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Darksword miniatures: Male Warrior w/ Greatsword

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I'm going to be playing in a second D&D group starting in a couple of weeks so I decided to get started on painting up my new character.  I'm using darksword miniatures male warrior as my 2-handed vengeance paladin.  It's really the only two handed weapon sculpt I could find that I really liked.


I decided to just leave him on his base with how the sword is.  I had to assemble the hand with the sword as there were two options for weapons, the greatsword and a great axe.  


Mold lines really weren't too bad.






I decided to go with a red cloak since he's going to be from the order of the gilded eye.  Their symbol looks to be a red background with a white gauntlet with an eye on the fist.  I don't think I'm going to add the symbol to the cloak.  Maybe if he had a shield I would give some freehand a try.






Most of the base base coating is completed and I got started on the eyes. The armor I base coated a dark grey as I plan to highlight up from there to make the armor white.  So the only areas the base coat should be showing is the shaded areas.  I might add or subtract some gold details on the armor as I progress.  Also the boots seem like they should be leather the more that I look at the details.









 For the most part they don't look too bad.  I'm going to try and get the black outline a little thinner when I do the skin.  Also the left eye is a little larger than the right, but I don't think it looks too bad.  I'm undecided on touching it at this point because I don't want to really mess it up.


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Thank you all for the compliments and encouragement!  I really like this mini and hopefully I'll do it justice.


So I cleaned up what should and shouldn't be armor last night.  I ended up using the stock picture off DSM's website to help sort things out.  I also finished base coats on everything except the sword handle.  I was cleaning up when I saw it needed done.


I also worked on the armor and started highlighting it up.  I'm thinking it might need some glazes to even out the color transitions and try and make it look more like armor.  I'm also not sold on the gold parts I have painted on his legs.  I'm thinking those should probably go white.  Still undecided. 









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Finally had a chance to do some more work.  Gloves and boots mostly finished.  Armor is finished up.  Still need to highlight the sleeves and pants a little more.  Still need to go back and re highlight the sword and gold parts on the armor.  Face is probably next on my list to do. Still quite a bit of work left to do.  Hopefully I'll be able to get more done this week.






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23 hours ago, ub3r_n3rd said:

You're doing an excellent job on this fellow!


Thanks uber!  The white is definitely a first and I feel like something just seems off with it.  Most everything else I'm pretty happy with.


Tonight I went ahead and finished up the cloak.  I used a little bit of purple nightshade with VGC Scarlett red for the shadows.  From there I highlighted up to VGC bloody red.  I'm pretty happy overall with the cloak.  Still have the sword, face and hair to finish up.  Hopefully one more night of painting and I'll just about be finished up.







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