First is a bunch of Reaper Bones kobolds. I love how you can paint right on the mini's with no priming whatsoever (as a matter of fact, they discourage it)!
The coloration is based on the 5e Monster Manual depiction.
Painted with Micheal's "Craftsmart" house-brand acrylic paints, I used: - Olive Green for the capes & vests - Brick Red for the base skin tone - Terra Cotta for the skin highlight tone - Chocolate Brown for the leather bits - Brown for the wooden spear shafts and shields - Graphite for rivets, studs, and anything made of metal - Ivory for the spearhead retainer twine - Silver as a light overcoat on weaponry to give metallic shine - Dark Grey for base's stonework - Grey for base's stonework highlights - Brass for the skullhead belt buckles (because White doesn't stick well) - Black to highlight the nose and horns
You right click the photo. Left click the copy Image address. Click reply here & then click the picture icon (8th from the right). Enter Ctrl V...this will enter the address in the http box Click Insert Image & you are in business. I hope you made sense of that.
I'd never join a club that would have me as a member. G. Marx
I like the reaper bones miniatures too. I have about 50 of them.
I did try painting a couple of them without washing and priming them first. It didn't go well. So after that experience I wash and prime them like any other miniature. I use citadel paints. It might be that their surface don't go well with citadel paints. But what ever works for you ...
I noticed that a couple of the kobolds have bent weapons. So here is a tip: You can straighten or bend the minis a bit. The way you do this is that you stick the mini into some boiling water for 5-10 seconds, and wiggle it around a bit. When you pull it up you can feel how the plastic is really soft. Then you bend the mini a little bit more than you want it to be bent. Then you hold it in that position while holding it under really cold running water for 10-20 seconds. Then it will stay in that position. This way you can straighten spears and swords. I even repositioned the wings of my gargoyles this way. This way two completely identical miniatures can be made to look different.
------------------------------------------------------ NPCs always show up exactly when the DM wants them to.
Your kobolds look lovely (is that right? You know what i mean) You have chosen a very similar colour scheme to mine. Only problem with the Reaper kobolds is the lack of a sling or bow. Guess its conversion time.
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT