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  1. I like to speed-paint. This past year, I spent a lot more time on other projects and didn't do much painting, but I got in a few rounds of speed-painting at KublaCon (in May) and at Origins (in June). I don't know why I didn't post these photos months ago, but here they are now. At KublaCon, the speed-painters get to use sets of about 30 little plastic pots of craft paint, like you might find in a paint-by numbers kit -- joined in rows of sprue with flip-off lids, and all set into a routed piece of plywood. I don't know who makes the paints. The range of colors is pretty good, but some colors just don't cover well. KublaCon first qualifying round: big medieval zombie. 45 minutes. Man, was I rusty. I didn't have a strong idea about the colors, other than green skin, for whatever reason. David Diamondstone was in this heat with me, and he won. He pointed out that my paint-job was too clean for a zombie, and he was right. His version had more dirt and blood. I stole that for my next figure. (David has won the KublaCon painting contest, and gold medals and Sophie Trophies at ReaperCon. Check out his work in the ReaperCon galleries if you haven't already.) I painted a second coat of black around the edge of the base. KublaCon second qualifying round: modern zombie. 45 minutes. Win! It had less surface area than the first zombie, which meant more time per square millimeter and a more deliberate paint job. I had a better plan for the skin -- deep purple shadows, then green-and-pale highlights, plus zombie-riffic blood and bone -- then thought about the rest of the colors while my hand was putting on that paint. I also painted a second coat of black around the edge of the base. I couldn't attend the final round of speed-painting because I was running a game at that time. Three weeks later, at Origins, Reaper's own LadyStorm was running the speed-painting tournament. The paints were a 12 Reaper paints (black, white, red, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, Tanned Skin, silver, gold, and ... I don't remember the 12th color). Origins qualifying round: a Bones sci-fi trooper. Small and simple. 45 minutes. Win! Three lines of freehand on the chest make for a basic rank insignia. I haven't done any more painting on him beyond those 45 minutes. Origins semi-final round: Bones deva (#77363). 45 minutes, maybe 50. We all thought it was a cruel joke to give us such a big figure. Cruel yes, but no joke. Still... win! I got at least one coat of paint on almost every surface. (Those few feathers behind the shield eluded me. Because this was the flexible Bones plastic, I could pull the wings back to paint their inner surfaces.) I started with the wings: brown at the base and wet-blended to Tanned Skin. If you squint hard enough, they actually look OK. I chose the aqua-green skin and yellow-gold sword to fit the image of a planetar angel from D&D. I haven't done any extra painting on this one, either, but I'm wondering how much better it would look after another 45 minutes! Final Round: we had our choice of 2 figures -- a bigger hippo-man or a smaller rhino-man. Both will be part of the Bones 3 release. 60 minutes. I chose the hippo because I had a vision of the gray and brown-pink skin gradations, but I couldn't do them as smoothly as I imagined. Not a win, but still fun. I think his big mouth and teeth turned out well, and his bright tropical fruits look yummy. No further painting on him. Thanks for looking. Derek
  2. WizKids Zombies

    I refer to these two as "Mullet" and "Bub". I used Bronzed Skin with a wash of Druchii Violet highlighted with Bronzed Highlight which I really liked the results of. Bub's clothing was Vallejo German Field Grey and Luftwafe Uniform WW2, as I hadn't used those for anything yet and wanted to try them out. I discovered that after putting the Vallejo Matt Varnish on them that what once was dull is now glossy.
  3. [Open] In Memoriam George Romero

    In an odd coincidence that I swear I had nothing to do with, the passing of George Romero coincides with my finally completing a set of 77342, Zombies, from the second Bones Kickstarter. I thought it might be nice if people painted (and shared) zombies, to honor the life of a man who changed horror movies forever.
  4. Practice Zombies

