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  1. While cleaning and prepping this wiz, I knocked off the top of his staff (which was kinda ugly anyway). Glued it back (CA and baking soda), no surprise, came off again. So something new is in order. I came up with this. At first I felt the skull was going to be too large, I'm okay with that. Now my concern is that it looks more, "headhunter-ish". I went to bed thinking a solid gold or chrome might "fix the cannibalistic" feel of it. Or I just go with the ever-popular (and a bit tired) crystal ball or gems. Opinions? The skull seems to "evil up' the character. I'm not partial as to his disposition, I/he could go evil or good, Thanks for lookin' - Joe
  2. I started painting this pair quite some time ago, putting into practice some of the technique I learned in Jen Greenwald's class on painting whites at ReaperCon 2016. I finally put the finishing touches on them last night. Now I want to play a cool psychic character. I don't even know if they get familiars or anything.
  3. Hello! I picked up the Bones version of Corim the Kestrel, Gnome Sorcerer at Origins, and his nose is flattened compared to photos of the metal version. I have found one photo of another Corim and it looks like his nose is squashed in that one, too. I'm assuming this is a casting flaw, and not an intentional feature. Do all of the Bones version of Corim have a squashed shnozz? I know the days of gnomes with enormous noses are well past, but poor Corim should have at least some nose to speak of.
  4. I painted this mini for one of my friends as a gift. I love Patrick Keith's sculpts. I also love Jessica Rich's paint jobs featured on Dark Sword's gallery page for this mini - my first attempt at painting the breasts didn't look so great so I was able to use the close-ups to get them to come out much better. Can you guess what character she is supposed to be? I'm hoping some of you can get the right answer so that my friend will also be able to figure out who she is. Hint Answer
  5. One of my friends came over today to paint, and I painted this custom HeroForge mini he ordered. She's apparently a Yuan-Ti pureblood PC in one of his games. There was some concept art with green eyes and purple clothing, so I used that to start with. All told, she took around 4 hours. I'm quite happy with how she turned out... sitting and chatting and not agonizing over every decision made her fun and fast to paint. Now, about the mini itself. Here is a fully zoom-in version of the image above. You can easily see the 3d printed layers, particularly on the base (which appeared not to have been perfectly horizontal in the printer), and on the raised arm. The picture doesn't necessarily draw attention to the same areas as the eye, but it's pretty obvious the layers are there if you spend any time looking at the mini. That said, for a tabletop piece it should be fine and the material itself took primer (and thus paint) just fine. The material had some flex to it, and there were only a few supports. Several small details were noticable, for example the details on the bag and the eyebrow piercings (which I didn't paint), but she was supposed to have more defined abs, which didn't show up. I don't think light sanding would have helped much - you would have to take off enough that you'd be seriously damaging the mini at that point. At $30 a pop, they're very expensive, but I could see it be worthwhile for a beloved character.
  6. My first go at OSL. I looked at a few tutorials, and it seems to be a good idea to paint up the mini as usual first. So here he is. The fireball in his left hand is homemade from a small more or less round piece of metal, a short piece of wire, and some sculping-paste (about the same thickness as tooth-paste). As you maybe have guessed, the light is going to come from the fireball, and shine onto his arm and head .. and lets see what else it will hit!? Any last advice before I might ruin my paintjob? (I'm a bit nervous about this)
  7. I was really surprised with this model. A friend picked it out and I painted it for him, I don't think I would have looked twice at this model otherwise. I searched, used some google fu, but I could not find a single painted version of it to use as some kind of reference (which sort of worried me because sometimes I can't figure out what something is on a model. I love the staff with the face carved at the top (or maybe it was real, cut off and mounted on top? looked like part of the wood to me, but somebody could easily painted it that way) I never even noticed just skimming through Reapers model pages. I was unsure about the stance he is taking, but once it is painted, I thought it was really cool and looks like he is casting something wicked. The color combinations: personally I feel like I took a lot of chances, a couple of different color wash experiments, along with the blue/purple highlights and the cosmic stars in his cloak. Never did any of that before. I had a hard time with the base, but I tried to keep it in the fall theme as the other Tengu I painted only this one I made a little muddy and a little more leafy.
