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  1. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/941525798/rafm-miniatures-siege-equipment 10 types and crews as add-ons The award winning Rafm Miniatures Siege Equipment was first created in the 1980's. These miniatures have been in production for years but we need your help to retool them, and produce new moulds to continue selling the figures. With your help we can update these items for the modern era. This Kickstarter offers eleven items including Bombards, Ballista and Catapults. These items were originally sculpted in 25mm scale but fit nicely with 28mm figures. See the
  2. As has been a theme this year, the minis I manage to paint will all count towards the resolutionary challenge. As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. This month I am doing some horribly horrid horrors. Once upon a time I bought some monster miniatures in metal for Call of Cthulhu, made by RAFM. For some reason or other, I only ever got around to building and painting two or three of them. Well, I think I know why. They are in really hard metal, have horrible mould lines, and to top it off, the par
  3. I had to change the title since apparently "March of the Murlocs" is already a thing in the current game. And I was so proud of the name, too! My husband loves his gift (the biggest and bestest success!!!) but it would have been great if my painting for my ReaperCon entry wasn't so awful two years in a row. All the details, rambling love stories, and modding/creation details are in my WIP thread here!
  4. Hey all! I've been working hard on my husband's surprise birthday present. It was going to be a surprise reveal at ReaperCon, but finances/vacation time mean that it's just me going now. But since I told him about it, that means I get to make a WIP thread! Yay! I grabbed these really cool "Deep Ones Mutant Fishmen" by RAFM out of the Box of Goodwill a couple years ago. He accidentally saw them so I've had to wait until I was sure he forgot about them, haha. Oops. When we were teens and couldn't meet up, we spent most nights online together. A lot of that time was spent in W
  5. In "Call of Cthulhu," you would be quite the sillybilly to go poking into dark mysteries without a party member versed in first aid or the medical sciences. Fortunately, Misk U. has a partnership arrangement with St. Mary's Teaching Hospital in Arkham! 50257, Dr. Thomas Welby, is the perfect sculpt for a good doctor. He specializes in nervous ailments. Look at that reassuring smile and Clipboard of Authority! He is assisted by 50258, Nurse Anne Foster. Exceptionally capable and possessed of a knowledge of pharmacology that goes above and beyond. She's seen some tough cases.
  6. Okay I might have a problem when it comes to collecting and painting dragons. They fascinate me. This dragon has been produced by many companies, I think Dark Sword holds the rights at this point but it was also produced by RAFM and Ral Partha and probably others as well. She is a small thing but still fun and relatively simple to paint up. The dragon back has a very fine scale texture making the wide expanse of a back difficult to display (for her brothers and sisters I will probably incorporate some sort of design) properly. Hope you enjoy
  7. I am almost certain this RAFM miniature, RAF02802, "Desirée Dark, Mercenary," sculpted by Werner Klocke, is meant to be the character Selene from the "Underworld" series. I painted her up, though, as a regular human. To compare and for the amusement value, here's one of the first figures I painted after coming back to minis after a twenty-year hiatus, a few years ago. It's another version of Selene from "Underworld," this one from Hasslefree (Hasslefree HFA021: Dionne (B)). I ... think my style h
  8. This RAFM mini came in an assorted lot of female "modern" adventurers. Between the camera, the suit and the shoes she looked a little pre-modern, at least hardboiled detective noir era anyway. Then I primed her and thought "Holy cow, this is Lois Lane, plucky girl reporter." I mean, she isn't, not officially. Not even in a wink-and-nudge way. But by golly, that's how I think of her and that's how I'm going to paint her up. All paints used are Golden Matte Fluid Acrylics. Color mixes are (usually) noted, but not exact ratios. Questions are welcome
  9. And here are a couple more professors: Prof. Smythwicke, Earth Sciences, and Dr. Rangstrom, Palaeontology. Both are from RAFM's Call of Cthulhu line; the kneeling Professor is one of their modern, heroic-scale sculpts, while the bald-headed geologist was part of the Miskatonic Expedition to Egypt collection. (I think by now I've posted all but one of the other Expedition to Egypt figures in one place or another.) The globe was a wretchedly painted Tiny Treasures globe that I touched up a bit. Alas, that I did not seal it or notice the stains! We can say they represent 'regions of anomalous geo
  10. This is RAFM's "Paige Fox, Reporter," which I looked at and immediately thought "Lois Lane". She's a little cartoony, maybe a little satirical, but I painted her up with all seriousness. WIP thread here. And a couple of Superman's-eye views (aka how she looks on the table):
  11. Reaper Miniatures 03716 Ghouls sculpted by Bob Ridolfi and old school RAFM 02953 Ghoul Warlock. I painted these in August for a D&D encounter but I had to repaint them because the varnish has created a white fume all over the models when I sealed them. It probably happened to many of you as well. It was the third time I wasted painted models because of that undesirable fume without being able to put my finger on the reason why. I think I now know why it happen. Trick or treat : A true horror story It was very humid outside that last August. Fortunately,
  12. As you explore the ossuary, you hear wailings coming from a dark corner behind a sarcophagus. You see what seems to be a lost child, squatting and shivering. Chills run down your spine, when you first apprehension turns out to be dreadfully wrong. This foul creature has mottled decaying flesh, its eyes burn of hatred as it looks at you with a grim smile... Not a Reaper Miniatures but I thought some of you might like that Old school Citadel miniatures FTD-12 Dwarf Children (girl), distributed in North America by RAFM back in 1981. I painted it with acrylics as a child-sized Ghoul for the purpos
  13. Aziz and Farouk are from RAFM's Call of Cthulhu Miskatonic Expedition to Egypt. 14081 and 14242 are Reaper Nefsokar minis with great attitudes. "O Farouk, the coffer was exactly where you said; I have kept my part of the bargain. Are you sure it was wise to remove it from its place?" "Never fear, Aziz; the English were drunk and foolish with wine; assuredly they did not miss it in the celebration of their 'find!' Take your pay and go in peace." "It is not the English that concern me, O most learned Farouk! There were writings in the Old Hieratic that seemed to bode ill for those who would
  14. RAFM Hartha the Death Machine, Orc War Triceratops. A great vintage lead kit.. Of course it HAD to go into my Lost World Project. WIP here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69308-lost-world-project-glitterwolf-paints-coldblooded-creatures-and-conquistadores/&page=105 Enjoy!
