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  1. I did this over the past few weeks and first real attempt at making a showy base for a big model. I ended up using cork bark and some UV resin but I loved how it all turned out.
    30 points
  2. Hi everyone, Now that the contest is over, here are more pictures of my converted 77038, Hell Hound. The original sculpt is by Ben Siens. This was my entry in Reaper's Facebook Convert and Paint contest. Khan is my elf riding dog in our D&D campaign. The contest was the perfect pretexte to make this conversion. I first removed all the spikes and flames on the hound's back. I then built the armor and saddle using green stuff and a paperclip. The chest is from Reaper's 02638, adventuring accessories. There were amazing entries in the contest and I managed to get an honorable mention. Thanks
    25 points
  3. This is my second entry into the Reaper Facebook Convert and Paint contest. I wanted to do this one because I love doing dragonman (dragonborn) conversions. There just aren't enough kinds of dragonmen to model for various character classes. And I'm glad that the catfolk minis came out within the last year because when I think about dragonmen, I like to see their clawed hands and feet, so it makes them great for such a conversion in my eyes. These were the minis used for parts, including pieces from the dragonman conversion kit: 03457. Poor Shadoweyes got her
    23 points
  4. I sort of fell off the WIP thread because life made this take longer than I had originally intended. The minis are by Bombshell, and I have to say that they were a pleasure to paint. I will be picking up a few more at ReaperCon, for sure. The scenery is by Secret Weapon, Shadow's Edge, and Woodland Scenics. The base is from a cheap 3 pack from Michael's. All paint is from Reaper. I'll probably end up staining or painting the base, but I haven't yet decided which way to go with it. It feels really good to finish something for the MSPOpen. In hindsight, I probably should've starte
    21 points
  5. I put two entries into the recent Reaper Facebook Convert and Paint contest. This first one didn't get many votes, which doesn't surprise me as I think not too many people knew what it was and it was on the weirder side. Plus the paint job itself was kind of bland. But I like the idea of it because of what it is. It is a tikbalang - a malevolent, mythical Filipino creature that leads travelers astray or plays tricks on them. It has a horse's head, a bony body, and long, disproportioned limbs. I used these minis to make it. The wendigo's head was chopped off. Then I took the head
    21 points
  6. Here's a couple of the dark elves from the Darkreach Expansion of the recent bones kickstarter. These were a lot of fun to slap paint on this afternoon. Looking forward to getting them on the table in the near future.
    20 points
  7. My take on the Giant Rhinoceros Beatle from KS4
    19 points
  8. Wish I'd taken more in-progress pics here, but when the muse strikes... Anyway, I got my hands on some figures from Bombshell's Counterblast, specifically the Edofleini faction. Could be described as BRAIN SQUIDS FROM SPAAAAAAACE!! (I assume you read that with the reverb turned up.) Decided to use the color scheme from this lovely shot of a coconut octopus: These were the paints used for the bodies; AP Toxic Mist plus some turquoisish Reaper sample paint was used for the suckers, and AP Greedy Gold for the jewelry and weaponry. Also used AP Kraken Skin for the leader's mini-cape. S
    15 points
  9. I know, I know, that's the wrong movie for my idea, but since I'm doing a mousling, I needed a catch phrase! Actually, I could use some help with that! The plan is to take: ...Mr. Wizard there, and have him summon... er, well, a terrible monster from the depths of space and time! Ah hah ha! So, I want to take the phrase "cthulhu r'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" and cheesify it. Any thoughts? Cheddar riccota? Cthulhu r'lyeh havarti feta? Hmmmn... While y'all are percolating, how about a WIP? I realized I needed a project for open. Open is my favorite c
    13 points
  10. Hey Folks, I'm new to the hobby and so this is only my 11th mini I've painted. He's not quite done, I'm going to make a transfer of his name on the green area of the larger base. It's for a Robin Hood diorama, obviously. I bought a bunch of Bones to practice on. Anyway, any criticism is totally appreciated! Keep paintin'. ~Sean
    11 points
  11. Same with my dad, he made my mom eat tapioca and brewers yeast. But she stopped breast feeding us when we started biting her, nothing my dad could do to change her mind there. And I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought Dr Spock was Mr Spock
    11 points
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  14. https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/86590-40mm-french-revolutionary-wars-british/ As described above, finished up today... Now on to the next unit...
    9 points
  15. Well it is here in Japan finally and looks really good. I have the paint problem, but the rest looks good on a quick look. I am not going to nitpick every tiny thing so i sent the paint request to Reaper already. I am going to enjoy playing with all this stuff come summer, not a lot of time till then
    9 points
  16. Occasionally: Done with the sponge method that has been mentioned elsewhere. To anyone interested in all aspects of these methods I would recommend "Weathering" magazine: https://www.migjimenez.com/en/70-the-weathering-magazine Although looking at their pictures always makes me want to break my brushes.
