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  1. Hi gang,

     

    Some of you might remember me from the old old days.  ;)  Well, just wanted to post a note to say Hello again!  After a long hiautus and a forgotten password and a changed email address, I managed to log back in to my old profile.

    I've got a lot of painting to do!  (Nothing much has changed in that regard over the past 10 years!  LOL!)  I still buy more minis than I will ever be able to paint.  In fact, I just dropped an online order earlier today again.  LOL!

    Anyway, good to be back!
    Cheers!
     

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  2. Ordering online is often more than simply a money saver for some people, many don't live in cities or towns big enough to have a quality gaming shop. Many people don't support a local gaming shop because they don't like the store itself. In my home town in Canada, despite it being roughly a million people, we don't have a gaming store that I feel is worth supporting, in fact I'd love to see several of the local store go belly up to make room for others. Here in Australia, a monopoly largely exists in the import of reaper minis, as such they end up being as expensive as GW minis, I won't support a monopoly, nor pay unreasonable prices.

     

    I think I know which ones you are talking about S.E.! Of late, they are seeing less business IMO, as there are several smaller stores in the region now (each one seems to concentrate on a few games and product primarily however). Not a perfect solution to be sure, but better than it has been since the 80s! Still can't find Reaper paints (either Pro or MS) in town either... it's Vallejo or GW. :(

     

    As for the RAFM thing, their website seems to be on again/off again as well. THere hasn't been any new product on it in forever (that I can tell anyway). Some of those minis I purchased years ago! Gives me new and give me more RAFM!

  3. My favoritist episode ever!!!!

     

    "OH NO!!!!! BURROWING!!!!"

     

    "OK, so you're walking, and your walking...."

     

    Best quote: "Please do not play with the lead miniatures!" :)

     

    Fantatstic stuff!

  4. That's awesome Froschman! Do you have linkage to the kit?? I'm a huge fan of ships, and have been meaning to try and force the "Pirates!" game (by Flagship Games) in line for minibattles as well. One day, I might actually get around to it (and maybe even paint my Flagship ships, which btw, are a bit too small for Warlord. I think they are "true" 25mm scale).

  5. Looks nice.

     

    He has a name you know. Salacious Crumb. :poke:

     

    And he is definitely NOT a rat...

     

    Salacious... I like that better than Toadie! Sounds like Delicious! Hehehe.... maybe a name change is in order! "I shall call him.... Selicious..." (taht way George can't get me for Copyright!) ::P:

     

    He's on a CD base btw. The original plan was to use him as the Warlord for my Birthright goblin army (porting Warlord for use with the Birthright Campaign ala Frosch and his Moonscar Court, but haven't even started stating anything out yet. Maybe one day...)

  6. Thanks for the comments (and recipie!) guys. I must say that the pics I uploaded do bring out the mistakes and blotches, and such! (Rather like looking at a drawing in the mirror!) ::):

     

    One of these times, I'll pull off a Stern, Kelcore, Jester, and the like! My problem though, is that when the mini is on the end of your nose, it looks shaded/highlighted, but when you put it on the table and look, those layers tend to disappear. I assume it's because I'm not using a strong enough contrast between each layer? On the armor here for example, I should have shaded darker and highlighted lighter. (It just looks sort of... fake and cartoony IMO when your eyes are 1/2" away.) :huh:

     

    Hehehe.... I must also learn the Stern Base Fu, but baby steps I suppose. :rolleyes:

  7. So, if you recall this thread : Tal Quazar, the Spider King, Bad Pics o/t Spider Centaur Conversion, then you might recognize this beast for what it is. It's still not attached to the base yet (not sure if I will bother or not), and is a combo of the "Official Birthright Campaign Miniature" (by Ral Partha), the Reaper Spider Centaur (waaay cool model!) and the GW Lord of the Rings Gollum fig makes up his loyal henchman whom I have named "The Toad" (cuz that's basically what he is... just like that little rat that sat beside Jabba the Hutt. ::D: )

     

    Anyway, here are the best pics I can get of this guy. (He doesn't want to focus properly). I think all told, this model took me 4 years to complete (including many many many months of sitting half converted on the table).

     

    Comments appreciated.



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  8. I seem to have been among the few who actually liked the metla WotC minis, though they did slide downhill when they were trying to pump out the Chainmail minis. Anyway more attempts at white, and this time I also tried some shading metallics on his scale mail. Didn't work out as well as I hoped, but looks better than a drybrush IMO.

