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  1. So I knocked out the Shadow from my Vampire Pledge first. As always C&C Welcome.
    23 points
  2. These little guys were loads of fun to paint and I felt like they needed to have their own little habitat to live in. So I built them one. Step-by-step W.I.P. http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/49983-olearys-wip-thread-of-everything-reaper/page-2
    19 points
  3. A Heresy cyclops and Otherworld medusa: More pics up on my blog.
    18 points
  4. Click the pics for full sized versions. General Bones here commands the army of his grave digging brothers. He's rising up out of the ground, hence the energy effects at his feet. Elise was done for my lovely wife as an anniversary gift (we got married on Halloween). I lost it the last time I cleaned up my desk but found it this morning so I got her knocked out. I used the pic references below for her stalkings and corset:
    17 points
  5. It's finally done.My first full Freehand Banner. I'm pretty proud of it and the results. I can see where I could have done better but I'm happy where he is. I've also included the family photo of his Command Squad. C&C always welcome.
    14 points
  6. My third figure. I tried to do layered highlights, which did not work well for me with the skin texture. I would up having to do a bit of dry brushing to correct it. But I'm pretty happy with the result. Don't mind the glue. It's fresh, so it'll dry clear. I am also going to clean up the rim of the base in a big batch once I get a half dozen or so figures done.
    10 points
  7. 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.
    9 points
  8. Dwarf fans have lots of gold and gems to spend while Elf fans have no need for money.
    8 points
  9. Thanks guys. I think Photoshop can be a great tool to help work out colours before I put my brush to the mini itself. Bit more work in Alastriel's cloak and dress on the highlights and shadows: Blocking in a bit of the gold roughly as well.
    8 points
  10. First, for this paint job, I have to give huge thanks/props to paintminion, who did an unbelievable job on this guy earlier. Her paint job was so perfect, that I couldn't see this guy any other way, and I ended up using her's as my primary inspiration/guide for this effort. So thank you for your wonderful color selection! If you like my paint job, please go like hers as well! The basing on this was a lot of fun, and the first time I've ventured beyond simple gravel and flock. The rocks on the base are made of cork board, and a bit of modeling paste to give some more texture on flat surfaces. The water is mostly painted, although I covered it with some woodland scenics realistic water and water effects. Hope you enjoy, and C&C welcome as always!
    7 points
  11. Okay, so I've just been brought into the minis painting game by the KS (as I'm sure many people have) and I wanted to try my hand at it before I got the very nice ones from Reaper. I dug my copy of Castle Ravenloft out of my games closet and went to work painting and learning to paint as I went! There are 42 total minis in the game, and I painted about 18 of them myself over the course of this last weekend. Near the end, I started experimenting with washes and shading a bit more, and my level of detail went up considerably. My final piece was Strahd Von Zarovich himself, and I was quite proud of how well he came out (not perfect, but at least I got a good amount of detail in) I painted these all with un-diluted craft acrylics using a 3/0 and 0 brushes. I know better now, and will be picking up some of the paints from the KS Real simple light brown base coat with a cream colored dry brushing. These were the first guys I managed to get some level of detail onto. Botched this guy the first time by using enamel testor paints. NOT COOL. Redid him entirely in black and gray. You can't see it well (sorry for the picture quality), but I've done his eyes, talons, and some trim on his horns with silver. My very first washed mini. I used a slightly darker red and it came out really well (hard to see, but I was pleased!) Simple coloring and highlighting Not mine, but my girlfriend LOVED painting this guy. Gravestorm the Dracolich, his color is a bit washed out, but he is actually a yellowed cream color and his wing membranes were done with blue wash over light blue paint. He uses lightning breath, so I figured in life, he was a blue dragon. This one is the piece I'm pretty proud of. I intentionally used enamel testor paints for the torn flesh bits to give them a little extra sheen, then went over the rest with acryllics. He was a bit of a challenge for how many small stitches he has, but he was fun. Strahd was SO much fun! I loved doing all the little buckles and straps, painting the silver chain armor right next to the brown leather layers. I know eyebrows are not commonly done, but I think they worked out alright. And here is the full set. Can't see much more than what I've shown, but this is all of the minis! And there ya go! My first experiment in painting was a partial success. I learned an absolute buttload over the coarse of the few days I worked and I think if I keep at it, I'll be able to do my new Reaper minis justice when they arrive.
