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I had a bunch of new figures arrive the other day. I am trying to decide which set to paint up first. Any thoughts?

Here are the new fishmen, a mind flayer, and an evil cleric of the sea:


I'd like to paint up this guy to be a green and/or bronze dragon:


A storm and a cloud giant:


Two more dancing girls:


A marid and a hippocampus chariot:



So, which one first?

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If it's a vote, I'd say the first group - really like the fishfolk and wouldn't mind some inspiration to get me to pull my own out some day.


I also like this idea for deciding what to paint next - though I would not want to be bound by the results.

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Is there any of them that you are more looking forward to painting than the others? Do you already have a color scheme in mind for any? Do you game with yours and there is an adventure coming up where they will be needed? Is there a new technique you want to try out and one of the minis is perfect for it?


Those questions are how I choose what to paint next. Looks like all of your choices are pretty cool and will be fun to paint!

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I usually work on a big project and paint smaller stuff while the big one dries etc...


So I would start on the Dragon, and then paint a smaller mini like any of the fishmen, dancing girls etc, while working on the bigger project.

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Well, if it were me, I would start them all and never finish any of them.


That said, if you have a use for them, the fishmen and the aquatic minis could lead to an upcoming encounter/diorama.

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I vote for the marid and hippocampus chariot, since they're such an unusual set of figures!


Once you've picked which mini(s) you will paint, if you could change the thread title and tags to match, I would greatly appreciate it. :)



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I decided to do a WIP of the chariot. It is pulled by a hippocampus and ridden by the marid Shazathared. 




I base-coated the hippocampus in light blue and then washed with blue ink. For the marid, I base-coated with orange and inked with flesh wash. I'm hoping for a color somthing like coral.

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That's a great idea!


About coral, I picked up some artificial coral pieces in what you would call a Dollar store.

Might be cool for terrain or on the base.


Maybe add some aquatic familiars as sealife getting out of the way..

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Here is the marid with two layers of dry brushing on the skin and the first layer of white on the clothing.




And here is the hippocampus with a few layers of dy brushing. Do you think the silver is too much on the scales?



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