Miniature Showcase

Glowing Commander

This crazy looking dude was painted for a friend and the dark campaign he was running. He wanted all the glow and color I could put in so I went all out. I started off by painting the majority of the body in a dark metallic color. I also used red, purple and blue for the accents and other parts of the armor. The back shoulder pauldrons are red as well as the vest that connects them. The staff is also red with blue energy swirling at the top and blue tubing that feeds the staff.

I painted the background of the red fluorescent paint in a metallic purple that really pops when the black light is not on. I love how the red script looks on the connecting chains and flowing chains. A glowing red circle dominates the center of the head and glowing blue tubing feeds the glowing top of the staff. I also painted the crystals fluorescent blue.

I added glowing red accents to the rest of the armored body at various points and joints. Using a new fluorescent purple color, I added accents to the back pauldrons, the staff and some of the front chest piece. I really tried to keep the same colors going even with the glowing paint, so my friend could still tell who it was even under black light.

Side shots of the fluorescent paint detail. I cleaned up some of the lines and painted the ground, cleaning up the area around the crystals and feet. I painted a few layers of the blue to enhance the hue of the blue. The red paint only required one pass as did the purple. I learned that, for some of the fluorescent paint, I needed to paint the color underneath in regular paint first and add the glowing paint over it.

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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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