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  1. I worked on some of my own stuff this weekend. Finished up a couple of the Bones characters. Still getting used to the new photo backgrounds. Hope they aren't to dark.
  2. My normal painting approach for ages has been base colour, brown wash. Works OK for some things (grungy orcs, cowboys) and not so well for others (brightly coloured Elves). More recently, I've been practicing using base colour, an appropriate wash for that colour and then a highlight shade. Feeling more confident with that, I've been working on the Bones Ogre Chieftain today, going up to three layers on most parts, and have to say that as well as being a joy to paint, it really pays off putting the extra effort in. At normal tabletop distance it's probably my favourite paint job to date.
  3. I don´t know if anyone ever tried both ways, but I got myself wondering if the glue (or superglue) will be affected by the boiling water/cold water way to rebend (disbend) the BONES. So, the question is: wich one I do first? Glue or boil?
  4. Hey Everybody, I didn't see a "New people say hi here" thread, so I thought I'd feed two birds with one seed and say hi here while also showing some of the very first miniatures I've ever painted (well, as an adult). That's right. Brand new to painting here. I tried it once as a kid but I didn't know what I was doing and only really managed to massacar a few skeletons and vampires with heavy handed use of enamal paints. I should really try to find those figures some day... If only I could, and strip them down and repaint them - a story of redemption - but I digress. Where are the g
  5. Along with my thanks and appreciation, I thought I'd share a comment about logistics by outgoing Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America president John Scalzi: You've done good work, ladies and gentlemen of Reaper.
  6. Here are the three most recent things I painted. I painted each of them in about an hour. I didn't prep the minis at all so there are plenty of mold lines.
  7. They say a work of art is never completed, merely abandoned. Here are my latest abandoned projects:
  8. I haven't posted a mini in several years. Last child was born 4 years ago, etc. etc. My Wife of Awesomeness +10 gave me an afternoon off today so I finally got some uninterrupted painting time. This took me about 3.5 hours, which is positively frenetic for me. This is one of the few figs that I'm actually happy with, probably because I stole the color scheme from the inspiration gallery (Thanks to Jennifer Haley). Comments and criticism welcome. Good to be back on the horse, if only for a little while.
  9. Knowing no mini which perfectly depicted Paizo's Shadow Gnomes, I chose one of the Bones Goblin Warriors to represent Fred, the Wayang Magus. I have only 2 regrets: That I could never seem to get his teeth the right color of not-white, and that his base remains kinda of bland. Nevertheless, he is ready to freak out my fellow players at my next game.
  10. So here it is. It's not the 20th where I am, and maybe not where you are, but it's 9:30 am in Tokyo and Reaperinos are worldwide. I figured waiting til about now is midway fair for everybody. This Group WIP is for the Reaper Ogre Chieftan (Bones # 77005; DHL # 02832; or LE # 20014 if you're doing a repaint for some reason). ONLY this miniature (diorama add-ons are ok). It has no set duration and no sign up. If you're just happening by now, feel free to join in. I don't have mine yet, so I'll join in when they show up. Some basic ground rules, suggestions, ruggestions in case y
  11. Hello! So I received my Kickstarter package a week or two ago and after enjoying the rather later mass of miniatures I decided I better get painting. My girlfriend isn't a gamer and wasn't really into miniatures, but I surprised her with a decent order of paints and all these Bones and she was down to paint! I started with the L2PK 1-5 for paints and then added in another 10-15 to try and round out some of the colors. I realized that I don't really have a grey though so I will be ordering some more soon. She has a good amount of experience and talent painting with acrylics on a canvas med
  12. Aren't they precious. I just want to take them home and roll dice against them! These were sort of speed painted in 1 week. I used NMM on the bronze and chainmail, but shaded metallics for the blades. In case you're wondering, I deliberately put the heart tattoo on the wrong side. You know orcs...
