I picked up these treemen from the Impact Miniatures booth at Adepticon. Most of the chibis I’ve shown on the site are from this booth. I selected these models as monsters for Relicblade, though they’d be at home in just about any fantasy setting.
Relicblade has an illustrative style, a few steps down the path towards comic books. It’s one of the aspects that really draw me to the game. I thought these models had a similar approach.
Assembling them was a pain. They came in a soft resin which didn’t take to being sanded. The torso came as four separate pieces (front, back, sides) that didn’t fit together particularly well. It was quite a challenge to get them to stick together, in shape, without major gaps. I failed at the last, a few blobs of green stuff saved the day.
I’d love for Relicblade to have more official monster models, but in the meantime these guys fill in nicely.
I continued the tradition of picking up some chibi models for the kids at Adepticon this year. This time it didn’t take a full year to get them painted.
Max’s (age four) favorite color is blue. Can you tell? This year I encouraged him to try drybrushing to pick out the highlights, and dot the eyes with white for a bit of life. He also wanted to edge the bases with an orange paint that he had previously gotten for me as a gift.
Ruth (age seven) is starting to think a bit more realistically than just blocks of color. I helped her with some washes. She wanted pink metal as base edging, so I mixed some up for her.
I also got myself a chibi knight pony, but haven’t gotten around to painting it yet.