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  1. We're only about 3 months away from delivery of the Bones 5 (so stoked I can hardly contain myself) and there's A LOT coming. I stated in another post that I'd like to get through as many as i can. I also know burnout is a real thing to be prepared for. I don't know if this is a thing somewhere in the realms of Reaper Forum already, but would anyone be interested in getting on a weekly painting group to try and knock out the same minis? I figure if anything it will at least be a means to keep on top of the painting and also encourage, inspire, and grow from the group effort. There's a lot of logistics to be worked out, but if anyone would want to start something up with me, I'd love the company on the trail. Here's my general stats to see if you're in alignment: Usually take about 1 to 1.5 hours on my minis. Intermediate painter. Nothing pro-level, just painting for fun. Love to try new techniques. I find working with others is more motivating for me than on my own. Who's interested?
  2. Another one from my monk stash. Not to be confused with a mustache. Although with Movember around the corner, perhaps something around Monkvember could be a thing for painting? I digress. It's clear i got some inspiration from Dr. Faust's model he painted (thank you! ) Always love the feedback.
  3. Got two finished for a friend's kid who plays D&D. He mentioned it in passing and i said, "do you know what characters they play as?" He tells me a half elf monk and an elf Ranger. I said, hold my beer. I dug into my treasure trove (aka hoard) and dug them out to paint. I'm sure his kids will love them.
  4. So this one was kind of a quick paint, especially for me and especially for a dragon, but was still fun. Did a lot of experimenting with color here, trying to be brighter and bolder than normal.....
  5. Greetings! Here is my War Mammoth from Bones V. This took me what seems like an eternity to complete (I think I started it in winter 2021...). Being a big beasty, I had endless problems with paint rubbing off because I had to handle him a lot (and also, I opted not to prime him...🤦‍♂️) so I was forever doing retouches. I also should have probably painted him in sub-assemblies. Anyway, here he is, ready to stomp, crash & paaaarp! Thanks for looking!
  6. Bones 5 WIP is where the work starts in this thread. Expansions Dark Depths: WIP SHOWOFF Dungeon Dwellers: WIP SHOWOFF Brinewind: WIP SHOWOFF Brinewind Extras: WIP SHOWOFF Encounters Charnel Pit of the Ghoul Queen: WIP SHOWOFF Dwarf King's Crypt : WIP p4, 7-10 SHOWOFF Shadows of Ravenhome: WIP SHOWOFF Spiders of Emrith Kul: WIP SHOWOFF Add-ons Adventuring kids: WIP SHOWOFF Arakoth the Ancient: WIP SHOWOFF Handmaidens: WIP SHOWOFF Yog Sothoth: WIP SHOWOFF Maybe more I don't remember yet Starting with a dry fit of 19507 Spiders of Emrith Kul encounter set. Not sure what to do with those bodies in webs on the slot. Need to go back and look at the pics to see if I should cut them or see if I have a spare slotta base to stand them up. Backdrop is a black cardstock.
  7. I've been working on this guy for the better part of a month and just finished him tonight. He was a blast to paint, and I'm pretty happy with the finished product. The green wrappings could have probably used some more intense highlighting, but I'm not gonna lose sleep over it. Initially, I wasn't a big fan of the vultures (I put them off until the very last phase of painting). But, one I got some paint in them, they grew on me.
  8. I haven't posted a piece in the showoff area in a long while. I mostly put my work in that paint club group, but this one was special and i wanted to share. I had this figure staring at me and didn't have a theme in my mind. Then it hit me that she for perfectly for this conflict in Ukraine. She's holding her sword up as if the last line of defense. I created the small base with the fallen shield representing the broken boundaries and fallen defenders. But atop her hill that represents her country, she calls for aid and stands strong. May they all stand strong. Lady Vigilance and her call to arms.
