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  1. So, here are two miniatures I just got done painting and basing last night. I ended up painting these two as well as another figure (front with a link for nudity) at the same time because I was starting out with the same skin colors, beginning with Tanned Skin. One thing I did with the female pirate's sword and metal was I used Ashen Blue as my base color, then used deeper blues, then dark elf skin and shadow, then black, and worked upwards with lighter greys and finally white. With the bases, which I also do very simply, I did the pirate bases starting with a base of blonde hair, then terran khaki. The thought was to make sand, but who knows how well that worked out. Here is the link to the third miniature: http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Image:02-806_flute8.JPG And here is the photo this figure came from: And a question, one of the doubts I had was about the female pirate, should I have lightened her eyebrows?
  2. Hello guys and gals! So just got these two photographed this afternoon, two Children of the Night old school Samurais, from two different packages. One is a Female Samurai, out of an old Samurai Player Characters package or something similar, and the other one is a dwarf samurai from a Dwarf Player character set, beautifully and petitely sculpted by Dennis Mize. I painted them both at the same time in an attempt to use the same color schemes, hence saving a tad bit of time. I'm pretty satisfied how they came out, even though I have doubts about the female samurai's eyes. These are though very true 25 mm figures, really small, so I don't think I want to keep messing with them, as don't want to make matters worse. Here's the Female Samurai: And here is the Dwarf Samurai: Here they are together: and this is kind of fun, I actually painted the female samurai as per the records I found, in July of 2007, so literally a decade ago, and here is that comparison: In which also the eyes were a bit obnoxious to work with, but in my old paint job, they ended up being pretty large. The older version way back then would have been painted with craft paints and brushes I would have gotten from Michaels. So anyways, hope you enjoy!
  3. So just got done painting some more old school Ral Partha classics, this time a set sculpted by Dennis Mize in 1996 (if you believe the bottom of the base) called Dark Divide, which was based on a Larry Elmore painting: My original thought was to actually paint it a little more faithfully to the original colors, but I ended up doing the gal's dress in green instead of pink and I made the vampire a lot more pale than he was in the painting. Being that the painting shows them being inside, I also just did a very generic bland base, instead of it being outside with dirt and grass, or even by making them over cobblestones or something similar. After seeing how he came out in the photos, I'm not overly happy with the armor for the warrior, but oh well, not going to change it now. I was going to take these pictures yesterday, but I've been using natural light any more to take photos with and it was so cloudy and rainy yesterday that I just couldn't get a decent photo. Anyhow, great fun to paint, pretty simple models, hope you all enjoy!
  4. The second of my three February secret projects is done! If you missed the first, you can find it here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/73126-secret-project-one-ral-partha-10-420-clutch-of-fear/ I hope number two was worth the wait! Now, I confess I don't know much about Dragonlance, having never played in the setting or read any of the books. But, as I know we have some Dragonlance fans on here I figured I'd do my best to cleave to the proper artwork. I found many pictures of Verminaard, but few that usefully matched this particular version. I also found the suggested paint scheme for the dragon a touch dull, being just all red, so I took some liberties and tarted it up a little. I had some issues with assembly, particularly figuring out how Verminaard is supposed to sit in his saddle. He apparently doesn't, I guess, so I made some mods to fit him on... ish. Also, I used old Pro Paint firehawk red for the dragon and it didn't do what I expected when I highlighted, which is why it all just looks red. I didn't want to mess with it and wind up making an Orange Dragon of Krynn so I left it as is until I can mess around with firehawk and control the result, then I might do an extra layer. One secret project remains! If you liked the two thus far, you won't be disappointed by number three. It will be awesome. Speaking of awesome (dude), whatever the box art says WE know what this guy is REALLY called:
  5. So, using this new version of the forum, very exciting! So just got these two finished last night and photos taken this afternoon. Two pretty simple figures, I actually chose them because they were simple, kind of a "between projects" little paint job, and the added bonus was that they were mostly skin and cloth, very little armor, which is somewhat traumatizing. Reasonably happy on how they turned out. For the thief, her eyes were very deeply set, like some of Dennis Mize's figures are, so once I was actually able to get an eyeball into her, I didn't try to add an additional color or anything And the thief looks a little angry, but I think it's more the sculpt than my paint job, but who's to say for sure? and she has darkish skin and Dark hair, so dark brown eyes weren't too much of a stretch on her anyway. These two came from an old Silver and Steel Partha set from Ral Partha, the sets that were full of Larry Elmore beauties. For the mage, I didn't really go into it with any preconception of colors, so who knows where the reds and pinks came from, but I think it turned out kind of nicely, with vibrant colors instead of blah ones. So anyways, enjoy!
