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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

15mm Tool Bots

This my entry for the Team Competition at Reaper Forums. They are 15mm Reaper figures, sculpted by Bob Ridolfi.  Now when you look at these remember I'd had no sleep for 48 hours when I was finishing them.





I know what you're thinking. "Anne, what's up with those bases? This is a competition piece and that's all you could come up with?" And I would say "Yes."  By the time I got to this point I was subsisting on a back of crisps and a pound of cheddar cheese. I hadn't bathed and the odour coming off me was so foul, even the dog wouldn't come near me.

So why turn in something substandard for a competition? The answer is simple. Prize draw.  At the time I submitted this, there were only 10 entry's and I felt I might have a chance at the Random Prize Draw. The lure of free lead is too great for me to resist. That's the whole reason I submitted in 3 categories. I don't give a fig about being a winner in a competition. I'm in it for the possibility of free lead. And I'm willing to stink to get it.

Now it's time to do a little bit of pimping for a really sweet girl named Mel. She runs a food blog and she's giving away-you guessed it-food! Goody baskets to be precise. And for those of you who have never eaten a Twinkie, this is your chance.




The rules for the contest can be found on her blog HERE.  Don't forget to tell her I sent you because I get more points and we all know how I love give aways!

Well folks it's Tuesday and this is being autoposted as I have an appointment. There may be a delay in my arrival today, but I will be in when I return.


44 comments:

  1. I see no problems with these, the base is a tad silver but it kind of fits so no worries there.

    Hope you win something

    Ian

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  2. I like the colorful bots, they'll look great with Betty. I've loved these robots since they released them- I have many of them, someday I'll get to them :)

    Well at least you had cheddar cheese. I could have lots of food at home.. open the fridge.. no cheddar cheese? Have to run to the store, we have no food.

    Good luck in the competition!

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  3. Good luck to you and I hope you get some free lead. I do like the robots very in keeping with your style and technique. I know what you mean about the bases but sometimes keeping it simple is best.

    I shall pop over and have a look at Mels site..... and probably leave a message.

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  4. I think that sometimes simplicity is a good thing, do I kinda like those bases. Plus they are shiny and people like shiny things, soooooo....


    And thank you for pimping me!! I'm hoping that this time next year that picture actually looks like me!

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    1. I like shiny things too :) Maybe we're magpies, Mel :)

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    2. There are way worse things we could be Dez!

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  5. Well I really like these Anne; is it the colours or the whole assemble photographed in the their natural habitat? What ever it is they have struck a chord - and free lead is free lead!

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  6. Looking at these little robots, and all I can say is great work. I think the colors on them work nicely, and they turned out great! I really liked the color choices on the blue/purple one. It really pops and draws you in. Hope you win some lead! Now to look at some food cause it is almost lunchtime, so that referral is a good one!

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  7. WOW, this looks good, the blacklining is perfect, even the bases looks good for these.
    The background in the same theme, lady I am proud of you!
    This must be a winnen imo!

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  8. The bases look cool as is! I like the look of the Bots, very colourful Anne! Good luck for the free lead too!

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  9. I think they look awesome, bases in all. In that one shot, they look like a band singing and performing. I think they are wicked enough to score you free lead.

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  10. Nothing substandard about these Anne! I like 'em!

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  11. Hola
    PRECIOSAS me encantan como te an quedado
    un saludo

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  12. Geez, you are taking away all the cats fun. Making yourself smell foul, gives the cat no reason to chuck a pringle can or two. But he'll still do it anyway haha Great work indeed, they are awesome. Base may not be your usual, but practical and they work.

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  13. I love these little guys. So fun and painted nicely. Hey, did Wally's ever get more Twinkies in and if so, did you have them yet?

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  14. I love the setting you made for the figures, Annzie :) And the basis are futuristic too!

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    1. I will be thinking of you and the hubs tonight, dear! Stay strong and keep positive!

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  15. I actually like the bases on the wee robots. They enhance the colourful figures. Also, thanks for confirming what Mel looks like -- I'd always imagined as much.

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  16. Those bots are stellar! I'll get my hat...

    Fantastic work especially in that smaller scale. Can't paint 15's for love nor money meself. Well I do paint them, they just look like shite.

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  17. These are awesome! I think you out did yourself.

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  18. Wow Anne, you continue to blow me away, and at 15mm no less.
    You should be proud.

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  19. Yes, wow - these are truly wonderfully painted, Anne. I love the warm colors and highlighting/shading effects. Best, Dean

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  20. Great look Anne very nice colors and characters .
    Slainte !
    Vincent .

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  21. These look rather dam nice, very characterful and I like the fact they are all different colours.

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  22. I like them. And has been pointed out already, 15mm. Very sharp, best of luck.

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  23. I love them, they're straight out of an 80s sci-fi movie where they're the only company for a dysfunctial space pilot or bounty hunter!

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  24. Like the orange and green one Anne. Looks zippy.

    FMB

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  25. 15mm Tools! The poor Little chaps. Mind you, they get compensated with those big devices on the Ends of thier arms :-D
    I like em, maybe the bases could represent force fields that they move about on(?)

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  26. I think those figures are awesome, actually. Probably my favorites of what you've done. And the bases fit them. I hadn't even noticed them until you called attention to them, which is what they should do, fit the figure and not call attention to themselves.
    I hope you win.
    And I love those. Just to say it again.

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  27. Good Luck! I hope you get the lead you're after. :D

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  28. I think you've got a bloody good chance in the comp Anne, they're really quite good! But what exactly are the bases then??

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  29. Cute little guys, odd bases or no. I think they've been upstaged by the sexy brunette poster, though. I find myself wondering what, exactly, the soup is on. :)

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  30. You tell me something about using colours? You did a fantastic job on these minis! And now it's me who love the colours you have used!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  31. Fun stuff, nicely painted, Anne. The bases are classic! Plus the 'set' to show them off is very nice.

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  32. All around awesome, gonna share on my facebook.

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  33. Damn, I'm loving it! Your color transition on these lively models rocks!

    Oh, oh, oh, it just popped into my head. Pull up Flight of the Conchords "The Humans are Dead" for a great robotic song. :-)

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  34. Very good painting work... that's not an original comment.
    lovely colours!
    I like the bases: I think that they fit well with the figures!

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  35. Yeah, I actually thought you made the base like that on purpose. I feel weird actually having an opinion on these, but don't the back looks a little under-done when compared to the fronts? I noticed it the most on the red/white/blue one.

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  36. Another performance in terms of colors, congratulations and good luck ...

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  37. ha. those are awesome....i can def see them in a cartoon...love all the color...think i like wrench hand the best....

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  38. Much more colorful than my own, which are a rather dull brass.

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  39. Anne, they should include your name as superlative for "perfect". I mayn't know about painting or miniatures but I love these tool bots these are my favorite, I love them more than your miniatures. I wonder if anyone could top this perfection.

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