On the Paiting Table ... Hobbits or Halflings

On the Paiting Table ... Hobbits or Halflings

Dungeons & Dragons – Hobbits, Halflings or small folk. Call them what you will but don't forget to call them for diner. This band of merry midgets is my latest Dungeons and Dragons project. One of my clients regularly sends me models for his next campaign. Previously I've painted terrain for a Wizards Lair, Demons of different spheres, a whole group of fire monsters as well as a band of barbarians. I really enjoy painting these small bands that tie into a theme. It's a nice break from my typical grim dark grind.

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Reaper Bone 3 Delivers

Reaper Bone 3 Delivers

Kickstarter – After some minor delays the Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter arrived. I didn't go whole hog on this one as I don't play D&D I don't really need a boatload of Fantasy models, even if it's an amazing deal. While this was running my group was playing quite a bit of Frostgrave however, so I did pick up the Graveyard set to fill out my board.

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On fire ... DnD Project Progress

On fire ... DnD Project Progress

Dungeons & Dragons – I'm just aboiut done with these fire demons. It's a bit odd because the models aren't technically sculpted like they're on fire so I'm really just winging it to determine where the hot spots should be and where it cools down to more of an orange from the white and yellow areas. I'm happy with the results and I feel like the models are conveying that made from flame look.

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Dungeon Decor: Stone, Wood and 'Shrooms

Dungeon Decor: Stone, Wood and 'Shrooms

Dungeons & Dragons – Painting stone and wood is very relaxing. It's a fairly simple process that while a bit time consuming doesn't require a ton of thought to do and make the models look great. Painting tiny mushrooms and levers not so much. Those require a bit more patience, and a steadier hand to get done to good standard.

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So a Knight and a Rogue walk into the bar ...

So a Knight and a Rogue walk into the bar ...

Dungeons & Dragons – I just wrapped up two more characters for a client. These are both pretty cool models and I'm really happy with how the paint turned out. For the knight's cape I went back to my any color red highlight. I'm disappointed I haven't been able to find this product for any other colors because it works amazing to get that nice highlight without turning orange or pink.

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Hero Forge ... More DnD projects

Hero Forge ... More DnD projects

Dungeons & Dragons – I have several DnD projects in the works now for a few clients. The big one is a bunch of dungeon terrain with a few interesting monsters to help populate that dungeon. I also have a few Hero Forge Custom Character minis coming in from clients who what to get their special models painted up for the tabletop.The concept is pretty cool and it seems like a reasonable cost to get a model made to match the pen and paper character they created.

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On the painting table ... Gooey Filled Center

On the painting table ... Gooey Filled Center

Dungeons & Dragons – This demon job seems to be taking significantly longer than usual. After several variations I think I finally got the skin tone right on these plague demons. It's a shame my camera isn't picking up all the subtle variations in tone, I suppose once I'm done and set up the light box and use my real camera instead of my phone the photos will showcase the sick skin color.

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On the painting table ... Psychedelic Fur

On the painting table ... Psychedelic Fur

Dungeons and Dragons – I've got some more paint down on the demon project. My client requested a blue pink blend on this minotaur which reminds me of Pantone's Dual Color of the Year. It should look interesting once I get the blending right, but at the color block stage it reminds me of a weird blacklight poster.

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Off the painting table ... Barbaric

Off the painting table ... Barbaric

Dungeons and Dragons – These brutal looking guys are now on their way back to my client. I'm really happy with how they turned out. I tried to keep a fairly monochromatic scheme with these so they'll fit in with most any scenario. The bases vary a little bit to represent a dungeon, wasteland and generic exterior location. 

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