Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ork Warboss

I love the amount of detail on this mini!

I hate the amount of detail on this mini!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Reaper Carnotaurus

One of my FLSG, , Games Plus, had a Hobby Que pack that came with paint, miniatures and brushes. So I bought it and painted this sucker up. Hate the mini-paint pots but it was interesting to note that almost all shading was done via two drops of walnut/dark brown paint with whatever the base color was.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Inquisitor Tiberius and an Arco-flagellant

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

Chronopia versus Mega Miniatures

The Chronopia fig is another new one that I 'dipped'. As you can see, the base is much taller on the Chronopia fig but overall, the difference isn't 'that' great, about.. a head taller?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mega-Mini Skeletons

This is an eight pack of skeletons from Mega-Miniatures. Once again, doing some testing on some washes with basecoats. I may touch up the bases a little but for practical purposes... they is done.

Lesser Vampire

From Miniatures

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

Batter Up!

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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

One unit of bloodletters of khorne. I could have done more work on the blades, etc... but f it. They done.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


What is everyone taking pics of this minis in anyway? I don't have a photo box or anything I'm just using some white paper as background.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Six and Seven ...

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.

The Scarlet Brotherhood

There were originally five of them but one has apparently decided that discretion was the better part of valor. And off to e-bay they shall go. I put more pics on my flick! page as I didn't want to keep bogarting the 52 site.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Patient zero has been deleted! No need for him and the other three.

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.
I wanted to do some 'Menite' style clothing on him. Menites are from Warmachine and wear 'warm' white. The Rucksack Tan shading came out WAY to strong for my taste. That's okay though. He's another experiment on e-bay.
I think the last one I'll do Warlord Crusader style and see how that turns out.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Iron Winds Metal Cleric

This one is a simple but cool figure. It's P3 paints with several layers of Battlefield Brown worked up to Rucksack Tan with Gun Mage Brown as the 'mid' tone. Put him on a base and he's still too '25mm'. Ah, old minis. How you have become regulated to the smaller side of life.

Two Reaper Figures

Reaper is probably my favorite miniatures company. I've probably painted more of their figs than anyone else's in the past 5 years. Here are two figures:

From Miniatures

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.

From Miniatures

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.

Ral Partha Fighter with Runesword

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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.

Slithe the Assassin

This is Slithe the Assassin, one of the mercenary factions in the Rusted Heroes line. He's from 08' and needed some work on the hilts, skin, studs on the hilt, and touch ups on the face, including his eyes. Yea, another 08 figure done. Hurray.

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

Another Dip

This is another Mordenheim figure from Games Workshop. One base coat over most things, then a dip, then a few touch ups like the eyes, the base, etc... It does seem however that the camera has lost it's love for me. Multiple shots and once again, this one is the best. Bah.
Edit: Deleted the pic because it was terrible. If needed, I can try and take another one.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mage Knight Metal. Pinned to a tiled base. Took several photos, they all came out terrible. Probably the last one for a while as my knee is almost back to normal and that means I'll be back to work.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Big boy is a half-ogre from Reaper. The second is a female warrior from Magnificent Egoes. I believe she is from the Iron Heroesl ine. Both are new for 09'. One of the few 'benefits' of having a gout attack is that it gives you a little more time to work on such things.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Another Four

Okay, from left to right...

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.


Here's the counts as I figure them.

joegkushner: 13
crowtales: 10
gospog: 9
joe: 5
mike mearls: 4
microserf: 1

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.