Vodellis Winterhand – Reaper

As I have mentioned in previous posts I do like figures which for me have a bit of character and to my mind at least this 28mm Reaper figure, which goes by the name of Vodellis Winterhand, has just that.  If there was an opportunity to do some freehand I couldn’t see it so in many respects it was a straight forward paint job.  None the less I was pleased with how he turned out.

In truth given the lack of empty space on my painting desk at the moment I am surprised he got painted at all.  Generally my work space is neat and tidy and free of clutter  (She Who Must Be Obeyed would argue to the contrary) but I had forgotten how much space and stuff I need out when working on dioramas, not to mention the, mess that goes with it.

Adversity was overcome in the end and images of the little chap appear below.

TIM

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48 thoughts on “Vodellis Winterhand – Reaper

  1. 28mm, huh? I really should pick that one up! Metal? Anyways, nice work. Those flowers pop. But I find it interesting to see a Wizard in mostly brown. A lot of times people paint them in brighter colors. So it’s really interesting how you sort of flipped the table. I could almost picture him as a character in Thieves World.

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  2. Yes he is metal figure from the Dark Heaven Legends range which actually means he might be 25mm come to think about it, will have to check that. The figure had a “wandering” feel to me so I went with a walking through the countryside look and chose muted colours rather than something more flamboyant.

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  3. Lovely brushwork as usual Dave (I feel we’re close enough for me to use that name now…no ok Tim), and for a change you haven’t moaned about him! so a win, win.

    We are all are greatest critic’s (if you’re not you are a conceited tit! in my opinion) 😉

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Anyone who suffered the IRO/TIM podcast Roger has earned the right to know me as Dave or anything else for that matter! Yes, we are own worst critics. Inevitably some things work out better than anticipated which is good for confidence and those that don’t provide a learning experience. All I’ll say is I have learnt a lot! 🙂

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  4. Excellent work TIM, the muted tones suit the model perfectly, and suggests a magic user who want’s to blend into the background rather than announcing himself wherever he goes

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    1. Sorry, forgot to answer your question. I buy the wooden bases on Ebay. If you want a link let me know. The blocks are made of oak, aren’t particularly expensive and come in different sizes. These ones are 25mm cubes and came in a bundle of 50.

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  5. That’s a good looking druid type wizard, TIM! I like the natural colors you chose and I think his face came out particularly nicely too. Your streak of finding great Reaper minis to paint continues! 🙂

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      1. I find their miniature finder feature (or whatever its called) mildly impenetrable due to the sheer volume of minis they’ve made so I really do mean that as a high compliment 🙂

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  6. The wood on his stuff is soo great. I always struggle with wood-texture.
    Sometimes more simpler patterns are the best, and this goes for this wizard.
    You did an awesome job on the cloth and leather parts and his face is really nice. Though not nice as he is looking quite annoyed I think, but this something I would expect for a better-than-you magician. haha
    Lovely white flowers for the contrast. Great!

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  7. Oooh, drama on the TIM comments page! Dave, you might be lethal driving that Austin Martin, or just chucking an oak plinth might be enough. 😆 Still, Vodellis looks great and I echo what Wudugast wrote as far as the Radagast impression. I too liked the green. As far as clutter and SWMBO, most women (my wife included) will never be satisfied as to clutter removal, ever, even if all were removed. So, you’re doing well in stoic defense of your hobby space. One technical question – any insights into how you mounted the little tree trunk on the base?

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    1. Haha, drama indeed but I wouldn’t upset IRO for the world, besides he’s bigger than me! As for keeping my area clean only doing away with it will keep SWMBO quiet! The litte bit of tree was initially glued to the MDF base and then later I added the sand which was glued down with watered down PVA which brought the level up and kept the wood in place. Hopefully that makes sense! 🤔

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