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From the painting desk #51 – Night watchman

May 19, 2017

Another painted mini, I’m on a roll! This time it’s another civilian, a night watchman from Blue Moon that I bought at Salute. I absolutely love the sculpt, as it has bags of character and great facial features. Additionally the model was one of those that pretty much paints itself and I feel like a produced a nice paintjob with very little work.

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The model just really sparked my imagination. With his fairly dim lantern and suspicious expression, he’s the guy just about to be taken out after hearing a suspicious sound. In my head I’ve dubbed him Jenkins, for some reason. He’ll be a useful type to have around, whether it’s looking for smugglers, hunting vampires or expecting a pirate raid.

Continuing my efforts to improve my painting, I again paid special attention to the blending, and I think this is some of my smoothest work yet. After much deliberation I even painted some light OSL (object source lighting) effects on the cuff and sleeve of the lantern-carrying arm. Even those turned out nice. So, fun happy times all around!

This was this year’s eighth painted miniature.

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5 comments

  1. Great work Mikko. Love the face


    • Thanks! The sculpt really made it easy.


  2. Superb mate , lovely character, andthat lantern & osl is really smart! Check you out mister fancy pants! đŸ™‚


    • Hahah thanks Alex! I’m really enjoying this mini effort in trying to improve as a painter, it’s just the right level of challenge.


      • It is certainly paying off mate, your recent stuff just keeps on getting better!



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