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  1. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/the-world-of-smog-rise-of-moloch/description A Victorian, adventure board game taking place in an alternative England where magic and technology have taken an extraordinary turn!
  2. LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2025694581/naughty-gears The Steampunk Busts Girls by Scale75. A innovative project for collectors, painters and even gamers with desire to paint. Large picture of the individual ladies behind the spoiler:
  3. This is Reaper's 59009: Mad Scientist, sculpted by Bob Ridolfi. I thank Reaper for proffering Victorian Science Ladies in Big Dresses, and I am looking forward to painting her up. I am, as usual, working with Golden matte fluid acrylic paints. This is my standard priming, a thin wash of thinned-down Titanium White allowed to dry for a day then washed further with thinned-down Burnt Umber. I don't know if I've mentioned, but this is a classic Italian Renaissance priming technique. I can't remember the term, but it translates as "veil" of color and is supposed to give richness to subsequent layers of color. In this case it also makes details pop. I clearly missed a few spots with the Burnt Umber. I will be repairing those as I go along. I started with her skin. I like the Foglios' "Girl Genius" comic, so she is a little inspired by them. They have plenty of diversity in their cast, and I thought this figure might look well with darker skin. I have found that Burnt Umber, a slightly cool, rich dark brown, makes a good basis for dark human skin. This is the first layer, a light scumble (like a glaze but using a lighter color over a darker instead of vice versa) of Burnt Umber lightened just a touch with Titanium White. Dark skin, I find, looks well with warm highlights based on Yellow Ochre. I painted her skin quite dark, so I made the highlights a little cooler, less Yellow Ochre and more Titanium White, admixed with Burnt Umber. Here she is with her skin finished and her eyes painted in. I washed some clear Quinacridone Magenta over her lips. Her eyes were pretty enormous to begin with and I made them even larger. I am thinking mauve for her dress. Purple ftw!
  4. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spiderjack/steampunk-35mm-miniatures-from-topexx-dominions?ref=category_newest Captain Templeton and Amzi Goodenough are the first 2 miniatures from our upcoming game, Topexx Dominions.
  5. Looks like Twisted is coming out with a kickstarter! AND IT'S LIVE! We've seen quite a few of them painted up on the forum, very cool steampunk figures. The company is owned/operated by Sebastian Archer who also owns/sculpts for his other brand (Guild of Harmony). I've ordered a few GoH figures in the past and Sebastian always gets the figures out from Australia to the US very quickly. Some of the figures from Twisted - EXCITING NEWS! The countdown is now on: we have set a date for the launch of the Twisted Kickstarter campaign - February 16th! Note it down in your diaries and stay tuned for more information about what will be included in the campaign. As well as launching the Twisted rules and adding lots and lots of new miniatures, we have some very exciting surprises in store for you. All will be revealed soon - we can't wait!
  6. Presenting Steampunk Dorothy (with Mecha-Toto) from Guild of Harmony Miniatures, she's got a WIP thread here. She's a mini that has thwarted several previous attempts to be painted, so to finally get her finished and do a pretty good job of it (IMO) feels great. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
  7. An old foe returns! This is about the sixth time I've tried painting this mini (well not this mini, this is Dorothy 2, original Dorothy was starting to lose a bit of definition having had the paint scrubbed off her so many times), and I'm determined to get her finished finally. So far:- I've got her skin finished, 1:1 Vallejo Flat Flesh/ Vallejo Rosy Skin, Fleshshade Wash, 1:1 Flat Flesh/ Rosy Skin, 1:1:1 Flat Flesh/ Rosy Skin/ Light Flesh. She's practically microscopic compared to all the Games Workshop stuff I've been working on lately, so I'm taking things very slowly.
  8. Wasn't planning on doing a thread for these, but I've made life very difficult by fully assembling them, so I think I'll need the motivating power of a WIP thread to get them done. Here's the whole group. Since they're very large and wobbly (and I'm planning on painting their armour, fur and skin different colours) I'm only going to have one on the table at a time, starting with this guy:- There were a few gaps on him, the sides of his skirt-thingy were particularly bad, so I had to do some Greenstuffing. Once that dried I gave him a good coat of primer, and knocked one of his cables loose Hopefully, he'll be dry enough to make a start on later today.
