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  1. 64 points
    Hobbit thief with an invisible cloak. This was a really fun little project. A lot of playing with colors and experimenting. It is an old Ral Partha hobbit from my ‘painted-years-ago-box’ that got a repaint. The first picture is from the side that is towards the wall. And the last is from the angle where the illusion (almost) works. Any critiq and comment is welcome. Thanks for looking.
  2. 60 points
    Hello again, everyone! I know it seems like forever since I posted anything over here, but this time I had a very good excuse: the miniature wasn't released yet, and therefore I couldn't show him off! However, now that mister crusader here officially released today, I want to share him with you all! He proved to be a major lesson in OSL (object source lighting, for any of the newer folks around!) for me, as that is a technique which I have not done very often before, so I made some mistakes and learned a lot. At the end of the day, though, I'm overall quite happy with how he turned out, and he proved to be very fun to paint! His armor was especially enjoyable, and I think I stumbled upon a color mix or two that I might try to use again in the future (provided I remember exactly which colors I used!). Also, his face is simply loaded with character, and I feel like he's ready to smite evildoers with some major holy vengeance!!! Thanks for looking, and I'll try to pick a next project which doesn't have to be under wraps so I can start up another WIP thread!
  3. 50 points
    I finally decided to call her finished. Sana is, as usual from Hasslefree Miniatures, a great sculpt. I really enjoyed painting her. Hope you enjoy my paint work on this figure. Her WIP is here.
  4. 49 points
    The dragon king is a very majestic mini. Like most Kingdom Death minis, he's exquisitely detailed, and simply oozes character. In addition, he's also large enough that it is hard to get a photograph of him that keeps everything in focus. I was very happy to have a chance to paint him up. I got to do a lava face base for him (something that I'll probably do something like this on my own Dragon King when I get around to painting him up). But enough words:
  5. 46 points
    So yeah, been a long time. I had actually quit painting for some time. 5 or 6 years at least. I had a few false starts getting back in to to the hobby in that time. But yeah, pretty much the last several years, my brushes were dry, and my paints were unopened. Flash-forward to this past August, and I kinda got the itch again. The minis in the Nolzur's Marvelous Minis line for D&D really caught my notice and got me pretty excited. So, I bought a few, got my brushes wet again and, well, the picspam speaks for itself, I think. I have some success, some not quite as successful, but, lots of finished output since August. Also pictured: a WIP of a Blightfang mini I received as a gift a few days ago. It's nice to be painting again.
  6. 45 points
    Overall pretty happy with how he turned out. Would love any feedback for improvement...
  7. 44 points
    I finished up the Obsidian Crypt from Bones 3's Graveyard expansion. Used a fair amount of spray paint on this one, as I found that it didn't interact as badly with the harder Bonesium than it does with the regular stuff. I also used a bit of blue painter's tape to keep various areas protected, and wound up making use of a marbling spray to get the effect I wanted, and I'm pretty happy with it. It worked best on the floor rather than the walls, but I'm satisfied with it overall. I haven't glued any of the walls together, because it makes it easier to use as terrain or display. I also mounted some magnets in the floor, and glued some nails into the open areas in the walls so that the whole thing stays together better. It was my first real attempt at using magnets in miniatures, and I'm pretty excited about it.
  8. 44 points
    I batch painted these guys, they were just begging to be done as a group. It took longer than I expected for what amounts to a speedpaint, but I think the unified look was worth the grind. Im not super happy with the colors I chose, but once I had committed there was no going back. I do like the blue goblins, though. This year is shaping up to be "the year of the goblin" with all the goblins I have in my queue, so, their blue skin is nice variation. Blue goblins aren't often seen on the boards, and Ive always liked them (and I seem to recall buglips hating them ). The ogres are great sculpts, some of my favorite generic ogres ever. Im happy to have them. I'm looking forward to fleshing out the ranks a bit more. I plan to add the aquatic ogre, and the half ogre, as well as the new goblin command (all sculpted by Bobby Jackson, I believe). I was pleasantly surprised to see more goblin grunts as special edition minis this month - Ill have to get those as well. Anyhow, enough rambling, enjoy the pics! The whole crew "everyone get in there": "now just the goblins" "the happy couple" "and one of the kids" "OK, two. Cant get enough of them." Comments and critiques are always appreciated. There are 14 bases here (and more minis if you count each gobbo) so if anyone would like some detail shots just holler and Ill happily add more.
