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I did this to practice a bit of speed painting. She took about 2-3 hours in total. She was seriously fun and I got to try out a bit more demi-metallics. I even used black metallic paint for her armor, with silver as a secondary color. An extremely fun sculpt to paint up ::D:

 

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Nice work and interesting model. I'm not sure if she has enough weapons. :-)

 

 

Experience has taught me that you never know when a swashbuckler is going to swing in outta nowhere and then spend six rounds doing perfect disarms against you while laughing. As a rule, it's always a good idea to have weapons enough for seven rounds.

 

Of course, should that fail, remember that even swashbucklers must sleep eventually and there they are quite easily disarmed themselves. Preferably via vorpal blade.

 

ETA: And before some rules wit comes along to tell me "all you need to do is use two-handed weapons", that's precisely what I thought before I encountered Francois D'Fabuleux.

 

I sure hope that limbless jerk enjoyed that rat-infested sewer as much as I enjoyed his Bracers of Blinding Strike.

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I got a little bit annoyed seeing the pictures. She looks much better in person (as is usual with a quick paint job). So I spent the last 15 minutes doing a few touchups. Blended the highlights of her hair a bit better and brought up a thin strip a bit higher. I also increased the intensity on some of the highlights of the armor and redid some of the shading. I'll try and retake the pics and post some new ones.

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I don't think I could make eyes that look that good, AND paint the rest of the model in its entirety, in less than four hours. Nicely done!

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:lol: Thank you! I've gotten very good at eyes, recently. I do the Bette Davis eyes technique, except I add an iris, pupil, shine spot, and I'm now working on "make-up" style shading. It's hard to tell, but she has teal eyes.

 

And yes, the hieroglyphics were done freehand style. I'm going to take some new pics today since I cleaned up those and some of the highlights yesterday. :;):

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Alright, so I've given up on using my DSLR until I get some proper lighting. There really is no substitute. Even using a 1/10 of a second exposure with a 4.0 aperture. Either it's washed out or too dark. So, I've got some crappy phone camera pics which are... adequate.

 

So here she is after a few touchups. They took another 20ish minutes.

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Try changing the digital ISO to 400, keep the aperture the same, and increase the shutter speed. It's digital. It's not like you're paying for film anymore. ::P:

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Ah! Thank you! I've been bouncing between 100, 200, and 800. 400 never really occurred to me. Just need 1 more bulb for my new desk lamp and I'll make another attempt and see if it comes out pretty ::D:

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Also something that helped my miniature photography a lot, I put a lamp next to the camera to light the front of the figure. Pictures improved significantly.

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Also something that helped my miniature photography a lot, I put a lamp next to the camera to light the front of the figure. Pictures improved significantly.

 

 

I can't believe, with the multitide of lamps around my work area, that this never occured to me until you mentioned it.

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I can't believe, with the multitide of lamps around my work area, that this never occured to me until you mentioned it.

 

No worries. This just occurred to me too a few months ago. On that day my mind was blown.

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