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  1. 49 points
    So an EDIT: I changed up the photos and added one more different view because I took them from a slightly lower angle So it looks like Frost Giants are all the rage these days on the forums, so I'll add one more, eventually two. I have been watching Patrick Keith's frost giant queen ever since she came out on the Bones Kickstarter and got her not too long ago, but didn't feel that I could actually start on her until I got some of my older frost giant pieces out of the way. The first two on the docket are John Dennett's classic Frost Giants from the Grenadier's Giant's Club, where each giant set came with the piece of a map and an obelisk. I'm not sure if after collecting all these you were able to send them in for something? Anyhoos, here is the female frost giant, one of my all time favorite figures. I'm working still on the male frost giant who is a little more labor intensive, but I'll get him finished one of these days hopefully soon. and some of the face's close ups because I think I took the farther away photos from a higher angle which didn't quite capture the face. One thing I've found out especially towards the end of this project is that super glue and tight spaces really don't match and I managed to get the snow around and in a few places where it shouldn't be, including over the left hand's fingernails, which I took painstaking time and effort to make nice, only to get them covered by snow. The snow I used came from some modeling snow I had bought years ago. Up until now I'd been using baking soda for my snow effect, but I worried a bit that over the time it might yellow (time will tell I guess) and it would not look so nice in a few years. In case anybody's interested, here’s the WIP I've been working with: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/81156-grenadier-frost-giants/ where you can also see ongoing process on the male as well. Anyhows, I hope you all enjoy taking a gander as much as I enjoyed painting her!
  2. 38 points
    Here is something I sculpted a while back. My son's amiibo of Samus Aran accidentally lost her head, so I decided to sculpt her a new one (thread here). I thought it would be fun to have her head without helmet. It was nice to be able to paint in a larger scale - so much easier to do the eyes! I followed this really nice tutorial on youtube. It didn't turn out quite as nice as the example (does it ever?), but I followed some of the techniques and I think it helped a lot. The end result turned out better than what I expected based on the quality of the sculpting.
  3. 31 points
    I finished the Obsidian Crypt from the Bones 3 kickstarter. I looked at lots of photos of old mausoleums for inspiration. Now, I just need to finish the fence and all of the main cemetery parts will be finished. Then just ghouls, golems, worms, etc to do to complete the entire expansion. I had fun flocking the crypt. I resembled Oscar the Grouch by the time I was finished! I put a couple flickering LED candles inside the crypt to emulate torchlight/candlelight and thought it turned out pretty cool!
  4. 30 points
    Finally finished Maeral. Also did up two forms for my Druid character.
  5. 27 points
    Orcs. My favorite thing to paint. How do I summit this to get on the website? anyone know?
  6. 26 points
    My swivel-armed extending magnifier desklamp has survived! That little lamp and I have been through a lot together, and I don't want a new one. In fact, in recognition of its heroic endurance I have decided to give it a Hero Title, which henceforth it must be called by: Tensor the Illuminator! "That's a nice lamp!" It is a nice Tensor the Illuminator! "What sort of bulb does that lamp take?" Tensor the Illuminator prefers circline fluorescent bulbs of 22 watts. The ring is the source of his power! Behold, he casts DAYLIGHT even in the darkest reaches of the night! I SAY BEHOLD! "Augh! My eyes!"
  7. 24 points
    This was the first of my dragons that I painted some years ago. It was always one of my favorites, so I painted it with a great deal of trepidation. It was the Grenadier Black Dragon, but he didn't want to be black. I primed him in white, then took the Citadel Necron Abyss (one of the best blue paints ever!), thinned it out, and just did wash after wash until he was the right color. Then I mixed it with a little green for the wings. Alas, in my travels, his original horns had disappeared completely, and I had to make new ones from green stuff. Then the one side broke in another move and I had to re-glue it.
  8. 24 points
    Bones IV is coming (in only 7 months)! I need to get some minis done from my backlog. My goal is to paint a noticeable number of the monster minis I have. (So I can make room for more!) Sandra Garrity’s Hydra was a quick paint over two afternoons and is ow out of my storage boxes and ready to maul some PCs.
  9. 23 points
  10. 22 points
    Here is Barnabus Frost, the Bones version. Once again, I had a couple of spots where the paint simply didn't want to stick. I also have the metal version of him, which I am looking forward to painting at some point.
  11. 21 points
    Hi everybody, just wanted to show the mini that I have been working on lately. The mini is for a half drow hexblade, Ze'ran Kar'ish. I am going to be playing him in an upcoming 5e game. I took heavy inspiration from Geralt of Rivia when it came to his appearance. I added the scabbard to his back (another thing inspired from The Witcher) and sculpted the belt on his chest for said scabbard. I tried blending a really dark NMM for the first time on his blade, though it did not turn out well in pictures. Anyways, I would love to hear feedback on the mini. Thanks! Also the mini is HFE007 Ceril from hasslefree miniatures.
