January 2020 Log

Published 1 January 2020

Here are some of the miniatures I painted this month, with no peculiar order.



This are Grells from the Wrath of Ashardalon board game. I found a second hand box of that game where many tiles and rules were missing but all miniatures were there.

I tried three different brain texture, the pink with deep blood red in recess is the one that works the best (top) I'd say. I also tried some rust and ragged effect on the metal parts, but it's hard to see.

Overall the minis are a pain to paint as it's pretty hard to reach the inside of the tentacles below them.



Some priest types. The Dragonkind was used in my campaign as an evil rival trying to bind a Void Dragon to his will. The PCs managed to defeat him and bound the Dragon to one of them instead. The top one as been used several times already as a generic cultist. Haven't used the bottom one yet.

Warriors and Orcs


The human on the top is a failure. I'm not sure what I was trying to do with his cape but it ended up as a pinkish red. I still haven't mastered how to paint capes, I'll need more practice.

The two red orcs work pretty well though. I needed some strong orcs for a final encounter, so I decided to have them red instead of green. I also painted their skin with drybrush on black priming instead. It gives them a very detailed and strong look that I dig.

The bottom druid miniature was pretty complex to paint. The sculpt itself has a number of issues that you don't see until you start painting (like having no elbow for example) and some parts of the skin/cloth/fur mingle with no clear delimitation.

Barbarian Kyra


Kyra, our Cleric didn't had a custom HeroForge mini, so I painted the mini she had been using since we started the campaign. Not a very accurate representation of our plate-mail cleric, but it works well.

I tried highlight for one of the first time and it turned out ok. The belt... not so much. Not sure what happened there nor if I fixed that later.

Gibbering Mouthers and Spectator


Other miniatures from Wrath of Ashardalon. I was really happy to buy that game because they are great monsters to fight but it's pretty hard to find a miniature for them outside of the official D&D range.

I tried two color scheme here, one flesh and one more red. I think the fleshy one turned out better.

Dhax, the Spectator in the background was also very interesting to paint. Mostly because I could use the Deep Green from Vallejo Model Color line which is like the best green I ever saw. Dhax also turned into an interesting opponent NPC, trying to cut a deal with the PCs. And his ability to reflect spells back to the caster proved really interesting when Lem tried to charm him.

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