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  1. Jasonator

    Bloody Garm - RBG0304

    Much to my amazement, and Happiness, I discovered I had one last RGB Barbarian to paint this morning. Since I decided that this Birthday I would do only what I wanted to do; I had decided that I was going to paint all day. At the Bottom of the to do box was Bloody Garm !!!!!!!!!!!! So I have spent the day painting Bloody Garm. I took all the information that I had over the last eleven (kathud) miniatures, and applied them to Garm. I even brushed color on the static grass ! Highlighted and washed back words. Tried every trick I could remember... Has been a blast. So the LAST of my Tre Manor Barbarians is painted and based. As always, C&C are desired and respected.
  2. Jasonator

    RBG - Valda The Black Hearted

    Like all Sculpts by Tre Manor, Valda was a delight to paint. Very challenging vixen. I started experimenting with the gray scale photography on this last RBG Barbarian. I really learned a great deal from this one. I have based her to compliment the other barbarians that I have done from this series. C and C are always welcomed, leave me a comment as to what you think. Here's Valda The Black Hearted. I have Modified the post as I was requested to get a better look at her face. I managed to get a photo of her face with my cell phone. Like looking at my painting under a microscope !
  3. The last of my Red Box Games from the last Kickstarter. Valda The Black Hearted. Oh.. this is a really tight sculpt ! Once I put her together I was like, "How are these brushes going to get in there". I figured while everyone scoped out Hakar the Horrible in the Show offs, I would start doing Valda. I'm playing a lot with this one. I want Noir Black on the fur, and silver highlights, and I want her attire to be crimson with blood red highlights. (so far, may change if the contrast isn't enough). Best part of these miniatures from Tre Manor is the complexity, you can do almost anything you want to do once you have the shadows in. Any Comments would be VERY welcome, sometimes painting in a vacuum is a bit boring; would be nice to know that someone had an idea about what I was doing ! Here is Valda the Black Hearted, primed and with some color added.
  4. Ludo

    06202: Saproling Warriors

    So neat byproduct of entering your minis into the ReaperCon Master Series Paint Contest is that they take really nice photos of your minis. Did these a few years ago but I've never entered before and they were one of the few painted pieces I inadvertently brought to the con. Several of the other forumites strong armed me into entering and I'm glad they did. These guys did suffer from the "Hey this is Gloss sealer, not Matte!" but other than that I'm still pretty proud of them.
  5. Jasonator

    RBG0306 - Hakar The Horrible

    Hakar The Horrible has been a hoot to paint. Since it is part of a set I have kept to a theme in painting these Barbarians. I have modified colors to just have fun painting them. I've tried to make each one an individual. Hakar I've made more Nordic, and used Green and Rocks in his basing. Your comments and Criticism are welcome and sought after as usual. I also include a group photo with the Horde so you get an idea how he fits in. This has been quite the learning experience, and these one inch mini's are quite the challenge. Yes, he has blue eyes..way in there ! Here is Hakar The Horrible. I have photographed him with Svaltulf, and the rest of the Helsvakt Horde.
  6. This is the second to last Red Box Mini I have left. I really had no intention of going on a Barbarian Spree; but that appears to be what has happened. I have really gotten into this series, and I might as well finish, since I am enjoying them so much. So here is Hakar The Horrible with his axe. I've primed him, and given him a strong wash in brown liner to aid me in shadows, and building up flesh tones, and color. Think it is time to go for a green kilt apron! I've done blue and red already on Svartulf, The Craven, and the Barbarian Horde.
  7. Jasonator

