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@Hiboui really appreciate that comment. I feel stagnant at times and progressing on others.  Having others help by telling me they can see it from the outside helps boost that confidence.  Much appreciated. 

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My pledge arrived today!

 

Except...I'd totally forgotten I'd made a couple of $5 pledges on other email addresses (in case any friends were interested after the fact), and when I locked all of my pledges I just tossed a gem dragon on those and called it good. My main pledge has not yet received postage lol.

 

So, here's a picture of my entire pledge! :lol:

 

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(It refuses to stay together while being dryfit lol)

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot 😄

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4 hours ago, Ambrousis said:

From some of the other pictures I've seen of the gem dragon it looks like the base is somewhat hollow, I've got some ideas on LEDs for it and the loot golem. I'll know better once they show up.

I've been thinking about adding an LED to Krateryx the Shadow Dragon, but ill have to wait and see what state it comes in before I commit.

 

Been a while since I've had time to paint, but the next few days might turn the tide on some WIPs. Digging all the posts in here, it inspires me. KUDOS EVERYONE!!

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While I impatiently wait for my cra...err...miniatures to arrive, I've been thinking about the minis that @R2ED mentioned as possible candidates for the first Bones 5 items for the paint club.

 

For the stag, I want to try and do muted tones, but with blue and purple in the mane and tail, and rainbow swirls on white on the flanks. I think it will either look appropriately celestial, or like a long-lost cast member of my little pony. 

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15 hours ago, Ambrousis said:

From some of the other pictures I've seen of the gem dragon it looks like the base is somewhat hollow, I've got some ideas on LEDs for it and the loot golem. I'll know better once they show up.

 

I wish I had known that the gem dragon was made of clear plastic. It would make a perfect invisible dragon.

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My hobby time this week has been spent sorting minis, glueing them to magnetized bases, and storing them.  
 

I have kept the Bones 5 core set separate from the rest of my minis for the purposes of this club. 
 

Having spent a fair amount of time with them at this point, I will say I am fairly impressed.  They are on the whole very detailed and very few were in need of a hot water bath to reshape them. ( I think I have 4 separated out).  
 

They only place I have had any problems is with some of the joints having less defined slots and tabs than on some of the previous figures.  

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