Miniature Monday – Dwarf Cleric UPDATED
Hi there! Ready for some grumpyness? See what our participants did with the Keldan the dwarf cleric!
As usual, Dirk & I didn’t have too much time to paint, but at least we managed base color and, in my case, one layer of ink. 😉
Dirk chose shadowy blue-grey and a lot of metal:
Dirk plans to use the mini as a forge priest, thus all the metal. Like Jim and Arjen he associates dwarves with blue, so he used a blueish grey for most of the mini. I like the overall light contrast, which is unusual with dwarves. Very nice composition! I’m looking forward to seeing this guy after some washes, as Dirk plans them to do!
Since I started the whole “dwarven santa” talk, I went through with it:
The colors work well with the idea, I used red, white and green, esp. much white in beard and trimming of the cloak. The armour is bright silver and boney white to give an overall light appearance, but still – with this santa you better be a good kid over the year 😀 To be honest, this was more of a joke than a serious paint job, but I still kind of like the result! If I manage to do the base one day I’ll add some snow, of course, and perhaps a candy cane 😉
Arjen also went with a lighter blue this time:
He said normally he would use dark green, brown or blue to paint dwarves but decided to go a different way here. I agree with him on the “icy” look, and I could also imagine this one as a kind of sea cleric, perhaps associated with storms. Did you have an idea how to use this mini, perhaps in an RPG?
Bonus: Arjen’s painted dragon is featured in the reapermini shop and gallery!
William chose a regal looking color scheme:
He said he used mostly the same colors as with the anti-paladin, red, gold and blue steel for the weapon. I does look sinister, but not too much, maybe because dwarves in my head often wear darker colors. Very nice work on the details! I also like the base a lot, you sculpted that yourself? Awesome! What kind of putty and which tool did you use?
Jim resisted the siren call of a red-and-green santa 😉
It seems many people think of dwarven colors as blue, so Jim painted his cleric also this way – he put it quite poetic: “The colors of mountains and stormy skies”. He also modified the backpack since he didn’t like the “projections”. I think the stubborn expression of the face came out quite well, especially the eyes -well done! Did you use a fine brush or a pen?
Here is an update, Kylie’s dwarf found his way to us!
Kylie also chose the regal combination of red and gold, I also like how she used the gold on hammer and back”ornament”, giving the paintjob a rounded finish. She wrote she wasn’t really “feeling” the mini, and I can relate to that – it seems that, despite all trying, I’m still no “dwarf person”. But still, I think it’s a solid paintjob and a nice mini to use for gaming if you’re in need of a gruffy fellow 😀
this week’s gallery:
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
06/05/17 Kelpies (Sea “Elves”) Core Set
07/03/17 Arran Rabin (Female Thief) Core Set
07/17/17 Mystic Theurge, Core Set
07/31/17 Gauntfield (Grim Reaper Scarecrow), Core Set
08/14/17 Olivia, Female Cleric, Core Set
After that… Bones III? Tell us what you think!