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  1. So I took a commission to paint some minis for a tabletop game. I didn't even think to ask what material they were made from. I get them, and they're 3D printed. Have any of you primed and painted this stuff? It's fairly high quality for 3D printing, but there are extremely slight striations. I am hoping that primer will smooth it out, but now I'm concerned with how the primer will react to this material. I have already seen what happens to the GW plastic when someone else applied the spray primer too close, so I'm thinking the safest thing might be brush on. Any advice or help would be great.
  2. I wasn't sure what the GM was going to run last night, so I just grabbed everything I painted last year. Sorry for the bad phone photos. In the scenario, 5 of us return from a weekend camping trip to find the base invaded. The pink rectangles represent helicopters. We cleared the table with hand weapons and judicious use of twerking. :D
  3. hey all! hopefully am posting in right place. I'm after Bones minis that fit a swamp theme. I've done the Figure Finder, and got my first order in already (frogs, squogs and mushroom men). I'm designing an RPG encounter/adventure in a swamp to go on my swamp board. So in a way the RPG is going to fit the minis, which are going to fit the board, which is probably a bass ackwards way of doing it but it is fun :D These are some of the ones I've picked out so far for my March order: 03146: Frog Men (2) 02630: Frogmen 77273: Dragon Hatchling Black 03243: Swamp Shambler 02678: Swamp Hag 02496: Swamp Shambler 03694: Swamp Dragon Hatchling I'm just wondering if anyone has any others that would spring to mind, that would fit a good marsh or swamp theme? (Not all of the above are technically bones) So far I'm working with a kind of frog/squog village, a swamp hag encounter (who will be controlling the shamblers) and a couple of dragon babies, because why not. I'm thinking about doing a mushroom forest idea and putting the mushroom men in it too. Anyway, appreciate any other thoughts =D
  4. This ends in 24 hours roughly. There's also a related previous kickestarter. Expands on previous line.
  5. Live

    FreeZeBee is a duel boardgame for 2 players. Each player chooses a team of four athletes, endowed with unique skills and abilities. You can build a game on speed or agility, or to rely on the spirit of luck. For the first time in the history of sporting board games, Frisbee became the basis for the game. A real mix of fantasy and Frisbee!
  6. Just heard about this. I'm super excited, but my wallet hurts already. Definitely a top 3 miniatures line and game for me. There is a book of faces page already. Can't wait!
  7. A question for the greater reaper hive mind: I had 8 figures in a simple green bath...which I forgot about for many months. The archer left torso has a divot, as does the center torso ('83). Chick in right hand side(97) has her entire rear end gone. Figure center is the arm from a Pillager mech(93). A striker light tank (88?) has a similar divot formation on the cockpit and the turret. There was a magnet in the arm where the black hole is, the brown discoloration was not paint. Lead rot? Or did I unleash a hellish chemical reaction?
  8. [MOD]Please use the full SKU and name of Reaper minis in the titles of your Show Off threads, per forum guidelines. You can find this information on the blister card or in the online store. I also like to give credit to the sculptor in a tag, so people can find their favorites. We have a high volume of posts generated from this challenge, which is great! But it's also creating a lot of work for the mods. Ladystorm has already urged folks to comply with these guidelines.[/MOD] FAQ Reaper only? - No. If going on vacation, can I paint a mini(s) ahead to cover that time frame? - Yes. Are speed paints acceptable - Yes. Can it be a mini started previously? - Yes. Based or unbased? - Yes. Do minis for exchanges count? - Yes. NEW RULE - Size Equivilancy Medium and smaller = 1 ea Simple Terrain (plain floors, walls) = 1ea Complex Terrain (http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/Terrain/latest/03518 or such) = 2 ea Large (Giants and the like) = 2 ea Huge (Most dragons, Demon Minotaur Lord, etc) = 3 ea Bigger ("Tianot," Kally, Khanjirra, etc) = month quota Update on size rules, due to the variable nature of a CAV I compare them against a generic 28mm figure and the Avatar large figure. I take height and bulk into considering if it is worth 1 or 2 figures. Currently - If it's not in this list, it counts as 1. Thunderbird Emperor Ronin Simba Tiamat Katana Tyrant Starhawk Regent Cataphract Silverback Kraken If you have a question on the size, please post it here, and I'll address them individually. Much like last year, the idea is to help those of us that normally paint VERY little, to start painting more. You challenge begins...now! And Our Mantra: Participants: If your name is missing, or you believe your count is incorrect, please