Friday, December 31, 2010

Reaper, Games Workshop, Fantasy Flight Games

The last of 2010's fully painted miniatures. I'm sure I have some more sitting around here but...

Starting from left to right:

Dwarf with Hammer: Reaper for the Warlord game. WIll be my Cleric of Kord in a 4e game.

Dwarf behind with bolt: Part of a bolt thrower for the dwarf army. Only missing the actually siege weapon.

Gold Night: Fantasy Flight Games. Bought him to act as a stand in for my character one night.

Minotaur in center: Reaper, mercenary in the Warlord game. Misceallaneous monster.

Librarian: Loved the post and finally painted him up. From Games Workshop for the 40K line.

Knights: Two dudes from the Lord of the Rings game. Saw them out and decided to see how the paint pattern went.

Lets see some more posters and more painting in 2011!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Crocodile, Reaper and Mega

I know, some people are thinking; doesn't this guy have anything better to do. Honestly though, I'm innocent. These were in the way on the table and we've got Christmas company coming over so the table must be cleaned anew! One day perhaps I'll have a more realistic painting spot but until then, the dinning room table will continue to suffer my painting wraith.

Up first is a lizard man I've owned for years. He's supposed to be whipping two mini-raptors into action. I've long since lost the little bastiches.

 The Nativity by Reaper. I did a few touch ups on it already but didn't have time to take any more pics of it. A nice scene that goes to my g/f.
This is a Crocodile Miniature figures for Pathfinder that wound up going to Reaper games. It's a huge figure and could easily double as a hill giant or something larger. Part of my pet peeve with monsters and the near complete lack of standards for the miniatures. Huge problem with WoTC little plastic crack fiends.
And last but not least, two more of the Mega-Minis. Ugh. I really, really, really have to stay away from trying to provide lipstick to the women and have to cut down on the size of the eyes more.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Minis 63 & 64: Interrogator and a CC Servitor

An Interrogator and a Close Combat Servitor.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mega Minis Again

Another batch of Mega-Minis. The first two I tried a little something different with the snow. Think I'll skip the red lips in the future. Or practice a lot more on it. Figure one and three look hideous with it. The first figure I was messing around with the various ahdes of black. The other three are 'dipped' The third I tried messing with some snow and the last is another sand style base.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mega Minis

Another batch of Mega-Minis down. I've got some more that I'm just waiting for the 'dip' to dry before doing the bases.

The one on the far left is done in 'sand' style base because I've got a few I'm setting up in 'gladiator' style themes. Maybe I'll add some dried blood to the base? Probably not because you see she done! They're already packed away.

The third and foruth mini I went to make as similiar as possible in terms of clothing and hair color because I thought they'd make a good brother/sister duo for the players to meet if I ever run another campaign.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Privateer Press Three Shot!

I like the Circle in Hordes. The idea of using stone constructs alongside some savages and primal magics strikes me as awesome.

The guy in the middle is one of two I have of the fig and I went with a test run here. The next time I paint him I'll do the 'stuido' colors. He's from the RPG line.

The third one on the right is a bridge troll. I've owned him for many a moon and figured it was time to knock it out.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Reaper, Superfigs,Crocodile

Ah Reaper, how I love some of your figs. The first two though, had such damn small integrated bases, that I either needed to saw them off or glue them onto another base. I went with the later option and then used some green stuff to try and mimicik the stone work on the floor. The last one had a standard brocoloi base so I didn't mess with that.

I won an auction on good old e-Bay that came with three of these sinspawn by Crocodille Games for the Pathfinder RPG. They were from the first series, Rise of the Runelords, but make great ghouls as well.

More Superfigs. The two in front are a Flesh Golem and Werewolf. I went with a 'teenage' look on the wolf man with white tee shirt, black belt and blue jeans. The guy in back is mounted on a 2 by 2 base and is some sort of strange sloth alien overlord master. I figure I can use him as some goofy body guard for the Mind Flayers. A mutated quaggoth or something.

Once again, my apologies for the terrible photos. Maybe by the end of the year I'll have things actually set up, but as noted, I've had to start moving a ton of stuff around to make room for the guests the other day and can't just put it back so away it must go.

