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Wow.

 

A great paintjob with a excellent base.

 

Is she waiting for her husband to come home? ( Fisherman, Sailor)

 

Or is she mourning a lost lover? Or just dreaming how it would be to cross that sea?

 

Awesome piece,.

Thanks! You are actually so close! Her husband built a beautiful villa on an island. It has beautiful gardens and they are happy there. Sometimes he would have to go away for business. Every evening she would cut a flower from the garden and toss it into the waves until he returned home safely again.

 

The waves and the whole scene look great!  Good job with her.  She's so forlorn and yet determined, though I feel her end is upon her.

Um, did you notice the sea hag I painted is wearing a pink dress?

 

This needs more Like buttons for me to click.  Those crashing wave effects are FANTASTIC!  And the cliff and scrubby vegetation, and the figure with that melancholy pose and the windswept hair -- it just all goes together so perfectly!  I find it rare that a miniature inspires quite so much emotion.  This is inspiring!

 

Re: So Tiny: I'm not sure what scale Hasslefree is, but the few Hasslefree figures I've gotten are surely smaller than comparable Reaper figures.

Thank you so much! Like I said, she is slightly shorter than the average Reaper girl but she is much more slender, petite and tiny. I looked at her face and nearly cried at how small her eyes are. (I also bought the kids from Hasslefree, both medieval and the Jedi kids (squeeee!) I will wait for a moment of insanity before I tackle any of those. The largest of those stands the height of a penny.) I will take a picture of her next to a Reaper for scale and post it.

 

" I didn't have a clue what I was doing making her base"...Oh yeah? 'Cause you sure fooled me. She looks freaking *amazing*! That wonderfully done base!

Thank you so much! The base....I wasn't kidding. First of all, I picked up bark from a friend's yard. I glued three pieces together and then jammed some green stuff in the cracks. I then used a "paint bark to look like rock" tutorial to make it look like rock. It just wasn't looking right. I knew it was a fail when my son said, "Mom, you did a really good job making that look like wood!" Gah! So I kept messing with it and asked another painter friend what he thought. He thought it looked like driftwood as well. He thought some higher grey highlights might do it. So I did even more grey highlights, very light dry brushing with 3 colors of grey, and then using a thin brush to pick out certain places with the 3 colors of grey and lastly highlighting with white.

 

The water is this stuff that I have fought with since I bought it. It is water effect but it doesn't pour. It comes out the consistency of frosting. So I blobbed some on a plastic lid and used a brush to make "wave" patterns. I painted the base sand colored and used a wash to darken the area where the water would recede and leave the sand "wet". I brushed to water stuff on the base. I painted the base waves and the other waves on the lid with blue and turquoise inks. I then used a stiff bristled brush to dab white on for the foam. After pinning the "cliff" to the base, I arranged the waves where I thought they looked best and used a bit of the water effect to glue them into place. Then I touched up with more ink and white paint.

 

I ended up being pleased with her and liking the base but I seriously fought with that base for a couple weeks.

 

Thanks everyone!

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BLZeebub, on 03 Nov 2015 - 06:42 AM, said:snapback.png

The waves and the whole scene look great!  Good job with her.  She's so forlorn and yet determined, though I feel her end is upon her.

Um, did you notice the sea hag I painted is wearing a pink dress?

 

Indeed!  So which is the before and which the after?

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BLZeebub, on 03 Nov 2015 - 06:42 AM, said:snapback.png

The waves and the whole scene look great!  Good job with her.  She's so forlorn and yet determined, though I feel her end is upon her.

Um, did you notice the sea hag I painted is wearing a pink dress?

 

Indeed!  So which is the before and which the after?

 

None of my players better be reading this! If you are reading this, STOP right there and read no further!

 

Ok, so, she throws a flower into the waves every night her husband is gone. One night, a terrible storm blows in. She is desperate and cuts every flower in her garden and runs to the cliffs. It is windy, and raining so hard, she slips.....

 

Her husband returns home and she is not there. He thinks she got tired of waiting and left him. He stays, hoping she will return and eventually dies of a broken heart.

 

The players get shipwrecked and wash up on the island. She, her name is Isra, finds them and takes them to the villa where she has her servants bathe and feed them and care for them. She is so happy to have company she doesn't want them to leave. Her servants are really jub jubs and nagas with illusion spells cast on them to look like beautiful (the races of the players) to hopefully entice them to want to, er, hang out and stay on the island.

 

Poor Isra's body was swept into a cave below the cliffs. Finding her bones and burying her beside her husband will let her ghost rest.

 

That's the gist of the story. The players' choices decide whether they get to deal with Isra or the sea hag!

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I'm resurrecting this thread because... well, just because. :)

 

Truthfully, I had a bunch of Hasslefree miniatures show up in a box from the UK today, and was looking up to see if there were reference shots on here of any of them. 

 

Jaw, meet floor. 

 

Floor, meet jaw.

 

Outstanding.

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I'm resurrecting this thread because... well, just because. :)

 

Truthfully, I had a bunch of Hasslefree miniatures show up in a box from the UK today, and was looking up to see if there were reference shots on here of any of them. 

 

Jaw, meet floor. 

 

Floor, meet jaw.

 

Outstanding.

Awwww, thanks! I really love those figure. So melancholy. Can't wait to see what Hasslefree figures you got! I have a whole mess of both Hasslefree AND Reaper to paint! Love them!

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Awwww, thanks! I really love those figure. So melancholy. Can't wait to see what Hasslefree figures you got! I have a whole mess of both Hasslefree AND Reaper to paint! Love them!

 

 

 

 

Well, most of the ones I ordered are NSFW. Succubus, incubi, etc.. So I don't know if they'll get posted here.  (I'm running a D&D campaign where there's a demon lord antagonist, so it's relevant to the setting.)

 

A couple of the less racy ones will be posted, for sure, though!

 

That base and figure in this thread were beautifully done. There's only been a couple of times I've looked at an arrangement on here here and actually felt a real tug of emotion, that Crazy Old Man and his mushroom kingdom  :;): and now this one. (Most other times I've looked on here it's left-brain critique and analytical learning as I try to break down how to do what someone has done)

 

She looks sad, lost, meditative, like a young widow looking out over the ocean wondering why life is so empty. I've seen that look before in real life, and I could feel that, in this work.

 

Anyway .. just.. wow. Looking at it again today I felt the same thing again, so it wasn't a fluke. This is just really, really good.

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Awwww, thanks! I really love those figure. So melancholy. Can't wait to see what Hasslefree figures you got! I have a whole mess of both Hasslefree AND Reaper to paint! Love them!

 

 

 

 

Well, most of the ones I ordered are NSFW. Succubus, incubi, etc.. So I don't know if they'll get posted here.  (I'm running a D&D campaign where there's a demon lord antagonist, so it's relevant to the setting.)

 

A couple of the less racy ones will be posted, for sure, though!

 

That base and figure in this thread were beautifully done. There's only been a couple of times I've looked at an arrangement on here here and actually felt a real tug of emotion, that Crazy Old Man and his mushroom kingdom  :;): and now this one. (Most other times I've looked on here it's left-brain critique and analytical learning as I try to break down how to do what someone has done)

 

She looks sad, lost, meditative, like a young widow looking out over the ocean wondering why life is so empty. I've seen that look before in real life, and I could feel that, in this work.

 

Anyway .. just.. wow. Looking at it again today I felt the same thing again, so it wasn't a fluke. This is just really, really good.

 

Thank you so much! I can only take so much credit though as a lot of it is just the great sculpt!

 

(I have the whole set of incubi/sucubi. They are a hoot! I haven't painted mine yet.)

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