I have had some spare time to work on miniatures these past week so have quite a few things to show off.
As the title implies…the Gauntlet is finished.
Although it is bigger than the other pieces thus far, it isn’t a departure at all. The colours and techniques remained the same. Well almost. First I had to add in the repair where the metal part of my brush scraped off paint stage. That is almost as fun as it sounds. Second I added in a bit of blood spatter and staining. The picture below shows the gore-stained pillars from an unknown number of previous ambushes.
But wait…there’s more.
The doorway module is finished. I am very happy with the rust effect and how the piece fits on and blends in well enough while still being removable. There is a bit of tragedy to report. As I put away this piece following the picture the door fell five feet to concrete. End result is the corner of the door is chipped. Yes, I was as surprised as you likely are. In the words of Marvin the Martian: where was the earth-shattering boom? I guess I did hit the nail right for a solid mixture. The door is not ruined but will require a repaint.
The portcullis module is also finished. I see now my rust wash pooled on one brick and should be cleaned. I do ask you astute readers: does it seem believable as iron bars?
So that wraps up the post for today…wait, the ACTION SHOT:
With the Gauntlet complete I have a good central piece to showcase the modules thus far. Obviously this isn’t all of them as I only had limited space. Although the odd modules don’t line up exactly perfect, I am happy with the effect and look. Pictured here the adventures (Reaper miniatures including: Harley Brimstone, Anirion Wood Elf Mage, Astrid Female Bard, and Brother Roberto) face hordes of monsters (Games Workshop goblins and skeletons and Reaper Barrow Warden Mystic).
And I will not play it up too much, but I do have several other pieces in the process of being painted. The one I will show today is my second room: the store-room.
A fairly dynamic room I think it will make a good location for combats. Having learned my lesson of fiddly painting with the Gauntlet, all the pieces are removable for painting and I will permanently anchor them once painted. There is also a secret in the room, I encourage you to find it.
And kind of an action shot showing off another work in progress, Shaerileth Spider Demoness. I have opted for a colour scheme reminiscent of the very large spiders we get around here and where I grew up. We called them humpbacks but I guess they are European orb spiders. Although, the size is much larger than my research turned up: I have seen some that are the size of a thumb (3cm/over and inch) sized body. The mottled brown pattern will not be as ominous as a black widow, but hopefully it will make most arachnophobes shudder.
Hopefully something inspired you today, and remember, if you see a giant creepy looking animal make sure to take pictures so you can replicate it in miniature.