  12. 20 points
    Big bad guy for current campaign
  13. 20 points
    i painted up some of mine. Craft paint base coat and reaper paints on top, sealed afterwards
  14. 19 points
    Another little dragon I was always very fond of.
  15. 18 points
    Another character from one of our D&D games. Sorry the pictures aren't so good - I'm still getting used to taking my own, instead of having someone else do it for me. :-P
  16. 18 points
    This is a hippogriff from my Imperial Rectifiers campaign a number of years ago. I know the photos aren't the greatest - my photo-fu is not the best, and I am working off a jury-rigged setup in my craft room.
  17. 17 points
    This is the DragonLock newsletter freebie skeleton STL that I printed the other day in 0.04 mm, 0.08 mm, and 0.16 mm layer heights to see how the difference in quality affected them as playing pieces. They've been painted very quickly, with just a black primer and white zenithal shading, followed by coloured ink glazes and an Agrax Earthshade wash. I picked out some of the bone highlights to finish. I wasn't keeping close track of time, but I guess each one took about ten or twelve minutes to complete, not counting drying times. Unsurprisingly, the finest layer heights suited the glaze and wash paint method the best, but even the coarsest will do fine as one of a large group of mooks — at tabletop distances, the difference in detail is insignificant, to my eyes at least. Though having said that, my eyesight is pretty crappy.
  18. 17 points
    This pair of gryphons also played an important role in my Imperial Rectifiers game.
  19. 17 points
    Yet another character from one of our D&D games, this one for my son. He's a deva, hence the purple skin. Alas, he met an untimely end, dissolved by a gelatinous cube. That was a particularly unlucky party - my son's next two characters also perished, along with two other party members. By the time we finished the campaign, only one PC was from the starting group! And apologies for my thumb in the one photo. I was trying to get a good shot of his face and had to tilt him back, as his head is down and covered a good bit by his hood.
  20. 17 points
    I found one more wolf in my "hoard of unpainted things". He must have been in the Halloween goodies or the Christmas stocking. Oh well, I wanted a white wolf for my pack and now I have one! I would take more poses of wolves (hint, hint, Reaper!)
  21. 17 points
    Waking up with a warm kitty snuggled against ones side is quite pleasant. It is not, however, very conducive to actually getting up.
  22. 17 points
    They flew into our campfires and died in a glorious fireball. And on the 12th day of the heatwave, the house was rent asunder with a mighty gale of arctic wind that rumbled like an avalanche! The windows were hastily sealed, never to be opened again, lest the gods become angered and seek vengeance upon the non-believers. I HAS AC AGAIN! I called the guy who installed the system almost 15 years ago, and explained in the voicemail I left him that I wasn't getting 24v to the contactor. He called me back, asked me how I knew that, and I told him I checked it with my multimeter. I also told him that I had already replaced the capacitor because when I manually pushed the contactor it sounded like it was trying to start and couldn't get enough juice, and that the new capacitor fixed that problem. He told me he was booked up for today, but he asked me if I was home and able to go out to the unit. I am, and I did, and so he walked me through resetting the high pressure switch. And that fixed it! Kind of. The REAL fix was cleaning off the condenser unit radiators so that the refrigerant doesn't boil up and trigger that high pressure switch again. He said the only reason he was doing the walkthrough was because I sounded like I had a grasp of the situation and had at least some idea of what I was doing rather than going in blind. Also, he knows my dad from when they worked together at the post office. And to top it all off, he isn't charging me despite the fact that I told him he was more than welcome to bill it to me as a service call out and that I would pay it. I'm still going to cut him a check for like $50. It's the least I can do, because this kind of thing is the man's bread and butter. Just because he's booked up and decided to walk me through the process doesn't mean that he shouldn't still get paid at least a little bit. If he hadn't done that, I'd still be sweating my butt off and I'd have to either wait for him to get an opening or call someone else. All told, I'm going to be out about $150 total after I cut him that check. I understand that's not much more than an average "spring checkup" price where they all they do is come out, check on the parts that I just replaced, and clean up the radiator. I can live with that.
  23. 16 points
    I have a private commission to sculpt a set of cats. The client (a member of this forum) wants them as a gift for someone. I don't want to go into a lot of details or show reference pictures in the case that that someone happens to see this post, but the client did give me permission to share this here. I'll let the client decide whether or not he/she wants to reveal him/herself. The cats are to be 1 inch tall at the head if they were standing, which puts them roughly in scale for a 50 to 60 mm human. One will be sitting and one loafing. Here are the armatures with basic skulls, eyeballs, and underpinning.
  24. 16 points
    Here is an old frost giant I got in a collection my high school friends gave me. I’ve painted him up to look Viking-ish, as I think that was Gary Gygax’s original conception. The snow consistency is not right. I’d like it to be fluffy and smooth. Need practice...
  25. 16 points