Painting Mice & Mystics (Tilda)

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Shades of white and black why do you tease me so! Tilda is the cleric of Plaid Hats Co-Op Mice and Mystics and wears the dreaded white robes. I tried to get a gritty look on the white that would reflect stomping around beneath a castle. I did dirty bone as a base and a little rucksack tan mixed with white for the highlights. In retrospect I would have done the dirty bone as a base and just kept adding white to build up highlights. Then done some mud spot effects on the bottom rim of the robes. The flat red dot at her neck is a small plastic gemstone that I glued on. It doesn’t look that great in the pics but on the table it really catches the light and pops. The base I’m not worried about because I have decided to go back and rebase the set with more detailed relic and dungeon bases. Looking for a good base match now so any suggestions let me know below. Despite the grayish tone I’m still very happy with how this mini turned out and I feel ready for the next white cloth challenge thrown my way!

Painting Mice and Mystics (Maginos)

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Mice and Mystics by Plaid Hat Games is a fun co-op game in the spirit of the RedWall books. It has some nice minis with pretty high quality. I’m excited to jump in and decided to start with the oldest mouse hero Magnos. Looking at the pics I definitely missed some mold lines when cleaning and I’ll have to touch up that base more. The leather robe came out alright but it needs more contrast and shadow/highlights. I like how the face and the eyes look, very mousy. In the game picture his fur gets very white towards the mouth and I tried to capture that with dry brushing. Overall I’m very happy with how this mini came out, though I can see many places for improvement.

A New Year and It’s (Hopefully) All Up Hill

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For the new year I want to take a look back to my beginning. So here they are, the great two first stumbling steps in my miniature adventure. Good news is it’s all up hill from here. Bad news is that my slick gumshoe detective ended up looking like a bad “They Live” prop. Also not sure if I did a good highlight on the skeleton or simply rubbed the paint off the skull by accident. Minis are Bones from Reaper Miniatures and didn’t cost much so I got some good practice in for a few dollars in. Primed in white and did a matte spray to practice using the cans. I think it’s alays a good idea to keep from altering old work even if your not proud of it anymore. It’s like a snapshot in time and you can see how much you have grown and be confident that what’s giving you trouble now will be conquered by next year.