Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Reaper's Catherine O'Mannon - 2344



First, I started off with a basic color scheme according to the color wheel (and kept to it). Then, we have another painting experiment - instead of going through the pre-selected paint pots for shade and highlight - I started at the darkest color and kept adding white to the mix until I was happy. This had an affect of keeping the original color as the dominant tone.

Painting Instructions for Reaper Miniature's Catherine O'Mannon:
Step 01: Undercoat model with white primer
Step 02: Use Chaos Black to outline all joints
Step 03: Use Bronzed Flesh on face
Step 04: Use Warlock Purple on scarf
Step 05: Use Tentacle Pink on dress
Step 06: Use Liche Purple on girdle thingy
Step 07: Use Dark Angels Green on bird
Step 08: Use Dark Flesh on glove hand and hair
Step 09: Use watered down Flesh Wash on face
Step 10: Use Bronzed Flesh on face
Step 11: Use Elf Flesh on face
Step 12: Use Pallid Flesh on face
Step 13: Use 2/3 Warlock Purple to 1/3 Skull White on scarf
Step 14: Use 1/2 Warlock Purple to 1/2 Skull White on scarf
Step 15: Use 1/3 Warlock Purple to 2/3 Skull White on scarf
Step 16: Use 2/3 Tentacle Pink to 1/3 Skull White on dress
Step 17: Use 1/2 Tentacle Pink to 1/2 Skull white on dress
Step 18: Use 1/3 Tentacle Pink to 2/3 Skull White on dress
Step 19: Use Skull White on dress
Step 20: Use Liche Purple with traces of Skull White on girdle thingy - repeat
Step 21: Drybrush Snot Green on bird
Step 22: Drybrush Scorpion Green on bird
Step 23: Drybrush Bilious Green on bird (add a bit of Skull White and repeat)
Step 24: Drybrush Vermin Brown on hair
Step 25: Drybrush Leprous Brown on hair
Step 26: Used Scorched Brown staff
Step 27: Use Goblin Green on base
Step 28: Drybrush Camo Green on base

Sunday, November 23, 2003

Reaper's Talisha Highbringer - 2177



This piece should be renamed to Dolly Parton's revenge.

There is some testing on this model - the skin tones are smooth and contrast with the drybrushing technique used on the dress. From a tabletop distance the high contrast looks good. Close inspection gives a different impression.

Painting Instructions for Reaper Miniature's Talisha Highbringer:
Step 01: Undercoat model with white primer
Step 02: Use Liche Purple on dress
Step 03: Use Warlock Purple on dress
Step 04: Use Tentacle Pink on dress
Step 05: Use mix of Dark Flesh and Bronzed Flesh on skin
Step 06: Use Bronzed Flesh on skin
Step 07: Use Elf Flesh on skin
Step 08: Use Palid Flesh on skin
Step 09: Use Sunburst Yellow on hair
Step 10: Use watered down Flesh Wash on hair
Step 11: Use mix of Bad Moon Yellow and Skull White on hair
Step 12: Add more Skull White to mix and drybrush on hair
Step 13: Use Scorched Brown on leather
Step 14: Use Bestial Brown on leather
Step 15: Use Snakebite Leather on leather
Step 16: Use Bleached Bone and drybrush some highlights on leather
Step 17: Use Boltgun Metal on metal
Step 18: Use watered down Sky Blue Ink on sword
Step 19: Use Chainmail on sword
Step 20: Use Mithril Silver on sword
Step 21: Use Chaos Black on rocks
Step 22: Use Codex Grey on rocks
Step 23: Use Fortress Grey on rocks
Step 24: Use Goblin Green on base
Step 25: Use Camo Green on base

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Ral Partha Ranger Greenblade - 03-014




2010-12-15 - thanks to Ernst at DND Lead - he recognized this miniature as being the second stage (Greenblade) of the Ral Partha 3 stage Ranger character.

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This is another unknown fighter - 25mm in size - so I based it on a Games Workshop round base in order to prop up his size. My goal on this piece was speed - total time from start to finish was just over two hours.

