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  1. 19 points
    So, 2017 was my first year in this hobby. I discovered the joys of miniatures. I discovered Reaper. I discovered Bones 4, and the Reaper forums with it. I'm going to post pictures of everything I've painted this year, more or less in order...with a bit of a blurb about my journey. Starting with before I joined these forums, my first miniatures. KOBOLDS - WizKids Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures - 72557 These were my first miniatures I painted. Yeah. I started with small kobolds... And with WizKids... (I didn't have primer on hand to start). GOBLINS - Reaper Bones - 77024 What comes after kobolds? Goblins. I have no idea how there are only 9, when they come in packs of 6....I only remember painting 9, as well...This is a mystery... Also, these guys got painted based on a Runescape quest...yeah. I'm a nerd. ADVENTURERS - WizKids Deep Cuts - 72596, 72597, 72600, 72601 So I used the WizKids adventures for Acolytes in my Hoard of the Dragon Queen game...yeah...these were my first human paint jobs. Golanth, Half Dragon Warrior - Reaper Dark Haven Legends - 03463 Golanth was the first metal mini I painted. I remember loving tinting his armor. I also had to base him to keep him from falling over. Various Furniture - Reaper Bones - 77319, 77138, 77137 I wanted some dungeon dressing... Swarms - Reaper Bones - 77129, 77128 Thanks to Hoard of the Dragon Queen, the enemies my players are most afraid of are...RAT SWARMS. Yeah, the rat swarms in ch.1 almost ended up with a TPK. Good times. Halfling Rogue - WizKids Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures - 72627 This chick was my first painted player mini. She was a halfling bard. I remember giving up on her eyes. Dracolisks - Reaper Bones - 77379 I was super proud of these guys when I first did them. I loved how the washes looked! Cultist - Reaper Bones - 77351 My goodness, I started to do detail with this guy! I'd actually discovered Reaper's forums with him, but I stayed just a lurker for a while. Andriessa, Female Wizard - Reaper Bones - 77386 OR 77381 (DDS2) I really spent a lot of time on her. I wanted to try and see just how detailed I could paint. More Goblins - WizKids Deep Cuts - 72579 More goblins. Black Bear (Companion Animals) - Reaper Bones - 77216 The druid kept turning into a bear. It made me angry, but I still painted him up a mini. Phoenix - WizKids Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures - 72563 I just kind of stuck some red ink on this one. Deep Ones - Reaper Dark Haven Legends - SKU ????????? (None of my searches are finding these guys) Peryton - Reaper Bones - 77392 I actually used reference photos for this guy! Spiders - Reaper Bones - 77025 Mister Mouse is scared of spiders and hates these guys. He insists I keep them put away. Cassie, Female Gnome Wizard - Reaper Dark Haven Legends - 03340 Recognize her? She was the first mini I posted up on these forums! She was used as my mini for my player character, Ashes. She was also my first attempt at basing. Additionally, you might remember her being my avatar for a long while. Zombies - Reaper Bones - 77053, 77014 I played with some special effects with these guys. I still love the results! Skeletons - Reaper Bones - 77242, 77241, 77244, 77238, 77237 So many skeletons! I also think I have the wrong sku for my spearman... Ghast - Reaper Bones - 77159 Wraith - Reaper Bones - 77097 I tried adding a tuft of grass to this guy, in the back. Plant Thing - Reaper Bones - ????? I got this from Stoneskull...don't know the actual SKU. Bear - Reaper Bones - ?????? I have no idea the SKU on this bear - it came with Bones 3 core. He was my first attempt to paint for display, instead of tabletop. More Cultists and a Circle - Reaper Bones - 77351 I tried to get a glowy effect on the circle...I still like the first cultist I did a little better... Tombstone - Reaper Bones - ????? From Bones 3 Graveyard Necromancer - Reaper Bones - 77283 I hate the paint job I did on her...she's the last mini I painted using only Army Painter Paints... Level Up! - Reaper Learn to Paint Kit - 08907 And so, I leveled up (I have no clue where the gnome went, and the pirate apparently needs a touch-up) Adventuring Kid - Reaper Dark Haven Legends - 03783 And so, I tried to apply what I learned and also do NMM...this kid didn't turn out so great. But I tried! Hot Foot - Reaper ReaperCon 2017 Mousling - 01616 My FIRST MOUSLING!!!! I'm still really happy about how the bubbling lava came out. Also my lesson in painting before assembly. Bandit - Reaper Bones - ????? And so, I went back and tried speed painting something... Lizardman Archer - Reaper Bones - 77425 Speed painted to test Eldar colors... Wrapping Dragon - Reaper Special Edition - 05193 I finally start to be getting shading and eyes! Yay! Christmas Speed Paints - Reaper - ???, 77436, 77435, 77433, 01552 And so, I now speed paint at a much higher quality than I even slow painted at in the beginning. I feel like 2017 was great. 92 painted miniatures later, I think my skill has improved drastically. I hope my skill keeps improving in 2018!
