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  1. This is continued WIP that used to be part of my gigantic continued WIP. It will essentially be for the basing of the 77045-Orc Hunter (Spear), and 77051-Orc Stalker. Both by Tre Manor. I'm mostly done the basing, but I thought I'd create a new thread for that before I post in show-off (hopefully on the weekend). I just need to get dinner started and convert pics, so stay tuned for posts showing basing progress. I will be using a similar basing technique with my other orc berserker.
  2. I'm starting this thread for all of those who attended this year's Reaper Artist Conference so that you can post pictures of the work you did in the hands-on classes. We're all curious to see what everyone else was able to make, and what can be done to improve/complete our own creations. Post it here for fun and feedback!
  3. Next Project in my bones journey is the blacksmith. Painted up the eyes. Decided to try for a brown eye color with RMS intense brown. And for those who might be curious I used a Raphael #1 to paint the eyes, except for the white dot. Then I put down a base coat of tanned flesh. Thanks for any advice or comments in advance.
  4. So I'm going to try to enter this contest. I want to use BONES 77143: Townsfolk: Undertaker I plan on sacrificing a zombie arm as well Basically, I want the undertaker to have just finished burying a man recently hanged. There will be a hanging tree. I want to try making this with twisted wire, masking tape, 5 minute epoxy and milliput. A hangman's noose will be draped over a big branch. The undertaker will be shining his light at the fresh grave after he hears a noise, and sees the recently deceased sticking his hand out of the loose earth. The lantern he uses is weird, so I'm not sure how much to follow the actual physics of the light, or just "fantasize" it. This will be my first: Contest, Sculpture, and WIP. I hope I can finish ( I can only work about 2-4 hours per week). I hope it goes well. I know I'll learn a lot. Here are my idea schetches. Let me know what you think.
  5. Hopefully one part of a small diorama for the Halloween contest, here's a WIP for the Undertaker. Thus far, he's painted as if lit by moonlight; a much stronger OSL will come from the lantern in a bit. So the back and face are pretty much done, but the front needs much more work.
  6. For the D&D Game I'm running right now, I'm going to attempt to speed-paint a few figures. Told the guys I have a lot on my plate right now with some dioramas that need to get done before xmas, but I usually spend way too much time on individual figures to make them look really good. These are the two I'm working on right now for the character who plays a dragonborn paladin. The paladin is his main PC, but he also has a squire named "Ned" that I gave him who is non-combat, and there to carry his stuff around. Paladin Dragonborn - 77060: Dragonman Warrior Ned the Squire (aka packmule) - 77141: Townsfolk: Oswald the Overladen Even though I'm going to be speed-painting and taking a lot of short-cuts, I still like to customize the figures for my group if possible. To this end, I've converted his sword to an axe (a bit from RBG) and changed his shield putting the symbol of his god on it. I cut the arm with the shield off here, then cut a piece of plasticard to size and covered his original shield design, after that I took a piece of art for the head of Bahamut (his god), printed it out to size, then traced it onto a piece of cardstock, then traced that onto another piece of plasticard and glued the cardstock/plasticard together and flipped it over so that the cardstock was attached to the shield and fit better. It was originally facing to the left, this just flipped it to face right so it'd fit the shield size better. A couple of WIP pics of the paladin himself - Back to the shield - Oswald (Ned) is currently slathered with brown liner and the paladin has some more paint on him, just forgot to take pics late last night. C&C Welcomed and Appreciated!
  7. Here are shots of the sandworm project seen finished here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/57999-worm-sign/?p=1001382 It was a lot of fun, and I am very happy with the result. It was hard not to start a second one, but I am not sure where I would keep them if they started to multiply.
