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After the rather involved Vlad project I thought of painting something a tad less complicated. 

 

I chose Elliwyn Heatherlark, the Bones version that is. It is a simple conversion with a weapon swap, new sheath and ultimately a cut-off monster head in her hand. 

 

I will go heavy on weathering and signs of recent battle to contrast the diminutive appearance of Elliwyn. 

 

So far I finished the green overcoat and her face.  Army Painter Glistening Blood Effect came in handy. I also tried to add a subtle texture to the overcoat. 

 

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I put some more time into her and changed my head plans: The Gnoll would always face down, so I will go for an orc head with dreadlocks or something. Maybe something Predator like. Other than that worked more on the metals and the leather. I want to highlight the face a tad more and add freckles. 

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I decided to give my Gnome fighter a slightly more exotic monster in its hand: a Nure-onna,  basically a snake with a human head. I will add long hair and then it is finished.

 

So no Orc head. I think this is a bit more interesting and also adds stability to the miniature, as the chopped of part rests on the base. 

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Getting to the finishing line with the Nure-onna. I added some hair yesterday, but might add more volume. I think the creature turned out suitably grotesque and disturbing. I think I might sculpt  a living one,  too. Maybe even from scratch. 

 

The colour scheme will be interesting. Black hair with green scales and skin or maybe red scales and skin? 

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