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  1. Rauthuros! Work in Progress thread found here. My 20th miniature. He was a doozy. Good times.
    18 points
  2. Yay, finally getting around to putting up some of my minis. Critiques welcome. 77007: Ghost: I bought two of these since they were the first bones that I was able to find. This one I was practicing blending colors:
    13 points
  3. 77038: Hell Hound I think I may need to tone down the yellow and just realized that his claws look like candy corn....
    13 points
  4. 77029: Silverhorn, Unicorn This is another mini that I would love to paint multiples of, especially an evil twin all black and fiery. I tried for anime eyes to make him more expressive. The base is temporary, hopefully it will be awesome when I get around to it.
    11 points
  5. 77011: Fulumbar, Dwarf Warrior I love this sculpt, so dwarven . He seems more shiny in the pics.
    9 points
  6. 77060: Dragonman Warrior My first KS bones! I went with bronze 'cause they are my favorite dragons.
    8 points
  7. Hey that's great, thank you! Thank you kindly, that's a good idea. If only it wasn't a GW piece. (They get a little protective about people distributing their IP, even imagery, but it is a nice thought about the ebook) The depth really is the whole end point here, it's the process that takes awhile to get there, and you know what? I'm still not done with the depth, quite a bit more to come! I didn't have much time to figure out how to do this in Xara, as in, zero time, so I did a quick and dirty in photoshop layerstyles but it's bleh of course. I'll do better next time th
    8 points
  8. Managed at least one more miniature before my two week hiatus. This is the Gnome Wizard from Stonehaven Miniatures Gnome Adventurers kickstarter.
    5 points
  9. I got some stuff done since posting last, just didn't get pictures uploaded. Yesterday and today have seen little progress with painting though. Instead, I began working on my daughter's birthday decorations for next weekend. She wants My Little Pony, so that is what she is going to get. Any further suggestions would be awesome.
    5 points
  10. I just finished painting a set of seven minis, and one of them is from Reaper, so I'm calling that enough justification to post a thread here. :P Here is my new Pathfinder character: Margie, an aquatic-themed summoner. She's sculpted from wire and Green Stuff. Being a summoner, she needed some fish to summon. First up is her former husband, George, who is a Malifaux Spawn Mother painted like a trout. Margie and George had three children before "the incident"-- Chauncey, Eustace, and Aloysius. The boys are now Malifaux Gupps, which are the greatest things ever created by indu
    4 points
  11. TUTORIAL WALK THROUGH (Building small 2 wheel gypsy flatbed supply wagon)...as requested by member AnneO'Leary. STEP # 1: (Photo 1)...Basic parts you need to cut... 1. Card stock (2"x3") = wagon bed 2. (8) scale lumber boards = wagon bed 3. (2) scale lumber edge boards = wagon bed 4. (4) heavy scale lumber = wagon under support frame (drill for shaft) 5. (2) wagon wheels = from my parts box 6. (1) brass rod = wheel shaft 7. Assemble these items for wagon bed (Photos 2 & 3) STEP # 2: (Photo 4)... 8. Scribe planks on wagon bed...varied ways of doing...
    4 points
  12. SwiftScenic-style Ponyville house and six new standees. My kid saw all of the standees this morning and said "Good job, Daddy. You are working hard. Keep going. You have a lot of ponies to make." And to think, I was under the impression that I was done with standees...
    4 points
  13. I boiled my pathfinder goblins today (as well as my serpent familiar) to test how the boiling then freezing affects the softness issue. Here are my before pictures: As you can see, this pyro-goblin's arms are quite bendy. I put very little pressure on his arms to produce the bending seen in these pictures. The serpent is even worse. The same amount of pressure flattened him. I washed them in warm water, then dipped them in boiling water for about 30 seconds each. I then dropped them in ice water (the water had been in my freezer and had ice in it, it was numbing), and left ea
    4 points
  14. When I first started perusing these forums I was really taken by this post: http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/42789-figures-from-the-stone-age/?hl=%2Bstone+%2Bage and have been wanting to do something along those lines, although not those techniques. I have been too focused on individual miniatures lately and this helped me to think in terms of groups. It was fun to think of them as a team with some similar colors but not all painted the same. I also decided to not think too much about it as I was doing it -- just use whatever colors I felt like at any given moment.
    3 points
  15. So I began my slow journey to barsoom gaming the other day, I'll not go into various gaming details here, suffice to say you can visit my blog for those. But here are pics of my first martian figure. Dejah Thoris Details of my Barsoom Gaming will be held in my blog. http://thefacelessking.blogspot.com/2013/07/my-journey-to-mars.html
    3 points
  16. Been a while, but my Vampire is here, so we're back. I really need better lighting to shoot my minis, but oh well. as always comments and critiques and helpful tips gladly accepted. First up, the one and only, Mr. Bones next, the overly shiny quickshade Orc swordsmen and last, but not least. Galladon Male Human Wizard aka Merlin McGandalminster
    3 points
  17. I've been following this thread with great interest and appreciation. The primary purpose for most of my minis is to represent PCs and NPCs! That said, my photos are scattered all over the place, so as I can find them I'll add to the thread. Our gaming group currently has three games in active rotation. First up is my character in our Firefly campaign. Sanael has painted most of the party for this group, but I based my character around this Anima tactics model and have been looking forward to painting it for a long time. So, here's Vera, ex-companion and party tank: And
    3 points
  18. So after I win the lottery I can contact Reaper and set up a contest to let someone from the community design their own and I will pick the winner and cover all costs. I like that plan. Heading out now to buy some lotto tickets.
