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so this one was next... Last of the beastmen. I tried the axe and was completely unhappy. found a guide on where to NNM on an axe - now I'm much happier with the way it looks, but I thought I could do better without a guide.
At the Origins Game Fair last month, I took part in Reaper's speed-painting contest. I hadn't painted much all year because of a new job, but I wanted to jump back into painting with some necessarily fast work. Cheryl (LadyStorm) ran the contest. It was right next to the Reaper booth. As usual for Reaper's speed-paints, each contestant got a basic set of 12 paints (a combination of Master Series and HD) and 2 brushes. Paint colors: red, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, black, Caucasian flesh, orange-brown, dark brown, silver, and gold. I didn't use the silver or gold at all, because I didn't want to get shiny flakes polluting the water. As you can see, I relied heavily on the browns. Brush sizes/shapes: a larger flat brush and a smaller pointed brush ... except for Round 2. See below. So now I have 3 new Bones figures to show for about 3 hours of painting. Some of the paint rubbed off along the way back home, but otherwise they are unchanged. I'm not sure whether I'll clean up the paint jobs under better lighting and with better brushes, or just leave them like this. Anyway, here they are: Round 1: beastman warrior 2, Bones #77253. 45 minutes. Round 2 (semifinal): Bloodhoof, minotaur barbarian, Bones #77251. 50 minutes. The larger flat brushes used in the Round-1 heats had all gotten frazzled, and Cheryl wanted to save some new ones for the final round, so we got only 2 small brushes for this round -- size 5/0. It's tough painting a big figure with a tiny brush. Round 3 (final): Dragoth the Defiler, plus throne, Bones #77201. 75 minutes. I quickly realized that Dragoth wasn't permanently attached to the throne, so I pulled them apart, painted the two pieces separately, and then put them back together with a few minutes left. As you can see, his back is just plain black, but at least I avoided leaving anything unpainted and glaringly white. Thanks for looking! Derek
77252: Beastman Warrior 1 77253: Beastman Warrior 2 x2 77254: Beastman Champion 89033: The Horned Hunter 77251: Bloodhoof, Minotaur Barbarian 77255: Bronzeheart, Minotaur Hero xxxxx: Beastman/Pirate Conversion
Hi all, I like to paint my minis in batch, so I tackled recently all the "Beast Mode!" section of the Bones 2 Core set. I'm ultimately planning to use them as part of my Beastmen warband for Mordheim. BloodHoof, the Minotaur Barbarian is one of my favorite sculpt among these. Here he just chopped his way through a High Elf. The Beastmen warriors weren't painted that well (and I didn't clean up enough some massive mold lines), so they don't deserve their stand-alone shots. But they look nice coming out of the woods. The Beastman champion is really massive. It looks like he could hack a minotaur in half. BronzeHeart, the Minotaur hero. With his nice fitted armour and pretty axe, he doesn't fit too well with my idea of Minotaurs (blood thirsty savage beasts...). But fun to paint nevertheless. And a little group shot C&C welcome