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    Greetings! Presenting Reaper's March 25th Anniversary miniature - Tara The Silent. 3 Down 9 to go.... Thanks for looking!
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    Hey all! A few months back a friend of mine gave me this mini since my name is Aaron and I was planning to run a sorcerer in our next campaign. I don't usually paint people or fire so this was a fun diversion. The scheme isn't original to me, I pulled an image I found as reference to try out some new techniques. He was a fun diversion to paint and I'm pretty happy with the results. I'm excited to see him on the table this week, hope you like him!
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    Hi everyone, it is my great pleasure today to show you my 02712, Eyebeast. It was sculpted by Julie Guthrie and can also be found in the 10031, Dungeon Horrors Box Set. I added tthe eyestalks on each side of its head. The eyestalks are from Reaper Miniatures 03440, Creature Components II. I intend to add some drool dripping from its maw. It should also be part of a diorama of horrors I have in mind.
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    Asleep in a glacier for thousands of years, when the ice prison melted around him he found himself awake and ravenous. The mammoths he had once fed upon are no longer roaming the icy landscape, leaving the mighty worm to try and satiate his great hunger through lesser beasts.
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    This is a lot of dragon to paint. There is more I could do (there always is), but I'm calling it done. He is bit too big for my photo booth, but what do you expect from the Dragon Tyrant? I based the color scheme on the 90's D&D cartoon version of Tiamat with some artistic interpretation on my part. I assembled the main body, arms, legs and head, but left the wings and two other sub-assemblies of neck and head apart for painting. This meant that I had to fill some gaps after final assembly and paint over the green stuff I used, but I think it made the different parts more accessible for painting. For those that have not yet assembled this model, you'll want to slot the feet into the base while the glue sets on the legs and body; the fit is not exact and if you don't you may find the stance too narrow to fit onto the base. This meant I had to fill in some gaps between the legs and body, but nothing a little roll of green stuff could not fix.I also had to fill some gaps around the left wing, but that may have more to do with me not paying close enough attention when gluing it to the body. Anyway, here is Ma'al Drakar the Dragon Tyrant in all his tabletop glory.
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    It's the Demogorgon!!! This was painted for a friend of mine of whom I was honored he trusted me with this fairly expensive model. He also let me pick the color scheme from several pictures of what other artists have depicted it as over time. This was my favorite look of them all and probably the most difficult due to the many colors going on here, but I could not resist. This is the way I would have painted it if it was for myself. The model is really large and took me 2 months to paint. A few nights a week, a couple of hours each of those nights really takes it's toll. You stare at something so long, you start to question yourself. Luckily, I would show a progress pic to my friend and he would cheer me on. I actually purchased one of these models for myself a while back and not really sure how I will paint the next go around or even if I will ever want to paint it again. Only time will tell. This one is for scale. Couple of close ups. If you have never seen this creature before, I was inspired by this artwork:
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    "IN THE NAME OF HE-WHO-NEVER-GOES-OUT-OF-COPYRIGHT, SMITE THE HERETICS!!!" Speed paint job... except for the pistol wielder at left, who was NOT part of Bones III, but was the Reapercon '15 convention mouseling. He's the one mounted on a conventional slottabase; the Bones versions have integral bases. Weirdly, the further I got with the mouselings, the more I realized they needed armor in order to acquire Cheese For The Cheese God, or whatever. The lower chassis is from a commercial tank kit, with the turret removed and replaced with one made from gumball machine bubbles with a recoilless cannon added from yet another tank kit. Things like this console me; the boxes of junk and spare parts I keep in the garage are there for a REASON! The "mouse hats" used for the commander's backpack banner and tank markings were originally buttons obtained at a craft store. SPESS MEHREENS! FUR THA EMPRAH!
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    Hello again, everyone! I've been something of a slacker lately when it comes to making an appearance on the forums, but I certainly have been painting, so I hope you'll forgive my absence! At last ReaperCon, several of the other artists were strongly urging me to finally try a larger mini than the standard 28 mm Heroic minis that (until now) comprised 100% of my collection. I responded by picking up a mini there, but, sadly, the casting of the figure was not as nice as I would have liked, and so I never mustered the nerve to get started. With this lovely miniature, however, the casting was simply wonderful, and the whole miniature was a joy to work with! Anyway, without any further ado, please meet Pyrrha (really Excelsy by Ares Mythologic/Draconia)! Thanks a bunch for looking!!!
