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Everything posted by cookjimjr

  1. Sweet! Nicely done and probably the best gaming add-on for Robotech I could think of. Probably would be cool to add them to a Battletech or CAV Campaign also. Thanks for sharing!
  2. Great Job! My only critique would have to be on the basing, it looks to need a little clean up, but if this is a gaming piece it is not that big a deal. Most of what I do is closer to display style, so I sometimes get caught up in that mode of thought.
  3. Very Nice. My first Reaper mini purchased an painted was one of the Anubis Guards. I had grand plans to do what you did here and do them all, but alas, my direction changed. Anyway, what you have done with these is fantastic. Free hand is Awesome.
  4. Thanks everyone for the nice comments. Wish the photos were better though.
  5. Here is another mini from another company I had never painted a mini from. I like the pose from Tale of War Miniatures from Coolminiornot.com #TOW030006. I was asked to paint it as much like the image on the Blister Card that came with it painted by MiniArtProductions. The photos do not do it justice, but I think I got close, But I am not yet in the class of the original piece's artist. Blister Card Art: My attempt at duplicating it:
  6. I know this is a popular mini and is pretty epic, but I am still disappointed by the eyes. There is not a lot of room to actually paint them and I feel you'd be better off just darkening the area and not trying to do the eyes. the other part of this sculpt that could be better are the legs. His thighs are not that realistic and do not look like muscles. I guess the trade off from these things is the overall stance. He reminds me of the" God of War" character from the video game.
  7. Awesome Vintage Mini - It's been awhile since I have seen one of those.
  8. The tattoo is free hand. Supposed to be a graphic art design crow in purple. It was tough to do and looks a little rough in the photos.
  9. Just finished him up for another commission, The customer wanted mostly leather armor with blue clothing, so that is what I tried to do here. It turned out okay, and I am not sure I am satisfied, but the customer thinks it is great, so I guess I am just a tad too critical of my own work. C&C welcome.
  10. Skin tones are MSP Dark Elf Highlight for the base, washes of MSP Nightshade Purple and highlights of MSP Rainy Gray mixed with MSP Pure White. As for the edge work, the photos really show it well, but in hand you can hardly notice it and on the gaming table, it does not show up at all. The customer was happy, so I am happy. We do not get mad about questions or suggestions around here, so do not worry about that. The answer to your question is, Yes Dark Elves do typically have white hair, but there are those that do not follow that rule and if they are mixed race it could happen. The customer specified jet black hair, so that is what I had to do. This question is tougher than you would think. I will try to explain. Base coat is MSP Clotted Red, Then a couple of washes of MSP Red Brick, Then I started building up to the high lights by layering with thinned MSP Carnage Red, then thinned MSP Blood Red, then for the finishing highlights I really thinned down some MSP Sun Yellow and applied about 5 thin layers drying in between each. The trick for the final layers was to keep wicking off the brush on a paper towel so the paint would not pool on the mini. I am one of those poeple that does not write down my color recipes, because I picture what I want and just put paint to the mini until I get what I want or have to start from scratch. I can usually achieve the same color results in different ways with different color combinations though, so usually do not have to start over. Thanks for the comment everyone.
  11. Here is a Anima-Tactics miniature, Lostaroth Marchosias (Sculpter - Juan Navarro Perez) that is supposed to be part of the Church faction, but the customer wanted him painted for a D&D style campaign as a Dark Elf. This was a cool figure and I enjoyed painting it. I hope you all enjoy the photos as well.
  12. He says he is able to purchase them on-line. I try not to do too much handling with bare hands to eliminate some of that feeling of gag me.
  13. This was a unique commission that required me to paint his face as a mask. I have attached the reference photo I was sent. The customer did not want it exact, but as close to the photo without getting too dark. Here is the result: Reference Photo: Satheras as painted:
  14. Here is another commission I finished up recently. He is the Mate / Complimentary figure to the Female Half Dragon I painted up for him late last year for his Granddaughter. I posted the photos of the female back then, but have added a shot here so you all can see them together. The color schemes were supposed to match as close as possible. Golanth: Na'Kaat:
  15. Here are some 90's TSR Ral Partha Miniatures I was commissioned to paint up as standard table top gaming figures for a friend that is running a Dark Sun campaign. I still have about 50 figures to go, but at 3 or so a week it will take a while to get them all done. Dark Sun Adventurers: After these photos I redid the bases in the red browns like on the Gith below, but did not get any photos with that done. Gith: I really enjoyed painting the Gith Creatures. I had never seen these before and they are pretty cool. On the bases are "real" bones. my friend got them and he said they are rodent bones that are extracted from Owl Pellets (Which are like and owl hair ball), the pellets are dissolved and the bones removed, then soaked in bleach. First time he showed them to me, I almost gagged, but I have gotten used to them now.
  16. Overall excellent piece. The NMM, both the gold and steel, I think turned out well. Hard stuff to do and I still struggle on some of it depending on the angle of the area to be painted.
  17. Again great painting. I really like the Battletech stuff. I really do miss playing the game. I had the original Mad Cat from the late 80's and painted as a Ghost Bear Clan Mech. Mine was not as detailed as yours, but for back then, it was one of the coolest miniatures for the game produced. If I ever get the files on my dead computer's hard drive recovered, I will post some old photos of the Mechs I used to have.
  18. The customer that I painted the last set of Space Mouslings for decided that he wanted another set painted up as rescue team for the originals. He sent me a photo of the diorama he made up (see photo below) and said he was building another to go along side this one with a 50's style rocket and this new set of mouslings (next 3 photos). I am not sure who painted the space monster in the diorama, but they did a great job on that as well. Anyway, it is nice sometimes to see how customers use the miniatures I have painted. When he shoots me a photo of the complimentary diorama, I will pass it along.
  19. Very nice work on all of them Inarah. If you had a D&D group, this would be a fine group to contend with. As a group the paint schemes compliment one another but still allow for them to be individuals and stand out within the group. Again, great Job.
  20. I am really sorry I had not got around to posting something about these or anything else for what seems like a really long time. I have been really busy with work and a ton of commissions that I have not been on the computer long enough to type stuff up except for e-mailing the customers. I did pop on long enough to see the results of the Reaper Con competitions and to wish for another year, I could have been there. Anyway, all of your entries were fantastic and were deserving of the prizes. I really like the Gargoyle. The stone effect is amazing. The other were great also and what we have come to expect now. Every figure you seem to raise the bar and that is all good for the rest of us that are slowly making are way to achieve those results.
  21. Thanks everyone! I really do not like having to copy others work, but the customer is the boss, so I do my best to make them happy. I will probably have to get another set of these to paint as I would like them. While painting these, I had a vision of what I thought they should look. They are too much fun to paint and the clean up is very easy, so multiple sets would not be a big issue. I would recommend these to all and since there are no examples other than Michaels in the inspiration gallery, I say, lets get a few more versions in there.
  22. I was asked to paint these as close to possible as those painted by Michael Proctor, seen in the Figure Finder http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/01434 I think they came out well for my first mouslings. I think I might have to paint some more soon. They are extremely fun to paint. Since there were no views of the backs of the mouslings, I had to ad-lib the jet packs. C & C welcome
  23. Congratulations to all the winners and randoms draw awards. Everyone did a great job and it was nice to see the level of competition get tougher. I'll have to push it further next time. MonkeySloth - Good luck in your upcoming wedding, May you both live long and prosper.
  24. Love the concepts of all three. The shields steal the show though. Welcome to the forums we are always glad to see new people love this hobby as much as all of us do. For some of us, it is more than that. It is a love that has turned into a part time or full time job. Keep painting and keep learning and you will always have fun.
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