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  1. *** Rise Creatures of Chaos !!!!*** *** It's time for Mankind to fall !!!*** A while ago I purchased this one through the Bay of Evil. It is supposed to be the Forged Monkey's bust. I have some doubts though. It was shown as an original,but it came without the original packing. Also I had to remove a lot of flash and needed heavy greenstuffing.. Could be a knock off. However I will paint it.. Started prepping.
  2. Despite not having finished my second batch of zombicide abominations, my son has been on me every day since my birthday to work on this piece as he "gave it" to me. Since I fear she's going to take a while since I'm going to really be pushing myself on the skin and the rest, I figure she'll be around a while with breaks to work on other stuff. I also managed to break a piece of the ship while trying to remove the flash so I'll have to do a little repair work on that (put the rest of the ship back in the baggy when it happened as I was really tired at the time and shouldn't have been playing with tiny delicate pieces anyway...). So fare I've cleaned up the pieces of the minuscule amounts of flash/mold lines. Found one tiny, tiny air bubble right at the base of the bust at the back which I will likely ignore. Really amazing casting on these. Of course, like with the tooth fairy, I'll probably find more mold lines after she's got paint on her, but that's the way it goes. Next steps will be to mount her onto something, give her a bath after a last check for any mold lines that need fixing and then another round of test assembly to see how much I'm going to assemble before painting. Thus far I'm tempted to do a full assembly, minus the plume and the ship, but we'll see. Of course, I may have to take some time to find some space to work as this is the current state of my desk... Thanks for looking.
  3. LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2025694581/naughty-gears The Steampunk Busts Girls by Scale75. A innovative project for collectors, painters and even gamers with desire to paint. Large picture of the individual ladies behind the spoiler:
  4. Event though I need to finish touching up Alicia and finish her base, I have been distracted by this fine gentleman from Mr. Lee's Minis. Still a lot of work to do, but he's coming along nicely I think.
  5. I bought the Mother of Dragons bust at Reapercon last year initially with the idea of painting it up for my dad (who is supportive of my painting but ambivalent towards painted miniatures in general) as a present since he loves Game of Thrones. But, I just couldn't get in to painting it as Daenerys. It didn't click. So, dad will have to wait for me to find something equally cool. Although I did buy him some of those charity water-dot-org chalices which I'm thinking he'll like better anyway... plus charity! And beer! Right, at any rate, I've realized something about my painting. I'm not satisfied with my skill set. I always want to add to it or work on something new or learn different technique. Otherwise I feel bored and I can't get motivated to paint. So, in my never-ending quest to expand my mind and go all Neo on this bust, I'm tackling darker skin. It's something I am not good at... yet! But, I also wanted to play with the platinum blonde Daenerys hair since it's also new to me. Blonde is not intuitive and I have to think when I paint it. ...and we all know what dark skin plus white hair means... So, I went in search of inspiration. Khoudia Diop is just gorgeous. I loooooove her skin. Hints of purple and red... beautiful! Now this pic I like for the frontal lighting reference but her skin looks much browner. You can still see the purple, but it's more muted. So I'll go with the lighting on the second and the color from the first. I picked my colors and am documenting them so in three months when I get around to working on this again I won't forget! I couldn't find my ghost white when I started painting so I settled on spectral white. And I'm glad I did. It kept with the theme of the purple. I did find the ghost white later, never fear. So, when I paint skin on a bust, I have a huge surface area to work with. Which means I can add a whole lotta depth of color. I can glaze different shades in to my heart's content. I think this is some of what makes skin look more realistic. I've said it before but it never hurts to reiterate- skin is all about layering. Underneath skin lie bones, tendons, muscles, fat, vessels, nerves finally covered by layers upon layers of translucent cells. Which means there's a huge variety of colors in skin itself, not to mention any shadows or light cast upon it. I like using the photo reference because it makes me really look and see where the colors are and where to put all my highlights and shadows. When I basecoat my skin I wet blend. Basically, I take my paint, mix it to about what shade I want and apply, adding a few areas of dark and light to get a sense of the form and the volume. Since I couldn't pick one color to match Khoudia's skin I mixed a bit of the mahogany with the dark elf skin and the nightshade purple. I used a big brush. I have a #6 series 36 (the cheaper ones) Davinci