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  1. Finally got around to making my box today - totally awesome! I used a white t-shirt and it seems to work just fine. Now I just need to tweak some settings, see if I can bump up my photo-fu skills to the next level. Just using the light box is a HUGE leap for me, so thanks for finding and sharing this how-to.
  2. Outstanding work! I agree with Wren, great face and hair.
  3. Thespian zombie! (straight from the Bill Shatner School of Drama) They look good - as someone else mentioned, the ones with one eye are rather cool in an undead sort of manner. Nice work.
  4. Not sure what scale these are, but the old Starfleet Wars ships from Superior Models are currently available here: http://www.mondayknight.com/Miniature%20Pages/GalacticKnights/GalacticKnightsShips.htm
  5. http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/Hellborn/latest/03321 I have this fella, and his sprue has a hand holding an orb...so perhaps you can just order the sprue - instant hand/orb!
  6. Thanks for all the compliments! It doesn't show up well in the pics (note to self: make light box like the one in the Shutterbug forum), but I tried to add just a wee bit of weathering in the form of some diluted brown inks. I tried to simulate where water would stain/leave deposits, but didn't want to overdo it. Wumby, thanks for the link. That's a cool fountain! I would have never have thought to use fishing line to support water spouting out of the statue's mouth.
  7. Outstanding sculpts and fantastic paint jobs! Is mini sculpting a fun profession? Seems like it could be, but I imagine there are a lot of factors and pressure not seen by the average Joe.
  8. Since my painting hand is currently out of action (fractured index finger - indoor soccer - yes, I'm the goalkeeper), I decided to take a few pics. A friend from my gaming group tried his hand at painting last year. He did not have the patience for it, so he gave me the dozen or so Reaper minis that he will never paint. His loss is the group's gain! One of them is DHL 2795: Paladin Initiate. Not a very dynamic pose, but still a nice sculpt. Hmm, we've never had much of anything that resembles dungeon fixtures...so how about...a statue? I was inspired by an article on the Games Workshop site I once read. It was how to make an ornamental fountain, possibly for LoTR. If I ever find it again, I might just build a pool and mount this fella on a pillar. Until then, he makes for a good statue or petrified NPC.
  9. Thank you all for your replies! I think what I'll do is go ahead and get myself some reading glasses (I've had the prescription sitting around for a couple of months now, I must still be in denial that I need glasses after 43+ years of 20/20 vision). Looks like the Optivisor is worth trying, based on the favorable words above. Again, thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts on the subject. Regards, Tom
  10. I'm thinking about buying a magnifying device to assist my painting efforts, and was looking for input from those of you who currently use magnification. So what do you use (stand alone, lighted, or head mounted), and how effective have you found it to be? Thanks in advance for your input! Regards, Tom
  11. Hmm, smaller than a da Vinci 000? I think it's more likely A) poor brush control and B) not using any type of magnification. The eyes on the elf and paladin turned out OK, not so good on the dwarf, and downright crappy on the ranger and the rogue. Time to get some reading glasses and/or look into magnification options, now that my 20/20 vision is officially gone.
  12. Hi All, Here is my latest batch of character minis. Our DM is currently running a 3.5 Forgotten Realms campaign, so I selected and painted up each mini to reflect our party: Group Shot DHL 2607 - Bjorn, Dwarven Warrior DHL 3418 - Dalton Krieg, Adventuring Knight DHL 2974 - Elquin, High Elf Adventurer DHL 3286 - Karl Oakbriar, Male Ranger DHL 3071 - Hellakin Goregutter, Halfling Thief Comments/feedback always welcome. Thanks!
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