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  1. This is a fresh start for a thread I feel I knocked off kilter. I feel it may be justified in that I've finally started actually painting the creature. This is Reaper's 14532: Aislinn, Shadow Tracker, a large werewolf (the base is a 40mm square) from the Koborlas faction in their Warlord game. I had a request from a player for a werewolf who can shift genders and appear gender ambiguous, and this seemed a good place to start. The sculpt is meant to be female, but it is lean and muscly and not over-bosomy. I filed it down somewhat and off we go. ... I don't seem to have done my usual practice of documenting the priming (a light coat of thinned Titanium White and a wash of Burnt Umber on the creature only, leaving the base white for snow), so here is the first layer. I decided to paint this one as a white wolf. I've observed that "white" wolves are actually a creamy light brown, so that's how I've painted this one. The color is mixed from Yellow (Iron) Oxide, Burnt Umber, a bit of Ultramarine Blue to tone down the brightness, and Titanium White. It came out a sort of dull buff, a good blonde color. The color is laid on thin and translucent. Where the Burnt Umber underneath shows the color shifts to a sort of bluish shadow. I indicated the nose, eyes, lips, and claws with Carbon Black. I don't use pure black much, but I needed a little facial indication to work from. Had a little blue on my palette, so I swished in some snow shadows. These are two mixes: Phthalo Blue with a tiny bit of Hansa Yellow Opaque and a great deal of Titanium White; and Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White.
  2. While I have been painting realistic wolves, I have also been working on some of the gorgeous giant wolfmen sculpted by Julie Guthrie for the Koborlas faction in Reaper's "Warlord" game. This is #14528, the subtly-named "Rageclaw Slayer", or the testosterone-poisoned werewolf a friend of mine requested. He's a big puppy; I include a copy of Reaper's 60164, Vampire Hunter, for scale: This is my standard priming of a thin layer of Titanium White followed by a thin wash of diluted Burnt Umber, using my favorite Golden Matte Fluid Acrylics. I left the base white in order to paint it as snow. Those who have been following my regular wolf painting thread will recognize the steps here. First I mixed a cool neutral grey from Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White and painted it on his limbs, face, and belly: Then I mixed a darker version of the same grey and painted his back and tail: Then I mixed a cream-buff color from Burnt Sienna, Yellow Oxide, a tiny bit of Ultramarine Blue to take the orange edge off, and Titanium White, and went over his face, limbs, and belly again: And finally I took some pure Carbon Black (a color I rarely use except for special effects) and laid in his eyes, nose, lips, and claws (Although I just noticed I missed his toe claws. Oh, well, next time.). I also washed a little diluted black over his darker fur, most noticeable on the parts of the tail I had missed earlier: He still looks rough and terrible, especially up close, but I have to admit I am rather pleased with the overall color impression.
  3. Here are some group pictures of the Bonesylvanians class of 2014. 01532, Esme the Witch 01533, Jack the Pumpkin Head 01534, Patch the Scarecrow 01535, Bart the Zombie 01536, Sandy the Mummy 01537, Gus the Ghost 01538, Lon the Werewolf 01539, Gil aka Tiik the Deep Sea Monster WIP 01540, Morty the Grim Reaper 01541, Drak the Bat 01542, Van the Vampire 01543, Tish the Vampire Click on the pictures to enjoy larger images.
  4. From the second Bones kickstarter: the cute lil' Basilisk. You dont want it to look at you. Another quick paint job. 77371 Basilisk Reaper Bones KS 2 Sculted by Julie Guthrie Bonesium PVC 40mm base
  5. Here's 01539, Gil the Chibi Sea Monster aka Chibi Tiik, Special Edition Bonesylvanian Figure sculpted by Julie Guthrie. I converted this one so he will look like a deep sea monster more than a swamp monster. The idea for the modification came to me after seeing a psychedelic painting of the Creature from the black lagoon. The light effect on the face inspired me to convert Gil into a Tiik "deed sea monster" like creature with the light from his lure lighting up its face. So was born Chibi Tiik. Here's the link to the Converting/Painting WIP. I hope you'll enjoy. As always, comment and critics are very welcome.
  6. 01541, Drak the Chibi Bat Special Edition Bonesylvanian Figure sculpted by Julie Guthrie.
  7. 01538, Lon the Chibi Werewolf sculpted by Julie Guthrie. Special Edition Bonesylvanian Figure painted with classic fashion colors.
  8. Continuing the creature feature, here are the great big Barrow Rats: Not quite undead but thoroughly nasty anyhow. These will see use as wardogs in Frostgrave. 77198: Barrow Rats Reaper Bones KS2, base set Sculpted by Julie Guthrie Bonesium PVC 30mm bases
  9. Started work on this lady a couple days ago. She's beautiful but right now I'm finding myself with very little enthusiasm for painting. I suspect it'll go away soon, but in the meantime I'm at least making sure I get a minimum of 10 minutes per day of painting in, so there's slow but steady progress. Anyway, here she is so far! Her hair is going to get a wash or two of black so it should end up looking more black than blue. Same with her wings. Thoughts? Suggestions?
