Sunday, June 1, 2014

Chico's Challenge: Finished Chaos. A rose between two thorns.

Three miniatures finished with bases, shields and as many highlights as I could fit in before the hysterical crying (between three and four).

Marigold with her two very protective friends.
It's only when I had all three miniatures together like this that I realised that they fit wonderfully. The idea insinuates that the reason Marigold is yellow isn't because she's a mixed up necromancer, it's because she's a Princess in Yellow, a follower of Hastur's King avatar. Clickity, clickity, click. I love it when something unintended surfaces.


The chaos warriors ranked up and with a look at their shields. The shields turned out well with a little careful work. I'd initially painted the design in a white/yellow mix over black. The step today was to sharpen the edges with black and then went over the design with the standard yellow. I'm pleased with the look and I'm glad that I have finally got the shield hurdle out of the way. I appreciate just how little space there are on these things now, and really have great admiration for the steady of hand who perform little masterworks on their shields. I'm aiming for stick figures.

The bases were beach sand glued on with watered down PVA. They were painted black with a 1:1 paint with water. This gave a near black with a hint of brown underneath. After I'd finished painting the minis I dabbed PVA patches onto the base and sprinkled HO scale coal clinkers on. These were drybrushed slate gray, washed with strong quickshade and finally patches of flock were stuck in opportune places. Voila, bases.

Different angled views of the three minis are below.




  1. I like the bright colours and the freehand on the shields turned out very well :)

  2. I just wanted to pop by and let you know that I've nominated you for a Liebster award over at my blog Meandering Shade.

    It's up to you whether you'd like to carry it on or not. No harm, no foul :)

    1. I'm working on the list of truths right now, it's hard work :)