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Everything posted by Grim

  1. Thanks! On Mara I went with purple, but I still had some light blue on the palette so I figured I'd try a little highlighting in a similar color. I like the look, it kind of gives it a silk-like sheen.
  2. I've been doing a lot of painting over the last few months but very little posting. I'll probably do some image dumps at some point, I do like searching for other people's versions of the minis and I'm sure others would like to see mine. Anyway, when I went through my collection of painted minis appropriate for PCs, I saw very few armored women. I did two from Bones III, and Anduriel from a Lean-to-Paint kit - he's almost certainly supposed to be male but honestly you put a person in that much armor and they're pretty androgynous. 🙂 I did some minor modifications to Skara - if you're wearing armor no-one should ever see your cleavage (you keep your heart there!) and I suppose she may have been wearing a dress, but she had *&^! spaulders so I sculpted her a breastplate and gave her more-or-less-full armor. She was wearing an elbow cop on her sword arm, but not her other, so I gave her one. I also added a few more thigh plates to cover up a bare leg. Not terrible, though a bit rough - I should probably have built the breastplate out more to make it look more angular. Sculpting is hard! As far as painting goes, I gave her a fairly normal skin-tone but blue hair. I'm quite pleased with how the hair looks. Amusingly enough, when I started painting Mara I thought she had an angel on her shield. I guess not. 🙂
  3. The highlighting on the cloak really makes it look like cloth (as opposed to leather, or something slick-looking.) I really like that and will keep that in mind.
  4. They look really great! I particularly like the edging on the armor of the two to the left - it really pops and they must look great on the table. The glowing eyes look amazing as well. The design on the shield shows up in some rune stones, but despite the fact that some people think it's a religious symbol (they call it a "valknot" or "knot of the battle-slain") no one has any clue what it really means. It looks great!
  5. Oh, she loved it. 🙂 We got her a gift off of their registry, too, but I wanted to give her something more personal that I thought she would like. It is fun to paint these up for friends...
  6. I may end up doing a bunch of image dumps - I've painted a lot this year and maybe I should just post them in sets. This one, though, deserves its own post, I think. I painted up the Green Dragon Hatchling from waaaay back in Bones 2, showed it to my wife, and she made some suggestions - so here you have it painted up as a Swamp Dragon from the Discworld, as kept by Lady Sybil of Ankh-Morpork. I gave them a collar and name plate, and since they're a tame dragon, I gave them a few chew toys, including a Rolly Ball just like Rex of "Snake Discovery," as can be seen here: https://www.twitch.tv/snakediscovery Comments, criticisms, and suggestions welcome!
  7. I had to do some digging, but I found the pictures I took. This was June of 2019, my wife did the freehand though I colored it. My friend had purple hair at the time, so it was partly her character, partly her. I think I'm between your two versions in execution. 🙂
  8. Very, very nice! I actually painted her up once as a wedding gift for a friend - she played a cleric of Milani (from the Pathfinder universe - she's the goddess of rebellion against Tyranny and her symbol is a rose growing from bloody pavement) in our game so I also put a rose on the shield. Not as nice as yours, though. As someone pointed out - I really love the counterchanged shield, and the OSL looks really, really good as well. I'll have to see if I can't dig up a picture or something.
  9. Why are they carrying around six swords? Are they afraid of breaking them, maybe? Regardless, they look great! The purple metallic in particular looks amazing.
  10. So a bit over a week ago (Dec 1, in fact,) I decided I wanted to refresh my translucent minis (having fun with those, but that's another post,) get some freebies. When shopping through the newer Bones, I gasped, and came across Enrieth. You see, my wife and I have two bunnies, and her favorite is named Marilyn (for reasons which I hope should be obvious,) and I thought it would be a perfect gift to get Enrieth, paint her like Marilyn, and give it to her. So I did! I'll post a picture of the inspiration bunny, too. Comments and suggestions welcome!
  11. They look... they look.... delicious!
  12. Thank you for the compliment! I tried, but the focus wasn't great, to be honest, so I went with the above pictures. Here's what it looked like, any suggestions would be very welcome - I have yet to really photograph my minis well. I have a reaper light box and a camera with a tripod.
  13. I did it! I painted up this wonderful guy sent to us in the Ghoulie Bag. Not gonna lie, he was stupid fun to paint, everything from the chiseled physique to the pumpkins on his back to the bone-handled sickle to the bits of pulp drool coming out his mouth. Comments and advice welcome.
  14. Hello! I recently had my first in-person game in a year and a half, and started getting the yen to paint my vast hoard of unpainted Bones. Having painted a few, I thought of the Forums, and thought - well, I should post them here! I always love to search for other people's paint jobs, perhaps they may want to look at mine. I did, incidentally, participate in Bones V, but I messed up my pledge (I thought I closed it in like October, but apparently didn't,) but it's not like I didn't have enough from II and III. Anyway, this is a sculpt I marked down as "I really want to paint this," -- Olivia. For some reason the look on her face just appealed to me. I generally start off with Brown Liner on my Bones, and in this case that was probably a mistake - since I wanted her to be dressed in a de-saturated yellow robe I never quite got rid of the brown. Ah well. I also tried to make the vial she was holding half-full and look like glass... I think I succeeded but I'd love to know your thoughts. Comments, Criticisms, and advice most welcome!
  15. I think the steel looks pretty good! It reads as a blackened with razor edges to me, almost like Stormbringer from the Elric novels or something like that.
  16. Hah! I got that guy! Brother Jim is correct - this is a Shadowlands Goblin Mini for the game "Clan War," a miniatures wargame based on the CCG "Legend of the Five Rings." There was an RPG as well, but it started out as a CCG. The reason the goblins are standing on each other is that since this is a war game, the minis represent individuals within the units. Since goblins are small, they occupy about half the space as humans. The sculptors got very creative in depicting how they occupy the same 1" square. I'll see if I can't snap a few photos of the ones I have. They came in a set of three or four, as I recall. I think I have all but one.
  17. I assume they're eyes, but I don't know exactly what the sculptor had in mind. For a horrible thing-from-beyond, they work very well as eyes. I love how you make them gleam - they look great!
  18. Question for you - because the devil's head on the shoulder is the same color as the wings, it kind of looks like the wings belong to the other devil rather than the fire demon. Did you mean that? It's kind of cool regardless. :) I also love the black flesh tones and the armor. Gold/bronze is a good color for that.
  19. Yeah, this was pretty much exactly the color scheme had in mind when I looked at mine. I like what you did there and will probably imitate you in many ways (the sincerest form of flattery, right?) Thanks for posting! :) Don't think I'm going to do my eyes half as good as yours, though. Hey, any chance of a close up on the face?
  20. Awesome! It looks great - you weathered it nicely so it blends in with the environment. I also love the writing int he book.
  21. That's an interesting comment, as I was going to say that the lightning patterns on the wings make the stripes on the body look "electric." I honestly think the body stripes wouldn't "read" that way without the wing patterns, but as a whole, they definitely do. This is awesome!
  22. Excuse me, can someone pick up my jaw? It's around here somewhere
  23. OMG!!! You covered his tie in DP symbols!!! *Ahem.* Nice job.
  24. Love the color choices - it is a very organic looking purple/pink!
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