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  1. 41 points
    Reaper released a new miniature for each of the 4 factions at ReaperCon this year. This was the release that represented the River Widows: a woman and a big axolotl, both sculpted by Bobby Jackson. (I figured that "Cailleach" was Gaelic but I didn't know how to say it. A web-search says it is like "Kal-ee-akh". The diphthong "ai" is the sound in our word "pal", not "pile".) I put both figures on one 30mm round base, with a tree stump that I sculpted for her to stand on. I did an image-search for axolotl colors. There are black, brown, green, yellow, pale pink/white ... but apparently the lighter colors are rare in wild specimens and more common for pets. I chose light olive-green (with dark mottling) with reddish gills, similar colors to what Cailleach is wearing. (But see below for how it would look as a lighter color.) I can imagine people getting this axolotl figure to use on its own, for dioramas, etc. I changed her hair a bit to match Talin's concept art more closely (shown here in a photo from the ReaperCon program). The stock miniature has wavy hair covering both ears. I cut away the mass of hair on the right and sculpted a new ear and curls. I also added some sharper curls on the left side. If I hadn't done that conversion, the figure would have looked more like this: A quick experiment to make the axolotl lighter-colored: Enjoy, Derek
  2. 18 points
    Okay, so I left off the wings, used a little bit of putty as gap-filler, slightly tilted the figure forward on the base (so her pose might be interpreted as a sudden rush forward, perhaps waving her gun in the air to get someone's attention?), and painted this up as a regular Old West sort of character. Doing plaid on the shirt required lots of attempts and revisions. So did her left eye (viewer's right), for some reason, and also the mouth (so many tries, and she still looks like she's biting her lip to one side). Argh! Ahem. Anyway, so, once again, this isn't contest-winning material by any means, and a dubious inclusion for "Show Off," but I've got to ask: Is there a STORY behind this miniature? I thought maybe it was a DYOM, but during my long and frustrating hunt through the Reaper store to try to identify this miniature (the name "Gunslinger" isn't terribly informative, and for some reason the tag "cowgirl" does NOT apply), this one didn't show up as one of those tagged as "DYOM." Somehow, it's NOT under Chronoscope. So what's the story? Are there angel gunslingers wearing cowboy hats in some edition of D&D that I happened to miss? :D The stagecoach, by the way, is from Multiverse Gaming (MDF & cardboard kit, but I added a few extra bits for decor).
  3. 17 points
    Looks like its been awhile since I last posted up here. I've been playing Village Attacks for a couple weeks now and decided to give some of the monsters a quick paint. Today I painted the Vampire. If the cast would have been better I might have spent some more time on him, but he had enough flaws that I didn't feel it worth the effort. I did a bit of an experiment with creating textures on the cloak, which worked better in the blue portion than the black. I didn't quite have the energy to freehand on the veins like in the reference art, but I might go ahead and darken the claws now that I see how it looks.
  4. 14 points
    I painted these up yesterday. I'm running a Pathfinder D&D Age of Worms campaign and plan to use these for worm naga worshipers of Kyuss, demigod of undead and decay. I like how they are turning out so far, but need to figure out what further detail to add, and what if anything to do for basing. I'm open to feedback and suggestions on how to finish them. Thanks for looking.
  5. 12 points
    This was stress relief from bad contractors and totally unplanned. The beach base was a total whim, and works for one. I have no idea what I was thinking with the Obelix type...
  6. 11 points
    You can also see pirates here Girl & boy Noble & farmer Waitress and dancing girl
  7. 11 points
    From the first post of my WIP thread:http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/82127-warduke/&tab=comments#comment-1741308 Some of you are old enough to remember the old Dungeons and Dragons toy line from way back when. In that toy line, they featured an evil fighter named Warduke. He also made one appearance in the cartoon, and was given stats (more than once) for use in the pencil and paper RPG. I have decided to make/convert a copy of him for myself. This is who I'm talking about for those that don't know, or remember: He got brought back for 3.0 or 3.5 edition D&D, too: Now, that's some pretty cool artwork, and my apologies to Mr. Reynolds, but it's wrong. Warduke is LEFT handed. See? I brought him to Reapercon and entered him in the open category, and earned a bronze medal. Thanks to my judges ( @Corporea, @dks, and I'm not sure if Brice Cocanour is on the forum or not) as well as @Kuro Cleanbrush for giving me some excellent feedback on what was good and what I needed to improve on.
