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  1. Continuing on with the Febuary challenge goals I set myself, (painting at least one of each from the following categories: Reaper Bones, Oathsworn, All Quiet of the Martian Front, Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40.000, Kings of War, Deadzone, DreadBall, Mars Attacks, Shadows of Brimstone, Sedition Wars, Drake, Grendel Productions something or other, and to finish something that currently stands around half-done on the shelf of shame), I have done a few minis over the weekend, As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Here goes for Warhammer 40.000: oh yes, obvious reference to the Genestealer’s true inspiration there… A Space Hulk Tyranid Genestealer. Yes I am fudging a bit by calling this a Warhammer 40.000 mini, as it actually it is from the boardgame Space Hulk. But it is perfectly good for 40k as well, so there. This is an extremely speedy speedpaint, A bit sloppy, but that can be rectified by spending just a little more time. all in all, this is really quick to do: black undercoat, brown drybrush, grey drybrush details, two tone grey claws, teeth and stripes on head. Gloss varnish on head and claws. Base drybrushed steel, then reddish brown and washed with darktone ink. Done. Effectively maybe 4-5 minutes painting time. 15 Including waiting for the gloss varnish and ink to dry It should be perfectly possible to have the whole load of 22 Genestealers done in a couple of hours. We will test that assumption, maybe for next months resolution (I am thinking aliong the lines "finishing some squads that have been started")
  2. 77127: Vermin: Beetles Golden stag beetles to be precise. I have no idea how it looks gold in sunlight and green in shadows. how the heck does that happen? but here is my attempt to paint it. Glossy finish on the backs of course, repainted the grass/leaf coverage afterward, decided the legs were good either way. They will serve as giant lighting beetles in my next game. Along with the 2 from my original Vampire box. now with bones2 I have 4 more of them. Do I really need 8 beetles? well maybe I'll just paint 2 more....
  3. Here's my fourth miniature of February (for the revolutionary painting challenge). One of the challenges was to paint something Valentine's Day themed. I'm a little less creative than some folks who've already posted, but I plucked one of my Bones strumpets up and decided to paint her in a nice V-Day pink color. She was fun to paint. I used the blood triad for the darker shades and then the punk rock pink and the breast cancer pink colors for her pink highlights. Something a little funky happening with the sculpt on her arm but maybe I should've cleaned up better prior, but I'm okay with how it turned out. C&C welcome!
  4. Another mini completed for February. This is a mini I have been intending to paint since the new year for a friend's character and have procrastinated getting him done. So finally I sat down and put some paint to him. I present to you Gaius the Half Elf Rogue of Cel'Romus. As I am working on completing more minis I tried to strike a balance of making him look good for the tabletop while not putting in so much time that I wince every time one of our players knock him prone or sweep him to the side of the table among a group of minis. Overall I am happy with him and since he will be making his debut on the game table tomorrow I hope my gaming group likes him too.
  5. I love painting these guys. I thought I had him done Monday, then I looked at the pictures... "Whats wrong with his eye? and Needs more contrast on NNM... I may base him (and all this set of orcs) in a red desert environment, but I will need 40 mm bases. Final version:
  6. So I bought the mice and mystics to add some more variety to my (scaven) ratmen I will paint them all as villains! No too difficult, with this guy, he is a villain in the game, but instead of a mook, this guy will probably represent a mutant thug, or bruiser among the scaven Clanrats.
  7. one of my favorite Christmas presents this year was a whole bunch of Dark Sword Miniatures Anthropomorphic heroes and heroines. One of my personal favorites being the snail cartographer. This cute little guy has a lot going for him and carries all sorts of things, including a compass a bottle of goo and lots of other goodies and that is just what is outside of his shell. I could probably have done better with the join between the head and body, but its a little late now and someone else sent me another one so I have a second chance as well. Enjoy! this was a fun little mini to paint
  8. When I saw this little guy, I knew I had to have him. So here he is, in all his little owl riding self glory! C&c welcome!