Painting Instructions for Archived Human Fighter:
Step 01: Undercoat model with chaos black primer
Step 02: Use Scaly Green on cloak
Step 03: Use Jade Green on cloak
Step 04: Use Vile Green on cloak
Step 05: Use Bronzed Flesh on face
Step 06: Water down Flesh Wash and use on face
Step 07: Use Elf Flesh for face highlights
Step 08: Use Liche Purple on shirt and pants
Step 09: Use Warlock Purple for shirt and pants highlights
Step 10: Use Vermin Brown on leather
Step 11: Use Leprous Brown on leather
Step 12: Use mix of Bleached Bone and Leprous Brown for leather highlights
Step 13: Use Bestial Brown on wood
Step 14: Use Snakebite Leather on wood
Step 15: Use Bubonic Brown on wood highlights
Step 16: Use watered down Boltgun Metal on steel
Step 17: Use watered down Brazen Brass on helmet
Step 18: Drybrush Codex Grey onto arrow flights
Step 19: Use Goblin Green on base
Step 20: Drybrush Camo Green on grass

Monday, November 17, 2003

Reaper's Elbreth Eveningstar - 2618




Oh no! Party getting eaten by big purple monster. Don't worry...

It's a bird, it's a plane...

No - it's SuperElf!!

Oh seriously, I was originally thinking of something borish like brown or green and then it hit me - it's an elf - I can paint it any color I want! All I need now is an S on the cape! There are two front scans - the lewd colors cause all sorts of problems with the scanner optimzation coding, so the first scan is with lighten midtones turned on. The second is the standard / normal scan.

Painting Instructions for Reaper Miniature's Elbreth Eveningstar:
Step 01: Undercoat model with chaos black primer
Step 02: Use Golden Yellow on cloak
Step 03: Use Sunburst Yellow on cloak
Step 04: Use Bad Moon Yellow on cloak
Step 05: Use mix of Skull White and Bad Moon Yellow on cloak
Step 06: Use Ged Gore on boots and gloves
Step 07: Use Blood Red on boots and gloves
Step 08: Use mix of Blazing Orange and Blood Red on boots and gloves
Step 09: Use Regal Blue on shirt and pants
Step 10: Use Ultramarines Blue on shirt and pants
Step 11: Use Lighting Blue on shirt and pants
Step 12: Use Ice Blue on shirt and pants
Step 13: Use Scorched Brown on fur
Step 14: Use Bestial Brown on fur
Step 15: Use Snakebite Leather on fur
Step 16: Use Bubonic Brown on fur
Step 17: Use Boltgun Metal on swords
Step 18: Use Chainmail on swords
Step 19: Use Mithril Silver on swords
Step 20: Use Bronzed Flesh on face
Step 21: Use Elf Flesh on face
Step 22: Use Pallid Flesh on face
Step 23: Use Codex Grey on rocks
Step 24: Use Fortress Grey on rocks
Step 25: Use Skull White on rocks
Step 26: Use Goblin Green on base grass
Step 27: Use Camo Green on base grass

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Reaper's Vald the Deceiver - 2569



This character was great fun to paint. I took the techniques from the kneeling assassin for the robe and the evil fighter for the plate mail and put them together for that black and gold evil cleric look.

Painting Instructions for Reaper Miniature's Vald:
Step 01: Undercoat model with black primer
Step 02: Use Chaos Black and mix in some Codex Grey on robe
Step 03: Add more Codex Grey to the mix on robe
Step 04: Add Fortress Grey to the mix on robe
Step 05: Use Codex Grey on robe
Step 06: Use Fortress Grey on robe
Step 07: Drybrush Fortress Grey on hair
Step 08: Use watered down Black Ink on robe and hair
Step 09: Drybrush Scorched Brown on fur
Step 10: Drybrush Bestial Brown on fur
Step 11: Drybrush Vomit Brown on fur
Step 12: Drybrush Bleached Bone on fur
Step 13: Use Bronzed Flesh on face
Step 14: Drybrush Brazen Brass on metal
Step 15: Mix Chainmail to Brazen Brass and highlight metal
Step 16: Use Codex Grey on base
Step 17: Use Fortress Grey on base
Step 18: Use Skull White on base

Friday, November 14, 2003

Reaper's Vasiphur, Evil Fighter - 2606



An evil fighter for the gaming group. The scans on this one are a bit vague as the swords and arms cause the model to sit on the scanner a bit funny. Painting was easy to do as basically all done with a wet drybrush technique.

