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  1. @Oathsworn: When do we get to see the northern raiders? You know, the Lemmings.
  2. The "Minitaurs" from the Bones 4 core set, one of the earliest strech goals added to the set. I have no idea whether these represent something specific in D&D or not. They might be stunted minotaurs, swole beastdwarfs, goatmen, large implike demons or maybe something entirely different. Whatever the case may be, they are quite comic-looking in their art direction. Probably has something to do with their wide muscular torsos more than anything. #68: #69: I do find it a bit strange that there are three of one type with cowlike shaped (but serrated like ibex) horns, and the fourth one which more than anything is a reindeer. Naturally, this one is called Rüdölf. With umlaut as he obviously is the most heavy metal one. Note the Hellraiser loincloth and birdskull nipple-ring, #70: This one has what seems to be a defect in his wrist: Why is there a hole there? Is there a part missing or is this just a miscast? Does anybody else have this same armhole? #71: Got beef? #68, #69, #70, #71 : The Minitaurs subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC 30mm bases should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  3. I have been away and had alot to do at work ever since, so no painting has gotten done for some time now. I did however manage to make some time today, and have painted up the Rat Ogre from the Bones 4 Core set. Oh, sorry "Giant Wererat". Massive, overstated, muscle bound torso and comparatively short legs, giant apelike arms...This is definately a Skaven Rat Ogre. Just another simple paint job to get something done. I put him on a 50mm base. #12, Giant Wererat Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC 50mm base should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  4. oh h-e-double hockeysticks no! They said that? Definately do not expect the results to match the renders. ...And the last one they KSed is not delivered yet? Too many Red Flags waving for me than. I'm not touching this one with a ten foot pole. Too bad as the minis do look interesting. Best of luck to it and to anyone whom chooses to back.
  5. Why not to make these unicast unless archon is not involved? Maybe this is some sort of attempt to upscale the quality? or are they going china all the way? Whatever the case, that leaves resin (that archon also makes) or PVC / restic. Based on the look of the renders, I would hazard a guess that PVC won't cut it.
  6. As stated above, paint from brightest to darkest working outward. When I paint regular fire, the layers of colour are more or less as follows: Bright white base coat, then successive layers of drybrushing: bright yellow -golden yellow -dark pink -dark red brown – black. Let the colours dry a bit between coats to avoid tearing off the layer below when drybrushing. When painting fire like this, it looks pretty terrible up to the dark red brown layer. Suddenly, it looks pretty sweet indeed. Each layer covers a slightly smaller area than the last to create a gradient effect. Brush motion across the texture of the fire on the model, and make sure to wipe and even pull enough of the paint off the brush so it only leaves paint on the raised detail. . The same principle works for green (or any colour really) fire, just use bright white, yellow, lime green, bright spring green up to clear emerald green, finished with a bit of black/green mix then pure black or even very dark grey at the very edges. I have kept the colour names descriptive as I don't have all the reaper paints and besides, I don't know what you have.
  7. @Peithetairos : For my bases I have made a flock mix using some items that I had ordered from serious-play, several shades and lengths of static grass and scatter ranging from autumn mix, brown, muddy, wintery, charcoal grey, plus dark green mix. All this I dumped into a 1.5-liter storage box with lid, added a few spoonfuls of black flock, dark red static grass and some autumn spongeflock, and mixed it all up. Should be enough to last a year or two… The key is to mix a lot of different types of scatter, and make sure not to overdo the bright ones. I paint the bases brown with black rims, add a tuft or two, paint around the feet with watered down PVA and dip the whole thing in the tub o'flock mix. Tap and brush off the excess and presto. it is surprisingly effective!
  8. Still plonking away at the Bones 4 Core Set, Here is the Dire Boar from the "Dire Consequences" subset. Pumbaa or Piglet. You decide. Drybrushed from a black undercoat. Greys on the bottom part, browns on the top. Oink oink. "I want the funeral feast to be the biggest the kingdom ever saw, and I want everyone to taste the boar that got me." -King Robert Baratheon George RR Martin, A Game of Thrones #56, Dire Boar from the Dire Consequences subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC 60x35mm 3Dprinted base should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  9. @Cyradisthe trick to cutting bones black is to heat it then cut / slice with a sharp knife such as an exacto or scalpel. Heat it in the same way you would to straighten out bendy bits. I immerse the part in recently boiled water for a few seconds to a minute or more depending on the thickness of the part in question. When hot, it cuts easy as pie. When cold, it is really difficult to cut with anything else than saws, and that dulls the sawblade something fierce as well.
