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  1. On the Reaper forum's bi-monthly resolutionary painting challenge the first bonus challenge of the year is to fingerpaint a miniature. ...as in use your fingers to paint it, no brushes or other implements, and you need to do this yourself, not get any help from others, including small-fingered children. Priming and sealing excepted. And it must be a creature, no scenery to make it easier. I decided to make a go at the bonus challenges this year. How I did this is hiden behind the But the results ended up not too shabby: and since the backdrop it a wee bit too samey to show up the colours properly: this is taken with a pink piece of paper as backdrop.IRL it is a bit more blueish. These pictures show better that it does in fact have some of the insubstantial not-quite-there effect I was hoping for, with the translucency and blotchy colour variations all over. But one does need a bright light to see them. 77368: Shadow Demon Reaper Bones KS2 Sculpted by Bob Ridolfi Translucent purple Bonesium 40mm base
  2. Metalchaos

    01532, Esme the Chibi Witch

    Here's a Special Edition Figure I finished Yesterday. She was fun and fairly easy to paint thanks to the big details. It's a great model to practice on eyes painting. So, here's 01532, Esme the Chibi Witch sculpted by Bob Ridolfi and totally inspired by Rhonda Bender's choice of color. Her cloak is screaming for a freehand but I'm lacking inspiration. Anyone got an idea?
  3. Maledrakh

    77097 Grave Wraith

    I try to comfom to the posting title and tags rules as laid down by the high and mighty,..please let me know if anything need to be done differently. --- So, 2017 has arrived.Time to mess about with spirits. The first series of translucent Bones were made either in orange or in a bright greenish tinge, and it seems I only ever got round to painting one or two of the green ones. We can't have that, can we? As with all the translucents, the key is to prime the model with matte varnish. I use Army Painter Anti-Shine spray for this. After that I use mainly inks as they also are translucent. I have learned the hard way that normal paints are opaque and should be kept to a minimum if I want to keep the minis even slightly translucent. For this piece I started with a liberal coating of Vallejo Green Ink, taking care to draw off exessive pooling of ink with a damp brush. After that I used some old red lidded hexpot Citadel Turquoise Glaze on the bottom half. I detailed the mini with a very light dusting of normal light bone paint on it's visible skeletal hand, and a slightly heavier drybrushing of ScaleColour Cobalt Alchemy light blue metallic on the sword and crossguard, as if it is half-materialized. I also painted the inside of the hood's cowl with ScaleColor Bloodfest Crimson (a very dark red/brown). What cannot be seen in the pictures are the pinpoint bright yellow/green eyes in the depths of the cowl. The gravestone with skulls was done in typical greys and bone-colour with a simple strong tone quickshade for effect. Now all it needs is some matte varnish to take the edge off the shinyness of the inks, but that will have to wait until springtime. 77097 Grave Wraith Reaper Bones KS1 Sculpted by Bob Ridolfi Green translucent Bonesium PVC 40m base
  4. Once upon a time there was the first Bones Kickstarter, and one of the figures, Ellen Stone, came out of the mold somewhat lacking in the nose department, and people said, "What can you do with a noseless cowgirl?" and someone (It may even have been me) said, "Paint her up as an alien." Somewhat later I was musing over the Githyanki (who seem to keep cropping up in games I'm involved in) while sorting through my Bones minis looking for inspiration (as you do). In my bag of cowboys (Yes, I sort my Bones minis by theme), I ran across the old Ellen Stone figure, as well as a man's figure which, I realized upon close inspection, seemed to have a skull-like face, almost zombie-like, certainly lacking a nose. And something clicked and I thought "Oooh, yuss." Now, I don't absolutely know for certain that I ever will have a use for a couple of Githyanki desperadoes, and yet, here they are. First is the Bones Ellen Stone, SKU 80003. WIP thread here.
  5. So, I started these a while ago as a kind of a giggle. This is kind of a catch-up thread, as I am pretty far along with them. I had been feeling the need for more Githyanki / Githzerai figures. Anyhow, I had the abortive Ellen Stone, Cowgirl figure (link is to the metal version) from the first Bones Kickstarter, the one that never made it to retail because she hasn't got a nose. Someone (it may have been me, if anyone feels like digging through the old posts) suggested painting the bodged Bones version up as an alien. Then I noticed this guy from, I think, Bones II, 91001: Stone from the "Savage Worlds" line, who looks like a sort of zombie-ish revenant cowboy with a gaunt build and a skull-like, noseless face. And it all clicked together. My normal prep for Bones figures these days is mild flash removal and a wash of dilute Reaper Brown Liner. I don't have any pix of the figures at that early stage, but here they are with a thin layer of pale banana yellow on their skin (the male figure appears to have gloves, but I'm going with bare hands anyway to emphasize his alienness). I mixed it from my favorite Golden matte fluid acrylics in Yellow Oxide and Titanium White. The point of this pale layer is to give an undertone to the skin so that one is not dealing with a single flat color. After the initial layer I rinsed over the skin with a very fine wash of a more orange tone mixed from Hansa Yellow Opaque (a very bright lemon yellow) and Golden heavy body Pyrrole Orange. Then I started building up the shapes and contours of the skin with various subtle golden browns, mostly mixed from Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Oxide, and Titanium White, and add more bright yellows based on Hansa Yellow Opaque. This is where you can start to see the shapes of their faces and they start looking a little less awful.
  6. I managed to get my winter exchange piece and gifts to vegascat in time for Christmas. Since he sent me a heartfelt thank you directly and I know she made it I wanted to post up some of the photos I took before mailing her off. I will let vegascat share photos of the gifts if he chooses and just post the painted miniature. I had alot of fun painting her up and quite enjoyed keeping her to a limited palette. I am happy he likes her and that she made it safely during a busy mail time. Here she is on her scenic base alongside the Golem Familiar from 02826. And I wanted to keep her removable in case he wants to use her for gaming. I enjoyed painting her quite a bit I think my favorite part was her skin, I used a bit of purple pink in the shadows which I think shows better in hand and then glazed it with a rosy flesh to help make it a bit warmer while still looking cool overall. I will have to pick her up again and paint one up to keep, she is just too pretty of a sculpt not to.
  7. CoolAliasHere

