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Looking good, I like the color scheme you have in mind.

 

I want to get some SC75 paints soon as well. I have their inks which I've fallen in love with.

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Nice, it'll be interesting to see those Scale75 flesh tones in action. I like that blue on the cape a lot.

 

Pinups it is! 

Back in like Jr high I used to do a bit of modeling.

Woa, when I read those two sentences in succession I thought things were about to get a little too interesting... ::D:
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Mo' pictures. This is getting interesting.

Alas, either due to all the dusting earlier or the furnace kicking on all the time because it's like 5F out, I had to give up on more painting tonight.  Having to wipe little lint fibers off after every other brush stroke got old.

 

Nice, it'll be interesting to see those Scale75 flesh tones in action. I like that blue on the cape a lot.

 

Pinups it is! 

Back in like Jr high I used to do a bit of modeling.

Woa, when I read those two sentences in succession I thought things were about to get a little too interesting... ::D:

 

I'm not sure that jr high students doing pinup modeling is even legal where I live, but if that's your thing, more power to you.  What drawing such a conclusion says about you though... :huh:

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I'll be watching. Aaaaalways watching.

 

 

I got the Alison, the Twilight Knight model coming in my pledge later this year, so I'm interested to see what you do with her.

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I'm not sure that jr high students doing pinup modeling is even legal where I live, but if that's your thing, more power to you.  What drawing such a conclusion says about you though... :huh:

Oh, crap, that came out wrong didn't it? Did totally not mean the age angle there, you have too many grade names in the US, I get confused (after googling what junior high actually is, I can see how that was pretty inappropriate). I'm sorry about that.

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No worries, I was just messing with you anyway. ::P:

Wheh! Thanks for saying, I actually felt like a real douchebag for awhile there. ::P:

 

Anyway, I'll be following this; especially interested in seeing you get to those Scale75 paints as they've been tempting me for quite a while now. They're just a bit pricey and also I don't know if it's a bad idea to order paints to Sweden at this time of year.

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It was 6F (or -14.4C to you) the day my paint arrived.  Of course, it was on a day off so I could watch for the mailman.  The paint arrived cold but nowhere near frozen so it can be done.

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 Acrylic paint basically needs to be put in a freezer or left outdoors overnight in order to freeze to the point where it'd get permanently damaged. During transit, it'll be inside a sealed cardboard box and either be in a building or in a truck or plane for all but a few minutes of the journey. it will never get cold enough for long enough to freeze. Once it reaches you, as long as you don't leave it in your mailbox for a couple of days, it should be fine.

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Aha, that's good to know, thanks for the info guys! I had just heard rumors about paint freezing and getting messed up. It's actually not that super cold here right now anyway, perhaps I should just go and make a little Spanish investment...

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Unfortunately, there hasn't been much progress with the painting so far this week.  I had blocked out some lighter blues on the cape (while fighting through another lint storm) before dropping it.  Following the laws of falling minis, it found a grate and partially wedged itself in.  It wasn't a problem to get out, but it did scrape some paint off.  Not feeling like trying to repair it, I moved on to the other half.  So far I've just blocked out a few things.  Everything that will eventually be steel got undercoated in black.  I had been thinking about some gold bits, but decided against it. 

 

I also blocked in some purple.  Technically I suppose it's a midtone but I don't think that there will be much left of it in the end.  I plan to wash it with a blue-violet that will stay in the shadows and then highlight with a much more reddish-purple like you see in the twilight images.  Originally I had only planned for the wrappings on her legs and sword to be purple, but then I thought it would work on top, so then I made the thong match as well.

 

I still have a couple of color choices to make.  At first I was going to do the knees and pommel as red gems, but then I thought maybe I'd make the straps around her hips red leather.  I'm not sure I want both the gems and the leather the same color, so I may make the gems blue to match the cloak.  I also need to decided if I want the hilt steel or some other metal.  Lastly, I have what is tied on the sword just below the hilt.  I haven't used a pastel orange yet, but I'm not sure that I want to...

 

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Here you probably thought this update would contain some Scale75, but not yet!  You'll just have to keep checking in.  :devil:

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Work has been evil, so I'm just dropping by real quick with a small update.  I went ahead and blocked in the red and the blue areas.  Having learned my lesson earlier with the cape, I went ahead and used Vallejo's "heavy" i.e. basecoating paints.  The colors aren't quite as vibrant but they cover.  I also washed the purple with the violet to create shadows and then had just enough time to start layering on some of the reddish purple that you see in the twilight photos.  I started on the sword and a bit on her top.  Fingers crossed for a nice relaxing night of painting tomorrow.

 

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The finger crossing did no good.  There was no painting this past weekend, but I decided that tonight there would be painting no matter what!  Let's see, where we last left off I had just started highlighting purple.  I continued with the wrappings on her legs.  Sometimes things don't turn out quite the way you envision them, but I still like the colors.

 

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The mantra always seems to be higher highlights, but never to pink.  I however dare to go to pink.

 

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And next for the sk... oh wait there's that belt.   I hit it with some highlight color but my shadow is still put away from my last cleaning.  It's late (for me, in this timezone) so I'll hunt it up some other time.

 

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TBC tomorrow, I hope...

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