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  1. Here is a fairly large dragon from Mierce Miniatures. My client had me use a similar color scheme to the Visceralyn that I painted for a competition a few years ago. I think he came out rather nice- I only wish I had photographed him with a dark background (since that tends to improve the look of OSL minis like this one).
  2. This is the second figure from Blood Rage the Boardgame, the Fire Giant. Again I have followed Sorastro's tutorial (link) and it was a blast. The OSL was especially challenging and not half as I wished it would turn out. But still, progress was made and that is what matters I guess. My photography is very much lacking but here's another shot with a white background: I think it looks better with dimmed shadows :) Anyways, thanks for looking and C&C is always welcome.
  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. Amongst a great deal of other stuff in my wave 1.5 KS shipment for Shadows of Brimstone, I received "Caverns of Cynder" as the first complete Otherworld Expansion beyond the two game sets. The expansion includes boards, cards and rules to play in the molten, volcanic Cynder otherword, including 3 miniatures of a new Large enemy type, the Lava Men. and there is three of them in the set: I think I am getting better at doing a burning/lava paint job. This time I started with white all over. Then a heavy bright yellow drybrush, followed by golden yellow, then thinnish dark pink (Which sounds strange, but try it! The pink blends in and looks excellent on this!), followed by a dark reddish brown and topped with black. Each layer of drybrushing slightly lighter then the last, getting a magnificent gradient effect. This works really well when the minis has details to match. The paint job looks bad until the last couple colours are put down, when suddenly wham! Also it takes no time at all! Lava Men Shadows of Brimstone: Caverns of Cynder Otherworld Expansion Flying Frog Productions HIPS plastic 40mm bases
  5. Painting my friend's Narthrax up as Cypheros, my lava dragon
  6. 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!
  7. New base WIP. I started in on a cork round 4 inches in diameter. I removed the cork to reveal two levels. Then started painting the surfaces. The upper levels got a basecoat of Reaper Midnight Blue. The lower level got Walnut Brown. Then I used an orange, Vallejo Amarantha Red around the edges of the raised surface. Then started painting "rings" on the raised surfaces. I used Witchcraft Purple (inner most ring), Vallejo Panzer Aces Stencil (offwhite ring), and Vallejo Blue Violet (other purple ring). I painted Reaper Auburn Shadow out from the bright orange edging and then Reaper Spattered Gore. The middle of the lower level received a wash of Reaper Black Ink to help blend in the heat glow. The Black Ink wash is still wet in the following pic. Then some finishing details were added and the rings and heat glow given some contrast. I'll be adding some gloss varnish to the geode surfaces and finishing it up shortly. Look for this in Show Off.
  8. Painted up for a good friend of mine, a 'quick paint' of my character Cypheros the lava dragon (quick paint only because it took about 3 days )
  9. So, I'm posting my VERY LATE Secret Sophie Project now. Please enjoy it! GF
  10. This week, I continued to work on the Bedeviled Set from the Bones 1 KS, and painted Vaeloth, Hellborn Paladin. I had some fun with his base, using a black crackle paint over some bright orange paint, which gives a pretty neat volcanic look I think. As always, C & C welcome. For the full painting article, please see my blog: http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2016/01/vaeloth-hellborn-paladin-figure-191-of.html
  11. I wanted to paint this one up since I saw it in the stretch goals of the Bones 2 Kickstarter:
  12. A client of mine wanted the monster bases from his Kingdom Death set to more closely match the awesome setting in the plane of faces. He also requested places that he could make into lava or little streams of blood (especially blood flowing out of a mouth that the Butcher is standing on). Here are the greens for these bases. He'll be painting all of these himself, so my work here is done.
  13. Hello again, As previously explained in the WIP thread (here) this piece has been my stage for many firsts and learning experiments. Firstly I tried to make a lava base for the first time and found out that I certainly could have gone with more texture to give the impression of flowing lava.. Then I tried to do some OSL, where light of the lava is reflected on the base where Tiviel stands. Finally I tried to do NMM on he blades which eluded me and it kinda still does but I wowed to work on it on a more suitable blade in the near future. So, as always your C&C are more than welcome so that I can get better and improve. Thx in advance.
