Miniature Monday – Burrowing Horror
Since we both found the time to paint a mini and got good participation from you all too, we have a wide range of burrowing horrors to show! Read on to see what could be waiting in the soil just beneath your feet…!
(post by Antonia)
Dirk was glad to find nearly an hour for painting (in sum and within two weeks time) and went with variantions of brown.
Dirk said he plans to use the creature as something to be summoned in one of our D&D roleplaying campaings, therefore he made it look as much like it lives within the soil as it is a kind of elemental being, made from earth and stone. He put on some layers, washes and a drybrush, and although he’d love to add some detail, he is happy with the result so far!
I decided to paint a lava-version, an special twist on the “subterranean creature” idea:
I started with yellow and added layers of orange and red plus a dark grey and finally black drybrush, as I normally do when painting lava bases. It was fun to do it on a creature, and although I didn’t get to spend much time on the mini (as always) I really like the effect. I seem to paint many demonic, fiery and lava beasts and demons, maybe I just like reds and the chance to paint glow effects 😀
Arjen chose a color scheme similar to the classic D&D Bulette:
He wrote he chose browns to give the creature a camouflage look, which seems perfectly reasonable since the land shark is spending most of its life under ground. This way he created a very effective and realistic paintjob! On first look I even thought you used non-metallic metal technique on the scales .-)
Jim went for an 1st edition D&D bulette which just happened to grow a bit more colorful:
Jim, I tried to google the first edition bulette, is it similar to later versions, brown with a blue-ish grey head and back? Or how did the original beast look? But anyhow, the combo of blue, white and turquoise are something I (Antonia) also considered too, maybe to make an “ice” or “crystal” version of the land shark. I love the eye, btw., how did you manage to paint the pupil? I already had problems painting the eyes in one tone :-p
Kylie went the extra mile to give her land shark a gorgeous base:
She wrote that after she had finished painting the critter in an earth-colored scheme she felt a bit underwhelmed by the result and therefore decided to give it a base which shows the creature in its natural habitat (or on the surface of it). The result looks really cool, and fortunately for us, she documented the making of the base in her blog.
Do you have a link to the article, Kylie? Feel free to post it in the comments!
William got his inspiration from a computer game!
He used the Helmasaur King from “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past” as a reference, which is an awesome idea! It’s always fun to get new ideas and inspirations to paint minis, be it RPG books, films or games. Well done, especially the glow effect on the eyes! The metallic back also looks great.
and here the “original”:
I definitely can see where you were coming from 😀
this week’s gallery
04/10/17 Dwarf Cleric (Dwarven Santa, since Easter Bunny is busy 😉 ) 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