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Hello everyone, today is a Pathfinder day. I did my best to paint it as faithfully as possible respecting the original artwork colors. This is the metal version 60136, Aglanda the herald of Razmir sculpted by Bobby Jackson. It's also available in Bones plastic under sku: 89040.
Buckle in folks, I've got a lot for you today. Over the past year or so I've slowly collected and painted a set of the five Chromatic Dragons. When I first started collecting minis I'd picked up a couple of Dragons from Safari Ltd which were easy to find at craft stores. Rather than buy a bunch of new models from Reaper or elsewhere, I decided to see if I could make a unique set of Dragons using mostly Safari Ltd models. I flipped through my Monster Manual and browsed online catalogs and slowly picked out models that I wanted to use to represent each of them. I eventually ran out of models that I liked and I supplemented a McFarlane Toys dragon for the Red. I finally completed them early this past summer:
The White Dragon
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The Black Dragon
Moving up the Chromatic Hierarchy, we have the Black Dragon, represented here by the Safari Ltd. Cave Dragon. This is actually the model that inspired me to paint up the dragons, as it looked so much like the 5E Black Dragon artwork.
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The Green Dragon
Next up, we have the Green Dragon represented by the Safari Ltd. Twilight Dragon. Funnily enough, that sculpt is also available in a green variant as the "Forest Dragon," but i already had the black copy on hand. It was all getting painted over anyways.
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The Blue Dragon
The last of the Safari Ltd. Dragons, this is the Fog Dragon, which got a tiny bit of green stuff to look the part of a Blue Dragon.
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The Red Dragon
I used up the biggest Safari Ltd Dragon with the blue, and I wasn't seeing anything I liked from any of their direct competitors, so I chose something a little different for the Red. I ended up with the Komodo Clan dragon from McFarlane Toys Dragons Series 2. And though this guy showed up in shades of red, I wanted to paint it myself, so it got primed and re-painted.
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It was a lot of fun painting up these guys, and I like having a unique collection. I'm also glad they're all done. Though I do still have a Shadow Dragon and a Dracolich primed and waiting for paint... and then all the dragons that are still boxed... and then that big five-headed guy I keep meaning to get around to... and then all those new dragons coming with Bones 5...
Which dragon do you like best?
Been a long time since I've posted in Show Off. But hey, a load of painting, some procrastination, some waiting for new brushes to come in, and some more procrastination will do that.
So, recently I've been painting the faction leaders from Scythe by Stonemeier Games. Love that game a lot, and so I decided I'd paint the minis from it, 'cuz hey, that's what I do.
However, I wasn't in the mood for painting bland old mechs four times over, in addition to the leaders, so I just decided to paint the leaders. Seemed the sensible thing to do. So, here they are in order of, well, the order I painted them in.
First up we have Anna and Wojtek, of the Republic of Polania. When I have the choice, I always play as them, so I wanted to give a bit of extra love and attention here. However, love and attention are two very difficult things to give when your brushes are fraying and honestly just aren't very good. So, bought some new brushes. Unfortunately, I had no desire to go back and repaint, as that would certainly blur out of a lot of detail, of which there wasn't much to begin with, so I decided to keep what didn't look so great and apply my new skills to what wasn't painted.
As you'll also see with the other minis, I tried to apply the faction's color as a highlight color of sorts. I didn't want it to be the main color, as that'd make it lose its specialness, but I wanted it to catch the eye as it swept across the board. In this case, the faction color of Polania is white. Thus, Anna's cap and scarf are white. You'll see similar stuff done later on with the other minis.
Next up we have Olga and Changa, probably my favorite of the bunch. This pair from the Rusviet Union was an absolute joy to paint, especially in the case of Changa. I'd never painted a tiger before, and man! It really had never occurred to me how incredible these creatures are, despite all my zoo trips and whatnot. This was also my first major attempt at painting good eyes, keyword being good (Wojtek's black dots don't count). I think they turned out pretty good, but the left one is a little wonky. Hey @Corsair, you should make this one of your questions in "Getting to Know You". Which would you fear more, a tiger, or a pretty Russian lady with a Tommy gun?
Coming in at number three, we've got Gunter, Nacht, and Tag, from Saxony. Being German in heritage, I immediately knew which dog was which* (And no, he couldn't have pulled a switcheroo on me. It's in the rulebook of which one is which. No joke). However, I thought that it wasn't quite fair to Tag to have only Nacht on the mini. Plus, I didn't want to have to paint the dog completely black, as that's no fun at all. So I decided I'd make the dog on the miniature a mix of both dogs. Maybe it's their child, I guess?
*For my non-German-speaking friends, Nacht and Tag mean night and day, respectively.
Next up, we got Bjorn and Mox , from the Nordic Kingdoms.
Being from the Midwest, you have no idea how hard it is to not put a Minnesota Vikings joke here.
Anyways, this is probably my second-favorite of the five. One major reason would be this was the first of the Scythe minis I painted where the human and the beast weren't standing side-by-side. This was a ginormous boon to me, as I was getting sick and tired of painting in the itty-bitty space between the two.
You'll also notice I took some artistic liberties with his hair. Deal with it.
Well, I must've really lost my mind on this one, becasue those are NOT Bjorn and Mox, rather those two are Zehra and Kar, of the Crimean Khanate. Ah well, I mean, we all make mistakes, don't we? Don't we?
Anyways, I really don't care for these two. I didn't feel inspired at all and it just seemed like a very bland mini. But hey! It had a bird, and I love painting birds, so shut up, self.
I also am a bit put off by the color of the base. It just doesn't seem right...
Overall, these were some really fun minis to paint, despite the low level of detail. I look forward to my next game and getting to see them on the board!
Couple of extra notes:
Yes, I know these aren't all the Scythe leaders, but I don't own the expansion, so I guess those'll have to come later.
You might notice some dust on the minis. This came from my clear coat, and it rubs off upon touch. Rather than waste my time brushing it off, I left it there it so it gets rubbed off during play and normal handling. One bird, zero stones.
Wait, that doesn't sound quite right. How does it go again?
after a few years of not painting, the corona virus made me pick up the brushes again.
Every time I start a new phase of my erratic painting schedule there is a little ritual: I try to paint Laurana from the old LTPK2, struggle with her scroll, strip the paint off, try again and then give up to paint something else.
The instructions tell me to paint the scroll in white, make a black wash and then dry brush in white and voila, the writing on the scroll will magicly appear.
Except that it doesn't, it just becomes a complete mess.
What am I doing wrong? What could I do instead?
My freehand skills are nonexistent, so the obvious solution (and the one I see done very often on this mini) doesn't work for me. Leaving the scroll blank, because "she just cast the spell and it has disappeared" feels like cheating.
I would be really glad for some hints to point me in the right direction.
Thanks for your help!
Subtitle: Whaaaat!? Pendrake painted something?
This was an exercise in improvisation. People like to use the google hangouts to have painting sessions. But, all my painting stuff normally lives in the next room away from the computational machine. But some of it had gotten waylaid and dropped off in the wrong room so I decided to see if I could manage something. @knarthex was in the hangouts painting tiny CamelFlag patterns on tiny NATO troopers at the same time.
Here is Galladorn getting a bath in Simple Green diluted with water. The plastic bag is the type I use mostly for sorting Miniatures. File this under: how to mess with gooey-green cleaners and stuff near expensive equipment.
Next he got buried in paper towels to dry off.
TGPTGP; Wizard, Flaming Sword; tabletop; Bones;
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