  8. Hey all, Now that I've got my Kickstarter Bones, I decided to start a separate WIP thread to help motivate and inspire me, as well as share my discovery process, flubs, thoughts, mistakes, and accidental successes with everyone. I'm brand new to this whole painting miniatures business, so any and all comments and advice are most welcome! I'll try to be as detailed as I was with my first (and so far, only) mini WIP, since a lot of people seemed to appreciate that; however, with roughly 250 minis to paint, I may not have the time to be as thorough. Unless noted otherwise, all paints used are Reaper Master Series paints, and all minis will be Bones figures from the first Reaper Bones Kickstarter. For the record, my pledge included a single Vampire box and one There Be Dragons add-on. The rest of my pledge was paints and a figure case. I look forward to learning and growing along with the rest of you talented people! Index of WIP figures: 77015 Bugbear Warrior (non-KS) 77016 Rats (scattered across many posts, but this is the beginning) 77195 Mr. Bones (started here), finished here in my WIP thread; also 74021 1" Square Skull Bases, his base (non-Kickstarter metal) 77018 Skeleton Archer (1) (Group WIP) 77018 Skeleton Archer (2) (Group WIP) 77164 Elliwyn Heatherlark, Gnome Bard (conversion) 80013 Nova Corp: Female 77136 Well of Chaos 77149 Damien, Hellborn Wizard 77040 Satheras, Male Warlock 77116 Colossal Skeleton 77016 Rats (single figure) (modified) and 74021 1" Square Skull Bases, its base (non-Kickstarter metal) 77039 Janan, Female Dragon Slayer 77001 Skeletal Spearmen (5 of them) 77017 Skeletal Swordsman (4 of them) 77017 Skeletal Swordsman (1 of them, separate project from the one listed above) 77149 Damien, Hellborn Wizard (conversion) (different project from the one mentioned above) 77073 Freja Fangbreaker 77034 Male High Wizard (separate thread) 77162 Yephima, Female Cloud Giant (separate thread) NOTE: Since I tend to have multiple minis in progress at a time, most of these do not have consecutive posts. The link will take you to the beginning of when I started working on each one, though. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  9. For Christmas last year, my Mom hired the very talented Andy Pieper (a good friend of mine) to sculpt me a set of miniatures for a Visitation Scene from Luke, Chapter 1 of the Bible. Andy's Sculpting WIP thread is here. In this scene, Mary, just having conceived Jesus by the Holy Spirit, visits her cousin Elizabeth, who is pregnant in her old age. When Mary arrives, Elizabeth says, "“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy." And then Mary sings her Magnificat: "My soul exalts the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has had regard for the humble state of His handmaid; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed. For the Mighty One has done great things for me; And holy is His name. And His mercy is upon generation after generation Toward those who fear Him. He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart. He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble. He has filled the hungry with good things; And sent away the rich empty-handed. He has given help to Israel His servant, In remembrance of His mercy, 55 As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and his descendants forever.†This diorama is meant to represent that moment, as Mary twirls and sings for joy in the yard of her cousin's home. These are the completed figures that Andy sculpted. They are 54mm scale: Andy was also kind enough to add a bonus figure, a chicken, which is running away as Mary twirls in the yard: Andy's Sculpting WIP thread is here. I started by purchasing a wooden plaque at Hobby Lobby, sanding the bevels, and installing rare earth magnets in the base, so it will stick to the inside of my wooden miniature carrying case. I knew I wanted the wall of Elizabeth's home on the edge of the diorama, so I glued together a frame out of coffee stirrers and toothpicks. I let that dry overnight, then used Milliput to build the basic shape around the frame, which I also left to dry overnight. When I got out the miniatures to place them in the scene, I realized my wall was angled the wrong way, so I ripped it off the base and respositioned it. Then I added another layer of Milliput over the shaped wall for sculpting the stones. I also used some Milliput for a tiled floor, which peters out into the farm yard. I'm going to put down something for dirt, but I'm letting the putty dry first. I created some palm-like leaves out of twist ties and parchment paper (I will probably do an article on the technique sometime, if there's interest), and pushed them into a piece of cork, which I wrapped with green stuff for a planter. I plan to fill in the top with sand. Here are two photos of what's done so far, with the miniatures in their places, though of course not glued down (and Elizabeth won't be flying in the air like that!). I'm thinking of making some larger palms hanging over the edge of the wall, though I'm not sure how I'd attach them, and I kind of want to see how the little ones look once they're painted. If they're not convincing, I won't bother with larger ones. The wall is pretty well stuck on now, with the floor and everything, but the rest could be repositioned, if necessary, so any feedback on placement is appreciated. I also have a little Milliput left that I could slap on somewhere to touch up the sculpt if necessary. (I used up almost an entire pack!) I'd like to keep some for future projects, but I want this one to be top-notch, so I'm willing to part with it. Really, any feedback at all is welcome and appreciated. Thank you! And, once again, Andy's Sculpting WIP thread is here.
