Wednesday, November 8, 2023

The Witcher: Old World - Ciri

And with Ciri complete, that wraps up the Witcher: Old World miniature painting.  The sculpt was a little disappointing given it is a Kickstarter Exclusive and having seen the new very dynamic Witcher: Path of Destiny sculpt of Ciri.  I think Ciri was a last-minute add-on by GoOnBoard due to the popular demand of the crowdfunding members and it got pressed for time.  In any case, it doesn't look bad even though some of the outfit and bits were a bit low on definition/detail.  

I start with a clean pallet for each miniature (with a few exceptions such as Wild Hunt hounds) and keep them to be able to verify that the oils have cured as well as a neat memento of how the miniature was painted.  Here are the first and last pallets of the Witcher: Old World minis.  Looks like it took me 4 months and 9 days calendar time to get them all painted.  I took a few breaks throughout that time period, but remained fairly consistent in pace throughout.  
I'm happy to have them done and it is pretty neat seeing the entire game completely painted up.  Without switching over to oil paints, I certainly would have been burned out after finishing Zombicide: Invader and likely would never have started this endeavor.  If I had somehow finished these with acrylics, I certainly wouldn't have already started the next painting project.  It took less time, effort, and frustration for me to achieve similar or better results.  If you are curious about how the oils can revolutionize your painting experience, please check out James Wappel's YouTube or Twitch streams!

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Witcher: Old World - Golem

The Golem was fun to do using some of the OSL techniques I learned from James Wappel.  I purchased some fluorescent pigments with which to make some oil paints, but I was pretty happy with how it turned out using just the regular oil paints.  Plenty of 'glow' effect when put in the dark context of the stone.  

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Monday, November 6, 2023

The Witcher: Old World - Ardea

This was my favorite Mage to paint thanks to the really creative and well executed sculpt.  The face and other details were quite crisp and you can tell the sculptor put some extra effort into making this one special.  No idea if this character's special skill or cards are anything special, but it sure was a lot of fun to paint.

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Sunday, November 5, 2023

The Witcher: Old World - Alzur


The simple, yet effective, sculpted outfit of this character was easy to paint.  I like how the Prussian Blue worked with the Indigo on the overcoat.

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Saturday, November 4, 2023

The Witcher: Old World - Gekhira

This is a neat, yet a bit creepy, miniature.  While I admit that I may have overused the Epic Basing mushrooms over the course of basing the Witcher series of miniatures, they add a particularly welcome splash of color to this one as well as go well with the necromancer theme.  

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Friday, November 3, 2023

The Witcher: Old World - Othar

This is a very creative sculpt - I don't know that I've ever seen basically half a boardgame figure before.  Cool concept and a good addition to the Mages.

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