Grendel and Otherworld Miniatures

This is a Grendel figure. He's huge. He's also made of resin. He's also got a lot of gaps that I had to green stuff. In the old days I wouldn't have bothered.

This is a set of Grendel Black Orcs. Back when they were first released they were probably huge compared to Grenadier and Rafm and Ral Partha. Now they look like scrunt orcs. Still, one can never have enough orcs... Their gear reminds me of some type of desert bad land bit and the ones in the third row with the iron masks make some great bandits.

Two giants by Otherworld miniatures. The hill giant was a huge pain to get the hands just right. A common problem when a figure has one weapon spreading across both arms. The feet on both figures did not match the bases and required a LOT of fiddling around. The arms on the stone giant required some green stuff. Still, some great figures and poses and I'd be curious to see what they were like in resin, as the ones I bought were the metal ones.

There are some more shots on the way as I HAVE to clean up. Way too much stuff starting to bump and bungle into each other and there is no more space for it since the table clean up yesterday.

As usual, my apologies for the poor shots. My camera is trashed and I'm using my cell phone in a place with bad lighting. For some reason all of the lights in this place are terrible and there are so few outlets that I've been too lazy to get the natural daylight shots set up again.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Proto Shoggoth by Rafm

Well, Thanksgiving guests are coming over which means my painting area, aka the dinining room table, has to be cleaned off. Finished off this sucker before cleaning if though so one more post for the holidays; the proto shoggoth by Rafm.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bot by Superfigs

I mentioned what I like about this fig at my other blog. It's 'bot, one of the bricks from the Superfigs line. Most of their figures are realtively simple in design, making them a breeze to paint. The only negative I have about them is that the bases are terrible. Reaper and a few others suffer that so not a huge deal.

I went with a P3 Cold Steel base, then used MIG Light Rust and Dark Rust with Oil and Grease with a few highlights of Quicksilver. The base is a 2 inch piece of wood with spackle painted various shades of white.

I like the rust effect and think that I'll get another one to try out some more weathering before applying the rust.

Friday, November 12, 2010

One Reaper

I have a ton of figs done but no camera and no lighting. The only reason I took this one is because it's for a friend and it's going out tonight.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Minis #48-58 - Dark Eldar Raiders

And I'm done for the year! Or at least, I have reached my goal of 52 minis. :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Great Catch Up

I moved in May. Many figures broken, many lost, many found, many repaired, some destroyed by accident once I was settled. My mother in particular destroyed one of my Eldar vehicles by placing a large box of books ontop of a flimsy box that contained said vehicle. Crunch. I could probably salvage it but...

Anyway, I apologize in advance for the quality of the photos. In the move my old camera gave up the ghost and the place I'm painting now has zero light source. Makes things ugly. The below are the miniatures I've finished since I've moved back to Chicago proper and don't include a lot of the material I'd painted before moving.

One of the drow I picked up when the Chainmail line went on sale.

I stink at putting pics up. If there is a guy to the right of the screen, that's a Black Legionaire from Reaper. Normally on a brocoli base, I had to snip him because he kept getting knocked over. Went onto a square base in case I start playing their tabletop game Warlord.
Another drow.

To be honest, I didn't like the way either one turned out. The clothing and skin is too close in coloration and the eyes were all buggy but I'm in the "f it, it's done" mode.
Before there was the Rusty Heroes from Fantization, there was a limited edition miniature! I finally knocked him out.
Old GW archer for the Empire. He's actully metal!
IK miniature.
A Cygnar Gobbo repairman. I've owned him since Warmachine first game out at Gen Con before the book was even printed. Finally got him done.
This is one of the adventurers from one of the Mega Mini packs.

I've owned this guy a few times. He's from the old Ral Partha boxed set of Warlords. Some fantastic miniatures for this time with a lot of character.

Another IK miniature, this time a gobbo assassin.
 A skaven pack master.

Another Mega Miniature. Kept it simple and painted on a double cross.

And last but not least, a dwarf sighter for a cannon I don't even think I own anymore. I love all the metal mead flagons on his back. great figure with a lot of character.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010