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  1. Sorry, I had to get punny with the title. This is DSM's Musk Ox Warrior. I will admit, I got a bit tired of him towards the end. The thickness of the fur is such that even 95% done I was finding nooks and crannies that had no paint applied to them. Michael Proctor did DSM's gallery version. For one, I wanted the figure to still look like a musk ox, so we are pretty similar in that respect. And the colors we chose are similar although not the same. I deliberately did some things different as to not copy Mr. Proctor's excellent beast. Nonetheless, his freehand on the purse and the loincloth served as an inspiration for mine. When I did the rainbow fairy I was asked if I was going to line the intersection of colors on her skirt. I didn't, but for three reasons: I liked how it was without lining, I'd already planned it without lining, and I was worried about fudging up the good work if I tried. For the musk ox's freehand parts though, I tried, but I cheated at it a bit. I painted the outline color first, then painted the main color inside the "liner". Also: @Doug Sundseth, I am bringing my camera next paint-meet-up to pick your brain on getting my settings right. My depth of field is suffering on photography. As always, C&C, rip it to shreds. Inform me of my failures. I also accept praise in the form of (literal or figurative) cookies.
  2. And more Zombies ( they come in large numbers, can't help it ).
  3. Here's the start of a Harlequin force that I painted up for a client just a little while ago. This is the third full army of Harlequins I've painted, and each has had a very distinct and different color scheme concept. I really love doing Harlequin characters- the patterns are a lot of fun. For this particular group, I kept the color pallet under fairly tight on each of them in particular- so the whole group doesn't get too crazy.
  4. Here's Norton the Mousling Beer Lover sculpted by Gene Van Horne. Cheers to the craft beer lovers!
  5. Happy Spring Northern Hemisphere! Here's Gus the Mousling Bartender sculpted by Gene Van Horne.
  6. I finally finished Jannus! For those who want it, my WIP is here. I decided to take the very first miniature I ever painted back in 1996 and paint a new version of him with using some of the things I've learned over time, even though I took about a 6 year hiatus from painting in the last 20 years. My goal is to show that yes, practice does improve skill. Also that if you keep painting, you can accomplish some fun and exciting things! This will be a present for our DM for years of herding us gamer-cats despite our varied schedules! This was one of reaper's earlier miniatures, sculpted by Sandra Garrity. Gotta love the tiny eyes! Here are the original and the new version side by side:
  7. I am growing to love painting dwarves. Now the grudge is waiting in my shopping cart Painted his face to show to elder spawn using a flesh wash. It looked good from the get go, left his beard mainly flesh wash, added all the normal details to his face. decided to freehand his cloak, cause yeah.
  8. Found this guy in my Bones I Kickstarter box... How He's Painted...
  9. So lately I love to paint busts, and larger miniatures. Now I have been drooling over several large scale miniatures, 54 to 200mm... I looked at sites who sell those, like Pegaso, Andrea, El Greeco etc etc.. And what bothers me a bit but also intrigues me is the extraordinary painting on some of those. I especially mean things like the shields on Greek Hoplites, the Barding and Banners of Medieval Knights. Some of these look like masterpaintings on a mini. So my question. Are these superb painters? Or is there a trick I could learn? Are there templates being used and how do you use those? Is this in anyway possible for an avarage painter to achieve something like that? And with a BRUSH! I don't own ( never will I touch..) an airbrush.. I know there are a few painters on this forum who are able to pull this off. So care to share some secrets? Some examples of what I'm talking about I got these from the internet, there are many more beautiful examples like this. I'm no Michelangelo, but I really would try to paint a shield like that on a larger mini. So I'm curious if there are any step by steps, tricks, and such available.