    3 points
  19. I've only opened 1 of my Vampire boxes, but I did get a bag of 5 extra Nova marines. Additionally, I have an extra male spider centaur (drider) (with the sword) in with the bag of those.
    3 points
  20. Object Source Lighting. It's a shading/highlighting technique that makes it appear an object visible in the artwork (a glowing eye socket on a single mini, a fireplace in a diorama) is creating light. Laszlo did a nice diorama for RCon 2013 (this photo doesn't do the whole thing justice, the shadows on the floor are amazing in person, but check out the lady's face and mask): http://www.reapermini.com/ReaperCon2013PaintingContest/artist/Laszlo%20Jakusovszky And this is his work in the Inspiration Gallery: http://www.reapermini.com/ShowcaseGallery/laszlo%20jakusovszky/latest/02990 And R
    3 points
  21. Thanks Anne! Not entirely, the majority of the base came with the figure and I just added on some green stuff foliage so there could be more greenery on the rocks: Nearly done now: Re-glued his staff and put some green stuff over the break to try and stabilize it and as I type this it's just fallen off again. Going to leave the green stuff to try overnight and try re-gluing the thing. This is a great mini but it has given me all kinds of hell.
    3 points
  22. Alright, I decided to put the standees in foamcore bases. My daughter then came in to see that I had 12 pony standees (two of each of the six main characters). She promptly, without skipping a beat, requested that I "please make lots of ponies, Daddy...please." Well, what can I say, the girl has me wrapped around her finger. I just spent the last few hours hunting down images of various characters from the show. I am now up to 23 different characters and 30 total MLP standees (duplicate of Princess Cadence due to accidentally printing her twice). The plan is to give the standees some more st
    3 points
  23. After much soul searching i decided that is the closest thing i could find to replicate the polished steel look i want.Learn to Paint Kit 3 is what you're looking for, then.
    3 points
  24. Not anything I have a particular need for, but with all of the areas covered by the KS run, there isn't a centaur. I'd like to see an oversized (ie: $7) Clydesdale-style warrior figure out there.
    3 points
  25. I bought the Dark Elf triad and have played around with it and I like it. I'm using it on the hair of the figure I'm submitting for the Pulp Competition as those purple tones will tie in with the lilac shade of the figures clothing. The problem with my making it to Cons isn't just a matter of distance of travel or of money (although that is a factor). My husband is quite ill and he requires constant care. I cannot leave him unattended except to go outside in my gardens and even then I have to go inside to check on him every 20 minutes or so. He's not dying, but he is deteriorating at a f
    3 points
  26. Made cutfiles for an old model from WWG. The stables from VillageWorks will be perfect for what I am doing. Now to decide how many to make...
    3 points
  27. So I didn't think I had a tripod, so asked my wife, she thought perhaps the telescope stand would work, sure enough, perfect fit. So I tipped my light forward a bit more and tried again. Much better, thanks
    3 points
  28. Hey, I finally got to take some pictures! Bones came, and here's the first of the batch. Starrke, the warforged fighter. First thing I thought of when I pulled him out of the box. Should probably get some grass on that base... Thanks for looking.
    3 points
  29. An armored female centaur warrior.
    3 points
  30. That's for the walls for now, oil has to dry overnight then I'll handle some other pieces tomorrow morning and make some more progress and post it here. Yep, purple is working out for sure, thanks kindly Thanks, glad you're enjoying it Thank you, yeah it took me awhile to figure out how I wanted to present this WIP in image format. Easy to follow is a good place to be for a tutorial/wip Thanks, it does add a ton of subtlety and depth doesn't it. I've a ways to go on it yet, but that's cool with something like this if anyone were to replicate my method here
    3 points
  31. I was busy, because I've finally unlocked the secret of how to paint my Bones and never stop because it's too much fun! I mean, honestly, it's ridiculous fun. Anyway, Sir Thomas "Forscale" Garrick "The Bold" is currently working undercover as "Sir Guy of Dudea". This cover affords him a great deal of anonymity, which is very handy now that Flit, The Terrible Tiny Terror of Tarkalon, is hot on his trail following their battle. Flit has also secured the services of the Kobolds, also known as The Teeny Tiny Terrors of Tarkalon. Sir Guy has said his temporary farewells to his stal
    3 points
  32. Like alot of us, I've got bendy Reaper Bones and so this is how I repositioned them back into place. WARNING. Be very careful when working around a hot stove and boiling water. If you're under the age of 18, get your parents permission or have them do it. Don't dunk your hand into the water because you weren't paying attention. Be safe!
