Sunday, 11 November 2012

28mm Nymph from Otherworld

The nymph is one of the few monsters in the AD&D 1st edition Monster Manual that didn’t have an illustration. The reason: “Looking at one will cause permanent blindness undless the onlooker save versus magic. If the nymph is nude or disrobes, an onlooker will die unless a saving throw versus magic is successful.”
This nymph is from Otherworld set WE2 Dryad, Nymph & Sylph. A lovely little model. The problem with this figure is … if it is really well painted you risk permanent blindness. Thankfully Otherworld hasn’t made a nude version…
Anyway, paints used (Vallejo unless otherwise noted):
Flesh - 003 Pale Flesh, with a wash of Army Painter Soft Tone Ink and drybrushed with Pale Flesh.
Dress – 975 Military Green, drybrushed with 850 Medium Olive
Belt – 850 Medium Olive drybrushed 885 Pastel Green
Shoes – 843 Cork Brown
Hair – Coat d’Arms 235 Horse Tone Brown, washed with Army Painter Dark Tone Ink.


  1. Nice miniature. But what exactly makes it a Nymph, as opposed to just a pretty girl in a green dress?

    1. Pointy ears?
      I'm going to use her as a generic elf irl, when needed. Can't risk my players eyes, can I?