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This is another of the PCs for the "Exalted" campaign set in White Wolf's World of Darkness which I'm currently involved in.
This character was a medieval Persian vampire who reverted to human when she Exalted as a Zenith caste Solar. Among other things, she has a sword which shines with the light of the Sun.
The figure is from Hasslefree, HFA004 "Kat", sculpted by Kev White. There's a WIP thread here.
The lighting effect changes a lot at different angles so I included lots of pictures.
As I pondered my choice of wizard for my new monstrous Frostgrave warband, I slowly realized there was only one choice really. I put his witch, cat, and cauldron into he shopping cart around Halloween time. I knew I needed one for any legitimate Halloween display of miniatures. But it had sat unpainted in the blister for a few months while other things took priority.
Back to the frostgrave war band. So I chose witch as my wizard's school and proceeded to fill the ranks of soldiers with monstrous members like the horned hunter and a medusa archer, couple of tieflings, and even giant rats as warhounds. I think I am meant to paint up this witch as the wizard. She comes with a cat that I'm putting on the base with her and a cauldron that I am not. The cauldron will make a great prop when playing pathfinder and I already have a place for it in the birthday party adventure I have planned for next week. However the cauldron needs to sit on a fire or bed of coals or something. I realized I do not even have a campfire token so that became part of this project.
okay, so first I grabbed two 20 mm bases and glued some small pebbles and gravel to them like so:
Next I had to put the witch and cat on a base. I cut up an old bones base to fill out the bare base with flagstone shapes and glued down more gravel to fill in some of the gaps. Finally everything got some black primer.
Witch and cat:
The black Cauldron:
All of this happened over the last couple of days. Have not had much chance to paint since Friday night since we currently have house guests, but still managed to just start to lay down base coats while everyone else was entertained by part of a movie. Out pale saffron on the Inside of the cauldron and emanations, the cats eyes, the center coals in the fire pit, and the bat in the witches hand. No, I am not making the bat yellow. Honestly did not realize it was a bat until I got the yellow on it. Now I know.
also mixed wreath green with dusky skin to start on the witch's skin. Oh and also some vampiric skin for the witches hair and for a quick dry brush on the rocks in the fire pit.
Here is where things stand right now.
I would love some ideas for colors on that witch besides black and green. I can't seem to picture anything else.
My first go at OSL.
I looked at a few tutorials, and it seems to be a good idea to paint up the mini as usual first.
So here he is.
The fireball in his left hand is homemade from a small more or less round piece of metal, a short piece of wire, and some sculping-paste (about the same thickness as tooth-paste).
As you maybe have guessed, the light is going to come from the fireball, and shine onto his arm and head .. and lets see what else it will hit!?
Any last advice before I might ruin my paintjob? (I'm a bit nervous about this)
So I've been looking at this fella a little too long on my shelf. Time to tackle this.
I've moved from my usual painting station, due to my daughter having a sleep over. I can't take the crappy music any longer!
Anyway I'll be updating this as I progress through the night. Good bad or ugly.
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