Painting Instructions for Reaper Miniature's Vasiphur:
Step 01: Undercoat model with black primer
Step 02: Use Boltgun Metal on chain mail and swords
Step 03: Use Red Ink on knee and sword
Step 04: Use Sky Blue Ink on knee and sword
Step 05: Use Brazen Brass on plate mail
Step 06: Use Chainmail to highlight chain mail
Step 07: Use mix of Brazen Brass and Chainmail on plate mail
Step 08: Add more Chainmail to mix of Brazen Brass and Chainmail on plate
Step 09: Use Bronzed Flesh on face
Step 10: Use watered down Flesh Wash on face
Step 11: Use Codex Grey on stones
Step 12: Use Fortress Grey on stones
Step 13: Use Skull White on stones

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Reaper's Elquin the Daring - 2246



Another gaming model from the gaming group. However, my second conversion ever. I put the mace into the left hand. Originally the figure was without anything in the left hand and it just begged to have something put there.

Painting Instructions for Reaper Miniature's Elquin the Daring:
Step 01: Undercoat model with Chaos Black
Step 02: Use Regal Blue on robe
Step 03: Use Enchanted Blue on robe
Step 04: Use Golden yellow on shirt
Step 05: Use Scab Red on weapon shafts, belts, steel boot plates
Step 06: Use Boltgun Metal on mace
Step 07: Use Chainmail on mace highlights
Step 08: Use Scorched Brown on boots and hair
Step 09: Use Bestial Brown on boots and hair
Step 10: Use Snakebite Leather on boots, hair, and pants
Step 11: Use Bubonic Brown on hair and pants
Step 12: Use Bleached Bone on hair and pants
Step 13: Use a wash of Snakebite Leather on hair and pants
Step 14: Use Lightning Blue on robe
Step 15: Use Blood Red on weapon shafts, belts, steel boot plates
Step 16: Use Blazing Orange on weapon shafts, belts, steel boot plates
Step 17: Use Bad Moon Yellow on shirt
Step 18: Use mix of 6:4 Skull White to Bad Moon Yellow on shirt
Step 19: Use Bronzed Flesh on face and hands
Step 20: Use Elf Flesh on face and hands
Step 21: Use Codex Grey on flooring

Sunday, October 26, 2003

Reaper's Jean Paul Duchamps - 2139



This miniature I picked up as a theme piece for Halloween. Basically a drybrush piece with details on the eys, snout, and claws. Lots of fun to do and quick.

The scan isn't the best because the figure is a bit ackward in its 3D presentation.

Painting Instructions for Reaper Miniature's Duchamps (Werewolf):
Step 01: Undercoat model with Chaos Black
Step 02: Drybrush Scorched Brown on fur
Step 03: Drybrush Bestial Brown on fur
Step 04: Drybrush Bubonic Brown on fur
Step 05: Drybrush mix of 1:2 Bleached Bone to Bubonic Brown on fur
Step 06: Drybrush mix of 1:1 Bleached Bone to Bubonic Brown on fur
Step 07: Use Bleached Bone with a dab of Chaos Black on bones and claws
Step 08: Use Bleached Bone to highlight bones and claws
Step 09: Use Codex Grey to highlight muzzle
Step 10: Wash muzzle with watered down Chaos Black
Step 11: Use Goblin Green on grass base
Step 12: Use Chaos Black on rocks
Step 13: Drybrush Codex Grey on rocks
Step 14: Drybrush Fortress Grey on rocks
Step 15: Drybrush Skull White on rocks
Step 16: Drybrush Camo Green on grass base

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Reaper's Franc Jeaunoir - 2482



Franc Jeaunoir is the last of the thief / assassin looking figs in the pile of metal given to me to paint for our gaming group. Not too bad - any and all mistakes are due to painting with my kids at the same time!

