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.
I’ve actually been afraid of chibi style models for a long time. Eyes are usually my weak spot, and chibis are all about the eyes. But the eyes are huge, which makes it relatively easy to do a good job.
I picked up two with the idea that my wife could paint one. Together with the kids, it would be a whole family affair. My wife has, from time to time, shown some interest in miniature painting. But this is not one of those times. So I had to paint it. Poor me.
The big bold colors are a lot of fun, and it turns out there’s nothing to be afraid of. I don’t really have any games to motivate these models, but I think I’ll still sneak some in from time to time.