My Lords of madness case came yesterday!

My Lords of madness case came yesterday! Finally got a chance to go thru them and take pictures.

Couldn't have been a better case - 3 VRs, none of which I'd ordered as singles - c'tallum(much better looking then expected), Mephistopheles(really nice - as expected), and huge blue dragon(really nice - as expected).

9 rares most of which I hadn't ordered. Most of the ones I hadn't gotten in my amazon boosters looked great.

Better then expected:
c'tallum - not so shiny and actually washed - pose looks better in person
Zhentarim Cavalry - was really looking forward to this piece - and even better then expected - looks better then the pic in the gallery - one of the best mounted minis I've seen.
Zhentarim Soldier - nice shield
Water Archon Shoal Reaver - actually a pretty cool mini
Trapped Chest - looks great - wish it'd been a common
Rot Grub Swarm - looks like real grubs... what more can you say
Kenku Wing Mage - actually a cool looking mini
Iron Golem Juggernaut - other then the goofy small head - great looking
Efreet Flameblade - makes a great devil/demon soldier
Astral Giant - nice shield
Brain in a jar - looks great

Worse then expected:
Neogi Slaver - very small and unimpressive
Rot Harbinger - meh, kinda brownish

And what you've all been waiting for - a link to all pics from the new minis


New LOM minis arrived today

New LOM minis arrived today - got my minis from amazon using gift cards I had gotten - ordered 4 packs of the new set. No huge VR, but 1 rare and 3 UC. Got 5 rares (3 med,1lg,1hu)and a medium VR total - so can't complain about that. Also got some of the CR minis I ordered from auggies a few days ago - so threw in some pics of them too. My daughter has started painted some of them as rainbow zombie dragons already. ;-) Blue PC minis seem a little small - maybe after a layer of paint they'll look a little more robust.

Nicer then expected:
Tri-horn behemoth - great looking triceratops - and they have to be good cause it is such an easy piece to find in packs of plastic "dinos". One of my favorites I got from the new set.

Stone giant - great looking giant - will easily proxy for lots of giants or large humanoids - would be good for repainting

Cloaker ambusher - looks great - and the back which is never shown looks great - nicely patterned darker blue

DB elementalist - great looking DB arcane

Lots of minis looked as good as expected - ones that are pictured but not listed below

Not so nice as expected:

Nalfeshnee tyrant - could use 1 more paint step, goofy little wings

Trebuchet - really disappointed in this one - tipsy, bending over - could have used a little more plastic I think - one of the minis i was really looking fwd too - and ordered extras. :-(

AND what you really came here to see - link to all pics


Finally got my new Orcus "mini" - an epic quest!

After 3 tries, finally had a successful order....

ordered when 1st announced a couple of years ago - cancelled and assumed production was cancelled.... but wait

announced awhile back that it was going to be released - so started saving my free amazon gift cards

saw the preorder up on amazon again, but no quantity to order

passed on the auggies preoreder since I had the amazon gift cards and amazon had the preorder up

preorder date on amazon caame and went

finally they took the page down --- oh noes!

ordered from another company that had a listing on amazon..... They cancelled their order cause "it was autolisted at too low a price(full retail) and they wanted to relist at a higher price" ---- "Amazon seller: Art's Game Store" ---- don't waste your time ordering from them

none were available to order.... so ... oh noes!

Next day saw one listed by "Amazon seller: gamers_inn" they shipped and it arrived today!

Finally got it!

here are some pics - i tried out the new video camera that also has a snapshot function - not as good as my regular video camera - about cell phone quality. ;-)

How to train your herzou


Been playing some ddo, Its dnd online

Been playing for awhile now - and our guild finally got an airship - a few screen captures from the first ride we took:


gameday pics and some new painted minis

haven't posted in awhile, so here is the pics from the last game day and some new minis my daughter and I painted:

Link to photobucket pics


How they take those really awesome pictures online - quantam king kondo in progress

Happy new Year!

Wanted to get a "quantam king kondo" - but the price online is ridiculous - so I bought a regular clear one to create my own. Also noticed on the real one - it looks like his chains are painted gold - I decided to go with clear gold rather then the thick gold of the real one. The chains were completed - this uses a gold colored indian ink pen. I will let that dry and then add the purple highlights next time I paint. But while my daughter and I were photographing him afterwards - the pictures turned out pretty awesome.

Pictures are first with normal light, then red led, and then white led. The red led ones turned out great - and look as good as any clear mini pictures I've seen on the web- and this is just with a standard led flashlight and nikon coolpix l20 camera in macro mode.