OUTSTANDING! Your brushwork & color choices are SPLENDID. Your flesh tones are particularly striking & the red hair is perfect for the subject(s). The base finishes the piece off perfectly. VERY WELL DONE!
I'd never join a club that would have me as a member. G. Marx
While I am a hack, army-painter, who is in love with simple block painting + The Dip/Magic Wash, I do appreciate finely painted mini's. That is superb work. Congratulations! I hope it sees plenty of action on the table. Cheers!
Second batch of pictures. But the quality is poorer this time round.
Human Fighter (Valeros) - Reaper minis
A nice generic fighter class mini from the Reaper Pathfinder range.
Red Mage - Reaper Minis
Reaper has this mini as an elf mage, but I have always felt it is more suited as a human than elf. Painted him in "Raistlin" colors. One thing I don't like about bones is the bendy material. I have used the boiling water, cool water technique, and it worked. But after painting, a few months later it seems to have bent back. Oh well, my red mage has a bendy staff.
Maybe next time I will add runes on his purple trim.
Great job on both minis. I like that you didn't use screamingly bold colors but a rather muted palette.
I wouldn't mind the bent staff. Heck, the staff Gandalf had wasn't straight either, and that didn't stop it being one of the movies coolest looking signature items. Bendy swords are another thing, those usually really look bad.
If someone tells you that you have enough craft suplies and you don't need anymore, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
tauster: i suppose the bent staff gives a certain character to the mini also.
Town Cryer - GW
Mini from the old OOP GW Mordheim range. The range had a lot quirky miniatures, quite fun to paint. Too bad most of them costs a lot on ebay nowadays.
Halfling Hole - Scratch built
I had some pieces of waste Styrofoam lying around and I used them to built the core mass of the hillock. Built up the outer layers will "das pronto" air dry clay. Ended up a little too big, as I didn't account for adding the lower half with the stairs leading down.
Re-visited this thread because of your Orcs post. Should have shared this two years ago, regarding the Ettin...
In my game world, Goblins worship a god whose Holy Symbol is the severed, rotting limb, of a slain enemy... This forces them to very aggressively attack their enemies. When the limb falls off, they need a new one. The green hands around the Ettin's neck, are a perfect illustration of the decaying Holy Symbols... This particular god is worshipped by more than just the Goblins. Your Ettin would make a perfect cleric for his race, or even the puny Goblins he rules. Cheers!
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