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  1. Hey folks! I am thinking about buying an inexpensive tablet for travel use... (It needs to go to Texas this fall...) So I am asking folks what they have / use(d), what they like and dislike about them, and ny other thoughts! Not a total tech noob, but the tech advances to fast for me to keep up with! Thanks! George
  2. Hey folks! If you have seen my current WiP, you know that I am painting 15mm Armor for a friend... He sent along the Team Yankee paint set that Battlefront puts out, though the paint is made by Army Painter, and while the rattle cans are fine, the bottled paints leave quite a lot to be desired.... They are very thick when they come out of the bottle, separate very quickly, and take a loooong time to mix up. When it gets thinned, it starts turning translucent very very quickly. The one shade that was included in the set, (I suspect it is a 'soft body black') is fine on the other hand... So I am wondering what other peoples experience with Army Painter products has been... ( I know what is being said on the FoW forums, and it isn't pretty....) Thanks! Gorge
  3. So as some of you know, I painted up a mini as a gift for our resident barbarian, to give to him at ReaperCon... (Background story and WiP Here) However, being in a hurry to get things done for Con, I never did take any show off pics.... So I asked Ub3r to take some, and he just sent them, and now I'll post them for you all to see! Thanks for looking! And thanks again Ub3r! George
  4. So to set the stage.... This noob on the forums joins a mini exchange..... the person he is painting for asks that he challenge himself by only using 1 bottle of Red, 1 Blue, 1 Black, and 1 White..... Said noob is the type that buys paints in quintads (5 paint colors) so he doesn't have to mix paint, has just learned that he can thin paint before adding it to a mini, wet palettes are the Lords of Lead's gift to a painter,etc etc.... So what does any noob to the Reaper forum do when they have a question? PMs Ub3r_N3rd.... Said Ub3r_N3rd is very nice, patient, and helpful to said noob, even though his in box is coming near to bursting from pms.... The mini gets painted to a Not Perfect, But Acceptable standard, the diorama is built, the whole thing shipped out, and received.... But, said noob feels that he is in debt to his benefactor, and wants to do something nice for him..... so while looking through the Hasslefree catalog online, which said noob also learned about from our beloved enabler, he sees a mini called "My Hero"... Problem is, I am not a girl, so the original thought wont work, painting the mini to look like me saying thanks to my rescuer.... But I bought the mini anyway, thinking maybe I could do something.... So as I got to know Ub3r a bit better, and find out things about him, I thought that maybe, I could try and do this as his wife welcoming him home.... As I did not think that she would appreciate being painted up almost sky clad, I thought that I could sculpt some clothes on her, and split the base into a mini diorama, with her on the real life side, and him as his forum personae.... Little did I know that 'drapery', putting clothes on a mini is one of the harder parts of sculpting, but I had an ace in the hole.... Enter the New England Miniatures Painters Association member and forumite Mad Jack.... I asked him at a paint day if he would take a commission, what I wanted, and what it was for, and he agreed! (I will let him make his own comments here....) He did a super duper awesome job for me and I proceeded to work this up.... There was a selected group of folks that I pm ed with a work in progress, so I am going to cut and paste that here, without their comments, they can add them themselves if they wish.... (Edit, I had to edit some stuff that was needed for this to work....) Sent 02 September 2016 - 06:38 PM OH Jack.... She is beautiful!!!!!! Here they are, right out of the package..... now i need to gently clean them, and make the base, and prime..... Sent 02 September 2016 - 07:58 PM Yeah, gotta step up my game for this... Sent 05 September 2016 - 02:15 AM So I did the base in 2 parts, a smaller fan style brick, and a courser dungeon stone for them to stand on... The plan is to have her on the fan style, with the brick painted like a tiled floor, while he is on the dungeon floor with stuff growing through the cracks etc Everything has been primed so I can start.... I forgot to mention Jack threw this in as well... It got started with some Arabic Shadow... Thanks for looking! George (Never did finish the little skull mug, but I gave it to Ub3r at the con....) Sent 06 September 2016 - 02:15 PM So, black, and we all know how much fun that is to paint.... So I am thinking Dark Blue for the dress, with Black shoes.... The barbarian will likely have some sort of tan leather pants, brown boots, and manly chest hair.... I guess that painting chest hair would be like 5 o'clock shadow? a little grey mixed in with the skin tone???? Thoughts or comments????