  10. Let's see if I can manage to update two WIP at the same. While I was waiting for my gnome to arrive I started another character for our D&D campaign, since he is a Reaper mini I felt it was a perfect opportunity to do another WIP. He will hopefully be a quick paint job overall, however I decided to use him as an experiment in using more colors in my flesh. While we were gaming Friday my friend did a quick weapon swap for me. Today I worked on his flesh for about two hours a bit more time than I wanted but I was playing with shadow colors a bit. First step of his flesh was simply tanned shadow. Then I mixed tanned shadow with Reaper's Jungle Moss, another well with Reaper's Burgundy Wine and lastly P3 coal black. Ultimately I found out the Jungle Moss did not work so I went with both Burgundy Wine and Coal Black for my main colors in the shadows. I tend to work a bit sloppy but here he is with my shadows blocked in. After shading I revisted my midtone and cleaned up my shadows a bit. For my highlights I wanted to go warm so I selected Reaper's blonde highlight. First I mixed tanned shadow with tanned highlight for my first highlight. Then progressively worked up tanned highlight mixed with blonde highlight, and blonde highlight as the highest points. Here is my palette for my skin at this point. And his skin although I accidentally broke his spear and had to reattach it which I did after painting tonight so he can sit for a day or so and cure better before I put more paint on him. Here is my final picture for tonight how I left him. I added his eyes and lips. I will add some head dots and I haven't decided if I may add a tattoo or not. I think the flesh is working so far but I do need to refine it a bit perhaps some more glazes, however I plan on moving onto his clothing and judging his flesh after I have some more completed on him. Any comments or critiques appreciated, and of course suggestions on tattoos or such would be awesome. Thank you
  11. Even though I didn't post pictures on the forum ahead of time, I still had WIP pics throughout the build process for the Fall Exchange Project that I entitled "Showdown at McFiggin's Tavern". Show-off thread is located here. This is pretty picture intensive, so I'll break it up a bit with the first couple of posts. Starting out, I'll show you all what I did with the tavern/base, then the orc and then finally the dwarf. I followed this tutorial on how to do the bricks/cobblestones. They were super-glued down in place, I added very fine sand to between the cobblestones and then covered the whole thing with a few coats of reaper brush-on sealer to seal it all down. The door was kindly provided by Bonwirn, this is a Hirst Arts piece, it's actually a wardrobe, but I liked it for the door. The wood around the door is very light weight balsa wood. I measured it out and cut it with a sharp hobby knife. The "McFiggins" sign was from the Oathsworn Dwarves kickstarter, I just got the bases and the scenery pieces. After I had the balsa all glued together and the door placed in, I filled the gap around the door with wood filler. I then cut plasticard to size to make it smooth and put "resin sand" from liquitex over the front to give it the stucco look. The top was another thin piece of plasticard, I took out a bunch of popsicle sticks and cut their ends off to size and super-glued them down in layers. The sides of the roof are also popsicle sticks that I cut to angles. Here's the base with more detail, just used some secret weapon washes mostly 'baby poop' and 'sewer water' in the crevices, and used stone grey and rainy grey RMSP paints with some rainy grey/ghost white mixture for highlights. More details added here.
  12. Here is 77161 - Ghost King. Base coats applied on armor, cloak, and weapon. Next I'll get to his face, gem on the sword, etc. Feel free to comment.
  13. I'm painting this for The Ghoul, The Bad and The Ugly. I primed with Brown Liner and then got to work on base coats. The skin is Pale Olive/Splintered Bone roughly 1:1. Pants stayed Brown Liner. I then made a wash of Pale Indigo and covered the flesh. After that I made a wash of Blood Red and painted all of the stitching. The pictures were taken just using light from the window so they are washed out. Hopefully I'll have some more pictures this weekend.