    77335: Hordlings (set of three(

    These three little guys were painted this morning before I went to work. I have had them sitting on my desk for about a month, just looking at me begging for some color. So, this morning, I decided to make it happen. They are going to represent some imps for a couple of NPCs I have in an upcoming game, and will function very similar to the three stooges. I am really looking forward to dropping them on the table. Hope you enjoy! CAH
  8. Silvervane

    Bonesylvanian Barb WIP

    Yup after that comment in one of my other WIP's I couldn't stop myself from starting a new WIP. I had this sitting on my queue for a bit now. Since I've been working on the Zombicide Walkers so much lately I had to try my hand at a different model of zombie. I decided on Bonesylvanian Barb. The eyes were my first step. After posting I realized what was bothering me about them. The light isn't in the same angle on both sides. Doh! Also all was going well with using the same colors as my other zombies, when I decided to drift from the previous method by adding a glaze to add color. I tried a dark blue glaze. While I think that works great for darkening green, not sure it worked so well for the face. Ah well, live and learn. Here is the result of tonight's foray:
  9. In keeping with the desert like theme, I painted these two snakemen as another possible encounter for my players. I loosely based the paint jobs on a brown cobra. Both pieces we painted in conjunction with two other pieces during our Saturday online painting group. The markings on the cobra are my first attempt at freehand on something other than lines on clothing. Obviously I have more work to do, but I'm getting there. The prairie tick was done for someone else. He mentioned that he had a Deadlands game that was heading into a desert region. I really like how the bloodsack on this thing came out. It was several layers, but I was going for an engorged look. To top it off, I sealed the back of if with a brush on satin sealer, to make it pop a little more. Hope you like them. As always, C&C welcome. CAH
  10. This figure came with a few old circa. 1990 lead minis from the Random Box O' Goodwill project. It was signed "Ridolfi" and "90" on the bottom, but remained a mystery until I ran into Mr. Ridolfi himself: My martial arts friends tell me that fighting with two sais is silly, like fighting with two shields. Oh well. Original WIP here. I finished him on the Memorial Day Weekend Paint Binge.
  11. SirDibblet

    77172: Malek Necromancer

    Greetings folks! After a break from painting for several weeks I was struck by the muse once again and threw myself back into the hobby will full force. The result is what you see below: Malek the Necromancer. This being only the 6th mini I have painted I think my skills have improved and although there are some parts of this mini I am not very pleased with, there are others that I think came out better than I had thought. Overall technique wise I think I learned a bit more about thinning my paints and how to (attempt) layering. I tried to utilize color theory but somewhere a long the line my original ideas flew out the window and I kinda screwed up thinking the red would look good (but I stuck with it) The greatest detriment I think is the lack of good photo taking equipment as I feel that the mini does look better in person than in the photos. But I am working with a camera phone for the time being so also keep that in mind. Your comments, Critiques and suggestions are exceedingly welcome. Thanks!
  12. CoolAliasHere

    Skeleton Guardian quick paints...Bones

    Here are a few skeletons I did as a quick painting test. Basically, I primed them, base coated, and then used a dark wash. The goal was something that looked dirty and dark, and was ready for the table. I feel like it came out the way I was hoping, though next time I think I may bring up some minor highlights to make them pop. I have more skeles and zombies to complete, so I should get plenty of practice. As always, C&C is welcomed and appreciated. CAH
  13. I was at Adepticon in the Chicago area earlier this month. I took pictures. The whole album (except for Crystal Brush entry photos) is here, and here are some to look at: The legendary Julie Guthrie and Bob Ridolfi! The Reaper Paint 'N' Take: I took one picture of my work.I brought "Black Moon's Bane", the spelljammer, and a group of my painted minis. I also took Crystal Brush photos in a separate file. Photobucket is being a little wonky, but if I can get them straightened out I will post them by tomorrow. There were so many beautifully painted minis!
  14. canuckotter