  10. Right. This project has been kicking my butt, but I'ma gonna kick it back! The idea originally was to use Monique from the master series minis range and do something involving a bunch of critters attacking on her command. I gave up on that because I didn't feeling like that much sculpting. Then I remembered I also had Magnus. Hmmmn, I thought. I do love that Dire Straits song "Romeo and Juliet" I can just see the scene now... ...finds a convenient streetlight (check, I can make that), steps out of the shade (oooh, paint a backdrop doorway?) and says... well, you know how it goes. So, the downside is Magnus is a teeny bit smaller than Monique. Never fear, I said. I can just do some forced perspective, move him more to the foreground and up on a set of steps and put some vines/plants in front of Monique to make her look smaller. I'll also do some fun contrast with the colors and OSL on him to make him stand out more. That'll work. What this has done though, is made me work with a larger space than I wanted and do a heck of a lot of styrene scenery. sigh. Plus, his sword? Not very romantic to be holding a sword while courting. I can sculpt a little heart shaped box of chocolates though. Hmmmn. At any rate, enough talk. Pics! instead of the bouquet I'll probably just do a single rose and have the bouquet at her feet. You can see the size issue. Also, let me just say, it would have been so much easier for me to resculpt his face first. I spent about 2 hours trying to get the expression changed into the dopey almost-tangled smoulder and ended up carving off his eyebrows in the process. It'll pass, but I still need to fiddle with it. this was my first mock-up and sketch for the background. Behind him I'll paint a doorway and wall. I set the pillar of evil in place of Magnus since he's less fully painted. see my cute chocolate box? That was fun to make. The lantern I made out of styrene and spent the rest of the weekend getting the glue off my fingers. kindof the plan anyway. But I'm not liking the background at all. I knew it just wasn't right. so I re-planned as I painted. I'll add in a fence in the background with gravestone and some ruins. Much spookier. The only thing I'm not set on is the tree right now. I'll need to change the shape and move it back father and put something else in the foreground. But i'm using the same colors for her mini. I'm debating taking all the brushstrokes out and making it smooth versus my typical style which is to be much looser and more impressionistic. Right now it's all just sketched in with paint. I'll say on composition for pieces like this, I think about the flat space as having a fore, middle and background. Most paintings divide these up not completely evenly. I tend to put a "horizon" either significantly under or just a bit under the center of the space, leaving my fore and middle ground to share less than half the real estate. I think this balances nicely for the most part. Anyway, more soon. I'm going to try to make significant progress this weekend.
  11. Over on the Something Awful forums, they have an Oath thread where you promise to paint a model (taking a time-stamped picture to show it's unpainted at the start of the month) and then get extra points for following the month's "Jurnal" (generally a theme of painting and a technique). This month it was money and a technique you hadn't tried before. You only get one point regardless, but I decided to go for both. For the money theme, I painted the prospector striking it rich with a gold nugget. And for the technical challenge, I decided to try some freehand. I haven't really done much in the way of freehand, and I was struck by Rhonda Bender's version of the model. I decided to try something similar. As you can see, it didn't come out quite as neat and tidy as hers. My lines still need a lot of work. I gave the shirt a glaze of yellow to try and make the stripes look like part of teh shirt, but I feel that may have just made them look muddier. The jeans also have a crosshatch pattern in them. I was trying to copy the way she did the jeans on hers to give it a fabric pattern. Again, my lines aren't quite as tidy as hers. Nor as thin. Still, I don't think it came out too horribly, and it was an interesting experiment. Here's the back view. You can see a bit more of where i was putting the lines on the jeans. He's awfully proud of that nugget. No one tell him it's iron pyrite. One annoying bit on the mini. While Reaper normally has really good quality control, the mold had clearly slipped slightly on this guy, and it took a crap ton of filing and cutting to get get him looking right. The pickaxe still has a pretty sizable gouge on it.
  12. I did a quick version of this dumpster. There is a photo of the dumpster pre-graffiti, and pre-distress in WIP here. It only needs to be sealed and glued- so now's the time to make any final suggestions. I decided to go light on graffiti, though it could use more. Doing bubble lettering was much harder than I thought it would be. I found a handy tutorial on Youtube. I had a general idea of what I was doing, having worked on a documentary for a mural program with a local community centre... but that was 5+ years ago, so I needed a refresher. That said, I'm not sure how well I blended the 3 blues I used, or how visible the force was. Graffiti: Pictures: List of paints used