    2 points
  33. I finally finished my first mini for 2013 :-) Still some points I need to work on but overall I'm pleased with the result... Hope you like her!
    2 points
  34. I painted this mini, for Malifaux, at a friend's urging a couple months before the kickstarter. It was the first time I had ever done miniature painting, and the fun and relaxation doing it is probably one of the big reasons I snagged the bones kickstarter when I saw it. I'm hoping to get a lot better, and be a lot less rough as I get better. Heck, I spent the last couple days researching shadowing and highlight techniques. ^~^
    2 points
  35. Assignments are out! Let me know if you have any questions (for myself or your paintee!) or concerns. I will address them to the best of my ability. I also want to say, Woo-hoo! We've got 27 people participating in the exchange so far! It's still not too late to sign up! If you're interested, send me a PM and I'll get you in the loop! Paint with pleasure! -Dave
    2 points
  36. I'm still learning nmm, some hits and some misses. I've shied away from steel until recently (my last mini, actually), but you can see how versatile that color formula for kit 3 is on the pirate king's sword.
    2 points
  37. Even if you don't actually wind up posting picture, I've found there is a lot of value in 'going through the motions' as if I were going to do so. After staring at a mini for hours it can become very hard to tell the difference between actual 'problems' and things that I only *think* are problems. A camera is often a good second opinion because it will 'see' things very differently...and can help distinguish mountains from mole hills. Though it almost always also 'discovers' issues I didn't know I had.... Also, ths defers the whole 'gathering courage to post' part untill after you alr
    2 points
  38. Here is a picture showing the shields of some of the 'fox warriors'. These still have a way to go, but I am hoping to have pictures of the finished minis on Sunday.
    2 points
  39. For context, I should note that yesterday, the niece-monster turned on the stove while my mom's back was turned and ended up melting/burning the plastic handles of some scissors and a bag of bread because it happened right as the niece-monster was going home with her mother - so it took a few minutes for anyone to notice. So for most of the day, the smell of burning plastic has been hovering in the air. So I genuinely looked at this and read the following: "If you're under the age of 18, get your parents permission - but it's better to have them do it. You should dunk your hand in the
    2 points
  40. Basecoats complete! Step 7 con't: - Finished up Bertokk's basecoats. Blackened Brown for the rest of the axe handle, Oiled Leather for his hair, necklace, and axe ... bit. Fixed up his lining where necessary, and touched up some of the metal and leather in various places. - Nymph basecoats. I decided to have a little fun with the color scheme, since I'm not a huge fan of the sculpt. Top is Gem Purple, bottom is Bright Turquoise, and her jewelry and starfish are Entrail Pink. Shell pendants are Bronzed Highlight. Her hair is an interesting process so far. The base was
    2 points
  41. I have to say, given the price and the overall amazing quality and variety of figures, I am overjoyed and extremely satisfied. I have such a giant pile of shame now...I could roll in it.....<ponders>
    2 points
  42. Nah, I think the base looks fine being left a little.... Stark. I'll show myself out.
    2 points
  43. Here's another one. A friend of mine cooked up a Fallout setting in Savage Worlds. It...didn't go well. After the demise of my first character (a complete psychopath created to punish the DM for ruining our last group game) I ran this mutant pit fighter. Armed with a steam hammer or some such thing. Made from a Sebeki hero, an old Tyranid head, and a hammer made of plastic bits and spare parts.
    2 points
  44. His mouth was next, and as I was applying my usual Walnut Brown, I realized two things: First, that the right side of his mouth was unusually deep. Second, that he only had one tooth. Somehow, due to some sort of really minor casting error, the right side of his mouth didn't get enough material to form the rest of the tooth and some of the inside of his mouth. AWESOME! This zombie rat just keeps getting better and better. It also meant that I wouldn't have to fiddle around with dividing the two teeth, yaaaaay. It was at this point that I realized I'd neglected to give him a n
    2 points
  45. Finally had a few minutes to take some clearer images.
    2 points
  46. I will try and watch that episode with my daughter in the next couple of days to get some ideas. Thanks! A friend gave me an AMAZING idea tonight! MLP Standees! I found some standees online and made cutfiles for them. I am not a fan of their bases and am thinking that I will quick-cut some foamcore with some slots and glue them to those for stability. I am going to try and make some props/buildings for them to go with so that they can play with them with the standees and her massive MLP collection. Maybe she will even want to use her painted minis with said terrain (oh the geeky possibi
    2 points
  47. Remember - if it ain't broke, you ain't tryin'.
    2 points
  48. Wow those look Great! I really like the stone tips of the spears. Love those Village Miniatures! Great job with those miniatures! I can't wait to get started on mine. More like this.
    2 points
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