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  1. 47 points
    Something with an autumn feel to it. When I look at this, I feel like Tobias should be holding a thanksgiving turkey and a cornucopia. Or maybe a pumpkin. I hope you like it!
  2. 45 points
    I got half decent photos! Aside from a little lint and not being 100%... but they're better than what I did before! I needed my dress pants for a usable backdrop, and I had to get my finger in the photo then crop it out for color balance, but it is okay! This is Aeon Trespass's Knowledge Nymph, as a demigoddess character in my world - The Watcher. Aletheia, former Loremistress who sacrificed herself for her library, and was raised as a demigoddess, then given the job of recording the history and stories of the region. Although she is strictly lawful, she doesn't really feel the need for undergarments. She likes her pajamas, and doesn't get many visitors in her "nest". Of Interest and Learning: First time painting sheer cloth. The super fine wrinkles on the small of her back made this tricky, but the rump was good for testing it out! I tried to paint the floor and her console/podium to look like marble stone, with simple paint on it. I tried to use desaturated colors for the books, so that the viewer would see them but focus on her instead. Open books shouldn't have nothing in them, so I popped on diagrams and scribbles (some roughly in Greek characters). Comments and critique are welcome! RED PEN ME.
  3. 44 points
    Soon my dnd group will be waging an assault against some Yuan-Ti cultists. Speed painted for tabletop.
  4. 42 points
    This is the end result of me trying ~2.5 sources of light for OSL. Red from magic runes below, teal from a flame in hand, and some moonlight from above. The character is our magic user (archivist/wizard/mystic theurge for Wee Jas), who got pretty beat up last session - but he got better. Hence title "revived". His familiar is an Aussie magpie, which was so vexing to paint, because instead of just a black bird, she has some spots. Gah! The character is pale, with black hair, and wears black and gray.... so I had a bit of an adventure trying to work around that too. The figure is a converted version of Dark Sword's Stephanie Law "Male Mage". I took it off the base and put it on a new one (I think MicroArtStudio?). I also filed off the tiny beard to make it just a little more different. I then took off the staff, and took the Bird on a Rock from that kickstarter and put it on the hand. That thing is on there with superglue, greenstuff, and prayers. The red OSL specifically wouldn't have been possible with my Reaper reds; that's Kimera paints. I tried Reaper Blood Red and it just wouldn't go bright enough. On the palette, it looks the same as Kimera's "The Red", but The Red is just sooooo much more vibrant. I thinned the heck out of it and started glazing it in. Weakest point I think is the bird, but eh, that's okay. Photos aren't perfect, but still better than what I used to get. Going to fiddle around with stuff again soon.
  5. 42 points
    This is Vilthiss Snake Champion from Mierce's Banelords Range. Resin. Base is made with a Greenstuffworld Rollerpin some skulls and a few of Ristul's Fantasy Market's resin bugs. After taking the pics I noticed a little too much purple gums on the upper side of the teeth, it's fixed. He's part of my Lost World Project which you can find here: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69308-lost-world-project-glitterwolf-paints-coldblooded-creatures-and-conquistadores/&page=154 This guy has some belts and buckles, If I didn't know better I would suspect it was a Klocke sculpt.. NEW PICS ADDED Fixed the teeth and added a reflection dot. First 5 pics are the new ones.
  6. 40 points
    Tough crowd. Hmm. Maybe you guys need something fun and cute! Here's Yuka and her baby polar bear companion, Tuktu! This is from one of our Kid Heroes Stretch Goals. Sculpted by Christine Van Patten!
  7. 39 points
    Here we have the Human Female Squire from Stonehaven Miniatures on a base from Micro Arts Studio. There's a WIP thread. This is my first serious attempt at NMM (barring a single sword on a recent figure). It's tricky. I think it works best from the three quarters perspective in the second shot. The view of the shadowed side in the final shot is notably less effective -- I wasn't sure what to do with that side. Also the sword blade is lousy, particularly on the back side. And the chain mail didn't turn out so well. Trying to get proper highlights and shading on such a complex surface is ... challenging. I eventually tried treating it basically as a single surface even though it's technically many interlinked rings. I also gave up and used TMM on the belt buckle at the top of her cuirass. It was just too tiny. My initial attempts at two brush blending worked notably more poorly here than they did when I tried it at ReaperCon. I wonder if it's some environmental difference? Or perhaps I made my paints too thin. I think the initial application may need to be a little thicker for two-brush blending, since you're immediately adding moisture to it thereafter. Also, it just seems really tricky on very small surfaces -- even a tiny bit too much moisture on the second brush and it floods all over everywhere. Still, it could be worse. I'm generally pleased with the faint hints of blue that I glazed onto it to get environmental reflections from all the blue in the surroundings -- the base, her clothing, the sky. I'm very pleased with the base. It came out very nicely. My only tiny complaint is that having a slightly angled surface like this made it difficult to attach the figure in such a way that she didn't appear to be pitching forward onto her face. Speaking of her face, I got ambitious. Here's an extreme closeup. This level of detail doesn't do my blends any favors, I'm afraid. I tried for a cupid's bow on her upper lip, which I generally avoid; and put a line of very dark brown between the lips which persistently came out thicker than I wanted it, until I finally gave up on it. As a result, she kind of looks like she's been eating chocolate and got some smeared on her lips. The best thing I can say about it is that she has recognizable facial features at arm's length, which is probably the best viewing distance anyway.
  8. 38 points
    Was so excited to do this one. Theroc is such an Iconic monster.