    7 points
  12. This is my entry for the Pulp Themed Competition. She was a lot of work, but I learned a great deal by doing her. I did a detailed W.I.P. also http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/49983-olearys-wip-thread-of-everything-reaper/page-4#entry750121 I've enjoyed painting Pulp so much that I've bought more Reaper Chronoscope Pulp and am participating in a Pulp Painting Club. Can someone tell me how to link to text as I have no idea how to do that. Also I have no idea why this added that attached Thumbnail to the bottom and I can't get rid of it. My apologies.
    6 points
  13. managed to finish a few more but only 1 photo turned out any good. Got the fire the right way round this time though
    6 points
  14. Finished up the 3rd edition Wizard. Here he is below As always, painted to match the character chard artwork as much as possible. The color theory was everywhere on this character card art, which shows the painted version in this case as with the other 3rd edition character cards. I paint them to match as much as I can even though I would have chosen the colors much differently if it was me but hey, it is what it is. In the end you can't miss this figure on the game board! I think there's a piece of static grass that stuck to the mini before photographing. Which is odd since I didn't use any! Have to pluck that off now that I see it. Hey thank you, I paint my commissions as if they were going into my own collection. Glad you're inspired my friend that's a good way to be. Thank you and you're very welcome. They do indeed, what with the vivid colors and bold broad expanses of sculpted areas. I like that part that you said about capitalizing on that strength, very nice way of putting the sentiment, thank you for that! Ok will be over a month until I update this post, then I will update it with 4 more minis next month. Have another big project to tackle that's going to eat up my paintin' time this month. Until then, happiness and prosperity be your ever present companions. Sean
    5 points
  15. Here's the Mom. I'll probably touch her up here and there, but she's pretty much done. Painting the hair was really fun!
    5 points
  16. 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.
    4 points
  17. Here are some impressions of my first selfmade tabletop boards and some basic terrain elements. I created these items during my wait time for my Bones ;). They finally arrived last week.
    4 points
  18. Yesterday, my big box of Litko bases and green stuff came in the mail. Part one of my need for supplies was fulfilled! The other thing that was holding up progress was deciding what to base Kaly on. The base she comes with is nice, but in my mind I am picturing doing something down the line with a swamp and hordes of skeletons rising out of the murky waters (more on that before the project is done!). The other requirements for a base were: 1) it needed to provide an easy way to hide the batteries 2) it must allow change out of batteries 3) it needed to be tall enough to let Kaly's tail sweep out below her ( or I needed to motivate myself to do even more conversion work!). 4) last of all, I wanted it to look like ruins or swampy terrain. I brainstormed this week on how I was going to make this base. I was toying with using sculpty to create a massive rotten tree. This could have fit all the requirements, but I kept wondering if Kaly was going to look like someone's dead pet lizard! Today we took a trip to the local Petco for dog bones. While there I found this wonderful prize: You'll note that I've already mounted Kaly's rear legs to the top. A rough idea of how she will look mounted is here: More later on what mods I made to make her fit, after dinner at the folks!
    4 points
  19. So after ReaperCon, some of us painters worked on minis for Reaper and stole stuff off of Martin's paint table. I didn't get to finish this guy in texas, so took it home and promised to mail it...and then spent a few weeks dealing with Con Crud as well as end of school mayhem. i finally shipped it to Ron, and he said it was okay to post my pics. Enjoy! Oh, and back story! Jess and I developed an elaborate back story that this is indeed a dwarf with giantism, who left the mountains for the sea, met the love of his life for a one night stand, and now searches the seas for her. Someday they will be reunited (if Jess ever finishes painting her). Yep, painters are weird creatures. You knew that, right?