  9. 40 points
  10. 39 points
    Hi Everyone, I've complete my first two repaints. They serve as a progress marker, and to replace the originals which I sold. I feel like I'm finally getting some good looking skin tones, that I'm happy with, unfortunately the matte varnish seems to kill some of the shading. These pics were taken before the varnish was applied. I painted both of them with color schemes to match the originals. Would doing a gloss varnish, then a matte coat help preserve some of the shading? Also my photography has gotten better, although it still could use some improvement. And I'm slowly working on doing better on the basing. The originals had no basing. I'm think I'm going to buy a leaf punch and some cork. Is paper or real leaves recommended for making the miniature leaves? Thanks all, hope you enjoy the pics.
  11. 39 points
    Hello all! I've just finished painting "Stormwing" from my Bones 3 collection - Yay!! My painting process of this mini can be found here in my ongoing Dragon/large monster WIP thread. Please feel free to comment & critique: Thanks for looking !
  12. 38 points
    I finished Churrusina. I am mostly happy with her. Not 100% on the spell effect. I painted and repainted it and decided this was the best try so stopped. I have included the purple smoke photo I used for inspiration, I just couldn't quite get there! Anyway, I think she looks like she could be an interesting NPC for my players to "meet"! C&C welcome. Thanks for looking! Pretty purple smoke.
  13. 37 points
    77191: Hydra Bones Sandra Garrity I did this one as a speed paint for a D&D game at the last minute, and then he didn't have a base for the next two years. Well, now he's done and has a base and is just waiting for his next chance to eat adventurers. 33 Projects left on the shelf of shame! And I have the day off work tomorrow so more to follow!
  14. 36 points
    SO I was browsing through the mushrooms on the Pinterest site when their Mushroom Muse showed me these: I HAD to make some of my own. Of course they would need a setting. Being rather Faerie Folk type mushrooms, a Faerie setting was the thing. The Entrance to a Deep Place seemed an idea AND, getting carried away with the thing resulted in this, seen here on my worktable: AND with a dark background: The Welcoming Committee: ...by the entrance: Guards may eventually be placed in the side hollow: On the far side: With an overhead shot: Ideas for further adventures in Faerie Lore are swirling through my Old Mind.
  15. 36 points
    Hi guys, so in my continuing series of old school minis that I painted in the eighties and recently, I've just finished up another one. I've been concentrating on Grenadier figures for this, as this is what we had back then in the day. I just finished this one last night, and the original one I'd painted probably somewhere between 1982-1986, probably closer to 1982. I think that the original one if I recall correctly actually came with the mace broken off, which apparently at the time didn't disturb me and I painted a cleric with a little stick in his hand. and here these two merry round bellied gentlemen are side by side: One of the odder things on this figure was originally I didn't even notice that his foot that was visible was actually a bare foot. I painted his foot as if he were wearing a red shoe. Looking back too at these miniatures with the advent of the Grenadier/Mirlton Kickstarter, wondering if I might participate.
  16. 36 points
    This fun little guy is from Bombshell's Kritterkin line and is the first one of them that I have painted. I started him at our paint group last Saturday and finished him up over last few days. I wanted to go for more of a pirate type look than naval officer so I decided to play around with textured leather. It was a challenge keeping all the brown from not looking the same but I am happy with how he turned out.
  17. 35 points
    Rescued from my shelf of shame. WIP is here: Glenraven WIP Any comments, criticism or suggestions are welcome.
  18. 35 points
    Am getting into painting Reaper Bones. After washing them in soap and water I worked up from washes with Army Painter inks. Then used base coats over that and further washes. I normally use "strong tone" but like to mix it up. C and c welcome.
  19. 34 points
    This is Reaper's 60138: Sheila Heidmarch, Venture Captain, sculpted by Patrick Keith. It's a magnificent sculpt. My GM needed vampires for a game, and as I said in my WIP thread, "not all female vampires hang around graveyards in unlikely and suspicious states of undress." So Sheila Heidmarch has been adapted. Jokes about Ventrue Captains may have been made. I got an idea for how to paint velvet as well, so she is something of an experiment in that line. WIP thread here.
  20. 34 points
    So I got this guy in the holiday grab bag - figured it would be a good test for NMM. (Funny side note: in my paint journal he's described as 'IDK - some kind of bat knight.') My objectives on this mini were: 1. Try to do more NMM. I've done a very cartoony rendition of NMM previously, so this is my first time in a semi-realistic method. 2. See if I could paint a convincing 'bad guy' using mostly non-traditional bad guy colors. 3. See if I could take a baby step towards OSL with the red glow from the visor. This was my 'bridge too far' -- I think this may have been the wrong model to attempt this on, as the feature is relatively small and has little interaction with other surfaces on the mini. It may have been better to work this on the gem. However, I think I'm also still missing some of the technique as well.
