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Fremen

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  1. Wow, nice piece! I think the constrained palette with the predominately white skin really works nicely. The figure looks very clean, and I love his expression. The only thing I'm not sure of is the blue piece of armor on his midsection. I don't dislike it, but it keeps pulling my eye there. Overall, excellent job!!!
  2. Dargrin I totally empathize. My daughter is now 15 months old, and was collicky for the 6 months. She never has gained a good sleeping pattern, and she still wakes up 4 times a night on average. It seems she was totally stressed out after we brought home a baby brother for her about a month ago. Basically I have not slept more than 4 hours a night for the last year, and I NEEDED 8 hours a night before we had kids. I'm spacey these days. I'm pretty jealous of friends who have sleeping kids as well.
  3. I can't tell you how much inspiration I draw from each mini you post, and how I look forward to seeing each new masterpiece! Incredible freehand detail on the cloak! A great interpretation all around.
  4. Wow, people are finishing! I don't know if it's just coincidental timing or what, but this project has been using up all my supplies. I've had my two favorite brushes give up the ghost, and a new one I bought hasn't worked well. So I'm going to need some more brushes, and a few more paints as well. But I think I'm probably about 70% done at this point. I really wanted to try and challenge myself and do a good miniature, and the challenge is definately there. I so want to go to ReaperCon!
  5. Wow, what an amazing piece! Thanks for sharing this, its a great inspiration to me. I love the darker mood this Gerard has and the freehand on the shield is fantastic!
  6. My very first miniature was a Dennis sculpt for Ral Partha, and I remember it with great nostalgia, though with the paint job I gave it, I doubt the miniature was fond of me. My condolences to his friends and family. I love Cutebutpsycho's idea to do an homage to Dennis' work. Kevin
  7. I know it's frustrating to not get all the right parts, however Reaper has excellent customer service. As Qwyksilver said, send them an e-mail and explain the situation and give them your address and they will take care of you in record time. I had a similar experience, but after I talked with them, I was more than satisfied.
  8. I really enjoyed and recommend the Riftwar Saga by Raymond Feist. Magician Aprentice, Magician Master, Silverthorn, and A Darkness at Sethanon comprise the first series. He has several others that continue in the same universe.
  9. Hi TigerLily, All that armor, and the poor guy is going to stub his toes! This is really great for a beginning miniature! You've gotten some great feedback from the other figures you've submitted, and as you digest some of those techniques and add them to your repertoire I think you'll improve rapidly. Anyway, here are my suggestions. Something that really helped my metallics in the beginning was learning how to use washes on them. Now with people using NMM and feathering etc., washes aren't used as much, but it is a quick solution that can produce some pretty decent results. For silver I use black and for gold I use more of a brown/chestnut color. I think there is a pretty good example of making a wash the correct consistency in the Warlords book if you happen to have it, but I use probably 25% paint 25% flow agent, and 50% water. Anyway, thin down your paint and coat the entire metal area making sure it gets into the recesses. This sort of automotically blacklines your figure as well. Then go back with your original metal and highlight the areas that catch the light. Also, its worth it to make sure you get the flash and casting lines totally off your figures. On this one I can see a line running down the helmet and down his sword arm. I try and clip/file off everything I can when I take a figure out of the pack. Then I wash it and spray prime it. Once primed I almost always find mould lines where I hadn't noticed before, and I got back and refile this area and then reprime with a paint-on primer. I love the blues you are using, its a great offset to the gold. I also really like how you are going after some great detail with the freehand on the helmet and pauldron. Really nice! Keep up the good work! I can't wait to see your next mini!
  10. I wish I was going to Reapercon, but it looks extremely unlikely at this point. Along the lines of Dargrin, I have a newborn baby to look after, and even though I'm all for bringing him, his mother is not. I've finally selected a mini to be my victim and am in the process of building the base. Progress!
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