  2. 19 points
    Hi It's been a while since I've posted. Here are my most recent minis painted in November/December. Also my first two Darksword mini's are in the group. I'll try to get better at photography, I made a Light box, but the results weren't good, so I just placed the mini's on the desk. Can't decide flash or no flash, I feel the flash brings out the highlights more though. Also the mini's have a weird mix of NMM attempts and Metallic paints. Mini's are; Anduriel - Reaper Bjorn - Reaper Maria - Reaper Trista - Reaper Petyr - Darksword Roose - Darksword Thanks for Looking
  3. 16 points
    The Mini I received tonight was from my Secret Sophie painting partner for 2017 JAY. The subject matter was a surprise to me and I must say he is very cute! Although based on his facial expression he does not appreciate being called cute! Jay has delivered me an excellent bit of cheer to me this night, whose space suit matches the frigid weather we have been having! It could have been made from ice! I present 8004 Mousling Space Commander on his ship defending it from space pirates/cats?? (Notice the focus on that face ... this is what i get for calling him cute) and a better view of those shoulder emblems you may have noticed (or maybe not) he is facing two different directions on the stand ... That's because he came off in transit.. must have been some rough hyper space jumps! Much appreciated Jay and He is my first SPACE MARINE!
  4. 16 points
    Intimacy Male - a KS bonus based on the art of a pair of lovers. I use this guy for whoever has the Cursed Twlight Sword. The sword has extra powers against the games first Boss, but comes with lots of problems. He just happens to have colors very close to the boss. It looks great on the board.
  5. 16 points
    I have conferred with The Kaiju Formerly Known As ReaperBryan, and have determined that Reaper Ron is the best admin to contact about getting added to a House, for the time being. ...I should probably inform Ron of this. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  6. 15 points
    A players new paladin mini as he has become quite a bit more pious lately. Messed up the blood on the shield a little but overall I am very happy it's it
  7. 15 points
    This is the lovely miniature I received from Pineapple for the Summer exchange. It is a bit late but Pineapple had to start over when parts off the first mini were pilfered and lost. This is the second one and I must say the wait was well worth it! The basing is well done with a scratch built stone wall to frame the Troll Champion. The skin tones, although unexpected is just perfect for the mini and the touch of Orange I usually request appear in the hair/horns and finger/toe nails! The combination is perfect! Without further preamble here are what you all want to see... The Pictures! I am adding this to my display cabinet as I post this! Thanks Pineapple
  8. 14 points
    Howdy, Finally got around to her... Thank you, Kev!
  9. 14 points
    This just popped into my head while thinking about unicorns. A few years ago while we were still living on the farm my oldest boy was trying to convince his brother that we had a unicorn in the basement. The gist was a live one. The younger one was about 7-8. No way was he falling for that stupid story. Oldest said go ask dad and he'll tell you it's true. So he did and I said yes it's true, there's actually 2 of them. He still didn't believe me so went went downstairs and I showed him the two unicorns hanging out with my high elves. The youngest was a bit surprised but said ok I believe you now. The oldest keeps going on, "you need to believe me and listen to what I tell you to do." I'm like, "Yeah, nooo. Come talk to me before you start doing what he wants you to do." I'm a younger brother too and learned the hard way not to trust older brothers.
  10. 14 points
    I'm always sad when the wife won't use her husband's last name. Damned for eternity with people crazier than myself? Tempting, very tempting because you're all the right kind of crazy. Now if I could only play with my minis as well as paint them I might give in. Is there a house that plays games?
  11. 13 points
    Cute little dwarf from Bones 3. I painted her up to look like my priest in World of Warcraft. She is adorable! I still need to practice black hair but I like how she turned out and she is for kicking elf on the table so she's good to go. I practiced doing some plaid on her top. She also has a little bottle strapped to her waist. Is it a healing potion? Poison? Or just wine? Who will try it and find out?
