Miniature Monday – Beggar
Another part of village life, this beggar could be some poor old man, a cunning informant, or maybe even a well hidden assassin, who knows?
(Posting by Antonia)
Here we go again – with a mini that could be used as a lot of things, from “village decor” to high ranking NPC. I like these kinds of models – If you’re in the right mood they could spark their own little story! The piece itself is relatively plain and offers some surfaces for blending and weathering techniques. A proper beggar NPC can’t be dusty enough, right?
For some reason we’re again late, but we’ll still stick to the schedule as far as it’s possible. So the next article is due next monday already and we’ll try to get a grip.
Dirk painted his beggar along the way:
He said he had the mini on his “leftover” pile where he uses colors that are left on the palette after another project. That way he painted the beggar over the course of a couple of weeks. He only used brown colors at first and added red and yellow later on to get a visual connection with his Bretonnians (Warhammer Fantasy Old World) where this guy could follow the baggage train. On top of everything else he drybrushed dirt in three layers of khaki, beige and off-white.
Michael also went for some colorful patches:
He said: “I’ve attached my model of the beggar. He was relatively simple, mostly a collection of browns with a gray poncho. I did use some brighter blue for a few of the patches. I might have been heavy with my spray primer, but I thought the patches were molded a bit too subtly; I enhanced the color contrast with a dark outline and added some stitch marks as well. Also, I’ve been thinking more about basing and added some flock and tufts.”
Timothy added the perfect background:
I like the bold choice of red trousers and how the eyes underline the questioning expression.
Jim’s beggar has a twin (although maybe a fraternal one):
He wrote: “This time I’m sending another 2 for 1, as I have the metal version, too. Their names are Reb Nachum and Austin, though I’m not sure which one is which. I tried to use the same colors on both but on different parts. I think only the bowl and staff are the same color, the rest are scrambled around. Not much to say other than I enjoyed painting these two especially as a comparison. My pic isn’t the greatest but it’s still amazing how their expressions came out differently.”
This week’s gallery:
03/22/21 Adowyn, Iconic Hunter (Bones IV Core Set)
Want to participate in the next post? Email the pictures of your minis until Friday 03/19/21 to
MondayMiniature@fantasymail.de (It’s a .de domain, in case emails are bouncing)
–> Attention: The submission date for photos is about three days before publishing date, to give us a bit of time to actually write about your pictures
This way you’ll have two weeks/one weekend to paint, and we have one weekend to write (which is the only time of the week where we (might, *sigh*) have some open minutes).
You can of course send in pics later, but to take out a bit of the stress (most pics arrive here rather last minute) please consider the three day deadline. Later pics will still show up in an update
Here is the link to Reaper’s graphic with all the core pieces, but it’s one and veeeery long picture so be prepared for some scrolling. On the other hand it has separate numbers for most of the pieces. I will add individual shop links as soon as they appear!
Here is the “Underdark” Expansion Darkreach.
Here is the Dreadmere Expansion
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)
I agree with Antonia: I like this type of mini with lots of “flavor”. NPCs who are more than they seem initially are fun to have in a game. Is he actually a spy? Or perhaps a nobleman in disguise? Maybe he just has a lot of info for the PCs because he sees everything that goes on!
Dirk – I like the tie-in with your Brettonians. The bright colors are a nice contrast to all the brown. He looks properly dirty/dusty, as you would expect a camp follower to be.
Michael – You used similar colors to me! Again, a touch of color works well. He looks like he is standing on the outskirt of the village begging as people arrive (or leave).
Timothy – I, too, like the red pants. Where did he acquire those? They contrast with the rest of his garb, which lends him an air of mystery.
Looking at them now, I’m not sure mine are dirty enough! In case you are wondering: Reb Nachum was the name of the beggar in “Fiddler on the Roof” and Austin was a street character in the town where I live who passed away many years ago.