  13. So got my Kickstarter stuff a few weeks ago. While most of the vampire stuff is still in the baggies, I emptied all the small cardboard boxes that the paints and a few of the minis came in. After I had dry fit all my dragons and Cthulhu I was pondering what to paint first. Then it hit me, I could use the boxes as Quonset hut style buildings for modern or scifi terrain. Sprayed them down with brown primer as I planned on doing a little rusted metal effect to them. Also marked lines on the roof to ad some detail. Grabbed some black puff paint left over from another project to add so
  14. When rebasing Bones should you use a pin or could you just superglue the figure to the base? On my first Bones figure, the Bugbear, I used a pin. Drilling the plastic was easer than drilling metal, but I found it took aa bit more care to ensure the hole was straight and of the desired depth because the bit cut so quickly. It turned out fine, but I was wondering how well the pin will hold it's place in the plastic foot and, if given how little the mini weights, if it is worth the bother of pinning rather than simply super gluing the figure to the base. I will appreciate your thoughts
  15. I figured that I had to start my Kickstarter painting with Mr. Bones so that he could help me watch over the rest of the paint jobs. I have started him and will update with pictures at the end of this paint session.
  16. I finally got my kickstarter so I want to start a new WIP for it. I won't be able to post or paint every day, sometimes maybe once a week. The box actually arrived at my house on the day I had to go to Illinois, and after waiting for these for so long, it was a very loonngg trip. I am not actually going to take them all out of their packaging until I paint them, well that is the plan. I Decided to use my old caddy's from paint sets, I did not use them for the paint due to being slightly inconvenient I decided to start with the rats. I started cutting them off of the sti
  17. Got my Kickstarter reward and decided to have some fun with metallics. A 3-color speed-paint in brass, gunmetal gray and red.
  18. So I volunteered to experiment on my Kaladrax over in the http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/50151-spongey-bones-models/'>Spongey Bones Thread to see how paint sticks on the soft, bendable bones. I figured posting a bunch of pictures in a new thread over here would be better. Here goes. I washed head and tail first with warm water and dish soap. Painted with undiluted P3 white paint. Let it dry for about 24 hours (which is what I do for all my base coats, metal or bones, personal preference). I started with his tail. These were just the pictures I could get while holdi
  19. Yay, finally getting around to putting up some of my minis. Critiques welcome. 77007: Ghost: I bought two of these since they were the first bones that I was able to find. This one I was practicing blending colors:
  20. This is a Bones figure I painted in about 2 hours for a D&D character. My goal was to get a decent-looking job done, and that's it. Nothing special. It is marketed in the Reaper Kickstarter as a "new Bones" figure. It looks just like Kellen, Nobleman Adventurer, but with a hood. I couldn't find an SKU for this exact figure, though, since it's not available yet.
  21. Mr. Bones here has the honor of being my first completed mini from the Bones Kickstarter. You can view my WIP in the Open/Group thread. This was a few hours worth of brush time, all finished in one day, except for the basing. The blends are a little rough, but I wanted to see what I could do in a slightly accelerated time frame. He was a fun mini, although that crooked shovel is going to continue to nag at me every time I see him! Mr. Bones had to be done first, as he has a job to do...
  22. My Bones skeleton spearman. C&C always welcome.
  23. Since a few people have gotten the KS or purchased the Bones Bugbears via their FLGS I figured I'd throw my hat into the ring as well. Here's my take on them. No crazy scenic bases as these will be thrown onto the gaming table tonight! About 3 hours of work on them as well. Thanks for looking. :D
  24. Here are the results of my Metal vs. Bones paint off. Both figures were painted simultaneously using the exact same mix of colors; I basically went back and forth. I alternated which version I started/ended painting particular sections, so that neither got any favoritism with regards to order of painting. I didn't agonize over making things as perfect as I'd like; ego wasn't the point of this experiment. You'll note the one difference with respect to customization is the freehand inside the robe. I assumed that my freehand skills wouldn't allow me to replicate the same pattern on both
  25. I have done my research. I can not afford to buy Reaper paints at this time. I am buying acrylic craft paint from Hobby Lobby. Current best recommendation is Delta Creamcoat paint. This seems like the best plans for a beginner on a budget. Feel free to critique my plans, but remember, I am trying to get quality results on a budget. My plans: Unboxing- I have a graphical checklist of all the minis to be sure we aren't missing anything. http://greg.botch.com/bones/table.html Remove the mold lines that are really, terribly obvious. Tools: Xacto blade and sanding needles (medium or fine) http://b
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