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  1. Thumper the ranger. His family was eaten by the same Ogres that slayed the Tortoise Cleric's Brother. So he joins him.
  2. There's a French wargame called "Alkemy" which has a faction of pseudo-Egyptian cat-people called the Khaliman Republic (or République Khalimane in the original). A few years back I snagged a starter set of 5 resin figures I found on clearance because, well, cat people. Currently I am involved in an elaborate and fascinating campaign combining White Wolf's World of Darkness (the one in Vampire the Masquerade second edition and Werewolf the Apocalypse) with its "Exalted" game, second edition (which was originally sold as the prehistory of the World of Darkness, although they backed away from that pretty fast). This character is a PC for that game. The person is a lycanthrope, or rather a feline therianthrope. He has a human form, but I painted up the cat man because it's more fun. This is the first small-scale non-terrain resin I've ever assembled or painted. It was a little fiddly and I was worried about its fragility. There are a few places with what is probably flash that I didn't have the courage to try to slice off. Comments welcome. WIP thread here.
  3. Some years back I acquired a starter box of the Khaliman Republic (basically Egyptian cat people) for the French wargame Alkemy. They are the first small-scale resin I've ever assembled or painted. Anyhow, one of our gamers wished to play a Ceilican (magical were-cat) in a heavily modded World of Darkness campaign. Of the five figures in the set this one appealed the most. It appears to be a sort of lynx-man but with a long tail. There may be some flash or something. I've been reluctant to get too slicey with the resin. Here the figure is primed white and washed with thinned Burnt Umber.
  4. Here is the mighty Shrew-zerker, from the Burrows and Badgers line (and game) from Oathsworn. Sorry about the shininess, as he's a for play piece so I gloss coated him, and its been too humid or damp to dull coat him for the last couple of weeks. I'll update with some new pics whenever I get a chance to spray him. He's a great little fig (Oathsworn's anthropomorphic figs are scaled like the actual animals are, so shrews are pretty tiny, around 20mm) and was fun and quick to paint. He's been done for a while but my basing stuff was all away from moving to a new painting space. I finally found some and put a quick and simple base on him. Hopefully as I get more used to basing with flock again (its been....a while) my bases will improve for future B&B figs. Update! Dull coated and with improved photography....
  5. Next we have the Shrew Warrior. Again, sorry about the shininess. I'll post new pics once the weather cooperates for dull coating. Another fun little guy, full of character. Update! It actually stopped raining long enough to spray some dull coat. I've also been messing around with my phone and background to get less washed out pics.
  6. This is from GCT Studios and their Bushido game. A fellow player asked me to paint it, and while I don't normally copy the studio art, that was how she wanted it. Sorry for the bad photo and harsh lighting, my photo booth is off limits right now.
  7. tl;dr: I'm painting bunnies!! (and other critters) I'm finally wrapping up my painting projects left over from December, so I guess it is time to finally decide on some things to paint in 2017. One of my goals for this year is to actually play some of the games I've bought figs for. So far finding time to get a minis game going with the gaming group has been rather slow...been passing around the Frostgrave book since the fall, everyone seems interested, but haven't moved beyond that yet. So, moving on to my other potential person to play against, my wife. While she like playing games, so far she hasn't found time to read the quick start rules for CAV:SO I put on her phone last summer, and her Rach army remains unpainted. So perhaps something...cute and furry.... Burrows and Badgers seems like a perfect fit, and I've been dying to start painting them. I've been slowly reading through the rules (the only time I ever seem to find time to read these days is when I go to bed, but then reading rules makes me sleepy...(no Michael, it's not your writing, I have partially read CAV:SO, Counterblast, MERCS and Timewatch sitting beside the bed too )). And the other night I showed her pics of all the figs from the first two kickstarters. And she seemed interested.But now the problem is she wants all my Bunnies.... Also, all the figs are 1 piece, so we can play even before all the figs are painted (I know they won't roll as well, but it will help with learning the rules). And I get to paint all the awesome terrain Jo has made for B&B (and I may pull some out of the other Oathsworn boxes too). And as a bonus, if/when we get to playing Frostgrave, I'm making a warband out of B&B figs. So, I will dig out the figs and get a picture over the next few days, then get some figures prepped for painting. Now where to start?? Maybe rats.....I don't want to do the bunnies until I get a few under my belt...