  14. I guess this qualifies for presentation? Just some cheap prepainted dragon toys on 50mm x 100mm pill bases. Lava base for the Red Dragon ( MojoFun 387214 ) and a ruins base with checker tiles for the Steel Dragon ( MojoFun 387215 ). EDIT: ARGH! Title is supposed to be PREPAINTED, not repainted. The figure's paintjobs are the sweatshop originals.
  15. Hello all, This is my first time in WIP area therefore I am rather excited Secondly I will be trying many new stuff and therefore truly in terra incognita here So, here goes nothing: I started with the base since I want a lava base and I want the rocky surface I will place my mini to reflect light coming from the lava. I chose Vallejo Black Lava for my lava surface but regretted afterwards since I want still molten lava not cooled off lava that is more suitable for Black Lava.. However this is all I have and my local store is out of stuff like white/grey pumice :( But, I will try working with what I have and try to get a realistic look. This is all I have for now. Your comments are eagerly awaited and will be appreciated immensely since I really dont know what I'm doing :)))
  16. One of my players is playing a Fire Genasi wizard specializing in fire. He wanted a mini with burning hair. I couldn't quite find the perfect fit, but since Aaron from Bones II was summoning some fire he seemed like a decent surrogate. It's a really nice mini, I didn't even notice the three faces in the flames until I had already decided to paint him. I broke the flame motif to paint up eyes and teeth so the faces would be more noticeable. They still are a little subtle but noticeable. I finished him, but was unsure how to base him. In the WIP thread http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/64381-77222-aaron-the-conjuror/some forumites suggested a lava base using cork. I've never done anything of the sort, but I found some simple looking tutorials and decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did, the base looks good, and was pretty quick and easy to make (details in the same WIP thread). Then finally I joined them together. The lava base does suit the Fire Genasi. Overall, I am very happy with the results. I think the biggest miss is the hair, it looks less like his head is on fire than it does like a bad dye job. Still, I could see a fire based conjuror dying his hair to create the illusion it is on fire. That could also explain how he holds flaming hair in a pony tail.
  17. Couple more demons for my Wrath of the Righteous campaign. This time its a succubus and the innocent new girl in town, Mary Lith. Bases are chaos bases from a recent CMON kickstarter. The marilith is based on a coral snake pattern and the succubus is based on a naked chick. Thanks! Thanks to carnacki for filling me in on the nudity policy which i should have read. The Following links contain nudity (though I dont know why a shirtless man is less offensive than a shirtless woman) Succubus http://i61.tinypic.com/142zdoh.jpg http://i62.tinypic.com/okd8vo.jpg http://tinypic.com/m/j5d0df/4 Marilith http://tinypic.com/m/j5d0dg/4 http://tinypic.com/m/j5d0di/4 http://tinypic.com/m/j5d0dk/4
  18. So about 2 years or so ago I decided to get back into miniature painting after about 20 years. I had no idea how things had progressed so I went to the LFGS to look around. This is where I first discovered reaper miniaturesand as I looked at the awesome metal sculpts on display I noticed these white plastics called bones so I picked up one bones and a few metals and left. Now the bones stayed in its blister for several months and when I finally opened it I glued it then it sat on a shelf until now. Havin got into the KS 3 I figured I better paint my one Nd only bones so here goes ;) And sorry the pics are not great he was surprisingly difficult to frame.
  19. I had lots of fun coming up with this one. Putting on the modeling paste to make the lava as if it was flowing was a challenge: first time working with that medium. Took me a while to be happy with the lava color. I am happy with the results.
