Friday, February 28, 2014

Hail to the King

I recently painted up King Starfire. He's a leveled up version of the boss dragon from the core set- and he's a pretty sizeable mini.

 I rather enjoyed painting him up, and I felt that the starscape worked very well on him. I used a simpler version of the starscape patterns on the original Starfire's wings, so I felt it appropriate to give this Starfire a more elaborate version.

 All together, he's simply huge for Super Dungeon, but we played with him the other day, and he's tall enough that the other characters can stand at his base without any issues.

 Here are some pictures.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Itsy Bitsy Spider

The last time my family all went into a game store together, my two year old loved looking through the Bones minis. She even selected one for her mommy and one for me. It was cute (even though we didn't get any of them at the time).

But it turns out that her mommy was paying attention after all.  For my birthday, the two of them went back and picked out a mini for me. And it turns out that she was humming "itsy bitsy spider" all the way to the counter.

 Of course, I had to paint it up immediately. I let her select the color scheme (purple is very important here, and pink was also requested as a secondary color).
 She's really been thrilled that her itsy bitsy spider is in the miniatures case next to the Balrog.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dressed Down Grooms

The tuxedo is definitely wonderful apparel, but it isn't always suited to every situation. As an example, here are some cake toppers I've done with less formal wear for the grooms:


Monday, February 17, 2014

Ar Finel

This Studio McVey mini was quite intimidating to paint. I am always in awe of the sculpting talent of Jacques Alexandre Gillois, but sometimes the details he's able to pull off are so very tiny.

 And the casting was so crisp.  Honestly, she's a wonderful example for the superiority of resin for detailed miniature casting.

 I painted her up using a five color limited pallet, which I think worked quite well to provide her with a mood. Anyway, here she is:


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Super Dungeon Explore Pumpkin Patch

Well, I've been spending quite a bit of my hobby time with Super Dungeon Explore minis, and I've got a few more to show off.

 My wife painted up her coven witch and skull bats first, so I felt that I needed to come up with something different for them. I decided that I preferred to freehand the stars and moon on her hat, and here is the result: