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Itty bitty hobbit eyes, magnification and the quest for perfection

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So I'm working on a really small figure a newish Tom Meier Halfling Druid from DarkSword Miniatures.

 

I painted the eyes and was kind of satisfied with them but one seems to be bigger than the other, which means I think I painted the black first outside of the target eye that was sculpted. One eye is okay the other one it too big:

 

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so when we get really close to the figure I can see how uneven she is, but she is really, really small:

 

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So my first general question is, would this be enough to frustrate somebody to repaint?  

 

So with this in mind, the "good" news is I just went from a nice pair of magnifying nerd goggles that go up to around 2.5 to some other ones that I have sitting around that are 3.5 x magnification.  So I almost feel I have a good enough view of the eyes to edit it a little bit.  I'm just wondering if it's all worth it?  Any suggestions?

 

 

 

 

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First, you are doing what any good painter does, question our final results. Under magnification, the slight difference is noticeable. Under normal view, she is delightful. I would not touch a thing.

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12 minutes ago, Corsair said:

First, you are doing what any good painter does, question our final results. Under magnification, the slight difference is noticeable. Under normal view, she is delightful. I would not touch a thing.

So after writing this, I came into my nerd cave and tried to fix her and I think she turned out okay. Will do another closeup soon to display the difference. 

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35 minutes ago, 72moonglum said:

So after writing this, I came into my nerd cave and tried to fix her and I think she turned out okay. Will do another closeup soon to display the difference. 

 

You're a braver soul than I!

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2 hours ago, 72moonglum said:

Or just more anal, can’t say which..

 

In the immortal words of the cartoon Archer: "Phrasing!"

 

Sorry, I lost the battle to my inner immature teenager. Can't win 'em all.

 

To the topic at hand, at those pics, for me, her eyes up close look better to me than from at a distance. They pupils look really small from the distance pic, but that is just my perception. The big question is, are you happy with them?

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4 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

 

In the immortal words of the cartoon Archer: "Phrasing!"

Yeah, probably could have phrased that a bit better

Sorry, I lost the battle to my inner immature teenager. Can't win 'em all.

No worry whatsoever, happens to me all the time, like every time somebody says duty.

To the topic at hand, at those pics, for me, her eyes up close look better to me than from at a distance. They pupils look really small from the distance pic, but that is just my perception. The big question is, are you happy with them?

With lots of Tom Meier models, his eyes are so small because they are a bit more proportionate to a real head instead of a more stylized sculpt.  

 

And the answer to your query is No, I’m really not as happy as I could be, so went in to fix them. Now I’ve got to take a closeup picture to see if you can even notice a difference.  

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