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  1. 22 points
    Hello all, i'm new to the forum and, first of all, I have to apologize for my bad English, not my mother tongue Used to paint minies around 20 years ago, had to stop for lack of time... Now I made the decision to start again, hoping i did not forgot how to paint So, I've just bought a bouch of paints, some minis and had a look at some tutorial, just to realize that, in all this years has passed, I have to learn a lot of new tecnics Anyway, want to show you my first (new era :P) mini: comments and advice super welcome! Thank you for reading Cicc
  2. 21 points
    The figures are the "Urban Achievers", by Impact Ministries. Got these suckers at GenCon for my fiance, since she's a big fan of the movie. Been saving them for a Christmas present, but she's got a bit of a cold, and I'm terrible with saving surprises. A quick paint job, all in one sitting, and they're done. The base is just printed on an interesting jet printer and mounted on some bass wood. Comments and critiques welcome.
  3. 17 points
    This was the best figure I could find to represent the Mysterious Stranger from the Fallout series of video games (as portrayed in the FPS games from Fallout 3 onward) -- a fashionable fellow in a trenchcoat and fedora, with a loaded .44 magnum, who sometimes shows up at just the right moment to blow away our hero's enemies with a few well-placed slugs ... but he only appears while the player is using VATS, and has mysteriously vanished by the time we get out of "bullet time" and back into real-time play. Anyway, he might make an appearance in my "Rooby-Doo and the Atomic Cafe 66" adventure (Deadlands: Hell on Earth Reloaded with Fallout trappings - Savage Worlds RPG), this upcoming weekend at Necronomicon, in Tampa, Florida -- provided someone plays the "Mysterious Stranger" adventure card. The sign in the background was something I made freehand for the "Atomic Cafe 66" to match the banner I'd put together to advertise my game on the Necronomicon schedule: (That was built from graphic elements I cobbled together from taking some cloudy sky picture shots from my old office space, and of some distressed signage at the General Store in Steelville, Missouri, just a little ways off historic Route 66. The original sign was a "KROGER" sign, but I rearranged and morphed the letters to make it say "ATOMIC" instead, then added the "CAFE" portion and the "66" sign. Depending on which way the sign rotates, it's either "Atomic Cafe 66" or "Atomic 66 Cafe," I suppose, which might not be the best naming convention, but ... eh, it just gives it a little more character, I guess. Alas, I couldn't manage the neon lights. If I had more time to mess around with it, I suppose I might do something with some bent-out paperclips?
  4. 16 points
    Well this was a different accident. I was painting and #2 son brought the toddler downstairs. We were watching her and she grabbed a box of Scale 75 paints off the shelf. Wasn't too worried about it. She kind of burped/puked up a bit. The box has an open slit along one edge where you can see the actual bottles. Guess where the mess went? Had to spend a few minutes cleaning it off the bottles and out of the box. On the plus side I finished painting a dragon that I've been struggling with for the last year. Not super happy with him but he's shiny. All done in TMM except eyes and mouth.
  5. 15 points
    I've got some time off coming up so I might actually have time to keep up around here for a bit! I miss y'all. I was telling a friend tonight how much I love the forums and forumites.
  6. 14 points
    Nothing fancy, just 2 lake town guards to harass adventurers who aren't behaving in the local tavern.
  7. 12 points
    Here is my heroforge print. It was made from their premium plastic. Have done prints in both their regular plastic and premium I'm not sure the extra $10 is worth the "extra" detail for table top minis. Either way, I enjoyed designing and painting this mini.
  8. 11 points
    Here is the Reaper Bones River Troll. Will use as the swamp troll for Ghost Archipelago. Nothing fancy here although I did use gloss mod podge for a basic water effect again.
  9. 11 points
    Bright side - by the time you're done all of those black outfits, you'll be super duper mega awesome at painting black
  10. 9 points
    I needed a mini for a certain monster for a game tomorrow, so over the past few days, I made it. First I grabbed Zavala's excellent design (here, https://www.shapeways.com/product/XWJQG4MSX/umber-hulk) and printed and assembled it. Then I basecoated it white. Nearly everything else is Daler Rowney's burnt umber ink. I mixed it with a bunch of water and matte medium for the first few coats, and gradually built that up for a few coats. I forgot how much that mixture beads up, but it gave a nice mottled look that carried through the later layers. Then I went back over the shell areas with a couple coats of pure ink (there's a red ink coat on there in the middle), and used it to darken and blend some of the light spots. The eyes, claws, and the teeth of the outer mandibles are all I had to touch up with paint. The base is generic stamped greenstuff with the hulk's feet imprinted into it. Pretty far from my finest work, but not bad for from-scratch in a few days. Overall, I'm happy with this result.
  11. 9 points
    In the spirit of this weekend's quest, I decided to take a fresh photo of my hobby area as it stands right now (by which I mean yesterday morning): After that, I actually got some painting time in for the first time in a couple of weeks, so I thought I'd add in one more picture. I think this is actually the first time I have ever tried painting with a live model.
  12. 9 points
  13. 9 points
    In your line of work...a slow night is a good night...yes? So much for the slow night.
