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    Here are some pictures of my painted version of ReaperCon 2017 Sophie. Talin came up with a wonderful swamp witch concept that Bobby Jackson did a terrific job bringing to miniature life. Sophie is separate from the base, so you can use the swamp wyrm in a game or for a different character if you wish. (His head is a different piece, and look at the two connector bits for a fun Easter egg if you get one of these.) Those not going to ReaperCon need not despair! You can order her from the Reaper site from Thursday, October 19 through Sunday, October 22. I believe the cost is $17.99, but that's not my department, so don't quote me. ;-> This is a hunk of metal, so that's a fair price.
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    Whew. I finished him. I have to say, this was a fun project. The idea came to me sometime last year, but it took awhile for me to get around to working on him. I've decided that monochrome relaxes me. It's just easier somehow to take color out of the picture and just work on shadows and highlights. I think I need to vary my levels a bit, but overall, I wanted it to read as a night scene, so I'm happy. I like the idea of an accent color. I've been wanting to try that for awhile now. Though looking at him, I could probably pop the osl on his face. the pumpkin in the back worked out better- most likely because it has larger opening for the eyes. I tried to find his sku number in the catalog and failed, but this was The Headless Mousling from 2014, sculpted by Gene Van Horne.I used a bones rat, a pillar from the graveyard set, and 2 pumpkins. Anyway, enjoy and Happy Halloween! I'm using my new Iphone and seem to have issues editing, so pics may be a bit funky...
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    Decided to have some fun today as I was digging thru my figures pulling out stuff I am going to put in the BOGW. I ran across the hydra and remembered that next weekend I planned on throwing my d&d players up against one. 3-4 hours later I have a painted up hydra on a scenic base from secret weapon miniatures. Added some water effects for a tiny swampy pond beneath it. I’d love to hear your C&C!
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    This is was my entry for the 4th quarterly Reaper Facebook contest. It was good enough for 3rd place! There were so many well painted models, and awesome interpretations. As I was planning it, my starting idea was copper nmm. I didn't want the typical verdigris. Then I thought a bluish or purple to counter the orange, so that got me thinking Drow with purple glazed into her shadows. Then I took that farther to try to get OSL in her eyes, shield, and base as if she was casting 'protection from good' or something. Sadly, the OSL was saved to the end when I ran out of time. So I tried a bright rim around those areas, then a purple glaze. It wasn't striking enough for my tastes, but ... deadlines! So, I hope you like her. Sorry if the photo is blurry, it's a cell phone screen grab. C&C welcome.
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    Another speed paint of around 3 hours including the base.
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    Well, it's been about seven years since I last painted a space marine, and I have to confess that seeing all the amazing work on the new Primaris Marines was making me want to give it a try again. I have long thought it would be cool to do a chrome (or SENMM [Sky-Earth Non-Metallic Metal]) Marine, so I finally gave that a shot! The technique itself is painfully slow, but I had a lot of fun, and I'm pretty happy with the results! Oh, and I did do a little bit of conversion work by swapping in some old Dark Angels bits, in case anyone was wondering! Thanks for looking! Hopefully, after ReaperCon, I'll have time to do a YouTube tutorial on how I did the chrome for those of you who are interested!
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    This one has been sitting on my desk begging to be finished for awhile now. After taking the pics I fiddled with the face and changed the color of the stained wood to a walnut which I like better. I'll try to get a photo of that up at some point. I had a wip on this with all my colors and process but the evil empire of photobucket ate the pictures. I used some of the bright skin triad and for the shadow colors corporeal shade. The basework is made from the firm sculpey (the gray type,) a stick and etched brass foliage. The spider shield and barrel are from reaper's bones line. The crystal I did with a few real ones and then just made the rest out of sculpey. I had fun with the idea of someone emerging from shadow so painted the back with the shadow colors and then blended the front to back which gave me a very nice green I used also on the foliage. I made that using a combo of chestnut brown, corporeal shade and linen white. Enjoy! C&C welcome and feel free to ask any questions! I can try to dig up some of the old photos, but having lost my hard drive, it may take time to find the right SD card. Also, I have clearly been playing too much Skyrim...
