Mansions of Madness – Wendy Adams

Wendy Adams turned out to be a bit of a surprise. One of the base game miniatures, the quality wasn’t great, with much of the detail suggested rather than actually sculpted. But, once painted, I thought she turned out pretty good.

Mansions of Madness - Wendy Adams

Once again, I tried to follow the colours of the card art, though there wasn’t a lot to go on. The red of her pinny was a simple coat of Scale75 Deep Red followed by a wash of Agrax Earthshade. I then reapplied the red to highlight.

For her dress, I followed my usual method for painting white – Base of Heavy Blugrey, then Ghost Grey, then Dead White. It’s a tried and trusted method and it works for me.

For her undershirt, I went with a base of Heavy Grey, a wash of Agrax Earthshade, then restored the Grey where needed. I then highlighted up with the Heavy Grey + Pale Flesh, increasing the Flesh until I was happy with it.

For the flesh, I used a base of Tan highlighted up with various mixes of Tan, Pale Flesh, Elfic Flesh, and Glacier Blue. I tried to aim for rosy cheeks but could have gone a little darker.

I added some Object Source Lighting (OSL) from the candle, though I kept it subtle because the candle doesn’t actually have a flame – the OSL doesn’t show up much in the images, apart from on her hair, but it is there… honest!

I like how Wendy turned out and it’s between her and Charlie as my favourite of the six I’ve done so far (three more to post yet!). Up next, I think it might be the grey man, Carson Sinclair.

Mansions of Madness - Wendy Adams

16 thoughts on “Mansions of Madness – Wendy Adams

  1. Awesome looking character Justin, you’ve captured the artwork really well.
    Hope you and the family have a wonderful Christmas.

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    1. Cheers Dave – Merry Christmas to you and yours too 😃

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  2. Looks great! I can see the little hint of OSL on her hair. 🙂
    Your MoM games must be looking really good these days!

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    1. Lol! Thanks Azazel – it would be, if I actually spent more time playing it than painting it!

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  3. I really like this figure, Justin! 🙂 She’s come out really well! But, I have to ask, what is she holding in her left hand? Looks like maybe bread? It’s not too obvious on the character card either!

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    1. Thanks John.
      She’s holding an amulet attached to the necklace – yes, not too obvious is it!

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      1. Doh! Looks like I need new specs! Thanks Justin! 🙂

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  4. I got totally confused and was thinking, “what the hell’s he done, it doesn’t look anything like Wednesday Addams” and then I read the headline again LOL!

    The colours are beautifully done, the deep red in particular is gorgeous. I like your way of painting white clothing, I’ll have to give it a go one day!

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    1. Thanks Matt, that made me laugh – Wednesday Adams, lol!
      I use that technique for painting white all the time, it’s easy but looks quite good.

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  5. Really nice mini and looks spot on with the card portrait. I really like the way her hair came out.

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    1. Thanks mate.
      I painted her hair using Vallejo’s Smokey ink (a paint colour not actually an ink!) highlighting it up with Scale 75’s Blood Red. I further highlighted the candle side with Scale’s Mars Orange and washed the other side with Agrax Earthshade. It’s give quite a nice auburn look to it, which I like.

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  6. Really nice job on Wendy there, me ol’ mucker! 🙂 She looks very lifelike and the colors you chose are perfect for the hair and her apron. Do you have many of the older MoM sculpts left to paint? I wouldn’t think so!

    She’s somebody I should use more in the card game as I believe she’s pretty powerful, especially compared to Roland or Skids which haven’t aged well.

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    1. Thanks Jeff. Not too many left, maybe three or four – I’d need to check to see who actually came with the core set, as I can’t remember off the top of my head.

      Wendy’s quite good in all the Arkham files games but gets overlooked because, well, she’s Wendy!

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  7. Lovely painting, you’ve done a great job matching the colours from the card art. I also enjoyed that the header photo has a trick of the light on her mouth that makes it look like she’s saying ‘Ooh, matron!’

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    1. LoL! I can’t help but look at her now and break out into my best Kenneth Williams impression – thanks for that😅


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