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  1. 12 Days of Reaper Begins December 6th!

    Lucky me, I just made an order this past weekend. 80€ (so, two ametrines) + 20€ to ship it to spain. And now I see that of the 6 days of christmas... and I remember I really wanted father christmas. No way I'm gonna be able to place another order 40€ minimum + shippment that expensive just for him :(
  2. Well, with Ametrine we finally have a full set. Some, like me, will have them all; others, only their favourites... now it may be a good moment to vote for the most successful one. I suggest a simple list, the first beeing your favourite and listing the rest in decreasing appreciation. If you see fit, a brief commentary on why your favourites are your favourites... and what you don't like of the opposites. I will start with mine: 1. Domur 2. Darius 3. Hecklemeier 4. Lysette 5. Eli 6. Tara 7. Ametrine 8. Dain 9. Diva 10. The Reaper 11. Elanter 12. Trista I just love wizards so no surprise the top 2 are Domur & Darius. About Domur, I just love the dinamic effect of the spell he's casting, and the simplicity & elegance of his clothing. The official paint job is so appealing too; I tried to emulate it with not a great success. Darius may be a surprise as a second, but partially it's because I like the "character"; I had its previous two versions, the first one was the first Reaper miniature I ever bought. To me it's a fine example of a powerful not-heroic-but-epic wizard. His rat is cute :d Hecklemeier to me is one of the best & most original concepts and overall a cool miniature, a pleasure to paint and together with styx both a creepy and funny addition to the undead section of any collection. Fourth we have Lysette, a character with an already amazing miniature. It's just on the intersection of two great favourite themes to me: "Elf" and "wizard". About the bottom three... well, although I like The Reaper, I do think it lacks a bit of impact. The Angel of death, another grim reaper from Reaper's catalogue is far more impressive, for example. To me it was a good symbolic first miniature but a bad choice if we talk about eye appeal. Elanter was a disaster to me: weird proportions mainly. And Trista... was super boring. Her original sculpt was cool. The new one is just correct to me, just... ok. The pet dragon-wyvern is disappointing, static; and she is too. Overall, a missed opportunity to recover a classic sculpt and make it vibrant and cool. Special mention to the couple rogues (Eli & Tara), both great and dynamic. They are only under Lysette because... well, they aren't neither elfs or wizards :d What do I miss on this collection? Mainly villains; great villains, like a lich, a mind flyer or a black guard. I would have loved a re-sculpt of the classic Illithids or a new Aserlis.
  3. It's adorabe, I like the miniature, but... I feel it's not a good way to close the 25th anniversary line. It lacks some meta significance as the first one (the reaper) had, or an epic touch that would close it on a grandiose way. To me It's far better than let's say for example the Loremistress or Elanter: to exchange her for one of them and close the line with something bigger would have been better to me.
  4. Then I suspect its Arnise. It will make sense. It's a sculpt with lots of personality, she does have a sword, and recently she partied with some companions & comrades on Reaper Bones IV... :d If its Arnise I will love it. If not, probably I will love it too... because let's be honest, so far all 11 miniatures had been great (with the exception of Elanter maybe)
  5. That's so intriguing :d Another clue? :D
  6. What do you people think about December's figure. It will be the last one... something Reaper's releated like the first, let's say a very special ed. Sophie or Mr. Bones? Or (and I prefer it that way) another classic miniature updated? If so... there is any you hope for? I still pray for a Lich, like Aserlis... or an evil wizard like Callus Darklore (just like domur or Darius, Callus also has at least two versions right now)
  7. Lately I've been trying as many advised to highlight black with blue instead of doing so with grey... since I lack perspective I'm not sure if what I've done with this vampire is too much or what. Does it read as black or as blue? It is normal? it's overdone? It requires work yet, it's not finished; gems, facial work, the sword, the blending is not good on the cloack/wings, it's mainly to know your opinion on the blues.
  8. 77077 - Finari, Female Paladin

    Lovely. I've painted her too recently, the metal version. My scheme was more like "anti-paladin". Love how precise the eyes and eyebrows are. About the snow, it's not a critique because looks great and 100% realistic, but I recommend "Valhallan Blizzard" from Citadel; it's kind of a paste that you can apply easy, and when it dries and solidifies, it looks like a pretty decent snow. It saves a lot of time!
  9. 03364: Isabeau Laroche, Female Paladin

    Wow. I'm with @Cyradis, two tone cloak is something new to me, I'll try to work on something similar! And I love the tartan and freehand, impressive. It's all so neat! I painted this mini too, some time ago, and I also tried a freehand on the shield.
  10. Mythos Expansion: The Monsters

    Loooove it. I'm working on a "Witch coven" scenario (it's a long shot, because the "Tree of despair" from Bones IV will be part of it) but a piece like that as something the witches summoned will look cool. Could you give me an idea about it's size?
  11. Thank you for your advice! I will def apply it. My issue is that I'm a total lunatic: I have a huge (huge) amount of minis to paint, so when I'm at that point where what I'm painting feels wrong, feels like it's gonna be a disaster... I stop and start another one. It has it's positive side: after a while, I re-take the work I've stopped and usually it's with a better mood and disposition. But I think it may show the disconection between the different painting periods... and it's not really good in order to keep learning. I also started a WIP thread: but again, the same problem! I'm inconsistent. I decide to paint let's say two minis, and I take a photo, and start a WIP thread. Then I see something on TV or reading that reminds me of another mini I have... and I go and paint it despite the theoretical WIP. I will def try to stick to my WIP, post them (even I didn't solved the photo issue yet) and apply the advice.
  12. 01608: Diva, The Blessed (warning: beginner paint job)

