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Well, I finished a mini for one of my Pathfinder characters after about 5 months of not painting. Maybe I'll try this one again after more practice. Or maybe not since between mini, weapon conversion and base It took 3 Bones minis to do it.

 

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Suggestions for improvement are welcome.

 

See also my work in progress thread.

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I'd suggest eyelining in the future. I don't usually line anything else, but those I always do - I paint the whole face white, paint in a stripe of color for the iris, than paint a walnut line around the eyes (as broad as it has to be, as long as the whites of the eyes are the right shape) around them. Then I use my fleshtone to carefully make it into a thin brown outline, as thin as I can. It gives good definition & makes the white pop against pale skin...

 

I used it here, for an example, but if done carefully you can get a much thinner and smoother line. This was a bit of a rush job...

 

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I love the color of her hair, though! What did you use?

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I can't tell if it's just the photo, but what did you use to clear coat her with? All my early minis look like this. Bright and shiny. Then I switched to Testor's dullcote spray (no, this isn't an ad). Anyways, it does amazing things after painting and reduces the shiny, especially on bones minis where you don't need a crazy thick sealer. Agree with the advice on lining, though my method is lazier than Aard_Rinn's. I paint the face, then paint my liner color all over and around the eye. Then put white in the eyes, and if necessary use skin tone to clean up around the eye. I can't really "line" anything that small right now.

 

I love your color selection on her (the red hair and blue cloak really pops) and the mod and your base work is amazing.

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I love this as I'm just finishing up a Cassie myself. I'm impressed by anyone who does a conversion as I haven't attempted one yet! LOL! One thing about the eyes too, and this is a trick I picked up on the interwebs... I use a Windsor and Newton Series 7 #2 to do eyes with. It sounds insane, it looks insane, but I'm telling you, the eyes are so much easier when using that large brush! I think sorcery is involved... at any rate, great job!

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I can't tell if it's just the photo, but what did you use to clear coat her with? All my early minis look like this. Bright and shiny. Then I switched to Testor's dullcote spray (no, this isn't an ad). Anyways, it does amazing things after painting and reduces the shiny, especially on bones minis where you don't need a crazy thick sealer. Agree with the advice on lining, though my method is lazier than Aard_Rinn's. I paint the face, then paint my liner color all over and around the eye. Then put white in the eyes, and if necessary use skin tone to clean up around the eye. I can't really "line" anything that small right now.

 

I love your color selection on her (the red hair and blue cloak really pops) and the mod and your base work is amazing.

 

It's Krylon low-odor "matte" spray. "Matte" definitely deserves the sarcasm quotes here. I'll see if I can't find a can of Testor's before my next mini, or go back to MSP brush-on sealer.

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 The one thing that's always bugged me about Cassie is that damn jug on her belt - It looks like she's carrying the Urn the Undertaker from WWE used to use, lol... Is she carrying her dead grandmother around or something? :rolleyes:

I always assumed it was a jug of water or booze.

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I love the conversions and the staging of this mini!

 

Thanks. I'd say they're the part I'm proudest of as well. The decision to put her on something other than a bland black tabletop base came late, but i think it was worth the extra work.

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