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By Paradoxical Mouse
So, 2017 was my first year in this hobby. I discovered the joys of miniatures. I discovered Reaper. I discovered Bones 4, and the Reaper forums with it. I'm going to post pictures of everything I've painted this year, more or less in order...with a bit of a blurb about my journey. Starting with before I joined these forums, my first miniatures.
KOBOLDS - WizKids Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures - 72557
These were my first miniatures I painted. Yeah. I started with small kobolds... And with WizKids... (I didn't have primer on hand to start).
GOBLINS - Reaper Bones - 77024
What comes after kobolds? Goblins. I have no idea how there are only 9, when they come in packs of 6....I only remember painting 9, as well...This is a mystery... Also, these guys got painted based on a Runescape quest...yeah. I'm a nerd.
ADVENTURERS - WizKids Deep Cuts - 72596, 72597, 72600, 72601
So I used the WizKids adventures for Acolytes in my Hoard of the Dragon Queen game...yeah...these were my first human paint jobs.
Golanth, Half Dragon Warrior - Reaper Dark Haven Legends - 03463
Golanth was the first metal mini I painted. I remember loving tinting his armor. I also had to base him to keep him from falling over.
Various Furniture - Reaper Bones - 77319, 77138, 77137
I wanted some dungeon dressing...
Swarms - Reaper Bones - 77129, 77128
Thanks to Hoard of the Dragon Queen, the enemies my players are most afraid of are...RAT SWARMS. Yeah, the rat swarms in ch.1 almost ended up with a TPK. Good times.
Halfling Rogue - WizKids Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures - 72627
This chick was my first painted player mini. She was a halfling bard. I remember giving up on her eyes.
Dracolisks - Reaper Bones - 77379
I was super proud of these guys when I first did them. I loved how the washes looked!
Cultist - Reaper Bones - 77351
My goodness, I started to do detail with this guy! I'd actually discovered Reaper's forums with him, but I stayed just a lurker for a while.
Andriessa, Female Wizard - Reaper Bones - 77386 OR 77381 (DDS2)
I really spent a lot of time on her. I wanted to try and see just how detailed I could paint.
More Goblins - WizKids Deep Cuts - 72579
Black Bear (Companion Animals) - Reaper Bones - 77216
The druid kept turning into a bear. It made me angry, but I still painted him up a mini.
Phoenix - WizKids Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures - 72563
I just kind of stuck some red ink on this one.
Deep Ones - Reaper Dark Haven Legends - SKU ????????? (None of my searches are finding these guys)
Peryton - Reaper Bones - 77392
I actually used reference photos for this guy!
Spiders - Reaper Bones - 77025
Mister Mouse is scared of spiders and hates these guys. He insists I keep them put away.
Cassie, Female Gnome Wizard - Reaper Dark Haven Legends - 03340
Recognize her? She was the first mini I posted up on these forums! She was used as my mini for my player character, Ashes. She was also my first attempt at basing. Additionally, you might remember her being my avatar for a long while.
Zombies - Reaper Bones - 77053, 77014
I played with some special effects with these guys. I still love the results!
Skeletons - Reaper Bones - 77242, 77241, 77244, 77238, 77237
So many skeletons! I also think I have the wrong sku for my spearman...
Ghast - Reaper Bones - 77159
Wraith - Reaper Bones - 77097
I tried adding a tuft of grass to this guy, in the back.
Plant Thing - Reaper Bones - ?????
I got this from Stoneskull...don't know the actual SKU.
Bear - Reaper Bones - ??????
I have no idea the SKU on this bear - it came with Bones 3 core. He was my first attempt to paint for display, instead of tabletop.
More Cultists and a Circle - Reaper Bones - 77351
I tried to get a glowy effect on the circle...I still like the first cultist I did a little better...
Tombstone - Reaper Bones - ?????
From Bones 3 Graveyard
Necromancer - Reaper Bones - 77283
I hate the paint job I did on her...she's the last mini I painted using only Army Painter Paints...
Level Up! - Reaper Learn to Paint Kit - 08907
And so, I leveled up (I have no clue where the gnome went, and the pirate apparently needs a touch-up)
Adventuring Kid - Reaper Dark Haven Legends - 03783
And so, I tried to apply what I learned and also do NMM...this kid didn't turn out so great. But I tried!
Hot Foot - Reaper ReaperCon 2017 Mousling - 01616
My FIRST MOUSLING!!!! I'm still really happy about how the bubbling lava came out. Also my lesson in painting before assembly.
Bandit - Reaper Bones - ?????
And so, I went back and tried speed painting something...
Lizardman Archer - Reaper Bones - 77425
Speed painted to test Eldar colors...
Wrapping Dragon - Reaper Special Edition - 05193
I finally start to be getting shading and eyes! Yay!
Christmas Speed Paints - Reaper - ???, 77436, 77435, 77433, 01552
And so, I now speed paint at a much higher quality than I even slow painted at in the beginning.
I feel like 2017 was great. 92 painted miniatures later, I think my skill has improved drastically. I hope my skill keeps improving in 2018!
These are what I finished painting this year, a year that was somewhat abbreviated by world events. Really, this is what I painted in the last six months, since political dismay kept me from the miniatures table for approximately eight months after the last US Presidential election.
This year I painted my first Reaper Warlord figures who were also my first oversized werewolves, 77754 the Rageclaw Slayer, and 77755, Aislinn, Shadow Tracker.
Nearly everything I painted was for the White Wolf World of Darkness and Exalted.
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If you would like to see how I originally intended to show everything (without all the links), here's all of them in order behind a spoiler:
Here is what I painted in 2017.
I had a lot of fun with the terrain/scenery pieces.
Learned a lot from painting the bust and got crazy with my Lost World project.
Also had a blast with the diorama challenge and Rainbow Dragon Challenge.
Here is Glitterwolf's 2017.
so 93 this year, one less than 2015, but 20 more than last year.
wierdly 3 large dragons were painted in each year three years.
would have done less but went on a huge blitz of kingdom of death after getting the set in october.
Mostly Bones - I did count the smaller dracolisk as one of my three dragons, but I did remove legs and re-sculpt.
core villains from kingdom death - the Phoenix and final boss are not finished, and will take a while.
Survivors, starting four on the right, gradually gaining better weapons and armor.
the last one is built wearing armor made from the phoenix and antelope armor kits.
unfinshed things & 3d printed terrain.
I'm a bit of a glutton for punishment, so have managed to talk myself into another rainbow dragon... Since I have ol' Pathfinder Red sitting in the Drawer of Doom and no real plans for him, I thought I'd randomize him (not that I don't have enough other projects that haven't been finished (or even started))..
So, here goes:
3 Star challenge on Pathfinder Red (#89001)
Primary : Blush Pink (although I might substitute in Breast Cancer Pink since I have 3 bottles of that from last month!)
Secondary: Brilliant Green (needs to be ordered or fetched from the FLGS - I have Forest Green but that's too dark to match, i think)
Tertiary: Heather Blue (do not have this, but do have a Sample bottle from a past order that is very close and will be used in its place..
I smidged some paint on a sheet of paper for comparison and have decided that Blush Pink is much brighter than BCPink, so I'll probably use the Blush (unless I decide to go thematic again and donate this fellow to a survivor since I know a few). Also, Forest Green is indeed way too dark to substitute in for Brilliant Green..
Here he is in all his boxed plasticky glory!
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