Breaking news... I finished a miniature; specifically Fractured Dimensions' Bael, a testament to Paul Muller's sculpting chops currently available from Mortal Arrow. Currently is the operative word here. More on that later.
Lots of red on this one. The fleshtone is Reaper Cinnamon Red highlighted with Reaper Buckskin Pale while the cloak features Vallejo Vermillion highlighted with Reaper Olive Skin Highlight.
GW washes (Crimson to Violet to Nightshade) were used to build up the shadows. The shading of the cloak with washes alone proved suboptimal (very streaky). Some Vallejo Dark Red and Black Red fixed things.
|Bael's symbol at a site in Israel|
Lots of freehand on this one too.
Historical Bael (Baal) worship evidently featured a cross symbol and an association with bulls (the animal, not the basketball team). With this in mind an inverted cross/bulls-head combo seemed appropriate for the cloak.
I hadn't planed on much else in the freehand department but the mini seemed to need more so I poured it on. The scabbard even received some gemstones.
Some more Pics:
The creative team at Mortal Arrow provides a back-story for Bael including the fact that he had his tongue cut out and communicates using the severed heads of his enemies. Very cool.
Sadly, Ive learned that MA will only be selling FD minis through the end of the month (May '16). Where (and if) these minis will be available after that, I have no clue. (Well, MA's Facebook page provides a pretty big clue, but as I know nothing for sure I'll leave it at that.)
On the plus side, MA has some neat stuff of its own in the pipeline, including some fantastic giant snails by Pedro Navarro. The ever elusive flumph seems a lost cause but there may be a flail snail in my future.