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I painted Space Marines from 1988 to around 1994 and then fell out of the mini painting hobby. I just got back into it and the Grave Wraith is my first effort. As I was stuck on how to paint him apart from covering him in black, I had a look around and based his look on this one by Vulture but decided to go with purple rather than blue. The sword, which I thought would be a doddle, caused me all sorts of problems (I kept overthinking it) until I just went with a gold hilt and silver blade. I have yet to base him — in the photo I have him sitting on top of a small jar. He was photographed at f6.3, 1/25s.
A few random thoughts while I was painting him:
Wow, these things are smaller than I remember.
My eyesight has really gone down the tubes since 1990...
Any criticism/advice is welcome as I can't wait to get on with painting another figure (probably 03374 Ragnaros, Evil Warrior)
By Chris Palmer
Over on the Ghost Archipelago thread in the Fantasy forum, I posted about a toy-elephant head I glued to a Bones Bugbear to make a creature called an Eritherean, which is featured in the Bestiary for those rules, and is essentially an elephantman. This led to a long discussion, and the inevitable gluing of the spare Bugbearhead to the Elephant's body.
It also made me realize how addictive head-swapping is, and since it was beginning to derail the Ghost Archieplago thread, I thought I'd open a new thread here for everybody to share any head-swapping projects they were doing.
To see the original thread, and subsequent discussion:
And here are the photos of my efforts so far:
So what have you been working on!?
The painting funk has lasted for 4 months, and I need to get my cranium out of my anal orifice and start painting again....
Posted Thursday at 09:46 PM So....
While on the hangouts with some folks that play 40K, we have been talking about stuff, and I went to look for a figure that I knew I had, and didn't want, that @Chaoswolf thought was cool, and found the following:
Now this is the basis for my mechanical Obliterators that I painted way back in 2003? and brought to Reapercon last year
where they got a silver medal in the open category
Speaking with one of the judges afterwards (@dks) we discussed them, and the painting dragged them down, as I said old paintjob...
Well, with my painting funk in its 4th month, I was thinking that maybe, I could re do a new one from scratch, and with all the sculpting things I have learned, as well as painting techniques, I might be able to do better...
Now Reaper forbids entering the same piece twice, but this would be a reprisal of something I did years ago....
Would this be legal as a new entry?
@Heisler care to comment?
As long as the entry is an entirely new piece and not one of those three then it would be a perfectly legal entry.
really hoping this will kick out the brain weasel painting funk!
For some reason, I couldn't cross quote so....
It's gonna be ugly for a while....
the raw components:
lots and lots of surface grinding with the Dremel tool, and sore fingers.....
But hopefully, I've learne a bit about painting and sculpting since I did those guys, and this time, there will be only one....
Doing a Show-off thread that is to have everyone post a pic of their first painted mini (or around the time you first started painting) and their most recently painted mini that they are most proud of painting up.
I'll start it out because I want to show where I've come from and where I'm at now in terms of abilities and to have others realize that they've come a long ways in the hobby as well!
First painted mini was for a Pathfinder Group member and he wanted to play the Imrijka, Iconic Inquisitor back in 2012, so I decided to try painting her up and here's the result!
Now, skip ahead 5 years to my most recent figures/busts that I'm going to enter into this year's ReaperCon.
I also love doing vignettes and dioramas so being able to help tell a story is a big part of the hobby for me.
Please feel free to add in your own figures your first few and your last few if you like, show everyone where you started and where you are now!
By Last Knight
In an odd coincidence that I swear I had nothing to do with, the passing of George Romero coincides with my finally completing a set of 77342, Zombies, from the second Bones Kickstarter.
I thought it might be nice if people painted (and shared) zombies, to honor the life of a man who changed horror movies forever.
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