Miniature Monday – Troll Slayer Sophie UPDATE


This time we see a new incarnation of the famous iconic figure of Sophie, more martial then ever I think, clad in plate armor and carrying a big sword.

(posted by Dirk)

This mini was very delicate and had many details, so it was not easy to paint. But I recognized one big advantage of bonesium: although the posture of sophie – with the wings and the sword – made it difficult to get to all areas of the mini, I was able to paint it on all sides, because you could bend the wings and the sword arm – and they just return to their old form! Other materials would break, or remain in the new form, or just wouldn’t bend.

Antonia drew inspiration from “Gargoyles”, one of her favourite animated TV-shows, especially from the character “Daemona”, therefore she chose dark blues and purples in combination with  vivid red hair.


I like the overall look and especially the armor (in real it looks even more brilliant), and as I’m also a fan of “Gargoyles”, it’s fun to see how she used this concept. Antonia said that it was good to have a reference you work with, so you know where you will end and what colors you will use.


I for myself wanted a more sinister, daemonic look and accomplished this – I think – especially through the glowing eyes.


In contrast to Antonia I experimented a little bit with the colors, wasn’t sure where I’d end when I started. I just wanted a not quite living skin color and an abyssal armor. The hair and cloth color where chosen as an afterthought, although I’m not totally happy with the red hair as it is a little bit “standard” – but at least it is a homage to the Sophie archetype 🙂

After his first mail got eaten by gremlins, the second try gave us this wonderful mini:

bones troll slayer sophie IMG_3366.JPG

Jim’s Sophie looks like the classic Reaper Mascot, with brown hair and dark brown wings. This time, Sophie is clad in bright armor, even a little paladin-like. An interesting way to go. I especially like the face – well done.

If you have further painted sophies, even other versions of her, that you want to share with us, don’t be shy and send us your photos, we will add them.

Coming Next:

07/25/16 Ape Demon (Bones II Core Set)

Want to participate in next week’s post? Email the pictures of your minis until 07/24/16 to

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

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)

09/19/16 Show me your army/project


This entry was posted by Antonia & Dirk Vogel.

6 thoughts on “Miniature Monday – Troll Slayer Sophie UPDATE

  1. I definitely sent a pic, but it apparently didn’t go through. I’ll try it again in a few minutes.

  2. I moved this week and was way too busy. I really like the mini though and really want to paint it.

  3. You guy have really been kicking butt. I haven’t painted in months, but I have enjoyed watching everyone’s efforts. Keep up the great work everyone!

    (especially the current stewards of the blog, Mr and Mrs Vogel – you guys are kicking ass at the pace. Keep it up!)

    • Hey David, nice to read you! I’m glad you are alright, and believe me – without Mini Monday we also wouldn’t be painting much. If anything at all :p

      Anyway, it’s fun to have a goal every week and all the different approaches to a mini are always interesting to see! At the moment we try to work at several minis at once so we are prepared for the unavoidable situation when life comes in the way… again 😉

  4. I’m not sure I like the direction I went in, but overall, it’s ok. When I started the only thing I knew was I wanted reddish hair and dark green cloth. The bright armor may be influenced by a paladin I’m working on. Dirk and Antonia’s are far more bold. Really fun to see!

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