  13. My last topic on this forum was a Brandle Birchstaff and I liked him so much that I decided to paint another!
  14. I was playing some fallout 4 and had an urge to paint this guy. Don't do much freehand but I am happy with the way the skull came out. Please C&C ;)
  15. The freehand is supposed to be of a nebula. It's the first freehand I attempted and I think it worked out pretty well as long as I preface with the proclamation that it's supposed to be a nebula
  16. A week or so ago, I ordered two of HassleFree's succubi, and they arrived yesterday. I think they're rather delightful and their faces are a lot more attractive in person than they are on their site, and they also reminded me strongly of the succubi from the Witcher saga... As such, I decided to paint them in a similar style =] and this means I had the joy of working out how to paint on their lovely tattoos. Now, for me, that's a hella lot of lines, and I wasn't at all sure I could fit those on a 28mm succubus, so I toned it down a bit and simplified, but still kept them in mind. So here they are Links because nekkidness! Front view brown hair - https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11855743_10153275899278451_3136857862486282823_n.jpg?oh=9dfbd1eb09e4d8f99d9f13bed5291a19&oe=56442481 Front view black hair - https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11902509_10153275899423451_9063846744392746276_n.jpg?oh=d015febb26aec8dc350ecd10b8396c03&oe=563DC7E7 Front view both - https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11219659_10153275899053451_5030764017597828383_n.jpg?oh=38afb442732f199a2ca1f5fc74057b45&oe=5680D96B Other angles... Side 1 - https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11885269_10153275899148451_2650393515447253633_n.jpg?oh=fab23a0a58d21b9c76005f5cdd92f093&oe=567DE970 Side 2 - https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11866461_10153275899228451_7188832871826370197_n.jpg?oh=dcd3a56b21e4e34dfd70910f96caeaa2&oe=566F0A1F Other angles... Side 1 - https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11896263_10153275899368451_5920749893312202338_n.jpg?oh=eecdaa66f4128701a54aea0ef2bafbe5&oe=5643785F Side 2 - https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11863266_10153275910493451_7311806281845614630_n.jpg?oh=c3225b04e0e22a93962397a5ef860dc7&oe=56379A95 Now, the brown haired madam was painted with the following... Citadel -Kislev Flesh -Seraphim Sepia -White Scar -Nuln Oil P3 -Bloodtracker Brown -Umbral Umber -Menoth White Highlight =] And the blacked haired one with... Citadel -Kislev Flesh -Flayed One Flesh -Nuln Oil -Mechanicus Standard Grey -Seraphim Sepia -White Scar -Drakenhof Nightshade P3 -Thamar Black -Menoth White Highlight So yar =] there they be. I tried putting a bit of a wash on the tattoos on the black haired one, but I think ultimately it just messed it up =[ I liked it a lot more before I did that, and I've not the energy to correct it all today... It's not too bad now though, as I did correct some of it.
  17. Hi !!! A little beatmen tabletop for my AoS army. The banner is my first freehand :) :
  18. Hello/ This is my first post here, as i paint Reaper minis not so often, although i bought almost all girls from master series. But here she is, Monique de Noir, riding her chocobo mount =) You can vote here, if you liked this work http://www.coolminiornot.com/332099 And here you can see closeups and detail pics http://www.coolminiornot.com/332101 Hope you`ll like her.
  19. OK. I "gave" this mini to my brother-in-law for Christmas two years ago. I told him I'd paint it as soon as I could... I just added the photos. I wasn't planning on doing WIP, but it will be my first real delve into NMM, and I'm going to need help, as I don't have LTPK3. My inspirations for the color scheme are from my brother-in-law: Favorite color is Red. I'm basically done with the cloak except the fur. It's shadowed with a mix of Splattered Gore and Brown Liner, and goes all the way up to Blood Red. I tried to make his freehand gold trim line on the inside of the cloak look like a continuous "Omega" symbol, but it didn't work out that way. I copied his "ankh-ish" symbol from his tabard/skirt, and freehanded one onto the cloak. I like how that came out, but wish it could be higher toward the shoulders. My other inspirations and what will help me with this are: Derek's Seelah http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/41709-60019-seelah-pathfinder-iconic-paladin/?p=586519 and Silvervane's WIP of LTPK3 which I followed and loved: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/58045-silvervane-paints-up-ltpk-3/?p=1002909 So I plan on doing nmm in small pieces. The first is on his left leg, from the knee down. Right now, you can see the model was primed white. Then I did the cloak and face through the visor. Then I did the base (walnut brown, brown liner, and the stone grey triad). For the nmm, I'm planning Brown Liner, Shadowed Stone, Weathered Stone, Linen White, and Pure White. I'm amazed how it looks almost there with just brown liner, Weathered Stone, and a line of Pure White. No blending or other dark lines next to white added yet. Just those three things. As it progresses, I'll be asking for help with the NMM. Thanks in advance!
  20. So in the midst of the hooplah surrounding Bones 3, I decided to post up the mini I finished last night, the lovely Isabeau Laroche. I've actually painted this sculpt of her before, but it was horrendous (or I think so now) so I ordered another copy of her and did her up. I'm much happier with this take on her. She has eyebrows! It's a weird thing to be proud of, but I like how they turned out. I also attempted some freehand on her shield, tossing on the holy symbol of Sol, a deity in my homebrew D&D setting. Anyway, I hope you like her!
  21. One more from my Undead Regiment, http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60959-undead-regiment-in-a-swamp-mixed-manufacturers/ The Barbarian Zombie, Made by Grenadier.
  22. Hi Ive just finished scarecrow from rackham. Its one of the most intersting sculpts i have ever seen. Tommorow i will post better pictures in daylight. Comments are welcome AS always.
  23. Two more members of the horde. http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60959-undead-regiment-in-a-swamp-mixed-manufacturers/ The one with the twohanded axe is from Grenadier. The one with axe and shield is probably from Harlequin, Though I'm not exactly sure. He's been around for years EDIT: I found him, He is actually from Mirliton. Newer cast.