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    Stonehaven Dwarves Vol. 2

    Going by the update before last it sounds like the wife half of their team was the communication person, but now she, apparently, has very little involvement in things there's no one doing it. Totally baseless speculation, but I'm wondering if, over time, this has become less a side business and more a hobby.
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    Dr. Helen Matronic - Field Medic

    Presenting Dr. Helen Matronic, the Field Medic for my Starstrider team of space adventurers. She's trying to escape her demons (both literal and metaphorical) by exploring the furthest reaches of the galaxy. Overall I'm fairly pleased with how she turned out, even if she is a little rough in places (her tunic trim was a bit of a nightmare to paint). As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
  3. Yeah, I thought John Carter was fairly decent too. Speaking of movies that are disliked for reasons I don't understand, watched Nutcracker and the Four Realms over the weekend. Not sure why it got so panned at release, seemed like a good children's fantasy movie to me.
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    03810:- Bregan the Valkyrie

    Presenting Bregan, a rather happy looking Valkyrie. A bit of an odd sculpt this one, but lots of fun to paint. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
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    Dr. Helen Matronic - Field Medic

    Thanks for the 'Likes' and comments!
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    The Starstriders!

    Starting something new, the Starstriders! A band of space adventurers, travelling the cosmos, fighting aliens and stuff. You've got the three ladies:- The deadly assassin, the Rogue Trader boss lady and the helpful medic (they all have proper names, but I sold their accompanying rulebooks so I can't look them up any more). And the three guys:- The leader of the Voidsmen, the mad scientist and the guy with the big gun. And finally, the expendable fodder Voidsmen:- Haven't gotten too far with the painting yet:- I'm starting with a Voidsman (or Voidswoman in this case), to get an idea of what I want their uniforms to look like. At the moment I've painted her jacket Dark Green with a Cork Brown>Red Orange trim and I'm trying to figure out how to shade and highlight it.
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    The Starstriders!

    Thanks guys! Last time you were encouraging me to improve the contrast on my capes (and I am trying). I agree with you about lining, it's something I should try, just got to get over my fear of painting the lines too thick. Doctor's finished:- https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/86370-dr-helen-matronic-field-medic/
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    The Starstriders!

    Thanks for the input! For some reason I don't like to repeat colours, even on rather busy minis like the doctor here. It doesn't help that I don't really plan out my colour schemes in advance, I tend to just have one or two main colours in mind plus certain elements I always paint the same (like electric cables, they're always red, blue and green). Progress:- Bubblegum Nurgling! Based in Squid Pink, given a Flesh Wash, then highlighted with Squid Pink and 1:1 Squid Pink/Light Flesh. It then got Light Green eyes, Bonewhite horn and teeth and a (Warlord Purple > 1:1 Warlord Purple/Light Flesh) tongue. Just got to rediscover my Alien Planet basing scheme and she's done.
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    03810:- Bregan the Valkyrie

    Thanks! She doesn't really have much in the way of eyes, so I wasn't sure what to do with them. Unless the bits I thought were eyelids are actually her eyes.
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    Android Flower-seller

    Presenting an Android Flower-seller, part of the Servants of the Engine faction in the Twisted game universe. Had a lot of fun painting this one, although given a second chance I probably would've given her brighter flowers, and luckily you can't see the terrible bit of mold slip going on across her bonnet from this angle. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
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    Android Flower-seller

    Thanks for all the comments and 'Likes' everyone!
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    03810:- Bregan the Valkyrie

    Thanks for the 'Likes' and comments everyone!
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    The Starstriders!

    Found some piccys on my camera today:- This was as far as I got before I had a bit of a meltdown and had to stop painting for a bit. Since it's been a month, I can't remember what colours I used.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Don't have a local zoo Plus, I don't really mind having cats in the garden, I just wish they didn't poop, or at least do it in places where I won't run the lawnmower over it and release The Stench. Ouch! I foresee my Kingdom Death Kickstarter pledge getting even more expensive.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I wish cats wouldn't poop in my garden. I don't like mowing the lawn at the best of times, I could do without the local feline population making the job barf-tastic too. Currently taking a bit of a tea-break until my nose recovers.
  16. That's the scene! At least it makes a bit more sense now.
  17. That reminds me of an old episode of NCIS (I think) where a couple of people hack a computer by simultaneously typing at each end of the same keyboard. Never did figure out how that was meant to work.
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    Duskwardens of Dreadmere

    Nope you're not imagining things... ...Ugh, can't work out how to quote something from another part of the forum, so here's a link to the post with a link to the pdf instead:- https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/80403-dreadmere/&do=findComment&comment=1705678
  19. Re-investing some Ebay earnings in yet more Games Workshop minis, as a slightly late birthday present to myself. Got Barbarians, Skellybones, Ghosties, angry Orcs, weird Wood Elves and fancy Dwarfs.
  20. I always hate it when a new sci-fi/fantasy TV series comes along and is marketed as "The next Dr. Who" (or these days "The next Game of Thrones"). ...And then it gets canned because it doesn't manage to achieve the same level of success in one season.
  21. Watched Spider-man:- Into the Spider-verse. For once I agree, it is probably the best Spider-man movie so far.
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    Happy Birthday Aku-chan

    Thanks for the kind words everybody! I've got a touch of the Birthday Blues so I'm extra appreciative this year. Just waiting for the traditional birthday takeaway to arrive at the moment.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I has a cold I'm also disappointed that the Reaper website overhaul has resulted in all the bookmarks in my gigantic, years in the making, figure wishlist no longer working
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Currently eating my second bowl, very tasty! *Plays level-up animation*
  25. While everyone else is watching Endgame, I watched Ready Player One. Had fun playing spot the reference (although I didn't get as many as I thought I would), but didn't think much of the film itself. I'm also pretty sure whoever wrote the script has never actually played a video game, it would've taken the average gamer community 5 minutes, not 5 years, to figure out how to win that race.
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