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So having let them sit and stew for a week or so whilst I decided the best way to go about it I cracked out my paints yesterday and started on the long journey to Bones paintedness!


I'm hoping by keeping a log here of my progress it will keep me motivated to keep painting! My initial plan is to break up the small mini's into groups of about 10 to paint then allow myself to paint something big to keep my spirits up. Thats the plan at least, lets see how long that lasts!


To begin with I painted a model I've wanted to do for ages Vanja, the Fire Giant Queen. The pics aren't the best but I'll crack out the lightbox tonight and get some better shots. Anyway, pictures!






I'm quite happy with how she turned out, especially given that I hate doing skin with a passion! The vanish has really dulled the metallics on her spear so I may go over that again tonight before I take better pictures. Next up on my painting desk are Vaeloth, Hellborn Paladin and Mariel Twinspar, Female Pirate.


C&C always welcome!


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nice job on the fire giantess! It not only makes me want to paint one, it also makes me think about the Paragon 4e game Im working on, and wonder if there is a place I can sqeeze in a giant fight or 2...

the problem is I didn't get the giants from reaper. Ill go back to working on the return of the mindflayers - cause reaper has those on retail.

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You demand better pics, and I obey! I ha to redo the metallics as the varnish had totally flattened them out so whilst I was at it I added a bit to her spear that I thought of whilst I was at work.





Slightly closer up picture:



and I tried Photoshopping the backrop, not sure if it makes much of a difference, what do you think?



And here's the current WIPS on my "desk" (laptop tray until we move house and I can get my own man-cave):






All still relatively early but they're getting there


@Evilhalfing: She is a nice model and once I've wanted to do for a long time. I'm sure you can fit one into your game, don't forget to get the king to go with her! He's a nice model too and will be relatively high on my to paint list! Mindflayers are always a good choice to mess with your players. Not sure how they stack up in 4e, we only played about a half dozen session of it before we went back to 3.5, but I always make sure to throw at least one flayer into any campaign I write.


Should get a chance to work on more tomorrow but C&C welcome as ever!

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Relatively small update today, didn't manage to get much done last night so brought the paladin to work to do a bit on lunch. He's the first Bones I've noticed to have the missing-nose-itis syndrome which is apparently common of them. Luckily its not so bad as he still has a bit of a nub for a nose that kinda adds to the Planetouched look I think.

Spent most of my time copying the design onto his shield, its slightly lopsided but given it's size I can live with that for now. I also copied part of the design onto his face as a tattoo which went better than I expected. Initially it was done with a mix of 50/50 Dwarf Flesh/Shadow Gray and then touched up with pure Shadow Gray. I did his eyes too but they don't show so well on the picture, I wanted them to look slightly glowy but not too much so did a base of Mephiston Red then Fiery Orange leaving some of the red showing, then a dot of Ceramite White again leaving some of the orange showing, maybe when hes done and I get a shot in the lightbox it will show up better.

I've started doing the highlights on the armour as well, basecoated Leadbealcher, then first highlight Boltgun Metal and then Mithril Silver to edges.



And the original design for the shield

Well that's all for now. If life doesn't conspire against me I hope to get the Tiefling finished tonight.

C&C as always!
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Finished off the Planetouched today, although after I snapper some shots I noticed I've missed a couple of little details like the buckles on his bracer but I can quickly fix that when I get home before I give him a blast of purity seal.





And a close up of the face with tattoo


Overall I'm relatively happy with how he's come out. and I feel I'm getting back into the painting groove somewhat (I've not really picked up a brush since christmas!) obviously I still have a lot to improve on but its a start.

So, 2/287 Bones painted.

C&C welcome as always!
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