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  1. 2020 is finally over, so we're getting 2021 off to a rocking start by officially launching the new Bones USA plastic miniature line! We know what many of you are wondering: What's the difference between Bones Classic, Bones Black, and Bones USA besides sharing the Bones name? The difference between all three lines is simply the technology used to produce the figures. Bones Classic was created in 2012 using the best technology we could afford at the time. The results were great and yielded a massive surge in the popularity of collecting and painting miniatures. However, anyth
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  2. I've never taken so long, after starting to paint a miniature, to finish it. She is Svetlana, the Frost Giant Princess. The metal version is DHL 3431; in Bones, she's 77107. Read below the pics for the backstory of sculpting and painting. THE SAGA I sculpted her in 2009, from this drawing by Wayne Reynolds: He designed some other frost giants and the new icy-themed dark elf faction for Reaper around that time. Werner Klocke had recently sculpted Reaper's fire giant queen, with a
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  3. If you bought the Bones V "Fan Favorites" expansion, you probably expected the female rakshasa (#902) ... but didn't expect to get a male, too. Surprise! Pics and then words: Christine Van Patten (Rainbow Sculptor) sculpted them, from art by Izzy "Talin" Collier. Both have the creepy reversed hands with sharp claws, human-feline monstrous bodies, and big-cat heads. I painted his head as the expected tiger, but for variety I painted hers as a cheetah. (Indeed cheetahs are native not only to Africa but also to Iran/Persia and India, where nobility u
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  4. Painted this fellow up as an albino red dragon
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  5. It's a cougar! Specifically it's a firepelt cougar, from the world of Golarion (Pathfinder RPG). It's also my submission for the Reaper Challenge League under the January theme of "Ice or Fire". Pathfinder authors have described firepelts as having black-and-red or "autumnal" coloration, but I know of only one image in a Paizo book: the 5th anniversary book of Rise of the Runelords shows one as mostly black with thin orange stripes running down its back and orange rings on its tail. I used that as a point of departure, plus extra reference in the form of photos of cougars, and phot
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  6. I know I haven't posted in a while, but I still check in daily on the friendliest mini-painting forum on the web! Still lurking here while pursuing my obsession with OSL.
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  7. Finished the Shadow Dragon from the earlier Bones release. Very Malificent inspired.
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  8. Finished! Tried to bring in browns and rust colors for a better swampy look
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  9. Look at this cute fellow! But don't look directly at his eyes. Too late? Uh-oh, I'm sorry if you just turned to stone. Anyway ... this is the Basilisk, #77371 in Bones. The color scheme is inspired by the iridescent plumage of a bird, the White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi). My folders of saved wildlife references include a photo of an ibis whose wing has golden, green, and orangey-pink metallic tones, and its head is more purplish-pink. I clipped away part of the integral base and built up this rocky base with putty. I added bit
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  10. I took @Mocha's class on painting dark skin at ReaperVirtual and found it to be fantastic. She's a great instructor (the same could be said for all the class instructors) and her commentary on color choices was like a revelation. I tend to stick to only using the paints that are named after skin tones when painting skin but this came out fantastic. I was so excited by how good the skin looked that I spent way too much time trying to make every other part match the skin. The NMM on the swords probably got repainted a dozen times as I tried to figure out how to move beyond the cartoo
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  11. I recently finished up this book nook. I was inspired by Black Magic Craft (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxOWFbYNTOo&fbclid=IwAR0KPsFmpNYhvNHcca_3uWtP4U3fLk1F8InSrhXuLQB94Fj0EPAc_wwDbHo). I made this for a good friend that I have played DND with who is moving and wanted a little going away present to give to him. Painted with mix of Reaper Paints and Vallejo paints. The terrain is 3D printed, stalagmites are from Thingiverse and the ruins are from Printable Scenery (https://www.printablescenery.com/) that I modified on Meshmixer. This was my first time working with poured resin and
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  12. Good day everyone, here are pictures of 77105, Kagunk "Voorhees" the Ogre Chieftain sculpted by Tre Manor. This is the Bones version of the model. I added the axe blade on its spiked club, mounted it on a 2 inches square base and painted it with Reaper MSP paint.
