Monday Miniatures: Blacksmith
The response to the blacksmith was mixed. Some people loved the classic mini, and others found themselves looking forward to some of the more interesting ones in the coming weeks. Regardless, we have 7 versions for your viewing pleasure.
Obviously I skipped the eyes this week, but with good reason. I gave myself an hour on the stop watch and went to town. Paint, break. Wash, break. Highlight, break. Touchup. Out of time. It could use more work, but I’m very happy with how efficient my painting is getting. I’ve been working on a unit of skaven. Painting 50 rat men (23 down, 27 to go) and speed is definitely a virtue.
Brian took a 30 year break from painting, but now he’s picking the brush back up. If this is him while he’s rusty, I can’t wait to see him when he’s back in the saddle. The muscle highlights and the texture of the apron are outstanding.
David is taking dark skined smith for a ride through his new light box. Much clearer now!
Dirk sends us a WIP. He plans to back and add the red glow of the forges, which sounds pretty awesome.
Arjen couldn’t get too excited about this one, and is instead focusing his attentions on next week’s mini.
If you notice the glove on Tallghost’s mini, look up. Some painters saw that as a glove, and others as a bracer. These are the little details I love in this weekly post.
Jes’s tawny apron comes off a little yellow in contrast to the backdrop, but I think it is a really great leather apron, and a whiter background would show that off better.
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Large Earth Elemental – This one wasn’t a part of the vampire back, but it is a great mini with plenty of detail for the experienced model, and plenty of simple techniques could make it great as a bigineer. If you don’t have it, it’s only 7 dollars – you should pick it up.
I was emailed a couple of suggestions last week – but the reaper website was down. Please continue to send me your suggestions. I’d like to keep these posted at least a month out.