D&D Monster Manual 31: The Legend of Drizzt – Hunting Drakes (Contrast Paint Experiment #24)

D&D Miniatures, The Legend of Drizzt - Hunting Drakes

Another quick one from the D&D Board Game series today – Hunting Drakes! I asked Marouda what colour I should go with and she told me “blue”. I wanted to use Contrasts on them, and wanted to go with something that wasn’t too strong a blue, so I used Terradon Turquoise over the spray prime of grey-white, followed by a drybrush of GW Sotek Green (?!), and then Sotek Green ligthened with Vallejo Ivory. The “bone” parts were done with Contrast Skeleton Bone, and then given a subtle highlight once dry with Vallejo Bonewhite.

This is the sort of thing that Contrast Paints are perfect for. Sure, I could have done much the same with traditional means of basecoat and washes and highights, but using Contrasts did allow me to finish these fast, and I think the models do have a bit more …contrast to them as well – which may not suit everything, but does suit these particular models well.

Done! Quick and Easy and Effective!


D&D Monster Manual 30: The Legend of Drizzt – Water Elementals

Yes, they loook like Gummi Lollies (or candy, if you prefer).

If you can believe it, they looked even more like gummies before I added paint, some foam and gloss varnish to them. There’s not much else to say, really – as models they’re not a patch on the Pathfinder Water Elementals from Wizkids, but they’re amazingly still better than the Water Elemental from the Temple of Elemental Evil board game, which I’ll have up here before too long.

I don’t have a lot more to say about these rather clownish models. Quick and easy painting wins for Contrast Paint once again. They’ll be fine as boardgame fodder, I’m sure. I should have the four elementals from the TOEE game finished and posted up in the next little while, though!