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  1. My wife requested a smaller point unit for her army due to having a point or two leftover after making what she wants. I got set back a little when he slipped out the the tool I use to hold minis and broke his two arms. Luckily I had only finished the armor, so I stripped him and started over. More difficult to paint than I anticipated. Not exactly the most contrasting of colors, he won't be blowing anybody away from across the table, but I like him. Hope you enjoy.
    15 points
  2. This mini was almost completely painted with Scalecolor paints from Scale75, following the recipes on the box. I am posting it here so not to photo-spam the paint's thread. Only thing I am looking forward doing is the base, but can accept touch-ups if you have comments. As always, C&C appreciated! -.-.-.- Kirby is being painted as a non-military piece for Infinity games. Perhaps he is an off-duty Wildcat? A savvy Clockmaker going out for a drink? I don't know... Mini was cleaned, then primer by brush with SC75 white primer. Flesh was painted following the "white skin"
    13 points
  3. This is a bones orc berserker that I completed a month or so ago that I forgot about. I wanted to share it with you all since it's the first bones miniature I completed and based (out of the whole vampire box ) I have been searching for the ideal orc skin. Not too brown, not too green - this was one of the experiments. I liked tthe skin so much I decided to complete the miniature. I've been practicing the orc skin tones for when I get my Red Box orcs, I think I got some good crusty metal things going on here too, which is also suitably orc-y. The base is pretty simple beca
    13 points
  4. Hi all, Here is my painted lurker above. CSM was kind enough to give me the first crack for my very own sculpt. this is a production copy in metal; it is big and solid. to give you an idea, he is mounted on a 50mm base, and the humanoid skull is to scale. there a few more picks in the ToHC KS update #73 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/centerstageminis/tome-of-horrors-complete-28mm-heroic-scale-miniatu/posts/756565#comments overall I am happy with how the lurker turned out, from start to finish, but being able to paint it taught me some very important lessons about what i
    11 points
  5. In the end, I wound up purchasing the Queen of Shadows, so thanks a bunch, SamuaraiJack! I have lots of little conversion ideas for her and some cool plans for freehand, but I know that I'll be pushing my limits in both categories, so hopefully I manage to go big without crashing big. I also picked up a couple of these to use as her base. They are random, but hopefully I managed to get at least one of the style on the left. In other news, I have up to a 20-day wait on my Queen of Shadows as she flies in from Germany (because, you know, I was too dumb to remember that I could have jus
    10 points
  6. I watched a BBC documentary earlier about the Black Death. I have thusly resolved never to complain about any of my life circumstances again. I suspect it is virtually impossible for things to ever be as bad for me as being a poor indentured serf and watching half the village up and suddenly die. Now I'm going to go shovel snow. And like it.
    9 points
  7. Had a guy at work send me the following email... (might be an old one, but I still got a good laugh out of it) HOT COFFEE Gotta love those grand-kids .. I was eating breakfast with my 10-year-old Granddaughter and I asked her, What day is tomorrow?" .. Without skipping a beat she said, "It's Presidents Day!" . She's smart, so I asked her "What does Presidents Day mean?" .. I was waiting for something about Obama, Bush or Clinton, etc. She replied, "Presidents Day is when the President steps out of the White House, And if he sees his shadow, we have 4 more years of Bull stuff." You k
    8 points
  8. I feel like we're a bunch of Dickensian street urchins with our noses frosted to a toy shop window somewhere.
    8 points
  9. FIGURE...REAPER (# 02329 = SIOBHANA VAMPIRE QUEEN)... TITLE...Vampire Countess Gabriel Cane getting ready to drink a goblet of blood... ENTRY...This will be my 2nd entry in the (Painting Excuses/Jan-Feb 2014...Challenge Contest)... Hope that you like it. Paul (Catdancer)...
    7 points
  10. Okay I am not going to name names but he guilty know who they are! These are cork bases done with a grey base and then a few washes and dry brush. I haven't been to a hobby shop for woodland scenic snow so I made due with clear gel tacky glue with some white paint; then a sprinkle of baking soda for the fluffy snow look.
