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  1. For my Children of the Grave Project I'm building a Gothic style Undead army with some Demon allies. Here is the Necropolis Command Group I will use as a Command for a regiment later. WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/79298-children-of-the-grave-by-glitterwolf/&
  2. 89022: Alahazra, Iconic Oracle as crew for the Grenadier Undead Rhino Captive Carrier. On the base is a Bones Mummy fighting for his unlife with an approaching snake, luckily for him the Rhino tries to crush it. Part of my Shifting Sands Army : http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/79372-shifting-sands-glitterwolf-paints-egyptian-undead/
  3. Last year my life became so chaotic that I stopped painting for several months. After painting prolifically over the summer, my fall semester sucked out my soul and nothing brought me joy. Thankfully that painful semester is behind me, and now I can devote more time to hobbies and happiness. However, I felt nervous about starting again (don't know why) and I struggled to put paint to brush. I decided that what I needed was a crash course in painting and a Pathfinder campaign I just started needed skeletons. So I jumped in and decided to do a quick paint job on these four minis. I spent perhaps an hour total on each from start to finish. I know these are not spectacular, and I know that I cannot dry-brush for the life of me, but I am happy overall with the result. I am proud of these little guys simply because I FINALLY got back to painting and now I feel more desire to paint. Comments and critiques are truly welcome! It's great to be back!!!!!! P.S. The package said it was supposed to come with three, but there were four!
  4. Rictus the Undying..ses!..

    I'm happy with how these two came out, and that my phone's camera actually took decent quality pictures! These were fun, easy ones, took no time at all. Being pewter, they do tend to chip, which gets really annoying, but was no big deal to fix. Great designs, good job Reaper! These two will be listed on eBay soon.
  5. Help me fix these skeletons

    Hi everyone, I need your help. I feel as if I am at a bit of an impasse. I am currently painting an armed force of ancient skeletons. The primary reasons for taking this project was to practice my OSL on the eyes, and trying my hand at verdigris for the first time. I love how both the skeletons and the ancient metal are coming out. However, I feel as if there is not enough contrast on the models, and when viewing them from tabletop distance, they look too... homogeneous. Do they look "boring" to anyone else? Does anyone else have a suggestion for how to fix them?
  6. Northstar Skeletons

    These three are from the Northstar Military Figures Skeleton Set, meant for the D&D game I found myself DM'ing after 10 years, lol. My photo skillz are suffering more than ever it seems.. Here is another try with different lighting: They are very finely detailed and great fun to paint. Thanks for looking and C&C is as always very much appreciated.
  7. 77017 - Skeleton Swordsman

    Some more practice/experimenting on a skeleton from the stocking stuffer extras. I tried adding a little something to the base, since I got a hodgepodge of basing supplies as part of a quest from the Getting To Know You thread. There are a couple of more pictures on my blog, though there's not much in the way of the process since I was running out of things to say about skeletons : link I'd really just picked the deadest-looking bits of moss that I could find for the basing, but a friend said that it made it seem like he was standing over the remains of some vanquished rival skeleton, so yay for that
  8. A while back my wife said she'd like to try painting sometime. I said sure and didn't really think about it, then tonight she said she'd like to try. Now I had just primed a bunch of miniatures a week or two ago, had I remembered that passing comment I would have primed one for her too. When I first got into miniature painting I bought a few bags of skeletons (kind of like the old green plastic army men but they're yellowish skeletons). Size wise these skeletons are larger than a D&D skeleton. I planned to use a few as large skeletons, a minotaur skeleton, or a skeleton statue. These miniatures were great to learn on, so I got one out for her to paint. These skeletons weren't really meant to be painted and if they're not primed you really need to layer it on. We muscled through though. I took her step by step through the Reaper Learn to Paint pamphlet. Which is the same way I learned to do skeletons. First we did a wet application of white followed by Dirty Bone. Next I had her apply a thin wash of Pure Black finishing it with a dry brush of Dirty Bone. Everything else got a simple wet layer. Shield and sword were Honed Steel, the helmet and back of the shield were Leather Brown, the pommel of the sword was a mixture (Pure Black, Honed Steel, and a little White), and the sword's decoration was White. Painting a miniature especially a larger one may have given her a newfound respect for my hobby. I think it came out really well though.
  9. Skellyman army (wargames factory)