  21. 34 points
    "One of my favourite range of figures ever was Citadel's 1980's licensed "Lord Of The Rings" minis. I have finally decided to get all the miniatures I own painted up (over time) & try to acquire the ones which are missing from my collection (& paint them up too!)". Here is my next completed mini - Strider. It's actually part of a blister of 3 minis (ME1 - Fellowship Heroes) which also includes Gandalf & Frodo. I love the sculpting on this figure - grim yet regal. To make him look like he is roaming the wilds, I added some dirt onto the bottom of his cloak & boots by drybrushing a light brown followed by a dark brown nearest the bottom. Thanks for looking!
  22. 34 points
  23. 34 points
    Hi folks, The new Deepstar Kraken model is coming out soon for DeepWars and I painted up this one for display using a lot of inks and liquid acrylics. This model (not really a miniature when this big) was done in different stages. The base painting was done with blue skin and light tentacles. The mantle and top of the tentacles were given two washes of Marine Blue (Ultramarine) liquid acrylics (Dr. Phil Martins brand) mixed with matte medium and water. When the first was dry, the second was applied. The underside of the tentacles was done with a mix of Cerulean Blue ink (Liquitex) + white paint + Matte medium and water. After removing from the base, as it was making it difficult to reach the bottom of the tentacles, I applied many light blue glazes (Cerulean Blue + Ultramarine Blue + White) for highlights and some dark (Ultramarine Blue) glazes for shadows. The goal was to make the blending mostly smooth but not to go overboard and spend too long on it. The reason will become clear soon. The next stage was the big one. Dots of blue-green, green, yellow-green, white and various shades of orange and Burnt Umber were applied to the mantle and tentacles. This was done using Liquitex inks and Phil Martin liquid acrylics to make sure the dots were very pure in color and, more importantly, flowed evenly off the end of the brush, which was held and used like a pen. After the dots had dried, glazes of inks colors were applied, yellow-green to the mantle and tips of tentacles and bright orange to the “face”. When this dried, more dots were applied over them and highlights were applied to some of the dots using a bit of white or yellow mixed into the ink. The eyes were done with yellow liquid acrylic mixed with white, black, and a bit of blue as the base. It was highlighted with more white and a touch of yellow. The black iris was painted, then more white highlights were applied around it to clean it up. Finally, the big highlight was added at the top with thinned white. The eyes were not painted as gems (bright bottom, dark top with hot-spot secular reflection) here as the light was meant to be diffused by the water. Maybe next time. The base was done with washes of Burnt Sienna ink first, then washes of Pthalho blue and Marine Blue ink to darken the rocks. it was all drybrushed with Americana brand Buttermilk, then some glazes of greens, magentas and purples were added to the sponges and corals. The barnacles were drybrushed with some white to make them stand out.
  24. 34 points
    Really liked painting this one, lots of good details. I really wanted to try OSL with his eyes and was considering adding some gore to his claws and teeth but got to this point and decided I really liked how he was looking and didn't want to muck him up with something I haven't tried before. Maybe next time! Feedback is more than welcome, please! Also, finally printed out a background for my pics
  25. 33 points
    Hasslefree Children - isn't that a contradiction in terms? Smurf me sideways, these are tiny!
  26. 33 points
    "One of my favourite range of figures ever was Citadel's 1980's licensed "Lord Of The Rings" minis. I have finally decided to get all the miniatures I own painted up (over time) & try to acquire the ones which are missing from my collection (& paint them up too!)". Here is my next completed mini - Gandalf. It's actually part of a blister of 3 minis (ME1 - Fellowship Heroes) which also includes Strider & Frodo. He was quite nice to paint overall - not too complicated either. Thanks for looking!
  27. 33 points
    I paint a lot of Privateer Press models because I play their games, but only post those I really enjoy to this forum. These porcine ladies were tons of fun to paint up. Much of the model was suitable for directional highlighting + inks, or basecoat + wash, which gave me lots of time to work on the fun parts: the hair. And boy do these girls have lots of it. I also shot them against a different background, which I thought I'd post since the whole photo just gives a different feel.
