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Liz Shaw from "Doctor Who" (Bombshell Babe's "Dr. Helen Salinger")


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My husband gave me a number of Doctor Who-related miniatures for my birthday and I've started painting them up.

 

They include figures for Jon Pertwee's Doctor and the Brigadier, so when I noticed that this figure, Bombshell Babes #10019, "Dr. Helen Salinger", looked an awful lot like the Pertwee-era companion Liz Shaw it just seemed natural to throw her into the mix.

 

I've already gotten her a bit off and running.  I glued her to a base, primed her white, and washed over her with Burnt Umber.  I've already painted her face, hair, and glasses.  Liz Shaw doesn't wear glasses so I've painted them as sunglasses.

 

Her hair is a new experiment.  I had felt that the blonde hair I painted on earlier figures was too yellow and brassy, so this is a much more subdued, colder brownish-grey mix.  I believe it contains Titanium White, Raw Sienna, and Burnt Umber and there might be a dab of Carbon Black as well.

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In between then and now I deepened the ... I don't know what to call it, the luminescent dark shadow that forms at the center part of blonde hair when light strikes it.  Old photos of Liz Shaw had rather more honey-colored hair than I had painted, so I intensified it (I kept the experimental pale blonde hair on another mini I hope to start a WIP thread for soon).

 

I painted her lab coat with a thin wash of Titanium White warmed just a tad with Yellow Oxide to make a linen color, and the paper on her clipboard with pure Titanium White.

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I picked out the highlights on her lab coat a bit more, and tried a little of a transparent red-violet (Phthalo Blue + Quinacridone Magenta) I was using elsewhere for shadows.

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Then I tidied up and brought up and softened the white a little more, although I think the change is a little subtle.

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I realized that I had another mini of a woman scientist with a lab coat and her hair in a bun and I painted her blonde and in a white coat too. <_< I may have to branch out a bit.

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