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  1. That's exactly what I wanted to know. Thank you! I haven't done any NMM and it sounds like this would be a good starting place. (Inspired by getting in a fight with 9051 New Gold while painting yesterday.)
  2. Thanks! I'll definitely have to try out some figures from the new lines. Has the original white Bones line been reformulated at all since ~2016?
  3. Hi all, I got into painting minis with the very first Bones Kickstarter and followed that up by pledging to the second and third as well. But then I went to graduate school and no longer had time for painting or D&D so I packed them all away. Now I'm back. Many of those early Bones are... not great. Swords and staffs are noodle-like. Other figures are totally squashed or contorted and detail is not always super crisp. What is the status of the Bones line today? Have the baseline Bones been changed over the years? What's up with the new Bones USA and Bones Black lines? How do they compare? Apologies for the newbie questions, I've been out of the loop for a while!
  4. I got mine headed for Salem, OR. Hi there! We're shipping out your Kickstarter stuff! You're getting: Clockwork Dragon x1 Undead Giant x1 Figure Case x1 Nethyrmaul x1 There Be Dragons x1 Deathsleet x1 Starter Set 2 x1 Undead Paint Set x1 Starter Paint Set x1 vampire x1
  5. More work for tonight: cleaned up around the eyes and painted the larger spines red. I also basecoated the belly scales in gray. I intended to paint over this later, but I think the gray turned out pretty good! When I decided to keep it, I went ahead and lined between the scales in a mix of Carnage Red and Walnut Brown. (Eww, image compression does bad things to red...)
  6. Wow! Thanks for all the kind words, everybody. I've been working on basecoating Flit today. The body is Carnage Red and it is taking more coats than I expected for even coverage. I think I have it worked out now. The dorsal spines are in Walnut Brown. I'm not sure whether to go with the brown for the belly scales or to do the belly in yellow or orange. Unfortunately, were I to do that, the belly would have to wait until my new paints arrive with my Kickstarter package. (Currently, I'm working within the confines of L2PK1 paints.)
  7. Hello painting people! I'm one of the 17,000 Reaper Bones backers and like many others, I signed up without ever having painted a mini before. (Honestly, I hadn't picked up a paintbrush for any reason since elementary school art class.) In preparation for the oncoming storm of Bones, I picked up L2PK1 and the Bones unicorn about 3 weeks ago to get some practice. They turned out better than expected: Yesterday, 2 more Bones arrived to hold me over until my package arrives. (Vampire+9!) That didn't quite go according to plan because one of them is already done. :P I'm happy with how Lindir here turned out, but I'm looking to push a little farther. Any suggestions on how I could improve him? In trying to keep the details clean, I think he may be looking a little flat. I attempted to do some highlighting on his green tunic. I think his back ended up better than his front in that regard. My next project is the little Bones dragon (I hear he's called Flit?) but as you can see, his left wing is malformed. I'm hoping to paint it to look like the scarred-over evidence of a past battle. I'm excited to improve my skills and the forums look to be the place for the kind of guidance I need. Thanks for taking a look! (And my apologies for the photo quality, the minis are fairly washed out.)
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