  8. This is an old Grenadier models lion-man that I finished the other day. Tabletop as usual. I hope you like him.
  9. So I went in on a Kickstarter a while ago (I know, shocking, right?) that Dark Sword did for their Critter Kingdoms line of anthropomorphic figs. I was mostly in it for the bunnies, but it got three cats in with all the other goodness. I was thinking of painting something for my wife, and thought of doing up those cats styled after our cats (I'll need to order a 4th cat fig from Dark Sword at some point). Looked at the figures I had, and the Paladin definitely would have to get painted up as Marty. (I might as well, not continue, everything after cute cat pic will likely be ignored.....ah well). So this is what I was able to come up with. Sorry the pics aren't lit as well as I'd like; I've got a lamp out of commission. Tomorrow is my wife's birthday, so we'll see how she like it then.
  10. This was one of my diorama entries at ReaperCon 2016. The idea came to me while watching Once Upon a Time and seeing the "Troll" bridge. This bridge is a toll bridge in Storybrooke that someone renamed Troll Bridge. I was then looking at Dark Sword's Critter Kingdoms Anthropomorphic line and came across the Horned Toad Assassin and thus the Toad Bridge came to be. It was originally going to be a larger piece with a troop of three or four facing off against the toad but it would have taken up most of my carrying case. So it got shrunk down and became just the cat against the Toad. The name also evolved into "Contention of Ownership." "Contention of Ownership" Silver, Diorama, ReaperCon 2016
  11. I've been keeping myself busy by painting up Friar Tuck The Toad, while everyone was at Reapercon ! Welcome back. I really enjoy painting the Anthropomorphic lines, and I really wasn't too excited about doing this one at first. Fun looking, but I felt SOO limited by color selection. Once I started the priming something hit, and I found myself experimenting up and down the color spectrum. Dark browns, to chalk browns...those brown robes have a lot of color building up to the color it is now. I took the advice of Gadgetman and used a yellow instead of gold on the mantle around his brown cowl, and with some brown used to shadow them. When it came to highlights I thought...gotta go into the reds, so I was experimenting and going up a down the brown red spectrum. I am Really happy with the way he came out. I, honestly can't tell if he is reaching up to produce a massive BURP, or to break into an ARIA.. Which of course makes me giggle when I see him. His eyes were quite the challenge, and I decided to give him eyes that looked at you with one eye, and checked the background with the other. I loved highlighting and getting the facial skin correct, especially all those warts !! Has been a great learner, and experimental piece for me. Here he is: Your comments/critiques are requested and solicited. Hope you like him.
  12. One of my current projects is a band of anthropomorphic characters, or animal men. From the first batch, a hyena man or gnoll:
  13. Another one from my band of anthropomorphic warriors. Seeing this guy makes me want to paint a bunch of them for a horror themed game set in the woods at Halloween.
  14. I've decided to do another WIP after not doing so for quite some time. My son gave me this mini and my friends want to see it painted, and based. I have gotten into basing thanks to many on the Forums, and so that is part of what I am up to. I'm planning on using bark in the basing on this right off the git go. Secondly, I started clipping off the broccoli base that DSM come with. I've had to modify some of my methods, and a bit of how I do things. I still mix my own colors, I use brush on primer (gray), and now I take my time, and really water down the colors. I just get richer and better results (in my opinion). I was given a marvelous gift that I am going to share right from the beginning. It is a plastic vise, with a suction cup bottom. Now that I pin the base I need something to hold it. For me this is perfect. I can hold in my hand, I can suction cup it to the desk and file, and or prime, and line if I desire. It makes me remember to remove that broccoli. So here is what I am working on now. Firsts photo is of the critter on the vise, then raw, then primed with brown liner. I love this thing already ! Jay
  15. On the left, for comparison and inspiration, we have "Helga the Conqueror" from Privateer Press -- the only known official miniature representing a female member of the "Farrow" (boar-man) race from the Iron Kingdoms (Warmachine / Hordes) RPG setting. In our ongoing "Unleashed" IKRPG campaign, I've been providing table space and minis, while the GM gives me hints about what we'll be up against next. In our campaign, our humble little ruined base is supposed to receive a visit from Helga the Conqueror -- our very first "big name" guest, and a representative of our benefactor, Lord Carver (the bandit lord of the Farrow). I already have an abundance of Farrow miniatures of various types painted up, largely thanks to the plastic minis included in the "Unleashed Adventure Kit," but a