Final Figures for Fantasy Figure Project

I painted up so more figures as a Christmas gift for my nephew. He is a real Dungeons & Dragon fan as well as Magic the gathering. He has expressed to me how poor the plastic D&D figures they sell look. So I painted some figures for him as a gift.

Several earlier posts have pictures of other figures I have painted for him for Christmas.

Dwarf Boar Rider

Old Glory Dwarf

Dwarf Guarding Bridge

I painted some more figures trying to be more creative with basis and figure types.  As I don’t paint fantasy figures often this is a chance to be different and experiment as well. I took pictures of all but the final figure which was a dwarf archer when even though I took the most time with his base and stringing his bow.  I found I had never strung a bow on an archer before and felt that looked wrong so I did so on this archer.  No pictures of the finished product I am afraid.  I did photographic some other figures though.

The Orc or Ork whichever way you want to spell it with a scimitar.  As they are a fictional character who says what is right in life.

Old Glory Ork

Old Glory Ork

The figure is a masonite base with woodland scenic flex paste covering it.  The rock like hill on the base is tin foil folded up and then pasted over and painted.  The dirt and rock are from the back yard just glued on.  The grass tuft is from Green Line (GL-012 Wildgrasbuschel mix truocken) I bought from Moreland Studios or Secret Weapons I can’t remember which.

Finished figure

Finished figure

Female Elf Thief.  The figure was really nice and from the Reaper Pathfinder Miniatures.  I tried to paint it like the website had it painted.  Not my best work I felt.

Merisiel, Iconic Elf Thief

Merisiel, Iconic Elf Thief

I realized shortly before painting that I don’t think I had ever painted a female figure before.  Lots of soldiers but no females.  All the small parts on the armor were difficult to paint.

Not the best photo

I used a different base for the figure as well.  It is supposed to be a parquet floor from Moreland Studios.  I painted it with Citadel Nuln Oil, then a wash of Coates D’Arm Linen.  Finally I picked out individual shapes with Foundry Shade for Terracotta.  I thought about alternating between Terracotta Shade and Terracotta Light to get even more of an interesting effect.  Even with a magnifying lens and a small brush it was difficult to control the paint.  The base looks better at a distance than up close I think.  I would not use a wash of linen if I was to do it again.  Still as I have more of the bases I will try something else with it next time.

Base with first coat

Base with first coat

With Terracotta shapes

With Terracotta shapes

From a distance the figure and base look better than up close.  I guess kind of like wargaming standard painting.

 

figure on base

figure on base

The final figure which looked best I did not photograph.  As these are gifts they were wrapped up and given.  They seemed to be a hit.  They also provided me experience as I dealt with some new companies and tried some new things painting wise.  I have some other fantasy figures but I am going to try to take a break from them or at least not make them a priority. Perhaps it would be good to get back to soldiers for a while.