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So, as a Christmas gift I presented a box of minis to a friend, told him to pick one for a character, and I would paint it. I don't have a huge selection, but thanks to three LTPKs and the stocking stuffer, I do have a fair variety.

 

He plays a paladin, so he chose the Anhurian Swordsman from LTPK1. I was kind of hoping he would choose Halbrand (he played a Cleric in a game we did a while back,) but he doesn't play a cleric any longer, so c'est la vie. Besides, the Anhurian is a very easy paint.

 

I did a little bit of work on him on Thursday, but most of him was done on Friday. Yesterday, I finished the base. I haven't sealed him yet, so if anyone sees anything that needs doing, let me know. I thought long and hard about the color scheme, but went with largely blue and white as he is playing a paladin and those are nice "heroic" colors. I did go with a brownish yellow for the pants, on the advice of a color wheel.

 

Comments always welcome! The pictures, as usual, are frickin' huge - I love my new camera. :;):

 

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Looks nice I would consider giving the blue a wash to add some depth to the colours.

 

This is what I was thinking as well, he needs some shading and highlights for the brown pants, the blue tunic, and I'd even do some black-wash over the silver outer area of the shield so that it'd darken the little rivets on the shield itself and make it look a bit older.

 

If I'm being nit-picky: you missed the whole line of flash on his left side that you can see, but it happens if you can't see the details very well. I miss them often as well until after I've painted it and see the dang pictures blowing up my errors to 10x the normal size.

 

On the plus size, it's a clean paint job and the free-hand coat of arms on the shield is pretty nifty looking.

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Looks nice I would consider giving the blue a wash to add some depth to the colours.

 

This is what I was thinking as well, he needs some shading and highlights for the brown pants, the blue tunic, and I'd even do some black-wash over the silver outer area of the shield so that it'd darken the little rivets on the shield itself and make it look a bit older.

 

If I'm being nit-picky: you missed the whole line of flash on his left side that you can see, but it happens if you can't see the details very well. I miss them often as well until after I've painted it and see the dang pictures blowing up my errors to 10x the normal size.

 

On the plus size, it's a clean paint job and the free-hand coat of arms on the shield is pretty nifty looking.

 

Sure, sounds good to me. I'll do that - I did a fair bit of shading in both the blue and the brown, but it's pretty subtle. A wash would definitely help it stand out, particularly if I concentrate on the deeper areas. When I was looking at the pictures, I was also thinking to myself that it might help the strapping stand out.

 

I should be able to do that this evening. I'll post some pictures after.

 

Oh, and yeah, I do see the line of flash now. I'm going to skip that this time, it would involve far too much re-painting.

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I really like the brown edging on the armor; it looks like an underlayer of leather and helps break up the solid mass of metal armor on his torso.

Thanks! I like how that came out too. I was staring at the figure, at those lines - I have seen people wear chainmail with a leather cord on the edge. It does help keep things together - that's the general idea for that.

 

I did a little bit of washing, and finished off the mini. Sadly, the front shot came slightly out of focus. I decided not to do anything about the mold line on the shield - the rest of the mini has a "new" feel to it, so scarring up the shield a bit didn't feel right. I'll post what I got now, take a new picture tonight, and then throw it up here and on the Inspiration Gallery.

 

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Thanks for the advice, all!

 

I agree. I washed the head-wrap and tunic blue, the shield rim black, and did a very light brown wash on the legs. Here's a picture that's more in focus:

 

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