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  1. 9 points
    I am in the process of painting (for game play) some older figures (vintage, if you will) from yesteryear. I love painting these older figures...for some reason, I feel that they have a certain character to them that for some reason is lacking in a lot of the modern era figures/castings. Posted here are the following miniatures; PHOTOS 1-4...Ral Parth (Giant Skeleton # 02-940) circa 1985... PHOTOS 5-6...Grenadier (Death Lord # 150) circa 1986... PHOTOS 7-10...Alternate Armies (Chicol The One Legged # CM19) circa 1992... PHOTOS 11-14...Grenadier (Beholder # 104) circa 1984... I hope that you like these old figures...I have the next (4) mounted on sticks & will prime them later today.
  2. 7 points
    Progress! I won't be completely satisfied until I give him a proper base, but right now he is good enough to throw on a table for a game. Wish I had filled the shoulder gap, but for a speed job I'm happy with the results.
  3. 6 points
    Lysette is finally finished! This is the Bones version, colors inspired by Megurine Luka. 77076: Lysette, Female Elf
  4. 6 points
    Well just spent the last five hours at my moms place painting minis with her, she kept bugging me to let her paint some so we decided it was mini time. Good i needed a push to start painting again. Played around with my new GW Texture paints I picked up, certainly faster than PVA Glue and sand lol.
  5. 5 points
    I can't remember the name of this mini, but I'm using it for a character of mine in a Pathfinder campaign for Jade Regent. I do remember that it was from the Anima line... I love the Asian touch to all of Anima's stuff. What do you guys think? I'm not great at them yet, but I am getting better. I did put a face on her later... but I forgot to get a picture of it. Faceless or not, what do you think?
  6. 5 points
    Hello! The arrival of the bonenami was initially elating and then overwhelming. Where to start? Do I dare put aside my terrible craft paint and start relearning how to paint with Reaper paint? I was seized with indecision. After two weeks of avoidance I came to the amusing (to me) decision to just keep working on the stuff in the queue, keep using crud paint while gradually working in a Reaper color here and there, and ignore the Kickstarter stuff altogether until I felt like it. Now I feel better. Meanwhile, here is something I did recently. I wanted to go bright as an experiment: no blacklining, not much shadowing etc. The result was underwhelming but then I made this base out of Liquitex Modelling Paste and just kind of smushed the broccoli base into it while it was still soft to create an appropriately shaped recess. (It's not that I'm lazy, it is that I don't think ahead.) Then, continuing the make-it-up-as-I-go-along approach, I painted it up according to the accidental swirls that emerged in the dried paste. It looks a bit like tomato sauce but it is supposed to be hot lava. Cheers.
  7. 5 points
    I love seeing these bones show up!!! I'll throw the maiden in the mix.
  8. 3 points
    I did more work on her. Since I have a cold, I did not interrupt the painting to take many in progress pics, sorry. I actually think she is done and I need to move on. Sans the base, of course. I will do that in a few days. Work done: - Highlighted the hair with different blues, a dash of silver for the top highlight, then washed back into the blues. - Done the metalics; dark steel as a base, black/brown washes, silver drybrush and brass touch-ups for a few pieces I choose to believe are coins used there for rattle/bling. Final very small touch-ups of pure silver (a craft paint I have, Palmer's Acrylics, that is the best metallic silver I have seen). - Done the little sash with yellow, orange wash, then yellow to pick up raised areas again. - Cleaned the skin and the skirt where I messed up because of a sloppy brush stroke. - Toned down the blacklining with Vallejo Model Color "Smoke". It is a rich, very dark red-brown that I had never tried before and boy, I loved it. It's tone is just perfect for lining skin and reds. Without more words, the pics. As always, C&C welcomed and encouraged. Rip my work apart :)
  9. 3 points
    Here's Juggernaut or Red Hulk depending on how shading goes. Basecoat is a desaturared red. A mix if RMS Carnage Red, Delta Ceramcoat Tompte Red and Delta Soy Red Clay as well as Vallejo Stencil. Trying the basecoat is my highlight method on all of these. Did this before dinner, tacos, tonight at Family Game Night, Settlers of Catan with house expansions. More this weekend.
