I recently picked up the AD&D Minotaur he did back around 1987. It may not knock the Spined Dragon off its post as the greatest mini of all time, but it's not far behind.
|Citadel AD&D Minotaur ADD86 by Nick Bibby|
|Are you lookin' at my bum? Note the zit on the right cheek there. . .|
Early on in my painting of this fella, I had dreams of an homage to the classic version that Colin Dixon painted that is featured in Heroes for Wargames. I found out, however, two important facts:
1. I am nowhere in the ballpark as good as Colin was at painting flesh (actually, I kinda knew this one already).
2. Pale flesh tones look a lot better in pictures than they do in 3D.
After getting a tone pretty close to Dixon's classic original, I decided it was not deep enough for my tastes, so I added a few dark brown and reddish glazes to make mine more tanned. Like a minotaur not unaccustomed to spending time down by the shore. I settled for adding the rock path and Mario mushroom to the base to pay my respect.
This one will feature as a mercenary hire for Skulldred games in my house. I can't wait to come up with stats for this model. :)
I hope your own leaden pursuits continue unabated, brethren (and sistren!). Take care, all.