  14. Here is the start of the second Stonehaven Gnome Wizard I am painting. After I finished my gnome I was asked by another gamer to paint one up for his character. Since I enjoyed painting up this tiny gnome the first time I look forward to painting him again. I doubt it will be the last time as I still would like to do a very dark color scheme with a very strong osl flame with gray hair in the future for myself sometime. This time he will look much warmer with lots of browns and worn clothing. I started doing a few mock ups of colors to see what he liked. Here is the ones I came up with. The first one which also was the first one decided against, as overall he had a cool color scheme that did not fit the personality of the character. Although the patchwork and freehand became a staple and will be included on the finished miniature. Then we narrowed it down to these. At this point I preferred the brown and green with red hair combo, but the recipient liked the blonde hair better. So after some more refining this is what I am looking at as a solid starting point for when I receive the miniature. Here is better look at the main colors. The umbrel umber is a chocolate brown which will be highlighted with a orangish brown then a final highlight with a touch of blonde hair added in for the highest spots. It will be used on the hat and cloak. The red stone will be used on his under robe and be shaded with a little purple. I was thinking the molten bronze metallic for his ring and hair tie on his beard as it is a nice warm metallic that will show up nicely in the blonde hair. The violet will be his gems brought up to white in the highest points and shaded down to a deep violet the high contrast will make them look like gems. The aged bone is the one I am uncertain of it would be used for his pouch and possibly tie around his hat. It would be shaded with brown and brought up to a warm white. For the base I was thinking lots of mossy greens and browns with purple glazed in spots. He will be based on a larger base than my gnome going on a 30mm round so I will have more room for creative basing. I also intend to use pigments to give his cloak a worn dirty feel. So what do you all think? Any suggestions or ideas welcome I will be getting the mini in the mail this week if all goes well. And hope to put paint on him soon thereafter once prepped of course and will try to put lots of progress shots up for everyone's input along the way.
  15. So since I have to wait to finish up my diorama I decided to start constructing some "3d" dungeon tiles for our next podcast season Forge of Fury. Here are some WIP pics, please let me know what you think.
  16. Right, so while I wait for my Bones I'm going to attempt to do a WIP for the stuff I'm working through. I'm generally useless at taking progress pics so this will be a new experience for me. On the table at the moment I have my SDE monsters as a distraction and this... The first job was / is cleaning and assembly, so after a good scrub in soapy water I started to put together the main body. The fit was pretty bad and to assemble the 3 parts that I have already I had to boil and bend a few sections so that the sides and the spine meshed together even remotely. There are some gaps in there still but I intend going back in a filling them from the inside. The model comes with a clear plastic flying stand as well as a scenic resin one, so I'm going to use the resin on as otherwise whats the point? Here's the whole kit, minus the flying stand, awaiting my attentions, I've undercoated the inside of the mouth so I can paint that prior to assembly, I'll seal it off when finished with a light coat of varnish and then paint the rest of the fig when its all assembled. A dry fit of the parts has shown theres a hell of a lot more filling to be done once the 'face' gets put on, so I'm hoping my meagre putty pushing skills won't stand out too much on it. Its a pretty daunting job for me at the moment Still not sure what colour to paint it, I like the red scheme but I'm tempted to do a different route, maybe a deep black / purple up to a red highlight, not sure.... As I only get to paint at night I'm scared to get going on it as tired eyes make mistakes, maybe it will become a weekend job.
