Miniature Monday – Small Heroes
You don’t have to be big and strong to be a hero, and from literature we know that especially the small ones can be the greatest of them all. This time we have rather unusual examples of these races, a druid with voodoo-dolls and a hobbit in armor! Or is it the norm? Let’s see…
(posting by Dirk)
Sorry for the slightly belated posting, this weekend has been busy. But we were not alone, all our painters had problems getting the small ones finished; this is one of those weeks… but in the end we got even six entries!
I want to use my halfling as a ranger, so he got classical colors:
I painted the armor as leather scales, the only extravaganza are the gold buttons on the cloak. The gnome druid I want to use as a halfling in the dark sun setting, so she got not metal but flintstone weapons and beetle chitin armor as well as a desert base. Definitely she is a long way from home (these halflings life in far-off jungles)… I liked the the minis because of all the details, especialy the tiny voodoo dolls!
Antonia used some very unusual colors:
The Gnome was painted with celtic/irish myths in mind, hence the red hair and green clothes. Perhaps she is some kind of leprechaun-ish witch or something?
The Halfling was painted with a grey, almost ghoulish or zombie-ish skin, Antonia called him/her (?) the horror-hobbit. I like the sinister look, this hobbit is far more scary than mine. (Antonia: “I didn’t really know what to do with the mini, but I liked the idea of a creepy version. The cloak is red with many darker stains, which are obviusly blood, since this is a killer halfling, maybe a ghoul or some murderous thing which is normally kept in chains. I mean, who knows? Definitely not a standart halfling.”)
Arjen just finished the halfling, but got no time for the base:
He also chose red for the coat, and a leather armor, like me. I like the variations of brown and the lighter color of the gloves which makes them pop out a bit. Arjen, you wrote that the differences between front and back picture are due to lighting, which version is closer to the real colors, in your opinion?
Jim managed to finish both minis:
I like the combination of blue and earth colors on this hobbit/halfling. It sets him apart from standard hobbits, such as mine. The leafs on the bases are a nice touch – how did you make them? Real plant bits (like birch seeds) are often used, but also laser cut pieces or even herbs (majoram for example!)
What did Jim like on this models? He says: “both minis were very well cast and the details were nice and crisp. Relatively easy to paint, after all!”
Michael also managed to paint both of them:
Not all halflings live in the woods, I suppose, as you see this little fellow. I like the regal colors on this one. Michael says:
“I liked these little minis. I decided to go with a more official looking color scheme, like he’s a royal warden. The gnome druid is decidedly woodsy, though. I didn’t want to match the Pathfinder art, though it was subconsciously there, I’m sure. I really like how the leather armor turned out. Also, her base was perfect for practicing base decorations.”
William sent us a great piece which is not exactly “small” anymore:
Really an awesome model. This is a halfling you don’t cross. William says:
“I painted the ranger as my pathfinder character, a halfling druid. I deliberately stayed away from the traditional green, and painted him in warm brown tones, with contrasting blue-purple metal. But of course I spent more time on his gryphon mount, whose color scheme is based on a combination of an ocelot and a peregrine falcon. The saddle and the stump were sculpted in a combination of sculpey and green stuff.”
Antonia: “I also like the base a lot, did you use real rocks? The stump is a great idea to “hold the base together” in a visual sense. Now I have even more inspiration to paint the griffin in next time’s Catch-Up Monday!”
He also made a spinning animation again:
This week’s gallery:
Need Inspiration? Just browse through all the blog posts and pick the mini you always thought “Awww, if I’d just managed to paint that one…” and have fun! 😀
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