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  1. And here's my Baran Blacktree, fresh from his pack. The busted tab came that way, but it's okay because I'm not sure it would have fit in anyway, this guy has a wide stance! I'm looking forward to this, he's a cool piece and has some challenging features to test my ingenuity.
  2. Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    Yes... well... we had an unidentified-era Lord Soth's charge back in the 90's that we couldn't determine the metal composition of so I had the brilliant idea to lick Soth's cape to find out. It was Ralidium. I think. Pretty sure. Anyway, what's a few crain bells lost? I got plenty. Dozens, even.
  3. Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    @Mad Jack That figure with the heartbreak shield is part of a Mounted and On Foot Set - Leonara, I think? Lemme check... Yep, 01-404 http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Mounted_Heroes She's one of the non-TSR on my hunt list because I can't find her scattered bits in IWM's DF sku system, I'm not even sure she's been entered yet. She may be a casualty of FASA-era disorganization. If you can complete her mounted version as well you'll have an obscure little gem (and I will be quite jealous).
  4. Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    The Corporate Dragon is lead and was still shrinked, so he'd been sealed a loooonnnnng time. I think everyone in the neighbourhood could smell his foam. I may have taken the better part of a decade off my lifespan breathing that in.
  5. Getting to Know You, Mar 2018

    Yes. If we assume the immediate queue, which is everythng I am actively working on and not counting the lurker-loos scattered about being picked at or waiting, then everything in my present queue is old school. That being an RAFM Ghoul, a Ral Partha TSR Bone Golem, and a fistful of Reaper Skeletons. If I were to broaden the definition to the "soon" queue then it's too many to list but skews 90% pre-1998. My total collection is a bit more balanced thanks to my frequent Reaper purchases that net me a lot more 2003+ figures, but most of them are still blistered as I work through the hundreds I stripped ten years back when I bought Learn To Paint Kits and stopped doing it the stupid way. Magic pools. Especially the ones that randomly boost or nerf stats. I had a fighter Splish-Splash his way to all stats under 5 trying to get giant strength. I regret nothing. He died as he lived, soaking stupid.
  6. Why Does SuperGlue Hate Me?

    I want to add that it took me years to come across this advice and it makes a huge difference.
  7. Hackmaster/Ral Partha Half-Orc Warrior

    I'd also say bronze, although sometimes I say copper when I mean bronze because some copper paints are more bronze than copper. Except in Mad Max, where The Bronze and Coppers are the same thing. Anyway, you did a heck of a great job on him!
  8. 77408: Athak, Undead Knight

    I once randomly made up an A Capella heavy metal song about this guy for no reason when I was sitting at the workbench... and I don't even have him. Maybe I should get him.
  9. 77043 Eye Beast

    I have this in metal and he's got a fun expression on his face, like he's real happy to have edible visitors. Have fun!
  10. Guindyloo and Buglips paint Dungeon Dwellers 07001 Rictus the Undying

    Maybe his bones are cold. Cold bones are teh no funz.
  11. Gentlefolk Blacksmith

    That blacksmith is an awesomely whacky miniature.
  12. Nyarlathoptep

    I never know what I'm looking at with a lovecraftian mini. Which I guess is the point, really. Well, that one looks like total madness, so you're off to great start!
  13. Guindyloo and Buglips paint Dungeon Dwellers 07001 Rictus the Undying

    So continuing on from my last work post and my emergency fix of his arm, so as to make him look less mutated, there wasn't a whole lot left to do on him except his shield. And minor touch-up where my fix mangled a bit here and there. So the shield metallics were done the same as his armor and sword. Same three basic colours: bronze mix, pewter, dragon gold. I chose pewter for the outside rim to match the pewter I'd done on the back. This is a useful trick for shields so you don't have to mess about with a transition zone between unlike metallics front-to-back. If there's a sculpted transition or clear boundary I might exploit it, but if not I usually make the rim of the decorative front match the rear of the shield. The center portion with all the squiggly texture got bronze, and the ring around the boss got dragon gold. I should also note that part of choosing to do the outside rim of the shield in pewter was to help balance out all the bronze on his armor and make a clearly visible distinction at a distance between his armor plates and the shield. So since from there it was just blackwash and layering again, here's the first stage: Second, shinier stage: And shiniest stage, which I decided was shiny enough. It's not quite as many layers as the armor, but the shield overall catches a lot more light. Remember that painting is not an exact science, so you should always feel free to modify your method to make things look more "right" than to just repeat steps. You can see in the following pic that even taking off a highlight step the shield looks much brighter than the armor, even though both were done the same way: That done, I decided to do the round center boss as a gem. Truthfully I'd usually do it as metal, but I didn't just want to make it gold since there's such a nice deep ring between the outside and inside. Having already used my staples of copperish, silverish, and goldish I couldn't think of a good different metallic that would look right except an off-colour like red steel, green steel, etc. I figured if I was going to go through all that trouble for it then I might as well just make it a gem. There are many great tutorials for painting gems out there, this is just my low-effort "close enough" quick way. It generally works out okay on smaller gems, but for larger ones (or for a more convincing effect) you may want to look up a proper tutorial. So first I took a medium purple, in this case Reaper old pro paint Imperial Purple, and darkened it with coat d'arms black. Note that usually I darkend with brown liner, but I chose black because it would give a deeper looking shadow. From there I thinned my imperial purple about 5 drops of water to one drop of paint and began highlighting just the lower part. Once that built up a bit I started adding some dragon white to it in small quantities. Each time I added a drop of white I also added a drop of water to keep the mix thin. Once I felt it looked bright enough then I simply added a white dot in the dark purple portion to simulate light reflection. This all sounds like a bit of work, but because the working area was so tiny it only took about 5 minutes. Layering is pretty quick with small bits. This is also why sometimes you'll notice my pouches or leather straps wind up with more pop to them than swaths of cloth, it's just easier and quicker to bring them up to a nice highlight. (I'm quite lazy) And with that, Mr. Rictus is finished and ready to join the many Reaper skeletons on my shelf as their new leader. I have a lot of skeletons, a ridiculous amount of skeletons. I think it's because they're easy and fun. Some day a whole bookcase will just be skeletons for no reason. Rictus was an absolute treat to work on, even with doing the arm the stupid way. If you missed him as a freebie, he's definitely worth a buy - an instant classic that's fun to paint. If you paint your own Rictus, tag me in your post with @buglips*the*goblin so I don't miss it and I can see what you did with him! Have fun! I look forward to seeing all the neat versions of him!
  14. ME1 - Gandalf, Citadel 1980's Vintage LOTR

    Very cool mini and paintjob. Nice!