Thursday, October 30, 2014

Reaper Miniatures enters the Chibi market

Chibi miniatures have been making a big splash in the gaming world ever since Soda Pop first showed off their Super Dungeon minis at Gencon. Since then, they've grown into a whole style of miniatures that strongly contradicts the Grim and/or Dark traditions that so many miniature lines follow.

 I mean, they're just so dang cute!

 Clearly, chibis have been spreading a lot. We've seen Impact! miniatures enter the fray with their inexpensive lineup (that features some outstanding Ponies) and Coolmini bring some caricature style to the medium, we're starting to see Chibis turn from a style used by one game into a style used across the board with a strong variety of different sculpts available.

 Reaper's been selling their Bonesylvanian throughout October. The current set available are three adorable vampires (the ones shown here were painted by Rhonda Bender).
  Reaper's Chibi Vampires

And- from the sound of it, these are going to be minis that we'll see again in about a year- just not in metal. I'm so excited to see Reaper make some Bones Chibis. The medium seems perfect for them, and I've really loved painting up the bones minis I have from them already.

 I know this is the end of the limited run for these ones, but I'm super excited to see more chibis from them. - Here's hoping we get to see some official Pathfinder chibis. And more Chibi Sophies, like this one (also painted by Rhonda)


Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Here is my take on Super Dungeon's Vampiric boss fight.

I painted him as a practice for doing really harsh top down lighting- but I realized a little too late that I had basically decided to blend all of his areas from black to white.

I worked on him for quite some time, before giving up and calling him finished with the blending as is. He got a base and got put on the shelf with the blending on his back at a definitely not working stage.

I then went on to paint my entries for Gencon and a few other things before coming back to him and deciding that I really wanted to fix the flaws in my Nocturne. So I pulled him out and started touching up the blending (and it went much better this time).

So, here he is in his actually finished state.


Still Nocturne

And his back

Friday, October 24, 2014

Kissing Gamers

The kissing gamers seems to have become one of the most popular poses I've done for our brides and grooms. It figures, I guess. They're so cute, and they fit in well with even the most traditional of wedding cakes while still adding that extra personality.

 Here are a few I've done recently. Of late, the console of choice might be changing for a lot of brides and grooms:



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Austrican the Ogre

Here is my Austrican from Relic Knights. The largest of the Shattered Sword Paladins, this mini was definitely one of my favorites from the Kickstarter.

 I had a lot of fun with his face- the harsh lines gave me plenty of room to make high contrast areas that really pop. He really has the same cartoonish characterfulness that we're used to seeing from Soda Pop Miniatures. And with the Anime themed minis from Relic Knights, I felt I could go with a really out there hair color.


Friday, October 10, 2014

MMO Cake Topper

Here is a cake topper that I made to match some MMO characters.  These make some of the more complex characters I've created, as video games tend to have lots of detail on their clothing and weaponry.  And I love making the elf ears.

Here is a picture.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Nethyrmaul the Undying

This might be my favorite mini to come out of the first of Reaper's Kickstarters (he does have to compete with the likes of Wyrmgear and a few other beauties).

 I decided to color him in green to help emphasize the red portions on him. I don't think it shows in the pictures, but the red areas have gloss added to make the wounds seem fresh (I do this with most of the zombies that I paint).

 He was mounted on a CD (which is exactly the same size as those 120mm Warmachine bases we've been seeing lately) and some of the rocks on his base were sculpted to match the ones from the mini.

  Nethyrmaul the Undying