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  1. I'll just say Yay it is great to be back. I thought that I would never get to paint again. Start, stop, Illness, has been a nasty pattern going on. I finally (knock knock) got the bugs knocked away. I thought he was finished weeks ago, I was wrong and finally I came to a conclusion after I redid his base. So he's done. Like the rock base he has on him, and the the little accent marks. Friends have been picking him up and asking where I got the patience from...I've just been laughing. So after a great deal of time, Here is the Mouse Bard. Let me know what your thought. Jay
  2. I was looking for something else, when I saw the Goblins in the Bones III Kickstarter. Those guys are pretty epic. I have been working on a set of goblins and do have some Bones and Metal minis of the existing Goblins. I vastly prefer the newer sculpts (the football head ones with all the sharp teeth) but for the display set I have in mind I'm wanting to get metal versions of all of them. Will the Goblins in Bones III be made available as metal minis some time in the future? And is there a general way to tell on other types of figures? I can understand not having the Dragons translate across due to weight and size, but are there some things that make it into metal and some that don't?
  3. Just wanted to post some pictures of a few figures I finished up recently in an effort to clear off some of the stuff that's been gathering dust on my paint table, so they'd be ready for the game table. I'm not 100% sure of the identity of each of these figures other than manufacturer. The first is an old Heartbeaker Hobbies and Games sword-woman. The second is a pirate from Eureka The third was some sort of witch or sorceress (I can't exactly remember), from the Deadlands game.
  4. A little something I picked up from my FLGS's discount bin; this 54mm scale mummified minotaur comes with a choice of horns and pole-cleavers to attach to an otherwise simple assembly. Here are the parts laid out before priming. I still struggle to decide which horns and weapon to build him with. Using one means not using the other, after all, but I figure they'll find another place to go eventually.
  5. <<<MOD>>> Link to the Live Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dgsgames/eclipse-sisterhood-freeblades-fantasy-miniatures?ref=category_newest From DGS Games, "We will launch the Eclipse Sisterhood kickstarter campaign on the afternoon of February 14th 2017. This project will produce the six core models of the faction: leader, caster, two heroes and two followers. And as many stretches as our fans help us reach! For the Traazorites, that was four models. Let's show the Empire these fierce women can do even better!"
  6. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1013086270/mushimen-attack?ref=user_menu
  7. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/141301719/fenris-games-rise-of-the-draugr Somewhere off in the mist comes the sound of creaking timber and leather, accompanied by a low wind and the first traces of a stink of dessication and decay. As the wind buffets the fog into damp shreds, shambling figures begin to appear in the middle distance - some as big as a man, some of them much larger, hulking forms. The shuffling becomes a rhythmic marching as ancient tendons and rotting muscles keep time and hurry the dead towards you through the swamp. Behind the giant humanoid forms now appears something still bigger, fouler, and more ancient - an armoured rider slumped in the saddle of the huge, decaying wyrm as its ragged head seeks to feed on the flesh before it... Fenris Games have been producing scenery and miniatures for tabletop gaming for 9 years now as well as working with other creators on renowned projects such as Cthulhu Wars. We're a two-man band of professional modelmakers with 30+years background in industrial, museum, architectural, film & TV work who now focus those skills on models for your wargames and RPGs, and we work with a huge pool of freelance sculptors to create the kind of models we use for our own tabletop. We're creating a small range of heroic scale (28mm) white metal and resin undead miniatures for your dark-age armies - including a huge zombie dragon centrepiece model. Kickstarter will allow us to make production moulds for all of these models and will ultimately lead to a widening range of minis and scenery to suit these settings. Sculptors Jo Brumby and Tim Prow (lead sculptors on Cthulhu Wars) have already sculpted all of the models included in the basic pledges - and will add more all-new sculpts if we hit our stretch goals.
