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  1. How To Get Ahead In Dragon Slaying I love this lady dragon slayer's proud stance & cold hard stare, not one to pick a fight with I think! Apologies for the apparent shininess on the figure, I always give my minis a light Vallejo matt varnish coat which looks fine in reality but sometimes a bit dodgy in photos. Comments & opinions are always welcome.
  2. Friendly giant Blurrrrr. Marauding the land, looking for some hugs.
  3. 77035: Deladrin, Female Assassin I've finally got around to painting the figure Annette is using for her current character in my D&D5e campaign. She's a two-sword-wielding leather girl, an ex-sergeant in the forces of the Little Sisters of Carnage — hence the red cloak. Admittedly, at this very instant in the campaign, she, like pretty much everyone else, is pretty much nekkid and have lost nearly all their gear. However, I'm low on character figures that are mostly nekkid and have lost nearly all their gear, so this will continue doing the job until she eventually either gets more clothes and gear, or dies (permanently). It's another Bones plastic figure; don't know the product code it's 77035: Deladrin, Female Assassin by Werner Klocke. For some reason my matte varnish refused to go properly matte on this figure, and I'm not really sure why. It was working last time I used it.
  4. I know there is more I could do with Trista (like take the highlights on her back skirt/cloak thing up), but I wanna move on to other figures. And she's been hitting the table already as a mini for an NPC in my game, soooo I'm calling her done! I did drybrush her and make an attempt at eyes, though the light may have washed out that detail on her face. Working up the nerve to paint larger figures as well.
  5. Bobby Jackson's Piotr Irongale. So, yeah. I love spiked chains, for whatever dumb reason. I also like the fishermany vibe of Piotr. I had fun with him. Thanks for looking. All words welcome.
  6. Next up another half-orc, and purposefully so this time. Derek the Dim, from Tre Manor's Red Box Games. He was an accidental acquisition, sent by mistake. Tre was kind enough to let me keep him. He wasn't on my radar at all during the Kickstarter, but I fell in love a little, honestly, when I saw him in person. More of my home-brewed orc-ish skin tone on this, though I left him unwashed (heh). Only real thing with which I managed to tickle myself on this one was the rope (him and on Dirk, soon to be posted, both). Don't think it shows in the crappy pictures well, but it actually turned out great on these guys. Thanks for looking. Feel free to comment and critique and what's it alls it.
  7. Judging from the Otherworld Forums wave two of the IndieGoGo campaign is about to be delivered. So I made an effort to finish my last miniatures of wave one. First we have the Elf Male Fighter/Magic User. Secondly the Half Orc Assassin.
  8. Fat King Robert Baratheon from Dark Sword Miniatures. I'm really pleased with how he turned out. It's actually the mini I'm most pleased with in quite a while.
  9. Bronn from Dark Sword Miniatures. I really like this figure. I painted it last year but I wasn’t satisfied with the paint job. I think this one is much better. The face still looks kind of rough but I think it doesn’t look as bad as the photo suggests. A new and old comparison photo.
  10. Brynjar Thorir from Red Box Games. Another atempt to cure my "tre-manor-indimitating-sculpts"-phobia. I'm trying to finally cure it this year. I'm not sold on my coloring but overall I'm satisfied with the result.
