Sometimes a miniature you get just doesn’t evoke the theme you want to portray in a campaign. This is when I usually repaint some or all of the miniature to change how they look. The differences don’t seem very different at first but they can change a lot in the scenery you present players.
This guy was a sorcerer we got in one of the miniature bundles we’ve bought. The original theme was red and gold but I wanted to add another dynamic color to the miniature and fill in some of the details that were already there but not quite painted. I started off by changing some of the pieces of the miniature with a bright blue. This guy was part of the group that our enemy amassed to fight us in the final face off. Each of the enemies had their own color as well as some or all of the colors of the queen which were red, gold and black.
I love what the blue does to this mini. It elevates the robes to a more ornate and battle ready look. I added large as well as small details in the blue and added more detailing in the coat with gold. I liked how the face looked so I left it along but made sure clean up some of the paint line. A lot of the miniatures we have bought have varying degrees of paint running into areas that ruin the look. In this case the neck of the robes was also covered in the skin color so I had to match and add some red to clean up those lines.
These wyverns should look familiar. They come in the Icons of the Realms: Tyranny of Dragons booster set made by Wizkids. I was a little unimpressed by the color scheme but it is a standard miniature for the game. It doesn’t really have to be intricate but if I wanted a cooler color scheme, I was going to have to do it myself. That said, I really like the pose and look of the wyvern. I just needed a darker version for our foray into Null’s, god of dead dragons, territory.
I used a dark purple for the wind membranes and the same dark blue I used for Null for the rest of the body and wing bone structure. I used a bone color to accentuate some of the horns and claws. For the eyes, I used a bright red for the eyes and a slightly lighter red for the mouth. It was a simple change but now they look more like creatures of shadow that normal wyverns. I love how simple changes can alter a miniature and make it completely different than what is expected.
Have any questions or comments? Message below or find me on Twitter @DnDWifeStories and on Instagram @dndwife. I would love to hear from you!