Onyx was sitting on my workbench for a while, so I finished her up. I started working on the teal, and just kept going. She went to a weird place – way brighter than I originally intended, but she’s done and she looks fine. She was a freebie anyway, so it’s not like I lost anything painting her weird. The pose is pretty cool (ridiculous, but that’s par for the course with Raging Heroes), and I thought about using her for Legion of Everblight, but there wasn’t a particularly close character she could represent. It was also nice to have a change of pace from red (Khador) and desaturated blue (LoE).
Painted as a “fun” mini in between Warmahordes / Secret Santa Projects
A dark elf from Raging Heroes, painted up in my Legion of Everblight colors. I tried to put flames on her sword (there’s something “wreathing” her sword, but I’m not sure what it is), but I don’t think it came off very well. Her clothes are super-silly, so I’ll be glad to paint some Striders here shortly. Let’s review what she’s wearing: one armored boot. one armored shoe + metal bits stuck to her leg. metal bikini bottom with loincloth. metal bikini top that is apparently glued to her breasts, with chains hanging below it. high metal collar. one winged metal pauldron. metal headdress with weird bun thing supporting a headband of skull, and her cape. yep, her cape is attached to her HEAD, not her SHOULDERS. just in case there was any semblance of reasonableness. also, she’s holding a human heart.
Painted this guy for edz16 on the Reaper forums (his partner, who received 01559: Malena the Sorceress (Project N) bailed on him). I got most of the painting done at ReaperCon ’16. My lovely cell-phone camera captures all the terrible bits, while ignore most of the good stuff. In person, this looks better, and I’m hoping edz16 can get some decent shots of him.
My partner (Pochi) requested a theme of “I solemnly swear I am up to no good” or “Something wicked this way comes.” I think this bad girl could fit in either category. It was fun to have a mini with so much skin to paint. I feel guilty painting half-naked women, but I really do love painting skin. I’ll be sending this off to Australia soon.
After a complete restart (rare for me), I finished up my first model from Tin Man Miniatures. I don’t recall anyone of this description showing up in ERB’s Mars series, but it has been a long time since I read them.
I was super-excited to find a miniature with pigtails, and although red martians are supposed to have dark hair there was already so much dark on her that she needed something lighter. After painting the hair, it was TOO light and drew way too much attention, so she needed something else to balance it out a bit – thus the periwinkle bikini. I mean, once you’ve committed to wearing a mask/capelet/bikini combo, is coordinating color really a concern anymore?
The base is from Micro Arts Studios, skull pointed forward so we know she’s bad-butt.
The main thing that bother me about her is that she does not have the “butt-toothed vampire” thing going on on the rear of her thighs. I used an airbrush to do the primary levels of skin highlighting, and it really stood out when I tried to paint the back of her legs with a brush. I scraped it off and left it mostly alone.
Just a little bit of work on the Sisterhood Assassin. I think I will use the same formula on her cloak as on Josephine (aka, the Scale 75 example). I’m not sure what color to make her boots. She also has some belts and arm decorations.