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77182: Arachnid Archer (Bones)

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It felt like painting something out of my childhood with this (I'll confess to being really into the whole Drow thing for a while for the very, very obvious reason):

 

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This was my second Bones piece (I painted one of the IMEF guys for my brother, as he thinks it's cool I'm painting and is supporting my whimsy and wanted some space marines as he's a huge Mass Effect fan; still have another to do). It really seems to paint differently than the metal, but maybe I'm just imagining it. I'm following the general guidelines I see for them, but anyway. Could NOT find one of these painted to give me ideas, and I kind of had a hard time telling where her top ended, neckline-wise. So did some ballparking there. Turned out purpler than I'd've liked, maybe--I want to work on mixing a grayer shade for the base coast before I do any more dark elves (I have the male arachnid, the queen, some others. Yay)--but I was kind of happy wth my highlights. Still working to brighter brighter brighter them. But I had a lot of fun. And it totally creeps my wife out. So there's that.

 

As always, advice for improving, her or especially in general, is totally appreciated.

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I do find that Bones just feel different to paint.  I'm blaming the bendiness of the material.  I've been getting used to it, but at first it felt so darned strange!!

 

Also, some of the smaller details on the converted pieces (ie, sculpts that were done for metal first, then converted to Bones) don't come through properly.  Stuff that was sculpted for Bones seems better, as does simpler models.  There are techniques that work great on metal that don't work well on Bones.  I could go on, but there's a whole thread about it somewhere.  ^_^

 

Welcome to the white plastic world!!  ::D:

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