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  1. Hey folks. Been awhile since I've posted anything again. Been working on commissions for Center Stage Miniatures and private clients. However I was able to get the new Bones River Troll finished this week! So I thought I'd share him with ya since I haven't seen one posted yet. I know one person was working on him, but I'm not sure if he was done yet. Any way here he is! His back scales basecoat was Ceramcoat Deep River Green. Then a wash of GW Drakenhof Nightshades (dark blue wash). Then I started highlighting up using yellow in the Deep River Green. His chest, belly and underside of
    33 points
  2. Close Shot: Full Shot: The rest are in the folder.
    12 points
  3. Cthulhu is not missing his head. The extra Mr. Bones is his head....I am so taking a pic of that when I get home...
    10 points
  4. Hello My first post here, so lets introduce myself - my name is Przemyslaw Szymczyk, I'm painter and sculptor from Poland :) Here's my latest creation: All comments welcome! Best regards
    9 points
  5. I can contribute to this thread! Last night I spent some more time basing up some of my Reaper figures onto square 25mm bases so I can use them on the gaming table. When I get my Bones I'll be basing up all of my standard, human-sized figures onto the same style bases as well. (Bones is great for re-basing because the plastic material is really easy to cut through.) I use a combination of the flat slotted bases and the lipped bases that come with the Pathfinder figures. (Buying the non-lipped ones are slightly cheaper for me when I buy them in bulk, but the lipped bases are easier to do
    8 points
  6. Is it true that you're mostly interested in the MSDS sheets and non-toxicity? If so, why not say so up front? Reaper can forward you all of that information on their paint products; I know that Ed has done so in the past. Simply contact customer service and say what you would like and say that Anne told you to ask. You are quite correct in that the industry standards on non-toxicity are highly influenced by usage. Games Workshop (the previous iteration of metallics) and Vallejo (the cadmium reds and yellows) have several paints that are questionably "safe", for example, but they get by un
    8 points
  7. Well, I decided to play around with Magic Wash (2 parts water, 1 part Future Shine floor wax, color to taste) and the results were... great. Fire is lighter on the INSIDE, so just inking it with a darker color would be a nono; at first I tried a yellow, but that didn't show, so I decided to do white then yellow and the result was about 20-30 minutes of work for these: Now, at first I thought I'd treat the ghosts different with a dark green wash - but that looked dull and boring, so I decided to just try the white wash I made and... wow. i tried a red-eye
    7 points
  8. Short answer, no. In metal, the cost per mold is relatively cheap, but the cost per individual mini is relatively high. Bones is the reverse: molds are upwards of $10K, IIRC, even though individual minis are very cheap. This means that unless Reaper knows a mini will sell well, it doesn't make sense to make it in Bones, since it will take so much longer to break even on a Bones mini. They can make minis that are unusual or less likely to be popular in metal first, and will quickly make up the cost of the mold even if it never sells particularly well. That is, metal is much less of a gamble
    7 points
  9. 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,
    6 points
  10. I don't know if this belongs in this forum or even if anybody is interested, but I found this video in the Royal Institute Channel on YouTube and frankly found it quite enlightening on how we perceive colours. Also check out their other videos, they are awesome (e.g. the science of fire breathing or a superconducting maglev moebius strip).
    6 points
  11. I love her most of all for not making me glue an arm/leg/head or having to use sculpting putty anywhere.
    6 points
  12. Given the nature of the brushes most-commonly licked, wouldn't that more likely be toxic Russian weasel butts?
    6 points
  13. When I visit a forum and that taptalk window pops up, I leave the forum.
    6 points
  14. The only thing I'll add to what Slendertroll said is that since there are a fair number of people in the market who are really only interested in buying metal (even at a significantly higher price), I think it even more unlikely that Reaper will go all PVC.
    6 points
  15. I think it's a great way to entice people to get involved early. Take the first step, back the new project and get the ball rolling and get an extra reward. It's a common promotion, first hundred people through the gate get a ballcap.... or the first hundred shoppers get a $5 gift card.... IMO life is inherently unfair. A lot of people haven't figured that out yet and get their panties in a bunch over minor inequalities of day to day life. I've got to wonder if these same people boycott a vendor if they miss the 20% off sale "because they don't camp on the vendor website".
