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  1. The Dragon Hatchling sculpts are cute, but the Bones casts are terrible. Due to this I didn't try to clean them up well and just put them on new bases. Either way it is two more models off the bench and painted to an acceptable toy box level...and so what if I painted the geen one red and the black one green! btw I touched up the splotchy black base rims after I took this picture. Comments encouraged, Mike
    16 points
  2. Not sure if I have posted these in the past but my recent project was to build a background for pics of post apocalyptic miniatures. Used the hirst arts bridge mold some card stock that I corrugated using a toothpaste squeezer and some kraken wargames scatter terrain. Hope you like it.
    16 points
  3. First attempt at OSL. Guildball model "Stoker".
    15 points
  4. Darksword Margaery Tyrell DSM5075 sculpted by Tom Meier. I struggled with this miniature quite a lot. She was on my painting desk for several years. The reduced size photos make her look a lot better than she really is, so I've added a closeup of the face so you can see where I had challenges with details and blending. Comments and criticism would be gratefully accepted.
    11 points
  5. This guy was always intended to be toy box level painted. Basecoat, dry/damp brushing, and a light wash of Army painter mid-tone. But I actually really like the way he turned out.
    11 points
  6. The third and final mini from the Layer Up! LTPK, Julie Guthrie’s Hajad the Pirate: Not gonna try for any better images, because then you would see how badly I messed up the eyes... Mostly by the book, but I skipped the lining as my little brush was becoming temperamental. Of the three minis in this kit, this is the one I was most looking forward to, as it has the most exposed skin of the three (one of my problem areas). Think I oversold the abs a bit too much though. Based on issues with the previous minis, I elected to basecoat both weapon blades with
    11 points
  7. I haven't had a solid night's sleep in over a week now. I keep waking up in the middle of the night, and then again usually anywhere from 30-60 minutes before the alarm goes off. I guess that's what coffee is for. On the upside, my Wednesday game is canceled for this week but the DM is gonna run us today to make up for it... Oh, and here's the stew and soda bread I made yesterday!
    10 points
  8. I can't seem to get everything to fit back into the box. LMAO I was never really good at Tetris.
    10 points
  9. Did a little more sculpting today to give them a little detail and personality.
    10 points
  10. Darksword GlenRaven - Female Rogue with Sword and Dagger DSM3103 Dennis Mize. Any comments, criticism or suggestions will be gratefully accepted. Continuing with my exploration of lighting, I have retrieved GlenRaven from my shelf of shame and I am sending her striding across a grassy knoll at sunset. I had already added the skirt a few years ago when experimenting with greenstuff. First step in rescuing her was to repair the base (I previously tried and failed to remove her) and build a slight hill. Next I marked where I wanted the light to
    9 points
  11. So one of the things I'm doing right now is that I'm about to run a pirate-based campaign, and as such I'm going to try to hone my skills by painting my way through a large chunk of Reaper's pirate and marine based minis, among others! We'll start with an NPC pirate captain: I actually painted him a while ago, but still would love tips in case I go back and touch him up!
    9 points
  12. Not quite as good a choice - but for $40CA, this will hold a lot of miniatures.... The Auld Grump - and the look on the players faces when they ask 'how many figures does that hold, anyway?' and you answer 'just one....'
    9 points
  13. I think I regard it more as an accident because I stop consciously thinking about the direction I'm taking. It generally happens when something has gone awry and my brain goes into crisis mode, which is why there are no pictures of the process because it's not that I'm trying to achieve a certain goal, I'm just trying to bring it back from bad. Maybe we're describing the same thing and it's just that my pessimistic nature is showing. Ok, so for the most part I didn't take any step by step pictures of the shield because I was just using the same methods as previous areas. The outer
    9 points
  14. This guy was to experiment on achieving realistic light colors on a fairly smooth surface (the apron in this case). After several different tries I was happy with the result...then like normal he sat on the paint desk for months. So I decided to finish him to low tabletop level and wash him in ArmyPainters midtone shade which led to a big tied mark. But he is good enough for my sons toy box. C&C appreciated.
    8 points
  15. What a neat idea! A graveyard golem!
    8 points
  16. SABOL ARMY TRANSPORTS spend the money @Pezler the Polychromatic worth every penny... I have 3 company cases and a division case..... my Iron Warriors are inn 1 my Flames of war Germans in another The division case has my FoW Americans... the other is for travelling to Texas in the fall...
    8 points
  17. I want to thank everyone who was involved with the Box of Good Will. I was was in my garage this morning when I remembered that I had a carry case with stuff I had gotten from the Boneyard at ReaperCons past. I was giving the contents a scan to see if there was stuff I might put into the BoGW when I saw a mini I knew wasn't from the Boneyard but escaped identification in the moment. I looked at the bottom for the manufacturer, but it was too small, but there was a part number (in my writing) on the baggie it was in. I grabbed my magnifier and went to the computer to look it up in my mini spr
    7 points
  18. Scientists are crazy smart. But remarkably dumb.
    7 points
  19. We use pistol cases that Grump gets cheap at Walmart. They hold a LOT of figures. Put them in in pairs, base to base, sitting in the little egg cup so that the peaks hold the models in place.