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    After two months of work, he is done! I give you ... Narthrax the White. If that's not enough for you, there are a hundred and forty eight more pictures in the WIP thread, documenting his development in excruciating detail. On a side note, as I made the final adjustments and took the photos, I finished watching the climactic episode of Critical Role. And it was awesome.
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    After painting the dragon for the Paint Your Dragon Contest, I needed a "palette cleanser" before starting on the Jedi children minis for my grandkids' Christmas ornaments. They are even tinier than the dwarf so it was good for me to practice on a little mini again. Her eyes, especially her right one gave me fits. Other than that eye, I am pretty happy with her and she is just for play anyway. I tried to really push my highlights on her. I think I am usually too conservative. This time, I may have overdone it but I like her and she was for practice so she'll stay this way most likely. I did a wash on her hair but it really knocked the highlights down so I re=highlighted. Also, I realize once I saw the photos, she has a tiny bit of flock stuck to the front of her. I have tweezed that off but did not retake the photos as it didn't make that big of difference. Any C&C is appreciated.
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    Hello! I wanted to share with the broad forum my attempt to paint a Bones to a high-showcase level... pushing my limits on NMM, skin, wounds and blood. Also texturing on the leather pieces, and freehanding a wood texture on the shield. I am really happy with the piece, and it took second place in the Quarterly Bones Challenge
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    Finally got time to finish this guy, hope yiu guys like it, and sorry for the delay
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    So here is my first attempt at a true scenic base. I did paint up DDS2 but this is my first project where I built everything and used my own imagination. Anyways I was wanting this to look like a frost giant standing outside of his cave. I had a little trouble with the cave in that I couldn't give it the depth I wanted to make it look like a cave instead of just a rocky cover. I try to paint the inside of the cave black to give it depth which helped but still not quite what I was looking for. Overall I am pretty happy with it but there are some things that I think that I can improve on (especially cleaning up the rim of the base). I wanted to show the frost giant by himself first so that you can check out his paint job and offer any C&C you might have on that. After those is him on the base but unfortunately I had taken down my setup that I had used for the pictures of the giant so I didn't get the quality of pictures I would have liked. Also it is really tall so I was having trouble to get everything to fit in the frame like I would have liked. I think I will try to retake the pictures of the base and get some better shots as I would like to enter it in one of the contest in the forum. Does anyone know which one I should enter it into? 100mm+? I originally thought the diorama but didn't get a second figure into the scene. I don't think I'll win but it might be fun. Anyways...
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    I haven't painted much in the past couple months, so I thought I'd correct that by repainting an old model that I had painted when I started the hobby and had stripped down awhile back. I thought I had pictures from earlier, but apparently I have lost them over time. Oh well. Here she is, my Flaming Fist mercenary version of Isabeau:
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    Another Reaper dragon painted Narthrax this time, in green
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    Here are "many" pictures of my entry for the Reaper 4th Quarterly Facebook Group Painting Contest. I wanted unusual colors for the armor and after painting her, I decided to call her "Pink kills". Shaern Female Antipaladin was scuplted by Bobby Jackson. The pieces of monster on the base are parts from Reaper's 03334, Creature Components and 03440, Creature Components II. The first picture was my entry in the contest. Comments and critiques are very welcome.
