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'Dragons Don't Share' Terrain - Top View by JordanGreywolf
'Dragons Don't Share' Terrain - Top View
Reaper Bones #77381 "Dragons Don't Share" diorama set -- plastic terrain base pieces painted up in acrylic paints, with some flocking, and a bit of epoxy putty for gap-filling.

The complete "Dragons Don't Share" set includes a dragon and several "adventurer" pieces, but here I just have the base terrain elements, used for tabletop gaming decor.  The piece is pretty much painted up with an undercoat of mid-tone grey acrylic, and then I applied several mixes of a dark grey wash, occasionally mixing in splotches of watered-down dark grey-green or rusty brown, and alternating with light grey dry-brushing (once the washes had dried), to give the stone a varied and weathered look.  The "earth/dirt" areas of the base (the smoother segments of plastic at the bottom and along the edges) were painted with a grey-brown acrylic mix, and then I sprinkled on "earth-tone" flocking before the paint dried -- essentially using the paint itself as "glue" (but without the resulting shine from using more conventional craft glue).

The really nice thing about this set is that it's cast in a durable, slightly flexible plastic, so it can weather a bit of abuse, and is far more suitable for transporting to conventions, etc., than more fragile structures made out of foam, casting concrete, papercraft, craft wood, etc.  I do have a problem with paint wearing off fairly easily on the high points, but there's enough of a "pitted" texture that even then those points still look a little "dirty" and can pass for just another shade in the weathered stone.  (Still, I expect I'll have to do a bit of touch-up work now and again.)
Clockwork Dragons Don't Share by JordanGreywolf
Clockwork Dragons Don't Share
Reaper Bones #77381 "Dragons Don't Share" plastic terrain diorama pieces, painted up in acrylics (and touched up with epoxy paint), serving as a backdrop for assorted painted game miniatures for my Iron Kingdoms RPG campaign.  (Miniatures are an assortment of Reaper "Bones" plastic models, Mage Knight game pieces, and Privateer Press "Warmachine" models, with assorted other bits in the background.)
The Clockwork Firebird (Kitbash WIP) by JordanGreywolf
The Clockwork Firebird (Kitbash WIP)
Since I was unable to find a miniature of the right size to serve as a steampunk "firebird" for my "Tsarevich Ivan and the Firebird" campaign, I cobbled together something from bits on hand.  The base is a 30mm round lipped Warmachine plastic base with a clock face from a Warhammer Fantasy (Games Workshop) "Manor" building kit.  The body is built around a curved piece of wire with some epoxy putty to form the tail and basic form, while the wings are from a Mage Knight figure, and the head is a battle-standard piece (a stork head?) from Warhammer Fantasy again.  The figure is base-coated black, then brushed in bronze/copper acrylic paint, and finally dry-brushed with "Inca Gold" acrylic for highlights.

I may go back and try adding a little more color with some highlights of red and orange on the wingtips or such, but for now it's "good enough for the table top" for my Iron Kingdoms RPG (fantasy/steampunk) campaign (with themes loosely inspired by various Slavic & Russian fairy tales).
1960s-style Police Call Box by JordanGreywolf
1960s-style Police Call Box
This is the Reaper Bones #80037 "Telephone Box," which I have decided to paint up as a 1960s-style police call box (non-Glasgow), for no particularly good reason.

Aw, who'm I kidding?  It's because I can show it to friends and they'll go, "It's a TARDIS!"  Or, "It's ... it's that British thingy from that ... uh ... show ... Doctor Who, was it?"

The model is plastic, and labels were printed on paper and affixed with thinned glue (because if I had this much trouble painting between the lines to do the windows, I certainly couldn't manage painting letters at such a fine scale).  The model size is about 1"x1" at the base.
Judas Bloodspire, Gun Mage (conversion) by JordanGreywolf
Judas Bloodspire, Gun Mage (conversion)

Plastic 32mm-scale gaming miniature, painted in acrylics, kit-bashed with other pieces, and with sculpted putty hat.  Original miniature: Reaper Bones #77160: "Judas Bloodspire, Vampire."

For my first Iron Kingdoms RPG session, we spent a good portion of the time writing up character sheets, and not everyone came to the table with a concept -- so I didn't have everyone's custom minis ready (not knowing any better than the players what they were going to play).  One of the players decided to go with a Gun Mage -- basically a spellcaster/gunslinger who specializes in infusing his pistols (and the ammunition therein) with special effects.  I used a cowboy proxy for the first game, but to get the proper Iron Kingdoms look, I needed something with a long button-up, coat, tricorn hat, and very antique-looking pistol.  There are official Gun Mage minis from Privateer Press, but none of my friendly local game stores had them in stock, and I wearied at the thought of putting in a mail order for ONE pricey miniature that might or might not arrive in time for the next game.

So!  Time to dig into the Box o' Bones!

I wanted somebody with a fancy coat, and I'd already put the Bones Captain Barnabus Frost to use (as a Khadorite conversion), but Judas looked like a possibility with a few tweaks.

My figure had a very bendy sword, so my initial plan was to chop it off and put the gun in that hand, but I decided to give the "dip it in boiling water" method another go.  I've had spotty results with it in a few cases, but here it worked PERFECTLY -- it was rather uncanny, the way the blade straightened out on its own once dipped into very hot water.  (Note: The right arm is actually a separate piece that comes glued on, but it's fairly easily snapped free.  Therefore, I was able to dip JUST the sword into hot water, without having to subject the whole figure to the treatment.)

