Painting is coming in bunches lately. This time it’s for my wife’s mini for our D&D 5E game with friends, playing through Storm King’s Thunder. She created an Aasimar character. We couldn’t find the perfect mini, so I modified one of the new figures from Wizkids. This one comes from the 2-pack of Female Sorcerer minis for the Deep Cuts Pathfinder line.
I ended up trimming some bits off that didn’t fit her character. We got rid of the ribbon-like belt and cloth hanging down in front, as well as the weapon/stick behind her waist. I also trimmed away the choker around her neck. This part is pretty tricky, since I’m not that familiar with modifying minis. Trying to trim something away and get a really nice, smooth surface to paint isn’t that easy. I did okay in some areas, but others not so much. As long as you don’t look at it too closely, it won’t be terribly noticeable.
The Aasimar is supposed to focus around fire. So, my wife chose red hair and a green cape, with the clear magical force being treated as fire. She also wanted a cream-colored top, brown pants, and leather boots and strapping. Oh, and green eyes.
I started with the eyes and skin, as usual. Then I moved on to the pants, top, and corset. From there, I worked on the hair, putting a base of rusty red down, with lighter red, orange, and just a hint of yellow in for highlights.
Next up, the front… buckle? Shield? Holy symbol? I made some flames on a green background. Next up, I hit the cape with a darkish green color. And lastly, I took care of the staff and flame in each hand.
The fire was neat. I hit it with a technical glaze from Citadel (Spiritstone Red) to get a red base. Then I used thinned orange and yellow paints to get a brighter color near the center of the fireball, fading to red at the tips. I tried to use a black wash just along the very tips of the flames to give it a slightly smoky look.
Overall, this mini has a simple look, yet I really like how she turned out. Now… if I can just figure out how to smooth trimmed areas better, I’d be really happy.