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  13. I recently finished up my BlackSting Wyvern from the Bones 4 Kickstarter. I'm really pleased with how it came out. I've been working on it off and on since March. Thanks for taking a look. : )
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  14. Earth Tremor. Design by MMM ( Mini Monster Mayhem) 3D printed on Elegoo Mars. Base from Micro Art Studios. 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/165/#comments Pics with and without my Jungle Backdrop Photoboard. To give an impression of it's size I let Reaper's Angelica Fairweather meet the lovely wonder of Nature...I'm not sure if she's excited about it. First some pice of the base, since that one
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  15. Hi all, I thought I'd share pictures of the two newest 12 Days figures. I also have a blog post up with pictures of the other 12 Days figures for this year that I painted (which is most of them), with links to painting information and additional views. I have added a blog post with the colour recipe I used to paint the dragon, and some tips on painting non-metallic metal and painting patience. I have added a blog post with the colour red recipes used to paint the goblin, as well as some tips on painting red and creating focus on a miniature.
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  16. I still don't have a great photography setup, so despite efforts, this is fairly washed out (pinks in the cheeks aren't as apparent as IRL, and the hair is dulled in the photos). But until I can get figures in for a photoshoot with a friend, these will do. Sloppy selfie with the inspiration for the figure setup, before I try to dye my hair back to normal. Been teal for 9 months now, and I miss my blonde. I painted the figure roughly as myself, instead of with ideal artistic combinations. The patch on the back isn't really the coolest, but that's our work group's logo (and a diagram of par
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  17. A different take on my second frost giant queen and I tried out some freehand on her skirt and cloak. I wasn't able to take Brice Cocanour's class at RVE but I was able to watch it on youtube and took his technique and tried out my own designs Edit: Forgot to mention she is my trio entry with @Evilhalfling and @Kuroneko. .
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  18. Had a lot of fun with this one. I used the Army Painter quickshade inks in the dropper bottles and then some Coal Black paint. I was going to use Adamantium Black but could not find it anywhere. Could be a little cleaner but very happy with this.
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  19. Monique de Noir 54mm #01444 NMM is not easy and I’m still working on my technique. I COULD have gone with a blue glaze to give it more of a steel look but I didn’t want to I do love the larget models though, easier to handle. TY for the great customer service on this btw, ReaperMini. My original one arrived with have her face higher up, so she looked funny. Customer Service was more than happy to resend it (I did send pics) after they verified the issue wasn’t on this new one. Sorry for the pic quality, I am not great at taking pics.
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  20. OSL and NMM etude. Join my Instagram and Patreon for more https://www.instagram.com/story1000suns/
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  21. Aftermath is a dungeon crawler board game that is the heir to both Mice and Mystics and Stuffed Fables. The game takes place in a post apocalyptic world where rodents have formed colonies to scrounge resources for survival, cobbling together the things they need. For the set, I went with a lot of textures and a lot of wear and tear. Nothing these mice have is brand new, and I really wanted to express that.
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  22. A long time ago, in March 2019 to be exact, @NomadZeke set a painting challenge for that years April Fools Day. Paint something ridiculous.......20 months later I finally finished my entry for it He's based on a Pathfinder Huge pawn holder for ease of use in games. I absolutely adore this mini, in my opinion it's the best Huge sized dragons on the market and one of Julie Guthrie's most stunning sculpts I humbly present to you, Kyphrixis the multi-hued Rainbow Dragon! Hope y'all like him, as always all comments and criticisms are
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  23. I think most GM's can sympathise, sometimes your players just get lucky going through a dungeon. Maybe the dice are on their side or maybe they're just a bunch of min/maxing little murder hobos that have destroyed everything in their path. What you need is one final encounter, one last way to try and salvage at least some of your pride and show them that they're not quite as in control as they think they are. There's a room. It's certainly locked and probably warded and what player can resist that? Once they force their way the find this ancient stone circle. There's some sort of
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  24. Thanks for making such an inspiring figure, Reaper! Kal has kept me pleasantly occupied during The Incident. :-) Here's the WIP thread, if anyone's into that sort of stuff.
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  25. When I picked up this mini on a convention I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it. it took some time to find the old alarm clock. The furniture is al scratch build. The background is made out of the inside of the alarm clock.
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  26. The black-lining to make it look 2d got tiresome as evidenced by a few sloppier lines. But overall was a fun challenge.
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  27. The Twilight Knight is from a Hell Dorado Kickstarter from years ago; I wanted to go full Eladrin with her. Vodelis and Jirelle are both Reaper metal figs. The dual-wield Norse is from Red Box Games. The orc Druid is another Chainmail circa 2003. The rest are all Reaper Bones figs except for the Wizkids worg.
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  28. This is my summer exchange mini for Rainbow Sculptor. The marching orders were for Bones and something witchy. I have fallen out of favor with Bones, but Bones Black seems better so I ordered a few of those. In the end I went with the shaman. On one hand the fabric was just a large block of color that needed broken up, but on the other the contours made it difficult to do anything too fancy. Thus she ended up with a simple pattern that I could manage to get into the folds of the fabric. The skin was mixed from 09658 Christmas Wreath and 09694 Retro Emerald, just because I'd never used th
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  29. Hello forum family, lately it seems that everyone is painting this mini, so I told myself "I wanna paint the lil dude too!" And here we are... nothing to say about it, really simple straight layering and glazing. My d4 is green... soooooooo yes, green and red palette, and Disney style yellow gloves :D And, as always, every c&c is more than welcome. I hope you'll like the lil dude :)
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  30. This is one of the two resin vignettes from the 2020 Reapercon Live event. I've only ever painted a few resin minis and for the most part they were fragile, oddly cast things that turned me off to figures made in that material. So I was a little hesitant to start this. Turns out I enjoyed painting this quite a bit, and may have to reconsider resin minis when they're coming from a quality source. In fact, I liked it so much I went ahead and took my time on this figure instead of just going in for the base, wash, and quick detail jobs I normally paint. For now, this guy is gracing m
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  31. I received my pledge and am super excited to get going on these figures. First up, spell effects?! Pretty lame selection for first thing, but they have good utility and we’re really in the top 5, they just finished first. 1) wall of thorns: spray painted these brown, then dark green and light green from the top. Picked out the thorns with ivory then added some brown and green washes. 2) Stone wall sections. These got the ‘prime black and dry brush grays’ treatment. Had a bit of fun with the one section.
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  32. This is the Dragon Turtle from Bones 4. I've been working on some nautical themed minis and this fits in well for that project. Bonus, I can also use it in the RCL for this quarter's large category. I've had this primed and partially painted for something like 3 months now. I kind of lost steam when I painted a flipper the wrong way around with the top colors on the bottom and vice versa. Then when I got it all sorted out I started another one upside down. At that point I decided to set it aside for a bit. A few weeks ago I took it down from the shelf and messed around with it. That got me goi
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  33. Quoralei the sea elf bard (03631) is one of my sculpts from several years ago that I'm finally getting around to painting. Sharing the base with her is a sea ray, one of the aquatic familiars sculpted by Julie Guthrie in the Familiar Pack VII (02948). Pics first, then some more words: Reaper released several underwater figures around 15 years ago, including Bob Ridolfi's Slithe Queen (02902), Julie Guthrie's aquatic familiars (02948) and Werner Klocke's mermaid (03078). I was inspired by the way they simulated the underwater setting and
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  34. Hello reaperfolk! Just finished this. I painted it as a halforc as I needed a mini for a halforc barbarian character with a two handed weapon. The axe head is a quite large surface and I decided to give a try to nmm. A bit later I decided that it needed some rust. And then some dried blood. A nice little study, but nmm is so difficult! Guess it takes time to get a hang of it...
