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  1. So I'm back painting after several years and I had my kids and wife pick out some minis for me to paint. This is what my oldest daughter choose. I worked on it for about 2.5 hours. Just worked on a 'bone' flesh and fading a blue/grey. Comments and suggestions welcome and requested.
    14 points
  2. I finished Kaladrax the night before last, and spent last night and part of today setting up a temp photo studio large enough to photograph him. A big thank you to my wife for allowing me to borrow her navy velvet as a backdrop. I spent quite some time learning how use my camera while taking these. I'm looking for constructive criticism on photo quality, composition and the like. (The construction thread for Kaladrax can be found at: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/52979-gcb-paints-kaladrax/) So, without further ado...
    13 points
  3. oldschool necromancer Deathknight Undertaker AkA Trueghoul Rust monster And mimic, maybe favorite dungeon beast))
    12 points
  4. Recently painted up a few of these miniatures what do you guys think? Took the best pictures I could :)
    11 points
  5. Ever since the purple worm mini came out, I have been itching to turn one into a graboid from the movie Tremors. The only problem is, I have no sculpting skills, so I've been a coward about actually doing it. Then the solution came to me: use parts from other things, and graft them on. Conversion isn't sculpting, so there are no fears of messing it up! So I snagged a broken bug from the Starship Troopers minis game, and did some surgery: I'm still working on the tenticle tounges, but I've run into a design decision: Do I keep the kind of cool looking forked upper mou
    11 points
  6. Last night I was running my Kingmaker campaign, and the group, six 8th-level PCs and a 6th-level cohort decided at the end of a day of adventuring that they needed to cross a river. In the past, they've used Fly or Water Walking, and they have two characters who can cast Dimension Door, but they have a new Folding Boat and they didn't want to spend the night to get the right spells in the morning, so into the boat it was. So, seven humans get into a folding boat. Oh, and one paladin's horse, because you wouldn't want to use up your once-a-day summoning, right? Now, I decided (and tol
    11 points
  7. Since I won't be at RCon afterall, I figured I would post this. It took a bronze at last weekend's SCAHMS show. I need to repaint the eyes, but overall pretty happy. The photo isn't mine but I have permission. All C&C welcome.
    10 points
  8. Here is another Bones Cthulhu I painted up for a client Hope you enjoy it about 75% airbrush and 25% brush work.... oils and acrylics
    10 points
  9. And because it's a long weekend... The Girl from Bombshell painted up to be my Swordmage for Living Forgotten Realms; And a gnome Priest from Stonehaven, that I plan to use as a wizard. It's the first time I've ever done pink hair (& in honesty it's pink because I wanted to use the pinks I have :)), the general colour scheme was then inspired by some random bit of anime art (that I cannot find on Google again) based on using the pink hair.
    8 points
  10. did some more relaxed painting today. Sketched in a bunch on this stonehaven gnome wizard. I find their models to be hit or miss but when they hit they are awesome. really nice castings and nice sculpting. It felt good to get a fair amount done in one day.
    8 points
  11. I am sure some people dont, but people don't have a free afternoon. But I find it hard to believe people why play D&D don't. *Still shaking my head* I work two jobs, 7 Days a week. I play D&D. Between that and house and yard work and the camping trip i'm planning (Gonna play D&D in the woods, on top of a bluff) It is very hard to find time to paint everything I need, in the time I have. When I can I paint, but I have many prepainteds to fill in when needed. Like others have said, I don't have any emotional investment in prepaints. They get tossed in a bag, while metal and bo
    6 points
  12. A taste of things to come when I finally take some better pictures :P
    6 points
  13. Thanks again for the comments! I'm getting the impression that people quite like the dragon... Cheers! And yes, we have finally got it ironed out - the webshop is back up! http://oathsworn.net And finally, not a painted figure, but a little work-in-progress pic of Sleipnir:
    6 points
  14. It is a Ral Partha hill giant, possibly made by Tom Meier. (found with little help from google, never saw this mini in person) :-)
    5 points
  15. Washed the chainmail yesterday, now time to get into costume and go to the elf fantasy fair! :D
    5 points
  16. But only so many free afternoons. Some of those will be spent playing D&D. And of those spent painting (and keeping in mind that not everyone has the patience or interest in painting), they may have other things they want to paint. Look at Buglips. Sure, he could paint up an entire horde of orcs (and he'd do so far quicker than I would, I can bet you that), but he wouldn't have time to paint up the dragon they're supposed to face afterwards. Or the ettin. Or the hydra. And after a while, for a lot of people, painting up the same figure over and over again ceases to be fun.
