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  1. Thank you! I am coming around to the Marigold highlighting. Sometimes it looks right to me and sometimes...maybe I'm just being too picky.
  2. I have been holding on to one bottle of Pumpkin Orange for a long time and I have finally found a purpose for it...but I'm looking for a good highlight for it. I used Marigold Yellow for my test models and it's *okay* but maybe not perfect. If you were making a triad based on the beloved and extremely limited edition and discontinued Pumpkin Orange, what would your other two colors be?
  3. Finally, the journey comes to an end exempting some clean-up: All 5 chromatic dragons (white, blue, black, green, and red) painted using Reaper paints using the Pathfinder Red dragon, 89001, as the body. Sometime later I'll try and post better pics. Tired, getting late, painted all day...kinda done with this for now and don't have the energy to set up lights and blah blah blah. For now, this is more like a proof of concept - all five side-by-side!
  4. The fifth and final of my chromatic dragons based on 89001, the Pathfinder Red Dragon. All reaper paints, predominantly leather brown (wings) and Pure Black. Needs some clean-up, but I'm doing that tomorrow, and it's not like these are for a competition or anything...just funsies. Probably won't even get to use them in a game until sometime in 2022, so no rush, right? I just posted the blue version of this dragon. Next, I will post crappy pics of ALL FIVE CHROMATIC DRAGONS BASED ON 8900!!!! Enjoy :)
  5. Whew, okay - it's been a long road but here is the FOURTH of my chromatic dragons based on 89001, the Pathfinder Red Dragon. All reaper paints, predominantly leather brown (wings) and Dragon blue (duh). Needs some clean-up, but I'm doing that tomorrow, and it's not like these are for a competition or anything...just funsies. Probably won't even get to use them in a game until sometime in 2022, so no rush, right? In just a few moments, I am posting the black version of this dragon, and then a few moments later, I will post crappy pics of ALL FIVE CHROMATIC DRAGONS BASED ON 8900!!!!
  6. So here is one of two converted Kang, Half-Orcs (02514) I've done. Pretty sure I posted the other one around here somewhere...maybe I'll try to dig it up later for a side-by-side. Anyway, here goes: Kang Half-Orc converted to carry a Reaper Bow in his left hand and a battleaxe in his right (the plastic Bones 3 weapon sprues). Also has a shield (a GW bit from a really old Brettonian knight) and a GW quiver (Mordheim / Empire free company). Shield painted purple and yellow because I like color and I get bored painting "realistic" neutrals & darks & such.
  7. Still not tired of re-skinning this thing. This is my third: the Pathfinder Red dragon painted up as a Green dragon. I did one in typical / classic red a long time ago, I just did one in white last month, and now I present...green! This cast was a little wobbly / uneven. Pronounced mold line down the middle and the eyes were pretty lumpy. No biggie - for the price it is an amazing mini, and it is easily one of my favorite Reaper Bones productions. Dominant color is green, obviously, and more specifically it's the "Warm Green" triad. It's otherwise all reaper paints ex
  8. In terms of raw bang for one's buck, the Pathfinder red dragon is IMHO one of the most versatile minis Reaper makes. Yes, it looks like a red dragon in Pathfinder (it is after all the cover of the old rulebook come to life), BUT - it doesn't quite so neatly conform to the prescribed D&D dragon models, and so it's super easy and super cheap to get a huge (3" x 3" base) dragon of any chromatic variety on the table simply by painting it a different color. Up next for me: Black, Green, and Blue versions...all in good time. For now I present my Pathfinder Red White Dragon!
