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I've been working on the 25mm miniatures for the last month, and I decided I needed some play time.

SO, I saw King Richard The Lion and thought it would be a fun project !

I did NOT notice the tail when I decided to get him, and now I am roaring about it standing in the rear

of the sculpt so tall and proud.  He is primed and I just gave him a black ink wash.  I want all those details

to be staring at me.


Off we go !


Here are some photos of him as I begin.








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ooooooh!   another royal...  Is he vying for the attention of her frogginess the Queen! 



I see a need for some royal purple in this one..  (no orange... I repeat NO Orange)


what is the size of this one... looks like a normal 28 or 30 mm ...?


Oh as a side note... Robin  is short for Richard  :devil:

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I am totally amazed that I actually got some painting time in today.

After working on the mowing yard, trimming, cutting back weeds in the garden,

and working three hours on that stuff, I had my doubts.


Fortunately, I really adore this "King Richard The Lion" and wanted to start base

coloring him.  Well, I've got his Chain mail in, and five coats of Imperial Purple on his robes.

Already am liking the direction he is going in.

I'm using a 50/50 water, paint solution, SLOWLY building up that Purple.

When I am happy with that color, I will put in a medium intensity purple and hold

highlighting till last.  First time I have had a miniature that always has a hand grip somewhere !



Here's King Richard.





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I should have been in bed hours ago, however; here I am painting away on this King Richard..LOL.

Dang thing is addictive !


So here we are moving along on the Mini !


I am going to bed in a minute !







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now that is a nice deep shade of purple.. really starting the ROYAL vibe on this one.  I also see you have gone with a golden mane.

Its going to get deeper as I layer Robinh. 

I want a lot of contrast on this one.

The eyes are going to be a bear on the lion..ROFL.

I want a really intense rich brown look, and all the details I want to be very intense.

I'm raising the notch up a bit as I go along.

Highlighting is going to be very specific, and I want the jewels in crown, belt and other places to be

intense.  I think I can pull that off. 

Time will tell


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Yesterday temperature hit 98 last night.  Combine that with NJ humidity, and I am amazed I did any

painting last night, or earlier this morning.  I'm creeping further and further into the recesses of the

bat cave at this point.  I did make some progress as I continue to make King Richard emerge from

his casting.  I've been layering color, and just having fun..(betwixt ice cubes).


Here is the Lion at this stage.







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