  11. So I'm playing in the Kingmaker PbP run by Vil-hatarn. My character is an exiled Chelaxian noble (well, he's been disowned so I guess that's former noble), and because I like to rationalize my mini purchases (it's not a disorder damn it!), I am trying to find a figure to paint up to represent him (as characters that have painted minis roll better). Alexi Dromange is Shelaxian as I have said but has been training to be a Aldori Swordlord (fighter type). His main weapon is the Aldori Dueling sword (a curved longsword) and he does wear armor. He doesn't normally use a shield or a second weapon in his off hand. He tends to be well dressed. I havn't decided on facial hair, most likely clean shaven (if bearded a neat goatee or trimmed beard). I ideas I have had so far: 2144 Eric Swift Blade: Pros Curved sword, clothing could be fancy. Cons: no armor (but maybe his about town wear?) and I'm not digging the 'do rag. 2186 Alfred Redlute: cut out the lute, curve the sword, could work 3065 Kellen, Nobleman Adventurer: cut out the dagger, paint the armor fancy maybe (Alexi will most likely wear heavier armor but could come close) 3556 Ashlan Fell Thrush: Looks great except for the shield. Cool guy why do I not have him? Added to wish list. 60119 Andoran Steel Falcon: Is the shield on his back a separate piece. If so a weapon swap and he can work. 60127 Hell Knight Captain: Ohhh, this could be the one. No conversion needed clean cut (as long as I don't paint stubble). 60148 Sandru Vhiski another useable figure So what do you guys think? Anyone I over looked? I'm fine with other manufacturers as well, I'm just more familiar with Reaper.
  12. For my second Grenadier mini I went with another martial type, #7 Swordswoman. This time I went with the box art for the color scheme, though I do believe that the svelte reptile perched on her straw hat in the art gained a few pounds. I guess it was to be a familiar for a fighter/mage? I still haven't picked up any hollow blanks so she's just chillin' on the integrated base for the moment. I also tried a new background. My printer decided to add pinstripes but I went ahead and tried it in order to see how well it worked.
  13. I found these guys via the daily overstock markdown via a certain online retailer. Absolutely loved the looks of them. Was not disappointed. They're really simple and I think it's fair to say not as highly detailed as a lot of stuff, but they totally feed my ongoing dwarf addiction. As best I can tell, they're from RAFM, a line called "Death in the Dark" per the Lost Minis wiki. I regrettably do not know the sculptor--I'd like to, so if you know let's hear. ETA: sculpted by Bob Murch. Many thanks to Darsc for that info. Thanks for looking!
  14. For my next Grenadier mini I chose the "Guardswoman." She is showing a decent amount of skin so I decided to use her as an experiment in doing a darker skintone with the Scale75 flesh set. My main concerns were that my basecoat would look a little too red (it did) and that the jump between the shadow and the midtone colors of the set was so large that it would require a half-step (it did). Fortunately a few simple glazes was all it needed to get the colors as I wanted them, though I didn't put the time in to get perfectly smooth transitions. For the rest I once again went with the color scheme as shown on the box art. Since she was already a test I decided to use her for another couple of experiments. I don't have any personal recipes for NMM steel or gold, but I do have some colors that I think should work. Just as with the skin, the NMM was all about seeing how the colors worked rather than getting the smooth blended necessary for the effect. Before I really go all in, I want to study some properly lit metal (which excludes the majority of CMON). Since I decided to do this halfway through I also ran into a bit of an issue with rough edges that I hadn't worried about during the prep stages. It's tricky to do edge highlighting when the edge itself is flawed. Since on the box she's a guard getting ordered about by an Egyptian looking person I did a simple freehand of the Eye of Horus on her shield. Also, this is yet another true 25mm mini with eyelids... and I just don't see what you all are complaining about.
