Svetlana WIP 6

Ok, trying to pull the parts together for assembly.

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After the failed polyshades attempt on the base, I sanded it and hit it with black spray primer and then spray varnish. Not perfect, but it works. Glued the “rocks” on.

Then I flipped the shield to paint the face, primed it black to speed things up a bit as it’ll be dark. A few layers of brown, a few layers of black and then the nmm steel from the armor. Once I varnish that it’s ready for assembly.

Svetlana WIP 3

Got in a couple hours on the skin today. Went with some new ideas that give it a nice subtlety that don’t show up at all in the pics 🙂 I also did a war paint across the eyes that sort of looks like a shadow, ah well.

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Some pretty rough spots on the cast, the left arm in particular didn’t fare well (hopefully the shield will downplay it). There is what looks to be a scar on the lips that I just can’t get fine enough control to paint in, which cost me completely repainting the lower half of the face after I already had it looking pretty good…and only got it back to about 70% of where I had it.

Svetlana WIP 1

Feels like forever since I’ve painted! After the assembly issues I had, then cleaning and priming, Svetlana is finally ready for paint (well, she has been for two nights now, but I do like to spend time with my fiancee!). Svetlana is a limited edition mini from Red Box Games’ first kickstarter project. She is cast in trollcast, which holds detail very well but also develops bubbles (one that was under her left horn, I decided to incorporate that as if intended) and many of the spikes on this model didn’t survive casting.

Primed with white Army Painter spray primer as usual. Lined with Brown Liner. Flesh base coated with Dark Highlight.

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Asgard Female Elven Archer

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Forgive the pics, still learning the new camera. Also this darn can of varnish and it’s glossy tendencies.

Not a high end paint job at all, just having some fun painting up this retro mini. This was to memorialize the passing of an old friend, as I found they are still casting this line and I had one back in the day that he had painted.

I do like how the wood grain came out, making some small steps on that. Also my first Pingo Paint ™ base. I don’t have a good stipple brush, so I tried a drybrush which was too splayed. So I ended up just dotting with my #1.