  8. 10 points
    This is the Bones version of the Large Earth Elemental. I painted it over the course of a week or so. Thanks for looking.
  9. 10 points
    Dad of one of my oldest boys classmates was telling me a story like this. His oldest daughter moved to the city for college a couple years ago. She was coming home for the weekend and was on the #1 highway. For us it's the biggest highway around. 4 lanes and 110 kph speed limit. She just got up to speed when a mattress flew of a small car in front of her and she hit it. Wrecked some stuff on the front and underneath her car. Guy stopped and they exchanged accident information. She was pretty shook up. Turned out the guy with the mattress was from the same small town where her dad grew up and they knew eachother. Her dad said he always was an idiot and was just glad his girl wasn't hurt.
  10. 10 points
    Well that caught my attention. Wish they'd let me take that german correspondence course in school. I'd really like to know what a naked woman in a tub or shower has to do with driving a tiger. Guess the high command figured that was the best way to the tankers to actually open the book. Probably. Seems like a good bet anyway. So you know the whole "Never split the party" thing for D&D? Well, my Stonehell group decided to split the party to return an NPC to the surface, and collect one of the PCs who missed last session. Tonight was the one player trying to get back with the rest of the party. On the way into the dungeon, he was intercepted by someone who the party sort of trusts, the leader of the wererat clan. But it wasn't actually her, it was someone who *looked* like her, and that person sent them off into an entirely different section of the dungeon. Oh, and amazingly there's only one copy of the map. And the player tonight doesn't have it. He and his hirelings were wandering ALL OVER THE MAP!! It was great!! And while they didn't actually hook up with the rest of the party, they're near enough that I need to wait till the next session to see what they're going to do.
  11. 10 points
    I'd been planning on driving all the way to Eastport, starting about three hours ago - but a few days ago Megan pointed out that the Cat ferry would be a whole lot faster - and I already had a gift certificate for the trip, that was going to expire in October. (I forgot about that thing - I had never taken the Cat. I won the gift certificate last year at a trivia competition.) So, we are heading to Canada, and seeing the tide from the other side. A six hour trip instead of twelve and change. Megan thought that had been my plan all along.... I wish... The Auld Grump - thankfully, Megan remembered it, and reminded me, when she realized I was planning to drive us. Otherwise I would have been travelin' through the dark. *EDIT* Megan was originally been planning to stay with some local pagans, while I camped out - but being in Canada means a hotel with me instead.
  12. 9 points
    Well that caught my attention. Wish they'd let me take that german correspondence course in school. I'd really like to know what a naked woman in a tub or shower has to do with driving a tiger. Guess the high command figured that was the best way to the tankers to actually open the book.
  13. 8 points
    This is a repainted prepaint of a WOTC Dungeons and Dragons figure. I kept the paint scheme mostly the same since I liked it, but I tried to a do a better job. She's got a decent table top paint job now, I hope. I did her to get back into painting after being in a bit of a slump when I lost my job earlier this year. Ahe's actually been done for a while, I've just been bad about taking pictures. Anyway, I hope you like her.
  14. 8 points
    I have opted to use this labelled hill troll as a Fire Giant youth gang member/merc thug
  15. 8 points
    just didn't want to do the Boris Karloff green skin. Victor was a brilliant scientist that managed to maintain bloodflow through various body parts and his creature was done through picky and meticulous means by Victor.
  16. 8 points
    Two more members of my B&B war band...
  17. 8 points
    Turn it off then back on again. I was hoping this one would pop up. Always works. Except when it doesn't.... :P Yes!! Command Inanimate Object is one of my verbal cantrips.
  18. 8 points
    Starting to show some skin~ Also, I'm glad I'm not using one of my new brushes for base coating...this brush is having fits. Also. Skintone is HD 29822 Suntan Flesh.
  19. 8 points
    Purely coincidental. Even evil clowns have standards.