    Hi everyone! So looking back at 2017, I am absolutely ashamed to see that I had only completed 5 (five! Only five!) Miniatures this year. Granted, I didn't have access to my painting stuff until April, and had five major life events happen this year both good and bad. The minis I did complete I am very happy with, and I did really push myself to get better and learn some new techniques. I also started about 30 miniatures that have not been finished, so I did more painting than it seems. When looking at my paint desk it has become apparent that I have far, far too many unfinished projects- including a few from more than four years ago. Therefore I have 3 goals for 2018: 1) paint 52 miniatures within the calendar year. Any stand alone miniature counts. 2) of these 52, complete at least one CAV force to bring to reapercon 2018. 3) complete two unfinished miniatures before starting a new miniature. In that vein, I have started my resolution a little early: These are 20 skeletons from wargames factory I assembled and primed this summer, but never finished as I had airbrush problems. Tonight in about 2 hours I blocked them in woodstain brown and began dry brushing with terrah khaki- a nice bone color by the way! My intention is the shade and highlight them, then arm them. I want to use these guys as an excuse to try verdigris... I am very excited to see how it turns out. If i get these guys done I'll already be more than a third of the way to 52 miniatures. Wish me luck and expect more update soon!
  10. 77001 - Skeleton Spearman

    I found myself with a few free skeleton minis in the bonus stocking from my December order, so I tried doing a quick (by my standards; it still took about 4 or 5 hours ) paint job on one of them using mostly the same color scheme as the skeleton from the "Learn to Paint - Core Skills" kit as a check for my progress at painting. But it'd be a bit boring to just do that, and I was still salty about the results of my previous attempt at glowing eyes, and I wanted some general freehand practice, so I had a bit of extra fun with the eyes and shield. As usual, thought process and more pictures are at my blog: link I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out, overall. The recesses for the gaps (between the ribs, on the forearms, and on the lower legs) should've been darker, some of the blacklining is sloppier than I'd like (particularly on the front trim and back bands of the shield), and there are little mistakes with all three characters on the shield freehand, but for something that I did relatively quickly, I can't complain too much. I'm still adjusting to having a bit of flow improver in my dropper bottle water, so some paint control issues are to be expected while I get used to having more control over how my brush pressure affects how the paint comes off the bristles, though I think the change will be worth it in the long run even just based on the difference that I've felt so far. On the plus side, I think the eyes turned out pretty good, and I'm getting better at not having so much of an ugly chalky look on my white highlighting. C&C welcome . I think the part of this mini that I'm the most disappointed in is the teeth, so advice on how to get better definition there would be especially helpful.
  11. Isabella Von Carstien Diorama - GW

    Greetings! I kind of finished this diorama a few years ago but have recently finished it for good with some newly aquired basing materials. I originally bought Isabella Von Carstien just to paint up as a single miniature but as her pose seemed to infer a commanding stance, I decided to expand things into a diorama by giving her an elite skeleton guard to command using a pack of GW skeletons that I had. For the actual terrain, I was inspired by a favourite old Ray Harryhausen film of mine, "The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad" where Sinbad swordfights a skeleton on a spiral staircase (which, famously, doesn't go anywhere!). It's a great scene & I wanted to create a spooky ruined spiral stone staircase for Isabella to lead from. The stonework is made from air-drying clay. I made the staircase by cutting out rolled flat wet clay "cookies" using the plastic cap off a deoderant can to create circles. I then scored lines into each wet "cookie" to create quarters & when dry, I snapped the clay into 4 quarters & tidied them up. I then glued each quarter on top of the last one leaving a eighth of the previous step showing, I repeated this until I got to the required height - I'm very pleased with how this worked out! . I then filled in all gaps between the steps to make them look like they were carved out of the stone & added some sand for texture here & there, I also pencilled in then scored some fish-scale tiles into the base. C & C are always welcome - Thanks for looking!
  12. Renaissance skeletons 9 and 10

    Triumph of Death: 28mm Renaissance skeleton army miniatures cast in white metal for gamers and collectors, by Stratagem, Inc.
  13. Renaissance skeletons 7 and 8