  9. From first sight I knew I wanted this dragon to be black. Since it only came transparent, that just meant a good basecoat. this took a long time with brown liner. huge dragons are huge I left the wing membranes clear maybe I will tint them purple or green, Day 2-3 Four layers of paint on belly scales, even though much of it will be hidden by wings . now I have decided it needs tail stripes, for visual interest. Horns look best as bone triad. not sure about fin - this doesn’t wrk… last picture is a weirdly sculpted cut - painted brightly for photo. Doesn’t matter as will be hidden under wing. Repainted it black, so I can ignore it.
  10. Painting got interrupted by basement flooding... and show off pics got got interrupted by more flooding... I will have a few more pics to add later from behind and under when I have a moment. I may not do much more painting for a while though. WIP starts here. A few posts surrounding show some of my Bones 5 dry fits and will have other Bones 5 stuff in that thread ...whenever I can paint again. Spider: Base:
  11. Golem-palooza continues! I know this guy has been around for a while, but I first got him with the Bones 5 core set. I see a lot of people paint the clothes a different color, and that's definitely a good way to make him more visually striking. But I wanted to go for the "statue come to life" look. The only real pops of color were the color shift blue I used in the eyes (to make him look more magically animated) and bits of light blue in the dry brushing (I didn't go too heavy with it and it doesn't really show up in the pictures). Overall, though, I'm happy with him. Any feedback welcome, as usual.
  12. This guy is one of the models from Bones 5 that I was most looking forward to painting. I gave him a coat of gloss clear so he'd look wet and slimy. Realistically, the white/yellow teeth don't make a lot of sense. But, his color scheme was inspired 100% by Clayface's design in Batman: The Animated Series. Any thoughts/feedback are welcome.
  13. I was really glad this guy got included in the Bones 5 set. After he sat around unfinished for weeks, I finally got myself in gear and completed him. According to my wife, he looks "full of himself." Definitely a fun one to paint...any critiques welcome.
  14. Here's my first posted work on this forum. I'll be using him to represent one of my two new characters in a Ravenloft campaign that starts this weekend. He's definitely a well designed model that was fun to paint. I made some small modifications around the shoulders (filing it down so it looks like one continuous coat rather than a sleeveless robe). Because he looks so much like Aragorn, I figured it wouldn't really be possible to downplay the similarities. So, I opted to just steer into it instead. 🙂 While painting him up, I even took to calling him "Larrygorn." As usual, I totally chickened out at the last moment and didn't try for any major osl from the torch. Anyway...any comments/critiques are welcome.
  15. Not sure what her real name is, but she's the space princess from the bones 5 chronoscope pack.
  16. This is a thread for any and all questions, advice, tips and tricks for all of the figures from the Bones 5 kickstarter! Feel free to post pictures when asking questions or to illustrate your advice. Thank you @lexomatic for the idea!
  17. Some questions about the Bones 5 Learn To Paint Kit: 1. The box says the figures in it are Bones, but those figures were all Bones Black in the Kickstarter. So is that a typo? 2. Is there any new information in here that wasn’t in the previous kits or is it just a repeat of those lessons? Thanks.
  18. Here's my first one of this set. Came out decent. I saw someone on Instagram do theirs and i really got inspired. Battle Report! Highs: *Using the color wheel again for the win. Blue orange, red. Fun. *Shiney jewel on bracer came out nice. * hair is good (but also could be better) * blue leather tunic layered up well. Noticed that feathering works better for me than just swiping. *eyes are solid. *attempted adding more scratches and detail to the axe head. *axe wood effect worked nicely. Lows: * don't like the transition in the boots. * struggled a lot with the skin. *hair and fingers are too close in color and kind of blend. *still need to figure out how to highlight hair on curves and catch light. *axe head two tone metal does not look good.