  5. So as some of you may know, I have been busy converting a Team Frog Duck into a certain Jet packing, Glitter Happy Monotreme... and I have finally finished him... So I give you..... (well you know who it is....!) He was a lot of fun to do, stretched my sculpting skills and ingenuity a bit, but I am pretty happy with the results. Thanks for looking! George WiP here
  6. Finished up Geirahod tonight! Here's pics, words tomorrow... George
  7. Since I want to bring a Bombshell mini to Reapercon, and Glacia isn't movin' my Mojo atm, I started on Geirahod... Eyes are GW Scorched Brown, MSP Linen White, and Scale 75 Tesla Blue Skin is Arabic Shadow, which seems to be my new favorite skin tone base coat.... Got the Blues in her eyes with one try..... (Will never happen again...) I found it interesting that the details of her face don't show up well in the pic on the Bombshell site... They look very soft in that pic, to me anyway... Comments and Critiques welcome!
  8. As I have been working almost exclusively on my diorama project, I have not been posting 'Finished' pictures of the models here.. So now that I have finished the 4 PC types I have decided to post them here. I give you Xanathar the Beholder's 4 'Councillors'... Slan Thurbal: (Decided that I don't have time to change HIS left hand....) Slink Monkester: Ott Steeltoes: Shindia Darkeyes: Group Shot: An approximation of their positions in the diorama, with a Intellect Devourer added... Thanks for looking! And for all those cheering me on, a one time use Gaze Reflection Dweomer! George
  9. So I am going to enter some minis in the painting contest, and thought I might put one on a plinth... I stopped at Micheal's on the way home, and picked up some stuff, but wonder what others would think... I bought a 2" cube, a 4" square, and a 4" round. My thought is to mount the cube centered on either the square, or the round, sand everything up nice, and stain it with Minwax Ebony 2718 penetrating Stain. The round: Now when I showed this to the spawn and soon to be ex, they asked how I was going to do it... Parallel: Or Catty corner: Or should I just use the cube? I plan on a plaque with the title of the piece on the front of the cube.... A rare earth magnet will secure the mini to the plinth, for ease of transport. Thanks for your thoughts! George (all 3 wooden parts were under $4!)
  10. Happy birthday, oddly spelled antechamber to a cathedral!
  11. So the other day, Jasonator posted a recipe for Apple Strudel in the Incoherence thread.... (#12208) and since I needed to bake something to torment OneBoot with, I decided to try it! (I tried to collect all the recipe posts here for those that might want to try this.... Please jump in Jay if there is more or I forgot something!) May I bee so bold as to recommend that you try your hand at an apple struedel. Six plus apples, cored and peeled. a stick of butter (you expected less ?) Sprinkle of cinnamon to taste. a tablespoon of three of sugar. some walnuts, other nuts to taste. 1/2 cup of Brandy.. use a decent one.. Place all the above in a pan, heat on stove until apples start getting soft. keep basting the apples with the hot butter and the nuts. Toss on brandy OFF HEAT. then let cool while you butter twelve sheets of filo dough on a kitchen towel (overlap the dough). once you have a fourteen inch by fourteen inch square, Place the apple mixture at the top of the sheets, then gently roll them up (tucking in the edges when you are halfway rolled. Brush the dough with butter/margarine. and make slashes in the dough. bake at 350 degrees until it is golden brown. Remove and allow to cool. You WON'T have leftovers !! I got all the ingredients and commenced.... Ended up using brandy, as the alcohol burns off in the cooking.... Something for those (like me!) using Filo dough for the first time.... I wondered about the "12 Sheets of dough" in the recipe, and thought that at $5 a box for 2 rolls, we will just need to use what there is... Folks, the stuff is rolled up like parchment paper, and is about as thick, and is MUCH MORE FRAGILE! There was also enough to do what the recipe calls for in 1 of the 2 rolls from one box of dough! I put the apples into a strainer for a bit to let the liquid come out... Should have left them longer or done this.... Aryanun said: I will certainly remember this the next time I bake with apples.... She likes to do many of the things I do, and she enlists me in helping her with her projects, and I enlist her with mine.... (My son gets enlisted in different projects....) I used the left over liquid that had been strained out to baste the dough as it cooked, about once every 15 minutes until it was finished.... Cooked for about 50-55 minutes... I said: so it got finished but not tasted...... It split down one side, but oh well.... Should I have cut some slits in the top, maybe? I followed the recipe as written, with the exceptions noted... All Quotes are from Jasonator unless otherwise marked. okay, waiting on photobucket.... and here you are! George
