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  1. 18 points
    With all the black on the model, contrasted by the stark white hair, this was very difficult to photograph. I need to dig up a good mid-grey backdrop for something like this. edit 12/15/13: new pics! Damn that speck of dust on the shoulder. I'll take another round of pics once I get a better backdrop. The blacks really do go right to Pure Black and the hair has some interesting blue shadows that are pretty much lost. I think I'm also hobbled a bit by my ancient camera, the dern thing is 8 years old now! I'm quite happy with how it came out overall. I feel my gold getting better, I'm starting to get a feel for where to lay in the highs and lows. A few stumbles here and there, but as usual I learned a lot painting this one. I think it does a pretty nice job at portraying Storm, too! [url=WIP]http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/47459-60129-chelaxian-infernal-binder-ororo/]WIP thread here
  2. 18 points
    14092: Khong-To, Reptus Warlord, sculpted by Chaz Elliott Entered in the Reaper Painting Excuses Winter Wonder Contest (Single Figure).
  3. 17 points
    Picked up this set a few years ago from Splintered Light. It was called "fantasy villagers" or something unmemorable. You literary types might be able to figure it out. :) From left to right: Mr Rabbit, Mr Mole, Mr Toad, Mr Badger, and Mr Rat.
  4. 14 points
    Just finished this guy from Learn to Paint Kit #4. This dude is one strength potion away from exploding. C&C welcome.
  5. 8 points
    been wanting to paint this one for a while now, and the exchange gave me a good reason too, Ill pack it up this week, I hope whoever gets it likes it :)
  6. 7 points
    And here's the Taipan to round out the set - these guys were great to paint, I really understand why everyone is going the big worm, snake like creatures are fun and you can be really different with their colouring. And all three snakey fellows together.
  7. 5 points
    Bertokk the Anabolic (from LTPK4). One strength potion away from exploding :-) By the looks of his axe, roid-rage appears to be in effect.
  8. 4 points
    Ok #2 wip as promised. I really need to get away from all these bright colors. I think that Im suck in some sort of anime color kick.
  9. 4 points
    ok, here is the deal. The Post Office has a congressional mandate to deliver mail 6 days a week, Mon-Sat. Something is happening in March where the upper echelons in the USPS thinks they can just cut out Sat delivery. Now, I have been a USPS mail carrier for almost 12 years now, and for the last 9 ir so years they have been talking about cutting Saturday delivery. While most americans could care less about mail being delivered on Sat, the special intrest groups that do care are loud & have lots of little politicians listening to them. I honestly think this plan from the USPS is going to bomb, and your mail will still be delivered on Saturdays when August comes around. I could be wrong, but thats what I see happening. & the Post Office wants your buisness guys. If you don't like the rate your getting, tell your local carrier you want to speak with someone in sales. they will pass that on to the PM supervisor, and if that person has half a brain (it's a gamble) they will pass it on to marketing and someone will come out and work with you to make you happy. It's not a garentee you will get a great deal, but all the effort is on us, the USPS, not you guys. As for customer service, I am sorry to say but it sucks in the USPS in general. This is the product of a generally unhappy workforce that is kept stressed out and in constant wariness of the changes coming down from up high. It's not an excuse for poor customer service, and it's something I wish was different. All I can do is try & give it to my customers and help where I can.
  10. 3 points
    To keep myself encouraged, and to keep track of my skill (or lackthereof) for Ashardalon, I'm going to chuck them all here while I await the Reaper Surprise in March. Here's the first one done, I haven't spent a massive amount of time on it (for me) it was about an hour all told I think. But it's also a simple model. As it's just a generic monster it's not quite as good as I could have made it.
  11. 3 points
    Not sure how this posting mini's in the show off thread works but here's a shot at it. Ok the Zebracorn was painted by me and the other three were painted by my wife. C&C welcome
  12. 3 points
    Lots of NMM gold on this one, so I spent the morning going over other details. Pouches, scrolls, lips and...what's that? That's right, true believers...you're looking at freehand! And setup for NMM gold trim, no less. The back of the model was just a wall of black, so I wanted to break it up with gold. I felt wrapping the trim to the front would be too much gold, given all the gold already on the front of the model. For our next exciting chapter, you're going to have to tune in to the astonishing http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/47574-60129-chelaxian-infernal-binder-ororo/'>Show-Off! (because I forgot to WIP the NMM gold)
  13. 3 points
    I'll just second/third/whatever the calls for More Dungeon Dressing (a HUGE win if it is in BONES as well - cheap & awesome! - cheaesome!) Centaurs! Male & Female with and without bows. Dragon-men - all kinds. With wings, without wings, tails or tailless doesn't matter just bring on more of them! Catmen (not that i don't like lady catpeople too there just seems to be very few male cat people out there) and last but not least one of the rarest minis out there Duck People ala Runequest (think Howard the Duck comics for size vs. humans please don't ever look at that horrid movie)
  14. 3 points
    It's the extra abdominal muscles that separate the boys with the 18 strength and the men with the 18/00 strength. Yeah, skin shading looks good but I really like the gauntlets and the sword scabbard, nice job.
