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  1. Just a few shots of my finished minis from Bombshell Miniature's recently shipped Kickstarter: The Imperator: The refugee from Draenor: The Orc Shaman: The Cap'n: The Mascot: And the group:
  2. This is the Bones owlbear. I was pretty happy with the way it turned out, although I think I would lighten the 'owl' portions a bit if I were to paint another.
  3. Finally, my first show off post. I am still trying to get the hang of taking pictures and am by no means a professional miniature painter, but I am pretty happy with this mini as a tabletop piece. Enjoy.
  4. I was taking a stroll through the woods one day, and came upon a beast from the ancient days of BONES I, the Jabberwock! This guy had been mostly finished for a long time, but wouldn't stay upright. I couldn't get a rod through his legs, so I wound up gluing the heck out of his tail to get it to stay to the base.
  5. One day a young gnome went out looking for adventure In the distance she heard a great flapping and shrieking. What could it be? On going closer to investigate, she saw the pet of the local wizard had escaped its cage! It ran directly at her! After only a moment, it was joined by the wizard's other pet! Luckily, this gnome was great friends with the Wizard and knew the secret to taming his pets: They liked to have their fortunes told! Our plucky gnome pulled out her Harrow deck and laid out the cards..... The owlbears fortunes were clear: In the past, they ha
  6. I really disliked the Kung-Fu Owlbear when I first saw him in the debut of Mr. Bones. I didn't complain about it, there was plenty of other cool stuff and it's not like painting or even keeping the little weirdo was mandatory. But I was eating breakfast and watching a video of a Tokyo owl cafe (as one does) when I saw an owl with solid black eyes and got inspired. Turns out it was a barred owl, which is a genuinely adorable little bundle of silent death ( https://www.google.com/search?q=barred+owl&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=703&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=oRnqVKz1KMThoA
  7. D&D is no stranger to stupid monsters, and this is one of them — the Owlbear. Mechanically, it's not terribly interesting; it's just a big biting, clawing monster, more dangerous than some, less dangerous than others, but with no real distinction about it. It might as well just be a bear. A rabid bear, but just a bear. Its existence in the D&D canon does have implications for the standard milieu, implications that are borne out repeatedly: in the D&D universe, anything can be interbred with anything else. It's a concept that really doesn't hold water in the real world, though it
  8. I think that'll do for a couple months, hopefully I didn't bombard everyone too hard with my stuff over the last week or so. I tried to space it out. Anyway, here's the remaining mini's from my last photo session... The flesh golem was a super fun paint. Also, ugh for the mold lines. I must stink at seeing these on bones. Never notice one or two 'til I get them posted... Eyebeast was a pretty straight forward job. This lizardman I did not batch paint with his brethren, as it was my first lizardman I've painted and wanted to just focus on figuring out a palette. A
  9. And another. Edited to show the otherside :-)
  10. The Otherworld Miniatures' Owlbear, sculpted by Paul Muller:
  11. A while back I painted up the Bones Owlbear, and here he is in all his abominable, monstrous glory. Managed to complete him in two nights, which is fast for me (basecoat and wash on the first day, drybrushing and finishing up on the second). Well, I should say that that's only counting the painting part; there was also quite a bit of mold line removal and gap filling to do on this guy. Thanks for looking, and C&C are always welcome!
  12. I finished this guy up litterally just before leaving for a Sci Fi Con this last weekend. I may do a bit more with the base, but I haven't decided yet. As always, questions/comments/critique welcome! and to show off the base, here's one angled up a bit:
  13. DHL Rumscratch, Dwarven Wereshark Secret Sophie Present for MatrissaTheEnchantress When I first found and started Rumscratch I was kind of stoked to work on him. I used y usual shale basing and went with coral colors. I got off to a great start getting the base colors on Rumscratch himself but I really was having trouble getting his shark coloring to work so I set him aside for a bit. When I got some feedback regarding the items Matrissa wanted I thought, Rumscratch. I am glad MatrissaTheEnchantress enjoyed her Secret Sophie present and she can use him as a c
  14. Bones Owlbear Secret Sophie Present for Kay13 Special thanks to those who mentioned using straight pins to adjust drooping Bones minis, including MiniCannuck. I shoved a pin up the Owlbear's single leg touching the ground to get it to stand upright. Here are the photos: And here's a closeup of the base: First I cut off the front of the integral base and trimmed it to better sit in the round base. Then I smooshed some of the MagicSculpt that came with my Happy Seppuku stamps. Once I had that level with the remaining integral base of the owlbear,
  15. So today, I was painting. And taking occasional breaks to waste time on the internet. You know. "A day off." And I noted something interesting on artist Tony diTerlizzi's blog: Tony's got this really interesting article up about the origins of some of the first Dungeons and Dragons monsters... whose MINIATURES actually predate the MONSTER! Usually, someone comes up with the idea of "beholder" or "Frog Dragon" or whatever, and then someone SCULPTS the thing. But these creatures actually caused the development of their D&D counterparts -- in the illustration above, the rust monster, bulet
  16. So here are the latest miniatures I got tired of working on. I intended to crank out a couple of big, easily painted models but ended up trying to be "creative". Of course that means I lost interest after getting 3/4 done. Here is the first, the Bones Griffon. I had some issues with this model not wanting to stand up. When I got the model the beak was nearly touching the ground; no problem, a quick boil and reposition and it was ready to be mounted on the fender washer. A couple of days later, it was back to the original condition, so I re-boilded it and re-positioned it again. Still no di
  17. Hey guys! I'm new to painting mini's. I've been slowly learning since I recieved my Kickstarter package months ago. I wanted to take a moment to comment on how easy it is to get into this hobby. When I first recieved my mini's, I was confronted with two facts: 1) that I've never painted anything before in my life, and 2) that I have absolutely no artistic or spacial skills whatsoever. I thought "wow, I'm going to have a bunch of really cool mini's painted really badly." My first one, a zombie was really quite bad, but they got progressively better each time. Anyway, here is my fifth
  18. My progress on the mountain of bones so far. I'm most proud of the owlbear which I think is an original scheme. It's based on a barn owl. C&C welcome as always.
  19. So, there isn't one for this dude yet, right? If there is feel free to move it. I've got one of mine pretty much painted up: Needs some finishing touches on the feather parts, and I'm not happy with a black beak, even though most of the owls I found online had that. Now I'm trying to convert my other one a bit. Some of you probably realized at this point, but I hate having identical monsters :P So far this is what I got, cut the left arm(?) and head off, and reattached them. Wanted to share this because I found it looked awesome. Looks like he's in the process of bull rushing so
  20. Disclosure: I am not a professional painter. You could probably see this by the pictures. I consider myself the typical average guy who collects and paints minis. That being said, here is my WIP pics for a few of the Bones I did. This first pic is base+some drybrushing on the owlbear and werewolf, and base only on the elemental And here is the elemental all finished up, with some minor work needed on the base and that's it.
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