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Ghosts of Random Rursdays Past: Descent miniatures

On Thursdays, I like to take a break from my army projects.  Instead, I try to do something that I can start and complete all in one evening.

Over the course of many Thursdays past, I painted up the entire set of Descent base set miniatures, one hero (or set of monsters) at a time.

Heroes set 1
Heroes set 1

The heroes all get Secret Weapon flagstone bases.  This is both to make them stand out a bit from the monsters, and was an excuse for me to check out the resin bases without committing to buying a whole army’s worth.

Heroes set 2
Heroes set 2

This is the set of heroes that my player group currently uses.  The skeleton (a familiar for the necromancer) is from the Reaper Bones Kickstarter, since the game itself only comes with a cardboard token.

Zombies
Zombies

One of my players noticed that these guys are giving each other high fives.  Somehow they seem somewhat less threatening now.

Flesh moulders
Flesh moulders

The purple magic fireball thing in their hands kind of came out looking like a scarf or something.

Cave spiders
Cave spiders

Painting the underside of these guys (and their base) was a pain.  In retrospect, I probably should have sliced them off, then reattached once painted.

Goblin archers
Goblin archers
Barghests
Barghests
Merriods
Merriods

I’m really happy with how these guys mouths and teeth turned out.

Ettins
Ettins
Shadow dragons
Shadow dragons
Elementals
Elementals

In game, these have powers representing all the elements.  I decided to catch them in fire and water mode.  I tried doing some OSL-style lighting on the base of the fire one, but it kind of just looks like I’m sloppy.