  17. Yesterday evening I decided to take the plunge and start work on my Kaladrax model. Last year I participated in Powered Play Gaming's Kickstarter for their light kits and I knew I wanted to use one of them on Kaladrax. I spent Friday night and most of Saturday putting the two together. My first step was to remove mold lines so I won't have to worry about them later. Then came the careful process of planning out how I would install the light kit on Kaladrax for best effect. I knew I wanted to make use of both the base and Kaladrax's belly to keep the kit components. So, the first major effort was in separating the two halves that make up the belly, as it was glued at the factory. With some strategic bending and the help of a long necked flathead screwdriver I was able to separate them. I knew I wanted to light up the eyes and mouth, and eventually settled on using two different colored LED lights, one for the eyes, the other for the mouth. As the light strings from Powered Play Gaming's alpha kits come as a pair of lights, this meant using two different strings and only one light of each string. What to do with the other light of each pair? Leave them in the belly to provide an additional light source, this one to suggest some powerful animating force originating there. So, how to get the lights up to Kaladrax's head and minimize exposure of the wires? By carefully cutting up the neck into several short sections, then a combination of drilling and digging out a series of holes big enough for the LED lights and the wires to pass through from the belly to the back of the head. Then, drilling into the head, both in the mouth and in both eye sockets for the lights to show through. The mouth was easier than the eyes. For the eyes I ended up cutting two short lengths of fiber optic cable from Powered Play Gaming's fiber optic kit (the 3mm cable size) and then inserting one into each eye socket, making sure that the inner ends ended up fairly close to each other so that a single LED light could be the source for both cables. Test mock-ups showed great promise in this strategy as it made the lit eyes more focused and defined with just the round end of the cable carrying the light through. I knew I didn't want to keep all the light kit components in the belly, as I wanted the switch and the battery pack accessible without having to open the belly to use them. So, this required some careful drilling (and digging) into the base to provide a hole for the wires to pass through from the inside of the base to the belly. I carefully chose the spot for this hole to minimize the length of wire exposed between the base and Kaladrax. I also got the idea of mounting the switch to the base so that it could be accessed from the outside instead of having to lift up the base to get at the inside. I chose one of the flat stone surfaces on the backside of the base as the location for the switch, you can see it in the pictures and on the YouTube video. Now, in order to get the neck back together and strong enough to hold up, I decided to drill a series of holes along the top side of the neck and ran a brass rod through them for support. Finally I was ready to put it all together for a dry fit before gluing anything permanently and make sure it was working as planned. So far so good. Now time to glue the neck parts back together (with the brass rod and LED wires securely in place) and then use some epoxy putty to fill gaps and cover the seams between the neck sections (since I used a hobby saw to make the cuts, they were not a perfect match when I put them back together). So here is where I am now, before any painting, with the light kit installed and Kaladrax glued into several assemblies to make it easier to paint. Here are some unlighted pictures of my assembled Kaladrax, followed by a couple with the lights on: Here is a link to the video I uploaded to my YouTube channel showing the lighting effects: http://youtu.be/bDFRQGz0tp4 If I can figure out how to embed the video, I'll see if I can do it. Next step: Painting!
  18. So I returned from a month long trip in Spain this evening to find a Giant and strange box sitting on my bed. After opening it carefully, thinking it must be a bomb or decapitated head, I was overjoyed to find it was none other than my Bones Kickstarter! REJOICE! After sorting through the sheer rediculous number of miniatures, I realized that I'm going to need some sort of motivation to paint this beastly assortment of minis, and the best way to do that is to showcase my work on the internet as I try to tackle, as quickly as possible, all the Minis I got. The plan is to speed paint them up to pretty much tabletop level, a little lower than I'm used to doing with really only one base color and one layer of shading, with alot of drybrushing and washes to help me "cheat" along the way. Without further rambling, we haveeee... this guy. Model #1 of 200...ish. Mr Sandman. At first I was like "OHHHHH EVIL WIZARD!", and then I started with the purple and was like " He kinda looks like hes wearing one of those sleep caps on his head... OHHHH SLEEPY TIME WIZARD." and gave him a cute little star covered hat. Nothing is more intimidating to enemies than stars on your head. If anyone has any tips on how to take better pictures of my minis, or any comments, feel free to belittle or abuse me at your whim. Also, if anyone knows where I can find the actual names of the models so I dont have to name them all stupidly, that would be grand toooooo... okay. I'll have a new differenter picture of another mini tomorrow, with more madness.
  19. My favorite part of painting is putting the first few colors on a miniatures, which is problematic since that encourages starting lots of things that never get completed. I gave into my baser impulses yesterday and started work on this guy, who has been waiting patiently in my drawer of shame, primed and ready to go. Lorenzo Cortez, from Anima Tactics. He came in a box set with another figure I wanted that I couldn't find sold separately (one of those ones that I want to wait to paint until I'm good enough to do her justice). Check out this arm. I don't know what the story is behind this guy, but I bet he has never lost an arm wrestling challenge since he got that thing attached. MSP Soft Blue for his suit, VMC Ochre Brown for the collar-thingy, MSP Dark Skin, and MSP Clockwork Brass (washed with P3 Armor Wash, then highlighted with Clockwork Brass with some VMC Metallic Medium). MSP Pure Black for the shoes and undercoat on the arm. MSP Blue and Brown Liner as lining. I'm going to try not to spend too much time on this guy. These pictures do a good job showing off the shadows thrown by the lights (I haven't done any detailing except on the arm), and they look pretty straight-forward. Not too many fiddly-bits left now that I've decided to take the easy road with his arm.
