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  1. I'm curious about how people feel about the following limited paint colors: Deadrose Red Bubblegum Pink Christmas Wreath Powderburn Brown Pirate Gold Carnival Purple Clouded Sea Clockwork Brass Big Top Red Ginger Cookie Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Reptilian Green I have read many great things about ones like Clockwork Brass. But I would be curious to know (and assume others would also) how people have used these colors on their figures. How might you highlight, shade, or base coat with them. Any general feelings on what makes the color good or how you have used and liked them. And ONLY comments about the paint colors and your opinions on them please! Let's keep on topic about usage and similar things.
  2. Harrek

    Reaper Con Paints

    I can't believe no one here has mentioned the paints that Reaper is teasing us with in our swag bags and from the banquet gift bags on the ReaperCon Facebook page.... so I guess I'm going to do it! These are the 3 that are in the swag bag I believe. And they talk of 6 more in each of the banquet gift bags as well. Wonder what the other colors will be?
  3. Harrek

    Scale75 Paint

    Has anyone out there tried the Scale75 paints yet? They look interesting. Especially the NMM sets to help a person starting off on that technique. But the colors themselves look quite nice. Just wondered how well they worked in practice before getting a set for trial.
  4. Weaponbreaker

    Tamiya Paint

    Has anyone tried these paints on the bones yet? Just picked up an airbrush and was wondering if anyone used these yet.
  5. Dilvish the Deliverer

    New England Paint Day

    Well the New Year gets me thinking of years past and things to do in the coming year. So I think it is high time that we resurrect the New England Paint Day. For those of you unfamiliar with the New England Paint Day, it is a get together of like minded individuals; to paint, share techniques and to just have a plain old good time. On to the debate. As this is a New England Paint Day, we have to figure out the location. In the past, they have been hosted by individual painters and at game stores. I can set up a time with Pat at my FLGS (Citadel Games Cellar in Groton CT) or I can host at my house depending on the number of people. For those who were at the last CT paint day, the Citadel has moved down the street to a new location and has much better lighting this time around. I am open to other locations if it is more convenient for the majority; someone else would just have to step up and procure a location. Right now I should be good for most weekends up until April. So, who's interested?
  6. since we seem to get a lot of questions on paint (some from myself included) I thought I'd start this in the hopes we can all add to it. I'm hoping to try and limit it to the last 2 years so that we don't have reviews of old formulas, etc..
  7. Yay more paint! More colours! Looks like a couple more weeks for those who didn't order the new paint colours from the first Bones kickstarter. http://www.reapermini.com/misc/distributionphotos/01-06-14.pdf
  8. Hello all, As Reaper doesn't include any descriptions (that I could find) on the properties of their Liners, Clears, Inks & Pastels, does anyone have a good knowledge of their characteristics? Like what are they primarily used for, are they more fluid, more dense, brighter, translucent? I think they are used for more vibrant and flowy washing effects? I'm thinking of buying $35 worth of Reapers' Ink & liner triads and maybe a clear and a pastel and some other different/special paints in order to get a free gift Sophie. Recommendations on these and other of Reapers' special paint products or neat colors would be appreciated. I can't decide whether to get Buron Street Sophie or Cowgirl Sophie.... *mind blows up* I'm primarily painting Bones minis with a modest selection of MSP core colors (2-3 of each of the 12ish main colors) help
  9. I'm coming back to Miniatures painting after a long leave of absence and as a result I don't have much of a paint collection, at least not yet. I'm building it slowly. My wife used to paint on canvas and I've inherited her acrylic paint kit (she doesn't anymore.) She has a whole host of colors in the tubes, I don't have the brand at the moment. I've tried using them in minor ways, but I've been fairly cautious as I'm thinking it might obscure details. So far I've thinned some down with water and acrylic medium (I bought a small tube at the hobby store, of late I've also tried using Pledge,) and used them a bit - I found the yellow and red don't cover well, the burnt sienna does a bit better, but I think I've had some success in thinning them down a lot and using them as washes - I've done a nice dark green wash and a purple wash. Does anyone have any advice? Anything I should be careful of? I can get the brand later this evening. I believe most of the colors are reasonably high end (well, probably not high end, but not rock-bottom,) the green and bright red look considerably cheaper.
  10. Owlmabbitt