Given that the sword looked just fine now, I decided to make the mini a lefty.  That was accomplished by chopping the left arm off right at the joining point with the shoulder pauldron, drilling pin holes, then reattaching with wire at an adjusted angle.  The trickier part was in taking a sharp hobby knife to the outstretched hand -- originally in a sort of "reaching out for something" pose, but I managed to extend the thumb, shave down the inside of the cuff, and hollow out the palm and thumbpad area so that a pewter "dwarf pistol" (from a Warhammer Fantasy sprue) fit nicely in, with the index finger going over the trigger, and bent-out thumb fitting behind the stock.

For another conversion project, I had transformed a few plastic Clix "Crimson Skies" aircraft into passable starfighters -- and starfighters don't need props in space!  (Technically, they don't need WINGS, either, but that's beside the point.)  That left me with a few little clear plastic circles that were used to represent spinning props, and I've kept those around just in case they might be handy.  I used one to slip over the barrel of the flintlock, and painted Khador runes (it's a letter substitution code) around the circumference.

I've picked up quite a few HeroClix and HorrorClix minis on the cheap, including quite a few that were acquired simply for any translucent plastic "special effects" on the figures that I might be able to use for other purposes.  One of these was a figure called "Shaman" -- basically a guy sitting in the lotus position, supported by translucent blue "lightning" effects.  While that's a cool enough thing on its own, I don't need all that many people in spandex, so I got this just for the lightning.  ;)  I trimmed off a strand with an interesting-looking crook to it, and inserted the narrow tip into a hole that I'd bored down the barrel of the flintlock.  (Thankfully, the flintlock was actually thick enough in diameter for me to do that!)

The intended effect is that we've got the character firing off an enchanted bullet, and in my imagining, this one is some sort of lightning effect ... although I confess that I don't even know if that's an option for a Gun Mage under the rules, so -- artistic license!

Recently, I've helped out with a few "figure flat" illustrations for the sci-fi/cyberpunk setting of "Interface Zero 2.0" (from Gun Metal Games), and I also wrapped up a sci-fi/horror campaign using a slight variation on the same setting.  (I was using the beta test rules, so some of the details of my setting were put together before all of the "fluff" came out for the proper IZ setting.  My version of Ceres, for instance, is a bit more remote and claustrophobic and horror-appropriate than the version that appears in the space supplement for IZ 2.0.)

Anyway, some of my more recent uploads are samples of the "flat art" done for a project related to that for the IZ 2.0 Kickstarter.  The idea is that, in lieu of having 3D miniatures, you might use little paper fold-ups that have pictures of characters and creatures to represent their positions on the table.  The artwork would end up being shrunk down to about 1" to 1.25" tall, so it's okay that it's a bit rough and sketchy.  Some of them suffer a bit more than others for being blown up large enough to show off here, so I'm definitely not sharing the whole lot of them.

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T. Jordan "Greywolf" Peacock
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Concept illustrator, word processing specialist, layout editor, and miniatures gamer (among other things).

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carpenocturne Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
:iconzeecaptainplz: Zee Captein would like to thank you for supporting his army with your delicious favorite!
billking Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
thanks 4 the fave.
lady-cybercat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh hey! I didn't know you had a DA account!
CanRay Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Writer
We going to see any of your Savage Worlds Ghostbuster stuff?
Arnolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice work on zombicide figurines !
I started yesterday to paint mine
JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I need to find the time to get back to painting the rest of my figures. I've put some detail into the heroes, but for the zombies themselves, I haven't really done more than to just slap on some basic colors (for variety) and apply some washes.
Arnolf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There are so much zombie that this is quite hard to paint them all, I've painted only two of them yet !
JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! That's why I've tried to go through the minis all-at-once, basically -- though I'm not sure that it's really the better way of doing it. In other words, I take the whole mess of zombies, and base coat them. Then, get out the grey-blue "jean" color and go down the line and find what minis can use that color, and paint some in. Then let's get out the brown. Etc. Got everything roughly covered? Black acrylic wash all down the line. Etc. Not a one of them is FINISHED, but at least all of them are somewhere along in the process, and I think it makes them look better on the table than if I had a few finished and all the rest of them *not* finished. (At least, that's my theory.)

On the other hand, it remains to be seen whether I'll actually ever finish the lot of them, or whether I'll just keep stringing the whole thing along. (There is a certain advantage, a MEASURE OF PROGRESS in doing one mini at a time, so I can say with certainty how many are DONE, versus a very hard-to-quantify estimate of how far in the *process* I am with the whole lot at once.)
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Silverweed91 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Wow, it's amazing to find you on dA! I bumped into your Unicorn gallery sort of two years ago, and I loved it since then! Then, one year later, I became a brony, and now I discover you draw MLP stuff too! It's just too awesome *-*
I really love your art, your unicorns are gorgeous ^3^
JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you appreciate it. I have some nieces and cousins who are really into MLP, so I've gotten a few requests -- plus, one of my fellow gamers has run a "Ponyville Horror" (Call of Cthulhu/MLP crossover) adventure as a gag at "RavenCon" in the Carolinas, and I drew up some designs of PCs and NPCs as paper figures for the game. I actually have a few "pony adventurer" designs I need to get around to finishing up in Adobe Illustrator, so I can put together a pdf of paper figure flats of "generic pony adventurers."
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