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  1. This is going to be a strange question, and I don't even know if anyone has even tried it, but figured it would be worth asking to see if anyone had any experience with it....


    I am going to be doing a project using a live edge wood slab and epoxy resin, and as a practice run, I am going to do a small display piece that will use a piece of wood, the epoxy resin, and some Reaper Bones minis (and, yes, when I finish it, I WILL be posting it here if it works out). I know that the epoxy resin tends to get a little warm when it sets, and I want to make sure that if I paint up some minis and put them in the resin that they won't melt or anything like that. Also, I'm wondering if I should seal them (matte or gloss varnish) before doing it?


    I'm betting this isn't something that's come up very often before, so I might have to be the guinea pig, but I have such a cool idea and can't wait until I have the components in hand to do it!

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  2. Well, i have painted a Kraken already from Reaper, so I wouldn't probably go that route, but that would definitely make it interesting!


    I'll have to make sure i have the funds to get the Reaper model. Also makes me not want to wait for Reaper Bones 4 to ship LOL Will be interesting!


    On 4/19/2018 at 9:26 AM, malefactus said:

    There are some lovely ship wreck models in the aquarium section of some of the pet stores that would work in lieu of the Privateer Press piece if you can't wait.


    Interesting idea :) Although, I'd still have to wait for the ghost pirates since those won't be coming with the rest of my Bones 4 pledge until next year, and those are what gave me the idea!



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  3. So, none of these minis are even available.... yet... lol (except the undead pirate captain) But, I had a really cool idea for a conversion to use as a display piece. Privateer Press is coming out with a piece of a ship that's been separated from the rest and is being transported by spirit energy (or sorts LOL). This is what it looks like painted by them:




    The idea here would be to not include the Skarre or her minions, but get this guy set up at the helm:



    Then, when Bones 4 ships, I could even add some of these that I have coming in my pledge:




    What do you think? Yay or nay? Am I crazy to even want to attempt it?


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  4. So, a continuation of the outside of the Crypt. I decided that as a mini story within the piece, that I would do the stone for the crypt a little differently than the base - this will signify that the base was built long before the crypt was built over top of it, and while the secondary builders used similar stone, they didn't use the exact same stone. Sort of like the circle (which could be a summoning circle) was too dangerous to leave open, but they couldn't destroy it, so they built something over top of it to keep random people from just happening upon it. Also, in context, it would explain why the surface of the crypt stone is mostly unpolished stone, and the base is all polished stone.


    Anyhow, most of the back is near complete:





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  5. I made the beginnings of the crypt stone a bit more subdued (it's the very center part, the two spots on either side that look lighter are about halfway completed). I still need to do a little drybrush on that section to catch the edges of the stone, but that's the look most of the outside will have. The rougher stone will be drybrushed a bit more to make it seem like it wasn't polished like the smooth sections. The roof I'm pretty much done with, and i like how that turned out.











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  6. 2 hours ago, Doublesix66 said:


    Not sure that it would make it glossy if you look at my UTF force I have finished these with a satin varnish brushed on check out the shiny cockpits are these glossy enough?


    Maybe.... I may try the gloss coat on a few tiles and see if it gives me the effect I want. If not, I can always go back over the gloss with satin. I've always had a hard time visualizing effects like that on stuff, so sometimes i just have to try it out to see if I like it LOL Thanks for the reference with those minis, though, it does give me more to think about with it.

  7. Cyradis: would that give it a polished stone look? Not really sure what way I want to go with it, just trying to figure it out before I finish it off.


    I'll have some more pics hopefully this weekend. I have the metal roofing on the crypt done (went with an aged bronze as a base, then a GW technical that's made for patina on copper/bronze). Once that's done, then I will do the granite/marble look on the crypt itself.

  8. Quick question for anyone who might be able to answer:

    How would I get a super glossy look to the stone? I want it to look like it's been polished heavily (except for the edges, which I'll keep matte for wearing). I don't want to do a spray, is there a brush on gloss that would give me something better than GWs gloss coat (not a big fan of that). Also, would I have to give it multiple layers to give it a really good shine?


    I guess I could maybe use water effects? I do have a container of that... thoughts?

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  9. Ok, been a while since I've been able to do anything remotely painting related, until this past weekend. Daughter wanted to help, so i had her set up with some water colors and a big piece of paper next to me LOL. Anyhow, decided to do a darker granite/marble look. Went with black with a blue that I can't remember the name of at the moment from the Reaper line (darker blue... just can't think of it ATM). Then mixed in some Frost Blue then some white at the end to work my way up. I don't quite have the control down for really smooth lines for the cracks and such, but I'm pretty happy with how it worked out :) Also threw in some gold to make it look like gold flecks in the stone (my parents have granite countertops that are black with the gold flecks and I like the look LOL). The rest of the crypt will be like this for the stone, then a bronze/aged bronze metal roofing with the turquoise-ish patina.



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  10. 5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    When I started my project, I actually tried Nethy on too.

    In the end I found Kaladrax had a more natural fit.

    But I had the privilege of being able to choose, I also have a metal Necrodrake from Rafm for example..


    I do like seeing Nethy on it, you're explanation of lifting a leg is valid.

    So if you want her on the crypt you should do it!


    I think you can get her to fit all the way on, but then you would need to make a few alterations.

    As far as I remember, you would need to cut off some of those spikes on the roof, you could make it look like she damaged those.

    Also, the tail would need a bit of repositioning.