  8. Hello all, This is the 3rd mini I have ever painted. It is from the Learn To Paint Kit: Layer Up! I am pleased with how it came out, though once again I think the pictures do not do it justice. I followed the directions in almost all regards, however I used a flesh wash instead of what the booklet called for, and I tried out a Gemstone colour from GW on the gemstone. The number one thing I learned from this kit was glazing. WOW! Its so simple but it helped smooth the transitions between highlights so well that I will never not glaze again. Please let me know what you all think! I really want critiques too! Help me get better at this hobby that I love so much!
  9. So.... have you ever started something you thought looked cool as hell... then way into it you just go "$&@% balls!!!"? Kinda what i'm feelin for this piece. Its my third and for a d&d campaign. its basically supposed to be a dark elf sorcerrer but since my elf wizard mini I had on hand at the time was ... well defective on arrival. I figured it was close enough and i'd swap him in (hence my attempt at a fire sword to give any indication of the fire heavy wizard i actually am playing). I primed in dark grey which is what i had at the time. (wish i'd waited for black for this color scheme) found out gun metal sucks on grey... first "meh". Wanted the red to be a bit more catchy so mixed it with metallic silver....wasnt using wet palette at begining so the paint frequently dried and subsequent batches werent always same...so now I almost get the feel this guys going glam..... second "Meh". Other player uses an elf but a ranger, I wanted this guy a paler tone but it just seems to close to the hair I'd done.... third "MEH". At this point i dont think I even like the model really. Think I was rushing to make the weekend dead line to have the three minis done with this being the last one.... any thoughts to possibly save this one from the green bath of shame? (at this point I'd rather play one of my spiders)
  10. I've been working on these two for a very long time. Well over a year I think. It's nice to finally get them off the paint table and into the display cabinet.
  11. While in the painting swing, I painted 77149: Damien, Hellborn Wizard from the Bones Kickstarter. While doing that, I had an old figure from a friend. The figure is worn; all the edges have been smoothed. His only distinguishing feature is that he is carrying a lot of baggage. I would be curious to know where he is from if anyone can identify him. I used a strong tone on both figures. I fear that it made Damien a little muddy. I also did not wait long enough for the tone to dry before I flocked the base, so you can see static grass in the crevices of the figure. I noticed this after I took the picture. I think I got all the grass off.
  12. 77034: Kieran Tallowmire, Wizard, by Bobby Jackson Here's another wizard from one or other of the Bones Kickstarters. I've had him sitting on my work-table for ages, and I thought I'd better get him out of the way.
  13. Reaper calls this guy 77174: Leisynn, Mercenary Mage ($2.49) by Tim Prow. There are some, however, who call him..... TIM!
  14. Our group played the second game of our Frostgrave Campaign today, and since three of us are Reaper Forum members, I thought I would start a thread so all the photos and after-action reports could be put in one place. For an account of our first game, please see my blog here: http://onemoregamingproject.blogspot.com/2016/02/frostgrave-campaign-kick-off-game.html You can take a look at my war band going into this game in this Show Off thread: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/67471-my-frostgrave-illusionists-warband/#entry1324951 Once again, my Illusionist, Kodak, and his trusty apprentice, Cherowyn, found themselves. entering the city near the harbor. A Chronomancer, known as The Doctor, also chose to search the harbor and Kodak's warband spent most of the game skirmishing with them. The Doctor brought along three Crossbowmen and a Marksman, which played havoc with my Illusionist's warband, not to mention the Illusionist himself. Just like last time, it was not a good day for Kodak's party as they quickly found themselves pinned down by the massive firepower being brought against them from The Doctor's team. It only got worse when some men from a nearby Druid's (Witch) warband started firing on them as well. The final straw was when wandering creature rolls put a Minor Demon, and an Ice Spider directly in our rear. In the end it was only the quick action of Cherowyn, who was able to fend off both wandering creatures long enough to cast a successful Mind Control spell on the Doctor's Infantryman who was carrying a treasure, that netted us our only treasure of the game. Several members of the party were incapacitated during he game, the worst being our new Treasure Hunter, Jaquailwyn (Jack), who had just joined our warband after the last game. She was shot by The Doctor's apprentice, River Song, who used her laser pistol (Elemental Bolt spell) killing the unfortunate Treasure Hunter dead. The other bad casualty was Kodak himself, taken out by one of The Doctor's crossbowmen. Though Kodak recovered himself without any permanent injury, it was such a Close Call that he apparently became disoriented and left his new Staff of Power behind in the ruins. Luckily he had had the chance to use the staff once to boost a near successful Mind Control spell of his own. I had a blast, and am looking forward to the next get-together.