  10. 2 points
    Well, someone had to do it. Feel free to post your Bones goblins, kobolds, and rats in here. A lot of n00bz people new to miniature painting (including myself) had expressed interest in painting the rats first. They're small, don't have much detail, and are generally non-threatening. Just like a CR 1/3 creature should be. So here are mine. After some attention with my needle files and a good scrub, I started off with some black slobbering. Most of these were done with 9037 Pure Black, the two all-black tail-up rats with 9289 Noir Black, just so I could see the difference. Noir Black is just a tiny, tiny bit lighter than the Pure Black. Someone with more experience could probably explain it better. I can only tell the difference when they're side-by-side. Here's some base coating. Straight 9384 Lonestar Leather on the brown ones. About a 5:2 mix of 9086 Stone Grey : 9289 Noir Black on the bases. Of course, you HAVE to have an albino. I basecoated this one with 9039 Pure White with juuuust a bit of 9286 Punk Rock Pink. I guess we'll see if that was a mistake or not. I also hit the bases with some 9086 Stone Grey. That's as far as I've gotten thus far. I kind of forget that I should be thinning the paint going on after the basecoats. I guess I'll get the hang of this. I'll probably hit the bases with a darker wash, then go for some highlights. Mr. albino will get a closer-to-pure-white coat, and the rest... I'll figure out as I go. Good painting everyone! -Joe
  11. 2 points
    Friday night I prepared my new nigh-invulnerable army list: Overlords. It was a simple list: Andras AriK 4 Onyx Phalanx 3 Crossbows ______________ Lorena Strach 3 Onyx Phalanx 2 Crossbows _______________ Onyx Golem _______________ Incarnation of Flame The strategy was going to be simple, using my Ranked and Lock Shields, pelt the enemy at range and rely on First Strike to murderize my opponent. All the while my mages would pound any troop concentrations with fire. So, what did Jason bring? That's right, Overlords! It was an Overlord/Overlord power struggle. He'll probably chime in with his list to correct my lousy memory but it was something like: Andras 2 Bondslave Survivor 3 Daughter of the whip 6 troops of: Corvus 2 Bonslave Survivor 3 Daughter of the Whip Battle Totem He had the advantage of numbers and initiative. I had magic and ranged and First Strike. On the first turn he advanced as fast as he could. At my last activations, I had Strach teleport the Incarnation of Flame into his back field behind his troops. I was going to have him charge the totem and negate it while daring his troops to pass Ld checks to charge his Fearsome-ness. He promptly charged it with one troop and got all but one Bondslave Survivor into b-t-b and hit it enough times to kill it's parents and grandparents too while I got ONE hit back. The game kinda devolved from there. He spread out enough to limit my magic to a few kills, my dice did the rest. My ranged killed a few but otherwise my dice abandoned me pretty fast while his hit.......a lot. He rolled up one side and then mobbed the other. When I needed 3s and 4s I got 1s and 2s. It was a funny game watching my troops melt faster than butter outdoors but a sad fate to troops who could have done so much more. I could have made it a tougher struggle for Jason had I retreated and fired on his troops but with my dice, i don't think the extra 2 or 3 kills would have justified the extra time it would have taken. That and I'm too much of a grab-you-by-the-face-and-scream kinda tactician. Next week's re-match will be interesting though. Jason suggested a 1000 pt 10 model max army meeting. Should be fun. DRG
  12. 2 points
    I just completed another novelty vignette for my private collection...I have titled it (The Streets of San Francisco)! The figures used were (Hasslefree - Old Man # HFV005 and Reaper Young Lady # 50157...Townfolk/Ladies of the Night). Hope that you find it as cute as I do!
  13. 2 points
    My favourite of these has to be the Deathlord.
