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8 hours ago, Rigel said:

Very well done indeed, especially the highlights on and around the face. 

Thank you Rigel.  I didn’t realize until I got that extreme close up of the face how light I had painted her one eyebrow.  Wondering if I should go back and darken it in but at the same time, I probably wont’ because I don’t want to make it good dark and that is the side of my models that I always have eyebrow problems with.

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Very nice indeed. Love the face, the smooth skin, make up is spot on, the red of the cloak is well done, too, and the blacks well rendered.

 

The only thing that I would change is the base. It looks a tad too plain for such an awesome miniature. A swampy environ or maybe just cobblestones would really add to it. 

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1 hour ago, Peithetairos said:

Very nice indeed. Love the face, the smooth skin, make up is spot on, the red of the cloak is well done, too, and the blacks well rendered.

 

The only thing that I would change is the base. It looks a tad too plain for such an awesome miniature. A swampy environ or maybe just cobblestones would really add to it. 

I’m the first one to admit it, I’m a lazy baser.  I spend way too much time on each figure, so to spend another three or four hours on the base, unless it’s a hugely special occasion or mini, is just too much dedication for me. Takes away from my actual painting time. 

 

Before I got back into painting again the only thing I ever used to do was basically leave them on the balsa wood  base I’d painted them on and them quickly paint that little base brown or black and then I was done.

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15 hours ago, 72moonglum said:

I’m the first one to admit it, I’m a lazy baser.  I spend way too much time on each figure, so to spend another three or four hours on the base, unless it’s a hugely special occasion or mini, is just too much dedication for me. Takes away from my actual painting time. 

 

Before I got back into painting again the only thing I ever used to do was basically leave them on the balsa wood  base I’d painted them on and them quickly paint that little base brown or black and then I was done.

 

Some suggestions to tackle the problem:

 

Moderate effort: An easy way to make a cobblestone base is to get Greenstuff roller or just make a press mold. Drybrush the stones and then just add some fine soil in the gaps between stones. A brush here and there, finished. 

 

Even quicker: Get some soil, sterilize it in the oven. Sieve it until only a fine powder is left. Use the 100g you have for hundreds of minis. Just apply some PVA, sprinkle the soil on. Let dry and maybe add a second, diluted coat. Now add a shrub or two. Looks highly realistic and doesn't take much time.

 

Easy peasy lemon squeezy: Another option would be to get some clear bases or go for plain black bases. Either way it doesn't take the focus away from the mini and gives it a classy look.

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7 hours ago, Peithetairos said:

 

 

Some suggestions to tackle the problem:

 

Moderate effort: An easy way to make a cobblestone base is to get Greenstuff roller or just make a press mold. Drybrush the stones and then just add some fine soil in the gaps between stones. A brush here and there, finished. 

 

Even quicker: Get some soil, sterilize it in the oven. Sieve it until only a fine powder is left. Use the 100g you have for hundreds of minis. Just apply some PVA, sprinkle the soil on. Let dry and maybe add a second, diluted coat. Now add a shrub or two. Looks highly realistic and doesn't take much time.

 

Easy peasy lemon squeezy: Another option would be to get some clear bases or go for plain black bases. Either way it doesn't take the focus away from the mini and gives it a classy look.

I've sculpted cobblestone bases a few times.  Instead of soil I've been using corn meal. Soil might be nice though to get a finer grade.  I've found sometimes my problem is that sometimes the cornmeal almost is higher than the bottom of feet and it kind of hides them some times.  And actual clear or black bases without doing anything would be another option too. 

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