The Santa Claus miniature for me and my husband’s Christmas Diorama has been picked and painted! Read more about the full project here!
I couldn’t wait getting this one up on the blog! This is the Monstrous Direwolf from our Nordland campaign! I already used Dire Wolf as description on another wolf, but this is so much bigger, so “monstrous” had to do :)
The miniature is from Micro Arts Studio, but it looks like it’s no longer in production. Basicks picked up producing them, but seems like they closed down or something. Shame since the wolf is so cool. He will probably end up being a lone gigantic wolf. And he just died in our Nordland Campaign. Does that mean monstrous wolves are extinct?
He is mounted on a 50mm lipped round base from Scibor modified with extra slate for length extension (fancy expression for a fancy wolf) Here he is next to the other Direwolf and side by side with Direwolf and Lesser Wolves:
As you can see he is huge compared to the others. I can see now that it looks like a wolf family with mom, dad and “cubs”, so here is a picture of the whole “family” :-P
More about the Dark Emissary Here. The Wolf Pack, the Warg used as the “normal” Dire Wolf and the Windfall bases used, can be found in my shop at KingGames.dk. Every time I find a cool product or I paint and recommend a mini, I order it for the shop aswell. Sadly the biggest wolf is out of production :-/
I already did a post about the Dire Wolf of the Dark Emissary and this here is the minor wolves we have used as minions and henchmen in our RPG sessions. The wolves are all made by Reaper Miniatures and a joy to paint.
The 3 wolves in the background is the Wolf Pack from Reaper and the front champion wolf is actually the Leryn the pet of Adowyn from Pathfinder. I only needed the Adowyn as miniature for our Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. The bases are the Windfall 32mm bases from Kromlech.
Christmas is slowly approaching, which means that it’s time for yet another Christmas Diorama. Last year my husband put together a small outdoor Christmas Diorama, which I painted.
We decided to do another one again this year, but this time it’ll be a bit more complex. You can follow the progress of the Christmas Diorama in the Projects Section or by clicking here.
The scene/story is set in Santa Claus’ home, where a young Mrs. Clause has brought her hot friend over, where together they’ll surprise Santa Claus when he returns home after a long day of work delivering presents.
So the very first thing was to start building a floor and some walls. We cut out some styrofoam to use as walls and used some cardboard (Was actually a component from a board game) for the bottom. Below you can see the very first picture of the project, after 1 layer of plaster on the styrofoam walls.
Miniatures & Furniture
We decided to use The Medieval Fireplace from Fenryll as the primary furniture in the diorama, setting up the scene around the large fireplace. As Mrs. Clause we’ll be using Mrs. Clause and Schnauzers from Dark Sword Miniatures and as Mrs. Clause’s naughty friend – Christmas Sophie 2009 from Reaper Miniatures without her wings!
The next picture shows the walls glued onto the bottom and two wooden sticks added to the top. Sophie is resting by the fireplace inside.
About time I showed you another one of my heroes from our Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. This is Damiel the Elf Alchemist. A very entertaining class to play and finally you can use potions without having to banish them afterwards.
Damiel is a really cool mini sculpted by Bobby Jackson. His hair looks a lot better “in person”.
The dagger thingie is a bit fragile, though it hasn’t broken off or anything. Here is a few more pictures of the elf:
Painting the potions was a lot of fun. I usually don’t paint flasks and potions in bright reds and oranges, but I tried to make him resemble the artwork as best I could (as with my other Pathfinder miniatures)
As I wrote in a previous post, the Dark Emissary has returned and this time with an army of wolves at his disposal. This here is the Dire Wolf from Reaper (metal version) and is the second largest wolf in his army (like it wasn’t big enough already!)
This is a very cool miniature and our encounters with the wolves have been very exciting (really fast monsters) I have another 3 smaller wolves painted with several more in progress and a very large wolf, which needs its own post!
The base is an interesting choice from Kromlech and is part of their Windfall line. You can find them here.
Stay tuned for more frightening wolves!
Still have a few more Pathfinder characters up my sleeve! This one is Lem, Iconic Halfling Bard!
The cool thing about these minis is that, not only do I use them for the Adventure Card Game, but they fit right into my RPG’s aswell. He’s a really cool halfling miniature and Derek Schubert did a great job sculpting this beaut’ :)
I picked this guy for our Skull & Shackles Campaign and it was great fun having both Divine and Arcane skill!
Here he is from a few more angles:
I tried to paint him as close as I could to the official artwork of Lem. He is really small. Around the same size as Lini. So painting details is harder than it looks!
Here is the official artwork of Lem, the famous bard with mad flute skills!
As I am always scouting Reaper Miniatures for new and interesting minis for myself or King Games, I couldn’t help but notice the resemblance between Sister Lana, Healer and Myriam Jahzia from Diablo 3 – Reaper of Souls expansion. I am assuming that Bobby Jackson saw her as some kind of inspiration as she is quite similar, down to the small details of her staff, headpiece and dress.
I tried to paint her as Myriam as we needed an enchanter and jeweler for our campaign in Nordland!
I chose to paint her hair blonde instead of grey, as if it was a youthful version of her. Whether it is her wit, sense of humour or simply the size of her bosom – she has taken our Bright Wizard Viktor by storm.
Here is a piece of artwork and a screenshot of Myriam.
I added a few more gems to the miniature to make her look like a jeweler :)
Time for the next hero in line! This one is Merisiel – the badass Elven Rogue from Pathfinder RPG and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game – which I have played a lot throughout the summer, most recently this last weekend where we finished yet another campaign of Skull & Shackles!
I fought very hard completing all the miniatures we used in the first instalment of the card game and we were almost finished by the time I completed this mini. She now stands side-by-side with the numerous other Pathfinder Characters I have painted :)
Painted her with ashen hair which is always hard! And very pale skin to resemble her artwork.
The miniature was sculpted by Chris Fitzpatrick and is one of two versions, the other being the other more dynamic posed Merisiel sculpted by Patrick Keith.
As I have been playing the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game quite a lot over the summer, I thought it was time to present the next hero in line: Valeros!
I spent a great deal of time on painting the details of his face than the rest of the miniature, so the armor didn’t end up as great as the rest. The official artwork picture depicted the armor very brownish, and I thought I’d paint it a bit toned down and not use any metallic paint on the armor. He looks really nice “in person” :-)
I took a few more pictures from different angles!
I have been reading some of the comics aswell and they are great! I thought the official artwork didn’t exactly depict him the same way that the comics and artworks from the rulebook (I’ve played the RPG aswell) So I’m going to show both :-)
I still have a lot of painted Pathfinder miniatures waiting in line, just need time to snap pictures and make posts! Luxury problem for sure :-)