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And hello again, my Reaper brethren and sistern, 

 

Another mini I finished just this afternoon, a Ral Partha Mage with Wand, sculpted by Dennis Mize back in the late seventies or early eighties.  He came from the Children of the Night range, and his blister pack was originally called Shadow Elves or something like that, but nowadays at Iron Wind Metals, he's just known as Mage with Wand.  I was going to use my normal camera to take these pictures, but my battery died and I didn't have any left at home, so took this one again too with my iPhone. he came out okay, not sure if too much contrast?

 

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Unlike the Unicorn I just posted, this one is only two photos, a front and a back.  The only thing I'm not sure if I'm that happy with is his wand. The little jewel on top I was thinking of reddish-orange, but it may have turned out too much like the chestnut brown of the holding part of the wand.  Anyhoos, this was a relatively simple mini to paint, not a lot of dingley danglies, which makes for a pretty quick job.  In this blister pack he's got a female and two other male shadow elves.  I'm almost kind of inspired to paint the rest of them as well. I've already painted the female three times, but the other two males haven't done yet.  We'll see how inspired I get and if I throw them in my queue.  Being they were called Shadow Elves, I thought of a drow vibe and one of the versions of the chick I actually did paint as a drow.  Alas, we'll see what I end up doing, so many miniatures and only 30-40 years to live.

 

 

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Good work on him.

 

Asa much as I like a lot of the detail that you can get on newer figures with more modern sculpting techniques, I really like the old figures like this. Like you said, they make for a pretty quick paint job.

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1 hour ago, Chaoswolf said:

Good work on him.

 

Asa much as I like a lot of the detail that you can get on newer figures with more modern sculpting techniques, I really like the old figures like this. Like you said, they make for a pretty quick paint job.

Yeah, he’s really just a tunic, cape and belt. He has shoes and his wand and that’s it. The ones in the same blister pack are just about as simple. 

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9 hours ago, Iridil said:

Love the shimmery green of the fabric on the cape and the hair in particular

Thanks Iridil, I dont' know if that's the actual paint or the way the picture came out on my cell phone. I'm going to try later to take different pictures with my normal camera. 

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The contrast looks good for me. I Think Black at one end of the contrast is always a good choice.

Sometimes less details let you focus better on the overall look of a mini. I liked my old 2e Space Marines. An armour, a gun and you were done.

 

You Worte about the Wand. Honestly to me it looks more like something you would find in a Shop for adult toys. This is probably more a Problem of the sculpt and not of the paintjob. But it may be Worth to give it another try.

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9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Very good, love the colours, great contrast!

Thank you Glitterwolf!

6 hours ago, Krassling said:

The contrast looks good for me. I Think Black at one end of the contrast is always a good choice.

Sometimes less details let you focus better on the overall look of a mini. I liked my old 2e Space Marines. An armour, a gun and you were done.

 

You Worte about the Wand. Honestly to me it looks more like something you would find in a Shop for adult toys. This is probably more a Problem of the sculpt and not of the paintjob. But it may be Worth to give it another try.

Eeks, valid point now that I look at it.  I wonder if the jewel at the end of his wand, if I made it green or blue, would dispel that image that I can’t now get out of my head.

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20 hours ago, 72moonglum said:

Thank you Glitterwolf!

Eeks, valid point now that I look at it.  I wonder if the jewel at the end of his wand, if I made it green or blue, would dispel that image that I can’t now get out of my head.

 

I'm trying to be a good Wolf and not make a joke...I'm trying realy hard...

 

***Slaps himself***

 

No no, it's a wand..the character is not bragging how he... No...

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

I'm trying to be a good Wolf and not make a joke...I'm trying realy hard...

 

***Slaps himself***

 

No no, it's a wand..the character is not bragging how he... No...

I know it's hard, do your best, but if you snap, it's okay!

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2 hours ago, 72moonglum said:

I know it's hard, do your best, but if you snap, it's okay!

 

I will behave.

 

*** At Dawn he emerges from his tent, BEHOLD! Look what I... BAD WOLF! SHUT UP!***

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