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Xanthia Skyclad (Hasslefree), on Micro Arts Studio base

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Here is a completed Xanthia Skyclad, from Hasslefree Miniatures.  She's standing on a base from Micro Arts Studios (in their forest collection, the wround 30mm group).

Photos linked for nudity.

Xanthia front

Xanthia profile

Xanthia back

Xanthia quarter profile

There is also a basing thread and a WIP thread.

I gave her two small tattoos -- a triskelion on the right shoulder, and a band around her right ankle.  Those I just drew on using a .005 Micron pen with archival blue ink, on the base coat, and then covered them over with multiple very thin layers of flesh tones.

This is the first time I've attempted a tattoo, and I'm generally pleased, though they came out perhaps a tad understated.  Also they didn't photograph very well, I'm afraid.  As is often the case, the mini is nicer in hand than on screen.

This is a birthday gift for a player in my group, who came up with a druid so devoted to nature that she refuses to wear clothing.  The player's birthday isn't till June, but once I got started, I just wanted to get the figure done.

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Thanks for sharing the tattoo technique. I was going to try that on a figure.

Lovely soft skin tones. I think the recipient will be pleased


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Okay!  My craft/computer area is finally reassembled, and I've got some better pics of the tattoos, as requested.  I've cropped out the naughty bits, so here they are.

 

On her right shoulder, a simple triskelion-like design:

 

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And around her left ankle, a band -- also fairly simple, just a pair of lines connected by more diagonal lines.

 

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I thought giving her tattoos would add a bit more personality to the figure, which is otherwise just a naked lady with a pair of swords.

 

They turned out okay, though perhaps a tad more faded out than I was hoping.  But at least they look like they're part of her flesh rather than just painted on the surface like, say, henna or warpaint.

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I have tattoos and trust me, if she is walking around naked all the time, they are going to be faded. I doubt she wears sunscreen although she should being blonde and pale! She looks great and I think the tattoos look realistic.

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