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I've been working on this guy for a week now.  He's 25mm tall, that is the size of a U. S. quarter.  Now, I'm going to point out how difficult this Hedgehog is to paint.  It doesn't mean I am unhappy, its teaching me tones, its the growing pains I'm complaining about !  LOL  This is one tough to wrestle with mini.  I thought, okay, little brushes and we are off.. Yeah.. Dream on kid.  This mini has wrestled with me for every layer of Paint or liner I have put on.  Getting the angles correct to apply a coat of paint is SOOO frustrating !  I finally have gotten to the point where I'll let you see what I am doing.  I have removed the base that it came with, its pinned.  Getting the spikes to not look like fur was complicated.  The face has a lot of

personality.  I've started on the base already.  so, now that I spoke about him, here is the Hedgehog bard in the painting stage.  I'm ignoring everything that was done on the dsm site showing how they painted him. 

 

Photos retaken.  These are a bit better.

Hard to focus on this small mini.

Jay

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You may be struggling, but I think its with your own judgement and not the paint on the mini, we are mostly our own worse critics.

 

 You have done very well so far!

 

 I like how the face looks and it does not hide any of the character so pat yourself on the back (put down the paint brush first tho)

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I know it sounds like I am frustrated; but I'm really not. 

This is one of those "growing and learning" mini's. 

Pull out all the tricks, and techniques you have, cause you are going to find one that

you need, and enhance it.  Its still a huge amount of fun.

 

I need more fertilizer !  LOL

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I know it sounds like I am frustrated; but I'm really not. 

This is one of those "growing and learning" mini's. 

Pull out all the tricks, and techniques you have, cause you are going to find one that

you need, and enhance it.  Its still a huge amount of fun.

 

I need more fertilizer !  LOL

 

Well that was random!  ::P:

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Looking good!

 

You know... There is this Reaper vignette ( I think from Derek Schubert) where an Elf is playing music and all kinds of animals are around her listening.

 

You could take a few small familiars and do that with him.

He needs an audience!

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He is a personable Little Creature; to a large part that is due to how you are painting him. Be brave & tenacious, he looks to be worth the trouble.

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He is a personable Little Creature; to a large part that is due to how you are painting him. Be brave & tenacious, he looks to be worth the trouble.

Thanks for the comment Malefactus et al;

He finally turned the corner at 0800 this morning.  (Glad I like cold coffee ! )

Started getting more colorful, getting contrasts set in, looking for where I want the highlights to be.

Now he is looking like what I had in mind.  The red bottle of wine, the bag of some sort of munchies,

his pipe; now all stand out, and he has mid tones on him.  Here are some photos of the the warbling Hedgehog.

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Now the colors are beginning to come together.  Touches of highlights are coming through.

He has that balance I like to get with the color and mixes into the shadows.

The rocks are painted,as are the strings on the lute...(I can't believe I got those in there).

So here is the Hedgehog Bard as he lays, getting ready for basing.

 

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I think the piece he is playing is called "Prickly Love"

:rock:

 

Love Hurts - Nazareth

 

Love hurts, love scars, love wounds

And marks, any heart

Not tough or strong enough

To take a lot of pain, take a lot of pain

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Amazingly, the temperatures have hit 93, and I was huddled up with my Air Conditioner, and decided to work on teh Hedgehog Bard.

He must have realized I was on the short tempered end, and decided to play nice with me. 

He's FINISHED !

Got the base done before lunch.  So I'll post him up in the show-off Forum in a minute.

I'll post the link when It is established right below this sentence. 

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69405-hedgehog-bard-dsm8039/

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