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  1. Time to get the crew together, starting with the Heritor and Warden! Tonight was all about cleaning flash and mold lines, and there was a fair bit to do on both of these ladies. Also the Heritors swords were both really bent. They'll both be cut from their bases tomorrow and attached to new textured bases that all of the crew will be using. More on that tomorrow!
  2. The Princess Bride

    So today I got my "Pirates" set from Antediluvian Miniatures. Nine days, transatlantic. The set consists of "pirates" who could conceivably be painted to somewhat resemble Inigo Montoya, Fezzik, Vizzini, and the Man in Black, aka Westley the Barn Boy, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts. They sit on my workbench, the primer drying. And while I thought to myself, "These figures will make fine NPCs and guest stars, as well as wonderful showpieces," I also find myself thinking, "It's a durn shame they couldn't have stuck Princess Buttercup in there. And Prince Humperdinck, while I'm thinking about it. And what about the Six Fingered Man? Hell, and Miracle Max? And his wife?" And so, while I wait for the primer to dry, I ask the Group Mind: What figures, from what manufacturers, would be convincing doubles for: *Princess Buttercup *Prince Humperdinck *The Six Fingered Man *Miracle Max *Max's wife?
  3. Expansion sets for the Blood and Plunder tabletop game. Live on Kickstarter. About this project Blood is on the horizon! The iron grip of Iberian Domination is eclipsing the 17th century Caribbean as the world races to seize its spoils. Join the emerging Dutch Republic as it battles for its place among the established European powers or defy foreign incursion as a Darien King in this expansion to Blood and Plunder, No Peace Beyond the Line. No Peace Beyond the Line is the first major expansion for the Blood and Plunder miniatures game. This expansion will revolve around the No Peace Beyond the Line book that will feature: Optional rules for playing games at a greater scale or with more than two players A campaign system Special characters that players will be able to add to units New units and factions for the existing nationalities New nationalities including the Dutch and Native Caribbeans New ships: Piragua, Fluyt and the Galleon! Factions for expanded nationalities such as Danes, Swedes, Prussians, and Portuguese This Kickstarter allows us to raise the funding needed to expand our product line to this scale in a short period of time as opposed to having slow, continuous releases. Firelock Games is excited to have the opportunity to continue expanding the world and timeline of Blood and Plunder in order to create a more exciting and expansive line for its player base.
  4. Pirate Ship Names

    There is going to be a pirate faction this year. Pirates need ships. Ships have names. Maybe it it would be fun (or even useful) to generate a list of names for such vessels. Ground rules: Family friendly. Be original. Italicize ship's names if you can manage. Avoid names that exist in history or especially prior fiction. Examples: Queen Anne's Revenge, Dawn Treader, Black Pearl... Pun Names are encouraged. =====Start of the List==== Dawn Shredder Pope Bryan's Revenge Green Pearl Red Lion Lucy Alice
  5. Project: Captain Redbeard's Pirate Dwarves About this project Avast me hearties! Splice the mainbrace and beat to quarters, that galleon is bilged on her anchor and ripe for the picking! Bring us alongside Gibbs. Boomer, get ready on the gun! Pete my boy, are you loaded? Hefty, Sharktooth, Deadeye, follow me! Gyaaarh! This project is to fund production of a pirate dwarf crew, a set of unique miniatures forming a warband of adventuring buccaneers for skirmish gaming or a unit of mercenary fighters in a larger dwarf army. They are 28mm metal miniatures, sculpted by Mark Evans, who produced all the dwarf sculpts in our previous kickstarter. This time we have decided to offer only one pledge level, with all stretch goals being free additions to the set. If you want multiple sets just increase your pledge amount accordingly. Pledge price includes FREE SHIPPING in the UK and discounted shipping of just £2 for anywhere else worldwide. If successfully funded each backer will receive one each of Captain Redbeard's crew plus any applicable stretch goals- 1. Cap'n Redbeard 2. Bo'sun Gibbs 3. Deadeye Dan 4. Hefty Hawkins 5. Slick Willie 6. Sharktooth Jack 7. Pigwash 8. Little Pete 9. Boomer Svensson and Swivel Gun The Captain himself. As gnarly a swashbucking, treasure-hungry dwarf as you could ever hope to meet. He'll fight anyone and anything if there's a promise of doubloons which makes his crew a useful mercenary force to bolster any dwarf army (just don't pay him in advance). The captain's trusted Bo'sun, often found leading boarding parties or manning the ship when the captain takes a raiding party ashore. His aim is as good with his axe as with his pistol, as many an enemy has found out Avast behind! The crew will often mutter about hefty, but not within earshot of him. If you have a door to kick down, a bear to wrestle or a sandwich to eat, he's your man. The general opinion among the crew is the Willie fancies himself, with his goatee, ponytail and feather in his hat, he cares a bit too much about his appearance. Sharktooth is just a thorough git, a complete thug with a pair of wicked short knives that earned him his nickname. Rumour has it that Pigwash was once captain of his own ship, nobody knows for sure and nobody likes to ask because of that big axe he carries around. The smallest of the crew, some say he's overcompensating but with his blunderbuss he can clear a deck or blow a dwarf sized hole in a city gate. He's got you covered, the swivel gun is small enough that the crew will often take it ashore for some extra firepower.
  6. Link will go here when live..
  7. Sharkbelly's Projects

