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Nice choice of colors!   I think a gloss finish woul not be right as it would make it looked liked a cooked scorpion.

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Remember that scorpions are largely found in arid climates, and so would often be dusty. I don't think glossy is the way to go. I DO think you've achieved something really beautiful here, and you should be proud! Wonderful colours, great contrasts, very clean. Lovely work.

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Since moving to Texas, scorpions of all sizes have lost their charm for moi; the few I've encountered are shiny & very flat...stomping on them has that effect. All that aside, your creation is a BEAUTY. The color selection & brushwork are OUTSTANDING...your Lady has a FINE sense of color. The base finishes off the piece to perfection. VERY WELL DONE!

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I got stung by a scorpion just last week! Made my reluctant to check this post but it was worth it! :D

 

Beautifully done!

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Thanks!

Ok maybe I won't gloss it, I don't want a boiled scorpion, but I did think they were sort of shiny like Malefactus states.

 

 

Since moving to Texas, scorpions of all sizes have lost their charm for moi; the few I've encountered are shiny & very flat...stomping on them has that effect. All that aside, your creation is a BEAUTY. The color selection & brushwork are OUTSTANDING...your Lady has a FINE sense of color. The base finishes off the piece to

 perfection. VERY WELL DONE!

 

Thanks!

ugh! and I thought having alligators and snakes on my doorstep was bad.

I think I would take those over a scorpion.

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Excellent "Desert" scheme.  I would not have thought to use orange, but you demonstrate how well it works.  I like the secondary colors, as well.  The bone bits are a nice touch and the dark brown plates provide a nice contrast but within the overall motif.  What colors did you highlight the orange with?

 

And yes, scorpions are shiny.  But more like semi-gloss than outright glossy.  I would not use any amount of gloss on a light colored mini.  It goes best with dark colors which it accents whereas gloss visually "competes" with light colors to the detriment of both the gloss and the color.

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 What colors did you highlight the orange with?

 

 

 

Saffron Yellow with a small amount of Orange Highlight.

 

I hardly ever get to use oranges and yellows and was really happy to try something different.

 

I just hope he stays glued to the base. He doesn't take up a lot of surface area.

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