This is the first of a set of four 3-D printed houses I got for Christmas from my wife to finally get painted. I experimented with Vallejo Game Color Fluorescent Yellow for the windows.
From the Wizards box set, I envisioned this guy as a court wizard, rather than an adventuring wizard. His staff has a skull on the top end, and I couldn’t resist adding a cobra, a-la Jafar, coming out of the eye socket. The robes fade from purple to orange, top to bottom.
This medusa is from the Monsters box set. The snake hair is pretty small and difficult to see that they’re snakes…
Citadel: Stormcast Eternal Sequitor
I followed along with this tutorial to paint this guy. I think he looks pretty good. It’s nice to paint the bigger minis. I now wish all my D&D minis were this big. So much easier to paint 35mm vs 25-28mm minis.
Grenadier: Hunting Cat
This awesome little guy is from the box set “Encounter at Blood Valley.” Grenadier put out several box sets that I think had mini adventures included in them, each titled “Encounter at…” that showcased the minis in the set. This set, which is part of the Seesholtz collection, didn’t come with the adventure, if there was one.
I went full-on sabre-tooth tiger, and I’m really happy with it.
Grenadier Monster Manuscript Vol III: Efreeti
Part of the Seesholtz collection, this is an Efreet (incorrectly called “Efreeti,” which is plural of Efreet.)
Since Efreeti are much larger than humans, I put him on a large base. I used Vallejo White Stone paste to try to texture the base. I discovered, by accident, that using a small putty knife, I could make a spikey texture that would look like flame. So I ran with that. I think maybe I painted the pool of flame incorrectly though; I made the flame tips bright and the pool dark. I think flame is brighter closer to the fuel source, and gets darker and smokier farther away. Oh well.
I’m also a little frustrated with the OSL (Object Source Lighting), which I don’t think I pulled off very well.
Reaper 03585: Oxidation Beast (Rust Monster)
This is Reaper’s take on the Rust Monster, except they had to call it “Oxidation Beast” due to copyright on Rust Monster. I’m pretty fond of this little bug. He’s the bane of metal armor-wearers everywhere. My good friend over at Swords and Dorkery gave me a few of Citadel’s contrast paints to tinker with, and this guy is done almost completely with those. I think it turned out well.
Grenadier: Archmage with Snap-in Spells
This guy is kind of special. He came with a hand (a la Bigby’s Crushing Hand and its variants) and a monster head (a la Monster Summoning family of spells) that could be swapped in and out of the cloud above the archmage’s head. He comes from the Wizards box set.
Gale Force 9: Qesnef, Ogre Mage (Halfling Form)
This is Qesnef’s alter-ego halfling form. (See previous post.)
Gale Force 9: Qesnef, Ogre Mage
This guy was specifically designed for the D&D adventure “White Plume Mountain”. I’ve loved that adventure since I was a kid, so I had to have it. I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. I tried to make it look like art on the mini’s box. I’m especially happy with how the carpet turned out.