    4 points
  20. Slowly starting up the project again after a two week absence. Only the one miniature finished this week. I’ll have to quicken the pace for next week since wave one of the Otherworld Miniatures Indiegogo campaign arrived when I was away. 48 unique figures (counting familiars, treasure loot miniatures, henchmen and character miniatures). Hopefully I have some of those finished until next week.
    4 points
  21. I have a whole folder of research material I gathered for Elise. Most fun I ever had prepping for a project, lol.
    4 points
  22. OK, so I had some 54mm plastic kniggets as a kid. These kniggets came with plastic rubber band operated catapults. So a castle got built out of cardboard boxes. (Primarily empty Kellogg brand Pop-tart boxes. Line them up they made a decent curtain wall ...and a few bigger boxes for towers.) And the evil-est looking black knights were chosen to 'defend' the place. (You know where this is going...) My brother and I got our hands on some decorative gravel / river pebbles / rocks of some sort. A great big bucketful of them. These rocks just happened to fit the catapults perfectly. (Projectiles, but you knew that right...?) And about four hours later we had toppled all the cardboard boxes and scattered a couple of zillion pebbles all over the room (there were lots of ricochets...) Mom did not approve...
    4 points
  23. Just a little Bonesy update today; I managed to get a little painting done this week in between being sick for most of it. Made a good start on the mummy guardians, and a very rudimentary start on Anvall Thricedamned. The mummies are coming along nicely, just need to highlight/shade the red and blue areas, paint the eyes (I'm thinking fluorescent green) and paint the metallics (I'm thinking gold, gold everywhere). I'm starting with the skin on Anvall, which has a basecoat of Citadel Bestial Brown, which will be layered up with a combination of Bestial Brown and Dwarf Flesh, then Dwarf Flesh, then Dwarf Flesh and Elf Flesh, then Elf Flesh. Maybe Elf Flesh with white for a final highlight.
    4 points
  24. It's been a long time since I've updated the Army, but it's moving along nicely. I'm almost done with my beloved Vampires, and really I just need to sit down and photograph them. I seem to keep adding figures as options, even though so far I only have Vampire lists, but the muse cannot be restrained. So in the meantime, here are the latest figures finished for this project: I love this mini, and I'll probably go back and touch him up when I have time. Lastly, a couple of completed burrowing zombies. Just in case.
    4 points
  25. I've got a second one of these in the works, but finished this one today. Again, meant for table top, so not meant to be super high quality. The crystals in particular...I've done better.
    3 points
  26. 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!
    3 points
  27. The reason I brought up non-painting friends is, even though they think everything you do is amazing, they thing everything you do is amazing. Yes they're not going to be critical but there's something to be said for all that positive feedback encouraging and motivating a person to paint when they're not quite feeling it or not thinking they're doing something anyone would appreciate. There's a place for both. I try to spend about 10hours + on PCs and main villains as I like to give my players their figures and the better painted they are the more people relate (in my opinion) but it's been hard for me to paint NPCs less then about 6-8 hours because of the cost of the figures--also there's something about metal that makes me think it's more expensive. Anyway here's the final shot. There's a horrid paint mistake on his sleeve that will haunt me every time I pull him out. The wood is primed black then drybrushed with Reaper Mahogany. Highlights were added by adding P3 Menoth White Highlight to the base mixture and drybrushing that, you'll just keep adding more Menoth to each layer. Also only drybrush one direction, not back and fourth as is generally shown. Also got into the mood to finally paint up a warjack. I really don't like non-organic stuff from a painting perspective, as the shading and highlighting is quite different, but I've spent spare time over the past 6 months working out what I'd actually like to try out. Pretty tedious compared to a living thing, but so far it's not horrible. The green is P3 Sulfuric Yellow mixed with Reaper Violet Shadow and then some P3 Menoth White Highlight. The white is P3 Menoth White Highlight with a small amount of the green mixture. This is maybe 50% done.