PM me. Please note: to make counts easier, you must post in the monthly thread. The objective: To paint 52+ minis throughout the course of the year via monthly quota (each monthly thread will have the quota listed as well as the master list) Reward: Last year a badge was discussed, this year I hope to -actually- have that done. Or possibly - POSSIBLY for those at reapercon, a "Challenger" badge ribbon for those who stick it out through reapercon - missing no more than 1 month. What qualifies: Darn near anything! Reaper/non-reaper! Any material! Shelf of shame minis from ages long forgotten! Exchange minis! Speed paints! Armies! (Though I'd encourage perhaps something outside the army as well) Any Size! Based/unbased! Etc! (I think that covers everything) An "*" Denotes special monthly details in the following spoiler due to possibly more time being needed to obtain pieces. - Tagging all Show-offs with "RPChallenge" helps immensely in finding the figures. January [CLOSED] - 4 - http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/66366-resolutionary-painting-challenge-january-2016/ February [CLOSED] - 4 - http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/66891-february-resolutionary-painting-challenge/ March [CLOSED] - 5 - http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/67551-march-resolutionary-painting-challenge/ April*[CLOSED] - 4 - http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/68129-april-resolutionary-painting-challenge/ May [CLOSED] - 5 - http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/68661-may-resolutionary-painting-challenge/ June [CLOSED] - 4 - http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69250-june-rpchallenge/ July [CLOSED] - 4 - http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69900-temporary-july-rpchallenge/ August* [CLOSED] - 4 - http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/70205-august-rpchallenge/ September - 5 - http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/70808-september-rp-challenge/ October - 4 -http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71158-october-rpchallenge/ November - 4 - December* - 5 -
  9. Hello all! I am a very novice beginner to miniature painting, and have only been doing it for about a year or so. I feel like my skills are leveling up pretty quickly, but still need some advice. My friend is trying to coax me into pen and paper RPGs like DnD and pathfinder, and we are currently doing a pathfinder session. To add flavor to the games and because I like to feel like I'm participating, I'm working on terrain and buildings. The first building that I'm nearing completion on is Tabletop World's Mansion. Because of the large size of the model (and the hope that I'll be getting more pieces, creating a city that will look like it all came from the same forest/quarry/paint shoppe) I went to various Hardware stores and bought actual high quality building/house paint. I'm a little concerned this was a bad move, since I know model paint is specifically made for small scales. The colors for the mansion were ripped from the Winchester Mystery House photos because I love the design and colors. So the main question I have is regarding sealing. I've heard krylon matte spray can leave a sticky residue, and I want to avoid that. I was wondering what sealing spray I should use since I went with actual house paints. Because the parts where the house fits together are extremely snug, my desire is to paint on a gloss coat for the connecting parts, so when the mansion is put together/pulled apart the gloss coat will protect the paint better from rubbing off. Or will it stick together because of the gloss coat? Looking for advice on that. Finally, the wood flooring I would like to look a little more aged. I'm kind of worried about adding grey or white with dry brushing but will probably end up doing that. The wood color was a brown paint I had mixed up at the hardware store, so I figured I would brush some burnt umber over it and then go with some kind of gray and then white for the aged look. This is almost finished, I'm very much a "good enough" worker and hobbyist, and so long as it looks decent on the table I'll be happy. I could certainly obsess over the tiny details for the next 10 years, but I like my sanity. Looking for some advice on the sealing/aging wood though! Thank you for reading my post. Sorry about the length.
  10. now live https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1512506318/ghosts-of-gaia-post-apoc-badass-female-miniatures
  11. I will be building 2 custom 12*9*1 foam storage trays for my metal minis, using foam, felt, foamcore. Yesterday I applied felt to the first side of the foamcore base. Today I will apply felt to the other side. This will give a sturdy base and something soft for the minis to rest on. Second side is so that I can layer them and worry less about scratching. Total cost materials glue, 5$ foam, 1$ felt, 1$ foamcore. Bonus, I have trays that will fit in my fancy Muji storage boxes. Photos later.
