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  1. Please see the main post here for rules, questions and general chatter, while using this thread to keep a list of links to your show-offs or show-off related comments in a single post: A reminder to please adhere to miniatures posting guidelines as usual. http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/84371-2019-rpchallenge-questionsannouncements/ All the information you need should be here. As usual, the new format holds a "hard mode" challenge! January and February 2019 Your challenge is: 8! Bonus Challenge: The First! Finished - not perfect! Paint 4 minis from your 'shelf of shame." A lot of our minis tend to end up there for a myraid of reasons - but a common one is 'can't get it to look just right" Don't get hung up on perfection - most models can be re-purchased again later Bonus Challenge: The Second! Bringing back a favorite for whatever absurd reason - Fingerpaint February! Paint a non-object/non-terrain miniature using only your own fingers. The exception is that priming and sealing may be done with a brush/airbrush/can/etc Hard Mode Challenge! Since most of us are in the winter season, and appropriately chilly, take a nod to the Greyhawk setting and the Land of Black Ice. A region of the world covered in black-blue ice. This inhospitable land is often haunted by arctic terrors, black-skinned trolls, and blue-furred bugbears among others. Your challenge is to paint an arctic terror (bonus points if it's a black-skinned troll or blue-furred bugbear) based on this 'sheet of black-blue ice.' Crackle medium may be very helpful for this. The more inhospitable, dark and dreary, the better! As always, the game is made up and the points don't matter!
  2. This year is the year of giving miniatures as birthday gifts to the friends I game with. One of these fine fellows--my oldest and dearest friend--has a birthday in a couple weeks. He loves magic-users and is obsessed with Harry Potter, so I painted up a 25th anniversary Domur as a classic "Gandalf the Grey" style wizard for his present: Tried to layer the flames to give some interesting and pleasing texture. Let me know how I did. Also, given his love for all things Potter, I did my best to modify Domur's spellbook to a more familiar book cover... I'm actually surprised I could keep the brush steady enough for it to come across at all similar, to be honest.
  3. I'm kinda on time! Please see the main post here for rules, questions and general chatter, while using this thread to keep a list of links to your show-offs or show-off related comments in a single post: A reminder to please adhere to miniatures posting guidelines as usual. http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/78657-resolutionary-painting-challenge-2018-chatterquestions/ All the information you need should be here. Due to the revised format, there will be more than one bonus challenge available for this month. Including a "Hard mode" which Is some combination that may or may not have a source behind it. Your challenge is: 8! Bonus Challenge: The First! Frostbite: Considering the sheer cold that's gripping most of us as of this posting: Paint a mini that looks like they've been outside in the winter a little too long - snow in the hair, icicles on shields, etc. Have fun with it Bonus Challenge: The Second! Our annual challenge returns. February Fingerpaint! This is pretty self explanatory. Hard Mode Challenge! Pending... Good luck The game is made up and the points don't matter
  4. Please see the main post here for rules, questions and general chatter, while using this thread to keep a list of links to your show-offs or show-off related comments in a single post: A reminder to please adhere to miniatures posting guidelines as usual. http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/72577-resolutionary-painting-challenge-2017-chatterquestions/ All the information you need should be here. Due to the revised format, there will be more than one bonus challenge available for this month. Including a “Hard mode†which Is some combination that may or may not have a source behind it. January and February 2017 Your challenge is: 8! Bonus Challenge – The First! In honor of having a Friday the 13th, Paint a mini up in your best rendition of a classic horror creature. It does not have to resemble the actual creature/character in physique, just paint job. Bonus Challenge – The Second! A return of our challenge from last year: Fingerpainting! That is, except for priming and sealing, using no other paint applicator besides fingers. And no – enlisting the help of a smaller friend/family member/minion does not qualify. WITH an adjustment this time: It must be a creature of some form or another – no easy ways out with chests/crates/etc. Hard Mode Challenge! Monochrome Microbust: This is easiest with a bones figure for obvious reasons. Take a mini and cut off part of the body so that it resembles an otherwise normal miniatures bust. For purposes of this challenge, the figure must be no larger than a ‘medium’ creature (but should be at least vaguely humanoid) and “Bust†will be defined as – arms no longer than just above the elbow, and chest no further down than the navel. The exception is if the hair goes further down, you may preserve the hair but the rest of the body must still be gone. Monochrome may denote any singular color you want (even grayscale) but you may only use black and white to change the color of the base one chosen. – Please reserve any questions on this challenge for the chatter thread. PLOT TWIST! Hidden challenge: Fancy Date Night Makeover: Paint up a miniature that's wearing normal medieval or sci-fi armor/clothing into a fancy tux/suit/dress appropriate for date night. Minis that are already wearing appropriate date night attire don't count. (Think kind of like those tuxedo tshirts or similar - full plate armor with a suit and tie painted on it or so.)