    Hey all, I thought I'd start a thread to share some of the other things that I have been painting. I started painting models around 25 years ago, mostly to be used for D&D. In the late 90s, though, I got introduced to Warhammer. I eventually painted up three big armies (Empire, Ogres, and Undead) but it was pirates and the nautical theme that really grabbed me. I am working on six smallish armies of Warhammer or Age of Sigmar, but I have also added lots of terrain and other models from Reaper. Here is a quick pic of a bunch of the models and terrain. I can go into more details later.
  8. Ahoy! Once again, it be upon us lads and lasses. Talk like a pirate day! Now ye may be thinkin', "But EvilJames, Where were ye last year?" It be be true I shirked in me duties, and the the good Cap'n almost had me keel hauled for it, but I be here now and we're gonna have a grand Talk like a Pirate Day! So shove off and set sail for Tortuga. We'll be pirating it up all day.
  9. From a new sculptor. The Kickstarter is now live! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/242681928/30mm-female-pirates/description
  10. So, I'm about to start really painting my Orks for 40k and my theme for them is Pirate - which is going to include a lot of conversions eventually and what not based on nautical ships. Where I'm stuck atm is coming up with a more or less cohesive colour scheme for them. 40K orks are fairly garish but dingy, as they've seen a lot of battles. Reds, Yellows, and Blues are common, pretty much primary colours. Their skin is almost always done up in dark greens. I am going with the greenskin but for an overall colour scheme I just don't know what to do. Some of the guys I've painted with blue pants (which are going to have white stripes on them, eventually). I don't want blue to be my main colour, overall, nor the other two most prevalent just because they're done a lot. I was thinking about the use of orange as an accent, to tie all the army together. The metals are going to be pretty usual steel, with maybe some brass here and there. Ruddy leather for the leathers, where appropriate, I think. 40k orks have a lot of orky symbols, and such that people usually paint in a variety of colours - these are more what I was thinking of doing the orange on. I was wondering what the more experienced painters thought about this idea, and other accent colours to go with? Purple's not too far off the colorwheel from blue, which is across from the orange. I am not into colour theory, I try to stick with what I know goes together, and I really don't know about orange, nor have I every used it to my knowledge, to paint anything other than fire. So it's good to stretch, and Orks give a lot of room for variety as well, I think. So suggestions are appreciated :D thanks all!
  11. advice for making bandanas?

