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01602 - Reaper Miniatures 25th Anniversary, Tara The Silent

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15 hours ago, Lucian523 said:

That coppery color goes with the green oh so well. I fyou don't mind sharing, what material did you put on the base for the dirt/stone?

 

Thanks!

 

I used "green stuff" for the base, other puttys such as "Milliput" would work too. After attaching her to the plastic base, I just filled out the gaps from the metal base part to the edges of the plastic base. I then added tiny dimples to the green stuff to match the detail on the metal base. This was done by lightly dabbing it all over with a cocktail stick - the end point of which was rounded off a bit so that the dimples didn't look too severe. You can achieve bigger dimples by using the end of a paintbrush or similar - this gives a kind of wet, muddy well trodden ground effect.

 

15 hours ago, Tjrez said:

nice job, i like your choice of colors

 

Thank you! I tried to keep her dark & dangerous.

 

5 hours ago, Limey72 said:

Excellent you have superb control and color selection the leather is indeed amazing.

 

Thanks! It's an old family recipie. :poke:

 

4 hours ago, sigmaone said:

The effect really works though. Looks completely intentional.

 

Many thanks!

 

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Amazing, a masterpiece. Leather and bronze are so smooth and match so good. I'm also about to start on her and Eli Quicknight, and I think I will try a similar scheme (except mine will look rough lol). 

Great job! 

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On 7/17/2017 at 2:08 PM, Couvs said:

That's pretty awesome! How did you do the leather? I have this mini but haven't taken a shot at painting her yet

 

Many thanks!

 

The leather was done over a number of layers & the paints I used are by GW but I'm sure other companies have similar shades if you don't use GW:

 

1. I started with a solid black base coat.

2. When dry, I applied the first layer using "Dryad Bark". I used a kind of wet drybrushing method to apply it to the raised areas & edges of the armour. I made sure that I Ieft approximately 50% of each piece of armour black in the recesses to keep it nice & dark.

3. For the next layer, I carefully painted "Mournfang Brown" (slightly thinned) over the Dryad Bark in slightly smaller areas (making sure to leave enough Dryad Bark showing) to start building up the highlights.

4. Next, I very carefully painted "Skrag Brown" (slightly thinned) over the Mournfang Brown in even smaller areas to cary on building up the highlights. I'm using this quite sparingly on hard edges such as the tops of the boots or the edges of the rectangular sections. I'm also using it on the more pronounced raised or rounded areas where needed.

5. Finally, I used "Deathclaw Brown" very sparingly on areas such as the corners of hard edges or the belt strap ends etc. I'm just using tiny dots of paint here.

 

I hope this info is useful to you! ::):

 

 

 

 

 

On 7/17/2017 at 3:06 PM, Egg of Coot said:

Very nice!  Your color selection and execution are perfect.  Great work.

 

The Egg

 

Thanks!

 

19 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

Excellent paint job on her!

 

Thank you!

 

19 hours ago, NyarlaBcn said:

Amazing, a masterpiece. Leather and bronze are so smooth and match so good. I'm also about to start on her and Eli Quicknight, and I think I will try a similar scheme (except mine will look rough lol). 

Great job! 

 

Many thanks!

I've got Eli to do soon also, I'm sure that yours will look great!

 

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On 7/19/2017 at 2:17 PM, TheOldGuard said:

 

Many thanks!

 

The leather was done over a number of layers & the paints I used are by GW but I'm sure other companies have similar shades if you don't use GW:

 

1. I started with a solid black base coat.

2. When dry, I applied the first layer using "Dryad Bark". I used a kind of wet drybrushing method to apply it to the raised areas & edges of the armour. I made sure that I Ieft approximately 50% of each piece of armour black in the recesses to keep it nice & dark.

3. For the next layer, I carefully painted "Mournfang Brown" (slightly thinned) over the Dryad Bark in slightly smaller areas (making sure to leave enough Dryad Bark showing) to start building up the highlights.

4. Next, I very carefully painted "Skrag Brown" (slightly thinned) over the Mournfang Brown in even smaller areas to cary on building up the highlights. I'm using this quite sparingly on hard edges such as the tops of the boots or the edges of the rectangular sections. I'm also using it on the more pronounced raised or rounded areas where needed.

5. Finally, I used "Deathclaw Brown" very sparingly on areas such as the corners of hard edges or the belt strap ends etc. I'm just using tiny dots of paint here.

 

I hope this info is useful to you! ::):

 

 

 

 

very interesting.  do you know of a youtube video I might watch that uses this technique?

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Very impressed with your color scheme!  I mean, you did a great job on painting her (the face is lovely) but somehow I always felt that Tara looked like she was wearing way too much mis-matched gear that didn't work well together.  Your unified dark leather really makes the sculpt look so much better, thank you for sharing her!  ^_^

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16 hours ago, Couvs said:

 

very interesting.  do you know of a youtube video I might watch that uses this technique?

 

Thanks!

 

The technique I'm using is just "layering" really. Basically, this is where you build up the highlights by painting on ever increasingly lighter colours to ever increasingly smaller areas. The paint needs to be slightly thinned to the consistensy of milk. This technique does require practice but if you persevere, you can get some lovely smooth highlights. ::):

 

I don't know any videos as such but "Doctor Faust's Painting Clinic" on Youtube is a favourite channel of mine - I'm sure that you'll find some layering tips there. Maybe there is a tutorial on these boards that someone could recommend?

 

12 hours ago, LittleBluberry said:

Very impressed with your color scheme!  I mean, you did a great job on painting her (the face is lovely) but somehow I always felt that Tara looked like she was wearing way too much mis-matched gear that didn't work well together.  Your unified dark leather really makes the sculpt look so much better, thank you for sharing her!  ^_^

 

Thanks!

 

I always have a really good look at all the detail on a mini before I start painting & I then come up with a colour scheme. I sometimes come up with a very basic character story, Tara's was that she comes from a long line of Assassins or Thieves who pass down their old beaten up armour to the next generation of family member. The leather amour was always the foremost thing in my mind & I based the whole colour scheme around it.

 

9 hours ago, VolksFest said:

Gorgeous mini! Leather is stunning and her face is just exquisite! Very well done!  

 

Thanks!

 

It's a great face to paint!

 

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