  15. Back when I first started getting into miniatures I would scour ebay looking for deals. One of the purchases that I made was Grenadiers 2007 Females set for AD&D. I don't remember exactly what I gave for it, but I do remember being happy because I was getting metal cheaper than I could Bones. It then proceeded to sit on my self for another year, to go with the 34 years that it had sat on someone else's shelf. As part of my recurring painting goals I am tackling minis from companies I haven't painted yet so I pulled it off the shelf and too a look at it. One thing I noticed was that there were some annoying mold lines on them. They weren't big but were in places where it required some care to remove them, like right down a face. Another thing I noticed was that two of the eight were miscast, and both of them were in the same area - the left hand gripping the shield. I knew expectations of quality have changed a bit over the last three decades, but a 20% failure rate seems pretty high. It's not like there's an option to return them at this point though. Anyway, for my first Grenadier mini I chose "Fighter." After the time I put in on the KD Survivor I decided to do something nice and quick. She's mostly just a standard metal armor job, but I did play around some more with the Scale75 flesh set. After the initial layers were in place I started messing with glazes... and she ended up a full step darker than what she was when I started. We'll just say she got some tanning in. I also tried to make up a new recipe for flaxen hair, but it didn't work quite right. The shadows were fine, but the highlights weren't. Kinda like I did with the face I just put down the brush and said done. The one thing she doesn't have right now is a proper base. I need to see if I can track down some 25mm hollow blanks to use for the whole set. I'd rather sink them in than build up a flat base. Here's a shot of her shield hand. It was basically just a blob of metal going from her hand to the end of the shield. I did a bit of filing and then just put the colors in to hint at what should have been. I just realized I never took a good shot of her face, so here it is. Such tiny little eyes... and I now see that I forgot to touchup the shape of her eyebrow. Oh well, not noticeable on the tabletop anyway.
  16. This is my rendition of Neroli, Half-Orc fighter (SKU 2946). The shield was fun to paint, but I might have overdone the red a bit...
  17. Traxxis from Hasslefree Miniatures. I really (really, really) struggled to assemble this miniature. When I finally managed to do so the handle of the axe is rather bent. On the bright side the miniature is finished, and that's mostly all that counts :) Other pictures linked for nudity: Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3
  18. Here is the Barbarian King, from CMON Miniatures (I think). I painted this one (along with Arwen and Kalee) to bring my total score of painted miniatures up to an even 40.
  19. This is the dynamic version of Kalee from Hasslefree Miniatures. The miniature comes with a axe which I'm not that fond of, so I cut it off and replaced it with a sword from Tre Manor's Red Box Games (one of the helsvakt weapon sprues).
  20. Arwen, from Games Workshop. I picked this miniature to finish off 2014 (to get my 2014 total to an even nice and even number) because it probably paint fast. I was somewhat surprised of the result. I'm quite pleased, especially since it didn't require at much of an effort.
  21. Hasslefree's Gwen (HFH074) for your enjoyment: As always, C & C welcome!
  22. Are there any figures that have a paladin type miniature that is available both mounted on a horse and available by himself in a normal pose? I have been wanting to make a character for a while that is a mounted fighter. But it would be best if that character could be both by himself with the horse by itself, and mounted on the horse. I know a lot of the mounted figures split up into boneyard parts so getting the horse by itself seems easy, but do any of them match non-mounted figures? I've searched by their names and couldn't come up with anything, but wasn't sure if there was something that would be similar enough. Thanks for any help!
  23. Took me a little over a weeks worth of painting, I wish I could paint faster and still do a decent job. He was sitting on the table for quite some time, finally got to him. Pics are about as good as I can get, I lost a white bulb the other day and need to replace. Hope you enjoy my effort.
  24. I've recently relized that the end of 2014 is fast approaching and I'm nowhere close to completing my second (and most important) painting goal of 2014: that all 2014 purchases must be finished within 2014 (excluding kickstarters). I've spent most of my (recently dwindling) paint time just working through my quickdip pile and really slacking off the metal pile. But as 2014 moves towards its end I really need to pick up the pace. So here's the unarmored Eowyn version by Games Workshop.
  25. I fiiiinally got around to painting my Balan Ironbreaker after having him on my desk for months. I'm so in love with this sculpt. Don't quite get the tongue; but I so love this sculpt. I was really happy with his hair. I got some brown mixed in with a wash, and it was layered brown/gray/white pretty nicely (for me), but it didn't want to show like I wanted in the photos, I think. I'll be honest and say I think this is some of my best work so far, though there's a lot on which I'd like to improve. Thanks for looking! Comments and criticism are most welcome.
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