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This is my second Attic Whisperer. I decided on pink for her (I still think of this mini as female) to complement the blue one. I wanted to put something on her base this time and @3vil3lvis and @Fencig both gave me some good ideas in their comments on my first effort (although making a bassinet at this scale, as Fencig suggested, is a fantastic idea but a bit out of my skill range). So I thought about just painting a circled pentagram on the plastic card floorboards and putting her inside it, but as I can't even freehand a short straight line that idea went out the window and left me having to repaint the base.

 

Then I remembered that last year I'd bought a set of accessories called Wizard's Study, or something like that (the packaging is long gone; I cannot remember the manufacturer but this company's minis are grey pre-primed plastic, so if anyone knows tell me in the comments.) So I dug them out of my bits box, picked a small pile of books and a clear bottle, painted the books and glazed the bottle and glued them in place, then attached the Whisperer.


I thought the base needed another element so I cut some 2mm plastic rod into short lengths, drilled them out, inserted small pieces of brass wire for the wick and painted them to look like candles. I added the runnels of wax and the pool of wax using Liquitex modelling paste. Looking at them in the photos I should have used thinner wire.

 

I'm happy with the figure and accessories, but the floorboards need to be better. I decided on black this time for a change and to give a strong contrast to the mini and other elements but as I can barely paint brown wood realistically, I should have realised that they'd look like stone.

 

As always, comments and criticisms are welcome.

 

I'm actually thinking about buying another set of these figures.

 

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It looks like there's a random flake of tan paint below her jaw. I can't see it on the actual figure, so it must have fallen off after I took the pic. I really have to remember to "dust" the minis with a brush before photographing them.

 

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I love what you've done with both of the minis...the little basing touches are excellent! I never would have guessed that the candles weren't part of the wizards accessories set, so thanks for the little tutorial. Definitely stealing that.

 

P.S. the pre-primed minis are all in Wizkids' Deep Cuts/Nolzur's lines.

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19 minutes ago, breegull said:

I love what you've done with both of the minis...the little basing touches are excellent! I never would have guessed that the candles weren't part of the wizards accessories set, so thanks for the little tutorial. Definitely stealing that.

 

P.S. the pre-primed minis are all in Wizkids' Deep Cuts/Nolzur's lines.

 

Thanks! Yes, Wizkids is ringing a bell.

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