  6. Hello again everybody, got this one finished last night. Not quite so sure about the quality of of the photos, but when they are shrunk down to 500 x 500 they look a lot better. Also with him holding up that sword it takes up so much space in the photo itself that everything looks a bit smaller than I'd want it to. Oh well. ​In any case, this is the King of the Realm, a figure from Dennis Mize that originally came in a package of kings from different genres. There was this guy, http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/images/b/b2/03-005_D.JPG then another one that I painted previously, http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Image:03-006_front.JPG then an African warrior king and an oriental mage. There was then also a corresponding pack of ladies from the same set of genres, another one of which I'd recently painted. Anyhoos, this one is the barbarian king archetype: and he had a big, empty, round shield so tried to put a dragon on it: So hoping he came out okay.
  7. So another old Partha piece that I just finished. I don't think the photos are the greatest and there is such lack of mercy when you see your piece so close up but here we go: I think she came out reasonably well. She had a huge shield that I just didn't want to leave blank, so I did a bit of freehand, but I'm wondering sometimes my artistic talents when I do these, as this little Pegasus reminds me more of a little rag doll horsey than a noble beast of flight. It's just really hard to get too much detail in such a small area which is about the size of a dime. This one was originally a set of four females, originally called Queens from different cultures by Dennis Mize, really nice set. Enjoy!
  8. So this I'm assuming is going to be my last finished miniature of 2016. I got the base finished last night and photos taken at lunch today. I'm pretty happy with my grand total for the year, I'm thinking it's probably a personal record. I ended up with 52, averaging one per week, 43 from Ral Partha, eight from Stonehaven, and one from Dark Sword Miniatures. This one is an old Partha piece, I'm guessing latter nineties, which was kind of of based I'm guessing on Xena. Very similar armor and the long hair, with a slightly modified and thicker chakram that was Xena's trademark weapon. She was a pretty simple figure to paint, with a fully exposed face and eyes that weren't at all sunken into her head like sometimes Dennis Mize has done. Anyhow, enjoy and Happy New Year to everybody!
  9. So here are four I just finished yesterday and got photographed this morning. I tried to get them photographed yesterday afternoon, but it was way too cloudy to get any good light. Anyhow, here are four figures, a Lord of the Household, Max Mentalus the wizard, Frea Koolblade, and a Larry Elmore chick from one of Partha's Elmore boxes. Have a look and I hope you enjoy. I keep seeing little things that bother me in each one, but oh well, as a buddy of mine tells me, you're never satisfied with your own work when it's done.
  10. I present to you Rasia Bladedancer. I stumbled across her while looking up Rasia from LTPK 5. I thought she looked really cool. While I loved painting her, I still haven't grown in love with basing. Mostly this is from not being good at it, yet. I just finally just decided to call it done. Here is what I settled on calling my Rasia Bladedancer done. Thanks for any C & C you feel inspired to leave. It is always appreciated.
  11. So just finished this one up last night, wizard with staff from an old Ral Partha line. I actually like this figure quite a lot because he's an older guy, but has decided not to become a old, long-haired, long-bearded wizard in a big, billowing cloak, rather he's tried to keep himself a little more up with the times with some sensible clothing and a hair cut.
  12. Yes - It IS a Reaper Mini ! and Not anthropomorphic. With all the events happening in the last several weeks, I barely was able to get much painting in. CC Numbers stolen, Bank being bought out and account changes, then finishing off the language course all threw me for a loop. Concentration became quite difficult. I am happy to report that the mini has finally been painted to my satisfaction. Thanks to our local Barbarian for tracking down one of his relatives for me. Tyden., Barbarian. She is really small, and I had a lot of fun painting her. As always your comments and critiques are greatly appreciated. Blonde hair, bronze "shield"... I almost painted her blue, not much to that female armor ! Here are a couple of photos.
  13. So after working lots on Ral Partha Chaos Wars drwarves, here is something a little bit different. Still very old school, from an old Partha line, Royal Armies of the Hyborean Age, a female thief, really simple sculpt from Dennis Mize, a front and back angle, nice figure, sculpted it looks like in 1979. Enjoy!
  14. This is a pretty little Dennis Mize sculpt, one of a number of distinctive ones he did with women with long hair swinging to one side. I started her a while ago and finished her up as part of my Conga Line of Doom. I played a bit with her swords -- They are painted with metallic silver but also with some highlights and other things. She's a little Old School, very flat from front to back. The Reaper store picture of her is regrettable. She looks much prettier in reality.
  15. Hi guys, so with the Kickstarter for Ral Partha having just recently launched, I thought I'd share another one of the dwarves that I've just finished up with recently. This one is a Ral Partha Dwarf, previously unreleased, sculpted by the late, great Dennis Mize. I should really pay more attention to these things, if I remember correctly, he was dated 1979 on the bottom. He's being offered in the Chaos Wars Kickstarter under the Dwarf Characters 25-459. It's a fun little figure, very straight forward and a nice, quick paint. He's just a guy with a shirt, pants, boots and sword. Fun to paint, and didn't take too long at all. Anyhow, hope you enjoy and please go check out Partha's Kickstarter, tons of really cool stuff!
