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  1. One of my friends bought this mini several months ago and asked me to paint it for him. I rarely take commissions, but I made an exception here with a nod to '80s nostalgia. Kev White sculpted it, and Forge of Ice produced it as a limited-edition resin. The webstore of Fenris Games has it, and that might be the only place. In 2005-'06, I painted a special-secret-unreleased version of this character, sculpted by Bobby Jackson. Actually I painted that one twice -- once with Reaper Pro-Paints, and once with Reaper MSPs after I switched over. It was fun to revisit the character. My painting style and palette have changed a bit in the past 16 years. I sculpted the rock base from a mix of Aves Apoxie Sculpt + Greenstuff. The grass is a "Winter Tuft" product, which I cut into smaller sub-tufts because even the smallest tuft was too big. Enjoy! Derek
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  2. Hi everybody. Since I recently joined the Reaper forum, I thought I might as well share one of my latest painted minis. The original model: https://www.reapermini.com/search/03506 I have chosen this mini to represent a wizard apprentice in an egyptian version of Frostgrave. Since she is 'only' an apprentice, I wanted her to look a little less important, which is why I cut off the tiara. Unfortunately the little baboon that was included hasn't been painted as I have no use for him... yet. Hope you like it. Have a nice day everybody!
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  3. First time poster! 😄 I Finished my "Crypt of the Dwarf King" boxed set! I missed out on Bones 5 and it wasn't an option with my 5.5 pledge, so when I saw this hit retail I knew it was one my short list! Lots of fun painting these characterful dwarfs and spooky wights. I painted each dwarf a different color so that each could feel like its own distinct character and tried some new fun tricks with magnets and LED lights. Painted mostly with craft acrylic paints (Craft Smart) but the transparent miniatures of the Everliving Flame and Ghost were tinted with Vallejo Game Inks. Looking forward to my 5.5 Pledge as well as at least one more order of miniatures (including Kobzar Soloveiko - too cute of a miniature) before then, as well as participating in my first full-fledged Kickstarter with Bones 6! 😁 Here's my album of photos from the boxed set! Each dwarf is painted in a different color scheme to stand out as a unique character while also attempting to look like they fit in the same party together. The Bronzebeard and Swiftaxe Dwarven Expedition Spooky Dwarven Wight Thanes! Each with their own outfit. The Dwarf King Durnan the Mad! Dwarf Statue Dwarf Tomb with magentized lid and removable corpse with its own optional fitted base. LED Tea Light is embedded within this miniature (with switch underneath) The rest of the terrain The entire set! That's all, thanks for letting me share! ☺️
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  4. This figure was in turn delightful and frustrating this is my best transparent figure so far. According to the geologist @Cyradis the gem shapes most closely match Topaz (blue/orange/yellow) or Tanzanite (violet) So officially this is a topaz - but if I need to use it in a game it could be crystal / sapphire / topaz. The mineral it is sitting on is an Imperial Topaz. the wing patterns were a last minute addition. They took about 4-5 hours, and could use another 2. They have no justification except the rule of cool. Techniques used: mixed blue ink with gloss sealer to increase transparency. Adjusted black lines on wings by scraping them with Xacto knife. added white edge highlights to add definition if the crystal was sticking out, did a thin layer on all the sides and it naturally mimicked real crystal color (ie saturated at tip) C&C welcome !
