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Primed Lysette's dress and staff, have not decided on a color scheme. Considering going dark, making her a dark elf... or giving her a necromancer look. Something different. 

 

Jakob and the male Witch Hunter got based in twilight blue, from the Grey Blues 09707 triad. Going with the traditional dark coats and brown leather look. 

 

Have a game tomorrow, so Sunday will be painting. 

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I found WIP minis while packing up to move that I didn't even know I HAD.    After the Great Unboxing, I've got my work cut out for me.   Huzzah!  --OneBoot :D 

Working on shading and midtones. Thought the blue would be darker. I'm going to have to go over it again with something.      The group so far:  

Wow so I had a goal of finished by midnight on sunday, didnt set an alarm, got lost in the fun of painting and I kid you not; I put my brush down at 11:59:57pm.    Here is Lysette, I'm calli

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So I painted what I am pretty sure is intended to be Jakob’s chain mail shirt.  I decided you are better off being impeccably dressed when vampire hunting so I painted it as a frilly shirt.  

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Today was gonna be my day to finish everything but I got called into work. I still have Jakob’s spell book, knife sheath, and what I think are bottles of holy water on his belt. It might end up being a real time crunch for me.   

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She's not going to get much better than this.  I have to be careful not to go down that road of, "well maybe i could add a color here...". 

 

This is where she's at until i base. 

 

 

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Aaaaand here's Jakob, too. 

 

I'll leave my notes and stuff in WIP on what i did better or worse for both of these. 

 

I just want to state how awesome it was to have a drive to do these this weekend with you all. 

 

 

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They look so good @R2ED!

 

Like @Hibou, I'd been counting on today to finish everything, and instead ended up working. But Lysette beckons, so I'm starting a speed paint job now. We'll see how that goes... Not that a patiently executed job would be any different for me :rolleyes:

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I'm in the home stretch now with Lysette, really hoping to finish her tonight. Besides fixing a few mistakes I just have to paint the flowers in her hair, the staff crystal, her eyes and her sword details. My partner chose a magical glowing sword for her -  another first attempt for me, so I'm saving that for last. A couple of her leather bits may need a do-over with a different brown, they all seem to have blended together too much. The only detail I'm having trouble with is the inside of her dress by her leg. My partner suggesting trying a galaxy but that is a bit beyond my scope at this point with time flying by, so I may end up trying some stars and a constellation instead...

Above all, I love being a member of this paint club. Having a communal goal to finish a model within a week has taught me a lot about my time management and given me more drive to paint. I have more models and paints on the way(as if I didn't have enough), including the new Bones USA model "Darius the Wizard" which I can't wait to paint. He's perfect for an evil NPC in my D&D campaign.

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Very nice @crowsandbones!

 

I'm similarly placed. I need to finish her staff and her hair, and otherwise, I'm calling it done. It's hardly picture worthy, but will be the sixth mini ever that I'm taking to completion, so I'm just happy to see a paint job through. I'll post a picture when she's ready to be seen ^_^

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1 minute ago, R2ED said:

Alright.  I should post this here, too. I made another change after i got some feedback.  Here's the newly minted Lysette.

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Nice! I love your color choices! The scabbard is awesome and i really like her hair! Well done!

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Knocked out 77059 ork berserker as a warm up this morning. It was half painted from October, so not too much to finish it.

 

What's the plan for marking off finished figures from the list?  

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Thank you!  I really struggled with the scabbard thinking it was too bright.  I ended up taking the note another person gave me when i put it on WIP that the match the scabbard could be the gem. Duh! Worked way better.  I'm always cautious on going back to make a fix because pefectionism can be costly.  

 

The whole reason to do this is to make them better, so I'm pretty happy with making small changes.  I can't wait to see what everyone else has done.   Please post your work so we can all share in the group win!  

 

As for our next endeavor- shall i pull from the list tonight and set up our next week's mini?   

 

@Inarahyou can put take the x out of that cell.  I may need to add a new line per person indicating how many have been completed.  That might be fun to see,too.

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