    9 points
  17. For figures, all I have is this guy, with snow on his cloak: And I did rust up my pumpkin house's roof. It's not done, but here's part of it: I just used normal paint, no special effects paint here.
    9 points
  18. Hello all, decided to let my poor tired eyes have a bit of rest and opted to start to paint a little bust...ahahah poor, deluded Cicciopiu! It turned out to be even harder to paint a bust than a mini Well, since this is my first time painting something different than a mini (a part of 2d art) I didn't know what to expect. First of all painting the base coat was pretty hard, don't know why, but I had bad time contouring the skin from the tunic, from the dragon, from the hair and viceversa. Once based, I've started painting the skin, and this was... incredibly funny! Yes it is hard to
    8 points
  19. I took a bit of a hiatus (about 4 weeks). Here is my first guy since coming back.
    8 points
  20. I think every child around at the time had images in their heads of Leonard Nimoy as a doctor.... (And, yeah, me too.) *** Megan and Brigid are going to the last Old Port Festival, while I win our daily bread. Kind of sad to the Festival packing it in, they have been happening since before Megan was born. Paper mache floats, puppet shows, fried dough, fighter demonstrations by the local SCA chapter - and for three years I did The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch (making me Professor Grump) with hand made puppets. (Putting the A in the SCA. T
    8 points
  21. Second session! Painted the base of the bracers; added some highlight to the hair and on the dragon, and pushed the red shadows and highlight. Also painted the eyes and the diadem. Today the light is terrible, usually my pictures sucs, but today can't get good photos at all! Anyway... Every impression and advise is welcome, please don't esitate!
    8 points
  22. The kit Grump posted is not that type. MDF is not involved in this kit. It is cardstock. Grump listed the materials. Cardstock and Plywood. Laser cut. (Also resin cast deckguns and dowels for the masts.) Why...? What’s with the guessing? It says right smack in the middle of Grump’s post that the materials are lasercut cardstock and plywood. The fact that they supply placeholder dowels (almost pegs) for the masts and spars is a solid indicator the ship is meant as a gaming prop. What they provide could b
    8 points
  23. I'm guessing, mind. But with the lack of full rigging, it looks like a table prop; something to represent a ship on the gaming table, something that I would not subject a high-quality model to. I need to not look at that site. That site has Dangerous Things on it. ... particularly with the tendency to throw models around like they're unbreakable, even if they're not yours. >.<
    8 points
  24. Usually ship models with planked hulls are made by wetting the planking and using pins or clamps to hold it in position till it dries. When dried the planking will retain the curve it was bent to while wet. GEM I'm not seeing that work too well with MDF, though, and that kit looks predominantly MDF. The grey sheets might be flexible plastic or cardstock, though, and that would curve just fine without water. I'd .. um.. need to have one in hand to be sure, and I'm pretty sure Mr. Thorne would boot me around the house if I bought one. ^^;
    8 points
  25. when he's not having emotional outbursts
    8 points
  26. My mom was a hippie. I was breastfed despite the prevalence of Dr. Spock. I remember just having learned to read and confusing him with Mister Spock.
    8 points
  27. Hi Arkady, This is Matt from First Legion. I noticed some traffic coming from here via the wonders of google analytics, and I thought I'd check it out. All of your concerns are of course very valid and one of our biggest hurdles is that we are very much an unknown entity to the 28mm fantasy market. That being said, let me address the specific points you've raised. This certainly isn't our first rodeo. We are one of the world's leading providers of fully hand painted figures. As part of that, we produce many products that are fully resin or mixed media. The b
    8 points
  28. I have used a model ship in game before - and am familiar with all the drawbacks - though the model that I used was cardboard, printed from a PDF. (Obligatory image of The Maiden of the High Seas from World Works -) She gave me many years of happy gaming. (And was actually recommended in a Pathfinder Adventure Path - above one of Paizo's own flip maps.(Mind you, they also sell the PDF for The Maiden on their website - either way, they make a sale.)) Once all the furnishings and fittings are in place - including cargo - you realize how cramped ships, even large sh
    7 points
  29. I think I may have too much hobby stuff. I could open my own store and not need to order any product from a distributor.