  8. Decided to do a quickie for the Marie She-bot from Metropolis. Went with the burnished metal look and a quick sculpted base to resemble concrete. The eyes didn't come out as piercing as I wanted, so might have to quickly revisit that
  9. It’s lighter, innovative, yet beautiful and functional. Starting from the CUBBLE Dice concept, stripped it from everything that made it metal heavy. Only the essential part was kept: the PIP display - the new HOLLOW dice is built on a groundbreaking idea, and it’s ready to be yours. We have completely overhauled the traditional D6 dice again, producing a die unlike anything the world has ever seen. Made of anodized aluminum, this dice has no inside, making it an empty shell. An inverted version of dice that we already funded successfully, this dice weighs just 1.5 grams, making it perfect for anyone who loves tabletop and dice-based games. Processing these dice requires a lot of time and multiple steps. Not to mention that the die is so easily bent during the machining process, we need to pull together some additional resources for this dice. Making manufacturing more of a challenge for us. More about this project on kickstarter.com and search "Hollow" or click here
  10. Nan is completed. Thanks for everyone's input from the WIP I did. This is something much much different that I usually would do. I went out on a limb, and am very happy with the results. This is experimenting out on the ledge for me. I actually had no idea what I was getting into! ROFL. The sculpt (being a Meier) is exemplary, and astonishing. I wanted earth tones in this mini, and I was keeping her grounded in many ways. I was trying to amp the emotions that were displayed, and get that in focus. No hero with bow, shield, sword, or mace; just an old lady with her convictions, and keeping in focus what it all comes down to. I did utilize the autumn leaves, fresh snow, and a piece of manipulated bark as the stone to tell a story. I really like what this says to me. Here is "Old Nan" as I see her. Your comments and critiques are most sought for, and respected. Jay
  11. Fulfilling

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/584137481/tag-28mm-halfling-militia-rooster-rider-miniatures/description I backed TAGs last KS for their Dwarves which went nice and smoothly and has delivered to everybody before the due day (last few shipments just going out but they'll be in peoples hands before June which was the target) The minis were well cast and nice and characterful so if you need some Halfling chicken riders (or just some riding chickens) or some of their existing Halfling militia on foot which can also be selected as a reward get your pledging card out and jump in
  12. Right. So, I've been mumbling about this for a while. For me, this is an Ambitious Project (sezzhe who's done a Goblin Challenge). But I don't usually do bases, and I don't paint past 'table top', so ... this is gonna be a thing. This is a Thing I might both enter - if I can get myself to Reapercon - and will definitely be a gift. I have an uncle who's favorite mythological critter is centaurs, and I'm painting it for him. So, here's in her blister, bits and mold-lines and all. Glue's drying on her cork, post cleaning. I let that cure for a good long while, because her footprint is pretty small. ... actually, 'pretty small' doesn't quite cover it. Here we have her post-priming, with her new base in the background. No, I wasn't planning on using the one she comes with. ^^; And, here we have basic colours slopped on. Well. Slopped... It's not as good a picture; I'm having to pick angles because she's pretty nekkid, other than her quiver. Obviously, she's going to be a dark bay on the horse-end. I have some pictures to work with, but she might be less red when I get done. I'm sort of thinking of a specific mare while doing this, and she was a dark bay.
  13. I have been working on Brave Sir Robin Scaredy Cat Most of the week. As I am wont to do; this DSM is a real difficult assembly, and the assembly has to be done in two parts. Since he is holding his shield over his head, you will never paint face, or complete shield if you attempt to glue first. I know that I will be using green stuff on this one already. (shield is going to be a problem with attachment). Anyway. Here is the way he is coming together. I've been working the tabby backwards.. As I add one component after another, it wants to be darker by another step. So I just keep on mixing more darker tabby colors. The Red should eventually pop. Thought I would show how I am doing the more difficult Dave Summer Mini. Here are some photos. Comments, critiques, suggestions are very welcome. Jay
  14. now live https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1512506318/ghosts-of-gaia-post-apoc-badass-female-miniatures
  15. Not a lot done yet, it's likely to be slow going. I'm trying to think of a colour scheme I want to use for it. I suspect purple will be involved. I just finished finally putting him together, and removing mold lines. The epoxy is still curing atm. One of his... antennae? I think I may have put in a bit off, but it was quite hard to tell how those were meant to go unfortunately. I'm currently working on gap filling, which I suspect will take me quite a long time as I've not done it a whole ton before and this is the largest model in metal I've ever attempted so cross your fingers!
  16. Much to my amazement I just finished the Mini. I have to say that this one put me through my paces. I suspect that after three years of painting mini's I have gotten a lot tougher on myself when it comes to how I think my Miniatures should look. I've gotten quite demanding I fear. Since it only applies to my work, thats okay. I glued the mini prior to priming and painting, which makes things much more difficult. On the white front cloth I drew in light gold designs, they are barely seen, The cloak was a blast to paint as was the armor, face and hair. I had to give him that reddish hair just to make our resident Canadian Ranger happy.. Hope he meets your approval robinh. The base was a blast, but a lot more difficult than it looks.Painting the flowers in was a hoot. So, here is my interpretation of the Male Ranger With Bow. Thanks to those that shared their ideas. My hands are saying Rain and T-storms tomorrow, its wonderful being able to predict the weather (NOT). Any comments/Critiques greatly appreciated, and sought after.. Here he is:
  17. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2039472790/qthulu?ref=category_newest
  18. The Kickstarter is live: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1138228733/moonstone-fantasy-skirmish-game/description This one is for a skirmish game featuring their wonderfully fantastical minis many of which are available in either metal or resin.
