Custom HeroForge Mini for TJ

My friend TJ came over today to paint, and I painted this custom HeroForge mini he ordered. She’s apparently a Yuan-Ti pureblood PC in one of his games. There was some concept art with green eyes and purple clothing, so I used that to start with.

All told, around 4 hours. I’m quite happy with how she turned out… sitting and chatting and not agonizing over every decision made her fun and fast to paint.

Now, about the mini itself. Here is a fully zoom-in version of the image above. You can easily see the 3d printed layers, particularly on the base (which appeared not to have been perfectly horizontal in the printer), and on the raised arm. The picture doesn’t necessarily draw attention to the same areas as the eye, but it’s pretty obvious the layers are there if you spend any time looking at the mini. That said, for a tabletop piece it should be fine and the material itself took primer (and thus paint) just fine. The material had some flex to it, and there were only a few supports. Several small details were noticable, for example the details on the bag and the eyebrow piercings (which I didn’t paint), but she was supposed to have more defined abs, which didn’t show up. I don’t think light sanding would have helped much – you would have to take off enough that you’d be seriously damaging the mini at that point. At $30 a pop, they’re very expensive, but I could see it be worthwhile for a beloved character.

Lord Kozlov, Viscount of Scarsgrad and Lesovik

Kozlov and his [unofficial] character jack, Lesovik.

Paint strategy was zenithal highlight, then red, orange, yellow inks, then red ink again (probably should have skipped that step).  Then Secret Weapon Ruby wash (okay, but not great for wide-open areas on Lesovik; great everywhere else).  Black everywhere that wasn’t red, then metals and black wash, then details.

Big pile of WIPs

Bunch of stuff I’ve been working on.  I know if I try to make individual posts for each it’ll never happen, so here’s the big blob of them.

Throne of Everblight.  Holy crap this thing is big and complex.

Angelius #2

Saxon Orrik, to give my MOW Shocktroopers Pathfinder

Ragman, for when POW 19 isn’t sufficient

Rikard Kozlov

Lesovik (Juggernaut)

Micro Arts Studio Buses and Bus Stops

Vacation Week Painting WIPs

I visited my parents for a week, and got in some painting.

Basically finished stuff (except for basing):

A pair of Blighted Nyss Shepherds.  I already have one painted, but I apparently forgot to take a picture of her, so these two look different.

 

Nephilim Bloodseer.  Painted in standard Legion Warbeast/Nephilim colors

   

Wild West Missionary from Reaper.  He’s been sitting at 90% for a couple years.

 

Questing Knight Princess Malya.  Another “almost done” that finally got finished off.

 

WIP:

I got her a day before release at the Reaper Store.  Spent some time at Reaper Paint Club working on her, including getting tips from Anne Foerster.