just for big projects like this. Once I got the base down I switched back to my #1. Oh, and I forgot- I sanded the resin bust USING MY N-95 PROTECTIVE MASK, glued the head and the support on (waiting on the hair, etc until I get father) and washed the while thing with dish soap. I filled in a few areas with greenstuff and primed it with reaper brush on primer. Here's me working on figuring out where the highlights go. Faces have planes that form geometric shapes like circles and triangles. Get these highlighted early and it really guides painting later on. I added a bit of the oiled leather in with the spectral white to keep it on the warm side. notice how I may blend a bit, but I'm focusing more on shape. I can always blend later. Besides, the more layers I use, the more realistic the skin looks. And I might earn my 1K Layering Achievement Badge. If only that existed... Not sure I like the eyes. Not sure what color eyes I want but they were just staring at me. I wanted something different that would stand out. Meh. I'll think about it. I used brilliant blue with the spectral white for reference. h ugh, focus off on that one. I glazed in a bunch of the mahogany brown to de-purple-ize the skin. It was getting a bit purple. I also want to have the left side of the photo (right side of the face) be darker since the head is tilted to the side. So I used more brown and less highlight on that side. I put a hint on pink in the lower lip as well as the tear ducts in keeping with anatomy and all that. In typical Corporea fashion I took a break from skin and played with the hair. I had a hard time figuring out the colors for it. I almost used the ghost white, but settled on a warmth using the oiled leather and some linen white with the dark elf skin as a shadow. The three mixed together make this lovely gray. So, that's where I am right now. Hmmn... maybe about 4 hours of work I think, With a few Skyrim breaks here and there. She still needs more red and brown. Waaaay too purple. But that's for next time! Hooray!!!
  6. Hello Everybody! Starting from Easter 2017, we decided to begin creating miniatures dedicated to the major holidays. Here the Campaign that will start pn 17-04-2017 at 20:00 CET These limited-edition items will delight enthusiasts, collectors and artists, and the models may even end up on board games if the players can use their imagination. The idea is to bring out one or more dedicated models each year, at regular intervals and for a limited period of time and quantity. After the sales period, models will go into the Legacy Vault, which will remain closed until next event and when it's closed, models inside will not be sold. But what is the Legacy Vault and how it works? Legacy Miniatures are fairly rare and limited models that aren't normally available for purchase in the store. You can sometimes find them in on sale during special events and always for a very short time. The Legacy Vault is the place where Legacy Miniatures are kept after sales period end. Inside this Vault you will find all limited models made during years. Be warned, the Vault may not reopen for future sales, so if you see a piece that you like and are wavering, you'd better not risk it and grab it quickly. There's no guarantee it will be available again next year! A certificate will also be issued with each model, authenticating its number and release of issue. Easter Rat, Troll and Bust are Limited edition to 500 pieces each one, available ONLY from during this campaign and remaining unsold pieces IF Legacy Vault will be open again in a limited period. Let's start with a rabb... no, Rat, an Easter Rat! What's could be softer and more tender than a Rat? So that we don't miss anything, let's move onto the sober Troll. This guardian of the eggs will surely be able to handle them without any breakages! And finally the bust! Models will have a 32-mm scale. However, bear in mind that does not mean that they will measure 32 mm from the ground to the eyes, but rather that they will have the proportions of this scale. A human being is 32mm high from the ground to the eyes, but a troll will be much bigger and a rat man will be a bit smaller. The models will be made in resin and metal, and you will have to make the difficult choice of which material to have. Each model will come with a generic base, but we are sure that the more expert among you will be able to create a small diorama for these limited editions. Anyone who participated in our last campaign, Florence Knights, will have the opportunity to put models from this new campaign in the same package as those from the last one, meaning you will get everything together at once and save on postage! Since this is a campaign with restricted content, as you can see, very few miniatures have been sculpted and are only missing the production. As such, the shipping and manufacturing times are already confirmed. At the end of the campaign, as soon as Kickstarter has processed the payments, everything will be produced and shipped immediately, so you will only have to wait the length of time needed to process the buyer information. What else is there to say? Enjoy the campaign and best wishes for a happy Easter 2017!
