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  1. What a find! I stumbled across this guy at a little hole in the wall second hand store. Not bad for $5! The box lid was missing, but I knew exactly what it was once I saw it. One of the dragons horns was broken, and I decided to leave it. Some time ago I painted the Ral Partha version of this exact model. (It’s posted in the forum, but I don’t know how to attach, and that kinda wizzy computer stuff). Anyway I told myself when I painted the Ral red, “I wish I could get another and paint it blue”. While I’m still partial to my red, this blue is pretty nice! As always C&C welcome and appreciated. I hope you like it.
  2. Good morning everybody! So just finished painting this one Friday I think, and getting around to posting him. This one I think is one of Ral Partha's older Citadel crossovers, where something happened wherein Partha had to rescuplt new versions of some Citadel pieces. I think this was probably one of them not sure of the actual origin, and really not sure of the sculptor. I think It's Bob Charette, because there are similar faces with some other minis, but this is yet to be confirmed. Anyhoos, fun figure to paint, not a super svelte, big-boobed super model, and a very flat figure, but fun armor, shield and personality. Color choice as always was a big issue, had no idea what colors to do her. She got tanned skin because I was painting her with some other figures, plus she's a warrior, so she probably runs around outside a lot. The red hair? Why not is the only answer I can come up with. The hardest part of this one, was her upper lip, because she really didn't have much of one. So hope that turned out okay. In any case, enjoy!
  3. Hello guys and gals, here's a new figure I just finished, a Ral Partha figure from the eighties, a female warrior, kind of a bit barbaric, with axe and shield. As Always, deciding just simple things like colors were kind of more time consuming than they should have been. I did her hair black because I'd seen the same model very nicely painted and done blonde and didn't want to copy. This was sculpted by the great Julie Guthrie, sculpting goddess. Also had no idea what color the shield should have been so eventually and randomly chose green! Anyhoos, enjoy!
  4. So continuing on with my theme of black pants and clothing, and trying to stay in certain color schemes to make my life a tad more efficient, here is the other Monk/Martial Artist I finished basing last night. He has the same black pants more or less that the Brue Lee figure had, also nunchuks, and also ready to beat a wrongdoer into submission. This one is from the Hackmaster line that Ral Partha has brought back, sculpted in 2003 (I checked the bottom before I put him on his base) by Jim Johnson. Another fun and simple figure, not too many dingly danglies, just a man, his pants, a European shoulder bag, and a few weapons. I kind of wish his wrist bands had turned out a little bit better metalwise, but oh well, he's done and I'm not going back, too many things pending...
  5. So from my painting fervor, this is the third miniature I finished this last week, and I think my favorite. I actually took pictures of him yesterday to post, but when I looked at the pictures close up, I noticed he actually had a blade of grass on his head, right where his hair part was, so ended up having to re-photograph him. This figure came from the Ral Partha/Iron Wind Metals Chaos Wars Kickstarter and Tom Meier sculpted up two new elves for them, in the 25 mm scale that the other elves were done in (other figures that he had sculpted 30-40 years ago). There was a comparable figure he had done that was also and elf with an axe and shield that some day I'd like to paint as well, but here is his modern version of it. I really wanted to give his hair and skin a pale, ethereal look and wanted the colors too to not be to harsh with the clothing and weapons. I was surprised that he ended up actually being a pretty easy figure to paint, despite the small size. The only difficult part of this mini in all honesty was his eyes, which Tom Meier kind of made "proportionate", so they weren't exaggeratedly large like lots of figures are sculpted with. This has both good and bad parts. The good of course is you have a beautifully proportionate figure, the bad of course if you have to see what you can do with this little pindrops of eyes. I think I actually managed to do okay with them. I considered eye brows but then in the end decided against it, figuring in theory they would be such a light color they would hardly show anyway. And to give you a size of this miniature, here's a comparison shot against a US quarter: After painting this figure, it really puts me in the frame of mind that I'd like to paint more of Meier's contemporary stuff, like what he's done for Dark Sword for example.
  6. 72moonglum

    Hackmaster / Ral Partha Male Cleric

    Hi guys! So I've had a bit of time this week to do quite a bit of painting, so here is one of three figures I've finished recently. It's another one of the Hackmaster figures recently acquired by Partha, a Cleric sculpted by Jim Johnson back in 2003. As always, hardest thing to figure out was the color scheme, but I think it kind of worked out reasonably well. Chain mail is kind of a pain it seems, because as many times I gave them a coat and a wash, I can still see some little wholes. Oh well, must just accept it!
  7. Geoff Davis

