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  1. Thanks! I've mostly been doing terrain and some sculpting stuff lately, but got out of the habit of posting. I still lurk occasionally.
  2. If I understand the prompt it doesn't have to be a completed piece, it can be a quick little sketch or even a piece of something bigger. The goal is just to keep moving forward in small pieces. For today I am just sculpting the mouth on a bigger piece.
  3. I love heroquest! I like the updated miniatures and terrain, and that they included female characters. But I still have the old one from when I was a kid, so I'm well covered on the nostalgia front.
  4. I got a TC-20T, which is a pretty standard entry-level compressor with a tank, pressure regulator, and moisture trap. The tank is helpful because it means you aren't constantly running the compressor which makes it quieter and reduces wear. Mine came bundled with a cheap airbrush which gave me a chance to try it out. I made all possible mistakes: clogged up the brush, bent the needle, etc. Once I decided it was worth it (for zenithal priming alone!) I upgraded the brush to a badger patriot 105. Although this option is more than you wanted to spend, it's a helpful intermediate option because if you decide you like it (I think chances are high) then you only half to upgrade the brush and not the compressor.
  5. This thread will never die :) I did wind up 3D printing a mount for the motor, and I now have a larger turntable. I'm out of town at the moment but when I get back I'd like to try to photograph some larger pieces I've done. For now the biggest thing is the gryphon rider:
  6. Thanks for the birthday wishes. I've been kind of low on motivation lately. It hasn't stopped me from painting and terrain crafting and sculpting, I just haven't had the energy to post stuff. I hope I'll be feeling better soon and can share some of what I've been working on.
  7. Choices made, the package is on its way to robinh in sunny Nova Scotia. Thanks to all for spreading the love.
  8. Oops, maybe I shouldn't have started this thread before going away on a long work trip. Anyway, before proceeding let's introduce the party. Riju, the half-giant fighter. Ready to smash with her giant claymore. Enjoys throwing enemies at other enemies. Lianna, the druid with her animal companion Lea the Peryton. (Lea is very well loved and has lost a bit of her paint around the edges). Marlowe the kitsune bard (pronouns they/them) in both fox and half-elf form. An avid follower of Brigh, goddess of invention - hence the clockworky base.
  9. Package received! I have a few tough choices to make, then I'll try to get the package back out early next week.
  10. Just one here. Perhaps more importantly, what do you use it for?
  11. I like this a lot. I am running Dragon's Demand right now and recognised Aeteperax immediately. While others have commented on him being top heavy, the proportions are quite true to the source material. If you want advice on casting you might try making a separate thread in the sculpting forum; in my experience the people posting there are not only very knowledgeable but extremely helpful.
  12. It's a really nice take on it. I want to sit behind this guy in my next math exam.
  13. Very nice. The metallics look awesome, and having just a few places with the color shift effect makes it really stand out.
  14. I got a TC20-T compressor bundled with a cheap Master airbrush. The TC-20T a good basic compressor, with a tank and pressure regulator. It was quieter than I expected and the tank means it's silent most of the time. The brush is nothing special but perfect for my purposes - I can make all the newbie mistakes on this cheap brush without worrying too much about bending a needle or clogging it with paint. If I were to upgrade the brush I would go with a patriot 105 - it is almost universally recommended as a versatile beginner airbrush. Just be warned that different manufacturers use different size hoses, so you may need an adapter. Don't forget lung protection! A dust mask and spray booth with a fan to pull those nasty little paint particles out of the air.
  15. I like how he is bursting through the trees. Khanjira: "peek a boo!". Picard seems mildly concerned ...
  16. These are great, they have a very cool grimy 70s sci-fi aesthetic, they remind me of Alien. My only critique is that the grey shelves look a little cleaner than everything else.
  17. Hi forums, it's been a while, how ya been? I started DMing the pathfinder module "The Dragon's Demand" for my family. So far I am really loving the module, it's a great introduction to the game and *spoiler alert* there is a dragon at the end :). I decided to go all out and craft terrain for it. So far it's a mix of mostly scratch built stuff, with some bones minis and the occasional 3d printed bits. The opening scene takes place in a ruined tower, which is a great opportunity for a set piece. So I used the tower from "Dragon's Don't Share". I added debris on one side - a mix of XPS foam bricks and popsicle stick boards - which the players have to navigate to get inside. The door is jammed shut from the collapse, so the players can't go that way. Inside there is a trap door to the dungeon below, blocked by a fallen beam so the half-giant fighter can show off her strength :) The astute among you might be wondering, doesn't that Dragons Don't Share set come with a big scary dragon? Hmm, why yes I suppose it does :) I will try to keep posting bits regularly. We are about half way through the adventure, so this might turn into a WIP at some point.
  18. I also use the stynylynyrdskynyrdrez primer unthinned, and it dries pretty well. I'm pretty sure it's designed to be used this way, so it's probably the thinner. (but you do also want to apply a fairly thin coat)
  19. I have never used ink before, but have had good results doing zenithal with primer. Do you water down the ink for the airbrush at all? If it's getting blown around, you could try lowering the pressure maybe.
  20. I'm just on the other side of the border from you, so probably you would be shipping to me. I can help you figure out logistics. It may or may not be much cheaper to ship from Canada, you can look up prices here. Feel free to send me further logistical questions by message.
  21. Oops, I forgot to mention that I am also in Canada ... so I am willing to ship to Canada ... but that doesn't really help because we would still need someone else willing to ship to Canada.
  22. It's very hard to sculpt architectural stuff like stairs straight from putty. You might try turning to terrain builders for techniques, you will find lots of good tutorials on youtube. If I were doing it, I would carve the basic shapes in xps foam, and maybe imprint a rock texture by poking it with a rock.
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