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14433: Ursula, Dwarven Bear Riding Captain

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Some of you may have been following my WIP thread over in that section, but here is the finished product. I got a new camera for Xmas and have been experimenting with the photography and adjustments I need to make switching from taking shots with my iPhone 4 as I've done in the past.

 

The cardiac ICU has been crazy for the past month, so this miniature has been quite the ongoing project; much more so than I usually put into a figure. I used MonkeySloth's 'ice base' technique for creating an icy riverbed with adjacent rock-scapes; I then added snow for scenic character.

 

I hope you enjoy.

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The bear turned out great, and is one of the best I've seen painted up. Also glad to see you brought up her hair as she really needed it and the base is top notch.

 

Only complaint would be the sword isn't your best work, not really blended that much and looks a bit messy especially compared to the rest of the metal you have one this piece.

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The bear turned out great, and is one of the best I've seen painted up. Also glad to see you brought up her hair as she really needed it and the base is top notch.

 

Only complaint would be the sword isn't your best work, not really blended that much and looks a bit messy especially compared to the rest of the metal you have one this piece.

I'm experimenting with blades a little bit to try and push myself along and try different things. It's all part of the learning curve.

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Thumbs up Adrift, I especially like the snow effect and the fact that you've added some on the bear legs and cheeks.

You also did an excellent job building up the bear fur color. The cold colors of Ursula's armor complements the scene beautifully.

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Nicely done. The bear is fantastic as is the base. The paint on the dwarven lass is great.

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Wow, that bear is amazing! I love the detail in his face and the transition of colours on his fur. Also love the base and the snow on the bear, which is a really nice touch.

 

I have the same bear miniature, and yours puts mine to shame!

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beautiful bear! Especially his face; really great patterning on him.

 

I'll agree, the sword isn't the best ever (constant improvement, though, miright?), but your gold nmm is looking quite spiff. I enjoyed the WiP, too; thanks for sharing!

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The bear turned out great, and is one of the best I've seen painted up. Also glad to see you brought up her hair as she really needed it and the base is top notch.

 

Only complaint would be the sword isn't your best work, not really blended that much and looks a bit messy especially compared to the rest of the metal you have one this piece.

I'm experimenting with blades a little bit to try and push myself along and try different things. It's all part of the learning curve.

 

 

I can undertand that. Weapons are the hardest thing to get right in NMM. Were you going to a streaking effect or something else?

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The bear turned out great, and is one of the best I've seen painted up. Also glad to see you brought up her hair as she really needed it and the base is top notch.

 

Only complaint would be the sword isn't your best work, not really blended that much and looks a bit messy especially compared to the rest of the metal you have one this piece.

I'm experimenting with blades a little bit to try and push myself along and try different things. It's all part of the learning curve.

 

 

I can undertand that. Weapons are the hardest thing to get right in NMM. Were you going to a streaking effect or something else?

 

Yes, and working on adding a little interest on the right front side of the blade with some straight etching. The figure is in motion, so rather than a static pose like most minis, I thought I'd do some swirling-streaking on the blade to simulate movement as the light dances with the terrain; rather than do the standard 'z' streak across the blade.

 

I loathe having to explain myself off the bat for such things. I like to see if people agree with my execution; it gives me a sense of what I need to work on, etc. Clearly it needs some more work. I just can't help myself, I've gotta keep pushing the envelope.

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The bear is especially good. The fur coloring is right on, and the snow on his paws and muzzle look very natural. This is really wonderfully done!

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