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@billeecatsDon't think that I didn't notice it sitting in the back of the photo - the Chaos Toad.  I saw him holding his hand up proudly waiting to get painted. 

 

I've also got a Frost Giant sitting in my bin.  I need to give him a shot.  I think with this new airbrush (I got the piece for the adapter today) it will allow me to lay down the bluish tone.  If I can get him done on top of my other painting I'll feel pretty darn successful.

 

Thanks for posting up your figs for the week, BC.  

 

Another thing I've started to test is basing first and then priming it with the mini.  I'm not a fan of it because it makes getting the feet and lower portion harder, but it definitely saved some time on one that I was working on this weekend that I didn't post.  Some up front work saved a lot in the back end and I felt completed when the brush was down rather than going to shift to my "basing' mode.  

 

Sigh...if only it were the weekend.

 

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I found WIP minis while packing up to move that I didn't even know I HAD.    After the Great Unboxing, I've got my work cut out for me.   Huzzah!  --OneBoot :D 

Wow so I had a goal of finished by midnight on sunday, didnt set an alarm, got lost in the fun of painting and I kid you not; I put my brush down at 11:59:57pm.    Here is Lysette, I'm calli

Working on shading and midtones. Thought the blue would be darker. I'm going to have to go over it again with something.      The group so far:  

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So for this week I am working on 77662 Oman Ruul, Wizard.   Last night I got him primed.  Tonight I will start on his face and beard.  I’m still thinking about what colors to paint his robes.  

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Soooooo I abandoned the green stuff I was planning to use on Vodelis Winterhand. I summoned my courage and started attacking his mold lines with my files. He's been primed and is ready for paint. I also finished taking the mold lines off of Bones USA Darius... didn't go as well. I thought I was in a good flow but then I encountered his right sleeve and started getting some crazy fuzziness all over the folds of his sleeve. I have a backup Darius by chance so I'll try a different approach there next time.

I'm planning on using this Darius for the RVE Faction Fight, and will have to decide if it is worth another go with the exacto.

 

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37 minutes ago, crowsandbones said:

 I also finished taking the mold lines off of Bones USA Darius... didn't go as well. I thought I was in a good flow but then I encountered his right sleeve and started getting some crazy fuzziness all over the folds of his sleeve. I have a backup Darius by chance so I'll try a different approach there next time.

I'm planning on using this Darius for the RVE Faction Fight, and will have to decide if it is worth another go with the exacto.

 

 

I would try sanding sticks. You can get them online at various places that sell hobby supplies, and Hobby Lobby. Other craft stores might have them. They seem to work better at taking off mold lines on Bones without tearing up the plastic.  Then use a couple layers of gloss sealer brushed on to smooth out the surface. 

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I got the base coats put down on Oman Ruul. I am going with a  teal cloak and hat.  I did not have a ton of time to work on him as my new proxxon foam cutter showed up and needed some assembly.  

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Goblins on my end were primed on Sunday, but never got to touch them after.  It's painful for me to have them staring at me with their beastie faces and not be able to paint them.  

 

I also got my airbrush.  Muhahahaha!  Soon my pet...soon...

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I have some time this evening hopefully to finish cleaning up Darius for his Faction Fight and get some base coats on Vodelis. Just because his name is Winterhand, I can't seem to stop wanting to use the old 29817 Winter Blue for his cloak, maybe a salt & pepper beard...

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So! Three back to back days of working 12-hour shifts, staring at a computer screen, and then feeling too cross-eyed to do anything else after that,and I'm just... :angry: ...just have to keep reminding myself that this job is what pays the Reaper mini bills. 

 

I'm hoping for a quiet day tomorrow so I can wrap up the 'taurs and start on the toads. Wish me luck, folks. 

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@billeecats  days like that are when I do priming, or base coats. Stuff that moves the train along, and is hard to mess up even when tired. 

 

I grabbed three colors and started on Aeowyn, and discovered they might not have been the best 3 colors to mix. It's just the base coat right now, I'll see what it looks like tomorrow and make changes as I finish her up. Hopefully I can give her the paint job she deserves. 

 

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Hello, I know I'm a bit late but I'd like to throw my hat in for this if your still looking for more people. I don't have too many reaper figures unpainted at the moment, more so from another company. My local store doesn't carry much in the way of reaper. I didn't go as all in as some on the kickstarter, but I got enough to keep myself for a while.  I've included a pic of one my more recent figures.

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On 2/21/2021 at 5:39 PM, Inarah said:

Happy Anniversary @billeecats

 

This is what I worked on today. 

 

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The space trooper is a mod I put together earlier this month. I finished painting it today.  Some dragons caught my attention, they have been sitting a while and I finally figured out a color scheme.  

Nice little dragons, where are they from? 

 

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@Ambrousiswhat is this?   We have a new person coming in to join?   Great!  We're excited to have you toss some minis into the mix, too.

 

That looks like a big figure.  At this point you don't need to have reaper figures only.  Just find something to paint. If we all have one in common, then we try to do it together.  If we don't, then paint what you got. 

 

Glad to have another painter.  Welcome! 

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