  9. Another day another chibi. I bought a number of these at Gencon and I have been working on them to make room for the Impact ponyfinder kickstarter. And hopefully figure out how to make the paint stick. This attempt was using dullcote as a coating to allow the paint to have something to grab on to. this failed miserably. Apparently even dullcote has a hard time sticking to the dark grey resin Impact uses. the dullcote peeled off in sheets. had to wash it again, scrub the dullcote off and lightly sand the areas that wouldn't let paint adhere. And then the paint cracked in some of those areas. All said and done for as many mishaps as this little beastie had, he came out pretty nice. hes a little dragon so he guards a little pile of coins courtesy of Basius C&C always welcome Next try is to scrub hard with dawn dish detergent and a toothbrush and see what happens.
  10. As part of the Resolutionary Challenge I had a bit of fun and grabbed a bones zombie from my vampire box and created "Undying Love". He will be given to my husband with his Valentine's Day card as a surprise. I assembled(or chopped may be the more appropriate word), painted and based him last night while my husband was out. He certainly isn't anything pretty but I think he is cute and will hopefully get a few chuckles. I tried to get a photo of the two intertwined hearts on his gravestone but as difficult as they were to paint (yes I decided to add them after everything was done) they proved harder to photograph. Oh and finally I joined the club of Hanger 18 backdrops so I picked one with red for the occasion. Hopefully this little guy will make someone smile.
  11. These are my latest 2 acquisitions. I got the Jessica Rich dvds (which are fantastic!) , so I was working on skin on the elf. When I was done, she looked absolutely depressed, and I couldn't figure out why. So I figured her familiar got killed, and that's why she was sad. (as a side note, I don't know how authors do it, I felt awful killing that kitty!) The ettin is for my husband, I had to go find him on eBay because he liked him so much. He really wanted the harsh transitions between the muscles, so I kind of went the exact opposite way that I had on the elf. :-) Hope you enjoy! C&c always welcome!
  12. I painted her up for the Jan'15 Bones Beauty Pageant. Best face I've ever done thanks to Jessica Rich/Dark Sword vids.
  13. Here's Hellakin, one of my entrants for the Little People Beauty Pageant and part of my count for the Resolutionary Painting Challenge. I painted him in a single day so I'm pretty proud of being able to get that done, though he's not a speed paint by any means. Struggled a little to get his hair highlighted correctly, and not sure if I made the right color choices (the mister thinks I should've made him more flashy). I kept messing up the layering on his cloak too, making my layers too watery and having to repeat and glaze it back down. Anyways, I'm glad I've knocked him off my list, comments and criticism is as always appreciated.
  14. Oathsworn Shambling Mound, from their “Oathsworn Heroes†kickstarter. I chose to forgo the resin base for a more overgrown one. I had not envisioned this to be the first Oathsworn mini I was to finish, but there you are. This one actually had more detail than I had noticed before I started to paint! Also, I named this one Alec. 50mm base.
  15. Mantic Kings of War Undead Dog Handler, the kickstarter exclusive mini from the first Kings of War kickstarter. Made in restic, those mould lines are such a woof to get rid of. For some reason, the dog handler has a distict piratey feel to it. Maybe its the cutlass. Arrrr....Walkies! The base consists of two 20mm mantic bases glued together. The mantic bases are actually slightly bevelled, leaving a gap and a slightly uneven base when glued together like this. I imagine it will not be visible when put in a unit.
  16. Here's my completed Khael for the Little People Pageant and part of my February count for the resolutionary painting challenge. I'd been looking at this guy on my shelf for a long time. I painted one of him for a fellow gamer that wanted him in typical Gandalf colors. The one on my shelf though I'd been flip flopping between yellow robes and red robes. Decided to go with the yellow. It was my husband's suggestion to give him dark brown hair with a little salt'n'pepper graying going on. I could probably improve on that, but I like it better than when I tried the same for the pirate captain and it didn't turn out as well. Anyways, comments and criticism appreciated!
  17. I finally got around to finishing up the last of my Bonesylvanians. My wife has been trying to get me to finish this one so we can display it for a week and then finally put all the halloween figures away. I kept putting this one off because of all the individual cloth strips. Any C&C is welcome.
