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.
The heroes all get Secret Weaponflagstone 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. The skeleton (a familiar for the necromancer) is from the Reaper Bones Kickstarter, since the game itself only comes with a cardboard token.
One of my players noticed that these guys are giving each other high fives. Somehow they seem somewhat less threatening now.
The purple magic fireball thing in their hands kind of came out looking like a scarf or something.
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.
I’m really happy with how these guys mouths and teeth turned out.
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.
I’ve been using a few Secret Weapon washes for a shading and such, and recently decided to complete the set. The shipment with most of them came yesterday, so I decided to try to paint the model entirely with the washes.
The experiment was not a success. I made at least two mistakes:
The blue and the red were poor color choices.
I didn’t give enough time for the washes to dry, especially when doing neighboring colors. The washes stay really watery for a while. I ended up getting some bleeding between neighbors, which was really hard to clean up.
I started by doing the bone sections in Armor (I think), which looked really nice, but then it went downhill from there.
I’ll probably try it again, but I’m not sure I have the patience for an all-wash style.