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  1. Isabella Von Carstien Diorama - GW

    Greetings! I kind of finished this diorama a few years ago but have recently finished it for good with some newly aquired basing materials. I originally bought Isabella Von Carstien just to paint up as a single miniature but as her pose seemed to infer a commanding stance, I decided to expand things into a diorama by giving her an elite skeleton guard to command using a pack of GW skeletons that I had. For the actual terrain, I was inspired by a favourite old Ray Harryhausen film of mine, "The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad" where Sinbad swordfights a skeleton on a spiral staircase (which, famously, doesn't go anywhere!). It's a great scene & I wanted to create a spooky ruined spiral stone staircase for Isabella to lead from. The stonework is made from air-drying clay. I made the staircase by cutting out rolled flat wet clay "cookies" using the plastic cap off a deoderant can to create circles. I then scored lines into each wet "cookie" to create quarters & when dry, I snapped the clay into 4 quarters & tidied them up. I then glued each quarter on top of the last one leaving a eighth of the previous step showing, I repeated this until I got to the required height - I'm very pleased with how this worked out! . I then filled in all gaps between the steps to make them look like they were carved out of the stone & added some sand for texture here & there, I also pencilled in then scored some fish-scale tiles into the base. C & C are always welcome - Thanks for looking!
  2. Renaissance skeletons 9 and 10

    Triumph of Death: 28mm Renaissance skeleton army miniatures cast in white metal for gamers and collectors, by Stratagem, Inc.
  3. Renaissance skeletons 7 and 8

    Triumph of Death: 28mm Renaissance skeleton army miniatures cast in white metal for gamers and collectors, by Stratagem, Inc.
  4. Want more WIP threads like this one? Check these out! 01614 Con Crud Hello again, friends and neighbours! Several years ago, after the Bones I kickstarter, I made a thread to help people who had just signed up for a ridiculous amount of Bones minis get used to painting and encourage them to just jump right on in! This thread was even more successful than I thought and, much to my astonishment, brings new people to our hobby even today. I thought it was time for a fresh update that might be just as helpful, and maybe give us something to point new people to when they first decide to pick up a brush and become One of Us. Often when new people come by and have no idea where to start, the first general question is: what are your aims and requirements? This basically breaks down to: do you need pieces done for a game, or do you want to paint just to paint? The idea behind this WIP is to give us something to show people the difference in practice. So with the able assistance of Guindyloo, I will be painting Thanis in my usual fast-but-decent method and she will show us how nice things can be when you spend some time on them. There are, of course, many ways to paint a mini so this thread is just an example of our present working methods and by no means serve as the only way to do it, or the final word on the matter. Those of you just joining our hobby may have your own ideas about how to do things, and by all means you should use your own best judgment! All we do here is just give you some things to think about. So on to the mini you came in here to see, and I hope this thread proves useful! Here's my Thanis, fresh from her blister pack:
  5. Renaissance skeletons 3 and 4

    Triumph of Death: 28mm Renaissance skeleton army miniatures cast in white metal for gamers and collectors, by Stratagem, Inc.
  6. Renaissance skeletons 1 and 2

    Triumph of Death: 28mm Renaissance skeleton army miniatures cast in white metal for gamers and collectors, by Stratagem, Inc.
  7. Greeting Folks! Presenting Hecklemeyer & Styx. " I'm a joker, I'm a croaker, I'm me-di-ocre, I get my heckles on the stage. I'm a chancer, I'm a prancer, I'm a nec-ro-mancer, Reanimatin’ the deranged. I'm a joker, I'm a choker, I'm a life-re-voker, Tellin’ jokes beyond the grave. W-o-o-o h-o-o-o! W-o-o-o h-o-o-o! " I really enjoyed painting this mini, I love the sculpting on it! I was inspired by another Joker for the colour scheme...... Thanks for looking! (3 Down 9 to go!)
  8. Step 0 Penny ^ ...New model in blister. ^ This guy is big enough to take up the footprint of four infantry skeletons. The penny is 19mm diameter. The plan is to give the figure a 40mm square, equivalent to four 20x20 bases arranged in a square. He will count as four members of the unit he'll be assigned to.
  9. 77241: Skeleton guardian axemen

    I painted these three guys up a couple of saturdays ago to use for D&D. Nothing fancy, just a quick speed paint for gaming. I got a chance to try out the new steel and stone washes from Reaper. Thabks for looking!
  10. 77018 Skeletal Archers

