Sometimes I have that nagging feeling to build a lot of stuff for a session. I had a one evening session to fill in for a regular GM. So I designed that Trial of Cayden Cailean, in which our heroes traverse a (ale filled) demiplane inside the Starstone Cathedral to get Cayden Cailean's approval for the test of the starstone. (Pathfinder talk).
I sat down and got my ghosts finished. My first ideas was to paint these translucent miniatures with some drybrushing as to preserve some of their translucence. Unfortunately that did not work out for me. So I tried something new.
I took off-white and base coated them all. Then I started applying washes. These ghosts are 90% washes! Basing really finished them.
Here we have a Stonehaven clockwork golem thing. I painted him as a Emerald Automaton for the Emerald Spire superdungeon. So far he has seen some good use, especially with season six of Pathfinder Society being a bit scifi-ish, he is now my stand-in 'robot' model.
So I had a three week vacation and part of that was me expanding my workbench. I wanted to add some shelves and clean everything up. Oh and clean a spot for my upcoming airbrush (and compressor which is big, heavy and hums.
So here is where I started. The paint was moved from the paintracks down to the desk itself, but kind of messy regardless.
So then I added shelves and reorganized things. This is the result.
Top shelf (left to right)
- iPad space
- In the back all kinds of paints, putties, etc.
- In the front current projects
- On the right flocks, superglue, toothpicks
- Jars of brushes, knifes, greenstuff, brush soap and files.
Box on the left of the paintrack is odds and ends. In front of the box is excess paints (that I have more then one of).
Then there is the paint rack. Left rack is just washes. Racks to the right are model color, game color, GW in that order.
Here we have a quick paintjob for my girlfriend's newest player character. She comes with a snowy owlbear (owlarbear?). The woman isLorien Dawnlighter by Reaper miniatures, the owlbear is from Stonehaven miniatures.
I changed a few things about my snow recipe and applied that here as well. I am happy. :)
Here is Wulfric, son of Magda of Trollheim (and a bunch more titles like goblin bane and drinker of tea) my fighter (with one level of barbarian for the speed). I modded a Kord the Destroyer Bones miniature. I changed the position of the arms, removed his weapons, added Wulfric's double headed orc waraxe and filled his other fist with a recent decapitation victim.
The weapon is made out of 4 different bits from my bitbox. A chaos warrior axe, a tomb kings banner bearer staff and two bits from a dark elf polearm unit. I sculpted a extension of the cloak to cover the new position of the arm and I gave the skull a bit of hair as well.
I also experimented with non metallic metal by using a 'washes only' recipe I found online and adapted to this model. The metal parts are five washes only. It works really well on the smaller parts, less so on the weapon, but still awesome.
The snow is also a new recipe of mixing snow flock with parts of woodglue and water. It looks quite real and is very solid. I also added a bit of 'Blood for the Blood God' to his weapon and the snow.
I was asked to paint a miniature for a friend's player character. It is a Hellknight Signifier from the Pathfinder miniature line by Reaper Miniatures.
Her skirt was a real good opportunity to work on my layering. I think I did well on that account. The armor was about getting more experience with non metallic metal. Not as good as it could have been, but pleased enough.
I had so much fun painting this little guy. I am
seriously thinking of ideas on how to use him as a player character.
Tried some OSL from the flame in his hand at first, but didn't quite
like it. Very happy with this mini.
After I was finished and took pictures I noticed his staff wasn't as bright as the rest of him. So I went back and added some more highlights to that. See picture at the bottom
And here's another gnome. The gnome child is the smallest of the Stonehaven gnomes, so it really was quite a quick paint. I added this... creature thing, don't know what it is. Some sort of big ass rat? Regardless it fills out the base very well.
Next up: Trying to finally finish my red dragon! (again)
I took a small break from painting the pathfinder red dragon to work on some of the Stonehaven gnomes. Gawd those models are really awesome. I added a candle to add some OSL to the model, which really lifted this little dude up from just a small bit of grey metal to a proper character. Also note his awesome green goggles (he is a gnome after all).
And here I got four Otherworld giant snakes. Unfortunately the picture is not really doing them justice, they look better in real life. These will be used for the venom cult in Dragon's Delve, and it is generally useful to have snakes.
I am now working on a Pathfinder red dragon, using the core rulesbook cover as the color scheme.
I decided to make a dent in the Bones miniatures from the first Kickstarter. The best way to do that? Paint rats. I have twelve here. I extended their bases with putty, simply because I like round bases instead of the crappy things the models come with.
I painted a few of each color. They are 'quick' paint jobs, but they definitely read as rats to me. :)
This model has been around on my desk for the last two years. I finally got around to finishing and updating it. As you might see the quality is not stellar, but at least she is finished. This is because of the serious inexperience painting I had back then.
This also finishes my set of three cavemen. I like finishing off old things.
Next up: Four Otherworld giant ticks. Easy painting. :) Have to catch up a bit with my one model a week rule after 3 months of no painting due to sickness.
My lust for painting is starting to come back. This is good. I have a Pathfinder Society scenario coming up this weekend and thus had to get my player character ready. After a good long while I decided on a dwarf hunter (new class from advanced class guide). Good, I can paint a miniature no problem.
Yeah... hunters have animal companions. Like always. So that's two miniatures. Oh boy. So I selected the stonehaven dwarf huntsman who has a slain boar on his back. The boar comes seperately from the dwarf. I noticed that it sort of looks like he is jumping. Cool, I can make this work. I had to 'hide' some rope as scars, but I think I pulled it off.
I have been painting four fire elementals. A small, medium, large and huge one in game terms. Enjoying the practice in wetblending and the freehand involved. It does take a while to finish all four though, so in the meantime I cranked out another familiar for the pack.
This is the bat. Some cork, texture paint and a bit of tombstone from Games Workshop skeletons and voila.