Miniature Monday – Anti Paladin
Here we have a bad guy again, a darksome anti-paladin. Either a champion for the most sinister of evil entities or a fallen advocate of justice. If you want to see how our painters have visualized the squalidness of this mighty warrior, read on…
(posted by Dirk, with baby on my knees)
The most striking item on this mini was – in my eyes – the shield, so this would have been my center of attention, as I would have only a little time to paint…
My time frame to paint was one hour, carrying our sleeping child in a baby carrier at the same time. I had the idea of a righteous man ensnared by evil demons through some mighty magic items, so the shield and sword got top priority and should be linked by color, the rest was just “standard dark warrior”. I managed to make the base paint and one shading until our son woke up exactly one hour later! My wife added the light-effects later (thank you 😉 ).
Jim sent us the Anti-Paladin in shades of silver:
This is the most shining Paladin this week, and with all the blue and silver I can easily imagine this knight as either a bad or perhaps a “grumpy but righteous” good guy. Jim, did you have any specific plans with this mini or did you just use the colors you liked best?
Arjen’s evil knight seems to be in a dangerous situation:
As you can see, this week’s minis shares the pic with a snow troll, which was supposed to be posted last time, but since the mail arrived a bit late we didn’t see it in baby-induced sleep deprivation. But don’t worry, you can see the troll here where it belongs!
The paladin looks great, especially the shield is an eye-catcher! It really looks like a painting! Arjen told us that he lost interest in the anti-pladin after the shield, but this is really a good work. As I already said, the shield was the best on this mini anyway 😉
William sent us a rather regal looking villain:
In my opinion he managed to give his anti-paladin the same striking appearance as his shield, a well-balanced overall look! He combined the classical red/black theme with gold, brown and bone, and the shield looks very alive!
For the base he sculpted a sigil from polymer clay and broke it into three pieces (a technique from James Wappel’s blog). So he got a natural cracked stone look and two extra bases!
Kylie’s Anti-Paladin comes in grizzly dark tones with a glow:
She had the idea of a paladin possessed by the shield and eventually becoming an anti-paladin, so she gave zhe mini glowing eyes matchung the ones from the shield. A very interesting idea and again a well-balanced mini! And by the way; great glow effect!
And note the presentation: the description field’s background color matches the cloth of the anti-paladin. A good example of an harmonic display 🙂
This week’s gallery:
03/27/17 Burrowing Horror Vers. 2 (aka Bulette/Land Shark) Core Set
04/10/17 Dwarf Cleric (aka Father Christmas/Dwarven Santa okay, I’m kidding here) Core Set
04/24/17 Tick Queen, Core Set
05/08/17 Sqoug Warriors (Swamp Invasion Part I) Core Set
05/22/17 Imrijka, Iconic Inquisitor (Female Orc Inquisitor) Core Set
05/05/17 Kelpies (Sea “Elves”) Core Set