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  1. 41 points
    Took a lot more time than I thought he would, but he was fun to paint. I really love painting Reaper's monsters. Somehow I ended up with a whole different style than my previous scorpion, but even if it doesn't match, I think it came out OK. My resolution is to paint at least what I have put together on my desk before I purchase anymore minis. This takes care of mini #4, just a handful more to go! Hope you enjoy.
  2. 31 points
    My first bones 2 mini. http://www.coolminiornot.com/377386- Vote and more =)
  3. 27 points
    Hi all, after a bit of a break from painting I decided to tackle the pair of Centaurs from the Bones II core set. I like the sculpt, but somehow, the 2 I got were badly molded. There was a lot of flash all around, lots of warping that even hot water can't solve and on the male, the 2 parts of the face were badly offset making it look quite bad. So i tried to salvage it however I could (I felt like a plastic surgeon trying to give him a proper nose). I'm not too unhappy with the result, but i lost my inspiration when starting to paint. So colour scheme is quite... bland... I tried a pale skin tone on the female, but I can't figure out how to properly shade it without looking stark, dirty or spotty. Any tips on that would be greatly appreciated.
  4. 26 points
    ♪ (Oh-oh, here he comes) Watch out boy he'll chew you up! ♪
  5. 23 points
    Thanks for the early interest, all. @Heisler (#3): Umm... did I write "two hours"? I meant "two minutes". Yeah, that's why I'm not done yet.... @fanguard (#5): Good guesses! Her lips are Ruddy Leather with a line of Brown Liner, and adding some of the skin color (Tanned Skin) and Chestnut Brown on the highlighted lower lip. I often use Mahogany Brown (upper lip) and Chestnut Brown on female figures, but the Ruddy Leather here is a little more muted. I took my cue from what Wayne Reynolds painted in the art; it is darker than a natural lip color, but not a garish red or pink lipstick. @bathory (#7): Thanks. Painting a typically "pretty" young woman's face isn't very forgiving -- the blends have to be smooth, the features symmetrical, and so on. I expect to spend 8 to 12 hours on this whole figure, which is typical for me -- as @Heisler stated in post #17. @MonkeySloth (#11): That's right, the colors that I intend to use on the figure influence how I prime it. Most of her outfit is dark or drab, so the black (or near-black) primer is already the right value for the dark base-coats. But her skin and sword will be light colored, and those paints go on more easily over white (or near-white) primer. @Loth (#12): Yeah, I also noticed that distracting horizontal line at her shoulders when I was sculpting her. Not sure whether the full-color rendition will make the line more or less noticeable! @ShadowRaven (#14): We'll see how many more Schuberts I can achieve by project's end. @Heisler (#17) and @Willen (#18): Yes, the WIP of my monochrome-primed lamia (woman's torso, snake "legs") is one of the threads linked in the first post of this thread. On to the next stage on Koriah! Two more hours, to paint the pants and sleeves, paint the geometrically patterned blanket-skirt, and rough in the colors on the rest of the body while my palette had browns, reds, tans, and cool grays on it. Derek
  6. 13 points
    What to do for my April resolutionary challenge? I haven't actually decided yet! Apart from painting a bunch of minis that is. At any rate, as per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. One of the things I like about Mars Attacks!, is that they have no qualms about doing crossovers into other IPs. So when Mantic was doing their Mars Attacks! kickstarter, they threw in an option to buy a Martian team for DreadBall, (and cards to use the Mars Attacks! factions in Deadzone as well Yay!). Here is my Martian DreadBall team, The Barsoom Brawlers aka the Emissaries of Peace Ack Ack Ack Ack. As for all my DreadBall minis, I mark the bases' threat zones (and one panel on the back side so I can see what a given mini is when playing) Green for Striker, yellow for Jack, Red for Guard. Like traffic lights. I have also painted boots and gloves in similar colours.
