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  1. 10 points
    For Table Top Game day, I entered this mini painting contest at a local gaming store. Had several weeks to work on it. Not bad for an amateur... & out of a group of 25 entries... Thanks to the blessings of Odin... he placed 4th!
  2. 9 points
    Experimental Bordeaux finish on African Mahogany, and the ziricote XL sheath: I am in love with this finish on the mahogany. It’s stunning. It has an iridescent quality in person that is fantastic. Back side to show you how it looks on unsculpted surface: It’s always fun to see how the woodgrain lines up. It looks like the sheath pieces fit together like so:
  3. 8 points
    I've previously posted these but couldn't resist since they're finally getting some time on the table. DMG kingdom death gear grid prototypes working in tandem with CoCos. Magnets are holding these together for a 1 player, 2 character dashboard.
  4. 8 points
    So, got more of the set done today. Almost finished. Thought I would share some pics. Plus, some of the custom product we are making for the palyers is ready as well. Mine is the Pink Heart sentinel. The DM Screen is not the one we will be using. That one will have a Beholder on it!
  5. 8 points
    IT IS TIME!!! I have been waiting a while to share all of my gorgeous Dog Might wood bits, and today my Valhalla Screen and Component Collectors arrived so here they are in all my poorly framed glory. We have 4 Benge Component Collectors, a Benge Valhalla Screen, 2 Canarywood and 2 Padauk Hero Sleeves and a Dark Walnut adventure case. I can't wait to actually use them but I had to bust out some components from my favourite game to show them off. I am starting running a DnD adventure properly for the first time in a few weeks time so Ill add a picture of the screen in action then! Much love and respect to all here and the DMG team!
  6. 8 points
    So I sponsor a Sci-Fi club at the high school where I work and today was our annual club fair. We had a small attraction going where if you rolled a nat 20 you didn’t have to pay your dues. And I got to show off some Dog Might goodness.
  7. 8 points
    I too have had the painting bug recently. Here are some shots of my latest ones from the Cthulhu Wars game. Really cool minis to paint. Plus they are pretty big, which helps my sawdust filled eyes. The yellow one is still a WIP.
  8. 8 points
    I got my new guitar neck (bocote fingerboard with a canarywood base) and got it all installed. Figured i would post the finished result. Down the road, i intend to do the body in either canary or bocote. But that will be a little while.
  9. 7 points
    Finally got a chance to get some pics of my Coco. The Chechen is beautiful, and the Redheart sammich top looks amazing too. This was definitely worth the wait!
  10. 7 points
    Got this Friday, but I was at con. Just got back an hour or so ago, and here's some pictures I took
  11. 7 points
    Some crazy new Valhalla Screens going up soon!
  12. 7 points
    Probe Droids are done! As I mentioned above, I started these guys many moons ago, and my painting methods have changed quite a bit in the past year. I decided to let little flaws go - mold lines, injection gates, gaps, and other model prep issues that I'd fix today were left "as is" and I decided to see what I could do quickly. I'm happiest with the grimy, dirty, oily robot arms, least happiest with the details on the central globe. There's a lot more that I could have done - gem-style lenses, better battle damage, picking out rivets and vents, etc. and a lot of overall cleanup. But ... it's time for brushes down and onto the next.
  13. 7 points
    So my spalted tamarind came in and while I was admiring it I thought I’d take some pictures of the koa too. The photos don’t do koa justice it’s even prettier in person. Though I was surprised to notice they had a little bit of a size difference! Still they are gorgeous and I love them both.
  14. 7 points
    We fared much better on our next run through of the same dungeon. The second scenario allowed me to use a lot of my cool terrain I had been working on.
  15. 6 points
  16. 6 points
    @tgpumpkin, This is for you! My Sentinels and Sheaths. As you can see, I don't have 20 of them, but what I do have are pretty spectacular. @Konas and DMG are da bomb! My favorite is hard to pick, but it's between the Ziricote XL Sheath, the aluminum inlay Sheath, and the BoRo Sentinel. Note: @Thomas Browne still may have some resentments over the BoCo and BoRo sentinels and Ziricote sheath, given I beat him to them by about 14 seconds combined. I don't know if this makes me a bad person, but I still don't feel bad about that.
