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  1. Those two gnomes were made by Superior Models. Not sure about the others, but at least it’s a possible starting point.
  2. I’m in as well. It was a blast when we were 8, and they seem to have made several design improvements that should add playability for the now grown-ups. And yeah, it reached ridiculously Hero Quest-like prices on eBay. But, there really hasn’t ever been anything else quite like it.
  3. This all sounds like a brick-and-mortar version of Kickstarter. At least they didn’t start building up before quitting, like in some cities. Filling in a hole is much easier when there’s no need for demolitions first.
  4. Wait, so is the Lone Ranger the 80 foot tall chicken man from Saturn or is he the guy firing a machine gun while riding the world’s thinnest aeroplane?
  5. ...holy dwarf. I have one. I forgot all about getting it. Thank you for the reminder! Now where it went off too is another question...
  6. At least 2”/50mm. Not sure if a square base would work, and 40mm is the largest slotted one in the store. I do have a flat 50mm though, gonna see what I can do with it.
  7. Base store does not carry slotted bases in large sizes, apparently. Neither does Reaper . Guess maybe it’s time to take y’all’s advice and debase a base with a Sharp Pointy Object. Hopefully I can jury-rig some support with green stuff.
  8. Nimbar still doesn’t have tags in the store, I for one hope the sculpt remains mysteriously androgynous. 900 pages! Thread is getting long in the tooth.
  9. No ability to drill something like that, unfortunately. If I wasn’t concerned about stability, I’d just remove the tab and glue it down by its feet. I may also need a bigger base than I currently have anyway.
  10. 1. Give ride to friend to the gym, decide to hang out at FLGS instead of going all the way home, “just to look”. 2. Find awesome mini that totally calls to you. That you can immediately imagine in all it’s painted glory, that you must make happen. 3. Purchase mini and squeal all the way home! 4. Notice said mini requires a slotted base, and unlike the others of its brand, does not come festooned with one. 5. Notice all your base are not slotted base just after the slotted base store closes. 6.
  11. Thank you! Well...it’s a bit late for that, I would guess.
  12. Opened this one up and got it primed when I noticed a very significant case of mold-slippage. The details on her right side and left arm just didn’t line up, and I don’t have the skill to file/green stuff it away. So, rather than weep and save the mini for a melt table, she became practice! This ended up being a combination of speedpaint, demimetallic experimentation, and basing attempt, 3-4 hours total work including lots of futzing with paint mixes on my palette. The results: Oh, and I made her a Dark Elf to try more white hair. The purple metal is Royal Purple and Filigree Silver, mixed in varying degrees. Other metallics tended to un-purple the mix too much (except New Gold, but that’s a different look). I think she’s supposed to have gauntlets, but due to the casting issues these became cloth sleeves. In the end she turned out far better than expected, so I’m glad I didn’t give up. One less potential resident of the shelf of shame. Comments and critiques welcome, as always.
  13. Keeping an eye on this one, that’s a nice Medusa. Never heard of RBJ Game Company before, wish they’d name the sculptors in their store though . On another note, I’ve never heard of “Popular Company” miniatures as shown in the scale shot...
  14. Opened up my recently-acquired Shardis, primed, and started painting. That’s when I noticed the significant offset running up her entire right side. i don’t know if I can make it work yet
  15. This was a trio of orcs I recently acquired for cheap and liberated from 20+ years in blister packurgatory. They are from Grendel’s “Leviathan” line, and the sculptor is unfortunately not credited. These are some seriously hefty minis, slightly larger than (but still to scale with) Reaper’s Orc Berserker, et al. Mostly I wanted to try out my new basing stamps and these guys made a good excuse for that. I also wanted to experiment with orcish skin tones. The remainder of the figures I wanted to make less “nice” and more “uniform”, so most of the details were simply basecoated, hit with some GW Nuln Oil, and occasionally highlighted. First up, the spear carrier: For the skin, I used a base of MSP Brilliant Green. This is, in my opinion, a poor choice for orc flesh. Great for a tree frog though, probably. For all three, the square leather armors are Leather Brown, and the fur fringes/hats a mix of Desert Sans and Mountain Stone (to match the orc from the LTPK). Cloth areas are Templar Blue, marking them as the Blue Team, I guess. Next up, the...standard bearer? Very similar in attire, with the addition of a big fuzzy cloak done with Intense Brown. I actually attempted to do some layering, but big and fuzzy isn’t the most conducive surface to work on. His skin is a 1:1 mix of Naga Green and Tanned Skin, and I think it came out quite nice. I really loved his expressive face and big tongue. Finally, the swordsorc: By this point I had ceased caring about quality (aside from skin) and my brush control was fading rapidly. Came out good enough in the end, though I wish I’d done his vest in a different color. Despite looking a bit greenish (to my eyes) in the pics, his skin is a 2:1 mix of Palomino Gold and Tanned Skin. I like it, it’s sufficiently “non-human” and a nice change of pace. Comments and critiques welcome, leave them below. Additionally, if anyone can identify who sculpted these it would be much appreciated. The molds are currently owned by Scotia Grendel, but they don’t list the sculptor either.
  16. Statisticians only play when they know they’ll win for sure.
  17. Its not that it has gone bad, it’s just that I keep forgetting it’s there in the first place
  18. He’s so pretty! Looks like I need to give Mahogany Brown another try, loving it in these pics.
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