  20. This was one of my Secret Sophie gifts. I've decided to paint him up like a magma sub-species. They dwell within lava and volcanoes, and freely burrow and swim through the magma without harm to themselves he's far from finished, going to add some more black along the spine for sure
  21. Hi ! My last Dark Sword mini :)... The close up is very violent :(
  22. A Pathfinder Red Dragon I "speedpainted" sometime in mid-to-late 2014. My wife and I took Wappel's Shaded Basecoating class at Reapercon last year and I've been trying to familiarize myself with the style since I am somewhat impatient and don't like spending 20 or 30 hours on a single mini. This was one of the pieces I applied the technique to. It took me about three and a half hours, two of which involved repeatedly trying to make his stomach not look like complete and utter crap. The premise is a pretty simple one--Wappel advises starting dark and working light, but the rationale is that the surface is dark by default and the light is applied to the surface. With this guy, the light is coming from inside him, so start light and work dark. I started with the most hideous fluorescent yellow basecoat ever. Seriously, it was awful. I could barely tell what was painted and what wasn't. After that, it was just successive layers of darker and darker paint. I did a lot of wet-blending on this guy, and when that stuff dried, a lot of drybrushing--not that you can necessarily tell--it was one of my first real attempts at wet-blending and the demarcation between colors is still pretty obvious in places. I had three somewhat contrasting methods to my madness--first, joints should be lighter, and solid things cooler. This usually meant the edges of scales should be dark and the bits between them light. Second, bits further away from the "core" of the dragon should be hotter and more fluid, so the hands and tail and frill ended up light. Third, the places where he'd need a lot of structural strength, like his torso and the arm-bits in his wings, should in general be darker and cooler in implied temperature. Some of this runs a bit counter to how Wappel approaches it, and it contradicts its own logic in places. I like how it turned out anyway--at least when I don't have my glasses on! The lava effect on the base is kind of pathetic, though, I have to say. (Side note: in the interests of disclosure, I didn't notice initially that one of the lights for our lightbox fell off when I took the picture, so I did a bunch of brightness/contrast/saturation fugging with these photos to make them look like the real thing does. They are reasonably close now! But yes, there was some postprocessing.)
  23. And here is the final product of my first WIP thread. For me this one was a real challenge. This mini started its painted life as a live paint session mini on Google Hangout (can we do that again?) with a few folks from the Reaper forums. I wanted a dragon that looked like it was rising from the lava itself and cooling to its new form. In a lot of ways, this dragon was perfect for that, lots of depth to the scales and skin to allow for much color change in the skin. this also meant a lot of crevices to be taken of and a lot of blending work. Most of the scales required 4 colors and 2 washes to blend acceptably to me and many washes were used to prevent the dragon from looking like an orange dragon with chicken pox! the wings were another challenge, I wanted wings that looked like they were cooled from the main beast but also had developed a layer of ash over them. I am pretty happy with this effect, but getting ash without it looking chalky was time consuming and took a few tries. The mouth I left as a normal creature, I think it gives the whole thing a bit of surrealism. The base is complements of Happy Seppuku's river basing mold. Hope you like him as much as I do. I get to keep him for the month and then he is off to my nephew Jake as a Christmas gift.
  24. Well since I started taking pictures during the 24 hour paint event, I thought I would go forward with a work in progress and show my steps towards completing this experiment The objective here is to produce a dragon that looks like its cooling on the outside and slowly going to a dark red or grey while the core of the dragon is bright molten yellow and orange. the concept is from the base of my geiger deep dragon. Those of you who were involved or have seen these pictures in the 24 hour painting thread, can skip the first three pics as they are reposts. First basecoat is Minis paint Beacon Orange. Pretty much the brightest orange I have with staying power. The Dragon Went together well and the only part that really needed pinning was the tail. Only green stuff was around the joints to fill in the cracks. next step was color to the wings as a final "cold color for the dragon: Reapers Carnage red. Plan for the wings is to bleed the orange to the inside edges and Rainy gray to the outside edge next is yellow washes This is following 2 washes of Reapers Lemon yellow, followed by two washes of Citidels yellow wash Cassandora Yellow. Also painted the belly plates and armor plates rainy grey and washed them with the citadel yellow as well. next step is probably 2 or three more layers of yellow and then I will start working up the red spectrum. Comments, suggestions, critiques and "your doing is wrong" replies are welcome. :)