Monday Miniatures: Ghost King
Six, count them – six ghostly kings in all their horrific glory are up this week, and not one of our painters took the same approach as another.
No new projects caught my eye this week.
I feel like this is the best paint job I’ve done in months, but don’t really like how the pictures turned out. In person it isn’t nearly so green, and the aqua/green/light blue blends together in a satisfactorily ectoplasmic way. Likewise, the rust looks better in person, but all in all, I had a lot of fun painting this week’s mini.
Magnus’s color scheme is simple, but effective. Great job with the blending man; getting much smoother.
Jessi went with a much brighter motif. I think that with a little more blending the firey sword would be a great contrast with the funerary garb.
Tallghost lends his mini a touch of class that no one else does, giving his dead king the funerary finery he deserves. I’m surprised more people didn’t go in this direction.
Arjen’s paint job does a great job with the weathering, and leaves me thinking ring wraith. That sword especially is outstanding.
Jo uses a purple color scheme which inevitably brings Skeletor to mind for me, but the comparison is a favorable one. Good highlighting, though I think a better lighting set up would have showed it off more.
Dirk mixes the two themes we’ve seen above into a cohesive look of decayed finery. I love the cloak personally; the uneven wear is very realistic.
Brian’s mini does an especially good job at the tarnished effects on the blade and upper torso.
The Gleeful Grognard once again does some amazing wet blending. Look at that sword!
Break for Thanksgiving
Arius the first week of December.
TBD – Thank you to those who have made suggestions – to those who haven’t keep them coming.
Break for Christmas