    So I thought I'd try out Army Painter's Strong Quickshade on a couple of KS 1 Zombies. I painted the one on the Right 1st with RMS Ghost White and Snow Shadow mix then 2 highlights. Then i decided to paint the other 2 with just a base coat to see how it went. Left one is RMS Moldy Skin and center one is Vampiric skin. Next was a treatment of the AP Quickshade, followed by a touch up with the base skin tone. I then went a step higher with a base coat and off-white mix. I then gave them the roughly the same pants color and attempted glowing eyes. I've already decided to go with moldy skin as the walker color for my zombicide BP. I wanted to see how they looked as alternative color for my runner's to make them stand out a bit more. The longest part of the process was the wait time for the Quickshade and sealer to dry. Still need to bloody them up.
  5. Now that summer is here and I'm not teaching anymore, I'm finally poised to finally finish my Black Plague zombies. Did three sets of seven and the abomination that I'm about to post. Fatties, male walkers, female walkers. Here are the fatties first with their base coats, then with Army Painter quick shade applied. Matte varnish to come and then highlighting.
  6. Zombicide Walk of the Dead 2

    I did a quick paint of some game pieces taking up space. I didn't do a WIP but took a few pics during, if people want to see. The cat got one of my fave pieces, the third punk. I didn't have orange paint handy, so I used yellow. The other base colors were ashen blue/rosy skin, and Brown liner. I also tried a flesh wash out of curiosity. Unlike the last set, I remembered blood, but couldn't find the nice dried blood brown color, so not as gory as planned.
  7. And you can always use more zombies on the table. These came from KS2. They painted up pretty quick, base coat and a wash and they were done.
  8. 77053, 77014 KruleBear Quick Zombies

    So last weekend the KruleBear Cub wanted to paint his Bones zombies green (apparently Scoobie Doo dictates Zombie colors). So I took this as an opportunity for some bonding time and to try out some ideas for the Zombicide zombies. I did these using the zen of Bones...i.e. no flash or mold removal. Washed in soap and water, glued to bases for stability, primed, and then set up to base coat the skin. I painted the three on the left and the 4yo painted the two on the right. His skin looked as good or better than mine. The one he painted three different colors....as I learned from him that converted them from bad guys to good guys! I then base coated the clothes, hair, and bases. I slathered on Army Painter Dark Tone Wash (not the poly dip, but their corresponding water based wash). Once dried I rimmed the bases in black and put offwhite on the eyes. One of them I did a light drybrush of the base skin colors. All coated with clear poly followed by DullCote. I am happy with them....except for the flash and mold lines which would have taken a couple hours to clean up. I think I will use this method to start painting my Zombicide zombies to get some color on the board. This was a fast paint for me...probably 2.5 hours total including cleaning a kid and not including drying times.They are sitting on a Hirst Arts castle I have been building. Finally the Cub has been helping me punch out tokens for the five different Zombicide game versions I have and wanted to play zombies and good guys....we compromised to get a zombie game that was more age appropriate to a 4 yo....I introduce you to Candyland Zombicide where the good guys are protecting the various destinations!
  9. This is a recreation of our last session. The party was investigating an underground storage facility and ran across some toxic zombies. I heavily modified 80009 Rex Dark Future Hero, including a head swap from 50008 and a hand sculpted cross.
  10. I haven't been posting much lately. Not sure why. But I finally finished up my Season 1 walkers. Thought I'd break my photo inertia with a group shot of them on a game board. Not my usual photo set up and not as clear as I could have wanted, but here they are.
  11. I have recently been invited to a Kings of War Escalation campaign. I looked around my hobby room and much to my dismay found hundreds upon hundreds of unpainted models because I am a bad, bad procrastinator. As a result,I decided to do an Undead army, and have decided to use as many miniatures I already own rather than buying new ones, many of which come from the Bones Kickstarter 1, very very old GW models and some Mantic stuff I have had for years, the idea being that the undead army is a mishmash of former armies of ancient which all fought under the same banner, sworn to never rest until a great evil has been banished from the land. Plan is to work it up to 2500 points in a few months... We will see if I can keep my painting game strong. Here's the startings of Lord Calder's Host... Pictures after the drop. -------- "Before you sign this, you need to understand that swearing fealty to Lord Calder is no small measure. I've seen those eyes before. Dreams of adventure and romance, tasting the first blood on your blade, and helping slay the evils of the world. Maybe you're in it for the coin, dark knows I was. I know the rate of pay is high, and I promise Calder can pay it. Whatever your wildest dreams, you sign with us, you'll get it. But you gotta understand boy, Calder don't give nothing for free... This contract don't end with you toes up towards the sky, the ravens feasting on your soft bits, your family safe in the wealth Lord Calder pays after you take a stray arrow in the face. No lad, this contract is binding. For today, tomorrow, and the hereafter. We all die. Maybe you'll die on the field of battle a month from now when some unknown evil claws its way out of the earths to tear apart every man, dwarf and elf across the realm, dying in a pool of your own entrails to protect whatever sweetness you keep at home. Or maybe maybe you'll die old and wrinkled in your bed, a legend among men, songs sung and glories burned into the histories. We all die. All of us. But son, you gotta understand that someday, he will call again. It don't matter how long you've slept. I swear you boy, You'll wake." ------ Comments and criticism welcome! Promise Reaper minis will be included soon.
  12. Few touch ups to make and then applying the Quickshader.
  13. Zombicide Black Plague 63 Zombie Figures (No Necromancer, No Abomination, No Heroes) Date Range: Nov. 18th through 27th I will be prepping these miniatures so that I can begin painting after work on Friday Nov. 18th. I have taken off the entire week of Thanksgiving. Some of which will be spent with my family (24th - 26th) as my brother lives all the way across the state and we meet at my parents house every year for Thanksgiving. I will try to keep the ones I paint in the range of the 24th - 28th for the Paint Binge Challenge. As I only have 3 of the Bonus Challenge colors, I will still attempt to use them on several figures: 09279 Fresh Blood 09275 Vampiric Skin XXXXX October Pink These will be painted to tabletop specifications and I plan to use some ink washes on them as they are basic zombies. Will begin posting photos of progress on these guys on Friday the 18th. That round may not be super exciting as it will be the primer for them but it should pick up speed after that. As I usually use a ceramic tile to dry my figures on, I can already tell that is going to be an issue with these, so I will pick up a cheap cookie sheet (or two) so I can spread these guys out a bit and make it easier to move them around. I will also have to clear some shelf space as I don't currently have enough for all of these guys to fit in one location and be protected from the two cats that terrorize the house while we are away.
  14. Even Moar Zombicide Walkers!

