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  1. I think I'm done with this one. I sculpted the base from Sculpey and the miniature from Greenstuff. C&C always welcome! And a scale shot, just for fun. It did end up larger than I'd originally wanted. All respect to those mini sculptors out there- it's hard to make things so tiny!
    25 points
  2. The arrival of my Bones Kickstarter box was very welcome, but the sheer mass of figures was, frankly, a bit daunting. I decided to start the painting with something simple.... Quick and easy. Then I went for a figure with great nostalgic associations for me, since he's a dead ringer for my very first AD&D character that survived longer than a single session, Smirnoff the Huge and Stupid. He even has Smirnoff's gigantic axe and tiny, tiny head. Pity I didn't have it when I was actually playing him, but them's the breaks I suppose. I made an error using a Vallejo wash over t
    24 points
  3. Yay! My first sculpt finished! It's not so great to look at, but I made it, and that's something I couldn't think of myself doing not so long ago =). There's a lot that I would change or do again in it, but I need it for my game next week (and another one too, gulp), so no time to be too picky! I have to say this community is awesome, as I got so much help and inspiration as a total beginner in my WIP thread. You rock! So it's sculpted with Green Stuff and the base is just cork from a wine bottle. It's possible I'll revisit this paint job later, but I'm in a hurry now because of the game i
    19 points
  4. Some minis I finished for a new sitcom about a ninja girl, a tiefling, a vampire,and an assassin. Bombshell Babes Wu Ling, Privateer Press Pirate Queen Skarre, Cool Mini or Not Vampire Countess, and Darksword Miniatures Female Assassin from the Reapercon 2013 goody bag. No original paint schemes here, the schemes are originally done by others and look way better. Was trying to do a blue fire , fire elemental. My 12 year old goes "Oh that one is obviously ice!" I was like "WHAT?" "NO", whatever.
    16 points
  5. Another Bones miniature completed, i'm quite pleased with the nmm on the knee protector and belt and the fur worked out quite well. C&C as usual very welcome.
    16 points
  6. Can you elaborate on this for new painters. I use one or two drops on my minis and I seem to run out. I understand what you're asking about, I had the same confusion. My Well of Chaos easily took 4 drops of Pure Black to basecoat, and it's nowhere near the size of Big K. I'm also trying to figure out what goblin majiiks you employed to make 5 drops of paint stretch that far. Looking good, keep up the good work! You can do iiiiiiit!! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D Well, I don't think it's magic. It just managed to do that much somehow. Then again, my Coat D'Arms Black
    11 points
  7. (Update 9/23: Zombies and Swarms, oh my!) Rather than make this first post a long page of doom, I'll just reply to it with more pictures and link to it here. 9/23 Zombies and Swarms Hey guys! I figured I'd just start my own topic for my painting log as I power through all the bones I got! I will be updating this as I paint more. :) 77012: Gnoll Warrior My first Bones Mini! I bought him while waiting for the rest to arrive, to see what this was all about. This is out of the box and painted. Didn't know about washing them first. >.> 77169: Flesh Golem Painted as an Ear
    10 points
  8. Hey again, I figured I would stop by and show my progress on my next project. Like the topic name suggests I am answering the question of "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" the answer being obviously: Reaper 50217: The Black Mist (*Cough The Shadow cough cough*) Now this is only my second miniature and I'm not finished with him yet (lots of touch ups that I need to finish up), but here is my progress with him so far: Biggest issue I had so far would have to be the eyes...between the scarf and the hat it was a pain to paint the eyes. Don't mind the strange text
    10 points
  9. These little rats by Sandra Garrity are really very nice, and quick and easy to paint too. I have another twelve yet to do, just in case I need some truly majestic giant rat swarms.
    10 points
  10. Kobolds, a galore of kobolds. Not the greatest sculpts ever, but perfectly suitable for massed mook attacks.
    10 points
  11. Here's the second of my Marvel Stone Golems Team Up: The Juggernaut! You can find more about the Work In Progress on all of the Marvel Team and please give him a thumbs up in the Inspiration Gallery.
