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    Bones 4 Ghouls & Ghast

    My wife went on a backpacking trip for a few days, and I've been using the time to get working on a bunch of painting projects. This is the first that I've finished. I used them to try pigment fixing for the first time, and it was pretty cool! Most of it got covered up by the grass, but this was intentional, and why I chose to use them for my first try. I also had some tree stumps from Secret Weapon, and thought that it would be cool to try painting them like white birch trees. I really like the way that they came out, and I'm sure I'll be doing those again sometime. Enjoy!
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    Bones 4 Hellhounds

    I just did a quick paint of these for my D&D group. We're running Princes of the Apocalypse, and they're about to go through the fire portion. I love these dudes, and they mark my first Bones 4 minis done!
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    ReaperCon 2019 tickets

    Have they said whether or not VIP pack sales will be turned off at some point? I planned on waiting until next week to upgrade my wife's ticket, but now that its getting closer, I'm afraid of sales closing.
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    Privateer Press - Kayazy Assassin

    This is yet another of my metal trade bin finds! I picked him out because he looked like he was wounded, and I love minis in poses other than at-arms. It turns out that he's clutching a dagger on his chest, and not a wound. Also, I'm spoiled by Reaper's wonderful faces. This one is a little bit flat, though that may be due to being in the bin. Anyway, not my best work, but I painted this in a few hours!
  5. "I need a swig of some strong, Dwarven ale!" -Baldur's Gate Jalarak Leadbarrels, stepping out of the Firendly Arm Inn, bringing the next round to his waiting adventuring party. (1368 DR, Colorized) (Ignore the water spots on my backdrop. I have cats and they knock things over and don't tell me about it. I have to find out later, for myself.)
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    07015: Jalarak Leadbarrels, Dwarf Brewmaster

    I rebuilt my lightbox and took better pics!
  7. I sort of figured, but I wanted to ask just in case. Thank you!
  8. DGS rules state that you must only use DGS models for conversions. Would this also extend to basing materials? I have a great piece of (non-DGS) sculpted terrain to add to the base, but I don't want to be disqualified for using it.
  9. I sort of fell off the WIP thread because life made this take longer than I had originally intended. The minis are by Bombshell, and I have to say that they were a pleasure to paint. I will be picking up a few more at ReaperCon, for sure. The scenery is by Secret Weapon, Shadow's Edge, and Woodland Scenics. The base is from a cheap 3 pack from Michael's. All paint is from Reaper. I'll probably end up staining or painting the base, but I haven't yet decided which way to go with it. It feels really good to finish something for the MSPOpen. In hindsight, I probably should've started with something smaller, and worked my way up to this, but meh. I'm pretty proud of this.
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    "Waylaid By An Enemy" ReaperCon 2019 Diorama

    I have some of the dark shade here that I think I'm going to go with. I used it a few Christmases back for gifts for my D&D group. (See image) A follow up would be great! Maybe something way in the future, like this same scene but with snow covering both of their bones and an animal walking by, unaware of the fight that once took place here!
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    "Waylaid By An Enemy" ReaperCon 2019 Diorama

    Its definitely a diorama. The whole base is scratch built! I'm going to go with a stain. I have some here, as well as one of those sanding blocks, so I'll test it out and see if it matches. Thanks for all the kind words, everyone!
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    "Waylaid By An Enemy" ReaperCon 2019 Diorama

    I can't decide between painting it and staining it. I think stain would look better, but I'm not sure...
  13. Sorry it took so long to get there! I thought for sure that it would be quick since we live relatively close to each other.
  14. Guindyloo box is on its way to @SamuraiJack
  15. That signpost is going into my ReaperCon diorama! There were some other cool things in that Terrain Crate bag, but I didn't have any immediate use for them, so I let them go on to someone who may!
  16. I finally had a chance to go through everything and pick out some stuff! There were some amazing pieces in there, and some of it was like a trip back in time! I didn't want to take too much, but there were some tough decisions, to be sure! If you know me, you know I'm partial to skeletons, dwarves, and aberrations! Oh, and the Stone Giants made my entire life. I really regretted not getting Lost Valley just because of missing out on these! Here's a photo of what I took: I was going to say what I added, but I noticed that most people's additions are redacted. If anyone is interested, let me know and Ill share. I did fill out the notebook, though, and the box is all ready to be sent on its way tomorrow!
  17. Box has arrived!
  18. Just got the box from @Chris Palmer today, and I can't wait to finish work and burrow into it like a nerdy landshark!
  19. Can't wait! I've got a bunch of stuff put aside to load up the box when I finish going through it.
  20. Oh good! I've got my Bones 4 box arriving tomorrow, and then a BOGW showing up next week!
  21. Hey, all! This year, I'm taking part in as many parts of ReaperCon's MSPOpen that I can while still narrowly holding on to my sanity. The first of these is a small diorama, (my first ever,) for Bombshell Miniatures. Since this is my first, I've decided to go with a relatively simple story: While venturing along an escarpment, a heavy-armored priestess is waylaid by a spinning, blade wielding half-orc. I began by cutting some foam to build up the earth behind the cliff face, and then used some plaster molds to cast the face and the large rock buried in the ground. Next, I covered everything with Vallejo's White Pumice and Wet Ground pastes, and then added additional stones. Once this was dry, I primed the whole thing in white. Once the primer was dry, I used a mix of Reaper acrylics and GW washes to paint the base. I didn't go overboard on the dirt, since most of it will be covered by grass and other detritus. For the stone, I made sure to use a healthy mix of greys, greens, oranges, browns, purples. I then lightly dry brushed the stone in sandy tan and again in tan closer to white. Once the paint was dry, I sealed the base in anticipation of the next phase.
  22. It will take me one day to pick out and replace what I want, and then send it back off. I'm sure we can have it to you before you leave in June.
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    Blacksting (Bones 4)

    Is that diamond wing pattern in the sculpt, or did you do that with paint? Either way, I dig it.
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    Holk's Bombshell Miniatures Diorama (ReaperCon 2019)

    I started working on the face and then on the belt items. I decided to do the charm as Ivory, and I'll give it a NMM gold trim in the end. For the bag, I went for a faint sackcloth hatching. It's kind of hard to make out in the photo, so I may emphasize it more in the future. I love that there's a ham hock on her belt! I wanted to finish her tonight, but I started to lose focus. Rather than force it, I decided to stop for the day and pick her back up this week!
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    ReaperCon 2019 tickets

    Apparently my bank thinks Texas is another country! :D