Continuing with the heroes from the Forgotten King box, I chose Princess Emerald as my next painting project. I did not like the mini very much and just wanted to get her done.
Surprisingly I really started to like the mini while painting. She has a strong steampunk vibe which really comes together very well when painted. Like how the hair turned out.
After spending some time painting other chibis I’ve returned to Super Dungeon Explore and finally started painting the Forgotten King heroes. There are sixteen of them and as I want to get them finished before SDE Legends arrives it was about time to start.
First off there is the Questing Knight, one of the four heroes directly from the Forgotten King box. I really liked his original red / green color scheme and tried to get the colors as close to the artwork as possible.
There was one final Velvet Mark mini I just had to finish before starting with the Forgotten King heroes – Olaf the snowman from Disneys Frozen.
My plan was to finally start with the Super Dungeon Explore Forgotten King heroes, after finishing Lunara and her Wisp, but there were some extra minis in Marks last package which desperately needed some paint.
Today I present Disneys Snow Queen Elsa.
I wanted to do something special with her cloak and add a glitter effect. Tried some approaches and finally found tiny deco crystals which replicated the effect I was looking for.
Again created SDE Cards for the model, this time based on the stats of the Ember Mage.
Elsa SDE Card (front)
Elsa SDE Card (back)
Another model sculped for me by Velvet Mark – Lunaras wisp companion.
I’ve invested countless hours in Blizzards Heroes of the Storm. There are more popular MOBAs out there, but after playing Blizzard games for more than a decade a game where all the greatest Blizzard heroes are united is rather special to me.
Among all those great heroes Lunara is my favorite one (although she just got serious competition by Tracer) and Velvet Mark was nice enough to sculpt a chibi version of her for me.
Spend the majority of the last month getting her and her base just right and finally finished her shortly ago. I went with her original colors, though it was very tempting to paint her in her frost dryad scheme.
Also created SDE Cards for her, based on the stats of the Thundervale Huntress.
Lunara SDE Card (front)
Lunara SDE Card (back)
Jack Scarecrow, the second Halloween themed mini released late last year by Soda Pop.
Went with the same nmm metal colors for his weapon I used for Scarlet. Again I am happy with the results and I think I will use this approach for all nmm metal weapons from now on.
The scarf was a real challenge. I wanted it to look as close to the original artwork as possible and I think for my first try at a checkered pattern this small it turned out ok.
My original plan was to start with the Forgotten King heroes after finishing the SDE Relic Knights crossover minis, but I really love the Halloween themed minis released late last year by Soda Pop and decided to do them first.
After receiving my Arcadia Quest minis from Kickstarter last year, I picked out the models I liked best and painted them. I have to admit, that I did not like most of the character designs. From all the minis in the box I only painted four.
Some time ago we started playing Arcadia Quest and I had to pick 3 characters for my guild. I picked Sonja and Nibbles first, as I had already painted them (I tend to pick characters in a board game based on which character design I like and not how effective the characters are). Elysia and Chooloo were already taken by that time, so I had to pick another character. After some deliberation I choose Scarlet and I did not regret my decision.
So far Scarlet did not really shine in-game (Sonja is a beast and I tend to activate her a lot), but she had of course to be painted after I picked her for my guild. The model is fantastic and I really don’t know why I did not paint her last year with the other minis.
Tried something new with her dagger. After reading a lot about painting weapons in non-metal-metal I completely changed my so far rather simple approach and modified my color choice. Really happy with the result. Takes a lot more time than my old approach, but the result is far superior. Will apply this technique to all my models from now on.
I found this cute SDE sized Gelatinous Cube on Shapeways and as the Cubes are some of my favorite monsters from D&D, I decided I needed one.
I ordered the model in “Plastic: Frosted ultra detail”, which is one category below the printing quality I chose for the Ghost model. I don’t know if it was due to the printing quality or the model itself, but there were noticable steps on the surfaces of the sides and top of the cube. As there were none on the front and the eyes I think it is an issue with the model, rather than the printing quality. The problem was only minor, though, as a few strokes with a file removed the steps.