Monday Miniatures: Astrid
Finally we turn our sights on the ubiquitous bard, specifically Astrid, who seems to be rocking a +5 mandolin of rockin’. Peak below the fold to see just how awesome that instrument can be in the hands of a great painter (of which we have several this week.)
War and Empire – From West Wind, we have minis of the ancient world. Really, they look pretty good, too. Take a look.
This week I was all ready to complain about the quality of this miniature. The way the details were ever so slightly melted, the way I couldn’t seem to get the first layer of paint to stick, and even the mold line was impossible to pick out of this mini’s hair. I would have complained, but that was before I saw everyone else’s efforts his week; the truth is that apparently I just suck.
But that’s okay – next week I’ll do better.
David did our first of two Kiss themed minis, and it looks great.
Clint did our second kiss style bard – this one complete with amp and electric guitar.
Magnus chose a very similar color scheme to my own; the biggest difference was that he did a much better job.
Albert went with a classic and somewhat subdued color scheme. I think that of all the bards this week – the instrument came out looking the most wood-like.
Jessica went with an incredibly vibrant color scheme, and a beautiful base to match.
Laura though, she takes the cake. She picked out every last detail: laces, buckles, threads, and fringes. And to add insult to injury, she made the outfit look like leather to boot. This mini blew me away. Every week Laura spends not painting a mini is a travesty.
UPDATE! Pragma sent in his Astrid with a stunning base! The paint job is pretty darn good, but I am blown away by that base.
More updates! Here’s another incredible mini from Tonya, complete with a stage to perform on.
And here’s one from another David, with a mix of vibrant green and purple.
Coming up in the Mini-A-Week schedule, we have…
Vermin – Send your pictures to Caffeineforge@gmail.com before 2100 MST on 11/24!