  12. I am currently running DND5E OOTA and these are some of the minis I've painted. The only spoilers are character & place names. I have posted 1 or 2 of these minis before but I have reshot or touched up. Most of these are new. The Players! My players have a mix of DND experience some played as kids, some read the drizzt novels some no experience at all Background: Ulus, a war priest from the Stonetoe dwarf clan. Though good by nature, betrayal has left him cynical and angry. The absence of war left Ulus to find solace in masonry, but the Drow have snatched him back into and adversity and now the Underdark. Hill Dwarf War Cleric. Miniature: Eastern Front, Dwarf Gladiator KS. Interesting fact: I added the shield after he picked one up early on and only added the warhammer when he finally got to Gracklstugh. Background: Parker Lewis the human fighter. Menacing and calm. Has never lost a fight. Hates thiefs. Human Battlermaster Fighter Miniature: Action Games, Drake KS Interesting fact: This was a multipart mini and I added a weapon swap as he was pursuing getting an axe that was until he got the sentient sword Dawnbringer who argues with his sentient cursed demonic helmet.. Background: Balazar Scallion my friends call my Rat. I am Dragonborn the off spring of a Humanoid and a Red Dragon. I live by the Lawful code of the Red Dragons but temptation sometimes gets in my way. Dragonborn Rogue Swashbuckler. Miniature: Stonehaven, Half-Orc Adventurers KS Interesting fact: This character was built around the mini which was a different approach to how the other players made there characters. Also the player does a great pirate accent! Background: Naivara Oakenheel a wood elf hunter native of the Ancient forest of Neverwinter. I've been captured by the Drow and taken to their deep under world. Wood Elf Ranger Deep Stalker. Miniature: Stonehaven, Elf KS Interesting fact: This was my favourite miniature out of the players to paint, also to photograph. Background: Lander Brightwood. Young naive half elf out to bring light to the darkness. This earth bound paladin has entered the trials of his faith, now that he is in his own darkness...... The drow have left their mark. Half-Elf Paladin Oathbreaker. Miniature: Stonehaven, Elven Adventurers KS Interesting fact: I had this miniature already painted for another campaign but it seemed to suit the char at level1 but now level4 that isnt the case. I showed him another mini very fish villainous type (Reaper Bones II 92620) and now I am painting up a four armed sea creature (Reaper Bones II 92617) and I have told the player IF they kill it that he should skin it and wear it as armor. It also didnt photograph well. Background: Rafaella "Fey" Blackling. A wizard from the Eladrin race. She fell down a tunnel in search of crystals and natural resources to conjure her spells, and ended up trapped in the hell hole that is the Underdark prison... She's hardworking and fair, and she has no time for dodgy folk... She'll be a good addition to the adventuring team when her damn spells start working! Eladrin Transmutation Wizard. Miniature: Reaper Special Interesting fact: The axe doesnt suit the Wizard but suits the way the Player plays her! Background: Eldeen Moonsmoke. A Far Traveler from the lands of the Elves. On my journey I was given a choice to die in a watery grave or swear allegiance to Cthulhu, the god of the dark trenches. A contract was made and I was speared and given great power, now I am trapped in the Underdark with these.. commoners. How drab. High Elf Warlock. Miniature: Stonehaven, Elven Adventurers KS Interesting fact: One of my favourite faces I've painted.
  13. Hi there everyone! Oakydeer here, and I'm a very very new to the world of tabletop RPGS. I'd always heard of the magical game dungeons and dragons but was always intimidated by it and didn't know when or how to start. But a month ago, I decided to take the plunge and gather my friends for our first DnD session, with me as the DM. And... we all became obsessed. So now, here I am, completelly engrossed in the world of tabletop RPGs and eager to start sculpting and painting my own figures! I'm open to any advice from any of you wonderful veterans regarding anything, be it painting and sculpting, to game tips, to a simple friendly hello. Let's be friends! :>
  14. I didn't realize until I saw the post from March 2nd about the new minis that some of your minis are actually made with metal material. Prior to knowing this I had ordered some minis and some paints. The one half orc sorcerer mini (the one with the cool armor and holding his staff with both hands), Dorly, the Halfling with the musket. And a shadowguard mini. Noticing their prices were a little bit more expensive than the normal reaper bones minis, I assumed that these pieces were a better quality plastic, but are they actually made of metal? Like how the new Lich piece is from March 2nd and so forth. If so, would i need to get primer in order to paint them, and what primer would people recommend? March 7th, not second. Good job, me.
