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  1. So.... have you ever started something you thought looked cool as hell... then way into it you just go "$&@% balls!!!"? Kinda what i'm feelin for this piece. Its my third and for a d&d campaign. its basically supposed to be a dark elf sorcerrer but since my elf wizard mini I had on hand at the time was ... well defective on arrival. I figured it was close enough and i'd swap him in (hence my attempt at a fire sword to give any indication of the fire heavy wizard i actually am playing). I primed in dark grey which is what i had at the time. (wish i'd waited for black for this color scheme) found out gun metal sucks on grey... first "meh". Wanted the red to be a bit more catchy so mixed it with metallic silver....wasnt using wet palette at begining so the paint frequently dried and subsequent batches werent always same...so now I almost get the feel this guys going glam..... second "Meh". Other player uses an elf but a ranger, I wanted this guy a paler tone but it just seems to close to the hair I'd done.... third "MEH". At this point i dont think I even like the model really. Think I was rushing to make the weekend dead line to have the three minis done with this being the last one.... any thoughts to possibly save this one from the green bath of shame? (at this point I'd rather play one of my spiders)
  2. So what class would a Undead Hunter be? Paladin?
  3. Straight from the depths of hell, it's.........Devil Girl, Supervillain! (cue scary music!) For a change, instead of painting the eyes looking straight on, I painted them so that she was looking to the right as if she just spied a do-gooding superhero & was about to lob a fireball in their direction. The base was created using the Basius "Dungeon" stamp with the river part painted up as lava - I imagined that wherever she walked, the ground morphed into fiery molten goodness. Thanks for looking, comments & criticisms are always welcome.
  4. This is the Reaper Bones Bat Demon I wanted to try some fiery wings. Comments and likes welcome! Hope you like him.
  5. So, I cannot hold it in anymore. I must Share the results of my hard work before I explode or something. If you have NOT gotten a Secret Sophie Package Proceed at your own risk!!!!! -------------------------- -------------- So first off the piece of Cork on her behind was removed as soon as I saw that it was there in the Pictures. So, I painted up Yephima the Giantess as a Fire Giantess. My Partner for this Exchange Was . They did not have a lot of preferances as far as requests. just some thing cool. So, Fire. :P GF
  6. Here is the Dragonborn Sorceress from Oathsworn Miniatures for "Heroines in Sensible Shoes" Kickstarter as Mutilated, I mean Painted by me. I tried to make a kind of Burn Scar Effect and Failed dismally I admit. I do like how the Torch Flame came out though. And now that I think on it, I should have posted this in the Work in Progress section, too. GF
  7. That lesson being: pay attention when assembling your model, and look at how pieces fit together to see if they'll be easier to paint separately rather than glued together. The fire demon is one of my favourite minis from Bones II, but I was still very new to the hobby when I got my shipment, so after washing and drying all of the minis, I didn't give a second thought to starting to assemble them in order to keep pieces from being lost. I quickly realized that this was going to make painting certain parts of this guy difficult. I also learned that CA remover dissolves Bones material much easier than CA glue. The only saving grace was that I didn't glue the pauldrons on. Working under them would have been harrowing. I'm certain that a better painter would have no problem getting a brush into the smaller nooks and crannies. I am not a better painter. This particular project was frustrating enough that I started it last summer and only finished it now (this is also a feeling that I am unfamiliar with. In the past I was always able to force myself to complete a mini, even if only so that I could say that it was done). There were several times that I very nearly chucked the demon into the trash and bought a new one. Anyhow, several months of frustration later, I consider him pretty much finished. I might go back later to highlight the runes on the sword (or maybe try an OSL effect on it, if I'm feeling particularly brave), but that's it. Overall, I like him. Managed to get some decent highlights with the red skin, even though it's not the smoothest transition, and I think that he'll look suitably impressive when he throws down against a group of unsuspecting (or more likely, suspecting) PC's. A day will come when I will get some decent lighting, but it is not this day!
  8. Two of Reapers metal Dragon Hatchlings. Although they are listed as Fire and Swamp hatchlings, I didn't exactly paint them that way. They were for a friend's up and coming Dragon Island campaign. Should be a nice addition the the battles to come. They were more of an experiment in colors for me and may end up painting one of Reapers larger dragons using one of their color schemes.
