Continuing on with the painting of Wrath of Ashardalon, I went looking for something a little less time-consuming than the snakes. (I’m trying to paint the creatures in their sets of 3 or 4.) In the end, I settled on the Kobolds, the strange, little, reptilian humanoid creatures that love to set traps and ambush anyone in their territory. I also included the Kobold Dragonlord, since the color scheme would be very similar.
I ended up using a deep purple color for their skin, going off of what is depicted in the new 5th Edition D&D books. Unfortunately, their facial features were a bit distorted on one side. But, I managed to get most of the features to come out by using a heavier black wash. Metallic silver went on the armor. Dirty bone was applied to the skull shield. And the Dragonlord got a leather color in some areas, like the backpack and part of the shield. A little white for his teeth capped things off.
To finish, I used some really fine sand/gravel that I just scooped up around the apartments to base the minis. A little watered-down white glue will hold that on just fine. Oftentimes, you’ll see some powdery stuff just sitting along the curb as the asphalt wears down. I also nabbed a handful of play sand from the nearby volleyball court, in case I want more of a brown base. I like how it turned out.
Overall, these guys really aren’t too complex. They still require some effort, but not nearly as much as the snakes did.
I know… not exactly spectacular little creatures. But I think they look pretty good. The next post will be great. I promise!