  12. So with the recent Sir Forscale painting up, people have been discussing how they shipped their minis to The Great Kaiju... I thought that maybe a thread devoted to how we ship minis might be a god idea for reference.... I shipped 2 separate packages, in the first I packed my Bannerman in a small plastic box, similar to the boxes that Oathsworn uses, wrapped in a bit of bubble wrap. the box was then padded a bit with a bit more bubble wrap, and placed in a small USPS flat rate box, with suitable packing material around it. (The Oathsworn boxes are used to hold business cards, but they look like the travelling soap dishes to me....) The second one I shipped, I again wrapped him in a bit of Bubble wrap, and put this inside the cardboard ring left over from a roll of masking tape. The roll then had tape put over it to keep him inside, and then into the small flat rate box, with some packing material to keep it centered. When I have sent exchange minis, I have used cut down card board tube from large rolls of brown craft paper to do the same thing for larger minis, and they can go in a medium flat rate box with packing material to keep them from moving around. (I can usually ship stuff for free from work, so I tend to use the boxes, which are free at the US post offices.) Also, I save any small box that minis are shipped to me in, for latter re-use.... So chime in with your methods, or quote what you did in the other thread, and maybe a mod will pin this... George
  13. So the Werepuppy has grown up some... He was something to fiddle with while doing more 'serious' work, but he turned into an experiment all on his own, as almost every paint on him is a metallic of some sort, and not counting inks, only the eyes, and inside of his mouth have no metallics mixed in! Overall, I think he is a logical progression from the werepuppy, but I still need to up my game with many things to get my technicolor wolves to look like Herman's avatar. The white is especially a pain... Comments welcome! WiP here George
  14. I just got an Android tablet, and have been using it to read and respond to the forums. But I noticed that the response menu with font, color, emoticons, links etc doesn't appear, even in non mobile version. Is there a setting somewhere to turn this on? Or is it a limitation of the Android op platform? Thanks for any INFO!!! George
  15. ***This is a request for information, not a confrontational post!**** First, you may wish to put the Policies tab at the bottom of the main page in a place that is a bit easier to find. 2nd, as I am intending to dress as a Duskwarden, for at least 1 day, I have recently acquired a replica flintlock pistol for the costume. I posted the images in the "Aquisitions Thread" and an alert forumite sent me a pm with a link to the weapons policies # 8 & 9. So my quandary is, is this an ok piece of costume? It will be inside my boot, and cable tied to my leg and not be able to be drawn and brandished. As a long time attendee of many Ren Faires, I am well aware of peace bonding rules, and I abide by them, to the point that my weapons are bonded by myself before arriving, and usually exceed the requirements of the venues that I have been to. As I will be flying to Texas, space and weight are at a premium, and I would rather not carry something I cannot use... On the other hand, I do feel that it fits the costume and the concept art of Jakob Knochengard, Duskwarden Captain. I stand ready to accept the decisions of mine hosts. George ***This is a request for information, not a confrontational post!****
  16. Hey folks! Just wondering if anyone knows of any decals that can be used to put writing in open books at our 28mm scale.... Doesn't have to be designed specifically for it, it just needs to look like it! Thanks! George
