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Bullywug Tribals (Hordes: Croak Raiders)
MoonglowMinis posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingI've got a bunch of amphibious friends to share with you all today! While in search of some suitable tribal-inspired Bullywug for my ongoing nautical campaign project, I stumbled upon these Croak Raiders from Privateer Press's Hordes. these metal frogs perfectly balanced the jungle, tribal tree-frog look I wanted with the bulbous look of Bullywugs as opposed to the more nimble Grung who are often stylized as Poison Dart Frogs. I absolutely fell in love with these frogs and their giant necks. I was gifted a set during the holidays and quickly ordered Underchief Mire to stand in as the wannabe King of my Bullywug society. I used these frogs as a chance to get used to my airbrush and try out some other speed painting methods, but really struggled with the slog of painting of painting so many similar things.Especially picking out each knot on the ridiculous amount of rope these guys wear. You can read a bit about my painting process, especially on my first test model, on this WIP thread HERE. For now, let's take a closer look at the finished frogs: Bullywug Throwers First up are these pot-throwing Bullywug. The center one with the blue feathers was my test model. Spent some time working out different techniques and color choices on him. Ended up changing a few things to help the leather loin cloth stand out from the rope, but I largely got it right the first time. In the close ups below you can see a better view of the quiver which became a bane of my existence during this project. All of the frogs, except for the chief, came with these matching quivers. I could have left them unattached, but they felt incomplete without them and so I suffered through the arduous task of picking out all of the details on these ten times. More Photos: Bullywug Spearmen Next up are these warty frogs equipped with spear-launchers (or atlatl for you weapon-experts). I like that the quivers that these guys wear contain both arrows and pots, making it seem as if all of the frogs have access to either method of fighting. I particularly enjoyed the turtle shells on these guys, but getting paint into the tight gap between their right arms was hard. More Photos: Bullywug Pyros These roguish frog-men have stepped it up by igniting their spears. I had a fun time keeping their faces in shadow by selectively highlighting them. I also got to play around a bit with OSL. If I had planned ahead better, I may have tried to paint these up as if they were partially in darkness for a more dramatic OSL look, but I prepped them along with the others for my standard daylight paintjob. I did try to capture a bit of a warmer glow near the flames and along the right sides of the frogs. I'm happy enough with it even if it's not super stylized or dramatic. More Photos: Bullywug Torch-Bearer This angry croaker came as the unit leader in the Croak Raiders box. I was actually missing him originally, but Privateer Press quickly corrected the issue. Had a bit of fun painting up his mouth and giving him some perfect little teeth ala' the Bullywug from NADDPOD. He also got a bit of a glow around the torch. More Photos: Bullywug King This guy was just too much fun not to pick up. Grumpy and serious. I imagine the Bullywug adopted a mock-feudal society after briefly encountering human explorers. They don't quite understand what it entails besides showering a king with riches in order to be stronger than your enemies. I really like how this guy turned out. Especially the gem on his crown and the texture on his stone blade. More Photos: I am normally not one to copy box art, but I really loved the look of these guys on the official art. I borrowed heavily from those examples, but once I had started working on them, I allowed myself to get more creative. I really like how the speckling on their bodies turned out, and am pleased that the Red, Yellow, and Blue quivers blend in well enough while still providing an easy visual distinction between individual units. These were really fun models and I'm very proud of the final results even if it took me a month longer to finish them than I had anticipated. What do you think?
Maledrakh's Giant Frogs 44024
Maledrakh posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingYour party is travelling through the swamps when you hear a strange croaking noise...it sounds a bit like "wakkawakkawakka...fruit" The giant frogs from the Dreadmere expansion. More pics below
These maginificent minis were donated by @malefactus to add to my Lost World Project. WIP Here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69308-lost-world-project-glitterwolf-paints-coldblooded-creatures-and-conquistadores/&page=109 Eureka Miniatures ( Pond Wars Range). I painted the Frog riders as Poison Dart Frogs and the Toad mounts as Bombina Orientalis ( Chinese Firebelly Toads). I had both as pets in my youth. Here is the unit, and in the latter pics on my Jungle Photobackdrop Board. EDIT : I wasn't completely satisfied with Red Frog, so a little Vallejo Heavy Warm Grey and some Reaper Sample Paint for his mouth.
44024 Giant Frogs (Bones Black)
Sanael posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingSome quick work to get these on the table. They look good at arm's length, but a lot of the highlights are really rough, etc. I'm quite pleased with the eyes, as they were very quickly done and worked on the first go. I do need to clean up the bases a bit, add a little flock or something; I'll eventually do that with a batch of other tabletop figs. These are maybe the fifth or so figures I've painted of the Bones Black material. I like it a bunch, it's easier to deal with in pretty much every way than regular Bonesium, with the possible exception of mass material removal. Mold line cleanup is almost like working with metal, and the plastic is far less hydrophobic than regular Bonesium (note: "less hydrophobic" is not the same as "not hydrophobic").
