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This is a conversion of the dark elf figure Aundine (14089 in the Warlord line) to represent my latest Pathfinder character, a changeling (orphan of a sea hag mother and a human father) with water-related magic and some rogue abilities.
You can see the WIP thread here.
I spent about 6 hours on prep & conversion & basing, and about 5 hours priming & painting.
This will be a literal "tabletop mini", so I didn't spend the time to get very smooth blends, but it is still much more than a speedpaint. I took especial care on the face and had fun with her shiny "eelskin" armor.
Would anyone like to know how I would judge this as an entry in ReaperCon's MSP Open painting contest, in either the Painters Division or the Open Division?
Yet another new thread!
(At some point I really should think about starting a blog, or whatever the cool kids do these days, instead of cluttering up the forum with my stuff.)
While it's possibly a banning offence, I've gotta admit I don't particularly care for Sophie or her various minis, but this one really leapt out at me.
I may have made things extra hard for myself by fully assembling everything, but she has little, dainty feet so I was never going to be able to pin her to a cork.
Started with her skin (1:1 Rosy Skin/Beastly Brown > Flesh Wash > 1:1 Rosy Skin/Beastly Brown > 1:1:1 Rosy Skin/Light Skin/Beastly Brown), I was trying to give her a tan, but I don't think it's as simple as adding brown to the skin colour, however the colour I did end up with is rather nice.
It's hard to see, but she also has (slightly googly) eyes, lip and eye makeup (1:1:1:2 Rosy Skin/Light Skin/Beastly Brown/Hexed Lichen) and eyebrows (Scarlett Red), I also basecoated her hair while I had the Scarlett Red out.
This is the miniature for my character in my current home game, the "Ruins of Azlant" Pathfinder Adventure Path.
My character is a changeling (child of a sea hag), a spellcaster with an affinity for water and also some rogue abilities.
She presented herself as a human rogue for the first few sessions, but couldn't keep the secret forever.
We have finished 2 of the 6 books, playing about twice a month. I was using an elf mini from my collection as a stand-in, but I knew I wanted to paint a mini specific to the character.
She wears a suit of magical eelskin leather armor (which we recently found in the game); her main weapons are a longspear, a crossbow, and her claws.
I searched through the Reaper catalog and I remembered how much I liked this dark elf from the Warlord line (14089 Aundine), though I had never painted one:
So I made a few changes:
- cut off the pointy right ear and resculpted hair over it
- cut away hair from left side of face and resculpted face and hair
- removed sword, drilled a hole through right hand, added a spear:
- spearhead/blade from 03466 Taladise elf huntress
- shaft made from the wire of a Chinese food take-out container
- wrapping and end-cap sculpted from Green Stuff
- removed left hand and weapon, replaced with claw-hand from 03337 Terezinya, attached left arm to body at a higher angle than shown in the catalog example
- cut right foot off of tab and straightened foot
- added goggles with Green Stuff
Here was the result of those conversions:
More to come!
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