  14. 8 points
    How I spent my summer vacation by Pingo Some of you have noticed my absence from the forums since roughly the end of last June. I thought I should explain, since it wasn’t fair to leave you without a word. I have a regrettable habit of retreating into myself when sad, however much I love this place and the people on it. Last June I got sadder for political reasons, and felt a need to withdraw when my sorrows caused friction here. I am not entirely sure that was wise. We need each other, not just for the sharing of hobbies and art tips, but for the common human community. To remember that we are not alone. Though I missed this place the whole time, I spent a very busy summer. I traveled around some, marched in the company of tens of thousands with a handpainted protest sign more than once in gruesome heat – much gratitude to the volunteers who handed out water bottles – dealt with voter registration drives, gardened, caught influenza (possibly twice), traveled a few thousand miles, met many interesting people, a puppy and a kitten, started some oil portraits, and painted up a good chunk of game miniatures. We drove cross-country, only to have our faithful quarter-century-old station wagon finally die in the middle of nowhere a thousand miles from home – very beautiful, scenic nowhere, with eagles and swans, but still … Many thanks to the fine people at Enterprise Rent-A-Car who came to our rescue and eventually sold us a quite decent recent model gently used sedan with massive trunk space. As for me, I must apologize. It appears that politics is in my blood and cannot be separated from my life or actions, even the actions of painting tiny pewter sword fighters. I cannot help but have my heart break under certain circumstances, and I shall no doubt be made agitated and even angry by world events. I cannot pretend I am unaware, nor act as if all were well when it is not. I don’t intend harm or offense to anyone, but I can’t help being who I am. I did show up in the national media. Here’s me and my sign at the immigration march in Chicago last June. It’s a political image, so please don’t click if that would bother you: Click here to see Pingo and her sign in real life Chicago
  15. 8 points
    Just as a warning, I'm going to vanish in a week, but I'll be back again a little while later. I'm going for surgery. I might be a little loopy when I get back too, but that might not be noticeable around here... Sorry to hear about your night @Unruly. Even if you didn't have to do anything directly that's still gotta suck. Time for me to get up, get some breakfast, and start tackling the 4 pages of to-do list for things that need to get done before I go for surgery...
  16. 8 points
    Glad to see to see you! You have been away too long! Don't let that happen again or you will need to do extra homework! We hiked yesterday, about 12Km through fields and woods. Today I worked on the Lost World and the Welcom to the Jungle Project, also a little on my Children of the Grave Project. Later this afternoon we will visit my girl's parents for dinner. Mostly we get fries and snacks from the snackbar because with so many people grandma can't keep up anymore. We're having an Indian Summer here, normally it should be 15 degrees celsius and it is now still 25, yesterday we had almost 30 degrees celsius. I approve of this since I hate, loathe and despise Winter!
  17. 7 points
    After a quick run-through of stuff I hadn't managed to ID from the auction pics of this and the previous auction, I've discovered that I also acquired an additional two figures from the TSR 5307 GenCon RPGA box set, bringing my total to 10 of the 12, although two of them have broken gear. I also discovered I'd just acquired all ten figures from Ral Partha's Chaos Wars 10-414 Warlords box set... As well as AD&D figures 11-605 Thor, 11-502 Death Knight, both11-433 gargoyles (without the wings) and another of the 11-475 Lizardmen. There was also a couple of the 02-508 Wolf Pack and a pair of 15mm Battlesystem orc archers, the complete 01-316 3-stage Ranger, the second stage of 01-319 Elf Thief and the third stage of 01-320. On an interesting note, there was also a Grenadier piece hanging out in the bottom of the box - one of the tiny dragons from the Dragon Lords game. As near as I can tell, it's supposed to be a brass dragon.
  18. 7 points
    One of the figures is now getting a neon pink accent.
  19. 6 points
    Here is a warden from the North Star official Ghost archipelago range. Painted and based quite simply. Not sure why he has a quiver full of arrows and no bow but oh well.
  20. 6 points
    worked on the skin , 2 more to do then that will be couple last light stuff on the clothes
  21. 6 points
    These two are done I think although my do some more highlighting in white on the sea elf's base.
  22. 6 points
    I painted the laces and called her good, then moved onto the next one. Now that I've tried the Reaper triad out for jade, it's time to make my own. For the experiment I've chosen one of the villagers and am once again following the concept art. Once I army paint the rest I plan to move the colors around to create some variety, but the first one gets a green dress. For this green it will be Reaper Forest Green -> SC75 Boreal Tree Green -> VGC Livery Green. Livery green will stand out so much from the Forest green that there shouldn't be a need to take the highlights to Ivory, but I probably would on a larger scale mini. And what do you know; it looks like the VGC Jade and it's shadow, but with way better coverage than either. I'll call it a success and put it in my recipe book. Also, for the peasants I'm just going to keep it simple and give them all a black base. Stippling the texture on actually doesn't take a lot of time if you're just paining a few figures but it would add up over a few dozen.
  23. 6 points
    Oh hey I remembered to take a current picture but forgot to post it! Here it is:
  24. 5 points
    Andrea Nr. 3 Scale 75 Rlyeh Green, Misfits Greem, Innsmouth Blue, Inktense Wood and Crimson Bloodfest Scale 75 Crimson Bloodfest Vallejo Dried Blood Vallejo Fresh Blood Andrea nr. 3
  25. 5 points
    Guess I should show pics or something of my setup...... And a brief cameo of hubby's setup too, although we have to work on how it's set up, and tidy up the stuff from after we transitioned him from a desk back to his Obutto R3volution. ^Before. ^After "tidying up". No, it isn't just cropped in, I did tidy up a few things, but yeah. I'm not putting away various projects just to take a picture However, I did put away a few tools, and semi-organized my brushes, I guess that counts!