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  1. Tutorial: Creating Ice Bases

    hm my best bet is probably going to be just ordering the exact stuff from the tutorial from amazon. fortunately it's reasonably priced and has free shipping in Canada.
  2. Tutorial: Creating Ice Bases

    Hey there. This caught my eye as I started looking for ideas to make an icy base for the Frost wyrm Bones mini I recently finished painting. Although I found that brand of product at Michael's the other day they specifically did not have that crackle paint. The closest I could find was this Art Minds chalk crackle medium (see attached pic). Is this a close enough substitute? After reading the label I'm not so sure. I did discover after the fact that I can order the crackle paint in the OP on Amazon but I wanted to ask about this one as well. Thanks!
  3. 88193 frost wyrm WIP

    Hi guys. I worked at dry brushing the body of this frost wyrm last night and I've got that to a point that I like I think. Since this is my stand in for a D&D Remorhaz, what i"m wanting to do is to paint the heated effect on the inside of the frill on its back. As a reference, the picture at this link is the sort of effect I want to go for: http://forum.reapermini.com/uploads/monthly_03_2015/post-3328-0-23417000-1425746221.jpg As far as paint colours go, I do have the fire triad MSP paints (Fire red, Phoenix red and Fire Orange). unfortunately this doesn't include a shade of yellow for part of the brighter effect. My questions are: 1. What would be the best way to go about replicating this effect (i.e. order of painting)? 2. The only yellow paints I have are the Pale Saffron from my Reaper Learn to Paint Core Skills kit and Averlund Sunset by Citadel (which IMO seems a bit too dark of a shade). Would the pale saffron work for this?
  4. 88193 frost wyrm WIP

    well I've finally pretty much finished painting this mini and now I'm moving on to thoughts of what to do to base it. It'd be a 2.5-ish inch base (huge creature) and I'd like to make it look like it has burst out of the icy ground, sort of in the middle of the large slabs of ice where it broke through. Anyone have some ideas for hwo best to go about this? never done any basing.
  5. 77231 Rugg, Bugbear Pointing

    This guy was several hours' work, finished him up earlier this evening! I may end up updating the pictures at some point, I'm still trying to figure out the optimal settings on the camera I used.
  6. 77231 Rugg, Bugbear Pointing

    lol. I'm pleased that he turned out looking nice & fierce. I went at the facial details as carefully as i could and I recently got a new set of brushes that came with varying sizes of detail brushes so that helped.
  7. very interesting. do you know of a youtube video I might watch that uses this technique?
  8. Bones 4 is Coming Soon!

    I can be patient (I think lol). Looks like the stuff will be worth the wait. I really am looking forward to seeing what else will be in it besides the three large ones they've already shown
  9. Bones 4 is Coming Soon!

    I've noticed a few posts in this thread from people saying they're still waiting for their Bones III Kickstarter orders.. There any truth to that? I'd like to think the items would be shipped within a reasonable amount of time once the campaign ends and that one was 2 years ago from what I've seen.
  10. #77397 Logrim

    Finished this guy a little over a week ago. Took almost no time compared to my previous figures and I've got a better setup figured out for taking pictures now!
  11. Reaper III Ogers....army build!

    I actually remembered seeing a post about Bones I and found the official post from July 6. It's next month!
  12. Bones 4 is Coming Soon!

    I only just got into painting a few months ago with the core skills learn to paint kit. I'm SO looking forward to this!
  13. Reaper III Ogers....army build!

    Ahh ok I'll keep an eye out. How often do they do the Bones kickstarters?
  14. #77397 Logrim

    Thanks! I'm super pleased with how he turned out given how little time he took. I did everything except the hilt of his sword inside of a couple hours on the long weekend Monday 2 weeks ago and needed to borrow the gold for the hilt at the weekly miniature painting social night I go to on Fridays.
  15. Reaper III Ogers....army build!

    That's pretty sweet. I was just looking on the store and was wondering is the ogre clubber only available in pewter? I didn't see a bones version.
  16. That's pretty awesome! How did you do the leather? I have this mini but haven't taken a shot at painting her yet
  17. #77388 Gnoll Warrior

    Oh man did this guy ever take a long time. Between struggling with finding a decent colouring and the fact that unlike most gnolls his body isn't at all furred outside of his mane, I found myself starting over and fixing a bunch of stuff as I went along. But for the most part I think I'm pleased with how he turned out! 4th mini done.
  18. #77388 Gnoll Warrior

    Thanks! The next one is actually almost done too I was just missing the colour I want for the weapon hilt. Hoping to have it done Friday night and then I'll take photos and share them. The organiser of the painting social night I've been going to has been impressed with my progress so far
  19. Hi all. I was having a close look at the Eli Quicknight mini (last month's 25th anniversary model) and I had a friend show me how to properly file mold lines but upon looking at the one on the left arm of this model there isn't a whole lot of space for a file. In addition to that, there's a rivet on the shoulder plate of that arm that's right next to the mold line (see the attached pic). What would be the best way to deal with this particular mold line?
  20. 01604 Eli Quicknight mold line

    thanks for the info! I think I may have managed to at least smooth out that line though it is still visible. I do have a few wine corks I use to stick minis on while i"m painting. I haven't given a whole lot of thought to putting any of them on bases yet as I'm not really sure where to start on that.
  21. 01604 Eli Quicknight mold line

    about how large is a #11 blade..? Also a general prep question for the metal minis, is there anything I need to do different to clean them off before priming or do I just use a toothbrush and dishsoap like with the bones?
  22. It's going to be a while before I get to painting this, but I was drawn in by this month's 25th anniversary mini, Eli Quicknight, and ended up ordering some more paint colours and another bones mini. I noticed when looking at Eli in the package that his left hand dagger is bent backward and I'm wondering can I use the same method with boiling water to straighten it out like with the Bones or is there some other thing I should be doing when I do get around to starting in on him? Kinda terrified of snapping the blade clean off.
  23. great thanks! I'm looking forward to using this mini for my rogue character!
  24. 77148 Mangu Timur

    This guy has been a work in process for a few weeks and I finally got the time to finish him up! Quite pleased with how my third paint job turned out! Got some tips from a vet painter last night and also an idea that I might do later to have a bit of a glow effect coming from the visor. Will update if I do it
  25. 77148 Mangu Timur

    certainly gonna try! next up is a gnoll warrior (axe & buckler). I've already put a base coat on his skin (unlike the other gnolls his body is actually smooth instead of a furred texture). It's already been a challenge figuring out what colour seems to work best as I'm limited to just the 11 paints that came with the kit
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