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    So, it took me 8 days of work, about 50 - 60 hours or so, but I finally finished my first Ma'al Drakar. Very happy with the results, Tia-Not is currently sitting on my entertainment center and terrifying my players. It was as much practice as it was anything else. I based it off this Deviantart color palette. I kept meaning to make an "in progress" thread, but I just didn't get around to it. Not sure if it'd be worth it now that it's done. The base is an 11" diameter wooden base I picked up from Michael's. There's rocks from my driveway, clay, gravel, and crystals from the same craft store. When I do my second one, if I stick with the crystals, I'll definitely splash some color into them. They're a little pale now, but there's no way I'd be able to get the work done on this one. Not sure if I can mention it or not, but this one is something I'm currently selling on an auction site...
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    This is one portion of the Map I've begun work on - it's mostly done, but there are elements missing. This was refined from my original proposal, and includes the words at the top that represent what Goal/Level/Reward titles will look like at various stages of lock-itude. Our adventure begins, like many do, in town, where our intrepid heroes (Almaran there is NOT the star of the show - he's just ONE character in the play, others are hidden because a guy's entitled to some secrets!) have a choice - enter the crowded marketplace for supplies, or sneak down the dark alleyway. Their quest is to... but no. That's for another day.
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    Hi, first time poster here. I recently finished this miniature. As I`m looking to improve my skills, I`m asking for critique. Please comment on what you think of it and what I could`ve done differently to make it better. Thank you very much in advance!
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    The crimson herlad, by Reaper. I tried a red/purplish clothe scheme first, but I wasn't happy with it, so I changed it to this dark seaweed green, I think it works good with the tentacles and bronze mask. Since It doesn't fit anymore the name Reaper give it, I like to call him Jelerak. I tried a freehand to illustrate the book, but I'm not precise enough so instead of the Lovecraftian arcane symbol I had in mind its just a pentagram wannabe. I'm not happy with the metallic mask, Metals are always an issue with me. And I think the tentacles could be better too. About the photo, I applied some of the advice received on my other post, until I find ways to use it all to a better extent. Any feedback will be fantastic. Thanks!
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    After not having painted in a while, I speed painted the Bones brass bull this afternoon. It was a bit of an experiment as I had not used any paints from my new VMA metal set yet. It would be nice if they had a little more opacity, but heavily oxidized is good too.
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    This one took awhile, since I basically had to paint the throne all over again when I decided to try the granite look. My first attempt, got a little runny but practice makes perfect.
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    Totally forgot that i did not posted it here, in showcase section. CMON voting links Due to new CMON politics i have to upload 3 sets of pics (actually, there are only 4 pics in total). I`m really missing those never-ending scrolling collages. You can vote wherever you want =) http://www.coolminiornot.com/414348 - closeup http://www.coolminiornot.com/414347 - overall http://www.coolminiornot.com/414345 - Aeris P&P voting links http://www.puttyandpaint.com/projects/13789 - overall http://www.puttyandpaint.com/projects/13788 - Aeris
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    Update: My goal is now to do this for 30 days. I will post pics every 2-3 days and update this first post with links. After 3 kickstarters I have a HUGE backlog of unpainted Bones minis, so I've set myself a goal of doing 5 minis a day, speed paint, table top standard. Here are the minis for my first three days... Day One: Day Two: Day Three: Days 4 and 5 Days 6 and 7 Days 8, 9, & 10 Days 11 & 12
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    Alrighty, she's done! Got "good" photos (still need to work on doing better there). Link to the WIP: I needed to do better on prep work. Her mold lines are pretty darn bad, along with some other metal flaws. And epoxying the wings damaged the skirt a bit and required touch-ups. Still, she was TONS of fun to paint. It will be nice going back to a semi-normal palette though that doesn't require a drop from every bottle. I'm glad I went with the brown and black outer-wear. Before gluing the wings it was a little funky, but putting those on pulled everything together I think. This figure will likely be a gift for a friend at some point. She was inspired by my LGBT+ friends who I adore and who are entirely rainbowful. She's here to bring them cheer. Aside from that, critique away! Happy to hear suggestions!
