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Found 103 results

  1. Weird-O

    Leviathans!

    A French battleship and destroyer, and a British cruiser in "tropical" colors. I really hope this game comes out of its coma someday...
  2. Jasper_the_2nd

    Jasper's Empire of the Dead - WIP

    I recently got a very large box from West Wind, which was fulfillment from the Empire of the Dead: Requiem KS, plus everything I'd added on to it through their web store during the months after the KS. I figured it made sense to put all my EotD WIPs in one thread. For those unfamiliar with EotD, it is a skirmish game (with campaign rules) set in and around London in 1888, in an alternate, steampunk, gothic, victorian setting. So you end up with Bobbies, Gentlemen, Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies, Steam Exo-Skeletons, Automatons, Carriages, and just about every literary character from that era (Holmes and Watson, Jekyll & Hyde, Nemo and Crew, the Monster, the Invisible Man, etc... What's not to love? My initial goal is to get the first group of Bobbies and the starter set of Gentlemens Club done. The reason being that the Bobbies come up as a fair amount in the rules, and the Gentlemens Club is very versatile: in the current rules there are 4 different types of Clubs available, from upstanding do-gooders to evil dark magic users who can summon Zombies. These should give me enough figures to start playing, along with the proxy Vampire squad I made from a combination of Bones and DDM figures. Index: Bobbies
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. Apparently I never started a WIP thread for this miniature. This is Reaper's 50304: Rowena Von Graaf, sculpted by Julie Guthrie, which I started painting a long time ago. She's a fun steampunk figure. All paints used are Golden Matte Fluid Acrylics. Color mixes are (usually) noted, but not exact ratios. Questions are welcomed and I will try to answer them. Critiques are appreciated. This is the way I usually start miniature figures: Lightly primed with Titanium White, then when that is dry, washing it over with Burnt Umber. Burnt Umber is a dark, transparent pigment that settles into crannies when thinned down and shows the details very well. It also gives a nice warm undertone to later paint layers. I decided to paint her with a pretty black face. Here's a close-up of her face. There are tiny white points which are microscopic unpainted pits in the figure. They are much smaller irl than they show up in the photographs. I am slowly (maddeningly) working to fill them in as I go. I decided to paint her underskirt pink. This is Quinacridone Magenta lightened with Titanium White. And the base coat on her dress and spats is straight Red Oxide. And this is where I left her (cough) about a year and a half ago. More to come!
  6. SamuraiJack

    Wardens

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/928070599/wardens?ref=discovery About ardens: A Cosmicist Odyssey is a 1 to 4 player, post-apocalyptic adventure set in a Lovecraftian steampunk universe. Play as Cthulthu and his legion of Starspawn and spread madness over what is left of humanity, or play as the Wardens team as they face an epic, final journey across a ravished world. Wardens offers great replayability with different types of modes, such as 1 vs All, Solo and Co-op.
  7. aku-chan

    Brokk Grungsson

    Presenting Brokk Grungsson, an important character in the Kharadron Overlords (steampunk, sky pirate dwarfs) faction in the game Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. Had this one in the Cupboard of Unfinished Thingstm for a while, and I'm glad it's finally done. Bit disappointed with the base though. I wanted to give him a reason for wearing his blimp-suit, so I have him flying over a large pool lava, but I don't think it really works, it needs more texture or some rocks to break up all the yellow or something. As always any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
  8. I've never been much of a fan of GW. I mean the first fig I ever painted was GW, but that's because my friend (who was also the store owner) gave it to me for free (Come on, try it, the first one's free....). And I played some Bloodbowl back in the day (should really finish my Chaos Dwarf team one of these days...only been a decade or two). But I never really got into anything GW was making. Style wasn't what I was looking for, or the price point, or whatever. So then last week I was in Montreal for the GP (great time, too bad the race itself was soooooo boring). Was visiting a friend who lives up there and we wandered into the rather impressive GW store in the Eaton Centre. Took a look around and caught sight of this: Apparently a new edition of Age of Sigmar is coming out this week, and these guys are a faction. Or whatever the different groups are called. I thought, "Those are pretty cool! Flying stuff. Steampunky. I like." Then we left. And I went and marshaled for 3 days (the support races were better, btw). Then we met back up on Monday. And I was still thinking about the cool steampunky flying ships. So we went back and I picked up the starter. (they have 2 bigger flying ships too, but ouch, not cheap). So, this is what they look like when you open the box: Oye! Lots of bits. Looks like everything has options (they have a very detailed assembly guide, quite impressive). Options that presumably follow rules. Rules I'm not sure I'll ever read, let alone play. But I may check with the local store; I think they had some folks playing something GW. So that's all I've done with them so far, but figured I'd post and get the WIP started. These may take a bit to get going.
  9. Here the second of my august bunch: Reaper's 60161 "Ilnerik Sinvanshin", a vampire from Pathfinder setting. On my setting, though, he's Faude Carfilhiot, a perfect homunculus created by the archalchemist Pandelume. A wizard, alchemist, dangerous figure with a taste for cruelty. Here, yet again, I used that frightening black & white palette, with - I think - moderate success: I could still have been a bit smoother on the black highlights. It's a very delicate figure, small details everywhere, lots of texture changes on the clothing. I tried (again) to convey an albino look. I cut off the metal strip to use that resin mosaic textured base, which I painted with the same black & white palette.
  10. aku-chan