  7. I saw amazing French sculptor Gautier Giroud posting up WIP pics of this amazing bust and knew I just HAD to have him, picked him up from Cinemodeles-creations. He's jumped up in my queue today while I'm home from work on a personal day. Here's the the cast in resin pieces, held together by some blue tack so I could take the pics of the resin - I've used my airbrush for the first time today, primed up Deadpool and 4 giants (the giants first to get the hang of the airbrush). Here's where he's at now - I drilled holes in his nose so that I can do the smoke sniffing scene as it's meant to be from the movie, which I'll probably use cotton or some other material to complete the effect. Going to get started on some painting of him now.
  8. So about to start on this bad boy.. everything got primed black during the recent warm streak except the vines on the front of his neck
  9. Looks like you will see the process from the middle, but i think it`s not a problem. As you can see, i have added some nice butt to her. That idea was around for some long, as i wanted to sculpt the legs for Boudicca, but decided not to do this (yeagh, if i do so, then i will finish whole series in a thousand years!) Anyway, i think that THIS WAY Lagertha is just good enough. Also, the detailed article about Tamiya putty on its way. See ya!
  10. Well, I'm calling him done. His drool is warping (dry air?) and I keep messing with the tooth but enough is enough. It was a learning experience all round (first bust, first try using WarColour paints, first drool and blood and most of him was painted by airbrush) so I'm calling it a success. Thanks for looking.
  11. Sooo... instead of focusing on my February goals, my ADHD brain has wandered off and pulled this little guy out of his box... I usually fail so badly at these WIP threads as I am terrible at actually finishing my projects but I'm going to try to not over-think this guy and get some paint on him. Hopefully my brain will sort out the base for Cinder while I'm working on something else... He has been primed black and white (zenithal) thus far. Tomorrow, after drywall and mudding work, hopefully will be colors. Thanks for watching.
  12. Finally decided it was about time for me to start another WIP thread. I have not done much since ReaperCon and fell into a major painting rut. I had a bunch of ideas but no energy to actually do anything. I am starting to get back into the swing of things and have quite a few projects on deck. No real deadlines for them, just working on what I feel like it at this point. I would like to finish the Landsknecht and The Grudge in time for the SCAHMS show on the second weekend in April. So here is my current line up of project with the breakdown of what's what below. 1. Vampire Hunter (Reaper 60164) - originally was going to be part of a vignette for the Valentine's Day contest but I did not finish in time. Mostly base coated with shading and highlighting done on the cloak. Really happy with how it turned out as I tried something new for me by using purple in the shadows. 2. Hellknight Captain (Reaper 60127) - Second figure for the vignette. Pretty much the same as the other, got through the base coats and cloak then stalled. 3. Halmar, Young Wizard (Reaper 03449) - Playing around with my new Scale 75 paints and is only partially base coated. 4. The Girl (Bombshell Miniatures) - Had a color idea and wanted to test it. Mostly base coated and started working on the skirt. 5. XVI century Landsknecht (HistoricArt/CoolMiniorNot) - Only partially assembled. Stalled a bit working on it as when I first attached the torso to the legs, it was out of alignment. Had to redo it and that resulted in needing to do some putty work. 6. Mousling Knight (Reaper 03542) - Just a fun one I felt the urge to do and is only primed at this point. 7. The Grudge (Reaper 30014) - Another one that stalled during prep. It had some casting issues that I needed to clean up and I did not care for void areas that I think were intended to look like dirt. So I smoothed it out and that took a while. I primed it after taking the picture.
