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  1. Oathsworn's fourth kickstarter project was Clan McFiggin, a set of 12 dwarf brewers, back in 2014. Time to get this party started! This is Ancient McFiggin, the eldest of the lot, and presumably prime taster for the brewery. There is something strange going on with his mouth. Not sure what is supposed to be what, so I went for dentures. Possibly is should have been the upper lip. Whatever. Ancient McFiggin from the Clan McFiggin KS Oathsworn Miniatures Metal 30mm bases
  2. I recently bought a lot of 50+ older style plastic Citadel Skeletons off Ebay for less than the price of a single box of 10 new ones, and have spent a few evenings plonking away at them. When I received the horde in the mail, many of the minis were reduced to parts, with many a broken arm and leg. A few were painted, but most were not. All needed thorough cleaning with both knife and with soapy water. After the requisite cleaning up and prep-work was done, I had enough parts to build 45 skellies with hand weapons or spears -one with battle damage where the arms would be, plus 12 archers. Most of the parts were from the second style of skeletons made by GW in the 90s, but a few were from the older style made in the 80s. Those brought back many fond memories, as I built a box of them way back when. The original builder of these had also converted a few of them to have, say 4 arms, or battle damaged weapons and many shields were glued to the hands at an angle to suggest the builder did not know how a shield actually is held. No matter. I left these as they were. Painted in batches of 10, 20 and then 15 over the course of three evenings. Archers: I used some 30mm lipped "display" bases that I bought in bulk from Reaper some time ago to prepare for the third Bones KS shipment (that is several months delayed, but should soon be in hand, hopefully already in May or in June.) And, yes, the 30mm bases do take up more space on the shelf and lets fewer models into base contact in game, but they do look so much better than 25mm rounds or even the original 20mm squares. 45 Skeleton Warriors Warhammer Fantasy Battles, undead faction Games Workshop, 1980s and 90s HIPS plastic 30mm bases
  3. One of the more interesting items from the Mars Attacks! kickstarter is the burning cattle token that got upgraded to a mini. "Burning cattle" as in a herd of stampeding cows on fire. Yes, on fire as if they were hit with a heat ray, setting the subcuteous fat alight. Oh those Martians are utterly evil. Moo! This is yet another baseless mini that I made a bespoke one for on my 3Dprinter. "Herd" in this instance being the massive number of three. At least it seems my fire painting is coming along nicely. Now I want some barbeque! Burning Cattle a 3D token from Mars Attacks! the miniatures game Mantic Games Rigid PVC 60x35mm oval 3D-printed base. No animals were harmed in the painting of this mini.
  4. A kickstarter exclusive from the Kings of War 2 KS. I painted this mini for the Reaper forums bimonthly resolutionary painting challenge first bonus challenge, which is simply to paint a mini in a jumping/springing pose. This is a rendition of Ronnie Renton the owner/ leader/ director of Mantic Games as Ronaldo the Bard. And something of an in-joke at Mantic it would seem. I need to complain a bit about Mantic's metal alloy. It is too soft. This mini snapped in two different places. One was the feather in the cap, which I had to glue back slightly differently than it originally was; and the other was the right foot, which snapped clean off the first time I tried to dry fit the mini in a slotted base. Which explains why the ankle is a bit lumpy now. Add to this that the miniscule truscale Mantic uses makes most details really small...argh. It does look much better IRL when not massively magnified. And I used Blackadder the First's "Earl of Doncaster" outfit as an inspiration. I did paint the britches in colour and not in black, to give the mini more of a festive air. Ronaldo the Bard Kings of War 2 kickstarter exclusive mini Mantic Games Metal 30mm base