    5 points
  16. 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'
    5 points
  17. Hi I'm Mike and this is actually my Indiegogo campaign and I hope I can answer some of the questions/comments that you have posted. 1. "Perks seem a bit odd to me. Surely there'd be a better chance of getting low-tier backers if people could choose the set(s) they want on the lower pledges?" Answer: Yes, this is a valid point and the perks from levels 2 to 5 have been changed so that you may select the individual sets that you want. It is also possible to replace the chief eunuch in the eunuch guard set with another eunuch spearman if you already have a set or sets with the chief eunuc
    5 points
  18. It occurs to me that I must be riddled with toxins.
    5 points
  19. I tried my hand at the medium and large elementals. 77082 Large Fire Elemental Medium Fire Elemental My basic approach was this: 1) Dry-brushed with Inca gold paint. Didn't have much of a result. Back to square one. 2) Applied white acrylic paint near the base, and in assorted recessed areas. The conceit was that it might be lighter toward the base of the fire, or deeper into the fire, while the extremities would fade to red. 3) I went back with yellow, painting over parts of the areas that had been painted white previously, following the rule of thumb that the
    5 points
  20. I was very sad to hear about the substitution, even though there was a perfectly good reason. Those are some great looking concept sketches. The replacements are fine looking minis as well, and look like they will be fun to paint, but they already existed in metal. I hope those two show up some day. The female especially. Full armour, no exposed skin (other than her head, I'm sure she just took her helm off between battles). No comically dangerously designed breastplate, it's a great looking figure. The male too, he's an elf in heavy armour, an uncommon occurrence. And they still manage to
    5 points
  21. Finally get to post some of the stuff I've finished for Center Stage Miniatures! Some of these are from their Demons and Devils Kickstarter and others are older Julie Guthrie sculpts. And now for the Julie Guthrie stuff!
    4 points
  22. This is the PC a friend of mine used. However, he only used it unpainted. He claimed "I prefer them unpainted." It made me sad. The mini has so much potential! Sooooo, once I got my bones, I felt that Case deserved a paint job and here he is!
    4 points
  23. Finishing off the week with the 4 Reaper pugwampi miniatures. This also puts me at one more miniature painted than I aquired during the year (although that will be shortlived as I'll recieve the bones package soonish)! Also completes my goal for this month. Hopefully I can finish my bonus goals as well before my vacation takes me abroad.
    4 points
  24. We have $290ish in contributions, that should be enough for movie passes for more than 29 people (and I'm told they have around 20 people to consider). That sounds like something we could do (so long as we verify the count, anyone being left out would be an epic fail on our part) ... I'd like to see if we can stretch goal it to two tickets per person so they can take themselves +1 (who likes going to the movies alone...) and possibly take spouse/ "special" person cause they'd spent so much time working for us. Need to find out what theaters are in their area (we're all about AMC here!)
    4 points
  25. No one has asked this question yet, but given the Bones being shipped right now, I also wanted to say that if I wash my Bones, I find that I can apply my base coat more thinly than if I do not wash them. By "wash" I mean toss 'em in a plastic mixing bowl, add hot water and a bit of dish detergent, slosh 'em around for a minute or so, rinse well, and let dry on a dish towel overnight. I did this to prep the Bones I used in my ReaperCon classes and found to my surprise that I did not have to switch up anything in my painting style to make the first coat stick.
    4 points
  26. And just so that I can get it out of the way, this is my 100th post on the Reaper Forums . . . Yeah, not much of an accomplishment, but hey, we gotta take them where we find them!
    4 points
  27. In the context of this statement, what would be considered very very old? I have a number of Reaper Paints from about three to four years ago that seems to still be fluid. I am about to start painting again and will likely start with the paints contained in the L2PK1 I recently purchased but will eventually expand to include some of these other colors. Paint, like many products, does naturally age. Especially if left on a shelf or in a box and not touched for years, it will slowly begin to fall out of solution. The fluid gradually evaporates; the solids (resins and pigments) eventuall
    4 points
  28. 4 points
  29. What if we buy them BONES minis? I bet they really would like to see more of those. /sarcasm
    4 points
  30. I applied Ruddy Leather to most of the rest of each of the minis as a base coat. I also applied Blackened Brown to the Snakeman's bow. The spines on the troll are 2:1 Gory Red/Clear Purple. (The lighting was causing havoc with my pics, but I don't have enough light sources to try out my lightbox yet. If you have something to say about that, feel free to go to this thread in order to keep side conversation out of the group WIP.)