    RBG0301 - Helsvakt Horde

    This has been a labor of love and angst. I in a moment of incredible stupidity decided to do ALL the Helsvakt Horde at one time. Not realizing how much work it was going to be, and how much I would need to learn to complete this project. They became quite the learning experience for me. Next time I jump in the pool, I will check for sharks, and how deep it is. Excellent project, fantastic sculpts, lots of surprises, and a lot of potential to learn a lot about minatures. I recommend these to anyone up for a real challenge. As always, comments, and critiques are welcome, and I would love hearing back from you as to what you think. So here is my interpretation of the Helsvakt Horde: (It'll be in two parts, since I can't up load all the photos at one time). I replaced one photo since I discovered I could get a group shot with my camera and crop it down. Here is part one:
  8. Its been a while since I posted a new WIP. Has been a bit busy around here, and putting these miniatures together has been a bit of a challenge. Sometimes you just have to grow your skills, and that is what this required. There are six members of the horde, and I haven't decided color scheme's yet, though I am leaning towards what I did with Svartulf The Savage. Though I may make the armor black also on this. Anyway, this is going to take some time to do, so this won't be a week in turn around to completion - that is for sure ! Here is a photo of the horde after I covered them with brown liner to see what I had to play with: (I primed them already).
  9. Jasonator

    Svartulf The Savage - Red Box Games

    I hadn't planned on finishing this Miniature today. I just couldn't put it down ! That's an endorsement of a great sculpt. Svartulf came alive in my hands in a sense. Once I started I just kept on wanting to uncover what the sculpt was about, this morning I realized I was done, and started the basing. I placed him inside a circular coffee filter when I started gluing components on the base. When it came to the black filter material, I was able to pour it on, push it down, and move it as needed using the paper filter. When done I used a "Proxa brush to remove excess, and then dump the excess back into a zip lock bag for later use. This is a fun sculpt ! Thanks Tre ! Comments and Criticism is desired and welcomed. Here is the Based Svartulf the Savage.
  10. After painting the Craven from Red Box Games I thought I would have had my fill of them. I saw Svartulf (Black Wolf) and went nuts. Yeap, I decided I had to have another Trebeard fix. You called that one correctly ub3r_n3rd (oh great enabler)...LOL. I also discovered that my camera can take a photo under nine (9) inches from the mini. I should have been using it all along. I will be posting few photos on this WIP, photography has been cutting into my paint time. Here is the primed Svartulf The Savage. (I think I saw him on a Motorcycle this morning),
  11. Jasonator

    Red Box Games - The Craven

    If you want a Joy Ride, do this Trio of Mini's !!!!!!!! I started these with a bit of nervousness, I had never done a RBG miniature before, I wish I knew what a treat it would be. So Much Detail ! I have switched to another camera and it has improved the quality of my photos. They are small in size, so I will post several photos of each miniature. I am using static grass, and material from a water filter in my basing. Comments and Critique's are always welcome, and desired. Here is my take on The Craven:
  12. Jasonator

    The Craven - Red Box Games

    After all the events of last week I decided that I needed a real challenge. I have had the RBG Kickstarter pieces sitting in my "To Be Painted" box for some time, and I said I have never painted one of Tre Manor's pieces before. I went for The Craven since they look like quite the challenge, and fun. So.. Cleaned up, washed, mounted on bases, and Primed...(I really needed to feel primer under my brush again after the crusader Knight !!! So here is The Craven awaiting the first touch of color...(Think Pinks are out) !!! (ROFL).
  13. Hello everybody! I'm looking to paint one of my dragons in a metallic brown color. So I'm trying to figure out which of Reaper's metal paints are the most brownish. It looks like 9049 Ancient Bronze, 9125 Scorched Metal, or 61132 Drillbit Metal might be what I'm looking for? Normally I'd go to my FLGS to compare colors side by side. The sample pics on the site don't always capture the color though. For example my Old Bronze looks quite a bit different the what I'd expect from the online picture. Unfortunately the store here doesn't carry all the Reaper colors. So does anybody happen to know which of the metallic paints would be the most brownish (least orangish) in color?
  14. Jasonator

    Jays Last Frog (DSM-7904)

    I was given the Frog Bishop as a Christmas Present; and promised I would paint it up. This is the last of the series I have, and then I have a box of BONES II to play with. I am looking forward to biting into the myriad of Bones that are lined up on my desk. I did Bishop Ribbit a while back in Green Flesh, and Purples. This one is going to be in Yellow Flesh and in Greens (I'm still fighting with the yellows), so lets see what I can do with this. Here are three photos.
  15. Last Knight