  20. 8 points
    Nelly - Continued (Sept 22nd-23rd). I spent some time working on Nelly's corset as well as blending her apron. I used Scale75 African Shadow and Indian Shadow for the corset, adding a bit of white to provide the highlights. Man the Scale75 paints are crazy matte, still trying to determine if I like that or not. It just is so different... For the apron, I started with Reaper Cloudy Grey and then mixed up some layers with Reaper Ghost White. I wanted to go with a cool white to contrast the warm tones of the dress and corset, adding additional contrast. Today was tiny detail work, mostly introducing a bit more red and shading and highlighting into her hair. I used Reaper Golden Highlight as the hair highlight tone, glazing back over with Vallejo Orange Brown. I mixed up a bit of Citadel Reikland Fleshshade and Agrax Earthshade to make a reddish brown, and introduced that to the bottom part of the hair, where it turns back towards the shadows. I then glazed over the transition lines with more Vallejo Orange Brown to smooth out the transition.
  21. 8 points
    Problem statement: Automated, motion sensing, electrical, gadgetified, miserly, touch-free, paper towel dispensing machines... ...somebody fixed it for me.
  22. 7 points
  23. 7 points
    Okay, much later, I've attempted another go at Dr. Darius Hellstromme (#59003): The "forced light" thing just wasn't working for me. Also, I decided to give him a mad experiment as a backdrop: that's courtesy of one of the male "blanks" from #75004 "Heroic Blanks" (apparently no longer available in the Reaper online store :( ), hooked up inside the "tank." "It's alive! Aliiiiiiiive!" Once again, Tropicana juice lids make a great decorative base/dais/doohickey for big critters or gizmos.
  24. 6 points
    I've been painting up several Reaper Chronoscope and Savage Worlds minis for a future Deadlands Reloaded campaign. Here are three I finished today. From left to right: * 50111 Diamond Sue Dawson, Cowgirl * 50155 Mickey O'Doul, Wild West Bartender * 50045 Jesse Moonwalker, Werewolf Tracker All three of those are from the Chronoscope line, but they seemed like they'd work just fine for Deadlands -- and Jesse Moonwalker seems to particularly fit into the "weird west" genre. I was tempted to use the optional "cyber-arm" for Jesse, but then that would have made it all the more complicated when trying to find a suitable miniature for him when he's in his human form. I suppose I'd need to get an extra copy of the cyber-arm to slap onto the human mini ... and wouldn't shapeshifters have problems with artificial limbs? Also, particular to the Deadlands setting, I'd feel obliged to stick a ghost-rock boiler on poor Jesse's back, since that arm would need a power source. So, I stuck with the "natural" arm, and I'm holding onto that cyber-arm, as I'm sure there's some conversion I can make with it, where it would come in handy. The only modification I made was for Jesse, where there was some sort of a casting issue on the right side of his muzzle (a mold line?), right on the lip-line, that I had to file down. In order to salvage things, I drilled a hole and inserted a piece of wire, to give him a cigar. Besides, I figure that helps to emphasize his role as a "civilized" werewolf who's able to use a shotgun, not one of your run-of-the-mill "goes berserk at the full moon" werewolves. Diamond Sue Dawson's mini might also present some conversion opportunities in that her right arm is a separate piece. I'd have to find a suitable replacement first (or break out the wire and green putty), but I could imagine, say, putting a lasso in one hand, and then using some putty to add a handle to her holster (so it looks like she still has a gun, but it's not out and pointed at anyone's head right away).
  25. 6 points
    Reaper/Studio 2 S2P80004 "Waster #1 (female)" -- a fairly straightforward wasteland survivor ... though I adore the addition of a TEDDY BEAR to her visible equipment. As with several of the other minis, the pose is ideal for hand and weapon swaps, but I figured I was fine with it the way it is. (I've actually been using the HoE weapons pack more for converting other figures -- fantasy, etc. -- into passable post-apocalyptic models.) There wasn't anything particularly "western" about this figure, and I tried adding a cowboy hat, but that wasn't turning out well, and I didn't want to mangle the top of the head of the mini during my experimentation. So, rather than forcing a "western" angle, I decided to go the opposite direction: I decided to paint her t-shirt with the "Vim!" logo, and for the photo I reused my "Far Harbor" scenery facade. (For a bit, I was thinking of putting on a "Sunset Sarsaparilla" logo for at least a tenuous "western" + "apocalyptic" link, but that would have been quite a challenge to do freehand, and I'm afraid it's not nearly flat enough of a surface for me to attempt to accomplish it with printed paper application.)
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