    7 points
  20. Hubby and I finally watched season two of stranger things. All of it. Yesterday. With only slight pauses. I don't think I'm made for binge watching.
    7 points
  21. Citrine's story is terrifying, and entirely true. I do not recommend googling for images; intense radiation poisoning is not a pleasant way to go, and only slightly less pleasant to look upon. Everybody in the ROOM on both occasions was tested and studied out the wazoo to gather data on radiation poisoning, and I can only wonder what it must be like to have a silly little workplace accident, and then DIE nine days later with half the government poking, prodding, and asking nosy questions about what it feels like. I always imagine atomic lab-matories as these high tech spotlessly clean place
    7 points
  22. "Rufus" was a 3.5 inch (89 mm) ball of plutonium. The core was originally made by the US for use in a third World War II nuclear bomb, and was used for experiments at Los Alamos Laboratory after the war ended. Incident 1: On August 21, 1945, physicist Harry Daghlian's was performing neutron reflector experiments on the core. He was working alone, moving bricks of neutron-reflective tungsten carbide closer to the core to bring it closer to criticality. While moving a brick closer to the core, Daghlian accidentally dropped it onto the core and thereby caused the core to go well
    7 points
  23. I painted some blue on the Oathworn Dwarf Princess. This is pure Phthalocyanine Blue mixed with a lot of Titanium White (I've mentioned the phthalos are really strong colors; when mixing them I prefer to start with whatever other color I am mixing with and add a very small amount at a time). I added some metallic colors. These are just Golden's Iridescent Silver and Iridescent Gold, thinned down just enough to be soft on the brush - I don't know if I'm being too clear here - then mostly wiped off the brush and lightly laid on the high points of the prepared surfaces. It's no
    7 points
  24. So @Jasonator your suggestion for the turkey was bang on--everyone loved it and it was just citrusy enough. I lined the roasting pan with sliced oranges and stuffed with some diced oranges, thyme, garlic. Rubbed a little olive oil on it, seasoned with salt and pepper, poured a quarter cup of brandy in as well. Someone else brought colcannon, there was Irish soda bread, Guinness and mead. Best part was the party didn't all die! Which is pretty good considering we were all really injured and dealing with a black dragon. (The dragon flew away, we got the treasure it was locked
    7 points
  25. It has been the general experience of most of us that no matter how much you take out, the next person will immediately refill it and then some... We all take out less than we probably should so as not to be greedy, and then put in more than we took because we want to be generous. Well, clearly you haven't taken enough out...
    7 points
  26. Yes. The white area is larger because the blue circle is smaller, making it appear as if the eyes are different. I made the smaller iris larger and decreased the white space, thus making it look less rotated. I didn't touch the other eye and no matter how unforgiving the camera is, any difference is now nearly impossible to see in hand. At any rate, I have some cleaning up to do around the eyes.
    7 points
  27. And here's my Baran Blacktree, fresh from his pack. The busted tab came that way, but it's okay because I'm not sure it would have fit in anyway, this guy has a wide stance! I'm looking forward to this, he's a cool piece and has some challenging features to test my ingenuity.
    7 points
  28. In January, we shipped out thousands of our first Dungeon Dweller mini, Sir Rictus the undying. Now, you can use Sir Rictus in an old-school dungeon crawl, written by our very own Reaper Hall of Fame inductee Joseph Wolf! The best part? It's FREE! That's right! Download it right now for free at www.reapermini.com/dungeondwellers Thanks to our friends at Troll Lord Games for the use of their fantastic Castles & Crusades RPG rules!
    6 points
  29. I was using this to try a different skin color which I like and I believe I was going to do a bit more detailed TMM but got side tracked. After several months of no work on him, I decided to get him "done" to tabletop level. Here are some shaky iPad photos. C&C welcome.
    6 points
  30. Hi, friends! In continuing with our plan to catch up with painting the Dungeon Dwellers as a joint WIP together as they come out, can I interest you in some Baran Blacktree? Buglips and I will be painting him in our usual fashion, but if you haven't already, make sure that you check out Rhonda Bender's awesome PDF painting guide for him here: Dungeon Dwellers Y'all probably know by now how these go, but if not, check out our Thanis the Bonecaller thread where it all began and that'll give you links to all of the other joint WIP threads we've done.