  28. 33 points
    I picked up Nethyrmaul to be a cohort for a major undead villain in my Pathfinder campaign, and decided that I really liked the idea of her slaying a Silver dragon and reanimating it as an evil zombie minion, so, I tried my hand at a bit of a NMM(ish) silver scale pattern with a little bit of actual metallic silver thrown in to a few places. He was a long time in completing, the process, but I'm really happy with him. I'm especially fond of the "dragon graveyard" base that he's standing on. The skulls are from a "Prehistoric Mammal Skulls" Toob pack I picked up at the local arts and crafts store. The ribs rising out of the ground are actually the teeth of a plastic alligator clip I grabbed from a grocery store, and the extra rocks are actual rocks and debris from the broken pavement outside my house. He's mounted on a 7" diameter wooden base. I appreciate your looks and comments. I'm still figuring out some of the things I'm working on with this sort of thing.
  29. 33 points
    I swear these cloaks are just calling me out. ATM I don't see a chance to practice blending or create a dominate color for the miniature as much as a blank canvass for new patterns. I still have the mindset, of oh well that's not perfect the next one will be better, rather than spending enough time to fix the model I'm working on.
  30. 33 points
    Was commissioned by some friends of my brother to remake the minis the kids in Stranger Things used. There's a lot I'd like to have improved and fixed, but had to rush it a bit due to the deadline, but here's the finished project Which were mostly based on these 2 images Demogorgon Wizard Dwarf Fighter
  31. 32 points
    All of the sculpts from the 25th anniversary miniatures were great. All of them amazingly painted. But there was one of them which palette I didn't really liked... too much color :d So I painted my Dain Deepaxe with a sober palette.
  32. 32 points
    Haven't paint much mini recently, having been building resin kit of anime characters mostly, but I managed to finish Marthrangul here, done in a colour scheme that parody the Rathalos in Monster Hunter series. The base is a CD covered with plaster wall hole filler and chopped up plastic spruces added in for rigidity, the covered with black paint, cracked earth effect paint and a lot of moss grass. The biggest failure has to be the pattern on the wings. I wanted to add some random pattern onto the wings using a stencil, but it just didn't work out at all...
  33. 32 points
    I am not actually done with this project - but there are less than 20 figures left to paint. (real math) I decided to redo the original kick stater poster, but with painted figures. I took photos of 5-6 figures at a time and edited the pictures together with the free software pixlr I am not entirely happy with the quality of the photo editing and could use some suggestions. Orginalphoto
  34. 31 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
  35. 31 points
    Hi again, everyone! Okay, so I know I was promising a good WIP thread, but I managed to finish this adorable little chibi up so fast that it would not have made for a very good thread. The next mini will be WIP material! I actually started on this mini last ReaperCon, where I used her as a demonstration miniature for my chibi painting class, and I ended up liking the results enough that I actually came back to her after all these months (while waiting for some supplies to arrive for a bigger project!). I simply love chibi minis, and the Reaper chibis are fantastic to work with! Now I just eagerly await the upcoming release of the fantasy-themed Bones chibis! Thanks a bunch for looking!!!
  36. 31 points
  37. 31 points
    Finally finished my dragon. Custom walnut turned base.
  38. 31 points
    Another quick 2 hour job for some tabletop gaming.
  39. 31 points
    WIP Link Somehow I forgot to cross post her from WIP to Show Off. Here she is. This was my sky-earth-non-metallic-metal learning project.
  40. 30 points
    A figure I really like, and Reaper doesn't do many of these sort of semi-historical figures. The example I received had the blade of the rapier almost tied in a knot. No chance of properly straightening that, so I cut it off and replaced it with a carefully blunted pin. I like to think that this makes the whole thing look in better proportion, but she can be a menace to pick it up!
  41. 30 points
    Last monster I need for a Special campaign I am running right now. I really like this mini. She really came out great in the bones material. I only wish her base were a bit bigger. The “arches” of the building she is on are clearly made for gnome children, not adult humans.
  42. 30 points
    So, this guy showed up on my front door on Friday as a gift from a friend. Fun to paint, a pain to put together, and I couldn't get the tip of the tail to not droop to the floor to save my life (yes, I did several heat and cools). Also, chasing down the areas where the paint rubbed away (despite priming) was pretty frustrating. However, Reaper is still unmatched as far as cool dragons go. And Greens are among my favorites. Anywho, enjoy!
