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  1. Bear with me on this, it has been a while since I've done a WIP. Given my House affiliation updates may be sporadic. If you read the monthly goal threads in the tabletop sub-forum you'll know that I recently completed (mostly) an inventory of my unpainted figures. This has given me some desire to actually sit down and paint more often. I decided to go with the Hill Giant because he's been haunting my lead pile for about 10 years now and already had his skin base coated about 5 years ago IIRC. That and I've always liked the general look of the sculpt on this one. I have two objectives with this piece: to reestablish my basic painting skills and to get it done to boost my general well being and good will towards completing others. I'm not looking for a display or competition quality piece, I want it done. The desired end-state is tabletop or slightly better. I remembered that when I base coated the skin the idea was to start with the darkest colors and highlight my way up rather than my modus operandi of base coating the mid tone, highlighting, then washing. Tonight's goal was to base coat as much as possible before getting tired or losing interest. I got the hair (though it appears I missed a spot on the belly), loincloth, fur, and tree trunk club done before I decided I should probably get stuff put away. The base coats are: skin - MSP Tanned Skin Shadow, hair and club - Ceramcoat Walnut Brown, Fur - MSP Chestnut Gold, loin cloth - MSP Buckskin Pale, and the ropes holding the wrist piece - MSP HD Desert Tan. I plan to reuse the same browns as much as possible as I work my way up to my highlights to try to tie the different parts together. More to follow as I find time to work on it.
  2. I started on this last night. Flesh tones have never been my strongest skill. So far I'm happy with the way the face of the model is turning out. The veins on the arms... ugh. Im hoping to more or less complete Krug today. Ambishious project for me anyways. I'm thinking about making the hand wrap on the left hand bloodied? Suggestions? Any tips on fingernails? Usually I'd scmere on some off-white, but that might look a little cheesy. thanks Matt
  3. My first mini of the year! I had my eye on this one for a while and it did not disappoint. C&C welcome. Enjoy
  4. It's simple math, really. Ranged Attack + Improvised Weapons = Hill Giant. He has a bag of fun, yet likely horrible stuff: ...and he's taken care not to trample any of the local flora, at least not yet:
  5. Lunkh The Hill Giant and the Silver Dragon Egg If you haven't figured it out by now, I enjoy giants, and I have prolly said as much here more than once. There are many more giants in the queue that is my shelf of shame. However, I am doing my damnedest to move the queue. A long while ago I picked up this hunk of metal named, aptly, Lunkh. Much like the Ogre Mage, Master Phthalo, I based him on a two-inch square piece of shale along with stones, sand and ballast. He got a primer coat of some tan paint I had on hand at the time and was promptly shelved in my home office. You can check out the WIP post to see everything I did to get him here. WIP The foliage is different colors of moss along with some ground foam in muted red and bright green. The moss was washed with some Reaper Walnut Brown to enhance the inner shadows of the bushes. I present to you, "Lunkh, The Hill Giant and the Silver Dragon Egg" Enjoy. I hope you enjoy him. Check him out in the Inspiration Gallery. (approved) Added to Thrym's Index of Reaper Miniatures & Thrym's General Show Off List
  6. Pulled another shelf of shame and lined him. He was primed tan a while ago. I also tried a few skin tones for his base color. I am starting with Reaper Tanned Shadow and I will see what works for highlights and shadows . Stay tuned.
  7. Right, so this was one of those crazy ideas I had one afternoon. I looked at Jason Wiebe's Bones Hill Giant and decided his anger would best be directed at a golf ball. So, I painted him up as a Scottish gent and asked poor Jack to stand in for a golf tee. Just for fun, the tartan pattern is based on the Black Watch. The base is made from sculpey. The little rodents are supposed to be Orkney voles as an ode to Caddyshack. I made the bunker texture using sandpaper pressed into the clay. The cap is greenstuff. The skin colors are walnut brown, russet brown and chestnut brown. The hair is highlighted with dark elf skin and leather white. Let me know if you want info on the other colors. I had some issues with my light setup, so excuse the pics. When I'm less fed up with the lights I may re-shoot them. In the meantime, enjoy!
  8. I don't remember if I ever got around to posting pics of this giant. hope everyone likes it. this was one of the easier minis I have painted in a long time it just seemed to paint itself. no laboring over color choice or technique. it just seemed to flow till it was done. working on a base now.
  9. Just a rock-tossin' Hill Giant by Gale Force 9.
  10. Finished this guy up over the weekend. Fairly happy with him. I really like how his base turned out. *Sigh* After taking the photos though I am displeased with how I can;t keep paint on the fringes of his loincloth. Nothing even touched that spot and still paint has disappeared. At any rate, the base is supposed to look like cracked stone with grass or moss in it.
  11. 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?
  12. Took a lot longer than I expected, but here are my giants. I learned a heck of a lot painting these guys, and only hope that I can apply it to smaller models. My only real problem is that I don't think that I boiled the smaller giant enough. He leans forward a lot, which makes him both a real pain to photograph and makes him quite tippy. He can stay upright on level terrain, but if there are any bumps he falls over. I'l probably be practicing molding a heavy boulder to attach behind him in the near future.
  13. Today I will be beginning Golan. I'm picking him up sooner than I had intended in order to work on my lighting and shading, as I assume his larger features will better help me pick out what should be brighter. I'll also be working on my blending and glazing again, as the previous dwarf had some blending issues as well. I've primed him with a grey primer, and now I'll begin the task of picking a color scheme. :) Any quick suggestions?
  14. So on my quest to continue painting old, classic Ral Partha miniatures, here's my latest! This is the second version of the Ral Partha hill giant that was made probably around 1978 or so. I didn't actually see the bottom of his base to check for a date. The previous one had more of a kettle helmet with horns and was holding the club in the other hand and it was more at rest instead of having the club over his his. I've got that one as well, but probably won't paint it in the near future because they are too similar. I did consider painting this one as a frost giant, with all the furs and the cape he is wearing, but also, considering I just painted a frost giant, figured I'd paint him more traditionally as a hill giant. I did end up putting some snow on the ground however, as he looked so warmly dressed it just kind of invited snow to the base. So anyway, enjoy!
  15. So as I continue painting old miniatures, here's the next one up, an old Ral Partha Hill Giant, which I think is the updated/remodeled one of the first one I'd done before http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/49658-ral-partha-hill-giant/ . I usually just put up one photo of the front, but this one is kind of at an odd striding angle and has a few little details which seemed to have merited more than one angle. My favorite part of this figure ended up actually being his pet or snack in his European shoulder bag. Anyhow, hope you enjoy!