This is a
new beautiful limited edition 72mm miniature of Sophie, beautifully sculpted by
Werner Klocke. Sophie serves as the mascot for Reaper Miniatures.
I was inspired by her pose to give
something to focus on, on the base. This turned out to be a hellish
scene which in turn inspired me to try out painting lighting effects for the first time.
For this I did extensive research, especially with Victoria Lambs article on
For making and painting the landscape,
I studied many photos, mainly of Kilauea in Hawaii. The light source is
the small fountain of lava burbling in the vent. The glow is reflected off her sword
and the surrounding terrain. I tried not to cast the glow on her, but there is a
little red on her outstretch wing.
The base is hand varnished
wood. The scenery was sculpted from Milliput, and covered with sand and polishing
grit. The lava fountain is from fishing line with thick acrylic paint drippled on
for droplets. She is painted with Vallejo and Citadel colors and dull-coated