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Big Project WIP: Whip Arm

Having completed the torso portion of the miniature, the next step was the arm. I used my Bone color paint to cover the main portion of the whip. It looks, very much to me, like the spine of a large creature that this thing uses to rip the limbs from his victims. It came out pretty well with the exception of the seam line that is visible where the end of the whip and the rest of it were attached.

The next step was to paint the skin of the arm. I used the same Lich Skin tone base coat and Zombie Flesh dry brush for detail. This is just the first coat of two, since the paint didn’t cover everything evenly. I also added shadow effects to the Bone color of the whip by using a Dark Tone wash effect paint. It ages the bone and deepens the color. You can definitely see the difference in color between the top and bottom photos. A little wash can go a long way to adding realistic touches.

I used my Rigid Leather paint for the whip handle as the base coat. The arm skin was finished with a bit of Mouldy Wash effect paints. I also painted the shoulder cape with the same tan color as the other draped clothing on the miniature. I added a brown wash to age the cloth and add some dirtiness to it. I also painted the little bone protrusions embedded in the cloth with my Bone color. I used a Fair Skin paint to paint the head mounted on the shoulder to start.

As part of the final touches, I added some Dark Tone wash to the bone spikes on the shoulder and some Flesh Wash on the mounted head to deepen the shadows on it but not too much. I also added a light tan dry brush to the handle of the whip to finish that off too. I would say this part of the piece might be done with perhaps one last touch to add.

This is looking pretty good for a part of the whole giant miniature I’m working on. The final touch I added was a bit of Blood effect paint. I used some for the mounted head. It’s coming out of the eyes and mouth and around the neck where it meets the shoulder. I also added some Blood effect paint to the tip of the whip. To me, the monstrosity uses the tip to flay his victims. I also didn’t want to add too much blood and overdo it on the miniature.

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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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