Miniature Monday – Tiik Baron



A real tidal wave of photos hit our shelves this time, not only of this magnificent resident of the deep sea, but of all the visitors from the last weeks. So until we sorted them all out updated the last articles, which we hope to complete in the next two days, here are – for a start – the inhabitants of a dark and wet world under the waves…

(posted by Dirk)

Antonia wanted the Tiik to look like a deep sea creature, so she chose a brownish red instead of the surface fish blue or green – only the little crab-fish thingy on the Tiik’s shoulder was painted silvery blue.  Over all the larger scales she drybrushed a pearl shimmer to give the Tiik at least a hint of silvery shine.


I like the light OSL-effekt in the eyes and the base with it’s coral-like structures.


Arjen sent in a Tiik in the colors of the ocean, greens and blues, which, as he told us, took around one and a half hour to paint:

TiikBaron Arjen 2

He also was happy with how the claws came out – inspired by the exchange over the basilisk two weeks ago. This is a good example how this blog can help us to find ideas or inspiration.

I like the overall color scheme and the really bright tip of the “fishing rod”.


Jim chose pink and flesh colors for his Tiik, plus wonderfully rusted cooper armour:

Jim bones tiik baron IMG_3360

It’s a nice effect how the metal parts were corroded by the aggressive salt water, it gives the mini a special feeling. And I really like the eyes of the Tiik, very natural!


David R. used this week’s mini for extensive OSL-effects with the creaure’s bioluminescent “fishing rod”:


For antother impression here the Tiik is about to attack a land dweller:


Very impressive indeed! this one catches the feeling of a deep sea fish, lurking in total darkness, only visible through his photophore. I think this one is this week’s most fearsome participant!


Next week we will see the Bones-II-incarnation of the famous Sophie, and watch this blog for some updated photos the next days. Until then…

This week’s gallery:

Coming Next:

07/18/16 Troll Slayer Sophie, Mascot Demon Lady (Bones II Core Set)

Want to participate in next week’s post? Email the pictures of your minis until 07/17/16 to

–>  new address:  (It’s a .de domain, in case emails are bouncing)

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)

09/12/16 Beastman Champion (Core Set)

This entry was posted by Antonia & Dirk Vogel.

3 thoughts on “Miniature Monday – Tiik Baron

  1. The amount of detail in Jim’s face is amazing: there are nostrils, and teeth with actual shape and eyes that have a shine in them…
    David’s front is great, very creepy,excellent OSL, but the back is somehow not right. I am not completely sure, but I think the back should be even darker to get the right shadow effect.

    • I think you are right. I was trying something different this time and I felt like it was a little off too.

  2. I was aiming for deep sea anglerfish, but I’m not entirely convinced. I like David’s OSL and iridescence on the front, but I think maybe the back looks a little unfinished by comparison. I’m not really sure, though. I love the pic of the Tiik sneaking up on the poor unsuspecting human! (Nice mini, too)

    I ‘m impressed Arjen could do that in less that 2 hours. I’m a really slow painter. Antonia’s came out really nice and almost reminds me of a lobster!

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