  19. I've been keeping myself busy by painting up Friar Tuck The Toad, while everyone was at Reapercon ! Welcome back. I really enjoy painting the Anthropomorphic lines, and I really wasn't too excited about doing this one at first. Fun looking, but I felt SOO limited by color selection. Once I started the priming something hit, and I found myself experimenting up and down the color spectrum. Dark browns, to chalk browns...those brown robes have a lot of color building up to the color it is now. I took the advice of Gadgetman and used a yellow instead of gold on the mantle around his brown cowl, and with some brown used to shadow them. When it came to highlights I thought...gotta go into the reds, so I was experimenting and going up a down the brown red spectrum. I am Really happy with the way he came out. I, honestly can't tell if he is reaching up to produce a massive BURP, or to break into an ARIA.. Which of course makes me giggle when I see him. His eyes were quite the challenge, and I decided to give him eyes that looked at you with one eye, and checked the background with the other. I loved highlighting and getting the facial skin correct, especially all those warts !! Has been a great learner, and experimental piece for me. Here he is: Your comments/critiques are requested and solicited. Hope you like him.
  20. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zucati/zucati-dice-retro-classic-pure-aluminum-dice?ref=category_newest Dice made from pure elements and refined alloys. Zero Coating, plating, or paint. Simply the best metal dice ever made.
  21. This has taken a lot longer than I anticipated! First of all, It's a MAGNIFICENT piece of work by Tom Meier. It is 30mm (small). Like any Meier sculpts I do, I provide myself with an extra challenge. I am going to have to either dig down deep, or reach to the stars to paint it where I am happy, so I go all out. This one is no exception. I was really keeping myself to control, color wheel mixing, and having a vision besides the show off work at DSM. I wanted something different. I went with a bit of simplicity, and I placed him on a rocky terrain (another challenge to myself). The satisfaction of painting this was quite a rush ! Your comments, and critiques are great appreciated and I look forward to your feedback. Jay. Here is Meier's Elf Warrior w/Sword.
  22. I saw this Mini and it was a gift from my son. I saw the way it had to be constructed, and that the sword was very bent in shipping; it was a Tom sculpt.. Deal with it was all that went through my mind. Mieer sculpts are teaching sources for me, so I set out to learn from this one. Don't think I had one kick my Elf so bad in a long time..ROFL. It took four tries to pin it, and the small size made it more challenging. I ADORED working and learning on this one. I had to baby it in some ways, and some how it caused me to work with more simplistic colors, pay more attention to detail, and work my color wheel (or colour for our friends above in Canada, and across the pond). So here is Hans the Loner. As usual, C&C are always solicited and desired. Let me know what you think ! Jay Here are some photos:
  23. Another quite challenging Mini. I seem to be wrestling with these characters more than I would normally. I have the suspicion that I am doing rather more difficult mini's, and using a lot more ideas, and experimentation than I have since starting this incredible hobby. I was originally going to use the broad sword that also came with this sculpt, the sculpture demanded and rejected the sword every time I put it in place, I finally gave up, axe went on like a piece of cake ! I chose to mix all my most difficult colors to paint him up. Robinh will be very happy with one color choice..LOL. When I first started painting I wanted to do a bronze and other color mixture, never could quite get it where I like it. I remembered it, and this time I pulled it off. There are three bronze colors that I mixed for the armor (two color's of green, and the Blue for the rose medallions, and face on the armor. I tried to make everything complimentary as I went about the mini. Here is my interpretation of the Male Knight with Axe. As usual your input, commentary and likes are appreciated. So without more words, Here he is: I just made a new photo of the miniature next to a quarter. This is a 30 mm miniature. Think this shows it better, and gives everyone a better look at it. Using my new phone...
  24. Funded

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/554542735/greenskin-wars?ref=hero_thanks
  25. I decided to post what I am doing with this mini, since I just decided that I was not following my usual routine. He has been broccoli clipped, cleaned up as best I could do, and Primed. Rather than line him with my usual brown liner, I decided to use a black wash. It gives me a lot of contrast, but I don't have to paint over that usual brown. The black should work for my intentions. Nice to see all the fine details on this one. The beard makes me shiver in AN-TIS-I-PAT-ION. Tom did a magnificent job on that, as well as the right hand at the base of the staff on left side. He always sneaks in a detail you aren't expecting. I am planning on basing him on some tree bark to look like a mountain ledge, and some tree's around the base. I'll try to make sure I show my various steps to completion ! So here are a few photos of where he stands now.