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  1. 47 points
    Just the one picture, sorry. I actually need to get to work again.
  2. 46 points
    This wonderful Ral Partha Dragon was a gift from @Kangaroorex. I painted it first with "normal" paints and then highlighted it with several metallics to emphasize the supernatural being of the dragon. WIP here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/79416-nippon-land-of-the-rising-moon-by-glitterwolf/&page=8 He is now part of my growing army of Undead Samurai, Oni and Mythical monsters from Asia in my project: Nippon, Land of the Rising Moon ( see sig). Hope you like him.
  3. 45 points
    I really like Julie Guthrie's rendition of the peryton, a monster (part deer, part eagle, all vicious) that casts the shadow of a human instead of a bird, and eats the hearts of its victims. Reaper released the peryton in metal (03702) and in Bones plastic (77392). When I taught my "Fur, Feathers, and Scales" class at ReaperCon 2018, I used the Bones version of the peryton to demonstrate techniques for painting feathers, inspired by real-world birds. And recently I decided to paint the whole thing, as I had intended to do all along. I ran a WIP thread about it -- read it here. [edited link 3/29/19] This is the result: (No, I didn't paint in a humanoid shadow under it. I just think it wouldn't have been legible on this small base and rocky terrain. Idea for a diorama, free for the taking: 1 or 2 perytons attacking adventurers on a plateau, with the humanoid shadows of the rest of the flock unseen but implied above.) Anyway ... Enjoy! Derek
  4. 42 points
    These two were painted up after a discussion with Rhonda Bender (Bird With a Brush). They will be raffled off at a Tennessee con called Save vs. Hunger to support the Second Harvest chapter locally. The con is April 12th-14th, so if you are in the area, check it out! As always critiques, comments, and questions welcome!
  5. 39 points
    This is 77057: Juliette, Female Sorceress, a Bones mini sculpted by Bobby Jackson. The WIP thread is over here. Juliette was originally intended to practice some colors for another mini (02643: Diedra Dark Willow) but she took on a life of her own. Painting her took about a month and a half elapsed time, which I need to improve on. (click on the pictures for larger versions) Overall, I'm happy with how she came out. While I'm still not quite happy with her nose, she has the best eyes I've done to date. As always, constructive criticism and comments are welcome. I won't be doing further work on this mini (except maybe sealing) but I can always use advice to improve my next mini. And I've got another five copies of Juliette, between Bones and metal.
  6. 38 points
    You find a number of moss and lichen covered statues of incredible detail. Too detailed to be made by human hands. Was it a basilisk? A cockatrice? Or is it time to get the mirrored shield and snake bite kit ready? Just a bunch of minis I've got multiples of and wanted finished up real quick. Thought they'd make some interesting scenery and give me a chance to play around with mosses and whatnot.
  7. 38 points
    I helped out at the Reaper Paint-and-Take at Adepticon last weekend. Reaper Ed suggested I try the new Bones Black since I hadn't yet, so Sunday morning I painted up a #44002 Rock Troll using the Paint-and-Take paints and brushes. I painted it over a four hour period while also tending to the tables. Most of the troll is mixed from the green and the purple that were at the table, lightened with the bone-cream color and shaded in a few places with pure black. I believe the colors were Turf Green, Twilight Purple, and Pure Black. I can't recall which cream-bone color it was. I also used the brown (Muddy Brown, I think it was), skin color (Tanned Flesh), and a few other colors on the creature's belt and accessories and highlighted its crystals with pure white (Pure White). This is way faster than I normally paint, but I think it came out usable. It's way cruder too, and I didn't deal with any mold lines before I started. As a painting note, Bones Black does not seem to have the water-repellent qualities as strongly as regular Bones. My first layer on this was thinned down and it took just fine.
  8. 38 points
    Another of my ReaperCon metal trade finds! I didn't know that she was supposed to have wings and a cauldron, so I just thought she was a cool little witch chilling on a pumpkin. Either way, it seems like this one is kind of hard to find these days.
  9. 37 points
    First picture out of my swanky light box that also doubles as a garbage can, also the first miniature that I used Motolow liquid chrome to highlight the metal.
