Miniature Monday – Rogan
A hooded figure moves silently through the streets, scurrying from shadow to shadow. It didn’t want to be seen pursuing his dubious business. But we shed light on this resident of the gloomy corners in town, to see what our painters worked wonders in the dark…
(posted by Dirk)
I liked this mini because of its posture and all the equipment on his belt and shoulder strap. You immediately get the impression of a stealthy thief (or worse), working at night following a sinsiter plot. As I cleaned the mini I recognized a round bulb under his left arm, so I checked the reaper page for its and the tin-original’s photos and couldn’t find anything. So perhaps it was a casting flaw, I thought about how to work with it and had an idea at once. Let’s see what the others made of it…
Antonia created this obviously successful Rogue, dressed in red and gold.
She used mainly brown colors for an unremarkable appearance, but the mini is dominated by a classical green/red contrast, colors which work well together. She liked the rivets on the padded cloth and painted them gold, like the knive hafts, which shows that he had made quite a fortune. The bulb under the arm was painted as a second purse, adding to his wealth (and his cleverness, as the gold coins are surely carried safely there …)
I wanted to create a dark figure working in the shadow with unremarkable colors without going for black alone.
I used browns and greys, matching the cloak with the paving, as this man doesn’t want to be seen. But I wanted to add some color accent, so I painted the bulb under his arm as a vial filled with poison, turning this rogue into an assassin! So I coated one of his knives with the same poison/color. I like the end result, especially the patchwork trousers and the padded armor.
Arjen did a rush job as he said for himself and was sad that he couldn’t finish the base, but managed to get the photo in time. So it’s a kind of work-in-progress.
Arjen also used an overall inconspicuous look, but went into the reddish with the purple inner cloak and trousers, the reddish brown skin and the rusty brown cloak. So you have different colors, they harmonise well. I particularly like the different colors on the inner and outer cloak – perhaps a “turn-coat”, giving him the opportunity to shake off pursuers by changing color? As I noticed Arjen painted the bulb under the arm in brown, also a hidden purse?
Again the resulting minis are highly divers, showing that you can make many different things with the same miniature. Together with the individual painting styles you get nearly boundless possibilities. Great work everyone!
Next week we will dive deep into the sea to find out what kind of monsters lurk there to attack helpless sailors…
Here’s the gallery for today:
07/11/16 Tiik Baron, Fish Humanoid Champion (Bones II Core Set)
Want to participate in next week’s post? Email the pictures of your minis until 07/10/16 to
07/18/16 Troll Slayer Sophie, Mascot Demon Lady (Bones II Core Set)
07/25/16 Ape Demon (Bones II Core Set)
08/01/16 Whispering Tyrant, Undead Villain in dramatic pose (Core Set)
08/08/16 Drys, Elven Dryad (Core Set)
08/15/16 Bone Fiend, strange Skeleton-Golem (Core Set)
08/22/16 Desert Thing, Mouth-in-the-Ground Monster (Core set)
08/29/16 Brass Bull, scaly Monster a.k.a. Gorgon (Core set)
09/05/16 Warg, Gigantic Wolf (Core set)
Nice work, everyone. I particularly like Dirk’s gray assassin.
I apparently forgot to attach a pic when I sent my e-mail! Oops! I’m out of town for the time being, but I may send the pic in later (or with the Tiik).
Hi Jim, thanks for the kind words! I also love Dirks version, although all of them have their moments!
Btw: We didn’t get any email, with or without pic attached,.. When you send your next mail (eg the Tiik) please check for a reply, I’ll send one, just to make sure your email arrived and wasn’t eaten by cyber gremlins 😀
Right, you both picked out all the rivets on the leather…I am only now noticing that they are there. shame! I think Dirk should post his in the Reaper inspiration gallery, they do not have any proper picture of this mini over there. Antonia’s is fine too, but I just do not like green orcs.