  43. 30 points
    Here is my rendition of Kevoth-Kul, the Black Sovereign of Numeria. I sculpted this figure last year (2017) and painted him over the last month (Feb 2018). I started painting him at Paint Club in Denver, when I was visiting Gene Van Horne and Michael Proctor for the weekend. I met @Cyradis, among others. Numeria is the Pathfinder nation that blends fantasy barbarians with sci-fi. A spaceship from another galaxy crashed there long ago, and people have been plundering the tech-wreckage. Kevoth-Kul is the nominal ruler of Numeria, but someone else is pulling his strings. His goblet is full of delicious spaceship juice! Mmm, mmm. A full day's supply of Vitamin X! Oops, he spilled a few drops. His consort is Kul-Inkit: link to her Forum thread. Art for the Pathfinder Adventure Path book: link to cover at Paizo website. (Any resemblance to famous barbarians of Cimmeria is ... well ... probably well-intentioned homage on the part of Paizo Publishing and/or artist Wayne Reynolds.) Anyway ... the photos: I had painted some small "transparent" potion-bottles but not an item like this before. I paid attention to how Angela Imrie and other painters made solid miniatures look clear. The effect works best from these 2 photo angles, because you can convince yourself that you are seeing orange vapor through the glass goblet, though it is actually painted on the surface. It doesn't work as well from the side views. Enjoy, Derek
  44. 30 points
    SO I have been hoping to get Enigma's Oz-zuh moon Face; AND I have been waiting almost patiently for a restock of Enigma at C.M.o.N.. Realizing that I just might not live long enough to see that happen I decided to make my own version of the Guy. This is what theirs looks like: This is my version: Oz in the Spooky Woods: I still would like to do Enigma's, but I am pleased with my own attempt...it might be a lack of taste issue.
  45. 30 points
    Hi Everyone, Here's my next two mini's I've completed. Liela was originally supposed to be a druid, I was inspired by someone else who painted their Liela with an Ice style Palette. In retrospect I think I really should have sculpted her a summoning circle base, but I had already done all the rocks on her base. So I tried to use grass & flowers to cover them up. Terezinya, this is actually the first time I've painted NMM gold that I thought came out decent. I tried to NMM her steel bits too. Her clothing really didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. I foresee more practicing painting black clothing in the future. I think I should have tried to sculpt part of a grave on her base. Currently I've been sculpting all the basing before putting paint on the minis, I wondering If I should wait until later. Overall I'm happy with the minis, but not the basing. And of course I'm always looking for C&C to improve. Thanks for looking!
  46. 29 points
    So I recently posted Rozmina, the Half-Orc Pirate from Derek Schubert. Here is the other half-orc I was working on at the same time, but as this one had a lot more going on with armor and such, he took quite a while longer. Really cool mini sculpted by Bob Olley around 2003, large figure, good heft to him. the only frustrating part on this one was the chainmail and trying to get all the paint into all those little holes, and I can see some spots where it didn't work quite like I wanted it to. Also what color would you guys call his metals that aren't "steel" colored? Referring to the hilt, the belt buckle, and that heart looking thing protecting his manly parts?
  47. 29 points
    This is Frorigh. Another one resurrected from my shelf of shame (27 left). WIP thread here: Frorigh WIP
  48. 29 points
    02915: Vulthus Oathcroak. He got put on my shelf of shame when I realized I was painting him 20 shades of the same brown all over. Then I had this crazy idea today to give him a green wand. Now he is ready for battle in my D&D game. 26 Left on the shelf of shame.
  49. 29 points
    Hello all, so here's a mini I've had literally for years and years, probably around the time she was actually released, but didn't get around to painting her up until finishing her a few nights ago. I worked on her at the same time I did another half-orc, which I still have pending. Anyhow, this is Rozmina, the half-orc pirate #3242, sculpted by Derek Schubert. I fell in love with this figure the moment I saw it, but such as life is, never got around to painting her. Too much love, not enough time. She didn't take too long to paint, the longest thing was trying to figure out her actual color scheme. Didn't know what color two do the three pieces of clothing she has on. Once I got that figured out she moved along pretty quickly. She has big, expressive eyes, and I was getting really close to wanting to put the white reflective dot in there, but chickened out at the last moment. I tried to actually do the "whites" of her eyes as a orangy yellow, but I kind of think it made the eyes get lost a bit in her green colored skin. Anyhow, reasonably happy with how she came out, let me know what you think! Thanks! EDIT: so after looking at the eyes and not being so satisfied with them, I worked on them again a little last night and I still can't seem to get a super good picture of them, but here is a bit of an improvement hopefully: I added a little white dot to each eye (the one on the right hand side turned out better than the left) and tried to create a bit more lining around that eye, and a little less around the other eye. Don't know if that makes a difference or not? Once again, it's always being unsatisfied with one's own work....
  50. 29 points
    some of you probably saw this on the facebook site, but if not...