Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
zoroaster100

03286 Karl, Ranger

Recommended Posts

I got into miniature painting after I pledged to the Reaper Bones Kickstarter. I've painted several minis for myself since then. This is the third one I paint for a friend. He asked me to paint his elf rogue for a D&D game. He bought the miniature and left it up to me how to paint and base him. Since he is an elf I went with a woodsy theme. This is the second mini I try to create a custome base for.

post-8224-0-32867900-1365206235_thumb.jpg

post-8224-0-71414800-1365206254_thumb.jpg

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am a similar boat to you when it comes to painting. It sounds like you are even further along than me, though, as I haven't tried custom basing yet. Because you asked for critique, I will try and offer some. To me, bases usually look better when they have a clearly defined edge to them, sometimes even a lip where the edge is black or something. It is not necessary, but I think it helps to make it look finished.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

good start, Imo the hightlights on the inside of the cap are a bit too harsh or bright No... that's a gloss problem their also, the main thing to me is the gloss factor generally you want to use a matt sealer and avoid the oil like shine you have going on.

Edited by pocketcthulhu
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It may be the photo is dark. But I would have made the characters clothes ie shirt and trousers contrast the cape more. Also the brown armour could do with be a bit lighter to and then would give you darker shading to make everything stand out a bit more. I like the base. Good job. I think custom babes are always ice to see :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the comments everyone. I forgot to spray the matte sealer on the mini before taking photos. I'll post more photos after I do this. As for the base, I agree the black bevelled edge around the base looks nicer. In this occasion I tried using a smaller 25 mm base that is just a round bit of grey plastic and it was too small to leave any part of the surface unused.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...