  20. It has been months since I picked up the brush to paint for more than 15 to 30 minutes at a sitting. Now that I have a health issue managed and under control, I can finally get back to painting! I have a list of projects I would like to finish by the end of the year, so I'm working on a piece or two to get back into practice. I have long admired NMM, so I decided to give it a go and see if I can learn the technique. Turanil has a variety of surfaces to practice my blending, so here we go. I started in on his cloak, working with a base coat of carnage red, followed by shading with deep red and brick red, then working the midtone back in with blood red. Highlights are, so far, a mixture of blood red and burnt orange. The front of the cloak shows plenty of interesting folds, which were really helpful in setting of the blends. I like obvious and logical folds (thank you Bobby Jackson!). I see a need to push the highlights up more, so I'll be going back and working up to pure burnt orange. I am hesitant to go much further into yellow. The back of the cloak is flatter, which begs for some freehand work, but also makes placing the shadows a bit harder. I definitely need to spend more time there to get the right contrasts in place.
  21. So, I promised to show off my Current Projects in the Fall Exchange Thread, so here goes nothing! So, first off, I have been having troubles with my Camera. It cannot seem to take non-fuzzy pics of minis consistently, even in macro mode. I took about 30 pictures of my current project minis...11 of those pics came out okay-ish. But at least one of every mini was included in those pics, so here are most of those. Project #1: Dragonborn Barbarian! Been playing Wednesday Night D&D stuff and have become friends with a couple of regulars. Both have been impressed with my painting "Skills", so I'm making minis for them. The First is playing a Dragonborn Barbarian with a fire/Volcanic flare. So, I took to my Plasticrack Chop-Shop, and created the Abomination above. And there he is with a coat of Primer and the first red Base coat on his scales. Project #2: The other Player at the Wed. Game Is fairly young, about 14-15 ish. He has come a long way though, especially since he decided to try playing a Dwarf Paladin. So, I'm making him a custom Mini. Again, I went to the Chop-Shop, but was a little more reserved this time. I chopped off the original Axe, added an Icy Warhammer from a D&D Mini and a Beer Stein I got at GenCon a few years ago at a Mini Class. Project #3: Diversify my Tieflings! And Finish old projects while I'm at it :P This Lady has been half finished for months. And Yes, the pink hair IS intentional. Project #4: Mari the Sniper Ranger. This one is for a PC in my F2F 4E D&D Campaign that I run on Saturdays. This mini is apparently Admiral Thrune from some Pathfinder Adventure done up for their Pre-Painted Minis. All I care about though is that this is a Female Human with a Crossbow! You would not think that would be something difficult to find, but you would be wrong. Original Paint job was in a kind of bright red. Looks very different in these colors. Anywho, Please comment. I live on Kind Words and Good Advice:) GF
  22. Hello everybody! I am enjoying so much this little project (triggered by Jasper's SciFi Challenge!) that I decided it would be better to make it a spin-off thread of my main compiled WIP thread. Instead of talking a lot, I will take you through the pictures. First, I had an idea. Doing a round-base diorama, with the TARDIS center, the Doctor and Amy Pong (two minis I have from Heresy Minis) on opposite sides, like covering each other backs, defending the TARDIS. Some more details are planned, but you will learn about the later. So the most challenging part, building a somewhat accurate TARDIS. First, some research and sketches: Then, refining the sketches comparing sizes and overall scale with the minis: V1 was more accurate to the real thing, but too "thin" for mini scale. So I beefed it up and chose better measures, in line with my materials. V2 was the definite plan. The whole family helped out in the cutting and shaping of the TARDIS yesterday. Base and square "plates" are cardboard, side and other details will be plasticard, and corner posts are pine square stick (for arquitectural models). Sides were first cut in with the Dremel, the polished up with the xacto knife: Lower squares were covered with thin cardboard (like from cardboard bases): I had stripped up an old computer, and had some leds, switches... so with the help of the innards of a small, toy flashlight, I wanted to make it light up. Adapting one led for the roof beacon: More details, plus using electric wire copper