Etherfields Wave 2: Zenithal Prime and Contrast Paints

This is another post in my series on my adventures in painting miniature figures. You can see the entire series by clicking on the CRAFTS link in the tag cloud to the right (if you're reading this on a desktop) or below (if you're reading this on a phone). Once again, I offer you lots of pictures…

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Making a holder for miniature figures

For the first wave of the game Etherfields, I received a fifth-player expansion. It included two additional miniature figures to play that fifth character, the Reaper. To store and transport those figures, I downloaded and 3D printed a holder that someone else designed: I recently received the second wave of Etherfields content. It included lots more minis.…

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3D Printing 13 Bowls

... or maybe 12, or maybe 14; perhaps even 15. We'll get to that. I have in mind one or more blog posts on my personal trials and tribulations with 3D printing. This is not that post. Here I'm focused on one particular task: printing the Acorn Garden libation bowl. Truth in advertising: The various pictures and…

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Tainted Grail Wave 2 – shaded zenithal, contrasts and washes, and Metal Color

Let's shift to an interesting topic, with lots of fun pictures: Painting the miniatures that came with the second wave of Tainted Grail. What's a "Tainted Grail Wave"? Tainted Grail is a massive role-playing board game published by Awaken Realms. The game was funded as a Kickstarter project. The overall game was so massive that Awaken Realms…

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Mini painting wrap-up – Etherfields Wave 1

In my last post, in which I talked about shading Etherfields miniature figures, I ended by saying that I'd have to wait until the the weather got warmer and dryer before I could go outdoors and spray-varnish the minis. Then I discovered a varnish made for airbrushes. I applied four light coats to each mini, spaced at…

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More miniature-painting goodness: Citadel shades and washes, zenithal primes, and Etherfields

It's been almost a year since my last post on painting miniature figures. Therefore, I'm going to review the style of mini painting I use before I show lots of photos. I'll begin with why I started painting minis again. Etherfields Etherfields is a board game that I backed on Kickstarter. After a wait of about 1.5…

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Tainted Grail, the End of the Dwarves, Bugbear Warriors, and Colorshift

When I switched Wordpress providers, many of the pictures did not import properly. You may want to view the old site's post instead. Tainted Grail If you've been following the saga of my experiences painting miniature figures, you may remember that a big incentive was to paint the elaborate miniatures that I knew would come with the…

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Contrast Paints, a Golden Dwarf, and Contrast Medium

When I switched Wordpress providers, many of the pictures did not import properly. You may want to view the old site's post instead. This post is a continuation of a previous post in which I compared some contrast paints on my favorite test miniature, the Dwarf Brewer. More contrast paint colors In that post I separated the…

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Contrast Paints and a Metal Dwarf

When I switched Wordpress providers, many of the pictures did not import properly. You may want to view the old site's post instead. As I promised in an earlier post, here's a set of photos of my test work on painting Dwarf Brewers. I ordered about twenty of these miniatures via Amazon, and I believe those orders…

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