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Daryl
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This was my first attempt at miniature painting; overall I'm pretty happy with how they came out. A big thanks to others who have posted pictures on BGG. I drew a lot of inspiration from many of the existing images.

Zombies


Wolves (particularly happy with the faces on these)


Skeletons (one of the very first sets painted)


Rat Swarms (think I went a bit overboard with color variety on these)


Ghouls


Kobolds


Spiders


Wraiths


Gargoyles (so easy to get a great look on these with basic drybrushing)


Flaming Skeletons (really happy with these)


Flesh Golem (probably my favorite; he's big enough I was able to get some good detail)


Zombie Dragon


Dracoliche


Villains


Heroes (not too happy with these; the faces were just too small to get the proper detail)



The basic techniques I used throughout were:
1) Wash minis with warm soap and water to remove any release agent residue.
2) Spray with a white primer (I used Rustoleum).
3) Paint in base colors with Reaper paints...I found the rustoleum primer didn't really provide a great surface to work with, so the base coats took some time and care.
4) Apply a wash of either black, brown or flesh color.
5) Touch up highlights, either with drybrushing, or sometimes simply some thinned out paint.
6) Seal with a UV gloss spray, then a matte spray, to remove some of the shine.

Comments/suggestions welcome!

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Steve Shockley
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Wow, your first time? They look pretty good to me. Nice job!

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Jae
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amazingly good for a first attempt.
I would have done the rats like that, but I don't have the patience to switch paints that many times on one mini.
 
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Daryl
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Thanks for the comments.

Bagherra wrote:
amazingly good for a first attempt.
I would have done the rats like that, but I don't have the patience to switch paints that many times on one mini.

It wasn't too bad, just kept mixing a handful of colors on my palette and made it up as I went.
 
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DaddyD wrote:
Rat Swarms (think I went a bit overboard with color variety on these)

I think they look great. One of the things that really helps with this monster is to emphasize that there are a LOT of rats. And your multicolor scheme does that better than I would have thought possible. I really like them.
 
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Neil Sorenson
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Awesome paint jobs... the rat swarm looks like a pig-pile of tribbles with all of those colors, however.
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Jeff White
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These are first time paint jobs?!?!

I predict a Golden Daemon in your future...
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Daryl
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kakupacal wrote:
Awesome paint jobs... the rat swarm looks like a pig-pile of tribbles with all of those colors, however.

LOL, you're totally right. I knew they looked oddly familiar when I was taking the photos, but I couldn't place it...
 
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Great paint job, really inspirational especially for me as I am thinking about getting this game and also thinking of painting figures.
 
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Amazing work. There's lots of talented artists on this board and I am humbled at every turn.
 
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Erik Tengblad
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Wow, amazing work! Those are some really nicely painted minis.

I just started dabbling in painting miniatures myself (the minis from Ghost Stories and Flash Point: Fire Rescue being my first victims) and none of mine's turned out nearly as well as yours.

I was thinking of doing Ravenloft next and I think I might have to let myself be inspired by some of your color scheme choice.
 
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Daryl
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tengblad wrote:
I was thinking of doing Ravenloft next and I think I might have to let myself be inspired by some of your color scheme choice.

Browsing through all the wonderful paint jobs others have already posted here is exactly what got me motivated to paint mine as well, so glad to keep passing on the torch. cool

I also got in on the Reaper Bones Kickstarter, and figured I better get this stuff figured out before all of those minis arrive! I've lurked over on the Reaper Miniature forums, and there is a wealth of wonderful tips and advice there for new painters, plus a lot of extremely talented painters to draw inspiration from.
 
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I think these look great, especially for first time. My laziness and lack of knowledge prevent me from having a set like this...anyone know where I could possibly buy one?
 
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I'm a recent convert to painting too. My first set (still ongoing) is Flying Frog's Fortune and Glory. I admit to being a bit intimidated at tackling non-human figures: what color is zombie flesh? What type of green is an orc?

The figures you painted Daryl are really good. I like the contrasting colors and bright look of the figures. I enjoyed the zombies, ghouls, and basic skeletons. It was a good scheme painting the rats different colors to make them stand out.

MarioP you can learn to paint too if you have a steady hand and a good pair of reading glasses. I picked it up in a few hours of reading forum posts and looking at people's finished miniatures. The two key techniques are inking for folds in clothing and dry-brushing. One other thing people don't mention is really tiny brushes. If I don't have one handy I'll trim hair off a larger brush until I only have 2-3 painting hairs.
 
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Sylvain Hebert
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Mario,you can replace the figures by finding them on ebay...D&D has pre-painted minis that are the same ones that we use.

This video shows you what they are and the name of the mini.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TUWbtTrjsY
 
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Shane Hockin
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I painted mine, too, and with maybe just a couple of exceptions, yours came out better than mine. I especially like how your wolves came out! Nice job!
 
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james napoli
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amazing!

what a difference!

i painted some of my battlelore mini's and while i did find it to be very zen, it was quite an under taking.

i've yet to find a game i've liked/played enough that warranted painting the figures.

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James
 
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I just came across this, amazing work -- how much time did it take you? I have been painting for almost 2 years now and it would take me a lot of effort to match that quality.
 
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kirkbauer wrote:
I just came across this, amazing work -- how much time did it take you? I have been painting for almost 2 years now and it would take me a lot of effort to match that quality.

Thanks!

Not sure how to quantify how long it took me. I worked on them off and on an hour or two at a time over a period of a month or two. Some were quite fast (the spiders and Dracoliche for instance), others took a lot longer.
 
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chang chang

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wow!!! can i pay u to paint mines?? lol
 
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