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  1. I'm playing a Warforged Wizard in an upcoming D&D game and wanted an owl familiar. I was surprised to find that I did not have an owl mini already. In order to create miniature terrain I recently purchased a cheap 3d printer (Ender 3) and wondered if it could print a passable owl. I went to thingiverse and found a flying owl model. I scaled it down and gave it a go. To my surprise it did a pretty good job and took paint well. It was actually too small so I printed another slightly larger. This new one I painted metallic so it would be like Bubo from Clash of the Titans. Its not a highly detailed mini and I just painted it for the tabletop, but it's good enough to use in a game.
  2. Got these two cool minis from Humansquish. Thanks, they look great.
  3. I bought some Gripper Shelf Liner for $1. It has odd shaped holes which I placed on the black wings and airbrushed yellow through. I then airbrushed green over the whole area to smooth it out.
  4. This is one of my favorite Bones minis. This is the second one that I have painted and likely not the last.
  5. As I continue to learn airbrushing, I've been experimenting with some larger minis. This Bones Griffin was one of the minis I sent in the Summer Mini Exchange. Everything except for the eyes, beak, and claws used the airbrush. Even the wash was sprayed on using the airbrush which took a couple of tries to get he mix right. I've had this metal Huge Spider sitting around for many years so I finally decided to give it a go. In hindsight, I wish I would have painted the parts first then put it together. I only used a traditional brush on the eyes. Lastly is Cadirith the Demonic Colossal Spider. And this ting is truly Colossal. It's base is about the same size as a CD (remember those). Again, I really wish I would have painted it before I put it together. Airbrishing around the legs all assembled was a nightmare and I think I would have done more striping if it was pre-assembled. I used a traditional brush on the eyes, bones, and spikes.
  6. Painted, packaged, and in the mail. I hope it arrives whole.
  7. I years of thinking about it, I bought an airbrush system last week. I've never airbrushed before and everything I've seen says to take it slow and plastic before using it on a model, but I'm too impatient for that. I started with the Bones Rats. Then moved to the Bones Deep Ones Then experimented with shading using the Bones Spawn of Shugniggurath. Then went big with the Bones Mashaaf. Its actually harder to learn than I expected. Luckily I have lots of Bones to practice on.
  8. I'm knocking out the quick-and-easy paints from Bones 3. Here is the Gravewailer which will be used as another gibbering mouther. The Froghemoth is a lot of plastic. I painted this with a brush and the cheap Apple Barrel paints, but with more, bigger minis from Bones 1, 2, and 3 yet to paint, I decided to buy an airbrush. Surely that will be better than brush for something like this in the future.
  9. I received by Bones 3 Kickstarter in the mail Saturday, so I hurried up and finished Wyrmgear from the first Kickstarter and started painting the easy stuff from the Mythos expansion. Here is the Sacrificial Alter, C'thulhu Shrine, Great Obelisk, and two Mi-Gos. Here is the lot with their master. Also, Wormgear. I have not decided if I should drench it in a dirty wash or not.
  10. I've been working on the Bones Storm Giant for weeks and I finally finished. To celebrate, I paint some random stuff. STORM GIANT Painted in the style of the 5e storm giant. As part of the original Bombshell Babes Kickstarter, this Eye Slug was part of the Sidekicks line. For an upcoming D&D game, I painted this Bones Frog Demon as a Red Slaad. A player needed a Lawyer/Bard PC mini so I used this Varian Jeggare 2010 Gencon exclusive mini. And, just for the fun of it, here is one of the Reaper Geeks minis painted as Bryan Stiltz.
  11. I think it was Reaper Pale Lichen with a highlight of Bloodless Skin.
  12. Evilhalfling beat me to the punch, but I wanted to go ahead and post me semi-review of the new Wiz-Kids unpainted miniature line. Seduced my their computer rendered images of the miniature I bought a couple of packs. Below are the Female Monks from the D&D Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures line. I did not spend a lot of time on them, basically just testing out how easy they were to clean and paint. They come primered, which is nice, but with the mold lines to remove a lot of that primer gets scraped away. Luckily, the white plastic alone is just fine to paint over. Interestingly, I found that the paint I used (reaper) did not stick as well to the primer as it usually does. It flows on well, but, when dry, handling the miniature with my fingers was causing the paint to come off, which usually does not happen. I was painting a Reaper Bones miniature at the same time and I primed it with cheap spray paint, and I did not have the same issue. In the future, I would either re-prime them (which is going to lose even more detail) or stick the miniature on a holder while I paint. I put couple of coats of brush-on matte lacquer to protected the paint and I think that will be enough. Overall, the level of detail was not as good as the sales imagery, but I expected as much. It is a very nice level of detail for tabletop-quality so I would likely not use one of these miniature for a PC or main character. The plastic is more firm than the Reaper Bones, closer to the pre-painted miniatures that Wiz-Kids also produces. It look some bending to get the pole straight, but it did not stay after it was painted. I think I like this slighter firmer plaster just a little more that Bones, but they are both good and better than some of the hard plastic miniatures I have painted. It comes with a thin 1.5mm round base, which I actually like. I always find it odd that everywhere you go on the battlefield, there is always a foot-tall round soapbox with which to stand, so these flatter bases are very nice in my opinion. Here is a picture of the monks along with a Reaper Bones male monk that I also painted quickly some time ago, and one of the original pre-painted D&D miniatures that I left as is. All in all, more competition on the market is always better for the consumer and I'm glad to see Wik-Kids release this product line. With that being said, I don't think there is anything else they have right now that I would buy. If I wanted a PC for an RPG, I would go metal or Resin. If they release more monsters, then maybe it would be more useful. It would be interesting to see something along the lines of horses and carts, or ballistas and catapults.
  13. That's also by Brother Vinni. They call it a "Mountain Horror" and it comes with a couple different heads.
  14. Here are some miniatures I painted for a Fallout RPG campaign. The miniatures are from Reaper, Armorcast, Wargames Factory, and Brother Vinni.
  15. I got my exchange from Terminalmancer today. It was two very nice ghost/specters that are great for my undead themed RPG. I never thought of using the Reaper bases upside down like that. I'm going to start doing that. I also got a bunch of really nice Reaper minis which I can't wait to paint, including some Lemurs which I've had my eye on. I'm going to start on those now. Thanks, Alex.
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