    Gentlefolk Highwaywoman

    Presenting the Gentlefolk Highwaywoman from the Servants of the Engine faction in the game Twisted. Originally a robotic housemaid, she gained self-awareness and now robs from the rich to keep herself fuelled. A lot of fun to paint but I think I was a bit messy in places. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
  11. aku-chan

    Stand and Deliver!

    Got a new steampunk mini on the table:- The Gentlefolk Highwaywoman (from the Twisted mini range), a robotic housemaid turned gun-wielding bandit. So far I've painted up her face, hands and bit of thigh (Oily Steel > Black Wash > Oily Steel > Aluminium > Black Wash), the gun barrels were done at the same time but didn't get further than the 2nd layer of Oily Steel. Next, her torso was based in Brassy Brass, and her hair and gun were based in Bronze, it was all given a Brown Wash. I think there's more of her mechanical parts on show then I originally thought, so I'll give her a good look over tomorrow.
  12. Hi all, so I painted this one for a friend who is going to be retiring next week, sculpted by the incredible Dave Summers. As always, so hard to decide upon colors, especially when you don't have a theme in mind, just to paint for a friend. The incredible painting done on the Dark Sword page (painted by Marike Reimer) I didn't want to copy, even though I kind of accidentally gave this lady a similar fur color. I tried to also stay away from the studio model version's brass/gold metal, and did metal, which for me is so hard to make look decent, so hopefully at least partially succeeded. There's also a few odd mold lines that I ended up painting into something. The button on her hat I think was some kind of odd casting, and that long pin as well, but I didn't scrape them exactly as well as I should have so had to make them into something. and I hope the red came out okay, I'm not sure if it went exactly as deep as I wanted it to go, or quite frankly as highlighted. Oh well, she's sealed and finished too late to worry about that now. Upon hindsight I should have made her goggle lenses another color, maybe green, instead of blue as they don't seem to differentiate themselves as much as they should from the metal. Oh well, maybe on the next guinea pig.... . and as a side note, her rifle kind of reminds me of a super soaker! So anyhoos, enjoy!
  13. aku-chan

    Sowerberry

    Presenting Sowerberry, the ghostly undertaker of the Dickensian faction from the game Twisted. Had a lot of fun painting him, particularly all his clocks, but I don't think I'll bother making any more stamped greenstuff bases, I just can't get them looking even semi-decent. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
  14. aku-chan

    Steampunk People Part 1

    Was going to be good and get some half-painted stuff finished, but I couldn't resist the steam-powered siren song of my Twisted minis. Since I'm going to be working on these for the foreseeable future, I thought I'd WIP them in batches:- In this first batch, you've got two Urkins (Porker and Bookworm) at the front and (from left to right) Sowerberry, Gentlefolk Blacksmith and Gretel at the back. Starting with the Blacksmith, not pictured - his chimney backpack. So far I've basecoated his body in Bronze and given it a Brownshade Wash. Next time, I go crazy with a drybrush.
  15. Chaoswolf

    Andre Durand 80005

    Dylan Blackzorn looked around at the engine room with an annoyed expression on his face. The raiders had caused a hell of a mess in there. A fair amount of damage, too from the looks of things. He signaled for the others with him to follow his lead; they needed to be sure there weren't any surprises waiting for them before they got to work bringing the various systems back online. He flexed his fingers inside the energy glove on his left hand. In addition to being a great asset in the hand to hand combat they'd had to engage in with the raiders, it was also a powerful tool. With it, he'd be able to engage with the ship's engineering computer and ascertain what repairs were going to be necessary, as well as to dramatically shorten the time those repairs would take. Time to get to it, he thought. The sooner they were out of this sector, the better. He really does have a face, and it looks pretty decent in person....sigh. I'll have to go back and try to make it stand out a little more.
  16. 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!
  17. Presenting Porker and Library Owl:- Porker:- Library Owl:- A pair of Urkins who are part of the Dickensian faction of the game Twisted, they're also in my Steampunk People WIP thread. They were a lot of fun to paint, which is good because I have quite a few more to do! As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
  18. aku-chan