    6 points
  11. Ok, I'll probably play with the white highlights on the base- I think they're too wide to carry the effect I want. And I may still glaze the lava bit. I'm just tired of orange. If I have to use any more orange anytime soon, I might scream. Speaking of orange... I base coated him in walnut brown, then gradually worked up to the bright colors. I used blood red, saffron sunset, sun yellow and pure white for the elemental's glowing effect, and a bit of marine teal on the body to give some more contrast. The base I'd started in those colors, but it just wasn't working, so I uppe
    6 points
  12. I'm trying, i'm trying =P I just haven't felt like painting lately...but i've got several minis i need to finish before the next D&D game so that should help get some motivation in there
    6 points
  13. The present is fine, but it is worth having some of the skills from the past. Like the fact that we tapped the maples trees in the yard and cooked down the sap for our own Maple Syrup this year. Yumm
    6 points
  14. Hi guys Haven't came these days as work had taken up most of my time and mood. Thanks to Trystangst (http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/user/12059-trystangst/) I got to paint this fine miniature from Wyrd. Comparing to the box art my Bishop is very dark and there isn't enough high lights. The air brushing shadow and light technique could only bring me this far and I think I should do less with it. I felt that his left shoulder is a bit too big, but I guess that's the thing about sculpting by hand instead of computer 3D sculpting, there'd always be little things that di
    6 points
  15. I find that my preferences are subdivided into distinct categories. I like fantasy for my minis, and like it all very generic. But my sci-fi I like only as licenses. So I don't care at all for "mechs", but my interest gets up when they're Robotech mechs. I don't like "starships", but I'm much more interested if they're minis of Star Trek ships. I guess that's because fantasy when I came to it didn't have much of a distinct brand. D&D had official miniatures, but the game itself was a mish-mash of stuff and made to be customized. Add the fact that no miniature line ever produced
    6 points
  16. Actually, watching paint dry can be very-- ... ... Never mind.
    6 points
  17. Total time to glue bases, paint and dab with snow less then 2 hrs.
    6 points
  18. So, A random thought popped into my head this morning. With Reapercon not being at the Factory this year, with mostly just tours and folks headed over to collect more minis, I figured the regular Factory workers are going to miss out on all the "fun goings on". Should we? Could we? Dare we? make a quick collection for a Friday pizza lunch for them?
    5 points
  19. I made you a present. Enjoy! edit: but apparently I failed my internets roll...sigh...
    5 points
  20. I used zombie 77014 to represent a dissolving victim of the gelatinous cube miniature I made. I forget where the sword came from. Enjoy! Next time I'm going to be more careful about air bubbles, but I'm satisfied with the way the blood turned out.
    5 points
  21. If I can finish the 'giant' in the next couple nights I have something special planned for this weekend.
    5 points
  22. Thanks, everyone, for the well wishes. I was busy with school work and real work (story of my life these days) all day, but it wasn't bad. Got some recreational reading time in. :) Birthdays are funny. You look forward to them as a kid, then as you get older, it's just... kind of meh, another day. Maybe it's just me. I'm too anti-social to go out for dinner or have friends over; I sacrifice and go out on my wife's birthday, but I like to stay in on mine. :) In an ideal world, this is how my day-after conversations would go: "What'd you do for your birthday?" "I ignored the whole worl
    5 points
  23. Not sure if I showed off the finished building, or at least finished for now. From this To this
    5 points
  24. Just goes to show you how institutionalized I really am. Didn't even consider that as something dangerous. I'm was actually more scared of Jenny underway than the reactor or torpedoes/tomahawks. (Jenny was the AEOG/ oxygen generator which used electrolysis to generate oxygen. Hydrogen, oxygen and massive amounts of electricity? What can go wrong?)
    5 points
  25. My brain only twists in three dimensions. I just barely dip into the mental illness range (I did voluntarily lock myself in a large steel tube that sinks with 120 other guys and a nuclear reactor).
    5 points
  26. After I did the Ezren, Iconic Wizard from Pathfinder, I decided to do the Amiri (in my "I will paint one mini of each sculptor" list of what is next...). So, I opened my Pathfinder Book and started it. Information: 89005: Amiri, Iconic Barbarian by Derek Schubert in BONES. Paints so far: - Skin. Vallejo Model Color 70.815 - Basic Skintone Vallejo Model Color 70.860 - Medium Skintone Vallejo Game Color 72.099 - Cadmiun Skin - Hair. Vallejo Model Color 70.846 - Mahogany Brown Reaper´s Master Series 09137 - Blackened Brown - Cloth Vallejo Model Color 70.846 - Mahogany
    4 points
  27. Mother and children celebrate 17th of May (Norwegian Constitution Day). The mother is dressed in Sunnmors-bunad (my mom is from there), while the older boy is dressed in a Samekofte (representing my grandmother on my father side of the family). Only thing missing is 1 or more Norwegian flags, but mom seems to have her hands full. I went with brown hair on mom since brown hair is the most common haircolor in Norway, despite the blond stereotype... The faces and especially eyes are pretty terrible, but the details were really soft and my attempt at greenstuff surgery were pretty bad. At
    4 points
  28. 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
    4 points
  29. Ok I have a few Dark Sword, and even GRRM miniatures lying around. So here are side by side comparisons of the DS and Reaper. The Dark Sword is on the left, the Reaper on the right. Don't judge the DS minis too harshly because of my crappy painting on them. Most are Speed paints done at Gen Con (so 45 minutes), and most are untouched up. They are as they appeared after I was done with them, and then rumbled around in my backpack until I remembered to take them out. The Reaper are some random ones I had easily accessible (and many are very recent paint jobs, and it is obvious the progress
    4 points
  30. True, a lot of us are already oggling and liking the figure, but I'm thinking the finished diorama is going to be legendary in these here parts.
