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  1. Also, just because I can, here is a 360 degree shot that shows her off a bit better (though the face is in shadow)
  2. Beautiful metals, what's your recipe?
  3. Adorable! I like the way you highlighted all the little gems. I second the request for some closer pictures.
  4. Is that a good thing? I'm pretty sure if you said this to her face, Mari would challenge you to a duel :)
  5. Well I am not an expert by any stretch. But I painted a kilt pattern on my storm giant with some success, and that is not too unlike what you're doing here. What I did was to first paint and shade the background color with washes layering etc. Then I blocked the freehand pattern over top (this took a lot of passes because it was red over blue). I may have done a dark wash at this stage to sort of tie the two colors together and make the shadows match up. Then I added highlights to the pattern. There were a couple of "oops" moments along the way, though not as many as you might expect -- you just have to be willing to go back and fix them up.
  6. Thanks, the rapier was kind of a pain to make but it turned out well in the end. So here she is with lots more paint on her. I apparently still haven't figured out this whole "post pics as you go along" thing. This picture is a little washed out, but she is basically done. I might weather the bases a little more, but after that the party will be bound for show off. And just as I say that I see I forgot to add a dab of gold to the little cloak pin ... *whispers* ... do it ... do ... it .... dooooo ....... iiiit .........
  7. Actually some freehand would really knock this out of the park. I think it's worth trying even with the hat already attached. A brocade pattern on the vest would also be awesome if you are up for a challenge :)
  8. Here is Mari the duelist with a bit of paint on her: I tried out a new toy on this model: I base coated the cape with my new airbrush in sapphire blue. So all the blue parts will not necessarily remain blue. I am very happy with how the skin turned out. I painted it just like I usually do skin, but with yellowed bone instead of flesh tone, and a leaf green wash instead of flesh wash.
  9. The skin is looking great. Are you using an airbrush for that?
  10. Very nice, I like the wide range of colours you have managed to use while keeping it all harmonized. Also lol @ Larry the Skullbot.
  11. I keep mine in the fridge.
  12. Yep, I use mine all the time and love it. Parchment paper over top of some foam in a plastic container. And a copper penny in the bottom to prevent mold buildup.
  13. Wow, that's amazing. The glowing red works perfectly for a balrog-type creature. Could you give some more details about how you did the lighting? I have a bunch of little LEDs of various colors and wires and resistors and batteries and tea lights. I even have some more fancy stuff, including an arduino. But I don't really know how to connect them all together.
  14. This is a fun mini. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Wow, I had no idea. Thanks, you just saved me a ton of time on all my future projects.
  15. Thanks! It's sort of an accident that they wound up cohesive. But it's true that a lot of the red, purple and blue tones are repeated throughout (perhaps with the exception of Acon, the female fighter). The blue fur is totally weird, yet it works somehow. And there was enough cookie monster fur left over for Varian to knit himself a scarf. Anyhoo, time to reveal my plans for the mysterious seventh base. We have an NPC sergeant that's our superior within the mercenary company; a half-orc duelist. She wields a rapier and has a swashbuckler type of flair. I totally fell in love with the character concept. This was my inspiration image: So picture that, but with 50% more orc. I decided to start with Imrijka, Iconic Inquisitor. She worked out surprisingly well, since she already had a flowing cape and a hat and gloves. All I had to do was turn up one side of her hat, add some feathers and swap the weapon: It's hard to see, but there are four feathers on her cap. At first I was stumped by the rapier, since I wasn't sure how to sculpt a blade that thin. Then I realized I don't have to sculpt it, and just used a pin (I clipped the tip off so that it won't stab anyone who tries to pick it up). Then for the fancy guard I just made lots of little snakes out of greenstuff and connected them around. Luckily I have an advantage over real sculptors in that I don't have to worry about if this thing will cast.