  16. And here's the little Partha figure I finished. I've always enjoyed these teeny weeny figures (back when 25mm really meant something), and this is one of Dennis Mize's old Children of the Night figures, probably sculpted around 1979. As I mentioned in the post with the Stonehaven elves, I am really happy I discovered a button that brings the color back into my crappy photographs with the editing software. I've got my other little Partha Wizard I'm working on, as well as another Stonehaven elf.
  17. Another miniature for the RP Challenge, which has helped motivate me! This is an old Royal Armies of the Hyborean Age miniature, Aquilonian Heavy Infantry with Sword. It's a very basic paintjob, but the details were soft on this one so not much to work with (this came out in 1979, and was Dennis Mize's first line I think). I took the color scheme from memories of the old King Conan comic book and how his armies were portrayed.
  18. Finally got around to finishing up the base for this figure. I've had her finished for awhile now, but I wasn't sure how to finish off her base. Here is what I finally ended up with. PS: I plan to take better shots with another camera since I feel she deserves better shots. But I just wanted to post her since I was so glad to get her finished. Edit: different camera with other's shown beside for difference.
  19. Been itching to paint up a human mini. I had this figure primed up, so I decided to start up this figure. I got the flesh base coated and the face painted up. Looking at it right, now I think I need to fix the eyes (Sigh). I think I'll keep going and finish up the skin tone and hair and see how I looks. Here is where she is at the start:
  20. Dennis Mize's Tyden, Barbarian. I had a lot of fun with this lady. Thanks for looking!
  21. So here's a dragon I just finished, an old Children of the Night Oriental Dragon, sculpted by the great Dennis Mize. It's a three-piece model, where I pinned his head and neck to his body and the wings I super glued a long time ago, and when I tried to pull them off, I couldn't so they just ended up with super duper glue. Not a problem, my figures don't get handled too much, so hopefully he won't fall apart. Anyhow, color was my biggest problem and I don't know if in the end of everything the purple was the best choice, but I kind of like how it sticks out. I took a few pictures as well because it's such a long odd-shaped creature and lighting might have been a bit off and focus, et cetera. So anyway, hope you enjoy. This makes dragon number three that I've painted until now. I actually start out thinking it's going to be pretty painful, but really, no metal of which to speak, so just natural or unnatural colors teeth, eyes, et cetera, could be painting something far more difficult. I'm going to I think just superglue him to a wooden base, basically just so he doesn't fall over, because he is pretty top heavy.
  22. So finally got this one finished, and I'm not sure how well the photos came out. I took them on my normal camera, but then reverted back to my cell phone for these shots. Anyhow enjoy!
  23. Hi all, so today is my official first day of a two week long vacation. Where my wife works she has to take every year two weeks straight and I'm more than happy to accompany her in those two weeks of non-work, AKA vacation. My wife's sister and a friend have come to visit this year and we're going to spend five days in Estes Park but the rest of the time we'll be home, so I'm also going to try to get as much painting done as possible, mostly before everybody wakes up or when the ladies go shopping. One of the things that happened was our spare room is being used, where I normally paint, so I've been sent to the dungeon otherwise known as the basement, unfinished and with only one electrical outlet.
  24. So here's what I've been working on the most lately, a manticore from the old Children of the Night series from Ral Partha, circa 1979. Sculpted by Dennis Mize, it' s a figure I've always really liked, but have never gotten around to painting. My biggest problem was basically just deciding what color to make his wings. I decided though in the end on Black and Red, and I took a few pictures of him because he's a figure that you need to kind of see from all around, even though he's really pretty simple. Anyway, hope you enjoy!
  25. http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Image:DF-244.jpg http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Image:DF-246A.jpg http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Image:DF-248A.jpg So after painting a bunch of clerics and adventurers, and stuff with armor and loads of stuff, I just wanted to paint something relatively simple, so I grabbed these three chicks. I wanted slightly different skin tones, so the one lying down started as fair skin, the one standing was tanned highlights, and the chick with the black hair has a base color of terran khaki. I also just wanted some really simple bases so just put them on bases, covered them as flatly as possible, and just painted a monochrome, very basic base for each one. As I look at their pictures amplified, I see a whole bunch of issues, but oh well. The one thing I'm not too happy about is how it seems the terran khaki chick is a bit shiny. I might have put too much sealer on her, or too much sealer/not enough water mix. Anyway, these are all a bunch of really old figures from around 1979, sculpted by Dennis Mize for the Children of the Night range.