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Found 29 results

  1. Metalchaos

    14292, Reven Orc Standard

    Here is an Orc Standard I recently painted for a D&D campaign. It was part of a 14292, Reven Standard and Musician blister I had bought a long time ago. It was sculpted by Ben Siens for Reaper's Warlord game. I mounted it on a 20mm base and added wooden logs to hold keep it straight on the battlefield. The green skin have taken over the stronghold under the mountain. Soon after their victory, they've put their standard on the steep pathway leading to the fortified entrance door. Their war flag is a simple piece of tanned leather on which crudely painted the eye of Gruumsh. The banner is also sporting various trophies from previous battles.
  2. Sophie was taken

    77009: Werewolf

    Just a quick and simple paint, nothing fancy. Couldn’t resist picking it up though, because every tabletop needs a werewolf (even if that tabletop has nobody to play with): He’s very shiny. I couldn’t find my brush-on sealer and had to use PVA sealer, which is always glossier than the label says. His fur is supposed to be mottled grey/white and brown/black, but I never know how to paint the not-obviously furry parts, and usually default to bare skin. In this case, Dark Elf Skin. So I guess he’s a drow werewolf. Also, this: Look at at that eye! It’s a halfway decent eye (even if it isn’t quite human)! Calling the whole thing a win on that basis. C&C welcome.
  3. MKCS

    Armored Goblins

    This is the whole set. Geourgous scuplts! I decided to go for grey skin. Why? Why not?! I also tried to make the armor dingy and unkept. I think it looks quite goblinish indeed. Apologies for lumping them all into a single post, but submitting 4 individual posts wasn’t going to happen. C&C welcome as always, I hope you like them.
  4. Among the classes I took at Reapercon this year was Shaded Basecoats, by James Wappel. For those of you unfamiliar with his painting style, it basically breaks all the "rules" of painting miniatures in all sorts of awesome ways. He uses huge brushes, doesn't rinse them out, blends most of his colors together, slops paint on all super messy in the early stages, it's quite the mind-blowing experience! I had SO MUCH FUN in his class that I decided to give a try at home, using a Bones werewolf that MrBoot needed painted before Friday's game. Here's the brush I used for 90% of the work: Yes, that does actually say Size 8. The other 10% was done using one of my trusty Size 0's for claws, eyes and teeth. And here's the final result! (I had to tweak the color balance of the final pictures to get the reddish skin/fur to show properly) I only spent just a little over an hour on this guy, and yet I'm just as happy with how he turned out as I would have been had I spent 4. Perhaps even happier! And even better, I was so relaxed and just having a lot of fun painting with this huge brush and not even caring about being careful. After looking at the pictures, I can tell his fur could really use one last highlight, but eh, I've got 20 other minis that need painting, so I'm not going to worry about it. List of paints used: Violet Liner (special thanks to @Guindyloo for the suggestion) Redstone shadow (fur, skin) Earth brown (fur) Rich leather (fur) Golden shadow (fur) Chestnut brown (skin) Oiled leather (skin) Aged bone (claws, teeth) Splintered bone (claws, teeth, eyes) Violet red (tongue) Big top red (tongue, eyes) Clear red (eyes) Solid black (eyes) Blackened brown (base) Jungle moss (base, claws) Highland moss (base) Stone grey (base) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  5. canuckotter

    77252: Beastman Warrior 1

    Finished this guy up as part of my son's Dragon Rampant army I'm buying and painting for him for Christmas this year. Super quick, by my standards - 2 hours, including a bunch of time spent messaging a friend. And yeah, I know things are rough and I missed a bunch of mold lines... I'm trying to paint an army, not a competition piece. Comments and criticism welcome!
  6. well, it seems to have been not quite a year since my last post, and a bit longer since my last post to Show Off. In the meantime, Nissiana and I have purchased a house, which ate most of the Fall, Winter and Spring, and our Summer has been, per usual, filled with rehearsals and performances. Although I am currently imbroiled with a production of "The Three Musketeers," I've managed to unpack some paint kit and brought it to work. My recent lunch breaks have yielded a passel of kobolds and a pile of rats, both of which will likely lurk the basements of Sharn (or the waste drain of an alchemist's lab, in the case of that one rat) soon enough. Anyway, these are all to a very rough "look ma, I finished!" standard, mostly just to knock some rust off my brushes. Hope you enjoy. Penny bases will be blacked eventually.
  7. buglips*the*goblin

    March Hangout Mini 02876 Shaman WIP

    So here's my Goblin Shaman, bare as the day he was cast. (And totally not an excuse to try out the new forum upload). No idea what I'm doing with this dood, so let's see where it goes.
  8. buglips*the*goblin

    02470 Kobold Raiders

    I bought these some 12 years back, and only just now realized they were mispacked. I have a duplicate, as you can see, but one of those "stabber and board" guys should presumably be the kobold with a spear shown in the store picture. Just noting that they came that way in the pack, and it's not just a random batch I pulled out of The Drawer of Horrors. A kobold is a kobold, and I'll need some... *counts* 5 more packs of these, so I imagine some spear dudes will appear there. I'm especially fond of the big one, who definitely lifts.
  9. canuckotter