  10. This is a bones Faceless Horror I did for my Dungeoneers collection. I am working on getting some other pieces, like slimes ans such, completed to give a friend for Christmas. He was talking to me recently about not having certain unique monsters for a dungeon he is working on, so I thought I would help him. He listed several that he wanted to get, and I was fortunate enough to have most of them. So, here is the first of about 7-8 that I am planning for him. Hope you like it! CAH
  11. I got the Sea Hag in a bonus pack during last year's Hallowe'en promotion and just got around to painting her up. (Well, starting to paint her up anyway.) Thankfully I looked up Pingo's WIP thread where she commented on some of the details I'd missed, like the starfish on the back of the left leg and the crab on the back of the right arm! (Although I did clue in to the octopus... I'm blind, but not that blind... ) This makes two Julie Guthrie sculpts in a row for me (the last one was the Christmas hoard dragon) and I gotta say, I'm loving her work more with each one. So many details, but of just the right size and style that they're incredibly fun to paint rather than being tedious. And really forgiving of the terrible paint jobs I'm applying! I should point out that I'm still at the stage of finish up the base coats and starting to sketch in highlights. I'm not quite this incompetent. First, the obligatory front and back view: And now a few close-ups of the details! I broke out the big camera and the macro lens for these... please forgive the horrifyingly awful paint jobs you'll see. The crab on the back of the right arm: The starfish on the back of the left leg: The octopus on the left arm: (And yes I realise I missed like half of the top tentacle. Imma fix that in a few.) Anywho... Thoughts? Suggestions on colour scheme? Etc.
  12. Alistair looked at the ring he had discovered in his master's study. The etching upon it have him some idea of how it worked, and he could not wait to test it out. He placed the ring upon his finger, and dove from the cliff into the quiet sea below. It took only a moment, and the magic took hold. He could breath underwater, just as easily as he could sitting at the table studying. He glided through the blue-green waters of the Glistening Straight, sinking deeper and deeper. Soon, he could see barely a foot in front of his face. Weaving a simple light spell, he illuminated the immediate area. As he touched down on the ocean floor, he was filled with excitement. What treasures lurked here, unseen for so long. He moved towards a large shadowy outcropping, discovering the remnants of a ship. Excitement again washed over him as he scrambled into the hold. In the distance, a faint pin point of light, just out of his illuminated radius. As he moved towards it, it seemed to withdrawl. Canceling his own source, he began to swim towards the faint light. Slowly it grew brighter. Suddenly, it was bright as a flash and he was stunned, captivated by the beauty of it. Until he felt the claws dig into his side. He tried to scream but was cut short. Darkness consumed him, and then silence. I painted this one up as a continuation of an underwater scenario I am planning for my players. There are now six of these in total that I will be painting. This was the first that I completed today while chatting on the hangouts. Hope you like it! CAH
  13. The derelict vessel had been adrift for weeks. Food stores aboard the Serpent's Gaze had all but dried up, and the men were becoming volatile. "Land!! Off the starboard bow!! Land!", the cries rained down from the crow's nest like tears from the heavens. The captain gave the order, and the anchor was dropped. This island, from what they could see, had lumber.. lots of lumber. The shallows, however, would not hold the ship, and they could not risk being beached. A decision was reached that the first mate, Bulgrit, would take six members of the crew, and find a place to make camp. Then, they would begin the search for food, and lumber to make the repairs needed for the ship. The longboat was lowered, and the men rowed towards their salvation. Barely sixty yards from the ship, a scratching was heard and felt along the botton of the longboat. The water was still to deep for it to be coral. The scratching again, followed by a sudden thump. "Fear not lads, its likely a ..." and the longboat was capsised. From the ship, the men could hear the screams of terror and pain, as their shipmates fought for their lives. The waters churned, a sick bloody froth floated about the area, and the cries fell silent. It was over in a matter of minutes. "That weren't no shark..." I have a few of these to paint up for an underwater scenario I am running for my group. There are a few other aquatic themed bits that will go along with them, but this was the first one I completed. Hope you like it! CAH
  14. I had a the fortunate opportunity to paint a piece for Teskeria. I began the project with a concept of a shifter type character, a werecat. Searching through Reapers catalog of minis, I came upon this one. It clicked. And so, Thirysia was born. I had a lot of fun painting these two. I can not, however, take credit for the basing idea. During the Spring Mini Exchange, I received a ranger/wolf combo from Guildenstern that was done similarly. I liked the idea so much, that I used it for this one. I felt it fit too well not to. Thiryrsia was once a respected and noted ranger among the Shadowvale Elves, but a chance encounter would forever change her. Seeing her as cursed, she was cast out of the community, and left to fend for herself. Over time, she learned to control her shifting, and is no longer bound by cycles. With her Redmane companion, Xythis, she stalks the Shadowvale Forest as its most feared and fearsome protector. Here she is, Thirysia, Redmane Werecat, and Xythis her Redmane companion. (Note, the Redmane's are an elven hunting cat I use in my homebrew campaign.) CAH