  15. Hopefully the old timers in this forum can help me out. I recently went through my bins of bones and metals and dragged out all the ghouls and ghasts I could find and then painted them up. I had Reaper's 2450, 3716, a bunch of 77159, and 2102 (that one's a ghoulish looking zombie but it got painted). I also came across two blisters from the old RAFM company 3892 and 3894 and the lost minis wiki says they were sculpted by Bob Murch. They're much older in style (ie - very armature basic) in comparison to today's standards and I was curious if anyone knows the release date of these miniatures
  16. I had these in an RAFM blister and as I recall their bases said RAFM (I glued them to 1.5-inch fender washers for stability). I haven't been able to identify them. They look like the sorts of giant wolves that are ridden by goblins. I am not sure where they came from. Well, apart from RAFM, obviously. They are pretty big. Here's a size comparison with the RAFM one on the far right: Left to right these are: a wolf from Reaper 02830; a wolf from Reaper 77176; Reaper 03682 Willow Greenivy; a giant wolf from Thunderbolt Mountain 8560; and an RAFM mystery wolf.
  17. Here's something I have been meaning to do for a while, since apparently I have had Tom Meier's Thunderbolt Mountain pack of three giant wolves (Thunderbolt Mountain #8560) and RAFM's three dire wolves so long I can't even remember when I got them or how on earth I got an RAFM product I can't seem to find mention of on the internet. I also nabbed a set of Reaper's #02830 Wolf Pack, which contains three smaller wolves, still impressively sized next to humans. Here they are, cleaned and glued to bases (all nine wolves were more prone to tipping over sideways than I like).
  18. This mini was in with a collection that a childhood friend gave me. My original idea was to put him in a field of tall grass, dark and moonlit. After three attempts to make a grassy field, I gave up. The right arm broke off with all the messing around so I had to pin it back on. I ended up just attempting a snowy field with some grass sticking up out of the snow. It's definitely not my finest work. But, it has been occupying space on my painting table for too long. So, I'm calling it done. Advice on how I could have achieved either the grass or snow effects better are gratefully appreciated.
  19. Hi all, I'd like this guy to be on a grassy hill, but I want it to appear to be night time, so I don't want to use bright green grass. How do I achieve this?
  20. Here is a group of speed painted bones skeletons I painted back in February. I spent maybe 4 hours total on all of them. I am still planning on adding some plant materials to the base. Skeletal Spearmen (77001) Skeletal Archers (77017) Skeletal Swordsmen (77018) All the bones skeletons I have painted so far: And all the skeletons I have ever painted, because I love me some group shots. The ones in front (and back) was painted over 20 years ago, before I started basing. Miniatures from Grenadier, Ral Partha, Rafm and of course Reaper.
  21. This is one of a pot-luck batch of modern adventurer women figures I got from RAFM, a real mixed bag. Some of them are terrific, some ... kind of goofy. This one seems to fall a bit closer to the goofy end. She is in a pose my martial arts friend called "Kill Me Now", and her face is rather unfortunately flattened front-to-back. I figured I'd paint her up quickly tabletop style for use as a mook or opponent. I did get a little bored painting her just plain, though, so I gave her Goth-Egyptian makeup.
  22. So while in the google hangout thing we've been trying, I've been busy. I thought it might be an excellent opportunity to burn through some of my RAFM that have been lurking about for years, so here's what I did this week. Some of these will be hilariously infamous to people who have been listening in while I worked. I started with 3926 Female Druid: Then on to the troll butts, consisting of 3722 Troll Chieftan: And then 3723 Troll Warrior: Then I did 3910 Female Cleric: 3733 Lich Summoning Demon: Then the infamous egyptian pope lich... uh...
  23. This is another of the Old School cluster I started in March and finished on the Memorial Day Weekend Paint Binge. She's the RAFM Ranger (Female) 3903, a classic figure from the early '90s which is still being sold. For the early '90s she's pretty big. She fits in well with modern 28mm figures and towers over the little Partha ladies I painted her with. She's a little cartoony but she has some nice details, including a bird of prey on her right wrist and a feather in her hair I painted up like a bluejay's. I tried to paint reflections on her sword and armor.
  24. This is an old RAFM dwarf warrior released in 1989 if I remember correctly. He was released for the 'Death in the Dark' miniature skirmish game that RAFM produced way back in the day. I never played the game, but I do have a few of the miniatures in my hoard. This is one of them. He's a little short by today's standards, so I decided to give him a little 'step up'. C and C is very welcome. ETA---and I can see the mistakes, now that they have blown up a gajillion percent.
  25. This is an old drow elf made by RAFM that I've had mostly done on my shelf for way too long. All I needed to finish was his boots and base; I have no idea why I didn't finish him up before. Anyway, he's done now. Most of the paint is from a couple years ago...
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