  5. In a bid to try to improve my photography of my minis, I recently ordered in the Tablewar Macromat set after seeing it on some youtube video. The backgrounds in this set are made out of thin, (neoprene?) rubber-backed mouse mat material of the same type used for tabletop gaming mats. And it all comes in a nifty bag, and disassembles for easy transport and storage. The set arrived yesterday, so now to try it out on some freshly painted minis. Here is the Bones Derro Leader with each background: Warm backdrop Cool backdrop White-to-blue backdrop All taken with my not all that great Panalux compact camera and a white-fluorescent lamp in front. Um. I dont think I did, but I might have moved the light a bit between shots, leading to different angles. Gotta be more careful in future. I think the backgrounds worked very well, much less of the materials texture is to be seen in the pictures compared to the previous background I used (the seascape gaming board-cloth from Dreadfleet!) I think I prefer the cool backgrounds overall effect, at least for this mini. Although the gradient background seems to yield the clearest picture and most true colours. I will need to play around with different exposure times and lighting angles / distance with each background to get the best out of every option. Ah! The white-blue gradient background takes me right back to the 90s Mike McVey era GW miniature pictures! Not necessarily a bad thing. Which do you prefer? I will go with these for now: The Derro was a randomly picked mini to paint. I had no particular plan for it. ... it will make a great something-or-other for Frostgrave. 77330 Derro Leader Reaper Bones KS2 sculpted by Derek Schubert Bonesium PVC 30mm base
  6. From the second Bones kickstarter: the cute lil' Basilisk. You dont want it to look at you. Another quick paint job. 77371 Basilisk Reaper Bones KS 2 Sculted by Julie Guthrie Bonesium PVC 40mm base
  7. Reaper released a few minis in Bones before taking them to kickstarter the first time. Here is one of them: And what a beauty it is! That head would take pride of place in the monster hunter's wall of stuffed trophies! I really don't know why I have not painted one this earlier. It is a great piece, really three dimensional and wiggly as it were. And this would be maybe a fifth of it's total length. Too bad about the prominent mould lines and my early days inept removal of same with a knife. The resultant cut flats are especially noticable down the back. 77006 Great Worm Reaper Bones, pre-kickstarter sculpted by Michael Brower Bonesium PVC 50mm base
  8. Next member of the Hell Club, those thorougly nasty Cenobite-lookalikes who summoned the Sins to the City in the first place, is Grin. This would be the Gimp of the club. Probably sleeps in a locked chest in the basement. Grin, member of the Hell Club The Others: 7 Sins board game set Guillotine Games / Studio McVey Rigid PVC 35mm integral base
  9. On the Reaper forum's bi-monthly resolutionary painting challenge the first bonus challenge of the year is to fingerpaint a miniature. ...as in use your fingers to paint it, no brushes or other implements, and you need to do this yourself, not get any help from others, including small-fingered children. Priming and sealing excepted. And it must be a creature, no scenery to make it easier. I decided to make a go at the bonus challenges this year. How I did this is hiden behind the But the results ended up not too shabby: and since the backdrop it a wee bit too samey to show up the colours properly: this is taken with a pink piece of paper as backdrop.IRL it is a bit more blueish. These pictures show better that it does in fact have some of the insubstantial not-quite-there effect I was hoping for, with the translucency and blotchy colour variations all over. But one does need a bright light to see them. 77368: Shadow Demon Reaper Bones KS2 Sculpted by Bob Ridolfi Translucent purple Bonesium 40mm base
  10. For Minivember I will try to do a different model each day (duplicates or similar models (from the same unit or suchlike still only count as one!). If you want to see the rest of my minivember minis, feel free to have a look at my painting blog..I won't be posting each and every one here, just the Reaper minis and maybe some that I find especially interesting. Yes, they will be speedpaints, just like all my minis. This model has been sitting around unpainted on my desk for ages and ages, getting in the way and generally making a nuisance of itself. Time to wash it out of my hair, as it were. The internet seems full of slams of this mini, both the aesthetics and the quality of the casting. For my part, I cannot for the life of me see what is wrong with it. Aesthetics aside (I like the bulky, powerful and slightly cartoony dragon this represents), I found the casting itself to be perfectly good. I had to do very little to fit the pieces together and there was just soem few mould lines that needed carving off. Granted the base was slightly warped, but that was easily fixed with some hot water. As board game dragons go, this is the best I have seen yet. One quick and dirty paint job, and we are ready to go! Karrathor, the Tyrant of Halpi Dungeon Saga: The Tyrant of Halpi expansion Mantic PVC 75mm square base