  7. 12 points
    Hours 24 to 26: Finished the pebbled scales. Then I started adding spots to the back of the wings (front will stay as they are, maybe with more shadows and some glazing). The spots need highlighting yet and then I'll glaze them into the skin of the wings. After that, I just have to go over everything with a fine tooth comb and do the 90 to 100% stuff to make it as good as I can. I'm starting to think maybe the underwings are too bright. I'm trying to decide if I like them as they are, or if they strike too much of a discordant vibe in the piece. What do you think, should I mute them down a bit? Andy
  8. 11 points
  9. 11 points
    It's been awhile! I haven't had a lot of time to paint, sadly, between taking 18 hours this semester and working full time, on top of starting up a blog, trying to maintain some semblance of a social life, and sleeping somewhere in there. Trista here I used in a game a few times over the past couple of weeks. She's still not done, despite having hit the table before. In my bi-weekly D&D game, she's a stand in for Astra Garou, a werewolf paladin of the goddess Luna. The game is a homebrew one in a setting I've been making up for several months now. It's going well! Astra here got the party to help her wipe out a castle full of evil werewolves. Only one PC got infected. She got cured tonight. Anyway, enough blabbering. ON WITH THE PICTURES!
  10. 11 points
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  12. 9 points
    Green it is! Pleased with the eyes Needs more contrast yet, but a good start. Time permitting, I imagine I'll add some markings to the lekku (head tails) as well.
  13. 8 points
    Since most dragons have some ability to polymorph, I'd just presume that the chromatic dragons would just be absolute aHoles and screw with adventurers. Hey, there's been a red dragon lurking about, let's all get fire resistance and attack it. But that will make us vulnerable to cold! So what, it's a red dragon... White dragon giggles insanely to itself.
  14. 8 points
    Stupid cats! Feeding brother's cats while he's away. "Kitty! Come here so I can pet you" *prances over and meows while doing so* Sounds like a bouncing cat. *I bend down to let it sniff my hand/headbutt my hand* "Meow" cat: "meeooow" me: meow cat: meow other cat pounces on my back causing me to fall over due to surprise. First cat headbutts me in the face. >__< *continues to play with cats*
  15. 8 points
    That's a good idea! >oof, ugh, ouch!< I'm being booted!! Good evening, OneBoot. Also, I am now puppy-less. The couple that the vet recommended just came by to pick up my last 2 guests. They seem like really good people, so I think they'll care for them very well. Our cats, who usually take a little while to be sociable with new people, warmed up to them pretty quickly, so I'm taking that as a good sign. I am kinda sad to see them go, but I know that they're all in good places, so that makes it ok.
  16. 7 points
    @ Siri: Cause.... it's all about the base, 'bout that base, 'bout that base... *runs away before rotten tomatoes, bricks, or other things can be thrown at her*
  17. 7 points
    Finished up the dragon's base today, and glued him on. Apologies for the wonky lighting - the case he's sitting on was glass with its own light. I've already started base coating the rest of the terrain. Should go a lot quicker since I don't have to get fancy with any more treasure.
  18. 7 points
    I can't wait for next year's Coporea's Camouflage mini. If she follows the color pattern it should be yellows\reds.
  19. 6 points
    And the archers. These are from Mirliton ( I think). They are slightly larger than the original Grenadier ones
  20. 6 points
    Not the whole catlaog. I don't like everything! I'll go over that as well. Still on DHL though You don't need to make one I think I might stop. Its starting to get too long One year for Reapercon I had 5 pounds of melt. I had a long list prepared and got everything on the list. So I made another one, and got everything on that list. I think I was on my 5th list before I used it all up.
  21. 6 points
    Great, now I need someone with a decent phone PLEASE film Derek painting? Pleaaaaaase? If any of the fine folks from Dark Sword Miniatures read this, might I suggest the next DVD set: Masterworks Miniature Painting with Derek Schubert?
  22. 5 points
    Thank you for ideas. I have ended up making my version of Ghirrash by converting DDM Girallon with GW wolf head.
  23. 5 points
    I want to draw some pictures for the good will boxes, but I don't know what I should draw.... even though I know pretty much anything would probably be warmly accepted.
  24. 5 points
    Um, not sure if you realize this but, that's not glue you're using, that's toothpaste friend.
  25. 5 points
    I reckon a beagle might be a bit big... it would be badger size at least, if I've got my measurements right. Sorry! ....and another Wood Elf dies a horrible squishy death!