pogre's model and figure thread


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?

First, thank you.

The Reaper bases drive me crazy. I usually snip around them with nippers. Then I saw the rest off and sand the remainder. If you have a better method - I would sure love to read it! A lot of times I will cut the base down and just incorporate it into my base with green stuff.

Here's an example, albeit a sloppy one, of an incorporated base:

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Belt sander w/ 100 grit upside down in a vice makes short work of reaper broccoli bases. Just take your time. Or you could get an el cheapo dedicated setup from Harbor Freight like this: http://www.harborfreight.com/1-in-x-30-in-belt-sander-60543.html

Some guys use dremel cut off wheels and the sanding attachments but there is nothing better for getting a nice flat bottom of the feet then a belt sander. I first heard about it from this guy on the Reaper forums: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/47423-removing-bases-tutorial/
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I'm hip-deep in football right now, but I have been doing a touch of painting to relax. I will have some stuff to put up in November for sure if not before. I am no longer taking commissions - I cannot even get my own stuff painted these days ;)


I finally finished the blacksmith shop model I have had for a while. The blacksmith model was made by Novus Design and was a decent model to paint. Forgive the quality of the pictures – I could not get the lighting correct.


Look at the nice new kitchen table I put together:

Let's have another look at this beauty - aren't you overcome with excitement!?

I know what you are saying - "Dear Lord, I knew pogre was getting old, but if he is excited about a kitchen table - he is beyond saving."

But, Behold friends this is no ordinary kitchen table!

This is my new duchess gaming table. The gaming mat will ship later, but I am super excited to get this thing put together and ready for some gaming!

wicked cool

I'm looking into picking up the unpainted D&D ghouls and also painting some zombies in the same greyish color. Looking for a easy color scheme (grey?).


I'm looking into picking up the unpainted D&D ghouls and also painting some zombies in the same greyish color. Looking for a easy color scheme (grey?).

If you are looking for an easy method that looks great on the table top - I suggest a look at dipping. There are a couple of ways to do this:
1. Old School Minwax Polyshades "Antique Walnut Satin." Sean K. Reynold's blog entry on the dip method.

2. New School with the Army Painter line Army Painter Guide (pdf)

I hope that helps - good luck!


This is the picture I sent to my players for an upcoming adventure with the caption "Guess who is coming to Bruckburg?":

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