  10. The Ghouls, aka the Flesh-Eater Court faction's warband was the first to be released seperately for Beastgrave, the third season of the Warhammer Underworld game, apart from the warbands in the Beastgrave game set that is. As soon as I saw these, I knew I had to have them. Still, it took me several months after building and undercoating them until I got around to actually painting them. Much like most minis I compulsively buy. I still have first and second season warbands to paint...and most of a ghoul king army... I did these in the same sitting as the Reaper Bones Hungering Dead. Luckily, ghouls can be really quickly painted with good results. These I had undercoated black with white zenithal when I first bought them, before standing around gathering dust for a few months. Alot of pics behind the click:
  11. Another monstrous growth by the Plague of the Warpath universe: The Aberration. This is what happens when the Plague's forced mutation/growth of the victim goes wrong...a blood-crazed, unthinking juggernaught killing machine results. You know the drill: You are moving slowy down the darkened spacebase corridor, flickering lights illuminating splashes here and there, wisps of smoke drifting through the processed atmosphere. Everything is quiet, calm but ominous music wafts from somewhere in the background. Cold sweat dripping down your neck, out there in the darkness....something awaits. Suddenly, a loud crash and tearing sound howls through the darkness, the lights go crazy in time with the sudden djent-metal music that inexplicably pounds in your ears as an inhuman roar resounds all around! Straight out of nowhere the massive monster lunges at you as your twitching, honed reflexes barely let you get out of the way in time as the demonic beast barrels past. You fire your shotgun dry, then you pull out the chainsaw... more pics beneath the clicks:
  12. More from the Bones 4 core set: we have arrived at the subset "Hungering Dead": Yup, these are your archetypical ghouls. Flesh eating horrors out looking for some nosh. Gnawers of bone, eaters of the dead. Which begs the question: do they count as cannibals if they no longer are human? Here is my very fast method of painting ghouls and similar effectively: These started out with a solid black undercoat. Then each was drybrushed several times with different beige tones, such as Citadel Ionrach Skin and Karak Stone. Then they were given washes on the undersides with shades such as Citadel Athonian Camoshade and Team Yankee Ordnance Shade. When dry, they were lightly drybrushed again with lighter fleshtones up to almost pure white, keeping to the top surfaces which leaves a kind of zenithal effect. The base rock were done in dark greengrey, drybrushed with yellowy sand, and then lighter drybrushed with offwhite. Black eye sockets with a white dot for the eye lends a sinister look to them. Dot in some details here and there, bases and done. I did these ghouls and the Grymwatch in a single sitting, taking breaks for drying time only. #123; He brought his very own packed lunch. #124: Subject #B4C-124 displays elongated limbs on a gaunt frame, and a foul disposition when peckish. #125: Obviously the hero of the group. A little too fresh for our tastes... #123-125, the Hungering Dead subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Bob Ridolfi Made in Bonesium PVC 30mm bases. should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones. At least two of these are currently available in metal.
  13. I think many of the problems with small fry brush re-sellers on KS and elsewhere is that they often are likely to be either disingenous about the quality or they do not have the experience (or maybe even care, if they see it as easy money and not a passion project) enough to make sure that the quality is on par. So the customer gets the short end of the stick. I do not mind resellers, even those who take a hefty mark up when flipping their wares (unless we are talking black market for scarce items, that I despise). But I do mind when the quality is nowhere near what is promised. That makes it akin to a scam.
  14. oh, these were just excellent! Love the overgrown execution they have done in the promnotional photos.