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    Painting a dragon with random palette of colors was a fun challenge. One of the most fun to paint this year. (tied with Hippo King) Contest Thread Combined Show-Off thread WIP Insomnia started out as a storm dragon, but I chose to go with ocean waves instead. I didn't have a sea dragon, and was having fun with water bases. at 3 weeks of painting it is the second fastest dragon I have finished. Really it just flew by, and I kept making more time to work on him. His name is Insomina because of more than the usual late or middle of the night painting sessions. was aiming at high tabletop quality. Officially rolled : Mint green, Cloudy Grey and Marine Teal with no further ado
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    I'm just really proud of this, my first work with an airbrush ever. Maybe it's not the best skill & craft work out there for finishing a figure, but I think I win some points for originality. What I learned... Sometimes, inspiration comes when you think your finished (my son said "I thought you were going for a nebula") Sometimes, your wife says "It needs something iridescent" when you think you're done and she's right. Sparkling Amethyst on the spines Airbrushing means mixing and getting your consistency exactly right - I got lucky on my first try Airbrushing base colors is insanely fast, uses almost no paint and produces something much more even than I could dry-brushing Dry brushing is great for aging/leathering a piece - airbrushing is all about consistency of coverage. Trying to add red-shifted & blue-shifted stars to the star field looked like birthday cake sprinkles. Nature always has better color schemes than I can come up with on my own. I still need to figure out how to layer/thin/build up my colors. After initial airbrushing with Violet Shadow and Clear Magenta and maybe a mix with aged bonne for the belly. First pass at layering for the spikes. I've got some learning to do. Another angle at the "ready for detailing" stage. My son said "nebula" and I broke out the clear blue and thinned it, but probably not enough. Here's the "finished" product. I detailed so many stars in the blue areas. Then my wife said "iridescent" and I added Sparkling Amethyst to the spines. It's a great touch and highlights the raised part of the body instead of leaving it the same as the rest. For scale against another recent work, my lizardman army.
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    Painted up the largest mini from the Bones 3 Campaign rewards that I received. Thought I'd share. It's big. Really, really big.
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    Finished painting my Fade a while back, thought I'd share her here. She took a long time to finish, but taught me much about how to do skin. Reaper skin triads are the friggin' best! She isn't nude, but if the mods find her to be too NSFW, I'd be happy to hide the images behind links.
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    Greetings! Just finished another Reaper 25th Anniversary mini, this time Eli Quicknight. I went with a dark gritty theme overall but with a flash of colour on his cloak. I used Reaper Master Series Triad 09701: Blood Colors for this - really happy with how they went on & the overall finish. Thanks for looking! (4 Down, 8 to go!)
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    I saw this painted green somewhere and I found the idea interesting. I have second copy of it, so it will be more like the name says ;) More pictures: http://zgielk.blogspot.com/2017/10/zielony-smok-green-dragon.html
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    Melody (aka Mel) the Necromancer is complete! She is clearly a Slytherin. Adventures: shading green with purple (thanks CMPA), NMM scythe, hiding a bad foot with paint, heck of a tattoo, granite, and accidentally painting a familiar face. Mel will be used in my D&D campaign as a potential romance interest to the Necrobard in an attempt to sway him towards evil. Some photos are zoomed on face, scythe, and the rock. WIP:
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    Here is a fairly large dragon from Mierce Miniatures. My client had me use a similar color scheme to the Visceralyn that I painted for a competition a few years ago. I think he came out rather nice- I only wish I had photographed him with a dark background (since that tends to improve the look of OSL minis like this one).
