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After finishing the Tribes of the Vale from Battle of Westeros I decided to find a small project before I jump into my next big one. Coming across the Reaper dice figures again I thought it was time I finally finished the set. Awhile ago I painted up the D20 but quickly realized I wasn't skilled enough to give it a proper paint job. So the rest went into deep storage and were nearly forgotten about. Now that I have a few more years of painting experience under my belt and I'm in need of a smaller project I think its time to finish this old one. 

 

Funny as it may be I decided upon the paint scheme for these guys immediately and it has never changed (even though this project has been waiting for years). When I saw these figures I knew I needed to paint them up in the same colors as my first set of dice from the D&D starter set I bought in my youth.   

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Finding the appropriate colors wasn't too bad either.

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With a plan in place I got to work. Starting off I base coated every die in their chosen color. This helped me get back into the swing of painting after a bit of a break and even gave me something to do while some of the lighter colors dried between coats. Once they were all base coated I started focusing on the D12. I didn't plan to do more than basecoats on the rest of the model but I really got into the groove. I really need to stop taking these long breaks it really messes with my perception of how long a project will take.20240120_223048.thumb.jpg.89165cbf4ef830b518fee3e0103dceb8.jpg20240120_223055.thumb.jpg.361ca51ac0dc44f6317b4fa3a8072e51.jpg

 

As you can see I got quite a bit further than I had planned. Though it was looking pretty good by this point I went ahead and dirtied it up which may have been a mistake. 20240120_230000.thumb.jpg.7dabd9e65ccbd6c1d4aa618f594cf5bc.jpg20240120_230012.thumb.jpg.81326032f835ca46f96320648d2e5a35.jpg 

I'll be looking at this one next time and deciding if I want to go back to its more clean look. Right now I'm pretty sure I'm going to repaint this.

 

As I waited for certain parts to dry on the D12 I also started working on some of the D10's details. 

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Hopefully by the end of this project we'll be able to see if my painting has improved since I painted the D20 all those years ago. 

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Very cool project! I like that concept of painting your fist set of dice, it gives the minis some history and personality.

And yeah, I think I'd go for the cleaner look. I mean, those guys do the greatest part of their adventuring on the table, and only rarely visit the dirtier places like the floor or the caves beneath the cupboard. 😁

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After a couple of hard days where I didn't have it in me to paint I'm back at it. I started the session by going back and repainting the D12. Turns out the cleaner look is much better.20240123_214653.thumb.jpg.af1f113e9a814e043c8977fe43fdc09c.jpg20240123_214701.thumb.jpg.5515b12375149e31feb3eb02e6354992.jpg

 

With that out of the way I started to really focus on the D10. As I'd already basecoated most of it, it didn't take to long to reach a "finished" stage. Like the D12 I think I'll leave the actual die pristine while adding some wash to everything else. 

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The D8 received a cursory basecoat tonight, but it was pretty sloppy and will need a lot of cleanup next session. 

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I'm finally back to hopefully finish these miniatures. They have been sitting on the desk for way too long.

 

First up was the D10 which received a bit of cleanup and a wash on everything except the die itself. The D8 got plenty of attention tonight and it also made it to the wash stage. 

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Next up was the D6 and D4. The D6 nearly made it to the wash stage while the D4 only received it's white basecoats. 

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Not a ton of progress tonight, but it did feel great to hold a brush again. 

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A fairly simple and straightforward update tonight. Again as we've seen countless times before a project that languished on my desk during a hobby break was nearly complete.20240323_223704.thumb.jpg.b60f22986e0f91ee91fc6c41ab063b60.jpg

Everything is painted and washed so I'll be able to seal these tomorrow. We'll see if I'll also be able to take and post their final pictures.

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This project is finished. Everything is sealed and final pictures are taken. 

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And for good measure the whole group together including the D20 I painted so long ago. 

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I even grabbed a picture of them with the dice that inspired their color scheme.

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These were a lot of fun to paint. I have no idea what I'll actually use them for but I'm glad I took the time to finally finish the whole set. 

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3 hours ago, haldir said:

I was gonna say the color scheme resembled a starter set of rpg dice.

Exactly, the dice pictured are actually my first set of dice that I believe came out of the 3.5 starter set.

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