77158: Arrius, Skeletal Warrior aka “Arrius the Pink”

I’ve painted up a few members of my 5e adventuring party, and decided to paint one up for the DM as well.  Since we seem to be fighting a lot of undead I decided to go with an undead guy.  But lest the GM get too confident, I gave him a “very special” cloak.

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There’s quite a bit of unpainted or just primer spots on the guy, but when the DM saw him on Saturday he couldn’t tell it wasn’t done.  Since I’ve been in kind of a slump lately, I just fixed a few spots and called him finished.

I’m very happy with how the cloak came out, despite the fact that I used ridiculous colors for it.  I think it’s because I really got a lot of contrast in there, and also while I didn’t spend a ton of time blending, I did use more steps than usual which paid off.  The base color for the cloak is RMS Breast Cancer Awareness pink (for maximum irony on a skeleton), shaded down to Red Shadow and up to nearly white.  As usual, the pictures don’t quite capture the right color – it’s a pink that leans slightly towards magenta.

77158: Arrius, Skeletal Warrior – Update 2

Having fun with Breast Cancer Awareness Pink.  I am imagining Arrius is some sort of feminist* skeletal champion who can only be defeated after two named female characters have a conversation that isn’t about men.  Or that half his HP can only be reduced with damage dealt by women.  I have far too many silly colors “that will never be used” (which I am apparently treating as a challenge) that I keep getting by attending ReaperCon.

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* I want to be clear that despite some mild fun here, being a feminist means standing up for equality.  That is a good thing.

77158: Arrius, Skeletal Warrior – Update 1

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Since I am painting a miniature for everyone in my D&D 5e game, I didn’t want to leave the GM out.  Although it’s been only two sessions, it seems that undead are the theme of the campaign, so I’m painting an undead boss dude.  However, I don’t want the GM to get too full of himself, so he’s getting a pink cloak (“Shut up you guys, it gives me a +2 to my saves”).  So far the cloak is RMS HD Entrail Pink for the coverage, but we’re going full Breast Cancer Awareness Pink here (or maybe Bubblegum Pink).  Armor is VGC Tinny Tin.

Aviriel Tellerion, Speedpaint

Reaper 77070: Aviriel Tellerion, Elf Paladin sculpted by Werner Klocke.

Poor Aviriel was painted in 45 minutes using crappy brushes and a fixed palette as part of a ReaperCon ’15 speedpainting event. She won 2nd place (out of 8). Although I didn’t win, I did get my revenge on Corporea – last year she beat me (soundly), but this year she was 3rd to my 2nd. Aviriel has to sit in the far back corner of my display case with last year’s speed paint.

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77164 – Elliwyn Heatherlark, Gnome Bard

Elliwyn is my entry into the “Little People” Bones Beauty Pagent on the Reaper Forums. I started her at the January meeting of NEMPA and finished her today. (I spent far too long on her for such a silly paint job.) I originally picked the colors to torment Qwyksilver, who was waxing poetic about color wheels at the time. I also originally tried to give her blue skin by mixing the hair color with a skin color, but it just looked too weird, so I painted over it – but not fully, as you can see – for an interesting effect. I mostly dug around in my paint collection for the brightest colors I had. The hair is Surf Aqua, tunic is Breast Cancer Awareness Pink, gloves and shoes are Jade Green (originally Alien Goo, but it was too bright). Shield is VGC Warlord Purple + Red Ink.

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Silly little story I wrote for her:
“As a bard, Elliwyn has a complete and innate ability to coordinate her outfits merely by the sounds the various materials make. She must remain ever vigilant though, for she is regularly attacked by rogue fashion designers and artists armed with color wheels. She uses her magical Horn of Color Spray to incapacitate such miscreants. She more mundane measures (ie, her sword) against those who say that doesn’t make any sense.”