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  1. Hi Guys! Another quick update! I've just finished adding hair onto Deva. I love this sculpt, the only thing that i didn't like was that she was bald. I wanted more of a Valkyrie descending from heaven look for the model as i'm going to need it for an upcoming campaign. So, out comes the greenstuff. I'd previously experimented with adding beards to models and i figured that hair couldn't be much different could it? Turns out it's really different. Hair flows in different ways to beards, particularly if you're wanting long flowing locks of the stuff. Still, i'm very happy with how it came out even if it took me most of an afternoon just to do add strands into the hair locks. As far as colouring goes, nothing to controversial, while dress, silver armour. I added alot of blue highlights to the base of the dress, trying to go for an ethereal summoning vibe.The wings caused me a little grief as i was going for more of a pigeon white colour, until i realised that was really understated, so I added a touch of gold and silver and that really brought out the highlights. I thought the effect was so good, i gave it another coat. In hindsight the second coat of silver may have been a mistake, but still. Live and learn. Anyway guys, As always comments/critiques are appreciated, but please be gentle i've only just picked up painting again and i'm still trying to learn the ropes :) Have fun, Christopher George
  2. Quick question regarding Bones and Greenstuff. I have a couple of Bones minis I'm going to be painting up here shortly that desperately need some gap filling done on them. I know that Bones minis generally do not need to be primed (other than maybe a thin layer of liner) but how does the GS used to fill gaps interact? Do I still need to hit it with some primer? On a related question, have any of you used the liquid green stuff? I'm assuming that it is also potentially pretty hard on brushes, much like brush on primer, but was curious as to what your experiences were. Some of the areas I want to fill are actually fairly small gaps, so the liquid GS seems like it would be a good match.
  3. To those who haven't seen these in the Work In Progress Section: I will readily admit to a somewhat bizarre imagination aka NUTS. SO making Goblin Faeries seemed like a fine idea. Reaper does make these lovely fairy wings; I do have abundance of out of production, but oh-so-merry G.W. multi-part, plastic Night Goblin parts; AND way to much time to spend following my imagination to strange places. The individual photos are taken on my work table with some group pictures taken in The Witches' Shanty Town Board. The Fling Circus, one by one: Smiling Jack Himself: The Circus: ...The Mushroom insisted on his own photo...you know how these Mushrooms can be: ...the Group: ...AND The Faerie Folk: NOTE: There are some artsy in The Shanty Town Photos further down below Froggy's & X's kind replies.
  4. Sitting at my desk, painting up goblins, I decided that I needed to do different goblins, but I didn't have any different goblins, just the mace guy with a shield, and the spear guy with a shield... And because one was left handed, and the other right handed, I couldn't just do a weapon swap, so I cut off both their arms!! That sort of worked... the arms don't really fit cleanly though. So rather than try to make them fit, I decided it'd be easier to just cover it with fur. Eh, it'll look okay when painted up...
  5. I was having some trouble finding a monk miniature that I liked for my D&D character, so I decided to learn how to use greenstuff to make my own. I played around with it and looked up different tutorials but so far this is my third sculpt, and my second using an armature. Anywho, enough about all that nonsense. There's a lot I have to learn, so any criticism and advice would be very helpful! Here's a shot with the reference photo in the back.
  6. So as some of you may know, I have been busy converting a Team Frog Duck into a certain Jet packing, Glitter Happy Monotreme... and I have finally finished him... So I give you..... (well you know who it is....!) He was a lot of fun to do, stretched my sculpting skills and ingenuity a bit, but I am pretty happy with the results. Thanks for looking! George WiP here
  7. Many moons ago, when the first official preview for D&D 5E were coming out, a friend and I were discussing that the Paladin preview had a Half-Orc as the example art, and it would be interesting to see more atypical race/class combos in the books. He had suggested a Tiefling Barbarian, and lo and behold, not but five minutes later, WotC previewed the Barbarian and it was...a generic Viking style Human. Later that day, during downtime at work, I thought I'd make it up to both of us and sketch out a concept for a Tiefling Barbarian. I kept the 4E & 5E pact-style Tieflings, and took a bit of influence from the design of Warcraft's Draenei, (a race of dimension travelers, who fled from their brethren who signed on with demons). After all, my main character in the game for almost a decade was a Draenei Warrior! Here's the initial sketch:
  8. I want to make a few bandana type hats for my Orks, as my theme with them is Pirates! I have silicon clay shapers, Greenstuff, vaseline and well, gumption. But I don't know quite how to go about this. I usually just use Greenstuff for gap filling and such. I was thinking of basically taking the GS, squishing it flat, and cutting triangles out of it, which I would then use to form the "hat" portion (I'm envisioning these like a kerchief if that helps make sense). One thing I'm very uncertain about is how to do a "knot" type look on the back? If anyone has any advice about the knot, or about the hat idea at all, I'd dearly love to hear it!
