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I personally find the blended fibers medium by Liquitex to be a highly versatile medium. It can be added to any ground mixture to add the appearance of natural roots and similar debris. In this tutorial I will be looking at how to make an ice base using it. It is important to remember that in most cases the ice is hardly crystal clear and instead it generally appears cloudy white. The blended fibbers have a slight translucency which allows for the illusion of depth, while each fiber acts like a crack in the ice.
Step 1: Base colour
Use a dark base. Then tint it with the colour you want. In this case I used Cerulean Blue. This step can be skipped if you are going to be tinting the medium instead (thought a darker base colour is still advised)
Step 2: Apply Fiber Medium
Slather on a large dollop of medium. You can add some colour to tint it, but the colour will change significantly as it dries so be carful to not overpower it (you don't even need to mix it well as streaking colours may be desired). Transparent colours work better for tinting if you still want to retain the depth. In this case I did not tint it.
Step 3: Smooth the Medium
I did this by wetting a pallet knife and running it over the surface, followed by cleaning up the edges. The Fiber medium is extremely easy to smooth with a wet pallet knife. The thickness decides how much translucency the final product has.
Step 4: Let it Dry
In this case I liked how it looked so I decided not to dry brush it with white. Drybrushing with white would make it look more frosty. This took a couple hours for me, mostly due to the thickness I chose. You can see how the blue is showing in the photo, that is the undercoat peaking through.
Step 1: Snow
Mix some medium with Titanium white. This will make a nice snow texture
Step 2: Applying Snow
Apply the snow and feather it out with a brush, the feathering out makes it look more realistic. If you don't want peaks use water to smooth the snow (unless you want peaks to represent sticks in the snow.)
Step 3: Let it Dry
The base is now finished.
Put a miniature on it. Thats what a base is for. Unless you want to use it as a trap in DnD or some terrain.
Inspired by others 'project threads' - and with a return to face-to-face gaming on the horizon - I thought I'd start my own thread of minis I'm painting for WOTC's Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden (D&D 5e).
If nothing else this will help to keep me focused on the relevant bits of my unpainted pile, despite all the Bones V calling out to me 🙂
Feedback welcome - with the caveat that I'm an average painter at best, and aiming for table use not display!
Anyone planning on playing this campaign might not want to read further; the minis will inevitably spoil some of the encounters.
To start off, I've lined up the following:
Grimtalon the Roc (Reaper 77946)
Frost Giant Skeleton (Gale Force 9 71127)
Kings of War: Northern Alliance Clansmen (Mantic Games MGKWL301)
Frost Shaman Boudi (Hasselfree HFH187)
Frost Mage Matthias (Hasselfree HFH199)
Semira Marise (Hasselfree HFX023)
Polar Bear (WizKids DeepCuts WZK73727-W9)
Hoping to get cracking this weekend. There's also a dragon on the way, and maybe a few others...
Happy New Year's Eve everyone. To end the year with a little snow, I completed this base today. I had painted the Yeti two years ago, and he was only lacking a thematic basis. This is the Bones version of 77434, Yeti Chieftain sculpted by Jason Wiebe. The artificial snow is BF4103 from Army Painter Battlefields. The icicles were made with pieces of translucent plastic and gloss Mod Podge.
First time showing something off on the forums! Normally only post to my instagram @MoonglowMinis
Had a blast painting this one up! Had to tap into my painterly side to get the glow effect I wanted and to transition the plating down to the end of the tail where there was no sculpted detail.
Hope you all like it!
So I've painted up a couple of sample pieces of my 4bot tiles and to try out an ice recipe. I thought I'd get some feedback. It seems a bit too sea glass for me.
Phtalo green (yellow ink) +medium, then drybrush of teal, turquoise, pale blue, and adding white.
Also included a pic of previous recipe using turquoise ink and pale blue, then white drybrush.
And materials Thoughts?