  13. This is where I will list all my WIP's and Completed projects. Hope people will enjoy it. BUST. Forged Monkey - SHA'UN Ram Tribe Warrior WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/72600-sha%E2%80%99un-ram-tribe-warrior-bust-by-xherman1964/ Solarwind Countess Karnstein. SHOW OFF http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/72130-countess-karnstein-bust-by-xherman1964-solarwind/ WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/65336-solarwind-countess-karnstein-bust-by-xherman1964/?hl=karnstein Legendarion - Tuma Windrider Lion Man. WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/62313-xherman1964-paints-tuma-windrider-legendarion-bust/ Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/68366-tuma-windrider-lion-bust-by-xherman1964/?hl=bust Legendarion - Gebhuza Hyena Warrior. WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/62312-gebhuza-hyena-warrior-bust-by-xherman1964/ Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/65484-legendarion-hyena-warrior-bust-gebhuza-by-xherman1964/?hl=bust Kabuki - KY-RA Female Barbarian WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/62241-ky-ra-bust-16-kabuki-by-xherman1964/ Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/63938-kabuki-bust-ky-ra-female-barbarian-16-scale-xherman1964/?hl=bust LARGE SCALE MINIATURE. Reaper - Maria Roseblade Pirate Queen WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/62239-30007-maria-roseblade-pirate-queen-54mm-xherman1964/ Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/66228-54mm-maria-roseblade-pirate-queen-by-xherman1964/?hl=roseblade DIORAMA / VIGNETTE. The Elder God escapes his container. WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/73245-area-51-container-breach-by-xherman1964/ SHOW OFF http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/73384-the-elder-god-escapes-his-container-by-xherman1964/ IMPFESTATION (Faries Wear Boots/Mushroom and Imps.) WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71076-impfestation-by-xherman1964-mushroom-fairy-and-imps/ SHOW OFF http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/72454-impfestation-by-xherman1964/?p=1488031 Nativity Set. WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69198-nativity-scene-as-a-gift-by-xherman1964/ Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/70842-nativity-set-xherman1964/?hl=mary#entry1437375 Halloween Pumpkin House and Witches. WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/65337-halloween-pumpkin-house-and-witches-project-by-xherman1964/page-3#entry1276292 Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/65908-pumpkin-witches-and-their-house-by-xherman1964/?hl=pumpkin Angel City ( Tribute to Lemmy from Motörhead R.I.P.) WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/66545-street-violence-by-xherman1964/?hl=%2Bstreet+%2Bviolence Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69093-angel-city-diorama-by-xherman1964-tribute-to-lemmy/?hl=%2Bangel+%2Bcity Spike's Tomb Buffy and Willow Barge in. ( A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Piece) In Conversions, Presentation and Terrain http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60447-spikes-tomb-buffy-and-willow-barge-in/?hl=buffy Dark Sword - Frog Pond In Conversions, Presentation and Terrain http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60450-dark-sword-frog-pond/?hl=pond Ral Partha Chessplaying Dragon Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60457-ral-partha-chess-playing-dragon/?hl=chess CHIBI. Reaper - Mary the Mermaid ( Bonesylvanian). WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/66314-mary-the-mermaid-by-xherman1964-or-underwater-greed/ Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/66457-mary-the-mermaid-by-xherman1964-aka-underwater-greed/?hl=mary 25mm/ 28mm/Heroic Scale. CHRONOSCOPE / MODERN/ PULP Bones - Dumpster. Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/67219-bones-dumpster-by-xherman1964/?hl=dumpster Reaper - Streetboss. Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/68507-reaper-50053-streetboss-y-xherman-1964/?hl=dumpster#entry1359084 Reaper - Mike Noe Biker Boss. Show off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/68567-50047-mike-noe-biker-boss-by-xherman1964/?hl=dumpster#entry1359036 Reaper - Motorcycle. Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69098-50239-motorcycle-by-xherman1964/?hl=peaches Reaper - Peaches Biker Girl. Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69094-50163-peaches-biker-girl-by-xherman1964/?hl=peaches Reaper - Ladies of the Night. Show Off. ( Every girl got her own). http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69095-50157-townsfolk-ladies-of-the-night-nr-1-by-xherman1964/?hl=ladies http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69096-50157-townsfolk-ladies-of-the-night-nr-2-by-xherman1964/?hl=ladies http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69097-50157-townsfolk-ladies-of-the-night-nr-3-by-xherman1964/?hl=ladies Reaper - Bonnie ( Chronoscope Heroine) Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/63196-bonnie-chonoscope-by-xherman1964/?hl=bonnie Freebooter - Sister of Mercy Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60454-sister-of-mercy-freebooter/?hl=%2Bsister+%2Bmercy Hasslefree Bubba Zombie Hunter ( Not Elvis) Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60492-hasslefree-bubba-zombie-hunter/?hl=bubba FANTASY Metal Magic - Goblin Musician ( Bagpipe) WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/66981-goblin-with-mushrooms-metal-magic-by-xherman1964/?hl=bagpipe Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/67908-xherman1964-paints-a-goblin-with-bagpipe-and-mushrooms/?hl=bagpipe Bones - Green Dragon Hatchling as a Frost Dragon. Beauty Pagant http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69339-bones2-beauty-pageant-dragon-hatchlings-entry-thread/ Ral Partha - Hill Troll Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/61631-xherman1964-paints-a-ral-partha-hill-troll/?hl=%2Bhill+%2Btroll Bones - Vandorendra Snake Demon Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60500-77117-vandorendra-snake-demon-bones/?hl=vandorendra Crocodile Games - Beloved of Sobek WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/61706-xherman1964-tries-to-paint-a-crocodile/ Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/62215-beloved-of-sobek-by-xherman1964-crocodile-games/?hl=sobek Bones - Vanja Fire Giant Queen Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/61214-77100-vanja-fire-giant-queen-bones/?hl=vanja Chronophia - Stygian Guardian. Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/61632-stygian-guardian-chronopia/?hl=%2Bstygian+%2Bguardian Harlequin - Wizard on Flying Carpet Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60498-wizard-on-magic-carpet/?hl=harlequinn Harlequin - Chimeara Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60460-harlequin-chimeara/?hl=harlequin Reaper - Stormsteed Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60459-03124-storm-steed/?hl=nightmare\ Reaper - Alastriel and Dragon Familiar Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60449-02967-alastriel-elf-sorceress/?hl=alastriel Reaper Familiar Pack IV Imp and Lizard. Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60461-02756-familiar-pack-iv-imp-and-lizard/?hl=lizard Bones Kyra Alchemist Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60501-bones-kyra-female-iconic-cleric/?hl=kyra Confrontation Varghar Wulfen Leader Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60488-confrontation-varghar-wulfen-leader/?hl=varghar Chronophia Female Barbarian / Ral Partha Sabretooth/ Grenadier Female Barbarian with Panther / Shadowforge Female Shaman Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60489-female-barbarian-leaders-with-animal-companions/?hl=%2Bhorde+%2Bthe+%2Bnorth Grenadier Barbarians and Snow Leopard Rider Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60487-grenadier-barbarians-an-snow-leopard-rider/?hl=%2Bhorde+%2Bthe+%2Bnorth Reaper Dire Bear / Gamezone Wolf / Grenadier Barbarians Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60486-14452-dire-bear-and-gamezone-wolfgrenadier-barbarians/?hl=grenadier Grenadier Wooly Rhino with Barbarian Riders Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/70954-grenadier-wooly-rhino-old-paintjob-xherman1964/ Reaper Bones Bat Demon Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/73345-77261-bat-demon-by-xherman1964/
  14. 75mm resin mini Primed and put mostly together The color scheme Todd picked out Started the skin
