Category Archives: Dungeons & Dragons

Just finished a gaming display commission of Nocturna Huntress 35mm!

MGM Painting Nocturna Huntress 35mm gaming commission 1-18-17A

MGM Painting Nocturna Huntress 35mm gaming commission 1-18-17A

MGM Painting Nocturna Huntress 35mm gaming commission 1-18-17B

MGM Painting Nocturna Huntress 35mm gaming commission 1-18-17B

MGM Painting Nocturna Huntress 35mm gaming commission 1-18-17C

MGM Painting Nocturna Huntress 35mm gaming commission 1-18-17C

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MGM Painting Nocturna Huntress 35mm gaming commission 1-18-17D

MGM Painting Nocturna Huntress 35mm gaming commission 1-18-17D

MGM Painting Nocturna Huntress 35mm gaming commission 1-18-17D

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Reaper 03548 Twyla Female Hellborn Warrior

Here is a gaming standard commission I just finished. She was a lot of fun to paint. Before I started, I did a quick search to find picture of painted versions of her because when bare metal her face looked…wonky…and I wanted to have some idea of what I was dealing with. Turns out there are next to no painted pictures of her out there. It also turned out that her face wasn’t wonky! She just had an awesome smirk. It’s so hard to tell what things are sometimes when they’re shiny metal! Anyways, here she is. I hope you all like her!

MGM Painting Reaper Twyla Hellborn Warrior

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MGM Painting Reaper Twyla Hellborn Warrior

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MGM Painting Reaper Twyla Hellborn Warrior

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MGM Painting Reaper Twyla Hellborn Warrior

MGM Painting Reaper 03548 Twyla Hellborn Warrior 4-18-16D

 

Another difference time makes

Time and practice can make a huge difference in your painting. Today, I looked back at a model I painted about a year ago that I just painted another of. They are Reaper Finari. Although I painted another Finari in between them, it was a commission with a specific time budget and paint quality, and so it really can’t be compared. The yellow and blue Finari was painted in February 2014, and the teal and purple Finari I just finished in June 2015.

Finari compilation

MGM Painting Reaper Finari Display

MGM Painting Reaper Finari Display

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This model was such a blast to paint. I’m sure I will end up painting her again down the road, but for now this is definitely my favorite version of her.

MGM Painting Reaper Finari Display

MGM Painting Reaper Finari Display

MGM Painting Reaper Finari Display

MGM Painting Reaper Finari Display

MGM Painting Reaper Finari Display

MGM Painting Reaper Finari Display

MGM Painting Reaper Finari Display

MGM Painting Reaper Finari Display

MGM Painting Reaper Finari Display

MGM Painting Reaper Finari Display

WIP Reaper Finari

Here are more quick WIP shots of my Reaper Finari. I’m just trying out the red hair, not sure if it’s going to stay or not. I’ve done more work on her teal armor, specifically making parts of the back shinier and adding reflected light. I’ve hit a point where for most of this model working on it further just feels like fiddling.

MGM Painting Reaper Finari WIP

MGM Painting Reaper Finari WIP

MGM Painting Reaper Finari WIP

MGM Painting Reaper Finari WIP

WIP Reaper Finari

Here are more WIP pictures of Finari! I’ve not been able to work on her so much in the last week or so because of the Kitsune, but now that that is done I think Finari will be the next finished. I worked on making her teal armor appear shinier, and I’ve worked on the NMM gold as well. I’m really enjoying the gold now that I’ve moved away from using a series of brown-ish colors. My colors on this NMM gold are a deep purple (VGA Hexed Lichen), a slightly earthy red (VMC Cavalry Brown), a greenish yellow ochre (VMC Khaki Grey), a pale yellow (VMC Golden Yellow), and my usual almost-white “white” (VMC Ivory).

gold colors

I feel like the gold is way more interesting. Also, in the case of this overall scheme, it plays off the purple cloak and teal armor very nicely.

I’m still figuring out what I want to do with that cross on the back of her cloak, so it is nowhere near finished.

WIP 6-9-15a

WIP 6-9-15b

Bushido Kitsune finished!

I finally finished the Bushido Kitsune! This was a really fun miniature, and I learned that I really enjoy painting animals. Maybe I will tackle some of Dark Sword’s anthropomorphic line soon.

 

MGM Painting Bushido Kitsune A MGM Painting Bushido Kitsune B MGM Painting Bushido Kitsune C MGM Painting Bushido Kitsune D

WIP Bushido Kitsune

Here are more WIP shots of the Bushido Kitsune. For some reason my paint is super shiny right now, although I’ve done nothing different than normal except use my new wet palette. Hmm… So far I’ve mostly been focusing on her dress. Next I will paint her skin/fur and face. I may also add more shadows to the dress as it’s lost a bit of the purple. The shadows are VGA Hexed Lichen, which is becoming my go-to shadow color for a lot of things. The mid tone is VMC Dark Prusia Blue, and the highlight is VMC Sky Blue. A little bit of VMC Transparent Blue is involved, but only to help transitions between mid and shadow. Transitions between highlight and midtone were done by painting a solid stripe of the highlight in the shape and approximate size I wanted, and then glazing the transition with thin Dark Prusia Blue.

WIP 6-1-15a

WIP 6-1-15b

WIP Bushido Kitsune

I’m working on several projects at once (as usual), and right now I’m beginning another commission. This one is a Bushido Kitsune. This miniature is strangely hard to find right now, but it’s a really awesome sculpt and the casting quality was really nice. I’m excited to paint it.

WIP 5-27-15

WIP Reaper Finari

Here’s another WIP shot of Finari. I will probably work on the cloak some more, but I’m really loving these colors!

WIP 5-27-15