WizKids WK73532 D&D Nolzurs Marvelous Miniatures Treant (D&D Monster Manual 60) #Monstermarch5

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Legolas and Aenur, Sword of Twilight provide scale.

Yet Another intro here from Azazel – Mostly I’m pointing out that this is the thirs and final of Marouda’s Models for the Month of March. This model is once again for both Swordmaster’s Monster March and Ann’s “Neglected But Not Forgotten” painting challenges

More from me at the end.

Marouda – Azazel asked me if I wanted to paint the tree man when he bought it several months ago. I said I was interested and then when Monster March rolled around Azazel said if I don’t paint him that he will. “Do you want me to paint him? It won’t take me long.

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So anyway it was the Monster March challenge that got me motivated so instead I said yes sure and before I knew it there were 3 models in front of me to get started on. Now my usual output has been 1 model every 3 years or so. So 3 models over a week or 2 is an amazing goal for me.

I am very much a beginner painter so my description is more about my experience with learning and using basic techniques.

Dry brushing:
Was scared to do as this was such a large model. Azazel told me not to worry as wood is difficult to stuff up. I was very light initally like I was trying to remove dust off the model as I was scared I would remove the previous coat of paint off the model but Azazel demonstrated I could be much more heavy handed. I quite enjoyed the drybrushing of different shades and highlighting the model. I didnt want to cover up the paintwork too much with foliage.

Applying wash:
Initally I was just painting it on the whole model but Azazel then demonstrated you sort of blob it on and let the capillary action draw it down and into all the crevices and if too much pools I can wick it away with the brush from areas it has pooled too much and apply that elsewhere on the model.

Applying Contrast Paint:
the basecolour was done with contrast paint and I had to work in sections and quickly as it dried fast it was very thick and the consistency of honey when applying.

Applying Bling/Trimmings:
I wanted to use as little as possible and was worried about overdoing it as I was very happy with my drybrushing.

Applying Static Grass.
Clumping Foliage
Made the model look like a stalk of broccoli

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I quite like how bright his eyes turned out I managed to do okay with the right eye but panicked with the left eye as the paint didnt go on as straight forward as I liked and again Azazel thinned down the paint so it would just flow into the whole eye area rather than having to brush it in completely.

I think once I started on the model at leasst it was started and it was easier to work on it little by little. I think I was quite anxious initally looking at the 3 unpainted models but as paint was applied it looked less intimidating and acheivable.

In the last year i have been dabbling with watercolour painting and with pencil colouring techniques so I think I have developed a steadier hand for painting and some paint/brush knowledge
that I was able to apply to miniature painting, or at least a bit more confidence with giving miniature painting more of a chance. I certainly learned the patience needed to let layers dry
with my watercolour colouring/painting.

I also understand why Azazel needs to own all the paint/art supplies in the world as my own art supply collection has grown. Azazel did the nicest thing for me just before Christmas he got a custom built desk with storage underneath for all my art supplies as I was lugging them up and down the stairs or keeping them in stacks on the floor. I ended up purchasing plastic tubs and labelling them so I can easily access what I need.

I sort of tried to start my own blog ‘Marouda’s Musings’ but got overwhelmed with trying to figure out all the tech aspects so hasn’t quite gotten off the ground. So I will be posting every now and then on the Bitz Box if Azazel does not mind.

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Marouda’s three models for Ann and Swordmaster’s Painting Challenges of March 2021.

Azazel again – So that’s a wrap from Marouda for March! This post serves as the display post for the Treant, as well as her round-ups for Neglected But Not Forgotten, Monster March, and, well, March of 2021.

I’ll have my own Monster March Wrap-Up post up very shortly – just after Midnight AU time, as I know that Swordmaster is pretty quick with his round-ups (unlike myself!) Following that, I’ll have my last few models from March, then my own March/Neglected summary, and then onto some April models…

Reaper Bones 44021: Maggotcrown Bonesack #Monstermarch5 (C.Lewis)

Reaper Bones 44021: Maggotcrown Bonesack

Another intro here from Azazel – Mostly I’m pointing out that this is the second one of Marouda’s Models for the Month of March. This here is Maggotcrown Bonesack, and I think it’s one of the better models produced in Bones. I’ll discuss why and the model itself a little more at the end of the post…

Marouda – This one, I cant quite remember how I attained it exactly. Azazel was showing me the model and saying how easy it would be to paint and described the process of different shades of flesh and making the hands and feet purple a well as the flesh around the stomach tear. Anyway I ended up painting him along with the Iguana and large model (yet to be revealed). It was fairly painless to paint except for a couple of things.

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I almost had a painting disaster when Azazel left the pot of purple undiluted wash next to me and I covered the whole model in it, I didnt realise it was to use on specific areas very sparingly. Luckily I showed Azazel my work as soon as I had done it for praise, and he ran to the sink to wash off the purple ink. So the model was reset and after he was dry I could apply the ink under the arms etc. Azazel has been showing me painting mistakes he still makes, like stuffing up teeth, but how they can be easily fixed. Azazel painted the teeth in the stomach area as this was too fine/small for me to paint. With the very fine detail work I have been giving everything a go and doing what I feel comfortable with, but I find myself almost going cross eyed trying to be careful and neat with the painting. I found this model a lot more fun and easier to paint than the iguana.

Reaper Bones 44021: Maggotcrown Bonesack

Our Modern and Fantasy heroes show how easily this model crosses genres.

Azazel again – Sooooo yeah. This was a model that I wanted to paint myself for both Swordmaster’s Monster March and Ann’s “Neglected But Not Forgotten” painting challenges, and while I was prepping it by compelting the process of pinning it top the base and adding sand to one of the worst of the GW Shattered Dominion bases, someone seemed very interested in it. Not wanting to discourage Marouda, even though I’d wanted to paint it myself (like the Iguana!) I instead guided her through the process, and did things like demo ways to apply paint, contrasts, etc – and also ended up doing the finely detaily bits – and also the base in my usual style. So in the end it was a bit of a collaboration, and this obviously explains why it looks like one of my figures. Once Marouda gets more reps in, I’m sure she’ll develop her own style, but let’s face it – there are worse people to be tutored by than I – turns out I’m good at teaching! 😛

Anyway, the model. It’s a good size and a versatile enough sculpt to be used for a lot of things in my opinion. Undead Ogre. Chaos Spawn of (probably) Nurgle (I mean, that is –or was- a human who has been seriously punished by something!) It could be used as an Abomination in Zombicide, an Science Experiment Gone Awry, an Alien Virus… quite a lot of options for this one. So Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Modern, Pulp. A very versatile model for such a disgusting mess. I also like the fact that it can easily read as either male or female, and between the shape of the breasts and the very slight and subtle vagina dentata it’s got going on, that’s my own personal read of the model. (And yeah, If it was completed earlier I’d have submitted it for Fembruary, as well. After all, females can be monsters, too!)