    Triumph of Death: 28mm Renaissance skeleton army miniatures cast in white metal for gamers and collectors, by Stratagem, Inc.
  14. Want more WIP threads like this one? Check these out! 01614 Con Crud 02818 Bugbear Warrior 02017 Scorpius Rex Dracus 07001 Rictus the Undying (Dungeon Dwellers) 07002 Baran Blacktree (Dungeon Dwellers) Hello again, friends and neighbours! Several years ago, after the Bones I kickstarter, I made a thread to help people who had just signed up for a ridiculous amount of Bones minis get used to painting and encourage them to just jump right on in! This thread was even more successful than I thought and, much to my astonishment, brings new people to our hobby even today. I thought it was time for a fresh update that might be just as helpful, and maybe give us something to point new people to when they first decide to pick up a brush and become One of Us. Often when new people come by and have no idea where to start, the first general question is: what are your aims and requirements? This basically breaks down to: do you need pieces done for a game, or do you want to paint just to paint? The idea behind this WIP is to give us something to show people the difference in practice. So with the able assistance of Guindyloo, I will be painting Thanis in my usual fast-but-decent method and she will show us how nice things can be when you spend some time on them. There are, of course, many ways to paint a mini so this thread is just an example of our present working methods and by no means serve as the only way to do it, or the final word on the matter. Those of you just joining our hobby may have your own ideas about how to do things, and by all means you should use your own best judgment! All we do here is just give you some things to think about. So on to the mini you came in here to see, and I hope this thread proves useful! Here's my Thanis, fresh from her blister pack:
  15. Renaissance skeletons 3 and 4

    Triumph of Death: 28mm Renaissance skeleton army miniatures cast in white metal for gamers and collectors, by Stratagem, Inc.
  16. Renaissance skeletons 1 and 2

    Triumph of Death: 28mm Renaissance skeleton army miniatures cast in white metal for gamers and collectors, by Stratagem, Inc.
  17. Greeting Folks! Presenting Hecklemeyer & Styx. " I'm a joker, I'm a croaker, I'm me-di-ocre, I get my heckles on the stage. I'm a chancer, I'm a prancer, I'm a nec-ro-mancer, Reanimatin’ the deranged. I'm a joker, I'm a choker, I'm a life-re-voker, Tellin’ jokes beyond the grave. W-o-o-o h-o-o-o! W-o-o-o h-o-o-o! " I really enjoyed painting this mini, I love the sculpting on it! I was inspired by another Joker for the colour scheme...... Thanks for looking! (3 Down 9 to go!)
  18. Step 0 Penny ^ ...New model in blister. ^ This guy is big enough to take up the footprint of four infantry skeletons. The penny is 19mm diameter. The plan is to give the figure a 40mm square, equivalent to four 20x20 bases arranged in a square. He will count as four members of the unit he'll be assigned to.
  19. 77241: Skeleton guardian axemen

    I painted these three guys up a couple of saturdays ago to use for D&D. Nothing fancy, just a quick speed paint for gaming. I got a chance to try out the new steel and stone washes from Reaper. Thabks for looking!
  20. 77018 Skeletal Archers

    I used a Reaper green sample paint on the bows and quivers, with hints of black and a black wash to have them resemble the ancient nord weapons the druager carry in Skyrim. The fourth archer is from the Core Learn to Paint Kit.
  21. OK, so this is one of those "good enough!" moments and I am calling this done! This, actually being the stage for many of my firsts.. My first diorama for starters, my first attempt at making a wire-tree, the first time I used an airbrush and my first (albeit failed) entry to a competition. And it is the moment to call it quits, declare it finished and present to you for much desired C&C. Unfortunately my photography is still very much lacking :( Oh and the reason I couldn't make it to the competition is that I have to go on a business trip abroad on the very day that it will be held.. Oh well, there is always next year I guess.. Thanks for looking.
  22. Well I am slowly getting back into Mini painting after a long time, dabbled a little with it last year but life happened and didn't do much, but before that hadn't painted anything sense around 1999. Now trying to get some practice when i can so that I'm ready for when my Bones 4 comes in, (I know that's a long time but I tend to put things off :D ). Any way broke out the paints and painted these Skeleton Guardians that I had but I wanted to try some different color combinations and washes to see how they looked. With the exceptions of the washes and different colored loin cloths the rest of the skeletons were panted with the same colors. The Blue Skeleton was done with a wash of Reapers Stone Grey The Red Skeleton was done with a wash of Reapers Harvest Brown The Green Skeleton was done with a wash of Reapers Pure Black For still being a bit rusty I think they turned out alright, but i'm still on the fence about which wash I like better so if anyone want to chime in on that it would be appreciated and any other C&C are appreciated as well
  23. Grenadier Skeleton

    Here is the skeleton from the Grenadier Monsters box set. I tried to make the bone more interesting than the usual tan+wash+drybrush.
  24. Skeleton Army

    A small army of skeletons that I finished a bit ago for an upcoming game. Nothing super exciting, but I really like how Sepia Wash over Dirty Bone comes out on these guys.