  15. 3 points
    Nothing wrong with brights. Paint what you like, not what you think will get you more points at CMoN.
  16. 3 points
    Undead Santa (inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas). WIP here.
  17. 3 points
  18. 3 points
    @badoctor, yeah I've had a look at your guys, I'll be doing my legion devils in a very similar colour :) @Vutpakdi I agree, the snake is actually a black snake and in normal light the blue is very gentle, until you put it under a glaring white light. Highlighting and shadowing is definitely something I am working on though... highlighting is so hard! And here is Snake #2 Randy 'The Viper' Orton. This little bugger took about 1hr40mins... the reason it took an extra 40mins? The gorram gold spots. I did them in scorched brown to provide a base and then went over them with gold. It took me 40 mins to get them all done! With the red bellied black snake up above I just drybrused it and the dots came out nicely, but as you can see it made the rest of him look a bit rough. I love these snake miniatures though, they're easy, have some nice detail and are fantastic to practise highlighting and shadowing on.
  19. 2 points
    Hi everyone! After seeing Seer of the Pitt Bridge of Sorrows WIP I thought I should share pictures of the one I painted back in 1995. Fortunately, the owner took great care of it and kept it in a display behind windows so it is still very clean. He had the kindness to let me take these pictures last weekend. As you will see on the last pictures, I had to carve two blocks of stone out of green stuff to support the Wyvern because after some time it started to lean on the side. It amazes me to realize I did this diorama 18 years ago.
  20. 2 points
    Because Monkeysloth said I could enter him, here's ol' Dain (aka my first decent mini hah). As I mentioned in the rules thread, I was inspired by another paintjob of this model and went back to enhance the dragon on the shield, so it technically is new paint...
  21. 2 points
    Oi! im very slow at taking pics on what Im working on. Currently adding 1-3 minis a week to the shelf of shame 80% finished. Started on 2 last night. Photos taken with my phone and Im having a heck of a time up loading them. Will try to finish 4 some time later today. Most of my basing material is missing...... *cries* i need my static grass! (ignore the messy craft table in the background) 30 min later still cant load the other pics. Heres one for now will post agian later. ><
  22. 2 points
    Yeah - you know how with a wash you load up the brush and let it go all over the place? Well with a glaze you're sort of in between that and the amount of load you'd use for a layer. It's a bit less under control than a layer, not quite as runny as a wash - so you have to wick some of it off the brush before you apply. And it's real thin because it's just slightly altering the colours underneath. I use it most often when I have to correct for bad transitions - like on my Bones flit where his wings are too starkly defined. I'll make a glaze of the midtone and then apply that over the offending area to tone it down and see if I can make the transition a little more easygoing. Everybody will learn glazing eventually, because highlighting black is one of the most evil things to attempt and it's so very easy to overdo. When that happens and somebody looks at it, thinks it looks wrong, and then corrects it by using very thinned black to tone it down they're pretty much putting glazing into action. You can do other stuff with it, too, if you want to get all fancypants with it.
  23. 2 points
    Three more minis to finish off the week. First off we have Vistrail Quillscratch from Reaper. I thought I'd try some freehand but failed and ended up with just a zigzag pattern. Then we have the undead dwarf from Stonehaven's Dwarf Adventurers Kickstarter. The minis are well done but as a whole abit to big for my taste so I don't know if I'll ever use them and they will probably have a low priority to get painted, except for the smith. The undead dwarf is another such exception. A really cool mini that also was faily easy to paint. And lastly we have Minimus from Hasslefree miniatures, looking down at his army.
  24. 2 points
    got the druid wilder staff cleaned up and slight hightlights then gloss/dullcoated and finished up the basing of her. first figure I got some makeup on and from that foot and half distance I think she looks ok. Now I know its abit closer to then but its getting there :) On to the druid overseer. talk about making things harder on yourself. I should know by now that gluing on the back antler rack and cloak(single piece) before painting was a dumb idea..but in my haste to add this figure to my journeyman league I assembled to play not thinking how I was gonna get a brush in between the weapon and antlers as well as the back area... So this is gonna be a lotta paint,then touchup ,paint then touchup..heh sometimes you just gotta laugh at your own foolishness
  25. 2 points
    Here are my Mouslings enjoying their winter holiday. 01436, Holiday Mouslings Sulpted by Gene Van Horne.