    5 points
  17. Hello all, I've gotten into the hobby of painted miniatures this last year, and especially since last August, when I started painting Bones. The following army represents my 3rd through 50th figures I've painted so far. (Sorry that the images are a little washed out; I chose a background that was too dark to begin with.) This army took about 3 months of weekends and evenings to paint (August through September). I estimate I took about 3-4 hours to paint each from priming to final clear coat. The figures are primed wi
    4 points
  18. I have the very rare afternoon free, and if I do, I can either paint minis, or play D&D. I've tried doing both, it usually becomes: Me: <tongue stuck out to the side, paint brush in my hand, trying to get a color on and blended before another one dries...> DM: Um, Thes, it's your turn, what do you do? Me: What? Huh? Oh umm. I'm right there? Oh... when did they move... now I can't cleave... umm.. Ok, I'll take a 5ft step... err... that wont work will it... hrm. DM: Do you want to delay your action? Me: No! I want to kill! Um... ahh... So yeah, painting and D&D don't wo
    4 points
  19. Dear not daily and very sporadic diary, We have more color placed. Question, what color should the staff be?
    4 points
  20. For reference, this is a picture of a graboid on set, relaxing between scenes. I heard they were really nice, and signed autographs for most of the cast and crew. (and ate relatively few of them!)
    4 points
  21. True enough, but that is 5 weeks without friends, family or games. The closest I got to friends or gaming was reading the Reaper forums. I'm REALLY looking forward to meeting all you guys in person for games next week.
    4 points
  22. So starting to work on the metal colored metal now. I started out with cloudy grey, then did a wash of ashen blue, then Templar blue, then ritterlich blue. As I look at the photo, it doesn't seem as drastic as it does in live right under my lamp, so who knows where this is going? My next washes will probably be the dark elf triad, with some storm grey thrown in there somewhere, maybe walnut brown, then black finally. Moving upwards, I'll probably highlight with rainy grey, then misty gray, then ghost white, then pure white. I'm also throwing a photo of Yephima in there too, as I starte
    4 points
  23. Thanks guys If you think that is small the one she is holding is at least 1/2 the size. Here is an old shot of the figure's still in white primer. Here is the my attempt today to paint up the little guy. Didn't go nearly as well as I had hoped.
    4 points
  24. Thanks for your comments. Sadly, I realized too late the colors in the pictures above were really washed out, and of course I can't take more pictures now, as they've been sent out. I may try to adjust them later, but don't hold out much hope of improving on them. I did manage to find a group WIP photo that is much closer to the actual colors, for comparison: And my single personal favorite mini is this one: Eyes of a killer, and all that.
    4 points
  25. 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
    3 points
  26. Here are some shots of the model of the latest Cthulhu in progress
    3 points
  27. Here is another I painted that is some what darker.... I think the new one looks a little better What do you all say?
    3 points
  28. I'd really like to see some of the Warlord Cavalry models done up in Bones. Specifically the soldier models. I know we got some cavalry in KS2 but they were all leader models. I want a big group of horsemen for epic charges.
    3 points
  29. 77103: Nor'Okk, Ettin I painted most of him a while ago. Today I made the last steps..
    3 points
  30. I've never had troubles with boats. Ships, ships are dangerous, but boats just need to be used smart. Unless you're in an all fired hurry, it's one case where it's okay to split the party. Ferry one bunch across, set them to making camp, while someone goes back and gets the rest
    3 points
  31. I would totally buy a bucket of goblins. Now I wish that was a thing. Why do you tease me?
    3 points
  32. Yeah, I don't do this all that often, either. And they've crossed many rivers and lakes with water walking. But here they were hit by a deep river in the mountains that they weren't expecting and they weren't willing to wait long enough to prepare. And if you're going to try to put a warhorse in a glorified canoe, well ...
    3 points
  33. I, too, have contemplated just painting some Bones to LE standard to supplement what I already have in LE. However, I just can't bring myself to do it. Once I sit down to paint something, I want to paint it to a higher standard. Call it personal pride. I realize I am allowing "perfection" to be the enemy of good, but that doesn't make it any less true. I also take this stance. I have emotional investment in each of my painted minis. Even ones I painted 15 years ago due to the time and care put into them during the painting process. However, I have no investment in LE. They are all
    3 points
  34. Boats are lethal. Also minecarts. Stealing treasure from under Tiamat's very nose is less dangerous than either of those. Or both combined, and you can bet it's one hell of a day when that happens.
