This week has been filled with miniatures and more miniatures from Gaming Con. Most of the week was spent working on four figurines for a new game called Blood Rage. I did one a night, since I have a day job. Fenrir was probably my favorite to paint. I really liked painting the chains. I also got a bit excited when I sent a picture to the customer, and he asked me to bloody Fenrir up a bit. I always feel like blood adds movement to the miniatures. They look like they’re doing something. Nobody should have to play with a boring, smiling piece. Besides, blood is cool.
I found the Mountain Troll the most difficult to paint. He has this staff that just blocks my access to the belt. When you look at the pictures, you can see a lot of detail behind the staff. A. Lot. Of. Detail. It could have been worse. I’ve painted pieces that were smaller with more difficult detail. I think the end product was worth the extra effort.
I also got to paint some Bones characters for Miranda and Jeff, whom I also met at Gaming Con. They had made the character sheets, and knew what colors they wanted for each miniature. Normally I use the character cards to show me what they look like, but Bones brand don't have those. I asked questions at Gaming Con about their characters, are they good? Is their armor rusted? Then I did what I could with the colors they gave me. Harsk was probably the hardest. His back had a variety of items that were either brown or yellow. I had to be extra careful to make each item distinct within the color scheme.
I had fun painting the Crusader in royal purple. When I sent a status update to the customers, they wanted more blood, too!
All in all, it has been a busy week. I might just have to take a break when I finish all these commissions.