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"Barbarella", ReaperCon Silver Level Mini

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Hey all,

Been a while since I posted a WIP, but I'm working on one of the ReaperCon resin exclusives and I'm keen for some feedback.

 

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I'm pretty much done with the skin and hair so far, but I'm keen to hear what people think of it. In particular I'm trying to think more about how hair should be highlighted, but blue hair is maybe not the easiest to do that with.

Also worth noting that the green eyes don't pop as much as I thought they would, but I'm not disappointed (at least not enough to try a do-over). Might have needed to add some white to the green.

The yellow cloth has only had a single coat of base colour so far, to give me an idea of how it's all going to look, and the headdress, collar, bracers, weapon et al are going to be silver. Not 100% sure on what colour the boots will be yet, but my wife suggested making them silver as well which could work; any advice for painting metallic cloth would be appreciated.

I kind of like the slightly Martian look that the base has so far, so I think I'll continue in that direction.

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IMO she looks like a bowl of Fruit Loops.  I think the red/pink skin looks great, but I'd pick a direction on the color wheel and go there. Either red/yellow/orange, or red/blue/green. 

 

 

IIRC Barbarella's costumes (what there were of them) tended to be black, silver and white. 

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IMO she looks like a bowl of Fruit Loops. I think the red/pink skin looks great, but I'd pick a direction on the color wheel and go there. Either red/yellow/orange, or red/blue/green.

 

 

IIRC Barbarella's costumes (what there were of them) tended to be black, silver and white.

I see your point. Do you think adding a bit of a green tint to the hair might help?

For the record, I'm not trying to imitate Barbarella, it's just what I was told she was called. I actually considered painting her like Starfire to begin with.

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Cool mini. I hadn't seen this one previously.

 

Going with the Martian theme, I guessed maybe she was meant to be Dejah Thoris.

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Take a look at SodaPop's Princess Mayla mini. She's got blue hair, and it's highlighted in a very interesting manner.

 

I started on mine today, as well, though I went with a more Jane Fonda-esqe look.

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