  18. finally finished my giant sloth I got at the reaper artists convention, because everyone needs a giant sloth! I like how the mouth came out. It was pretty hard to make it immediately distinguishable from a bear. Anyway, he's taking a walk through a ruined homestead, looking for some cap'n crunch. Enjoy
  19. So, the bonus challenge for the February resolutionary paint challenge was to make a miniature that 'embodied Valentine's day'. And I was reminded of the someecard that said, "Life is short, so tell people you love them. But yell it at them in German because life is also terrifying." So I went digging through my minis, looking for something with wings, and came up with either the griffon or the owlbear. When I asked the hubs, we decided on the griffon because it's funny, and because my brother's name is Griffin, so painting something pink with hearts and calling it him is funnier. (Sorry bro.) I also decided if I was going to go for it, I was going to go as ridiculous as possible.... So here he is, in all his pink, heart glory. As you can see, I made him a cute little quiver and an arrow with the hubs and my initials (awwww). And I painted his pupils as hearts (not sure if you can tell)... I would like to take this time to apologize to any sculptor I ever said anything bad about, because playing with greenstuff is not nearly as fun as I thought it should be. The bow and arrow are the completely wrong scale.. I wasn't optimistic enough to sculpt one, so I had to cut some poor Medusa's arm off. Enjoy!! C&C always welcome!
  20. Here he is number 4 for the month. It took a while to figure out how to re-work the staff, but I like the result.
  21. Got 2 more done today! Yay for days off!! :D The lizardman is from my shelf of shame... He's been almost done for about 4 months. Now he can fight with his brother in our d&d game! C&C always welcome. Enjoy!
  22. I painted this little guy up as an exchange figure for pcktlnt for the Secret Sophie 2014 exchange. I had a platypus, I knew pcktlnt loves platypuses (platypi? platypodes?), it seemed like a no-brainer. I wish I would have given myself time to do the potion bottle properly; I did watch/read a couple of tutorials on the subject, but the colored part kept creeping closer and closer to the top of the bottle as I tried to make the line straight, until eventually I just decided to make the whole bottle orange and be done with it. I'm quite happy with how the fur turned out, though, and it was actually a happy accident how it happened. I'd painted all of the fur, and then went back and double-checked it against my reference pictures...and found that I'd neglected to paint his front white. So, I decided to try lightly drybrushing a light color over the tops of the very well-sculpted fur, and discovered that it actually looked really cool. So I did it some more, and still liked it, and ended up heavily drybrushing all over his front, leaving the dark fur colors visible beneath. Huzzah for serendipitous discoveries! Here's a picture of the back view, where it is painfully obvious that I had no clue what I was doing with regards to the shading on his cloak. You can see on the right side that I put shadows on both sides of the fold in the cloth, because I wasn't 100% certain which direction I wanted the light to be coming from. I tried to use my desk lamp to help guide me where I should put highlighting and shadows, which helped for most of the figure, but not for this cloak. :P Overall, I'm very happy with how he turned out; I really worked on pushing the highlights on the cloak up higher than I usually do, and I think that really helped the cloak pop in front. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D EDIT: Modified a tag
  23. First up in my February miniatures, the townsfolk: village rioter. I was just looking for something semi-fun inbetween other, more serious projects. I was a little worried his pants were too high contrast, it kind of makes him look cartoony, but that's not so bad, I guess. I always struggle painting eyes so when I got them both pointed the same direction I left it. But of course it leaves him looking angrily uphill (perhaps at Dr. Frankenstein's castle before he storms it). And he's not as bright as I wanted him to be color-wise, but I guess that's okay for realism. I had intended to line him a bit more, but I couldn't figure out how to do it with the really light colored shoulder thing he's got going on. Anyways, comments and suggestions would be appreciated as always.
  24. So, between working so much, and trying to die of allergies, I haven't been painting as much. But I got these 2 guys done. I'm not really proud of them, but I am getting better at blending skin, which is why I started painting them.Also, Kord was this week's Monday Miniature. So, this is how I'm starting February for the painting challenge. :) C&C always welcome
  25. I painted her up for my Aasimar White Mage Arcanist in Pathfinder. I was worried having too much bright red, so added some copper. Really wish I didn't. Live and learn. Perhaps when I get better, I'll get another one and give it another go, if she doesn't get permanently killed.
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