Jump to content

Recommended Posts

12 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:


I really like the scorching on the end of the flamer.:winkthumbs:

I can't take much credit for that. It was right there on the box art, otherwise I'd never have thought of it. Just proves you should always keep the box art for ideas.

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I was hoping to finish the halfling and the orc. As usual plans fall through, I spent so much time working on the orc that I barely touched the halfling. 


I did a second coat of paint on the whole miniature. I've improved as a painted and started using a wet pallete since the basecoat. I could have stripped it but I figured instead I'd just keep going. Ended up working out, at least I think so.


I used a combination of HD Viper Green and Black to create a flesh wash. At first I wasn't thrilled with the ruddy complexion but it grew on me. I also used Bloodstain Red for the dried blood on the sword. 


All I need to finish is the base and touch up the face a little, but it's almost finished.  


This was also my first time doing chainmail and I found the Reaper Learn to Paint pamphlet to be really helpful.



  • Like 8

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

No painting updates today. I actually took a step backward when it comes to finishing miniatures. My local gameshop where I go for AL had a big after Christmas sale.


I thought I was done bringing home GW boxes but I was wrong. I picked up a box of twenty skaven for eight bucks. So now I have even more miniatures, at this rate I'll have a fairly respectable collection before the kickstarter ships.


  • Like 9

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, robinh said:

and $8.00 is a good deal or at least based on prices here in Atlantic Canada!

My local shop doesn't really carry GW. So when they have it that means they picked it up really cheap, then they pass the savings on to us. It's the only reason I have any GW.

  • Like 2

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Didn't technically get any painting done today, but I did finally seal my backlog of "finished" miniatures.


This also gave me a chance to reflect on what I've learned in just a year. This being my first year of painting I've learned a lot and that is evident in my work. Just this month I finally built and began using a wet pallete, which was a real game changer. 


It also brought to my attention how much of my time in this hobby has been spent learning. Between how to and technique videos a lot of my time in this hobby hasn't been spent painting. I believe it has laid a great foundation though.


Thirteen miniatures in a year isn't great but I am constantly learning and believe next year will be different. With some hard work and a little luck I'm hoping to be ready when Reaper IV ships.


  • Like 10

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Your first year seems to have gone well, and time spent learning is never time wasted. As to amassing a mighty figmentian horde,  that's something that just seems to occur naturally and it isn't nessessarily a bad thing. If you see something you like and you've got the funds, go for it. Because the opposite end of that is waiting to long, it goes out of print and then you're in the position of spending quite a bit more when you decide to swoop it up. (I made this mistake with Mordheim and other GW stuff years ago) Speaking of which if you can get GW stuff at 8 bucks a box that is an extraordinary deal! Even if you eventually decide later to resell it, there's a market for it and you'll have no trouble regaining your investment. But the most important thing is to paint what you like and have fun.

  • Like 2

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I doubt I'll ever play any GW games but I do like the kits. The Skaven will be useful for D&D though, well more useful than the Cadiens.

Edited by Rat13
Dang autocorrect.
  • Like 5

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

This thread made me take a look at my current projects,

A few tehnolog minitures are still awiting paint(they're larger than Heroic scale, and pretty cheap... ), one Tehnolog walker is partially painted, and a flyer is halfway through modification...   

Kaladrax is ready for a hot bath, some pins and primer.

28 Skeletons(20 infantry, 8 archers)+ assorted bits from Mantic has been cleaned for mould lines and glued together, just waiting for the last 2 archers before a bath and primer.

Stormwing is going through the Rainbow challenge...

Kyphrixis just got a bath to reset a rather messy airbrush session...

Wyrmgear has has mould lines removed and is being 'fixed'...  

The Reaper Nativity scene has had the 'wood framing' painted, the crib is partial, and so is Joseph, also. Didn't get any done this Christmas. Maybe next Christmas...

The Grim Squeaker just needs me to finish his skythe. (The Resin cast is OK, just considering options for painting)

A Bones Anirion just got hit with Grey Liner...  (No, not the one in the LTPK: Layer Up... That one is already painted. Repetition is the key to mastery, so... Also got him in metal... )

A DS Ranger will be modified slightly... (Yes, the one that I'm now too late to submit to a certain competition)

A Reaper Angel has had the mould lines removed, and is awaiting modifications... serious mods... including LEDs...  


Actually, there's quite a lot more, but they're mostly vague notes in my spreadsheet, yet. 

Some, like the Angel is waiting on my skills with knife, saw and drill to improve, or even on me making or getting hold of the right tools. 

Without my spreadsheet it would be impossible to keep track of all the minis(I do have 20 minis after all) or what I want to do with them.   



