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  1. Finally got some painting done this weekend and finished up this fellow. I was initially going to go with something a bit more human looking, where he was going to have Mediterranean skin tones, so I started off with dusky skin. About partway through, I decided to go with a more rocky looking appearance, so I shaded with some agrax earthshade. Since I was making him look more like rock and soil, I thought grass for body hair might be an interesting choice. It doesn't look so great here, but the effect's a bit better in person. The rocky protrusions were based wit
    19 points
  2. Hi All! so I finished this one's paint job last week, but went on vacation and came back to finish up the base last night. I painted this one as a gift for somebody I'm going to be seeing next month, which hopefully he likes. Don't know if he ever checks this forum out or not, and even if he does I'm pretty sure he has no idea who I am on it so probably not revealing any surprises. I kind of like how this one came out, even though the metal seems to look better in real life. I'm a bit disappointed that inside his helm I couldn't get his eyes to stick out much. They are painted red but
    12 points
  3. This is Andreas Trost's Dark Mistress, a 75mm metal flat. Floquil Gray Railroad Primer and Reaper MSP acrylics (with a bit of Vallejo metals on the axe and helmet; trying to use them up before they bad). The pics show the raw metal, the cleaned up piece, primer, and final paint. I took the liberty of reworking the skull a bit - the eyes were a bit off-kilter. Dark Mistress is available from the LIttle Tin Soldier: http://thelittletinsoldier.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=702&osCsid=788949d94afb24c9fec2a98f8744f9de Questions and comments are welcomed. Cheers, G
    11 points
  4. I recently made my own little turntable for shooting 360-degree pictures of minis to turn into animated gifs. Some forum members were interested in hearing how I did it, so here it is in detail. It was pretty straightforward, so hopefully by following these instructions you will be able to make pictures like this: Things I used An analog clock A screwdriver, to take apart the clock A 0.7mm mechanical pencil with a removable tip A round plastic lid to act as the stage Some glue A digital camera The manual for said camera, you will probably need it A tripod Deep-seated obsessive-compulsive
    10 points
  5. 02851 Hill Troll, sculpted by James van Schaik
    9 points
  6. Here is Damien, painted for Inarah's bad boys' pageant. I tried a few new things with this mini, in particular the skin I copied from Monkeysloth who has made some beautiful skin tones experimenting with a green undercoat. It's a big improvement over the way I have previously done skin. I also tried a new recipe for blonde hair that I just made up but seems to have worked pretty well. The base is probably my favourite part though, I made it out of sculpey. WIP thread here. I also had a totally crazy idea to set up a turntable for mini photography. I looked for photography turntables o
    8 points
  7. Finished the Bones version of Pathfinder Valeros. Valeros was the model I selected to get into one of the Bones miniatures and really see how I did with the new material. I tried out everything I knew on him to see how different things would react to the Bones polymer material. My only real difficulty was that I had a hard time getting thinned paint not to pool up on parts, making it difficult to do transitions for me. Maybe with more experimentation and an adjusted technique, maybe I can get what I want out of them. Nothing innovative with the paint scheme, though I did create a base for
    7 points
  8. I think I have a solution to my painting impasse. I'm going to pick out everything with some paint already on it and grind those out as fast and painlessly as possible. Then I'm going to paint by Sku ascending. This ought to give me at least one of each eventually, and separates it from the game. It'll feel like progress, and get some different things into the mix.
    7 points
  9. Managed 1 painting class at GenghisCon. Unfortunately it was the NMM class instead of the flesh and faces. unfortunate because I only brough flesh color paints. Bringing white and black would have saved me a bit of frustration. I was inspired to try a wet pallet- used my old pallet, with a bit of water and a piece of parchment paper in the middle. goblins old and new: These guys need another later of shading but im extactic with the higlights. two drow - the priestess is using some NMM techinques. (on top of mettalic paints, cause I had already started her and was feeling laz
    6 points
  10. Sorry, I missed this. We're just sorting out some more stock, and then we'll get the webshop up and running. Glad you got them OK! I'm always nervous while stuff's in the mail... Everyone seems to like the pony... I'll have to do some more horses/ponies/etc... Speaking of which, Odin's horse, Sleipnir, got a new hair-do last night: cheers Michael
    6 points
  11. That is the plan now! Originally, I didn't think I'd be able to get away from school so close to the end of the semester, but now I'm going to try extra hard. Plus, my professors are actually quite supportive, so I should have the help of most of my department faculty in getting the time off from classes.
    6 points
  12. Ok here's my setup with clip on lamps using a shelf: Here's a mini on the grey paper: I braced my cellphone against the edge of the shelf and took this shot: Then I cropped it on my phone: Not bad, although it totally shows I should have painted that rock instead of leaving it white! Here's a pic I took of her in a light box: Not bad but the pic without diffusion has fewer shadows and shows the paint job more accurately. I hope this helps!
