Chance – from Descent Legends of the Dark
Chance is the first animal-look-alike miniature – ok, Vaerix is an animal too, but he is not a pet! – I painted so far and I really enjoyed this furry friend! It’s a cat, but he is so full of details… or maybe it’s just because he is a cat and everybody loves cats! I am allergic BTW, but this is another story!
I think the goal here is to give Change a proper face. Only a small portion of this miniature’s face is visible, so it makes your live miserable if you screw up! Also, I wanted to paint the eyes, even if they are super small. Chance has his eyes very visible, so I think without this small touch the miniature would have feel incomplete to me.
Looking backwards, I would really suggest you to start with the base: it’s hard to miss the miniature if you want to apply some dry paints.
Our friend’s cloak is purple, but it would require some pink-ish tone to highlight it. This was my first experiment with pink, I am happy with the final result.
For this miniature, I used a mix of standard and contrast paints. You can find here the full set of Contrast paints Citadel can offer.
I did the tail multiple times, because I wanted to give to it a peculiar tone. Hard to explain, but I didn’t want it to look just primed in grey.
Have a look at the gallery:
Mechanicus Standard Grey
Steel Legion Drab