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But, speaking of gun actions, I have no idea what action Sophie's gun would employ!  It can't be a lever action because it doesn't appear to have the right type of magazine, and it can't be much of anything else because of the lack of a bolt, pump, or whatever.  Now that I type this all out, though, I guess she must be using a muzzle loader (she does appear to have a hammer on her gun).  And I guess that that makes some sense if she's going to be shooting valuable and rare silver bullets!

 

 

I'm not seeing a round tube under the barrel like you would see with a typical lever action. It could be a dropping block, similar to a Sharp's 1863 Carbine.  The trigger guard rotates forward to drop the breech block, you insert a single round, close the breech, fire, rinse, wash, repeat.

 

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I need you to do a tutorial video clip of this!!!

 

WOW!!!!

 

I love her ( aside from the Wolf hunting part of course)

 

*** Whyyy hheeelloooo :wub: :wub: :wub: ,you wouldn't shoot a nice coloured wolf , now would you? Maybe some coffee? so we can ehh talk things over???***

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Beautiful job on the leather. Really, some of the best leather effects I've seen.

 

As for the rifle and the kind of action it has, I think it has to go under "make believe" because the sculptor probably has little to no idea about how guns work. The miniature figure world is riddled with completely impractical guns or ones that could never possibly operate the way they are designed.

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Kuro, she's looking *amazing*!!  ::wub:: ::wub:: ::wub::  I'm definitely saving this wip as a reference for when I paint mine.  I have no idea why, but the blue-ish gray skintone really appeals to me.  Her eyes are amazing as well.  Holy cats, how can I sip from your mind and have my eyes turn out like that? ::wub::

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Beautiful job on the leather. Really, some of the best leather effects I've seen.

 

As for the rifle and the kind of action it has, I think it has to go under "make believe" because the sculptor probably has little to no idea about how guns work. The miniature figure world is riddled with completely impractical guns or ones that could never possibly operate the way they are designed.

 

Thanks!  Yeah, I'm not sure what the esteemed Mr. Bobby Jackson's firearm knowledge-base includes, but he certainly makes some sweet miniatures!

 

 

Kuro, she's looking *amazing*!!  : :wub:: : :wub:: : :wub::  I'm definitely saving this wip as a reference for when I paint mine.  I have no idea why, but the blue-ish gray skintone really appeals to me.  Her eyes are amazing as well.  Holy cats, how can I sip from your mind and have my eyes turn out like that? : :wub::

 

:lol: thanks!  Well, for starters, you might like to check out my YouTube eye-painting tutorial!  (At least, I think that that's usually how knowledge transfer occurs!  :;): )

 

 

That skin is awesome!!!!

 

Can you share the recipe?

 

Sure thing!  Even item on this mini is composed of essentially three colors (all Reaper paints):  Nightmare Black (my shade color; a very, very, very dark blue), Twilight Blue (my midtone; a nice blue-gray color), and Ghost White (my highlight color; a sweet blue off-white that I get a ton of use out of [seriously, like every mini I paint uses one of the Reaper off-whites at some point]).  I then pick a color for a given item and mix it 50/50 with Twilight Blue to basecoat and then start shading and highlighting accordingly.

 

So, for her skintone, the base is 50/50 Twilight Blue and Rosy Skin Highlight with varying amounts of Nightmare Black and Ghost White added to make shade and highlight colors, respectively.

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First of all WOW.. Perfection as alwys and WOW again..

 

For the wings, well, painting black wings (or anything black for that matter) is a feat on its own. If, say, you were painting eagle like feathers with white ends and other color variations the task is much simpler, the depth that you are looking for is provided out of the box.

 

But for black feathers, I think your efforts were not in vain. They have to be dark, there's that. Therefore the subtle purple did add depth and the current state is certainly better than the previous one... If you ask me, I'd say it is done.

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