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  1. 58 points
    Alright, so the moss came in and did brighten her up. Now she has happy autumn instead of dark autumn. The lights were getting dim but I had to take some photos anyway! I might update them another time. The colors chosen are based off real colors in actual peacocks, even the spotted sash (upper wing near shoulder) and yellow cloak (legs) and the hair (more wing colors). The tall grass is made of real peacock feathers that I snipped and glued together. I wanted her to be going between some fantastic brush on a rocky hillside. One of the feather pieces got stuck under her arm for photos... and by the time I noticed my sunlight was gone. The flowers are from I think Floranatur? Something like that. The rock is first painted as a gneiss, then drizzled in schist dust, with actual garnets glued in as cobbles, then they got mossed a bit. Not too shabby for first real basing batch? I intend to do a "how to peacock feathers" when 1) I get the energy to do another cloak in peacock feathers, 2) empty out my wet palette, and 3) pick a figure for it. I'll also be taking @Clever Crow's advice and increasing the contrast per feather next time. Enough blather - you all just want pictures!
  2. 47 points
    Here are the minis that I painted up for my Widower's Wood set. I've always loved Gatormen, and these minis were all loads of fun. One thing to note is that Widower's Wood makes use of the different colored plastic used for the minis. If you paint them up, you need to have a way to tell them apart. I've seen people paint the bases in bright colors, or paint the whole minis in red or blue, but I prefer a more subtle approach. There are marks on the bases that I painted in red or blue, and I found places on the minis to express these colors as well (feathers, or the fade on the back fins and such). Well, here they are:
  3. 43 points
    Presenting Mrs. Silence, the female half of the Silence character class, who came in a limited Black Friday set from Kingdom Death. Despite being quite the pain in the bum to work on, she had to be assembled and painted in lots of little stages (and I never did get the two halves of her jacket to line up properly), I'm really rather pleased with the final result. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
  4. 42 points
    I found some Disney princess busts on Amazon for cheap and decided to give them a shot but with a bit of a twist. Vampire Belle: My first bust actually, it was a blast to paint
  5. 41 points
    Allanah Greyloft OSL project. The WIP is here. Allanah WIP If you have any suggestions or criticisms I'd love to hear them.
  6. 39 points
    Isn't she a cutie? Catie is 25 and single. Her hobbies include swamp-wallowing, adventurer-eating and needlepoint.
  7. 37 points
    I started painting minis probably around age 13 (2002?). I used enamel paints with mineral spirits thinners, didn't believe in priming, and my brushes were awful. I also indiscriminantly mixed glossy paint and matte paint. I inhaled nasty fumes. It took 30 mins to shake a bottle of paint and a wrench to open it. I was a noob. These guys are on my windowsill behind me while I paint now. The lady with the dragon staff is the 6th I painted. The dwarf is the 40th. The others are in order between 6 and 40... except for the matron. She's one of the first I painted when I switched to acrylics in ~2010, but before I found the forums. Why do I share this? Because we all start out somewhere. I think it is useful to look back at the old stuff. I had a ton of fun with these, even if they make me cringe now. Not doing a nice photoshoot this time. Might be too painful to look at - also takes a lot of setup!
  8. 36 points
    I finished my Damaris Walmund, Duskwarden, yesterday. I painted her to look Elf-like, since she will be joining my Ghost Archipelago all-Elf crew in the role of a Hunter. I'm really pleased with this one; it's about as good as I can manage. The jacket is Folk Art Color Shift paint, which turned out pretty neat as a pearly metallic, but I don't see much color shifting in it. I tried for a strawberry blond on the hair, but it ended up going more pinkish; not that that's a bad thing. Her face was a challenge, particularly the way the vest collar partially obscures part of the mouth and the hair partially overhangs the eyes. For some reason painting parts of things is harder than painting the whole... And I noticed in the photos that here's a little bleb of dark paint over her left eye. Oh, well, consider it a birthmark, as I am not going back in and repairing it at this point and risk messing up the whole thing! On the base, I attempted to blend her integral cobbled base into a grassy surrounding by adding some loose cobbles around it, cut from a bit of Bones sprue, as if it was part of some ruined floor for path and slowly breaking apart.
  9. 35 points
    Made from the "Mashaaf" and "Great Cthulhu" figures, here's my interpretation of Crom Cruach, the Celtic fertility god who demanded the sacrifice of a third of the children and whom St.Patrick allegedly vanquished:
  10. 35 points
    I picked this fellow out of my increasingly vast collection because I figured he would be a simple speed-paint while I work on a more involved multi-piece project and, hey, who doesn't need a cultist on their shelf? He was finished in two short sessions, yay! I ended up liking this guy a lot more than I was expecting with such a simple subject and painting approach; I guess I'm learning to appreciate more subtle color palates as time goes on. I think I'll be picking up the Reaper bones cultists (with circle) to give him some buddies. Painted primarily with the dark elf skin, dusky skin, and vampyric skin triads, with nightmare black (one of my all time favorite colors) for good measure. I was going for a dark and generic color palate, but I wanted his skin to have a creepy pallor to reflect his life in the shadows. Comments are always appreciated Full disclosure: I edited a single white pixel in one photo that was bugging me. not sure what it was, it wasn't on the mini itself....