    6 points
  13. I love amanita mushrooms! I usually do Fly Amanitas and I was looking for something different. So more saturated red with less brown, it is better.
    6 points
  14. Spoken like a true Canadian.
    6 points
  15. Okay which one of you snowed in folks did this?
    6 points
  16. Ok this is an experiment mixing metal with bones. Now I know people have easily put different weapons on bones, but mine is a bit more challenging. Im going to put metal wing on a bones miniature. I will update this as I go I dont know how long it will take me to complete as, this will be done with minimal time available. I have a dagger that Im going to replace the spear/staff or whatever that spine weapon is. The round base is metal. My hope is this will compensate for the top heavy weight of the wings. So the first step is to figure out wher
    5 points
  17. This dragon has actually been painted for a while, but I had such a hard time getting decent photos I haven't posted her. She's meant to represent Khisanth for our Dragonlance campaign, and she's been corpsified for a few months, now. But she was suitably terrifying for the party (except Gerwin, my cleric...he made the save vs. dragonfear and just walked right up to chat. Then he killed her, and only died a little in the process. If you know the story or the module, you know how it went). I'm quite happy with her wings. Sorry the photos make her hard to see, but this is what I've got, and
    5 points
  18. I was over at the 5th Dimension blog reading over some tutorials and whatnot when I saw that Brush Brothers (site is in German so I use Google Translate on mine) is holding a basing contest (no figures, just basing) that ends at the end of March. I figured I'd share with the rest of you fine folks if you are interested in another contest out there. The information: Start: now End: 31.03.2014 Theme: baseing/basebuilding build a base, a showbase, or diorama and paint it. min. size 3cm x 3cm (1.18 inches x 1.18 inches), no maximum size, build as big as you will. only the base will be as
    5 points
  19. If I put this in the thread where it started, it will just be culled, so: That would depend on what kind of metal, what breed of cow, and how many in a herd. Assumptions: Cattle run about 0.9 g/cm^3 Since you're interested in Highland cattle, we'll use their weights — cows 1000 - 1300 lbs (call it 450 - 600 kg) and bulls 1700 - 2000 lbs (750 - 900 kgs). Metal densities: Lead – 11.34 g/cm^3; Aluminum – 2.7; Iron – 7.874, and for the wealthy Gold – 19.3. Herd - We'll call it one bull and 10 cows, though of course it could be much larger. So: A small herd of lea
    5 points
  20. It seemed unethical to vote for my own. So I voted for two others
    5 points
  21. Is *that* what that was? I was so startled when I opened my box that I flung the whole thing away from me and into the wall. The paints bounced off. The sock *stuck.* It set off my sprinklers! By the time the fire marshal declared the building safe for reentry, I had to go buy a pint of housepaint and spackle to repair the hole it had burned in my wall! WORST. GIVEAWAY. EVER. Nah, I love me some Reaperpeeps. <3 you, Bugsy! *eyes paint, cocks shotgun*
    5 points
  22. So no doubt like many here I often see folks post images of Reaper minis that I want to add to my collection and place them on my Want List. One of the most recent was the Dwarven rat catcher. I picked him up a couple of days ago from my FLGS only to realize tonight as I was putting him away that, you guessed it, I already had him. Spent tonight going through my boxes of blisters and my want list only to find over half a dozen minis on my list that I already have. I really need to come up with a better system.
    5 points
  23. Don't let on but I've been doing this to guitarists for years. I don't tell them anymore, after I freaked out Dickey Betts once.
    5 points
  24. hi all, it seems appropriate that i am sharing a couple of flumphs on valentines day, loveable little critters that they are. flumph love! so, check out the nice pair of flumphs, for your viewing enjoyment. i found these much maligned but adoreable critters to be a conceptual challenge. i eventually went with their current incarnation because of castability and their adherence to the concept art from the tome of horrors. I realize they are not the most classical vision of the flumph but i think they are cute. it was quite an honor to depict this iconic/notorious monster in miniat
    4 points
  25. Well this looks like it should be fun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTZ2Tp9yXyM&list=WL6EEAF55D66E480E4
    4 points
  26. This lovely sculpt is from Studio McVey. Sculpted by JAG, the detailing is very small and quite intimidating (something I've come to expect from his minis). Anyway, enough introduction:
    4 points
  27. I love the Scale75 paints. They might be thicker than what you are used to, but they thin very well. I've been using the NMM set for a while now, and they do very nicely. A couple of examples of the results I've gotten from them: Steel and Gold: Azure Steel: Keep in mind that I've been painting NMM for close to 10 years now, and have been teaching it at various conventions for several years.
    4 points
  28. Thank you for doing this Inarah! This was a fun contest, and we all won by having one more mini painted :_)
    4 points
  29. so based on that jasper... when you GM and I am wearing my hunter orange... monster are 130% more likely to attack my PC? just saying!
