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Sarin the Ninja Elf (14553: Arthrand Nightblade)


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This is the second mini I've painted for an up and coming D&D campaign. This one was a small comission job that I did for a friend.

 

Sarin the ninja elf will be a strange dual personality elf (he swallowed a fairy.... I didn't make the backstory up, the client did) who more or less fails at being a ninja but is a loyal companion to Harken and company. I originally thought about doing more of a traditional black ninja scheme. But the client and I decided that it would better fit the goofy character by doing a "white" ninja look. I then took one of the most competent assassins color schemes and applied it to this mini.

 

He was a lot of fun to paint, and I'm pretty happy with how the white turned out. I don't know if I care for the glowing eyes (it was especially hard to pull off because one of them is covered) but that was one of the most important things for the client to have on the mini. So I rolled with it and did the best I could.

 

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Comments and criticisms are welcome.

 

Thanks for looking!

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Aha! I can actually make out the "glowing eyes." I really like the texture of the cobblestone/flagstone base, by the way, and the way it nicely fits into the "frame" of the 25mm (?) square base. The white looks really nice, and works well with that rich red lining. I really like the subtle differences in browns on the leathery portions. This looks like a very impressive figure (even if it's for a goofy character ;) ).

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Love the white! I've painted (once in typical elf ranger greens, and another in midnight blue/black) that same mini twice, for two different characters, and I love seeing how dramatically different yours is. You really pulled that white off well.

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Thanks for all of the compliments guys!

 

Glad the color scheme turned out good. I didn't think I could go wrong with Ezio's color scheme, but you never know how it will translate to a model sometimes.

 

@Jordan Peacock: not to toot my own horn, but I was pretty proud of the browns on this model. I used all kinds of colors. GW Scorched Brown, GW Khemri Brown, RMS Bloodstain Red, RMSClotted Red, and GW Bestial brown were all employed.

 

I'm gonna be real sad when my pots of Scorched and Khemri brown are used up. Those two work super well with each other and produce a nice leather look.

 

A final note to those reading: GW Ceremite White is stinking awesome. I haven't dealt with the Reaper whites, but that white worked awesome on this model.

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