distinct lack of females. Enter Reaper Bones #77052, Aina the Valkyrie. Obviously, the original mini was meant to be human, but with a little bit of "brown stuff" epoxy putty, I gave her a snout and tusks. The figure as a whole is so conservatively dressed that I didn't feel the need to add a "piggy tail" or convert hooves since, well, they'd be covered. I did, however, replace the upright-held sword originally in the right hand. Although dunking the figure in boiling water did help to straighten out the sword significantly, it still had a slight curve to it, and also looked a bit puny by Warmachine/Hordes overblown standards, so I swapped it out and instead used a spare plastic axe (originally from a Warhammer Dwarf). The whole thing is a bit of a rush paint (as I have to get these things done in between game sessions), so mostly this consisted of base-coating the whole thing in a very light brown, then washing with "melted chocolate" brown. From there, I used "granite grey" for shadows, painted over areas of gunmetal and bronze, and built up color for the skirts and flesh tone areas with multiple applications. The exposed surfaces inside the "lipped" base will get some flocking, but I wanted to take a picture of the figures before applying an outer later of matte acrylic coating (and to apply the flocking AFTER the clear-coating). On the right is another conversion abomination: "Hungry Bertha" from the HorrorClix line. Originally, this figure was clothed in nothing but a bib, with only the rolls of fat providing any semblance of "modesty." Ewww. I used some more "brown stuff" putty to give her a loincloth, some iron cups, piggy tail, and something resembling a snout. The headdress was a random plastic bit (Warhammer, again -- I got lots of random bits at a local game store's "game bazaar" exchange) that I thought would help to contribute to the "Valkyrie / Opera Singer" vibe. I still left on the arm she's chewing on (although it gave me precious little space to squeeze in anything resembling a piggy snout), since that seems to fit the vibe of the "Unleashed" setting: there's an awful lot of cannibalism going on there. (In the case of the Farrow, this is literal. If one of their fellows dies, he's lunch. Waste not, want not. If you don't partake in the feast, they may be insulted -- What, did you think there was something WRONG with him? What, you think you're TOO GOOD for him?) The hooves (replacing the original little feet, which were partially hidden under folds of leg-fat) are left over from my Mage Knight Wereboar conversions into "Brute Boar" warbeasts. Waste not, want not! ;) Anyway, I suppose it's ironic that "Aina," having the slimmest figure, is the most conservatively dressed of the trio (and Bertha by far the least -- especially before I started adding putty). But then, that's probably wholly in keeping with the Farrow aesthetic, which goes for a more "Rubenesque" ideal.
  16. So, I'm working on my sculpting and have lots of little projects I'm doing. Therefore, it seemed to make more sense to just do a running journal of my work rather than individual posts on each piece as I go. Please feel free to offer any input, advice, constructive criticism, or praise. The first piece I'm showing is an inquisitor gal I did for a character I use when my daughter practices GMing Pathfinder games. I went with a corset around the cliché inquisitor robe as I wanted her to have some of the expected look, but with her own twist on it. I also went with a skirt under the coat to give more layers to make the sculpt more interesting. Next, I have an in-process sculpt of my kineticist, Paco Bumblekins. as all he does is shoot blasts of water, I always have him do finger guns for it, so that was a big part of the sculpt. Also, he doesn't wear armor, so he's got a strange hobo-themed attire going (which will eventually include a long coat which seems to be made of billowing waves). Finally, I have my "Sweet and Stabby" character. She's fashioned to look like a sweet, innocent young girl (maybe a farmer's daughter or some such), but hiding a readied dagger behind her back. Maybe she's just townfolk, maybe she's the party rogue, maybe she's a priestess of Calistria. I like the flexibility of the character. Anyway, enjoy!
  17. My first mini from the recent DSM critters kickstarter. fascinating levels of detail. It was fun because I wanted to try some fur patterns and the kitties seemed to be the easiest to work with. I do like the detail built into these minis, even the sconce has a little pile of coals at the bottom of the flame. I probably didn't do the mini Justice in paint level but it was fun to paint. The only gripe I have with these minis is the bases. They are integral to the mini and difficult to remove if you want to do any additional basing. I tried to bury this one and attempted to simulated a just stopped lava flow to the cats feet. I still don't know if I am happy with this or not. C&C is very welcome here as I would like to improve on fur and also on some of my reds. I have even gone back to some of the tutorials to see if they can help me use some of the new reds I have acquired. Thanks for looking!
