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Last year, the awesome, amazing, fantastic, terrific, talented, awesome Talespinner (aka Andrew Pieper) made a special mini for me. I requested a living doll, in the form of a teddy bear (a rather specific teddy bear that I own, except he's hiding from me atm, otherwise I would post pictures of him too). The teddy bear is Cornelius Dapperbear, living doll created by one of my (many) D&D characters. The mini is positively tiny. I was going to take pictures of it with a penny, but I didn't have any. But here he is all on his own. Also, I made the base, which explains why it sucks when compared to the bear I hope y'all like him as much as I do
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.