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  1. Finally had a few minutes to take some clearer images.
  2. Mine and my wife's current D&D characters. Married Wood Elves painted by my lovely wife. Fighter and ranger, both 6th level. and my Runequest 2e character, this time painted by me :)
  3. I normally use an airbrush freehand or with blutack or paper masks for camo finishes on my scale models. However for CAV or Battletech builds, I find that it is fairly easy to achieve a good result with dry-brushing the lighter colour over the darker. I now use Testors Dull Cote for all my miniatures sprayed over a clear gloss so I can respray the dull coat if the mini gets "shiny". I find with one coat of gloss and two coats of dull cote and the mini is almost damage proof paint wise.
  4. Pics are not the best, shot with my iPhone. Here is my wife Lori's latest miniature. Using the wonderfully sculpted Sora Goldflame as a base for our D&D party's Cleric of Lathander, Bree Shieldforth. Bree excels at slaying undead, thus the pose is excellent and the shield is a perfect representation of Lathander's symbol of a golden flaming sun. Lori was up painting till 2am this morning in order to have her ready for the competition in Melbourne next week. I will add some clearer images as soon as we return from holidays.
  5. We are going on holidays at the start of June and being in Australia with a reasonably complicated order, I would expect to see the Vampire + extra packages arrive after then. My wife (the real miniature painter in the house) suggested we arrange to have all our incoming mail held at our local post office while we were away. Works for me, as I am also expecting my Traveller 5 package as well.
  6. Might get the dressing pieces to complement the DF KS. They look excellent and will add to the collection.
  7. The last few firefights my player group have found themselves in were in starships and a space station. ACR and laser rifles were less than effective. However gauss SMG's, gauss pistols and auto pistols saved the groups hides. So yes, an SF version of the Dwarven Forge game tiles would be handy in these scenarios.
  8. Oh if they ever followed this up with their sci-fi tile line in the same material... My wallet might never recover. I am a D&D player (son in law's campaign) but I referee Traveller (classic) so someone please take my money for SF tiles like the Dwarven Forge Game Tiles!
  9. Science Fiction tiles would be a no brainer for me :)
  10. My wife and I supported this great Kickstarter. Two sets, plus two add-on sets. Postage for all of that is going to cost us around $110. Well worth it though.
  11. thanks. Pretty hard to search at work :)
  12. My apologies if this has been mentioned before. I came across this Kickstarter late, but both my wife and I were most impressed with the whole concept and laid down a pledge for two sets, plus a couple of add-on sets. Hopefully surpise our D&D DM (son in law) later in the year :) Did anyone else participate in the Kickstarter at all? It was very successful.
  13. Love to see some hi tech starship bits like consoles, chairs etc.
  14. Thanks everyone for the kind words. I will show her this thread when she gets home from work tonight.
  15. My youngest daughter turns 19 next month. She is a second year apprentice painter and decorator. One of her hobbies is painting miniatures, though with work, boyfriend and socialising with friends, she hardly has time to paint miniatures of recent. At the age of 16 she completed the vignette featured in this post and I am so very proud of what she created at such a young age. She has indicated she really wants to keep in the hobby and still buys miniatures she likes. Diva the Blessed was treated to the usual paint routine. She had painted several figures before, but Diva was a specia
  16. Very nice work. I have only painted one of my CAV mechs, so time for another really soon I feel. Thanks for the inspiration!
  17. Our daughter Sarah plays an Elven sorceress in our son in law's (her husband) campaign. Sarah's character is a moon elf sorceress with a touch of silver dragon ancestry and she asked my wife to paint her character. Much searching was done at Reaper to find the miniature that Sarah was happy with, followed by discussions of appearance. Finally that was done and painting commenced. I snapped these today. They are not perfectly in focus, but show the end result nicely. This miniature is purely for gaming and my wife painted the miniature to that standard, not display.
  18. Looks fantastic! My wife has been collecting this series from darksword for a year or so now. She has grand plans for them, but seems too busy with other things to make a start.
  19. My wife Lorraine has decided to have a tilt at this Group build and will open up the blister packet of the Ral Partha "Young dragon of Krynn" Are nominations still open?
  20. I did see that and mentioned it to her last week. She has around thirty unpainted Dragons in her stash and has just started work on a 1/32 Pegasus Dragon. I will ask her again and see if she wants to paint up another 26mm scale one this year. I am always trying to find more of the old Ral Partha ones for her.
  21. About 3 years ago now, perhaps a little longer. I seriously need to take more images of her work and get a better camera. She does not paint many miniatures a year.
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