I have been excitedly awaiting the six dragons that came with my Reaper Kickstarter package the most. This silver dragon is the shadow dragon model from There Be Dragons, and my first to paint. I think it came out pretty well, although I wish I could have used more variations f color. Silver was pretty limiting in that way. I used platinum gold for an accent, such as on the inner wings, but it is very subtle.
The dragon is a great mold. He is a fine scale, stands up well, and will look good on any battlefield. After painting the dragon was given a satin varnish. Both the dragons in the set are fantastic, and the other one might be my next project.
The psychadelic wizard was one of my favorite miniatures in the set and I had to dissuade many other from painting this one so that I would get the chance. My favorite part of this miniature are the purple robes with gold and silver stars and moons which Shannon did with a toothpick. I tried to make his feather look like a peacock quill. What’s up with the crazy blue owl eyes? He must be in the middle of a spell…
This was another miniature I just really had to paint. She is such an attractive slayer. One time I had this dream about huge naked blonde women with hair and swords as long as their bodies, and the image has stuck with me, so women with big swords have become a theme I am drawn towards. I was also experimenting with an orange and grey theme which I might use with my future warriors set.
I wnted this miniature to look like he was carved from some kind of blue stone like cobalt. He is blue all right! But I think he turned out good.There are about five different shades of blue on him. I wish I were able to make it look like veins running through, but I went for a mottled look instead, due to you guessed it, laziness and lack of skill.
A friend did the base colors of this one and I finished him up. This arch wizard looks impressively iconic. The colors match him well.
I love accessories! I am always looking for more, and the few that one with the Vampire kickstarter reward are pretty cool. Khar painted the treasure heap but I did everything else o the floor here, including our visiting white rat. The first week of painting is over, and a huge chunk of miniatures received their coatings. Probably three-quarters of the box remains yet to be painted.