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Here is my 5th mini painted ever. I went with a very simplified color scheme (only 3-4 colors total). I want to add some more detail, especially around the eyes, but I rather like how it came out for being roughly 1.5 hours of work. If only I could get the staff to stay straight...




Next I plan to tackle something bigger than ever before!

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Yeah, I need to re-take pictures of all my minis. I want one of those nice backgrounds so that they can be seen better. Thank you though. I was especially happy with the squid head. Now to figure out what color to make the eyes...


I have just googled some nice pics, and printed those out, cheap and handy backdrops till I find something awesome..

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If you do a search for reptile eyes, they have sorts of cool looking eyes that make nice, handy references.


He looks great, especially for a speedpaint.  Its a shame he staff won't stay straight.

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Not something to try now that he is painted, but you know about the boiling water/ice water trick right?


Dip your mini in boiling water and it will become soft as can be.  Shape it like you like it and then plunge it into a bowl of ice water.  It should retain the new shape you put it in.  Sometimes the plastic gods are unkind and the mini has a memory and simply will not be realigned.  But most of the time that will straighten weapons, change poses, bend legs for a mount etc.


Nice paint job, but i am dying to see you add some detail to that trim - lots in the sculpt for you to pick out and make him more opulent and regal!

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Do you have any you can suggest? I'd be ok with just printing something out.


To be honest I googled Photo Backdrops and Fantasy wallpapers and those two provided enough stuff for me.


Just pick what you like yourself.


I have found that there are a lot free pics you can print out and use.

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I see all the detail in the trim and i want it to stand off the silver... gold highlights? clear sapphire drybrush?


It just seems like there is a lot of detail in the sculpt that could be reinforced with paint - even just picking out the dots in the borders


sorta takes it out of the realm of speedpaint, but it could be fun!

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