    I assure you, my first works weren't as good as this by far! I'm not sure If I can give you any kind of advice because I don't even know what I'm doing most of the time, when painting XD Maybe with the eyes; you seem to have used pure white, I don't ever do that: the contrast is too heavy and (to me) looks unnatural. I tend to use a beige-white (In citadel paints, Ushabti bone, so let's say an "old bone" white). If you mix your own palette, I will try white with a little bit of light brown or an ochre yellow.
  13. Wow. I kind of hate you xd how can you be so good with blending, layering?
  14. Dark Young not Nyarlathotep

    Omg I love all your work with all those Lovecraftian horrors :d
  15. Loooove the new Lysette! The previous model was already great but that one is even better ^^ for sure I’ll have a couple
  16. New Minis in Previews

    Oh, ok :( Then I guess I will have to either buy them from ebay or try to find someone to buy a couple for me.
  17. New Minis in Previews

    Ok, here someone who is a world away from Reapercon. Will these miniatures be aviable on retail? I like the three of them, Sophie, Scarecrow and Werewolf. Although I'm surprised, because I was sure the October 25th anniversary was gonna be precisely an scarecrow, with halloween so close.
  18. First and last Gotrek

    Recently I finished painting the latest version of Gotrek GW created years ago as a limited edition. I thought it could be interesting to post it here next to the very first miniature I painted, a plastic dwarf slayer who wasn't officially Gotrek, but I used him as so. It's funny how in photo you see many details that are wrong and you never realized with naked eye. The pattern on his trousers for example, is not as neat as it should be. Nor the hair or skin blending, but well, it's what it is :d Btw I really like what they did whith him on this version, pretty dinamic, better sculpted than previous ones. I think I'm improving with photos, but they are still not as good as should be either. I will keep trying the best ways to apply the advice many of you had given me about :)
  19. Repear Mini 60162 Nolevniss Azrinae - Elf Magi

    Great paintjob, I love the palette. I also have Nolevniss, but since its one of my favourite Reaper elfs, and not a particularly easy to paint one, I'm kind of blocked with him. I can't decide on a color scheme. To me the familiar and the staff tell a different story than the clothing and traveling wizard items. The first suggest a powerfull spellcaster on the evil side, a leader, owner of his own tower; more an imposing NPC than an adventurer. Clothing and traveling items suggest the opposite, a traveling wizard, and I always associate "traveling wizards" with "improvement in progess" if you know what I mean. So... brilliant, high quality clothes with some freehand, that suggest wealth and power? Or discrete, comfortable ones on the practical side? your scheme gived me ideas to conciliate both, so... many thanks! Great job ^^
  20. Guthrie's Temple Dragon (03720)

    It's been a while since I posted any work. I've just finished the Temple Dragon by Julie Guthrie, and I'm quite happy with it... so let's show it. The sculpt here is amazing, the creature has an unusual look and it's pretty small for a dragon but it has been a lot of work. I decided I wanted a "jungle" palette so I used different greens for body, scales and wings, with lots of highlight. Then I decided to paint the wing spines with that black-reddish color, with some orange; with the almost radioactive green, it looks poisonous to me and that's what I wanted. And it catches the eye better than the usual black, or bone white talons. How do you think it looks? Finally on the base I used a couple of the new Citadel's "barbed bracken" to reinforce the exotic looks with a color palette that I think both combines good with the dragon and also screams "poison!" and I finished with some skulls from unfortunate adventurers. Sadly, it's also unfortunate that I hadn't been able to improve my photos yet. I bought a "white box" for stock photography, but I wasn't happy with the results. The next step will be to buy a compact camera with a decent macro. Sorry because the photos are really amateur but it's the only way I can get a good view of the miniature right now...
  21. Guthrie's Temple Dragon (03720)

    I've seen your comment on another post, it's ebonwrath isn't it? His wings are enormeous. Its indeed a lot of work!
  22. Ebonwrath, Black Dragon - Bones

    Ebonwrath is probably my favourite between Reaper's classic dragons :) I've painted him too when I started. I love what you did with the wings, makes me wish to be able to work with airbrush!
  23. Guthrie's Temple Dragon (03720)

    Thanks to all! It was an endless work to blend all the scales almost one by one.... I didn't want to use dry brush with this
  24. Guthrie's Temple Dragon (03720)

    That's the metal version :)
  25. Minis we would like to see

    - "Epic line" miniatures * - More elven mages - Crone ** * Miniatures to use as NPC's or as very powerful characters. Different races/classes. Ex.: Elven Archmage, Human Archmage. Dwarf Lord. Accomplished individuals who are far from their days of adventuring and now lead their own kingdoms, travel through the outer planes following the requests of their god, fund magic schools or just stay on their towers experimenting with advanced magic. We can sumarize it describing them as "over the top". That may require more complements, imposing sculpts, bigger bases to include extravagant familiars or intrincate weapons/armours. Good to play with but also a challenge for the painters. ** European style old witch crone, not necessarily following the archetypical aesthetics of pointed hat