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Scorpio616

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Layers of two-part epoxy over a textured streambed.
Ah, cool. I've been experimenting with floor finishes for water effects trying to find a balance between cost, easy of use, cost, durability and cost.

Here is a recent experiment with a pathfinder prepainted gug. Popped off the base, flipped the base, dremeled some texture on, painted some colour contrasts and then good ol' Future Floor finish.

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A Reaper Anti-Palidin:
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Got any suggestions for covering that boob window? Reaper bits, jewelry findings, etc.?
 
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pogre

Adventurer
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Got any suggestions for covering that boob window? Reaper bits, jewelry findings, etc.?
I've thought about this and I do not have a brilliant suggestion. I probably would just paint it as a blouse as there is clear separation between this area and the armor.

I am still painting. Struggling through with a large group of crossbowmen right now. Once I finish those I'll paint something more interesting.
 

pogre

Adventurer
My 10-year old son Stevie has been running some of the retro-clone Labyrinth Lord. He was asking if I could get hime some Master Maze. I said I would make him some. So I grabbed some Hirst Arts blocks and whipped him up a small set. A good small project for one of our many snow days here in the midwest of the U.S.


I also finally finished the 32 crossbowmen I was working on. I made some custom movement trays for the figures too.


Next up are a couple of night goblin fanatics and a group of Mercs for a commission.

Miniature Count for 2014: 34
 

Mark CMG

Creative Mountain Games
Thanks for continuing with all the great posts and pics! :)

Did you scratch build those trays or customize some from a regular manufacturer? When you get the chance, an you add some details on your process either way? Thanks in advance! :)
 

pogre

Adventurer
Thanks for continuing with all the great posts and pics! :)

Did you scratch build those trays or customize some from a regular manufacturer? When you get the chance, an you add some details on your process either way? Thanks in advance! :)
Thanks!

These are GW trays. I customized it by priming it black and then I put white glue on the edges and covered it in sand. I then inked the sand dark brown and drybrushed with a couple of lighter browns. I superglued a bit of turf on the edges and that's it. Super easy - just like basing figures.
 

pogre

Adventurer
A lame update:

I am hip-deep in football season right now, but I have a cool project to share with you this winter. I also purchased a lot of new paints and models over the summer that I plan to bust out after the playoffs in late November.

I finished up those mercs some time ago - but I have a couple more squads to paint.

It's amazing how old this thread is - when I started it my oldest was a toddler - now he is playing for me. Wow!
 
So I just went through this entire thread. It's interesting to see the progression in your quality of work.

What an awesome idea for a thread!
 

pogre

Adventurer
January 3, 2015

I have been mostly working on some mundane terrain, but I have managed to paint a few figures. First up are a couple of gobbos:




Next up is a Reaper Bone figure that I painted for my son's old school D&D campaign - it's my cleric, Herodotus:


Finally, I hesitated to show you this last figure, because frankly it is a disaster. The paint is too thick, and it is a great example of how even a solid painter can really screw up a nice figure. I don't ever strip figures - I just finish it and throw it in the gaming cabinet. I may purchase it again in the future and try again. Oh well, at least it has paint on it...
 

pogre

Adventurer
Awesome work as always!

p.s. How did the Bulldogs do last year?
We had a solid year. We were 7-2 in the regular season (we lost in overtime by one point to the conference champs). We qualified for the playoffs for the 13th year in a row. We moved up in classification and our new classification includes Joliet Catholic, Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin, Montini Catholic, etc. and is widely considered the most competitive playoff class in football in Illinois. We beat Washington High School (near Peoria) in the first round and lost a close second round game - ended up 8-3.

Thanks for asking!

PS - Kids still freak out when they discover the Head Football coach is a D&D geek in the off-season! ;)
 

Flexor the Mighty!

18/100 Strength!
We had a solid year. We were 7-2 in the regular season (we lost in overtime by one point to the conference champs). We qualified for the playoffs for the 13th year in a row. We moved up in classification and our new classification includes Joliet Catholic, Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin, Montini Catholic, etc. and is widely considered the most competitive playoff class in football in Illinois. We beat Washington High School (near Peoria) in the first round and lost a close second round game - ended up 8-3.

Thanks for asking!



PS - Kids still freak out when they discover the Head Football coach is a D&D geek in the off-season! ;)
I bet. I've been working a bit on my best friend's kids who are all jocks, almost had one interested in borrowing the 3e PHB but he didn't. Though I did get them into better boardgames like Catan. You sent me a Bulldogs t-shirt a few years back due to the thread on Circvs Maximvs about the bulldogs season. I remember you had one kid who ran for like 300 yards a game but ended up going into wrestling in college or something like that.

Anyway congrats on another strong season and hopefully more success in the future!
 

pogre

Adventurer
Painted up a bunch of Reaper Bones to serve as Deep Ones in my D&D campaign. One of my players calls the miniatures the koi of terror. The figures were a lot of fun to paint, and since they were Bones, I really cranked them out:













 

smiteworks

Explorer
Those look nice.

With the bones figures, what sort of prep did you need to do? I have a bunch of those from the first KS, but I haven't painted any yet. Did you still have to primer them?
 

pogre

Adventurer
I undercoated the figures with straight black paint. I have painted straight on bones in the past with some success. I am just accustomed to painting over black.
 

pogre

Adventurer
Picture of a Reaper dwarf I recently finished for a PC in my 5th edition campaign. Picture was taken at the gaming table with flash - so not the best, but you get the idea.

 

tgmoore

Explorer
Great thread Pogre. You are a prolific painter at a high quality too. Any tips on removing "broccoli" bases from Reaper Bones miniatures? Are you just sawing them off in one pass with a fine tooth saw?
 

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