    3 points
  35. I don't even have to buy them myself. One of my major complaints as DM last time, and why I quit it, was that I was funding all the minis, all the terrain, running the game, AND painting everything. While not everybody in my group wants to start painting, most would be more than happy to supplement my labours by financing prepaints to bulk out the monster selection. LE has the advantages of being both non-random and of the same type, and I can tell you that an occassional batch of LE orcs, bugbears, whatever would have gone a long way towards keeping me happy. ETA - one other huge ad
    3 points
  36. I'd like to see some midflight beasties with wings spread wide. Most flying creature minis have them based on the ground or looking as if they are about to spring up and launch. I'd like to see Reapers sculptors try their hand at a series of creatures that look as if they are flying. Maybe with legs/arms tucked up against their bodies. Maybe with some, like a dragon, having its arms and claws extended as if about to grasp someone or something. I'd also like to see Reaper design a new flight stand capable of supporting large creatures. Preferable a transparent stand that cradles the "u
    3 points
  37. Sometimes a mini is so wrong... That you can't help but feeling a bit for wanting it. (NOT a Reaper mini)
    3 points
  38. Dune RPG? Nah, some of them may be used for scratch-built mawlocs for W40K, but mostly they'll be used sparingly in WFRP / D&D or sold off if I get any serious offers. You really should give it a shot, glad you like them. But they like being in there! Thanks, though these ones are kinda small for Dune sandworms. Glad you liked it, Care to buy the trade secret? JK! Pencil sharpener on a 3/16" dowel rod. Some of the teeth I then sanded in one direction to give them a slight curve BEFORE razor sawing them off the rod. Base coated them with a gloss brown varnish before insertion.
    3 points
  39. Isn't that what dwarves have too? I'm just saying... maybe there's a lil dwarf in your family tree.... No, no, no, no, no. Lies. Nothing but lies. My family may be a bit more hirsute around the chinny chin than the average goblin, but rare genetic anomalies aren't proof of anything! Not proof, I say! And the fact that my great uncle Harbarad has a dwarf name, and a beard, and paler skin, and talks a little scottish, and likes to use an axe which is an unusual choice for a goblin is also not proof of anything. I'll thank you to end this slander, madam.
    3 points
  40. Thanks as always gentlemen. Got a little bit of time yesterday to paint, not much but right now every hour counts. I improved the sword on the back some more. The rust didn't look right so I removed more along the blade edge and made it look more worn. I can probably remove a little more but I think this looks better. I also added another highlight to the fur as I had intended to but never got around to it. So I added a some p3 Menoth White highlight. Next I painted up the skull on the kilt. I think part of it turned out great but I screwed up the horns and am already reworking them.
    3 points
  41. This time it is 77092: Elquin, High Elf Adventurer with his ears chopped off to become the Human Druid in my DnD Next campaign (along with the halfling bard above and the Dragonborn paladin).
    3 points
  42. 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
    2 points
  43. I'm not getting in on this one. The gimmick of a double ended brush and all the fun of watching a kickstarter project with goals was fun; I got caught up and bought a couple sets of crappy brushes. The order I received had several brushes straight out of the package that were obviously made terribly. this was not a shipping accident or a brush that wouldn't hold it's shape. These things were made by someone who either had no clue what they were doing, or just did not care. the GnG folks did a great song and dance about how they'd ship me a new full set of brushes right away. Over a month later
    2 points
  44. Since you've been documenting your struggle with metallic paint, I thought I'd add one more observation. It looks like Reaper's metallic paints are more matte, and I suspect that the additive that gives this result is what was causing your problems. It might be that they need a lot more shaking to get properly mixed. Sometimes people really want a matte finish, so this would be where the Reaper metallics have an advantage. Plus you are painting Reaper miniatures, so the brand of paint you are using should not make you feel guilty.
    2 points
  45. 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:
    2 points
  46. Ok new update. My succubus is going to the back burner for the moment. I decided to go for broke and attempt to pin the cloak. I was hoping to pin him atleast twice but I dont think there is any spot to do that where the cloak is thick enough. So he leans forward alot...Hes not glued together yet. Im going to paint him first then put them together. This was just to see how the fit is and surprisingly it holds together by itself pretty well. Next up is one that has been sitting like this ready to be primed for like 6 months. I did some extra work on
    2 points
  47. These are Reaper Zulu warriors. They are nicely done but just a bit historically inaccurate or i just couldn't make out back pieces. Other then that they were very fun to paint.
    2 points
  48. I'm not familiar with spawn of Tsathogghua but it looks like it would be a great ooze to encounter. It looks like it is coming right out of a tar pit.
    2 points
  49. I got a chance to DullCote Kaladrax and began assembly of the body with superglue gel. I glued the body together and the tail pieces together, then dry-fitted the wings and the base to check for fit. Here's some shots of the (temporarily) assembled dragon: One thing that caught my eye is how brightly colored a skeletal dragon can get. My daughter pointed out that this model has every color of the rainbow represented. Not my intent, of course; I was just picking interesting color combos. Still, it does point out that you can get an interesting paint job out of ev
    2 points
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