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  5. Yep! It is the one I sculpted during RVE. Ron called me asking if it was still available, saying the he couldn't believe they were doing this. LOL. Pics: (Ignore the clear flight stand; that is just what I had; I don't know what reaper will use.) The Giant Lizard is mine as well, commissioned by Ron before Christmas. I had fun with that one (base is 50mm): So that's two of my 6 that have been revealed so far. Here's crossing my fingers that the rest make it too. I hope you like them. Andy
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  6. Understand that Tub is a dwarf baker, not a dwarf-baker! He has nice simple shapes for blending, with room to add detail with freehand (such as my diamond motifs, wood-grain, and "spilled flour"). Tub is part of a themed grouping with Nub the dwarf sausage-maker and the two halfling cooks (Chop and Grub). You may have seen Rhonda "Bird with a Brush" Bender's renditions of those other three. (And if you haven't, then go to the blog on her website!) Enjoy, Derek
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  7. Finally the spelunking diorama is finished (WIP thread). I am quite happy with the OSL, even though it was a struggle at times and obviously there is always room for improvement. The miniatures are two converted Bones Miniatures using Statuesque Miniatures heads and weapon swaps from the bitz box. The top level miniature was converted from 77049 Arthrand Nightblade, Elf Ranger and the character in the cave from 77387 Lanell, Female Rogue. The base is entirely scratch built, only the fern is an awesome photo etch kit by Chichkovshop and the foliage by MiniNatur. The initial lighting sketch was applied by airbrush, using violet, orange and turquoise. I then went back in by brush and added more contrast with yellows, greens and blues. I don't think anyone tried to depict fireflies so far, at least to my knowledge. They are made of paper and Greenstuff. So, how do you like my second OSL attempt? What could I improve with the next one, which parts do you like best?
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  8. A fetch is a Dragonlance monster that attacks from a mirror after taking the shape of their victim (a haggard, sort of demonic version). They're one of my favorite monsters from the DL modules but the whole attack pattern doesn't really lend itself to a mini. Figured a tiny scene might better get the idea across. I used two of Merowyn Lightstar, a mirror from WizKids, and Greenstuff World texture pin. A little knife work later I had something I could paint. Comments and criticism are welcome. That's monster 56 of 157 on my list.
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  9. Took about 10 months, but she's done. Inspired by the box art by Lan Studios and a similar one by Miguel Sousa. I tried to give a faint hint of hope to her by changing the above-lighting. Figure is Amitriel by Karol Rudyk.
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  10. Valfuryx from Bones 5 painted as Beryllinthranox, the Green Dragon Overlord for my Dragonlance games. She's a big one, and a powerful sculpt. She's got a kaiju feel to her, and a wonderfully crocodilian face. The massive stump she's crawling over works really well and pretty much required the sort of base I gave her. My favorite bit is the membrane on the wings and fins. It sort of ended up looking like an overripe avocado or a toad skin. Either idea works for me. Comments and criticism are welcome. https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/97726-laurana-and-beryllinthranox/
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  11. Hi again, This morning I tidied up probably my last mini before the holiday period, the metal version of Christina, Female Cleric. I decided to try out some OSL to finish off my RCL pop-ups. The paint scheme is based on a PC in a group I used to DM for who worshipped a deity whose holy symbol is a rose. Included is an image of the bones Christina I did five-ish years ago when I first started the hobby. Quite a difference!
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  12. It's been a long time since I painted a dragon. It might be a long time before I do another one. This took me nearly six months of painting nothing but scales. Once I had the scales done the rest of it was pretty quick. The galaxy effect on the wings is something that I learned from a Reapercon class and have wanted to do on dragon wings ever since. I'm sure it's not new, there are likely others out there, but it's the first time I've done it and I like how it turned out.
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  13. 3D Printed on my Elegoo Mars Bear Vanguard and Arcturi Skald from ArchVillainGames Bases from Txarli Factory Added a little Snow/Iceland Moss and Sparkling Ice. WIP: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/79398-horde-of-the-north-glitterwolf-paints-barbarians-and-mammoths/ *************** Of course there are bears in the North, what would you expect? Hmmm, maybe not the kind that is armed and walks on it's hind legs? ***************
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  14. Several years ago Ron H and I were talking about what I needed to do to improve as a sculptor. He'd said that I was an excellent museum quality sculptor, but needed to add more fantasy to my sculpts. Then he got called away and did not elaborate. Later that day, I was musing on what it means to "add more fantasy" and one of the other sculptors (can't remember who at the moment) leaned over and said, "You don't have a shaker of skulls? Just get a shaker full of skulls and shake a few over your minis; poof, instant fantasy." I'm pretty sure they were joking...pretty sure.