  5. So here's my February resolutionary challenge completed in one fell swoop. 1 unit of Nurgle (god of disease, rot, and decay in Warhammer) devoted chaos warriors. The unit is 15 strong including a musician, champion, and standard bearer. They may eventually (hopefully) see the table as part of a Kings of War army, or they may just add to my growing chaos horde as a long term hobby project. Time will tell. The unit is composed of the older 'hunchbacked' plastic warriors with a few way old school metal figures added in. There are a fair number of conversions present as well. This marks my first serious attempt at freehand (shields and standard). Full disclosure: I did not assemble, paint, and base these guys in 12 days. They were already built and spray primed green when I started back on them. The basing isn't that awesome, I may revisit it at another point in time. The whole unit: The front rank: The second rank: The third rank: Shot of the standard: C&C and/or questions are welcome. Thanks for looking. ETA--Hmmm...The pics are clickable, just in case the paint jobs didn't scare you enough in the smaller size. Interesting....
  6. Hello! So, I intended to paint this girly for my exchange partner. They gave me a great idea with one of the color suggestions, and I planned to run with it. I finished her, and showed her to the Hubs, as per usual. What was unusual was that he absolutely loved her! He likes a lot of things I paint, but he has never gotten sad when I told him I was going to ship one off!! So she's staying here, and my exchange partner will have to wait. Haha! Let me know what you think of her. I didn't do a scenic base since she's bound for the tabletop. C&c is always welcome!
  7. Not much to say about this one (sans being late and too lazy to take lightbox pictures) but yeah, fingerpainted this little guy, not as messy as I expected, surprisingly. I put two drops paint in the palm of my offhand, then one drop water, to make it flow, then for the upper layer just did straight paint drybrush with finger.
  8. Continuing my terrain theme for this month, I did 4 of the barrels, Nice and easy. Not much else to say here, really.
  9. Okay, this paint job actually has kind of a funny story behind it. I'd slathered Brown Liner all over this mini and the two others I'd planned on working on that evening, and I was working on one of the others when Mr. Boot wandered in and kinda watched me for a bit. Actually, lemme back up a little. Mr. Boot was looking for a few minis to be used in an upcoming session in our Pathfinder game, and initially he asked me if we had any minis that looked like an Enderman (a monster from Minecraft: a tall, skinny, black humanoid creature with glowing purple eyes and a terrifying scream). I was like: "Uh...noo...?" Then he was like "Well, how about something kind of wraithy?" And I said "Um...well, I think we have a kinda skeletonish scarecrow, I'll see if I can find him." While I was poking around looking for it, he continued to look through our Bones bins for inspiration. By the time I returned, he'd pulled out a small assortment of wizardy types, and asked which looked the most evil. After considering, I picked Darkrasp out. And then he asked if I could paint it "pretty much all black." And I asked "You mean, like an Enderman?" And he was all like "Noooo, just kinda wraith-like." And I couldn't help but ask "With glowing purple eyes?" And he responded with . And I . Fast-forward back to the actual painting. Anyways, so he wandered in, spotted Darkrasp with sloppy Brown Liner all over him, and got all happy and excited and was like "Yeah, this looks great!" And I was all "I...haven't actually done anything with him yet, that's basically just primer." And he was all "But this is just what I wanted; with it all blotchy and uneven, it really makes him look ghostly." And I'm like "Uh, okaaay..." But I could not in good conscience leave it in such an unfinished state, so I got him to clarify a few things, painted the chains, his beard, the scythe, and the bone holding the scroll in HD Solid Black to try and help them stand out a little bit (not sure how successful that actually was). I also, at Mr. Boot's suggestion, did a drybrush of Solid Black all over to "make it look blacker." Which predictably did absolutely nothing, lol. So instead I grabbed a gray at random and did an all-over drybrush of that, which helped. Then I decided that he needed something more, so I gave him scary red eyes (which...you can't even really see because of the hood, but I know they're there), and some red runes on the scroll. Without further ado, here's Darkrasp the wraith-y guy: The lovely yellow bits that appear to be on his cloak and robe are not, in fact, a beautiful first attempt at OSL. That's just a reflection from one of the desk lamps I use in my ultra-deluxe photography studio: Super high class, you guys, you have no idea. I think I might need to replace my Brush-on Sealer; it definitely didn't go on as matte as usual, which I think really affected the final appearance of this figure, given that the color distinction between the Brown Liner and Solid Black areas is minimal enough to begin with. The shininess kinda makes it all blend together. I'm going to see if my FLGS has a decent brush-on matte sealer; I don't have anyplace I can really spray stuff. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  10. A little story to go with this one... I hadn't picked up a brush since I finished my last Exchange figure, which was near the end of last year, and my paint desk was buried with Stuff. I kept meaning to start painting again, but something always seemed to be more important, until Friday of last week, when Mr. Boot was looking through our Bones to find some appropriate minis for our Pathfinder game that evening. Him: *holds up the Hell Hound* This is perfect. If only it were black... Me: Black? I can do that quick and easy, I'll just cover it in Brown Liner. Him: Hm...can you make it look like it's on fire too? Me: Sure. *thinking I can just slap some orange and red onto the spiky bits* Him: I mean, like the skin is charred, but it's still on fire? Me: Hm... *ponders* Sure, I think I can do that. But I'll have to work on it during the game. Him: That's fine. So, in between throwing fireballs at things and trying not to die, I painted this guy: But wait! There's more to this story! After I finished it up and sealed it and had waited long enough for the sealer to dry, I handed it over to Mr. Boot, letting the other players know that I had no idea what this was for, only that he'd needed it painted. Not too long after that, we entered a boss fight. Against...yep, you guessed it, the hound I'd just painted. So, yeah. I painted the boss of the dungeon during the game, and I'd had no idea the whole time! It then proceeded to murder-ify all of us, but that was actually part of the story. We got better. It's sloppy and messy and not at all up to my usual standard, but I had fun painting him! I think I should have used more orange, though; the yellow kinda took over. Ah well. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  11. This is another mini that Mr. Boot requested that I paint for our Pathfinder game. He wanted a mini that could represent a Red Reaver (pictured below), and we both agreed that the Ape Demon was perfect. Red Reaver: My speed-paint attempt (this was completed in about an hour and a half, which is insane speed for me!) I'm super duper happy with how his eyes turned out! His left one went on super easy, first try, which was surprising. The second one...took quite a bit longer, lol. But I managed it in the end by turning him upside down and holding the brush at a weird angle. I wanted to give it 6 eyes like an actual Reaver, but Mr. Boot thought it would look weird and silly. I disagreed, but eh, not very strongly. What's funny is, with how shiny my sealer made it, I realized it...kinda looks like a pre-paint mini. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  12. This guy felt almost like cheating, given that he's been sitting at 98% finished on my desk for awhile; I literally just had to slap some paint on his base and he was done. I'm pretty happy with how he turned out, though, plus he was technically finished in February, so I'm counting him for the RPChallenge. I called him George. He just...I dunno, looks like a George to me. The blood was kind of an afterthought, which is why it looks so bright. He just looked like he needed an extra little something, so that's what I gave him. :) His pants are a lot more green in person, the lighting was being uncooperative at the time. EDIT: Oh, I just realized, I never finished his hair. Eh...I might not bother. Or I might just hit it with a quick drybrush of light tan the next time I sit down to paint. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  13. Please see the main post here for rules, questions and general chatter, while using this thread to keep a list of links to your show-offs or show-off related comments in a single post: A reminder to please adhere to miniatures posting guidelines as usual. http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/66365-resolutionary-painting-challenge-2016-chatterquestions/ All the information you need should be here. Your challenge is: 4 Bonus Challenge: Fingerpainting! Am I completely mad? Maybe. To elaborate: paint one mini without using ANY brush, or application device, only hands. And you may not enlist the help of a smaller person to do the painting for you Hard Mode: Use your hands as your pallet as well. A request to use "Fingerpaint" as a tag if you choose to do so. A friendly reminder again to use "RPChallenge" in the tags for show-off to help them be found easier. For those of us that attempt the bonus, I expect it to be a glorious train-wreck.
