Saturday, May 27, 2017

They're HEEERE!

My Kickstarter rewards from Reaper arrived in today's mail. I have developed quite a pile of these now, since so many from the previous Bones Kickstarter are still unpainted in my basement!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Reaper Bones 3

I got word from Reaper that they finally have all the Kickstarter minis from China. That means they'll be shipping rewards soon. Looks like I need to get back at the ol' painting table.

One of the troubles I've had with the Bones minis is the hydrophobic nature of the plastic. this, coupled with its dislike of some primers, has made the painting slower than it should be. Fortunately, I found a post where it mentioned that Army Painter spray primer works well. So I tried it on a Bones chimera and sure enough! A nice even basecoat.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Painting Club

I went to the minis painting club's meeting this month. I haven't been in a while. I worked on a couple more Reaper Bones (some bugbears and a gnoll). The going is slow, but I am painting a bit more regularly.

Of course, I might have gotten through more painting if I hadn't left my glasses at home...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Pics, just to prove it happened.

Here are the Minas Tirith spearmen and the Bones Bugbear. Not much to look at, but it felt good to finish a mini again.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Some progress!

I wanted to post before I spaced out again, but actually worked on some minis last night! (yay)

I finished (more or less) a Reaper Bones Bugbear and three LOTR Minas Tirith spearmen.

I was waiting to snap pix after I got the bases done. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow.

I also fiddled a bit with a Reaper Orcus model I've had half painted for ages (mostly while waiting for paint to dry on the others).

I don't know that it inspired a new campaign or anything, but damn it felt good to actually work on something and make progress!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Seeking inspiration through little green men.

Not that kind:

This kind!

As I've mentioned in a separate blog, my gaming motivation has been low for a while now. I've tried to jumpstart my creative energies by reading fantasy and science fiction, not to mention gaming books. I've started writing adventures and campaign ideas only to stop partway through. None of it has really gained traction.

So now I'm thinking of trying a different tack. Instead of what I have usually done –looking for minis to fit an adventure or campaign I'm writing– I'm going to paint the minis to spur the ideas. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? So how much can I get out of a three-dimensional visual?

So my very simple goal is to put paint to a mini every week. I have a bin full of Reaper Bones that are collecting dust. I don't even care if my rusty paint skills turn out something ugly. At least I'll have done something!

It's worth a try, right?