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About buckyball

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  • Birthday 12/07/1964

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    Santa Fe, New Mexico
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    painting miniatures playing games

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  1. Its buckyball and the first of the month So what are people painting this month? I will start off: Finally finish my Anno Domini Cossack leader for this month's painting contest 3 Commission miniatures This month's terrain piece This month's mithril miniature Painting for other people will put a dent in my productivity this month. I am also running two games of Rangers of Shadow Deep for RVC this weekend. That also wont help My hobby goals for 2021 include: Painting one piece of terrain each month [On track with 2] Painting the 17 miniatures in my annual box (16 now) Painting my Cossack faction for Anno Domini (one so far) Paint some more modern figures for Zona Alfa Painting one Mithril miniature each month [On track with 2] buckyball
  2. What Russell wants are Monster Blood Tattoo figures. I am also a fan of the series. But you need to make the anthropomorphic sparrow larger than halfling sized. In the book Cinnamon is 3'7". So short but kind of in between halflings and humans. He has arms and no wings. And a weskit is a waist coat. I would also add the Lappiduce to the list. This is a rabbit headed humanoid monster in a pretty nice frock coat that stands 7' not counting his ears. There is already a very nice nicker with an elk head available from Northstar miniatures. The frock coats the characters wear are kind of a mixture of an 18th century military coat and a 19th century duster. Also the tricorn hats are exaggeratedly tall. In the stories they are referred to as thrice highs. They are more like the tricorn hats in the movie Brotherhood of the Wolf or Pacte des Loupes. I think the books borrows a lot of style and fashion from the film buckyball
  3. Something I would suggest at the risk of committing blasphemy, is getting some small plastic crucifixes. If you are trying to create a Sparticus like terrain piece this might be the easiest way to go. Last year I had been looking for a statue of a nun for the Burning Light campaign and couldn't find one. I had even tried to find a fancy artistic one in 54mm. Then I remembered seeing small ornaments of saints. So I googled something like "saint ornament lady" and eventually came across a two and a half inch figurine of a saint that was a nun, habit and all. It was made of partially translucent plastic. I easily painted it up like a statue buckyball
  4. Holy crap that's a lot of miniatures! Oh wait I read that wrong. Thirty miniatures per day would be kind of extreme. Of course it is what I would have to turn out, to paint my collection of figures. So there is that. buckyball
  5. I think I can wait. It turns out I have several miniatures to paint already, and I am also working on an entry for a painting contest. So I may be busy for a bit. I hope you feel better soon @prophetic_joe buckyball
  6. What are people painting for the month of February? I will start off: Paint one new figure for Anno Domini (This would be the one I didn't finish in Jan) Paint this month's terrain piece (The Tree of Woe) Paint one figure from my annual box Paint this month's Mithril miniature My hobby goals for 2021 include: Painting one piece of terrain each month [On track with 2] Painting the 17 miniatures in my annual box (16 now) Painting my Cossack faction for Anno Domini Paint some more modern figures for Zona Alfa Painting one Mithril miniature each month [On track with 2] buckyball
  7. The box from Corporea came! Here is a photo of the pirate miniature she painted. It is really awesome. My ipad camera doesn't do it justice. The base is really well done. I would normally pop the figure off and put it on a transparent acrylic base, to use in games. But I feel I should leave this one alone. She will probably end up on that giant ship model anyway. So she doesn't need a smaller base It is all very generous. Thank you very much Erin buckyball
  8. The best thing I have found that helps keep me motivated is using the miniatures in games. This is the reason I am painting them to begin with. I used to go through cycles of playing games, deciding I needed more minis, painting frantically, feeling burned out, playing games.... Repeat repeat repeat. With the all the gamestores closed and the conventions cancelled it is harder to get motivated the way I used to. So now I anticipate what I will need for games I hope to play months from now when things open up again. It is harder without that direct feedback loop, but it is what keeps me motivated. buckyball
  9. This forum emphasizes productivity painting. That is not meant to imply that quality isn't important, just that the emphasis is on productivity. So the lists and goals are part of the incentive to reach that level of productivity. It is part of the process of turning out the figures (at least for me). This is why I have an annual list of goals as well as a monthly goal. It really takes time and planning to complete projects. And the forum is also a way to encourage each other to set goals and get projects completed. buckyball
  10. I dont know. I have not played This is not a test. buckyball
  11. This is very ambitious. Much more ambitious than a Vamprie box. But with the covid lockdown it might be more doable. I look forward to following your progress buckyball
  12. It is a big task. I did it with Bones one, aka the Vampire pledge. You end up with something like this: https://forum.reapermini.com/uploads/monthly_03_2014/post-7580-0-19726700-1394757747_thumb.jpg If you do tackle the project post updates of your progress. I did this with Buckyball's kickstarter vampire workshop. I think you will find people on here are very interested and encouraging. buckyball
  13. My goals for January are: Paint one new figure for Anno Domini Paint a terrain piece for Rangers of Shadow Deep Finish rebasing a starting force for Zona Alfa Paint this month's Mithril miniature My hobby goals for 2021 include: Painting one piece of terrain each month [On track with 1] Painting the 17 miniatures in my annual box Painting my Cossack faction for Anno Domini Paint some more modern figures for Zona Alfa Painting one Mithril miniature each month [On track with 1] So it is written so let it be done buckyball
  14. I did OK this year. With the whole quarantine I probably could have painted more. My hobby goals for 2020 included: Painting more miniatures for Rangers of Shadow Deep and Frostgrave games (24 so far) Entering at least two miniature painting contests (and the monthly Frostgrave contest) - I entered like 4 contests Painting some sci-fi minis for the game Slipstream (20 so far) - Not bad for a game I have not been able to play Painting the seventeen figures in my annual box (0 remain) - Check! Painting a Mithril miniature each month (Finished with 12) - Done! I have plenty of miniatures painted for games I hope to play when the pandemic ends. So for next year I plan to paint more terrain in Winter and Spring so I can play more games in the Summer buckyball
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