  • Like 4

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

My orc should be finished now. Instead of the ruddy complexion I was messing with I went a little darker. Instead of green skin I went with a very dark green. So it's more like an Uruk-hai.


I also worked on the halflings a little but didn't make much progress. 



  • Like 8

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd love to do a painting update but unfortunately I can't. Didn't really get much time to paint this week. Changing my orc's complexion was the last chance I got to paint. 


Instead of painting I spent the week looking into skirmish games, finally saw the new Star Wars, and prepped for the D&D game I'm running tomorrow. That combined with all the regular trappings of life kinda got in my way.


I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things next week though. The sooner I finish what's in my painting box the sooner I'll be able to start working on those GW skaven. I'm really itching to get at those guys but I want to finish everything else first.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Quick update today, I now understand how miniature collections can get out of hand.


Thirty-six dollars put me deeper into "the stuff I have to paint" hole.




  • Like 7

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By SGHawkins09
      The official arrival/departure thread for Round 2 of the Basing Edition of the Box of Goodwill.
      PLEASE make sure to post when you receive the box and when you send it off.

      Remember, NO CHATTER, chatter thread is here:

      Box of Goodwill, Basing Edition Round 2 - Chatter Thread

      SGHawkins09 - sent 2/16
      Keianna - arrived 2/20, sent 2/27
      Sylverthorne - arrived 3/1, sent 3/9
      NecroMancer - arrived 3/12, sent 3/15
      hungerfan - arrived 3/18, sent 3/23
      Ulfheathen - arrived 3/26, sent 4/2
      Aryanun - arrived 4/4, 
      hiddenone32 - new box arrived 6/11, sent 6/15
      Clearman - arrived 6/18
      Generic Fighter
      Dilvish the Deliverer

      Dilvish the Deliverer - sent 2/26
      Wyvernfire - arrived 2/27, sent 3/10
      Chaoswolf - arrived 3/12, sent 3/26
      Knarthex - arrived 3/28, sent 4/13
      Paradoxical Mouse - arrived 4/16
      Only two groups this time and they are fairly large so make sure to keep the boxes moving. Also you may notice Keianna is listed in both groups, this is intentional as she did not receive a box last time.
    • By PerpetuusRex
      Hi Everyone!
      I'm new here, though I have been a lurker for many years at this point.  I used to be quite into painting and sculpting miniatures but took a break when I went to college and I want to get back into it.  I've backed bones 4 so I figured I should start warming up for it!  
      So, after a four year break here is what I'm working on:

      Any feedback or critique would be wonderful!
    • By wickedshifty
      I painted this guy and he seemed like a real ambitious little skeleton. So I had a base I had started for a different project, but ultimately decided not to use, and he seemed worthy and I liked the rocks he came standing on anyways...

    • By SamuraiJack
      There are many companies who make flocking materials, but not many in North America who cater to a gaming audience. My goal is to allow for a varied range of colors that accommodate specific types of terrain, and that complement the environment where your game takes place. Huge Miniatures is the culmination of 6 months of experimentation, in an attempt to make the highest quality of scenic flock and basing materials.
      I've figured out an efficient method for creating realistic foliage, with a range of colors and blends that allows itself to bring your miniatures, role playing campaign or battlefield to life. I'm pleased to share my ideas with you and I hope you can find a place on your table for exciting new terrain!
      A bunch of foam ready to be dyed Some of the colors I've experimented with  
      I wanted to create a more realistic looking foliage without using sawdust, which in my opinion just looks like dyed sawdust. I've experimented with different varieties of foam, and methods of shaping it to resemble foliage. Using foam also allows for the creation of blends containing multiple colors that all stand out and complement each other. After months, I've come across a process that I'm incredibly pleased with. 

      I chose a set of colors that can find use in historic, fantasy, and sci-fi environments. Both the loose foliage and 2mm static grass can find use when basing miniatures, and building terrain.
      Great for grass, tufts, trees, bushes, shrubs, weeds, ground cover, and more!
    • By Dr.Bedlam
      Need to work on my basing. Still, I don't think this little Hasslefree piece came out TOO badly.

       Cavewoman stock Hasslefree, from the recent kickstarter; dinosaur, a slightly altered plastic dino I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby; Reaper base; GF9 static grass, with flowers scavenged from a Box Of Goodwill. The tree was the hard part; I needed a prehistoric looking giant conifer, so I started with a metal rod, coated with greenstuff, and began sculpting up, layer by later, with no small effort...  I'm a far worse sculptor than even I think I am... and finally, after completion, I layer painted it with a variety of browns...

      ...and then threw it in the trash and substituted a pine sprout from the yard instead. Sometimes the old ways are the best.
  • Who's Online   16 Members, 1 Anonymous, 0 Guests (See full list)