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    In the third Bones kickstarter, one of the dragons was made available in clear Bones material, in addition to the normal offwhite the Bones usually come in. Naturally, I opted for the clear one. Reiterating how to paint translucent minis: Clearly, it is nessecary to use paints that in themselves are translucent, such as inks or quickshades to preserve some of the dragon’s own translucency or it will all be for nought! From bitter experience I know that the usual opaque paints will *not* work if you want any sort of translucent effect, even if they are thinned considerably. Many acrylic paints such as I use, (e.g. Citadel, Vallejo, Army Painter, Reaper, Scale 75 etc) will cover in a certain way which obscures the translucency, also when thinned. Some will leave a “chalky” look. This is mostly apparent in pale and whitish paints. So anyway: The key to painting a transparent mini is first to scrub it in warm, soapy water to remove any mold release residue (silicon, talc or whatever. It is greasy and stops the paint from sticking properly to the mini.) The plastic/resin is in itself also somewhat paint repellent on it’s own, so: When dry, undercoat it with clear, (preferably matte) varnish. This lets the paint adhere to the mini just like a normal opaque undercoat. Then, knock yourself out with inks or quickshades. Experiment with several layers and different colours, even wet blending as you go. Take care to remove any unwanted pools of paint that might gather. I use a clean, damp brush for this. Opaque paints should be kept only for extremely light highlighting and any bits that are to be opqaque, such as the base, or for effects such as making eyes pop. I used Army Painter Soft Tone quickshade ink (the water based stuff that comes in a dropperbottle, not the horrendous and smelly dip that goes by the same name). In additon I used Army Painter Green quickshade, with claws and eyesockets in Red quickshade. Eyeballs were done in old Citadel Golden Yellow, and the entire body was given an extremely light drybrush with Reaper Dirty Bone on a broad brush. The teeth were picked out in the same dirty bone. The bedrock was glued down to one of my custom oval 3Dprinted bases, and painted in opaques in the same way as I do most rock these days: Dark green/grey over black, heavy drybrush in sandy yellow followed by a lighter drybrush with off white. Some tufts, thinned pva glue and my magic flock /scatter mix later, voila. I kept the dragon and the base as two seperate parts when painting to avoid slopping the wrong kind of paint where it was not meant to go. I even remembered to paint the plugs on the underside of the feet that were to be in contact with the base to avoid ugly bright patches there. I opted for a relatively heavy stain. To make the colour less colouring. thin the quickshade with preferably acrylic medium, or water. This needs a bit more shepherding and brushwork up until the ink starts to dry enough to stay still, to avoid an uneven result. Kyphrixis (clear variant) Reaper Bones KS3 Translucent bones 125mm x 90mm oval base
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    Where is my cow? is that my cow? it goes 'moo' i have found my cow
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    Hi All! Here's Kyphrixis from the Bones 3 Kickstarter which I've been working on for the last few weeks. Thanks for looking!
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    Howdy all, Dmagamus here. Sat down yesterday and painted this lovely lady up in one long sitting. If you'll allow me a moment to gush, I wrapped up a campaign last night that has spanned from level 1 to 20 and lasted nearly 3 years. I need a giant spellcaster for the final fight, and I wanted it to look pretty good, so I put a pretty fair amount of time into it. I think it came out pretty well.
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    For your consideration: Reaper Bones miniature Female Anti-Paladin. It wasn't until I started on my idea for the shield that I realized that *it* was the Main Character. Not exactly a daemon-possessed sword, but a symbiotic relationship none-the-less. Extravagant tone with bright, decadent colors. She-Hulk for the hair. Massive Voodoo for the dots. (More dots!) My cat Zen for the eyes. (He's a Tom.) Lots of non-textured areas to tell a story. Great player character or reoccurring NPC. A lesson of extreme - in Color and form. The armor was protective but the clothing was tattered like a torn mesh bodysuit. Heavy straps encircled limbs and the armored boots formed like hooves. Toothy maw adornment on the armor hints at hunger. A very introspective Pin-Up. I hope you enjoy. :)
