Quick thing I did, mostly with the airbrush.
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Ironically, a bunch of army-painted skeletons are now among my best painted Warmachines miniatures. Alexia got more time, but even then she was painted up fairly quickly.
Skeletons: Former Trencher, Former ??? (I couldn’t find a unit with grunts that looked like this, but I’m guessing something from Menoth) and Former Winter Guard. Bone + 3 colors then a brown wash.
Alexia – with and without grunts in the background
And finally, a closeup of Alexia’s face. I didn’t spend a lot of time on it, but am happy with how it came out. The hair has a bit more definition in person.
The white fuzz happens if I’m not super-careful with my matte sealer. It’s hardly noticeable in the hand, so I didn’t bother to get rid of it. I don’t know why it shows up so well in photos.
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.
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.
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.
* I want to be clear that despite some mild fun here, being a feminist means standing up for equality. That is a good thing.
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.