Thursday, April 30, 2015

Close, but no Cigar

I've had quite the week. The eminently achievable goal of finishing three minis for this month's installment of the Helping Hand Challenge remains unrealized.

The Otherworld Dwarf Mercenary is nearly done. The Halfling Fighter, sporting some NMM plate mail, is pretty far along too.

More to follow.

Be sure to check out the other fine HHC minis at Duke of the Blood Keep and Deviant Designs Deeds.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

PTS VIII: Of Fiends and Henchmen

 Just a quick post showing what's currently on the table.

The three primed figures are part of the Helping Hand Challenge. They should be made a priority so I'll have something to submit this month. The other three are from Fractured Dimensions IMotOP Kickstarter.

The mini on the left (with the hammer) is billed by FD as a bodak but to my eye it makes a great death knight (a marshal, as opposed to arcane, lich with demonic ties) from the old Fiend Folio. (It does comes with an alternate head which in fairness is far more bodaky.)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

It's Deja'vu all Over Again

I seem determined to milk FD's dretch miniatures for every last drop of blog-worthiness. That being the case, it's time for one more go-round with these little miniatures.

My last post contained only one group shot from the front. I've gone back and added a pic of the group from the back.

I also took a sequence of WIP shots while painting that illustrate my method. (Actually, it's James Wappel's method. I'm just borrowing it.)

Targeted Washes
Touch-ups to the mids and highlights
Details and Base

When applying the washes I try to avoid obscuring the highlights as much as possible. Even so, things look rather rough afterwards, necessitating a round of touchups. In the final step I used a dilute glaze of a purplish fleshtone to introduce a little color and give the skin a slightly mottled appearance.

More red oxide paste to blend the base components together
The Finished Product

Some more individual shots.

Finally, some detail-pics of what passes for flora and fauna down in the abyss.

That's a wrap.