  15. #155: The banshee or female ghost is the one I think worked the best. Here I only drybrushed very very lightly with the Dungeon Slime, just to accent the raised details Then I used old Citadel Turquoise Glaze from the top to the waist, easying up a bit the further down I went with the brush. After that I used Old Citadel Blue Ink on and around the head and shoulders. I used Orange Ink on the face and exposed flesh bits in front and wicking most of it away after a short while so that just a hint was left. I did some further light drybrushing with dungeon slime then pure white at the ends of the wispy trails. The wood was done in opaques, whatever browns, bones and greys were on my palette at the time, and given a dark grey wash. Eye in Vallejo Magic blue and Reaper Copper Verdigris. My schedule is increasingly packed these days, so painting time is getting scarce. These are even more speedpainted than usual, just minutes spent on each with some drying time in between. The Ghost Pirate subset that was added to the Bones 4 core set during the last day of the kickstarter campaign. These are made in translucent green material. The key to painting translucents are first to undercoat with clear varnish. I used Vallejo matte varnish through my airbrush. The varnish lets the paint adhere to the plastic and avoids a lot of grief with paint beading or running away from where you want it to go. Then paint with predominantly translucent paint such as inks. With these I tried a few different variations on how to paint them. First I gave them all a thin wash of Citadel Hexwraith Flame (the Nighthaunt green technical paint), making sure to wick up any pooling. This wash helped create some contrast, which in turn let me actually see some of the details. When dry, I used Vallejo Dark Grey Model Wash on the heads, exposed bone bits and other details on most of them. After this was dry, I went in with Reaper Dungeon Slime, a bright and pale green, with high density pigment. (Which really is not ideal for translucents, as this is a really opaque paint.) But I wanted to try this out. The results ...varied. I decided to quickly be done with them and covered the base in my autumn flock mix as usual. A little to quickly it seems, as there still is flock and static grass in unsightly places as seen in the photos. I will be removing said offending matter as soon as I can be bothered. #155, the Ghost Pirate subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Julie Guthrie Made in Translucent Green Bonesium PVC 30mm base. should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones. Currently available in metal.
  16. #156: This one I drybrushed more heavily (and also globbed some straight on) with the dungeon slime, and again with DS mixed with white ending lightly with pure white at the tips. The bottles were carfylly stained with Citadel Reikland Fleshshade wash, wiped off and then once again. The face and chest was the Dark Grey wash, and also some Reikland Fleshshade in the mouth-area. Eyes in Vallejo Magic blue and Reaper Copper Verdigris. My schedule is increasingly packed these days, so painting time is getting scarce. These are even more speedpainted than usual, just minutes spent on each with some drying time in between. The Ghost Pirate subset that was added to the Bones 4 core set during the last day of the kickstarter campaign. These are made in translucent green material. The key to painting translucents are first to undercoat with clear varnish. I used Vallejo matte varnish through my airbrush. The varnish lets the paint adhere to the plastic and avoids a lot of grief with paint beading or running away from where you want it to go. Then paint with predominantly translucent paint such as inks. With these I tried a few different variations on how to paint them. First I gave them all a thin wash of Citadel Hexwraith Flame (the Nighthaunt green technical paint), making sure to wick up any pooling. This wash helped create some contrast, which in turn let me actually see some of the details. When dry, I used Vallejo Dark Grey Model Wash on the heads, exposed bone bits and other details on most of them. After this was dry, I went in with Reaper Dungeon Slime, a bright and pale green, with high density pigment. (Which really is not ideal for translucents, as this is a really opaque paint.) But I wanted to try this out. The results ...varied. I decided to quickly be done with them and covered the base in my autumn flock mix as usual. A little to quickly it seems, as there still is flock and static grass in unsightly places as seen in the photos. I will be removing said offending matter as soon as I can be bothered. #156, the Ghost Pirate subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Julie Guthrie Made in Translucent Green Bonesium PVC 30mm base. should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones. Currently available in metal.