    89013: Ezren, Iconic Wizard

    I've finished Ezren (I think) (Bones sculpted by Todd Harris). Rather happy with the outcome. My first face, first eyes, first clothes etc. Also the first base I've 'decorated' - that was fun. I think of Ezren as fighting on a blighted heath or tundra. The staff droops, but I did fix it. I did!! However we've had some rather warm days (Spring here) and I can only guess this allowed the staff to return to the shape inwhich it arrived. I envisioned Ezren as a practical wizard, of a rich family who suppy him shirts etc when he drops in but he wears practical clothing and carries all he needs so he is self-sufficient. That was the background to the colours I chose. Colours: Model Air Cam. Dark Green; Reaper Tanned Leather and Leather Brown with Citadel Sepia wash and a touch of red and so on to change tones a little. Oh and Reaper aged Bone for the shirt.
  11. Reference point for specific paints that are both good, and bad as a first coat onto Bones. Good paints exhibit little to no rub off: bad paints rub or flake off extremely easily. Good Paints RMS Brown Liner RMS Blue Liner Bad Paints RMS Walnut Brown VMC Green RMS Pure Black Specify the paint brand. Please post below with examples. People should also specify what was done to the mini prior to using the problem paint (washing/rinsing, priming (with what), etc.). That way, we can pin down whether it's an issue with a specific paint, an issue with a specific primer, or a combination of the two (or some other factor). Credit to OneBoot for several useful suggestions. No warranty implied. I reserve the right to be wrong, mistaken, or full of crap. No batteries included.
  12. Hello great and wise painters, I hope I can have a moment of your time for some advice on Paints. About a year ago I got quite some bones from the first Kickstarter for tabletop playing. They arrived a little while ago and now I would like to paint them as well but I am new to the painting scene. Currently I am in the process of picking what paint I want to use. Unfortunately the local game store mainly got GW paints and some of the Vallejo paints but no Reaper paints. So I'll be getting my paints directly from Reaper. For my initial paint selection I want about 30 paints but I have no clue which ones I will be using often, I think I saw a list somewhere but I can not find it any more. So can any one point me to this list or advice me on what paints I should get to get me started. Thanks in advance!
  13. My goals are less "total number of figures" based as they are "learn lots of stuff" based. 1) Finish my Summer Exchange mini and send it off 2) Continue to figure out highlighting 3) Invest some time in learning color theory, including saturation and intensity 4) Paint at least 3 PC character minis 5) Finish the weapon swap on my PC mini 6) Finish painting my NOVA female mini 7) Anything else as inspiration strikes Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  14. Jmail1189

    New Painter

    Hello everyone, my brother and I have recently decided to pick up miniature painting for our Pathfinder games so we have a little more control over what our characters look like. I currently have 3 miniatures being shipped and we are also waiting for the LTPK to arrive as well. Definitely looking forward to learning the art and I've been watching videos and reading the pinned topics at the top of this page to get an idea of what to do in terms of painting. Now I have decided to post here to ask the more experienced (and by that I mean you have actually put paint to miniature unlike myself :P) what are some things you wished you had known or done before you started your first miniature. Maybe some tips or products that you didn't think about being useful then, but now you couldn't do without. Even some paints (or paint brands you might recomend to buy or stay far away from) that are really important to have in a collection (I already know about browns being useful for the obvious reason of skin and what not) Any tips or help would be greatly appreciative and I'm definitely looking forward to getting into this hobby.
  15. rajzwaibel