  9. Inspired in part by the Great Frogmeister's silly photos of Kaladrax getting into bags of snacks, doing battle against action figures, and tearing up rolls of toilet paper, I thought I'd finally get around to tackling my own Kaladrax from the Bones Kickstarter. Here is a very rough, un-glued assembly of the parts I have. All I've done so far is to cover all the pieces with Americana "Parchment" acrylic (a sort of yellowish-beige-white), then to apply a wash with a big jug of brown paint that has gone "soupy." (This happens to a lot of my acrylic paints: it turns watery, and my attempts to stir it up just result in a bubbly mess. It's not like there's a bunch of thicker sedative at the bottom; I have no idea how that transformation happens, but it's the peril of having too many cheap acrylic paints, I guess, and letting them sit around for too long. Fortunately, with the darker paints, they still work just fine as messy washes for "grunging up" terrain and such. Or, in this case, giant skeletal dragons.) There's a little bit of lime green in there, in the area between the ribs, but that was an early mess when I was still trying to sort out my "battle plan." That whole area will have to be repainted, especially after I applied the brown wash to muddle things up. Now, in a perfect world, I'd be able to pose the dragon a little more like this: Why? Because I'm running an Iron Kingdoms campaign on the high seas, and I thought I might find use for this model -- at last! -- as a great Cryx monstrosity. In Iron Kingdoms, the Cryx are one of the overt "bad guy" factions, consisting of a bunch of undead-steampunk lich lords lurking on the Scharde Islands just off the coast, with lots of pirate minions who raid the mainland for "fresh recruits." Their forces are characterized by lots of undead thingies with bolted-on armor and parts randomly replaced with mechanisms, plus mysterious "engines" that involve a lot of glowing green undead energy. So, painting schemes tend toward bone white, gunmetal/gray, burnished bronze, and glowing green. I would like to pose Kaladrax in a more "rearing-up" position, so as to maybe fit within a base with a somewhat smaller footprint ... but then, the more it is rearing up and vertical, the greater the danger that it's going to wibble-wobble all the time and the wings will simply fall off or worse. (If I can manage, I plan to NOT glue in the wings, because I'd like to be able to remove them for easier transportation and storage. If they make a habit of popping off on a regular basis, however, I might have little choice other than to wire them in, and just plan on keeping this critter in a bigger foam-lined box.) In the picture above, none of the pieces are glued in. Just getting Kaladrax into position was very troublesome, as parts kept falling off. The tail is particularly frustrating, with its ridiculous length, combined with its tendency to pop apart easily. My first order of business will be to find a suitable base that I can start bolting things down to. If I keep Kaladrax on its original decorative base, at the very least I'll need a base with a diameter of 8" just to accommodate the decorative base at its widest point. The dragon extends for quite some distance beyond that, however, so if I'm going to use this for miniatures gaming, I think 12" is a more likely minimum. If Kaladrax is posed as normal, and if the tail is to be included, I might end up with a base as wide as 16" in diameter. I hope that perhaps with a bit of pinning and some forced bending, I can get the tail to curl in more tightly. Another consideration I've had is that I might shorten the tail. Or, if I go with a "Kaladrax emerges from the sea" setup, I might do without the tail entirely. I also considered removing the rear legs (rather easy to do, with a bit of putty gap-filling, since the hip bones are separate parts), but I'm reluctant to short-change Kaladrax too much. ;) I've got a number of coffee can lids and such, but nothing approaching the right size. I do have a dead fan tower that I could borrow the base from, but I think that would over-shoot the intended diameter. (I suppose I should measure it. If it's within the ballpark, it would have the added benefit of having some WEIGHT to it, if I try for a more "dynamic" pose with Kaladrax rearing up.) My Reaper Kraken (77291) is missing the critical top ridged part of its body, so I've been borrowing its tentacles for "tentacles rising from the murk" pieces for RPG encounters. I might borrow its decorative "shipwreck" base as well, to add to Kaladrax's own decorative base, to give the scene a more nautical appearance. Once I settle on a way to bolt down Kaladrax without the thing wobbling all over the place (whether I attempt a more "dynamic" pose or just have it lounging on a rocky precipice), then there will be the matter of cleaning up the ribcage area and touching up my bone-and-wash look, then bolting on various Cryxian "evil-steampunk" elements to turn this into a giant magical-steampunk monstrosity -- the sort of encounter one does not go up against without an army or two. Here and my Colossal-class Cryx "Kraken" (different model -- basically a big steampunk robot with a couple of robo-tentacles) was going to be the big-shot opponent originally ... until I discovered in my first Iron Kingdoms RPG campaign that even Colossal/Gargantuan stats from the miniatures war game aren't all that impressive when faced by a properly combat-focused PC party. But THIS guy ... he might be worth a little more respect. "Kaladrax LAUGHS at your puny so-called 'Colossal' on its mere 120mm base!"
