Today I’d like to share a PDF painting guide for Laurie and Reiko from the solo board game – Final Girl!
I took the same approach to painting Laurie and Reiko as I did with Hans the Butcher, by using thin layers of paint over some “off-zenithal” highlights to create a moody atmosphere quite quickly, and with a minimal amount of additional shading or highlighting.
Here you can see the directional lighting I applied before starting to add the colour:
Ordinarily I prefer to aim for a more saturated look, with more tonal variation as each colour progresses from shadow to mid tone to highlights, but with such super tiny miniatures as these, I chose to sacrifice tonal richness for speed and efficiency.
Even with a pretty quick paint job, the minis come to life quite nicely though!
So here are both Final Girls and Killer (Hans) from the “Happy Trails Horror” Feature Film Box:
I hope you find some of the ideas in the guide helpful! (And here’s the guide for Hans ICYMI: https://sorastro.com/2023/11/03/hans-the-butcher-pdf-painting-guide/)
PS I’d like to thank my kind patrons on Patreon for funding these guides, and I’d also like to share an affiliate link to the Rosemary & Co Series 33 brushes that I love to use (sizes 0,1 or 2 – “Short handle”), and here’s an affiliate link to Element Games where I buy most of my other hobby supplies. Thank you!