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  1. You've convinced me to add him to my wishlist. I hope mine looks half as good as yours.
  2. I'm fond of corvids also. This really motivates me to pick these up. I love the bright colors. It clearly says raven to me.
  3. That's actually part of the curiosity. I had attempted to clear it with a quilting pin. It even came out with pigment on it. So I squeezed with confidence and blop! It was like oobleck everywhere.
  4. As a public service I wish to warn any who are otherwise unaware. The drip nozzles of our half ounce bottles will blow out given enough internal pressure. This results in a rather widespread splatter. I just had this experience. I now have paint splattered in a 3' radius around my work station. Oops. I also ruined a jumper and a shirt. I hadn't changed out of my work clothes yet.
  5. My great uncle flew night flights with the Carpetbaggers to support the French Resistance. They dropped spies, propaganda, and other supplies. His plane went down on the night of the 3-4th of March.
  6. What a great collection. Although, I could've done without the scorpions. I get them in my house occasionally, though not quite that large. What's the guy on the far left in the group shots?
  7. How long ago did you get the bald guy? I immediately went to the Reaper catalogue and did a search for a mini holding a rifle and all I got were skeletons. Needless to say, I like them.
  8. I like it! ...and I wish my dog's teeth were that white.
  9. I'm going to have to look that show up. I love your concept. It makes the mini more fun.
  10. Well done. ...and intimidating. I had thought to illustrate a story like you've done but I would struggle to do half the conversion work you've shown us here. To sum up: both modeling and writing were fun.
  11. Wow, those eyes really sparkle. I would be proud of that one, too.
  12. This mini looks good. I'm with you though with regards to the Bones v metal question. I much prefer working with metal.
  13. Russell

    King Dental

    When I saw the title I imagined a troll or ettin with massive, jutting teeth. Clicking through I was initially disappointed but your mini looks great.
  14. Feliz cumpleaños y un buen año.
  15. @Evilhalfling Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales would just squeak into the 1400s having been written spanning the years 1387-1400. The Lumiansky version is a great translation. I used to teach it and students who liked to read in general said they actually liked it as a series of short stories with a connecting plot.
  16. I'm enjoying learning from your process; well done. I'm also interested in the story behind the tea set. Something like that must've been in the family for a while and have a history worth sharing. Can you fill us in as to what this all means to her?
  17. For those of you who might be interested, here is the base covered and built up with resin sand. It's a Liquitex product but Golden makes something similar called "Clear Granular Gel." In this shot it's still drying, so the gel has yet to shrink and make the granularity of the sand fully visible but it's getting there.
  18. You'll be happy to know I have several. Even have 2 in 15mm. ...And I decided to base him with resin sand gel. Since it is an acrylic gel I simply mixed in some earth brown and the base is now coloured.
  19. In the fan fiction I'm writing for the Monster Blood Tattoo world I depicted a combat scene but stated at the end of it (when posting on fb) that it was mine and obviously not canon. The author came on and said that it could be canon as he is still writing books in the world. How cool is that to help shape a published world?
  20. This is another bogle for Monster Blood Tattoo though it happens to look a lot like an especially large werewolf. First the sculpt: Although fur is often difficult to clean the parting line on this one was largely invisible to begin with. Second the paint: It lent itself to a simple drybrush, but I've gone for such dark colors it doesn't show up in the photo. Third the question: I just glued it to a round base today and can't decide how I should finish the base. It's going to be used in tabletop skirmish games so it doesn't need anything fancy. I just can't decide between gluing on sand and little rocks, applying resin sand gel, or using Apoxie Sculpt to build up the circular base to the level of the stock base. Opinions? Pros & cons?
  21. That rings a bell. I've heard of 'ard Coat, but a long time ago. I didn't think of doing something like that. I have various acrylic media for doing non-mini art which probably would've suited, but didn't think of that approach. I've already filed and burnished and repainted. It's not worth showing off here, but will be fine for the tabletop RPG sessions my son hosts. I can definitely see this used for prepping Bones minis when a file won't give a clean finish and knife might take too much. My next Reaper order will be time for some experimenting. Thanks, @Jeepnewbie
  22. I'm collecting minis suitable for gaming in the world of Monster Blood Tattoo. This one makes a good glamgorn measuring only 24mm tall. I picked it up from Alternative Armies in Girvan, Scotland. He's pretty much just MSP dark shadow and MSP golden skin with a brown wash over all. The beard was a late change. It's MSP misty grey under the same brown wash. ...and moles are blind, so no eyes. ;-) Thanks for looking.
  23. I love this concept and I've enjoyed catching up with your progress, Samedi. Back in the last century, when I lived in Sagunto, Spain I regularly walked past an hermitage on my way to town so this has brought back many fond memories. I look forward to seeing your final product.
  24. The necktie speaks to me. I know what delicate work they can be; I just "finished" 20 pediteers with cravats.
  25. ¡Saludos! They look quite good. Certainly well above my tabletop standard. I especially like your treatment of the skin on the soldier of Hel.
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