  9. ***Since I don't have enough projects going already....**** So this figure showed up in the BOGW, and I flashed back to Casket Works #13 where Reaper had Team Frog stuff in the catalog... (Really bad scan....) I don't really do anthropomorphic minis, but I saw the inner platypus screaming to get out, so.... Drilled a couple of holes in his bottom, and put a piece of paper clip into them as an armature for the new tail: Then added some greenstuff, Thinking that once that hardens, I can work from there to try to do some fur lines.... Any Ideas on how to make a monocle? George
  10. Here is a completed Xanthia Skyclad, from Hasslefree Miniatures. She's standing on a base from Micro Arts Studios (in their forest collection, the wround 30mm group). Photos linked for nudity. Xanthia front Xanthia profile Xanthia back Xanthia quarter profile There is also a basing thread and a WIP thread. I gave her two small tattoos -- a triskelion on the right shoulder, and a band around her right ankle. Those I just drew on using a .005 Micron pen with archival blue ink, on the base coat, and then covered them over with multiple very thin layers of flesh tones. This is the first time I've attempted a tattoo, and I'm generally pleased, though they came out perhaps a tad understated. Also they didn't photograph very well, I'm afraid. As is often the case, the mini is nicer in hand than on screen. This is a birthday gift for a player in my group, who came up with a druid so devoted to nature that she refuses to wear clothing. The player's birthday isn't till June, but once I got started, I just wanted to get the figure done.
  11. There's been some water droplets forming on the inside of the cap of my bottle of liquid greenstuff. I've noticed this a while ago, but never really bothered about it. Should I be concerned about it?
  12. Recently I added some foliage elements to my Narthrax. I'll share how I made them here! First, materials: For this, I only used the greenstuff, Vaseline and the purple tool Andy made for me. (Shameless plug for Andy Pieper's Sculpting Classes at Reapercon- take them!!) But, those are my favorite tools to use when sculpting in general. They are a pin tool from my ceramics set, a narrow flat wax shaper and two of the extra firm clay shapers. The plastic surface I use for this is the insert from the reaper paint caddy- the little dividers I always end up taking out to stuff more paint in when I travel! they make a nice surface when I'm mass-producing leaves. First, I take a small piece of greenstuff and flatten it into a leaf-like shape. Next, I use a tool to create a central vein Like so: Then I create the fern-like shape by placing the tool parallel to the surface of the greenstuff and pulling outwards. Almost a plucking motion, but not quite. It is much easier to do this step and get this effect when the greestuff is fresh. ie, as time passes after the mixing, I tend to change to a different technique and just cut tiny side veins in instead because the greestuff is not as soft and sticky anymore. I play around with different techniques to create different styles of foliage, but this was what I used for narthrax. So, here's the finished leaf. While it's still soft, I slide the tool underneath and curl the leaves up off the surface a bit in different ways to make them more organic. Flat is do-able, but I like to have curls and twists for realism. Leave some of the leaf touching the surface. Here are two completed leaves and a variety of flattened "blanks." See how some blanks curl one direction or the other? How some are shaped differently? This also helps create more realistic foliage. Plus it's fun making tiny leaf shapes. So, here are the leaves! Notice how a few are done with the cut veins and look different. And a sideways shot to show the 3-D effect. All unique! Next step- making the leaves turn into a reasonable plant form. Generally, I'm sticking these directly on a base, so I'll glue already hardened leaves where I want them and then add in fresh greenstuff on top to finish the plant. But here, I'll just demo and use a ball of greenstuff to hold them together. I stuck several hardened leaves on the flattened ball. I don't set them flat, but slightly angled. Then I add some fresh greenstuff and I'll turn it into smaller leaflets. And finally, a plant! Remember, I'm only sculpting one side of the leaves, so the flat smooth side needs to remain hidden. I cheat by sticking plant in a rocky bed and making sure I paint the underside of the leaf dark to avoid drawing attention to it. Also, If I really want a nice plant, I'll use the etched brass foliage because it is much thinner and I can shape it anyway I wish. You can buy etched brass from Scalelink ltd or Hasselfree Miniatures. I used the etched brass for Finari and the Green Witch. There's a big different in the delicacy of the leaves which is far superior to greenstuff in most cases. I've also used paper and wire to create leaves. Let me know if you all want any other specific plant types or whatnot. Thanks, and have fun planting!!
