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This character is a slightly modified version of Wyrds Raphael LaCroix that I painted up for a buddy's Gobber Sniper character in our Iron Kingdoms RPG (the new version). Love painting him up as the character is very expressive but the coat, especially around the arms, is really a jumbled mess--which is a surprised considering how well the rest of the mini is sculpted. Also wish I would have modded him further for the rifle it be strapped along his back as there's no good place for a pin that would help it stay in his hand it it broke out about 4 times on me (three times tonight alone).

 

The base really stretched what I've done before and I'm quite happy with how it came out as I was really trying to add as much character as I could to it without making it a strong focal point. I used a lot of pigments and washes to create about 90% of the colors.

 

C&C is always welcome.

 

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Brilliant symmetry between the colors of the base and the colors of the character. I missed his WIP for the past several days, but you've really gone above and beyond for your buddy's character!

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the base is very cool, and I love that mouse. Your color choices, and the vertical repetition of them, are great! That back view of his coat is really nice.

 

I would say, be careful about putting minis with flat feet on bases too small for them; since his toes and arches don't curve downward at all, the overhang looks like an inorganic object (miniature) was dropped onto another object (base), rather than like a living creature is standing on a piece of his environment. It's a little thing that most observers are unlikely to notice or think about, but which could really punch it up that much more.

 

I'm sure I'd know if I went into the WiP, but what did you use for those ferns? They look awesome.

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Beautiful colors! The base turned out great! The symmetry really elevates the figure. (ok, maybe pun intended, but...)

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Thanks everyone. I'm glad people like the base as I've recently been working on making those better.

 

Brilliant symmetry between the colors of the base and the colors of the character. I missed his WIP for the past several days, but you've really gone above and beyond for your buddy's character!

 

Well he's moving away so I figured I could paint him up something nice.

 

I would say, be careful about putting minis with flat feet on bases too small for them; since his toes and arches don't curve downward at all, the overhang looks like an inorganic object (miniature) was dropped onto another object (base), rather than like a living creature is standing on a piece of his environment. It's a little thing that most observers are unlikely to notice or think about, but which could really punch it up that much more.

 

Ya it is a bit over, but I'm just going to have to live with it.

 

 

 

I'm sure I'd know if I went into the WiP, but what did you use for those ferns? They look awesome.

 

They're made by Busch, so are the animals.

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