    06023B and 77356: Anhurian Swordsmen

    Guilty confession: the Anhurian soldiers may well be my favorite models Reaper puts out. Simple men-at-arms, they have the world weary air of soldiers down in the muck and grime, grimly doing their jobs in hopes of making it home alive. I was one of several noisy advocates hollering for Anhurians in Bones plastic during the last Kickstarter, and when our wish was granted I knew they would have to be some of the first - if not the first - minis I painted when the Kickstarter delivered. And as luck would have it, I also had some primed metal Anhurians laying about... So, here we have our round-shielded soldiers, ready for war. I used a modified version of the instructions from the first Learn to Paint Kit - the metal one, not the Bones replacement - for these guys, taking advantage of paints and techniques that weren't provided for. Flesh Wash and Armor Wash instead of making my own paint and ink washes, HD Dragon Blue with a Payne's Grey wash rather than Sapphire Blue with a Walnut Brown wash for the clothes, &c. Since these are line troops, I refrained from attempting freehanding on their shields - it didn't seem appropriate, and to be honest I doubt I'd be able to pull it off. And here's a group shot with their brethren I painted from the first LTPK (and immediately after): And perhaps most importantly, here's what they look like without all of the zooming - at tabletop height, in other words. Thanks for looking!
  16. Jasonator

    DSM-7012 Frog Wizard

    Before I say anything about the Miniature; I wanted to say thank you to Ub3r_N3rd, robinh, and Dontfear for their suggestions, help, advice, and that they always push me to expand, and try new things. This Miniature is incredible for its detail, and the myriad of ways you can go about painting it. I have had an absolute blast doing it, and I am sure I could have added a few more touches to it, to enhance it further. Blending all those colors, and making the color choices was a hoot. The leaves on the bottom are Birch tree seeds. Go for this one, and try not to giggle as much as I did as I painted it. Here is the Frog Wizard: ETA: Comments and Suggestions are solicited and greatly appreciated !
  17. Jasonator

    DSM Frog Wizard

    I was given the Dark Sword Frog Wizard as a Christmas Gift. I don't want the giver of the gift to think I was unhappy with their choice; (must always leave open channels for future Mini's) !!! I really like the challenge of this one, and the familiars around his feet, and the bat are hysterical ! So I am doing another one of those froggies that I dearly love. I wonder if he is holding the "Holy Hand Grenade Of Antioch" ??? I have him primed now.
  18. Jasonator

    Jungle Lord - Tin Man Miniatures

    I've been trying to make sure that I do Miniatures that teach me things at this stage of the game. Lots of Muscle on this one, and small details. Its challenging to get the balance right, and deal with all the details. I've enjoyed this one, especially mixing up the flesh tones, and the basing. As always, Comments and Criticism welcomed and desired. Here is my interpretation of the Jungle Lord:
  19. For my next Grenadier mini I chose the "Guardswoman." She is showing a decent amount of skin so I decided to use her as an experiment in doing a darker skintone with the Scale75 flesh set. My main concerns were that my basecoat would look a little too red (it did) and that the jump between the shadow and the midtone colors of the set was so large that it would require a half-step (it did). Fortunately a few simple glazes was all it needed to get the colors as I wanted them, though I didn't put the time in to get perfectly smooth transitions. For the rest I once again went with the color scheme as shown on the box art. Since she was already a test I decided to use her for another couple of experiments. I don't have any personal recipes for NMM steel or gold, but I do have some colors that I think should work. Just as with the skin, the NMM was all about seeing how the colors worked rather than getting the smooth blended necessary for the effect. Before I really go all in, I want to study some properly lit metal (which excludes the majority of CMON). Since I decided to do this halfway through I also ran into a bit of an issue with rough edges that I hadn't worried about during the prep stages. It's tricky to do edge highlighting when the edge itself is flawed. Since on the box she's a guard getting ordered about by an Egyptian looking person I did a simple freehand of the Eye of Horus on her shield. Also, this is yet another true 25mm mini with eyelids... and I just don't see what you all are complaining about.
  20. Edsterdoom

