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14015 - Niriodel, Elven Cleric (Painted for Friends First Character)

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Love it!  Great color choices, highlighting, and shading.  Especially on the face and boots.  The bow string is also a great touch.

Thanks!  He left the colors up to me, so I went kind of a generic ranger palette.  I am really happy with how he came out.  I need to find a better way to do bow strings though.  Once I sprayed it with dullcoat, the threads seemed to fray or separate a bit.  Not sure why. 

 

 

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that is normal for a material string or thread.   running your fingers over it when it is still a bit tacky to compact it again might help.

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I can see why your friend was ecstatic. That is a WONDERFUL creation , BEAUTIFULLY painted in a very in character array of colors. VERY WELL DONE!

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that is normal for a material string or thread.   running your fingers over it when it is still a bit tacky to compact it again might help.

Thanks for the tip!  Next bow I string, I will most certainly keep that in mind!

 

I can see why your friend was ecstatic. That is a WONDERFUL creation , BEAUTIFULLY painted in a very in character array of colors. VERY WELL DONE!

Thank you very much for the kind words!

 

 

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Nice work! The colors are great for a ranger. Ought to be worth a bonus to hide checks. :-)

Right!   +1 Hide check in woodland areas! 

 

Awesome job and a great gift!

 

*** So ehhh a promotion might be  a nice response?***

LOL Since I work retail, I have 6 different bosses.  However, he is not my direct supervisor, so there's little chance of that.  Truth be told, I would have painted it up for him regardless, just because he was so pumped about getting into gaming.  Now he's looking at other potential characters and minis.  **mwuhahah** First one's free!

 

 

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Nice work! The colors are great for a ranger. Ought to be worth a bonus to hide checks. :-)

Right!   +1 Hide check in woodland areas! 

 

Awesome job and a great gift!

 

*** So ehhh a promotion might be  a nice response?***

LOL Since I work retail, I have 6 different bosses.  However, he is not my direct supervisor, so there's little chance of that.  Truth be told, I would have painted it up for him regardless, just because he was so pumped about getting into gaming.  Now he's looking at other potential characters and minis.  **mwuhahah** First one's free!

 

 

CAH

 

 

Solid strategy!

 

Soon he will be collecting moar and moar...

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Lovely mini, great choice of colors. The gesture itself is grand.

 

As a side note, I remember watching a youtube video (I think) that suggested using real human hair for bow strings.

 

So anyone actually tried that I wonder?

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I always enjoy it when people put strings on their bows. Well done. your friend is certainly going to have a memorable first character. That for sure. ::):

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This is a nice paint job. All the colors are clear and well-defined, despite being subdued and in a narrow range. The details pop cleanly and the face has a keen expression. Like others, I love what you did with the bow string.

 

This was a neat present to give!

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