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  1. Nope, no hat. That is an optional steampunk accessory. She also comes with a gun option in place of the fan. I decided to go with the Victorian historical theme, including the formal garden for the base.
  2. I love the color scheme, it's perfect for this mini. And as always your blends are super smooth. He has real character. Great work!
  3. Awesome! Great orange/reds. He should have a bigger hoard, but I'll let that slide... :-)
  4. Yeah, I don't know where it came from. I didn't notice it while prepping. I managed to work around it pretty well. The finished mini is in show-off now.
  5. This miniature was sculpted by my good friend Andrew Pieper (Talespinner). It was released at Reapercon 2013, but is not yet sold in general distribution. WIP Thread is here.
  6. The eyes were difficult. One of them has a funny lump in it that I only noticed when painting. I did my best to work around it. I also started freehanding the skirt. I'll probably do more touchups there, just to make it cleaner.
  7. Actually, I was considering orange, with yellow roses on the sides of the dress. I need to decide how to paint the buttons up her back. (Maybe silver...haha!...you probably don't get that..."Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack..." Oh, I'm such a girl...
  8. Hey, looking good there! You really have me beat in the sculpting department. Your base is terrific. I painted a similarly-posed miniature in 2011, Roadkill the Troll by Darksword. I also used wood flooring (not very well painted, I think), and a spilled mug of ale. My mug wasn't all that great, either, but the spilled bear effect was very successful, so I thought I'd share that with you in case it helps you here. It wasn't really hard, either. I painted the area with a thin sunny yellow, so you can see the floor through it. Then I lightened the edges with a yellow/white mix. Finally, I painted gloss varnish over it. Easy peasy! Here's a link to Roadkill with the spilled beer base. I hope it helps! Your reds are fantastic, and the floorboards are perfect. One tip for painting red - add some green to the shadows. In fact, use color to shade and highlight instead of black and white. You'll get far more realistic tones that way. Good luck, and keep it up. I'm really looking forward to seeing this come together!
  9. Very nice OSL. That's so hard to pull off! Beautiful job altogether!
  10. Very nice! Good job on convincing white flesh.
  11. Hey, folks! Those of you who attended Reapercon in 2013 may recognize this miniature, which was sold there, but has not yet been released for general purchase. It was sculpted by my good friend, Andy Pieper, who very kindly sent me one of them to paint. I have a WIP going in my blog, but these boards will give it more visibility. It is a truly beautiful figure that I want to share. You can read more about how Andy sculpted Coraline Thadington, Victorian Lady on his website. I wanted the base to fit the Victorian era of the mini, so I thought a formal garden path would work. The block will eventually be painted all black. The brick is plasticard, and the border is a piece of a coffee stirrer. The flowers are premade basing materials from my box o' stuff. I polished the mini using my Dremel with a brass-bristle brush. This saved me a lot of work with sandpaper, and didn't damage the fine details at all. I still had to do some hand filing of a couple mold lines and sanding of a rough patch on her face, but overall it was a very clean casting. The arm was difficult to pin, but not the worst I've ever had to do. I started by basecoating the dress with a very pale blue, then shading with navy and rust brown. I worked on the blues some more, using a mix of Clear Blue, a rust brown, and black for the shading, and a mix of white and True Blue for highlights. I also painted the bricks, because I didn't like looking at them unpainted. :-) I smoothed out the blues some more, using a minty greenish paint Reaper sent me as a free MSP sample with my last order of brush-on primer. I mixed that with white, and blended in the highlights, using some straight from the bottle to smooth down do the truer blue, then working the shadows with my previous shade mix. I started on her skin, using shades of pink, khaki/white, and pure white, and painted her hair chestnut brown, shaded with brown liner. I also painted the lace with khaki/white and pure white. I haven't decided what to do with the fan yet. What you see is just experimental coloring. I'm exploring some freehand ideas for the dress as well, though I might paint the eyes first.
  12. Green and yellow mixed together? Seriously, until Reaper just sent me a free sample of some minty green MSP, I did not even own a bottle of green paint. I shaded with a bluer mix, and highlighted with a yellower mix, if that helps.
  13. I speed-painted this Reaper Bones mini in two hours for a friend.
  14. Beautifully sculpted and painted, my friend. You are a true artist!
  15. Welcome back! They're both solid gaming figures, and Freja's insert base is nice.
  16. Fantastic work! I would never have guessed it was NMM, either, it looks do metallic. The red cloak and her hair are really nice, too.
  17. Wow, that's incredible. You are very talented!
  18. Cork, green stuff, and sand. Also, there's a magnet in the large and small base, so it holds together when it's inserted.
  19. Two Reaper Bones I painted recently for gaming. They're just tabletop jobs, but they were fun to paint! This one has an insert base for when the D&D character is enlarged.
  20. Love the pigtails! Beautiful little girl!
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