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  1. I haven't posted here in a while, but the spirit of the holiday season reminded me of how sweet everyone was here back when I did post so I'm returning to show some love after a few years of improving my painting skills.
  2. I bought some of the bones mouslings for my wife to paint. Well she never got around to it and I needed a druid/animal mage who was going to animate a treant in our game so I slapped some paint of this little guy. Now I'm really looking forward to the bee keeper one. I also have the rogue and assassin set too. I stole the shooting star robe idea from someone who was doing an eye painting tutorial on youtube. Mine comes no where near his though.
  3. Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I honestly feel like I accidentally painted this well haha!
  4. I'm jealous of how well you painted the back of the cloak!
  5. Wow! This is really nice. Thanks for explaining a bit on the process of the water.
  6. I love the creativity! If I had GM pull that out, I would immediately start bowing down and saying "I'm not worthy".
  7. Very cool! I love the conversions. I think that this kind of creative spirit is a great boon to this community. Keep up the great work and keep on posting!
  8. It was super easy. Just base coat with sun yellow, dry brush with fire orange, paint some lava orange where you want to darken it, then paint some heavily diluted volcanic brown on in layers to add the crispy dark bits.
  9. Attack of speed painting!! 90 minutes.
  10. Attack of the speed painting.. Only took me 2.5 hours x.x Not so speedy. My favorite part is his booty!
  11. I painted this dude in about an hour. It came in the mail the morning before the game session I was planning to use him. I'm using this mini for a recurring character who previously lost an arm (space dragon bit it off during a spelljammer campaign). It's great because the half shark/half man is very mild mannered, but fierce in a fight so the mini has a great presence outside of combat just to remind the players of the other side of the coin. We're running Strahd and I replaced the mad mage with another recurring character and had him magically regrow the sharkman's arm. I may come back and cut one of his arms off later though.
  12. I painted this kenku today. I would have liked playing with other colors for the beak and feathers, but my players will be meeting their first wereraven in Curse of Strahd next week so I went with boring black on black. I was picking between this model and the owl bear from reaper bones. The owl bear has that fierce lycan look, but it was more expensive so the kenku won out. This is actually my first non-bones miniature to paint which added to my decision process. I used a grey brush on primer for it because I've been having problems with the humidity and the spray primer I usually use. This is my first time flocking a base as well. It turned out ok, but I'm sure there is a much better way to go about it. I'm going to clean the flocking up a bit once it completely dries. I was considering using a brush on sealer on it. My tests on the flocking show that the sealer completely ruins the snow look and makes it just look like slush so I'll probably just leave it be.
  13. Yeah I'm afraid to flock it due to wear. I was going to paint whatever details I was going to add. The past few game props I've made have been kind of a hassle to move due to fragility. I wanted to make something that I can just toss into the car and not worry about putting a seat belt on it. I was thinking about adding a suit of arms made from card stock over the door, but I really like your banner idea! Lot's of possibilities there!
  14. Wow! I don't think my tower is going to end up as nice as yours, George! My main inspiration is Daern's Instant Fortress. I wanted to make a multi use dice tower/play environment/display piece to show off some of my miniatures instead of just having them closed up in my case all the time.
  15. Hey guys, I saw a couple of people online converting bird houses from Michael's into dice towers and after having great luck converting one of their cheap model ships into a spelljammer ship, I decided to give it a go. I took the bird house apart and stuck in all of the tower guts. Then I gave it a base paint job. I am thinking of painting some moss or vines onto the tower and also adding a crest of some sort on the front. I thought about adding a flag to the top, but I want to build this to withstand frequent transport as I play at a friend's house. I'd love to have some suggestions to spice it up. I want to use it as a display piece at home but then be able to take it to the table for play.
  16. This is really, really impressive work! I can't wait to see what you do next.
  17. Wow the cloak shading is amazing. How do you get the base like that? That snow effect looks great.
  18. Sadly the stickied kickstarter list is way out of date and I keep seeing posts for things that have already been funded. I just missed out on Bones 3 so I want to know what are some kickstarters that are currently going on where I can throw my money?
  19. A lot of people seem to be using drills if they add strings. I don't own a drill, and I haven't even researched buying one. I DO own a golden/lab mix that I could get hair from, but I may just pass on the idea of stringing the bows for now. Dsmiles, you hit the nail on the head with my concerns. I'm painting a mini for a newbie player in my group and I don't want him to break it and then feel bad about it. Ideally he can just throw the thing around and not worry about it. The bow is rather large and just looks unnatural without a string to me.
  20. Do you guys bother adding them? If you do, how do you go about doing it? What materials do you use?
  21. Very cool skin color. I kind of like the severed hand just hanging on for the ride haha.
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