Saturday, November 3, 2018

Bard, Monk, and Warlock part 1

Of course since I'm in the middle of my Undead of October project, I just *had* to start on something else...

As you know, I’ve been playing in Storm King’s Thunder at my FLGS, and since I have lots of minis, I’ve basically been providing the minis for the game, including for my fellow players. However, in spite of how expansive my collection is, I don’t always have a perfect match… sometimes not even close to a good match.

This was the case for the party’s human warlock and bard. For the warlock, I was using an elven bladesinger, and the bard was a female elven bard, both from the Chainmail line. It was not a good fit for the rogue-like warlock, and my utter and total lack of male bards of any type was frankly astonishing.

The monk was okay (also from the chainmail line), but as an asamar, the skin was wrong, and the colors of everything else was off too.

So with my most recent order I selected some new minis.

14544: Ian, Ivy Crown Mage for the warlock
02500: Fergus the Weaver for the bard

After washing them and taking care of a bit of flash and moldlines (very minor in both cases) I mixed up some greenstuff and pressed out new bases to match the bases I’ve made for the rest of the party’s minis from the Ruined Courtyard stamp from Happy Seppuku. Once the greenstuff was cured I spray primed them black, and then got to painting.

I’m still blocking in colors, and checking with my fellow players to make sure they match what they picture in their minds. I used Tanned Flesh for the warlock and and bard’s skin, and NMM Gold for the monk’s skin. Beyond that I’m not really sure what to do for the monk… Waiting on feedback.

A decent enough start, and characterful minis to work on. I'm thinking of trying to paint the warlock's mantle with stylized raven's feathers, and the bard is gonna need to be brightened up a bunch. Also, how do you paint a sword and spell effect to look like shadow?

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