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    Last night, after tiring of video games, I decided to speed paint a basilisk over a glass (or two) of Port. Now @Beagle may instruct you that fine English gentlemen do not speed paint with Port, but my family hasn't had to worry about what those guys think in a couple of centuries. I can even drink my Port out of a coffee mug if I desire. But I digress. The only real failure here is that my sealer has frosted the shadows a bit. It was more vibrant before that little mishap, but the non-painter is unlikely to notice the difference. Also, edge-highlighting the one in the middle works reasonably well.
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    I was thinking of giving her a cheap looking blonde wig and some poorly applied red lipstick, but decided to give her a little more dignity.
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    Hi, I had a painting crisis, I have started ten models and I coudnt finish anything, but today i had to paint model for my friend because he is going for tournament in few days. I dont know the company which made this model but I told my friend he must buy this troll because its totally matching to rest of his warband (http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/62870-umbra-turris-orc-team/)
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    I call him Charles Bronzen or Bronzie for short.
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    It's Friday afternoon. Reapercon class sign up had the fewest hiccups I've ever seen, and i'm feeling good. Who wants a tease of some of the art for this?
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    Here is Bronze Age Miniatures 32BAR8. This mini taught me a lot, I'm glad to call it done though. I tried for a more "champagne" or rose gold on the helms wings. Didn't quite get it. All good though, for a 2nd mini, I'm happy with my progress. -As always, thanks for looking! Joe
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    Long time lurker, second time poster, first time upload. Here is the Frost Giant Queen from the Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter for your consideration. I was unable to participate in the Bones 3 Kickstarter as I came upon these Bones figures late in the game. However, the participants who were able placed their unwanted miniatures up on eBay, so I took advantage of opportunity when presented. I focused on Color Theory and Texture on this piece as she provided a very large palette to paint upon. These Giants provided me practice in sketching too, which makes the entire line appealing to me. Side note: Gratitude to those who did place these minis up on eBay without jacking up the prices. I was able to purchase the both Frost Giant Royalty around cost of what Reaper will sell them at Retail. This certainly displays an ethos in the Reaper community that makes this community stand out among others. Further, having lurked for awhile: the community here is quite kind and helpful. This is a good community of miniature painters. I like the Bones miniature range. The detail on this miniature was very close to what I expect from the metal range, and I will purchase more of the Bones range in the future. I am looking forward to the resculpt of Vanya, the Fire Giant Princess, and her new size to match the Fire Giants in D&D. The attire of this miniature is akin to the Viking attire of old, and I found my SCA ventures to assist me in painting this Viking Apron and embellishments. The sculptor did an outstanding job and I look forward to more of their work. The FAQs were an asset that made my first foray into Bones an easier one. I had difficulty with flash lines until I picked up some diamond files, which handled them quite well without marring detail like my serrated files. The bent pieces were fixed with some boiling water and cold water quite easily. The pieces fit together like a glove, though I admit I still pinned them. (My OCD was tingling.) I did use Krylon as Primer, and the tackiness disappeared after the first coat of paint. She was sealed only with Krylon Dull Cote and exhibits no tackiness. She has been handled and there is no rubbing off of paint. I like how her base was round, though I am ignorant of what would be an appropriate Reaper base to place this inside of. (I currently have the King on a GW Dreadnought base, and I do not like it. If anyone reads this and has a recommendation, I surely would appreciate it.) This Bones line of miniatures has proven to me to be a Good Idea and one I will support. I am already purchasing more of the Bones 2 line for my D&D and Oldhammer alternatives, and I admit excitement at the new of Bones 4. Based on the quality of these miniatures: you will have an additional participant. Please keep up the outstanding quality and amazing work. I hope you enjoy my efforts. C&C is always appreciated: it is the only way an Artist can improve. May your blends be smooth. Peace and blessings.
