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  1. Based on my joyful experience in going through my shipment of Bones which arrived today, I think Wyrmgear himself confirms that there ARE different types of plastic being used for their various different qualities. It's quite obvious that Wyrmgear's various pieces are made of different plastics, particularly the wings. Based on how different they are, and how good they look, I would say this was a deliberate choice. Which means it's very likely that other models have used slightly different formulations of plastic for various reasons, as Kay indicated. I don't have Kally, so I can't repor
    14 points
  2. Here are some Reaper gnolls I painted, I have no luck with varnish, I just go for shiny, these started to come out cloudy. I ordered some blended flock and static grass so I'll throw some on these when it gets here. 5 gnolls here 2 metal archers, 1 metal gnoll w/axe, 2 Bones gnolls w/flails. The scale mail on the Bones gnolls is larger than the others, extremely easy to paint, after painting these I would prefer just Bones versions, the details are excellent. Hard to see the reds, I have a light red on the edges of any red areas. I know on the inside of the shield I got sloppy, I'
    12 points
  3. Once upon a time - ca. 1979 or so, when I was a Young Grump, I had an adventure where the party thief (not rogue - thief, engaging in the profitable pastime of theft) separated from the party in a quest for, well, unconsidered trifles. While thus engaged the young rogue managed to find a treasure trove, and so eager was he to enrich his personal coffers that he neglected to secure the door behind him - which then shut and vanished from sight, leaving him trapped in a room with no doors. Being not without resources the scallywag put on his ring of wishes and demanded of the ring 'Make m
    11 points
  4. I tend to think there's a good place for digital sculpts, such as machinery (Bombshell's rocketbike) and Uncanny Valley (Kingdom Death). And certainly other areas, but those two are where I've seen the most successful examples of digital sculpting. Attempts to make "sexy" (KD's pinups, the ladies of Darkmyr) or "heroic" (Raging Heroes) minis has, IMO, had little success so far. The reason equipment works well is that our eyes expect it to have a manufactured appearance. KD's non-pinup stuff (and some pinups) work because we aren't supposed to see individuals in them, we're supposed to
    9 points
  5. Something like this door: P1000919 by kitchen_wolf, on Flickr It's the ultimate dungeon trope - a closed door. It's free-standing so you can turn it perpendicular to the wall when it's open. They'd probably sell well in 3 packs.
    9 points
  6. A nice treat from Reaper - a video showing the shipping process of the bones. I would have gone with flight of the bumblebee for the soundtrack, but it still works :)
    8 points
  7. Absolutely, that. Head swaps are actually pretty easy. You just have to find the right kind of body for your character. The first thing that came to mind for me was using Shad's of Saori's body (although I don't know what type of rogue you're playing). My only experience doing a head swap is creating a Dragonborn Sorcerer using the dragonman conversion kit and putting that on top of a GW Empire Wizard body. I modeled a hood to make the conversion a bit more natural, although I'm not sure if you'd want to do that since that might obscure the ears. ~Muninn
    8 points
  8. First post here, started painting my new (GW) Tau army while I wait for my bones. Took me a while to figure out a color scheme I liked, sticking to this one, though I might play a little with the color of the backpack. Its tabletop quality :) What do you guys think?
    6 points
  9. I'll have to take a look at the rules & post a few. Thanks. Continuing with the game I'd been planning, the PCs would finally interpret the key they found around the Mummy's neck, which would lead them to the mysterious temple. The would have to make it through the Ringing Mountains and into the Forest Ridge (fighting through all manner of wildlife, brigands, cannibal halflings, and probably some of the Evil Warlord's thugs no doubt). A helpful halfling would offer to guide them to the temple. It was his tribes duty to safeguard the temple and the priests who lived there, but the p
    6 points
  10. I apologize for the size of these pics. I started making some buildings out of various wood I got from Michaels. I started by using a glue gun, then switched to using the glue gun a little to hold walls in place, then wood glue for the majority. The picture of the three buildings on their sides drying; the one on the left is the second floor for the finished building (which is the 1st floor), the middle is going to be a one tory building, and you can't tell but the one on the right is a wall section. On the bottom is a small building, an outhouse I'm working on. I use wood and scul
    5 points
  11. Cthulhu in progress. No glue yet, those wings are a PIA! Lol
    5 points
  12. Thanks guys. Tonight's work: Highlights: 3:2 Forest Green/Jade Green 3:5 Forest Green/Jade Green Straight Jade Green 2:1 Jade Green/Sun Yellow Eyes: Splattered Crimson 1:1 Splattered Crimson/Sun Yellow Teeth, Handle and Skull: Splattered Bone washed Blackened Brown then Highlighted back with Splintered Bone Chest Strap: 2:1 Oiled Leather/Splintered Bone Gory Red 2:1 Gory Red/Splintered Bone Wash of Blackened Brown Club Spikes and Chainmail: Honed Steel then washed with Blackened Brown Base: Ruddy Leather Stone Grey Wash of Blackened Brown
