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3 hours ago, Zoxe said:

This summer we converted the spare bedroom office (pc gaming) room to be the hobby room. First time since the early 90s that I don't have a desktop computer setup.  

Our painting setups were on the dining room table. It's a miracle we didn't destroy the table with spilled paint or a stray hobby knife. For almost 3 years we'd tear down our setups when we hosted friends or family. Now it's all contained in a couple of benches in the new room and we can shut the door when company calls. Am thinking of hanging a cheap LCD tv on the wall to stream YouTube on. 

Ps: I'll never buy another house without a basement.

We have an u finished basement that is not good to be in. Unfortunately it's the only place I can use my airbrush :( . We have quite the list of stuff we want/need in a house. If I can't have a hobby space in the house there has to be a decent garage or the house cheap enough we can build one.

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Grimm Forest headliners.  After Massive Darkness and Village Attacks, this was a real change of pace.

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On 10/14/2019 at 1:06 PM, Barb Bliss said:

Grimm Forest headliners.  After Massive Darkness and Village Attacks, this was a real change of pace.

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Out of reactions.

Those are so very cute.

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2 hours ago, Barb Bliss said:

Does anyone know of a "glow in the dark" paint?  I want something creepy to paint the white glow...

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There probably is. The stuff I used is very old and was not very good. Paint technology has surely changed in several years...

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Here's my entry to the 2019 Miniature Monthly Masters.  

I truly didn't anticipate entering anything.  I haven't really spent any time at the bench since before Reapercon (October was a blur of personal and business travel).  The next "big" contest that I want to get into is Reapercon 2020 and probably won't do anything at all for Gencon.

But, last weekend I found this little Reaper Winged Cat in our loot bag and decided on a whim to get him onto a base and see what I could do with limited time.  

The base color is more of the Color Shift Paint (GS World Darth Blue).  It's a neat effect, but in hindsight I probably would have been better just basecoating him a dark blue; it's nearly impossible to take a decent picture of it!  :P

PS:  Plinth is a DMG product!

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On 11/3/2019 at 11:16 AM, Zoxe said:

Here's my entry to the 2019 Miniature Monthly Masters.  

I truly didn't anticipate entering anything.  I haven't really spent any time at the bench since before Reapercon (October was a blur of personal and business travel).  The next "big" contest that I want to get into is Reapercon 2020 and probably won't do anything at all for Gencon.

But, last weekend I found this little Reaper Winged Cat in our loot bag and decided on a whim to get him onto a base and see what I could do with limited time.  

The base color is more of the Color Shift Paint (GS World Darth Blue).  It's a neat effect, but in hindsight I probably would have been better just basecoating him a dark blue; it's nearly impossible to take a decent picture of it!  :P

PS:  Plinth is a DMG product!

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Excellent work. Love the color scheme. The base is killer. Let me know if you'd ever be interested in a sculpted plinth.

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4 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

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Wow, you are really getting good. Your work is getting really tight. Love the red around the teeth and eyes. Any chance of adding some texture to the base or does a flat one fit the game better?

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Just now, Konas said:

Wow, you are really getting good. Your work is getting really tight. Love the red around the teeth and eyes. Any chance of adding some texture to the base or does a flat one fit the game better?

I figured for game pieces, I'd keep the bases more durable for handling.  It's all one molded piece, so I'd have to cut it to put a different base on it, and I'm not that handy.  Best I could do is buy some grit to put into the paint.

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4 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

I figured for game pieces, I'd keep the bases more durable for handling.  It's all one molded piece, so I'd have to cut it to put a different base on it, and I'm not that handy.  Best I could do is buy some grit to put into the paint.

I just drop some super glue on the base and pour some grass grit on top. Works like a charm. Add a small stone from my driveway and I am good to go.

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@Barb Bliss Your Grimm Forest minis look amazing! I'd say that they remind me of something out of a story book, but I suspect that that's the point! What type of paints do you use for that? 

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2 minutes ago, Anne said:

@Barb Bliss Your Grimm Forest minis look amazing! I'd say that they remind me of something out of a story book, but I suspect that that's the point! What type of paints do you use for that? 

Acrylics and washes.

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I pulled a starter set for firestorm planetfall off my shelf that I have had for years and finally primed them and put a base coat on the alien vehicles. Kind of sad that spartan games went under. I like the design of the minis in this game.

Hopefully I can make more progress on these soon.

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13 hours ago, marsniper_27 said:

I pulled a starter set for firestorm planetfall off my shelf that I have had for years and finally primed them and put a base coat on the alien vehicles. Kind of sad that spartan games went under. I like the design of the minis in this game.

Hopefully I can make more progress on these soon.

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Woah! The detail on those is incredible!! 

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On 11/14/2019 at 9:10 AM, Anne said:

Woah! The detail on those is incredible!! 

This is a miniature wargame they tend to put much more detailed then board games... Atleast they were before CMON and Kickstarter now some board games have amazing minis in them.

 

I have made a little more progress not sure what's up but after like an hour my shoulder starts to hurt and I have to stop painting :(

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50 minutes ago, marsniper_27 said:

This is a miniature wargame they tend to put much more detailed then board games... Atleast they were before CMON and Kickstarter now some board games have amazing minis in them.

 

I have made a little more progress not sure what's up but after like an hour my shoulder starts to hurt and I have to stop painting :(

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Woah!! I'm continuously impressed by how well everyone can paint such small things! I have shaky hands, so even painting my nails can be a hassle. 

How do you choose what colors to use? Do you base it on specific factions in the game, or do you go off of personal preference? 

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4 minutes ago, Anne said:

Woah!! I'm continuously impressed by how well everyone can paint such small things! I have shaky hands, so even painting my nails can be a hassle. 

How do you choose what colors to use? Do you base it on specific factions in the game, or do you go off of personal preference? 

I usually just pick something I think will be cool but these are roughly based of the paint scheme of the minis used on the box and in the rulebook.

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2 hours ago, marsniper_27 said:

This is a miniature wargame they tend to put much more detailed then board games... Atleast they were before CMON and Kickstarter now some board games have amazing minis in them.

 

I have made a little more progress not sure what's up but after like an hour my shoulder starts to hurt and I have to stop painting :(

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Getting old stinks.  Enjoy what you have as it will never get better, but it will definitely slide downhill.

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