Monday Miniatures: Well of Chaos
This week we stare into the dark heart of evil. Well, a portal to it at least. This week we had outstanding participation on our weekly painting event. Fully 12 people sent in their own personal take on wells of ultimate evil.
Run, Fight, or Die – I think the sculpts for this game are mediocre, but everyone loves zombies, right?
Tide of Iron Relaunch – This project has wargame minis in droves, so long as you like them teeny tiny. I’m sure you’ll see this one on store shelves eventually, I mean their previous project failed to fund and was still printed right on schedule. This one definitely falls into the category of “doesn’t really need your money.”
Journey – This project is more than a little over priced, but has truly lovely sculpts. It’s a must see.
This project was lots of fun, and harder than I would have thought. I opted to try to make the cracks glow with evil eldritch power. The results were mixed.
Jessica went for more of a classic stone look with subtle color differences, but went all out on the base. The results were incredible.
Jim added a light to his base. The effect makes the basin look like it is full of magma.
Dan did a great job on the stone. I could definitely see a group of adventurers encountering this at the heart of some dungeon.
Vulture chose a strong verdigris motif, and to do some stunning water effects. The combination of the two is magnificent.
Tanya chose a very complex color scheme. The interlaced colors on the icon itself are stunning.
Magnus chose an ultra vibrant color scheme than leaves me thinking the entire artifact might be carved out of turquoise or lapis lazuli. His is certainly the most expensive well we will see today.
Jeff did some interesting lighting, and was the only painter not to fill his basin with liquid.
Arjen, like me went with a rock and bronze motif. I think that their efforts came out looking far more realistic than mine (but then I wasn’t really going for realism.)
Laura gets my vote for best looking well. I can’t decide whether I like the stone or the water effects better. This model is truly stunning.
Last up we have Clint. You might have noticed that his well looks fundamentally different than the rest. You see – Laura and Clint are married, and have only one set of bones between them.
So Laura painted the well this week, and Clint built his own using what looks to be cathedral parts made from plaster of paris.
So far we have had twelve people participate. Consider my expectations exceeded, but feel free to tell your friends to join us for next week. Pictures can be sent to Caffeineforge@gmail.com
The Griffin - This is next week’s model, and it’s a big one. I’ve already started my base coat tonight, and I hope some of you have too.