Painting Instructions for Reaper Miniature's Franc Jeaunoir:
Step 01: Undercoat model with Chaos Black
Step 02: Use 1:1 mix of Chaos Black and Scaly Green on robes
Step 03: Use Scaly Green on robes
Step 04: Use Jade Green on robes and highlight
Step 05: Use 1:1 mix of Jade Green and Vile Green on robes for highlight
Step 06: Use watered down Dark Green ink - shouldn't have done it as it's the wrong shade of green - oh well
Step 07: Use 1:1 mix of Chaos Black and Liche Purple on neck robe
Step 08: Add Rotting Flesh to mix for highlight
Step 09: Add more Rotting Flesh to mix for final highlight
Step 10: Use Dark Flesh on all leather and clothing
Step 11: Use Vermin Brown on all leather and clothing
Step 12: Use Leprous Brown on all leather and clothing for highlights
Step 13: Use Bleached Bone on al leather and clothing for final highlights
Step 14: Use Bronzed Flesh on face
Step 15: Use Flesh Wash on face
Step 16: Use Bronzed Flesh on face for highlights
Step 17: Use Elf Flesh on face for final highlights
Step 18: Drybrush Codex Grey on base
Step 19: Drybrush Fortress Grey on base
Step 20: Drybrush Skull White on base

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Archived Half Orc Fighter



2014/12/31 - update - this is an Earthdawn Orc With Sword from Heartbreaker - HBH308B.  It was part of a three pack of orcs.

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Another unknown found in a bag of minis. This is a half-orc fighter. Another speed test as I was going for best quality job in fastest time possible. I painted this on a Saturday night in 2 hours prior to our DC mini-painting meeting on Sunday. What was different was that I used inks for shading in order to speed the process and thereby reducing a layer or two (see my instructions). Completed the base on Sunday night after the meeting.

Painting Instructions for Half Orc Fighter:
Step 01: Undercoat model with Chaos Black primer
Step 02: Use Tin Bitz on splint mail
Step 03: Wash splint mail with Chestnut Ink
Step 04: Use Snot Green on shirt and pants
Step 05: Use Dark Green Ink on shirt and pants
Step 06: Use Chainmail on chainmail and sword
Step 07: Use watered down Sky Blue Ink on sword
Step 08: Use Scorched Brown on shield
Step 09: Use Scab Red on hair
Step 10: Use watered down wash 1:1 Black Ink to Red Ink on hair
Step 11: Use Bestial Brown on shield (drybrush), boots, leather
Step 12: Use Flesh Wash on shield
Step 13: Use Bubonic Brown on boot tops
Step 14: Use Bronzed Flesh on skin
Step 15: Use watered down Flesh Wash on skin
Step 16: Highlight skin with Bronzed Flesh
Step 17: Drybrush Vomit Brown on shield
Step 18: Use Snakebite Leather on leather and boots
Step 19: Use Bleached Bone as highlights on boots, boot tops, leather
Step 20: Use watered down Mithril Silver as highlights on sword
Step 21: Use watered down Dwarf Bronze as highlights on armor
Step 22: Use Elf Flesh on skin as final highlights
Step 23: Use Scorpion Green as final highlights on shirt and pants
Step 24: Drybrush Blood Red on hair
Step 25: Use Skull White on teeth
Step 26: Drybrush Codex Grey on base
Step 27: Drybrush Fortress Grey on base
Step 28: Drybrush Skull White on base

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Reaper's Kneeling Assassin - 2519




Kneeling Assassin is another gaming figure for my local rpg group. In this case I wanted to portray an assassin crouched hidden in the corner ready to spring his trap. When I scanned the image, I couldn't determine if the traditional black background or a lighter background brings out the detail better so I posted both. Enjoy.

