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JabberwockP

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  1. Wow, inspiring output. Love the texture on the Countess' dress!
  2. Accountability Post: End of week 3: 0/150 miniatures done I would feel bad about this, but life has just gotten in the way. I lost a bunch of the first week due to rain and the inability to prime, and I lost a big chunk due to being out of town for work. I did consider bringing some paint along, but it was wise that I didn't. I wouldn't have had the time or energy. Still, I've got three that are very close to being done. Since I am wanting to put a bit of extra time into their bases, they won't be actually done for a bit. But that is also fine. I have 10 min
  3. Okay, getting very close with these three. Originally, I wanted to try my hand at doing non metallic metal. I have never done it, but I felt ready to give it a go. I am chickening out now, though. If it was just Sinbad with his swords, I think I would have done it. King Arthur, with his chainmail and helmet with a bunch of little bumps, feels like it might be tricky for a beginner at the technique. Also Alice's sword is such a focal point of that model, I would feel like I would need to do more than a basic job on it, so that would probably add many hours
  4. Made more progress on the above figures, but don't have any pictures to show. Here are a few showing my progress on Arthur's cape. Started with some underpainting with blue liner, moonstone, and white. Then I did some glazes of red Need to punch it up some highlights. Not liking how some of the shadows are laying either, so still a bit of monkeying around that needs to be done here.
  5. You could look at the upcoming game Oceans from North Star Games for some inspiration. Pretty amazing artwork in there. You can look up their recent kickstarter for more images as well.
  6. I made a little bit of progress. Just did some work on Alice an d Sinbad. It is weird, on the box cover, Alice is wearing the iconic white apron, but on the miniature she is not. Still not sure what color to do for Sinbad's pants. In the game, there is not an actual image of Sinbad's full body anywhere, so I can't just copy anything. Most of the card art is very abstract in nature (it is super cool, though. If you haven't seen it, you should check it out). The graphic design of the Sinbad's cards has an orange motif, though, so maybe I will go with that for consistency.
  7. Good call on the brush on primer. I've been meaning to try the badger primer, heard good things about it. Cool travel kit! Don't think I'll have an opportunity to do much painting on this trip, but I'll keep that idea in mind. Most of my stuff is somewhat portable because I don't have a dedicated painting space. I have to port stuff out of my closet to the table every time I want to paint.
  8. I figure I should do a weekly accountability post. End of Week 1 of 75: 0/150 miniatures completed Had an auspicious start, I guess. I realized at the beginning of last week that I was out of primer. Then, once I got the primer, it rained most of the rest of the week. I guess I should have spent the time prepping the other miniatures in the queue... Anyway, I finally got some priming done last weekend. You know, I've been thinking about getting an airbrush for some time, I think this challenge is going to make that a reality sooner than I thought. Santa might be leaving me an
  9. Wow, that white color scheme is 100 different kinds of awesome. It has a very definite "dragon of light" vibe to it. Almost has an angelic feel. When I ever get around to painting this, I don't know how I can avoid stealing this... what is seen cannot be unseen! I know you said that the purple didn't work out for the dark dragon, but you might reconsider. I think some purple hues in the dark dragon would really work here, as yellow and purple are complementary colors. But I agree, not a warm purple, something cooler. Another option would be to play off of the angel
  10. Rather than a calendar, I made up a spreadsheet showing the weeks and a pacing guide so I see where I "should be". The two numbers are for total miniatures and for bones miniatures. I am working on four miniatures right now, so if I can get them done in two weeks, I'll be right on schedule! :) One thing that I am going to need to get in the habit of is preparing new miniatures while I am still working on current projects. Usually I am laser focused on one thing at a time, but I can't wait until something is done to start basing and priming the next thing.
  11. This is the first project in my 150 miniatures in 75 weeks challenge. I am starting off with the miniatures in a new game by Restoration Games called "Unmatched." It is a light card driven skirmish/arena type game. It is a reworking of the old game Star Wars: Epic Duels, if you are familiar. These will be painted primarily with reaper paints, so I think this is still "legal" to post. I am starting off with the four miniatures that come in the base box, Alice (in wonderland), Medusa, King Arthur, and Sinbad. The models are very nice for board game minis. They came pre-wa
  12. Geoff - Good call on the calendar. I've got a journal that I am devoting to this project. I'll put in a calendar at the beginning and also put in pacing benchmarks so I can easily see if I am ahead or behind. Glitterwolf - Yeah, I definitely want to keep the right mind set and not be harsh on myself. In fact, the first thing I wrote in my journal was "The ultimate goal is forward progress." As long as I am making progress, I think I will feel good. There will certainly be weeks when I will not be able to paint at all, but hopefully that is balanced out by weeks where I get a lot do
  13. Hi there, I'm Peter, I am brand new to the forums. I was drawn here because of the recently completed Bones 5 kickstarter. I followed the recent kickstarter pretty closely, and it reminded me, like I am sure it reminded many of you, that I have far too many unpainted miniatures. I participated in the first bones kickstarter and got the core set and a few extras. At the time, I had no need for them, I wasn't playing much D&D or playing any miniatures games. But, I figured it was too good a deal to pass up and I would eventually find a use for them. Well, fast forward to today, a
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