    Iron Wind Metals Slassan (67-108)

    I need this guy for my D&D game, so he got a speed paint finish this week. The WIP is here: Slassan WIP
  8. Iron Wind Metals Slassan [67-108] Another project from my shelf of shame, now trying to get it done in a rush. I started this guy about a year ago. He is one of the end bosses in my current D&D campaign. I thought I had longer to get him done so I kept putting him aside. Darn players keep making progress in the adventure though, so now I'm in a bit of a rush. Slight progress today. Improved the painting stand he is attached to and he is much easier to hold now. Also added another layer of blue. He is going to be the ocean blues triad with red hair triad markings on his back and legs on a glowing dark purple base. Colour wheel, please don't fail me now!
  9. Geoff Davis

    Iron Wind Metals Sibeccai Runethane

    Iron Wind Metals [67-024] Sibeccai Runethane. This one is from my shelf of shame. I have several of these that I intended to do up in different colour schemes for my D&D game. This was the 11th one of 13 and he got abandoned some time last year. I needed something to practice lighting on and he was already primed and 'basecoated' (not really, he was a mess) so he was the winner. The main problem I have been having is with very rough surfaces from the spray primer. Once I am through my shelf of shame I will probably never use it again. I am now very happy to have brush on primer. He's meant to look like he's lunging out of the shadows towards a campfire, keeping his glowing green sword hidden behind his back.
  10. WIP Link Somehow I forgot to cross post her from WIP to Show Off. Here she is. This was my sky-earth-non-metallic-metal learning project.
  11. Geoff Davis

    67-025 Female Giant Warmain

    Female Giant Warmain (large) [67-025] I'm working on this to practice senmm while I'm trying to figure out my other project. Horizons on the armour are mostly marked. I'm going to try something that was suggested to me and make the earth reflection colours mirror the ground colours. She also has a small section of chain metal so I'll see if I can make that work out a bit better this time.
  12. Geoff Davis

    67-024 Male Sibeccai Runethane

    Because sibeccai are cool.
  13. I needed to paint a tartan. The miniature and the reason are here: 02178 Knight Templar with Royal MacKenzie Tartan Painting a tartan in detail would be very hard. Here is the source material picture I worked from. Most of the tutorials I looked at involved painting a black grid and then painting in each square individually. I'm too lazy, was in too much of a hurry and don't have the quality of eyesight for that. My daughter who is a highland dancer and water colour painter helped me figure it out. We figured out which of the lines of the tartan would actually be visible at arm’s reach. Then we worked out which colours are forming those lines. Tartans aren't generally composed of stripes of solid colours. The colours come from the mixing of two colours of wool interwoven. So, we worked out which two colours were involved in each stripe. For example, red and green give you brown. So, by putting a stripe of green glaze over red basecoat, I get a brown stripe. If I put a second green stripe over the red at a 90 degree angle, I get another brown stripe, but where the two cross I get a green square with crisp corners. I put a thinned dot of the green in the middle of that square to deepen the green colour, and voila, a cross hatch of brown stripes and green squares on red. Then I sketched a map of it, noting that the tartan is not a perfectly spaced grid, and selected colours which when added together will produce the colours needed. The map: This proved to be still too difficult to paint clearly, so the number of thin lines was further reduced for simplicity. I started with a red basecoat and gave it minimal highlighting and shading. Then I started with one black line running parallel to the characters belt, midway between hem and belt. This is marked on the photo below. This gave me the line from which to measure out and place all the other lines. After that it was, in order: - green horizontal stripes - green vertical stripes - enhance green squares - black lines. The lines in the source material are not actually black, they are sets of black lines and blue lines. So each black line was traced over with blue as well to tone it down a bit and give a slight blue hue. It may not seem like much, but the before and after change was remarkable. Then the very thin yellow lines, with paint thinned somewhat. Finally a yellow dot at the intersection of the yellow lines. Here's a close-up with the starting line marked. It doesn’t look very good up close, but it looks good from a distance. Looks pretty good in other colours, too. Iron Wind Metals 67-005 Female Sibeccai I have some miniatures on the way in the mail which I had intended to use for practicing tartan and other free hand designs. I will post one as a step by step at a later date. Geoff
  14. Mutilatedlips