    3 points
  28. I need a break from the soviets . So I'm gonna finally get around to painting my zuzzy matt. I bought a 6x4 Scourged Forest matt I'm gonna try and paint it up like I did the woldwrath base before I added water effects and follow the colors from it. Gonna have to go back and reread it all ..i'm using craft paints so colors won't be the same but I'll see what I can come up with. and here it is all layed out with on a drop cloth..first things first is gonna be applying a dark brown wash to the whole thing..and let that dry
    3 points
  29. #59024 Jackalope The mushrooms are hand sculpted.
    3 points
  30. #50241 Sparg, Illyrian Agent and #50015 Tool Bots Project #5 Page 2 My inspiration for the these little servo bots comes from watching Mystery Science Theatre 3000 on the Youtube with my husband. We watch an episode together every night, so it seemed fitting to use some of the colours I see on the set of that show. Paints used: Reaper Brilliant Blue Reaper Phoenix Red Reaper Burning Orange Reaper Fireball Orange Vallejo Jade Green Vallejo Foul Green Vallejo Chainmail Silver Citadel Warlock Purple Washes Used Secret Weapon Blood Red Secret Weapon Blue Black Inks Used Vallejo Black I've been working on my feathering and did 6 layers to bring the colours up to their lightest points. This was time consuming, but I've been trying to get a handle on the technique so I stuck with it. I approached the lining like I do when I paint at 15mm and 10mm historicals, Heavy and black. Not something I'd do on a 25 or 28mm. I'll have these guys done tonight I think. I also have a couple of little terrain pieces to build today to go with them. I hope to have them finished and posted by Monday morning.
    3 points
  31. So this year in October I will have been married to my wife for 8 years. Tonight out of the blue she says "So what do you want to do for our 10 year anniversary?" To which I naturally respond "Two chicks at the same time." As she's laughing at me I add "Don't worry, you can watch." In other news, I am relatively certain I pulled a muscle in my back moving a toilet a minute ago.
    3 points
  32. The Thing gets some shading and details. The "4" on his belt buckle is a smidge of a joke. I plan some kind of 2d bauble there. He needs some clean up and a wash then he'll be next to finished.
    3 points
  33. I think we need more reference pics to understand.
    3 points
  34. Is it just me restating my username though? Suffer
    3 points
  35. 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 :)
    3 points
  36. Lysette is finally finished! This is the Bones version, colors inspired by Megurine Luka. 77076: Lysette, Female Elf
    3 points
  37. Following some advice from Andy Pieper (Talespinner), I added more yellow to the lamp light. I think it helps the OSL. I also added more black to the shadows, and painted a white light coming from the open door. Next, I took off the walls and painted the carpet inside, with an oriental rug design I found somewhere. This is the first time I ever tried painting a fabric texture. How did it turn out? The family and apartment interior will all be painted with a very warm palette, leaving the outside cold.
    3 points
  38. Well then! I just took some new photos of a few of the ones that came out best. Dracolich Gravestorm Flesh Golem Kobald, Strahd von Zarovich, Werewolf, and Ghoul Zombie Wolf Wraiths Skeleton And there you have it!
    3 points
  39. Well my Bones showed up on Monday and I have been hard at work painting them. Little out of practice and dusting off some old paints from who knows how long ago. Tried two different ideas for the fire balls cause I want to have a good idea what I'm going to do with the transparent plastics once I get to the big ones. Need to find a way to bring out the faces a bit better I think, there is some decent detail in them but I don't think my current paint skills are bringing it out properly. I like how the mythos Moon Beast turned out. That was the one I dusted off old Paints for. Close to 20 year old paint yet still good. over all though I'm very pleased with the product and I have many many months ahead to improve my painting skills.
    2 points
  40. 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?