  15. An overview of my efforts in 2016. Thanks to you all liking, commenting and chatting I've become more productive. Also I feel like I'm improving. Thank you all for your input and silliness. Bust: Solarwind Countess Karnstein. SHOW OFF http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/65336-solarwind-countess-karnstein-bust-by-xherman1964/?hl=karnstein Legendarion - Tuma Windrider Lion Man. Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/68366-tuma-windrider-lion-bust-by-xherman1964/?hl=bust Fantasy DSA - T-Rex Devourer Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69538-dsa-t-rex-the-devourer-by-xherman1964/?hl=devourer Reaper - Nagendra Warrior Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69662-14498-nagendra-warrior-aka-sssllthr-by-xherman1964/?hl=nagendra Reaper - Lizardman Tyrant Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69936-02404-lizardman-tyrant-by-xherman1964/?hl=%2Blizardman+%2Btyrant Bones - Lizardman Warrior with spear. Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/70215-77050-lizardman-warrior-bones-by-xherman1964/?hl=%2Blizardman+%2Bwarrior 3D Krentz Giganotosaurus with Gamezone Conquistadore and Freebooter Amazone Riders Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71546-dinoriders-by-xherman1964-giganotosaurus-amazone-and-conquistadore/#entry1461769 Reaper Axebeak, Terrorbird Show Off:http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71815-03092-axebeak-prehistoric-bird-terrorbird-by-xherman1964/ Rosetta Salazar ( Reaper's Angelica Fairweather) Show Off:http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/72495-03613-angelica-fairweather-as-rosetta-salazar-by-xherman1964/ Sssuuchooi ( Reaper's Somchai Reptus Champion) Show Off:http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/72498-14471-snakeman-by-xherman1964/ Metal Magic - Goblin Musician ( Bagpipe) Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/67908-xherman1964-paints-a-goblin-with-bagpipe-and-mushrooms/?hl=bagpipe Bones - Green Dragon Hatchling as a Frost Dragon. Beauty Pagant http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69339-bones2-beauty-pageant-dragon-hatchlings-entry-thread/ DIORAMA IMPFESTATION (Faries Wear Boots/Mushroom and Imps.) SHOW OFF http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/72454-impfestation-by-xherman1964/?p=1488031 Nativity Set. Show Offhttp://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/70842-nativity-set-xherman1964/?hl=mary#entry1437375 Angel City ( Tribute to Lemmy from Motörhead R.I.P.) Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69093-angel-city-diorama-by-xherman1964-tribute-to-lemmy/?hl=%2Bangel+%2Bcity SIngle minis from the Angel City Diorama Bones - Dumpster. Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/67219-bones-dumpster-by-xherman1964/?hl=dumpster Reaper - Streetboss. Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/68507-reaper-50053-streetboss-y-xherman-1964/?hl=dumpster#entry1359084 Reaper - Mike Noe Biker Boss. Show off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/68567-50047-mike-noe-biker-boss-by-xherman1964/?hl=dumpster#entry1359036 Reaper - Motorcycle. Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69098-50239-motorcycle-by-xherman1964/?hl=peaches Reaper - Peache Biker Girl. Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69094-50163-peaches-biker-girl-by-xherman1964/?hl=peaches Reaper - Ladies of the Night. Show Off. ( Every girl got her own). http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69095-50157-townsfolk-ladies-of-the-night-nr-1-by-xherman1964/?hl=ladies http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69096-50157-townsfolk-ladies-of-the-night-nr-2-by-xherman1964/?hl=ladies http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69097-50157-townsfolk-ladies-of-the-night-nr-3-by-xherman1964/?hl=ladies CHIBI Reaper - Mary the Mermaid ( Bonesylvanian). Show Off http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/66457-mary-the-mermaid-by-xherman1964-aka-underwater-greed/?hl=mary
  16. After working on her for more than a year, I finally finished the Countess. WIP here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/65336-solarwind-countess-karnstein-bust-by-xherman1964/?hl=karnstein Many pics. So I will put them in a few posts: I learned a lot along the way. **** LADIES and GENTLEMEN and CREATURES visiting this Forum!!!*** **** I present SHE WHO RULES THE NIGHT!!!, THE MOST MURDEROUS ONE!!!!, THE LADY OF DARKNESS!!!!*** **** COUNTESS KARNSTEIN!!!**** *** That will do Furball!!!*** *** BEHOLD MY BEAUTY!!!!*** *** NOW BOW TO ME!!!***
  17. I bought this nice Vinyl RESIN kit from Solarwind. Countess Karnstein. It will take a while before I proceed, But I thought..start the WIP to keep the flow going.. Just a few shots of her compared to Reaper's Elise Pumpkin Witch for size comparison, and a shot next to my ( almost finished ) Legendarion Bust. The Countess is a large Bust.
