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.
I have to admit, that I was very disappointed with Kasaro To’s sculpt when it was released. The other SDE Relic Knights crossover mini sculpts look great, but his proportions are just off and he doesn’t have a chibi flair at all. Nevertheless, he is a SDE mini and so he had to be painted. 😉
I chose to paint him in an original paint scheme, heavily inspired by the Mogu from World of Warcraft’s Mists of Pandaria expansion. To further the Asian theme I added a small lantern from Wyrd Games Asian Zen Base Accessories to his base.
Velvet Mark offered to sculpt a chibi mini for me this march and I decided on World of Warcrafts Pandaren adventurer Li Li Stormstout.
The result was, in my opinion, one of the best minis he has ever sculpted, which is easily the same quality as commercially available chibi minis by professional sculptors. I am deeply impressed by his work.
Using his new pressure cast setup the quality of the cast is equally impressive as the sculpt itself. The model came with no bubbles or mold lines, just some easily removable flash. After working with the Privateer Press Conquest for weeks it was a joy to work with this model.
In celebration of this wonderful model I decided to paint one of Marks models each week this month, making this my official Velvet Mark month.