    Bones WIP

    Disclosure: I am not a professional painter. You could probably see this by the pictures. I consider myself the typical average guy who collects and paints minis. That being said, here is my WIP pics for a few of the Bones I did. This first pic is base+some drybrushing on the owlbear and werewolf, and base only on the elemental And here is the elemental all finished up, with some minor work needed on the base and that's it.
  16. Hello all, Brand new painter here, getting ready to start painting my first Bones with my son. I'll be using paint from the LTPKs and the Kickstarter. Should I thin the paints before using them? Thanks in advance for taking the time to share your opinion and/or for firing some helpful links my way. Dave
  17. So my reaper minis finally came in the mail! Yay! They're awesome, but I'm having a little trouble with the assembly so if any of you more experienced folks could help me out I'd really appreciate it. Issue #1: One of the figurines' legs are spread in a manner that does not fit the base. Namely, the Cthulhu one (the Kaladrax is giving me a little trouble too but not as much). I would litterally have to bend the legs awkwardly to make it fit on its base. Is this normal for reaper products? What do I need to do to fix it? Or do I need to call reaper and ask them for an exchange? What does everyone else normally do in this situation? Issue #2: Are you supposed to paint all the pieces first or assemble and glue them together first? Does anyone know?
  18. In my years of airbrushing I have found that certain thinners aren't really thinners. Windex, Ammonia, and Isopropyl alcohol are not thinners, but they are solvents. They will break down your paint, and they will cause clogs more often. (Ammonia will slowly destroy the brass parts of your airbrush.) Also these three liquids are pretty poisonous when aeresolized. They are great for cleaning your brush but aren't the best for thinning paint. Yes airbrush mediums/thinners are more expensive, but they are made for paint. They actually thin without breaking down the paint. They are less poisonous then the above liquids. Now believe it or not you can thin with just water. It's not the greatest of things to thin with but it is better than alcohol, ammonia, or window cleaner, and by far the cheapest alternative.
  19. bugblatterbeast