     

     

    Still need to base this guy too. I forgot to mention that I also tried my hand at washing/inking the flesh. IT met with marginal result as well.

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  9. And the booty shot. I'm still trying to find a good recipie for shading/highlighting white. I also wanted to add a dragonhead onto his tunic and cape, but freehand is beyond me at the moment. Instead, I went with pigmapen stripes along the bottom of the cloak. (They bled slightly, making a crisp edge on the lines nigh impossible).

     

    Trying like a maniac to give up drybrushing, and have been doing highlights & shading exclusively for a few months now. (Just don't get to paint as much as I would like.) I also need to upgrade my paints! I suspect that would help lots. Anyway... on with the booty.

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  10. And here is Denethor! Still fidgiting (mostly trial & error) with the camera and photoshop. This guy has been reduced and sharpened in Photoshop. THe only lighting was one of those "articulated arm" lamps with a standard GE bulb. Can't remember if I had the flash on or not.... anyway, the pic is the best I've done so far, but still not a true representation of the mini itself.

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  11. I finally got a digital camera! WOOT! Mini picturable!! YES! Santa brought me the Nikon Coolpix 4600 (I think he read Frank's post when he got his) :;):

     

    Now, I just have to fiddle with it to figure out how it ticks.

     

    The coolest thing this year though, was that my entire family came down for Christmas (first time we've all been together in almost 10 years). The young Morglet was a big draw for all, but being only 4 months old, he was more interested in all the movement and his tasty little fist than actually opening (or even looking at) presents . :)

     

    A good year all around. Even the 14 year old "I got teenage-anx" daughters were moderately polite and well behaved. :bday:

     

    Edit: Beyond Ear Candy..... fantastic link! Thanks ucho muchly!

  12. It's a massive right hand, too, as big as his head--and the source of many jokes around the gaming table.

     

    I hadn't noticed how big it was until you mention it Orsino. Now that I see it (even though this fig has been on my shelf for a few years), it does seem "slightly elephant-ie" doesn't it. Hehehee....

     

    I like the colour scheme on Oscar! I hadn't considered a dark combo, but this looks good. Kind of makes him look like one of those dark avenger types. Thanks for posting this!

  13. Pretty much WOWZA! That's some seriously good terrain! Well done! On a side though, is there any chance of getting a close up of Oscar?? I don't recall ever seeing a painted version of this guy.

     

    Great job, and a uber fantastic door prize! Certainly not something I'd be willing to part with easily.

  14. So I'm considering getting into the 15mm historics/fantasy figs for mass army battles, but was wondering if anyone has any pics or know of some "decent" looking models? I'm after the middle ages Saxon look mainly and perhaps early Renassiance for the human armies. Thinking of looking into the Battle of the 5 Armies figs for the more "fantastic" races.

     

    The big trouble with historics that I have found, is that the online shops for most are terrrible works of html. Links and codes, but no pics, price codes instead of actual dollars, and the "online shop" looks to have been made in the 90s before encription was even invented. :)

     

    Anyway, this is a totally new area of miis for me, and any pointers or advice would be appreciated.

  15. The texturing and wing sockets are designed to accomodate the wings from Ebonwrath also. So for those who prefer outstretched wings, you can get Ebonwrath's wings from the boneyard and then put them on #3000.

     

    So like, can we have a shot of this marvel with the Ebonwrath wings??? HMMMMM?????? And what are the chances of a few being packaged with a "Golden Ticket"? I've always wanted to visit Ed's Pewter Factory....

     

    Morg; always wanting more. :ph34r:

     

    I have to go find my eyeballs now. They fell out when I saw the pic of this beaut.

  16. Hey Stern!!

     

    That's a nice looking model! Good job on putting it all together. It looks very seamless. If I may ask, what are you planning on doing with all these dinos??

     

    I notice that you have a tube of Squadron putty there. I have been using the green putty, but am wondering what the difference is with the white?? As a note, I own that exact set of files too! :) Also couldn't help but notice that those elastic bands look veeeery familiar as well. ::D:

  17. Well, I finally finished painting this guy, but now I'm wondering how to best attach the spider to the CD base. Does anyone have any suggestions? The CD base is quite heavy, so I don't think simply gluing his "spidery toes" into the little indentations in the clay base will cut it. I'm thinking that I might try to pin it, but am not sure how to best drill into the CD itself. Will the CD crack/break?

     

    I tried taking pics of the finished mini, but alas, the digicam is low low end, and the finished pics are even worse than the ones above. Maybe Santa will bring me a nice field of view-able digicam for Christmas... :blues:

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