A floating stone, the surface of which is adorned with grinning skulls attempting to break through, which is tethered to the ground by 3 chains.
After finishing the endless spell set I thought I'd choose another similar project that I could paint relatively quickly. The Shattered Dominion box was sat next to the endless spells, perfect!
The Soul Stone piqued my interest being the biggest of the objectives. The effect of the chains tying the stone to the ground, preventing it from floating away is awesome. The stones they're anchored to are also a great touch, avoiding the need for a large base.
There's loads of ghostly faces trying to escape the stone that blend really well into it. There's a lot of unique expressions, making it interesting to look at from all angles. Overall it makes for a great mini.
I coated the entire stone a layer of Black Templar, then picked out the areas with the faces with Grey Seer. This meant when applying a layer of Warp Lightning over the whole stone the green acts as a glaze for the stone itself, while the faces come out as a strong green. I then highlighted the faces out more towards the center of each, so they fade into the stone.
With the base fully brown and will a bit of texture I then added Patchy Plains to the base. It's a good mix of different sands and flock that gives the base a great look with minimal effort.
Using Black Templar is great for making something look black, but still being light enough that a coloured glaze still shows up really well. It really helped with blending the faces into the stone and gives the whole thing a really ghostly, haunted effect.
Adding the rust also helped to break up the chains and add a bit more contrasting colour to the first objective.