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  1. 52 points
    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.
  2. 35 points
    Hey all! I haven't painted a miniature in years, and so I am pretty rusty. Definitely could use some improvement compared to the talent here. I also haven't posted on these forums in years, not since my foam city build, so it's good to be back! I decided to paint these two recently. I did concept art for Dragon Bait Miniatures a while back, and these are two of my designs. I miss doing concept art for miniatures... I have to say it's a lot of fun to paint your own creations! Also, neither of them are based yet. I got rid of my flock supplies a while ago so once I buy more, I'll finish the bases.
  3. 33 points
    Well, Reaper have started a Challenge League on their Discord channel and my painting mojo has been in the doldrums lately, so it looks I'm going to be using it as painting inspiration for the next wee while. Here's my first entry, which is part of a collaboration with @Pochi and @Evilhalfling. Its a promotional mini from last year, Garghuk the Ogre Chieftain. All comments and criticisms are happily received.
  4. 31 points
    After the Northern Penguin aka Great Auk were hunted to extinction in 1844, the convergently evolved Penguins of the southern hemisphere continue to eke out their existence in the Antarctic. Of course, the reality of the north and south poles being totally separate worlds has never stopped people from making stories and images with, say, polar bears and penguins in them. Or walruses. (Or Pandas). Such as here at the North Pole where Santa lives, we also find Ice Golems using Giant Penguins as guardians on leashes. Sic 'im, Mumble! This is another mini from the Ral Partha Europe kickstarter "Wicked Wonderland" featuring the Evil Santa I painted around Christmas, and some other polar creatures. They are cast in metal, I made a 60x35mm base for them. Sadly, the christmas minis seem to have gone from the RPE webside. Maybe they are only availabe for Christmas? That still only counts as one, since they are connected and on the same base. Hey! I could've sworn you were tap-dancing just now! The three large penguins are from the Reaper Bones 4 kickstarter's Fan Favorites expansion, and released to retail together with the Dire Penguin as the "44104 Penguin Attack Pack". The smaller penguin comes from Reaper "02848 Familiar Pack V" and is made in metal. I painted it as a chick on account of the perfect size. And the Dire Penguin: Because, of course there has to be Dire versions of Penguins too. It craves your fish! This one did not want to be photographed against this background, and turned overexposed and invisible. We'll call it well camouflaged. I had to faff about with global settings in photoshop to make these pictures even viewble. The rest of the photos were unusable. I painted it for the Reaper challenge league's January three colour challenge: choose and use any specific blue, green, pink. together with white and black from Reaper's paint line. Mixing allowed, but only with those specific colours. You can see which ones I used in the picture. I chose to paint it as a kind of wierd Albino Penguin, and only mixed in a small amount of the green for shading. I did not have any other reaper black left, and had to use Nightmare Black which is a very dark blue black. I mean, Dire Penguin? That is some serious Cosmic Horror right there. Where is a Shoggoth when you need one to come and clean up? Featuring minis from: Ice Golem & Giant Penguin Ral Partha Europe "Wicked Wonderland" kickstarter metal - 44401 Penguin Attack Pack Sculpted by Jason Wiebe Bones Black 25mm bases. Penguin from the 02848 Familiar Pack V Sculpted by Sandra Garrity or Michael Brand metal 15mm base. The reaper minis are all available from reapermini.com These minis were finished on Jan 23rd, 2021.
  5. 31 points
    A long time resident of the Shelf of Incompletion finally finished! Although it doesn't photograph well, the SceneArama snow I used works nicely. I also found some Army Painter tufts I forgot I had.
  6. 31 points
    (Easy to see school is back - haven't been able to finish as many minis as I had been doing . . .) The Bones version of Kord the Destroyer in all of his barbaric splendour. Kord will be playing the part of the human form of Avimar Sorrinash, a werewolf from the Land of the Linnorm Kings (or a wolfen Ulfen, if you will) transplanted to the Shackles in my Skull and Shackles campaign. Such a dynamic miniature this one, although the humidity of his new tropical surrounds seems to have made his axe go a bit bendy.
  7. 30 points
    This week I finished "Arakus Landarzad, Wizard" from the "Grey Beards" set in the Bones 4 Core box. I tried a couple experiments with this guy; one was using purple for the shadows on the yellow robes, and the other was using Citadel Contrast Paint to do the gem on the staff. To read more about it see: http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2021/01/arakus-landarzad-wizard-bones-4-figure.html
  8. 29 points
    I painted Garghuk for the Reaper Challenge League with @Evilhalfling and @Kuroneko. It was a lot of fun and they look so great together! Here is mine.
  9. 28 points
    Kamaria is the last of the extra Dreadmere minis I got to pad out an order to get the discounted shipping. I know there's a Bones version of her coming in Bones V, but I do like going back to metals when I can and I think I'll find a place for her in Dreadmir. I need to work a bit more on my darker skin tones and the OSL might have been a bit heavy handed, but I do like the colour palette on this one. Snake pattern is based on an Australian Bandy Bandy.
