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  1. As my first project after doing LTPK #1, I decided to try my hand at the Gnoll Warrior. I figured the armor+fur techniques I've learned so far would apply well. However, I thought I'd try to do something a little different with the fur color. Here's the pics, more info after: I'm pretty happy with the mace and shield at this point (True Silver + wash of Black Ink for the metal, Intense Brown + wash with Walnut Brown for wood on the shield). The fur, on the other hand, I'm not so sure about. The idea was to make this a "frost gnoll" or something like that by getting some sort of icy or arctic looking fur. What you see in the picture is the result of a base coat of Sapphire Blue, followed by a wash of Pure White, and finally another wash of extremely diluted Sapphire Blue. I'm having a really hard time deciding if I want to do the same with the rest of his fur, or paint over that with something completely different. Part of my problem is that I'm working with a pretty limited selection of colors while I wait for my Kickstarter bones and paint sets. I've got the colors from LTPK #1, plus a shiny purple and a Mint Green. I'm wondering if it would be possible to achieve a sandy brown tone for the fur, akin to a hyena or desert fox, using only the Tanned Skin, Intense Brown, and Pure White I've got on hand, or if I'm just S.O.L until I obtain some yellow paint. Anyway, what do you guys think? Any other suggestions for color choices and techniques on this mini?
  2. With a double vampire sitting on my kitchen table, and not really wanting to just push them back in the boxes, what methods ate you going to use to easily find the figure you want? I thought amount monsters in one Baggie, chronoscopes and IMEF types in another, armored in another, casters, etc... Not sure I will ever be satisfied with what I choose, but dumping them back after 2+hours of sorting is NOT going to happen.
  3. Hey all, just finished up my first Bones figure! Here he is, Mr Troll: Pretty rough paint job all things considered, could spend more time on it but I'm calling him done. Good enough to game with. I thought I'd also put up a few other bits and pieces I've completed over the years (it's a pretty rare occurrence). Here's a Warhammer Dwarf Lord: Felix does the best Dwarf sculpts IMHO, GW shouldn't have let him go. Actually, better that they did, he's doing great work with Avatars of War. Some old-school GW, Man O War Dwarf Nautiluses (Nautili?): These were the ones I had difficulty removing the mould lines from due to some slippage of the moulds in the casting process. Can't just phone up for a replacement these days, though. And finally some Militia from Urban War/Void: Really need to finish the bases on these guys, but I'm not sure what I want. Might give them some resin ones at some point (cause I'm a bit lazy like that). I actually painted these guys using only the colours that came in a Vallejo starter set, it was a fun little challenge, particularly getting the denim colour right. Well, that's it for now, comments and thrown pottery welcome as always.
  4. Come one come all to the First Bones swap meet! Have you received your Vampire package but wish you had a few less elves and a few more Dwarves? (and really who hasn't) Why not come down to Heroes Haven on May 11th? We'll be starting at 2pm and keep going until they kick us out. Besides the Bones trading there will be a paint area and a game of Warlord "King of the Hill" address and link to the stores Face book page Heroes Haven Games & collectibles 1277 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, Ohio 44907 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heroes-Haven-Games-Collectibles/264820141624?ref=stream&viewer_id=0 We hope to see you there
  5. So, here are the latest Bones miniatures I've been working on while waiting for the KS box. First, the Great Worm. Not a lot of detail here, but I got to use my old Ral Partha Paints "Mind Flayer Mauve" and "Cormyr Purple": Next, they say a work of art is never finished, but merely abandoned. Here are my latest abandoned progeny: And some kobolds: And here are a few non-Bones conversions. See if you can figure out what anime character I was trying for with this one: Two more models used for PCs: And finally, a non-Reaper altogether. I wanted a fallen angel, so I went with a Roman soldier and added some wings:
  6. Finally got the minotaur finished. This one took me a long time as I haven't had a lot of opportunities to paint recently (hooray for jury duty and 3 week trial...) In addition, after I was unhappy with the metallics on my bugbear, I figured it was time to try NMM. I'm very happy with the steel NMM, particularly on the axe. I did the cleaver first, and I could already tell I was improving when I worked on the axe. I think the gold trim didn't work as well, although it still looks good enough to sell the effect. This guy is a monster for mold lines. I thought I cleaned them up but as I was painting they kept jumping out at me...oh well. The basing is probably an odd choice for a minotaur, but they have to come out of the dungeons at some point, right? I thought the green would bring some needed color to the figure since the body is so dark. C&C welcome.
  7. Hi there, so I have happily come to peace with the understanding that I will be the last human on the face of the earth to receive the Kickstarter stuff, and while waiting for those four paint sets I can just keep using craft paint. Actually, it would be great if the actual last person got a note in their box saying they were last, wouldn't it? Meanwhile, this minotaur is not as good as others. Please ignore the terrible attempt at NMM. Also, the join lines which I didn't fix. Also, the mold lines I missed. Cheers!