    4 points
  31. Here is a Sanguinary Guard I painted up for fun. Ended up putting way more time than I cared to. I am reasonably happy with how they came out. I learned alot in the process of painting these.
    4 points
  32. 4 points
  33. Today the Snow Flurries have been playing with everyone's nerves, and I have Goldar bringing me into unknown territory. I have continued base coating and blending. Put the Ax handle in with several layers of walnut and Mahogany. Started doing the fur, mixing up a mid tone and shadow tone. I also added a lot more dark to recesses on the fur. Not too sure how that is going to work. So here is Goldar as he is painted now.
    4 points
  34. A bunch of guys with lots of padding and helmets. Wait, you wanted more detail? My crystal ball is an older model and it doesn't have that fancy high definition feature.
    4 points
  35. Okay, so I washed and primed it last night, this morning I started painting. I put down a base coat of RMSP "Rainy Grey," thinned down quite a bit. I had to put on two coats. Sadly, I did not take a picture before I went to this next step, so here's the back: As you can see, it's pretty thin, it actually created a fair bit of contrast on it's own. I may well leave it like this and just do some light highlighting, or I may wash it a tiny bit darker first. So here's the face, after I hit it with a red wash. As you can see, I started out a tiny bit too thick, when I thinned it d
    4 points
  36. Yep, just with the knowledge that we have it like, 1000000 times better than those medieval serfs did. Aside from antibiotics, clean milk, and sanitation, we have washing machines. Ever tried washing your clothes by hand? Yeah, I'd rather live in the future.
    4 points
  37. Like, at most, Thursday through Sunday.... ~v
    4 points
  38. Hmmm PAX is in Melbourne from Oct 31 - November 2nd. I'll be going with my sister, brother in law and little nephew (he'll be 1 year and 3 months old). We've decided we are going to be going as an adventuring party.... Ie my sister (or brother in law) is going as a warlock... Oscar (my Nephew) will be going as the minion (headband with horns... chewable tail etc) I'll be going as a wizard/mage/caster... now to put together my costume. This is going to be exciting!
    4 points
  39. Yes nobody likes lime. Mail me all your lime flavoured things and I will dispose of them safely.
    4 points
  40. I sleeplightly,and I have a real sword in the rack on my headboard, not some decoration piece, and I know how to use it. If you send Buglips, don't expect him to return alive. I like the goblin, but I like my paints more
    3 points
  41. Judging by the Gif I'd say chopping wood.
    3 points
  42. I was making a juvenile joke about a song that was on the hit charts a number of years back. I have the mind of a magpie. collecting random junk.
    3 points
  43. Shh the voices made me do it. The tiny, tiiiiny voices and the eyeless, merely primed stares...
    3 points
  44. Just go with your gut Cash, I'm thinking when you are all done with your project we'll all be oggling over it, hitting the like button 50+ times, and singing your praises.
    3 points
  45. But big stompy laser shooting robots sound like a lot of fun. :)
    3 points
  46. oh, so you are that sort of DM. me too and now i have a mini to do it with.
    3 points
  47. Procrastination! Two things I'm working on. First I painted this little tree spirit familiar in about 30 minutes and I'm going to paint up the mushroom (he isn't glued to the base yet). And another mini for my pixie character, his "Draconic Incarnation". I need a dragon that fits on a 40 mm base so I cut flit away from his base and boiled him for about 20 minutes before standing him up and then leaving him in ice water for another 20+ minutes. To be a little more certain, his back leg is actually super glued to his tail. I'm working some green stuff to rebuild his foot. No painting ye
    3 points
  48. He was on a ship designed to SINK! That takes a special type of crazy.
    3 points
  49. It came out nice, didn't it? The camera is a Canon EOS 1100D (the cheapest Reflex camera I could find at that particular half-hour of shopping in Spain some months ago), mounted on the cheapest small tripod I could find (that was still sturdy). I use that for shooting pics of my minis, mainly, the tripod is useful for high aperture shots. I set it to the side, aprox head high (of me sitting of course). Pointing down, set to filming, full auto but manual tracking/focus. I just place my hand at about the place it will be and high the auto-focus (except when shooting the palette, then I l
    3 points
  50. The first mini Brian gave me to paint for him is the Witchcat by DGS Games. Brian wanted more of a sabertooth tiger coloring that the example paint job DGS does, which is more panther-like. I was nervous about this one because I'm not the greatest at dry-brushing and don't use it much, but this sculpt has REALLY defined fur that helped a lot. The feet were a bit mangled, so I chose to show those feet sinking into the terrain, while leaving the nice paw in front showing. My goals were to show off the musculature of the cat, give it an expressive face, and use cool/warm contrast to provid
    3 points
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