Tranquil Ape

Wood Elf Mage 28FM0069 - WIP

10 posts in this topic

So while I was waiting for the green stuff on Archie to cure I was bored and started work on... wait for it... Woody!

 

Wood Elf Mage another from Scibor and I gotta say that I relly like a lot of the detail their resin minis... what I don't care for is the level of finish they have when they leave the factory. lots of molding lines, and voids that need to be cleared of extraneious material. This one wasn't so bad but Archie's wings alone took me forever.

 

Anyway... I got to work on this...

post-7704-0-78637800-1348882123_thumb.jpg

post-7704-0-40477900-1348882032_thumb.jpgpost-7704-0-26101900-1348882037_thumb.jpg

post-7704-0-79844400-1348882041_thumb.jpgpost-7704-0-52943700-1348882046_thumb.jpg

 

post-7704-0-36869100-1348882051_thumb.jpgpost-7704-0-44028700-1348882056_thumb.jpg

post-7704-0-45649200-1348882061_thumb.jpgpost-7704-0-31982200-1348882066_thumb.jpg

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got up and played some WOW this morning but just before noon I went in to work on woody...

on these first couple pics you can see that i tried to make his hair lighter on top as if light was shining down... i decided against it...

post-7704-0-48168800-1348969200_thumb.jpgpost-7704-0-49747200-1348969205_thumb.jpg

post-7704-0-41054300-1348969210_thumb.jpgpost-7704-0-26615500-1348969215_thumb.jpg

I used some GS and some gamesworkshop brass stuff i had laying around to put some ivy coming out of the rockface, will paint when its nice and cured

post-7704-0-15572800-1348969220_thumb.jpg

 

I gotta say again, minis look fantastic at arms length but when i take photos up close... my god it looks like im painting while doing the hula-hoop

post-7704-0-23312000-1348969225_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is he holding a skipping rope?

 

Ishil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lol, no those are roots/vines sprouting up from the ground... sheesh... my wife said the same thing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After I added the little bits of leaves I was really a little disappointed in how everything turned out. I grabbed some green stuff and decided I would try to make some additional vines and such, how hard could it be right?

 

Working with greenstuff turned out to be more challenging than I thought. Making vines was pretty easy, the difficulty arose from just the handling of the material... very sticky. Water seemed to work on my fingertips every few moments but I had to continue to dunk my fingers every few minutes. Overall I think it turned out closer to what I wanted in the first place... And I haven't found the hideMyNewbishness filter for my camera yet.

 

post-7704-0-93893900-1349222076_thumb.jpgpost-7704-0-50667900-1349222082_thumb.jpg

post-7704-0-54485200-1349222087_thumb.jpgpost-7704-0-18698700-1349222093_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, this might sound weird, but I love his eyebrows! You did a fantastic job of making them look realistic but visible. The vines look very good and blend well into the bottom of the figure, looking quite natural! And I'm really digging on the wooden arm and leg. Coming along very well and I can't wait to see more ^_^

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks much... I usually have difficulty with eyes and faces in general. This mini is kind of wide open, no obstructions really so I was able to get in there better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the green stuff stickyness, the few times that I have used it, I used a bit of vaseline on my fingers and tools (as recommended in a few how to tutorials) and had no problems at all - just be sure to wipe it off after things have dried.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought about using vaseline but i wasnt sure if it would interfere with the curing process... good to know it won't.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Guindyloo
      For the January/February RPChallenge, one of the bonus challenges was:
       
       
       
       
      I immediately knew what figure I was going to use but unfortunately she caused me quite a lot of trouble, especially her wings. Fortunately, Jessica Rich very kindly helped me out with some great advice and thus released me from my downward spiral.
      The base is by Scibor miniatures and was a lot of fun to paint. I've been very pleased with every resin piece I've ever gotten from Scibor and this was no exception. There weren't even any mold lines to clean up.
       
      Anyway, I hope y'all like her!
       

       
      (Pics are a little washed out...I probably should've used a darker background. Oh well. .....and I just realized that the jar she's sitting on looks like it's part of the base....it's not, I just should've put the jar under the background fabric. I just paint things, man, I'm not a professional photographer. )
    • By Jessie
      This wonderful set was a gift to me from a good friend of mine and they were very fun to paint. Only annoying thing is their bases are really rather beautiful but of course as soon as you put the dwarf on it you can't see any of that detail anymore. Anyways, they were a lot of fun and I always love quirky dwarves. Thanks for reading!
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • By Guindyloo
      So this is the second one of these Scibor ornaments that I've painted. I started him before Christmas to have something to post for my daily painting challenge on facebook so that my mother wouldn't see what ended up being her Christmas present. As a result, I was painting it for too long and got to the point where I just wanted to be done with it, so it's rougher in some spots than I would normally like to leave, but, eh, gotta move on.
      The skin got away from me... I don't think the highlights are too bright, but I do think that I made them too large so his skin ends up looking stripey instead of highlighted.
       
      Anyway, C&C very very welcome, as always!
       


    • By SGHawkins09
      Well it has been three weeks since I last picked up a brush though I did work on some bases, so I figured it was time to start a new WIP. This will be covering more than a few miniatures that want to get done this summer, preferably before I go on vacation in August.
       
      First up is Onufry the Ribald, a 54mm from Scibor. This guy is just for fun and I probably will enter him in a competition. I debated between doing a display base or using the one he came with. In the end I made one with some bark, a slate piece, a resin scenery dwarf head, and a resin tree trunk. I am really happy with it.
       

       
       
      Next we have one of my planned entries for ReaperCon, Dark Sword's Wood Elf Goddess that was their freebie at last year's RCon. I am hoping to paint each year's DS mini up for the following year. She is going to be based among ruins of building in the forest which is right now just the walls on some cork. There will be a tree in the corner and lots of greenery. Basically the forest reclaiming the area.
       

       
       
      Then I hope to finish my Zayna from Ares Mythologic's Draconia line. She was started last year but kept getting pushed aside. She is also destined for RCon.
       

       
       
      Another fun one I hope to work on is Reaper's Blightfang which I am doing as a purple/blue dragon. I have just started the base which will be a forest pond.
       

       
       
      Lastly we have Kabuki's The Hunter. Not much planned for her yet except I plan on keeping it simple. Her legs are so thin I did not want risk removing the base piece that she is on so I evened out part of a Secret Weapon base and now she will be standing on a rook in the swamp.
       

       
       
      I know not much has been done yet but any input would be appreciated.
  • Who's Online   62 Members, 3 Anonymous, 0 Guests (See full list)