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    I don't usually use so much gloss varnish and not the most exciting array of colors, but I think I captured what a wet, stinky, dirty ol' swamp troll should look like.
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    So I picked up 2 of these for some reason. I think I misplaced it in the kickstarter box and then ordered another one not realizing I already had one. Nice figure, so don't mind having 2 of my shelf ready for play!
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    Finally remembered to post these up. I got minibart's name for the Spring Exchange. I'd been hoping to get him since he sent me an awesome fig last year. He was looking for something Victorian and/or Steampunk. I went through a number of idea about what I wanted to do, wasted far too much time on elaborate plans, and finally settled on a slightly simpler plan, and still managed to be late sending it..... With the Lord and Dame I wanted to tie them together with some cross over of colour. Hopefully that was somewhat successful. The Lord came out fiarly well, I though. I'm not sure if what I was trying with the hat came across as well as it could of. I was really happy with the vest, though it may not show up well in the picture. I used Ruby Red to highlight Gothic Crimson, which gave it a nice satiny shine. Apparently all my shots of his back are blurry, and he's on a different continent now. But dark grey coat of light grey pants, not too exciting anyway. The Dame is a lovely figure and a joy to paint. I had a great time painting her, other that realizing that I'm missing at least one paint in each green triad I wanted to use.... And whenever I paint anything that could be considered Steampunk-y I love to throw in a West Wind Infernium Hound.
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    And here is 60067, Nyrissa. At long last. The base is from Micro Arts Studio. There's a WIP thread. I was trying to follow the reference art for this important Kingmaker NPC fairly closely. It turned out okay, although I just this second realized that her feet are supposed to be orange like her hands. Blast. Well, I don't think they're getting fixed now, because I am so done with this mini. The gradients. THE GRADIENTS. DEAR GOD, THE GRADIENTS! It turned out okay, but I think this takes my personal award for Most Annoying Mini. It just felt like a slog to get through it.
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    Making my very first show off post and I'm so excited!! This mini was so fun to paint, even through all of the challenges. Not to mention, this is my first completed miniature that I am actually happy with!! I still have a lot to learn but I am so looking forward to leveling up! Thanks so much to everyone who provided advice and kind words through the journey. The community here is wonderful, and I am so glad to be a part of it.
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    I got this guy done a few weeks ago, but I didn't pull out my camera to photograph him. Got to use him in a Pathfinder game a couple weeks ago. Made my heart beam with pride and joy being able to use a painted mini for what it was intended for in a game.
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    First time in YEARS that I have tried more quality than just the games workshop method.
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    My girlfriend wanted to play a ratling wizard that uses cheese... so she rolled a Fromage (get it?). Then it came to me to paint her miniature. She wanted comic-ey colors, really extreme. So... voila. Not my usual style, and not 100% happy with the cheese effect, but the idea is there. Originally: 03744: Mouseling Druid
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    Now that's a tank. I wonder if he made his own armor?
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    Well I have finally gone and done it! I managed to build up my courage and paint Kaladrax! This was a very long session of multiple colors to make the bones just so (I didn't want white with just some quick wash). There is at least four different colors on the bones starting with Vampire Shadow then a black wash followed by Ghoul Skin and the dry brushes of Bathalian Chitin and Graveyard bone followed by some light touches of pure white on the bone edges. No this was not done with a size 0 brush or in seven days... those forumites are seriously NUTS! Anyways here are the pics comments and critiques are appreciated.
