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  1. A random old figure picked up for cheap to practice layering and other things on. Feedback appreciated: FLGS had a couple of these guys priced at $10. This one, however, was marked half off and sold for $3. I guess that’s how math works. Anyway, I wasn’t able to find pictures of the assembled figure online, so I’m not sure if it is the complete sculpt. The top and bottom halves were separate pieces. This pose seemed the least wrong, or at least made the two halves fit together the closest. Several firsts (for me) going on here. Aside from some of my old Hero Quest figures, this was my first non-Reaper mini. It was also the first slotted mini, which required my first attempt at creating a base out of green stuff. I think it turned out all right, but it’s definitely something I’ll need to practice. Comments and critiques appreciated!
  2. Oh wow that is awesome, well done! Those eyes...
  3. Gonna try and make it on in a bit, if devices cooperate and I don’t get roped into cooking.
  4. This. Even after washing, and soaping, and scrubbing, and drying, each mini in the kit (and many others) just wouldn’t take certain paints easily. Your best bet is to just keep trying to cover the spots, slowly moving inward from where the paint did stick until it gives up. It will eventually.
  5. Went in for the dozen. However, after taking stock of everything, I wound up with 13 minis in the box. I hope the extra one falls under “rad gift” and not “we accidentally sent you somebody else’s order”.
  6. “I’m just browsing today”, I told myself: Another company I’m unfamiliar with, but these “goblins” and SwordLadies cried out to be saved from the Retail Rack of Doom
  7. There is a link to the Boneyard under Figures on the main page, but the Boneyard is not currently a Thing. It may or may not ever return. Edit: it’s not there anymore, but available if you click on a figure then look at the links. It’s between Robot Supply Depot and Boxed Sets.
  8. The experiment Slotin was conducting with the screwdriver was known as “tickling the dragon’s tail.” You can probably figure out why. Slotin rolled a 1 and woke the dragon. Though the Slotin incident occurred after World War II had ended, a fictionalized version was written into the 1989 drama Fat Man and Little Boy, about the Manhattan Project. The same thing happens to John Cusack’s (fictional) character: Not sure how scientifically accurate the effects are, but blue light is apparently a common effect of supercriticality.
  9. The third and final mini from the Layer Up! LTPK, Julie Guthrie’s Hajad the Pirate: Not gonna try for any better images, because then you would see how badly I messed up the eyes... Mostly by the book, but I skipped the lining as my little brush was becoming temperamental. Of the three minis in this kit, this is the one I was most looking forward to, as it has the most exposed skin of the three (one of my problem areas). Think I oversold the abs a bit too much though. Based on issues with the previous minis, I elected to basecoat both weapon blades with Ebony Flesh before applying the metallic. The Filigree Silver included in the kit was too watery to play nice with bare Bonesium, and in any case it was difficult for me to see where the paint actually stuck. Plus, it makes lighter metallics pop. It was nice to see darker flesh tones included in this kit. The darkest (non-dark elf) skin tone I had available before was Tanned Skin, but my attempts to mix in darker paints always resulted in a weird shade of sadness. All in all, this kit was a good learning experience. The instructions were clear and easy to follow, and it was neat seeing the colors build up with each layer. The cartoons were cute too. I just hope that my technique improves moving forward. And that painting eyes gets easier.
  10. Bonus points to whoever leaves his weapon curved like that and paints it up as a banana!
  11. Update! The Blick store is about to go out of business. They don’t have the brushes I want. Even the W&Ns are all splayed out
  12. There is a Blick store in town, never knew that. Checking it out shortly, hoping for real brushes!
  13. Technically, you’ll win...
  14. I may have self-control issues. Another chunk of birthday funds went to my first Reaper order of the year, been too long on that front.
  15. What @WhiteWulfesaid! I’d add that it has a nice selection of starter paints and the directions are informative and easy to follow. But as said above, the brushes can be hit or miss. I’ve done all the LTPKs since the previous five (now OOP) and the brushes don’t always last the length of the two or three included minis. On the other hand, the brushes from the last kit have seen several months of regular use and are still going strong. As a beginner/returning to the hobby after a long absence, it was definitely a worthwhile purchase for me.
  16. Full list of AD&D blisters: That. Only more torn up, and possibly with busted plastic. Might actually be cheaper on the evilBay for that condition. Thats it for D&D apart from the recent Nolzur’s line. I’d have to go back to inventory the Generic RP/Grenadier/Warhammer/other brands I’ve never heard of. ...which seems like a good excuse for more acquisitions. Thread title doesn’t lie.
  17. Ok good, everything definitely looked like @knarthex‘s pictures and not a metal tumor. Some of those old, unloved minis may need to be rescued this weekend. If if I can bring myself to remove them from the blisters thanks, guys
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