Did I already mention that I’m a big fan of the Citadel contrast paints? I think I can prove here that they really can be used by anyone who has never painted before.
Only read/look on if you don’t mind discovering alle the heroes the game will throw at you once you start unlocking new ones! [SPOILERS AHEAD]
The biggest mini of them all. I’ve tried to blend some colors to get a more rusty look for the shield, which worked out quite well.
A small bugger with lots of details…This one wasn’t done in one evening.
My first try in creating gradients (for the fire and ice hands) I kept the paints wet and then painted the colors to each other. My first drybrush try also happened here: notice the orange tinge on the ground.
The one I like the most because of the accurate painting and the matching colors.
My hero 🙂 The contrast paints really payed off here: the rocky skin basically painted itself
The last warning: stop here I’ve you still plan on keeping the boxes a secret 😉
And that’s that. We still play the game every two to four weeks and I’m really happy how we are now able to better distinguish our heroes when playing. I’ve now started on Conan, but since these mostly contains “armies” of monsters, I’m going for a faster, less meticulous approach than that I did for these Gloomhaven heroes. Each hero was really a personal work of art and I’ve put quite some time in them. On average each hero took about two evenings of painting 1 to two hours, without the basing that only took an extra 15 minutes.