  8. Finally got around to doing up a few Bones pieces. Also a few BattleTech pieces for you. As always, thoughts, opinions, and thrown pottery welcome. Reaper Bones - Skeletal Archers Reaper Bones - Skeletal Spearmen Reaper Bones - Skeletal Swordsmen BattleTech - 25mm Elemental BattleTech - Mad Cat
  9. stopped into goblins tonight to pickup some paint for my troll and low and behold one of the employees runs across the back parking lot and grabs me by the shoulders and shakes me while telling me that first of their bones have arrived. excuse the glare, the store faces directly into the sun. I refrained from tearing them open with my teeth. So here's the cool part, the owner wasn't worried about making a profit on this box so he said I can have it for the base cost of the vampire level (+tax ) I texted my friend and decided we are going to split the vampire between us for $50 a pop tomorrow when we go in for our Wednesday game.
  10. I only learned about Reaper Miniatures in February and ordered my first Bones minis in March and I love them. I recently learned about the Kickstarter project that ran last year and I can't believe what everyone is getting for a $100 contribution. IS THERE ANY WAY TO GET IN ON THAT DEAL? Sadly, I know I'm a day late and a dollar short but I felt I needed to at least ask. My real question is, does anyone know when the Kickstarter pieces will actually be available to buy on the website? I see a few of them are listed under “previews” to be released this month and I'm all set to be notified when they are. But what about all the other pieces in the Kickstarter Vampire Level (like the Griffon) will they be released this month too or later?
  11. I have a game that I'm going to on the 17th this month. I have to drive for over two hours to get to the location so having a few durable Bones for the journey would be perfect. I did two separate Kickstarters. One is Vampire plus one of every dragon and then some. I hold little hope for this making it to my door in time. The 2nd one is a lot smaller; Vampire and a bunch of giants and elementals as add-ons (no large dragons). I’m hoping the 2nd one will make it. Does anyone have a clue where things are at? Is there even a small hope for me? ~ S ~
  12. I am prouder of the "maid of hearts" (right). I have to work her into a campaign, as PC or NPC. till cant get the eyes right.
  13. So when I went in on the Kickstarter, I never intended to actually paint any of them -- I figured I'd just use them as basic unpainted minis, because hey, for that price, why not. But when I had the pile of plastic sitting in front of me, and saw how much gorgeous detail there was on them, I discovered that I wanted to do something with them. So I bought the Learn to Paint Kit 1, did both the minis in that (which you can see in the WIP thread, if you're curious for whatever reason), and then started in on the Bones. My very first "freehand" mini was a space Marine in Packer colors. I have no gaming use for a space Marine, so figured it was safe to "ruin" if it came to that. I had some trouble with the yellow paint (I'm using Vallejo Game Color stuff, plus the Reaper paint that came with the LTPK; honestly, I prefer the Reaper stuff by a good margin, and will probably just buy that going forward); I used a dark walnut wash over the whole figure, which I realized in retrospect made his face look weird and undead; and using flat gray as a contrast color adjacent to gunmetal metallic gray didn't work out very well. But still and all, I painted a mini All By Myself, and it doesn't look hideous, so I was pleased. Next up, Lord Stoutpants McBearderson. This mini is just dripping with detail, and was really fun to do. The part that was the most interesting to me was realizing how hard it is to "read" the clothes on an unpainted mini. It wasn't clear to me if he was wearing an open-faced "kilt" or a jacket; if the jacket had sleeves; if the collar was part of the jacket or part of the shirt; etc. I like the choices I made (red sleeveless jacket over a popped-collar long sleeved linen tunic over bloomers), though. And I remembered to do different washes on different parts, so the linen shirt and face got an "intense brown" wash, and most of the rest of it got the walnut wash. That worked like I hoped, with the bonus that I put the intense brown wash on his black pants (they'd been intended to be charcoal, but my paint mixing failed me -- more white, I guess?), and it brought out some detail that was hidden in the flat black. My primary disappoint with him was the beard -- I tried drybrushing red over a brown base, to get interesting depth, and it mostly just came out flat. The next mini, it was late, I'd had some wine, and I wanted something easy and unchallenging, so skeleton it is. I hesitated for a while deciding between "bone white" and "dead white" and ultimately decided on a 1:1 mix, which I think was reasonable. Nothing fancy at all on this mini, it's kind of the opposite of the previous one that way. And finally, my... yuan-ti? naga? Snake-person, let's say. I hadn't been satisfied with any of the drybrushing I'd tried to do on anything since the rat mini from LTPK1, so I wanted to try it on something with more texture. It worked... pretty well? I overloaded the brush, or pressed too hard, in a couple of places; but for the most part, it did what I wanted, adding a bright highlight color to darker base colors. I also enjoyed doing some of the detail work here. I have no hand at all for that kind of work, but thanks to the miracles of a wet palette, I was able to keep all the relevant paints ready to hand, to fix any slip-ups easily enough. I know that all this is pretty unimpressive to those of you who've been making fancy display-quality minis. But before I did that first Learn to Paint Kit, I would have sworn up and down that there was no way I could do any of the stuff you see here, so I'm pretty pleased with it all. Next step is to learn some more of these post-beginner techniques, toward which end I have the rest of the LTPKs ordered. The nice thing with this Bones kickstarter is, I've got literally hundreds of minis sitting here, so I don't need to worry about thoughts like "oh, I shouldn't paint that yet, I'll do a much better job later." If I paint these things now, and they look worse than the things I paint later, well, a) it's good to have a visual record of that, b) I've still got more minis than I could paint in a year sitting there, so nothing lost, and c) it seems to me that one of the better ways to improve is to just paint a lot, get experience, and look at what you've done with a critical eye toward improving the next one. Toward which end, any comments or suggestions?
