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Bruunwald

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  1. Awesome! Copplestone Castings also used to have one called Girl Werewolf-Hunter. If you can find one, you might complete the set!
  2. Is there a story behind the arm on the original, or was it just one of "those things?"
  3. Hasslefree are an altogether different scale (including the heads) and would not look right if you are converting a Reaper scale mini. Try Statuesque Miniatures. They have a whole line of attractive female heads in heroic scale with many different hair styles to choose from.
  4. "Less hung up" is subjective. Some of us enjoy designing monsters/encounters from an increased tactical perspective. And that is also good, if that is the sort of game one is playing. Note my careful language. This is how Edition Wars (TM) start.
  5. I don't play 5th, and I largely ignored 4th, but I did buy some blind WoTC boxes during 4th, and there were still giants rated as Large. This whole all-giants-are-huge thing flew right under my radar. Weird. Seems kind of limiting. But to answer your question of when giants did not all always go on a 3 inch base, that would be the vast majority of the game's history.
  6. Check it out. Plus, her name is Saga, of all things.
  7. Warlord Miniatures had Savage Core, which was a line with their own "Simians," along with Neanderthals, Amazons, and some tribal men, and European-style explorers. They have since sold the line to somebody else, and I recently saw an ad or Kickstarter for that other company, but I can't find the name. Some of the Simians are still up on Amazon. EDIT: Lucid Eye Miniatures has them now.
  8. I don't consider a project to be legit until I have bled on it. My proudest accomplishments all have my blood under the paint, somewhere.
  9. Like some others here, I don't "practice" as much as I just "experiment." I tend to analyze a mini to determine what techniques it will require, long before I get it home. If I see something that looks like it might require different techniques from what I am used to, or have tried before, I typically still already have figured out what I am going to do with it before I start. Once committed, I tend to just make adjustments to technique for anything going "wrong." If I really don't like it, I will stop at some point and maybe re-paint at a later time, maybe right away, depending on need. But I never intentionally sit down to practice a technique on a throwaway mini, so to speak. I tend to just do it. (No meme intended.)
  10. I hadn't seen this thread before, but let me tell you all that reading through it has been an enjoyable way to spend my lunch. Not that I enjoy seeing anybody inconvenienced at all. But it has been quite a page-turner.
  11. Awesome! You ever wonder what made him lift up the sword and shout "By the power of Greyskull" in the first place? Seems an odd way to spend your Saturday afternoon.
  12. I'm sensing another addition to my tabletop Silent Hill game.
  13. We all know it's tongue-and-cheek, but it would probably not surprise many that a few click-bait "news" blogs treated it as serious last week and riled a bunch of people up with it.
  14. It's no less than he deserves, the scaredy-cat!
  15. There was a request in the head swap thread to see how I had painted up some Starship Generators that were seen there with a slight modification. Rather than hijack that thread, I'll just drop these here. These were painted up rather quickly, as are many things when working up to a convention on short notice. But I did take the time to transfer some numbers on these, just to add a little bit extra. The "mod", as it were, is in the form of the bases I added, with some nuts and bolts (made from styrene rod and hex rod) thrown on there, just to give the impression these were bolted to a starship deck, or similar.
  16. D'oh! MFG of said hex is Plastruct. Don't know why I typed "Plasticraft." I mainly work in silicone and resin for duplicating stuff, so if I were to mold those, I would probably mold the whole base (and I have given it some thought, and might eventually get to it, but at the time I made those I was on a deadline). One of the benefits for me of doing it this way, is that I can opt to cast the whole base, or alternately just drop a tiny bit of resin into each nut section to cast just those. EDIT: Pics of the painted gennies here.
  17. I use Magic Sculpt on anything needing sculpting on a scale any larger than a 40mm base. Best stuff there is. Sculpts like clay, sets like plastic.
  18. Luckily for me (?!?), the last two cards I had on file with Kickstarter were already stolen and replaced once or twice each.
  19. You might sand, then add another coat of primer, depending on your material and application, but generally for miniatures you can ignore that. I don't personally know anybody who actually puts a coat of primer on an ork, then sands, then coats again as some of these manufacturers recommend. That's really something I reserve for automotive repair and some woodworking.
  20. There are few reasons I can think of, marketing wise, that might seem a benefit to Paizo for jamming the setting into the core, among them what you're saying here. There are also reasons I can think of why it's a bad decision, marketing-wise. Chief among them that Golarion isn't exactly a property as hot as Star Wars, the Cthulhu Mythos, WH40K, or even Forgotten Realms, and Paizo would be banking an awful lot on reeling people in on an IP that is years-tested, yet still not on many people's top ten lists.
  21. I wouldn't call any of those books "dry reference material." They are filled with exciting illustrations, game play examples, advice on world building, fascinating spell descriptions, and yes, a tiny amount of fluff. "Dry reference material" is the old SRD WoTC put out that removed all actual IP and had only statistics, charts, and the barest instructions on how to use the rules. Yet, even that has a sort of fascination to it. Now, you need to be careful. Implying that only the most obsessed people would ever bother to read any of the books that came before your time is wrong-headed and kind of gross. Do you really think you can dismiss entire generations of players like that? Getting back to it, all I am saying is that vanilla rulesets are very handy tools. They are instruments for world building and storytelling, like guitars are instruments for music. You can always buy a new songbook if you want to do something new with that guitar. A guitar that is programmed to play one tune, would be pretty worthless to me.
  22. Okay, that's fine. No offense meant. You seemed to be cautiously getting somewhere using brief posts, and it seemed like that was the direction. I can be wrong.
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