  17. 6 points
    Congrats. And as I promised, here is a picture of Bria in her witch costume. : )
  18. 6 points
    Taking a short break from dropfleet (the panel lines are giving me a great case if the mehs) to have some fun with a the Brimstone Sand Kraken that I bought 2 or 3 Gencons ago but never got around to assembling. Will be a played model and not a competition model so I am going super fast on him. Assembled, with a 28mm figure for size ref. Initial green airbrushing. Later airbrushing would add the green highlights and orange mane. Current status. Working the eyeballs up to pure white before I paint the details. Played with some hand highlights in bright green around the eye plates. I'll do likewise on the orange and figure out something for the tentacles. Rocks will get repainted brown.
  19. 6 points
    Gift from a Carcassonne Forum's friend, a signed tile by the author, a custom meeple of my friends, and some new stamps.
  20. 6 points
    Ok so this is my personal opinion, but having received so many wonderful wooden gaming products from Dog Might Games, I have fallen in love with chechen, a very beautiful wood. It has become my favorite wood so far that they have put up for sell and that is saying something because they have a lot of beauties in their shop. ? The beauty in this wood lies in that is it chatoyant which means when the light hits it, it exhibits beautiful changing luster throughout the wood. It also has a strong golden blonde and reddish brown tone, highlighted with other dark streaks. Simply put, its pretty stunning. Below are some youtube links I put up that show off chatoyancy in the wood. As well as some pictures. However chechen, will always look way better in person than in pictures due the chatoyancy it exhibits in lighting! Don't forget that when you think about which wood to pick! Pick chechen! Please feel free to add any wonderful DMG pictures of chechen that you might have! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSJV8LVkleQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-0v46fRQgo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0HgIwch1XQ
  21. 6 points
    So the deck box just got here! Super gorgeous, but It feels very large in my tiny hands. So I suppose I can continue with my plan to give it as a Christmas gift(Thank you again dog might for having some fairly last minute options for something so nice.). I love how one section has the two woods almost matching in color.
  22. 6 points
    And after, the black fries day
  23. 5 points
    I have recently returned from a nice family vacation to Boston and New Hampshire, but while I was on vacay, our BGG group purchase of Snowdonia arrived to the guy who spearheaded the whole thing. This is what he received...
  24. 5 points
    Reapercon contest entry. Started assembly about 10d ago, airbrushed basecoats last Friday and hand detailing on Sunday. I should have kept track of my time, there's a reason I've been a lot quieter on the forums. First pic is the nekkid model. Still a WIP and under crappy desk lights. Need to fix some highlights, do another pass on the blades, adjust lighting with the airbrush and wash and detail the base.
  25. 5 points
    I.m waiting for this mat for my fantasy game.
  26. 5 points
    I'm proud to say that the color shift scorpion won first place for Best Monster in the Shadows of Brimstone painting competition at Gencon. I was greatly humbled by the response to the figure. Picture below is in the case at the show floor, followed by a couple of glamour shots in my light box. I painted a pair of them, but the category is for best single figure, so I picked the one I liked better for the entry (the one with the ram horn skull). Middle of the weekend, I was at the booth buying stuff, and noticed a guy with the scorpion kit box in his hand. He brought his wife to the case, pointed at the box, then my figure, and back again and gestured excitedly. She smiled and nodded, he pulled out a phone and took several pictures of my figure. That one exchange was better than winning anything. My other entry was greatly enjoyed by the people I talked with, but rightfully didn't place. There were some wonderful entries in the diorama category. I painted up two sets of bad guys in the Ghostbusters vs. Slimer theme. The backdrop was out of a hot wheels set that I repainted. The little Ghostbusters shoulder patches were free hand, my first real attempt at something like that. Had a ton of fun, will put the Ghostbusters on the gaming table proudly.
