|If you have ghosts, then you have everything.|
While the world of miniature gaming is filled with interesting offerings, after being immersed in it, much of it starts to look sameish (lots of grimacing space soldiers and rough and tumble orcs). As such, it is always exciting to find something that breaks the mold. The recent sculpting output of Andrew Rae of Statuesque Miniatures is a good example of creating unique work in a saturated market. Premiered through Kickstarter, he started a series of miniatures representing an eclectic group of lost and abandoned toys with Left at the Bottom of the Garden. Following a similar whimsical style, he sculpted a set of ghosts featured in a third Kickstarter, the Ghosts of Yellowfield House. Each has a simple, yet evocative design that can be painted quickly. With this in mind, I decided to start off my 2022 hobby efforts by painting the candle holding Deirdre!
|For Deirdre’s dress, I experimented with Warcolours’ range of purple paints (Violet 1-5). With a brush, I used stippling to get a gradient of dark to light purple across the dress.|
|To make the candle come to life, I used a fluorescent red paint and added some object source lighting on her hair and arm to make it feel as though it is glowing and faintly casting a ruddy light.|
While her base is already sculpted as rock, I added some small moss tufts for added effect.
- Adam Wier