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  1. Wow, those are awesome. You had me laughing the whole way through while admiring the wonderful job you've done!
  2. I too will be following along with great interest. Best of luck to you!
  3. How about Reaper's limited edition color 9651 Hallowed Orange for the Jack O Lanterns?
  4. I just receieved my Iwata airbrush in the mail today from Amazon.com, and whoa is this thing nice. http://www.amazon.com/Iwata-Medea-Eclipse-Action-Airbrush-Gravity/dp/B000BQKFAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308972637&sr=8-1
  5. In addition to what's been said about these, here's my two cents: [*]Model Color - Get used to shaking the heck out them... You'll develop a huge arm! It's better than a shake-weight I added hematite bead agitators to all of mine. Then I built a paint shaker. My arms were getting so sore from shaking the Model Colors that I built a paint shaker as well out of an empty medicine pill bottle attached to my Makita Recpirocating saw. You really do have to shake the heck out of them. I use them because of the wonderful WW2 colors.
  6. Wizards actually has a starter adventure geared for young players called the Heroes of Hesiod. I ran it for my Wife and kids some time ago after we had printed out and colored the characters, monsters and map. It was great fun. The below link to to the .pdf download. It sounds like you all had a great time! http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Article.aspx?x=dnd/4dnd/monsterslayers
  7. Dungeons and Dragons Castle Ravenloft and Wrath of Ashardalon both handle from 1 to 5 players as the encounter decks control the monster behavior. No Dungeon Master is required. They are both cooperative games. IE, your party of adventurers against the monsters and encounters that the game system attacks you with. A game can easily be played in well under 2 hours with a group that knows and understands the rules. If your into painting the miniatures, there is over 40 in each game if memory serves me correct. I just finished the 5 heroes in Castle Ravenoft and am working on the Rat Swarms currently with lots more miniatures to go. Hope this helps.
  8. As someone who is a beginner trying to revive some modeling skills from over 35 years ago I can tell you what I did to get started. I went to the local dollar store and bought a bag of plastic army men. The next trip was to the local Wally World for some Apple Barrel craft paints at .97 cents a bottle. Add in some decent nylon brushes from there as well and I was up and running for around 10 or 11 dollars. I've since moved on to better brushes, paints etc. as I found painting miniatures to be strangly relaxing. The next step will be to combine the figures with some models to create some diaoramas. Another good option for figures is to buy boardgames that come with them such as the Dungeons and Dragons Castle Ravenloft or Wrath of Ashardalon games. The 2 boardgames combined have over 80 figures to paint and the games are fun to play as well. For me the most useful tool has been an Optivisor with 2x magnification. Best of luck to you!
  9. Actually, the selection of brushes was so poor in my opinion compared to what is available online ( I wanted to pick up some more Da Vinci series 10 brushes to paint with as I'm a beginner that is trying to get used to using larger size brushes as well), that I only bought 1 brush to dedicate to drybrushing. It was a Windsor Newton Monarch Series Synthetic Mongoose brush #2 with a flat tip. Please do keep the suggestions coming. Thanks to all!
  10. I'll be within range of a Dick Blick store tomorrow and was looking to pick up some paint brushes for trying out some drybrushing never having done it before. Does anyone have any suggestions on brushes and sizes that they like to use that I could purchase there? Thank you.
  11. You'll get better coverage with VMC if you use the Vallejo thinner instead of water. Excellent paints to use in my opinion even when thinned with water.
  12. Here's where I bought mine from. http://www.dickblick.com/products/winsor-and-newton-brush-cleaner-and-restorer/
  13. One word of caution when considering buying a used computer. Make sure that you receive the operating system disk or the restore disks with it if you decide to buy. Not to mention the installation key if it's a Windows based computer. Good luck.
  14. I had a chance to spend some more time with the 3 washes today, and both the Citadel and Vallejo washes are more forgiving and beginner friendly when applied by me and my beginner skills. Judicious application of water helped out the Reaper Brown Wash and produced better results this time than the last. Of the 3 I like the results of the Vallejo the best, however when I asked my wife which one she thought looked the best, she choose the Reaper washed one, so I don't doubt that the results are very subjective. I'm sorry that I don't have any pics to show. I'm going to have to get a new digital camera with a decent macro mode. I couldn't get anything in focus that was worth posting. Thanks to everyone.
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