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  1. 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 used to train them for hunting. But humans hunted cheetahs to extinction in India in the 1940s, and lately the Indian government has proposed reintroducing cheetahs into the wild.) Anyway, rakshasas are mythical fiends of the material world -- diabolical sybarites and hedonists all. These figures already have fancy outfits and jewelry sculpted on, so I made sure to paint the fabrics extra-fancy. Enjoy! - Derek
    56 points
  2. Finished the Shadow Dragon from the earlier Bones release. Very Malificent inspired.
    55 points
  3. Painted this fellow up as an albino red dragon
    55 points
  4. Finished! Tried to bring in browns and rust colors for a better swampy look
    54 points
  5. 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 cartoony look that I usually get when trying NMM. I'm very happy with the result and I think this may be the best paint job I've done so far. Any constructive feedback is welcome.
    52 points
  6. 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
    51 points
  7. 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.
    49 points
  8. There is something strange going on in the village lately. People hear footsteps like those of a child, things tends to be in a different place then where they left them. Children have nightmares and seem to be afraid of their toys even. And it's getting worse, it started with a few missing pets, but now Old Lady Harrington is missing, nowhere to be found. Could it have something to do with that new girl living at the edge of the village? Her name is Lilith, and she is so friendly, she gave every child in the village one of her handcrafted dolls for free. But still, there's something strange about it all. Constable Burton decided to have a look at her place. So one night he walked to the edge of the village, he saw lights shining through Lilith's windows. He could be wrong of course, such a nice girl, but he had a hunch and he really wanted to know. So he opened the door. The moment he did he knew he shouldn't have... Lilith and the Creepy Dolls are 3d printed on my Elegoo Mars. Design from Dragon Trapper's Lodge. Bookcases are from Minimonster Studios and Reaper Bones. Table and benches fom Reaper Bones. Floor was made with a GreenstuffWorld Rollerpin. Wall is a plasticcard base. Hope you like it
    48 points
  9. 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. .
    48 points
  10. 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 !
    47 points
  11. Painted with acrylics and oil paints. Work-in-progress photos and videos on my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cokane/
    47 points
  12. 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! ☺️
    46 points
  13. 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.
    46 points
  14. Just a little while ago, CMON delivered their Marvel United game filled with wonderful super hero chibi minis. I’ve started painting them using a sort of comic book style (a lot of black outlines and some really neat stuff). Some of the minis take to this a little more than others, and I plan to keep experimenting with the style and find new ways to push the comic book style further. I’ll have a lot more to show off as I work my way through the whole set, but here is something to start with. Somehow, I chose mostly less saturated characters for this first group (which gives them a slightly more Darkest Dungeon vibe). For some of the others, I've started experimenting with some more dynamic lighting effects- I'll keep updating this post as I add more.
    46 points
  15. Painting got interrupted by basement flooding... and show off pics got got interrupted by more flooding... I will have a few more pics to add later from behind and under when I have a moment. I may not do much more painting for a while though. WIP starts here. A few posts surrounding show some of my Bones 5 dry fits and will have other Bones 5 stuff in that thread ...whenever I can paint again. Spider: Base:
    45 points
  16. Got these and many more off etsy
    45 points
  17. 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
    44 points
  18. 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
    44 points
  19. 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.
    44 points
  20. 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 going again and I made slow but decent progress the last couple of weeks. Then I got most of the last couple of days free and decided to give it a rather hasty finish. It's a lot of fun to paint and I hope they get it out to retail soon so I can possibly pick up another one. I mean, this thing could probably debilitate the upcoming pirate ship, but it may take a mated pair to really sink something that large. One thing I didn't care for was the flight pole sitting at an angle. It's nice for display, but leans heavily. Before this hits the table I'm probably going to trim that down so it is cruising parallel to the table. That will be a little more stable for game play. Cheers all and thanks for looking!
    44 points
  21. 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?
    43 points
  22. Hello all you denizens of Reapershire! So been working a little bit more on some Bones V goodness, and today I finished the Female Halfling from the Dungeon Dwellers set: As always, couldn't choose colors, but once I got the colors figured out, it was pretty smooth sailing from there. I have a little bit of flash issues, it seems that plastic flash works a bit differently than metal. I am seemingly merciless with metal flash, but too cautious with the Bones material, but I don't know if that can be noticed or not here. In any case, enjoy and have a very nice weekend!
    43 points
  23. This one has been on my work bench forever. It is arguably my favourite Reaper kit ever produced and I just didn't want to mess it up. Like many others, I had a lot of trouble with the legs which caused the hut to lean forwards quite excessively. I fixed this by boiling them, however the angle was still slightly off, so I created a custom base that allowed me to slot the feet in at a slight angle and compensate for the leanage. The Baba Yaga miniature is not the one supplied in the kit (I didn't like the original), I replaced it with a 3D printed hag I found on Ebay. I've no idea who produced it, the seller didnt know either (anyone have any idea?).
    43 points
  24. This is Reapers Stone Golem (77171). 'No one remembers the wizards name, his tower now a crumbling ruin was abandoned centuries ago. Yet deep inside, its long forgotten guardian still maintains a silent vigil over its former masters abode, ready to spring to life at the first sign of intrusion.'
    43 points
  25. 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.
    42 points
  26. 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/
    42 points
  27. 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!
    42 points
  28. It feels like an age since I last posted a terrain build, my last build journal (still unfinished) was actually in October of last year, so it has been a while! Anyhow, my circumstances have changed and I have found myself with more free time to enjoy my hobby, and so this week I was able to sit down and start a new build, another photo backdrop, this time a cemetery (sorry no build journal this time, I just wanted to enjoy the project). This one had been on my to do list for ever, the gravestones, coffin and the wall are all Reaper accessories. I had a lot of fun with this one. On another positive note, I've now got some time to go back and revisit my 'Post Apocalyptic Suburbia' build journal. I'm sure many people don't even remember it, but leaving it unfinished has really been bugging me, so hopefully that one will have a much overdue update by the weekend!