cut to size and a LOT of patience for the window frames: A pic I snapped to remember how the cables were connected. I had to remember my old electronics classes until I got two leds working out of the same switch. The LED depicted is a white led going inside the TARDIS to light up the windows. The switch is going to the base, and I used foam carved out to house the wiring and batteries. To allow for easy removal of the piece, I adapted a connector. To help reflect light back, the inside faces were covered in aluminium foil. The inclined roof was a challenge, all four little triangles cut up and glued. So lacking the Police sign and putty to fill in the seams and polish it up, here it is! The wires that pluck into the connector: Sitting on the base: And switch on: Hope you like it so far! C&C welcome. PS: Oh, I am also playing with plaster, got some dental grade one, and prepared the actual top layer of the base:
  23. Okay, I knew this guy wasn't "finished" when I stopped, but I was sick of looking at him. I've had him off my bench for a while, and I kept looking at him, but couldn't decide what it is that needs done. I think I finally hit it - I think the colors are bothering me, and fighting each other pretty badly in some spots. I think it all comes down to the orangish bits. I think they need changed or tinted with some glazes or something to help bring them back in to the rest of the model's paint scheme. Maybe. I dunno. Anyway, here is the results of my first Nethyrmaul attempt. I never put him up in 'show off' because frankly my first effort was weak. I don't know where to go with the color though, please give me some suggestions. I took several different pictures trying to capture the real colors (my photo setup definitely needs improved for larger models). I think the most accurate color representations are nearest to the top. EDIT: Note the dark spots near the back of the spines in most of the pictures are actual shadows. This guy was a pain to light.
  24. I just started my Stonehaven Gnome Wizard and was hoping for color advice. I didn't plan out my colors in advance for this one as he was intended to be a quick paint up for an upcoming character for D&D. And now I am a bit stuck for the colors of his shoes, and they are quite the shoes for this little guy. I sat and stared at his shoes for about 30 mins mind you while I should've been actually putting paint on him. I was thinking a dark brown, but I am not sure. What do you guys think? Oh and since we are on color advice what opinions does everyone have on his flame and crystals? Without further ado here is the state I left him in for now He is going to be a forest gnome illusionist hence the green and I plan on making a forest base with tiny mushrooms. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
  25. Hi All. I paint for Fun, I guess to what you'd call a tabletop standard. I'm pretty new here, and it only seems fair to share what I've been working on. So here goes. Comments and helpful critiques appreciated. I'm a s l o w painter and I've only got about five weeks before my Friends and I get together for our only game of the year. I'm not sure but I think I've got about twenty figures I'd like to have finished by then ~ or at least finished enough for us to use! I'm hoping this will help to keep me motivated and on track. 1st up is going to be my reward for getting through as many of 'em as I can. A gorgeous 1988 Tom Meier Limited Edition Elf, #33 of 92, that I got on eBay for my birthday a couple of years ago. My True Love ~ Classic Tom Meier 25 mm Ral Partha Elves and Dwarves, mainly circa '77 - '79, and a couple of GW/Citadels ? I'd appreciate any help identifying figs, so please feel free to chime in! I'd cleaned and primed them with <shudder> Krylon Grey about thirty years ago. I've gotten them off of their old tile bases and stripped 'em with Simple Green. Now they're freshly washed and ready to go. Got my glue ready ~ love Locktite Gel, but hate the packing! These are lead so yeah I wear rubber gloves until they're primed. Got my gloves on and then I noticed some flashing I'd missed . . . >sigh< It's back to cleaning . . . and then I saw Furongian's http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/49920-curating-your-collection/ and I decided to go ahead and take some more photos and make notes about these guys! While I'm getting my lead ready for basing here are a couple figs I've been working on recently. They still need finishing. Mainly touch ups and bases, sealing, then flocking. (I'm only cropping and using Auto Fix in PSElements.) And a little Reaper Love just for scale . . . Hope you Enjoy!
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