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  15. Good evening Reaperaurians! So just finished this one up and got him photographed, a mini I've been wanting to paint forever but just recently found the time and space, it's a very nice classic Ral Partha Dragon, sculpted back in the eighties by the immortal Julie Guthrie, sculptress extraordinaire! Biggest and only real problem was to decide on the color, but once I did, it didn't really feel like it took too long. The other thing was I didn't know how low I wanted to paint those bumps and spiked black, so I kind of just painted them at the head and then at the tail but I had liked the shading I'd done on the rest of the bumps enough that I just decided to leave him red. and then some closeups: So hope you enjoy him, I think this brings up my lifetime total of painted dragons to maybe six or seven. Haven't done too many!
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  16. I bought this flying dragon years ago. His box is long gone. I don't remember the model name or the company that made it. If anyone recognizes this guy, let me know. This is a very solid mini who doesn't tip over easily. I tried to paint the rocks up to look like the Utah's sandstone rocks. I will varnish him once the weather warms up. And then with Amari (DHL# 4013) and Tristan Loremistress (DHL #2050) for scale.
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  17. Hi all! How do you do? My latest painted character: This sorceress lady will be used someday in the future for games of Frostgrave. Here she is with the rest of her warband:
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  18. Cool mini to paint. I think he has a Jason Mamoa vibe going on.
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  19. Painted up as a "Billet", followe r of St Cuthbert for a character in Greyhawk D&D game.
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  20. 3D printed on my Elegoo Mars. Design Great Grimoire. Part of my Children of the Night Project. WIP HERE: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/79298-children-of-the-night-by-glitterwolf/page/22/ ************************* Dina and Danah, twin sisters, daughters of Lucius the Grandmaster of the Order of Slayers. They grew up with a father that had been put into a wheelchair by a Vampire. He trained them and the twins are now part of the Order, they never leave their Father's side, bound to protect him at all costs. Both are well trained in the use of crossbows, they dress the same, they look the same, they fight the same, the only difference between them is that Dinah has a companion, a Great Dane who is trained to find and fight the Undead. ****************************
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  21. Sacrificial Pond. Statue : 3D Print Design Lost Kingdom - Cuetzpal Statue Torso : 3D Print - Design Printed Obsession Skulls/Bonepiles: Greenstuffworld Wall: Milliput.. Water Effect : Vallejo Still Water Part of my Lost World Project WIP HERE: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69308-lost-world-project-glitterwolf-paints-coldblooded-creatures-and-conquistadores/page/170/#comments To make sure the Sun will rise tomorrow, sacrifices need to be made.
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  22. Hook Horrors have always seemed a little goofy to me. The design appears to be inspired by a kaiju costume from Ultraman or something similar, and my first encounter with them was through that notorious compendium of misfit monsters the original Fiend Folio. I figured that Hook Horrors would make a good stand-in for the fleshwarped Hooklimb Xulgaths encountered at the end of Life's Long Shadow (#3 in Paizo's Extinction Curse adventure path) so I pulled the Gloom Stalker out of the Darkreach box and teamed it up with a Wiz Kids Hook Horror. The latter I painted up pretty much like the box art, however for the Gloom Stalker I wanted to do something different. I figure that Hook Horrors are just wrong in the eyes of nature - the sort of thing that makes druids twitch. I went looking for some inspirational art and found this: (https://adamrehmann.artstation.com/projects/e0JKWw - I hope that attribution is enough and that the link doesn't break any forum rules) Pure nightmare fuel . . . While the sculpt doesn't quite have the "cancerous skeksis" appearance of the art, I did like the idea that the black armour is constantly cracking away from the raw skin underneath, which is something that harks back to an old "Ecology of . . ." article in Dragon Magazine. This suggests a hideous aberration so wracked with pain it's just looking for some adventurers to take it out on. I thought I'd try an experiment. I painted the models underside with a bruised and irritated flesh colour scheme, coated it with some PVA glue and, after drying, stippled on some Citadel Mordant Earth crackle paint in the recesses between the armour and the skin underneath. Initial results were a little underwhelming (we're in the middle of a rain event, so maybe in the moist air it didn't crackle as much as it should have), but there were some places where it split nicely, leaving large islands of black. I found I could enhance it by painting in a few blobs of thick black paint to roughen up the boundary and across some of the clear flesh areas. Here's how it turned out. Hopefully it's redeemed the goofy image of the Hook Horror somewhat.