  9. A few weeks ago I posted my Paladin (Essach Stonebreaker) converted from a bones Duke Gerard miniature. This is that same character, but advanced to more heroic levels (we'll see if he actually lives that long in this campaign lol). Presenting Duke Gerard in metal, converted to hold a mace / morningstar / scepter from the "Good" weapons pack from Bones III. Like: First attempt doing anything like the landscape on the shield. Generally good depth of color. Got the face much, much better than on the plastic version (part of that is thanks to the sculpt though...bet
  10. Putting aside for a moment the title of this post, which sounds like some sort of Norwegian black metal prog-rock crossover, I am presenting a mini I did quite some time ago - probably about 10 years or so, but I thought longer. Maybe my memory is deceiving me, but I thought I painted this when I lived in Detroit, and that was up until 2006. Maybe I'm getting old and not remembering things as good? Old man yells at cloud. Anyway...Judas Bloodspire, the metal Warlord sculpt, #14016. Is it my best mini ever? No. However, I'm just happy with what I got right: high-contrast hai
  11. Duke Gerard converted into my current D&D 5e character (a paladin of Lathander). Generally happy, except for the face AND ALSO the highlighting on the shield came out too sharp on the black portion. Will probably go back over it. The head sculpt is...well...shallow detail and an offset cast. I did what I could with it. Also put a little too much trust in the "fair skin" triad...low-contrast compared to other triads. Had to go back with a flesh wash, repaint...got a little lumpy. The rose-hewed cloak is for Lathander. The red-black-gold shield is his family crest. Clippe
  12. [EDIT: Math is not my strong suit...there are 34 wizards, not 40. May god have mercy on my soul.] Found this older pic on my computer - did you know Reaper makes a lot of wizard models? Like, a LOT? And also when you kickstart Bones a couple of times that they'll send you a bunch of those? And sometimes you might win some on Ebay or just buy some on your own for funsies? And also if you have enough you might start to wonder what you're going to do with them all? And then you might realize that the number of wizards you have is roughly divisible by six*? A BUNCH of wizards paint
  13. Same mini, 15 years apart. Old on the left, new on the right...Boy, I sure hope that's obvious! This is Brag Ironballs, converted into my in-game avatar, Wulfgard of Bludwyne*. Some of the differences are pretty subtle, and I don't have a ton of variety in my technique in 2020 versus 2005 or so, but I do like to think I've learned patience and a little brush control - and also to A - use better paints and B - thin those paints before painting! * The character is actually much, much older than the mini. A friend in high school (think like 1993 or so) invited me over to
  14. This weekend's big project: Baphomet (aka Minotaur Demon Lord). I want him to look a bit off or unappealing. I went with 90% cool / cold colors, primarily blue-grey and white metal. The warm bronze hopefully emphasizes that pallor. Olive drab - the color of his little apron-thing, is of course drab and generally not a super great looking color, so it was a natural choice. Noteworthy: ALL Reaper paints except for the stone of the base, which is my usual Americana craft paint stone recipe). Almost everything is at least six layers deep. The flesh is painted up
  15. Seconding some much older comments: would love to see more options and / or poses for the IMEF Bulldog. Just got my first one and I'm painting it now...getting all kinds of ideas for a space RPG, but want to be able to mix up the loadouts. Thinking I'd really like to see: Right-arm power-fist (to match the available left arm) Right-arm flamer (to match the available left arm) Left-arm canon (to match the available right arm) Left-arm shield (a big hefty robo-pavise) Missile launchers -arms or back-mounted Gun variety - current gun looks auto-canon ish..
  16. Sharing the love, spreading the word - got my CAV II KS today! So. Many. Robots. Much stomp. Many gauss. Amaze.
  17. For all of you watching this gripping narrative unfold: I was in fact able to order two LTPKs - one basic, one layering - and give them as a gift this last Saturday. They were VERY well received, and man...I wish there had been something like this when I was starting out! It's an incredible value, and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. I really like how the instructions walk the user through the first mini, and then set them loose with just a picture and a paint list for the other two. Very impressed - go Reaper!
  18. A bit of follow-up, if I may: I see that Reaper has some LTPKs available on Amazon - any chance I could buy one of those and somehow get the 25th anniversary Tara the Silent mini? Or are you offering those direct-sale only?
  19. I've gotta second "Audles" question, above - would love to order one of these for someone (plus maybe a little something for myself!) to get them started painting AND to get them a "Tara the Swift" bonus figure. I can see the layering kit is available, but I think they'd be more comfortable with the core skills to start.
  20. I got good results going 6 to a page printing the PDF - I'm using a Cannon MF8300C if that's any help.
  21. Well there's certainly *that* - though of course that will be remedied in May (-ish) of 2017! Still, after sleeping on it, I still think I'd like to see more freedom in the force org. Not necessarily the old "anything goes" of CAV 1, but at least the opportunity to take weird specialist armies out. My work-around is to take one expandable 52-point light infantry squad for every secondary squad I want to take. That's only necessary for larger forces - in a tight little 3000 point game, I can take a specialist squad and a secondary. I'll run with that for a while and see how it go
  22. THAT'S what I'm getting at, I think! Sort of redoubles my need for data cards independent of Force Manager...something to put my brain on, I suppose.
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