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First Anima-Tactics Mini - painted for a commission


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Here is a Anima-Tactics miniature, Lostaroth Marchosias (Sculpter - Juan Navarro Perez) that is supposed to be part of the Church faction, but the customer wanted him painted for a D&D style campaign as a Dark Elf. This was a cool figure and I enjoyed painting it. I hope you all enjoy the photos as well.

 

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Pretty great! The color selection is very dramatic and interesting. I like the way you did the shading on the cloak, hints of orange on the highlights that make it a little warmer without going pastel. I also like the skin tones, what did you use for that, if you don't mind me asking?

 

Suggestions: some of the edge highlights look a little messy, especially around his boots and on his left-hand weapon. Also, I have no idea what that left-hand weapon is supposed to be, but I doubt that's your fault.

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Pretty great! The color selection is very dramatic and interesting. I like the way you did the shading on the cloak, hints of orange on the highlights that make it a little warmer without going pastel. I also like the skin tones, what did you use for that, if you don't mind me asking?

 

Suggestions: some of the edge highlights look a little messy, especially around his boots and on his left-hand weapon. Also, I have no idea what that left-hand weapon is supposed to be, but I doubt that's your fault.

 

Skin tones are MSP Dark Elf Highlight for the base, washes of MSP Nightshade Purple and highlights of MSP Rainy Gray mixed with MSP Pure White. As for the edge work, the photos really show it well, but in hand you can hardly notice it and on the gaming table, it does not show up at all. The customer was happy, so I am happy.

 

I love the painting! VERY good work!

 

just one question, and I hope you don´t get mad at me but, D&D´s dark elf isn´t suppose to get white hair?

 

We do not get mad about questions or suggestions around here, so do not worry about that. The answer to your question is, Yes Dark Elves do typically have white hair, but there are those that do not follow that rule and if they are mixed race it could happen. The customer specified jet black hair, so that is what I had to do.

 

Which oranges did you use? I'm trying to achieve the same color look on one of my dark sword minis..

 

This question is tougher than you would think. I will try to explain. Base coat is MSP Clotted Red, Then a couple of washes of MSP Red Brick, Then I started building up to the high lights by layering with thinned MSP Carnage Red, then thinned MSP Blood Red, then for the finishing highlights I really thinned down some MSP Sun Yellow and applied about 5 thin layers drying in between each. The trick for the final layers was to keep wicking off the brush on a paper towel so the paint would not pool on the mini. I am one of those poeple that does not write down my color recipes, because I picture what I want and just put paint to the mini until I get what I want or have to start from scratch. I can usually achieve the same color results in different ways with different color combinations though, so usually do not have to start over.

 

Thanks for the comment everyone. :;):

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Wow, great piece. Is the symbol on the back freehand? I know some Anima stuff has things like that sculpted in.

 

The tattoo is free hand. Supposed to be a graphic art design crow in purple. It was tough to do and looks a little rough in the photos.

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