  14. 2 points
    In my tack prototype, no, but I hope to somehow work that in when I kneadtite it up. I've got a bunch of tiny rare earth magnets that I can use to make some type of removable "lid" with the electrode on the bottom, so that's the idea so far. We'll see how it works out :P
  15. 2 points
    Here is my second entry into the contest. Unfortunately, she's the exact opposite of pulp (she's pop culture) so she doesn't get to go into the themed category. The colors were inspired by Megurine Luka's character art.
  16. 2 points
    Face Your Mangatar sounds like a cross between a self-help book and an early 80's coin-op arcade game.
  17. 2 points
    Had to share this. Someone found my Vampire box :P She was quite fascinated with the transparent big ones.
  18. 2 points
    Well alright, Here are some more up close pictures of my Goblinz. I feel like they look realistic, but, I realize they don't have nearly enough contrast. Any tips or advice are welcome. edit: I think these were taken before I lightened up and retouched the bases where the paint had worn off.
  19. 2 points
    Very good brush control, good use of colors. My honest opinion would be that the paint is a little too thick. Try using a wet palette. When doing pale skin really try to stay with the skin tone paints and move up to a white using skin tones lighter and lighter. Unless you were going for the porcelain look. And you will only get better with time. Try making the highlights stand out a bit more unless it is a base coat. Keep up the good work and your miniatures will be superb!
  20. 2 points
    An hour on and she is still standing straight. Next update in the morning. Good night Deathsleet, don't devour me as I sleep.
  21. 1 point
    I've painted up the Necropolis bones I received to reinforce the already mighty undead. First up is probably the mini I'm most unabashedly proud of! This was the first bones miniatures painted in my house! After the excitement of me unpacking everything, my previously uninterested daughter chose Malek and painted him up. She's 7...and this is her first mini. Here's the group based. I mounted them on square bases so they would match the rest of the Necropolis force, and used milliput to smooth things out. And here they are painted: I was definitely concerned about how the bones would paint up, but found that things went very smoothly. I had a hard time getting rid of mold lines, and you can still see them on these, but for tabletop games, I think they will still be OK. I know I'm missing the ghast, but I'm still working out the color scheme for him.
  22. 1 point
    Dude you may have just saved me from having to learn things, I love it.
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    Only in my most vivid imagination Darsc!
  25. 1 point
  26. 1 point
    Heh. I like what you did there. Great vignette.
  27. 1 point
    I have to ask. Was that vignette inspired by a personal experience Catdancer?
  28. 1 point
    Really nice work. You've brought modern techniques to old skool mini's and make them stand out pieces.
  29. 1 point
    Very cool! You're right about the tone of course, between the old and the new. Generally, these older sculpts had a tendency to be a little more cartoony, which of course really works at this scale. I don't know that I would've been able to resist the urge to paint that beholder with a moustache, though.
  30. 1 point
    It's a nice clean paint job but I think you're right when you say it is underwhelming. A simple wash will add a lot of texture to the dragon. Good job on the base.
  31. 1 point
    Also long time lurker here, waiting patiently for my deliver. I hope if reaper learns anything from this, is that a lack of communication can cause more upset than an honest its taking longer, please be patient, bit more two way communication is always good :) /avoids ranting
  32. 1 point
    After a whole week I finally got around to check my Vampires too (all the add-ons were ok). 2 hours to get everything out of the baggies and another 3 hours to count them. The Beholder and the Harpies have already seen use in last night's rpg session. Almost all pieces were accounted for; I even got an extra helping NOVA troopers and extra candleabra (in both Vampire boxes) The only 'mistake' is an extra skeleton spearman (hey, Talion78 !) instead of a skeleton sword-and-shield trooper. No broken pieces but a lot of these are going to need rebasing or serious sauna treatment to stay 'up'. (the slim women and the overlarge monsters seem to be most impacted by this). At first I was a bit disappointed by the lack of detail in some of the figures, compared to some of the mini's in the GW boardgames. Just put any orc from Ashardolon next to those from Orcpocalype. But at that price I can accept that (and I will refer to them as 'plastic toy figures' instead of 'Bones miniatures'). Now I've bought some green Army Primer (for Cthulhu and some of the green meanies), some plastic model glue and Quickshade. Where is that 'how to paint' thread? :)
  33. 1 point
    My favorite bit is this: "Combat was based on shooting solid projectiles at the figures. Today, this would be discouraged because of the risk of someone getting a projectile in the eye, but it was the chance of damage to the finish of lovingly home-painted figures that led to the switch to less lethal dice." This is exactly how we "invented" wargaming as little kids. Build forts out of Lego, arrange toy soldiers everywhere, then take turns hurling marbles at each other's armies and fortifications until everything was in ruins. Good times...