    Yes I am back with another installment of my ever growing horde of Zombicide Zombie Walkers. This go round I went with white as the primary color of choice. I even put a logo on the t-shirt of a walker to hint at what color I started with on the t-shirt. I then gave Choaswolf's dripping blood a try. I didn't have and Tamiya Clear so I used my blood recipe from the 1st groups of walkers to color the blood. Still needs some work on the technique but passable for table top. Here they are: Since the group is growing so much I decided to only show the walkers this round. Since I only have 1 fatty and 2 runner's painted I didn't think it would effect the group shot too much.
  15. Hi! Sharing some of the painting I did for Cryptozoic's new game (in kickstarter form with 5 days to go & funded), The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary. It's based off the AMC series The Walking Dead. I painted these for Cryptozoic Entertainment's display booth at San Diego Comic Con & they will be at their booth at Gencon. I'm a huge fan of the series in both tv & graphic novel formats so this was really exciting to work on! More pictures are also here: http://minicreatures.blogspot.com/ And check it out! The actors with the miniatures at SDCC! Totally cool! Thanks for looking! :)
  16. Hi, I'm pleased to share this awesome kickstarter from Cryptozoic, The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary. It's based off the AMC series The Walking Dead. I apologize I should have posted this sooner, just been very busy. But there are still 5 days left to join, and I think it's totally worth it! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cze/the-walking-dead-no-sanctuary The game design looks intriguing, designed by brothers Adam and Brady Sadler. The figures are exceptional, very finely detailed and sculpted by Stephan. I was really impressed how well they came out. I was asked to paint some of the masters for Cryptozoic for their booths at San Diego Comic Con and Gen Con 2016. As a huge fan of the series both on AMC and in graphic novel incarnation, this is a really exciting project! Also check it out, this is so cool! The very talented actors Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Norman Reedus (Daryl), with two of the miniatures I painted! I believe they were gifted the ones with the larger clear bases. How totally awesome of them is that? I can die happy now :) https://twitter.com/cryptozoic/status/756988054590533632 I posted some photos I took of the miniatures I painted here: http://minicreatures.blogspot.com/ Come join an awesome kckstarter!
  17. Another batch of Undead, this time from Johnny Borg Castings "Dungeon Monsters" Kickstarter. The horde: Dead Sonja: Halfling Skeleton: Skeletal Elf Ranger: Dwarf Zombie: Dwarf Skeleton: Goblin Skeleton: Zoblin: Orc Skeleton (with odd Mickey Mouse gloves): Zorc: Rattlin' Ratling: Rotting Ratling: A verminous duo: Undead Lizards: Skeletal Lizardfolk: Zombie Lizardfolk:
  18. Moar Zombicide Walkers by Silvervane