    Take a good look what you want to achieve and think about the possibilities.


    You can have fun with this!

    I did..







    Well, that whole Kaladrax thread you posted was my inspiration :) I do have Kaladrax, but I really like the way the base turned out that it was on with the paint job, so I don't know if I could tear that up... That said, I won't mind modifying the crypt to let Neathy sit on it a bit better, but I don't want to mess up the paint job that I already did on Neathy itself, so i won't be doing a lot of modification of the dragon.


    @Gargs: This is just going to be a display piece, to be honest. I don't game with minis, really, just love the hobby of painting stuff! I will probably even paint the inside of the Crypt and put either the alter or tomb mini from Bones I on the inside :)

    So, either:





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  11. So, this has been a project that I had been trying to get myself to start since I saw Glitterwolf's Kaladrax on the Obsidian Crypt. I finally got some extra money during the Christmas season, and along with the Christmas themed paints and some paint carrying cases, I got the Obsidian Crypt to see if I could move Neathyrmaul to it. I got the Crypt assembled, and was also able to start trying to see what I could do to get Neathy on it. Anyhow, that brings up a question, which I will address after the first pic. This is what he looks like on the unpainted Crypt, unattached:



    Now,  I think this will work out REALLY well, except one small detail.... The back left foot...



    Now, I could probably get away with just saying it's moving around on the crypt and just lifting it's leg up, but would that bother anyone if you saw that as is? I'm not entirely sure if I like it or not, and I can always reattach Neathy to the base, but I really like the look of him in the first pic on it. What do you all think?


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  12. So, I repainted the dragon, and have the adventurers about 90% complete. Probably going to put flocking on the base of the ruins, and have been trying to decide if I want to repaint the stones... again.

    Anyhow, here is Dragons Don't Share in progress (please forgive the crappy photo)



    If I redo the stones, it will probably be in the theme of this:



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  13. 42 minutes ago, OneBoot said:


    Thanks! I'm glad you did, he looks amazing!!! :wub: Such a cute little frosty ice dragon! ^_^



    --OneBoot :D


    My 2 year old daughter agrees LOL She saw it and said "he's my favorite" :D (she just learned what that means apparently, because broccoli, hot dogs, our dog Buddy, and mac and cheese are her favorite now)

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  14. 15 hours ago, OneBoot said:

    No pictures.... I want to see the pretty ice dragon! ::(:



    --OneBoot :D



    Sorry! I changed the folder structure on my webhost to have images a little more organized and had forgotten to update the links in the original post. You should be able to see them now :)

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  15. 7 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

    Can't speak for @Pochi, but I took her to mean that you should bring the highlights up in tone (typically that would be adding more, lighter blues to the highlit parts of the robe). Assuming that to be correct, I agree. :poke:


    Painter's mantra: "Higher highlights, deeper shadows. Higher highlights, deeper shadows. Higher highlights, deeper shadows." Just keep chanting that as you paint. ::D:


    Ah, ok, that's what I was assuming, but always good to ask LOL I do have to say, though, that the flash on my phone camera does tend to wash out color variations. The difference between the dark and light blue is a bit more stark than the photo implies. But, I still appreciate the critique! Even after ~20 years of painting, I'm always looking to improve :)

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  16. 11 hours ago, Pochi said:

    Nice work and I like that blue a lot. I think the stones also turned out nicely. It looks like you have some nice shading happening, I would push your highlights more. Glad to hear he is fun to paint. I have him in my box of "need to paint these eventually someday"!


    Thanks! Just for clarification, do you mean you feel I should take the highlighting of the blue up some more (ie, make a couple more layers with lighter blue) or just overall?


    I was actually dreading trying to paint it, because it seemed daunting before I started. Once I got the base coat of blue down, I didn't find it that way anymore. Everything flowed pretty easily after that :)

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  17. I didn't have time to take better photos of this, too much going on recently to break out the DSLR, so I just used my phone camera. Not entirely enthused about the pics, but the mini itself was a BLAST to paint - probably my favorite non-dragon/large monster I've painted up so far! Once I got the color scheme thought through, I actually painted it up rather quickly. Tried a few new techniques on the stones on the base to make them seem a little more polished, which in person really stands out well :) Critiques?




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  18. Figured I'd post these since I finished up these two recently. The Well of Chaos I decided I would try out some Blood for the Blood God technical paint to make it look like it was a sacrificial well. Turned out ok, and I may end up repainting the blue areas to gold or bronze or something like that (haven't decided):



    Then, I painted up the Ghost King I got with Bones I KS, and decided to do a side by side comparison of it versus the metal one I painted up several years ago. I really like the look of this mini for some reason :)



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  19. I just thought of this, but if anyone is looking for a good tutorial on how to do the horns like I did here, this is the tutorial on how to do them. It uses Agrax Earthshade and Seraphim Sepia from Games Workshop washes.





    EXCELLENT tutorial, and had very little learning curve attached to it - hardest part was waiting for the washes to dry LOL


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  20. 19 minutes ago, ttuckerman said:

    What washes?  Like the look and want to steal.


    Was a combination of 2 parts Nihilakh Oxide (the patina wash for Bronze/Copper from GW) and 1 part Guilliman Blue (also GW, but is their blue glaze). I believe I also added a smidge of water, but not a whole heck of a lot. Just a little to make it a little more transparent (I tested on the base before painting that with a few different mixes... nice thing about the base being clear as well! :) )

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