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Monday Miniatures: Dain Deepaxe

 

77074_w_1[1]After taking a long hard look at the Reaper Bones minis that were available, we chose to paint the most Santa like dwarf we could find this week, Dain.

The results are 6 different dwarves, none of them bedecked in red.

Yet another print your own mini project was launched.

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This one came out okay. I’m glad there was so much detail on this model to work with. I really like how the shield and beard turned out, but I wish the horns would have come out better.

Magnus

Magnus chose a great color scheme. I love the red/green contrast. Very clean Magnus.

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Dirk, went full “ghost of Christmas yet to come” with this one. The OSL is a nice touch – this one was definitely out of the box.

Dain Arjen

Arjen did a particularly good job with the beard and shield. I didn’t even notice there was a coherent shield design until I saw this mini in my inbox.

tallghost dain

Tallghost went with a much warmer color scheme than the rest of us. I really like how it turned out.

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Jes altered the shield pretty significantly. I really like how the leather and beard came out, but I really feel like these pictures are doing the painting justice. Hopefully Santa works on that.

Next week we are taking a break for Christmas.

Shaeress – Please send pictures by 1/4/15.

Flesh Golem

Please continue to send me your suggestions!

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This entry was posted by David Winchester.

6 thoughts on “Monday Miniatures: Dain Deepaxe

  1. I really should have made a composite photo of my submission to show off his backside and shield. I’m really happy with how this figure turned out; anyone so inclined can see the other pictures in my blog post:

    http://magnusmercury.blogspot.com/2014/12/monday-miniatures-dain-deepaxe.html

    Awesome submissions all around this week! I would like to thank David for starting the Monday Miniatures painting challenge. I was just getting back into the hobby due to the Bones I Kickstarter when I came across Monday Miniatures on the Reaper forums. I can definitely say it has spurred me on to paint more figures this past year than I would otherwise have achieved. To date, I have painted about 160-ish Bones, which is many times the number of figures I had painted in the previous 10 years. I look forward to continuing to knock out the Bones I figures next year!

    Happy holidays everyone, and I’ll see you all with Shaeress Nashanneth next year!

    – M:M

  2. Hm, judging from the eyes, Magnus has the only dwarf who is not on cocaine. David has nice details, like the stein and the clasps on the backpack. Tallghost: nice color scheme. Jes: I bought a 16 euro diffuse daylight lightbulb and it was worth every penny. Nice facial expression, rocky base, really a shame we cannot see it well. I like dwarfs. Dirk killed the dwarf. ‘Nuf said.

    • Color correction with imaging software can be a big help (I use the “auto adjust colors” feature in IrfanView, which is a free image viewer)! Between that and an LED bulb, I think my photos are turning out better.

      Also, I LOL’d at the cocaine comment. I did have some trouble with Dain’s eyes, but that’s one area I know I’ve definitely improved in over the last year. Painting eyes isn’t nearly as difficult as it used to be (though I’m not doing the whole “iris” thing on a man-sized figure!).

  3. It ´s interesting how different the results are with the same mini every week – awesome! I like all the entries. Blue and gold is a classical dwarven colour scheme in my eyes (I don´t know why) and I think it´s a good combination.
    Arjen´s dwarf is colder with the silver and black, catching the feeling of the depth underground.
    Magnus´ dwarf reminds me of Bruenor Battlehammer from Forgotten Realms (I thought about painting him myself, but went for an “ancestor” instead).
    I like Jes´ dwarf as he looks like he´s in a thick fight, looking around for a new enemy or an ambush.
    I don´t know if it was intended by tallghost, but for me the dwarf´s eye looks like a dragon-eye. It harmonises with the weapon and shield design. And I also like the warmer colour palette.

    My wife and me wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you there with the next entry.
    Now I have to watch “a chrismas carol” and mourn about Bones II not coming before christmas 😉

  4. For some reason, none of my comments will post from my phone…

    I just want y’all to know that my husband told me the day I sent these in that I needed a better photo setup. He feels very vindicated. 🙂
    I love the ghost effect, Dirk!

    Also, I agree with everyone, thank you for doing this David, it has been a great experience so far, and I’m so glad I found it!

    Y’all have a merry christmas and a happy new year, Shaeress will have better pictures. 😉

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