  17. #157: Here I went much more heavily in with the Dungeon Slime, and further mixes with white, and pure white at the edges. The head, chest, hands and sabre was given a dark grey wash. The sabre was then given a thin coat of Scalecolor Black Metal painted on while the grey wash was still wet, which resulted in an excellent see-through metal effect. Eyes in Vallejo Magic blue and Reaper Copper Verdigris. The dead man's chest was done in different browns and black metal. My schedule is increasingly packed these days, so painting time is getting scarce. These are even more speedpainted than usual, just minutes spent on each with some drying time in between. The Ghost Pirate subset that was added to the Bones 4 core set during the last day of the kickstarter campaign. These are made in translucent green material. The key to painting translucents are first to undercoat with clear varnish. I used Vallejo matte varnish through my airbrush. The varnish lets the paint adhere to the plastic and avoids a lot of grief with paint beading or running away from where you want it to go. Then paint with predominantly translucent paint such as inks. With these I tried a few different variations on how to paint them. First I gave them all a thin wash of Citadel Hexwraith Flame (the Nighthaunt green technical paint), making sure to wick up any pooling. This wash helped create some contrast, which in turn let me actually see some of the details. When dry, I used Vallejo Dark Grey Model Wash on the heads, exposed bone bits and other details on most of them. After this was dry, I went in with Reaper Dungeon Slime, a bright and pale green, with high density pigment. (Which really is not ideal for translucents, as this is a really opaque paint.) But I wanted to try this out. The results ...varied. I decided to quickly be done with them and covered the base in my autumn flock mix as usual. A little to quickly it seems, as there still is flock and static grass in unsightly places as seen in the photos. I will be removing said offending matter as soon as I can be bothered. #157, the Ghost Pirate subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Julie Guthrie Made in Translucent Green Bonesium PVC 30mm base. should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones. Currently available in metal.
  18. #158: This one is really off centre because of the base. I have simply glued the integral bases to the 30mm rounds, which keeps the original off-centre feel of the model. Here is a simple drybrush with the dungeon slime, then with white. Dark Gray wash on the face, hair, hands and sabre. The sabre was then given a thin coat of Scalecolor Black Metal painted on while the grey wash was still wet, which resulted in an excellent see-through metal effect. Eyes in Vallejo Magic blue and Reaper Copper Verdigris. My schedule is increasingly packed these days, so painting time is getting scarce. These are even more speedpainted than usual, just minutes spent on each with some drying time in between. The Ghost Pirate subset that was added to the Bones 4 core set during the last day of the kickstarter campaign. These are made in translucent green material. The key to painting translucents are first to undercoat with clear varnish. I used Vallejo matte varnish through my airbrush. The varnish lets the paint adhere to the plastic and avoids a lot of grief with paint beading or running away from where you want it to go. Then paint with predominantly translucent paint such as inks. With these I tried a few different variations on how to paint them. First I gave them all a thin wash of Citadel Hexwraith Flame (the Nighthaunt green technical paint), making sure to wick up any pooling. This wash helped create some contrast, which in turn let me actually see some of the details. When dry, I used Vallejo Dark Grey Model Wash on the heads, exposed bone bits and other details on most of them. After this was dry, I went in with Reaper Dungeon Slime, a bright and pale green, with high density pigment. (Which really is not ideal for translucents, as this is a really opaque paint.) But I wanted to try this out. The results ...varied. I decided to quickly be done with them and covered the base in my autumn flock mix as usual. A little to quickly it seems, as there still is flock and static grass in unsightly places as seen in the photos. I will be removing said offending matter as soon as I can be bothered. #158, the Ghost Pirate subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Julie Guthrie Made in Translucent Green Bonesium PVC 30mm base. should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones. Currently available in metal.
