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  1. After finishing painting over 100 Bones miniatures (not to mention my Dwarven Forge Game Tiles as well), I suppose it is probably time I started sharing them. First up is one I am very satisfied with and was happy to support when it was an Add-on for the first Bones Kickstarter. Here is the Large Earth Elemental, 77185, from different angles because the figure is full of details: And here is the Spirit of the Forest, 77184, again, several angles because there are a lot of little details: I had fun painting these two and picking out the amazing little details on each on
    25 points
  2. Here's Svetlana, a limited edition Kickstarter mini from Tre's first KS. My first attempt at a more display like wood base, also my first use of grass (blah). Bark rocks, might be cherry, not my usual ash (I just hunt around the woodpile mostly). Very enjoyable sculpt to paint despite the casting issues. WIP here.
    24 points
  3. Here is one of the first KS1 Bones character miniatures I completed. Given the discontinued (in Bones) status of this miniature, I took it upon myself to prove it can still turn out well. Her raised left hand is the primary reason for the discontinuation in Bones and I understand why (see the metal for comparison: http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/03547); but I believe I was able to make the most of it. Juliette, Human Wizard, formerly 77057:
    17 points
  4. TITLE...Jungle Waterfall Pond SCRATCH BUILT...This is a tabletop gaming piece that depicts a small jungle waterfall and pond. Used by adventure group members to bathe, wash their clothes, water their animals and refill their waterskins. PHOTOS 7 & 8...Depict the small clearing...(photo 7) without the character clothing & weapon...(photo 8) with the character clothing & weapon. NEAR COMPLETE...The piece is complete except for the final pour of liquid water on the pond...I do water pours only when I have 4 to 5 pieces that need it; so that I can do all of them at the sam
    13 points
  5. Finally finished(ish) my players' PCs for our ongoing game of D&D. They all still need bases, and there was one latecomer whose mini I'm going to start in earnest now, but the figures themselves are done so I thought I'd show you guys. (All are in Bones.) First is Daughter Ren, human cleric of Broxin, homebrew goddess of motherhood and honorable combat. Her face is a little wonky, in large part due to a botched facial-reconstructive surgery on my part, since she came without a nose. Still, I'm pretty pleased with how she came out. A good experiment in highlighting red, into orange on
    10 points
  6. In my continuing effort to work with more subdued palettes, I decided to paint Edna, the Crazy Cat Lady (50235) and Baron Simone LeCroix (69029) When painting Edna, I had in mind an old lady who smokes 3 pack of Camels unfiltered a day and drinks copious amounts of gin straight up. In short, I wanted her to look a bit sickly. To that end I painted her skin in a green/grey tone and continued that in her skirt and in the linoleum floor. With the Baron I wanted to be very minimal with my palette and to also use subdued colours for the figure. I made both bases
    10 points
  7. O.K. so a few years back, I spent some awesome tabletop time with some awesome Reaper folk at Origins game fair. As a result of trying our hands at a game of CAV, my wife and I were given free minis, and I chose the scorpion because it looks cool. Giant Mech combat not being my cup of tea, I figured I could still pint it and use it for something else, when the need arose. Below is my attempt at mech painting. questions/ comments welcome. (but I will tell you that it is not based because it did not come with one, and I wasn't sure what the basing conventions are for non anthropomorphic mechs
    8 points
  8. Here is a look at the metal and Bones versions of Elliwyn the Gnome Bard (DHL 03441 and Bones 77164). I painted them both the same, same colors, same techniques, except that I primed the metal version with Reaper's Brush on Primer (the white version not black so they both were starting from the same base color) and did not prime the Bones version. If it is not obvious which is which, the base should give it away.
    8 points
  9. Finally primered. Hopefully nothing falls off. Lol. In the end the connection joint for the wings is not the nicest glue job, but at least they don't move anymore.
    8 points
  10. Hey folks, don't forget to print your confirmation page with the barcode to speed registration at the con! Nobody likes waiting in lines. https://reapercon.com/tickets
    7 points
  11. Yay for good timing. I dropped into a bakery on my way home from work to grab some hot cross buns. Went to the counter to pay for them and the guy said that since they were closing soon and would have to throw them out, I could have them for free and would I like any more free bread.
