Here’s Svetlana, a limited edition Kickstarter mini from Tre Manor’s first KS.
My first attempt at a more display like wood base, also my first use of grass (blah). Bark rocks, might be cherry, not my usual ash (I just hunt around the woodpile mostly). Very enjoyable sculpt to paint despite the casting issues.
The stuff I did over the weekend:
Painted up the rocks and added some soil color to the base. Painted the shield face. Added snow and grass to the base. I hate that grass stuff.
Ok, trying to pull the parts together for assembly.
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.
Some more work on Svetlana, starting to wrap this one up. Shield needs paint and then on to basing and assembly.
Ok, nice little break there. Back to paint!
Svetlana’s steel painted up. Still some pretty rough spots, I’ll have to go back and do a few more glazes and touch-ups for sure. But you get the basic idea. Messing with the camera again, too dark but I think I’m starting to get it dialed in how I want it.
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.
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.
Base coating done. Going to keep this one simple after going a little overboard on the last one.