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  23. might i suggest also looking into genetic mutations for inspiration as well? For example, for the 'red' dragon from bones 5, i painted as an Albino red dragon, But there's piebald, luecistic, melanistic, silver morphs, etc. All kinds of real world genetic variations that could be interesting to try
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  24. Hey everyone, here's Lanaerel Grayleaf the wood elf. This Dungeon Dwellers model was sculpted by Bobby Jackson.
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  25. Hello Reaperboreans! So here's just a straight off basic old fashion barbarian, who you may vaguely recognize from the movies:
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  26. Found this on my mini factory and decided to work on painting injuries. https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf61mMJu5Nq/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
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  27. I'm working on my blends and highlights. I'm quite pleased with how this manticore came out. The collage photo was too big to upload here so I posted it to my deviantart page https://www.deviantart.com/parysaursnest/art/Manticore-921125574 I tried to do NMM on every scale. This is the side I had the most patience with. Some of the other scales show that I was getting sore at the workbench haha.
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  28. Hello All, Here is a metal 02716 "Demonic Lasher" aka "Demogorgon" I completed a few weeks ago. This is a metal miniature and is a bit heavy. It would be nice to see an updated version of the Demonic Lasher miniature from Reaper. Though this one does look very much like the original Demogorgon illustration in the original D&D Monster Manual. Thank you for looking.
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  29. Hello All, Here is one of my recent works. 89032 Pathfinder Bones "Anti Paladin" I wanted it to look like the shield was a living thing or a possessed item. Thank you for looking.
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  30. Here is a model I wanted to paint for a long time. I decided to give it a twist by adding an artifact on its base. This is an 03655, Iron Cobra sculpted by Andrew Pieper. The Orb is from the 02652, Magic Treasures III and the base is a 40mm wide 74024 base.
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  31. Hello forum family, finally I managed to paint my version of the Fire giant from the game Blood rage. As I was fearing (I was a bit intimidated by the idea of painting it) it was a pain in the bumbum 😅 Fire sword means OSL... Fire giant giant means fire environment so more OSL 😭. On blue skin... smart! Also lot of metals and details. Anyway took lot of hours but it worth the pain (I think). This are the Hi-Res Pics in case someone is interested. Edit: just noted after I've posted the 3D that there is, on the sword handle, a little piece of the blob used to mask the metals before varnish the model with ultra matte varnish... well, who cares 😅 Hope you like it, as always every C&C is more than welcome. Thanks!
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  32. Hello my little Rearperlificos! so tonight just got finished up and photographed, a male and female fighter in plate armor, sculpted by the enigmatic Jim Johnson (one of those sculptors I know nothing about but has had a hugely prolific career) that he sculpted I think back in the nineties when he did a range of figures for Partha, which were a male and a female version of the same character class. I've already painted up a bunch of these different figures, and these are my most recent ones. I wanted to do red as their breastplates, helmets and grieves with more bronze tones than gold, after seeing Anne Forester working on bronzes in Twitch with the Kickstarter V Centaur. I'n not ver happy how the vertical bronze strip came out on the male fighter, but buh, too lazy to really keep fixing to perfection. Also, this is the second time I took pictures of these figures because there was lots of crud, dust and hair on the figures the first time. I went back and rephotographed them a second time and I still see a few little dust spots even though I knocked a bunch of them off. Anyhoos, here they are for your viewing pleasure: the female: The male: and being they were originally sold in a blister pack together, here they are in the same photo: I would usually put them on bases but the gal has a wide base that is a little too big to fit on the one inch base, and I didn't have a slightly larger base sitting around so I just sealed them really good and am going to leave them like that. In any case they just sit in a display case, a display case in my unfinished basement that nobody except myself ever sees, oh the humanity......
