Monday Miniatures: High Wizard
The most interesting thing about this weeks mini is that everyone chose basicly the same color scheme. Apparently this model is just begging for blue robes.
So in Magnus’ email this week, he said “I can’t wait to see everyone else’s take on this model,” so I’m blaming him for the rare uniformity we are seeing in this week’s efforts. I’m pretty sure he has mind powers.
Arjen’s mini is my favorite for the week. He said that this mini was begging for some OSL, and he was right. He absolutely nailed it. I think the only way to improve this picture would have been to do some color correction of the image in photoshop as it blends a bit int the background at this point.
Jake sent the below mini in. I’m going to need to hire him to tutor me in his blending techniques. This mini is amazing.
Brian took advantage of this week’s mini to work on his layering technique.
I didn’t paint this week. I know, I’m a bad person. I did do some hobbying though – specifically I assembled about 80 dwarves. That involved a lot of sprues, a lot of filling, and alot of glue. I still need to shields and such after the base coats are applied, but I’m just about to start priming.
Nienna – Please send pictures to Caffeineforge@gmail.com by 2100 MDT on 10/26/14
TBD – suggest a mini you want to see painted in the comments.
I really like argen’s blue lighting, it makes me even sadder that I didn’t go with a form of OSL but ran into fear of messing up and lack of time to take it slowly with many thin layers.
I also really like some of the subtle blends on brian’s robe and cloak, and more importantly that there is a clear colour difference between the robe and cloak (for me it was just one big robe)
The miniature begged for an oldfashioned colour scheme imo, the turquoise on black blend I went for ended up a fair bit lighter than I had originally intended, but that was because I just enjoyed the colour so much,
Looking forward to doing next week’s, although I am not sure on a colour scheme yet, Damien was leaving me stumped as I am not a huge fan of the model.
I’m disappointed that the difference in shade between my figure’s robe and cloak wasn’t more apparent. I probably should have shifted the robes to a shade more akin to the hat.
I have to say, with the way the eyes are shaded on Jake’s figure, the wizard kind of reminds me of ZZ Top with sunglasses and the long beard… 😛
Looking back on these miniatures I am having to resist the urge to buy three more and paint them up in various colour schemes -laughs-