    I used a Reaper green sample paint on the bows and quivers, with hints of black and a black wash to have them resemble the ancient nord weapons the druager carry in Skyrim. The fourth archer is from the Core Learn to Paint Kit.
  11. OK, so this is one of those "good enough!" moments and I am calling this done! This, actually being the stage for many of my firsts.. My first diorama for starters, my first attempt at making a wire-tree, the first time I used an airbrush and my first (albeit failed) entry to a competition. And it is the moment to call it quits, declare it finished and present to you for much desired C&C. Unfortunately my photography is still very much lacking :( Oh and the reason I couldn't make it to the competition is that I have to go on a business trip abroad on the very day that it will be held.. Oh well, there is always next year I guess.. Thanks for looking.
  12. Well I am slowly getting back into Mini painting after a long time, dabbled a little with it last year but life happened and didn't do much, but before that hadn't painted anything sense around 1999. Now trying to get some practice when i can so that I'm ready for when my Bones 4 comes in, (I know that's a long time but I tend to put things off :D ). Any way broke out the paints and painted these Skeleton Guardians that I had but I wanted to try some different color combinations and washes to see how they looked. With the exceptions of the washes and different colored loin cloths the rest of the skeletons were panted with the same colors. The Blue Skeleton was done with a wash of Reapers Stone Grey The Red Skeleton was done with a wash of Reapers Harvest Brown The Green Skeleton was done with a wash of Reapers Pure Black For still being a bit rusty I think they turned out alright, but i'm still on the fence about which wash I like better so if anyone want to chime in on that it would be appreciated and any other C&C are appreciated as well
  13. Grenadier Skeleton

    Here is the skeleton from the Grenadier Monsters box set. I tried to make the bone more interesting than the usual tan+wash+drybrush.
  14. Skeleton Army

    A small army of skeletons that I finished a bit ago for an upcoming game. Nothing super exciting, but I really like how Sepia Wash over Dirty Bone comes out on these guys.
  15. Another piece for my Lost World Project. WIP here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69308-lost-world-project-glitterwolf-paints-coldblooded-creatures-and-conquistadores/ I was inspired by @malefactus who made a few scenic photo backdrop boards. ( He also send me the War Turtle as a gift, he is in the last pic) I figured I'll give it a try, would be nice to take pics of finished recruits and monsters in the right surroundings. So I made this little board out of foam, Some greenstuff and Milliput on wood to create an Aztec Style Dungeon Door, I made the glyphs using a Greenstuffworld Rolling Pin. Vegetation made with a little plastic plant from a thrift store, Aztec Ruins from Greenstuffworld and lots of moss/flock and such which were a gift from the awesome @knarthex. Hope you enjoy it I have taken pics of my Lost World minis in this background and they can be seen in my Lost World Project. A few teasers are in here. Nothing too complicated, I kept it simple because it is "just" a backdrop. I had fun making it. Maybe I will make another one with an Undead/Gothic theme one day too. Well here it is.
  16. Lidless Eye Hobbies: Undying Lords

    Inhuman. Eternal. Undying. The Guardian of the Maze: The Lord of Death: He Walked with Dragons: Last of his House: The Eternal Hunger: Doomed and Dying: This set was a lot of fun to paint. Sharp detail and simple features. Non-human Undead are always fun and relatively rare in miniature representation. I hope they get a follow-up!
  17. bones III Minotaur Skeleton

    So finally go done sorting out my box of bones 3 and decided to do the minotaur skelly to break the seal. I really the undying lords set. Such fun to paint and fairly easy for a newb like myself. As always would love to hear constructive criticism. AJ AJ
  18. 02225 - Skeleton

    I finally finished this guy up. Im fairly happy with how everything turned out. But I feel like I need to work a lot more on my hair and maybe next time try NMM to see how that goes. You can see most of my color choices and progress in my WIP found here: Comments and suggestions welcome!
  19. I finished my current semester of school a few weeks ago and wanted to ease back into painting with something simple and something from my shelf of shame. I'm not real pleased with the highlights on the cloak, overall I'm happy with him as he ended up in a nice muted tone. Feedback welcome and wanted.
  20. 02225 - Skeleton

    I figured I would make a WIP for the next mini I paint. I mostly have monsters to paint right now as I'm a little intimidated by trying to make skin look good. So far I've just got some areas base coated. Any comments, ideas or suggestions are welcome! Still trying to figure things out. The cloak and shirt are a little bright right now. I'm thinking the base colors might be closer to final highlight colors for those. Armor is a black undercoat for the dark silver metallic I'm planning.
  21. Newbie to the forums here. So I am an avid player/painter of miniatures. Most of my collection consists of Blood Bowl and 40k. I read up on the Reaper Bones line and decided to try some out. I went with the LPK basically because I am always in the need to add to my paint collection and it provided me with 3 Bones figs to try out. I've only completed the Skeleton Archer and Mangu Timur figs so far but have placed a few orders to acquire more Bones. I'm sold!!!! Both of these were painted with a mixture of Reaper and Army Painter paints. The washes were done with Citadel shades. The bases were finished with the Army Painter basing kit.
  22. New Painter... Already Obsessed

