Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween Mouslings and Wizard Mini

I've had these three minis for quite some time, all by Reaper Miniatures.  The first two are the "Trick or Treat Mouslings" (#0535, Sculptor G. Van Horne).  I decided I really wanted to paint them by this Halloween, so I did:

The third one is a Reaper Minis wizard I've had for quite a long time, "Catherine O'Mannon" (#02344, Sculptor S. Garrity).  I painted her because I'm finally playing a wizard in a Pathfinder campaign and was rather surprised to realize I had no painted wizard minis. At. All.  Then I realized the only time I've played a wizard since we started using minis was actually a rogue with some wizard levels (that mini is in use again in another campaign).  I've been using this one with just a primer coat, but wanted to get her painted before she got tarnished or the primer wore off:

And of course, here is the requisite pencil shot for scale:
All three minis were painted by me using a combination of Reaper Mini paints and FolkArt paints.  Unfortunately, my desktop computer and thus my photo editing software are temporarily out of commission, so you get to view the working surface in all its chaotic glory.  Yes, all of those paints you see in the background and more were used to paint these.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mystery Project

I was cleaning out my little chair side basket when I found a little notebook with one last sheet of paper in it. On the page is a scribbled pattern that appears to be for a hat. I can only hope that hat is done, because I have no idea what hat project this belongs to. #knittingproblems.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

UFY: Unidentified Flying Yarnblob

This was seen in a remote area of my office. Witnesses of questionable character confirm it was flying with no visible means of support...

Monday, March 31, 2014

Binary Star Yarnblob

This Yarnblob is nearly half the skein. These two could orbit each other and produce livable planets

Sunday, March 30, 2014

End of the Skein Yarnblob

This skein of yarn had been Yarnblob-free until the very end. What you see is the last few yards, still in skein-shape, but locked in a fluffy Yarnblob that was just waiting for the right moment to appear...

Saturday, March 29, 2014

WIP: Scourge Knight Mini

This fellow is giving me quite a difficult time. His armor is far too cool to paint plain black or metallic, so I'm trying to give him the appearance of fire or glow coming from within. This is my second attempt (yes, the first attempt was just as bad). The effect is still not how I want to it look, plus apparently my hands were exceptionally shaky so I'm going to strip him again (I think he enjoys it) and start over.

If the third time isn't the charm, I'm either going to paint him black and metallic or I'm going to strip him, prime him, and put him in timeout on the shelf until he can behave in a manner more consistent with his alignment.

You might notice his chain whip broke off.  That's because the Chaos Marine he was having a disagreement with had a bolter:

Order of the Scourge Hellknight mini by Reaper Miniatures, #60024 sculpted by Bobby Jackson 
Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Marine with bolter mini by Games Workshop, sculptor unknown

Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Yarnblob

This sparkly Yarnblob gem was born at Starbucks this Irish day while waiting for one of my kids.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Linear Yarnblob is Out of Line

The shortest distance between two points is rarely a yarnblob. (You'll notice I'm not exactly toeing the line...)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Barbarian Dice Bag II

Quick! Make your spot/perception check!
A friend of mine recently saw my first "barbarian" dice bag and liked it.  I didn't have enough of the specific yarn to duplicate it, so I was inspired to design another.  I incorporated an asymmetrical slash of color and left the strings long so it would look rough-hewn:

This was made with Lion Brand Homespun in Sierra and Deco, using US9 (5.5mm) DPNs. The tie strings were made with Lionbrand Suede in Desert using a random crochet hook.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Anemone Yarnblob

It's springtime so the anemone Yarnblob spreads its tentacles to attract a mate.