Monday Miniatures: Zalash


This drow rogue skulks onto the blog this week. Few people painted him though – he was obviously so sneaky that no one could keep him on their desks long enough to finish the deed.

No painting from me again this week, but on the bright side I have carpet in my bedrooms again. If I get off work at a decent time, I might even get to sleep in my own bed tomorrow night. I have a nice couch and all, but no couch is nice after two weeks. Water leaks are basically the devil.

assassin Arjen

Arjen went for a monochrome effect, but I think this version of Zalash has some sort of magical item to cause this shadowed effect. No doubt he can walk past guards and through walls unseen this way.


Dirk says he painted a mini this week, but I personally think he captured a ring wraith. Seriously – this thing is creepy. I love how the  browns and bronzes offset the blacks and show just how deep those shadows go.

4/26/15 – Red Dragon – Week 1 – this is a big model, so this week are just looking for a WIP.

5/3/15 – Red Dragon – Week 2 – Now’s your chance to really show off. You’ve had 2 weeks and a gorgeous sculpt – blow me away.

Thank you for all your suggestions in last weeks comments. I’ll get them put up next week, when my life is a little less chaotic.

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This entry was posted by David Winchester.

3 thoughts on “Monday Miniatures: Zalash

  1. Awesome work, both of you! This is a creepy looking model & both of you did a lot of justice to that.
    Dirk – I am really impressed with the amount of detail you bought out of the model. I have this model sitting unpainted on my desk (it is my next project) & Ive been looking at it trying to figure out what I should do with it. Your painting as shown me a lot of details I didnt even notice!

    Good luck everyone on the dragon – I dont have this model so I am looking forward to joining painting with you after this project!

  2. I did a silver drybrush over his armor, but it revealed hardly any details, so I decided to leave it at that. I am stunned about he amount of detail Dirk managed to pick out. Very well done. Good choice of colors as well: bright enough to make the mini interesting, while maintaining the overall dark, stealthy look.

  3. Thanks for the compliments. On this mini I had a clear imagination how it will look, so it was quick and fun to paint. I hadn’t done any monday miniature for weeks, but I hope I’m back on track now, painting some “catch-up” minis.
    Sadly the dragon is reserved for my wife, but the next will be mine… 😉

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