    77136 - Well of Chaos

    Picked this up from FLGS on Friday and painted it up yesterday. Very much a quickie paint job by my standards - under 2 hours total. (I'm not a speed painter. ) I was originally going to try to do it fairly realistic but then went off the deep end and started adding highlights with spectral white. It looks weird but that not-quite-right look appealed to me. What do you folks think? Comments and criticism appreciated as always. Edit - replaced picture Edit the second - added missing tags
  15. OneBoot

    77053 Zombie - by OneBoot

    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
  16. Growltiger

    77258: Babau Demon

    Table Top quality. Ready to eat players souls.... Not much else to say.
  17. This is one of the first minis I bought after coming back to the hobby after a twenty-year hiatus. I started her, then stalled for a long time, then finished her off as part of my year-end Conga Line. She's a nice figure.
  18. Yet another of the Conga Line of half-finished minis, finished. This is Reaper 03155, Vandora Waverunner, Pirate. She's painted up for a player who wanted a female pirate figure who was sensibly dressed. The character comes from an area of the world with hyperbolic geometry -- basically a like an M. C. Escher lithograph. There are a few clues to this on the figure. For one, her hat is impossible. No fault of the sculptor for not knowing, but that's a shape based on a relatively recent misunderstanding of an old 2-D image of a plain old three-cornered hat seen from an odd angle, which has been propagated and exaggerated through visual tropes until people don't see anything weird about it. It is, therefore, very useful as a visual clue to the bent space of the character's origins. The other clue is her map, which is a graph of hyperbolic geometry. All the angles are right angles, and yet they form regular hexagons instead of squares. I played some with reflections on her too, in the sword and the shading on the hat trim, both of which reflect her scarlet coat in different ways. Original WIP here.
  19. Another from the Conga Line, this is Bob Ridolfi's 50016: Rosie, Chronotechnician. I painted her up for a Shadowrun game. Originally this picture was for scale for the Malifaux Whiskey Golem, but I think they look right together.
  20. So I'm painting up this figure as a PC because I haven't anything quite suitable. She's a ship's captain from a strange corner of the world with hyperbolic geometry. I am planning to do a little hyperbolic graph based on some of M.C. Escher's designs on her parchment. It also accounts for the shape of her hat, which is an ahistoric error based on a misunderstood flat image of a perfectly ordinary tricorne hat. Not that I blame Ridolfi for that. That hat has entered pop culture the same way "Juliet caps" have, and with as little historical reality. Anyhow, I can lay the hat's shape at the feet of hyperbolic geometry, so hey. I started with a priming of Titanium White paint. The paint is pretty thin and translucent, much less opaque white than it appears in the photograph. I stuck her to a little jar with some poster tack and washed her with Burnt Umber to bring out the details. I love the details on this figure. The skull on her hat seems to be giving the o.O look. I was working with some pink, so I warmed it up a bit and painted her face. I think she looks a little sinister at the moment. I think it might be the shadows under her eyes and the eyebrows.
  21. Silvervane

    Reaper Santa Claus

    Merry Christmas everyone! I managed to get Santa finished today. I plan eventually to make a diorama with him and the naughty and nice elves. While I like the reds of his suit, I tried to go from mid tone down and up on the bag. I didn't turn out nearly as well as I liked. But over all I like how he cam out.
  22. Silvervane

    Boneslyvanian Morty

    Yes, I finally managed to get another in my progress to finishing last year's Boneslyvanian Chibi's. I present Morty. Overall a simple paintjob, but I like how it turned out. Morty: Thanks for looking, and any C&C you feel like posting. PS:I really need to get my Boneslyvanian's based some day.
  23. Pingo

    Bones Mab Grindylow, 77277

    This is the new Bones II version of Bob Ridolfi's Mab Grindylow, recently released in the store. There is a WIP thread here.
  24. terminalmancer

    89021: Mystic Theurge

    The Kingmaker campaign I am running has some new players and here is the first of many miniatures I'll be painting for my players. I had a good time with this one! Bob is a fantastic sculptor. (But you all knew that already.) The character is an oracle of Sarenrae, albeit a bookish one, so I played down the left hand's arcane spellcasting from the concept art and redid him in Sarenite colors. Okay, fun stuff out of the way. I think every choice I made resulted in making the overall painting harder. The right hand is holding something glowing with OSL. I decided that thing was going to be glowing yellow instead of a nice even Sol spectrum. (And yellow light on a blue scarf! Oy!) I decided the robe was going to be white. I also decided that this OSL-heavy scene would happen during the day! I don't know what I was thinking. Oh, and I stopped counting at about two dozen attempts at the face. I'm not sure how many I ended up with in total--three dozen? Four? But that sure didn't go the way I was hoping it would. Poor guy's wearing cake makeup. Anyway, I view all of these things as experiments and I think he turned out fine for tabletop, which is great, but if you have any particular advice--especially on color choice--I'd love to hear it.
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