  18. Prepping...prepping...prepping...
  19. A really fun little project I couldn't wait to do once SGHawkins was kind enough to give to me at ReaperCon after she saw my disappointment in not seeing it before it was sold out. I also asked Andy (Talespinner) to mod it for me by sculpting on some hair and an evil goatee! Anyhow, here's the "Visitor" that we all may not want as a real dinner guest! The figure is the 2.5 inch resin kit from Collapse Industries, under the title of "Interstellar Interloper Roswell 1947". He is SHINY on purpose. I coated him in realistic water to do this. C&C are welcomed and appreciated!
  20. This is entitled "Hardened Warrior" he is the Barbarian bust by Fantastic Miniatures. I'm bringing him to ReaperCon! C&C are welcomed and appreciated!
  21. So while at ReaperCon this year one of the vendors was selling various sizes of this Collapse Industries Alien Bust. I completely missed out on him and was a bit sad/disappointed about it when SGHawkins showed him to me claiming she purchased the last two of him. When she saw my disappointment, she laughed and tossed one of her two my way. I was super excited, it's outside my genre, but looked like a lot of fun to paint. I was suddenly struck with an idea to give him a bowl haircut and evil goatee. I approached Mori, but she was very busy with classes and art stuff so I figured why not ask another forum friend and amazing sculptor Talespinner if he'd be willing to smoosh together the mods. He was more than happy at my crazy idea and did it while I was in a class! Again, THANK YOU SG & ANDY!! Here's the WIP for this fun figure!
  22. Figured I'd go ahead and get started on this for my own and work on him this week while I get ready to do a Commission piece next week. This is the recent Barbarian Bust that I received from Fantastic Miniatures yesterday. I couldn't wait to get started and he's been a lot of fun thus far!
  23. My third and final bust (for now) from Heroes & Villains Miniatures. This one is "Jacobite Highlander: Culloden Moor, 1746." The big challenge here is, of course, going to be the tartans. From my research, it looks like pretty much every piece of the outfit could be a different plaid, but I'm not sure yet if I'm going to leave the shirt and/or jacket a solid color for my own sanity. This is definitely going to be the most extensive freehand I've ever attempted. He also has a few accessories that I haven't attached yet, and even came with another, much angrier and beardier head. I probably would have gone with that one except that I just did a bearded bust and I want to try clean-shaven. (That last photo was taken with my new phone camera macro lens!) I've collected a few inspiration pics that show how just how much plaid can go into these outfits.
  24. Apologies in advance for the poor pictures, still really struggling when it comes to photographing the larger stuff. Any how, presenting my first attempt at painting a bust, Darkswords Portrait of a Tiefling:- You can find a WIP thread for her here. Don't think she looks too bad, but I'm not sure if I'll get any more busts in the future though, I don't really have the patience or skill to paint this larger scale stuff. As always, any comments of criticisms are greatly appreciated..
  25. This bust arrived on my doorstep the other week, so I decided to take a break from the orc I've been doing to paint a bit on this new piece instead. The figure is Count Melenth from Polaris Minor. The bust is roughly 150-200mm scale. I didn't have a lot of direction with this guy other than the fact that he looks evil. To make things a bit more interesting, I decided to paint some OSL on him. I shifted the primary light source from directly above him to above him and to his left. This casts the right side of his face in shadow, so I added a secondary light source (with a blue tint) below him and to the right. I still find OSL quite challenging, so to help with that I started by simply sketching on the lights and shadows. This was pretty rough work, but it allowed me to see how I thought it should look and quickly make adjustments to the lighting. Much easier to make changes at this stage rather than near the end when all the blending and find detail work are there. Once I was happy with the basic setup, I started refining my work on his skin. So far I've just focused on his left. I still haven't really touched the OSL area. In this first image, you can see a side by side of my initial sketch with the current state. And here are a few more views I've still got a lot that I want to do. Even on the blended skin, I need to add some fine details and then go back with glazes to add more subtle color shifts. But there's enough here for you to see where I'm going with it.