  15. Don't Look Ethel!!! Too late... she was turned to stone! Ok, maybe not, but that's what this little guy is known for. This, like the lemures I posted earlier, are part of a collection I am doing for a local convention. This basilisk was inspired by the Pathfinder RPG basilisk, thus the green and yellow color pattern. Hope you like him! CAH
  16. This is Narthrax from Reaper’s Bones series. Hate is a pretty strong word so I’ll just settle with saying that I strongly dislike huge+ miniatures. They take forever to finish and use up much more paint than I think. They are unwieldy forcing me to awkwardly hold them in my apparently acidic fingers, stripping the paint on tiny strategic areas. All and all Narthrax has been a pain to paint. I hit quite a few walls and restarted I think three or four times.I shudder to think how I’m going to finish Cthulhu, Khanjira, Kaladrax and all the others. One at a time I guess… But enough of the cons, now for the pros! * Eventhough Narthrax didn’t end up as I planned it in my head, I’m still pleased with the end result. I think the color scheme works. * I’m really happy with how the teeth and the eyes ended up * My first finished dragon! As for the mouth, I tried to shamelessly steal trodax brilliant paintjob (seen here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php/topic/69676-narthrax/)but with cold instead of fire. It didn’t quite work since I’m not up to the task of blending but it still looks kind of nice :)
  17. The Mocking Beast from Reaper Bones. A really, really cool sculpt!
  18. This is one of the last figures from my year-end Conga Line of finishing up half-done minis, Reaper's 60079: Lyrie Akenja, a Pathfinder miniature sculpted by Julie Guthrie. She's a special figure to me. Lyrie Akenja is the first figure I bought after a twenty-year hiatus from minis. I spotted her somewhere, thought "Wow, an African wizard! Things sure have changed," and bought her, along with a few other minis. I then proceeded to give her the worst paint job I had ever given a mini in my life. I hadn't realized that I needed glasses nowadays, and I was too nervous to focus properly. So after some angst, I soaked her paint off and started again. And set her aside for a couple of years while I developed a new skill set. And then picked her up again to finish with the Conga Line. I like her little pushing the hood up with the wand gesture.
  19. This is the Ghost from Reaper's Bones miniatures line. I got started on it last year with a few quick runovers with green ink. Since then it has been collecting dust on the shelf but I figured I might as well finish it. So I did some highlighting on the face and hands and painted the headstone.
  20. Another quick paint job. Started in March, touched up and finished off (badly) sometime in April or May.
  21. I've spent quite a bit of time trying to get the skin tone right for this miniature. My goal was to find a color that was found in the very worst storms. I also changed the color of the skirt a few times - including white and purple. I think ochre is the one I like the most. Next I need to work on the eyes (my bane!) and my basing (which I also hate doing!). I'd welcome any feedback on the piece. Thanks, Nick PS. This is a Julie Guthrie Bones mini; she's one of my favorites.
  22. I love this snakeman from the Pathfinder line. After I had picked the major colors and done the base coats, I realized I had picked the 3 most difficult colors, black, red and yellow (kinda). Doh!
  23. This little guy is another of my favorite sculpts. I don't know what I find so interesting and funny about him, but I've been wanting to paint him for a while. Last night, a person from another crafting forum I am a member of, sponsored a painting night online. We grabbed out webcams, and logged in, and basically chatted about all things painting, gaming, and random other stuff. I chose to paint this little guy during that time. Overall, I am really pleased with how he came out. The picture blends the rusty bronze colored metal in with the wood, but in person it can actually be seen. I used a gloss varnish on the inside of the mouth, around the gums and sporadically on the teeth to give a wet feel to those bits. The base, though a simple cobblestone tile, I sculpted myself with greenstuff and actual tools this time. I hope you enjoy him as much as I enjoyed painting him. As always, C&C is welcomed and appreciated. Cheers. CAH
  24. I was at Adepticon in the Chicago area earlier this month. I took pictures. The whole album (except for Crystal Brush entry photos) is here, and here are some to look at: The legendary Julie Guthrie and Bob Ridolfi! The Reaper Paint 'N' Take: I took one picture of my work.I brought "Black Moon's Bane", the spelljammer, and a group of my painted minis. I also took Crystal Brush photos in a separate file. Photobucket is being a little wonky, but if I can get them straightened out I will post them by tomorrow. There were so many beautifully painted minis!
  25. Walked into an FLGS and am currently standing in front of this: I don't know what to do: they've got a bunch of the old ChaosWars dragons too. Prices seem to range between 35-45 Canadian. Is that what these are typically going for? Edit. O geese They've got the old Julie Guthrie dueling Dragons set by Chaoswars too.