Miniature Showcase

The Frost Maiden from Icewind Dale

My husband bought these on Etsy, they took forever to get here but we got them. I was pretty excited to tackle this project for our new campaign. I primed all the pieces first and painted them in stages. I started with the base, then the wolves and finally the Frost Maiden herself.

I began with a base layer that was grey with a bit of blue hue to it. Then I used Frost Blue to dry brush over the base layer. As a third step, I took some of my fluorescent blue from warcolours.com. I didn’t dry brush with this paint. Instead I used the brush to add lines of the fluorescent blue through the ice. I really wanted the fluorescent blue to shine through the final layer.

The first picture shows how it looked without the final layer. Very cool but I wanted it to look like it was cracking through the ice too. So I added a final dry brush layer of white and broke up some of those lines. The final picture shows the end result of that final layer. To me it looks more like ice magic that way.

Next, I worked on the ice wolves. I used the same technique as the base. Layering a blue/white with brighter blue, and adding the fluorescent blue in lines around the bodies. The last picture shows the wolves with the unbroken blue fluorescent lines.

As with the base the blue lines were unbroken until I added the final white dry brush layer. It gave them an icy look without the black light and when I did use the light, they looked just like the base. I wanted these to be the representation of the Frost Maiden’s power.

I used the same technique with the Frost Maiden’s fur, adding a light brown for her horns. I painted her loin cloth in a dark brown with dark metallic accents for a belt. Her hooves and claws are black. I also added a bit of black around her eyes and used yellow and orange fluorescent paints to give her eyes a feral glow under the black light.

This is the miniature fully glued together and completed. I also used the glowing yellow and orange on the wolves. She looks so awesomely lethal here and she looks even cooler under black light! If you want to see the miniature all the way around, I have a reel on Instagram and a video on Twitter that show the full mini.

Have any questions or comments? Message below or find me on Twitter @DnDWifeStories and on Instagram @dndwife. I would love to hear from you!

Published by dndwife

My husband and I run a dungeons and dragons table together and I write about our crazy adventures both in and out of the story. My husband DM's and I am the table artist. I paint minis for everyone at the table and provide crafted gifts like dice boxes, bags, and artwork.

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