  15. I'm not sure, but I thought I recalled that at least one someone, somewhere, has Ghostbusters minis, or near enough to be used as them. Does anyone happen to know if this is so, and if so, who? Classic Ghostbusters would be welcome, but I will admit I am really interested in figures from the new remake.
  16. Hello everyone! I'm new to the tabletop/miniature hobby so forgive me if I ask some dumb questions. My husband and I just bought the Descent board game and those figures are BEGGING for some love and paint. Since I'm a graphic designer and painter by trade, the tiny details these guys have really speak to me. So I went down to my local game store (shout out to The Game Keep in Nashville, TN!) and picked these guys up for practice. I love the idea of metal figures because of the weight and because I can strip and repaint them. I wish all my figures were metal! However, I just found out that some Reaper figures are made with a lead alloy. Normally, I wouldn't care because I wasn't planning on eating them....BUT my 3 month old kitten might. I just want to know if any of these are in the P-65 line so extra care can be taken cleaning up the shavings. How can I identify a lead figure in the future? Thanks for the help!
  17. What accessories do you all like using to enhance your gaming experience? What accessories do you wish you could have?
  18. Hello Everyone - We are launching our Kickstarter tonight, April 20, 2015. We hope you all can check it out! It will feature Misaki the Fire Girl, and more minatures will be unlocked along the way. Misaki turned out to be absolutely beautiful, and you can check out close up pics of her on our website. http://www.mkadventures.com/ Thanks for everyone's support! We have been working hard on this, and are ready with Production Metals in hand. Yes, the pictures of the painted Misaki on our website are from the Production Molds... Thanks!
  19. Please see page 1 here for rules and guidelines/questions. This is also the chatter thread here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/58628-resolutionary-painting-challenge-chatterinfo-thread/ Also, please only create a single index post for your links. This means to modify your existing post when you get a new figure finished instead of posting a new one. this month's challenge is...4! But! We have a bonus challenge. Have at it!
  20. I've just finished the vampire collection minus a few sci-fi and western minis I sold. Here are some pics. More on the "Paint my Bones" FB page. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152428672719671&set=p.10152428672719671&type=1&theater
  21. I have yammered at some length about various projects I've done lately, and have gotten some questions, as well as "pics or it didn't happen." So here's some stuff from recent, and some stuff from not so recent that I've TALKED about recently. The Hall of Heroes: All modded from currently available Reaper figures; at least I THINK they're all currently available; can't remember about Conan, though. Fafhrd is modified to put a poniard in his left hand rather than a shield; the Gray Mouser likewise, to get rid of a gem in his left hand and replace it with a throwing dagger. That, and his sword's been removed and repositioned; the original had a falchion, whereas the Mouser uses a rapier. None of the other figures are altered except Red Sonya of Rogatino, to add a pistol at her hip. Elric, Red Sonya, and Jirel of Joiry were all out of the Vampire box, in fact. Red Sonja is as far as I know, still available in the Savage Beauty boxed set. I'd considered using a different Reaper figure -- another chainmail bikini barbarian, but considerably brawnier, and in fact much more realistic as far as "redhead in a bikini who could kick your donkey without working up a sweat," but decided to go with the Savage Beauty sculpt instead. Someone mentioned Kane when I was asking about swordsmen, and this led me to go and check out the books; they're quite good. Again, a figure out of the Vampire box. At this rate, I might have the thing half empty when the next Kickstarter box arrives... Upon checking the storage sectors of Castle Bedlam, I found these pulp sci fi figures in storage hallway 34-J; I built them ages ago for a pulp skirmish game, and although they're kind of rough, I hate to throw anything away. They're all made from parts of HeroClix figures, except the robot, who's scratchbuilt from beads and stuff. Bases are ordinary American pennies, added for weight, since those plastic figures are awfully light, and not a one of the Hawkmen could stand without a weighted base! Hm... and now that I look at the picture, I note that Flash's gun hand is broken off, durnit. Oh, the ray guns are made of beads. Going a few doors down, we find the home team for Mongo: Ming, Alura, and the Mongian Guards. Below them are a series of Arabian Nights figures, mostly from Reaper. Good stuff. The homicidal harem girls are modified Mage Knight figures. We get into some strange games here at Castle Bedlam. Never turn your back on a harem girl. ...and lastly, we have a Christmas-themed shadow box I did as a Christmas present for my girl; who'd have thought she'd be so wild about zombies*? Zombie Santa and the Zombie Mall Elves are, again, made largely from HeroClix spare parts; much of Santa is nothing but putty. I'd like to think his last victim put that metal candy cane through him... Here's hoping this answers the questions put to me, and that I have offered a moment's entertainment. Thanks for looking in! *http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/44574-zombie-mouselings-a-love-story/?hl=%2Bzombie+%2Bmouselings