    4 points
  30. They stole my mojo, baby! Anyway...SamJack has some great suggestions for minis. Hasslefree's Artemis NSFW Red Box Games' The Keeper Studio McVey's Ar-Fiach Kingdom Death's Great Game Hunter Pinup Cipher Studio's Andre de Montbard Ax Faction's Witch Hunter Raging Heroes' Brunhilde
    4 points
  31. Heh. More than lightly, as it turns out. Well... lightly several times. Here I've done the fetlocks with linen white, washed them with a mix of linen white and black, and dotted him with a mix of linen white and grey, watered down with about a 2:1 ratio. I painted the hooves and did some very subtle highlighting on them. I also did a real pass on the eyes, rather than the placeholder darkening I did before. The dots stand out a lot and I don't like their shape. Going back to my reference pictures, the dapples are less "spots" and more like "patches." I squared off a lot of them
    4 points
  32. Made some more progress at last on the Lizardfolk and Frost Princess; getting the bone done on them all, which will in turn be the bone scheme I use for the 2 mummies now. I also got some work done on Ebonwrath's wings but there is not a lot of visual difference yet. Problem with the bone here is it's pretty white so it's hard to photograph. *sigh*
    4 points
  33. To quote a greater man... SOONTM
    4 points
  34. Besides dwarfs, townspeople are a big blindspot for me. I had duplicates of some of the blisters before I bought the boxed set of them. Plus many of them were redone for the Bones kickstarter, so even more duplicates. Then of course more were in Reapers Christmas stockings, even duplicates of duplicates in the same stocking. Oh well. Any town of mine that players visit won't have to worry about rats in the streets. However there will be an usually high number of strumpets and single mothers with children wandering about.
    4 points
  35. I could devote a drawer just to DHL 02006 Sidrith, Swordsister. It's like Memento sometimes.
    4 points
  36. Also the FASA Star Trek ships. One especially notorious recaster had his mitts into all the rares across multiple lines. Lots of them, only rares, and all suspiciously covered in fresh spray primer immediately after yours truly inquired as to why the metal was the wrong colour. I was happy to be a part of shutting down that op.
    4 points
  37. I'm looking forward to meeting you and shaking your hand as well Cash.......
    4 points
  38. Indeed. Welcome to the Masterclass. Or as I sometimes think of it, the Proctorclass.
    4 points
  39. *I* own Reaper miniatures… hundreds and hundreds of Reaper miniatures.
    4 points
  40. That's a brilliant idea Jasper! It'd be cool if Reaper or another company did something like that. Anyhow back to the topic of the thread, I got a little bit of work done on the throne and the base for Kelkar this weekend. The base - I'm using a 2 inch diameter wooden base for this, added a piece of cork that I cut to fit, then slapped some primer on it. I was originally going to go with this, but then I decided I wanted more texture for the base. Here, I've covered the whole base in green stuff and then took one of my stone texture stamps I got from Michael's and pressed
    4 points
  41. One thing to remember is when looking at what's available on line is that it is different from what is in distribution to stores. Reaper periodically culls out old/low demand figures and placed it NIC (not in catalog). It's available online and in-store via special order but isn't part of the line that a store need to keep in stock. From what I understand, there is no plan to switch to plastic only. The material cost of metal has increased quite a bit over the years, but the molding costs for Bones are also huge. The are benefits to both materials that Reaper seems to be balancing well.
    4 points
  42. I got six words for you: When Do They Go On Sale?
    4 points
  43. I love kids at ReaperCon. It keeps me from having to leave the con site to go looking for food... Wait, what? ~v
    4 points
  44. As an instructor, I would take a dim view of someone bringing alcohol into my class, whether there is an over-riding policy or not. By doing so, you are not showing respect for your instructor, nor are you going to be at the top of your learning form in getting anything from the class. ReaperBryan is working up the Rules of Conduct now for the Con, which will appear on the official ReaperCon website (almost finished!!). Bottom line, though, is "respect your fellow con-goers" and "don't be a jerk". Reaper reserves the right to ask you to take a time-out, whether you're a jerk because you'v
    4 points
  45. Does this mean I shouldn't bother with my idea to package free sushi with each mini?
    3 points
  46. Thanks for all your comments everyone. @CashWiley, I also like how the eyes turned out. I first intended to add a red dot as a pupil but after seeing the result of the red, yellow and orange wash, I decided to leave it like this. @Pixel, for the staff I successively applied four diffrent tone of brownish colors. I rarely drybrush and when I do, I come back to complete the surfaces using the blending technique. I'm happy you enjoy the result. @Paintergeist, Thanks for all you comments. At first I was not sure if it was a good idea to paint the boots and the pant the same color. I was going t
    3 points
  47. OK, poll is up, vote for your top TWO figures. Poll closes the 25th. I have to say i really love seeing all the different interpretations of this figure all on one page.
    3 points
  48. Wu Ling Shu is one of Talin's designs and a Patrick keith sculpt both, that makes it awesomesauce in my books
    3 points
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