    Grand Mystic - Iron Wind Metals

    A request was made to paint this guy and the Legendary Dragon Slayer Dwarf to match. I think I did pretty good. They look like they go well together. Talk to the hand
  15. Been a long time since I've posted anything, been going through my collection of Battletech stuff. A lot is old Ral Partha unseen, these ones are the newer Iron Wind resculpts. I really didn't like the 1st Marik Militia color scheme when I started, I just wanted to do a "purple" Marik unit, but it grew on me and now these are some of my favourites. Currently working on a Comstar company. Having a lot less fun with that. Flat white color schemes are not a strong point of mine. ;P Getting better though.
  16. Hi guys, So I just finished this figure this weekend. This is a Hackmaster Female Gnome Illusionist from a line that was created for the Hackmaster Role Playing Game, but was recently acquired by Iron Wind Metals/Ral Partha. It's a pretty nice little series of figures with an old school vibe and some interesting creatures. This is the only one I really have at the moment and decided to paint her up. I painted a version of this figure a long time ago, but not too too long ago got a hold of another copy. So here's the most recent version: and here is my original version, which I painted probably almost ten years ago I'm guessing: I'm kind of torn between the two. I think I like the color patterns all bright and such with the freehand ghosts, but at least from a painting aspect, even though not as colorful, the newer one I like probably a bit better. Way back when I had the conception from the Monster Manual that gnomes were grey with white hair and while I have overcome that conception, I was still living in that state of mind when I painted her the first time. Anyhow, there they are, enjoy!
  17. 72moonglum

    Ral Partha Dwarven Engineers

    Good evening all, so I finished these two this morning, that come from an old Ral Partha set called I think Dwarven Steam Cannon, that was resurrected in a recent Ral Partha Kickstarter. I don't have the actual steam cannon, but I do have two of the three dwarves that operate the contraption, which are here: I made them pretty much the same color of uniform, because they are running the same big machine, just varying essentially their hair color. They do both have eyes and they are painted, but they are under those furrowed hairy brows. Here they are together: There is a third engineer, who is actually working, he's got a shovel and he's picking up coal, but that's a figure I just don't happen to be the proud owner of. I'll have to pick that one up one of these days to complete my little trio of dwarves. Remember that these are old school Partha, so they are pretty small sized figures. They probably take up about 1/3 to 1/4 the lead of a modern dwarf these days and are probably about 20 mm tall. I really do like these figures, as they are some of the few non-bellicose figures from that time, no weapons, just working (even though they are running a cannon). Anyhow, simple paint jobs, and I hope you enjoy them!
  18. Well, here's another started project. Ral Partha OOP White Dragon. You saw him before and after his dunking. Here he is rebuilt and ready for a bit more sanding, a bit more detail to the base and then priming. No great conversion or adjusting. Just a better assembly, slightly larger base (2 inches square now) and this time cleaned up a lot more. Enjoy and Stay Tuned.
  19. Cleanliness is next to Dragon Godliness This ancient blue dragon sculpt from Tom Meier from way back at the beginnings of Ral Partha got cleaned up and is ready for a new life on my shelf. I rebuilt him onto a 2 inch square of Sculpey I did a test stamp on a while back. I removed the mold lines and such but have yet to Green Stuff the wing join. I also applied a bark parquet flooring of sorts. I sanded it down to get it sort of level and fill in some of the gaps with left over Green Stuff from gap filling and likely some Green Putty. I'll cover the somewhat awkward spacing around his integral base with some small amount of treasure coins, gems, etc. But so far, I like the flooring even if it isn't even and level. Makes it that much cooler looking I think. Enjoy and Stay Tuned!
  20. This is Iron Wind Metal's BattleTech 20-466, "Neptune Submarine", which comes in both a free-standing underwater and half-submerged at the surface form. I am painting it / them up as a Yellow Submarine. It seemed to fit. The set comes with a basic torpedo shape and a half-torpedo shape and separate pieces for the conning towers; guns; propellers; and each and every individual sail plane, stern plane and rudder -- a lot of very fiddly tiny not-quite-the-same near-trapezoids that require very careful holding while gluing. I haven't mounted the whole submarine on its base yet because I am unsure whether I care for the base's aesthetics. Not shown: white priming. These are painted with a mix of Yellow Ochre and Titanium White which is a little more creamy and less golden in real life. It is semi-translucent: Then I mixed slightly more white in to make a just barely paler, more opaque golden yellow and applied it to the upper surfaces: I plan to glaze in some really bright yellow later and add some bright colors to the detailing, not exactly duplicating the paint job in the "Yellow Submarine" movie, but following a similar spirit.
  21. While painting has been a little constrained, it's been a good month for gaming. I attended two conventions, running demo games of Chaos Wars for Iron Wind Metals. At Cincycon the first weekend in March, we had access to the company collection of figures, so I didn't need to worry about what to put on the table, but at Cold Wars I was running games (with the aid of my brother) out of my own collection. My collection runs to vintage rather than current production, and I thought it would be nice if I could work toward getting some stuff on the table that is still in the catalog, although vintage sculpts. I started a unit of a dozen goblin archers from the recent Kickstarter, but left them at work on Thursday while on my way home for a three day weekend. That made finishing the last six a little difficult. So, I picked two medium monsters that I had primed at the same time, that were going to be largely monochrome, and went to work. As stated in the title, these were a Tom Meier Jabberwock, and a Dennis Mize Manticore. It took me about two hours to get these to the point where I was ready to start basing them. For wargaming, I kept the base treatments fairly simple. They're both on 40mm round wooden bases, to which I'll add a flexible steel bottom to engage my magnetic storage boxes. Here's a closer shot of the manticore: And the Jabberwock:
  22. These are some old Ral Partha sculpts (now sold by Iron Wind Metals) I finished up in my year-end Conga Line of cleaning up half-done minis. In Iron Wind's catalogue they are: DS-044 Female Corporate Decker with Laptop and Gun; DS-048 Male Corporate Decker with Laptop and Pistol; and the man from the set 20-524 Riggers & Drones. These are old school figures from the early '90s and are 25mm scale, so a little small by today's standards. The woman corporate decker is especially small and looks to me like a schoolgirl; I painted her up as a Filipina PC for a game I'm playing in. I thought the man corporate decker looked more a Native American than a suit. The rigger has disproportionately short legs which make him look a little odd and he has some sort of campy Captain Kirk in the movies vibe. Shadowrun's vision of the future is solidy based in the 1980s. Adventurers have to cart around gargantuan keyboard computers in their bare hands and physically plug them in to systems with wires. Their version of the internet is hilarious, to say the least. But what can I say? I love campy sci-fi futures past. WIP (along with a lot of other half-finished minis) here.
  23. 72moonglum

