Category Archives: Chibi

Impact miniatures: Treemen

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.

Treeman (brown)

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.

Treeman (gray)

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.

Chibis: Wizard and Tengu

In addition to the ponies for the kids, I got a couple of other chibis for myself. They’re just a fun change of pace.

Chibi Tengu
Chibi Tengu

I was a little bolder than usual with a blue wash in light gray hair. Unlike some similar attempts, it actually worked this time.

Chibi Wizard
Chibi Wizard

The wizard was a bit more straightforward, using the same techniques as on more realistic models, except for the eyes.

Next Gen Part Three, Pony Edition

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.

Robot Pony by Max
Robot Pony by Max

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.

Seahorse Pony by Ruth
Seahorse Pony by Ruth

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.