    02677 - Townsfolk IV

    Well I manged to find a pack of metal Reaper models in the UK for a reasonable price. As I want to build up a fully populated village over time I thought these would be good to start. First up they have had a bit of cleaning, as always there are not many mold lines to contend with. The models were then put on some 30mm bases, and some green stuff was used to finish off the texture and cover any gaps. Next up I need to give them a nice coat of primer and find those remaining mold lines.
  21. For my second Grenadier mini I went with another martial type, #7 Swordswoman. This time I went with the box art for the color scheme, though I do believe that the svelte reptile perched on her straw hat in the art gained a few pounds. I guess it was to be a familiar for a fighter/mage? I still haven't picked up any hollow blanks so she's just chillin' on the integrated base for the moment. I also tried a new background. My printer decided to add pinstripes but I went ahead and tried it in order to see how well it worked.
  22. SGHawkins09

    Elquin, High Elf Adventurer

    One of my friends asked me to find a druid miniature to paint up to use as his D&D character. I found some possibilities for him and he choose the metal version of Elquin. Any input would be appreciated.
  23. Jasonator

    Tin Man Min - Jungle Lord

    I saw this miniature a while back and asked for it as a birthday present. It is small, and detailed, and an amazing amount of muscle and skin to do. The Sculpt is also really "tight". So I may have taken on a headache, but its been primed, so I am off to the races. Here are a couple photos. The inked one is off their webpage.
  24. Jasonator

    DSM-7425 Male High Elf Warrior

    I completed this Mini Yesterday. If you want a fantastic challenge go for this one. The pose is so dynamic, and the possibilities are myriad. I added a new set of brushes to this mix; and was shocked by the difference in upgrading to a higher quality brush changed my painting. I know that many folks feel that an excellent base should be designed for each mini. Since it is winter; and most DSM mini's come with a base sculpt, I am just going to go with what they have done for right now. Once I can use my new jewelers saw outside, I'll learn how to removed that stuff, and peg them I have added some flocking to the base.. This has been a hoot to paint. As Always C/C accepted and appreciated. Here are some photos:
  25. Back when I first started getting into miniatures I would scour ebay looking for deals. One of the purchases that I made was Grenadiers 2007 Females set for AD&D. I don't remember exactly what I gave for it, but I do remember being happy because I was getting metal cheaper than I could Bones. It then proceeded to sit on my self for another year, to go with the 34 years that it had sat on someone else's shelf. As part of my recurring painting goals I am tackling minis from companies I haven't painted yet so I pulled it off the shelf and too a look at it. One thing I noticed was that there were some annoying mold lines on them. They weren't big but were in places where it required some care to remove them, like right down a face. Another thing I noticed was that two of the eight were miscast, and both of them were in the same area - the left hand gripping the shield. I knew expectations of quality have changed a bit over the last three decades, but a 20% failure rate seems pretty high. It's not like there's an option to return them at this point though. Anyway, for my first Grenadier mini I chose "Fighter." After the time I put in on the KD Survivor I decided to do something nice and quick. She's mostly just a standard metal armor job, but I did play around some more with the Scale75 flesh set. After the initial layers were in place I started messing with glazes... and she ended up a full step darker than what she was when I started. We'll just say she got some tanning in. I also tried to make up a new recipe for flaxen hair, but it didn't work quite right. The shadows were fine, but the highlights weren't. Kinda like I did with the face I just put down the brush and said done. The one thing she doesn't have right now is a proper base. I need to see if I can track down some 25mm hollow blanks to use for the whole set. I'd rather sink them in than build up a flat base. Here's a shot of her shield hand. It was basically just a blob of metal going from her hand to the end of the shield. I did a bit of filing and then just put the colors in to hint at what should have been. I just realized I never took a good shot of her face, so here it is. Such tiny little eyes... and I now see that I forgot to touchup the shape of her eyebrow. Oh well, not noticeable on the tabletop anyway.
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