    Ral Partha Human Female Greenbond

    So here's a miniature that I actually started way back before the end of March, but just got this one finished yesterday. It was relatively simple, but I got distracted by a bunch of orcs and goblins. It's one of the "newer" Partha/Iron Wind figures, from I think beginning of this century, can't remember if maybe 2003 or so. Anyhow, I took a picture yesterday, but the color came out all wrong, so I took this in a more natural light, so hopefully it looks a bit better. I'm still not satisfied by the light against the shadow on her dress, but it's better than it was before. The other picture was really orange.Anyhow, enjoy!
  24. korimar

    Zombies May Resolution Challenge

    Iron Wind Metals, Zombies 2 from set of 5 Finished the last weekend of May.
  25. This is an old-school heavy-metal style Shadowrun gang member cyber troll, Lord Torgo, formerly of Ral Partha, now sold by Iron Wind Metals, both with the stock number 20-590. Which is to say, he's a cyberpunk miniature from a 1990s vision of the near future full of dystopian tech and magical mutations. He's a huge mutant with horns. Discussion of the figure to follow after the pictures (which now that I see them large are looking in need of some improvement). I did some playing around with texture and color and light effects here. The figure had some interesting details and surface types. Like all old Ral Partha figures, it has an integral base, in this case sculpted paving with some litter already on it. This figure was a pain and a half to assemble. The supplied chain was too short* and needed to be replaced (but I thought a real chain looked better anyway). The axe on his back is ridiculously top-heavy and attaches at two small points well below the center of balance; I added a wire "staple" to help hold it on. I was not able to find any other images of this figure painted online. It might be because It might be because he is so absurdly over the top heavy metal. Or it could be because he is rather fiddly, fragile, and difficult to assemble. The figure is front-heavy and on a narrow base, making it prone to tipping forward, and it hunches forward so it's hard to see the figure properly from a normal gamer's above the table perspective. A WIP thread, covering this figure, Reaper's "50287: Caine, Cyber-Troll," and several other old Ral Partha Shadowrun figures, can be found here. There are other Show Off threads for the companion piece Shadowrunners (mostly trolls): Reaper's own Caine, Cyber-Troll, a Troll woman from Wolfram's Gang, a Wolfram's gang troll with tattoos, an Oni bouncer, a cyber-troll in reflective armor, and an ork woman street samurai. *This was cached on Google but seems to have vanished in the meantime, which is why I copied it rather than linking. I'm not the only one who found the chain too short:
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