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  1. I did start with the same skin town. They are both Reaper Orc Skin. I had purchased a set of washes from Army painter and I wanted to try see how a couple of them affected things like skin town and metal. It gives me a good feeling which one might be best in future projects.
  2. This figure has been sitting on my shelf, 90% completed for almost two years. The only things left to be done: a highlight on the mantle and darken the inside to look like it was used. It took me maybe 10 minutes. Glad to have it finished.
  3. These are a couple of orcs that I painted up somewhat quickly. I tried some different tones of wash on these to see how the overall figure was affected. Nothing special, but I am happy with how they turned out. Sorry about the photos, they are a little rough.
  4. Every once in a while, my wife will paint a figure with me. Her hobby is sewing, but she enjoys spending a bit of time with me, and she does feel accomplished when she completes a project. This past weekend she wanted to paint a mousling with me. She chose the princess for herself and the druid mousling for me. We spent a couple of hours (painting is slower with a newborn present) and finished these two figures. This is only the 3rd figure that she has painted (first time doing her own eyes). Because I am teaching as we go, these are kept pretty simple and of a tabletop quality. Overall these
  5. I did not. In fact this was a figure that painted before contrast paints were on the market. But done in a similar fashion. I believe that I used a dark brown wash over a lighter yellow base coat.
  6. I would agree about the size of the eyes. I am still working off some rust, and eyes are always tricky.
  7. I was doing some cleaning and found this figure that I had painted 2018, but never posted. I snapped a few photos to post. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. There are some things I would do differently if I were painting him today, but I think that happens to most of us when we look back at our past work.
  8. Painting continues. I was able to finish Pirate Captain Frost and he is up in Show off. While I am still finding time to paint, the arrival of my son has cut down on my free time to update this post with my progress. I don't know if I will be able to do well detailed wips for awhile, but I will post stuff in show off as I finish them.
  9. I finished this one awhile ago, but just now had time to post the photos of it finished. The photos are not the greatest.
  10. I work for the State Historical Society of North Dakota, and one of my co-workers is working on restoring an 1883 Courthouse. He is creating a new hands-on exhibit on civics and the government positions that most people don't tend to know what they do. Such as an auditor or register of deeds. He has purchased some old office equipment, and we are working on cleaning it up for use. As part of this, I have gotten to use my painting skills on a couple of projects. The first was painting the cheap plastic flag toppers that came with some 48-star flags he purchased. I primed them black, dry br
  11. Thanks. I am happy with how he turned out. Great motivation to continue painting.
  12. I found a bit of time to finish Brother Hammond. So he is finished and sealed. I also finished Reaper's Thorondil of Kragmar (02301). The only thing left on him was to finish hair and paint his eyes. He was a victim of bad timing as I had to move before he was finished. Glad to have these two done. The links go to their posts in Show Off. I have continued base coating Captain Frost. I am a bit stuck on what color to make his hair.
  13. This Dwarf donated his hand and ax to for a project last spring. (Thorbob the Viking who discovered Texas). I painted him at the same time as I was working on that project, but before I could finish his hair and paint his eyes, he got packed away as part of a move. He is now complete.
  14. I finished Brother Hammond. He was started as part of my Returning to the Hobby Project. (Link to the WIP) I am happy with how he turned out.
  15. Thanks. It feels good to be painting again. Thank you. I am having fun with it. He was so excited about painting that night. His enthusiasm was contagious and I am thankful for that getting me motivated to paint. Thanks. There are a few things that I will have to fix, but overall I am happy with the progress. While I have not posted in awhile, work continued on the wandering monk. I started by working on highlighting the skin. As I stated, I knew that I was going to make some mistakes. I always do. Sometimes my greatest successes are from fix
  16. Even though I am enthused to get back into the painting grove, my progress seems to be the opposite. (I keep promising that one day the house will be baby ready and there will be time to paint.) I did find some time this weekend to sling a little bit of paint. I started on back on the Hill Troll. I enjoy the character of this figure, but it was clear that I was going to warm in my color scheme. The warm tones of the leather and the orange skin was too much. So I switched to a normal flesh tone. The photo does not do it justice. Mr. Troll is still looking warm. Here com
  17. I have posted this elsewhere on the web, but thought that I would share here as it might help with motivating others. To start with a bit of background: 2019 saw a lot of changes in my life. After living away from my home for nearly a year for work, I was promoted and able to move back home. It took a while to unpack, and as we neared the finish line, my wife and I learned that we would become a family of 3 in March of 2020. Once again, the house was thrown into chaos as the house was rearranged. My new job kept me busy with travel, and I spent a lot of time on the road. This
  18. The graphic from the update has the missing terrain piece in it.
  19. I agree that the Chronoscope offering in Bones 4 was a bit hit and miss. I think that they were trying to do what they do with other expansions and have it be a little bit of everything around a theme. The problem with Chronoscope as a theme is that range is so varied. So the offering comes off scatter shot. I honestly think one of the best things they can do is offer Chronoscope figures as encounter stretch goals. That way they would be more focused.
  20. I believe that there is. On the last 2 streams they kept telling people that they should ask certain questions during Reaper Live.
  21. Bones 5 mini shown on Reaper Toolbox Stream. I am not big on the underwater stuff, but I do like the looks of this figure.
  22. At 8 this morning my computer told me it needed an update. I have 4 hours till the Kickstarter starts. Let's get it done. Nearly 3 hours later it is still at 27%. Guess I am going to have to pledge using my phone.
  23. I wanted to do some more work on these figures but my weekend was taken up by an out-of-town wedding, and I started this week with a tumble down some stairs that left my wrists too sore to do any painting. The fall happened while I was on my downstairs to do some painting. I guess that I was too excited to paint that my feet thought that I could skip the last stair. I have recovered and was able to return to this project. Here are a couple of photos of the zombies after the washes finished drying. I did a little bit of highlighting with the original Moldy Skin color. Ove
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