  10. 28 points
    This is the last of the G.W. Goblin Personalities that I have. He is their Loon King, although I think of him as The Mayor...he reminds me of a New York City Mayor from my misspent youth. The miniature is modified quite heavily from the original. He has a new face & furs...partially necessitated by some poor assembly work on my part.I have shown him on the Spooky Woods Stage: Now on to other things.
  11. 27 points
    I ordered some 3D printed minis from some Etsy shops recently. This was my first experience with these kind of minis and I have to say I was pretty impressed. The prints were pretty clean and the details crisp. I have also included a shot of the Model Box Nov exclusive. The pose is great but the details were a little soft. The subscription box thing was also a first for me and it's pretty cool - you get a good mix of good quality stuff. Female Tabaxi - Twin Goddess Miniatures Saline the Bold - Artisan Guild Modelbox Nov - Dragonborn Rogue
  12. 27 points
    I know you're not supposed to do this but here are a bunch of Bone 4 figures I managed to finish recently Dec/Jan 20/21: Bones4-2 Bones4-93 Bones4-94 Bones4-113 Bones4-142 Bones4-144 Bones4-145 Bones4-150
  13. 25 points
    This guy was fun to build and paint! Not a Reaper model, but Reaper paints used: gnome flesh, meadow green, nut brown, skeleton bone, tempest gray, pale saffron, breast cancer awareness pink, and woodland brown. The model was from the old D&D Chainmail game, and was a Limited Edition Ogre Mercenary.
  14. 22 points
    Part of the trio with @Kuroneko and @Pochi
  15. 21 points
    More completed from the Shelf of Incompletion...
  16. 21 points
    I made this kobold during today's pathfinder game
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  18. 19 points
    Well 2020 is over and even though the year wasn't so great I did get my dragon goal of 12 dragons completed (actually completed 15 !) So with the new year I'm looking to try it again. The last year I did a bunch of dragons from all eras a d makes. This year I think I will make the challenge a little more specific. This year I'll try for 12 dragons from defunct companies: grenadier, Ral Partha, Thunderbolt Mountain, heritage, and others that are no longer producing today. Whether i include minis from companies that died recently, im not sure (and I know Ral Partha lives on as Iron Wind and Grenadier lives on as Merltion? But I'm including them because its my challenge and the ones I have are the originals. That said the first piece I did was the Bridge of Sorrows. It came out really well so I let my better half look through my old boxed sets and she chose the next one: Clutch of Fear! This is another mini that I have had sitting in its box waiting for decades to be completed and its time has come (besides if I really mess up they have started recasting the molds again so its not an utter disaster. Also, since i have this one in the original box, I thought i would do a WIP to show how it goes. Here is what it look like when I opened the box... All the parts are there, including the instructions (more on those in the future) and an "inspected by 3" as well as assembly instructions. Hope you all enjoy the ride. I'll try to be diligent with updates.
  19. 18 points
    Wrist is cranky as all sin, but.... I think it was worth it for probably the nicest base coat I've ever done....
  20. 16 points
    Here is some delightful halflings from the Townfolk #4 set from Midlam Miniatures. I love these guys and managed to finish 1 a day in December. Halfling Blacksmith (SKU HTC30), Halfling Butcher (SKU HTC17), Halfling Baker (SKU HTC18) and Halfling Herald (SKU HTC24)
  21. 16 points
    I painted this pair of Jade Fire orcs for the last Secret Sophie. They are in the hands of their new owner now so I can post some pics. These Gene Van Horne sculpts are amazing, btw! These fierce ladies look powerful and dynamic and were a lot of fun to paint. These Bones Black versions from the Bones 4 are fantastic too. This was my first time trying to paint a crystal. I also carefully cut/sanded them off their integral plastic bases and pinned them to bases I made out of ApoxieSculpt. A skeleton archer paid the ultimate price to help spruce up the shaman’s base. Skin tones are mostly the Grey Blues triad with Blue Liner and a bone color. Redstone triad for the cape. Crystal was Nightmare Black / Tropical Blue / Snow Shadow / Pure White. I spent a lot more time on the shaman. I wanted to blend her skin more smoothly to give her a softer look and make her a bit warmer with some violet in the highlights. I also took some time to get her facial expression just right. The crystal was a little project in itself, but I learned a lot from it. For anyone wanting to learn how to paint crystals, I recommend Anne’s RTB video on the gem troll https://youtu.be/0JYlckjCd0A
  22. 16 points
    Been a while since I've posted, but it's been a while since I finished something! Had this one sitting on my desk for the better part of a year. I'm hoping that he'll be able to see a game table, some day. So many scales to paint. So many layers! I cheated, and base-coated with an airbrush, but still this one was time consuming! And now, I FINALLY have a flight of all the chromatics to sit under my Ma'al Drakar
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  24. 16 points
    Got these gorgeous Sandman art prints from my Sibling as an Xmas present that took forever to ship. I got the frames for them today.