    5 points
  13. Got my shipping notice! Woooooooooooooooooo!!
    5 points
  14. Hi, I've been working on this for a while and have finally finished him! This is one of the Battling Behemoths from Grenadier Miniatures, and is huge almost a foot high, weighing 14lbs (lead). I took a photo for reference to show the scale with a reaper figure when I was assembling him. I was looking at the wall murals in Knossos Greece as a starting point for some of his body designs, as well as some winged griffons in grecian pottery for the designs on the wings. Hope you guys like him! Also if anyone knows the sculptor's name, I would like to give credit to them too, please let me know,
    4 points
  15. Someone mentioned to me at Paint Club that there was a recent thread where people had paint questions for me. I don't have time to look for it so here's your chance--you got a question for the Meep, fire away! Topics I am best at expounding on are paint-related. For those who don't know, I am She Who Makes the Paint at Reaper. I have limited time due to Kickstarter fulfillment entering its final stages, but I will do my best. --Anne
    4 points
  16. Drybrushed the skin areas. Washed the warts with Carnage Red. Drybrushed warts with Tanned Skin and then highlighted them with a lighter shade of Tanned Skin.
    4 points
  17. Here's my next Reaper Bones gaming figure, for my friend's Tiefling Beguiler, Thorne In-Yo-Cide (Yeah, that's really his name). The figure is Damien, Hellborn Wizard (03321) by Derek Schubert. It's a beautiful sculpt!
    4 points
  18. Finished this guy today. Skin could be a little smoother, but otherwise I'm not unhappy with the results for the level of effort I put in. I worked more on him than I would a table-top piece, but less than for my best pieces.
    4 points
  19. As a tabletop mini this is good, but it wouldn't take a lot for you to step it up a notch. Consider the neck scales and right pec as a start point. On both of these areas you need more mid tone, on the pec the whole top right corner should be lighter, closer to the highlight you have on the pec, with that top edge on the right getting the same final highlight as the main pec. On the neck the brown shadow should only be visible in the deepest recesses, and the bright highlight colour should be on the top edge particularly on the right side where the neck is most exposed to the light. For th
    4 points
  20. From the cats perspective, it's pretty clear that you're the cats servant and that your wife is simply their pet. Cats ARE the master race. In fact this is why space aliens have not contacted humanity and never will. We are merely the servitors, minions and underlings of our Cat Overlords. Any star faring aliens would have inevitably reached this conclusion after having studied Earth off-and-on for the last 7000 years or so. Consider: There are about 7 Billion humans on Earth. There are somewhere between 200 Million to a Billion Cats. Both species live in houses. The houses (and t
    4 points
  21. Hi there! We're shipping out your Kickstarter stuff! You're getting: Griffon x1 Deep Dwellers x1 IMEF Paint Set x1 Starter Set 2 x1 Mind your Manors x1 Undead Paint Set x1 Spider Centaurs x1 Kaladrax Reborn x1 Storm Giants x2 Hydra x1 Nethyrmaul x1 Frost Wyrm x1 Fire Giant Warriors x1 Forces of Nature x1 Red Dragon x1 Clockwork Dragon x1 Undead Giant x1 Deathsleet x1 There Be Dragons x1 Frost Giants x1 Ebonwrath x1 Fire Giants x1 vampire x1 Your shipment was postmarked on 07-05-2013 and is being shipped UPS Ground. 13 pounds of miniatures on their way to Buckeye, AZ! *chuckles* A fr
    4 points
  22. So they haven't sent us our Bones yet, but they have NO problem sending Texas temperatures up here... I am not made for this kind of weather. I need to go find a hockey rink to hang out in or something.
