Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The Arco-flagellant started life as a Heroclix Constrictor. Inquisitor Tiberius is just a Confrontation model who got a weapon swap.
To be honset, I'm not happy with either one but am sick of looking at both. They are officially done.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
The picture doesn't do this guy justice. Up close, he looks like a snaggle toothed dork. From a few feet away, his face looks a little more menacing.
I'm torn on this guy. I like the pose, but it lacks any real detail and the face is all goofy. I primed and painted him today (score one for no detail, I guess), for use in my Greyhawk campaign.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I love miniatures with idiosyncratic weapons, armor, and other features. Particularly in D&D, an interesting look makes it easy to create interesting and distinctive backgrounds for NPCs.
This guy has a club that's taller than him, making him an ideal fighter/cleric of a god of strength or war. In fact, I still have on detail to add to this guy. I want to paint the symbol of the god of strength and warfare on his shoulder plate, but I don't have a good symbol in mind yet.
Whether he'll end up as a PC, an NPC, or a villain, I have no idea. I just like that enormous club!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Reaper: Ansel and Pathfinder Grunt ...
I've been meaning to do Ansel for maybe 4 years now. He's sat on my shelf for a long time waiting for some paint. I hadn't intended on taking as long on him or the Pathfinder as I did but there you go. The Grunt is intended to be a PC for me. He turned out quite well I think.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
This is the second stage. Now it's known as 'priest' over at Iron Wind Metals This is another one started in '09.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
This guy fills a hole in my painted collection: an evil wizard. I didn't have one, though I have lots of evil fighter and cleric types.
Half-orcs have always been one of my favorite D&D races, so I make a habit of collecting all their figs in the Reaper line. I wanted to give this guy blue armor just to do something different. I'm really happy with how the yellow scarf came out. I'm using the Reaper master paints yellow triad, and it worked out well.
I finished this guy a couple of weeks ago, but I first painted him back in 1990. I bought this miniature the same day I picked up the mini that served as my magic-user, Kelgore the Mystic, in a long-running AD&D campaign. It was fun to go back and repaint a figure nearly 20 years later. I might get around to painting a few more Partha and TSR figures.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Hey, the pics didn't come out too bad this time around. This is Ivan Helm Splitter, Barbarian Adventurer by J. Winters and is 1 piece. An old Iron Wind Metals I picked up for $2.50. Think I might just e-bay him. I've got a ton of barbarian adventurers and while it's not a bad fig, it's on the small side as it's Iron Wind and more along the 'true' 25mm than today's 'giants' of 28-30mm.
He's a newbie I started a few days ago and rushed through with some Reaper Master Paint on Skin Tones, Games Workshop on the Metallics, and some Reaper Pro Paint on the blacks (they have an awesome faded black.) Then dipped to bring it all together. Then based. Then hit in the eyes. Then sprayed with some protective seal.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Reaper marsh troll... from 08, mostly done just had to finish off the club and some other bits.
Iron Wind (Ral Partha) with some concrete rubble and basing materials. Another one almost done that needed a few hits on the teeth, skulls on the back, nails, etc...
Dark Sword Miniatures... New for 09', one wizard from a box. Limited color selection on him. Used a few shades with the old mixing medium.
Lance & Laser Garkin... New for 09', I was initially going to do him all black and then looked up bats. Most were not black. He went with two base colors for everything then a dip, then a spray with the anti-shine spray.
mike mearls: 4
Well, this non-contest is off to a fantastic start. Between us, we've painted 42 miniatures in a month. Good job everyone :) Enjoy the Super Bowl and the month of February.