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  26. 16 points
    That's worse then snow. At least snow completely goes away on it's own. We have all of our stuff, our cars, and our cats are at home, so we are more or less 'settled in'. Got internet yesterday, and the cats seem to have forgiven us for the cat carrier/car trip/extended visit with the vet, but I'm still checking my shoes for poop before I put them on. We're in the middle of the 'unpack all the boxes' phase right now, and I expect that to go on for a while. I'm hoping to get the majority of it done before I go back to work.
  27. 16 points
    Brutus has allergies, so it's difficult to find new treats that he can eat. Found some! Lamb/Sweet Potatoe snacks. He loves them.
  28. 16 points
    Back from an exhausting trip to Carson City. @strawhat I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother. Loosing a parent is never easy. @ManvsMini it is never easy when a beloved furry family member crosses over that Rainbow Bridge. You gifted them with a life of loving attention and they have returned that love with their own love, a set of memories that can never be lost. Our new home is on the property and the setup crew is well on the way to having the exterior work completed. I started on the front stoop and steps, but the house is sitting slightly higher [about a foot] off the ground than I had anticipated so the bill of materials needed adjustment and I don't have the steps finished yet. that will happen later this next week as well as the back stoop and the deck off of the dining room sliding door. Now if the various people responsible for utilities will get their work done we will be major steps closer to moving day. I'm spending today doing my vegetable imitation as I'm just flat out exhausted from too much physical exertion. A sedentary 71 year old man with multiple physical problems doing a "full day's work" several days in a row leads to an aching body and a brain feeling sluggish. SoCal is getting some badly needed rain today! Now I just hope we don't get too much in one dose otherwise we move from fire season straight into mud slide season.
  29. 16 points
    So, my son usually does the pie crusts. I need to improve my crust skills, so tonight’s supper will be a spinach/mushroom/gruyere quiche in a scratch crust. It’ll be YouTube videos before I try rolling out the other one. (Two crust recipe.) NB : This is the before; crust blind baked, filling added but not baked, so, no, it isn’t set...
  30. 15 points
    This is a bunch of minis in one. I was looking at my pygmy mammoth mini a couple of months ago and I just felt the need to dangle something from its tusks. I found some little bottles I had bought years ago from a Michaels or Joann and the rest of the ideas followed smoothly. I chopped some phosphorescent plastic from a little dino model you find in Fred Meyer and put those in the bottles and they do glow in the dark. I wasn't able to take a good photo of that, alas. I first saw the idea of a large pack animal with lanterns on it, traveling into an uncertain world, years ago when I saw this art: https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/7638820 and fell in love with it. List of materials - Pygmy mammoth https://www.reapermini.com/search/mammoth/latest/44111 - Shadoweyes Catfolk rogue https://www.reapermini.com/search/cat rogue/latest/44118 - Adventuring accessories https://www.reapermini.com/search/02638 - Adventuring accessories II https://www.reapermini.com/search/02963 - green stuff (I used the silicone sculpting brushes and vaseline to get this level of detail) - little bottles from Michaels or Joann - phosphorescent plastic (I used the plastic support for the dino pieces from JARU, Inc. Dino World Glow Fossils - no dino pieces were harmed in the making of this mini) Here are more close up photos. And here is the making process. He even has a uvula :) I chopped off the platform and the swords from the rogue cat. And then I cut off its legs and tail so i could reposition them on top of the mammoth. And then I summoned the green stuff. It was really hard to detach the sacks from their metal anchor. I was basically chewing away at the metal with my pliers. But eventually they came off. Priming this was challenging. I sealed the base with a heavy layer of gloss sealer later on. Invoking more green stuff, this time for the cape, blanket edges and the harnesses. I used the cap on one of my new brushes to support the rolled up corner of the cape overnight otherwise it would have fallen flat. I smeared it with vaseline so it wouldn't stick and become a problem once the green stuff dried. Sculpted the edges of the blanket because just painting the dangly threads on the mammoth looked flat and most unsatisfactory. I think I'll name her Shen. And have her wreck havoc for my players in my D&D campaigns. I don't have photos for the harnesses because after staring at this mini for so long I got dizzy and had to lie down. And then I forgot to take pics and I finished the piece. The harnesses are just twisted long strips of green stuff. I measured the distance from the tusk to the hand and then made them and let them dry before attaching them. Hope you enjoyed this build :)
  31. 15 points
    I seem to have discovered that chapter in our particular book today. I was trying to figure out why a) the hot water was not being very hot, and b) why the temperature fluctuated between hotish, coldish, and lukewarmish. I got to make my first e-consultation with DadBoot the Plumber, and together we basically concluded that we've got some kinda Frankenstein hot water system set up, involving two hot water heaters (one of which is 20 years old and may be just a holding tank?) and far more PVC pipes than should be involved in said system (which is apparently none). Luckily, we already have a local plumber scheduled for a couple other things today, so I'll also have him assess the system and see about removing the redundant water heater (we really do not require 100 gallons of hot water). I also took a peek under the kitchen sink to figure out why the hot and cold water are reversed, and took all of 10 seconds to Nope my way out of trying to address it myself. It looks like the piping down there has acquired semi-sentience and is assimilating into an octopus made of an odd assortment of different metals. I'm really beginning to wonder if there's anything the handyman former owner (or owners) didn't attempt to do themselves. I've yet to find any part of this house that hasn't been previously Minecrafted by somebody. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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  33. 15 points
    It’s intended to be used for the annual March 14th Pi Day festivities...since I’m figuring out how to roll a crust properly, perhaps I’ll celebrate this year.