    9 points
  12. This side is finally almost ready! This side is coming along, hopefully finished soon. And this side of this wing is nearly ready. You know, this whole thing would be a lot easier if he was less three dimensional. There's always another side. Oh well, gots to be done. When I return to the table after this short break, I intend to finish blackening all his bits. That'll only leave this drybrush Bone Shadow coat and then all of his parts will be ready for the final push. Also, had I tried to do this the way I first did the head - with the 2 coats of Bone Sha
    8 points
  13. I painted these three Great Worms in three different colours: one in yellow ochre as a sandworm, one white as an ice worm, and the third in traditional purple. They're all mounted on honking great 50mm washers, which improve their stability no end.
    7 points
  14. Drybrushing can get a bit tricky. It's overall easier than layering, but it still relies a lot on "feel". And to an extent you still have to give thought to your highlight placement like with layering. Where it gets easier is that it's a lot more forgiving, but most of that is because the textures you want to use it on generally have variation anyway. So you can get away with more. The easiest way to avoid problems is to start off lightly. For drybrushing practice or training, one of the best tools is the Testors White Handle Medium brush - it's cheap and you won't feel bad about dest
    6 points
  15. Again, credit to Corporea for the idea, here he is all painted up: And under UV light with the tubes and tanks glowing: Did I really need to upload the images again? I added them in the WiP thread, but the attachment links I used there wouldn't work here Might pick at him a bit, like most of my stuff, but he's done for now!
    5 points
  16. So here's the latest mini I have finished. I really enjoyed painting this mini with the exception of it's left eye. That was a real bugger to get to. For you old Greyhawkers, you should recognize the emblem on the shield. I'm starting to play with layering and shading more and more and played with steel colors a bit with this one. It was there but not quite. I've seen Dr. Faust's YouTube video on painting metal and going to give that a try on my next opportunity.
    5 points
  17. AMAZON ARMY PRIVATE COLLECTION...This is the (7th) figure in my Amazon army. FIGURE...Reaper (# 03559)...Zala Natar, Huntress. Hope you like...
    5 points
  18. ARRRR! Ye scurvy scallywags, I present Barnabus Frost yer Pirate Captain (77132)! This is completed mini #15 for me. This is for the summer mini exchange and I tried really hard to get him looking as good as possible, I hope the person who gets it likes it. C&C welcomed and appreciated!
    5 points
  19. And so, I passed 20 minutes of my day with this passable wall of fire: And then moved on to finish this big guy: And decided on a few...enhancements: And a couple of 8-bit nerd references: (Anyone get them?)
    5 points
  20. Not sure if this fits the show off section so I posted it here instead. I have been making a farm board for my two sons for a few months and it has coincided with painting some Bones so I thought I would show off the creation here. Defending the house from untold nasties. The people inside the house. Sleeping quarters And a full overview complete with a car!
    4 points
  21. I've used all my skills and MS Paint to make this happen.
    4 points
  22. Just wanted to chime in on my own reactions to this. For background: Armed with a couple sets and loose bottles of bargain craft acrylics from Walmart and Home Depot (Daler-Rowney, Folk-Art, Bella, Apple Barrel, and some nameless horrors in paint-by-number style little linked jars), a small set of cheap transparent sun-catcher stains, and a couple packages of cheap craft brushes sold right along side the cheap paints, I got started on painting up some basic rank-and-file monsters, such as goblins, zombies, and skeletons. My initial conclusions: This hobby isn't as ea
    4 points
  23. Playing around with something I've been waiting to do for the past few months but wasn't sure if I'd have the time due to wanting to paint up something nice this way. Well, I decided to try it out on a Bones first and see how it looks and so far so good. Basically it's two tone for each color used where one tone is the highlight and one tone is the shading. So far white is the highlight and either Big top red or Rosy skin are the shades. Not the cleanest of blending (especially from the angle I took the photo) but it gets across what I'm going for.
