Marcher Worlds Hunter (Variant)

All my Marcher Worlds and getting Irish/Scottish Gaelic names.  Aoife is named after a sniper in Valkyria Chronicles 4.  Most of the color on this miniature is GW Contrast paint.

  • Base 4:1 (ish) white:neutral primer, ie offwhite in the yellow direction
  • Contrast Militarum Green for armor/cloth
  • Contrast Skeleton Horde for cape
    • Powderburn Brown for cape accents
  • Contrast 3:1 Aethermatic Blue/Talassar Blue for Arc stuff
  • Contrast Snakebite Leather for leather accessories
  • Black / Contrast Black for gun/ARC receiver
    • AP Uniform Grey for edging
  • Skin: mix of MSP Olive and Dark skintones
  • Hair: Tanned leather over dark brown
  • Cameron Tartan: MSP Blood Red, Grass Green w/ Poison Green crossings, Pale Saffron
  • Basing is Vallejo European Mud covered with Frontline Games Grassy Fields flock

01602: Tara the Silent

In 2012, I painted “03106: Alidee, Bandit” (sculptor: Bob Ridolfi) nicknaming her in my head “The Mustard Thief,” because the main color was Reaper MSP HD Mustard Yellow.  She was probably one of the first 10 minis I painted.  I probably tried to use a thinned down wash of some sort on the yellow.  Her armor is likely Oiled Leather with Black Wash over it.  Tarnished Steel for the sword and that was basically it for color.  (I think the sleeves might have been Pale Saffron).

In June 2020, Jimmy the Brush’s Twitch stream is having a “Paint it Again” challenge.  From Reaper’s Silver Anniversary line, Tara the Silent (Bobby Jackson) is a great sculpt who is quite similar to Alidee, so I chose her to use instead of buying a new Alidee.  I stuck with Mustard yellow and orangy leathers, but since color choice was one of the bad choices on Alidee, I added a lot more colors.  The blue cloth/armor was chosen as a contrast to all the yellow, and the grey/blue inside of the cloak was similar, but intended to draw much less attention than the armor.  Several different leather colors were used, although they kind of slide together near the end.  The dark shoulder/knee pads got a purple glaze near the end to make them appear more like black leather.  I tried a little bit of freehand on the cloak – not particularly happy with it, I think it’s too dark and it stands out since there’s only the one piece, but practice is what I need to do to improve.  Knives are TMM silver and gold.

Yellow: started with MSP HD Mustard Yellow, shaded with Harvest Brown and Umber Brown.  Highlighted with Golden Glow and P3 Menoth White Highlight.

Blue: Indigo Blue, Midnight Blue, Twilight Blue, Snow Shadow, Ghost White

Cloak Inside: Corporeal Shadow, Basalt Grey, (some lighter neutral grey)

Leather: S75 Leather and Wood set, Black Leather, Brown Leather, Orange Leather, Iroko, Birch for the very highest highlights

a glaze of Vallejo Purple Ink and highlight of Spectral White to shift the knee/shoulderpads

Knives: P3 Quicksilver, VAC Gold, shaded with blue/brown liner, highlighted with Vallejo Metal Medium

the reddish pouch is Contrast Goregrunta Fur

face was some sort of Pale Flesh + flesh wash.

celtic knot was micron pen, traced with Brown Liner

Bloodwrack Medusa

Skin: Red Shadow, Bronze Shadow, Bronze Skin

Snake Parts: Clear Magenta over zenithal highlight.  S75 Huldra Blue, Marine Teal, Surf Aqua, Aqua/Ghost White for highest lines

Weapons & Armor: Walnut Brown, NMM Gold triad, P3 Menoth White Highlight

Base: Woodland Scenics Flex Paste, smothered in Tamiya Clear Red


She’s magnetized, so she can ride on the Bloodwrack Shrine whenever that gets finished.

77119: Sinessa, Hellborn Sorceress

I painted up this miniature as a birthday present for Hollymonster (  This tiefling sorceress is based on her stream mascot, Monster, a tiefling with teal skin and purple hair.

This miniature was from the Bones 1 set and was extremely flexible (too flexible).  I replaced her staff with one of the hard plastic staves from Bones 2 (or 3, I forget at this point) to stiffen her up a bit.

Skin was base coated with GW Contrast Aethermatic Blue, then highlighted up with MSP Ghostly Moss and MSP Bright Skin Highlight.  Red was GW Contrast Flesh Tearers Red, highlighted with MSP Blood Red and S75 Aldeberan Red.  Hair was GW Contrast Magos Purple, highlighted with MSP Spectral White and MSP Pure White.  Horns were Oiled Leather Triad, Staff was GW Contrast Skeleton Horde highlighted with some bone color, and the bottom was various wood colors.

Falco, evil sister

In my PFRPG Curse of the Crimson Throne, one the PC’s sisters has been kidnapped and brainwashed by the big bad.  She tried to kill them (especially her brother, the “traitor”), but they managed to knock her unconscious in the hope she can be rehabilitated.

Because I’d been foreshadowing this for a while, I decided to paint up a mini for her. But I only thought of this 2 days beforehand, so I had to real quick print up and paint one of the females from Artisan Guild’s Fighters Guild pack. Mini was primed with Badger Stynlyrez Silver, shaded with Drakenhof Nightshade and re-highlighted back with some silver color. Used contrast paints for the hair and cloth. Because I wanted to keep the metal shiny, I sealed with gloss coat, then brushed on Reaper Matte Sealer. Unfortunately, that only knocked it back to Satin, no matter how many layers I added.



Ursula, Dwarven Bear Rider Captain

Painted for Jimmy the Brush’s May community challenge – “Named Character.”




Had lots of fun painting the blue, as well as painting the hair. The mini itself is very heavy, being solid metal and actually had some damage on the bear’s snout and on her left side bangs (I had to cut new grooves in the metal, you can probably see my clumsy sculpting if you look). Also had a mold line running through her face and across the bear fur.

Fur: Lots of different browns. Started with Daler Rowney Burnt Umber and Vallejo Smokey Ink. Airbrushed the bottom side with darker colors, drybrushed lighter colors on the top. I probably should have gone with a warmer, more saturated brown – didn’t bother to look at bear pictures before I started painting.

Blue: MSP HD Dragon Blue, shaded with GW Drakenhof Nightshade and S75 Eldandil Violet, highlighted with S75 Hykey Yellow, though there are only a few spots where it is pure yellow. This is my first time experimenting highlighting with yellow to try to give the blue a slightly warmer look.

Red Scales: MSP Red Shadow, then S75 Deep Red, Blood Red, Antares Red, Mars Orange.

Hair: MSP Carrot Top Red, Army Painter Red Shade, highlighting up with S75 Hykey Yellow

Leathers: Base of either MSP Lonestar Leather (boots, gloves) or P3 Gun Corps Brown, then highlighting up with Hykey Yellow and P3 Hammerfall Khaki

Armor: TMM, using Vallejo Air Steel, shaded with Drakenhof Nightshade and MSP Blue Liner, highlighted with Vallejo Metal Medium

Base: I started by using Vallejo European Mud, but I overworked it with several layers of paint, so I used Secret Weapon pigments to bring back some of the texture. Grass tufts from Army Painter and little rocky-things from somewhere to complete it.