Mansions of Madness – Wraiths

I spent a little longer on these because I actually quite like the look of them. I can imagine my characters hot footing away from one, as it reaches out trying to grasp them with a long claw-like hand – it really fits the mood of the game.

‘I’m coming to get you!’

Colour wise, I just followed the artwork on the token. If you’re unfamiliar with the game, each miniature has a little cardboard token that slides into the base and contains info relevant to the game. This makes the bases large and cumbersome, hence everyone who paints these miniatures rebases them to something more manageable.

Mansions of Madness - Wraiths

Anyway, after removing some of the more obvious mould lines, I gave them a Zenithal prime. I then used Space Wolves Grey contrast paint for the flesh – I gave one a single coat and the other two, just to give them a little variation. This didn’t really give enough contrast between the highlights and shadows and so I spent a little time highlighting up using Sombre Grey, Heavy Bluegrey, and finally Wolf Grey.

Mansions of Madness - Wraiths

For the dress, I turned to my thing of the moment, Ink. I thinned Black ink using Glaze medium and gave the dress a coat. Ink thinned like this acts almost the same way as contrast paint, though the shadows often need reinforcing. To do that, I used neat Black Ink and selectively filled the recesses.

Mansions of Madness - Wraiths

Finally, I added a bit of Green and Yellow (didn’t write down which ones) to the face and fingernails, varnished, and put them on transparent bases – two more down.

Next up are the two Feathered Serpents from the Path of The Serpent expansion. These are slightly better quality miniatures and so I’ll spend a little more time on them…

11 thoughts on “Mansions of Madness – Wraiths

  1. Nice work on this creepy pair!

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  2. Your Wraiths turned out really well

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  3. Great job on these, the paint looks really good and those oversized hands really up the horror factor! Also, the first photo is very creepy at that angle — nice one!

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    1. Thanks Matt. The quality of these is pretty poor, but there’s something I like about the pose – definitely creepy!


  4. These have come out really well, Justin! 🙂

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    1. Thanks John.
      Maybe a little drab using such a limited palette of colours. I did think about deviating from the art and using a brighter colour for the dress, but the dark greys and go with the atmosphere of the game and in the end I Think it turned out ok😃

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  5. These look very nice! I’m guessing these are in a later expansion because I don’t think I own them. What you said about the ugly bases is so true. FFG really came up with a bad idea there as the minis look awful on those things!

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    1. Thanks Jeff. Yes, you’re right, they are from a later expansion, though I never realised that when I wrote this up otherwise I’d have mentioned it – I’ll be sure to check next time!
      I don’t know why they’ve resisted with those bases, nobody likes them and it would knock some cost off if they just used standard round bases. We just have one of each token ready at the side of the board, it makes the game look so much nicer.

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