Pick a Patch of Pumpkins

I'm finalizing my miniatures in the Corvax Kickstarter. While I returned my survey e-mail in a timely manner, for some reason I didn't get the Excel spreadsheet they sent out in late September. I checked my trash/junk folders before I asked to have it resent. I have it now! Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time narrowing down my picks. They just posted Update #9 and I'm pleasantly surprised at the level of detail in the resin test casts!

Corvus Corvax Miniatures - Dawning Kickstarter - Update #9

Corvus Corvax Miniatures - Dawning Kickstarter - Update #9

That makes it all the harder to narrow down my choices. I decided on the "Pariah" pledge which is one faction or 4 miniatures selected from any faction.  I thought I had it narrowed down, but seeing those test resin miniatures now makes me want a Brokkr-- just look at that fabric! So far, I know I want Aktra and Lo Jun from the Exiles of the Tetsu clan sculpted by Patrick Masson. I also think Rigfr from Nomads of the Birch House sculpted by Juan Navarro Perez would be fun to paint.

That leaves just one more. Who should it be? Which one would people most like to see me paint?

In other news, I decided on a miniature to paint for Reaper Artist Conference! I'll be painting Elise the Witch (Reaper), sculpted by Werner Klocke. You can click on the B&W picture below to see a lovely version painted by Jen Haley. (The B&W picture looks a little grainy and rough, but I imagine it may just be the photo from the website.)

My version will be inspired by Blair from Soul Eater. If you haven't watched this anime, you're missing out. It's one of my favorites (despite the end where it seems like they ran out of funding and turned it over to the interns. So lame). I've never painted purple hair before, but I'm going to give it a shot! Blair's technically not even a witch (she's a Monster Cat) but we won't go into the finer details. I have yet to break this miniature out of her packaging and I can't wait to use the Pumpkin Orange paint I received in last year's Reaper Trick or Treat Ghoulie Bag promotion they hold every October. We'll get her started in the next 48 hours!