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Greetings! Presenting Reaper's January 25th Anniversary miniature - Grim Reaper. This was quite a straightforward mini to paint, done in a veritable rainbow of dark colours. Working out how to do the hourglass (glass) was a bit tricky, I painted it all black & added a layer of light brown for sand in each half (level with the ground). I wanted to try & make the actual glass purple tinged so I gave the top of each half a purple spot dry-brush then coated both halves with a purple glaze. this did help to tint both the empty & full sections of the hourglass in colour but it's probably too subtle & can't really be seen on the pics. Finally I gave the glass parts a gloss varnish. 1 Down, 11 to go......... (hopefully!)....... Thanks for looking!
This is an interesting concept... http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/06/sheets-of-glass-cut-into-layered-ocean-waves-by-ben-young/ Figure Painting Magazine shared the link on Facebook. Thanks for the idea, Shane. Excerpt from article: My takeaway on this concept ... using sheets of plastic in a similar manner to make a water topped plinth. Tape the sheets together exposing the watery side and using a dremel or similar tool create a water-like rough edge, then using the opposite end attach them to a block or something. Pour resin around the bottom of the assembled sheets. Or just drill holes for bolts to make it steampunkish. With some colored plastic sheets mixed in you can add colors or dimensional shapes like a flat fish or some currents and swells. Example from site:
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