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  33. Hello All, Here is a recently completed 77054 "Galladon, Human Wizard". I did have to make changes to the staff. I could not straighten it out by any means to my satisfaction. So, I cut off the original staff, drilled a hole in his hand and replaced the Bones bendy plastic staff with a brass rod. I cut off the bottom and top of the plastic staff, pinned the parts to the brass rod and there you go. Thank you for looking.
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  34. Hello All, Here is a recent work. "Male Revenant" 77301. I did change out the head. I removed the original head and replaced it with a skull. The skull was pinned in place. When I first saw the miniature, it made me think of the old Scooby Doo cartoon villains. So, I painted the skull to look like it is glowing a bit with glowing pinpoint eyes. Thank you for looking.
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  35. I am not sure why the metal mini's name was changed on the store page. I couldn't even find her doing a search on the store but Google came through. Anyway, I painted the metal and the Bones versions. I sent the metal one as part of my Secret Sophie and kept the Bones one for myself. The metal one turned out the best but I think they both look nice.
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  36. I've learned over the years that I REALLY like using the Dawn of Worlds game to generate a setting for D&D. Everyone contributes some cool ideas and when we start playing, it feels a lot like we've all got a more than solid handle on the setting lore- even though it is all entirely new. And the people I associate with are rarely satisfied with creating something very normal. So this setting is filled with nations of anthropomorphic animals. Yes, this is also a very good excuse for me to get through my backlog of Jason Weibe minis (and I'll be posting those as they get finished). But here is the party: We have a scarred Mousling warlock A Pirate Red Panda (converted from a Darksword cat) And a baleen whale to tank for the party That last one needs more angles Yes that character is massive, and yes I'm quite proud that I somehow made this miniature playable on a 50mm base.
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  37. I bought this mini cuz I wanted to paint a drow. Simple as that. I like the way the crystals turned out, and the little pale spider eggs make for a different base decoration.
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  38. This is the Zombie Giant from Bones V. This ended up being a way cooler mini than I originally thought it would be. I'm not sure I pulled off the vultures very well. But that's okay, I've never painted vultures before. Overall though, I'm pretty happy with the result. Cheers all, and thanks for looking.
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  39. I may need to get another on of these so I can try the standard "crimson" colour scheme, however I was inspired by @Erifnogard and @Waylandrk and their "Not-so-Crimson Heralds" to paint this guy up as the King in Yellow. Plus I really wanted to see just how far I could take the Iyanden Yellow contrast paint. It took a while to get the tentacles the right shade - they started as flesh shaded with purple but that made them a bit too stark, so I glazed with a bile yellow (Plaguebearers Flesh) which made them blend took much into the robes. I think I finally got the colour balance right, however the highlights are now a little rough. I think if I were to do this again, I'd make the eyes more of a bright green to give more contrast, rather than the marshy green I went for. Still, I'm happy with the result and it's such a great model to paint. Close up on the book . . . My attempt at the Yellow Sign
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  40. As it has been about 4 years since I started this hobby I felt it would be fun to paint a new copy of one of my first minis. I feel I have improved, but would also like to know what areas I should shift my attention to improving next.
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  41. FOAMY ADVENTURES Foam based terrain building Project Bookmarks A few bookmarks for quick and and easy navigation: Wizards Tower (different thread) The Tudor House Gothic Crypt Old Church Herbalist's Cottage Lair of the Spider Queen The Watchtower Inn Foam Graveyard Ok calm down, it is not 'that' kind of thread! 😂 I recently started playing about with XPS foam and foamcore, and figured rather than spam the boards with each of my creations I would keep them confined to this one post. So without further adieu here is my latest attempt: Tudor style house. I used LED tealights to illuminate it (I lined the inside of the house with tinfoil to increase the reflectivity and brightness), and used plastic cross-stitch mesh and epoxy resin to form the leaded windows. The Ivy was homemade, and the stucco is plaster, everything else was made out of foam.