  15. Hi everyone! Today I'm back with this miniature, for a friend, that will be used in a local D&D tournament :) Feel free to give me some feedbacks! Thanks!
  16. Finishing up my Otherworld Miniatures so I can get back to my Reaper stuff. I wanted my gnolls to look really dirty, so dirty that their fur is greenish brown. DM5b Gnoll Warrior II, DM5d Gnoll Chieftain, ME3a Evil Magic User I
  17. I don't know for sure who made this one. I believe Harlequinn but not sure. HEARTBREAKER MINIATURES! Anyway after owning him for almost two decades he got painted in 2013. EDIT Better Pics
  18. This was my project for the morning, spent maybe 4 hours on it. The spots on the hat are my attempt at stars.
  19. When I first saw this guy, I wanted to paint him. Of course, I didn't realize how big he was. I bought him but have just had him sitting on a pedestal waiting for a reason to use him. Then I started hearing rumors of Frostgrave, but ignored it for a while. Then one day I looked up Frostgrave because I kept hearing about it. And there it was... the perfect reason to use him. I got in my Frostgrave book and ideas started coming on a warband to support our Ogre mage. Once I finalized my starting warband list, and now have a fairly comprehensive list of add-ons I can pick up, I figured it was time to paint him. I cleaned him up as best I could. He has a warped casting that looks like the two sides didn't meet up properly at a couple of extreme edges. In most of the middle it wasn't bad, but there are some spots that would need to have some things resculpted with a knife and are in hard to reach areas. I did what I could and will live with what I left. As my only free time has either been rain or after dark, I used brush-on primer. I was going to do skin and hair in the white and use the black primer for the other areas, but something was wonky on the black primer so I ended up just doing the white brush on primer for all of it (except the feet, need to come back and do that area soon). I took a shower so I could figure out colors for him (stirs the creative juices) and think I am going to go with orange-red hair and blue eyes, so fair skin on the rest of him. I started in with 9046 Fair Shadow for the body and put Brown Liner on the leather and wood areas. In the process found several more heads with hair hanging from various pieces (now up to 3). Going to have to go over all of the painted skin again before mixing up the next set. I will say, though, this guy eats paint like nobodies business! Soooo much skin! Still trying to work out his spells, but I'm leaning toward an odd mix and going with Enchanter, and if I do that I've got to revise my warband and find me a good construct (or two or three).
  20. Greetings! Presenting Alastriel, Elf Sorceress...... I really love the wonderful sculpting on this mini, she seems to be both beautiful & dangerous at the same time. I imagined her as a "Sea Elf" who lives on the cost protecting her kin from marauders & pirates with ship-destroying storm spells. I painted her in sea blue & sea green & extended the base with some rough basic sculpting into a more substantial rocky outcrop to reflect this. Thanks for looking!
  21. So I put the Secret Weapon Crushed Glass Snow effects on their bases, and here they are, Ejrvindr the Far Seeing and his apprentice, Dagrun Arnholdt'sdottir... Thanks for looking! Comments and Critiques Welcome! George WiP found Here
  22. Joined an ongoing Pathfinder campaign, and made these to match the current enemies we have been fighting. One mage, and three thugs. Got basing left to do.: The mage is actually a Warhammer Flagellant with some elven bits. Edit for adding all pics to first post.: Edit: I've now used some more of my cultists for a Blood Bowl team. And there are still a few left on the sprues! This kit has such awesome value. They were all batch painted, last night, after using a couple to choose the scheme.:
  23. I painted up Mudcroak, Squog Shaman, this past week, to go with the unit of Squogs I completed last week. I used the same Strawberry Poison Dart Frog color scheme I used on the unit. I also experimented with giving him one sightless milky eye, to add to his mystical nature. (He can see more things with one eye, than most can with two! )