    42 points
  29. This is my marid, one of the elemental scions.
    42 points
  30. My favorite model from this set, couldn't wait to get it and paint it. The color scheme is to match my angelic celestial army. JIM
    42 points
  31. For the ReaperCon MSP Open this year, I painted the master copy of the White Drake I sculpted for Dark Sword (it will be released for sale in 2022). I decided to do him in glacial coloration inspired by a glacier I saw while on a cruise in AK. For the Sculpting story, click here. For the Painting WIP, click here. Oh, and I won a gold medal for him in the Open category. (Bear in mind that that is a 1" base)
    42 points
  32. 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!
    41 points
  33. 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.
    41 points
  34. 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!
    41 points
  35. I painted this for Reaper Challenge League (Q3 Large Group: “Under the Sea”). I liked how she was turning out though, so I ended up putting a lot more effort into her than planned. A beautiful, dynamic sculpt by Bobby Jackson, with excellent detail. A great model and a joy to paint. There’s a lot more merfolk where she came from too…
    41 points
  36. I painted up the fathom tyrant as an eye of the deep (left off two of the four eye stalks it comes with). One more, showing him in a “marine” environment.
    41 points
  37. I wanted a nice, vanilla mammoth with no added flourishings or sun burn marks 🙂 The gore in his wounds were a bit too much for me to stomach so I just painted them like skin and ivory. They were wonderfully sculpted with intricate detail. I am sorry I cannot do them justice with my brush.
    41 points
  38. This was my second time painting this mini, as I felt that the sculpt deserved better than the shoddy job I gave it a few years back. The nmm attempt on his vambrace definitely leaves something to be desired as wet blending still drives me to the brink of insanity. C&C would be awesome 🙂
    41 points
  39. 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.
    40 points
  40. This is Circe and friends from Bones 5. I looked up descriptions of Circe and she was described as “lustrous” and “the nymph with the lovely braids" and that she had hair like fiery rays. I tried to portray that in my painting. She is beautiful and I love her clothing. The little boars are so cute! Almost too cute!
    40 points
  41. I did a quick paint job on this one just to practice some freehand on the inside of the cloak. Made the skin highlights a little too harsh for my own taste, but this will be used heavily at the game table at ReaperCon 2022.
    40 points
  42. Hello everyone, I'm currently working on an Ogre gang and completed the painting on this model last night. This is a 77455, Ogre Smasher sculpted by Bobby Jackson. I swapped the top of its club with that of the 77454, Ogre Clubber. I also added three more skulls at his waist belt. it was all painted with Reaper MSP paint. I will complete the base later since I may add more elements to it.
    40 points
  43. I haven't painted a mini for a few years, got caught up moving interstate and starting a new job. (I am a tattoo artist, woo!) But finally sorting through my minis and paints and taking some time to tinker. I went with a colour scheme inspired by the old Hanna Barbera character, 'Wildfire.'
    40 points
  44. 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. ****************************
    39 points
  45. 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.
    39 points
  46. All 3D Printed on my Elegoo Mars in Resin. Titanforge -Egyptian Base Titanforge-Female Arabian Rider Dragon Trapper's Lodge - Juju Pack Dino Every few months the caravan arrives to bring goods from places far far away. Besides the common food and clothing items they bring the most exotic jewels, perfumes and hides. At the front of the caravan we find the fast six legged Juju Dino the female guard riding it is an elite mercenary soldier. She knows how to protect and guide the caravan through the dangerous Desert. Even her mount is packed with goods such was the bounty from this time. Villagers and Nobles alike gather at the market to inspect the treasures that the caravan brings.
    39 points
  47. I think this may be one of the cutest minis I have ever painted. This doxy is by @Rainbow Sculptor and she is so cute! Look at that face. She wouldn't hurt anyone! I wanted to try and do a beaded coin purse. I think it came out ok. I painted this little lady all in one sitting, she was a joy! Maybe that should be her name! Haha!
    39 points
  48. How long has it been since I started a show off thread???? Too long. I have missed everyone and hope to get back to at least a semi regular amount of posts. Figured I’d start with a Reaper mini. For the forum peeps that attended ReaperCon 2019 you may have seen my version of Derek’s beautiful sculpt O-Sayumi or affectionately named Akiko. I had a great time painting this lovely lady. Since I didn’t complete her until Thursday night of the con I didn’t get any photos until last week. Two years to take pics and post them up, not bad huh? I missed ReaperCon and all of you. I have been enjoying seeing the pics shared here. So here is to a year of painting more minis and bringing them to Texas in 2022. Now without further ado, Akiko.
    39 points
  49. My first time painting something bigger than a regular size mini. I kind of learned as I went. Lots of dry brushing went in on the scales and the wings. Overall, I'm happy with the outcome, especially given that it's a first time deal. I will definitely try out bigger things in the future. The one thing I'm sort of disappointed in is the black lining on the chest-stomach area. The grooves weren't smooth, and I couldn't seem to keep those lines clean. Maybe there is a better/smoother way of doing it? Some sort of a controlled wash? Let me know! As always, all sorts of comments are welcomed! 🙂 EDIT: I realized that he has a name and a number. Narthalyssk 1120 from the core set. I'll make sure to refer to the KS graphic for the future posts.
    39 points
  50. Little witch and friends are done. Happy with the result and the colour choices..
    39 points
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