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  1. Gaming with minis! My oldest was in town and asked to play. So.... Lord Piergeron of Waterdeep pulled four 11th level death row inmates from his prison and forced them into the Fire Giant complex. Barbarian Erik the Butcher, Eldrige the gnome wizard, Father Bertrand the dwarf cleric and the Justicar ( my oldest loves the books). Erik is a mass murderer of priests, father Bertrand didn't know this girls were so young, Eldridge liked to do experiments on folks and the justicar was a vigilante. So at crossbow point they are forced in.... They enter the hall and surprise the first Fire Giant sentry behind the tapestry curtain ( silence spell helped).
  2. Now that I've finished the Frost Giants I'm moving onto something a bit warmer, Fire Giants. Currently I've boiled, primed, and base coated skin on all 5. Several will probably need an additional skin coat but so far so good. Pictures in spoiler.
  3. Hey all, been plugging away at my kickstarter minis. I've done a few so far, but this is the first one I started working. I had to paint up my fire giant jailor, and it ended up taking some weird turns.
  4. Although there was a tragic sealant malfunction, I managed to save the first set of minis I've completed in some time using some tips and tricks...and having a better can of sealant available to fix the foggies. Since I am still running Storm King's Thunder, I thought the first minis from the Kickstarter I would paint should be the Giants of Bones 3. First, we have the whole lot, with Sir Forscale striking a pose. Then, we'll just get frosty: The King: The Queen (clearly the one in charge) A Frost Giant standing guard: A more eager Giant: Then, we heat things up with the Fire Giants! The King says, "That knight went that way!" A Warrior pursues. I removed the spiked ball and chain from his belt...I wasn't a big fan of that look. I left the bases as a decoration. Another Fire Giant guard stands by, in case Forscale returns. The Jailor stands by, awaiting the Knight's return in chains. You may notice the Fire Giant Queen is missing...I thought she was too similar to the original, and wanted to convert her to a more active pose, since Bones are so much easier to cut. She's been set aside for now. Overall, I think the recovery process from the sealer foggies went well. Looking at the photos, the process de-flocked their bases more than anything, which I'll fix. Eventually.
  5. Bones 3 had a bit of an unfortunate arrival time for me, coming in the middle of an unplanned move. It may have taken me a bit, but I'm finally getting started on some of the pieces! I even took them with me for some down time on our yearly beach vacation, though my set-up here is not very scenic: That was last week, and now they're a bit closer to completion, with some details and fixes, basing, and sealing to be done. Some Bones 3 furniture snuck in as well:
  6. One would think I would tire of painting fire Giants. I love Giants of all stripes, but Fire Giants hold a special place in the stone I use in lieu of a heart. This guy was released in the lated 90's as part of the 25th anniversary line. I've got two of them, but this one is the only one painted, and he was completed earlier this year (I believe he was in one of my WIP threads in 2014 or so). Very simply painted to moderate tabletop, the base is a 2 inch fender washer, with the rest of it filled with Greenstuff and sculpted with both a tool and some tin foil. The rocks on the base really show up well in the photos, and I think it was Derek Schubert who posted up a wip to sculpt rocks FOREVER ago, and those are my results (thank you Derek if you read this!). He'll be used as a D&D monster as well as one of Prince Robu's bodyguards in Song of Blades and Heroes and possibly Dragon Rampant. The last two fire giant males have this same kind of grin on their faces, which makes me laugh. As always, C&C welcome!
  7. It has been a year since I have put brush to miniature, and while I was going to wait until I got some more kit (pin vices, scalpels, more paints, etc.) I had enough skin tones to start a small part of Vanja tonight. And I had the urge, the urge to paint dammit! She still has mold lines but didn't have any on her face so I felt okay starting to paint that first.
  8. Oh... my. I'm done. The first WIP of her appeared here in November 2013. Holy cow was she difficult to paint. I started her before I was really good at cleaning mold lines, as well as when I was really trying to go NMM for her. The final result is a miniature I'm very happy with, minus two gaps in her armpit area, and one mold line along the top of the spear near the "back tip." The base is greenstuff, cork, and some liquitex fine sand medium.
  9. Hi guys, while still patiently waiting for the new, bigger fire giants, I really needed a couple of them for my D&D game to attack the party while they were in a dwarven fortress. These "giants" are really rather small, but they are really cool sculpts. I really liked the concept art for the miniatures (see here and here), so I tried to adapt the color scheme. However, I went with a darker skin tone which was not so clever from a contrast point of view. I hope you like them, anyway! Please click on the images for a more detailed/less compressed 1420px version! C&C welcome!
  10. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the forums, I'm here to unload another batch of my old enamel paint jobs from around 15-25 years ago. Fire Giant Bonesnapper Satyrs Gorgon Kobolds Umber Hulk Rust Monster Chimera Bulette
  11. Couple years old, but this was my first large size mini I painted. Had a lot of fun with it. I also imagined fire giants as having coal black skin, and I wanted to do something to make the face pop a bit because of how dark it was so I did some war paint type thing. Looking back now, there are a few things I'd like to redo on her. I've found that is a danger of taking pics of older minis, haha.