  34. 14 points
    I've had Steamforged's Critrole minis on my to-do list for a long time, but I was scared to start on them. Decided to start with Caduceus, hopefully the rest won't take a year per mini to paint (or it will take nein)... It would be nice see some firbolgs from Reaper at some point.
  35. 14 points
    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 decided its time had come: I had some new painting skills and tricks to experiment with and the mini itself was just too iconic to be left lying forgotten in a box where no one would see it. With that I started cleaning up the mini and seeing what was left and what I could do with the mini. I like the idea that drakes are a usually a little plainer than dragons, being occasionally eaten by said dragons, I decided I wanted the body to be a brown and started as such. However, that quickly got boring and I thought, 'what if he had some mating plumage and his wings brightened when that time of the year came around. Of course to woo the ladies he would need some really nice present, and what could be more like chocolates to a Wyvern than a damsel in distress! so with the dragon started it was time to move on to the rest of the diorama. The wizard is done pretty typically, using a shade from dark to light which seems to work very well for me, but the centaur was a challenge. I went to start painting his armor using metallic and the miniature was just too small to let any sort of variation in the metallic show through. So I decided to try NMM and this time it worked! I really could not be more pleased with how the centaurs armor came out, looking for all the world like bare metal that has seen a number of battles but has not been allowed to rust but has lost some of that factory polish and shine. (if you cant tell i am really proud of that armor!) So with that history, here are the results! I hope you like what you see. This is a really excellent model and one of the most dynamic set pieces I have. The plinth the piece rests on is a piece of black palm I got in a grab bag of wood and I chose it because the surface looks like muddy water and does a good job of making the bridge look like its just hanging there. Enjoy!
  36. 14 points
    I actually returned to work last week, doing half days (mostly because Persephone was still quarantined, but it was nice to help me recuperate). This week I’m back to full time. I can’t really see a doctor to make sure I’m all better because I don’t have insurance. So I just went back to work when they told me my quarantine was over. Never give up! Never surrender!!!
  37. 14 points
    Not yet, but I'm willing to take suggestions from the ladies. *straightens bowtie*
  38. 14 points
    "I'm from the government and I'm here to supervise the required assembly." GEM
  39. 14 points
    The demon Etrigan, who likes to rhyme and wear bright clothing. I know him from The New Batman Adventures, which was when the Batman Animated Series started stretching its legs into more superhuman and supernatural plots, and its follow up Justice League shows.
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    Mrs. Hamster said she would.
  42. 14 points
    Yeah, given that we have acquired an oldish house (hush you Eastern coast folks, '78 is oldish for around these parts ), I dread the coming of the Mysterious Water Leak. It's not an If, it's a When. I'm at least happy that we'll be able to get it fixed ourselves, rather than waiting for the landlord/apartment maintenance guy to eventually decide to do something about it. Sure it's a problem that needs dealing with, but it's MY problem! I OWN the problem! (hey, I've only been a homeowner for less than 10 days, it's still shiny and exciting lol) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  43. 14 points
    Little more work on the jeep and driver
  44. 13 points
    My first Wyvern. :)
  45. 13 points
    Did anyone give you a copy of Go the F*k to Sleep? Best childrens book EVER! The Samuel L. Jackson narrated version is even better. https://youtu.be/gIegx_W1ds0 Warning, language! (Duh! )
  46. 13 points
    Your lack of self control is making us all look bad. The rest of us haven’t placed multiple orders as we impatiently wait on our minis to arrive and vow that “last time in the PM was the last time, nope, won’t look in there again...” because the rest of us have this special thing called self-control. Thank goodness none of the rest of us follow YOUR example.
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    Just a quick picture while I wait for one coat of pink to dry.
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    @Pezler the Polychromatic It’s a Pi dish, so those are digits of pi...
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