  34. 1 point
    Shiver me timbers, this be a fine piece of work. I'll be pilferin ye when the time comes to slap some paint on his keel.
  35. 1 point
    Looking forward to the new and improved version Anne! I maybe out of touch next week, I have to head to LA for business and I don't know what the hours are going to be like yet.
  36. 1 point
    For the record I could easily be joining my voice to all the complaints and vented frustrations but am avoiding doing so for fear that I'll rile myself up and be a bit too aggresive in my deliverance. So instead I'll just say. I concur. Also, Suffer, the way you sign off every post with your name (a practice that has always baffled me) is disconcerting. I keep having to remind myself that you're just restating your username and not acting the part of a vengeful villain taunting his foes as they writhe in agony at the hands of whatever creatures inhabit his pit of despair.
  37. 1 point
    Some more testing It is flush with the base, nothing sticking out but the on/off switch, which I'll incorporate with the beveled edge on the base itself. If I can do this on a 30mm base I imagine the 50mm or so for the large elemental will be a piece of cake.
  38. 1 point
    Apparently that last post came off angrier than anticipated. I'm more disgruntled than a raging rage beast :D I'll still take that drink though Suffer - also who did your suspiciously real life look alike avatar?!
  39. 1 point
    For your first mini, you did great. Being neat and getting good brush control is very important in the beginning. when you have more experience, you don't what to be so neat anymore because fixing a few errors takes less time then being really neat. Also, always consider painting "deeper" areas which are harder to reach as first choice. you can then afford to be sloppy, since you'll paint the next colour over those parts anyhow. As for washes, if you want to make them yourself, I'd you demineralized water. However if you just started and still have to build up some feeling, I'd suggest buying a light brown, dark brown, black and flesh wash from citadel, army painter or vallejo. This is much easier and you immediately can see how much good washes can help.
  40. 1 point
    I spose it depends on whether you mean you eat honey or you mean that you're a small bird whose diet consists largely of nectar obtained from flowers by use of a specialised beak and tongue. Neither of those things make you weird, though if its the latter then the fact that you're using a computer (and indeed the fact that you presumedly collect and possibly paint miniature figurines) certainly makes you unique.
  41. 1 point
    Beautiful work, great concept, lovely use of colour, excellent transitions and smooth blends!
  42. 1 point
    Very nice, very tidy placement and brush control, lovely use of colours (blue, purple and dark green, very reminiscent of a peacock). I'd love to see what happens with this if/when you decide to tackle some shading and highlights!
  43. 1 point
    I usually thin my drybrushing paints a little. Usually not as much as my standard coats of paint, but a little bit. Then really wipe almost all of it off. I test it on a paper towel. Mine are pretty heavily textured, so I can see how it behaves.
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  45. 1 point
    Nice! Thanks for letting us know who made the figure. I have the RAFM froggy but of course... "Save the Old Ones! Collect the whole set"
  46. 1 point
    Tide lines in paint usually means thinning too much. You might want to try adding a bit of acrylic medium to your mix to keep the paint from breaking down.
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    Got my shipping notice!!! Hell yes!!
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