Mini Painting Update!

So I told you I would keep you updated on my miniature painting!

Boy, oh boy have I been busy!

First off, you remember Xanathar?

Well, here he is now:

Look at that cute little beholder crime lord tuschie!

Of course, there’s still more work to do. I still have to shore up around each eye stalk’s eyelid thing, as well as each eyeball in the eye stalk, not to mention the ring around each eye stalk that has one.

On that note, I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to do the eyes in the eye stalks! For reference, here’s the picture I am trying to emulate:

If you can see, each of the eye stalks are different colors and slightly sparkly in nature. Trying to figure out how to make that actually a thing.

At my local game store, I have on hold a gloss varnish so that after treating everything but the eyes with a dull coat, I can then put a nice gloss finish on each eyeball.

Next up is our friends the drider!

I personally think he’s turned out just great! I had some trouble with the base and painting it, and as you can see I have a little bit of touch up there. Overall though, he’s done.

As you all well know, I am usually in the middle of multiple projects. One of my more reasons is the acquisition of a mindflayer mini that has not been painted. Funny thing is, wizards of the Coast uses the same molds over and over again. I already own one of these mine player miniatures although already painted. My next project? Attempting to redo and make better the original!

I have the unpainted one nice and primed and ready:

I think he’s going to look great!

Still on my list? My miniatures of shame. Yes, even I have miniatures of shame…

Look at that. Three unfinished miniatures. Three miniatures I haven’t painted, or finished painting, while at the same time starting new projects. Shame on me. Oh well! I’ll get to them eventually. When the shame grows to intense.

Lastly, is a project I am probably more intimidated to do than any other project I have ever undertaken. As you all well remember, I painted for my wife for Christmas, a miniature that she had created on HeroForge.

Before her dull coat…

Well, that same friend who printed that one for me printed the miniature I wanted for myself that I created. He cleaned it up very well for me and then proceeded to give it to me as a Christmas present so that I could paint him myself. Of course, I am the forever DM, so I will never likely get to play this as an actual character. It doesn’t stop me from enjoying painting miniatures though.

Here he is, in all his glory: Anton Evenwood, Bard Extraordinaire!

Isn’t he handsome? Yes, I am likely going to paint him eventually. but I think that I’m going to wait to paint him until much later, or possibly, hand him over to somebody who is much more competent at painting miniatures than myself and have him done professionally. I only consider this last option because I put so much effort into actually creating this miniature. In any case, I will keep you all updated.

Until next time, Dear Readers…

Published by The Daily DM

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