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    Hi everyone! I feel like I've been a horrible forumite lately in terms of posting (lots of busy life stuff, such as the birth of my daughter, but that's still not a good enough excuse ), and I need to get a WIP started again! Now, some of you may have already seen this guy on my FaceBook page, but I'll try to get this WIP caught up quickly as there is still plenty more to do! First off, though, background: Like a good number of people in this hobby, it was seeing Space Marines for the first time that really got me into this hobby. They were just so cool (like good-guy Stormtroopers!), and my brothers and I had to have some. We obviously weren't very good painters, however, and so even my most recent Space Marine (now about seven years old!) is from quite a different time in my hobby career! During these last seven years, I became thoroughly dissatisfied with GW's treatment of the hobby and ended up leaving Space Marines far behind. However, in my opinion at least, GW has seemingly repented of some of their sins of late, and acts such as the resurrection of Blood Bowl have helped me become at least interested enough again to want to revisit a Space Marine now that my talents have improved. Along those lines, a Primaris Marine seemed like a perfect option! I did an easy arm swap, slapped on some extra Dark Angels bits, and replaced the helmet with a good ol' beaky one, but otherwise the craziest thing I wanted to do was with the paint scheme. After thinking about it for a long time, I absolutely had to finally do an entire Marine in SENMM (aka. Sky-Earth Non-Metallic Metal, or, simply, chrome)! With that goal chief on my mind, I started by priming the mini in white, and then airbrushing him blue from the top and brown from the bottom. Even though all that gets covered up, it can help to see the horizon-line while painting, and I sometimes like to have some colors other than white down when I begin to paint these days. Having other colors around right from the start helps me keep contrast from getting out of whack as I move piece-by-piece through the mini. Finally, I began the painfully-long process of painting SENMM. First, I painted Blue Liner into all of the cracks and crevices between plates and then drew in the horizon lines with Brown Liner before opposing them with Ghost White. Then, I simply (but painstakingly!) worked the earth in as gradually-lightening shades of orange-brown before working the sky in as gradually-darkening shades of blue. Some quick lines of Blue Liner and Pure White formed the scratches to complete the look, and I did some edging work with Pure White and some very light brown whose name I cannot recall at the moment. Here's a few steps along that journey: Now, since this is totally just a for-fun mini, I'm feeling some flames on his shoulder pads!!!
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    Bit of a personal intro with this: I'm a complete novice when it comes to painting miniatures, or painting in general, really, since until the end of this past August, I hadn't painted anything for artistic reasons in 20 or so years. As chance had it, I'd wanted to make a gift for a friend that required some painting, and after being dissatisfied with the (lack of) service at a local general arts and crafts store, I ended up going to a Games Workshop store a bit further away to make sure that I'd get paints suitable for use on pewter. The guy working there was really helpful and even gave me a free space marine to practice with, and it was so fun for me to do that that I decided to look into hobby painting, which ended up with me ordering enough Reaper models to get the free Diva. This is just the second miniature that I've painted (and I only learned a little actual color mixing theory partway through working on it ), so it's nothing impressive compared to the other stuff around this forum, but hey, I have to start somewhere. I've obviously got a lot of room for improvement, to put it nicely, but I'm pretty happy with it, especially (most of) the highlighting on the cloth parts and managing to paint reasonably humanish colors/details for the face and hair. At the very least, I didn't end up so off target as to find myself drawing burning potatoes when I'd been aiming for circular saw blades . Feel free to give suggestions if there are particular things you think I should focus on improving. By the way, if anyone wants to see more photos in higher quality (including a bunch of "work in progress" ones) or read my thought process as I worked on it, I made a post about it on my personal blog: link. I didn't want to flood this post with all that, especially given the quality of the end result.
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    My kid is dictating what order to paint the monsters in. So, there's no real rhyme or reason to anything I finish, aside from making my kid happy. This one took a little longer than the other speed paints, due to the white carapace. I think this was closer to the 8-10 hour range. Comments, critique, etc, are always enjoyed and welcomed.
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    Ok, this is my 8th mini, one week after starting. I really enjoyed painting this one and am pretty happy with the results.
