Friday, February 24, 2017

Mirri: Clothes, Gloves, Cloak

Shaded and highlighted Mirri's clothes, though I may go back and highlight on her left thigh smaller. Then I did a base coat on her gloves and her cloak. I used RMS Faded Black, which is a nice off-black. I'm not sure if I'll go right to shading and highlighting that, or if I'll do the more interior leather bits first.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mirri: Eyes, Hair, Clothes

I did Mirri's eyes and her hair, as well as starting her clothing. I might finally be learning on those 'partially covered' eyes - I didn't try to fill everything in. You wouldn't be able to see it anyway.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mirri: Skin

I've decided to do a one-off quick piece next. I'm aiming for something better than a Bones figure but I'm not going to stress over it. So, here's 'Female Assassin' from Dark Sword. I'm going to call her Mirri.

Dark Sword minis tend to have a lot of very tiny, fine detail, so it will be something of a departure from the things I've been doing late. That being said, after switching from the large scale bust it's amazing just how much you don't have to blend carefully at 32mm.

Eyes and hair will be next. I think she's going to be a brunette.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


I think I've finished up Skarre. The horns aren't the greatest ever, but I'm very much ready to be done with her. Really I will set her aside for a few days, then come back this weekend, touch up a spot on her hair I just saw in the pictures, decide if there's anything else I want to do, and then plinth her. After that, she'll be really and truly done. But I'm close enough now that I'm going to count her and move on. I probably will post more pictures once she's on her plinth.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Skarre: Armor, Horns

So, finished off Skarre's gold armor, did the touch up and the jewel on her neck piece, and then started experimenting with her horns. I think that is what I will go with, though I'm going to bring the dark color down farther and smooth and lengthen the transition a whole lot. The idea is that I like the lighter color on her horns, but I don't want that light color pulling attention away from her face. I like the dark color, but I don't want it blending in with her hair. So, light toward the bottom of the horns near her face and hair, but darker away from her face.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Skarre: Armor

The pictures don't show it very well, but I have finished shading and highlighting Skarre's steel armor. I don't think it's great - my TMM clearly needs more practice - but it's time to finish this up.

Also put a base coat on the gold metal parts, though they still need another coat or two to fully cover the green undercoat.

After finishing the gold I'll do the touch up around those areas and highlight the belt, and then the last thing will be her horns. Still haven't figured out what to do with them yet.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Kallaguk Done!

Or his head, anyway. I do still need to seal him and glue the head to the plaque, but the painting is done. I like this guy; I think he has the most character of them all. Probably because of the tongue.

Tomorrow: Skarre. Really got to get her finished.