Welcome to FigurePainters.com where we make your hobby dreams come true! I provide high quality painting for miniatures games of all types, from Warhammer 40k to Warmachine/Hordes and anything in between. I have been painting since about 1995 and I am active in the hobby aspect of the games too.

Please take a look around and feel free to ask any questions you may have!

Saturday
Nov302013

Super 3D Dungeon Boards are up for Pre-Sale!

The Kickstarter is finally all finished! The Boards are up for Pre-Sale in the store. http://www.figurepainters.com/store/

The Pre-Sale is to allow me to make a large materials order to help keep costs down and replenish some stock.

Check them out and let me know if you have any questions!

Wednesday
Aug072013

Ever started a project and......

found out that is is much more involved than you though?

Well with the Super 3D dungeon boards Kickstarter it has definitely been that! We are coming up to the end of it with the last few painted boards shipping out soon. 

I plan on putting together a more thorough post with some costs break downs to give everyone an idea of how everything went. 

Qucickly though here is a fun picture with some minis while I had 18 or so painted boards together in a group :)

Wednesday
Jun192013

Convergance of Cyriss

I finished up part of the Convergance of Cyriss that I picked up at Lock and Load this year. It is headed to ebay to help pay for the trip :(

If anyone is interested let me know. I will be posting it up to ebay later tonight or tomorrow.

You you see the pictures starting at the end of page 2  http://www.figurepainters.com/galleries/other-warmahordes/?currentPage=2

Monday
Apr082013

Super 3D Dungeon Boards Kickstarter Pictures

Hello!

I know everyone is chomping at the bit for pictures and updates!!

Here they are! :)

Boards are coming along nicely and packaging is on its way.

I am on schedule currently for the unpainted boards to be shipped the end of this month.

Please add any final add-ons through BackerKit that you may want to. I will be locking the BackerKit add-on this Saturday the 13th.

All the bottles showed up a few weeks ago and are getting filled with colored goodness.

Here are the pictures of all the sample painted boards and a big ol' pile of bottles. :)

Monday
Apr082013

Back from Kingdom Con.

I am back from Kingdom Con. now! I had a blast and it was great to meet those of you that were able to make it.

I managed to win their Crystal Brush Qualifier painting competition so I will be headed to Adepticon in 2014!

There will be some changes and re-organizing coming to the website in the next few week. Some upgrades and maybe a new store. :)

Tuesday
Apr022013

It has been a while!

I have been busy painting and working on finishing up fullfillment on the Super 3D Dungeon Boards Kickstarter. 
I have lots of pictures to add updates to the Kickstarter.

I am also headed down to Kingdom Con this weekend. So if any on you will be down there I will see you there!  

Monday
Jan282013

Painted up Tile #3 for Kickstarter project

The Kickstarted ends Jan. 29th 10 am. PST so if you are interested or know some one that might be now is the time!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/92980796/super-3d-dungeon-boards

Finished painting Tile #3 and thought I would share it with everyone :)

Here is a high rez version of the tile, with just the edge cleaned up after taking it out of the mold and the pillars set on it. In this picture the tile has not been laminated to the wood backing yet.

Saturday
Jan262013

Final stretch! More add-ons, molds, and castings.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/92980796/super-3d-dungeon-boards

We are coming up on just over two days left! 

I put up the add-on for the resin bases for miniatures. As a $15k stretch goal one set of these will be included for free with any pledge over $100!

We received the vacuum chamber from the metal fab shop and have started to make some of the larger molds.

Picture of the glove mold being made of one of the board tiles. Multi-layer glove molds take a few days to make. Hopefully I can have a board cast and painted before the end of the KS, but these things take time and we are moving into molds for final production on all the tiles.

Picture of the mold for the flat tile board. 

A cast resin flat board and one with a little paint on it. 

Sunday
Jan202013

Kickstarter Update: Pictures of final boards!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/92980796/super-3d-dungeon-boards

Here are the pictures of the final boards! Board tile #6 still has some parts being made for it but the pictures will show you exactly what it will end up looking like. I've also made #6 much more functional and interesting, turning the corners into rooms instead of blocked off solid stone.

I've also made a material change. While working with the various materials I realized that most, if not all, of the industrial foams you can get now take many hours to dry. So I switched the interior to a resin/micro-bubble slurry. This works out better though because it will be MUCH stronger than any foam filler and will simplify production. 

Typically with resin you need to wash the parts before you paint them. If you are receiving unpainted tiles they will already be washed. After they are washed and dried they are laminated to the wood boards. The whole point of the wood backing is to provide a structure that is not heat susceptible. The last thing you want are boards looking like potato chips when you get them out of a hot car! You will still need to wash the smaller parts that will be attached to the board tiles.

I also added a loot pile add-on.

Next up is making molds of the final boards and getting some painted versions up for everyone to see. 

Thank you to everyone that has backed this project and that may be thinking about it!

Wednesday
Jan162013

Kickstarter Update

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/92980796/super-3d-dungeon-boards

The final boards are almost completed. The columns in these pictures are just temporary as the final ones are being constructed and will have much more detail and weathering. I am finishing up the treasure piles, wall sconces, and other small details for the boards, and will have pictures of the completed boards up soon. I just wanted to share these.

As you can see the walls, floor and "lava" have much more detail and texture than the prototype boards. These will be impressive indeed once painted!