I still have work yet to do on Thief of Hearts, but I’m getting to that point where I’m thinking ahead to the next project. I was planning to paint the Reaper nativity this year, but they just released the shepherd to go with the Holy Family, and I’m anticipating more additions in the future, so I’m holding out until I can acquire the entire set.
For my next mini, I have three in mind. I may just prep them all, and work on them simultaneously, which would be completely against my usual modus operandi of working on one project at a time. Here are the three I have in mind:
- Dwarf (unknown manufacturer) – Because I’ve never painted a dwarf before, and my collection of minis for D&D is lacking one, and because I promised Mark Patrick Hopper that I’d paint one sometime! I need to take a picture of this one. Since I don’t know who makes it, I can’t find a photo online.
- Superhero (Reaper’s Captain Griffon) – for my husband, because I love him! I will paint him as ”The Scanman,” since Dave is a superhero in the police scanning hobby (seriously: blog, website). I’ll need to sculpt/convert something that looks like a scanner to put on his belt. For those of you unfamiliar, a handheld scanner looks pretty much like a handheld radio, or walkie-talkie, but it can tune in to any frequency in the radio band, and it can only receive, not transmit. I may try sculpting a pair of glasses, too. I wish the figure’s hair looked curly instead of straight, but that’s one conversion I know I can’t do. At least with add-ons, if I mess them up, I can just leave them off. If I cut off the figure’s hair, and I can’t sculpt the curls, I can’t put the straight hair back on!
- Saint Bridget of Sweden (Reaper’s Selene the Unbroken) – This figure is a hidden Saint among the Reaper collection. I suspect Sandra Garrity has more of these lurking about, but they’re hard to spot. The crown on the figure is actually a little more decorative than St. Bridget’s is typically depicted, but I should be able to fix that, and add the band that goes over the top of the head. I’ll try to add a wimple as well, and blend it into the collar.