    4 points
  23. I did a round of highlights on the browns: 4:2 Ruddy Leather/Burnt Orange 4:4 Ruddy Leather/Burnt Orange Finally just Burnt Orange After taking the pics I noticed that I forgot to highlight the javelins. I decided to try out a twisting pattern.
    4 points
  24. This is a Bones figure I painted in about 2 hours for a D&D character. My goal was to get a decent-looking job done, and that's it. Nothing special. It is marketed in the Reaper Kickstarter as a "new Bones" figure. It looks just like Kellen, Nobleman Adventurer, but with a hood. I couldn't find an SKU for this exact figure, though, since it's not available yet.
    3 points
  25. Here is a mini from Mordheim. I decided to paint him up as my character for the Iron Kingdoms RPG (I'm playing him as a knight/aristocrat that is clearly past his prime and often confused).
    3 points
  26. In the last weeks I was working on this box, to make it easier to transport my paints and utils. The first picture shows the box from the backside, but it looks the same from the front. I made it possible to put the removable cover at the backside. I hated it always to have not the cover on a fixed place.
    3 points
  27. My scalp is sunburned. And I even have hair! Tricksey nasty suns, always hurtsing me. <Gollum Gollum>
    3 points
  28. What's the over/under on who gets finished shipping first, RoW or Canada? USPS vs. UPS? UPS hates Canada (to be fair, the feeling is mutual). It will definitely be the Rest of the World first. If they had to, Reaper could rent a truck on their own and dump the RoW boxes on the post office steps. Meanwhile, in Canada, UPS actually recalled packages that were en route. Hurray for the few brave bones boxes that dodged the Elmer Fudds trying to drag them back to Texas.
    3 points
  29. I had been painting for about 8 months or so and I did up a Female Pirate Cat from Dark Sword and posted her on my blog. She was adorable and a bunch of my wargamer friends challenged me to paint up a female pirate for them. So I did up one of the female pirates from Dark Sword. Then someone asked me if I would paint up a crew of female pirates. I had no idea where to look and these guys, being wargamers sent me to Black Scorpion. Well those females were hideous. Somehow I found my way onto the Reaper site on my own and found Patrick Keith. Oh and they were gorgeous. I painted three of them an
    3 points
  30. http://youtu.be/kk5xfK0ovrk We just have the standards, really. Dice tower, DM screen, grid map. I'm hoping that we'll be fully equipped with Bones and Dwarven Forge by the end of the year though! On second thought... my girlfriend does have a big pair of horns she wears to slip into her Tiefling role. :P
    3 points
  31. This is the reply I got to my inquiry about possibly switching to a US address via the Kickstarter message system: So, I guess we'll all just have to sit back and be patient for just a little longer. (Patience is a virtue after all).
    3 points
  32. Sorry, the figure is caller in darkness, here's a picture: http://www.runelordsminis.com/images/Dnd_Unh_CallerinDarkness_rside.jpg
    3 points
  33. Mine is on the way. Vampire + 23 items, 12.2 pounds. :)
    3 points
  34. Got some more done on the priest. Some finishing highlights left to go, weapon and bottles need attention and the boots n eed highlighting and the highlights on the robe toned down (I think, still unsure looks good t table top distance with brighter highlights.)
    3 points
  35. I've done a bit of work since last time. Some of it involves interference pigments, which like metallic paints are microscopic films of titanium dioxide on mica flakes. The iridescence of the titanium (which is a white pigment on the macro scale) acts like oil on a puddle to produce a rainbow of colors when used this way. There is no colored pigment in these paints. All the color is an optical effect. From some angles interference paint is nearly invisible; from others its color shines vividly. It works most dramatically over black and is weakest in effect over white. It is a bit
    3 points
  36. as i recall, isn't colossal 6x6 and up? i made i pretty nifty round base for him with some clay, a rolling pin, foil, and a bowl that was the exact diameter of the base. just flatten, use the bowl edge as a guide, cut and bake. be sure to cover it with a heavy book when its done so it doesn't warp while cooling. bam, custom round base for the big boy. i think ill post a pic in the kal WIP.