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  42. First time painting a proper modern Bones model - the plastic has come a long way from the the white stuff of yore! I usually don't use metallic paint but I went for it here to get a little more practice using ink to shade it. Thanks for checking him out!
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  43. Well here it is, as completed as I could get before I had to give it back. Feel free to comment, flame, or critique. I'm mostly happy with as it is.
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  44. Hello All, Here is a Dwarf Butcher 77460 that I painted up a couple months ago. Thank you for looking.
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  45. Visually overwhelming to paint, this isn't my sort of thing. Reminded me of all the eyes I had to paint with the faceless horror model. Still he is an intimidating beast on the table. Edit: I should have probably also pointed out that this is a transparent model for some reason, making it even more difficult to paint. In addition, it was like playing where's waldo with the stones. Every time I thought I had them all, I would eventually come across another.
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  46. Hey everyone, here's 03292, Almaran the Paladin sculpted by Bobby Jackson. This is the metal version, it's also available in Bones under SKU 77058 and chibi version sculpted by Gene Van Horne under SKU 77714.
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  47. This ones been floating around in my head for some time, so here it is. My little homage to the timeless G3 module. The Viscounty has received reports from miners up in the Ash Mountains of strangle lights and sounds coming from the abandoned Slag Fortress. Your party is being sent to investigate. You are confident this is a huge waste of time, the Fire Giants were driven out long ago, when your grandfather was a boy. Oh well, you are getting paid and maybe some goblins have taken up camp there, a quick mop-up and then back home. After a long journey up, you get there at dusk on the 5th day. The main gate is a complete ruin. so you circle around. At last, after a long search, a Postern door that still looks passable. You wonder, what kind of powerful magic could have brought down these massive Granite blocks and sundered the thick Oak door, perhaps only the Wizard knows. Suddenly, what is left of the the door is throw open with a mighty crash, you stare in disbelief as a massive Fire Giant charges your party. Let's hope that thief you hired is as good at backstabbing as he is at bragging over pints pf Ale The Hinges were hand made, could not find any that were small and looked like they belonged on a Giant's door. Figures- Gunther the Fire Giant 02647 by Jason Wiebe The Wizard Arakus 03958 by Bobby Jackson Sir Rathan 77385 by Bobby Jackson Human Paladin 77554 by Bobby Jackson Half-Elf Rogue, Darnath 03062 Bobby Jackson
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  48. I painted this wraith as part of my Secret Sophie. I worked forever on the sword and it finally clicked and I ended up pretty proud of it.
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  49. Well, I’ve been very mildly active on the Reaper discord server with the Challenge League, but it’s been a bit since I posted here. So here’s a group shot of my pieces in 2021. It was a good year for learning, and I took a few remote classes with Aaron Lovejoy over at Miniature Monthly. Aaron’s classes are an absolute blast and I’d recommend them to anyone, no matter your skill level. He does a fantastic job of explaining the topic at hand, and his frequent reviews of students’ work provides specific, actionable feedback whether a student is new to the hobby or is consistently turning out box-art-level work. Several of these minis are a direct result of those classes: I took Aaron’s NMM (Caerindra and Iris) and blending (Darius and Tsuko) classes. The rest of these were pretty well “get this done fast” pieces for the RCL, with the exception of the Shadowforge elf and Juliana, which I painted purely for the sake of painting them (I really love townsfolk sculpts). left to right: Juliana (B. Jackson), Caerindra (B. Jackson), Elf Cheerleader (Shadowforge Minis), Mr. Bones (J. Guthrie), Female Wraith (J. Guthrie), Nalani (J. Grace), Iris (S. Garrity), Darius (B. Jackson), Blood Imp (B. Seins), Tsuko (S. Garrity), and the devil bunny from Snowboard Sophie (G. Van Horne).
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