    4 points
  24. Added "Dragonmen" and "Varanadar" tags to the six figures from that set. Added "Amoloch" name to 03436. Added "Dar'Karak" name to 03022. Added all 6 names to the 10030 set. (The names in the box-back image seem clear enough to me. Thanks for that.) Added "Viking Hero" to 03385 so it is consistent with the printed card. As for the Bones tags: I've added tags (in my free time) to the Pathfinder and Chronoscope Bones, by matching the tags used for the original metal versions of the figures. I guess that the Reaper folks want tags on all of the fantasy Bones, too, but no one has had
    4 points
  25. More painting bits black. Almost done with this now, finally. If I'm lucky, I might get all the Bone Shadow drybrush basecoat done by tomorrow night. Leaving me with thursday and friday to do the highlights. I hope so.
    4 points
  26. So, this weekend I did some paint in my hellhound, starting with a brown wash to cover those pure purple shadow lines. Then I move to the spikes and nearly finished the cooling-from-hot-blaze effect. Then painted the nose black, the claws red and the fangs white. Now I just have to do the clean-up in the wash, do the highlights and the base. Here is the pictures: and then...
    4 points
  27. Been staring at the Bones Stone Golems, 77171, and wondering what to do with them. Ran ideas around and round ... starting with the Jade Golem from vulture ... pulled some greens to consider as well as other alternate colors for golems. Onyx, Jade, Rudy, Topaz ... gem stones? Hmmm. Rock. Rock facets. So I start looking about the Interwebs for how to paint the worn rock edging. I pull up stone golem images and I run across: Ben Grimm, The Thing. And I recall how my group refers to miniatures. We always compare them to various media figures, so why not start there.
    3 points
  28. Just need to firstly say, thank you Corporea and OneBoot, this is all your doing! See: http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/50027-oneboots-kickstarter-bones-wip-advice-and-comments-welcome/?p=761334 Here's his horn, weird eye and papery (useless) butterfly wings The gears that I plan to fit to where his feet used to be: And some shields, if I find a place for them: And how I imagine the wheels/gears will work, they need to be smaller though: Now I just need some more random steampunk stuff. I was thinking doing one of his front claws a bit more clawe
    3 points
  29. Do you work for the NSA in your free time? Shhhhh! You're not supposed to mention the ree-fay ime-tay in front of the eaper-Ray eeps-Pay....they are still in trauma recovery.... It took like like 5 minutes but I cracked your encryption, NSA!
    3 points
  30. I always like to see parents getting their kids into the hobby. I try to do the same with mine. Great looking terrain! Don't know if this is useful to anyone, but I picked up a large box of styrofoam-like bricks at Michael's Crafts that are the same style and size as the blocks in your pics. They weren't very expensive (price escapes my memory at the moment), but they were already base-coated so I was able to spray paint them without them dissolving. They look almost as good as Hirst, but were much cheaper.
    3 points
  31. Well it's been a few days and I have done a bit more painting. First up is Dain Deepaxe (77074) I am pleased with how this has turned out. Probably the best paint job I have done on the bones so far. The sculpt is great so that helped a lot. Picture from the front And a picture from the back And for something a little different using the painted bones in a model house with my two sons. (There are more pics in a different post) That's it for now comments welcome. Hopefully I will get a few more done before I have a week off on holiday away from my paints.
    3 points
  32. There's this guy, but he's quite pricey in metal, otherwise I'd buy him. Neat sculpt, though. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D If he comes out in Bonesium I'm buying 3. 1 as a croc, 1 cut legs off and convert number 3 into a basilisk. It will be seriously awesome!Tis is a very god example of why stuff like Dire animals should make it into Boneseum. I'm going to need at least 6 of these myself. Same thing with the Dire Bear. You could do a Wild Things stretch goal For these sorts of models. This post makes my hearts sing, for some reason...
