Monday Miniatures: Hydra


This week we are talking a particularly large model. Models this big take a lot of time and a lot of patience. Given that level of commitment, I’m not surprised that we have had less participation this week than in the past.

Dwarfforge Caverns – If you want some RPG scenery for tactical combat, check this project out. The first one turned out great, and so far this one looks just as good.

MERCs – This is a Kickstarter to relaunch a previously published Mini combat game. While not exactly games workshop, this project isn’t exactly half a dozen guys in a garage either.


Just getting a good basecoat on this model and doing all the prepwork (gap filling, mold line removal) took hours. I’m thankful that a whole week is dedicated to doing the detail work on this one; I’ll need it. Still, even though it looks good to the eye while sitting on the table, the camera reveals gaps. I’ve still got a long way to go here.

Hydra WIP

Antonia and Dirk opted to skip the painting for now and focus on the base and a little sculpting. Note the single head removed, and the two new heads sprouting to take their place. This one is awesome, and I can’t wait to see how it looks when finished.


Jessica shows us a few great pictures of her process here, as she starts layering for effect. I can’t wait to see the rest of her walkthrough.

Hydra – Part 2 A whole week just to detail work think about it. I expect to see some really spectacular results from this one. Come on people – this is the week to blow me away. Send pictures to by 3/23/14 at 9pm.


Malek, Necropolis Mage



Village Rioter – Let’s see some OSL this week.

This entry was posted by David Winchester.

8 thoughts on “Monday Miniatures: Hydra

  1. It is very cool to see everyone’s process… I am working on my Hydra but totally forgot to send in pics! Hopefully it will be done on time and I will send in pics of the completed hydra for next week

    Im excited to see Antonia & Dirk’s finished hydra! It looks amazing

  2. Just waiting for this week to be over to follow along painting as well. Have Janan waiting in the wings and the others listed ordered for delivery in about a week. Will be nice to get back into painting.

    • OSL is short hand for object source lighting. It’s when you paint a model as if some part of the model, in this case the torch, is emitting light. That would make one side of the model brighter than the other, and change is color palette.

      • Thank you. I’m going to purchase Malek and the village rioter and participate on those weeks faces and highlights are the areas I’m struggling on the most so hopefully I can get some good OSL feedback on the village rioter week. I’m looking forward to it!

  3. Great work so far, all! I don’t have the Bones Hydra, so I’m sitting this one out and working on a few other things before we get to Janan. I look forward to seeing everyone’s completed Hydras!

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