Monday Miniatures: The Owlbear
This week’s subject was well received by the painters among us, who took time out of their busy holiday plans to get some beautiful painting done. Take a look.
Given that it was the week of Christmas, I am not really surprised to see that there were no mini related Kickstarters put up.
I was pleased at the response my questions got though. It would seem that everyone painting for our weekly post feels that they we’re painting as much as they should have been until these little posts spurred them on. I am deeply flattered to be blamed for such a marked uptick; one couple even went out and purchased the vampire set so they could keep on participating.
As should be made clear by the to-do list below, I do plan on continuing this little exercise, but I am considering making some additions. I know that I’m not the only one working on an army in one system or another; currently my Warmachine army (mercenaries) is almost half done, and my 40k army (imperial guard) is nearly one tenth done.
I would like to add themed free paint weeks into the rotation for larger projects and scenery and the like. What do the rest of you think about that idea?
Through the use of several layers of washes and drybrushes I was very satisfied with how the plumage came out on this one. I wish I had more time to focus on the beak and claws, but alas, you can’t win them all.
That being said, Clint’s plumage is still better than my own with the judicious use of freehanded highlights. Way to go Clint.
David went for a tawny color scheme with contrasting eyes.
Antonia made one hell of a base to go with her mini. She chose a barn/screeching owl to pattern her color scheme after, and it came out fabulously.
Kylie went with a more classic color scheme, and found some really amazing leaf flock for her base. Care to share your source?
Magnus’s mini looks great this week as well, falling generally in line with the rest of color choices.
Jessica went with a stripped color scheme that shows some killer freehand work. This one my favorite this week, before we even get to the base. Did you go with greenstuff for those roots? Nicely done!
Milla sends a late image of their Owlbear. They also chose about the same color scheme, but did a great job.
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