Miniature Showcase

The Queen of Ash

This was the final Evil Queen of our campaign and the strongest. She was responsible for the Curse of Ash that blanketed the city of King’s Crest and resulted in mass casualties. She also developed a faster acting, liquid version that we had to stop before it got too out of control. I thought it fitting that red, black and gold were her color. I started with painting her skin first in a fair skin color.

I painted her dress a bright red. It took about 3 layers of red to get the consistency I wanted. Her sword was also painted red as a precursor to using my fluorescent red and making it a glowing sword. I also planned on turning her main shirt into a version that looked like her deadly poison.

I painted the trim on the dress in black. I also painted the fur mantle on her back black. I planned on adding depth with a bit of dry brushing over the black to soften the tone. I love it when you can see the miniature coming together as you paint.

I dry brushed some grey onto the black trim and mantle to mimic the look of heavy ash covering her garments. I also added touches of gold on her belt and connecting chain for her mantle. I also started sprinkling small dots of grey onto the red skirt to make it look like the liquid she developed.

I painted her hair a light blonde. I wanted her to be very fair looking. I added gold accents to her buttons and the top of the red dress. She also has gold cuffs on the sleeves of her dress. Her crown is a solid gold with red jewels in red fluorescent paint to glow under black light.

Her eyes were painted in a light grey to match the grey specks of ash in her dress. Her lips were painted as red as her dress. The pommel of the sword was painted gold to match her outfit. The coolest part was painting the mound of skulls she steps on. I painted them all in a bone color and used shadow wash to deepen the shadows and add depth to the bones.

The final step was simple. All I had to do was glue on the resin effect the miniature came with. The miniature came from an Etsy 3D print store. We thought it would be perfect to show her using her powers to corrupt the area around her.

She was super cool to use and the table members were happily surprised by her appearance on the battlefield. She was our last boss fight and provided a great final battle for us to end our campaign on. Her relentless pursuit of deism made her the most dangerous person we ever encountered.

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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