  10. Book of Nox:Voyage to Mirovia is the first expansion for Book of Nox, a Victorian horror dungeon crawler and will bring an aquatic steampunk element to the game. The game uses 28mm white metal miniatures with cast resin tiles and doors. Its a 30 day campaign and backing this project you will be able to get the miniatures at up to 35% off the retail price. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1043156996/book-of-nox-voyage-to-mirovia/description http://i.imgur.com/1vf7qIY.jpg
  11. I got Keianna's name for the Summer Exchange (if you don't know about the exchanges, go check out the Mini Exchanges & Paint Contests section of the forums!). ​One of the things she was looking for were Steampunk heroes or villains. I've been painting a fair amount of Steampunk lately and quite enjoy it, but wasn't sure what to paint. So I loaded up my cart with assorted Reaper Steampunk figs that I hadn't already done and waited for them to arrive. Once they got here I was really taken with Smedley. It's really a wonderful sculpt with lots of interesting details. So he got painted up. I really like this fig, so much so that I have another one in my cart waiting for me to finalize my order. He seemed to need some more vibrant colours than I usually use, so really pushed me, but I had a great time painting him. I was very happy that OneBoot was doing her Khanjira at the same time, or I might have forgotten I had a bottle of Witchcraft Purple. I turned out to be (to me) the perfect colour. I still haven't decided if he is a hero or a villain though....
  12. Whew, wasn't sure I was going to get this done in time for my August RPChallenge. After doing a bunch of Sci-Fi BSRs I had a craving for something a little more old timey. I've had a box of vehicles for Empire of the Dead sitting there since the kickstarter, so though now was the time to try one. Having never painted a carriage before, or painted a horse before (unless you count mutated goblin steads, I did do a unit of Ugu's Cavalry for Clan War once) I went with the "easiest" one, with only 2 wheels and one horse. Now when I started I knew there was a driver, but I didn't realize there were passengers in the carriage when I was estimating how long it would take.... Anyway, it turned out better than I expected, and final assembly wasn't quite the nightmare I was worrying it would be. So I'm happy. WIP here.
  13. I've been doing a lot of Sci-Fi lately, so felt like doing something a bit more...old fashioned. I have a ton (not literally, I think it was under 100 lbs....) of Empire of the Dead miniatures, a Steampunk/Victorian/Horror minis game based in 1888 London from West Wind Productions. So I took a look through the boxes and thought I'd try my hand at one of the Hansom Cabs I have. It should be fun. This will be the first resin and metal model I've done in....ummm, let's go with "some time"... This will be the first carriage I've done. And this will be the first horse I've ever done (that wasn't a mutated Goblin anyway....). And it will hopefully get me back to working on miniatures at home a few evenings a week. So, what's in the bag? Hmmm, lots of bits. Springs, an axle, some lamps, a bunch of heads. I decided to focus on the carriage for now, and cleaned everything up. There was a slight mold misalignment on the back of the main body which required some work (and still needs a bit more). There were also a couple of bubbles that needed to be taken care of. I've also gone through and drilled pilot holes for each of the mounting spots where they weren't well defined. I'll drill them out further as needed when I get to test fitting all the pieces. At this point I had to let the green stuff cure so that was it for the evening.