  14. My deliciously evil partner in crime, currently studying for her Masters in Fine Art, has been taken by Figmentia! I foolishly suggested that she might like to try her hand at painting some miniatures with me and I've created a monster! A Monster in Fine Art, if you will! Although, painting with someone is very fun : ) Behold, her first ever mini, and weep! WEEP! And here's a quick shot of her second: I feel completely inadequate to give her any advice, given that her brush strokes are so much more precise than mine. Any thoughts, oh people who know what the hell they're doing?
  15. Sanael

    VCR challenge

    One of the very fun things at Reapercon was the VCR Challenge. Noel (GuyWithCoolBackpack) has posted some photos that include shots of the challenge in progress and on display. Basically, we were handed a few old bits of electronica, some screwdrivers, and some minis. This is what I made. The mini is the bones version of the sweeping lady from #2825 Townsfolk, and the base is the laser apparatus from a DVD player. When I saw the mini, I knew I needed a lens for her to clean, so I was glad to see the DVD player in the pile. I painted her in a little over an hour, which is why I'm quite pleased with how she came out. At work here, you can see rough-and-tumble usage of techniques learned earlier in the con from Rhonda Bender (Basic Blending class) and Michael Genet (Weathering). The con was awesome, and the classes were The Best Thing Ever.
  16. Here are the Bones Minotaur: and rats: and something not Bones, but with lots of boney spines:
  17. Hi all, Trying to get my current backlog I brought with me to NY painted down so that I am ready for the Bones stuff incoming sometime in June I expect. First up Barrow Wights! Manufacturer: Games-Workshop System: Lord of the Rings Scale: 25mm
  18. Trying this out. I ordered a vampire and 1 case, and recieved them on the 11th of April. I havnt painted in deccades, but here are what I have done so far. It takes me about 2 hours to paint 2.5 mini's faster for kobolds. any suggestions welcome
  19. Last night a box of Bones from the Kickstarter arrived at my door, I was so excited until I read who it was addressed to. It turns out a friend of mine sent his Bones to me because he was moving to Russia. So now I have this box sitting on a table that I can't open. My orders has a bunch of extras, I guess his didn't, that's why I got his first. Who knows when mine will show.... so tempting... ~ S ~
  20. Hey everyone, I'm going to make cards for all the characters and monsters from the Bones Kickstarter as I paint them. Here are some prototypes I have mocked up in preparation. If you could give some critique on layout and colors (illustrations are not done by me) - that would be great. Here are monster card mockups.
  21. So, since the start of the month I've been obsessively checking the forums for news on the Bonenami. I've been checking here, on the Kickstarter page, on Dakkadakka, and the forum where I first heard of the Kickstarter. I've ordered figures from Reaper so I'll have something to do, which lead to ordering the Learn to Paint Kits to get some paints ahead of the oncoming wave, just so I'd have something to distract myself. I'm constantly hitting F5 waiting for news that shipping has started, or that Bryan has been crushed under an avalanche of Kaladraxii, or that the Vampires have arisen from the warehouse crypt and are wrecking havoc with the Reaper staff as they prepare for the mammoth task of shipping. And it's getting worse the closer we get to the end of the month. Is this just me, or is the suspense getting to other people as well? Are there any coping mechanisms we can share other than rocking backwards and forwards in a trilobite curl on the ground muttering 'Soooooooooooooon' repeatedly to ourselves? Because I've got that one down pat. On a side note - I did want to thank the Reaper staff for getting me back into the hobby after 20 years out. I'd forgotten how oddly calming it is to sit down with a figure and start painting : )
  22. Hi there. Thought I would post a couple of pics of my first ever Bones figure, an Ogre, for C&C from the comunity. The skin tone is an experiment and I am not sure that it isn't too dark red. Anyone any suggestions on painting ogre fingernails? Still got the highlighting of the details along with various brass and bronze bits.
  23. Hi, I'm looking for miniatures for players and NPC's (humans, half-elves, elves, dwarves, halflings, the occasional half-orc). I play both D&D and Pathfinder, on either a 1" grid or a 1" hex. Reaper's Pathfinder miniatures will, obviously, suit my purpose. My question is, can I mix them with miniatures from the warlord set and the bones set? I'm guessing their relative sizes will be correct, because they are all a 25mm scale. But will their bases fit together on the 1" grid/hex? Sorry if this has been asked before, I could not find an answer. Cheers, Barak.
  24. I'm not the best photagrapher (or painter), but here is myy collection of Reaper Bones so far: Not shown are a few from the 2012 Origins paint and take.
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