    77038: Hell Hound

    Here's the finished mini for this WIP thread. I'm continuing my attempt to paint these things up quickly and work on my speed, so there's some rough blending happening etc. And I just noticed a couple mold lines that I'd forgotten to clean up. And the spines came out far too white... Should have added more colour there. Anyway! Would still appreciate comments, suggestions, etc.
  10. CoolAliasHere

    77004: Cave Troll - Bones Quick Paint

    This is one of my favorite monster pieces. I love the sculpt and he is a blast to paint. I have a couple more that I want to do, though I'm not sure what colors I will use next. This one was pretty basic, a green, dirty troll. I may need him this coming weekend for a session, so I wanted to make sure he was ready. Total time invested is a little over 2 hours, mainly due to letting layers and varnish dry. Enjoy! CAH
  11. In keeping with the desert like theme, I painted these two snakemen as another possible encounter for my players. I loosely based the paint jobs on a brown cobra. Both pieces we painted in conjunction with two other pieces during our Saturday online painting group. The markings on the cobra are my first attempt at freehand on something other than lines on clothing. Obviously I have more work to do, but I'm getting there. The prairie tick was done for someone else. He mentioned that he had a Deadlands game that was heading into a desert region. I really like how the bloodsack on this thing came out. It was several layers, but I was going for an engorged look. To top it off, I sealed the back of if with a brush on satin sealer, to make it pop a little more. Hope you like them. As always, C&C welcome. CAH
  12. zoottwodiced13

    Clearing Shelf of Shame

    Buenos dias, greetings and salutations fellow reaperites. I am starting a wip for various reasons. I am trying to motivate myself to complete a few more lead/bone dollies. I hope to continue updating this as I make progress. Feedback of any kind will be greatly appreciated. Even the harshest critics. But you guys are an awesome bunch. For starters I am half way done on this Warg. Sculpted by Jason Weibe and in the bones material. I am attempting to make the warg appear if he is prowling on a moon lit nite. The shadows are a blue paint I can not recollect off the top of my head. Up next is the hell hound. The sculptor is Ben Siens and the material is bones. I am trying to give him a battle worn appearance. To give him that appearance I have painted on faint scars. Now how to improve them and give them depth is a condrum. The next one I have up to finish is a mind eater. The sculptor is Patrick Keith and another bones miniature. The mind eater is an experiment using various mediums. I am also using him to work on different forms of shading techniques. And here is two different kroids. Sculpted by Gene Van Horn and in pewter. The details are amazing. I am trying to figure out the right zombie color I want for the kroid sniper. And finally an oop rackham figure. I really like the sculpt and had bigger plans that I had to scale way back due to reality. I originally envisoned his skulls to be painted asgalaxys and a cosmic scene in the back ground. My talent is not up to par yet. Thank you for viewing. And yep, need to work on editing and pic taking more.
  13. canuckotter

    89003: Pathfinder Goblin Warriors

    And another batch that got hit at the end with project fatigue. There's some goofiness going on here that I should really have addressed, but... yeah. (I also should have been more careful not to cut off part of the one poor goblin's foot as I was trying to trim off the broccoli. ) This particular batch is intended for use as random grunts, and I'm still continuing my quest to get a bunch of stuff painted in a relative hurry as a way to speed up my overall painting. They were a lot of fun to paint and they're silly and remind me of a more bloodthirsty version of the goblins malefactus has been painting lately. Front: Back: As always - C&C welcome!
  14. 02450 Ghouls and Ghast by Ben Siens
  15. SpiritOfMadness

    A new park entrance (clay Golem)

    Hi everyone, My painting isn't going so well unfortunately, because of shaking hands from the side effects from my new anti-epilepsy meds. So i spend the past week building a base for my Clay Golem and just finished it. Built out of blue foam, some milliput and creativity Hope you all like it! Any C&C is, as always, much appreciated!!
  16. Had a discussion aa little while back at the FLGS's paint night about color theory and how wolves don't have to be brown or grey, they can be blue or PINK & PURPLE! So I decided to make an example and paint one of the Bones 77009: Werewolfs For added difficulty I did the entire mini in 1.5 hours, I used the package he came in as my palette and a $1 Size 4 Flat brush. The Punk Rock Pink didn't come out quite as bright as I wanted but I still like it. The claws were abysmal. Even if I had spent time cleaning up mold lines etc I think they would have been ugly. There was a spot of fur on the left leg that lost it's detail too. Would do the base darker if I did it again.
  17. CoolAliasHere

    Orcs for my game.. Table Top..