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003445/resin-rolljordan-necro-and-volmarian-dwarf-fantasy WHAT IS THIS KICKSTARTER ABOUT? This KickStarter is a joint venture between Royal Art Games and Impact! Miniatures to bring two incredible looking metal Fantasy Football teams from Rolljordan into affordable resin for about half the price of the metal teams to give more gamers the opportunity to own these great models. The resin versions of these models will be molded from the re-touched masters that Rolljordan produced to make this a better more pitch-worthy team than when it was first released. The miniatures will be offered in Standard team which have everything you need to have a full team and Deluxe versions that will give you sideline characters (like cheerleaders) and star players. The KickStarter is bringing the Necro Undead and Volmarian Dwarf teams into resin. The KickStarter is also offering the teams from the last joint venture KickStarter at great prices. Here are the team and pack selections for the KickStater. The Deluxe team is the Standard team plus this Deluxe pack The Deluxe team is the Standard team plus this Deluxe pack The Deluxe team is the Standard team plus this Deluxe pack The Deluxe team is the Standard team plus this Deluxe pack The miniatures in the four teams are the new resin that Impact! started using this year that is stronger and able to be painted much easier than our past resin. The miniatures all come with bases and are provided unpainted. The miniatures will require light clean up and some assembly (although many of the models are one piece). Impact! Miniatures has created several KickStarters and delivered to all backers on all our previous KickStarters so bid with confidence. We are keeping this KickStarter small and focused so that we can quickly produce the teams and get them shipped out on time. NOTE on shipping: Shipping options are displayed when you pledge for a reward. Shipping is free to the USA, $5 to Canada and $10 to all other locations.
I'm working on a bunch of Bones and Bones II figures with an aquatic theme. Among them are these three frog creatures, two warriors and a shaman or druid who is itself wearing a frog skull as a helmet. Pretty neat, actually. Anyhow, here they are primed with Reaper's Brown Liner (Buglips' great discovery). They are pretty sizable, so I decided to paint them as leopard frogs rather than poison dart tree frogs. Leopard frogs were the frogs where I grew up, and I have a fondness for them. A screen grab of reference pix: To begin with, I mixed a bright poison green and painted their heads, backs, and limbs with it -- basically everything that isn't going to be the soft white underbelly.
77269, 77268 Squags against civilization
Kangaroorex posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingAnd now for a more whimsical piece. When the traveling box of sir Forscale came to me, Froggy the great had been there before me and left a few magical treasures. Among these were a bunch of created Frogmen (in the very literal sense) in high tech suits sporting these sci-fi weapons (modified clubs but none less) a great conversion, but where to use them? Then I got my bones 2 and the answer presented itself. The tribal society of the treefrogs has been shaken by war and invasion from the modern race of warfrogs. battle rages on turning swamp into disaster area over and over. Finally ground troops march to push the savages back into the dry land where they belong. But lo! a hero arises (we know he's a hero because he has a white cowboy hat) the Mystical shaman Croak with his acolytes hops to meet with the invaders and put a stop to the violence. They meet for the first time on the tatters of a once beautiful swamp, now rendered a wasteland by constant bombing. The base is a complete cast of the "balls of Steel" mold from Basius 1. it prints really well although it helps to preload the balls with extra molding compound or they come out sort of flat on top. the muck was supposed to be clear water but apparently "clear" aluminite resin has an expiration that they don't tell you about and it went white, so it was either redo the mold or go with it. I may do some more blending but I like the effect. Anyway, hope you like it. I see there is need for a few touch ups on the base after taking the picture...
Killer Frogs (02665)
Marvin posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingI finally got back to work, this weekend, on some minis. These I started and finished in the last few days. Jason Wiebe's Killer Frogs, from Reaper. Purchased, to be honest, solely because they were one of two Reaper products the FLGS carried, heh. Hoping they'll restock. But they inspired me a bit and will be making an appearance in the PF game I'm running. Anywho, I enjoyed painting them. I did pretty much everything with GW washes aside from some highlighting with a yellow on each and the black slits for their eyes. Oh, and the bases I washed with Reaper's brown wash. Was unsure how exactly to approach the leaper's support piece so aimed for simple. Tried different colors on them--got a little hypno-toad with one, lol. But I'm really pleased with them, so hope you enjoy them, too. I'm (of necessity) trying to figure out some better photography, also, so apologies for some oddness on that front. Thanks for looking! Any input or advice or anything you have, about anything, is most welcome.