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By Lord of the Dish Pit
Started these at the same time I did the Middenheimers. One is based on Astrid from Skyrim, the other on an old coworker whom the sculpt resembled. Victory two of the challenge thus far.
Overall I'm happy with how they came out. again I went with a simple grey stone base in case I rebase them in the future.
"Dine and dash, eh?!"
"The Dark Brotherhood eats for free!"
The cloak could've come out better, but I'm more concerned with clearing the Shelf of Incompleteion currently.
By Lord of the Dish Pit
In an effort to stave off "Dwarf Fatigue", figured I'd attempt something different alongside.
Wizkids Female Rogues. I've painted these before for some coworkers, and found the one on the right to be extremely frustrating do to how the cloak hung. After some lurking about on the Wzkids thread it dawned on me to use the same "hot water/cold water" technique as for Bones on them. After a resounding "D'oh!" I did so and got good results. They've been hit with some watered down Sepia Wash, and I'm pretty sure I've gotten most of the mold lines. The color scheme I have in mind is the one on the left will be a recreation of the one I gifted to Eleven Coworker, as the sculpt is basically a mini me version of her, and the one on the right will be done in the style of the Dark Brotherhood of Skyrim as her daggers have kind of a Daedric vibe to them.
Wizkids Female Barbarians. I haven't previously painted these and am currently undecided as to go with a series of browns/greys on them or if I should attempt to give a certain Stormcloak or Middenheimer vibe to them by adding blues in.
Last year @Pochi painted me a barbarian as an exchange fig. (located here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/80953-spring-exchange-brand-oathblood/&tab=comments#comment-1717270).
More specifically she painted me a barbarian inspired by the song Holy Diver by Dio (I tend to put odd things for inspiration in me exchange forms).
I liked him so much that I based my current 5th Ed. character off of the fig. Now Pochi's fig is far too precious (my precious!!) to go on the gaming table, so I've been using a bare Bones version with the intent of painting him "any day now".
Now that we've hit 7th level, I'm actually getting around to paint something. But, since I need him for the weekly game, I'm painting an alternate version first, then I'll swap figs and work on the Brand Oathblood version.
So I'm starting with 77373: Cuth Wolfson, Barbarian.
This will depict Dio wielding his mighty great axe, Eloise.
Now Cuth's default axe was a touch....limp, so I dug out the Bones III weapons pack and picked a nice stiff replacement.
Much better. Now just a little putty to fill in the gap and he'll be ready for his bath before linering.
Here is my take on a classic baddy.
I was not overly fond of the creature coming out of the package. The lower half of the mandible was lower than the Umber Hulks feet. A bit of hot and cold water fixed that easily enough. One of my daughters ‘donated’ some stuffy fur for the finishing touches. I wish I could have done something differently for the eyes, but overall I am quite pleased.
I hope you like it, and as always C&C are welcome!
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