  18. I've finally got around to slapping some paint on a couple of Burrows & Badgers figures. 2 down, 18 to go... cheers Michael
  19. Alas. All monies must go to Dark Sword for the sheer adorableness... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/823962857/critter-kingdoms-anthro-animals-miniatures-line-ex?ref=hero_thanks
  20. Morning all (or at least it's morning here in Maine). I finally got around to painting a Mousling, and I might be hooked! This little fellow took less than an hour, not including his base, but I was pretty pleased with the results. I love his mildly-grumpy expression: this is one barkeep who doesn't want to hear about your problems. Thanks for looking!
  21. In an effort to clean up my desk and enjoy a few more minis that don't have to be painted, here is once of the critter creations I got from DSM. He was fun to paint and all of the detail was very crisp with little mold line or cleanup required. This one is very well blended between human features and animal features, including hands and tail. Some, like the hedgehogs, seem to be a stocky figure with a different head glued on. I tried a new method with the eyes on this mini and I think I will continue where size allows. I started with a linen white sclera then a dark brown iris, a smaller inner circle of palomino gold and then a black pupil. with a random little dot of white. weird thing is, although both eyes look normal on the mini, his one eye looks a little messed up on the picture. odd. Anyway, let me know what you think. My wife bought me a dozen or so of these so they will continue to make appearances as I paint them up. And I will paint them because they are cute and my wife likes them, as do I...
  22. one of my favorite Christmas presents this year was a whole bunch of Dark Sword Miniatures Anthropomorphic heroes and heroines. One of my personal favorites being the snail cartographer. This cute little guy has a lot going for him and carries all sorts of things, including a compass a bottle of goo and lots of other goodies and that is just what is outside of his shell. I could probably have done better with the join between the head and body, but its a little late now and someone else sent me another one so I have a second chance as well. Enjoy! this was a fun little mini to paint
  23. I have three odd creatures that need paint. Clockwise from left: The Darksword Frog Prince sculpted by Dave Summers, which will be a gift for my mother (as was the Frog Jester last year, and the (Not So) Killer Frog in 2006...you'll note a theme in my gift-giving) The Ral Partha Couatl (11-402) sculpted by Dennis Mize, which will be necessary in my Eberron campaign. And...a...worm...thing...The base was stamped "Marauder," along with some rather unidentifiable squiggles that are now completely gone, since I clipped away the integral base. I did some cursory research to no avail. I'm probably going to paint this up as everyone's favorite "I've never heard of it" burrowing monster, the thoqqua. But if anyone can tell me what it was supposed to be, I'd be interested to know. The worm is pretty well ready for paint. Clipped off the integral base, used a Happy Seppuku stamp to make some floor and squished him down into the putty. Ready to go. The Frog Prince: I plan on building a little scene eventually for the frog folk I paint for my mom, and the Prince will be on a finished floor. This will be built with Hirst. But he also needs to be magnetic, so I shaved down a Hirst tile to sit on top of a GF9 mag base without towering over other bricks. Of course, that integral base doesn't look quite right on that tile, so he went into the bench vice: A few minutes with the jeweler's saw and I had this: Unfortunately, I also had this: That mangled foot will need some GS, and the forefoot will get a pin to hold it in place. I'm not Dave Summers, but I think I'm up to this task. Now, the Couatl: Dropped him on another magnetic base and gave him some scenery: That's this stuff, all built up and pulled into waves. The integral base had something that might have been leaf litter and might have been fire, so I decided to go with something fire-like. Probably will be painted like a rainbow wind. Next, I gave the wings a bit of a bend and glued them in place: That's all for now. Let me know what y'all think, and if anyone knows what the worm thing is I'd love to know!
  24. I painted this guy as a Christmas present for my mom. He was inspired by the first dog my parents had while I was growing up - a beagle named Tungsten. A couple of random goals I had were to use the airbrush that I got for a Christmas present last year, and to try something new (the freehand on the edge of the cloak). I kind of waited a bit too long to start on this miniature, so there are some definite shortcuts I took, but I'm still very happy with him.
  25. Guy of Gisborne here is going to be my Christmas present for my mom, so I'm trying to knuckle down and get him done this weekend. I'm taking a short break to post the progress so far. There are a couple inspirations for this miniatures - the first dog we had growing up was a beagle named Tungsten; and my mom has a "dog" bathroom (it's decorated with dogs, it's not for dogs). The cloak is finished except for a few stray brushstrokes I need to clean up. The fur and armor are "basecoated" - they will need additional details. I expect the tabard to give me trouble, and to look at Jess Rich's studio paint job for tips. Depending on how quickly I finish the rest of him, I might try some simple freehand on the cloak - and by simple I mean something like a line near the bottom. Any suggestions or critiques are welcome.