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Wow, you produced nice reflexion effects on the armor, sword and the base. Very good choice of colors aswell.

The base looks perfectly straight, why do you say one and probably only attempt at a self sculpted base. I think it looks great, specially if it's your first try.

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Ooooh! The reflections are niiice. and you nailed the crystal floor design!

 

Sword was done very well, though maybe if I steal this idea, I'll paint the sword black with red runes.

 

And thanks, now I want to go back and play that game. again...

 

Edit: Any suggestions for a Paladin Cecil miniature? Notably keeping the big haired prettyboy aspect if possible.

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Thanks everyone!

 

Now you must also paint Rosa, Rydia, Kain, and Edge. Get to it!

Heh, not a bad idea...wish I had made up more of the bases when I started. Wonder which minis would work for the other characters? I think Alastriel, swapping her sword for this guy's whip could make a good Rydia. This vampire might work too. Not sure about the others.

 

The base looks perfectly straight, why do you say one and probably only attempt at a self sculpted base. I think it looks great, specially if it's your first try.

Yeah, this base came out fine. When I made this, I tried 3-4 different bases at the same time. None of the others worked out at all. I had a real problem with the Sculpey warping in the oven. In any case, I don't enjoy sculpting anywhere near as much as painting. I recently ordered a couple of the HappySeppuku base stamps; hopefully that will give me a good middle ground between full on sculpting and basic stock bases.

 

Love it. Absolutely nailed the DK Cecil feel, and the tiles are PERFECT. My Cid (http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/48763-baugis-bones-sundry/) would party up with him any day!

You know, now that you mention it, I remember seeing your Cid, and loving it. It may actually have been what inspired me to do this guy. So thanks!

 

Edit: Any suggestions for a Paladin Cecil miniature? Notably keeping the big haired prettyboy aspect if possible.

I wonder if this guy might work. It would probably take a little work. I'd probably cut off half the ...cloak? and leave it only the side behind the sword. The skull on the sword would need to be tweaked, and I can't really tell if his facial expression would work out.

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Side comment I forgot I wanted to mention: The orange-ish gold armor and shield plates were done following the LtPK 3 gold recipe (heavily based on oiled leather). The yellow-ish gold on the sword hilt was done using earth brown -> chestnut gold -> palomino gold -> pure white. The orange was most effective on the shield (the shadows aren't quite deep enough on the other areas).

 

It was interesting to me seeing both approaches next to each other, allowing me to evaluate both. I think I'm partial to the yellower gold on the sword hilt, and will probably use that as my default gold recipe going forward.

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