    6 points
  31. Hello everone, I'm from the Netherlands and new to Reaper miniatures and the forum. I just finnished my first dark haven miniature; Thora the gnome bard by Sandra Garrity. 02721 She will be used as my girlfriends character in a prolonged pathfinder campaign. Overall I'm really happy with the result and I wanted to share :)
    6 points
  32. Overall pretty happy with how he turned out. Would love any feedback for improvement...
    6 points
  33. Hey everyone, I ordered this one from BlackChapel miniatures in Spain. It was a nice miniature to paint with many great little details. I use this one for my own pathfinder character.
    6 points
  34. My weekend has another seven days to it Been looking forward to this week off for a while now!
    6 points
  35. Thank You !!! There is nothing like having a meal that just "fits in with its needs". Thank you so much for trying my madness. Years ago I worked in a Bakery/Restaurant. Always remembered the simpler you made somethingl the better it was .. Especially when it came to Poultry !!!
    6 points
  36. I laid in some pure Golden Iridescent Gold on her. I rather lost the fine detail in her hair, I'm afraid. I washed some pure Carbon Black over her staff and accessories (I don't think I mentioned earlier. She comes also with a sword and a wand to be glued on at her belt, but I left them off to keep this figure simple, quick, and easy to handle.). I thinly laid some Titanium White over her phials. I am going to paint them in a technique I use for jewels. It uses pure white at the bottom shading to dark at the top, then glazed over with a transpa
    6 points
  37. I'm seeing a mental image of a cardboard box full of minis dripping a syrup that is the same color as pancake syrup but thinner out of every corner. GEM You can buy all sorts of foam off of evilbay or do a web search for foam retailers. Also, check with your friendly neighborhood upholster shops. GEM Who has seconds of the same foam used in recording studios lining the walls of his office/cave.
    6 points
  38. Cannot express how pleased and proud I am to have the opportunity to share content in support of Reaper Dungeon Dwellers with the Reaper Community. Over the years I've been writing and running the official ReaperCon events and the Reaper fans are absolutely unmatched in their love of Reaper and the hobby. Their enthusiasm is infectious and they're just cool to eat BBQ with. It's an honor and privilege to share the Reaper Dungeon Dwellers setting with ya'll. We've got big plans and great things coming down the pike: cool characters, neat locations, encounters and adventures, and eve
    6 points
  39. It ended up costing me just under $13 before shipping, which isn't bad... My max bid was $20. Aesthetically, or mechanically? What doesn't make sense - their spellcasting? Invocations? Effective, economical, and tasty... Viable as a long-term solution...not so much.
    6 points
  40. I spent a very short session today to work on the eyes. Before I worry about details like white dots though, I want to make sure I haven't made her cross-eyed or something. The eyes appear to be looking is slightly different directions, but I believe that is due to one iris being slightly smaller than the other. Anime says make the slightly smaller iris larger. I'm getting hungry though, so any more painting will have to wait until after food.
    6 points
  41. If you can find a good source for foam, get some of those corrugated cardboard boxes they sell for trading card games. A 5,000 card box has a vast amount of room in it once you pull out the inserts and put some flan in it, and it won't be more than a few dollars. Foam, but I'm leaving that autocorrect in, it's funny.
    6 points
  42. The Skorchas are a smallish buggy like vehicle that doesn't have a model, so I cut down a couple trukks and made my own. The Battlewagon is pretty much stock kit, except I am adding a base (which isn't done yet). Skorchas:
    5 points
  43. Hi Everyone, I've complete my first two repaints. They serve as a progress marker, and to replace the originals which I sold. I feel like I'm finally getting some good looking skin tones, that I'm happy with, unfortunately the matte varnish seems to kill some of the shading. These pics were taken before the varnish was applied. I painted both of them with color schemes to match the originals. Would doing a gloss varnish, then a matte coat help preserve some of the shading? Also my photography has gotten better, although it still could use some improvement. And I'm slowly wo
    5 points
  44. Weekend is too short! I can already see Monday peeking around the corner. *** Throws a brick at said corner, Go Away!***
    5 points
  45. More work tonight while I'm still in the zone, so I worked on the shoulder pad. Enjoy!
    5 points
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  47. So in the end I went back and based out the areas I had already tried blending for a variety of reasons, one of the main being I didn't have a wet palette and so the colors would be really hard to try and reproduce. So I started over with new colors and a wet palette. He looks... Better, at least. Not sure if he's what I'd like but he doesn't look quite as harsh as he used to. Next up I'm going to try blending blue out on his fins...
    5 points
  48. My tank case for my World Eaters army is a gun case. Works great. Cost me... $20 at Wal-Mart. Irish Soda Bread is in the oven, Guinness Beef Stew in the pressure cooker... Guinness in my hand.
    5 points
  49. There's two hours left on an auction for one of the Ral Partha 11-0XX Adventurers figures I still don't have... It has three bids on it and a price of $2.00 at the moment. I plan on owning this thing. I am willing to go big on this one. If I'm not the owner at the end of the auction, whoever takes it from me is going to be weeping at the price they paid for it. Weeping.
    5 points
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