Sunday, January 10, 2016

WIP: "Not Everyone Levels Up"

"What's a diorama?"
This isn't so much a Work-in-Progress project any more, as I've finished the diorama - I just can't show the finished results until next weekend, as this scene is my entry for the second bonus round of this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.  The theme for this round is "Epic Fail," and this is actually the second diorama I've assembled for this round - the first one I began to worry might be considered "scenery" rather than "figures" and thus be disqualified.  I'll post it here once it's painted because I'm still pleased with what I did, but I decided to do something else for the "Epic Fail" round.  Digging around in my project box I found a couple Reaper "Bones" figures I haven't done anything with, and picked out a monster whose pose suggested a bellow of triumph.

I had it.  I knew what I was going to do.  I ordered the one piece I needed to complete the scene - the individual who had failed epically - and set to work.

50mm round base from Reaper Miniatures glued to a 50x100mm rectangular base from Renedra.  "Deathcap" prepainted D&D miniature glued to the other end for visual interest.  

Greenstuff rings added around the mushroom and "platform" to blend them in.  Stalagmite #1 added, leading to the decision that it Stalag-might look better with a few more.  

There we go.  More Greenstuff added to build up the rocky areas of this cavern setting.  Who's that hanging out in the background?

A back view.  Somebody's still hanging around in the background.

This guy looks like he's probably had better days than today.  Reaper "Overlord Casualty Marker" from their "Warlord" game.  He originally had three arrows in him that I snipped off.  


  1. I have to say that I'm loving the look of this already!

    1. Thank you Michael! I'm taking a page out of your book with the vignettes :)