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#1 buglips*the*goblin

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:24 PM

So way back when I was painting my two Ogres, which then became my one Ogres, I declared that I didn't much fancy painting Bones minis, that I was a huge and unrepentant metal snob, and that since they were all destined for much-abused front line use anyway that I should not bother painting them at all and just leave them plain.

And so it was!

However, I just got a whole batch of Bones from Reaper . . . and realized that plan won't cut it. Just too much white. So what to do?

Well, I decided they needed some color - even if they wouldn't get a proper job. My objectives were as follows:

- to minimize time and effort (no prep except washing)
- to use solid colors with no shading or lining
- to use a minimum of colors
- to paint only critical details (i.e. no eyes)
- to make them colorful, distinctive, and easy to tactically recognize
- to achieve all this with my least valuable and most plentiful paint (Coat D'Arms)

The final results, if I do say so myself, are quite hideous to behold. By no standard except that of a preschooler could they qualify as good paintjobs. But - you can tell the difference between an orc and a zombie. Mission accomplished.

Since I feel it a shame to hoard this horror all to myself, here you go (I am not responsible for any blindness which may occur):


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

Moar! Moar!

But seriously, even knowing that you have no greater ambition for them than this, I think they're looking solid... and all they would need for that extra bling would be a quick wash with a strong ink (Devlan Mud, Army Painter Strong Ink) or a dip in some Quickshade or wood varnish.

Just sayin'... ^_^ I'm a pusher...
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#3 buglips*the*goblin

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

Nope! That's an extra step. I start doing that then I'll start painting details. These are xp fodder.

Now . . . the nice looking dracoliches I'm getting . . . they might get a little more love. That's different. But the hoi polloi cannon fodder are destined to be crammed into grossly unconstitutional ziploc prisons so they get nothing!
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#4 Panzer_Engel

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

Meh. I've faced off against worse across the wargaming table. . . .

. . . And that said, set up a production line and wash or dip them.

Which Last Knight has already suggested, oh well. . . .
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

Posted ImageC'mon, Bug... it's waaaaahfer theeeeen...
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#6 buglips*the*goblin

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

As I complete more hideous Bones, I'll add more hideous pictures.

Sure is fun to just sling paint without a care in the world, though. I'd have gotten way more of these done if I didn't have to wait for them to dry after washing. I got 6 of the zombies done (all I had), yon Ogre (actually Budd from my Ogre WIP), and I've got some purple on the purple worm.
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#7 Girot

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

Grinding models for painting XP = WIN!!

that is exactly why I am painting my crap zombies

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#8 Dan d'Lyon

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

They're...they're....horrible and awesome to behold. I may not be a goblin, but I certainly have an appreciation for the minimalist tradition you're invoking in these bits of plastic we call Bones. In particular the completely unapologetic dispensation with shading or highlighting is a bold and audacious move that only one such as yourself could devise.

Brings a tear, dude. Brings a tear.....

Of course, that could be the stanky socks.

#9 buglips*the*goblin

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:32 PM

Oh, you ain't seen nothing yet. Soon I'll have two Bugbears - one with garishly bright orange underwear, and the other with a very festive purple pair.

In case the DM needs to make a distinction.
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#10 Adrift

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:44 PM

buglips I love them for the tabletop! Way to go!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

Ogre: "This off-Broadway chorus line is terrible!"

Add a light brown wash to the chorus line and see what we get! :)

#12 Tranquil Ape

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

these are at least as good as some of the prepainted minis I've seen out there... not really bad if its what your going for
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:03 PM

show no mercy to the fodder!
keep slapping the paint on

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:10 PM

My only regret is that tangerine didn't somehow find it's way into the schemes.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

My only regret is that tangerine didn't somehow find it's way into the schemes.


Wait for the bug bears. ::D:

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