  14. Spotted this at Adepticon and found the idea of a steampunk mermaid too fun to pass up. She is exquisitely sculpted with elegant little hands and careful details. I think I would like to paint her a little like a tropical fish, bright yellow with orange stripes. This is my basic figure priming: Removal of mold lines (not too many of those), epoxied to the base, primed thinly with Titanium White and washed with Burnt Umber. I then started building up thin layers of Yellow Ochre (aka Mars Yellow aka Yellow Iron Oxide), a nearly-opaque earth yellow, normally a little dull in color but brighter in thin layers, lightened in places with Titanium White, and a few Titanium White highlights. I used Raw Sienna, a very slightly browner yellow, on the base.
  15. There is a short bit of background to go with this piece. My main other hobby besides painting is that I marshal for car racing and motorcycle racing. For those unfamiliar, marshals are the folks (usually in white in North America, usually in orange most of the rest of the planet) who you see waving flags, assisting drivers/riders who've had accidents or mechanical issues on track, putting out vehicles on fire, retrieving bits of vehicle off a track while the race is ongoing, etc. Once you've been at it for a while, you have the opportunity to go to "big events". Next weekend will be my 3rd Formula 1 race, in Montreal (for anyone watching at home, I'll be in 12 (start of the straight, yawn) on Friday, in 14 (woot, Wall of Champions) on Saturday for qualifying, and in 6 for the race). The marshaling team I'm a part of are known as the MISFITS and their mascot is a flying monkey: The mascot came about well before my time going to Montreal, 10 years ago this year. It had to do with an incident with a Star Mazda support race that our team "caught" (meaning it happened in the parts of the track that they were responsible for). You can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRXKt1G5fec. At some point a reference was made to flying monkeys, and the rest is history... So as it is the 10th anniversary, and Reaper just came out with their Wild West Wizard of Oz Winged Monkey, I decided to paint one up for our team captain. So obviously this isn't your normal steampunk flying monkey. First, the colours were taken from the colours of some of the cars involved in the incident. The wing colours were taken from the two cars that went airborne, as seemed appropriate. I left the figure gloss as it seemed to work with how shiny the plastic/carbon fiber parts of most race cars are. Beyond that, I made him a red flag to hold. For those not into racing, a red flag is used to shut down a race, as was done during this incident. Next, he's perched on what looks like a funny metal dorito. That would be the rotor out of a wankel engine. The Star Mazda's were all rotary engines, using the same 1.3 litre 2 rotor renesis engine as is found in the Mazda RX-8 (which I happen to own, oddly enough). This one came off a keychain. And finally the whole thing is sitting on a very large, ugly nut. This I left in its natural state as it is a nut used in bolting together Armco barriers, and is from my local track (it was left over after they moved some barriers, no need to worry there is some Armco incorrectly secured ). Of note, it took me a couple of minutes with a pit vice to drill two holes into the soft metal of the keychain rotor for pinning. It took me 2 drill bits and most of and hour with a dremel to drill the matching holes into the nut! So there it is, finally done! Now I just have to figure out how to pack it for the trip.
  16. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/royalartgames/dreamwars-steampunk-horror-board-game-0?ref=category_newest
  17. My exchange recipient this spring was Evilhalfling and he was looking for an example of monochrome. Now I'm certainly no expert on it, but my first attempt worked out ok so I figured I'd give it a shot, and I'd just recently ordered a Rowena for myself (which I still need to remember to order again) and I figured all the layers and textures would make for an interesting exercise in monochrome. (Note to anyone starting out in monochrome, do not start with a figure with a whole much of different layers and textures.... ). She was a challenge for me but in the end I think she came out pretty decent. Part way through I realized I didn't really know how to paint ribbon at all (ribbon isn't really big in goblin or ogre fashion this year...) so that took a few days of research. And while researching monochrome painting a found an interesting video of someone doing a warjack and he used a black/silver metallic with it that I really liked, so the metal parts ended up going that way. Then while asking some advice from the Monochrome Master, Corporea, introducing some brassy colours came up. So overall, quite happy. And if I don't use Pure Black or Pure White again for the rest of the year, well, I''d be ok with that.....