  9. Over the weekend I finished up the first of the Bones 1 Iconics II Pathfinder Miniatures set: Seltyiel, Iconic Magus. I've slowly been trying to create a Wizard and Apprentice pair for each of the 10 schools of magic from the Frostgrave core rulebook, and one of the ones I haven't done yet is the Elementalist type. I thought this guy might make a good fire-based Elementalist, so decided to go that direction with my painting. ​For the step-by-step painting write-up, please see my blog: http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2016/09/seltyiel-iconic-magus-figure-244-of-266.html
  10. I was interested in trying out the Vallejo fluorescent paints, and saw that James Wappel on his blog had painted the Bones Medium Fire Elemental in them. Heavily inspired by his work (i.e. I shamelessly stole and copied), I tried the same as a little test run (I'd like to use these paints on some bigger fire elementals down the road). The paints were very different to work with, and I wasn't really able to thin them very successfully (using just water). Painting wasn't therefore so much an exercise in blending as it was pushing quite thick paint around and trying to get it where I wanted it. Nevertheless, the paints really glow, and the mini looks quite striking from a little distance on the tabletop. I'll definitely be coming back to these paints!
  11. So - this is my first time "painting fire". It's not bad, but it's not good either... Advice for how to do it better next time? PS. I know that this figure is supposed to be a water creature, but I "made it work" to be a fire elemental lady who's an "ash mage" of sorts or whatever...
  12. Hey guys back again this time with the awesome Fire demon! This mini has sooo much detail. I had a blast doing this one I literally painted him by using a series of dots on the skin in three different shades of green! There must be thousands of dots lol. I also accented the dots with white cracks. I am very proud of this model, Any comments are wanted and gratefully received! Enjoy,
  13. This was an interesting one to paint. I painted Agramon around the same time as Vanja. I wanted to break up the monotony of color a bit from the standard art for the pit fiend, so I attempted a like charred and blackened skin in parts and the bony ridges. Made a rookie mistake and painted the fire backwards, haha, but hey.
  14. I think this is my best yet. What do you guys think.
  15. This is an old Ral Partha ( I think--if you know differently, please let me know and I'll edit the thread ) brazier I was originally going to use it with my evil shrine aquarium piece (see here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60231-evil-shrine-terrain-piece/?p=1089218), but I couldn't get it to fit inside to my satisfaction. I finally decided to just paint it up separately. I wanted to try painting fire again. I've done it a few other times, but it always looked 'wrong' somehow. I'm moderately happy with this attempt. I started off with white, went to yellow, and then used red, orange, and finally all three wet blended together to try and make it look 'real'. What do you think?
  16. Sorry for posting this a day late...These are for the 2015 resolutionary challenge. As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. So here goes: 77080: Wall of Fire from Reaper Bones KS2. This piece is made in orange coloured transparent Bones PVC. Obviously, I still struggle with fire. Oh well, I still have a few more of the transparent Bones to practice with. and the slightly smaller The Campsite Fire from Oathsworn Heroes KS resin scatter terrain, (I need to say that it looks much better IRL, with more sculpted detail than is apparent in the photo). both have 30mm bases. The Oathsworn one is integral.
  17. Last Blood Rage Giant. I love the savageness of these giants. He reminds me of Mumm-Ra a little.
  18. Here my first two miniatures that I have painted please let me know what you all think.(update the models are 77279: Narthrax and 89032 Anti Paladin) I modified Narthrax with fire out of the mouth.And I modified Anti Paladin by Thinning the cape out.
  19. This is the Bones version of Aaron the Conjurer, and I thought I'd use him to start dabbling in OSL. I took the opportunity to try several new skills. This is the first time I've ever tried painting flames. I cut him off his integral base and pinned him to one of my new PVC bases from CMON's Kickstarter, which was a first as well. I also practiced glazing a bit, it really helped smooth out the robe. So I know that there are a lot of things I could improve on this piece, but I'm trying to focus on speed and trying new things, so right now I'm mostly looking for specific feedback on the OSL. It doesn't quite feel right and I don't know if I laid it on too thick, missed some spots or chose the wrong color. (I'll freely admit that I was getting a serious case of "I want it done already", so I rushed things.) I have to admit, I love the base inserts for working with Bones. It was so easy to get him on that base and it looks so much better than just leaving him on the integral base. Definitely have to get some more of those.
