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Ral Partha Female Giant, sculpted by Julie Guthrie back in the eighties


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Very nice!

I used to own this figure ... I think I painted her as a fire giant, but sold her 25-30 years ago and I had forgotten about her til now.  I painted her in my first year or two of painting, before I realized mini-painting involved any highlighting and shading!

It continues to be great fun to see you taking these classics and giving them good "modern" paint jobs. 

Thanks, too for the links to your hill giant and centaurs. 

And the comparison shot to the 25mm human.  Some of today's scale-stretching 35-38mm heroic figures would be near-giants themselves!

(Good clean NMM.  Adding a few judicious glints of pure white on the armor and sword should take only a few more minutes but would really sell the metallic effect.)

Derek

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1 hour ago, dks said:

Very nice!

I used to own this figure ... I think I painted her as a fire giant, but sold her 25-30 years ago and I had forgotten about her til now.  I painted her in my first year or two of painting, before I realized mini-painting involved any highlighting and shading!

It continues to be great fun to see you taking these classics and giving them good "modern" paint jobs. 

Thanks, too for the links to your hill giant and centaurs. 

And the comparison shot to the 25mm human.  Some of today's scale-stretching 35-38mm heroic figures would be near-giants themselves!

(Good clean NMM.  Adding a few judicious glints of pure white on the armor and sword should take only a few more minutes but would really sell the metallic effect.)

Derek

I wonder if I’m sometimes too cautious with my whites to give it that extra glint.  I’ve put down pure white in a lot of spots, but it doesn’t seem to either show up or translate well.  With such a large model do you think it could be put on too heavily and look too contrasted?

 

Yeah, I used another figure from the same range that I got the giant from (All Things Dark and Dangerous) because to grab a Reaper piece would  have not make her look that giant at all!

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9 minutes ago, Iridil said:

She is beautiful - and I always like your distinctive style on these older minis in particular. Love the shield, armor and hair especially.

Thank you Iridil! I wish I could take credit for the shield, but the truth is it was already sculpted with that really cool lion face on it!

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4 hours ago, 72moonglum said:

Thank you Iridil! I wish I could take credit for the shield, but the truth is it was already sculpted with that really cool lion face on it!

But you painted it to enhance its natural glory!

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19 hours ago, 72moonglum said:

I wonder if I’m sometimes too cautious with my whites to give it that extra glint.  I’ve put down pure white in a lot of spots, but it doesn’t seem to either show up or translate well.  With such a large model do you think it could be put on too heavily and look too contrasted?

 

Hmmm ... maybe, but shiny metal would show a full range from black to white, so there's little chance of too much contrast. 

Try it out, take new pics, and we can evaluate it together. 

If it is "too much" or just not convincing, you can always knock down some of the white highlights with a grey or black glaze.

Derek

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2 hours ago, dks said:

 

Hmmm ... maybe, but shiny metal would show a full range from black to white, so there's little chance of too much contrast. 

Try it out, take new pics, and we can evaluate it together. 

If it is "too much" or just not convincing, you can always knock down some of the white highlights with a grey or black glaze.

Derek

Might not get around to it until the weekend, but I'll definitely give it a shot!

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OK! 

Or if you're over this figure already, then just let it be and approach your next figure's NMM with the idea that you'll go that extra step to white at the end.

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8 hours ago, dks said:

OK! 

Or if you're over this figure already, then just let it be and approach your next figure's NMM with the idea that you'll go that extra step to white at the end.

Derek

You know, quite honestly, I don't tinker much with a figure after I've got him finished, just because I have so many other figures waiting to be painted.  But, I do have a certain figure in mind, a nice Julie Guthrie female fighter in pure plate.  Let me pull her out and get her out and primed and I'll let you know when she's finished.  She's a lot smaller, but she's basically all metal, there's not even a face on her.

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