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  1. Decided to have some fun today as I was digging thru my figures pulling out stuff I am going to put in the BOGW. I ran across the hydra and remembered that next weekend I planned on throwing my d&d players up against one. 3-4 hours later I have a painted up hydra on a scenic base from secret weapon miniatures. Added some water effects for a tiny swampy pond beneath it. I’d love to hear your C&C!
  2. Update: Many thanks to the mods for their patience with this thread. Future marathon-paint show offs will be handled differently. The 30 days are now done, and I managed to finish at least 5 figures for all of them. After 3 kickstarters I have a HUGE backlog of unpainted Bones minis, so I've set myself a goal of doing 5 minis a day, speed paint, table top standard. Here are the minis for my first three days... Day One: Day Two: Day Three: Days 4 and 5 Days 6 and 7 Days 8, 9, & 10 Days 11 & 12 Days 13, 14, & 15 Days 16-20 Days 21-25 Days 26, 27, & 28 Days 29 & 30 Any marathon show-offs in the future should be done as either as a group post when the marathon is done, or with a seperate show-off thread for each week. I did not realize when I started this thread that editing the main post made more work for the mods. I apologize again for causing the mods extra work. Thank you to everyone who encouraged me through this insanity.
  3. These are the first minis I've finished from my Bones 3 KS loot. An inglorious choice, I guess, but I really like painting simple things between more involved projects. I completed these minis in a single sitting.
  4. Hi all, I was determined to speed paint a Reaper miniature so I prepped and painted this guy in a one night marathon session. I restricted myself to a limited classic color palate to make things easier. I think it will make a fine addition to my collection of unusual monsters. It seems like the miniature itself might be a little controversial - it was discontinued under mysterious circumstances.
  5. Here is my 5th mini painted ever. I went with a very simplified color scheme (only 3-4 colors total). I want to add some more detail, especially around the eyes, but I rather like how it came out for being roughly 1.5 hours of work. If only I could get the staff to stay straight... Next I plan to tackle something bigger than ever before!
  6. A quick followup to the earth oni I posted last night, to help dig into my Rokugan project. Ninjas are awesome, so I had to lead with them for the clans. They also make good generic bad guys since ninjas are pretty prominently featured in most fantasy RPG settings at this point. Because I have soooooo many minis to paint for this setting and I am just starting on this big project speed is the name of the game (well, that and having a 3yo and a 5yo makes anything that takes time impossible). I painted these in a few sittings, but it took much longer than it should have because the black paint was giving me trouble. So much black. Originally I had gone with a blue black but it just didn't look right (and too similar to colors from another clan). So, I completely repainted all of it using primarily the dark elf skin triad with vampiric skin for highlights giving it a more purple-grey hue. That recipe worked nicely for me and i'll be sure to tap it for future scorpion clan models. simple paint job, but that black really was tough to pull off. One of the nice things about the old clan war blisters is that most packs come with 4 unique sculpts of the same troop type for lots of variation, making them ideal for skirmish and RPG games where unique mooks are nice. I have a few more sets like this in the queue before I start on the personalities. many more to come!
  7. Hi all, I finally have a functional camera (on a phone, but still), So Im going to open the vaults on my collection over the next few days and share some things that have not seen the light of day. I figured Id start with the essential Sir Forscale! I've been meaning to get a copy for years, so when I saw he was available at the Paizocon paint-and-take he was the natural choice. I had a blast meeting some forum folks in person and shaking hands with the reaper con crew. I finished most of this mini that day, and the following night I fashioned up a proper base and swapped the bones sword for a nice blade from one of the weapon packs. I'm not exactly breaking new ground here, but I'm sure Ill remember this speedpaint fondly for years. Now I have a proper Sir Forscale for future projects!
  8. This was a quick 90 minute speedpaint to have the satisfaction of having something done quick.
  9. So running out of time this month, I blame the snow castle: I speed-painted this guy in 2 hours, and another 30 min on stamping his base. the biggest problem may be getting paint to stick to the milliput base. another few layers? actually using primer? whats you experience? down to 2 unpainted gnolls of my 11. the last guys are primed, next month perhaps.
  10. a friend wanted to play warhammer 40k this weekend and wanted to try his luck against my tyranid army. as luck would have it I havent painted that one yet. so I decided to see what i could do in a week. these are the results. total actual paint time is 12 hours 35 min over the course of 6 days. They started assembled but completely unpainted. They are by no means my best effort but given the time limitations I think they came out pretty well. I am also beginning to play with my new camera i got for my birthday. Let me know what you think!