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    Here are some "large" pictures of my entry for the Facebook Paint Your Dragon Reaper Group Painting Contest. I slightly modified the pose of this first edition 10012, Kaladrax so that it looks like he's pointing its left arm finger at an enemy or direction. I also converted the bones of the right hand and added a Wand of Orcus in his closed fist. The Wand of Orcus comes from Reaper's 10005, The Court of Abyst boxed set. On the base, I used natural rocks, Army Painter Wasteland Tuft and natural dry lichen as tumbleweed. I also used Milliput putty to build the dunes before covering them with sand and crackle paste to create dry soil. Kaladrax the Dire Drake was sculpted by Jim Johnson. Comments and critiques are always very welcome.
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    My DnD DM let me pick anything from his giant box of unpained minis to paint. This is one of them. This is the Bones 1 KS version that has a funky hand and side of face though Overall I liked the way she turned out.
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    So I've been pretty busy with work and other things and haven't had a chance to paint much lately. Got this guy as a gift from a friend and painted it up a couple of weeks ago. Pretty happy how everything turned out especially the eyes. I used some owl pictures for reference. Though usually their beaks are a dark grey, I wanted this to stand out a little more. Thanks for looking!
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    After having the beholder for the last 5 years, I decided to update my avatar to something that I sculpted for Reaper. I typically don't like changing avatars, because it can get confusing since most people key into it as a visual cue as to who we are. Given that, this is only the 3rd avatar I have had since 2001, so I think I'm OK. I had thought of going with this one: But thought that this was more dynamic in the small form: Sorry if I have caused any confusion. Andy
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    Been away from it all, for a bit. Finished this one up, a little too fast -to enter it in a competition (Attack-x). Got a bronze, and a ton of advice on where I could have improved and upped it to silver......very exciting for my first in person competition. Thanks for looking, c&c is much appreciated. And I'm guessing on the catalogue number, hasn't been released yet from Bones 3.
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    So... To set the scene... June of 2016, Guindyloo, Buglips, and myself are starting out on the Google Hangouts, talking painting etc, pretty much every night... so one evening, Buglips says he won't be around tomorrow, as he is "playing wing man for a buddy in Cougar Town..." Needless to say, we teased him about it for a while, then forgot about it... Fast forward to ReaperCon, and Guindyloo and I are shopping, and I see a Kabuki mini of a goblin berserker... I say to her, you should get this guy, and sculpt little tasselled pasties on his nipples, ditch the shield, paint him up and give it to Buglips... She thinks it's a great idea, buys the thing, and as we are walking around more (Any guesses about what happened next?) She hands me the mini and says do it... Fast forward to spring, and I find a Valiant Miniatures figure of a kobold strumpet... Then, from Scenic Express, I find a light up sign with options for motel and lounges... This is the result of my big mouth.... We will see how it does in the diorama contest... what do you all think? Thanks for looking! George
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    Hi guys, I haven't been here for the better part of a year, but I'm back with a huge "miniature". Its the Lysander model from Toscano, more of a statue than an actual miniature model. There have already been at least two of those in the forums, and they inspired me to paint my own. Also I paint to use the minis for D&D, and we were finishing a specific campaign where I needed a Tiamat miniature. Lysander has five identical heads, so I modified them to resemble the five evil dragon types from D&D lore. If you want to know more, please visit the WIP thread here. So may I present to you Tiamat, the Dark Queen of Dragons. I actually finshed painting the beast last December, but just got new photo hardware today to shoot the thing. Sir William Peacekeeper is facing Tiamat and Severin, the Cult of the Dragon's leader alone. Poor fool.
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    Greeting Folks! Presenting Hecklemeyer & Styx. " I'm a joker, I'm a croaker, I'm me-di-ocre, I get my heckles on the stage. I'm a chancer, I'm a prancer, I'm a nec-ro-mancer, Reanimatin’ the deranged. I'm a joker, I'm a choker, I'm a life-re-voker, Tellin’ jokes beyond the grave. W-o-o-o h-o-o-o! W-o-o-o h-o-o-o! " I really enjoyed painting this mini, I love the sculpting on it! I was inspired by another Joker for the colour scheme...... Thanks for looking! (3 Down 9 to go!)
