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So I found these guys at the last NEMPA paint day a I attended a few years back, and decided to paint them up...
I have many other orcs from this line, but not these guys...
I even have the Polly S Armor Dark Green paint I used on the others back in High School!
(I,m class of 1981)
and a close up
So all you Partha lovers chime in with comments and critiques!
Last year was my best painting year since 2013! I averaged one per week. Despite the enthusiasm with a brush, I have been less engaged with the community than ever. I paint 'em, and then they go to a cabinet never to be seen by another person.
Naturally a good number of the pieces I have completed over the year are reaper miniatures, so I'm happy to share a selection of things I have done here.
The undead are fun to knock out, and this Minotaur was no exception. They are so forgiving to rough paintwork that they are especially relaxing for brief sessions. Nothing fancy here, but I like it. The weapons on the base come from the reaper sprue from a prior KS.
I tried out to a different approach to quick batch painting. I already have a lot of undead painted and I didn't really want to spend too much time on the skeletons. So to do them quickly I undercoated them in a dark brown paint, dry brushed them with Titanium Buff and the glazed on colours. Transparent Yellow Oxide was mixed with some Burnt Umber for the bones.
Ahh My Love...:
The yellow coat required some normal painting to get it he right colour. I love how it came out. I also decided to paint the compass needles.
Where Is My Booty!:
I did some basic OSL on this figure. It looks better in real life than what came up on the photo since the centre of the lantern is bright yellow and the glow is green(the lighting was wrong when I took them and the phone autocorrected them to dark, amusingly enough the clock colour is quite close to what it is in real life)
I like the colour of the treasurer's shirt. It a really bright teal. Sadly the auto correction has darkened the photo considerably and I seem to have misplaced the picture of the back
Being Dead Doesn't Stop Drunks!:
This where fun to paint. I choose to do as many colours as I could on the drunken pair.
Has Someone Seen His Hand?:
I choose not to use any metallic paints when painting these figures. I considered doing rust on the weapons, but decided against it since the sculpts of the weapons showed them to be in such great condition. I consider the pirates to be raised from the moment they died and be programmed to always polish their weapons (at sea they would get damaged quickly other ways).
Has Anyone Seen His Leg?:
The peg leg could have been a better colour but it is not something that I wanted to draw attention to so it can be how I left it (minimal details and same colour as boot).
Anchor Of The Damned!:
The anchor used my favourite rust painting method. Do a base coat of the desired undercoat (in this case a really dark warm brown). Then use paints consisting of real rust! Red Iron Oxide wash/layer (wash has a nice effect where the colour gathers in the places rust would, and if it is the correct consistency a sufficient amount would be left in other areas you painted). Then highlight with Yellow Ochre (whose pigment is Earth that has a large content of Yellow Iron Oxide. You could substitute for Yellow Iron Oxide or Golden Ochre if you want rust that is brighter).
I like how there are two round pieces under the broken arm bone of the bottom skeleton. You could leave them as rock but I chose to paint them as Two Pieces of Eight.
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?