    7 points
  12. Hello, and welcome to Pingo's Shambolic Kitchen. Today on Pingo's Shambolic Kitchen we will learn how to make cinnamon honey caramel roasted almonds. Some adjustment of the recipe may be necessary, and be sure to read the recipe all the way through before trying it. *** Cinnamon Honey Caramel Roasted Almonds 16 oz. raw almonds (+ approx. 1 cup more)1 cup honey (but next time try 3/4 cup) 3 tablespoons (approx. 1 1/2 ounces) butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt Three lipped cookie sheets prepared with parchment paper A quite large saucepan
    6 points
  13. Yep. They're in control of their product map, not us. We just make the killer concept art into awesome teensy 3d.
    6 points
  14. Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it. As promised, here's the last of my initial run of mini painting. Updates will slow down a bit, but I still hope to have something to show off every week! Grave Wraith - I've seen this guy painted up pretty nicely, but I wanted to do something that would also preserve the nature of the material. I read somewhere that acrylic inks tend to be translucent, so I decided to give them a try on the Grave Wraith. What you see on the Wraith is the result of multiple thinned ink washes. It is noticeably darker than the unpainted figure, but it is still transluce
    6 points
  15. Mary Done (pending Joy's approval, of course): I wanted Mary to have more action than just standing still, so after conversing with Joy, I sculpted her as if she was just finishing a twirl. I think this motion really helps convey the unbridled joy she has that we see in the Magnificat. Andy
    6 points
  16. Here's the next to last set of minis that I had painted prior to starting this thread. One more and I'll be all caught up. Altar of Evil - I finished this up just in time for it to fulfill its duties in the Temple of Elemental Evil. At tabletop distances, the alcoves blend for a simple top to bottom transition. Clay Golem - Golems don't need pants, though Chronoscope lab mutants do. I decided to paint him up with a fairly neutral scheme, so I could pretend that he was either or if I needed it (though I do kinda miss the mohawk). I do rather like the look of Vallejo's flesh wash.
    6 points
  17. Don't be sad, I'm still alive out here in my exile. I'm working on setting up the house, now that all of my stuff is here. That means that I should be back to painting soon(ish).
    5 points
  18. One of my first jobs in high school was working at the local JC Penney, where we had to wear name tags. I think the days of me showing up for work without my name tag great exceeded the days for which I had it. One manager, in particular, was a name tag fiend. She wrote me up a number of times for not wearing my name tag. After working the day shift with a ton of crabby customers, she came in for the night shift and noticed I was not wearing my badge. I told her that when I grow up, I will work for a company that doesn't require employees to wear name tags.... Looks down at chest....
    5 points
  19. Glad I can differentiate the tall guy in Hawaiian shirts from the short guy in Hawaiian shirts! It might be embarrassing otherwise as the short one is my husband
    5 points
  20. Yea for Muffins!!!! Were they.....................blueberry muffins? Actually, they were not. Because my son is on a low-fat diet, and all of my blueberry muffin recipes are more like cake. He got banana oatmeal muffins and pumpkin muffins. My 6 year old helped me bake them, most of us thought they were delicious and everyone was happy. I might have to bake more muffins.
    5 points
  21. Good news!! My wife just called me and told me that the DR had just visited her; the cyst is benign! We didn't get to talk for long, as they brought her dinner, but that's fine. Thanks for the well wishes, everyone. Speaking of dinner, I got so wrapped up in my cleaning spree, I sorta forgot about that; which the spawn have just reminded me about. Seeing as it's 6pm here, I'm thinking ordering a pizza is a good solution.
    5 points
  22. Back from New York. It was fun, got to spend a day outside of Manhattan which is always nice as we went up north around West Point as there's lots of small towns along there. While in Manhattan checked out a few game stores but didn't see anything worth buying as everything was available at all my local stores so that was sad. Was hoping to run into some old stock like Pingo's husband always does. Anyway, back to the entry. I had real trouble with the sword, I repainted them about 5 times over the course of 4 hours tonight and finally came upon something I like. I really hate painting wea
    5 points
  23. Generally speaking, Bones have softer detail than metal. The smaller the details, the more likely this is to make a difference. With some models, it is hard to tell the difference, especially when painted. With others, it is far more obvious. As your pictures show, Bones look very soft when unpainted since they are somewhat translucent, but look much better once painted. Here's a picture of the painted Bones model from the Inspiration Gallery:
    5 points
  24. I'm experimenting with things. I decided I might as well show what I am doing. I am documenting some of my stuff step by step to see how it works for me. Currently I do a mix of projects for myself and for my roommate. Since she bugs me constantly about how her minis are coming I am documenting hers a lot more than mine. I am starting this with Finari, Female Paladin by Werner Klocke (Bones). I am aiming for a darkish painting of her for my roommate who prefers the darker look I started with using my black ink to get everywhere I could, but I did miss a few spots. I just added S
    4 points
  25. Presenting my son Wesley, whose adoption we finalized yesterday:
    4 points
  26. I actually made it a goal to incorporate every metallic and stone-like color I had, and make use of the distinct groups of textures to advantage. Here is where just a light wash of metallic over certain stones had a great effect of simulating metallic flecks in the rocks. Thanks everyone for the comments!
    4 points
  27. You see, in this world there's two kinds of mouslings, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
    4 points
  28. Sleeping is cross-class for me, but at least you can use it untrained. ~v
    4 points
  29. Because I know that ReaperCon starts in a week and I need to get all the sleep I can now! (Plus, I'm just very good at sleeping. It's one of my skills.)
