Miniature Monday – Brass Bull
This week we present a classical monster, a big bull covered in scales. But there are many ways to paint this scaly monstrosity, as our painters show you…
(posted by Dirk)
Antonia: “Again this week I got inspired by one of Dirk’s “discarded” ideas, which was to paint the bull like the Red Bull in the movie “The Last Unicorn”.
In the end my love for wet-in-wet blending got the better of me and it became more of a “Burning Bull”, so I decided to add a bit of Vogel-Glow (aka water effect) for some actual flames. Since the water effects dried rather slowly I think I’ll add another one or two layers of it to get higher flames, esp on the horns, but here’s a WIP to see the direction I’m going 🙂 ”
I really like the flames burning all over its body, it gives the mini a complete different fealing: instead of a colossal, bulky stomping machine, it becomes a burning flaming fury!
My bull is a stone version, painted in browns and grays.
My intention was to paint minis for all monsters a wizard in our regular roleplay-group can summon. This will be an ox from the earth plane, but you can also use it as an animated statue.
Jim painted his mini as (probably) intended by the name, an metal statue/being. He said it’s more bronze than brass, but who’d want to split hairs with such a great result?
The verdigris-effect is really great! It looks so real it could be a true bronze statue. This is a tremendous monster that will trample all in its path.
Arjen told us he started with the mental image of a classic D&D gorgon which got a special touch by the addition of red horns:
Nice work with the steel/grayish metallics, I also like the blending on horns and eyes – plus the red gives a nice touth to the whole color scheme!
He wrote he tried “zenith lighting” with mixed results, but I have to admit the expression is new to me/us – would you care to elaborate about this technique and its effects for a mini, Arjen?
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