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  1. Kyphrixis as a Deep Dragon

    Thanks Evilhalfling. Its the regular white bones.
  2. Kyphrixis as a Deep Dragon

    I finished this up right at Christmas to give to a friend as a gift. This is the first dragon I've ever painted (though I have been painting historical stuff for many, many years). It was certainly a learning experience, painting a dragon is not like painting a WW2 tank, and if I had been smart I would have done one for myself first as a test but time was of the essence and I was glad I finished it in time. I picked purple because its one of my friend's favorite colors, and was pleased to find there are actually purple dragons in fantasy, called Deep Dragons. I bought the Royal Purples triad from Reaper and used Imperial Purple as the main color and shaded and highlighted the scales with the Nightshade and Amethyst purples. The crest was painted with Coal Black from the holiday set before highlighting with the purples. The chest was a mix of Amethyst and Imperial purple. I added the blue gems on the chest late after seeing some other examples of Kyphrixis on these forums that had the gems painted. The wings in the photos are the third attempt at painting them, the first two versions I did not like. The first try was the base purple with a mottling of ivory. I was hoping to get a translucent look but it didn't work. Then I painted them Terran Khaki with the Ivory mottling to get a parchment look but that didn't look right either. I was going to repaint them in the base colors but wondered what they would like if I just covered the Khaki/Ivory with Army Painter Purple Tone. Two coats of the Purple Tone and I liked how it looked. I spray dullcoated him but the wings still have a bit a sheen from the Purple Tone. The rock base was painted charcoal then drybrushed with various greys and tans and the wood base is something I picked up at the craft store which was stained and varnished before the plastic base was glued on. I definitely learned a lot painting him and look forward to painting the rest of the dragons I got in Bones 3.
  3. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    When the gazebo was revealed, I seem to remember some comments about a giant crab attacking it. Possibly that's where it came from?
  4. Physical Size of CAVs

    I like your paint jobs! Plus the work on the bases looks really good! Just out of curiosity, what is the terrain you are using? You have some neat urban roads and cardstock buildings as the backdrop. Thanks Salem, they were fun to paint. The bases are cork and sand to look like rubble. The terrain is the Dropzone Commander Ruinscape terrain set. The roads are 1 foot square panels, double sided with a variety of configurations (24 total to make a 4' x 6' table), and it comes with 20 buildings I think. I got it from Miniature Market but a lot of online stores carry it. There is a also a set called Cityscape, the roads and buildings are more pristine where Ruinscape things show a lot of wear and tear. https://www.flickr.com/photos/24601877@N03/22568589680/in/album-72157660788240801/ I have been eyeballing that exact terrain set! What do you think of it? Do the tiles remain stable on your game table or do you have to secure them somehow? I like it, but to be honest I've not had a chance to use it in a game yet, just for photos. The handful of CAV games I've played so far were on wooded landscapes (felt with hills, trees, etc). I keep meaning to use the Ruinscape stuff in a game but just hasn't happened yet. Having the tiles move around is a concern and I'll probably put the felt down on the table and then the tiles on the felt.
  5. Physical Size of CAVs

    I like your paint jobs! Plus the work on the bases looks really good! Just out of curiosity, what is the terrain you are using? You have some neat urban roads and cardstock buildings as the backdrop. Thanks Salem, they were fun to paint. The bases are cork and sand to look like rubble. The terrain is the Dropzone Commander Ruinscape terrain set. The roads are 1 foot square panels, double sided with a variety of configurations (24 total to make a 4' x 6' table), and it comes with 20 buildings I think. I got it from Miniature Market but a lot of online stores carry it. There is a also a set called Cityscape, the roads and buildings are more pristine where Ruinscape things show a lot of wear and tear. https://www.flickr.com/photos/24601877@N03/22568589680/in/album-72157660788240801/
  6. Physical Size of CAVs

    Sorry, misread the OP, thought he said just CAVs.
  7. Gaddis Gaming 28mm

    Heard back from Oldglory15's finally, they confirmed entering into the arrangement with Gaddis.
  8. Gaddis Gaming 28mm

    I sent Oldglory15s.com an email this morning.
  9. Gaddis Gaming 28mm

    Looks like Battlehonours to me, the Italians in the photo on the KS page are the same as I have on my painting table. The US and Soviet figures look familiar as well. Seems odd because you can order Battlehonours figures from Oldglory15s.com and for less money ($17 for 10 figs vs $25 for 10 figs through the KS), I just got a bunch of packs from them about 2 months ago.
  10. company colours etc

    When I painted my ACE reward from the Kickstarter, I wondered the same thing and spent a lot of time hunting the internet for photos of painted CAV's. "Whatever floats your boat" seemed to be the answer. I made some up, used a few Battletech schemes as inspiration, etc.
  11. Trenchworx WWI French FT-17

    Very nice, I have two of those from Trenchworkx to paint up myself, one will be French, one for my Finnish Winter War force.
  12. Painted CAV bones

    I finally got around to uploading pictures of my CAV mechs from the KS Ace reward. https://www.flickr.com/photos/24601877@N03/albums/72157660788240801/with/22756452085/ While I have been painting WW2 and Napoleonic miniatures for almost 20 years, this was my first time painting mechs and I really didn't know where to start. I looked around for other CAV mechs online, as well as Battletech sites, to get inspiration. The other thing I decided to do was make use of the white base color and do them in brighter colors. I'll likely do more camo type schemes when I get the rest of the bones from the KS. The first two I painted were the red Dictators. After that I decided I needed variety and eventually settled on the red, blue, green, and white theme. In general terms anyway, I got bored and mixed them up a bit. The album on flickr (link at the top of this message) has grouped shots by mech type and by paint scheme. For the most part they were fun to paint up, the hardest type to get a decent look was the Halberds and still am not totally happy with the red and green ones but really like how the Tron scheme came out and will probably do more like that. The missing Cougar was still on my workbench when I took the photos (its done up in the white body with grey limbs and tiger stripes scheme). I also decided not to use the hex bases as they seemed small. Instead I used 40mm rounds to be compatible with the Robotech KS mechs (whenever I get round to assembling them). I used thin cork and sand to texture the bases in a sort of rubble and to be neutral for a variety of settings (not grass, not snow, etc).
  13. Halloween Promotion

    My order of CAV infantry and power armor arrived today, and was pleased to find that yes, I got a rock
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