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  1. I will paint and create a Reptilian Army pure for fun. It will consists of many different kind of Reptiles and Amphibians. Mostly Snakemen, Lizardmen, Frogmen, Dragonmen, Turtlemen, Fishmen, Dinosaurs and Insects. I will happily include any monster I think will fit. Khanjira will be the centrepiece at some sort as the Living Lizard God. I do not play any games, so this will be pure for my own and (I hope your) fun to create. EDIT: The above was my original plan, over time and thanks to the comments made by other Forumites, this has developed into a story. This resulted in more Factions I wanted to build and paint, so this Project now also includes Pirates, Conquistadores, Native Warriors based on Inca/Aztec/Maya cultures. EDIT: And now it will also include some Undead! *********** Captain Luigiano and his army had been travelling through the jungle for weeks now. The sunlight was blocked by the dense canopy of trees. Some of the men had contracted fever, and those darn mosquitos were a big nuisance! He looked at the golden plaque he had obtained. Gold, with a snakeman made out of gems on it. With this he had convinced the men to follow him. Somewhere in this accursed jungle there was a city made of gold, he was sure of it. They would conquer this city and become rich beyond belief. He looked at his army, they even had a few cannons. Nothing would stop them! Finally they reached a clearance. The men were pleased, at least they could see the sun again. They took a rest and a drink, tended to the sick. Suddenly they heard a loud roar from the other side of the clearing. Birds flew away, trees where falling! Some poison darts flew and two soldiers fell, they died before they hit the ground. A loud roar and an enormous terrifying Lizard appeared. One soldier died out of fear from just looking at it. Then the Reptilian Horde emerged from the Jungle. **************************
  2. Hello everyone! The last entry from my Learn To Paint Kit: Layer Up! I am very pleased with this mini. It's not perfect, and there are some parts which didn't come out like I had hoped, but I learned a lot and I think some parts came out very well. I tried to focus a lot of attention on the little details. I would really like to hear what you all think, I am trying to improve with each mini. The parts of this mini which I think I struggled with the most were the True Metallic Metals. I don't like them. I really want to try to learn how to do NMM, as I think those look so much nicer. Thank you for your advice!
  3. 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.
  4. This is a catgirl pirate ( "Nyamaunir-Piratin"), figure #15503C from Das Schwarze Auge, produced under license by Ral Partha Europe (which is not Ral Partha). Got that? She is a wee bit on the small side. Here from left to right are a cat person (Khaliman) from the French "Alkemy" game, our little kee kat pirate, Reaper's 77340: Avatar of Sekhmet, and Reaper's 03478: Tawny Firehair, Cat Girl. Here she is up close. She has some nice details and a more fuzzy appearance than most of the cat people minis I've seen. This is my standard priming: A thinned coat of Titanium White allowed to dry for a full day, then a wash with thinned Burnt Umber. It's related to Renaissance painting techniques and I find it gives a good warm foundation to start from. I was painting her at the same time as some wolves, for economy of paint. I figure I'm going to paint her like a grey cat. The first coat of paint is a light grey mixed from Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna, lightened a good deal with white. Here's a back view: It may be noticed I'm a little casual how I apply my paint. There are bits not covered and the paint has been thinned down and it isn't always the same opacity because of that and the under-brown shows through. I mixed a slightly more translucent, darker version of the same grey and added some more. Then I took some matte pure Carbon Black and indicated in her eyes, nose, mouth, and claws. I put an undercoat of black on her sabers as long as I was at it, since I find it looks very good under silver. Tune in later to find out what's next ...
  5. Just wanted to post some pictures of a few figures I finished up recently in an effort to clear off some of the stuff that's been gathering dust on my paint table, so they'd be ready for the game table. I'm not 100% sure of the identity of each of these figures other than manufacturer. The first is an old Heartbeaker Hobbies and Games sword-woman. The second is a pirate from Eureka The third was some sort of witch or sorceress (I can't exactly remember), from the Deadlands game.
  6. Knarthex sent me a few Ral Parha Pirates for my Lost World Project. Thx George! So I painted the first one up as Old Nedd from my stories. Here he is on a resin jungle base, ready to seek out gold. For those interested the WIP is here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69308-lost-world-project-xherman1964-paints-coldblooded-creatures-and-conquistadores/
  7. 75mm resin mini Primed and put mostly together The color scheme Todd picked out Started the skin
  8. From the 10033, Mouslings Heroes Boxed Set here's; 03529B, Fenimore the Mousling Archer sculpted by Gene Van Horne.
  9. 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
  10. I painted Reaper 03613 Angelica Fairweather. In my Lost World Project she is Rosetta Salazar, WIP here : http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69308-lost-world-project-xherman1964-paints-coldblooded-creatures-and-conquistadores/
  11. Another Games Workshop mini (at this point you should probably assume anything I paint is from there unless stated otherwise), a former Dark Elf Fleetmaster (I'm not sure what his new, fancy Age of Sigmar name is). This guy was a serious pain in the bum to paint, even with my tiny brushes I was forever getting paint on the wrong bits, in hindsight I probably should have realized fully assembling him first was a big mistake. But I persevered and I don't think the final results are too bad! As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
  12. Hey all, I figure maybe, just maybe if I do this as an actual WIP, I might actually try and finish this piece. I have an upcoming 2 day class with Alfonso (Banshee), and part of the class is something called sketching atmosphere, using a 75mm figure. I'll know more about this, after the class.....so I'm trying to figure out how best to get the piece ready for class day. So on to the figure.... Yikes, it's resin and white metal! And the resin, well, detailed - but issues.... Just like everyone said....these braids, they are gonna break, (which they did) 75mm...and I swear I've seen bigger eyes on my 28mm Huge mold/? Line in a very difficult place.....the curvature makes it hard to get into with straight tools/files. I left my drill at work....dang. A few more pics, for anyone interested in buying this kit. (Since I couldn't find any online before I bought)
