Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Springtime in Chicago!


Spring in Chicago.  That means it must be time for snow!  Yes, indeed.

It was also time to continue Reapercon preparation.


Once all the bases had the rough elements attached, I brought out the basic gravel.  Heavy, medium and fine, applying them in that order.


So, one by one, each figure was covered in gravel!


Until there were more...


And more...


Let's not forget the trolls!


The horde has its gravel!


Out came the black and grey Badger primer, brushed on one mini at a time.  It covered the roughest surfaces of both the bases and the figures quite easily.


Now I needed to paint a sample figure of the club wielding ogre, like these gents.


In between snowflakes, that is!  Yes, Adepticon goers from those warm climates.  Look what you missed out on!


Painting up one of the big guys...


Almost finished!  More pics tomorrow.


14 comments:

  1. Crazy, and there is debate on anthropogenic climate change? This is going to be an interesting century for sure.
    Question, why are you painting identical figs? Seems like a cloning operation. Are these meant to be prizes for winners or something?

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    1. These are for my classes at Reapercon. Minis for the students, minis for myself, and so on.

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    2. No debate about global warming here... it used to snow a lot around here in April. Some of our biggest snowfalls can happen in April...

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    3. No debate as in, you think it is false?

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    4. Also, wish I were going to your classes.

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    5. There is definitely global warming. I was just trying to emphasize that April snow is not all that unusual around here for those who reside in warmer climates :-)

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  2. Ugh I woke up to the same thing in Toronto today. Winter is dead. It just doesn't know it yet ;)

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    1. I actually prefer snow to rain myself... easier for me to deal with.

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  3. Me too about being disappointed at not going to Reapercon.
    Why are the bases painted black as opposed to gray?

    Your neighborhood looks like a nice place to live. I grew up in Danville and live in Champaign,so I find it difficult to understand what living in a really big city would be like. Do you think it is more tough/hard to live in big city?
    Just curious, is all.

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    1. Actually, my neighborhood is just like a small town. If I walk two blocks, I get to the bank, grocery store, drug store, car mechanic, park, food, bus, etc. A few more blocks I get to the hardware store, bigger drug store, printing place, and so on.

      Chicago is a giant collection of these neighborhoods. They all have their own name.

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    2. Thanks for taking the time to reply! I never realised how hard you work until I saw you at Adepticon and you said that you had not slept for two days!!

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    3. Thanks! :-) Sadly, that has been very typical this past year. I have done 10-12 all nighters just in the last 4 months, which has been a killer!

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  4. The big ogre looks superb even in its unfinished state.

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    1. Thanks! Pics of the finished version soon!

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