Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Barrowmaze Minis using the Dip Method

So I bought some Army Painter Quickshade to try out dipping miniatures.

There were mixed results. Here is the first and worst of the bunch:

Juju Zombie
Otherworld "Monsters of Barrowmaze"

Not sure what I did wrong.  Too shiny. Over coated. Some spots seem to have no coverage while other had too much.  Had to repaint teeth and eyes, but I knew this was likely as it was possible to overpower the basecoat.  But I’ve watched you tube vids and I guess I expected more. I might not have shaken it up as much as I should have.

This was the best of the bunch; I believe his blue robes and purple hood dipped well:

Crypt Thing
Otherworld "Monsters of Barrowmaze"

I couldn't get a good picture of the second Juju Zombie by himself but here is the whole bunch:

The dip does cover some of the warts but it's still a work in progress.  I watched a tutorial that recommended using a makeup sponge to soak up some of the overwashed areas.  I'll try to remember to pick one up.
Anyway, it's become a game of "did I like it better before or after?"  Here are some more:
Halfling Thief 
Grenadier 2008 Thieves
Ral Partha
01-128 Brigands Caravan
Loved how the guy on the right turned out.  Apparently whites dip well.  The left guy came out a little too dark. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Shedu and Air Elemental

I bet I started painting this guy and had to strip and start over at least 3x, not sure why.  I always liked the illustrations for the Shedu but I don't think I've ever encountered one as DM or player.

Black Tree Design
M138 Shadu
First of the four basic Elementals.  I tried to streak it with Blue.
Woc40096 Air Elemental

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Barrowmaze Miniatures II

More miniatures from the Barrowmaze boxed set; tried a new rust recipe. Like it. Didn't remember to write it down.

Sapphire Skeletons

 Fossil Skeletons

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Barrowmaze Miniatures

Here are the first painted Barrowmaze miniatures from the BMB1 boxed set.  Just dry brushed with my "stone" recipe.  May touch up with a little more olive.  

Otherworld Miniatures
Barrow Guardians

Friday, June 27, 2014


This is a great miniature, unfortunately I just couldn't find a good angle to snap an image.  It's been in the pile for a long time so I'm glad it's finally finished.

88060 Owlbear

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Let there be light

The long lost Lantern Bearer has returned to the fold from Grenadier's Action Art set.  Tried a slight bit of source lighting with him though after the fire beetles I kept it to a minimum.  I probably should man up and paint a figure with an obnoxious light source to get over it.

Crossbow Man, Paladin, Lantern Bearer

Friday, May 16, 2014


This the second go at painting this mini.  The first paint job I used black primer and the gray looked terrible.  Stripped and primed white with a much better result.  It's painted up like the illustration in the 3e MM.