    7 points
  30. It does look pretty cool but there are a few things I would mention if you are planning to use it to play with: Modify the deck furniture (cabins, bellhousing, rigging fixtures, grates, etc) to be pegged and removable. It's really hard to fit minis with bases on the decks with all that adornment If you ever do rigging, keep it really simple. A real ago has almost a spider web of rigging over it making it real hard to play with. Consider making the outboards (the ledges on the sides that hold the shrouds away from the ship) much wider. Again room for mini
    7 points
  31. If you want to look at some premium quality ship models as a comparison, then check out the Micro-Mark site. Be warned, this is a dangerous place because they have all sorts of neat tools and supplies for model makers and hobbyists. You may come away with fresh ideas. Prices and equipment to suit all budgets, all the way up to fully equipped model machining equipment with four digit price-tags, accessories extra. GEM
    7 points
  32. Usually ship models with planked hulls are made by wetting the planking and using pins or clamps to hold it in position till it dries. When dried the planking will retain the curve it was bent to while wet. GEM
    7 points
  33. I can do that green corrosion stuff on bronze with light green and wash medium.
    7 points
  34. Citadel has just released (to pre-order - they're coming out next week) a new line of Contrast paints which behave rather differently than conventional minis paints in a number of respects. I recently got a chance to play around with them at my local Warhammer store, and wrote down some initial impressions. Has anyone else gotten a chance to mess around with these, and if so, what was your thoughts on them? (my favorite result down below)
    6 points
  35. Would renting a small storage unit for a month to toss the mess into and give some time to sort it all out be possible? Unrelated: why on earth did I loathe naps so much when I was younger? Naps are the bestest. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    6 points
  36. It seems everyone is doing pretty good and Crowley is sharing the coffee, so he gets an extra ration today.
    6 points
  37. Hi Here's a link to a video showcase of a Reaper Miniature on YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1YQyv7iD0E I'm still learning how to do videos so feedback and comments are so welcome. Thank you
    6 points
  38. Nice! Looking at this vehicle, clearly a desert scenario, it got me thinking. These days we get annoyed when the airco in our car doesn't work. Imagine these guys riding in a desert in an armoured vehicle, no airco...it must have been a riding oven!
    6 points
  39. Painted the throne of my Dark elf Queen.... Made it so that throne and Queen can be seperated.... Will probably paint a (standing) mini similar to the queen to have a "sitting and standing" version. Warning, not everything is what it seems... "Care! don't activate any traps..." *a feint mechanical ticking&clicking sound on the background* "Wait, did that leg just move?"
    6 points
  40. Thanks! I could have been even busier and perhaps should have. BUT! Mi-Sher is looking good. Went with red, blue, and yellow; realized the echoes of Captain Marvel after the fact. You know what will distract from that? Gold and embroidery! I think she's done unless there are suggestions. I also took some time to drill some holes in the back of Devil Girl's duster. A long time ago I picked up some Eureka Winged Monkeys with fezzes and guns that I intended to be wingless monkeys with fezzes and guns, so there were some extra little bat wings. After turning M4R1A into a ma
    6 points
  41. A more radical mod than some of the previous ones...I call this one Maxim 43. Before: After:
    6 points
  42. Here's what I ended up getting done today. First, I added some shadowing to the statue because I didn't feel it was really connecting with the dragon. Used Burgundy Wine which is the color I used as the dark base/shadow for the dragon. I got the wings mostly painted which made me feel comfortable enough to finally glue them on. Now I need to really push the green. I want it to be brighter than it is right now. At least in several areas.
    6 points
  43. I think by Bending the card stock pieces. (Looks like it is the sheets of Grey material in the picture. I can see the gun port outlines on one of them.)
    6 points
  44. Very rarely. I have some pigments that I've only used a few times, some verdigris that I've used a couple of times, and have rusted a few weapons with regular paint. Chipping medium is on my acquire and learn to use list.
    6 points
  45. I have (re)acquired the internets! Not sure what happened but the whole area was without for almost 12 hours. In the meantime I went to the post office and picked up my package from Badger. I now have part of my 55th birthday order. I attached a quick connect to my new Sotar 20/20 and confirmed that it can spray water.
    6 points
  46. Varnished the big guy because I'm an idiot and forgot to drill for pinning before I painted. *facepalm* Primed and cursory base coat on the kobold, pinned everything but haven't glued yet.
    6 points
  47. Open bar is the redeeming quality of some weddings. In this particular instance, there was an open bar both during the wedding and at the rehearsal, and the bar is well stocked. I'm 4 gin and tonics in, and they had my favorite gin(Boodles). At the rehearsal I had more, including a couple fingers of Glenfiddich 12 at the start. But for some reason the open bar at the rehearsal was open longer than the one at the actual wedding...
    6 points
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