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Here is the Wood Elf Lady. I had a lot of trouble with the eyes, kept missing and building up paint deposits that wouldn't go away. Over all I'm ok with the paint job, considering my skill level and the detail of the mini. Once I get my bow sprues I'm going to put a bow in her hand.

 

WIP:

 

http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/47632-wood-elves/

 

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C&C welcome.

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Tom Meier's does make some TRULY ELEGANT pieces; your brushwork is bringing that aspect out VERY NICELY. GREAT WORK!

 

On the eyes: if the paint builds up too thickly, I usually will take a pin or similar pointy thing & scrape of the paint before repainting. As my eyes get weaker with age, this is one of those things I find I do more & more frequently.

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Wonderful paintjob ::): I agree with Patrik that the light source used in the photos is too bright. Usually takes me a couple tries to get lighting sorted as well...

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Nothing wrong with the light source. The photographs I was taking of miniatures this weekend were using lights probably at least 1000 times as bright as normal room light.

 

That said, the photos are probably around a stop overexposed. The answer isn't to change the brightness of the light but to adjust the aperture, exposure time, or ISO (sensor sensitivity) to reduce the exposure.

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My photo-fu is pretty bad. I just shine a desk lamp at the mini, take a picture, and hope for the best. I use the flash too, don't know if that's what is making things drowned out, but when I don't use the flash it looks worse. They're a little better when I park an unpainted bones next to them, guess that's pretty ghetto hehe.

 

Since I'm posting these guys, I should probably expend a little more effort in the picture taking department.

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I like your paintjob, but I cannot see in this mini a wood elf. I think that a wood elf would wear those clothes only under very, very special circumstances.

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I like your paintjob, but I cannot see in this mini a wood elf. I think that a wood elf would wear those clothes only under very, very special circumstances.

 

It's church day and she is on her way to worship daisies and sunshine?

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Beautiful job. You're a better man than me. I actually tried painting this miniature a few years back and gave up in frustration with her teeny weeny itty bitty eyeballs. No matter how many times I tried I couldn't get them the way I wanted them. But then, that was pre-visor/nerd goggles....

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