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  1. Here you go for the colours. Dress is Reaper bright turquoise and hair is Vallejo lime green. All colours below if you can read it. Anything with an R is reaper, V for Vallejo and the rest are army painter.
  2. Thanks all! Thanks, making the bases a bit more interesting is a fun part of the process. Instead of starting a new topic, I'll just pop this little black bear (Companion Animals 77216) in this thread as a little extra bonus.
  3. I will look it up tonight and let you know the colours I used. Thanks everyone for the kind words.
  4. Really like this sculpt. A lot of fun to paint and base. I'd do the fur different a second time around, but this taught me a few things before doing the dire wolf fur, which helped immensely.
  5. These are the PCs for my kids in the D&D campaign we started up for their first foray into ttrpg. Fun to paint, but slow (for me) with all the tiny details. The pair have already got up to a lot of crazy nonsense with the rest of the group. (Pictures are a little blurry, apologies.)
  6. Thanks for the kind words all and letting me know it is a knoblar bit I used. Not up on all the GW stuff. He has really grown on me and I want to play in a campaign with him now. Ideally with a high Int and very low Wis, so he actually can identify potential threats and bad situations, but not remotely wise enough to not charge in anyway. ...and the turkey legs were a blast to paint, they turned out better than I expected. Must eat, always.
  7. I acquired some random bits and knew almost right away I wanted to make a goblin barbarian with his big maul. Not having the original head was a blessing, the stand in orc head with green-stuffed ears and nose worked out much better for the look I wanted. ...please don't mention the size of his ears, he is a little sensitive about them (and will definitely hear you whispering about him).
  8. Was thinking about just this over the weekend. I am actually a little surprised that Reaper hasn't gone big into the terrain market. I can only think of one company that is doing a lot of terrain (I am sure there are others), but with Reaper's size and Bones setup they could do terrain on a massive scale at a price that works for most gamers. The most prohibitive knock on terrain I have seen is the cost, and with Bones and a large scale run they could get around that. I'm a bit shocked they still don't at minimum have a set of modular dungeon and building walls. Maybe they have done the number crunching and the market isn't big enough for it?
  9. Random thoughts on what I would like to see (and not see) for Bones 5 KS: Airship(s) One with balloons/magic system for flying, the other an Ebron (sp?) style airship. Done right they could also be used as sailing ships. I see a lot of people doing water and air encounters, so this seems like it would be good as an add-on continuing on from the barge. Weapons and item sprues. The new stiffer bones black would be great for sprues of items. all weapons, rope, lanterns, backpacks & satchels, bedrolls, shields. There are so many items you can do. Anything that can be used to customize a generic model everyone has is welcome. An expansion set of furniture and scene decoration. Tables, chairs, bookshelves, fireplace, beds, etc. Set dressing for buildings and dungeons where you may have encounters. More monsters, less PCs Would be happy to trade off having 100 PCs for 50-75 medium to large scale monsters. Large scale iron and clay golems mammoth with optional howdah Massive Kraken Some new variety in a PCs (I said less PCs, but some new variants could be really helpful): More female characters that are actual adventurers and not pin-up models More non-standard PC races: half-orcs, Gith, Dragonborn, and other races that aren't normally done. I don't need anymore humans, elves, dwarfs, etc. No more townsfolk in this KS Thanks!
  10. Me as well, will just wait for those models separately. I can't justify the cost for what I want. Wish I started painting again before the KS, not after. Yeah, seems to be yoyoing. People scrambling to get them I suppose.
  11. Yeah, some are already at 0. Core: 4 Chrono: 6 Faves: 2 The rest are gone
  12. Core set is live: https://www.reapermini.com/miniatures/77960 All sets live now.
  13. This isn't the best, because the old ones are cut and pinned to be resized, but it shows you how much had to be added to get them up to height.
  14. In Canada. Will check out that site. Thanks.
  15. Some amazing sculpting work. Definitely looking forward to seeing more of your work. Gives me hope of improving my own skills.
  16. Thanks! The boulders were a happy accident. First time using the sculpting clay I of course made way too much, so as it hardened I decided to make some rocks for later. That lead to the idea of magnetizing them. The only blessing in using milliput white is that they were easy to carve into.
  17. This is a 1988 TSR Ral Partha Stone giant that I had wanted to modify since I started back into painting recently. It was my first big foray into using sculpting clay, and I have since realized using milliput super fine white was not the best choice. When I finally took the plunge and the instant the saw started cutting through the metal I felt, ...regret. In the end, very glad I did it . The original was just too small. The inspiration was definitely the artwork from the 5e Monster Manual. The orange/rust staining on the stalagmite definitely comes out more orange in photos, hence the giant carrot look. The throwing boulders and base have magnets so they can be removed for tossing... Some WIP pics at the bottom to show how squat the original was. I've noticed a (nice) trend when sculptors are height limited, they tend to shorten part of the torso, and especially the legs, without just scaling the whole mini down. This is the case for Reaper's frost giants I also did, (77106) and (77107). Makes it a lot easier to stretch them back out. You can see in the picture of the original the arms are scaled for a much taller figure, reaching down past the knees. Enjoy.
  18. Howdy folks, I dropped the frost giant princess in the WIP forum, so splitting the difference and putting the other half of this conversion project here under sculpting. This guy went from being a very large ogre, to (almost) scale height height for a frost giant. He is about a head taller than the fire giant king (77614) now. I went for an overly buff body builder physique, but with some age and sag starting to show in the chest, with some love handles forming. Thought that worked with older looking giant. With all the fur, thought bear (?) paw boots would be fun, though that would be a very large bear. Maybe an old pet. This was a lot of fun and a great learning experience. Still figuring our good ratios of green stuff to milliput for different applications, how to do small details (like carving out the glyphs in the skirt), and better technique in general. Now I have to try and stop green stuffing minis long enough to paint these. Hope you enjoy it.
  19. Smoothed our the abs and stomach a bit, looks better. Thanks for the advice. Not the best picture...
  20. This is an air genasi I created for a giveaway. It is based on an old Games Workshop Blood Bowl witch elf, with a bunch of filing (so many skulls), some green stuff work, and other bits & bobs. This was my hard (but very helpful) lesson in the difference between milliput and green stuff, and when to use which, or what percentage mix to use. I went with flowing robes and wand of thunder & lightning for the air genasi theme. Another lesson learned, should have done the staff first, it was so finicky trying not to break the robes. Luckily I had Kid 1 & her tiny hands had to wrap the staff for me. The wrapping was left intentionally loose to look almost like electricity swirling about.
  21. Thanks all. The fur was fun (and fast for me) to do, especially after dreading starting on it. I did it with no washes at all (except nose and mouth) and mostly dry brush, except again for the detailing on the head and some edging.
  22. Thanks all! The new sets of Reaper paints that came with Bones 4 had some great colours and I used a lot of them on this, including rope, patina on the copper and the wood.
  23. Thanks for the feedback! I completely agree on the abs, and have been toying with how to approach them or leave them. I am almost done a similar conversion on the frost giant jarl, and that one I 'think' I am doing a bit better on the musculature. If that one is markedly better, I will revisit this one. I really should have paid attention in art class during human drawing and anatomy study all those decades ago.
  24. Thanks, I will try out one of these tools. Edit: Trying to locate one of these, seems the manufacturer, Model Craft, is out of stock, and they said nobody carries them in my area. Also not on my other go to, Amazon. Seems to be a lot of sellers in the UK, but shipping might be too much. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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