  11. Speed paint of the Mocking Beast bones mini, aka the Mimic. Metallic silver is Vallejo Model Air Steel, which is amazing. It just flows on and covers really nicely in one coat straight out of the bottle.
  12. As has been a theme this year, the minis I manage to paint will all count towards the resolutionary challenge. As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. This month I am clearing some space on the shelf, and doing some horribly horrid horrors. Starting off with the rest of the Space Hulk Genestealers that have been standing about needing some TLC for a while. I have been thinking alot about basing them, as many of them simply are not stable enough on their integral scenic base. But seeing as the integral bases are all rectangular and many are built up, the 25mm round bases Genestealers use in 40k do not fit, and I did not want to use 40mm bases, as that would make them difficult to conga-line up in the game, so I have not done anything about them. Then a few weeks ago I came across some oval laser cut wooden bases by Warbases, and after some testing I decided to base them with those. I had to use three different sizes to accommodate the diverse minis. In game I have to stand the minis sideways to fit them on the boards when they are in a conga line, but I usually have to do that anyway, so I don't mind that at all. I painted the bases simple black and finished them with the same black flock I use on my Dreadball minis, as I simply could not be arsed to detail the bases any more then they already are. I think it works. I have also rebased all the previously finished Genestealers, now they are all done!
  13. Here are 4 Bones Pathfinder Goblins (3 pyros and a warrior) that I whipped up in 3 lunch hours so that I could complete my Resolutionary Painting Challenge goals for June. I'll probably add a couple of pictures with them off the bottle caps, but right now the dull coat is still drying....(not that I left anything to the last minute or anything....)
  14. Soo...title says most of it, speedpaint at reapercon, 2 brushes, 12 colors, pallet the size of a business card, and, being my first speed paint, my brain going "AAAAAAAHHHHHH!" the whole time. All in all, not bad. Picture was taken at reapercon so...yeah not the prettiest.
  15. For my March resolutionary challenge, I think I want to do something about squads, teams or units. As in squads I have started (i.e. done a test piece) but not completed. I seem to have rather a lot of them cluttering up the shelving. As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Here goes for the first squad: Ten more of the big unit of converted Mantic sci fi zombies I started in January. As I have something like 50 of them ready for painting, I expect more of these will be used to fill out the numbers if needed. I get clearer pictures with not so many in the frame at a time. These are made up several types of Mantic miniatures: Kings of War Fantasy Zombies, Deadzone Plague Zombies, Kings of War Fantasy Ghouls, and Warpath Corporation Troopers. All hacked up and glued together. If you think some of the bitz’ are somewhat off scale, it is because the Deadzone Plague Zombie parts are more “heroically†proportioned ( = thicker/ larger) than the older fantasy and warpath minis. 25mm bases, plastic / restic conversions.
  16. Continuing on with the Febuary challenge goals I set myself, (painting at least one of each from the following categories: Reaper Bones, Oathsworn, All Quiet of the Martian Front, Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40.000, Kings of War, Deadzone, DreadBall, Mars Attacks, Shadows of Brimstone, Sedition Wars, Drake, Grendel Productions something or other, and to finish something that currently stands around half-done on the shelf of shame), I have done a few minis over the weekend, As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Here goes for Warhammer 40.000: oh yes, obvious reference to the Genestealer’s true inspiration there… A Space Hulk Tyranid Genestealer. Yes I am fudging a bit by calling this a Warhammer 40.000 mini, as it actually it is from the boardgame Space Hulk. But it is perfectly good for 40k as well, so there. This is an extremely speedy speedpaint, A bit sloppy, but that can be rectified by spending just a little more time. all in all, this is really quick to do: black undercoat, brown drybrush, grey drybrush details, two tone grey claws, teeth and stripes on head. Gloss varnish on head and claws. Base drybrushed steel, then reddish brown and washed with darktone ink. Done. Effectively maybe 4-5 minutes painting time. 15 Including waiting for the gloss varnish and ink to dry It should be perfectly possible to have the whole load of 22 Genestealers done in a couple of hours. We will test that assumption, maybe for next months resolution (I am thinking aliong the lines "finishing some squads that have been started")
  17. 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.)