    2 points
  41. Ok, he got his orthodontic braces. Still much to do.
    2 points
  42. Worked on her after dinner last night and again some this morning... "happy" with my progress but I'm always finding problems with my own work and i find myself jumping around with seemingly no plan of action; i think this may be due to the fact that this is the biggest thing i've ever attempted to paint. If I had the choice at this point I would probably opt to paint this is pieces (more than just body and head that is) Also, I got skiddish at attempting this with no primer so i ended up using some army painter; it ended up with a pretty rough texture (due to me not taking enough time on the primer-ing) its not TOO bad but it was bad enough to almost make me leave it and call it a statue. but here is what I have so far... no real rhyme or reason to whats been completed or what i'll do next... Although I will probably continue to lighten up the breastplates, a little to brown then what I had in my head..
    2 points
  43. #50150 Betty, Space Heroine Project #4 Page 3 Here she is, the not so hideous Betty. She is on a Micro Arts base with extensive modifications by myself. I had to sculpt an additional rock onto the side to create a shelf for her demon to sit on. There was a huge mouth with teeth in the middle of the base and I had to cut it, sand it, and cover it as it would not have been appropriate to have a female standing over the top of something like that. To add height and texture I used ballast, painted it with Reaper Forest Green and then damp brushed it with Reaper Pale Green and Citadel Edge Lugganath Orange. The biomatter was painted with Reaper Sample Colour that was neutral beige. I then used a series of progressive washes in Reaper pale green to give it a glow, but keep the colour from being too overpowering. The nodules were done with Reaper Flaming Orange and Citadel Edge Lugganath. I used a dried poppy pod to create the floral piece in front. In the back I used a dried grape stem to create that spacy looking bush. Catdancer used dried grape stems in his terrain pieces so I copped the idea from him. The pink floral piece in the back is a bit of plastic aquarium plant. The rocks were painted with cheap Hobby paints in blacks and greys, followed by a light wash with Secret Weapon Amethyst. I did this to complement the lilac in Betty's outfit. Her demon was done in Vallejo Jade followed by a wash with Secret Weapon Amethyst with a very small amount of Vallejo Black Ink added to darken it. I feathered up the layers slowly, and worked up to Reaper Mint in the highlights. I used the same oranges as that I did on the nodules and the biomatter in front, to tie those colours together for continuity of palette. I think this is a good example of the usefulness of asking for detailed critiques and all in all, I'm fairly satisfied with her.
    2 points
  44. This is pretty much how I plan to do mine. Very simple and cool. Make sure you submit him to the Pulp contest!
    2 points
  45. This is Jeeves. A former railroad repair bot out here in the wierd Wild West. He's still trying to keep the shop together, even though the roof blew off some odd years ago. Sadly, each passing day it gets harder to move, and, some days, the hail and other damage to his systems just pushes him to madness. It's really too bad about that old railwayman... Multiple new techniques were used here, including sponging for some of the "worn" areas on him, and I tried my hand (horribly) at a brass nmm (not successful). Even with that said, I'm very pleased with my little robot.
    2 points
  46. 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...
    2 points
  47. How do you feel about basing? Because I believe it really sets the "swap" part apart if you can do a swamp base. I mean, black dragon in a stone floor -> dungeon dragon. Black dragon in a swap base -> wild dragon. With only a base change! The acid spit part can also be enphasized with a close tree stump partially melted by acid, or a metal post in the same fashion. Melted stuff is fun and easy to make, because you only need something plastic (a toy, for example) in the appropiate shape and then liberally exposed to heat
    2 points
  48. I love seeing these bones show up!!! I'll throw the maiden in the mix.
    2 points
  49. The tarrasque has been mentioned (I'll add my vote for it, too), but a few Godzilla-like giant monsters in general would be nice. Cthulhu was a good start.
    2 points
  50. Hello Sculpted some time ago: Fimo, Milliput, GreenStuff :) All comments welcome!
    2 points
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