    4 points
  30. My life is boring. I have nothing to report.
    4 points
  31. Glad to hear you liked them. I was looking through my bones earlier, but I still haven't made a decision on what color I want to try next. Next up, orcs! I wanted to try something a little different for my orcs and went with grey. I then decided to give them a bluish tint, but I chose a blue that was a little too intense. After the first one, I just decided to go with it for the set. Smurfy! I also used these guys for practicing shading TMM, but just on the armor. There was a rather large gap in time from start to finish on all of these as they kept getting sat aside to work on the
    4 points
  32. While I have been tapping my foot, drumming my fingers waiting for my new prescription glasses to arrive; Which are STILL pending !!!! I painted the above Mini. I have mean while been filing, washing, and gluing the attached metal miniatures. Arthur the King, and Lancelot Du Lac, and the Two Reaper one's. I have posted the other mounted rider, and also now Sir Titus. I love the crispness and details of the metals. The Thunderbolt Mountain sculpts are incredible, and 25 mm. The complexity of them is going to be a challenge. I'm really looking forward to doing Bobby Jackson's Sir Tit
    3 points
  33. My self given Birthday Present arrived a few minutes ago. The Vallejo Mettalic paints I ordered arrived in Record Time. Gunmetal BLue, Brass, Gunmetal Grey, Old Gold, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Copper. The colors are very very rich looking. I would call them Buttery. I've removed the photo of the paints (it is a Reaper Forum above all). I went back and did some cleanup with the new Gold Paint. Here are three photo's to compare with the above photos of Aviriel.
    3 points
  34. I'll be the tall guy with a round middle, wearing Hawaiian shirts. I'll also likely have an optivisor glued to my head.
    3 points
  35. I am so grotesquely tired. Been on the phone and doing paperwork all morning, and haven't been to bed since... sometime... yesterday? I forgot this was Easter weekend, didn't realize that meant today you must do all the things. ALL THE THINGS! Some of the things, maybe. But all of the things? That's all of the things too many.
    3 points
  36. With all the gadgets, straps and buckles, this is just screaming to be sculpted by Werner Klocke!
    3 points
  37. Should? honestly I can´t say wich one is BONES. I´ll go with the one in the left (but you made a excellent point - and paint.) Actually, the Bones is on the right, metal on the left. I could tell without looking at the base, but only because I'm also painting Elliwyn right now and she has the same more enthusiastic pose. I actually prefer the Bones version of her over the metal, she seems so much more lively.
    3 points
  38. Because I know that ReaperCon starts in a week and I need to get all the sleep I can now! (Plus, I'm just very good at sleeping. It's one of my skills.) I can sleep because I have given up on my old mantra of "Did you come to game or come to sleep". While I love ReaperCon and I am excited about coming again I have been to so many conventions over the years that getting ready is almost more muscle memory than anything else. I tend to be more involved with behind the scenes stuff and tend to not get the chance to talk to people as much as I would like. At least not until I get to take ce
    3 points
  39. Thanks ShadowRaven, I really, really hope that this is a simple fix. Matrissa, I'm sure you'll hear how things go via 'normal channels'. I think the fact that 5 of us dedicated a day to visit & help with a doctor's appointment conveyed how much he is loved.
    3 points
  40. I dislike you immensely. Of course that could be the envy speaking. Amazing work.
    3 points
  41. honestly, for much of the con, i suspect I will be in 'costume'. Listen for the distinctive clink of spurs with jingle bobs and a guy in a black hat with a magpie feather stuck in it. I'll be wearing my fancy spurs too, not the work ones.
    3 points
  42. Face crease is just phoho glare, see the following (Bear in mind this is magnified many times over from the real deal): The sleeves are the same size, just the one has swung forward and one rearward with the centripital force of the twirl. So from the front you see her whole left sleeve because it has swung forward, but the right sleeve you are looking at it in line with the swing. From behind you can see the whole right sleeve and from there the left looks smaller. Anyway, I felt this would add realism to the twirl, but if it is not translating right I can fairly easily redo the s
    3 points
  43. I was thinking, and maybe you could try a sort of red-brown glaze over the base? It'll unify and tie it together with the rest of the mini, and mute it some without getting rid of those great bold patterns.
    3 points
  44. I don't like mouselings. I like that mouseling. Now I want a cat and dog for the mexican standoff from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Lee Van Cat!
    3 points
  45. I hope everyone survived the weekend. If you are reading this, I will assume that you did. Nienna the Ranger was a first attempt at doing a monochromatic piece. It was a fun little exercise, and at some point in the future I'll sacrifice a few bones in order to try it with other colors. The Stone Golem was originally supposed to look like rock, but somewhere along the way became an achromatic piece. At some point I plan to pick up some larger bases and do a proper job basing him, which is why his manufactured base has barely been touched. Vermin Spider Swarm. Not a lot of effort
    3 points
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