  11. Inspirational music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm932Sqwf5E I play some DOOM every once in a while, and every time I do I think of Sedition Wars (because, let's face it, the inspiration is apparent.) Making up my mind to do something about it, I set out to try and make a speed paint version of the Doom Slayer colour scheme. This was the result: Starting on a black undercoat, a two-tone brown/leather brown base coat. Olive heavy drybrush, then lighter yellow olive drybrush. Desert tan gun casing and a mix of yellow olive and desert tan for helmet and details. Some black and yellow for bits. Angels dark green on the visor, and just a few line highlights here and there. Base drybrushed boltgun metal, washed with strong tone quickshade ink and some blobs of red quickshade ink. Solid black rim. Done. Since the Sedition Wars kickstarter rewards turned out so dissappointing for many backers, the game and its minis have been consigned to oblivion it seems. McVey Studios apparently have dropped the line entirely, to concentrate on making minis for others. (as in The Others: 7 sins game and such like). For my part, after getting over the surprise of "premium plastic minis" turning out to be restic, I found the Sedition Wars mins to be quite nice actually. After growing familiar with the material, I find I do not agree with all the internet hate directed towards restic. It is good for it's use. The Sedition Wars minis also prove that the material can make really good minis. At any rate, after spending a lot of time prepping all that restic, they have been consigned to the drawers of doom with heaps of other KS minis like Dreadball, Deadzone and Mars Attacks!. I originally thought I would like to do the Vanguard Troopers like Stormtroopers, all in white and black. Since white and black are inherently hard to do, at least quickly, I put them off and off and after a while moved on to other things. Until now. Also, I think these will do nicely for Enforcers for Deadzone and Warpath. Vanguard Trooper from the Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster game set. (if you can get hold of a copy, do so! Great minis even though the game itself was a bit ...untested.) McVey Studios Restic 25mm base
  12. Continuing the creature feature, here are the great big Barrow Rats: Not quite undead but thoroughly nasty anyhow. These will see use as wardogs in Frostgrave. 77198: Barrow Rats Reaper Bones KS2, base set Sculpted by Julie Guthrie Bonesium PVC 30mm bases
  13. These are from one of the three enemy expansion sets that were added to the KS as paid add ons in the pledge manager, as the stretch goals for them were only just not reached... so they made them anyway and charged extra for them. As I wanted the lot, I added them, using some of the late minecart credit I got. The Trun Hunters were delivered in the wave 1.5 shipment, and are one of the few enemy types yet released that have a ranged attack, which certainly changes the dynamics of the game. Anyhow, what's not to love about bloody great big lizard aliens with scifi armour and blaster pistols? and there are three of them in the set: Since we all know what lizardlike aliens like to eat, we know exactly what they are hunting for, don't we? I wonder which 80s TV show these minis remind me of? Incidentially, this is where Shadows of Brimstone most markedly moves away from it's Wild West starting point, passes through the Tentacular Horror Void of the Dungeon Dimensions and lands squarely in the Twilight Zone of Sci Fi Mash-Up country! Pew Pew! Even more so than the WW1 type Trederran Raiders, or even the wintery Targa Otherworld where the ancient robotic guardians are stirring...Yea, verily, the void portals lead not only to other places, but also other times. Trun Hunters Shadows of Brimstone Enemy Set Flying Frog Productions HIPS plastic 40mm bases
  14. Next up is the Bones Hell Cat. Your typical molten lavacreature with broken crust exterior. In Bones the detail is a bit shallow for my taste, which makes it more difficult for me being a sloppy drybrusher to get a "clean" look to the crusty bits, especially when the topmost black coat was a tad too heavy. Not my finest work, but passable. It certainly looks much better when not magnified like in the pictures... 77327: Hell Cat Reaper Bones KS 2, "Devils" option Sculpted by Kevin Williams Bonesium PVC 40mm base
  15. This was actually the first new mini I bought after I regained my interest for miniatures a few years ago. I remember being a bit miffed by the metal mini not having the same level as detail as the green they used for advertising. After prepping it, the mini disappeared in some box or other for a while. I found it a few weeks ago, and had to repair the scythe top as the blade had ripped up the top of the staff. Some wire and green stuff later, it was servicable again. Still, it is a great mini, with a coat made of strange leathers... and the Necronomicon riding on his hip... Which means he must have remembered to say the words correctly befire picking it up! Necromancer made by Avatars of War Metal 30mm base