  13. "When a powerful spellcaster with a strong personality, a lust for life, and a remorselessly evil soul dies and is buried in a graveyard infused with eldritch magic, a strange phenomenon sometimes occurs. The flesh of the decaying body fats and instructs the very worms that gnaw, and these graveworms quicken not only on corruption but upon the spellcaster’s memories and magical power. The spellcaster’s very soul is consumed in this vile process, only to be split apart to inhabit each of the individual chewing worms in so many fragments. The result is a hideous hive mind of slithering life known as a worm that walks—a mass of worms that clings to the vague shape of the body that granted it this new existence, and can wield the powers and magic the spellcaster had in life. A worm that walks retains memories of its life as a spellcaster before its death, but is not undead—it is a hideous new form of undulant life." --Pathfinder Bestiary 2 WIP thread: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/64949-the-worm-that-walks-satheras-elf-warlock-conversion-project/
  14. In my Pathfinder group, I have a paladin who is fast approaching level 5, and I've decided that she'll be getting a nice shiny mount as her Divine Bond. As such, the quest for a mini began. While Reaper has a nice bundle of horses, I couldn't find anything that was quite right for my pally, so I ended up grabbing Starmane and commencing a conversion. Starmane I originally bought to convert into a centaur, but I hadn't got round to it and then I decided he was just too pretty to chop up to that degree... But I've not got a lot of use for unicorns. So instead, he got adopted for my pally, and first things first, his horn had to go. Much angry filing later, I had something I could live with. Don't mind my grotty nails, I get fluff lodged under them from the insides of my gloves at work, so they always look dire, haha. And then I broke out my green stuff. So far, I've only used GS for a little bit of basing interest on Ebonwrath, and on a belt buckle for a cosplay I was doing, so nothing small and fine, really. Armed with my trusty mechanical pencil, I started working on a saddle, bridle, and some other little details for my pally's dear horse, who I have already named Keldoron. I have now ordered some actual sculpting tools, because... Erghhh, my pencil is not the best thing xD though it's served me admirably, all things considered. No doubt I'll still use it from time to time too, and I think my next sculpting purchase will likely be Army Painter's set of tools, for more precision and stuff. The horse is now sprayed, so I'll be LGS'ing to smooth bits and out and reform a bit, and then on to the painting! So m'afraid this will likely be a very short WIP thread, but I kind of couldn't resist ^^; Once he's painted though, I can't decide what to do with his reins... Do I put some wire on for them? Do I glue some string on? I know not. :S
  15. So here he is so far. He's being made for my daughter, so his name will probably end up being, Buckbeak... And that's okay. But I'm painting it in more of a golden eagle and bay color scheme, rather than the gray. I tried a dusky white/gray scheme first, but the sculpt didn't lend itself to those colors... I couldn't for the land find a satisfactory, unpainted hippogryph, so I used Starmane, Unicorn (02151) and Griffon (77157)--both lovely sculpts by Sandra Garrity. Took a little wiring to make it solid and to act as a skeleton for first plumber's epoxy, then greenstuff. The base is the bottom of a spackling tub reinforced with construction cloth and filled with epoxy (the 'grypy's wings make it a bit top heavy). I think it'll look pretty good when finished--soon I hope!
