Screencap of a frame from today’s video on painting blue hair/fur on my Ogre Chieftain conversion. If you’ve followed this you may notice I resculpted his belt and shoulder plates to be more in theme with his overall ‘look’. Still a bunch more to paint yet but starting to see the light at the end of the road here for this piece. Only working on him a little per day, when I have time, and shooting video for youtube as I go.
Probably will give him a grey beard in the end. Blue was good in my mind’s eye, but I’m thinking grey will be better.
A screencap from the video I shot this morning where I show how I’m painting the Ogre’s dark iron and applying the rusted effect.
30 minute video should be done rendering/uploading by sometime this evening if you’d like to watch. It’s on my youtube channel, click through to my page here and I have a link to all that stuff on my right hand sidebar, where I’m doing a full video series of how I converted and painted this Reaper Bones figure. I’m about 9 videos in now, with quite a few more to come.
Tomorrow I’ll shoot footage of how I did this tarnished brass effect.
Did some work on the leathers and furs on this converted Bones figure. Spending an hour a day working on him and 20 minutes filming video of what I’m doing technique-wise. Really fun actually, having a good time shooting video of mini painting. Running into every problem in the book and solving them is challenging but rewarding.
Two shots of my progress on the Ogre Chieftain from Reaper (Bones).
The skin. Oils over acrylics, need to touch up the inside of the back of the right arm. That’s why I like taking photos and video as I go, helps me to see things I miss when painting so I can correct them.
I’m doing a step by step video paintup of this on my youtube channel by the way if anyone would enjoy watching along while I paint and talk. It’s fun filming this as I go. I like watching other people paint their minis, so I figured I’d start filming while I paint too, maybe learn something along the way, maybe teach some thing new to some people, why not? Here’s a link to the vid where I started painting his skin.
(His base isn’t made of dark chocolate, I swear. How do I know? Because if it was, it would be gone.)
Been working on this conversion the last little while and I’m getting ready to paint him so wanted to post some shots of the conversion work here.
The default figure under all that putty and all those bits is the Ogre Chieftain from Reaper, and it’s a ‘Bones’ figure. My first Bones figure and I wanted to test this newish material out with all mt tried and trusty conversion techniques and eventually my paints. It’s all good. I really like it actually. I had my doubts at first, but now I’m a believer.
It’s cheap as all hell in a hobby where everything seems to be increasing in costs everywhere and the quality for the price you pay is more than passable. Almost no detail loss between this and the metal figure and it handles like resin, except sanding which is a no-go as it leaves little fuzzy hell balls everywhere, but carves like a dream.
Anyhow. I paid $2.49 for this 50mm figure and the metal version is about $12 bucks as he’s a bigger chunk of metal at this scale. So I could buy 4 of these dudes for the price of the one…if I needed 4 Ogre Chieftans or whatever. You never know, maybe the Ogre Chieftan Sunday Afternoon Tennis Club needs a fourth for mixed doubles, you simply never know.
Also doing a video series on this whole shebang at my youtube channel, 3 videos in now, click through my page here if you like watching that stuff to get my youtube page. I’ll have it all done in step by step format over time in 10 minute or so videos. Going to be a lengthy long winded series, not for the attention deficit sufferers. That’s what Tumblr is for!
Finished up the Talisman 3rd edition Wizard yesterday. Part of an ongoing commission project. I paint these based on the original color schemes on the character card art, I do not choose those colors myself to be clear, I just try and make the most of them!
This guy is the original hipster wizard, does not care if any of his clothes match, just grabs the first item off the rack in any color that he sees at Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe and slaps together an adventuring outfit out of them. Would have been just perfect if they sculpted him with a scarf and glasses with no lenses.
"Skull staff with red horns and black wood? SURE, don’t mind if I do. Wait, what’s this? A GREEN pouch? Oh hell yes! That will be the perfect accessory for my blue and silver star pattern robes that I wear under my white red and yellow tabard, hell yes it will."
I love painting these old minis, those were simpler times full of whimsy and artists who took the theory part of ‘color theory’ literally. Hey, it’s not a proven fact if it’s still just theory right, so why adhere to it.
Bulking up the legs and butt. I’m giving myself one hour a day to work on this sculpt, or else my whole day could easily dissappear doing this. An hour feels like 15 minutes for me when sculpting.
Much of the bulking phase gets cut down later during forming and shaping in case you’re already thinking she’s part horse. She should be very muscular though as a SoB’s job is to kick xeno, daemon and heretic butt her whole life. Probably would develop great ass kicking muscles over time.
Rekindling a lost love of mine the last couple of days. Wax sculpture! I’m in the photo so folks can get a sense of the ‘large’ scale this will be in. Not just to show off my fancy magnifying hat.
Very early stage of a Sister of Battle sculpt Ive had in my mind trying to get out for awhile. ( Hence why it looks so atrocious. Hencewhy.)
I’m setting aside some time every morning to work on this before painting and of course I’ll post photos every day here like I do when I have an ongoing project.
(You’ll excuse the dirty fingernails. Do what I do all day and keep clean nails longer than 5 minutes then judge haha!)
Ghoul Queen and Servants from Reaper, painted on commission in 2010.
I kept each piece removable from the display base (which was overdone, yet oddly not detailed enough) for gaming.
Isabeau Laroche, Female Paladin from Reaper’s Dark Heaven line that I painted and sold sometime in ‘12. 30mm metal mini sculpted for Reaper by Werner Klocke.