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  1. I remember when, during a dungeon crawling AD&D session a lifetime ago, we entered a part of the dungeon where the corridors were spotlessly clean but for a sign saying "Meet the Cleaner" or something to that effect. And a transparent, quivering wall moving towards us at speed... It ended badly for our party even though the Gelatinous Cube was defeated in the end, it's acidic jelly eating away at all our armour and favorite equipment, leaving our party drastically reduced both in capabilities and hit points going foward. And at last a proper miniature of such a Cube! Made in clear translucent Bones. I 3D printed a custom base for it, 8 cms in diameter. The middle piece is a part of the Cube and consists of a bottom "plug" and leftovers from some of the Cube's earlier meals. I tried for an oilslick rainbow-ish effect on the cube, dribbling on an assortment of inks and quickshades and then dabbing at it with some tissue paper to prevent too much colour pooling. I just wanted a hint of colouration to stain the clear rubbery plastic. An experiment, but I am rather pleased with the results. Apart from the orange/yellow being a bit too strong. The Cube it self is hollow and can fit a miniature inside completely! 77305: Gelatinous Cube from the Bones 2 kickstarter Reaper Miniatures Unknown sculptor Clear Transparent Bonesium PVC 80mm base
  2. I really have far too many miniatures. At least 20, and with a further 20 inbound from the 20 kickstarters I have backed the last few years. So for 2016 I will try to crank out those minis at an elevated pace, and chalk up an even 366 -one for each day - finished by the end of the year. Of course, this means to avoid spamming the excellent reaper forums with samey, production-line dross nobody really wants to see, I will not be posting each and every one done here even though the rpchallenge says I should. Instead I will post Reaper minis and maybe some other that I find interesting enough. The rest will get pictures linked to the rpchallenge monthly post for anybody who might be interested. so.... Continuing with my transparent bones experiments: All transparent minis should first be undercoated with Army Painter Anti Shine transparent matte varnish, so that the paint has something to grab on to. This part is Key. After that, I find that simple is the way to go with the transparent Bones for best results. This one was transparent blue to start with, I gave it a wash with Army Painter Quickshade Blue, drawing off the excess and when dry, a very careful corner drybrush with an offwhite with a turquoise tinge. And that is simple but effective wall of ice! (or blue Fortress of Solitude if you like.) 77312: Wall of Ice Reaper Miniatures Bones KS2 Bonesium PVC Oval base from warbases.
  3. Sorry for posting this a day late...These are for the 2015 resolutionary challenge. As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. So here goes: 77080: Wall of Fire from Reaper Bones KS2. This piece is made in orange coloured transparent Bones PVC. Obviously, I still struggle with fire. Oh well, I still have a few more of the transparent Bones to practice with. and the slightly smaller The Campsite Fire from Oathsworn Heroes KS resin scatter terrain, (I need to say that it looks much better IRL, with more sculpted detail than is apparent in the photo). both have 30mm bases. The Oathsworn one is integral.
  4. Sorry for posting this a day late...These are for the 2015 resolutionary challenge. As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. So here goes: Another experiment on a transparent Bones. this time the 77369: Shadow. This one is transparent purple and I tried to give it a kind of gradient with several colours, but I do not think it worked all that well. I need to put it in front of a bright light to see any of the colours. I tried to highlight it with a careful drybrush, but that just ruined it further. I think it might have worked much better if it was clear transparent instead of purple, since the purple is quite dark in itself. Live and learn. 77369 Shadow Reaper Miniatures Bones KS2 Bones PVC 30mm base
  5. 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. Continuing the experiments on the transparent Bones, we come to the other clear slime. This one was undercoated with Army Painter Anti Shine Clear Varnish spray like the others, and given a coating of Vallejo Green Ink. So far so good. But it was far too dark, so I tried to lighten it a bit. FAIL. Here are two points to remember: Lesson 1: The base and / or underside of the model should have been painted first. (Duh!) Captain Hindsight has a few choice words for me here. The bones are transparent, and that goes both ways. Some time ago I had a basing frenzy, gluing most of my bones to bases. Including the transparent ones. Probably should not have glued those. Expecially this one, being broad, thin and flat. The black of the base darkens the flat slime and makes it look much darker than I wanted. And since superglue sticks to Bones like stuff to velcro, I could not get it off the base. Lesson 2: Do not try to use opaque paints to make any sort of transparency, even when they are thinned considerably. The chalkyness does not go away when thinned. As soon as I put the paint on, I realized my mistake, followed by trying to wipe the paint off. To no avail. The chalkiness stuck. So I consider this one a failure. Just need to remember the lessons for next time. Transparent Slime Reaper Miniatures Bones PVC 50mm round lipped base.
  6. Painting the new transparent elemental and ghostly bones figures was vastly different than painting bones previously for several reasons: The material is a little more slick, making it difficult to just pick them up and start painting without any prep work How you light the mini greatly changes how the paint looks or how much is needed. Due to the transparency, to really get color to stand out, several coats must be used I will write up different painting methods that have worked (and the ones that did not) so far, but just to get things started I have included some pics of the WIP minis from the two sets "Haunts" and "Fire It Up". A few of the minis have pictures taken with an LED light underneath them to show how well they glow on their own. I will eventually include pictures of all of the miniatures from the two groups. Stay tuned for more! Enjoy! Xanderhook
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