  12. Adding to the eternal march of the Giants, my first completed pieces from the "Blood Rage" Kickstarter are the big guys. First we have the Frost Giant: A rather bestial Fire Giant, who apparently got the short end of the sealant on his crown...to be fixed, as I only noticed now: The Mountain Giant (my personal favorite and one of the reasons I had to back it, as a Kickstarter exclusive) The slightly less giant Troll: And some group shots: And one with Sir Forscale, for scale:
  13. On one of my trips over the border to the lovely "Atomic Empire", I found a piece that will probably be announced for Bones IV now that I've bought it, "Skadi, Dwarf Goddess". At least she was discounted! She struck me as the perfect Giant rather than a Dwarf Goddess I may never use in an RPG encounter. I already had several female Frost Giants, and her whole forge theme seemed to strike me as more of a Fire Giant thing. So, here we have, Skadi, Fire Giant Priestess of the Forge!
  14. I was lining up my larger humanoids in a row and made an observation, relating to the new larger giants coming out (in Bones 3), mass, and CR (using 3.x D&D/Pathfinder rules). So I thought I'd share my thoughts. :) It seems that for basic humanoids (without regeneration or other fancy rules that boost up their CR beyond their base mass) there's generally a fairly even progression. Which is there's a +1 to CR for every 5mm of mini height (1ft in game) beyond the base 28mm (5'7") mini size. Based off CR added to any class levels. +0 CR ≈ 30mm (6ft.) Standard size for human mini +1 CR ≈ 35mm (7ft.) "Advanced" template Orc Boss (77064). +2 CR ≈ 40mm (8ft.) Bugbears (77015). +3 CR ≈ 45mm (9ft.) Ogres (77105). I'm assuming the Bones 3 Ogres will be about the same size. +5 CR ≈ 55mm (11ft.) Giant-kin (Bones 1 Fire/Frost Giants). +7 CR ≈ 65mm (13 ft.) Hill Giants (77313). +8 CR ≈ 70mm (14 ft.) Stone Giants (77336). Ya they're a bit lightly built but it roughly works. +9 CR ≈ 75mm (15 ft.) Frost Giants (Bones 3). This seems to be about how tall they'll be. +10 CR ≈ 75mm* (15 ft.) Fire Giants (Bones 3). *As they're so wide they're a bit shorter they otherwise would be. So what do you think? If there's any merit to my line of thinking I hope we see some 85mm Cloud Giants (CR 11) and 95mm Storm Giants (CR 13) some time in the future. Bones 4?
  15. As has been a theme this year, the minis I manage to paint will all count towards the resolutionary challenge. As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. /fanboy gush start/ Oathsworn Miniatures have some fantastic, old school miniatures, in the style of the period that Citadel Miniatures had soul, also known as "Oldhammer". Oathsworn is a cottage industry company, consisting of sculptor Michael Lovejoy and his lovely and talented wife, Jo (who is learning to sculpt as we speak). With 5 or 6 successful kickstarters under their belt, great communication and behind the scenes how-its-made guides and video clips, last but not least delivering on schedule, with consistently high quality every time. I cannot recommend Oathsworn enough. This is the kind of company I would buy almost anything from, just to support them and their work, even if I never got around to actually painting anything...something which I intend to correct in the coming months. /fanboy gush stop/ First out is the Fire Giant, or Efreeti if you like: With his asbestos loin cloth. I am trying out some new backdrops to get better pictures. So far so good. Did I mention that I struggle with flames? Turns out I not only struggle with, but actively detest painting lava-like crusts as well. Hence the not so impressive paint job. I simply do not have the patience. Which means that Balrog will be sitting around for a while before I take a stab at painting it... Metal, 40mm base.
  16. So I had to repost my work due to account crash. Currently I'm working on this and some Undead. Hopefully she will be done soon. I mixed red with metallics for the armour. She wears a Cloack of a slain giant snake. And I try a bit of marble on the base. If I can pull it off. Tips hints welcome..
  17. Also picked up during last week's sojourn to Atomic Empire...I didn't even realize he was half-off at the time. I like the subtle details showing his scale...I had never noticed his dragon cloak until I started painting him! The keyring in the snout is an inspired idea. Again, Giantslayer motivated the purchase, even if I never run it.
  18. Here is my Year of the Giants/They Might Be Giants entry. TMM was done and multiple layers. I looked at his back, and I thought it was a steel plate that had been beaten too many times. Heck, it could be dead soft if it were near the heat the giants, and it could form to its back.
  19. Alright, guys! I went out on a whim last Wednesday and decided to buy a mini to destress myself before Horror Hound Weekend. I've never painted a mini in my life, though I do paint (most of my work is 2D.) I had a bunch of acrylics on hand and have decided to go the cheap route and just use what I have already. The only colors used were the basic red, blue, yellow, black, and white for Amsterdam acrylics (and some gold craft paint I had lying around) and mixed from there to get what I need. Critique is more than appreciated, as I am a lowly n00b at the hobby.
  20. Reaper's Efreeti Emir, intended for a nordic diorama but I ran out of time. I mocked up a test base, the woodland scenic 'realistic water' in the melted spots doesn't show very well. Hope you enjoy him, took me over five weeks! By far the most time I've ever sunk into a mini, I lost track of the hours a while ago. WIP starts here
  21. Finally got a chance to do a bit more painting today, and was able to get through Skorg Ironskull, the Fire Giant King. Comments and Critiques welcomed Oh, also, while I was painting, I had a little help...
  22. I snuck away from the wife and kids and painted for a couple hours! Finally! I need to lock myself in the closet and hide!