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  1. 17 points
    A little gift for somebody
  2. 15 points
    Ok, here is my first NMM paint job. I'm not sure if I dislike the technique, or just picked a bad mini to try it on first. I found it a bit fiddly and frustrating with all of the dully cast spikey bits. I did a pretty quick TT quality job on everything not NMM, so I know there are a lot of places to improve there. Also, I feel like the photos make it look better than it really is. I'm pretty happy with how the front of the armor turned out, but the shield and shoulder pauldrons were frustrating. Would truly appreciate any feedback on improving the quality of my NMM! I'll be doing Mangu next and tracking in the same WIP thread. Wip thread here:
  3. 14 points
    I tried it this weekend. With the new shorter snout, it looks wrong. Too much clutter on the face. I finished it this weekend and have secured the approval of my client, so it will begin its journey across the big pond to the UK tomorrow. I am quite pleased with the way it ended up. Thanks for all the support!
  4. 14 points
    I built a boat. Not quite from scratch. It was a hull and railings when I got it. But the masts and the rigging and sails, the spars and yards and bowsprit, the chains and the anchors, and especially the paint job, those are mine.
  5. 13 points
    Played at the FLGS...and made a small acquisition.
  6. 12 points
    The Skorchas are a smallish buggy like vehicle that doesn't have a model, so I cut down a couple trukks and made my own. The Battlewagon is pretty much stock kit, except I am adding a base (which isn't done yet). Skorchas:
  7. 12 points
    Miniatures from the Vast boardgame miniatures expansion. Last pic are mini's from the Vast : The Fearsome Foes expansion. For more info, see GeekDad's Vast Miniatures review!
  8. 12 points
    Alright Monday, let's get one thing straight--if you act like you did last week, no one will EVER find your body.
  9. 12 points
    I (printed and painted a pile of 3D terrain for Kingdom Death bard game, and dismembered a 6 legged dragon.
  10. 11 points
    With the arrival of Zombicide Green Horde, I realized that I had yet to paint up any of the necromancers for the game. So I decided to start a new thread for these guys. I decided that instead of starting with the one that came with the core set, I would paint up another one called Grin. I had planned on just painting up a base coat today as I waited on the primer of another figure. Then I just kept going. Now the art for the figure has him with a very dark overall feel. The figure's backstory has it that he's half zombie from a failed ritual. So I Went with the zombie skin I had with the rest of the zombies. I then added in a warm brown to try to give him a little more life than a regular zombie. Looking at the image I think I need something else. Well here is the results of today's painting:
  11. 10 points
    First attempt at OSL. Guildball model "Stoker".
  12. 10 points
    That is so brilliant I wish I'd thought of it! @Beagle You sir are incredibly brave, and I'm so glad you weren't hurt worse! Hair will grow back, but you may have saved the victim from much further harm. I hope you heal quickly. :) (I wish I could respond to everyone, but that would be an extremely long set of posts. Take my 'likes' as sympathy/congratulations/appreciation as appropriate :) ). I really need to paint a thing, and to document the few things I've actually painted so far this year. The mojo just hasn't been there at all. Maybe I should bust out my metallic paints and make something shiny, because I always enjoy doing that. Shiny makes everything better. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  13. 10 points
    Hope you feel better soon, @Unruly. Mint tea is totally my favorite thing when I'm congested. Recently I discovered that I'd made it an entire year without needing a prescription for antibiotics, which is a huge improvement in my quality of life. Being sick sucks.
  14. 9 points
    I was using this to try a different skin color which I like and I believe I was going to do a bit more detailed TMM but got side tracked. After several months of no work on him, I decided to get him "done" to tabletop level. Here are some shaky iPad photos. C&C welcome.
  15. 9 points
    The Dragon Hatchling sculpts are cute, but the Bones casts are terrible. Due to this I didn't try to clean them up well and just put them on new bases. Either way it is two more models off the bench and painted to an acceptable toy box level...and so what if I painted the geen one red and the black one green! btw I touched up the splotchy black base rims after I took this picture. Comments encouraged, Mike
  16. 9 points
    On a related note, I have tested my skills in the deep ocean. One fun thing on a submarine when you have the time to do it is swim call. You stop on the surface (somewhere warm like the Bahamas' or the Med, and go swimming. It can be a bit disconcerting when the only object in sight is the sub though.
  17. 9 points
    I actually managed to paint a thing; now wait, two things last night! They are not finished, but it's a start. Some flesh on a Wiz Kids half-orc barbarian for a guy that I game with and the scales on the BoGW community figure. Got to do the eyes on that Dragon born and then finalize my selections and pack the box back up.
  18. 9 points
    Well, The Spirit of the Forest ^ Dragon is pretty cool. I guess. I don’t have a picture (because I gave the item away) but one time I created a magical Elven Waystone. It was a terrain piece that would magically stand itself up, if it was toppled over. I also did a Fungal Forest that looks rather realistic.