    Hey everyone! Brand new to the hobby, been painting for a few weeks now and loving every minute of it (except for those stressful parts). I got the LTP Kit and think it was the perfect way to be introduced to mini painting. If there are any lurkers out there reading this and thinking about taking the plunge I highly recommend picking up the kit. Anyways, I still have a ways to go to match up with some of the amazing stuff I've been seeing here on the forums, but I'm really excited to keep painting and hone my skills. I took some photos of my first four minis and was really proud of them and wanted to show them off. I'm working towards painting my D&D party up. We play over video conference so they probably won't make any tables, but I thought it would be a fun thing to have on the desk. Hope you enjoy and as always C&C is very welcome. First one was the Skeleton Archer from the LTP Kit. He came out of the kit doing a bit of a Neo lean... I tried he hot water trick but it didn't stick, so I propped him up with putty. Big time learning experience, but I think he turned out okay. I had the most trouble with the quiver, but it ended up being my favorite part in the end: Next up was a Skeleton Warrior. The second time around I thought I got a smoother looking bone color. I had the idea to paint the blue stripe on the spear to tie him in with the archer. I think it worked: The third I painted was a mummy (undead theme anyone?). He was pretty monotone, so I tried to mix it up a little with some dried blood and creepy glowing blue eyes: Finally, I jumped to the LTP Kit and painted the Orc Marauder. I tried to ignore most of the color instructions and mix up my own colors to test myself a bit. I'm really proud of him! I'm beginning to realize that the details make the mini, so I added some small touches like rusted chainmail and fingernails. I was brave enough to paint the teeth, but chickened out a little on the eyes. I personally think the black eyes look better on this model anyways. I think if I googly-eyed him right at the end it would have crushed me: Thanks again for checking out my post and for all the inspiration and tips I found reading the forums. I'm sure you will hear from me again soon. Like I said... a little bit obsessed:) ~WhatsEcstacy
  23. 77242: Skeleton Warrior Sword

    As I said and was suggested here is one I painted. For some reason I can't seem to find the archer I painted first I might have gave him away to a friend. The pack contained 3 skeletons, it was one of the first minis I bought after the LTP kit and also one of the first I painted. This little guy was painted once, striped, and this is his repaint. It is kind of WIP to be honest as the hilt and crossguard are not painted. (Or the base, but, I haven't done too many bases unless I plan to finish and display them, or have just attached them to a diorama already) I am proud of this little guy because the shield to me looked like worn out wood, and it definitely motivated me to continue painting. Unfortunately you'll notice on the backside photo that there are 2 areas without paint, part of the swords length and part of the shield. This is due to me testing something I recently noticed and have been working on. I think I'm either putting the paint on too thin without enough layers, or I am not finishing the mini right but I noticed paint chipping and striping off on its own. So those are 2 scratch marks where I tested the pain on one painted with my beginner techniques. (If I don't figure it out on my own, or have troubles searching the answer here you can expect to see me on painting tips and advice in the very near future) The other 2 skeletons are acting in a greater role on a project I just started working on. 1 you probably will not see since he will be used as a test rat for conversions, the other I hope to show off soon as that project comes along. without further to do, lets see if I can upload images. A few more things, I love advice and don't mind a little scolding. Every time I paint something new I get a little better, I won't be upset if you think this isn't the best it can me ;) also I haven't finished my photobox yet so, sorry for the picture quality. I am working on fixing the photo quality though I wouldn't complain if you wanted to give advice, at the moment though I'm more concerned that i formatting this post correctly. And the final thing, then I swear I'm done typing, as a very deep confession which I hope you all understand. I am colorblind, I work really slowly and have started working under magnification, because I can, have, and will continue to have some serious issues with seeing these colors and highlights.
  24. 77195 Mr Bones

    I'm thinking of collecting up all of the family and maybe doing a diorama.
  25. Greetings! Presenting Reaper's January 25th Anniversary miniature - Grim Reaper. This was quite a straightforward mini to paint, done in a veritable rainbow of dark colours. Working out how to do the hourglass (glass) was a bit tricky, I painted it all black & added a layer of light brown for sand in each half (level with the ground). I wanted to try & make the actual glass purple tinged so I gave the top of each half a purple spot dry-brush then coated both halves with a purple glaze. this did help to tint both the empty & full sections of the hourglass in colour but it's probably too subtle & can't really be seen on the pics. Finally I gave the glass parts a gloss varnish. 1 Down, 11 to go......... (hopefully!)....... Thanks for looking!
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