Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 15
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Looks great!


I got Svetlana as well, a squad of the armored Chaos-looking dudes and one more barbarian. I haven't done anything with them yet, because the casting was so bad on them. It's gonna take a lot of work to get them to where they can be painted, though I do like the sculpts.


This is why I, for one, am doubly impressed with your work on this!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

What is it you don't like about the grass? We're you using static grass or the army painter/minitaur tufts?

It's a mess, got everywhere and didn't behave well at all. I'm using Silflor mat grass. I thought it would be cool because I think the tufts look too artificial and wanted something I could make into more organic shapes. Originally I wanted to cover the whole depression area with grass and sink it into the snow and then dust snow over the top. But they use black (!) threads to bind the mats together, so the edges were a nightmare. I ended up just trying to make a little shape in my hand and pull the binding threads out and jam it into some glue, then remove the worst offenders. I don't want to varnish it and blow the snow and grass all over the place, either.


Still not happy with the photography, the back shot in particular is blown out by the light shining (through my light box diffusion!) on the model. Most of the painted detail on the axe and shield is lost in the shine.


Also, that join for the shield is super weak. Not sure if I'll bring her to ReaperCon, I don't expect that it would survive the trip let alone additional handling.


This is why I enjoy the painting part of the hobby. The rest of it is a mess. :)

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks to all for the kind words.


Yeah, the grass isn't great but if I don't start using stuff like that I won't learn. I just hate sucking at things :)


And really, it does look pretty cool at a distance on the shelf.


I do think my love of winter is starting to show a bit...

Edited by CashWiley
  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm my only issue with her is the axe fit.


I guess I need to get her painted up now so people can see a more tabletop version ;)


Not sure if its the photo but at your level I think the highlights on the metal could be brighter. Great blending across the model and the skin tone is interesting, always good to see something other than another tanned white person in mini form.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By aku-chan
      Presenting the Frost Giant Heroine from Reaper.
      Not my best work, I'm still not great at getting all the mold-lines off these PVC minis, plus I was painting her to help work through some issues I was having so she's a bit on the rough and basic side.
      Was still a lot of fun to paint up though, I'll have to get the other one done now.
      As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
    • By Inarah
      From the Kid Heroes set:  

    • By Inarah
      This is the Bones version of the iconic character, painted in a rather quick and dirty fashion. There was a lot of metal and chain mail, which I did not spend time on, and a few details which I picked out.  In retrospect I could have brightened up the armor some, but since she's likely to go on the table as a generic fighter I didn't feel the need to make her special. 


    • By Inarah
      I have to confess when I pulled this guy out of the core set I thought it was a goblin. In particular, it reminded me of a certain space goblin that backwards talks in riddles he does, mmmn.   So he's green.  

    • By Inarah
      AKA: Sophie's mom.  This is a model that really needs to be made in metal.  It's just awful in plastic.  Anyway, she sat on my paint table a long time before inspiration broke through and I did the wings. The rest just took patience. 

      Frontal view  also available
  • Who's Online   8 Members, 0 Anonymous, 99 Guests (See full list)

  • Create New...