  19. #159: Here I have tried edge-highlighting, that is painting the edges directly with the brush and not drybrushing or similar other techniques. I am not really satisfied with the results, but live and learn. It would seem I have been a bit heavy handed or even missed what I have been aiming at here and there. The other bits are painted in the same way as above, apart fromt he monkey on his back that was first done in brown ink, but did not work. So I went over it with two tones of brown paint instead. Eye in Vallejo Magic blue and Reaper Copper Verdigris. Oh, and I used black ink on the eyepatch. The boathook was not painted with dark gray wash first, but just edge highlighted with Scalecolor Amethyst Metal.This makes it more ethereal I think. The shaft was given a stripe of dark brown. My schedule is increasingly packed these days, so painting time is getting scarce. These are even more speedpainted than usual, just minutes spent on each with some drying time in between. The Ghost Pirate subset that was added to the Bones 4 core set during the last day of the kickstarter campaign. These are made in translucent green material. The key to painting translucents are first to undercoat with clear varnish. I used Vallejo matte varnish through my airbrush. The varnish lets the paint adhere to the plastic and avoids a lot of grief with paint beading or running away from where you want it to go. Then paint with predominantly translucent paint such as inks. With these I tried a few different variations on how to paint them. First I gave them all a thin wash of Citadel Hexwraith Flame (the Nighthaunt green technical paint), making sure to wick up any pooling. This wash helped create some contrast, which in turn let me actually see some of the details. When dry, I used Vallejo Dark Grey Model Wash on the heads, exposed bone bits and other details on most of them. After this was dry, I went in with Reaper Dungeon Slime, a bright and pale green, with high density pigment. (Which really is not ideal for translucents, as this is a really opaque paint.) But I wanted to try this out. The results ...varied. I decided to quickly be done with them and covered the base in my autumn flock mix as usual. A little to quickly it seems, as there still is flock and static grass in unsightly places as seen in the photos. I will be removing said offending matter as soon as I can be bothered. #159, the Ghost Pirate subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Julie Guthrie Made in Translucent Green Bonesium PVC 30mm base. should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones. Currently available in metal.
  20. The mammotaurs right foot forward... it is taking a dainty step
  21. ...The moon is made of cheese! Let's go and get it!
  22. The snake people from the Bones 4 core set "Nagendra" subset. Nagendra would presumably be Reapers name for the Yuan-Ti snakemen of D&D fame that these would be similar to. Since I saw them I had this inspiration to do the snakes as the types that the Kill Bill Deadly Viper Assassination Squad use as code names. Presenting from The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad: #86: Snake Charmer aka Bill I went with a more typical fantasy colour scheme on this one as the code name is not a snake species. I imagine that snakes, being cold blooded (technically they are not actually cold, but poikilotherm which means their body temperature is regulated by their surroundings, and not heated internally like warmblooded creatures like mammals. This again means that they are sluggish and slow when cold and quick and speedy when warm.) would find frostfire especially dangerous and deadly. These are speedpaints, and therefore all a bit rough. All done in just a few hours. My work commitments have increased significantly lately, so I do not have that much time to paint. I might revisit them with washes, lining and detailing at a later date, but for now they are acceptable for the table top. They are all painted from a black undercoat. I made a 32mm base adapter that fits 25mm bases, and used it on these to make the bases more in line with both the size of the models and the rest of my basing for the Bones models. Thulsa Doom: "You killed my snake. Thorgrim is beside himself with grief! He raised that snake from the time it was born". Conan: "You killed my mother!" from Conan the Barbarian (1984) #86 off the Nagendra subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Chris Lewis Made in Bonesium PVC 32mm 3Dprinted base adapters on the 25mm integral bases, get yours from thingiverse here should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones. Currently available in metal.
  23. The snake people from the Bones 4 core set "Nagendra" subset. Nagendra would presumably be Reapers name for the Yuan-Ti snakemen of D&D fame that these would be similar to. Since I saw them I had this inspiration to do the snakes as the types that the Kill Bill Deadly Viper Assassination Squad use as code names. Presenting from The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad: #87: Black Mamba aka the Bride aka Beatrix The champion with better armour and more weapons naturally gets the place of the deadliest assassin in the squad. After all, she did slice up 87 of the Crazy 88 and gave the last one a good spanking. These are speedpaints, and therefore all a bit rough. All done in just a few hours. My work commitments have increased significantly lately, so I do not have that much time to paint. I might revisit them with washes, lining and detailing at a later date, but for now they are acceptable for the table top. They are all painted from a black undercoat. I made a 32mm base adapter that fits 25mm bases, and used it on these to make the bases more in line with both the size of the models and the rest of my basing for the Bones models. Thulsa Doom: "You killed my snake. Thorgrim is beside himself with grief! He raised that snake from the time it was born". Conan: "You killed my mother!" from Conan the Barbarian (1984) #87 off the Nagendra subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Chris Lewis Made in Bonesium PVC 32mm 3Dprinted base adapters on the 25mm integral bases, get yours from thingiverse here should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones. Currently available in metal.
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