  16. I try to comfom to the posting title and tags rules as laid down by the high and mighty,..please let me know if anything need to be done differently. --- So, 2017 has arrived.Time to mess about with spirits. The first series of translucent Bones were made either in orange or in a bright greenish tinge, and it seems I only ever got round to painting one or two of the green ones. We can't have that, can we? As with all the translucents, the key is to prime the model with matte varnish. I use Army Painter Anti-Shine spray for this. After that I use mainly inks as they also are translucent. I have learned the hard way that normal paints are opaque and should be kept to a minimum if I want to keep the minis even slightly translucent. For this piece I started with a liberal coating of Vallejo Green Ink, taking care to draw off exessive pooling of ink with a damp brush. After that I used some old red lidded hexpot Citadel Turquoise Glaze on the bottom half. I detailed the mini with a very light dusting of normal light bone paint on it's visible skeletal hand, and a slightly heavier drybrushing of ScaleColour Cobalt Alchemy light blue metallic on the sword and crossguard, as if it is half-materialized. I also painted the inside of the hood's cowl with ScaleColor Bloodfest Crimson (a very dark red/brown). What cannot be seen in the pictures are the pinpoint bright yellow/green eyes in the depths of the cowl. The gravestone with skulls was done in typical greys and bone-colour with a simple strong tone quickshade for effect. Now all it needs is some matte varnish to take the edge off the shinyness of the inks, but that will have to wait until springtime. 77097 Grave Wraith Reaper Bones KS1 Sculpted by Bob Ridolfi Green translucent Bonesium PVC 40m base
  17. 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
  18. This is one of those minis I should bee all over like a cheap suit, but for some reason I have been putting it off and off and off. Somthing with the minis was just wrong, but I could not put my finger on it. It is a single piece cast, and that means that the weapons sometimes are held a bit strangely. In a fit of inspiration I just chopped that axe hand off and rotated it a bit. Suddenly the pose was ok and the mini went to the paint shop... One rotten ogre done and dusted. 77284: Zombie Ogre Reaper, Bones KS2 Bonesium PVC 40mm base
  19. Check out the big brain on Brad! Sorry about the shaky pictures, I could not get an angle where my camera did not fall over, so I had to hold it. And since I have a bit of shakin' goin' on, these were the best I could take. Basically this is a massive exposed brain on some spidery legs. One would expect it to be somewhat psychic... and it really should not be all that difficult to deal with, just herd some zombies towards it...they will absolutely FEAST on that. 77229: Mind Eater (=D&D Intellect Devourer) Reaper Bones KS2 Bonesium PVC 40mm base
  20. Early this year I stated my year's target challenge goal thingy to best the 2015 total of 270 and go all out to paint one for each day, 366 miniatures in all! And lo, even with several week long painting pauses and doing other things; already early December we pass this number! Hoody Hoo! So we go with the biggest of the large ones just for the hell of it! Ragnarokk the Rokk monster! I got this "miniature" from a kickstarter by Acheson Creations. Acheson produce a load of how to put it ...roughly detailed resin castings. But I really liked this one, and pledged for it on their 2013 kickstarter, and was delivered after the obligatory KS delays of several months... I have had it undercoated black on my top shelf some time (as it won't fit on any of the lower shelves!) An aside: I do not think I actually own the usual Sir Justin Forscale miniature, I went with Conan, as he is the measure of man! As is evident from the pictures, Ragnarokk is absolutely HUGE, at 24cm tall and a 12.5cm integral base! Talk about your Greater Earth Elemental! Ragnarokk the Rokk monster From the game Kaiju Kaos by Acheson Creations Resin 12.5cm integral base