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  35. this is one of those miniatures that has sat on my shelf of shame for far too many years (or decades even!). I got this as a used mini over 20 years ago which a paintjob that was actually flaking off the miniature. In addition I was missing a few parts, namely one leg and a wing bone. So I stripped the mini and put it in a baggy with the rest of my dragons. and time passed.... about 4 months ago I opened up an unrelated box containing a keep wall from Games Workshop and there, lying in the box are the old pieces to the Bridge of Sorrows. I looked it over and I decid
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  36. Hi there, this is my new just-finished etude. Join my Patreon, my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/story1000suns/ and my FB https://www.facebook.com/ivan.melnikov.nakatan/
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  37. This is the last mini I have completed this year. I started her during Reapercon Live and used her for several classes since I did not have the proper minis for those classes. I used her for Skin Deep with @Corporea and Buttery Blends and NMM Bootcamp with @Kuro Cleanbrush. If you ever get a chance to take classes with them either in person (I wish!) or online, do it!!! This is a super cute sculpt and is big enough to not feel overwhelmed with tons of tiny details. Way to go Bobby Jackson!
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  38. Is this encounter a matter of survival or planned by the sorceress. Her story either way seems... fishy. First attempt at a large resin Diorama. It needs the resin sides sanded/buffed with a mechanical sander. By hand the resin just turns cloudy, so ill will leave it this way until I have access to the proper tool. a few additional refinements should be done before I enter it into competition - more work on wave/ripple patterns. - change color / wetness of raft. -paint base black. I am happy with it as a display piece, I just need to kee
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  39. Two unlikely allies sojourn through the Northern steppes, spring in full bloom. I posted the wildling a couple of days ago and tried to fix his sleeve and alter the nmm vambrace slightly. He has since made a slightly odd friend.
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  40. Good afternoon all you reaperfiles! So I haven't painted anything by Sandra Garrity for the longest of times, so I'm glad I started this little figure up, Ellana Dragonmistress, a female druid she sculpted long ago for Ral Partha. Beautiful little figure with her traditionally petite eyes. The hardest part on this one, besides the eyes, was deciding on what colors I'd use. As I listen to a lot of Anne Forester's Twitch channel over lunch and she talks so much about color theory, I always wonder if my colors match or not, but ultimately, without a color wheel to whip out, I end u
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  41. Hello everyone, I enjoyed painting the new Bones USA Lysette. I think on this one I tried to go for glowing Irises with a yellow green color, but perhaps against a white eye it's not as noticeable until you zoom in. I''m happy to see the other Bones USA so far seem to have quite high detail. especially the Leprechaun and the mouse on Darius the Wizard, so I look forward to painting those as well.
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  42. It took me a while to finish it.
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  43. Hello everyone! After seeing @Kangaroorex Grenadier 9601, Black Dragon, I decided it was time for me to salvage mine from the shelf of shame. Thanks for the motivation Kangaroorex. This model was sculpted by William Watt in 1988. Unfortunately, the one I bought some years ago had a few battle scars. It has a broken horn and a broken wing claw. Its main tail stinger and tongue were also broken. As a reference, the base is 75mm wide.
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  44. Good day everyone, With the dead leaves season comes harvest time. Autumn is also a time for gathering and for reflection. Like the Tuilvilanuue words say "Nilsi hentil kilta anno", it takes four seasons to make a year. Here are some pictures of Julie Guthrie awesome 77923 Skeletal Owlbear. I really enjoyed painting this model. The design of the skeletal beasts that Reaper recently produced is stunning. It is an archeological journey in fantasy land.
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  45. Here is my take on the Dance of Death sculpt from the Bones 4 Kickstarter. I really enjoyed this one, finishing it up this last winter. I saw someone mention somewhere online that they were bummed that the heads didn't exactly line up, but I found it reminiscent of dogs when they are snarling while looking sidelong at each other. Apologies for the scratches and discolorations on the background. I've been meaning to pick up some black cloth to improve that. Thanks for taking a look!
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  46. Announcing the arrival of Baby Hamster!
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  47. Hi again guys. I just had a whim to paint a stormy looking dragon and I happened to have Narthrax biding his time in my stash. Hope you all like him!
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