    Plans to paint on the cheap

    I have done my research. I can not afford to buy Reaper paints at this time. I am buying acrylic craft paint from Hobby Lobby. Current best recommendation is Delta Creamcoat paint. This seems like the best plans for a beginner on a budget. Feel free to critique my plans, but remember, I am trying to get quality results on a budget. My plans: Unboxing- I have a graphical checklist of all the minis to be sure we aren't missing anything. http://greg.botch.com/bones/table.html Remove the mold lines that are really, terribly obvious. Tools: Xacto blade and sanding needles (medium or fine) http://bit.ly/1axuY7O Straightening bent weapons and legs. Tools: nearly boiling water, colander Cleaning- remove residue from manufacturing that could keep paint from adhering well. Tools: dish soap and water Fill junction gaps between parts that join to make up the mini that look odd Tools: 2 part clay-like epoxy (a bit of an experiment) http://thd.co/14MHBtl [That epoxy was too coarse and cured too quickly. I'm keeping it around for household repairs. Kneadatite (Green Stuff) on eBay $6 for 6 inches shipping included sounds like a great deal!] Basing- some minis have ridiculous bases and need to be based. I have hundreds of 1/4 inch thick bases cut from wooden dowels for this project. Tools: Xacto blade, tiny drill bit, straightened and cut paper clips, super glue, 2 part clay-consistency epoxy (for embellishing, building up layers, or filling gaps) Priming- do many figures at once. Cheap craft store acrylic paints are too thick and need to be watered down to paint minis well. If craft paints are watered down, they will not stick as well to Bones without priming. Thus, I will need to prime. Tools: this craft primer http://bit.ly/16jHwwp [i couldn't acquire this primer anywhere locally. So frustrating! I decided to buy Krylon Paint + Primer spray. White seemed like a great idea, but it is hard to see what kind of coverage I am getting on the Bones. It takes a day or longer to fully dry. It is a week later and one mini is still tacky in a couple places.] Color washing- give the mini a base coat of color to bring out the details and add shadowy areas. Tools: brush, watered down craft paint with a tiny amount of dish soap to break surface tension Paint- use a "wet palette" to keep the paint fresher longer and make mixing and watering down easier. Image http://bit.ly/1axxmvq Tools: cheap plastic container, a large rag or sponge, parchment paper http://bit.ly/12e9cOG See example here: http://forums.brushthralls.com/index.php?showtopic=4806 And of course paints and brushes. Finishing- I haven't decided if I will be clear-coating these yet. If I do, I will get some good quality spray for minis with for a matte (not gloss) finish. This is where I will splurge on costs, if anywhere. Optional Painting party- I will have all the minis cleaned, primed, based, and color washed before I host it. I have done no painting of Bones. I am not certain that any of this will work. However, after reading FAQs and how-to's all around the web, I feel confident this will work. My big concern is with the plumbing epoxy instead of Green Stuff. I have no idea if it will hold paint. I will test it before applying to the minis. Let me know what you think! Veteran painters- constructive criticism would be great. I don't want to waste money on a useless/misguided step. Edit: reordered gap filling after cleaning at Godlike's suggestion Edit: added recommended craft paint brand Edit: my concerns were founded about the plumbing epoxy. While it does hold paint, it is too coarse. Also the primer I initially wanted is not locally available in my significant metropolitan area (850,000+ people) in our major craft stores. I didn't check at specialty glass or tile stores. Edit: check post http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/49906-plans-to-paint-on-the-cheap/?p=738738 for my first attempt following most of these steps.
  20. Given that the Bones express will be reaching my door step on the sooner side now, I've been thinking about the many LARGE models that I will be getting and how to handle them. And it seems like perhaps stepping into using an air brush for them could make good sense. But this leads me to a few questions for people who are doing this before I would invest in something like this. I'm not looking for any recommendations on equipment, there are MANY good videos and posts out there about that. First off is simply, how well does the reaper paint (MSP and MSP HD) work in a air brush? Do you need to thin out the paint from the bottle to use it? If so, what sort of ratios? And secondly, I've been able to find videos on "general" usage of the air brush and usage on non-fantasy minis (tanks, etc). Does anyone have any advice or pointers to anything that would show someone using a air brush on a large figure like a dragon? I'd like to use the air brush for more than just the base coating given the size of the figure (highlighting, etc). So any pointers on how to approach this would be great. And I do realize that brush work will still be needed. Thanks in advance!
  21. psyberwolfe1

    Badger Paint Mixer

    Does anyone have the Badger paint mixer/stirrer? Can it fit in an MSP Bottle? I was also think of making a custom stirrer to mount in my Dremel. Thoughts?
  22. I figured out that I am now over 100 paints, 83 unique, from Reaper. So, I bought the paint caddy and stuffed all of them in... Took them out, arranged them by number... Took them out and arranged them by color.... Now, they are back on the work table... Taking up a ton of space, which was the reason to order the caddy... I already have vertical storage for the 2 oz and 4 oz craft paints I paint terrain, and I am not pleased with that. Maybe I am being too finicky. How do you store your paint and still have access to paint. Ultimate goal is to be able to multi task the space I have beween painting miniatures and painting terrain.
  23. Any suggestions for a starter paint set? Certain must have colors, etc.? I have some old Ral Partha figures I think i'm going to mess around with at first. Thank you in advance.
  24. I have a resin figure with several layers of paint that need to come off. I'm very attached to it so I don't want to damage it removing the paint. Should I just try Simple Green or is there something else I should use?
  25. One thing i have heard several times from different painters at ReaperCon and at Paint Club is a wish for a purchasable set of paints that were only available at certain events. There have been some incredible colors released as a "one time only" paint, then years later, you run out, it dries, is "borrowed", or you were unable to attend that event... And you cannot replace it. What type of miniature or paint bottle sacrifice can we offer to those who could make this possible to..... make this possible? Just an idea.
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