  22. Here are my stonehaven gnomes so far. I payed extra shipping and got the first set of gnomes delivered with the rest months later. Was a good move as one of my players choose to play as one of them. This is the first gnome I painted then I got my bones ks and was painting alot so I felt I had improved when I got the rest of the gnomes! Hooded figure on bat mount Hooded figure My favorite so far gnome ranger! And the dwarf ranger. I ordered the dwarf set off there website while waiting for the gnomes, really liked them. Check there Elven Kickstarter here : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2087444096/elven-adventurers-box-set (12 days left) I think I need to buy a macro lens for my SLR any advice/criticism would be much appreciated
  23. Starting a paint club in Greenville, SC. Trying to meet the first Saturday of the month from noonish until 3 or 4 pm. First meeting will coincide with the FLGS quarterly game day, so there will be other things for the significant others to do while you paint! Location: Boardwalk Games, 1175 Woods Crossing Road 864.297.6924 Start Time: 12 noon (setup begins around 11) Finish time: 6 pm We are trying to get a well known artist to help us jumpstart the paint club with some open group lessons as well as the possibility of semi-private instruction as well! Come join us for a bit of comraderie and paint slinging!
  24. I've decided to put myself out there with a miniature I am clueless as to how to paint. I have a few ideas, but I also am open to suggestions from the forum. I am going to paint Arrius, Skelatel Warior. I intend to use some of the techniques that I have been watching. My "Dragged though the swamp" on Decisions Decisions worked for me, but was a lot of wash being lost, and covered over. Think this time I will paint smarter, not heavier. I will solicit your input, and I hope that you will indulge me with your comments. If I learn something, so will anyone looking at the topic. Jasonator. Here is the mini with its primer of Krylon Camo Gray!
  25. (Update 9/23: Zombies and Swarms, oh my!) Rather than make this first post a long page of doom, I'll just reply to it with more pictures and link to it here. 9/23 Zombies and Swarms Hey guys! I figured I'd just start my own topic for my painting log as I power through all the bones I got! I will be updating this as I paint more. :) 77012: Gnoll Warrior My first Bones Mini! I bought him while waiting for the rest to arrive, to see what this was all about. This is out of the box and painted. Didn't know about washing them first. >.> 77169: Flesh Golem Painted as an Earth Golem, because I didn't get the forces of nature addon. 77171: Stone Golem See above. :P 77090: Mason Thornwarden This was an experiment in speed painting. I think I painted him in about 45min from start to finish. Not bad. He was just a breif encounter/NPC for my game the following night and I wanted some color on him. A Goat from Crocodile Games...do you know how hard it is to find a goat/ram mini? Guh. 02764: Desmaendus, Gladiator An interesting thing, my D&D world that I've been running for 6 years now features a fantasy version of Egypt and a Grecco-Roman civilisation. To that end, no fair skinned PCs! Been a lot of fun painting all these characters. :) 02738: Helena Female Gladiator I Lurve this Mini. Really, really fun to paint. 89013: Ezren, Iconic Wizard When working on this guy, I tried to stick to a real limited pallet. I like the way it turned out. 77121: Liela, Dark Elf Wizard So far this is the only Bones mini I've toruble with. A lot of the detail on her was...smudged for a lack of a better term. Was a little bit hard to work on, so some of it got fudged. 14230: Sir Daman,Crusaders Hero I hate to say this, but Reaper desperatly needs some new armored female mounted characters. The Garrity ones that are out there are really, really dated, and the rest either don't have armor, or their horse is standing still. Hopefully we'll see some new ones with KS2!! That being said, I LOVED painting this mini. 77063: Duke Gerard When I knew I was making a mounted character for D&D, I knew I was gonna need a on-foot version. I opened my case of bones, and this guy was the first one I pulled out. I was THRILLED. Close enough. :) 77047: Goldar, Male Barbarian with Heaswap Another fun mini made even more fun with a little head swap. I admit, I did feel a little bad taking the nippers to him, but only for a moment. :) Well, that's all I've got done for now. Cheers! -Yote