  20. Recently caught this on TV, the Slow Mo Guys filmed a home made fire tornado in 4K. It's quite hypnotic. Seeing a few of the screen captures going around, in my mind it became *the* flame reference for so many subjects. It also made me realize something that's been bugging me about the clear plastic fire elementals. They should be a far lighter orange, near yellow even instead of that dark reddish orange.
  21. I finished the Blue Flamed Hell Hound. Not happy with the blue flames, I may have to revisit it at a later date... I do like the way his skin came out with the wet blend / layering... The other 20 miniatures are clamoring for paint.... (WiP) So here it is (for now anyways!) (I have never been good a painting regular flames either....) Comments welcome! 8) George
  22. Been painting a lot of my sculpts and not paying enough attention to the piles of albino Bones still waiting for paint. So I guess it's time to change that. Tried to make the base look somewhat like fresh ash; not sure if I succeeded. Painting magical fire was a lot of fun; getting rid of mold lines not as fun. All in all, I think it went decent for a tabletop level job. PS: Also, I read somewhere that the unofficial Bones II SKUs are not accurate. Is there an official policy for how to tag unreleased Bones? I could have sworn I saw it somewhere on the forums, but I don't recall where.
  23. First time posting here, but not technically my first mini, I think i threw some paint on half a dozen space marines about 12 years ago, not touched a brush since then. Decided to get back into the hobby with the most recent bones kickstarter, as we play alot of D&D, and thought I'd best have a practice before then. So here is my paladin of St Cuthbert for a friends D&D shackled city campaign, and given the volcanic, dungeon-crawly setting, I wanted to try and go for a darker look for the mini, rather than traditional blingy shining look. I didn't feel confident with my skill trying to paint the glow from the sword on the armor, I was afraid I'd mess it up and ruin the whole mini, so I didn't attempt it. Any tips and advice are more than welcome, I want to try and improve as best I can before this time next year when the bones cometh.
  24. Vanja was supposed to be a quick tabletop mini to relax with after I finished up my exchange piece. As sometimes happens when painting Bones, she turned into an experiment along the way. Some parts were in fact done in a quick tabletop manner, namely the metals and gems, but for the rest of her: Since she's a fire giant I decided to try and use the Scalecolor Indian Shadow to make her skin inhumanly red. In order to make her skin believable though, I followed Jen Haley's advice to highlight to a normal human color. In doing so I think I turned it into a quite human dark skintone. Ah well. After that I decided that since she was a fire giant I should play around with fiery hair. This of course took some time just because of the sheer amount of colors that I broke out in order to paint fire. With the hair out of the way it was time to decide on what creature furnished her cape. I was thinking dragon but I discarded red and green just because of her existing colors. After some thought it became obvious that as a fire giant she probably killed a few of those pesky white dragons that like to settle in the snowy peaks of a dormant volcano. Even though I figured it wouldn't work too well, I made an attempt at drybrushing with Scalecolor white. It didn't drybrush well. Lastly for the base I thought about keeping a snowy scheme but decided to take a stab at obsidian. While in reality obsidian is not necessarily totally black, I decided to keep the rocks mostly black just so it would "read" properly at scale. After my experience with Johnny last week I decided to take some pre-sealing pics this time around. Her hair is VGC and thus a bit glossy compared to her skin, but the dullcote should even that all out. I also tried a "tabletop" angle, which should show off the top of her head a bit better. And lastly a closer shot of how the skin worked. I liked this model quite a bit, but there were some areas that were obviously soft on the detail. I may have to pick her up in metal eventually and aim a bit higher with my painting.
  25. I'm painting up 14267: General Matisse as a PC for a guy in our campaign. He's specified that the PC -- an aasimar -- has hair made of bright blue fire, like Hades from the Disney Hercules. It's going to be challenging, and I'm not entirely sure how to approach it. My initial thought is to base coat it in pure white, then successive layers of blue, shifting from more white in the mix to more blue with each new layer, and starting each pass closer to the end of the hairs to get a gradation from hottest (white) near the roots, to coolest (blue) near the ends. Does that sound reasonable, or is there another approach I should consider? Hair is hard enough when it isn't made of fire!