Sunday, September 27, 2015

Big axe, bigger shield...

I didn't realize that this was a Reaper Miniature as I was working on him.  He was quite heavy, made of all metal.  The color scheme had to match all of the previous Mierce Miniatures figures in terms of the cloak, shield, and so on.

The fluorescent green paint is always a nice contrast to the brassy/bronze color, as underscored by the shield.

I tried to carry a bit of that type of color on the giant axe as well.

I have some fun group shots coming with this guy and some of the other snow based figures with the recent snow terrain project, so stay tuned!!!

When the wolf howls

At long last, Sitting Bull takes his place as leader of the Warrior Nation.  I changed my initial color selection to make him in line with all the other black fur/feathered characters.

It also let me play with the greenish colors and ruddy reds on the fur.

As you can see, the darker colors also created a great contrast for the  glowing weapons!

You can see more of the interplay of the olive green and blueish gray colors in these views.

This angle shows a bit of the reflected light on the underside of the chest, which I hoped would create more shape and dimension.  I also wanted it to make him see that much bigger than a 'standard' sized human figure.

This turned out to be way more fun than I originally expected, but I have to credit those color choices.  I even had a few areas of tan and flesh tone to add more depth.

I shot a few more pictures on the brown mist backdrop to show how those darker fur colors would look, as well as a way to show how much glow there was on the blue energy weapons.