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Patrik Strom

Patrik's febuary painting, 2013

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I've decided to steal Obsidian Crane's (hope he doesn't mind:) format and go from week to month to cut down on the number of threads.

 

Week 05

Delphine from Hasslefree Miniatures

Elliwyn Heatherlark from Reaper

Narg the torturer from Hasslefree

Ullr the Red from Red Box Games

 

Week 06

Miranda from Hasslefree Miniatures

Vistaril Quillscratch from Reaper

Undead Dwarf from Stonehaven Miniatures

Minimus from Hasslefree Miniatures

 

Week 07

Mites!

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Starting with Elliwyn Heatherlark from Reaper. A great sculpt that was kind of easy to paint. I thought I try to liven the shield with a symbol. Since I suck at free hand it resultet that there's probably 10+ layers of green on the shield from when I failed to paint a flower. Eventually I settled for a acorn and I'm quite happy with the result.

 

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Secondly I also finished Narg the torturer from Hasslefree Minis. When I bought him I didn't notice the shorts which came as some disappointment when I started to paint him up. In shorts he looks more like some kind of luchador or BDSM guy than a though torturer. Well, the important thing is that he's painted and done.

 

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Next we have Delphine, also from Hasslefree Minis. I managed to finish the mini quite quickly and I'm pleased with the result.

 

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Lastly we have Ullr the Red from Red Box Games. I really like the sculpt but he is abit on the smallish side, even for RBG.

 

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All four minis look great. If you really didn't like the shorts, you could have painted his legs as though they were part of the pants. For tabletop distance, it would not have been noticable.

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All four minis look great. If you really didn't like the shorts, you could have painted his legs as though they were part of the pants. For tabletop distance, it would not have been noticable.

 

Or you could go the opposite direction and activate "no pants mode."

 

#notthatthere'sanythingwrongwiththat.

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Thanks for the comments!

 

All four minis look great. If you really didn't like the shorts, you could have painted his legs as though they were part of the pants. For tabletop distance, it would not have been noticable.

 

I debated doing that but the more I looked at the mini I couldn't help noticing the shorts. Perhaps it wouldn't be that noticable at the table but I would know :) I also thought about painting the legs so he had some kind of long johns on but I quickly scrapped that idea. I think it would have looked even sillier.

 

Everybody should have a narg at their game table. The puns would be astounding .

 

I don't know if I dare to use this at the game table. I wouldn't be able to keep from the BDSM-jokes, and I don't think the people I play with would either.

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You could paint the cuffs as a random strap around his thigh. Fantasy characters love their superfluous straps.

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I like Narg... the way you painted him up he looks like a pulp super hero/villain or Pro wrestler

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You could paint the cuffs as a random strap around his thigh. Fantasy characters love their superfluous straps.

 

Damn, that's a great idea. Wish I had thought of it. Oh well, I might repaint him sometime if he get's to ridiculed at the game table :)

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I thought that I'd been keeping a good pace this week, starting and making decent progress on a number of minis. But today I realised that it's thursday and I haven't finished one and I didn't want to sit on Sunday with alot of miniatures semifinished, so took one and finished it quickly.

 

I don't pay much attention to exactly how long a paintjob takes, but I'm quite pleased how quick this one was (and that I'm fairly happy with the result). The miniature is Miranda from Hasslefree Miniatures, and it's kind of a easy one to paint. I could probably have paid more attention to the face but at my skill level I think I would have had diminishing returns. I'm also not that pleased with the eyes, they ended up kind of crazy looking, but I'm kind of limited with painting eyes and I usually don't have all that much say in what I end up getting. I also realised that my mobile phone camera (sadly the only camera I got) isn't the best suited to take pictures. The red dress is not as bright in reality. Much less so actually.

 

But all and all, I'm pleased with the result.

 

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Three more minis to finish off the week.

 

First off we have Vistrail Quillscratch from Reaper. I thought I'd try some freehand but failed and ended up with just a zigzag pattern.

 

 

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Then we have the undead dwarf from Stonehaven's Dwarf Adventurers Kickstarter. The minis are well done but as a whole abit to big for my taste so I don't know if I'll ever use them and they will probably have a low priority to get painted, except for the smith.

 

The undead dwarf is another such exception. A really cool mini that also was faily easy to paint.

 

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And lastly we have Minimus from Hasslefree miniatures, looking down at his army.

 

 

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Very nice! Love the undead dwarf. Makes me sad to have missed out on the dwarf KS. Metals on him are very nicely aged. Regarding the robe, did you consider adding dots or small symbols between zigzags? That would take It a step further on the journey from "zigzag" to "pattern". Though it does look quite good as is, honestly.

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I like the zigzags, they add a bit of life to the sleeves, rather than just a lighter shade of green.

 

Also Baugi - you can buy the dwarves from stonehaven website (don't have the link on me).

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