  27. 5 points
    I got my 3d printer last night and got it all put together and running. This is the first test print (which was instantly claimed by my 3 year old when he got up this morning)
  28. 5 points
    So this weekend we drove out into the foothills looking for cool pictures I can sell. I saw this really cool shot of the riverbend (picture #1), so we stopped the car and walked back to the spot. I was getting the camera ready as I walked and accidentally hit the button, taking a picture of who knew what. I figured I would delete it later. I got home and uploaded the pictures, forgetting about the oopsie. Turns out that "oopsie" was a cool shot of the hills with a few fair weather cumulus in a blue sky. Also turned out to be straight by some sheer luck. Picture #2 is my accidental picture.
  29. 5 points
    Mrs. Zoxe just snagged this one. Her 2nd DMG weapon - she can now dual wield!
  30. 5 points
    Log Blog: Flame Birch Not an accurate depiction of a Flame Birch tree The Log Blog is back! Like a mighty Oak, this series of articles is growing very slowly. But it is growing. So without further ado, on to entry number 6… Flame Birch! GENERAL INFO Like a high-end assassin, Flame Birch has many aliases: Silver Birch, Curly Birch, European White Birch. We call it Flame Birch simply because that’s what our mill calls it. Any wood that is described as Flame or Curly refers to the flame-like pattern that comes from abnormally wide medullary rays and exceptionally oriented tissues. The formation of curly grained wood actually slows down the growth of the tree. Birch is one of the most widely used woods for veneer and plywood worldwide and is also used for doors, furniture, and paneling. Flame Birch heartwood is pale in color and doesn’t have a distinct heartwood. Lumber that comes from the core of the tree will exhibit brown, flame-like patterns that can be quite dramatic. We try to showcase these pieces in prominent places in our products. The Silver Birch Tree is native to Europe, though in southern Europe it is only found at higher altitudes and is a medium-sized deciduous tree. Silver Birch generally grows 49–82’ in height, with a slender trunk that tends to be under 16” in diameter. The Silver Birch grows naturally from western Europe eastwards to Kazakhstan, the Sakha Republic in Siberia, Mongolia and the Xinjiang province in China, and southwards to the mountains of the Caucasus and northern Iran, Iraq, and Turkey. It has also been introduced in North America. It is the official wood of Finland. There is an old Finnish proverb about Curly Birch: “Curly Birch grows only so far from a church that one can hear the sound of the church bell.” Immediately after typing those words, “Ring My Bell” by Anita Ward popped into my head. I am guessing it is now in yours. You are welcome. Like my mom always said to me, don't peel that! The bark of the Silver Birch is quite striking. It begins purplish brown in young trees but turns silver white when the tree matures. It is paper thin and peels off on older trees. It is also very easy to ignite, even when wet. Please, don’t pull the bark off of the next Birch you see, it harms the tree and takes nearly 5 years to grow back. IS SILVER BIRCH JUST WOOD? NEIGH, I SAY! In 2007, an Irish-trained racehorse named Silver Birch won the John Smith’s Grand National. Just to be clear, no horses have ever been harmed in our shop. Puzz Longbeard’s wolf animal companion did come to an early demise in our Pathfinder game, however. A Drider hit him with a mace. In the face. A solid jumper but this Silver Birch would've made a terrible Dice Chest IS LUMBERJACK JUICE MADE FROM BIRCH? Birch Sap is used in the manufacture of wine and beer in Northern Europe, Russia, and China. Please, I beg of you, do not tell the guys in the Dog Might Shop that they can make beer from the Flame Birch we have in stock. TREE OF THE GODS Birch is a sacred tree in Celtic Astrology and has been linked to many gods, including Angus Mac Og, Dagda, Audhumla, Cerridwen, Fand, Freya, Frigg, Lugh, Eostre, Venus, and Thor. Druids held that the Birch trees were the keepers of tradition and secrets, and honored them as such. I perpetuate this by whispering my deepest, darkest secrets to any Fiery Adventure Case that goes out. SAVE THE CHILDREN Some people believe that cradles made of Birch wood are designed to protect a child and keep fairies from switching the baby with a changeling. I don’t know if that’s true, but do you really want to risk having a changeling baby? I sure as hell don’t. WOOD FOR CHOMPERS Almost all toothpicks are made from