Miniature Monday – Woman w Torch
“Burn the… what are we hunting now, again?” What is Frankenstein’s Monster without the angry mob? And why should the men get all the fun? We already painted the male, fork and torch wielding rioter in an earlier article. Now the women have their go, but whom the menacing mob is after? Let’s see what our painters had in mind…
(posted by Dirk)
Since we’re late again, without much ado your miniatures!
I finally finished the model:
Like a lot of villager or basic monster miniatures, this one sat on my “leftover paint pile” for a while. That is, whenever I have paint left over from another painting project (as it happens when using eyedropper type paint bottles) I check this pile and see where I can paint some clothing, armour or hide with it.
But now, as her time to shine is there I could finally complete her paintjob! As she is meant as a counterpart to the male villager with torch and pitchfork (both of them are on a hunt for orges) she got the same cobblestone base and simple earthen tones too. And since I didn’t want her color scheme to be too drab, I added the blue stripe as a spot color.
Jim picked blue:
He said: “She was a fun mini to paint! She could be chasing Frankenstein’s Monster with a mob of her friends, investigating a strange noise from the woodshed or perhaps something else. I feel that maybe her dress should have been a more earthy color, but I like that blue a lot. The face was a bit soft and my painting didn’t really help much, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. On the other hand, the bodice, apron and bib(?) came out well with some nice ambiguous stains and good casting detail.”
I also found the face a bit soft when painting, something that seems to be the case with many of the simpler villagers/civilians. Nice touch with the line of dots on the aprons border, the colors made me think of simple, pastoral embroidery.
Timothy’s miniature shows a shiny detail:
This one is green, really funny how everyone picked a different color for the dress! The tiny golden bracelet is a great touch, I think, it adds a level of detail to the miniature and its story – where did that tiny piece of jewellery come from? Maybe some heirloom, or maybe it was used as bribery to incite the riot or attack?
Michael created some interesting narrative too:
He said: “I’ve attached my member of the rabble. I decided that she means business! To contrast the violence of the blood spatter, she’s got a bit of embroidery on her dress and apron.”
I like the idea of giving her a more distinguished look, it works well to balance the gore and makes you wonder who she is and what happened just before. The red cloth feels like a foreshadowing too. Or maybe she picked red to hide at least some of the stains? Who knows!
Arjen’s picture arrived a bit late, but since our article is even later, no problem! Here we go:
He wrote: “I did a quick paintjob where I focused on mixing the rights shades of off-white and green and did not try any fancy OSL and ran out of time so did not paint the base. I am happy with the white, which has a little grey and pink mixed in to give it the well used appearance that suits a commoner.”
I like the combination of cool tones on this one, and mixing an off-white helps to make all the colors work together well. Did you already use some kind of faint wash/ink on the miniature, or do you plan to? I found these methods quite effective on the cloth especially! Good work on the eyes, btw. Your version looks a bit sad (at least at that angle) while mine looks more angry. I think the plain features allow for a wide range of emotions depending on how we paint her eyes!
This week’s gallery:
02/22/21 Owlbear (No 6) (Bones IV Core Set)
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03/08/21 Townsfolk Beggar (Bones IV Core Set)
03/22/21 Adowyn, Iconic Hunter (Bones IV Core Set)
04/05/21 Griffon (No 82) (Bones IV Core Set)
04/19/21 Show me your project/Catch-Up Monday
05/03/21 Amrielle, Female Ranger (Bones IV Core Set)
05/17/21 Pig with or without cart (No 17 & 18) (Bones IV Core Set)
05/31/21 Dreadmere Fishwife (No 409) (Dreadmere Expansion)
06/14/21 Oman Ruul, Wizard (Bones IV Core Set)
06/28/21 Dreadmere Tortoise and Handler (Dreadmere Expansion)
07/12/21 Ava Justinia, Female Templar (Bones IV Core Set)
07/26/21 Erasmus, Iconic Medium (Bones IV Core Set)
08/09/21 Troglodytes (one or more) (Darkreach Expansion)
08/23/21 Dreadmere Crone (Dreadmere Expansion)
09/06/21 Two handed Fighter (No 9 in the main pic) (Bones IV Core Set)
09/20/21 Dark Watcher (Beholderkin) (Darkreach Expansion)
On the list for later (or maybe extra homework?):
Half-ogre fighter (Link to metal version)
Knights (No 58-61, no links yet)
Dire Boar/Warthog (No 56, no links yet)
More Townsfolk (No 50+ and 146+)
Small Heroes (some Halflings and/or Gnomes)
Tiny Foes (Kobolds and/or Goblins)
Brigand with heavy Axe (No 101)
40 Helens agree: Marauding monsters should be burned!
Dirk – I like the idea of a “leftover paint pile”. I don’t do that often enough and waste too much paint! She came out good, looking very normal, yet angry and I like the cobblestone base. I was thinking about cutting her off the original base and doing either cobblestone of wood planks.
Timothy – I like the bracelet, too. Her expression came out fearful or even terrified. Very nice!
Michael – Yours looks a bit higher class than mine. The little additions came out well: The embroidery and the understated gore. The slightly simpler color scheme also works nicely.
Arjen – The white looks good, not too stark. I like the blue and green combo and I personally that her expression came out looking a bit apprehensive as opposed to fearful or angry.
While I was painting mine, I realized I don’t have the man with the pitchfork. I missed Bones I and that’s a mini I’ve never picked up. I think mine ended up with more of a “get out of my barn, you damn kids” expression but that works OK for me. Dirk is spot on with the apron. I was thinking about pictures of people in “traditional, simple peasant garb”. The clothes always seem to have a bit of fancy embroidery or stitching. I’m thinking she might be from Ukraine or Belarus.