  11. 34 points
    This was my first shot at a 54mm miniature and I chose finari, I am very happy indeed with how she came out and especially like the gold NMM which was a mix of scale 75 and reaper paints with a little Vallejo game air white. Thanks to everyone on the WIP thread for input and support and I welcome any feedback that could improve her. Hope you like her as much as I do.
  12. 32 points
    It was really difficult to find a dragonkin model I liked, and a sleek one at that. Most are clunky and just seemed more like lizardman then Dragon. But I really enjoyed this model.
  13. 30 points
    This is a group I have been working on for several months. Left to right: 77418: Xiao Liu, Female Monk, a repainted clix figure, a pair of 60152: Brotherhood of the Seal (Brotherhood? They have pretty large busts to be 'brothers"), 2534: Kiri, Female Ninja, another asian themed repainted clicky figure, and 2731: Yuri, Female Monk. I didn't want to use all black on them, so they are painted in dark purples and blues, with some brighter colors for accents. Also Xiao Liu and Yuri needed some clothing modification for modesty.
  14. 30 points
    Posted this over the weekend on the Reaper Facebook group and thought I'd share it here as well. Its my first time painting camo and I was fairly happy with that result. Any tips on making modern metal, like the gun, more realistic are appreciated.
  15. 30 points
    The Dung Beetle Knight is one of Kingdom Death's more iconic monsters, and one of the more difficult ones to deal with. Here is a DBK that I got to do for a client. The mini is absolutely fantastic- the hardest thing about painting him is that he's been painted up very well quite a few times before- it is a little bit tough to make him unique and awesome at the same time. I shaded and highlighted the green with some contrasting colors to give him the effect you see here.
  16. 29 points
    Time to play with my new olive skin tones! I'll end up freehanding some tattoos on her eventually. For now she has eyes and a base coat. Smoothing some mold lines with resin was annoying. Future photos will have to be thru Imgur; this lady is fully nude. I put a finger in front of her naughty bits this time.
  17. 29 points
    This is a re-paint of one of Wizards of the Coast's pre-painted plastic D&D miniatures. According to the information moulded under the base, it's a Lich Necromancer. I tried to get his cloak looking like a fairly freshly flayed skin, though with fairly limited success. WotC's pre-painted miniatures are extremely variable in quality, both in sculpting and in painting. This isn't one of their best in either respect, but neither is it one of their worst.
  18. 29 points
    So, yesterday I made reference to receiving good news. Now that its been verified ( I just got the letter/documents in my inbox), I can share: I have received (and accepted)a job offer! Once I get home, I'll look everything over, sign it, and send it back. So much stress gone, just like that.
  19. 29 points
    Relatively quick tabletop job. I wanted him to be dark, but not completely black. Used a lot of Corporeal Shadow highlighted with blue.
  20. 29 points
    Hasslefree's Delphine; a nice simple figure with bags of character. I always get pleasure and satisfaction when painting this companys' products.
  21. 29 points
    The second figure I painted this week, got quite a lot done. This is one of the Silver and Steel figures from the boxed sets based on Larry Elmore art. Once again, figuring out colors was a pain, especially it took forever for me to figure out what color I was going to paint the little dragon, and in the end, he just turns out to be green. Pale skin, dark hair, hopefully it was a good combination!
  22. 29 points
    Finished him up a week ago or so, but just got around to pics. Second attempt at NMM, not really happy with the results, but I suppose it works. Had further plans on doing OSL from the sword but was feeling finished by the time I got that far and decided good enough. May try and come back and add it in later though.
  23. 28 points
    These two are presently members of my (moderately successful) Frostgrave war-band. A barbarian and the band Captain respectively.
  24. 28 points
    Hi everyone! Here's another Critter I completed today. DSM7989, Maid Marian the Fox sculpted by Dave Summers. This 28mm pewter model is from Dark Sword Miniatures, Critter Kingdoms - Anthropomorphic Animals. I painted her as a brown fox with Reaper's Master Series Paint and used ink for the Object-source lighting (OSL) effect.
  25. 27 points
    Hi everyone! Here is DSM8021, the Fox Cleric with Mace from Dark Sword Miniatures, Critter Kingdoms - Anthropomorphic Animals. This 28mm pewter model was sculpted by Dave Summers. I painted this one as a veteran grey fox. Looking at the pictures, I'm not totally happy with the eyes and may need to repaint the pupil. Your comment are welcome!
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