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Imps and Quasits (Bones Hordlings-77335, and Nolzur's)

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Every fiendish army needs tiny minions to throw through the meat grinders.  Today I've got some assorted imps and quasits (the demonic counterpart to imps for you non-D&D folk).

 

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The Quasits

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These fun little guys are the grunts of the demonic legions.  The front two are Quasits from the Nolzur's Unpainted set "Imps & Quasits" #WZK73719.  The back three are Reaper Bones Hordlings (77335).

 

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The smaller guys are the official D&D models.  They're among the smallest minis I've ever painted, and the detail is pretty minimal.  I let the highlights "re-sculpt" the anatomy in a lot of spots.  I also didn't like how miniscule they look, even if it might be in-scale, so I bulked up their bases with some cork and stones.  I imagined that Quasits and demons in general come in more colder shades than the fiery-palette of devils.  So these guys got a cold green and blue.

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The other three in this set are the Hordlings

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I actually painted these guys first and they really helped me establish my color palette.  I wanted them to look other-worldly but distinct from the devilish imps.  I really like the blackened feet I gave them.  I also made the single-eyed one blue to avoid the obvious Monsters Inc comparisons.  The blue one had become a fun antagonistic tag-along character when my players entered the lower planes.  He loathed their existing tag-along imp.

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And up next,

The Imps

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These three imps are all Nolzur's from "Imps & Quasits" #WZK73719 and "Familiars" #WZK72563

 

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Again, these guys are absolutely tiny.  I bulked up their bases with some stones and cork, and they're based on 20mm bases.  I tried to make each base distinct to help differentiate them.  The sitting model is from the Familiars set and I gave him a lava base so he could stand apart and represent my party's tag-along imp.  This base was actually my first attempt at lava and inspired the bases on my Hell Hounds.

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I kind of like the comic-y/painterly style that came out of painting something so small.  Definitely helps to show that bold color transitions can work well at this scale.

 

Was definitely going cross-eyed after painting these tiny guys.

What's the smallest mini you've ever painted? (Feel free to share pictures)

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They look great!

The smallest minis I ever painted were 10mm Warmaster Miniatures, sadly no pics available.

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5 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

The smallest minis I ever painted were 10mm Warmaster Miniatures, sadly no pics available.

Oh boy.  My head aches imagining the kind of eye-strain that would cause!

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Great work!

 

Smallest I paint is 6mm - GW Epic stuff, and 6mm Napoleonic

and 10mm Historical (Ancient, Roman, Dark Ages, and Renaissance)

 

I find it helpful to paint the 6mm as units rather than individual figures,

think of a base/stand of 10 figures as the "figure"

I also like the look of each base of figs being a small diorama

(at work so can't link pics)

 

Chris

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1 minute ago, NOLA Chris said:

I find it helpful to paint the 6mm as units rather than individual figures,

think of a base/stand of 10 figures as the "figure"

I also like the look of each base of figs being a small diorama

That makes a lot of sense.  I bet it's easier to make the whole cohesive unit look good, as opposed to one tiny figure.

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This reminds me to paint my one hordling guy as Mike wazowski:) Now if I can just remember what someone used to make Sullivan:) (Monsters Inc.)

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12 minutes ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

Now if I can just remember what someone used to make Sullivan:) (Monsters Inc.)

I've seen someone add horns to one of the bones yeti and painted as Sully

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6 hours ago, MoonglowMinis said:

Oh boy.  My head aches imagining the kind of eye-strain that would cause!

smallest ones I have painted are either the 10mm CAV troopers or the grippli minis from Stonhaven (those are really tiny!)

 

Nice job on these, I really like how they came out!

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On 10/28/2020 at 4:16 PM, Kangaroorex said:

smallest ones I have painted are either the 10mm CAV troopers

Oh man, those are small. I'm glad the heavy troopers got a decent beefing up on size.. 

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The Busch Kleintierset contents are always causing eye strain and require a steady hand. I do like you colour schemes and the glowing eyes. The details on these small fellows are average, but you did a great job making them pop. 

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