    2 points
  37. "Coffee is the work of the devil" Any alibi will work. Somehow I doubt police officers will work too hard investigating the disappearance of someone trying to imply there is something wrong with coffee shops. Call your local Tim Hortons: "Oh yeah, sure, they were here. The stinky one had an extra-large double double, only a tooney you know, and the other lad had some tim-bits to go with his coffee. Well, yeah, they did have some bloody knuckles, but they said they were acting out scenes from Goon." Officer: "Clearly just some good Canadian kids, the victim probably just fell up and dow
    2 points
  38. Because I paint in isolation, I've found myself having to give the sculpts a story and a personality to give myself something to "connect" to. If I was gaming RPG, that's built in. Also my stories are almost always funny. To me life is hard and when I play make-believe it should be as fun as I can make it. Also giving other people a laugh makes my life easier to bear. How are you coming on your BONES?
    2 points
  39. I think the only 'unusual' thing I ever used was a scratch built 3D model of the layout of a huge room for an encounter, I then tarted it up and gave it to a friend to use for Warhammer scenery
    2 points
  40. Okay, finally got the Reaper email- now I consider it official that it's on the way. Box #1- (should be here Monday) Hi there! We're shipping out your Kickstarter stuff! You're getting: Storm Giants x1 Fire Giants x1 Mythos Monsters x1 Ebonwrath x1 Frost Wyrm x1 Deep Dwellers x1 Hydra x1 Undead Giant x1 Forces of Nature x2 Demons x1 Clockwork Dragon x1 Nethyrmaul x2 vampire x1 Your shipment was postmarked on 07-02-2013 and is being shipped UPS Ground. Box #2- (should be here Wednesday) Hi there! We're shipping out your Kickstarter stuff! You're getting: Klocke Classics x1 Dwarv
    2 points
  41. Here is part one of video on painting a cloak. It covers wet blending. Part two will cover creating and applying an oil wash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOVYaJFETT0
    2 points
  42. You can officially mark mine off the list!! Big box showed up about 10 mins ago!!! THANK YOU!!!! RM
    2 points
  43. From the cats perspective, it's pretty clear that you're the cats servant and that your wife is simply their pet.
    2 points
  44. I was just going to say how I liked that you left the bases neat and clean! Some of my favorite sculpts there, I love those dudes and you really knocked them out of the park, great character to them. The masks are obviously awesome, but I like the little touch of woven grass for the ropes.
    2 points
  45. Oh... and a tentacled Nyarlathotep of size equal to Cthulhu as well as a more human sized Black Pharaoh..... Ia! Shub Niggurath! Black Goat of the Woods, and her Thousand Young! Dagon.... The Auld Grump may be an Auld One, but not an Old One.... Although I'm pledging for the Cthulhu Wars Kickstarter mainly for the minis, I'd also like to see more mythos monsters in Bones for the ease of customizing.
    2 points
  46. I kept myself company today. If the NSA is bugging my house (and why not? I'm fascinating) - I'm sure it must have been an odd thing to listen to. I was inventorying my Bones. Two Vampires, plus an assortment of others. The assortment of extras was able to be done silently. The sorting into piles (well, different boxes) of Male, Female, and Monsters (okay, and also actual piles of "Chronoscope", "swarms", "sprues", and "dungeon dressings") was able to be done silently. It was downhill from there. examples of my scintillating ramblings: "Spiky guy... spiky guy.... pointypointy
    2 points
  47. 1. Cavalry! Cavalry! Cavalry! 2. Anhurians Metals I'd like to see converted over: - 2877 mountain troll - 2923 princess of hell - 2579 Blorgh, hill giant - 2770 Lunkh, hill giant
    2 points
  48. I have a spreadsheet with pics of all the figures (and names and codes) that I posted in the "Conversations" thread yesterday, but here is a copy of thelink so you don't have to go digging if you want it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qpysvloqwck0l17/Reaper%20Kickstarter%20Miniatures%20List.xlsx
    2 points
  49. I'm glad you came out of the shadows then. :) I actually did two Dark Sun minis during last year's painting challenge, so you'll see them here again. I love that mini. I actually bought it years ago with the intention of turning it into a Xeph Soulknife. Funny about the mace though, I usually think about evil weapons, so the idea of a good one (particularly in Dark Sun) would be a neat hook/foil. Thanks! I was going for an oiled, deeply tanned look with Goldar (I named him Dru'ul in the game). I figured as a gladiator would be in the sun all day, then get oiled up before a fight, l
    2 points
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