  19. Drinking is the least of his problems. Dumpster diving and leaving poop on roof tops easily shadows the drinking issue. Although, maybe his problems stem from it? Battle Report! Sadly, i didn't track my progress on this one. I should have, dang it. I was moving fast and trying to get it done quickly. @Inarahposted that she had 6 figures to finish, so i wanted to try some. I did this and one of the winged demons from Bones 5. Highs: *fur and raccoon look came out great! *i let my daughter pick the main colors and it ended up being a perfect match on the triad color wheel - violet, orange, green. *values in cape worked great. *pants looked cool. (I may never use pumpkin orange again. Took me 6 coats and still i had to add an ink to it so it would be opaque. Lame. *i struggled in the early stages, but pushed through. Notably the belt straps and weapons were getting lost on the model. *beer came out great. Lows: *the pants. I want to blame the paint, but next time I'll be using an opaque blue. *Eyes took me 4 tries. Still not great. * boots look weird. *think i should have used a different color for the stitching on the pants. Ideas?
  20. It's Krampus time! 🙂 So, the challenge here was to use the Holiday Paint Set as the main/core palette. Which turned out to be a no challenge at all. This figure is pretty much calling for a certain palette to be used on it. Never the less, the fun has been had with this one 🙂 All sorts of comments are always welcomed!
  21. I was focused on speed, not detail. This was trying to work them with as few colors as possible. The more I look at them, the more they look lik ea value sketch more than a painted model, but I'm looking for where to go with them. Another thing I need to know, is what do you all do with eye sockets? How do you paint them or what do you do with them? For the woman zombie, I used an ink pen and am kind of miffed that it turned out than other eyes I put way more time into. I know I can use this in conjunction with painting, but just dotting it came out pretty believable. I think some of that is the fact it's a dead stare, so of course, just a wash and a dot does fine. I would be curious to know how any one else uses the pens and paint in combo.
  22. Just keep on plugging away at these bones 5 set. So so so much to paint still. Here we go. The necromancer. I am going to say i hate bone white from vallejo. That stuff has terrible coverage. Chalky. And thinning it makes it take forever to dry. Not a fan. Every time i is it i think, "i should mark this bottle with an x." I wanted the cape to be darker red, but it still works. I was nearly going to paint it purple and make her clothes red, but didn't. She looks way way way too colorful for a necromancer, but it's what it is now.
  23. It's the weekend again and that means it's time to paint! I feel my mountain of plastic is still pretty big but in looking at the spreadsheet for how many I've painted, i can see I've made good progress. Here's another one that needs to get based and completed. Battle Report! All in all i think the colors worked how i had hoped. I keep challenging myself to really put thought into her colors before starting. It helps guide me and make better choices on what's where and also have my paints ready on the palette so I'm not hunting. Wins: * pale flesh with 2 layers of flesh shade is a good foundation to build up from. * The green in the cape came out okay. I still thinkni need to thin further. The jump between pale sand, which i used to lighten, was a big one when mixed into green. * The yellow accents were cool and worked across the model. * green, purple, yellow triad worked to bring life into this one. Misses: * i can't figure out why when i look at this one it seems sloppy? I invested time to be neat, but it just didn't show like i hoped. * after getting nearly finished, i realized there was areas i didn't paint: sleeves between cloak and bracers, arrow feathers, breast skin. Do then i had to go back and try to do carefully. * The arrows look terrible. I need a good method on arrows to look good when they're all still in the quiver. Here's her progress photos.
  24. Painted the trailer from the bones 5 chronoscope add on. And a mega mutant for scale
  25. Still needs some basing, but he's off to a good start. Interesting how this worked out. I did dry brushing on the first two layers of greens. Then went back in with regular brush and layers, but didn't think it was loud enough. What this? A huge stock pile of BCA pink? Better put it to use. I mixed that into the alien green and base, then touched it up with pink to add some warmth (i mean as warm as aghast should be #dead) in the highlights. Pink and green were a fun combo. I'm not totally into the tattered shirt colors the more i look at it. I may need to use a wash over it, which i try to avoid, to add some dirt/grime look to it. It's too clean and vibrant. But hey, i did layer nicely. Win. I wasn't sure about the facial features. I ended up just touching it up with a little green yellow for discoloration around the mouth, but seems like he still needs something. Next thing i need to do is make a fun base for him. Something Halloween feeling for sure. Thanks @Reaper_Jonfor the ghoulie bags and free minis. Putting them to good use.
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