MamaGeek

St. Patrick (02087: Brother Louis IV)

35 posts in this topic

Thank you, everyone. You really are too kind!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amazing piece! The green blending along with the golden ornements are wonderful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I mean...wow...just...it's...wow.

 

:wow:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful! The texture and contrast on the green robe are great, as are the freehand and the overall harmony of colors.

The beard works well -- virtually indistinguishable from the stock figure.

 

The floor, however, seems to be eating his vestments, starting with the gold trim in the rear. ::P: I would guess that you attached him to the base at a slight backward tilt, and then built the floor around the figure, so the bottom of his robe (chasuble?) turned out to be below floor-level. But I recognize that resculpting the trim with the repeating circle design would have been hard to do.

 

Keep up the good work.

 

Derek

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He's gorgeous! Your green is amazing and the shamrocks - wow! That kinds of freehand just blows me away.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, everyone! Derek, yes, I noticed that after the fact, too. Do you think just painting a thin border like the rest would help, even if it's not sculpted?

Edited by MamaGeek

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Holy father... That is magnificent work, truly inspiring.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, everyone! Derek, yes, I noticed that after the fact, too. Do you think just painting a thin border like the rest would help, even if it's not sculpted?

 

Most people won't notice anyway, but yes, you have the skills to do that and make it look good!

 

Derek

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fantastic piece, MG! Love the rich greens and the beard is perfect; would not have known it was a conversion without you saying so.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent piece. Great freehand!!! Blown Away!!!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Thanks, everyone! Derek, yes, I noticed that after the fact, too. Do you think just painting a thin border like the rest would help, even if it's not sculpted?

 

Most people won't notice anyway, but yes, you have the skills to do that and make it look good!

 

Derek

If I have time before the show I'm attending this weekend, I may just give that a try!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Huh. I never knew what the significance of a shamrock was. Cool.

 

You did a wonderful job on this mini, MamaGeek. I think the beard adds quite a bit of character to his face.

 

Same here! I love finding out things like this about important figures in history. Truly an inspired miniature MamaGeek - you are an amazing artist!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK, folks, what do you think? Better base? No more floor eating the back of the chasuble!

 

post-4823-0-00301400-1377740362_thumb.jpg

7 people like this

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 Metalchaos
      Here are some "large" pictures of my entry for the Facebook Paint Your Dragon Reaper Group Painting Contest. I slightly modified the pose of this first edition 10012, Kaladrax so that it looks like he's pointing its left arm finger at an enemy or direction. I also converted the bones of the right hand and added a Wand of Orcus in his closed fist. The Wand of Orcus comes from Reaper's 10005, The Court of Abyst boxed set.

      On the base, I used natural rocks, Army Painter Wasteland Tuft and natural dry lichen as tumbleweed. I also used Milliput putty to build the dunes before covering them with sand and crackle paste to create dry soil.   Kaladrax the Dire Drake was sculpted by Jim Johnson. Comments and critiques are always very welcome.                        
    • By Evilhalfling
      I didn't need a dracolisk, but I am always looking for small dragons to use in games. 
      I bought this guy retail with the idea of cutting off his middle legs and re-sculpting him, in fact I lost track of the fact that I had one and bought a second. 
       
      One leg was unattached to I cut down the area around the socket and filled it with greenstuff. The other leg I cut off completely and cut down the plastic then cut the scale pattern in.  Cutting down was harder than sculpting up.  I was prepping the dragon for the "Paint Your Dragon Contest"  so I have no pictures of the process.  The base is removable, as I had planned for more elaborate detail. 
      I hadn't quite got him to done, but was throwing a layer of sealer over him so I didn't have to worry as much about handling, and I frosted him badly.
       
      Adding a layer of brush on gloss sealer helped, but the non-gloss sealer I tried did nothing, resulting in more weird patches. 
      despondent I moved on to other miniatures including another dragon, who was way more fun to paint (Insomnia, for the random rainbow challenge) 
      I retouched his wings, darkening them which made him look more like a black dragon, rather than grey.  and left the high gloss, cause why not.  The wing veins also never quite worked out.  So downplaying them was a plus.  
       
      After lots of bugging from minispawn,  I declared him done, and turned him over for her to play with.  She named him Patches. yeah that fits. 
       

       
      before frosting and glossing : 
       

    • By GlenP
      Oh, stop, I mean the piece, not the girl...
       
      This is Nemrod's flat resin pinup bust 'Sattheen' who is described as a girl wearing a tophat and corset. Because the piece is resin, it's considerably thicker than the traditional metal piece, presumably to prevent warping. The facing detail is quite small in terms of depth and very close to traditional flats. The master was sculpted by French artist Ivan Durand who also sculpted my 'Redhead Flat' buried back in the Reaper archives.
       
      Since I sometimes have issues with leaving well enough alone, I decided to convert this piece into something more along the lines of a Steampunk bust. I've shortened the tophat, added the mandatory goggles (plastic tubing/putty), removed the necklace and added a choker (scribing/sheet plastic/putty), altered and added details to the corset (scribing/sheet plastic), and hollowed out her upper left arm to create a mechanical arm. The gizmology is composed of watch gears, plastic rod and sheet, and bolt head sliced from octagonal plastic rod. The plan is to use thin sheet plastic to build the outer skin of the arm, but leave the mechanical bits visible. This is what I've got so far...
       
      Glen
       
       
       

    • By Argentee
      This is the second of the Dragonmen conversions I did for a friend who wanted winged dragonmen for a game. He wanted a Black Dragon and a Red one, so I made the red the larger of the two. The wings were donated from the 77261 Bat Demon. The black dragonman is over here.
       

    • By Argentee
      A good friend of mine since college is playing in a D&D based game that he wanted some winged dragonmen for. This is the first of two conversions I did for him. The base figure is 77060. and the wings came from Troll Slayer Sophie. Sorry, Sophie! These are just to a tabletop standard, as they will be used for gaming.
       

  • Who's Online   27 Members, 2 Anonymous, 0 Guests (See full list)