  21. For Minivember I will try to do a different model each day (duplicates or similar models (from the same unit or suchlike still only count as one!). If you want to see the rest of my minivember minis, feel free to have a look at my painting blog..I won't be posting each and every one here, just the Reaper minis and maybe some that I find especially interesting. Yes, they will be speedpaints, just like all my minis. The Circle of Chaos is an oldhammer-style warband of 7 models very much in the Realm of Chaos vein. Mutants and misfits all. The models in the warband were contributed by different sculptors and kickstarted by Curtis Fell of Ramshackle games fame. At last I have finished the last one to do, completing the warband. (apart from the add on Rhinotaur that I regrettably did not pledge for. Shoulda done dat. and the completed circle warband: That leaves my Minivember tally at 30 unique minis, out of the 40 minis in total painted this month. Minivember Challenge Goal met. Hoody Hoo! Pedrogo the Chaos Dwarf Sorceror Cirle of Chaos Oldhammer Warband Kickstarter by Curtis Fell of Ramshackle Miniatures. Metal 30mm base
  22. For Minivember I will try to do a different model each day (duplicates or similar models (from the same unit or suchlike still only count as one!). If you want to see the rest of my minivember minis, feel free to have a look at my painting blog..I won't be posting each and every one here, just the Reaper minis and maybe some that I find especially interesting. Yes, they will be speedpaints, just like all my minis. After recently painting the Hasslefree Agarix mushroom men, I have been thinking which minis I have that might fit a Mario-theme. There are some, the Bones Dragon Turtle and the Turtlemen (whatever they are called) do spring to mind. But what Mario-themes selection of minis would be complete without Mario himself? This used to be Joe the Mechanic from Mars Attacks! Now he is Mario. Joe the Mechanic Mars Attacks! the Miniatures Game Mantic PVC 25mm integral base
  23. For Minivember I will try to do a different model each day (duplicates or similar models (from the same unit or suchlike still only count as one!). If you want to see the rest of my minivember minis, feel free to have a look at my painting blog..I won't be posting each and every one here, just the Reaper minis and maybe some that I find especially interesting. Yes, they will be speedpaints, just like all my minis. The LAF forum has for some time been running the Back of Beyond painting club, and I would have liked to enter something if only I had a Back of Beyond-themed mini to paint. The theme being "Russian Civil War and Central Asia in the 1920s. Thus you may post everything about RCW or any rumbles at the time between 1917/1918 and 1930 in the far regions of Central Asia, included Mongolia, China, Far East, Tibet, NWF etc. And we're talking here not only about historically correct stuff but also about some Pulpish interpretations of scientific expeditions in this area, e.g. adventurous scientists looking for lost treasures of ancient times". I have almost zero historical minis, same goes for Pulp...so nah. But...after reading that again it finally clicked in my head. "adventurous scientists looking for lost treasures of ancient times"... Wait a minute! I have a Bones mini that fits that bill! Officially named "Frank Buck" I think something along the lines of "Alabama Smith", "Mississippi Harrison" or "Oregon Ford" would have been more appropriate. This is by all accounts Henry, the Raider of the Lost Ark himself, 80033: Frank Buck Indiana Jones Reaper Bones KS2 Bonesium PVC 30mm base
  24. For Minivember I will try to do a different model each day (duplicates or similar models (from the same unit or suchlike still only count as one!). If you want to see the rest of my minivember minis, feel free to have a look at my painting blog..I won't be posting each and every one here, just the Reaper minis and maybe some that I find especially interesting. Yes, they will be speedpaints, just like all my minis. Seeing as I am starting out a week late, I have some catching up to do... Continuing on with the Circle of Chaos warband off kickstarter: Chirrik seems to be some sort of mutated Skaven or rat-beastman. This mini is truly chaotic and ...busy, and was most difficult to read, as it were. With its miniature arms, the eyestalks, tailweapon and flapping cloak-things all over the place. The busy-ness quieted a bit down as I painted it, each bit gaining definition and appearing before my eyes. (And that odd strip of fur turned out to be a pocket-watch!) Friki and Diki The Night Goblin netters and clubbers are a staple of 3rd ed warhammer, and here reimagined for Realm of Chaos oldhammer too. Friki with the net and Diki with the club. This pair counts as one for Minivember. Chirrik and the Friki Diki pair are Minivember numbers 18 and 19, and lo I am up to date. Chirrik, Friki and Diki From the Circle of Chaos Warband kickstarter by Curtis Fell Metal 30mm bases