Miniature Monday: Dragoth
This week we’ll see if the community’s painting efforts were worth a thousand year’s wait, or however long Drogoth, Undead Lord sat there on his throne… Hint: They absolutely are!
(post by Dirk)
When I saw the model for thme first time it immediately reminded me of Conan, the Barbarian (the classic movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger). Therefore I painted the mini as an old king or death knight, sitting there on his throne for eons.
I made the armor look rusty, worn down by the ages, and even added some spider web fragments, made from the Halooween decoration spider webs you can buy from time to time. Only a little bit, visible around the base of the candleholder (which I had to add to give me sth I could the spider web attach to) but I like the look. The sword didn’t rust, because we all know magical weapons are much more resistant to weathering 😀
Like the candleholder, the death knight on foot is also from Bones I – I painted him in the same colors, just in case the dead king finally decides to leave the throne 😉
Overall I really liked painting the model, a lot of detail and structures which took the paint well.
David B. chose a similar color scheme, but his knight’s armor is in a much better condition (or probably magical too!), even showing off some detail in gold!
He wrote that this is one of the first Bones II minis he painted, and he didn’t attach the knight to the throne, so he can use the throne mini on its own, which I find rather clever – in RPG situations we find thrones empty much more often than occupied, esp. by a death knight :p
William wrote that he had fun with all the detail too. He chose violet for the cloth structures, and the metallics on the minis are remarkable too:
I like the combinations, blue/silver and red/gold, but the true eyecatcher is the undead’s golden skull – that one is obviously special and very impressive!
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Want to participate in next week’s post? Email the pictures of your minis until 04/10/16 to
04/18/16 Dragon Hatchlings Part I: “Red“ and “Black“ (Bones II Core Set)
04/25/16 “Ankheg“ classical D&D worm monster (Bones II Core Set)
05/02/16 “Sharkman” (Bones II Core Set)
05/09/16 “Mister Bones” (Bones II Core Set)
05/16/16 Big Monster Part I: “Chimera” Base Colors (Bones II Core Set)
05/23/16 Big Monster Part II: “Chimera” The Final Result (Bones II Core Set)
05/30/16 “Bloodmane, Gnoll Warrior” (Bones II Core Set as an Extra)
(Wishes? Ideas? Tell us via email or in the comments!)
The best combination would be make the mini removable like David did and then use the second walking mini like Dirk did. Very clever, both. I will really make mine removable, whenever I will find the time. No luck this week.
I like Dirk’s overall presentation best, while David’s skullface is done very well, lots of shades and debt for something which, in my mind, is plain white.
William did a very good job on the blackgreywhite stonework, too bad it becomes a sideshow between all the metallics. You do very well with metallics, but sometimes less is more (actually that is just my taste, if you aimed for baroque you nailed it).
Dirk, I love the rust effect! He has definitely been sitting there for a long time. And having the standing version is a stroke of genius.
Arjen, I agree that he sort of overshadows his base. I tried to make him stand out from it, though I think my main problem was that I didn’t differentiate him enough in value and hue. If I had to do it again, I’d make the base colors cooler and darker, and Dragoth brighter and warmer.
It’s funny that you mention baroque. When I started painting him my wife and I joked that I would paint him (her?) as “drag-goth” the gothic drag queen. Maybe that joke inspired my flamboyant color choices a little bit 🙂
And here was me trying hard to avoid the word “gay” in my review, for fear of creating any misunderstanding.
I think the word you’re looking for is “fabulous”.