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Wraith, Illusionist, Skeletons (Grenadier)(little pic-heavy)

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Rounding up the recent work. More old Grenadier minis (I super-promise I will work on something Reaper soon, very soon). First, a wraith:

 

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I was really trying to up the ante with this guy. I base-coated in black and tried highlighting up with three different shades of blue. Really wanted to capture the floating-along movement of the pose.

 

Next an illusionist:

 

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I really liked how she turned out. The dress reads bluer than it is in the pictures, but I was very happy with the highlights all around.

 

And two skeletons:

 

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I got all stupid-excited about these guys right off the bat. I just washed them (the guy with battleaxe with a green, the other with a brown) and dry-brushed with a slightly-browned white. Easy and pretty effective, I thought.

 

Though I'm sure there's room for improvement. Please feel free to head me the right direction. Thanks for looking.

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 I have that wraith on my shelf upstairs - he's one of my earliest minis from back in the Testors enamel days, and still one of my nostalgic favorites... I painted him brown, but I wanted it to look like he had glowing eyes floating inside his hood, so I painted the inside of his hood black and then put two tiny metallic gold dots on the back surface inside his hood at eye level. (Since I was only twelve or so, this seemed teribly clever to me, lol.) It actually came out pretty good.

 

(I think if I ever get another copy of him, I'm going to set two little bits of wire into the back surface inside the hood so they stick out to where the "eyes" would actually be and then paint a gold dot on the end of each one - with the wires and the rest of the inside of the hood painted black, you won't be able to see the wires and it'll look even more like the "eyes" are floating.)

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