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    So I've been working on these for a while now, but I think they are at long last finally done. These are two new figures from Ral Partha's Chaos Wars Kickstarter, sculpted in the same size/scale as the other Tom Meier Dwarves that were being remastered. The first one in chain and a halberd: and the other one in full plate and an axe: These made me work a lot with my non-metallic metals, and of course this is my most challenging aspect of painting until now, so hopefully it looks more or less decent. Eventually I want to paint the other two dwarven riders they put out, one of which is a dwarven chick. I really like these sculpts, sculpted by Dave Summers, who does all those great anthropomorphic Dark Sword sculpts as well. Anyhow, enjoy!
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    Painted in one evening for today's game of Dracula's America. My goodness, I'm out of practice.
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    Continuing in the same vein, here is a Dark Sword Miniatures, Critter Kingdoms - Anthropomorphic Animals. DSM8047, Hamster Swashbuckler. It was sculpted by Dave Summers. As always, comments and critiques are very welcome.
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    Hvitrafn the Strange by Red Box Games Sculptor: Tre Manor Resin with a hand sculpted base. With this one I had to shave down an standard MDF circle base (from warsenal wargaming terrain). I didn't want the base to be too high off the standard but look more natural. I think it came out very well. Hope you guys and gals like it. Thanks for looking. C&C welcome. You can see the WIP here.
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    I did a super simple job on this one and I really like how it turned out. Also the fit of the pack is so good on the model I didn't bother to glue it on so now I have a camel that I can use as a wild animal and a pack animal. Man reaper needs to official release some of the bones 3 figs faster. I need to by more! Especially since these anniversary figures are making me spend $50 to $60 bucks a month in their store.
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    i think it's as done as it'll be
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    Here's a little work on the cards - made with cardstock, drawn with micro pens, then painted over to look old. I'm trying for dynamic motion and I think it's working out so far.
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    Sup guys, i have just finisthis miniature, well i think i finish, it may need more little more definition in some areas. hope you guys enjoy and like it
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    I'm beyond happy with how this one turned out. Once I'd settled on the look I wanted, it was mostly meant as a chance to experiment with some techniques that I hadn't used before (painting with an ink wash as the main color for an area, doing a gemstone effect, and doing some drybrushing), but the end result was pretty great. As before, more pictures and details of how I worked through it are on my blog: link Since this was mostly about experimenting, I didn't take the time to do any extremely fine details like painting the buckles and the fingers. Highlighting on the right thigh and the near corner of the shield (in the front view) could've been neater, highlighting on the cloak is a bit too bright/sharp, and I probably shouldn't have gone all the way up to silver for the filigree on the bottom half of the shield, but overall, I love how it all turned out. The gems are definitely my favorite part of it, particularly how I think I did a good job of lining up their lighting to match with a light source above the head (lack of lighting on the gem at the back of the sword was intention, since it should be on a shadowed face...missing touching it with gloss varnish was an accident, on the other hand ).
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    Well, since Ron has posted pictures of her on FB now, I suppose I'm free to share Mina with the world! She was a very fun miniature for me, though she provided a couple of challenges along the way. First, I originally worried that her attire would look a little too dressy on top/ragged on bottom, but I hope that the striped pants (which are always quite enjoyable to paint) help tie her together and make her the right level of ragged-fancy all around (like a pirate is supposed to be!). Second, believe it or not, this would appear to be one of the darkest skintones I have ever attempted, so I didn't have a tried-and-true recipe to fall back on. Nonetheless, I think things turned out okay, though (with all skintones) I really need to push my use of different shades of blue, green, and etc. to really bring life into the shadows. Better skintones have been something of a quest for me recently, and so I'll have to continue to practice, but each new miniature seems to be a step in the right direction! I hope you like her!!! And remember, even if you can't pick her up in person at ReaperCon, she should be available during the convention through Reaper's website! Thanks for looking!