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Hi guys,

 

so here's what I've been working on recently, an old Dennis Mize classic miniature from the end of the seventies/beginning of the eighties. I've always liked this miniature and had it originally as a teenager but it somehow disappeared in my parents' home. When I got back into painting (trying to give my own kid a new hobby), I went over to my parents' house and got all of the old miniatures that I could find that were hidden in their garage and basement. There were a few, like this one, that I never could find though. Anyway, I got another copy years later and have finally gotten around to painting it. I took a few photos for some different angles

 

The one thing I wanted to do was to kind of make each side of the ettin a slightly different color scheme. I've always seen all other ettins which are basically the same color on both sides and thought I'd like to try to do it a little bit differently, so my base color on the red-headed size was olive skin and on the blonde side I started out with Terran Khaki. Then I used the olive skin color to wash the terran khaki side and highlighted the olive skin side with the terran khaki. Let me know if you can tell the difference!

 

And the photos aren't all the greatest, especially the face shot of the red-head, but I'm still working through some photo-fu with the new software I have with my relatively new computer. I think I need to build a new "studio" for my miniatures for photos. I can see a lot of paint spots on the background that I always use.

 

So anyhows, let me know what you think!

 

Mark

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I like it, very nicely done.

 

Would you mind a little C&C? The one thing that really caught my eye was the blade... it looks like there are too many reflection points on it. Unless there's an effect I just can't see well, which I wouldn't doubt. But my mind seems to think that on a blade that large and flat, you'd have one or two really wide reflection 'stripes' across it rather than the multiple lines I see here. Does that make sense?

 

I like the shading in her outfit, and I thnk the two tone hair worked out well. Great job on their faces! :)

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age I'd say that's a fantastic job on the mini & that joshuaslater could type that comment. JK JK JK! xD Great work. ;)

 

Hey whippersnappers! I move pretty fast for an old man. I just scored this model on ebay for ten bucks!! I doubt I'll paint is as fabulous as this one, but it's a cool model.

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I like it, very nicely done.

 

Would you mind a little C&C? The one thing that really caught my eye was the blade... it looks like there are too many reflection points on it. Unless there's an effect I just can't see well, which I wouldn't doubt. But my mind seems to think that on a blade that large and flat, you'd have one or two really wide reflection 'stripes' across it rather than the multiple lines I see here. Does that make sense?

 

I like the shading in her outfit, and I thnk the two tone hair worked out well. Great job on their faces! :)

 

Hi Thaelynne, always open up for some C&C, no problem, it's what makes us better! Yeah, Out of the whole model, the actual blade is what I'm least happiest with, goes with my long and ever developing struggles with NMM. It's always been hard for me to figure that out, even though my last figures I did, with normal swords/scimitars came out okay. With big flat blades like this and axes too I end up in a bit of a jam.

 

The other thing I noticed with the pictures is the line between the chick's legs isn't that well pronounced. I should probably go in there and darken it a bit to make it more pronounced. My other problem though of course is once I finish something, I usually want to move on to the next project and I don't really go back to fix things that could be done better, even though I probably should.

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