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  1. And here's the Black Orc from the City of Adventure expansion. I think his sculpt holds up very well to today's standards even as old as he is. I enjoyed painting this guy as hey, I just like painting orcs anyway and this one is very unique. Hey thanks CW. I use a 3 light setup and a GE A1455 14.1 Megapixel to shoot with. I use an OTT Full Spectrum light above and to the left for overhead lighting. I use a Verilux Happy Light (Full Spectrum) on the right and ground to illuminate cast shadows and I use a warm incandescent spotlight in an old adjustable lamp for head on illumin
  2. Hey Sean, you know I really like that texturing of the cloth there. It's very subtle and adds a ton of interest to the piece. You've pulled it off there for sure with your method! I see what you're saying about the trim not meeting your standards of the overall texturing though. It's not bad, it could just use a little more shading imho. Will help to give off that proper metallic look when the shadows are taken darker, like a dark brown or (even almost to black!). Some of those glazes/washes from citadel come in hand for that. Even inks, due to their transparency they're easy enough
  3. Ok, another day, another mini! This time we have the Beastman from the Dungeon of Doom expansion. Great name. One of his abilities is to eat one (or more!) of his followers to regain life. Very cool. Not the most detailed sculpt in existence for a mini, but I tried to give him some "pop" where I could, while keeping it true to the card-art. I never would have come up with the red fur/yellow skin combo myself but in the end I think it's interesting. Thank you! Haha, that had me laughing, well done! Why thank you, that's very kind to say, I'm gla
  4. Been a busy couple of months! Don't want to overload this page with a ton of images so I'll just post one per day. Today I'll start with the one I finished yesterday, the 3rd Edition Barbarian: More to come tomorrow and so on, I've painted quite a few but haven't got around to posting any of that work until now. Now that things have finally settled down after the holiday whirlwind I can get back to my "e-life".
  5. What is this "quick" thing you speak of? Well quick being a very relative word heh, especially for my slow-painting self. You can set up your color blends in advance in each well of the palette with a lot of control as to the changes in color, so you can quickly just get your blend worked up by having your colors accessible like that. Let's say for example that you want just a little piece of a mini painted, like a satchel. You set up your blend of colors in the wells of the palette from dark to light, then pull from those and paint on the mini. Since there's a ton of little well
  6. And here is that video of painting the horns finally. One more to come this week on Friday if all goes well. When you're busy the days of the month just get chewed up so fast, where does it all go!
  7. Hey cool Sean, they're pretty useful for quick blends for sure. Remember the cleaning tip I mentioned about pouring some kind of meltable sticky wax into the wells if the paint dries in them. You can use beeswax or in a pinch those little red wax coatings from baby bel cheeses. Save the red wax coatings, wash them in soap and melt them down somehow. I have a wax melter pot but you can use a double boiler. Sounds like a lot of trouble but it's not. I'll make a video of the care and maintenance of these things, took me awhile to figure out how to complete clean them if you get lazy and let
  8. Hey guys thanks everyone! @Citrine, yes indeed, silicone pot holder type of thing. You've already ordered one so hope it works for you. I really like mine. Best advice is to clean it before the paint dries in it. Just run it to the sink when you're done painting. If the paint dries in the wells overnight or something, pour a little melty beeswax into the wells and let it harden for a minute or two. Then pull the beeswax out. Paint comes clean out with the wax. Guys those are great tips for the parchment paper. I soak mine. Just like ' official'palette paper that you buy from
  9. Hey guys, I have been busy this last week with commission work, when it rains it pours sometimes around here and I haven't shot any video. I was hoping to have it all done last month because I can get pretty hectic sometimes and my free time projects have to wait. That being said, I'll get some video up soon as I'm at a place now where I can look at getting an hour or a day free to work on this again. It won't be as soon as today that i get another vid up, but I'm looking at getting at least one up by the weekend. He's almost done anyway so there won't be too many vids to film. The
  10. Alright, yeah slowly but surely a little bit at a time he is indeed starting to come together, thanks man! Thanks for following along and commenting, glad you're getting a kick out of this project. Hey alright, thank you! That's great you're learning stuff from watching these, I know how valuable a resource watching videos can be for learning and it's one of the main motivators for me doing this. There's plenty more after this video is done, and I will cover *everything* that I can think of in great detail as I go forward. Especially stuff like consistency of paint and the technic
  11. I'm posting another video this morning where I paint up his beard in a blue/black color to match his shoulder pad fur. I tweaked my rendering settings while playing around with stuff and the FPS is low for this video so it's a little choppy...won't go back to that setting again for future videos ugh. Although the filesize is smaller the drop in quality is not worth it, hey I have to watch these too in case I forget how I did something, and I don't want to suffer! In the end I change his beard color from blue to a kind of orange/grey/brown but wanted to show this video anyways because it's
  12. Hey those bones and MAS bases are a match made in heaven aren't they? They even look cool before they have any paint on them. Went through your WIP thread here, your use of color is very free and stylistic, looks to me that you're already developing a signature style and that's so important. Will look forward to your progress as you paint all these guys up!
