Two weeks ago I did something in my miniature hobby I've never done before. I painted in a public setting, more specifically in my friendly local game store. I decided to join in the festivities of a paint night by painting the Boneclaw from Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures paint kit.
The Shattering Reality of my Miniature Collection
Often in the miniature painting hobby we focus on ever increasing our piles of proud projects but never taking the time to properly organize and store it. This is my lesson to make sure I correct this mistake for the future.
How To Gauge Growth in Miniature Painting
Last January 2021 I set out to test to see if I could see personal growth in my hobby. I painted a benchmark miniature figure so that I may judge my improvement over the course of one calendar year. This benchmark was at that time the very best I could do in painting a miniature. I set no time limit and poured myself into it. The primary goal was to test if I could see a before and after of how far I developed as a miniature painter.
2021 Benchmark Model
Full write up of mentality, progress shots and final pictures of my painted Purple Worm miniature from Dragonlock miniatures.
Great Dragon & Eggs Dragonlock Miniatures
This dragon is massive and has a base of 5 inches in diameter (12.7 centimeters) estimated a 10 inch total wingspan (25.4 centimers) and length of close around 11 inches (27.94 centimeters). As the featured piece for the Dragonlock Miniatures Kickstarter I thought it would be only fitting for using this print project as the finale of my individual posts. As of this post I have officially completed and printed every model from the Fat Dragon Games/ Dragonlock Miniatures Kickstarter, i'm so pumped.
Giant Worm Dragonlock Miniatures
Giant Worm Miniature Print Data Looking for an absolute classic? You can't go wrong with this gargantuan creature. Yes you heard me gargantuan. The base of this model is 4 inches (10.16 cm) in diameter with a height of just around 6 inches (16.24 cm). This is by far one of the largest miniatures I … Continue reading Giant Worm Dragonlock Miniatures
Kobold Warriors Dragonlock Miniatures
Kobold Miniature Print DataKobolds as creatures are a monster in dungeons and dragons that really deserve a novel to be written about them, but alas I am not a subject matter expert nor do I have the time. These creatures have evolved greatly over the last several editions of Dungeons and Dragons so much so … Continue reading Kobold Warriors Dragonlock Miniatures
Trash Beast Dragonlock Miniatures
Trash Beast Miniature Print DataThe Trash Beast is above and beyond the most difficult miniature to print. I do not know what it was about one of its tentacles but I would always fail. I believe I attempted the piece above its eye approximately 4 to 5 times before I had good enough adhesion, didn't … Continue reading Trash Beast Dragonlock Miniatures
Hill Giant Dragonlock Miniatures
Hill Giant Miniature Print DataThis print, I will admit is my absolute least favorite of the entire Dragonlock collection. I have personally struggled with how I was going to write about his model. I have decided to speak the truth regardless of the praise or criticism so my readers will know what kind of models … Continue reading Hill Giant Dragonlock Miniatures
Roper Dragonlock Miniatures
Roper Miniature Print DataThis dragonlock miniature I think is fantastic in the fact that a stalagmite is added to the model collection. These creatures which have appeared in every edition of Dungeons and Dragons to date are monsters waiting and lurking around every corner just waiting to lash out and grab with its tendrils a … Continue reading Roper Dragonlock Miniatures