Monday Miniatures: Teirdeleira


This week we delve into the underdark for a drow fashion show. Who would have known that there were so many varieties of black out there.

Nemesis – This project has some creative sculpts, but is a bit on the pricey side.

Drow David

I, like all of the other submissions I received when with a purple color scheme. I’m happy with how the armor turned out, but ran out of time to tone down the gold highlights.


Magus went with a more vivid color scheme in the same palate.

drow cleric Arjen

Arjen chose a very similar scheme, but with much better blending. I really like how this one turned out.


David sent his dark elf to me list night, and he decided to use a much wider range of colors compared to the rest of the painters. He also tried out some soy based postings in addition to acrylics; I have no experience in that area, but it seems to have turned out just fine.

Deadeye Slim – please send pictures to by 2100 MDT on 7/13/14

Familiars – Paint your favorite, or two or three – it’s up to you.

Bat Swarm – I think this is one of the weakest minis in the entire bones collection. Let’s see what we can do to fix that.

Oxidation Beast

Goblins – Week 1, WIP shots

Goblins – Week 2, Finishing the Horde

This entry was posted by David Winchester.

6 thoughts on “Monday Miniatures: Teirdeleira

  1. Great Job everyone! I really like what you have done with her. I can see why everyone went with purple – it is a very popular colour scheme for dark elves, for good reason. It looks great!

    I honestly had Teirdeleira on my painting desk all week and couldn’t get inspired. I just got stumped. I’m glad I was the only one. I will have to get back to her soon.

  2. I think Arjen’s shield turned out *much* better than mine (which isn’t shown in the picture above). I painted the spider emblem black, but I think it’s just too stark considering black wasn’t used elsewhere on the figure. Also, when I painted the two studs on the emblem as red gemstones, it made the entire emblem look like a little vaguely-humanoid figure… 😛

    @David: I really like how your gold turned out. I don’t think it would have worked as well with the colors I chose, but it looks great with the darker colors you went with!

  3. Hey there! While I didn’t have much time for painting last week (and, like Kylie, lacked a bit in inspiration) I like your different approaches on the mini!
    I think @David W.’s color scheme is the most classic one, I like it best in a “dark D&D”-way.
    @Magnus’ lady seems literally to glow, great effect! @Arjen’s mini shows a wonderfully subtle color scheme, a bit “Ice Queen”, while @David J.’s approach is interestingly colorful.
    @David J., do you mind telling something about the soy based paint? Why do you use it? Has it special properties or did you just happen to have it at hand?

    • I had it on hand and had not tried anything except my Apple Barrel paints. I have recently acquired some Reaper paints as well. But the soy paints work fairly well. The blending of the Acrylics with the soy just seems to work. Still have to thin it a bit though with water.

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