  13. Hey, even though you're new, I've been doing this forever and it's exactly how I do it, except I use magic sculpt instead of greenstuff, otherwise it's the same sound technique. Loving the bones material because it's so easy to cut and drill, makes the task of pinning much less of a chore than the metal versions of these minis. Good clear tutorial and I'm sure people will get a lot of mileage from seeing how it's done the right way. Bonesium is so easy to drill and carve that it's always worth it just to take that extra couple of minutes and get that hole drilled for the base for sure.
  14. Hey no problem. If you have any questions on any of that as you watch, I want to add that I have a thread going here in the WIP forum where I have these videos all in one place and that might be helpful to you as well. Here's the link for that: http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/50796-ogre-chieftan-step-by-step-videos/ (@Talespinner: Thanks for that compliment brother I appreciate it!)
  15. Hey all, hope you had a good weekend. I've got a video up of how I painted the bone on his belt buckle. Here is that video! I've got a couple more filmed and lined up to go. Getting close to actually completing this dude. Probably done by the weekend, will see!
  16. Hey, I'm currently shooting a video series of painting the Bones Ogre Chieftain from start to finish on my youtube channel. I go over everything from start to finish and show the way that I paint. I show some advanced concepts in painting, but also some very basic ones. I can't promise this will teach you anything you need to know as it's more or less a demonstration of some of the ways that I paint as I tackle a mini made of bonesium Since I go over and show so much in this series you may end up with more questions but I'll still give you a link so you can check out the videos and watch s
  17. Hey well the videos will always be there when you've got some time to relax and watch paint dry haha, hope your kid got better btw being sick sucks. About the brush control, to be honest I think brushes felt really akward to me for a long time until I got used to them. Which is weird to think about because now they're as natural as anything. Well I have another video uploading which I'll link at the bottom of this post. I painted a piece of his green armor and showed how I went about doing that. I decided to paint over his metal on his helm and armor because it was too boring. He n
  18. Yeah metals are tricky if you want them to look good. There's really fast ways to do it though, I'll get more into different techniques of doing traditional metallics in other videos later. I'm obsessed with painting metallics. No video tonight. Did some tweaks to the conversion work, sculpted more stuff, redid his shoulder. Probably have a video up tomorrow of painting the armor again as I'm not satisfied with the metal/steel look and want to give him some color, thinking about a mossy green or olive green for the armor.
  19. Hey it's worth a try for sure. You never know, might be fun. If you hate it, you can always file it away for later and maybe try it again down the line. I've done that with quite a few things. Didn't like metallics at all for the longest time and for years didn't even want to think about painting with them. Now I love painting with metallics and favor them for my own minis over NMM. Just took about say, 5 or 6 years until I wanted to bother with them again. Speaking of metallics, here's part 9 where I paint some! Tomorrow I'm going to resculpt that shoulder pad. The more
  20. Hey I really appreciate that response, that was well said thank you. You know, I'm having fun shooting these videos so there definitely will be many more to come down the road. My only regret is not starting sooner. I'm really glad you're getting to see these techniques in use as I think it's a great way to bridge the gap in understanding from simply hearing about something to actually seeing it in use. Should really help to cement some of these ideas in painting that people use for sure.
  21. No video today as I want to tweak the sculpt of his helmet a little and the putty work takes me awhile, then it has to set up and all that fun stuff. Tomorrow I'll show a video of the quick process I use to rust the metal.
  22. Yep edge of the brush is always very useful for sure. Nice way to get tricky areas highlighted absolutely Alright I did the black leather areas up and shot a video of that stage showing my more traditional way of layering with thinned paint. Here it is: Today I may do either the wood or leather bag, once I figure out what kid of leather I want. Might do some color 'analysis' to figure out what would look nice. By analysis I mean taking a quick pic of the mini and putting it in photoshop and testing a bunch of colors quickly to see what stands out the best. I like to let my e
  23. Very cool I'm digging the whole superhero vibe you're going with. This figure can be taken so many different ways with just the color choices, I like your take on her so far looking forward to seeing the details being worked up
  24. Really ambitious to sculpt all those skulls from scratch for this project, they look good for your first go at sculpting skulls Looks like a fun project, molding/casting in silicone and resin is a great part of the hobby with tons of learning curves, but really rewarding when you can just pump out models of your own making at home for sure
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