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Painting My Bones (But Not The Ones Inside Of Me) - A Kickstarter WIP.

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Wow, they look great! What green did you use? The skin turned out very nicely, a good rusty orangish-brown.

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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@ Doug, I'll definitely have a look at Matt Board, theres a framing store down the road, I'll let you know what they have.

 

@ OneBoot I think the Green is called "Pure Green" from the Reaper paint line. It came with the bones. It went on the bones. All was well with the world. As for the skin, its just straight GW (Boo Hiss) Vermin Brown.

Oh. And a big old saucy wash of Agarax Earthshade. For Cheating. God I love cheating.

 

And the finished product. Just did slight variations in colour patterns to each of their weapons, jerkins and cloth I couldn't be bothered to make them that significantly different, and thought if I did other colours of things, it would look weird. If I did it again, I'd have probably varied skin shades by adding a bit more white to three and a bit more black to three, as well as maybe more than just "Green and Brown"... but hey as Alanis Morisette, the greatest Canadian to ever live says... "You live, you learn." All in all, a SUPER FAST, decent paintjob, that I'm pretty happy with.

 

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Also...

 

Any reccomendations on what I should paint Up Next?

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Any reccomendations on what I should paint Up Next?

 

Are you in a tabletop game right now? If you are, why not paint some minis to represent characters? If you aren't, I think you'd have fun painting http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/Bones/latest/77052'>this nifty mini.

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Any reccomendations on what I should paint Up Next?

 

Are you in a tabletop game right now? If you are, why not paint some minis to represent characters? If you aren't, I think you'd have fun painting this nifty mini.

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

 

Good choice. She was a blast to paint!

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Any reccomendations on what I should paint Up Next?

 

Are you in a tabletop game right now? If you are, why not paint some minis to represent characters? If you aren't, I think you'd have fun painting this nifty mini.

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

In that group of those silly red and orange fox knights I painted, this was the one I liked the best. I am definitely using it as a warlord (war lady?) the next time I play saga.

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@ Doug, I'll definitely have a look at Matt Board, theres a framing store down the road, I'll let you know what they have.

 

@ OneBoot I think the Green is called "Pure Green" from the Reaper paint line. It came with the bones. It went on the bones. All was well with the world. As for the skin, its just straight GW (Boo Hiss) Vermin Brown.

Oh. And a big old saucy wash of Agarax Earthshade. For Cheating. God I love cheating.

 

And the finished product. Just did slight variations in colour patterns to each of their weapons, jerkins and cloth I couldn't be bothered to make them that significantly different, and thought if I did other colours of things, it would look weird. If I did it again, I'd have probably varied skin shades by adding a bit more white to three and a bit more black to three, as well as maybe more than just "Green and Brown"... but hey as Alanis Morisette, the greatest Canadian to ever live says... "You live, you learn." All in all, a SUPER FAST, decent paintjob, that I'm pretty happy with.

 

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Also...

 

Any reccomendations on what I should paint Up Next?

I really like these. When I painted them I went with dark red for the skin. It matched what i thought they should look like, but came out flat. If I had them to do again, I would go with a lighter color and more of a range like you suggest.

 

If you want to bang out some more really fast minis, I would recommend the zombies and skeletons next.

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Ive got a box of about 40 Mantic zombies so im probably gonna treat myself to another character or two before returning to another horde... that being said, after the goblins, the hobgoblins, the skeletons, orcs and the dungeon swarms... its all pretty much individual models from here on out isnt it?

Oh how fancy!

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I donno if it counts as Necro-ing if its your own thread.
But basically I was in teachers college for the past year and didn't have as much free time as I would have liked to paint.
I've remedied that.

Here's the 77169: Flesh Golem and  77037: Medusa

 

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Pretty quick, basic jobs on them just to get myself back in the swing of things.

Tell me what you think, and its good to be back!

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So heres the next batch of stuff I'm Working on. 
Hit these lads up with my own watered down version of the MSP Black wash.
Why?
Because one thing I HATE about bones is that you spend all this time getting rid of the mold lines, just a trimming, and filing, and smoothing and making them all pretty and ready to paint...
BUT...
You think you've killed all of them and after about 2 hours of painting, you suddenly realize that, jay-kay, horror movie villain, they were just pretending to be dead.
Because you can see absolutely nothing on white on white.

These mold lines are basically Jame's bond's chameleon cars.

 

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Here's what I'm looking on right now. 
Stone Golem, and am going to try my very first attempt at Orange, Lava style OSL from the ground and eyeballs. May God and Harry Potter have mercy on my soul.

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LOL on the Mold Lines..sigh.

Great work, really liked seeing you technique, and what you have been doing.

Recently, I have been using the brown liner to expose details on my mini's, and a mold line is going

to scream at you if there is one when you put that liner on.

Might be an intermediary step for you to throw on a light brown liner wash.

 

Thanks for sharing !!

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Nice wash  technique. I always end up with at least some color (uneven) everywhere.

Mix in 1 part water to 4 parts Wash.

 

Honestly. Magic. Its amazing how big of a difference that single drop of water makes. I figured it out at The Skeleton Champion.

I mean... it looks like I just ink lined him and didn't even touch anything else.

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This is what my workbench looks like right now.
Two Golems (One Pretty much Finished with attempted OSL and another with attempted steroid use)
Arrius The Black (or Red)
And a Coked out Owlbear.

I really gotta get some good bases for these guys. These broccoli bases are justtttt ugly as all of everything.
Also, why are they called Broccoli bases?... they don't look like broccoli to me... maybe in Canada we have different broccoli.

As you can see, the only thing I use my GW Paints for is to hold minis with blue tac while painting them. Thanks GW!
 

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nice clean work...  you definitly need to invest in learning how to do bases...a warning though.. it is addictive and sneaks up on you quietly but quickly..then you can't stop!

 

I blame Corporea and  Willen for my addiction!

 

I am still mediocore at doing it but there is lots of fun in it, and plenty of help on these forums from all of the addicted members!   Willen's posts are a good start and so is Baugis!  link here

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/53639-baugis-basing-basics-for-beginners/?p=836321

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I really, really enjoy your painting style!

I've not been a big fan of that flesh golem, but yours looks really great!

 

You need to put that front pic of Medusa behind a link though, her shamelessness is breaking the forum nudity rule. :;):

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