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About skippen

A gamer, a painter, and a reader.

A Tiny box for Tiny People

Last weekend, my wife and I make a trip to Ikea to get a display cabinet for my miniatures and the beaver figurines I collect (more on those later–stop with the jokes). Overall, doesn’t look too bad, but as we … Continue reading

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Yancy Street

Last night I got the chance to work a bit on the base for Mr. Grimm. I am going for a concrete/blacktop look. I am not sure if I am pulling that off or not yet, but I am not … Continue reading

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A bit more work on Ben

A bit more work on Ben last night. After much debate, I decided to go with the white trim on the trunks instead of the dark, dark blue look for mere contrast, and I am happy with that. Last night … Continue reading

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Ben Grimm, aka The Thing

Well, after having returned from the high that is ReaperCon, and then recovering from Con Crud, I have started working again on Ben Grimm, aka The Thing again from Knight Models.  I had hopes of maybe bringing him to ReaperCon, … Continue reading

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The Grudge with his Bling

Here he is, sporting his bling.

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ReaperCon Entries

I was not going to go to my first ReaperCon and not enter something, and I wanted to enter something new. I started on The Grudge quite awhile ago, and it ended up being both my first bust and a … Continue reading

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My Very First ReaperCon

I have returned from ReaperCon. I had a great time, and it was nice to be in a place where miniature painting is really the only focus. I got to go classes, paint a bit, and chat with other painters, … Continue reading

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Troll Slayer

As the title would suggest, I am a fan of dwarfs (or dwarves).  Recently, I picked up the Trollslayer bust from From the painted image on CoolMiniorNot: I am still not sold on the “look” of this guy, but, regardless, … Continue reading

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The Beard!

The Grudge continues to make slow progress.  The beard is giving me fits.  I just can’t get the grey right.  It just doesn’t seem to “look” right.  I have gotten good advice from a couple of sources, and I am … Continue reading

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The Grudge

I am attempting my first bust right now–The Grudge by Jason Wiebe.  So far, I am pretty happy with it.  I am very happy with the “leather” armor.  I decided to make the armor studded leather as opposed to metal.  … Continue reading

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