Miniature Monday – Friar Stone
If you come with us this week, you are in pious company! We have some travelling monks for guests, who of course happen to bring some delicious spirits and ales!
(posting by Antonia)
Monks are wise, and sometimes mysterious, right? At least my mini version of a monk was, because it kept appearing and disappearing every time I wanted to paint it. What sounds like a strange excuse for leaving this one out is in fact rather a sign of how chaotic our (hobby-) life has become with the arrival of our child. Since bones minis (and minis in general) are not toddler safe (like in “chewing and swallowing”) we have to keep them hidden most of the time, just taking them out for washing/priming/painting, and during these hide-and-seek occasions my monk mini seemingly decided to leave for good: One day he was there, and when I finally wanted to start painting, he was gone and we didn’t find him since.
TL; dr: Know where your minis hide out so you can find them in time 😀
INFO: We added a bunch of new minis to the painting schedule below, but of course that’s not set in stone: If you have wishes and suggestions just tell us in the comments or via Email 🙂
Dirk shows us a nearly finished WIP this week:
Dirk used a combination of browns and greens on this mini, and he was the only one to paint the upper part of the robe in a different color than the lower – it really gives a “Robin Hood” respectively “Brother Tuck” feel to this mini! I know that he will use this mini as part of a group (diorama or NPCs? Who knows?) which is nearly completed – it’s only missing a certain Bones II dwarf ranger who we happened to add to our painting list just now… 😉 But painting plans aside, I think the “awesome detail award” for this mini goes to the glass bottle on the belt. Did you notice it? Great work!
Michael’s monk has seen better times:
Michael wrote that he “decided to go with a robe that may have once been close to white, but has been yellowed and dirtied by the road and hard work. I’m also really hoping that his barrel is loaded with Chimay or some other delicious Trappist ale.”
Nice idea to give the outfit a weathered look, did you use washes for this? I like the light color of the whole mini, how did you come up with that? White isn’t very practical on the road but it certainly gives a distinct look to a deity’s followers…!
Jim’s monk shows some nice shading:
Jim wrote he used a “looser style” on this week’s mini – what do you mean by that? The shading on the robe looks great, how did you achieve that? I like the gradation of grey on the monk’s belly, puts a nice focus on this important characteristic 😉 Good work on the stitching and the patches, the colors bring nice variations into the color scheme. Only when having a close look on your and Dirk’s paintjob I realized that one of the monk’s feet is bare… poor fella lost a shoe! Anyways, do you plan on using the mini for something in particular?
This week’s gallery:
01/01/18 New Year’s Break (Really! But you can prepare for the next minis while sobering up, of course 😀 )
01/22/2018 Bones III Aeris, Female Elf Ranger (B3 Core)
02/19/2018 Bones III Giant Cobra (B3 Core)
03/05/2018 Bones III Lendil Blackroot, Wizard (B3 Core)
03/19/2018 Bones II Harsk, Dwarf Ranger (B2 Core)
04/02/2018 Bones III Pathfinder Troll (B3 Core)
04/16/2018 Bones III Eastern Encounter I: Tengu, Crow people (B3 Core)
04/30/18 Bones II Aaron the Conjurer (B2 Core)
05/14/18 Bones III Werebear (B3 Core)
05/28/18 Bones III Nazeera Bloodraven, female fighter (B3 Core)