  16. Alright, I'm still new to sculpting but I wanted to replicate something a friend of mine drew. Unfortunately after several failed attempts I haven't made too much progress. What I want is "this" What I made, is "this" I'd like some pointers and words of wisdom and maybe some instructional pictures to help me out with this project.
  17. So with trepidation I am starting a thread to track the likely painfully slow and experimental process of mashing up the Bones Eldritch Demon with a Games Workshop Chaos Space Marine Daemon Prince. Lots of Greenstuff will be involved. Probably blood and tears as well. I have the initial blush of an idea of what I want to accomplish but large sections are essentially going to be sketching with greenstuff. The plan is for this to end up as a Black Legion Daemon Prince that is Lovecraft Mythos meets 40K Chaos. I picked Black Legion for this because I already have Daemon Princes finished/in progress for all the 40K Chaos Gods and their Legions so I figured this would work as an unaligned Prince which fits best with Black Legion. And I think the paint scheme will be wicked. For this project we will be using: 1) Head and wings from the Bones 77113 Eldritch Demon. 2) The front of the 40K Chaos Marine Daemon Prince chest and it's arms. Not the back half as you can also build a fantasy version of the daemon with this kit and the back is shared between the two models and looks better with the fantasy version. Also, it is easier to put the Eldritch Demon wings more organically into the model this way. Or so I tell myself. 3) What is likely to be a ton of greenstuff since the back and the entire lower body plus any random detail I decide to add will need to be sculpted. Let's just say the lower half involves tentacles not legs. Side note for mods, I had a heck of a time deciding what forum this went in between CP&T, WIP, and Sculpting. If I picked wrong, feel free to move me. Here's some pics of the upper body in the 'slap some greenstuff on it and see if we like the shape' stage.
  18. So, I've been working on this fellow for about 3 months. He's the Darksword Ranger (with bow!) sculpted by Jeff Grace. He's a gorgeous figure, with a very expressive face. I loved painting him. The bird is Reaper's Hawk Familiar from Bones. I went to the Knoxville painting day last weekend, and Wren helped me figure out how to fix him up, so now I'm setting him free into the showoff forum! However, I'm taking him to Reapercon, so if anyone has any suggestions, please please let me know! I feel much better about the hair now! Enjoy! The Wip is located here in my running thread I sculpted everything except the 2 figures, mostly with sculpey, but a few details in greenstuff. Here are 2 close-ups of the ranger:
  19. I think I'm done with this one. I sculpted the base from Sculpey and the miniature from Greenstuff. C&C always welcome! And a scale shot, just for fun. It did end up larger than I'd originally wanted. All respect to those mini sculptors out there- it's hard to make things so tiny!
  20. Warning, contains spoilers for the Pathfinder Adventure Path "Serpent's Skull". The Serpent's Skull campaign that I'm GMing is almost finished, and I wanted to put together something special for the final boss. I haven't been able to find any minis that came even close to representing this thing, so I decided to try to create my own 'mini' for the final boss out of green stuff. A lot of green stuff. I have made modifications to small miniatures with green stuff before, but I have never tried to sculpt something on my own before I made this thing. I expected it to come out horribly. I did make several mistakes : it is a bit too large, I should have done the pose differently, and the surface isn't very even. However, I'm actually rather pleased with the results. For reference, here is a picture of what the Avatar is supposed to look like. Yea, I didn't even try to do the scales detail aside from the belly scales. I created it by first making a wire armature and putting some ProCreate putty around it to form the basic shape. From there, I put green stuff on top of the ProCreate to get the details. The colors of the green stuff are a bit mismatched because I use some Citidel green stuff and some Reaper green stuff mixed with milliput. I think I will be using mostly the latter combination for future sculpts. Finally, I put a layer of CA glue on the surface of the thing to smooth it out a bit and help hold it together. I would show you guys pictures of the earlier stages, but I took those pictures with a cell phone camera and they look really blurry... The base I'm using is a 60mm round 'Desecrated Lands Set Two' base from dragonforge designs. It is sized for Huge creatures. I'm currently priming the 'miniature', and hopefully I'll have the whole thing done in one or two weeks.