  14. I painted her! I love her so much!! I've never bought her for one reason or another, but when she came in my secret sophie package, I knew I had to paint her right then. I totally, unashamedly copied Anne's color scheme because it was perfect. C&c always welcome, whatcha think?!
  15. Greetings Folks, This is my first posting, for my first bones mini, for the 4th mini I have ever painted. I am particularly pleased with this one as I experimented for the first time with gradation of colors and highlighting and for someone with no real artistic talent I think it came out nicely....except those freaking eyes. I can't paint eyes yet so please forgive me that bit. Comments, Critiques, Complaints, Random utterances are all welcome. Please be gentle though as I am still a novice by every standard. I do also want to point out that I have limited photography capabilities and frankly the piece looks better in person as you can see some of the finer details.
  16. Alright! I did it! One of the resolutionary challenges was fingerpainting a mini. No brushes allowed! Following in Dilvish's footsteps, I did some woodgrain terrain I've had lying around forever! Hope y'all like it! I included pictures of my fingers and my right hand as my pallet!
  17. I started a batch paint last night,and it didn't turn out to be a batch paint... Lol. I did finish one though! He's not based, because I want to base them all the same, a d I don't know how I want to do that yet. Anyone else have any luck getting these on a medium sized base? Anyways, I tried a jade effect on his staff, let me know what you think!
  18. I love these guys! After seeing all of Pingo's, I wanted to get mine done too! I like to do super saturated colors on these guys. He's not based well at all, I needed him done for the table. Sorry! Let me now what you think!
  19. 3 of the minis I've painted for the February Resolutionary Challenge. First attempt at trying a backdrop instead of plain white card.
  20. Please see page 1 here for rules and guidelines/questions. This is also the chatter thread here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/58628-resolutionary-painting-challenge-chatterinfo-thread/ Also, please only create a single index post for your links. This means to modify your existing post when you get a new figure finished instead of posting a new one. this month's challenge is...4! But! We have a bonus challenge. Have at it!
  21. So this was an interesting little project that I worked on this month. it really drove me insane with some of the details. Even had to break out some new brushes. used some size 10 brushes, the bigger 1 and 0 brushes that I usually use simply would not work here. I am mostly loving the details that i was able to bring out. The only one that really gave me a headache though was baby kade. he came in three parts and none of those parts were keyed very well so the glue wouldnt hold him together. It required a couple of strategic pins. one for his head/tophat and the other for his arm holding the dollie. overall i really do love the models and the way that the paints came out. do wish though that i could have put a little more time in to getting a better effect on candy's face, but it is decent enough for now.
  22. Guys!! I painted a dragon!! This is the first one I've ever done, and I don't know how Siri just churns them out. This guy took me the better part of 6 hours to do. I'm still not ecstatic about the wings, but I seem to be having trouble blending this week.. So, yeah. Hope y'all like him! The Hubs says he's going to use him at D&D on Sunday, so keep us in your thoughts. ;) Also, I did a WIP on my blog. Check it out!
  23. Kangaroorex got my minis today! It was a lot of fun to paint these minis because we never use sci-fi. Anyways, I'm glad he liked them, I hope y'all do too!
  24. My fourth mini for the February painting challenge. I think this guy needs to see a dermatologist!!
  25. Painted up this large earth elemental in between my exchange minis. :-) first attempt at OSL, so I've gotta work on that. But I think it turned out okay. C&c always welcome!
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