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You paint minis? Post your stuff here! Interested in minis? Comment on other posters' pieces. Have tips for how to paint a mini? School us all. See a good sale for minis? Tell us! This thread is for everything miniature.

I'll start this off with this piece. I painted it about twenty minutes ago, my first try at a miniature painting so the rest of ya'll have no excuse, you can't do much worse than this rough job. A Clint, with a paintjob based on an old Nighthawk I had from a Dark Ages game. I have no idea what regiment it actually is aside from relatively simple to paint. Painted with Ceramcoat using some spare art supplies I had lying around from a project with some kids I was helping with.

Banana provided for scale.

 

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I'm more into original sculptures myself, but is it OK if we crosslink other people's interesting/impressive miniatures and tutorials for same in this thread?
 

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I'm trying to decide if I want to 3D print an airtight wet palette to paint minis with. It'll cost me $3.81 in resin and take about 16 hours of print cycle time to do all three pieces.

Is anybody familiar with using one? Is it worthwhile compared to normal palettes?
 

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I'm trying to decide if I want to 3D print an airtight wet palette to paint minis with. It'll cost me $3.81 in resin and take about 16 hours of print cycle time to do all three pieces.

Is anybody familiar with using one? Is it worthwhile compared to normal palettes?
I haven't used one myself, but I know a few people that do and they seem to really like them.

I suppose if it's only $4 and you don't need to print anything else that day, it's worth trying.
 

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Just finished a new, custom config using parts from the Hades and Hera configs:

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Haven't come up with a name for it yet. "Emperor Crab" is the frontrunner, though I'm very partial to Carcinization or a pun based on the term. Any suggestions?
 

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Just finished a new, custom config using parts from the Hades and Hera configs:

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Haven't come up with a name for it yet. "Emperor Crab" is the frontrunner, though I'm very partial to Carcinization or a pun based on the term. Any suggestions?
Is it intended to be an actual Ares config or are you using it as a stand-in for an entirely new design? As another Ares I'd follow the existing Greek mythology theme they had going, and if you want to play with crab puns as well, the obvious way to go is Cancer.

Edit: Or using the older spelling, Karkinos which I think works a bit better looking at it.
 
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Is it intended to be an actual Ares config or are you using it as a stand-in for an entirely new design?
Either an ares or a poseidon (which uses the same chassis). It's not intended as a serious combatant (I haven't even gotten around to stating it out yet), so I'm open to a less than canonical name for this one. That said, Karkinos is a good fit for it, I'll add it to the list.

I think I'll pass on Cancer though, since that has a different contemporary conitation. I'll save that for if I ever build a superheavy Hellstar or something that's actually fitting to describe as being cancer.
 

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CopChef presents, the John Deere skitarii!
 

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That is some amazing work, I love the funny theme you have going there. Did you hand draw all the tiny details like the sexy toaster pinup?
 

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A 1/1000 scale blockade runner. Got in a dual kit with a similar scale millennium falcon, which is actually why I bought the set, need the falcons cockpit for another project.

I decided to go with a very un-star wars paint scheme, black is fairly uncommon on larger SW ships, and when it is used they tend to all black and grey.

Overall pretty happy with how it worked out, the one element that's maybe a bit shaky is the greebling being all black as well instead of a dark grey, since usually SW greebles are painted/washed to stand out from the rest of the ship, and in this case I just wasn't able to do that. Too much stuff, and it was too tiny.
 

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Maybe some kind of really dark gunmetal could have worked, but those do look like some microscopic greebles to deal with. The jet black and gold looks pretty sharp, I'm really liking the paint scheme you've got there.

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Christmas gift I ordered off of Etsy and hand painted for a friend

DnD Minis I've been working on:
 

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Yeah, I probably could gotten the greebles done eventually, but I've also got an entire galaxy of battlemechs that need to be painted so at some point there needs to be a line drawn for "good enough", and in this case that line was slowly painting every single cable on a ship covered in fiddley little details.

The clothing on that Justice mini looks very good, how much of that is natural lighting vs actual painted highlights?
 

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That's a solid coat of....Heraldic Red maybe? With some glossy enamel sprayed on top to keep the paint sealed. Reaper makes good paints, and I suck at highlighting. I've found that a decently sculpted model and some gloss coat can make enough contours stand out to fake it a bit.

Those 2 pinstripes were a bitch though, I wound up cheating with a Gundam Marker panel liner for those. I wound up doing the same thing down the middle of the half Orc barbarians greatsword as well, but that was done after I took the photo.
 
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A 1/1000 scale blockade runner. Got in a dual kit with a similar scale millennium falcon, which is actually why I bought the set, need the falcons cockpit for another project.

I decided to go with a very un-star wars paint scheme, black is fairly uncommon on larger SW ships, and when it is used they tend to all black and grey.

Overall pretty happy with how it worked out, the one element that's maybe a bit shaky is the greebling being all black as well instead of a dark grey, since usually SW greebles are painted/washed to stand out from the rest of the ship, and in this case I just wasn't able to do that. Too much stuff, and it was too tiny.
Could be an Imperial corvette (Empire used these as well) for Novatroopers.

 

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And I'm back with more DnD stuff:



Gorka the half-goblin artificer and her eldritch cannon Mister Bucket.



My first batch of skellies. The molds were kinda basic-bitch looking, but I'm learning that a little bit of paint goes a long way for that kind of thing.



My first batch of orks. These models are WAY more detailed than the skellies and consequently take much longer to paint.


I have an Elf druid and his Dire Wolf wildshape to finish and my players' models will all be finished. On the other hand, I've still got 23 skeletons and 16 orks to go, along with a bunch of Boars, Gorthok and a White Dragon left to paint. My players are on the home stretch of the Icespire Peak module, and I'm planning on one hell of a show.
 

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That looks pretty solid, and the patina effect on the guys themselves in particular is well done. How'd you do it?
 

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That looks pretty solid, and the patina effect on the guys themselves in particular is well done. How'd you do it?
Base coat of dark brown, then drybrushed a bit of brown and red mixed with gold to give the bronze effect. The Green patina is a mix of green and cyan heavily diluted in water with a bit of dish soap added to make it flow better, applied as a wash.

The plinth is made of four pill bottles cut to size and carved a bit, and the gravel surrounding it is coffee grounds glued to a cardboard sheet.

I really wish I had a better camera for this stuff.
 
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