Miniature Showcase

Large Project WIP: Torso

I have now completed the base and legs for this ginormous work in progress project I’m working on. I painted the torso with the same skin tone I used for the legs. I applied some Lich Skin paint as the base color and used a bit of Zombie Flesh paint to dry brush some tone difference into the skin.

After laying down the basic tones for the skin of this monstrosity, I moved onto the next step. I used my new Mouldy Wash all over this gross guy with a pretty heavy hand. I really want the mold to come through in this miniature. Since I’m going for an oggie boogie sort of look, I really needed the wash to work. I was very satisfied with the way this result came out. My favorite part is how it pooled in the crevices which, I imagine, the mold begins and is the most dense. The trick is to know how much to apply. Too little and the wash effect doesn’t really come through. Too much and you loose definition in the miniature.

I also painted the bone protrusions on the miniature. The teeth were also painted in a nice off white bone color. If you look closer you can see that the exposed ribcage had also been painted in the bone color. I want this thing to look gross and terrifying. Even the claws were painted with bone colored paint. I thought this created a really good contrast with the moldy green of the surrounding skin. The back of the arm also has bone protrusions that were painted like the rest. I thought they were a pretty good touch. The build of the miniature has been pretty amazing so far. I really can’t wait to see how it looks when it is complete.

There were just a few things left to paint on this torso. To paint the shoulder “cape” this guys is wearing, I used the same tan color as I used on the loincloth and added a heavy layer of Brown Wash to it afterwards. I also used black wash to paint over the bone. This helped to age and dirty the bone and make it look more used and natural. The brown wash does the same thing for the cloth. Adding wash can be difficult but you can make it simple by dipping your brush and applying the first brush stroke. If the paint becomes too opaque, you can spread it around to lighten it. You can always add more to deepen the color if you add too little.

This was pretty much ready, I just wanted to add one last bit of detail to the piece. I took some of my bright green fluorescent paint to add a splash of glow color to the miniature. I used it to paint the eyes, the back of the mouth and throat. I also used the green to paint parts of the inner belly to add light to the background for when the part that lays over it is added. These are going to make really good touches to the miniature once it’s complete. I can’t wait to see how this part turns out. There is a smooth part of the back which is the belt of the loin cloth. This was painted with my Rigid Leather paint to match the leg portion of the clothing.

Overall, I think this miniature is coming out better than expected. In the blacklight the bright green looks phenomenal! I love how the glow shows up on the miniature. The green paint is probably the best out of my collection. The other colors are good but more layers need to be added to make them stand out as best as the green. I usually only need one, maybe two layer for the green fluorescent paint.

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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