Birch. I have a little bit of an obsession with toothpicks and have, many a time, expressed my demand that any establishment that serves food have a full stock of toothpicks on hand. THOUGHTS FROM A WOODWORKER Our Fiery line made from Flame Birch sells like hotcakes. We order Flame Birch in units of 1,000 board feet. We have a standing order with our mill for 5,000 board feet. We use a ton of Flame Birch. We know it well. And everyone in the shop loves it. It is easy to cut, takes a nail well, drills easily, and sands fairly easily. It can be tough to finish, especially for a newb woodworker. It has a slight tendency to raised grain, especially with the Fiery finish. If we get a complaint about a rough feeling finish, 99% of the time, it’s Flame Birch. That being said, it is stunning in our Fiery line. While I was coming up with those crazy finishes, I tried a lot of woods. Some of you that have been with us a while may remember our Abyssal Black Cherry finish. That finish was a complete nightmare. It required about 16 steps done very carefully. Not an exaggeration. And it sold like crazy. We also used Hickory for our Demon’s Blood finish. Easier to apply than Abyssal on Cherry, but Hickory is very tough to work with for building. Desperately seeking another wood for our best selling finishes, I tried Maple, Ash, Red Oak, some old Elm that we had, White Oak, and then a very pricey piece of Quilted Maple. Kablam! We had a winner. I remember it like yesterday. It was a Sapphire Adventure Case and it was AMAZE-BALLS. Only one problem. Quilted Maple is super duper expensive. Not what we wanted for a middle product tier. Then, Mike and I were at the mill and saw this old, dusty pile of Flame Birch, about 500 board feet of it. The owner told us that nobody buys it anymore and he couldn’t understand why. We picked up a board and, just like a newborn changeling baby, we brought it home with us. My first test, the dreaded Abyssal Black. What was once a 16 step process became a 3 step process. I am not good at the math but that’s like 27 steps fewer. The rest, as they say, is Birch-story. Like History. Or Herstory. It took me an hour to find a pic of the original Quilted Maple AC Since then we have expanded our color range and Flame Birch just keeps on keepin’ on right along with us. It took to our new Catalyzed Varnish like a champ and the new finishes look better than ever. Imperial Ruby on a fine piece of Flame Birch If you ever work with Flame Birch at your home shop, I have a couple of suggestions... Watch for tear out when planing, especially on heavily curled pieces. If it occurs, try a shallower depth and spin it around so you are feeding it in the opposite direction. Same goes for jointing. Because the grain can be very interlocked, it often works better from another direction. When finishing, use an alcohol-based finish and apply a top coat very quickly. Don’t give that grain a chance to raise. Just like my huge Ragnarok mug, as soon as it is dry… hit it again! Electric Pink! Our newest Fiery finish on Flame Birch, CAKE! That's what us old folks call a CD, kids. A Moss Flame Birch GM System Sources: A bunch of pages from the innertubes and the only book I will ever read, The Wood Bible. For full disclosure, I also read the first paragraph of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
  31. 5 points
    I love it so much!!! It is bigger than I thought!!
  32. 5 points
    Didn't manage to finish the metal armed dude but did a bit of painting this morning.
  33. 5 points
    And.....we are back. Worked a half day yesterday to catch up a bit but didn't have time to jump on here. I have a fuller then normal inbox and know that a couple of you reached out to me there. I will be responding this afternoon. Had an AMAZING GenCon. Potentially the best ever. Big things happening that I cannot discuss yet but hopefully soon. Great to see so many of you there. Apologies to @Zoxe again for not recognizing you upon meeting. My memory is crap. Too much lumberjack juice. Went a little crazy with the purchases this year. One of our biggest hauls ever. The shortlist: Monsterpocalypse, Aristeia, Crystal Clans, lots of minis for Arena Rex, Guild Ball, Hordes, Pathfinder playtest, Vampire V5, L5R beginner box, lots of dice, and a bunch of other stuff. Root the game was a big hit with the crew. So much that I am sure I am forgetting something. Our crew did an amazing job. @Zoe took the lead on the booth this year so I could hobnob with some other businesses and it worked very well. Hats off to her. She has staved off her daily firing for at least one day.
