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Okay so... Spoilers and such if you don't want to know don't look you may get spoiled. Alright then, so I decided to do pirates. It fell into what my partner wanted and why not? Here''s a picture of when I started I went with Bergo Ironbelly; because why not? He wasn't your typical pirate, it'd be fun. Then I decided he was a rather small figure, so why not pickup a partner in piracy for him? Now when removing Bergo from his base I had a mishap involving his ankle. It broke.... When getting basecoats down I tried to fix it with superglue, green stuff, etc. *Sigh* While I tried to remedy this problem I got down to work on Jamesy (The other pirate). Unfortunately for y'all, I sat down and did much of him in one session without breaks... So, no major progress photos. Sorry... After getting bored of Jamesy, I decided bases would be the next mountain to tackle. After an elf ton of drybrushing and various shades of brown and bone, I think it looks okay. Might go back and mess with them, probably will. Then it came to me what's a pirate without a peg leg. Now, I suck at sculpting I intend to remedy that next Reapercon but for now it's true. So, to remedy the ankle dilemma I got some green stuff, concentrated, and put a peg leg on Bergo. It's not beautiful but it's workable and it stays on! I also got quite a bit of painting done on him... Again, bingey painting so no step by step progress pics. And then finally recent progress pictures of Jamsey I've been messing around with the shading a bit and just generally doing the small bits. So yeah! That's what I have so far, I think they'll be done before Christmas and definitely before New Years. I need to up the contrast a bit more (I think I'm starting to lose the midtone on Bergo...) work on the back of Jamsey's coat, because right now it's kinda iffy. I need to finish the small bits that I've been dreading. (Bergo's eye!!! So teeny tiny) and attach them to their respective base. C & C always welcome and appreciated! (Sorry for screwy photos towards the end)
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