    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!
  12. Goblins Pirates Crew

    Hi !!! My last commission work for Via Ludibunda (new french minis dealer ^^) :
  13. Devil's Shadow Mutineers

    HI ! This is m'y recent commission work. The mini's is really tiny ! Oo
  14. Hi! I'm new to the forum and painting. I hope I'm doing this post right. I only have a camera phone so the picture aren't great, but I tried to crop them to make it easier to see. I got into gaming less than a year ago, and my new gaming friends talked me into buying the Kickstarter. "What do I need with hundreds of unpainted minis? I don't paint. I don't do anything artistic. I don't GM and don't really need minis." I say. "We'll have painting parties. It will be fun" they say. It sounds like finicky and annoying work (not fun), but I purchase the vampire level and a couple extras. They arrive. It takes me hours to organize the minis into groups how the kickstarter had them. But no painting parties happen. The minis were just sitting there. Organized, and unpainted. Judging me. I venture onto google. Holy crap, the mini painting community does not seem to agree on ANYTHING!? "Gesso is the best! No, it's the worst, use sandable automotive primer. Why prime bones? You'll need expensive tiny brushes! Paint everything with a No. 1! Black prime! White prime! Washes are your best friend! Washes are a cheat! Here are five million different wash recipes!" sayeth google. I almost quit before starting. In the end, I bought what seemed good and tried painting the pirates, since they seemed interesting enough to be fun but not something I'd probably use in a game, so no foul when I screw them up. My first attempt was a complete failure. How did I make a pirate look like a zombie??? <> <> 03637: Hajad, Torgan Pirate with Loot I try another. Discover that mixing white with red to highlight red doesn't get you a realistic red highlight. It gets you pink. I can't paint skin. The eyes are CRAZY EYES. And google was right - cheap silver paint looks horrible on a mini. The giant box of cheap Liquitex Basics paint I got does not respond well to thinning with water. I am not cut out for this: <> <> 03623: Finaela, Female Pirate But I'm gonna finish all five before I take that box of minis and pelt my gaming group with them. So I try a third...and, while not pleased, I am not horrified by the result. So clearly I've taken the "dry" part of dry brushing too seriously. My silver paint still sucks. But I wouldn't be horrified to put this guy on a game mat: <> <> 03626: Gruff Grimecleaver, Dwarf Pirate Cook This pirate is a step backward, but again, not horrid. Her eyes look less crazy since she only has one: <> <> 03632: Mariel Twinspar, Female Pirate I try the fifth. I like him. I actually painted a mini I liked. I took him to my gaming group, and they liked him too! <> <> (I can't find his code and name, if anyone can help) Ok, Let's see if I inserted the pictures correctly, before I post the rest! Thanks, Heidi
  15. Pirates

    Hi I'm looking forward to my KS Bones, they are going to be great for my Pathfinder campaign with my kids. Reviewing the KS (still amazed as to how many coming), can anyone recommend a decent easy skirmish game I can run for the kids 6&8 using the KS bones, probably focused on Pirates? Thanks
  16. So first of all thanks to metal chaos for the idea, you can see the original thread and discussion on acquiring ships here http://www.reapermin...aiden-and-crew/ So lets start with the basics, the smaller ship is a Mega bloks Black Pearl and the larger Is the mega bloks Flying Dutchman. The main issue with these ships is the hull are four separate sections as you can see I have attached each section using a combination of superglue and white glue when i ran out and loose 4x2 blocks btw these mega blocks are interchangeable with legos it seems if you need spare parts.. Also the goal of This is to have 2-4 ships with level decks with 5' grid markings for my skull and shackles game. My orignal worry was scale of the ships vs 28" minis but here you have a couple of examples (and as always forgive the crappy camera work) you can also see the major challenge that comes with these ships all those bloody nubs have to come off, Im going to grab a dremel kit to clean the upper deck. Btw My nearly complete ship came in, so here's a idea of what the finished products will end up looking like.
  17. It’s been some time now that I’ve started working on that diorama. With the coming ReaperCon I was inspired to remove the dust from it to complete it. The boat was made out of a toy and all miniatures will be Reapers. For now the crew counts 12 painted miniatures; Sergeant Blackknife, Sergeant Grim Pete, Jackie, four Bone Marines, two Zombie Recruits, a Chain Gang, a Cannoneer and a Skeletal Crewman. The miniatures I’m actually painting are; Razig and Crow, the Dark Maiden attached at the ship bow, Baron LeBone, Mister Blood and Clarissa the Banshee. The models I still need to prepare and paint are; an Harpooner, Salty Saber, Scurvy Dog, Scuttlebones the Undead Crab and some Canons. I also have four Skeletal Swordsman and Razig Weapons Pack which I could use to create some original character.
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