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I love the great old tiny Ral Parthas. Look at that hand! Look at that chainmail!


It's a nice paint job. You really nailed the look of leather for those pouches. I like your use of realistic, earthy tones. And you painted the hand well.

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Nice painting. I like the slightly grungy look for field troops.


On the photography, you're lighting from the top rather than the front. If you bring your lights down and forward, you should get a better result.


I suspect you're using a light box or the like, which tends to result in top lighting. Bare light bulbs at 45 degrees to right and left and close in (just out of frame) give decent light for miniatures.

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Hi Doug,


Thanks, I'll try that. What I've got currently is a lightbulb roughtly above the figure and then one of those crazy extendo-lights with the magnifying glass (that I bought but never use the magnifying glass in, just the lamp part) off to the right to try to get the light to hit the front instead of the top.


And as far as my light box, I've gone as sophisticated as folding a piece of color paper in half and using that.


Thanks to everybody else for all the kind words! This was the last incomplete figure from last year, so now I've got a new slate and need to pick out something to start doing to bring in 2014!

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Hi  Stern,

to give an idea about the sizes of these miniatures, I just took a picture with a bunch of different sculptors' pieces.

Boren Backslalp and the unpainted Olley figure are the same sculptor as the Dwarf with the Crossbow, but in a slightly different scale.  I've also got a Werner Klocke sculpt for comparison and an old 80's Guthrie Dwarf thief.  And then lastly, but certainly not leastly, an old Tom Meier Dwarf as well, when life really was in 25 MM. It's not really in too great of focus, but gives you an idea about the sizes.



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