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I recently finished Anirion! It was time to add layering to my toolbox of techniques and he seems to be the go-to model for learning.
Since by I now have (just) over 10 minis under my belt, I'm obviously an expert so I felt confident enough to go with my own colors rather than the ones in the instructions (from Layer-Up kit). Still, even with my "vast experience", I've only painted beasts and monsters so far -- no fancy clothing on any of them -- so I was a bit nervous about messing up my first hero, but you gotta start somewhere.
I think he turned out great, but it went nothing like the videos one might find... And by that I mean it took me several painting sessions over a few weeks to finish him.
More on how it went on: pocketsizedadventurers.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/anirions-wavy-robes/ *
* First post, woo-hoo! Still finding my way around here. Rules seem to allow non-commercial external links, let me know if I'm wrong... Our blog, Pocket-Sized Adventurers, features the works of two newbies and is meant to keep track of our progress and share our experience with whomever might find it helpful.
Finally managed to get a mini off my shelf of shame.
This guy belongs to one of my players the he had asked me to paint up back in 2017. The tunic was kind of a joke, but we decided to run with it. Last game session, he had used the bathroom and everyone was giving him a rough time about needing to have to repaint my bathroom given how long he was in there, and the fact that no one else could use it for the next hour. As suggestions of color schemes were being thrown out, one player suggested pearlescent green. I wasn't too thrilled with that, but it said how about a pearlescent cream color, which made me think of Sophie Champange. So, I grabbed the bottle, gave it a quick shake, put some on my pallette, and showed it off. It didn't seem too appealling on a white pallette, so I grabbed this players mini off the table and slapped a bit on the tunic. The owner of the mini said he really liked the color, so here we go after toning it down a bit with some Agrax Earthshade.
Here is the Druid from the Grenadier Wizards box set, this one sans dart. Very simple garb on this guy.
I don’t know what to think of this guy. He looks very 1st-level, compared to the Druid with Dart. His sword doesn't even have a cross-guard. How anyone can sword fight in those Smurf-like robes escapes me as well. I think this guy has a lot to learn.
I fell back to lurking of the forums again. So starting this year I decided to get back to painting and posting. Most of what I've done lately has been with gaming in mind. I wanted to try out Frostgrave Perilous Dark Solo campaign, so I decided to dual task my painting. I also wanted to play with a full group of painted figures for Zombicide Black Plague. Since I have already finished up all the zombies and Necromancer for the core game. Baldric looked like and excellent candidate for my Wizard. (well him or my 2 Necro's I've already finished, Shh....). I decided to try to keep as close to the box art as I could.
Here is my Baldric.
Thanks for looking and any C&C you feel inspired to give.
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