I like how the camouflage pattern on the cloak turned out; distinct enough to notice, but not too much of a contrast to ruin the effect.
Since Nienna was already complete, I spent my time on 77065 Norgol, Irongrave Knight and completed the BBEG set.
I've been wanting to complete this figure for a while now, but I couldn't decide on a paint scheme. The sculpt is solid (pretty literally, at that), but nothing exceptional. Taking inspiration from the name ("Irongrave Knight"), I wanted to stick with more of an "iron" look that steel for his armor. The figure was painted with a variety of grays and browns (which seems to be a recurring theme lately). I decided to avoid using more lively colors to keep the figure's menace and theme strong.
The armor plates were painted with a mix of medium gray, black, and medium brown. Once that was complete, I went back and added a medium gray edging (similar to a highlight, but pertaining to wear rather than a light source). This was followed up with a brown wash to help further separate the oxidized areas of iron from the parts that are likely to suffer abrasion.
Since the axe is so large, I decided to stick with a black blade. Again, the dark tone makes the figure more menacing, but I was also concerned that an attempt at NMM would blend in with the rest of the armor too much. Instead I added some simple edge highlights to the axe.
Conclusion: I had no idea how this would turn out, but I'm pretty pleased with the results. I think there's a reasonable degree of contrast in the pictures, and the effect isn't something I've tried before. This seems to be a good example of an experiment paying off!
Next week's figure for Monday Miniatures is 77149 Damien, Hellborn Wizard from the Bedeviled set.