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  13. 13 points
    Dinner conversation after making hotel reservations for Reapercon: I say; "So we'll be driving to Denton, Texas a week after you get back from Sovereign Grand Lodge**." Wife says; "Oh Good! You know the ladies I am friends with from Texas? [I nod yes] some of them live in Denton!" [Think to self, the stars are in alignment and the world is good] I say; "You know my handle is Green Eyed Monster. Didn't know how to refer to you so I put in Mrs. Monster." She; Giving me the Number 2 Beady Eye. Me; Quickly responds with "How would you like to be referred to instead?" She; [Looks thoughtful for about 30 seconds] "Tag-Along, as I will be tagging along with you." Me; "Tag-Along it is then" So, henceforth and forthwith, She Who Makes Life Worthwhile shall be known to all and sundry as "Tag-Along". GEM **Sovereign Grand Lodge being the annual International Convention for our Fraternal Orders
  14. 12 points
    Just remember there's a big difference between a unicorn and a Unicron. One destroys planets, the other is a gigantic transformer.
  15. 12 points
    There are several webstores in Europe who do. I have sets as well as single bottles.. Figmentius takes care of all your needs. There are skullz for the Barbarian, Bacon for the wolves, A scratching post for the sabretooth, we have rocks for the geologists... So...jjjjooooiiinnn uuuussssss Just sign at the dot, here, here and there, no no, you don't need to read the fineprint, I assure you it will be ok.. I can top that! A few decades ago I sold a nice rare mini for a decent price. Now I need that mini for my project and it is nowhere to be found anymore... ***Kicks himself repeatedly***
  16. 10 points
    In case you ever needed to gird your loins for battle or for planting petunias:
  17. 10 points
    Immortality. Unicorns. PURPLE. That enough, @Zink?
  18. 10 points
    well you see you use games and minis to put off doing other games/minis - its like a snake eating its own tail. what I am supposed to be painting: phoenix, and my first ever bust. what im actually doing. I painted 2 Kingdom Death humans then played the boardgame with the new guys. (center human in blue, and axe-woman in the back are both new this week.)
  19. 9 points
    So I’ve been working on this for a little while now and figured I would start a WIP for it. I’ve been pretty excited about the bones 3 giants being released and this is the first one I’ve got my hands on. I did did a little boiling and ice water to try straightening out the sword and spear a little bit. Seemed to work but the sword has bent back a little as you’ll see in some later pictures. I used my new air brush I got for Christmas to do some priming. I used a 3:1 mixture of brown liner and Vallejo white primer to get a greyish brown primer. Next I did the skin. Used Vallejo deep sky blue, sky blue and blue wash for the skin. The next pictures jump ahead quite a bit. Everything is base coated and I’ve worked on the eyes and mouth some more along with finishing up the inside of the cape, pants / boots and the bottom of his tunic that sticks out from under the armor. I also just noticed there’s a section of this last part that’s in between his legs and under his armor that I forgot to paint up. I also just placed the arms on for some pics. I’m still waiting to assemble those. This is where I’m currently at with everything. Overall I’m pretty happy. The eyes are a little uneven and I might try to go back and fix the left one later on. For now though I’m gonna move on to finishing up the rest first. Comments and suggestions welcome!
  20. 9 points
    Pffff....I have been watching lots of fantasy artwork and painted mini pics lately... I need to hobby moar... Could somebody please pay my bills, so I can hobby?
  21. 9 points
    It's been two weeks since I got my new car. I'm still waiting on my first statement/bill from Honda Financial. I'm getting a little worried. They told me when I bought my car that my first payment would be due in early February. Gotta get that bill in so I can set up the online account stuff and get automatic payments going... But, for now, I will eat the last of the chili I made on Sunday and watch The Red Green Show. And then I will sleep...
  22. 9 points
    Don Featherstone, the inventor of the plastic flamingo, was awarded the 1996 Ig Nobel prize in Art for his contribution to ornamental evolution. He was so proud of his award he and his wife attended nearly every Ig Nobel award ceremony afterwards until his death. The year he died the award ceremony included a moment of silence for him as a pink light-up flamingo was carried to the top of the auditorium and lit in his honor. It was beautiful.
  23. 9 points
    Miracles of miracles I got a CMON shipping notification. Looks like all my stuff is there. Order was made Nov 29th at 11:36am
  24. 9 points
    We somehow got around the whole "unicorns only like virgins" clause. The unicorns dig our 20 minis.
  25. 9 points
    I just looked, and after an initial round of looking at a few things it's already a $219 USD order! ....Then again, it does have seven paint triads (so 21 paints), four additional paints to collect all three of two other triads, seven more minis for me, equivalencies of the LTPK minis for Rune (so he has his own to work on/try out techniques on), and at least six additional minis for hubby (including Ebonwrath for rainbow dragon challenge that he decided to sign up for while we were at the hospital ^_^;;; ). I suspect I'll try and coax him up a little higher to say a dozen or so, so he has a few more to work with / on Yup, next order will definitely be just a tad larger than I was originally planning, but that's life