Monday, 15 June 2015

54. Custom Paintjob: Mice and Mysitcs part 3. Lots of progress!

I know in the previous post I was talking about smashing out the project... and then nothing.

Well, the UK Games Expo happened. That took a whole lot of my time.
You can check out my write up in issue 7 of The Cardboard Cartographer.

Anyway, in the last few days I've been back on the painting hype.

So without further adieu.

I've done a lot of work on the Spider mob miniature.




If you google tarantula this is pretty much one of the first ones that comes up.
I can't say I enjoyed the spider to be honest.

Theoretically, a tarantula would have enough detail to pick out, with the hairs and such, but this model just doesn't.
The hair is not raised enough to be picked up well with drybrushing, so all of the detail I've done is freehand.
Another area I didn't enjoy painting was the legs. They simple don't match symmetrically. Which is absurd.

The fangs and read stinger/ web thing was done with Tamiya clear green to give it a sickly shine.

Moving away from the enemies, and on to the good guys.
These are the miniatures you really want to stand out

With most miniatures the face is the focal point, however, as these miniatures need to be easily distinguishable at a distance.
To this end I've spent a lot of time focusing on their largest area of difference; their clothes.

When you look at the character cards most of the characters in mice and Mystics the clothes are distinctly different colours.





The red Cape; Colin, green cloak; Lily and white habit; Tilda are all visual distinct from a distance without anything extra being required.

Filch, Maginos and Nez are all shades of brown.

Filch has a hood, and as such that will provide him with a dark brown overall appearance.
Nex only wear a set of blacksmiths armour, so his unique colour will be his fur which is grey.
Maginos the mage is a little of both. Like Flich his cloth s are brown, but like Nez has an uncovered head. However, Maginos has a much lighter appearance due to having lighter fur.

I think these factors will ensure that these three characters will be visually distinct from each other. We'll see.

So yeah, it might not seem like a lot of work, but there is an absolute ton of laying on the cloths, especially on the brighter colours.

Anyway, that is all for now.
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That is all for now.