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  1. This RAFM mini came in an assorted lot of female "modern" adventurers. Between the camera, the suit and the shoes she looked a little pre-modern, at least hardboiled detective noir era anyway. Then I primed her and thought "Holy cow, this is Lois Lane, plucky girl reporter." I mean, she isn't, not officially. Not even in a wink-and-nudge way. But by golly, that's how I think of her and that's how I'm going to paint her up. All paints used are Golden Matte Fluid Acrylics. Color mixes are (usually) noted, but not exact ratios. Questions are welcomed and I will try to answer them. Critiques are appreciated. This is the way I usually start miniature figures: Lightly primed with Titanium White, then when that is dry, washing it over with Burnt Umber. Burnt Umber is a dark, transparent pigment that settles into crannies when thinned down and shows the details very well. It also gives a nice warm undertone to later paint layers.
  2. I washed some blue-black mixed from Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue over the Teen Robo Hunter's jacket (and some on her gun and shoes) and added silver for the zipper and hardware. I mixed it with some Titnium White for a grey and added highlights on the blacks. I added a lot more Titanium White to make a not-quite-clean greyish white for her shoes. Then I toned things down with some glazes, more of the Burnt Sienna-Ultramarine Blue mix, and a violet from Ultramarine Blue and Red Oxide.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Vestibuke: When your entrance hall is cluttered and dusty. (inspired by a mistyping)
  4. That’s deliberate. (Check my tags!) I have a pair of green Wellington boots I wear for gardening and when clearing the back drain during cloudbursts. My first idea for her was totally Mod-ish and involved ‘60s makeup (heavy eyes, minimized mouth) and pink boots. But somebody had already painted that, so I decided instead to go for the disarmingly innocent Christopher Robin look.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    That moment when you realize that the reason this tiny part of your mini looks odd and lumpy is because you left a folded-over metal tab on it and now not only are you going to have to pry open and cut off the tab, you’re going to have to paint the now bare metal to match.
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    Happy Birthday Julia !

    Happy birthday!
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    Happy Birthday Deguello !

    Happy birthday!
  8. This is a teeny-tiny old Ral Partha dwarf. I don't know the SKU. Ratmaster2000 identified him as 01-070b, Dwarf Seer w/ Crystal Ball. I suspect he was sculpted by Tom Meier, given the delicacy and the anatomical accuracy. He is the first dwarf I have finished from the WIP thread Jade Green and Seven Dwarfs: 60184: Meyanda, Android Priestess and a bunch of dwarfs as Exalted Jadeborn. As ever, comments and critiques are welcome. How small is he? This small:
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    Happy Birthday, Pingo!

    Thanks, everyone. The family took us out to a nice place in Chinatown, new to me, which College Kid recommended. The weather has been gorgeous, cool with a very brief shower this afternoon. All the windows are open and the neighbors are having a barbecue which smells great.
  10. Wow, thanks! Did some mixed greens today. Mostly Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber and Ultramarine Blue, brightened up with a bit of Phthalo Blue and Hansa Yellow Opaque, but pretty dull for all that. Good for shadows. Then lightened it up with more Yellow Ochre and Titanium White for olive highlights. Bright greens are mixed Phthalo and Ultramarine Blues and Hansa Yellow Opaque. They are still less bright than pure Phthalo Greens, so this dwarf's crystal still looks glowy: Lightened that up with more Hansa Yellow Opaque and Titanium White and painted some highlights on Meyanda, Android Priestess: Happy birthday to me! Thanks for looking!
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    Happy Birthday, Pingo!

    Thank you! You're not late at all. There's hours to go in my birthday yet. I got some minis painting time in too. Woo!
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    Happy Birthday, Pingo!

    Thank you! The family took me out to breakfast this morning, where interesting conversation ensued. ("Edgy? We're not even remotely edgy." "Well, except for the Addams Family thing we've got going." "The what? ...") PingosHusband is presently wrestling with setting up the DVD /Blu-Ray player he got me (Is "region-free" even a big deal any more? I remember having to watch our Asian and European videos on a karaoke player.). College Kid a.k.a. "Red" has been walking me through the use of a shiny new art tablet. And I have a stack of classic George Pérez Wonder Woman to read. Life is grand.
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    Nightwalker Miniature

    It’s not that it is goofy looking, it’s that it was really common (plenty of goofy looking rarer figures go for more). I think we may have two of them.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I think it might be a slight inattentiveness. When I was a kid I thought it was “Pal Partha” until my Imperial Dragon arrived in the mail.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I just realized the place I’ve been seeing ads for on the internet is not actually called “Drivel hru Games”
  16. Every once in a while I paint a single shadow color and just sweep up whatever I am working on and apply it wherever it works. This is a single cold shadow color, a transparent blueish grey mixed from Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna. It has been my single favorite mixed shadow color for decades. I think the unified shadows make the Oathsworn Dwarf Princess look more realistic and less like a coloring book.
  17. I painted details on the man with the same gunmetal grey (Phthalo Blue, Burnt Umber, and Titanium White) and painted a connector that will be silver black. Preliminary thin metallic gold and silver: Some shadows washed on the greys, first a mix of Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna, then a dull violet mixed from Red Oxide, Ultramarine Blue, and Quinacridone Magenta, which also shadows the coat.
  18. I decided to give the Grace Jones Robo Hunter a purple top. Originally I was going to paint the trousers scarlet but I later decided on blue, so ignore the Red Oxide wash. This is a dull purple mixed from Ultramarine Blue and Red Oxide, thinned with Titanium White. Then laid over that is this brighter violet mixed from Phthalo Blue and Quinacridone Magenta, lightened with Titanium White. I also started to color her trousers with a gunmetal blue mixed from Phthalo Blue, Burnt Umber, and Titanium White. I painted her earrings with Red Oxide and then a layer of gold metallic paint. I mixed a transparent blackish from Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna and added shadows at her feet and a little on her top, and colored her gun, shoes, and holster. I lightened it to grey with Titanium white and painted highlights on her trousers, gun, and holster.
  19. I mixed a medium blue from Ultramarine Blue with just a little Burnt Umber to take down the brilliance and some Titanium White for opacity, and sloshed it onto her suit. Then I mixed a lighter, brighter blue from Phthalo Blue and Titanium White and added it. Still very rough. I mixed a neutral transparent shadow color from Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna and added shadows. Then I again mixed a lighter translucent blue from Phthalo Blue, Ultrmarine Blue, and Titanium White and added again highlights. For some reason I can smell my grandmother's perfume as I paint this suit.
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    "Jingle Bells" was written as an advertising jingle to sell one horse open sleighs.
  21. This is Hasslefree's HFA181, "Big Charles", sculpted by Kev White. I liked the realism of the sculpt and the opportunity to paint someone with black skin. I've been trying to paint more diverse minis for our games. I liked the sculpt so much I accidentally got two of him. So I painted the other up as a vampire / zombie. I finished him a little earlier and there is a thread here. Here are some comparison photos: Note that vampire "Charles" lacks a shadow: There is no WIP thread but questions and comments are welcome.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    I work at home. So yes.
  23. A few bits. I had a nice translucent shading green (mixed from Phthalo Blue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, and Red Oxide), so I added some shading to Hatherly's tunic. I added some dark purple shadows (mixed from Red Oxide, Ultramarine Blue, and Burnt Sienna) and some pure Red Oxide highlights to the Red Box dwarf.
  24. I mixed a dark translucent green from Phthalo Blue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, and Red Oxide, and added shadows and in effect some darklining around green areas. I also worked on her face to make it look a little less painted. Aheh.