  18. Here's the final pictures of my speed paint for the Dragonborn Paladin. He could be much better, but I really wanted to just speed-paint him and get him to table top quality without spending too much time on him. Anyhow, C&C welcomed and appreciated! Reaper SKU: 77060 - Dragonman Warrior Material: Bones WIP Thread
  19. After spending so long on some contest entries, I decided to whip up a quick monster type. Didn't realize he was supposed to be a flesh golem when I started painting; just that he was some sort of freaky undead. This one took two afternoons.
  20. In The Worlds In My Head, there exist two elemental races with a common creation myth and an undying enmity: The Nathi (hereafter referred to as the "Elemental Nathi") and the Silmn. Both humanoid, the Elemental Nathi body was a black light-eating metal and you felt rather than saw their features. The Silmn were creatures of exquisite beauty with bodies of crystalline flesh - appearing as normal humans made of translucent frosted glass. Centuries of war were, of course, inevitable as the races spread across the galaxy and finally met Humanity. There now exists a loose confederation of Humanity allied with the Silmn, Humanity allied with the hybrid race resulting from Elemental Nathi mixing with Humans (disconcertingly also called "Nathi") and out in the far galactic rim, the Elemental Nathi and their spiderlike network of influence. The Silmn have fared badly in the war, and it is only due to the appearance of The Seraph that they have managed to hold their ground. None can fault their courage and determination however, and here is a platoon of them in the adaptive armor that has served them for decades: Assembly and painting: 1. Decapitate a bunch of Bones NOVA troopers. 2. Recapitate them with the helmets of ancient hoplites with the crest removed. 3. Modify their guns into obvious energy weapons 4. Spray white with a bones-friendly primer 5. Abandon the project for 6 months 6. Glop on thinned RMS Snow Shadow. Let it dry and work its self-shading magic. 7. Paint the metals brass. 8. Heavily wash with : 1pt RMS Black Ink, 2pts RMS Flow Improver, 2pts RPP Gloss Finish 9. Highlight metals with MSP Honed Steel 10. Base. 11. ? 12. PROFIT!
  21. First up, Victoriana from Bombshell miniatures. I want to thank those who gave me advice in this thread http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/50314-bombshell-victoriana-need-color-advice/?hl=victoriana. Obviously I went with purple dress in a muddy outdoorsy scene. Then I finally managed to finish 2 mouslings that had been sitting there almost completed since 2011.... Finally some speedpainted bones, less than 2 each on paintjob for vampire chick and innkeeper, about an hour for miss strumpet. Edited to add SKU to title and added more tags Thanks for looking!
  22. Had a bit of a paint party instead of playing D&D this week. In the four-hour paint session, I painted up Mr. Bones from start to finish. For a quick job, I'm pretty pleased with him, although since much of his basecoat is P3 paint, he's very satiny and the photos show it. I may take some more shots once he has some dullcote, but we'll see if that actually happens. Successes: rust on the shovel works pretty well. It's an easy effect, and I could have spent more time on it, but I'm happy with the way it looks (and I think it looks like it has wear in the right places). Texture on the robes.Although the highlights are rough, they look like a roughspun fabric, which is what I'm going for. The effect is hard to see in the photos due to the aforementioned satin finish. And he looks good in a short time! Needs work: Again, highlights are rough. But, I think I'm starting to comprehend painting black a little better. Luckily, the primarily black robes means there's not much shading for me to screw up! Without further ado: Can't wait to use him as an evil halfling cleric in my Eberron campaign, but don't tell my players! C&C always appreciated!
  23. As part of this weekend's speed painting endeavours I finished the 2nd and 3rd of my Bones Bugbears. The first one got a Back-2-Base-ix Celtic Ruins base and as I didn't want to rebase these two I gave one red trims and the other blue. Painting approach; No Undercoat Basecoat in appropriate colours, Saphire Blue, Blood Red, Oiled Leather, Russet Brown, Shadowed Steel, Mahogany Brown, Tanned Shadow. Wash the whole mini with Black Wash. Retouch the Shadowed Steel to get some sharper highlights. Apply highlights of Tanned Shadow, Tanned Flesh, Tanned Highlight to skin. Paint nails and teeth as you do the skin starting with Tanned Flesh, Tanned Highlight & final highlight with Linen White. Paint eyes with Linen White, Pure Black and outline with Mahogany Brown. Drybrush Hair areas Intense Brown. Paint base green and edge pure black, flock. Seal (to be done this evening now that I have enough models to make it worth doing). This takes about 2 hours (plus drying time) to do, adding another model or two to that process wouldn't slow it down noticeably. The slowest process is the base coat and skin just due to the paint changes and the care it takes to get paint in only particular spots.