  19. 9 points
  20. 9 points
    Had the Paint and Take at the FLGS today, everything went really well. We had 10 people painting at once today (pretty big, considering how small this place is), and there were plenty of veterans to teach the basics.Even managed to show some new people the basics of Warhammer 40k, so that'll just drive the hobby. Also met our ever-elusive creative guy, really nice and is a whiz at kitbashing and scratchbuilding. We discussed having him show how to make terrain and the like, so that might be a thing in the future as well. All in all, a pretty good time.
  21. 8 points
    This guy was to experiment on achieving realistic light colors on a fairly smooth surface (the apron in this case). After several different tries I was happy with the result...then like normal he sat on the paint desk for months. So I decided to finish him to low tabletop level and wash him in ArmyPainters midtone shade which led to a big tied mark. But he is good enough for my sons toy box. C&C appreciated.
  22. 8 points
    That sounds creepy. What if a kraken got you
  23. 8 points
    Ayup. Happily it’s been through several trips, so it’s softened up.
  24. 8 points
    I can totally understand that they have over 300,000 pieces of inventory, but this is the second or third time I've bought something from them and then gotten an "Oops, we can't find it"... They need to develop a better system for their inventory - or at least not send out automated your-item-has-shipped messages before they've gone and physically pulled the items purchased. Next time I think about getting anything from them, I'm going to email them first to make sure they go physically check that the item is in stock and undamaged before I buy it.
  25. 8 points
    I think I regard it more as an accident because I stop consciously thinking about the direction I'm taking. It generally happens when something has gone awry and my brain goes into crisis mode, which is why there are no pictures of the process because it's not that I'm trying to achieve a certain goal, I'm just trying to bring it back from bad. Maybe we're describing the same thing and it's just that my pessimistic nature is showing. Ok, so for the most part I didn't take any step by step pictures of the shield because I was just using the same methods as previous areas. The outer area of the shield I wanted to do in gold, so I basecoated with MSP Malvernian Purple, then over that with P3 Blighted Gold. Attempting a real TMM is something that I've only dabbled with and honestly I'm not sure how to go about taking pictures of steps. I tried and every picture looked exactly the same in my lighting. So I'm just going to tell you that I highlighted with a 50/50 mix of P3 Blighted Gold and P3 Brass Balls, then I did the very edges with straight P3 Brass Balls. For the shadows, I used Secret Weapon Rust Shadow, which does a really beautiful job of dulling down the metallic shine while still having an organic shadow look to it. Really in love with that paint. There are a couple of damage marks in the shield. I used MSP Nightmare Black for those as I was basecoating the inner area of the shield for the Secret Weapon rust treatment. With some real time feedback from Buglips, I went a little bit darker with the rust effect because of the existing texture of the sculpt. So after going all over with all of the steps of the Secret Weapon rust paints, I went back over it with some Rust Shadow. So here's where that left us: Next up, I also wanted to do the round detail on his shield as a gem. So first off when you paint a gem, you want to make sure that you know what direction your light is coming in from. I ten to light from above and slightly to the left for most things, which is the way that I did the highlighting overall on the shield, so that's how my gem will get its lighting as well. So I started out with painting a semicircle with MSP Pure Black in the top left. Then I filled in the rest of the area with MSP Black Green. Then I went over most of the previous area with MSP Clear Green. Then I mixed just a little brush full of Moth Green into the Clear Green and did a semi circle in the bottom right. Then I did a heavy glaze of some more Clear Green. There was a lot of push and pull with this to get the blending right. Then I glazed in some MSP Candlelight Yellow to both further smooth things out and to impart that beautiful glow that glazing Candlelight Yellow over something tends to give. I don't know how obvious that reads on the camera, but I would recommend trying it sometime over green. Lastly I took MSP Pure White and put a couple of little dots in a semicircle shape for the final highlight. Then it was late and I finished up Rictus with a few simple things that I didn't take step by step pictures of. I started by basecoating the horns of his helmet with Secret Weapon Handle Wood. Then I painted the tips of the horns with MSP Pure Black, leaving the edges jagged. I shaded the bottom edges of the horns with a quick mix of SW Handle Wood and SW Rust Shadow. I highlighted the tips of the horns with a couple of quick mixes of MSP Pure Black and SW Handle Wood. Then I basecoated the base with MSP Afterburn Grey (It's a discontinued Heavy Gear paint but tends to be my go to medium grey) and then lined the cracks with Brown Liner, then went over the rim of the stone pattern with SW Rust Shadow. I then glazed in touches of SW Rust Shadow, SW Old Rust and MSP Black Green over the tops of the stones. I highlighted the stones with a couple of quick mixes of the MSP Afterburn Grey with SW Handle Wood. Then I cleaned up the rim of the base with MSP Pure Black. And with that, Rictus was done! Thanks for following along! I hope y'all like him and that maybe this will give you some ideas for painting your own Rictus, or some part of it helps you in some way or that it was just fun for you to follow along with!