  9. 38 points
    I have always liked black dragons with their forward swept horns. With this one I decided to also try my hand at adding a swampy base to it. The base is made of dried out herbal tea, bits of sticks and rocks I found outside while camping and some torn up pieces of cork. I made the cattails with some old resistors. I’ve been told these would be better if I add a little about my process so… here goes. First I glued the miniature to a piece of HDF scrap that I cut in a 3×3 inch square on my table saw. Then I glued a bunch of garbage all over the base. I filled the joints on the miniature with green stuff. I primed it with black primer and painted the eyes. I always start with the eyes. Partly that’s because they are the hard part and I want to get them over with. Partly it’s because once it has eyes I can see the rest of it and I know what it needs to be. This is a black dragon but I knew if it was just black it would be really uninteresting to look at… and easy to paint. I decided to paint the wings with a green gradient. Next I gave the wings some character, taking some inspiration from a certain lava dragon that I found here on the forums. Then I went back over the dragon’s scales with some green highlights to make them look shiny. Finally I added grass, cat tails, moss, pieces of skeletons and some water effect. And the final product:
  10. 38 points
  11. 37 points
    Greetings! Presenting the High Rollers! I wanted to keep these chaps looking bright & cartoony so I went with primary & secondary colours for their bodies & I tried to keep these colours appropriate to their character. Pyram "The Pincher" Aleon Octrox D'Tenian Thacovius Sir Vigintor Pyp Thanks for looking!
  12. 37 points
    Hello forum family, wanna share with you my last mini painted (I'm so lazy in this time of the year...). I have two figure of Luwin, so I decided to paint it again, this time in more natural colors. It took me a good 10 hours to place the OSL, as he is plenty of details and it was no easy to figure out where to place the shadows, but anyway I'm pretty happy of the result :) Hope you'll like him too. As always every C&C is more than welcome, help me see what I can't see :) Thanks for watching
  13. 37 points
    Presenting Volturnos, a character from the Idoneth (or Sea Elf) faction in the Warhammer:- Age of Sigmar game by Games Workshop. Not my best work, I struggled in quite a few places (particularly with the fish) so a lot of it has ended up being painted rather basically, even by my standards. But I did get it finished, so I'll count this as a partial victory. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
  14. 37 points
    Who wants a preview? Hercules, by Bobby Jackson based on art by Talin. *Somebody* is going to kill that hydra. May as well be Hercules.
  15. 36 points
    Greetings! I recently bought some Greenstuffworld colourshift paints & eagerly wanting to try them out, I searched through my (huge) Bones backlog for a suitably metallic mini. I grabbed the fantastically ominious Iron Golem from the Bones 4 Stoneskull Expansion & got to work. The blue areas are the colourshift paint, all the other areas are standard paints. I'm really happy with how it turned out. It's not as easy to see the effect on these pics as it is with your own eyes but you can make it out. There's no shading or highlighting on these areas apart from some silver to pick out the rivets & sharp edges on the arm plates. Thanks for looking!
  16. 36 points
    This chaos toad was another one of my ReaperCon entries, this time in the Painter's category. As I had multiple entries in the category, only one was judged and this was not the one chosen. Even though it was not the one judged, it is one of my favorites that I have painted recently. It is a fantastic sculpt by @TaleSpinner with fun details like the shrunken head and turtle shell canteen.
  17. 35 points
    Yup, it is a well, with some giant tentacles bursting forth. A kind person printed me up some 3D terrain and objects, getting around to painting them. Need to finish off the flame and water options that go with the well. Corners are also magnetized for toppers and the like.
  18. 35 points
    Painting cold stuff. Super quick Yetis and remorhaz.
  19. 34 points
    Well after over a year I'm back to painting again. Just going to work through the pain until I can get the surgeries I need. Beats lying in bed all day and I can't stand looking at all that Bones 4 sitting there unpainted anymore. lol. Its not bad I think for the first thing I painted in over a year I think.
  20. 34 points
    Brand new to the boards and I’m pretty new to the hobby. But a while back I saw this guy at my local hobby shop and new I needed to pick him up. Fast forward a few months and a friend won an auction with a TON of bones figs. I expressed some interest in this guy and she just gave him to me. It took me a while but I really went all out for this guy. I learned a ton and had a lot of fun. I’ve shared him on the Facebook page but since I’m new hear I thought I’d share it here too. Since this guy my wife and I dove full in and picked up a bunch of figs and we’ll be doing a full pledge for Bones 5. Enjoy!
  21. 34 points
  22. 33 points
    I don't do that, but probably should... This is definitely accurate for my corgis... and their definition of "food" is fairly expansive... And, I just accepted a job offer for more $$ than I was asking/expecting!! Woohoo!! Bones 5 here I come!!
  23. 33 points
    Really really liked this promotional mini. A great concept that really comes through in the sculpt. She is very tall, 45mm to top of the head, and shown on a 30mm base. It doesn't show up to much but was going for a darker/greyer skin tone to contrast with lighter/more feminine light blue and pink.
  24. 32 points
    I know that doesn't sound very exciting but its not your usual "miniature". In fact in our world of miniatures I would put this one in the large garage kit category. This particular piece was carved by my father sometime in the past 10 years or so for my mom. My dad passed away in 2015 and I have had Chester on site since 2016. However, events going on have made me realize that this is a piece that cannot wait. He has been sitting in the garage and my intention was to paint him there but it gets cold in the garage. While the oil and enamel paints that will be used have a pretty heavy odor we have moved Chester into the living room which will give us a more controlled environment to work on him. At this point the goal is to have him done by Thanksgiving. That is entirely doable, giving enough free time I have been able to complete a carousel horse in a about a week and a half. This is certainly not the ideal place to paint but there aren't a lot of options and moving a several hundred pound miniature up and down stairs is tricky at best.
  25. 32 points
    Sneak Preview for those of you who don't/can't watch Reaper Live. By Chris Lewis. Stegosaurus-Barbarian.MPG By Rainbow Sculptor herself, Christine Van Patten. Some pirates that will make an appearance sometime next month.