    Here are the three orcs I worked on today. They are for a game I have coming up on Sunday evening. I started the WIP post around 2pm. I had been working on them for about 30-45 minutes by that point. I wanted the hand on the shield be reminiscent of a decaying claw of some sort. I think It came out pretty good. Enjoy! CAH
  18. Jasper_the_2nd

    77010: Kobolds Speed paints

    Well I got back from my second week of vacation in August, and realized I only had week and a day to get my quota done for the Resolutionary Painting Challenge for this month! A quick Sunday night dig through my drawers of Bones and I found some Kobolds to speed paint. These 9 were painted in maybe 4 hours over 5 lunch hours last week. Just base coats and a few details. Then brought home and Quickshaded. I then sprayed the first 3 with anti-shine, which frosted (due to the humidity I assume). So they were coated with a gloss brush on to try to save them. It brought them back some but they are still a little frosty in a few places...oh well, these are for table top ... They were then all coated with a brush on matt sealer. I may give them a bit more attention with the matt sealer tomorrow evening, but its almost 1 am here, so good enough for tonight...
  19. korimar

    Trolls July Resolution Challenge

    02520 Troll Matron and 02416 Cave Troll by Ben Siens For July's Bonus Challenge, Murica! American Trolls, or Trolls Gothic (linked because of troll titties) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206213286268897&set=a.10204045556237001.1073741836.1166934784&type=1&theater Inspired by: American Gothic is a painting by Grant Wood in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Wood's inspiration came from what is now known as the American Gothic House, and his decision to paint the house along with "the kind of people I fancied should live in that house." The painting shows a farmer standing beside a woman that has been interpreted to be either his wife or his daughter. The figures were modeled by the artist's sister and their dentist. The woman is dressed in a colonial print apron evoking 19th-century Americana, and the couple are in the traditional roles of men and women, the man's pitchfork symbolizing hard labor, and the flowers over the woman's right shoulder suggesting domesticity. The plants on the porch of the house are mother-in-law's tongue and geranium, which are the same plants as in Wood's 1929 portrait of his mother, Woman with Plants. It is one of the most familiar images in 20th-century American art, and has been widely parodied in American popular culture. I draw a Barbarian Santa (Conan Santa) themed Christmas card every year. I drew this one in 2012.
  20. Marvin

    Kobolds (Bones)

    I apologize sincerely for flooding the forum, but this is the last one, should be for a while. Ben Siens's Bones kobolds. My low-level monster parties are pretty much complete. Thanks for looking!
  21. GOBLINS. So many goblins. I had a scenario to run and it needed more goblins than I had. Hence the clear solution: paint more goblins. I haven't had much time for painting (or the arm for it, hooray tennis elbow) so these guys got painted in about three hours I think, with just enough lead time for me to throw three coats of sealer on them prior to game time. My existing goblins had black broccoli bases and this scenario was set in snow, so they got white bases. Since the players were going to be stuck with them for a while, I wanted to color-code them and ended up doing that with their clothing, et al. The lucky ones got some rough attempts at wood grain on their weapons.
  22. Wombat Warden

    77101: Skorg Ironskull, Fire Giant King

    The young blue dragon had been driven from the clutch by it's mother. The nearby lands were not friendly for the young blue. To the east was the hall of the Fire Giants. To the west was the desert. The dragon was forced to raid the herds kept by the giants and they responded. Young Prince Skorg was charged with bringing the dragon to heel. He and his chosen giants fought a running battle with the dragon for days, but in the end it was Skorg that struck the killing blow. He had earned the right to have the skin of the blue made into a fine cloak. Skorg has worn the cloak ever since, even as he ascended the throne..... Thanks for taking the time to have a look. All c's & c's gratefully accepted.
  23. OneBoot

    77010 Kobold by OneBoot

    This little fellow is actually my worst paint job to date. That's because he was an exercise in seeing how quickly I could get a tabletop quality mini that I was happy with. The answer: approximately 5 hours. ...Yeah, I'm totally not cut out for speed painting, lol. I did try my best to let go of all my perfectionist tendencies and do a minimal amount of touch-ups, as well as using unthinned paint to make things go faster, but in the end I got rather distracted by the fiddly details (like eyes, nails, lining things). It was quite refreshing to let loose and not care if it came out perfect, though. So even though to me he looks really sloppy, I feel he's a step forward in my ability to just relax and have FUN with painting! :) I REALLY like the blues I used for the skin, they're so pretty together! I've been looking for an excuse to use Desert Sky for awhile now. Oh, and the reason why he looks like he's supposed to be holding something in his left hand is because I stole his sword for another figure quite some time ago. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  24. Here are some guys I painted up, unfortunately too late, for the PF game I was running the end of last year. I kind of decided, after painting their feathers with Nightmare Black (from the Halloween ghoulie bags), that their clan would be the Blue Crows. Seemed fitting. These were my first PF goblins to paint. They were quite fun. All by Ben Siens. I really love the goblin commando--just a great sculpt. I kind of love goblin dogs, too. Not exactly a goblin dog, but still. I really tried to make him gross With the Bones guys, these were my first Bones painted using Liners to "prime" the figures. I loved the results on that front and will be sticking with it. I liked what it did for the paint going on after it both in terms of how it looked and how it felt--seemed to really knock out the tacky feel. I could be totally wrong, but it really seems to me like the brown and gray liners work better, or at least stick to the Bones better. But anyway. Thanks for looking!
  25. Goblins make great cupids, right? All you have to go is shoot people with the pointy end.
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