I’ve been buying chibis at Adepticon for the kids and I to paint. While I intend to paint them at the same time as the kids, I tend to get busy finding paints and giving them tips. So here are the last twoyears‘ worth.
I used this knight as an excuse to try colorshift paint from Turbo Dork. It’s a little less subtle in life than in the photos. I haven’t quite decided whether I like that it’s subtle, or wish that it had a more obvious effect. In any case, an interesting product.
Red Riding Hood is a more typical model. I’m still surprised at how easy it is to make the eyes expressive.
For next year the kids have requested more realistic models. I may still get a chibi or two for myself.
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.