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Thanks for the praise, everyone!  I am rather happy with how it came out, the glare of the flash off of the glossy coat, coupled with the translucency, does wash out a fair bit of the highlighting I did.  C'est la vie. 


It is a great little figure - I'm looking forward to tackling the Water Elemental.  Maybe after one or two more I'll do it.  My thought there is more white in the highlights to simulate agitated water - it will kill the translucency in places but hey, choppy water is opaque anyway.  This will also let me bring out more details.


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i love it ^_^


the only thing that distract me is the mold line i the first photo :huh:


I know!  It's really glaring.  I may trim it, but I hate to have to repaint and re-seal that bit.  We'll see.  I did some trimming of the mold lines before I painted it, the one on the opposite side still exists but is much less prominent.  I guess it didn't look so bad when I started painting.


Great! I started this very mini last night. I think I will steal borrow your idea of blue glowing runes. :ph34r:


 I'll keep an eye out for it.  :)  As I said, I'm not sure I accomplished the effect that I set out to do, but I like how it turned out.  I'd love to see someone else's take on it.  Incidentally, the colors are just Reaper's "Pure White" and Vallejo's "Andrea Blue," I just mixed, painted, and glazed a lot.


Very nice!  When you thinned out the Tamiya Clear Blue, what did you use?  And the glaze was just RMS Pure White, not a white ink?


 Just tapwater, actually.  I was a bit worried about it, but when I experimented it was fine.  It flowed a little bit funny, but not too bad.  I did use a synthetic brush for the Tamiya paint, though.


The glaze is just RMS "Pure White," I thinned it enough (and put on little enough) that it only clouded up the translucent blue a little.  You can see the line marks if you look closely enough, particularly in the 3rd picture.

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It looks like it came straight out of the Monster Manual. Awesome job! I should track down these Tamiya clear paints, methinks.


I'm anxious for these guys to hit the store so I can order some up! I very sadly wasn't able to Kickstart Bones 2 and must wait for them to be sold on the store like a peasant.

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It looks like it came straight out of the Monster Manual. Awesome job! I should track down these Tamiya clear paints, methinks.


I'm anxious for these guys to hit the store so I can order some up! I very sadly wasn't able to Kickstart Bones 2 and must wait for them to be sold on the store like a peasant.


Thanks!  I found the Tamiya Clear paints in a hobby shop, rather than a gaming store.  I think model-makers use them a lot.  I picked up clear green, yellow, blue, red, and smoke.  The nice thing is the green and blue are definitely darker than the Reaper Translucents of those colors - I'm not sure about the red, but I suspect the same is true of those.  I may pick up a pack of the "Wall of Fire" sometime to try. :)

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