    Well I managed to finish up another group of four walkers. Today's color is purple. As I also have the cloak of another figure I'm working on in purple as well. The gore effect on these walker's was achieved by dipping the bristles of a tooth brush into the blood color and then spaying them on the Walkers. Not a bad effect. Thought I would try different effects with each group for varieties sake. The Fatal Femmes: The Grungy Guys: The Current Completed Hoard: Thanks for looking. Still have 5 more groups of 4 walkers to go.
  19. Zombicide Walkers [Group 3]

    I decided to make my Walker blocks a little smaller from here on out. Groups will be of 4, since that is the number of different models. As I posed my group I noticed something interesting. When posed certain ways it almost told a story of Zombie Romance. Young Zombies in the blooming romance: Next a Zombie Couple that are having a bit of a dispute: And of course a group shot of my painted collection:
  20. Zombicide: Black Plague

    Falstaff (or Vlad the Impaler / Dracula) I used for the skin the paints 09274: Vampiric Shadow 09275: Vampiric Skin 09276: Vampiric Highlight I'm not really happy about it. I do not see much of it in the face. (I will try to make better pictures without flashlight). On the hands I used a grey wash
  21. Not so much a "Show-off" as a "Hey, these things got some paint on them, and I'm tired of looking at them so they're done now." First up are the, uh...disco zombies: I'll be perfectly honest, I'm not a big fan of this particular sculpt, and it did not translate to Bonesium well (at least, the ones from the KS didn't; it's entirely possible the quality has improved since then). There were mold lines all over, plus some mold slippage as well, which made getting the primer coat of Brown Liner a little difficult. So, they just got a very simple basecoat+drybrush treatment, because I didn't feel like expending the energy to make them look any nicer. Colors used: (skin) 09084 Pale Lichen, drybrushed 09149 Moldy Skin (eyes) 09402 Heraldic Red (base) drybrushed 09086 Stone Grey (cloth, from left to right) 09419 Tropical Blue, 09236 Black Green, 09014 Grass Green, 09242 Carrot Top Red, 09240 Royal Purple I did find it amusing after I finished the guy wearing orange that he looked like he used to be wearing a construction jumpsuit. :) Next is two George zombies: I like this sculpt quite a bit, but unfortunately, since I was painting them at the same time as the disco zombies, their paint jobs were collateral damage from my meh-ness about the previous zombies. Same colors as above, except 09115 Ritterlich Blue and 09672 Briar Rose were used for the cloth, and 29830 Ruddy Brown for the hair. Not sure what I used as highlights on the cloth, I just grabbed a bottle at random of the right color in a lighter shade and mixed it with the base color. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  22. After my exchange mini I wanted to touch work on something less taxing. So I decided to work on a few more Walkers. Also I decided to test out the camera on my new tablet. Not a whole lot of editing options, but I could crop the photos, and I think I got the white balance OK. Here is the group shot: While I finished the highlights on the skin of all 4, I only managed to get this guy's highlights finished. I still plan on putting down some washes to make the shadows darker, and bloody him up. But this is the 1st step in my Zombicide process. I'll see how it looks on my computer in a bit. Edit: I changed to topic title to reflect the change in WIP's Purpose. Later I will add the four unpainted models.
  23. Zombicide Walker Round 2

    Here is more Zombicide Walkers I've been slowly working on in spurts. They are tabletop Quality (to me). Maybe I should make the next batch bloodier. And a photo of the small collection I've managed to paint. PS: After all this recent talk about table top and speed painting threads, I think I might test myself to see how quickly I can finish one.
  24. 03601 Ronnie and Reggie, Zombies

    And grizzly ghouls from every tomb are closing in to seal your doom. Poor Kirk.
  25. Postapocalypse Scooby Gang

    I'm not quite happy with these; I was using a limited palette to evoke the cartoon show, but the figures kind of demand a bit more. Perhaps I'll go in there and tweak the skin tones a tad, do some more highlighting and shading on the clothes. And Fred's eyes need help. The facial expressions are awesome. Minis by Kev White and Hasslefree.
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