  10. 37 points
    Shub-Niggurath is simply what nightmares have nightmares about! Insanly detailed sculpt, and a total blast to paint. As always C&C are mores than welcome, and I hope that you like it.
  11. 37 points
    I recently finished painting Borin Ironbrow! I started out just wanting to paint a simple dwarf. I recently discovered and really liked the blue/green color of the cloak so that's where I started. I then did most of the cloak and NMM and then got to the shield and I didn't know what to do. Someone suggested painting it copper/bronze/... so I thought why not do SENMM copper!?!? This is the result! I hope you like it!
  12. 37 points
    Look what I found in my Reaper box!! And the divvying up process has begun...
  13. 36 points
    Speed paint at about an hour front primer to finished (including removing the base and pinning). Forgive the lack of polished pics. I will try and set up the photobooth later. WIP Pics:
  14. 36 points
    i slapped it together looks pretty nice only real issue i had was the two arms didn't line up so had to heat up the arm to pull them together also they are roaring at each other cheeks instead at each others face
  15. 36 points
    The second gnoll I painted with inspiration from the gnolls of World of Warcraft. This is the Bones Toghra.
  16. 36 points
    Last year's main mini project.
  17. 34 points
    Hi everyone, here is a picture of the Cat Critter Group. I'm taking a short break and I'll be working on these guys base. I will mount them on 2 inches square base and then build a diorama with inserts to display them. The same kind of display I made for the Fox Critter, except I won't be using magnets. My plan is to build a ruined castle throne room where nature has regained it rights. This why I can manage to blend the miniatures base in the scenery. Let me know what you think about this idea.
  18. 34 points
    Don't think I've seen the Zombie Dragon posted yet, so
  19. 34 points
    This figure has been sitting partially painted on my shelf for about half a year while I haven't been in a painting mood. But yesterday I finally pulled out the paints again and finished her. As usual, the camera is cruel. So many poor blends. The underside of her hair ... and oh dear, I think she may have a cataract in her right eye. (I did that one five times before I finally gave up). She's a bit better in hand than in the photos, and will certainly do for tabletop use. Her lips came out pretty well, her left eye is great, and I'm very pleased with the base. But I think I'm going to declare victory now and just move on with my life. EDIT: Oh crud, I didn't give her eyebrows! O_O
  20. 34 points
    Hi everyone, here is DSM8028, Miss Bean the Cthulhu Cat Ninja. This six-piece model was sculpted by David Summers for Dark Sword Miniatures, Critter Kingdoms Anthropomorphic Animals line. I glued all the pieces together before painting the model. The different parts are; the body, the tail, the scabbard, the arm that holds the katana and the two wings.
  21. 33 points
    Took a random Chronoscope fig over to the painting room to get some better pics to show what the detail is like. This is #314 on the KS page. I didn't shrink these pics at all so they should show everything.
  22. 32 points
    Chip the Wizard is a good doggo. He watches over his wooly friends. His name may change when he goes to his forever home with my sister, as she already has half a dozen of his breed and 2 score woolies for him to help watch over. They didn't actually make this breed in the kickstarter, but he was the closest and easy to mod. So this may be done, or it may get some revision. I am entering him in a contest, which runs through april. It is being made as a Christmas tree ornament diorama (my first of that type) im planning on putting a hook through the top, and cutting off the one provided. Used straight I would have to rotate the base sideways - which seems like a disaster waiting to happen. If you have had experience with that part, please let me know how it went. Also, I don't think the positioning draws enough attention to the dog, the shep (green-stuff sculpted heads and cotton balls) draw alot of visual attention. If you have any positioning suggestions, I still have some flexibility.
  23. 32 points
    well just thought I'd post some of last month's work.
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  25. 32 points
    And friend and I split a pledge from the recent Killer Rabbits Kickstarter from Skull and Crown, which launched a range of rabbit miniatures based on the margin art of medieval manuscripts. It arrived earlier this month, and I've been working on them the last two weeks to get them cleared off the painting desk before Bones 4 arrives. Here are the results. Done to a tabletop quality.