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    Finished my first crusader
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    Recently I finished painting the latest version of Gotrek GW created years ago as a limited edition. I thought it could be interesting to post it here next to the very first miniature I painted, a plastic dwarf slayer who wasn't officially Gotrek, but I used him as so. It's funny how in photo you see many details that are wrong and you never realized with naked eye. The pattern on his trousers for example, is not as neat as it should be. Nor the hair or skin blending, but well, it's what it is :d Btw I really like what they did whith him on this version, pretty dinamic, better sculpted than previous ones. I think I'm improving with photos, but they are still not as good as should be either. I will keep trying the best ways to apply the advice many of you had given me about :)
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    My first upload here. Just finished this one last week. All feedback will be so welcomed... Not only about the paint job, but about the photo: I'll have to read carefully the tips forum to learn how to make decent photos of my miniatures. I just couldn't take a good one with it standing on a base, had to hold it myself to find the proper light/focus. My only camera is my iphone so I'm also limited on the tech side. About the painting, I think that the pearls necklace & on the ankle are not as they should be, neither the bone skull. The light on the dress could also be better mixed. Btw, sorry about my english. It's like my third language :d
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    These are a couple of the animal companion sets that I painted for one of my players (minus the spider which I have not finished yet). I didn't want to paint the cat like a plain panther and I decided to use an ocelot as inspiration. My favorite is the little wolverine guy even though the photos make the river rocks look like pastel M&M's lol. My usual background got ruined so I have to make do until I get a new one printed or buy a fancy one. The bear looks better in hand and I used blacks and browns in his fur so he doesn't look so flat as he does in the photos. I am not happy with the fake snow and how it turned out. It looked really good when I put it on but not so good once the glue dried. I guess next time I will try baking soda and see how that works out. These are for gaming though so baking soda wouldn't have been the best choice probably. Anyway, here they are! C&C welcome.
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    I am really happy how this turned out and it didn't take very long. A few....welll several hours on a weekend lol.
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    Greetings! Presenting Reaper's February 25th Anniversary miniature - Domur, High Mage. I got sidelined by a multiple dragon project recently so I'm a little bit behind with my 25th Anniversary figures project but I'm getting back on track now. I opted out of doing OSL on the spell effect & decided on something gaseous & non photonic (at least, that's the excuse I'm sticking to! ). I wanted to have the spell effect go through a distinctive colour change so I came up with a counjouring technique to explain it; First, Domur reads from the book, this causes a white inert harmless spirit to appear from the pages of the book. Then, as the spirit wafts closer to the magic crystal in Domur's staff, it takes in it's massive power (& colour) & becomes weaponised......... I used metallic blue paint to highlight the inner lining of the cape for an extra touch of wizardly oppulence. Finally, I've managed to sneak my favourite purple into the book cover - I'll be "shoehorning" this colour into all my Reaper 25th anniversary minis as a form of unification. 2 Down, 10 to go....... Thanks for looking!
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    So I finished up Bonehenge.... Thanks for looking!
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    Today marks the 10th complete Sol unit that MrBoot and I have been a Pair O' Boots. We're celebrating pretty casually, since our real anniversary present/trip will be the both of us going to PAX West in September! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    After a prolonged time in The Vault of Pack Rattiness & some time getting attention, I finished the non-mechanical group of Lead Adventure Miniatures I had swapped for with a T.B.M.Fer (Tom's Boring Mordheim Forum that is). Here is The Old Knight & His Followers on High Road to Adventure through The Mushroom Forest: ...with a couple view of the board itself: There you have them...so there.
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    77215: Eregris Darkfathom 77212: Tiik Baron thanks to Terminal Dancer for color scheme on the priest. I cant get a picture of the face around that silly lure. I tried for an impression of goggles, and small mustache.
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    Gah! It's almost supper time. Totally missed photographing a step on the Victorian Lord. I brushed all highlights in the grey mixed from Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna and Titanium White. In this step (which I did photograph) I've gone over them with different-colored glazes to differentiate his hat, suit, gloves, and shoes. I believe it was a blue from Phthalo + Ultramarine Blue on the suit, a violet from Ultramarine Blue + Quinacridone Magenta on the gloves and shoes, alternated with pure Burnt Umber on the shoes and gloves, and who knows what on the hat. This is how I paint when I am in a real hurry. That same purple as shadows on Jake Ryan, Hero Explorer's shirt and that blue on his trousers and some random reds and blues for highlights and some Yellow Ochre and other earth pigments on his boots and oh gods I'm not going to make it ... Jake Ryan's face is lumpy, but I hope it isn't too bad. He's supposed to be one of those classic redheads with pale skin and red lips, a cute starship captain type. At this point I was throwing whatever I had on my palette on her. See the above mixes and imagine them a little more chaotic. Face is not too bad. Blues! Purples! Gah! Face okay. No time left. Okay for game play. *Thud*