Monday, July 1, 2013

Meet the PC: Olivia, Human Wizard

One of my favorite parts about tabletop roleplaying is finding, modeling, and painting the perfect miniatures for our party PCs. I've been doing this for years now, and thought I'd share some of these characters with you.


This is my favorite mini from the set. I feel like everything came together for this mini to produce exactly what I had in mind. I started with Elise Anya, Vampire Hunter, a great mini that I have bought and converted a few times now. I like the coyness in the mini, and the fact that she is not overtly sexualized. The miniature holds a short sword behind her back, but in keeping with Olivia's arcane nature I swapped it out for a scroll (complete with runes in blue ink). The blues work together very well in this mini, and the skin ended up with a pale, greenish tone that I feel adds to the theme. The hair has a certain blueberry-like quality, whcih I also like. Her stalwart companion was a bit acquired from... somewhere. I remember having to kludge the feet from plastic card. The first iteration of the book stand's feet resulted in a very topsy-turvy looking fellow, and I liked it so much that I kept it. The brass metals took to the blue wash much better than the silver did - and you can see that I didn't even wash the silver metals on this mini. The sidekick, the paintjob, and conversion, everything came together on this mini, and even though I think the Fighter came out a little better, this is definitely my favorite form the set.

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