  34. 5 points
    Got my hero sleeves today, totally worth the wait. One of the canary sleeves is phenomenal and both of the bocote sleeves are stunning as well. The other two canary are more subtle but beautiful just the same
  35. 5 points
    Hero sleeve (in Wenge) and my burnished copper dice arrived today. I am going to update my tetanus shots in case my daughter leaves the razor sharp d4 on the floor...
  36. 5 points
    @Barb Bliss @LuckyIke@Adam@Thomas Browne@tgpumpkin@ElysianPeace@RomyCat@Ian Coyle@Russonc@Serge Darveau@SeeSome Mike and I got a new toy....we are a little bit excited right now. But, no matter how hard you try, I will not divulge what we are making. No one here even knows but the 2 of us.
  37. 5 points
    Thanks for all the suggestions on the GM System. It really helps to have a community like you all to bounce stuff off of.
  38. 5 points
    I know Mike said "no way" to Cocobolo, but dang it makes for some stunning instruments...
  39. 5 points
    Having played with some 3D printed stuff recently I can safely say I have no regrets and am super excited for the real stuff to head my way.
  40. 5 points
    Now that Santa has come to the house, I can share a couple of things that he brought for Mrs. Zoxe. The Dice Chest was acquired at PAX Unplugged. Mike said it was a one of a kind prototype. (We did some other Christmas shopping there, and yes I made her wait until this morning to play with it. ) The Mythic Sword is in Bolivian Rosewood, and wasn't necessarily intended to match the box but they do go well together. I'm glad the Viking masters got us a piece with some character.
  41. 5 points
    you have now effectively trolled me twice on kickstarter and now are trolling me here @Ian Coyle . what did I do to deserve such savagery?
  42. 5 points
  43. 4 points
    Today I worked on some beautiful walnut Adventure cases. During lunch Trenton Donnie Shane and I had a disc golf putting contest. It was a good day
  44. 4 points
  45. 4 points
    My three-year-old daughter has this one: I will put the acorns in the wrong colored spots and she will giggle and say, “Daddy, you so crazy. That not right!” I don’t know how the actual game is played, but it’s great for initial level indoctrination into love of the hobby. I also have Echinda Shuffle for her, which she calls the Hedgehog Game.
  46. 4 points
    Up next is my XL Leopardwood component collector. I am very happy with it! Such a pleasing earthy orange/clay tone. Really underrated wood I think! I only wish it had More spots showing on some tiles but I love the cut and finish!
  47. 4 points
    Finally back in front of a laptop and not just my phone. Has been a crazy week followed by a long weekend out of town. Here are my Yucatan Rosewood Polys. Was one of the initial offerings before the public release. The green inlays aren't for everyone but I love them. First picture is on our bay windowsill in natural light on a sunny day. Second picture is in my photo booth and a little diffused lighting (nothing fancy). As advertised, they are light in the hand, but have a much more pleasing texture compared to boring plastic. We have another D20 that arrived Friday, but I scrammed out the door to make our weekend commitment and only just opened it. It's intended for Mrs. Zoxe, so she needs to see it before I post pics.
  48. 4 points
    CoCos arrived yesterday! They are top notch. Now to pick a game to get the most use out of them!
  49. 4 points
    Holidays are very important for my family. My family gathers at my house for Christmas (Thanksgiving we go to my parents’ house.) Over the years, we sort of “adopted” several others whose family has moved far away or passed on. Our “adopted” family members gather with the rest of us for food, fun, and board games. We try out new games unwrapped and pull out old favorites. I love how board games can bring us together, no matter if we are related or not.
  50. 4 points
    I've found this cat learning pumpkin puns, who might be the owner?
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