    3 points
  33. I was all excited to start the new nmm recipe, I've done a bit of research (aka looking at cool pics) but not quite sure how to pull off the helmet, hemispheres are tough, yo. Then at break yesterday I started laughing, drawing a quizzical glance from the old lady...the covers of the paperback Against a Dark Background is all nmm with all kinds of shapes. I've been carrying my inspiration art around for a week without even thinking about it! Then I got home and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game was on the stoop. Failed my will save, spent the night playing around with that. I only get a coup
    3 points
  34. Do you work for the NSA in your free time? Shhhhh! You're not supposed to mention the ree-fay ime-tay in front of the eaper-Ray eeps-Pay....they are still in trauma recovery....
    3 points
  35. A high kick from a Halfling could land in a very uncomfortable place. "What... like the back of a Volkswagen?"
    3 points
  36. Mines in the hands of the Royal Mail and winging its way west on an aeroplane now, was worried I wouldn't get it posted at all given how hectic work has been, but managed to get it done.
    3 points
  37. Pictures taken, mini boxed up safe and snug. Hopefully, the person receiving this really loves it.
    3 points
  38. Shalelu Andosana: As far as possible, I've tried to keep her colours consistent with Wayne Reynolds' artwork: I'm pretty happy with how she turned out. She's an important NPC in my campaign, and one of my players has a bit of a crush on her, so it was paramount I do her justice :)
    3 points
  39. Mine still needs a good bit of painting. But, I plan to get a lot of work done on it this Friday and Saturday as I have practically nothing to do those days. Should be done on time or close to it. GF
    3 points
  40. Now for the Marvel Team-Up Part: The Thing & Juggernaut! OR IS IT ,,, Battle Manhattan! Sent Juggernaut to SHOW OFF!
    3 points
  41. Part of me is glad I bought so many of those WotC prepainted minis back in the day. Selling a few of them paid for my Bones I pledge (hell I sold a huge lot early last year and paid for my new floors and sewer repair!!) so selling a few more will easily see me through this next Bones KS!
    3 points
  42. Ok, it's been a while, but I managed to make some progress yesterday. I tried to attach few more legs to the centipede, but failed miserably =). So I thought this is good enough for table top and called it a quit. So the first centipede is ready for paint! As for what I learned in this progress was mostly patience =). Well, also to plan and research more and better. The legs vary in size too much, eyes came too big and look like sun glasses =) etc. But it was a fun learning process all together! Thank you very much for your help and inspiring comments! I already washed the vaselin
    3 points
  43. Here's a mini that I painted up for Gencon's painting competition. I was rather pleased with how he came out, but this year's competition was pretty stellar and he didn't come home with anything. I've also posted him to CMON for those of you who care to vote. Anyway, here are some pictures:
    2 points
  44. Well, since he is just a quick mock up anyway, and most of the stuff seemed to be quite well attached, I just painted him up. Didn't take long, as you can probably tell, but I think it came out OK. If I can be bothered I might pick out e.g the cogs so they stick out more, and some other small bits, but for now I'm done. And in UV light, I guess it's hard to tell, but those things are really glowing: If I look at him from 30cm or more away I can't see all the errors so I'm happy with it. The muse called and I answered :) EDIT: Link to show off thread: http://www.reaperm
    2 points
  45. Welp. I finished off the last of the medium man packed gun teams from the PSC army bundles I bought..all thats left of the infantry stuff is the 6 large based Heavy Mortar teams.Which i'm halfway done...so close :) the bases are mostly made up of small bases I had left over from the 3 packs of plastic rubble bases I had left. I just glued two of them them onto some blister plastic and filled in the gap in the middle they're abit rough around the edges but it worked out ok. The two in the front right were made from a large base I cut in half then just used wood filler and sand on to create a
    2 points
  46. Another Bones painted. I loved painting this one, Julie Guthrie's sculpt is excellent and the Bones material works perfectly for it. I wanted mine to look like the Eye of Flame Beholder which I think worked out quite well. C&C always welcome. I hope you like him, just don't look him in the eye.
    2 points
  47. Either that or that whole Nike campaign thing. Whatever motivation works!
    2 points
  48. Here's the nearly finished Juggernaut. Gonna do another pass of shading / highlighting this evening or tomorrow.
    2 points
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