  13. It's hard to get a good picture of this guy, what with this protruding arms.
  14. So, yeah late! But I got my Package and am sending out one in a couple days. So, first what I got... Not sure who exactly sent it, but it is awesome:) And what I'm sending... Dual Wielding Beer and Blade, Kerdak Bonefist from the Reaper Pathfinder line. I'll be sending a few bitz of extras with the package. Hoping it will make them "Howl" in thanks:P GF
  15. This past week I started painting the Pirates set from the Bones 1 KS, and painted the Mariel Twinspar, Female Pirate figure. I'm pleased with how she turned out and I'm glad I made the extra effort to decorate her coat, though in retrospect I wish I had taken a little more time with it, and concentrated on spacing and uniformity of the designs more. Since my pirate games take place in taverns and boats as well as in outdoor land settings, I usually leave the bases a plain tan color so they blend in both indoors and outdoors .
  16. I painted this around 9 months to a year ago and am just now getting up the courage to start posting some of my minis. This one I'm pretty proud of. My photography skills on the other hand could use some work.
  17. Just a few shots of my finished minis from Bombshell Miniature's recently shipped Kickstarter: The Imperator: The refugee from Draenor: The Orc Shaman: The Cap'n: The Mascot: And the group:
  18. Another day, another miniature for me to post. This one I was a little unsure of if I should post, but with how nice everyone has been I think I should! This one is the Pirate Sophie miniature, I saw it on Ebay and knew I had to have it! I have tried to make the parrot as realistic as I could, and for the photos I took heed of the advice given by Chaoswolf in the thread about my Wyvern, and have tried to get better light, though it has not been easy with my resources! Anyway here's the pictures, comments and advice are gratefully received!!
  19. This was originally a birthday present last year, a fairly simple German resin ship kit for a medieval-style cog. Since I was playing a Githyanki in Dungeons and Dragons at the time, I modeled, painted, and sewed the vessel up into a more or less spelljammer, since named Black Moon's Bane from events in the game. There is a fairly detailed Work-in-Progress thread for this ship, if anyone has questions about materials or techniques. Or you can ask here; that's fine. A list of materials: Resin ship's hull model, wooden dowels, bamboo chopsticks, bamboo kitchen skewers, acrylic paint, brass wire, silk organza, silk taffeta, wooden furniture peg, jewelry findings (barrel clasps, jump rings), jewelers chain, metal necklace charms, glass seed beads, waxed linen bookbinder's thread, waxed linen carpet warp, silk buttonhole thread, cotton twine, metallic polyester yarn, nylon cord, screw eyes, 1/2" zinc fender washer, various glues The bowsprit (left) is a bamboo chopstick painted and wrapped with brass wire. The hatch on the deck (right) looks down over a forested landscape. The ship's rails are painted with (imaginary) red runes on black, then washed over thinly with silver metallic paint. From some angles the rails look silver and the runes are invisible. From others they show clearly. The ship's wheel (visible at the upper deck on the stern) is a charm bracelet charm with the hanging loop filed off. I nailed and glued it to the post (made from a furniture peg) so that it spins freely. It is mounted on a small fender washer so it can be moved around the ship. The runes around the door to belowdecks are imaginary. I may think of more stuff to say later. Right now I'm a little dazed.
  20. I've just started watching the TV show Black Sails (yeah, I know it's been on for 3 seasons already, you hush ) and it put me in the mood to paint some pirates. This is an old Mage knight figure; it was called Xandressan Captain. She certainly looks like a pirate to me, so she got a quick makeover. Tabletop paint as usual; I think the most interesting part about the figure is her base. I made the ship's deck from toothpicks, which I first stained and then used several different inks to try and give it an interesting appearance. The base took at least as long as the figure; measuring, cutting, and placing the 'boards' took forever! I like the way it came out, though. I hope you like her.
  21. Yet another of the Conga Line of half-finished minis, finished. This is Reaper 03155, Vandora Waverunner, Pirate. She's painted up for a player who wanted a female pirate figure who was sensibly dressed. The character comes from an area of the world with hyperbolic geometry -- basically a like an M. C. Escher lithograph. There are a few clues to this on the figure. For one, her hat is impossible. No fault of the sculptor for not knowing, but that's a shape based on a relatively recent misunderstanding of an old 2-D image of a plain old three-cornered hat seen from an odd angle, which has been propagated and exaggerated through visual tropes until people don't see anything weird about it. It is, therefore, very useful as a visual clue to the bent space of the character's origins. The other clue is her map, which is a graph of hyperbolic geometry. All the angles are right angles, and yet they form regular hexagons instead of squares. I played some with reflections on her too, in the sword and the shading on the hat trim, both of which reflect her scarlet coat in different ways. Original WIP here.
  22. This is one of the figures I've been finishing off as part of my end-of-the-year clearing out of half-done figures: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/66344-pingos-conga-line-of-half-finished-minis/ I like this little Patrick Keith pirate.
  23. At first glance it looks like this guy is carrying a boom box.
  24. just a quick wip - still doing basecoating. Working out my colour scheme. I'm going to try to do the wizard's staff more like an icicle, we'll see how that goes lol