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  1. I did not thin the ink. Previous models I did with a wash combining Reaper paint and an acrylic medium to thin into wash also worked but also tinted the color of the entire model making them much less translucent and dulled the purple. The inks run similarly to a wash without diluting, and didn't tint or stain the model, which is why ink works so well on translucent models. For the pictures here, I just did a quick scrub with a toothbrush, dish-soap, and hot water; let them dry; then ink-wash, dry again, then the clear coat.
  2. In a post Bones IV world there are lot more translucent miniatures in circulation. You may have had the same reaction I had, where I thought they were neat, but had no idea what to do with these things. Well, today was the day I decided I was going to try a few different experiments with painting these things to see what would happen. I did try an experiment once before with some purple translucent modes from bones 3, where I put a black wash over them. I was not happy with those results. They turned out looking opaque black with purple highlights from a distance, and translucent against a lig
  3. 2nd attempt at creating a steam-punk elephant-women mad-scientist, representing a PC in a game I am running. Since such a model does not exist I made one. It consists of the following parts: The base model I had printed through HeroForge I pinched the cables and coils from a warmachines model I found on ebay. Finished it off with some lightning I had laying around from the previous attempt (I think it was creating action figure dioramas, but I have thrown out the packaging long ago). Nothing on the model is Reaper, but I painted it with Reaper Paints. I had a lot o
  4. Think this may be done, though several people have suggested glowing eyes... Chose this one because I think I might use it soon in my Ravnica D&D game.
  5. Pictures in the light of day. Thanks for the feedback about the eyes. Not sure what to do with them that won't make him look like a jack-o-lantern. Maybe a bright turquoise? Also, I haven't seen any other versions of this piece yet outside of the promotional one. If anybody has a picture or link to one with eyes painted I am curious about seeing the effect before potentially messing up my work thus far. Thanks.
  6. May I ask what paints you used for the bone color? the effect is beautiful.
  7. Tomorrow when there is better light I will try to take some better pictures. For now here are some blurry shots at my first attempt from my bones 4 haul. I have never tried any flocking before, and I made a huge mess. Also I am still pretty new to painting (a couple of years, but infrequently) so if y'all have any criticism (even if it seems like common sense) I could use any tips I can get.
  8. I am still having trouble with the Bones 3 translucent models. I really like yours. Just to be clear before I buy the wrong thing you are referring to: Tamiya Acrylic X22 Gloss,Clear
  9. I added some more photos in front of some paper. Thanks for the tip.
  10. I am running a D&D game with my friends using the new Ravnica setting. The world has a very unique look, and one of the player characters in our group is an steampunk/elephant-man/mad-scientist. I couldn't find any miniatures remotely resembling that, so I made my own out of a reaper Avatar of Strength and some warmachines loose pieces I got on ebay for cheap. I have never done any kitbashing or sculpting before (just made it up as I went along) but I feel it turned out pretty cool (even though I am pretty lousy painter). Couldn't wait to show it off a little here, even though the lighting
  11. A spectral (not undead or skeletal but ghostly) dragon. Preferably at least partially transparent. More terrain. Especially set piece stuff. A huge cyclops skull with a giant tentacled eyeball monster. Mean looking gnomes in conical hats. Translucent spell effects. (wall of fire, ice zones, zombie hands from below, a giant meteor or falling star, Etc.) A bunch of constructs/metal golems for fodder like the lizard folk were this year, an obese mean looking priest (like in every fantasy anime) Gnomes/fairy/goblins/brownies/gremlins or other small folk riding mundane animals into ba
  12. I hate to think that the solution is buying more paints, but maybe I need something other then the Vallejo "dark flesh" color I have. I am priming with Vallejo "foundation white" Vallejo "black" or mix the two to get a grey; depending the brightness of what I'm working on. I have mostly been "priming" but putting on a thick solid coat with no water and a little bit of thinner. I think since I am brushing it on anyway I should probably start doing all the base coats of bright sections (like skin) with white, but I have a little difficulty making sure I have total coverage
  13. "finished" a very plain Iron Golem yesterday, and did the townsfolk today. Looking for anything specific tips that might help me, as I am brand new to painting. Really struggling with skin tone today.
  14. Thanks for all the advice. I will try to look at it all again when I am not half asleep. Today I bought a set of cheap but very tiny synthetic brushes (with the hope of eliminating the toothpick) and one very small more expensive brush. I will look at some washes later when I can to see if they will get me a clearer idea of pigment vs water. What kinds of things can you do to bring out details in faces? washing and dry-brushing seems to be generally less effective on rounder surfaces for me. Or perhaps just the more subtle color contrast is not making them pop like other areas. Som
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