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Just in time for the season!
I happened to be going through some sort of a creativity crisis. I would start on a figure and almost right away stop feeling it.
This guy seemed to shake me up quiet nicely. Although, I did get tired at the end and rushed a few things. But, as I remember, the profys recommend "paint more minis" as oppose to sitting over one for eternity trying to get it to perfection.
The challenge is 30 minis in 30 days (not necessarily 1 mini each day.) I've been prepping a few figures each week since August, and this year's theme is Science Fiction:
XairBot (Small) 49012
XairBot (Medium) 49013
CyberReavers I (2) 50354
CyberReavers II (2) 50355
HESCO barriers (2)
Starship Generator 80053
Tess, Adventuring Heroine 49020
Slade, Cyborg Hero 49018
Nova Corp:Female 80013
Nova Corp:Soldier 80012
Gothic Tank Traps/objective markers (2)
3d printed scatter terrain
Crates (Large and Small)(2) 77248
Jersey Barriers (2)
IMEF: Reggie Van Zandt 80017
Viceroy Enforcers (3) 30029
Starship Generator 80053 #2
Dreadmere wight 44022
dark elf w/bow 1128
Liriel Silverlocks 2458
DGS games female
Not shown: Blood Nebula Mercenary 49017, Power Generator 72611 (2)-- still in blister packs.
That gets me to 30-ish, depending on whether I count things like the barriers and crates as single pieces or not. Still working on getting the last few pieces washed and primed and identified.
So I needed an NPC - and this Bones V townsfolk called to me as a low level mage. He is supposed to be a ship's mage, helping dvinine weather and sea creatures, so I choose blue and then tried freehand silver symbols. My lack of freehand skill and patience quickly showed up! But he's good for the table and was done in time to use. He looks a bit worried - which fits the character
Here is the Zombie Giant from Bones V - he's a little bit less washed out in person. Pretty satisfied, but I see that I should have done more lining/contrast with the bandages and lining for the armor - again, more contrast! I never seem to quite get it! At first I thought the face was a bit goofy, but then I was sparked by the idea that this guy was animated by three junior necromancers and the vultures are their familiars trying to get the zombie to follow the three necromancers' conflicting orders....
So Finally my little Reaperhovians, my first two Bones V figures painted, the Satyr and Faun from the Greek Odyssey Expansion, sculpted by Rainbow Sculptor (sorry I don't know her real name to credit her here, somebody surely will). I think for my first two figures, I picked my favorite one of all the Kickstarter, the faun, and painted the Satyr to make a nice pair of figures.
In case interested here is part of the sculpting process for the figures:
Satyr and Faun sculpting WIP
and then here are my renditions. Sorry so many pictures but these are figures with some different angles that seemly want to be photographed:
I think my biggest lesson learned from painting these figures was mold lines, I really need to be more cognizant of my mold lines with Reaper Bones. I can notice them in quite a many places.
Otherwise I'm pretty satisfied with how they came out. I wanted earthy tones mostly with a few pops of colors. The hardest choice was the fabric around the narwhal horn spear. I had to actually see the WIP for these minis to figure out that the spear was supposed to be made out of narwhal horn, but once I knew that at least it was a bit easier to paint it as bone. And of course I can see all kinds of little errors I've made but what's painted is painted. I'd love to see these two come out in metal. I'd buy them up right away and paint them again with a bit more crisp detail, but in all actually I think the detail on these were pretty good and altogether paintable.
I like to usually do some makeup or eye shadow on my ladies, but with this one, just did lips as I figured she's out and about prancing around in the forest, not too worried about fashion. One thing I also did was for her fingernails, basically painted them the same color as her hooves, without doing any fancy nail colors.
Anyhoos, hope you enjoy!
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