Years ago, I started the so called "box of shame". Inside lay all those miniatures that I never managed to finished. This one, the Ithandir bust from Andrea Miniatures lay there for maybe 3 years, could be even more. My first try on this bust was a major fail and I was really frustrated. About two weeks ago, it just felt right to give it another try. The current result can be seen on the pictures.
Some information on the my personal background to this miniature: I always liked the character of Malus Darkblade, mainly due to his background story. His soul was stolen by a Chaos demon and he spent his entire life to get it back. As the story is open ended, it is unclear wether he was successful or not. The Freeman sculpt always looked more like a Dark Elf, so I tried to catch his mood with fitting colours.
The face is painted with a brush, the general lights on the armour are done with airbrush (as still can be seen on the shoulders). The rest, lights, shadows and details are also done with a brush. It is the first mini where the airbrush did what I want instead of messing everything up. The chest is almost finished, up next is the part on his throat and the shoulders.
This miniature means a lot to me, as it represents a lot of developments that currently take place in my private life. Of course, there is no demon and my soul is still where it belongs. Its his serious expression that fits my mood.
Hope you like it. Feel free to leave comments. Sorry for those strange shadows on the mini, I used flash....