger ones. I'm still waiting for the glue to dry, but I'll post as soon as I can get some pictures uploaded.
  21. Thank you both! I like the abstraction of "base to base" you describe. I'll mock up some larger bases to see how they stand up, especially with scenic opportunities.
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