Painting Instructions for Reaper Miniature's Kneeling Assassin:
Step 01: Undercoat model with Chaos Black primer
Step 02: Drybrush mix of 7:3 mix of Chaos Black to Codex Grey
Step 03: Use mix of 1:1 of Chaos Black to Codex Grey to base highlight
Step 04: Use mix of 1:2 of Chaos Black to Codex Grey to highlight
Step 05: Use 1:1 Fortress Grey to mix and highlight
Step 06: Use Fortress Grey for final highlight
Step 07: Use watered down Black Ink
Step 08: Use Bronzed Flesh on skin
Step 09: Use Flesh Wash on skin
Step 10: Use Bronzed Flesh on skin to highlight
Step 11: Use 1:1 mix of Elf Flesh to Bronzed Flesh on skin for highlight
Step 12: Use Boltgun Metal on sword
Step 13: Use Chainmail on sword to highlight
Step 14: Use Bleached Bone on skull pin
Step 15: Use Chestnut Ink on skull pin
Step 16: Use Bleached Bone on skull pin to highlight
Step 17: Drybrush Codex Grey on base
Step 18: Drybrush Fortress Grey on base
Step 19: Drybrush Skull White on base

Friday, September 12, 2003

Soldier & Swords Assassin - H008



This figure is an Assassin from Soldiers & Swords Games. Don't know much about him - picked him up from a bargain bin. He was the test figure in shades of black for a Reaper Assasin.

Painting Instructions for Soldier & Swords Assassin:
Step 01: Undercoat model with Chaos Black primer
Step 02: Drybrush mix of 7:3 mix of Chaos Black to Codex Grey
Step 03: Use mix of 1:1 of Chaos Black to Codex Grey to base highlight
Step 04: Use mix of 1:2 of Chaos Black to Codex Grey to highlight
Step 05: Use 1:1 Fortress Grey to mix and highlight
Step 06: Use Fortress Grey for final highlight
Step 07: Use watered down Black Ink
Step 08: Use Bronzed Flesh on skin
Step 09: Use Flesh Wash on skin
Step 10: Use Bronzed Flesh on skin to highlight
Step 11: Use 1:1 mix of Elf Flesh to Bronzed Flesh on skin for highlight
Step 12: Use Boltgun Metal on knives

Sunday, August 31, 2003

Reaper's Faramere of Vestonia - 2086



Faramere of Vestonia is another gaming figure for my local rpg group. I envision an old fighter, battling off a group of orcs which attacked him and his maiden daughter while on the road - just waiting to be rescued.

Painting Instructions for Reaper Miniature's Faramere:
Step 01: Undercoat model with black primer
Step 02: Use Dark Angels Green on cloak
Step 03: Use mix of Dark Angels Green and Snot Green on cloak
Step 04: Use Snot Green on cloak
Step 05: Use 3:1 mix of Snot Green and Rotting Flesh on cloak
Step 06: Use 2:1 mix of Snot Green and Rotting Flesh on cloak
Step 07: Use Bronzed Flesh on skin
Step 08: Use watered down Flesh Wash on skin
Step 09: Use Bronzed Flesh again on skin
Step 10: Use mix of Bronzed Flesh and Elf Flesh on skin
Step 11: Use Scorched Brown on hair
Step 12: Use Storm Blue on tunic and pants
Step 13: Use Regal Blue on tunic and pants
Step 14: Use mix of Regal Blue and Ultramarines Blue on tunic and pants
Step 15: Add Lightning Blue to mix on tunic and pants
Step 16: Use Lightning Blue for final highlights on tunic and pants
Step 17: Use Dark Flesh on leather
Step 18: Use Vermin Brown on leather
Step 19: Use Leprous Brown as final highlights on leather
Step 20: Drybrush Bestial Brown on hair
Step 21: Drybrush Snakebite Leather on hair
Step 22: Drybrush Bubonic Brown on hair
Step 23: Drybrush metal with Chainmail
Step 24: Highlight metal with Mithril Silver
Step 25: Drybrush base with Codex Grey
Step 26: Drybrush base with Fortress Grey
Step 27: Drybrush base with Skull White