    Gentlefolk Blacksmith

    Presenting the Gentlefolk Blacksmith, a heavy-hitting Servant of the Engine from the game Twisted. He's part of my Steampunk People WIP thread. Been looking forward to painting this one for ages (mainly because he resembles Tick-Tock from Return to Oz, that's also why he's mostly bronze). Unfortunately, I did attach his chimney a little skewed, but I think I'm liking how it looks. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
  19. aku-chan

    Witch-hunter Gretel

    Presenting Gretel (and her monkey Hansel) a revenge-seeking witch-hunter and part of the Servants of the Engine faction from the game Twisted. She can also be found in my Steampunk People WIP thread. Super happy with how this one turned out, particularly little Hansel! As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
  20. ThirstyBob

    Tinkerer

    Working on the base for this guy, thought I'd put it up. Put sand down and then painted over it black, trying to make it look like a river of lava (DON'T ASK WHY THEMING-WISE, IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME.) Still planning on messing with it, running some red and darker shades through the yellow and maybe some red cracks through the black.
  21. These are what I finished painting this year, a year that was somewhat abbreviated by world events. Really, this is what I painted in the last six months, since political dismay kept me from the miniatures table for approximately eight months after the last US Presidential election. This year I painted my first Reaper Warlord figures who were also my first oversized werewolves, 77754 the Rageclaw Slayer, and 77755, Aislinn, Shadow Tracker. Nearly everything I painted was for the White Wolf World of Darkness and Exalted. Left to Right Links: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/75103-goth-girl-from-wild-in-the-streets-painted-as-a-sidereal-of-the-maiden-of-serenity-for-exalted/ http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/75107-50305-benedict-baker-painted-as-a-mage-twilight-caste-solar-exalt-for-exalted/ http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/75109-hasslefree-hfa004-kat-painted-as-a-zenith-caste-solar-for-exalted-picture-intensive/ http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/75183-alkemy-khaliman-republic-cat-man-painted-up-as-a-were-cat-lunar-from-white-wolfs-exalted/ http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/75176-62102-numenera-jack-painted-as-an-adamant-caste-alchemical-for-exalted/ Left to Right Links: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/75184-02480-sabertooth-tiger-lynx-spotted-by-pingo/ http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/75217-im-a-creature-whos-up-to-no-good-a-modern-vampire-from-wild-in-the-streets-painted-up-for-the-world-of-darkness/ http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/75223-50246-marie-she-bot-and-a-couple-of-other-robots-speed-painted/ Link for Five Figures: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/75409-pingo-speed-paints-a-modern-eclectic-adventuring-party-of-bones-iii-figures/ Left to Right Links: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/77754-a-very-large-werewolf-warrior-14528-rageclaw-slayer/ http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/77755-a-large-werewolf-tracker-14532-aislinn-shadow-tracker/ http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/77719-02830-wolf-pack-3/ Left to Right Links: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/77753-aooooh-werewolves-of-london-02863-female-werewolf-x2/ http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/77685-77176-a-wee-bones-wolf-familiar-from-a-set-of-familiars/ http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/77705-80031-decker-lugstampf/ Top to Bottom Links: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/77704-pingo-paints-some-mystery-giant-wolves-from-rafm/ http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/77711-absolutely-gorgeous-giant-wolves-from-tom-meier-thunderbolt-mountain/ Left to Right Links: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/77810-03277-hyena-pack-2/ http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/77808-vintage-grenadier-lead-werejackal/ Link: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/78598-three-vampire-brides-from-bad-squiddo-games-my-last-sunrise-picture-intensive/ If you would like to see how I originally intended to show everything (without all the links), here's all of them in order behind a spoiler:
  22. Been looking forward to working on some more Twisted minis for a long time (basically ever since I crushed Nightingale trying to assemble her, and realized I was just too clumsy to work with fragile resin minis any more), I'm starting with Bill Sykes and Bullseye:- Weren't as hard to assemble as I feared they might be, just letting the primer dry overnight and I can start painting!
  23. Pingo

    80031: Decker Lugstampf

    I don't think I ever posted this one. He was a Bones speedpaint for a villain. I didn't make a WIP, sorry.
  24. 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:
  25. 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!
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