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Hello again my Reaperdoodles! here is the second one I finished just yesterday, a female giant from the Arcana Unearthed line that Iron Wind Metals puts out, sculpted by John Winter. I've always liked this figure since the first time I saw her, probably a decade ago, but finally got around to painting her. Hardest part as usual was to try to choose the colors, but hopefully the palette is pleasant enough. I don't know anything about the Arcana Unearthed game or system, but she's listed as a giant, which looking back into the early nineties, she was probably a pretty large figure, but when I compare to her modern Reaper figures, she is really pretty much the same size. I have this photo as a comparison. The joy of scale creep!
I drew Sirithiliel as my exchange partner (and by coincidence, I was her partner as well). She wanted a druid or a monk, and I had been wanting to paint Tobias here for a while. He's got a very dynamic pose, and actually is kind of out-of-place among other Reaper minis, IMO. The sculpt is interesting and quite cool, but also kind of weird after working with it for a while - how did his cloak get out in front of him? where's the other half of his bow? what's that green thing next to the quiver? I think the sculptor might be the guy behind Tin Man Miniatures - same name, at least. I felt like playing around with my Dark Elf skin triad, but it'd be a stretch to paint him as a drow, so instead I am calling him a "night elf." I also knew there was going to be a lot of brown and green on him, so I wanted something that would stand out a bit more than normal the normal caucasian/blonde elf combo. Plus, I keep asking people to do non-caucasian skin-tones, so I should do so as well. I'm pretty happy with the greens, but less so with the browns - the browns were done during "the slog." The greens have fluorescent green mixed into the highlights, so they really look like they're glowing.
So probably technically still an "oldie", even though not too old. Last night when I put it on its base it showed if I remember correctly 2003 on the bottom. This is one of the Arcana Unearthed figures from Ral Partha sculpted I think by a gentleman named John Winter(s).. I started working on this two weekends ago along with the two demons I just finished in my whirlwind weekend painting marathon that never got quite as far as I wanted it to, but finally it's done. I wanted whites and greys and the only real regret I have is that I didn't do any eye shadow/mascara on the witch, but after I finished the eyes, I was happy enough with them that I didn't want to tempt fate with some blue washes so close to the eyes. I should have actually done them before I put the white and the irises on the eyes, but oh well, live and learn. Anyway enjoy. The snow is baking power/soda (the one that comes in the can with the flat lip to even off the spoon), stuck on with super glue. For the front view I took two photos. Which one do you guys prefer?