    4 points
  31. 4 points
  32. That's no problem at all Pingo. Whatever you ask, I will strive to answer. I was merely curious about the focus behind the questions after Psyber mentioned you were concerned about health and usage. I understand and completely agree with your concerns about brush-licking and the use of some interesting alternative chemicals (Future floor wax and brush-licking do NOT go together) in the hobby. I, also, come from a fine-arts background, but when I was in school they weren't very clear on the hazards of certain stuff. Years later I found out how bad pastels can be for you and was shocked! N
    4 points
  33. From the title I was hoping reaper was going to produce a Red Green line of flannel and duct tape coated figures. I'm only slightly disappointed by the rest of the discussion ;)
    4 points
  34. 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
    3 points
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. I always do a Christmas adventure with my D&D group. This year was a "Nightmare before Christmas" theme, last year was 'Scrooge". Of course this years "Christmas" game was played in January or February =P. I plan on adding flock and static grass to these. All the minis are from Reaper, all the pumpkins I made out of Sculpey. The objective was to prevent the Pumpkin King and his minions from getting Santa into the Pumpkin Portal. Of course when my group got there they almost decided to kill Santa for loot. Anyway the Blue face pumpkin would slow any enemies within so many squares
    3 points
  38. Mine came in on the third. Didn't get them till yesterday due to being in a different part of the state. It is a big box. Going to be opening it properly on camera. All I have is the webcam on my laptop, but it should still get the point across. I did take a sneak peak into it, but kept everything in the same place as it was packed. Kaladrax is huge. 12 inch wingspan and 12 inches long. And it is probably five to ten pounds. That is one big baddie. I am planning on running the Skulls and Shackles Adventure Path for Pathfinder and Kaladrax will make an appearance just to scare the players. He i
    3 points
  39. And put him on a battletech table as the cutting edge prototype mech from Word of Blake!
    3 points
  40. Done with everything except painting the base. Since my last update I did the ears, mouth and eyes.
    3 points
  41. 2d6 would smooth some of the swinginess in this game and would improve and/or change tactics. I also just don't like how the d10 mechanic works in practice. I can't plan around the the die type because it's too swingy, so I take a small subset of troops to mitigate and make the die irrelevant which has basically made 50% of the models I own useless. Now I do understand how the d10 does makes one-hit-one-wound mechanic work, but as I said it makes the game a little more swingy than I like. Lesser defensive strikes is about how I loathe out of sequence activations. It rewards lazy play and
    3 points
  42. Base coat of Snakeman Warrior: 3:1 Sun Yellow/Clear Green Base Coat of Marsh Troll: 3:2:1 Clear Blue/Clear Green/Breonne Blue Some thoughts: 1. I can't any painted images of these guys on the net and so am preparing myself for confusion about fiddly bits. 2. Holy crap that troll took a lot of paint.
    3 points
  43. Here's my genie, 03254: Naseer, Genie of Hakir.
    3 points
  44. Here's my conversion of 03114 Deva into a silver draconian. I took off her head, used a modified head from the dragon conversion pack as well as a tail, and used wings from 03534 Sirithis succubus. And I filled in the clothing on the body so it was less revealing. The base I made myself from green stuff to match the bases of the other family members.
    3 points
  45. 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
    3 points
  46. So my first big steel nmm without the guiding hand of the ever-helpful Anne Foerster (you better believe I had the L2PK3 booklet at hand, though!). About an hour of working back and forth with 5 or 6 different intermediaries, just smoothing and honing in on where the shading and highlights looked best. Not going to win any awards, but for my first real blade on my own I'm pretty happy. Then I laid in the sword grip stealing Derek Schubert's recently revealed brown recipe. I just used three paints he uses for roughing in tones, Stained Ivory, Woodstain Brown and I subbed in Walnut Brown fo
    3 points
  47. I would also like to enter this one in the competition: Ghost Link to it in the inspiration gallery
    3 points
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