  17. So Here is the Ranger Josey Wales.... If you have been following my WiP, you'll know why he is called that.... I started this mini as a piece for one of the players in our Pathfinder game, and suddenly, something went absolutely right with the face and hair, and suddenly, people are encouraging me to enter him in the ReaperCon Painting Competition.... So I really pushed myself to make him the best he could be... Trying a few new techniques, and taking extra care with everything I did... Hope you like him. Due to the pose of the mini, I took pics from the normal top down angle, and then some pics from below... A wonderful mini to paint, but DO NOT assemble him first!!!! Lots and lots of times I cursed myself for doing that... Comments and critiques welcome! George
  18. So here is my second Sir ForScale, representing House Tabletop... He will be going to Texas to meet the Great Kaiju soon... Thanks for looking!!!! George WiP here
  19. I said.... Posted Yesterday, 09:59 AM And of course, since Morihalda is going to paint up the House Procrastius Version, I decided that House Tabletop needs one as well.... (Glad I ordered 2 of them!) So here he is after the emblem was sculpted on the shield... Much easier than sculpting hands! Need to touch up the grey liner, then give him a coat of white primer tomorrow.... George
  20. So I started this for a player in our pathfinder campaign, he is the husband of the player that I painted some sensible shoes for.... and I have a list of the desired colors... Player wanted the sword instead of the wine skin... Eyes done with GW Scorched Brown, MSP Leather White, and SC75 Cantabric Blue, Skin tone is Arabic Shadow.... Thanks for looking! George
  21. So I have decided to try and paint a mini from all of the new (To me anyways) companies I have been discovering through Kickstarter or being (grumble) enabled... Since Her Darkness is almost done, I decided to assemble and prime up a Bombshell mini from the last Kickstarter, and since I am currently playing in the Pathfinder campaign 'Reign of Winter', the choice was pretty easy as to which one.... so Here she is! I am thinking light greys, teal, and blues.... Thoughts? I am thinking some sort of sea shore base.... George
  22. So my entry into the Sir Forscale Painting Competition started By my Housemaster, the Great Kaiju, Reaperbryan, is finished.... (well I need to spray the banner with Dullcote,...) I decided to use Reaper's colors of Red, Green, and Black, but the Black metal of his plate kind of disappeared under the high lights... It is a hair shy of 3" to the tip of his Pike, and it is 1" to the bottom of his pike hand... As the metal pike made him a bit front heavy, I expanded the front of his base with a 50% mix of Green Stuff and Apoxie Sculpt... Hope you all like him! George WiP here
  23. Finally finished up the base for this guy, so here they are together! Its amazing how things can jump to the front of my painting line without any conscious thought on my part, and when I really want or need to finish other stuff that I had been working on.... A big THANKS! to TGP for the base Idea and the sketches to show me the way! WiP Here George
  24. So Since Bryan decided to hold a contest, I decided to join in! I decided when I heard about this, and the stipulations of the contest, I knew that I was going to steal an Idea that I have seen here on the forums.... Someone had taken an older pikeman figure, and painted bands 1/4" apart on the pikeshaft, to use him For Scale! I saw this before I knew who / what Sir Forscale was / is, so the thought stuck with me. So I removed his sword, and added a pike from a Ral Partha Wood Elf Pikeman from back when.... Reaper Brush on Primer on the Pike, as it is metal, then everything was airbrushed with thinned Grey Liner... His Chainmail is Decayed Metal, going up to Brass, and he will be painted in Reaper's colors of Red, Green, and Black. The pike will be marked in some way to indicate specific measurements, and I plan to try a Banner to fly from it as well... I am a little worried about how to make sure he stands up, as the pike is a tad bit unbalancing... First cut pics.... Thanks for looking! George
  25. Another Mini from the $5 box at Sarge's Comics in New London, CT that I picked up on the way home from the last NEMPA paint day at the Citadel in Groton, CT. Just a base coat of 4 drops Caspian Blue with 2 drops Inktensity Black, and 1 drop of Inktensity Blue added... (Paint was still wet when I took the pics, nice and Scale Color flat now...) Thanks for looking! George
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