  18. 36" from tip to props, The Rim Greaper is a VSF/Steampunk Victorian SciFi flying ironclad ship built from a plastic aircraft carrier toy. In-universe, flight is achieved by electrically charging the Unobtanium plating on the hull, the arc cannons on deck work off the same principle, and the Aetheric Lance on the prow works because the Story Says It Does. She was comissioned by Her Majesty's Royal Navy, constructed by barrister-turned shipwright Sir Andrew St. George, and assisted by the local Mechanaether Guild. Construction took about three weeks of evenings, and painting took maybe five evenings. My son helped a great deal with the concepts and making sure it was a playable surface. The top comes off and attaches to the hull by magnets. The bridge fits inside the superstructure. The construction is detailed here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F68075-sir-andrew-builds-an-aeronef%2F More pictures posted here: https://www.facebook.com/LansingDTryon/media_set?set=a.10207549347146592.1073741831.1077153135&type=3
  19. (Completed pictures posted here: https://www.facebook.com/LansingDTryon/media_set?set=a.10207549347146592.1073741831.1077153135&type=3 ) Lord Andrew St. George, Barrister turned shipwright, ca 188--: Surveying a recovered steel hull from one of Her Majesty's Less Well-fated Projects: He has just received the daunting task of retrofitting the hulk for unobtanium-powered flight. It appears to have been a freighter of some sort. The traditional steam engines are not present, though plenty of mounting space exists for their addition. ...as well as a sizeable cargo hold. The interior has the rudiments of partitioning, though he can already see much of it has to go. ...and the local Mechanaether Guild is none too happy. Here they discuss the previous deck configuration - possibly landing strips for smaller Aeronef craft? ...though structures remain on its underside that could be reused for the bridge and other desiderata. Time and budget permitting, the "HMAS Leviathan" (provisional name) could be airborne by 1910. Who knows?
  20. Sometimes the paint gets away from you and you have to call them done before it gets any worse. Lord Robert Delabrough and Lady Sarai St. George, intended to lead Her Majesty's 2nd Martian Regiment of Foot "Delabrough's Immortals".
  21. Hinterland Miniatures' Schutztruppen, here painted as Australian Free Martian Company, Women's Division. ...or at least, that's what they claim.
  22. Lady Helen Quartermain and her airship privateers / art thieves / operatives for the British Museum, ca. 188--. Painted for the game "In Her Majesty's Name." Speedpainted, all of them, over the weekend during downtimes at the hotel in Augusta.
  23. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1328500402/blindsprings-volume-1-by-kadi-fedoruk This is the collected volume of the first couple of years of "Blindsprings", a webcomic by Kadi Fedoruk, who is also a designer for the Canadian cartoon show "Nerds and Monsters". I've only recently found the comic. It seems to be a beautifully drawn sorcerous steampunk world with some fairy tale background.
  24. This is one of a set of three armored cars, the "Specter Armored Cars" from the "All Quiet on the Martian Front" game. They are 15mm scale, said to be based on the Rolls Royce Spectre. I am painting them up for steampunk use. I think they are lead. They seemed pretty soft and bendy anyhow. They came in several pieces without instructions and it took a few tests to see how and what order to put the pieces together. The underbody chassis is just a little tricky and you can't put the wheels on until the rest is assembled. I left the turret unglued. It's on a post so it can rotate. I doubt I am going to paint them in any unified matter. This one just seemed to want to be purple.
  25. Presenting the Biocognator Golem from Wolsung, a steampunk robot piloted by a pair of lab mice who are determined to take over the world. There is a WIP thread for it here. Biggest lesson I've learnt painting this one? Don't use Vallejo Gunmetal Blue as a main colour! There's a nicely detailed mini in there somewhere, but the metallic blue just makes the whole thing too dark when photographed. As least it looks fairly good in hand. Any comments and criticisms are, as always, warmly received.