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Gotta love the weekend.  Time to get caught up on some minis!

 

This particular mini is sentimental to me.  I had picked them up back in 1990 when I was just finding my way with painting.  Sadly, it would only be a few years before I found sports and other things to occupy my time and left the hobby for 30 years.  

 

30 years later, though I'm rearing to go!  My parents send these minis to me that they found at the old house and I happily take them.  A few were somewhat painted and a few were only primed.  This is one that was somewhat painted, but nothing I felt reluctant about stripping.  That said, let's get to the painting!

 

Battle Report!

 

Wins:

* Stripped this metal model right down to the bare metal with the ol LA Cleaner.  Holy smokes - that stuff eats paint like a champ.  Leave it in there for a few days and it is practically falling off.  Major win to discover this very inexpensive and effective method.

* Primed this model with Stynylrez Black and zenithal with DR White ink.  Worked out well, but still have some learning to do with the new airbrush (Badger 105)

*  The primer and ink dries quickly allowing for work immediately after priming.  Yay!

*  Once again learning my new training gained from RVE with using white, I figure this tunic would be perfect for a Paladin.  Using dark grey, then mid grey, and finally light grey to a white highlight.  It worked great and looks believable.  However, there is still a bit more blending I could learn going from dark to light.  For this being the 2nd one to test this method on only hours within learning it - Win!

*  Tested a gradient on the sword.  Since my confidence was high and I was feeling saucy, I wanted to give a gradient a test.  I've often wanted to try doing something else with metal, but this seemed like a nice one to try.  I think the dark to light worked well on the blades.  This is only the first of many steps to getting to NMM, but it's a good start.

*  Used a aluminum color for the chain mail, then shaded it with GW Drakenshade. I kind of like the blue tint and nice use of it being like a 'blue steel' look.  Dig.  

*  Going light on metals was definitely the way to go.

 

Misses:

* Face still feels a little weak.  Used a Flat Flesh up to Pale Skin with two gradients in between.  It still feels spotty.

*  With the lips I tried adding some warmth to them with a light red glaze.  Meh...

*  Swords and dagger after I did them, I realized don't have the same direction in their gradient.  It's a small thing, but once I spotted it, Ican't take my eyes off of it.  Minor detail, but sucks that I didn't catch it earlier.

*  I am not super happy with the boots/gloves leather . I feel like Ishould have gone with a different leather color.  Not bad, just not great.

*  The gold coloring on the moons was added after.  I originally had them as a silver color, but it didn't look as good on the skin in silver.  So I swapped the circlet to gold . In doing that Ichanged them all and am not as happy with the gold.  May change back.

 

This was a really fun one to do.  It's a bit smaller than the other minis because of the older style, but what a trip down memory road to paint it.  

 

Any thoughts?  Any feedback.  Let me have it!

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