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  1. Chris Palmer

    Basing question - materials to use

    For cork, I like using this kind of thicker coarse cork tiles, available at most craft stores. It looks more like rocks to me.
  2. Chris Palmer

    Basing question - materials to use

    Sanael covered a lot of the ground already. Here's a blog post about basing I did a while back, it doesn't add much new, but does have some photos of the different materials... http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/search/label/Basing
  3. While I love the Mossbeard Treeman figure from the Bones 4 Kickstarter, it always bothered me a little that his arms, as sculpted, grew from narrower at the shoulder to thicker at the wrist. This just looked unnatural to me since both branches and arms tend to grow from thicker at the shoulders to thinner near the ends. So this week I began working n revering his arms, so they would connect to his body in a more natural, to my eye, arrangement. I began by slicing off the existing external connector pegs. This was made easier by soaking them in boiling water for 30-40 seconds (As Ed Pugh suggested to do with the Chicken Hut legs on a recent Reaper Live), after which it was a breeze to slice right through them. Test fitting. I then glued the pegs I had cut off back into the holes they were intended to go into to full those holes. After the glue was set, I drilled some holes in the shoulder connections to peg them with sections of doweling. After that, I glued the hands to the new wrist joints. My next step is to blend the hands to the wrists with some greenstuff, and then I'll glue the arms in place.
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    Mossbeard Arm Reversal Conversion

    Wow, thanks for the kind words, Fencig! Yes, it is a bit more golem looking than a true Ent.
  5. Chris Palmer

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    For anyone who might be interested, I have posted an assembly and conversion thread over on the Conversion and Presentation sub-forum, to show how I remounted Mossbeard's arms so the wider parts were changed to be the shoulders rather than the wrists. Mossbeard Conversion
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    Mossbeard Arm Reversal Conversion

    This morning I primed his CD base and, when dry, I glued him to it. That finishes the conversion and assembly phase. He now joins his fellow Bones 4 models in the painting queue... Next time he makes an appearance will be in the Show Off section.
  7. This past week I finished a unit of 10 of the Bones 4 Nagendra Snake Cultists snakemen along with accompanying Shaman. I converted one of the armored two-handed swordsman to have a single sword arm, and used a gnoll's arm with shield to replace the other one. I also sliced, repositioned, and reglued some of the soldiers arms to make the unit look more varied. Painting articles can be found here: Nagendra Part 1, and here: Nagendra Part 2
  8. Chris Palmer

    Mossbeard Arm Reversal Conversion

    Sat down this afternoon and blended the shoulder joints with some greenstuff. Next step is to prep a CD base and glue the feet to it. Then nothing left but the painting!
  9. Chris Palmer

    Mossbeard Arm Reversal Conversion

    Last night and this morning I glued the arms to the body; first one then the other. Now I just need to blend the shoulder joints. Really happy with how it is looking so far.
  10. Chris Palmer

    Nagendra Snake Cultists Snakemen from Bones 4 (Pic Heavy)

    Thanks everyone for the kind comments! Glad you like how they turned out.
  11. Chris Palmer

    Mossbeard Arm Reversal Conversion

    Thanks, kristof65! An interesting point! I can now say my Mossbeard contains 2% real wood! I didn't have any wire that I felt was thick and strong enough to use for pinning, so decided on using the dowels; figuring they'd be thick enough to offer good support for the arms.
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    Mossbeard Arm Reversal Conversion

    I've been working on the arms some more the past few days. I got the hands glued to the new wrists, and when the glue was set, used green stuff to hide and blend the joints. I also used some of the extra green stuff to blend the joint between the body and head a little.
  13. Chris Palmer

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Here is the photo from from one of the Reaper updates you can see the lamp at the end of the plume. If yours doesn’t have that then yes yours is a defective sculpt.
  14. Chris Palmer

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    The lamp is not a separate piece. It is sculpted at the very end of the Djinni’s cloud of smoke that makes up her legs.
  15. Chris Palmer

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Interesting...I guess you put those on more like a boot? Though I don't think the Minotaur's wrap around the leg far enough for that to have been the intent in this case...
  16. Chris Palmer

    Shipwreck golem

    Wow! That turned out great! The Dark Maiden is perfect!
  17. Chris Palmer

    Frostgrave female soldiers with guns

    Very cool! One of of the things I love about plastic figures! The limitless conversion possibilities.
  18. Chris Palmer

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Hmmm... Yes I've been noticing a bunch of that kind of thing lately. I've seen a couple swords that are just magically affixed to legs and butts. I just assembled the Fan Favorites Genie, and her sword is just glued to her backside with no straps to hold it to her belt. And it looks in your photo like there are no straps holding the minotaurs sword to her belt. (Also why did they flip the Genie's sword around and manufacture it so its connection point is upside down and backwards from the original art. I had to slice the tab off in order to glue it on like it was originally shown) Is this straplessness a result of 3D sculpting, or just speedy sculpting...
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    i do not see straps on his shoulders, so perhaps they go under his neck folds the apron goes up around his head and ties around his waist, like a cooking apron Thanks, @Sirithiliel! I'm going to have to assume then that the band around his waist, is actually the strap holding the basket pack since it has to be attached to him somehow. Then the apron must disappear under the folds of his neck, though I don't remember seeing any of it around the back of his head...
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'm in the middle of painting Bufo, the toad/frog character from Dreadmere, and was wondering if anyone has painted him yet. I'm having some sculpture interpretation problems. For those that have the figure, does it appear that there are supposed to be shoulder straps on his packbasket, or are they just folds of skin around his neck? If they are straps, where do they go; under his neck? They do not appear to go under his arms like one would expect... Or are there simply no shoulder straps... And following on that, does he have a full tabard that goes up to his neck, or is it just an apron that stops at his waist? If it goes up to his neck, here again, where does it connect around his neck? Any help?
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    Kritterpins by Bombshell Minis.

    Makes one think how easy it would be for Reaper to do a series of Bones Black flats with a space on the back where you could glue an easily-obtainable-at-your-local-craft-store's-jewelry-department pinback to.... Just an idea for the super secret unnamed project 5.
  22. Nice selection, @HolkDiggity! I agree those giants are a great score, courtesy of the box starter, @Guindyloo. Glad they found a good home. The only thing of mine you took is the signpost. That’s from last year’s Mantic Terrain Crate Kickstarter.
  23. Thanks, Kangaroorex! Luckily I only lost one crew member to the beast. I just got the report finished up and posted: The Mysterious City " ...Meanwhile, when Perkin materialized on a different disc, he quickly realized the Dwarf, Ragnam, was nowhere around. Neither was Link. He was shocked however to suddenly realize there was a dead Human laying on the disc, and to his right was a Gnome Crewman. The two eyed each other suspiciously, but before either could act there was a sound of loud wind and a sudden crashing of branches, and both occupants of the disc stared in horror as the Monarch suddenly was blown past a nearby patch of jungle and landed just a few yards from the pad where they stood..." I hope you all enjoy it!
  24. Hooray! Glad it got there safe and sound. Can’t wait to see what catches your eye! There’s a bunch of good stuff in there, including a big redacted and some redacted from Bones 4! Enjoy! Note: don’t forget to post it’s arrival on the Arrival/Departure thread: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/85915-box-of-goodwill-round-8-arrivaldeparture-thread/&page=3 And post again there when you send it out to the next person.
  25. No worries about being next to last, as the box contents will most likely form the basis of a new box for the next round. So anything you put in will be enjoyed by a full circuit of folks the next time around.
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