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By Paradoxical Mouse
Not sure what her proper title is, considering there are something like 6 different maelee minis. I will be painting her up as Ashriel 'Ashes', one of my favorite personal characters. She's been cleaned up now. Going to try to paint her up to the best of my ability.
Critic and criticism very much desired during this thread. Please don't spare my feelings on her.
This year's Certificate after last year's bronze at reapercon has me frustrated and I need to get a Silver next year (a gold would be amazing, but I don't think my abilities will be refined enough to have 0 mistakes).
By Paradoxical Mouse
So I decided I needed a Bombshell Dog tag. So I went and dug out the only Bombshell model in my collection - the Morihalda bust. Getting her ready for reapercon will be a challenge, but after tonight, I think I'm up for it.
I'm really happy with her skin on her face and chest. Not sure what to do about the furry ears, though.
Working on my Reapercon piece.. still trying to get the skin tone highlights right. Probably need to thin my paints more..
Scale 75 Inktensity Olive
Vallejo Red Leather + 9025 Burgundy wine
9305 Tarnished Copper
Vallejo Red Leather
Vallejo Red Leather + 9306 New copper
9686 Gothic Crimson
29843 HD Solid black
9137 Blackened Brown
Scale 75 Inktensity Chestnut
Scale 75 Inktensity Wood
9670 Pumpkin Orange
Vallejo transparent orange
Liquitex Burnt Umber Ink
Liquitex Raw Sienna Ink
Liquitex Burnt Sienna Ink
It is written in the Book of Rites that jade is more precious and nobler than gemstones. Confucius said to Zi Gong that 'nowhere would people not cherish jade, because they respect and admire virtue.' This is wisdom.
And is it not also written by sages of later days that "It's not easy being green"?
Point is, this Foo Dog was not easy to paint, but I think it's worth it. Took advice from http://theminiaturespage.com/workbench/149837/ on how to get the semi-translucent effects. I don't think I succeeded as well as Zaphod there did, but there are a lot of little fiddly curlicues on the mane. And a good layer of 'Ardcoat also helps.
Appearing with the Foo Dog is one of Bombshell's Sidekicks: Ping the Panda. Bamboo can be used for smacking as well as snacking.
And here's some more Ping:
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