Saturday, March 17, 2018

Lenore: Cloak, bits, base

I finished the rest of the painting on Lenore today - her cloak, belt, and necklace. I almost finished the base as well, but I decided to put on the mushroom and butterfly, and I needed to give the glue time to dry on those. So, I'll finish her tomorrow.

The red and teal isn't a color combination I'd normally choose, but I like it. I was inspired by a fish a friend of mine got recently.

Friday, March 16, 2018


Today I painted Orlando's base and glued him in place. I built the base yesterday, but wasn't going to be able to get pictures without making a big mess. I do need to put some dark paint under his right foot. I don't think I checked to make sure he would sit properly in his base, and...he doesn't. But it's hard to see from most angles. If I cover that bit of white, it should be alright. Not great, but passable.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Orlando: Arms Complete

I finished Orlando's gloves, sword hilt, and the straps for the helmet, then glued his arms on. He's complete as far as paint goes. I need to build his base next, but I'm hoping putting that together and getting it painted should go quick.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Orlando: Arms

Got the steel on Orlando's arms done tonight. All that's left is his gloves, the helmet straps, and the hilt of the sword. I should be able to finish all that next time and glue his arms on. Then it'll just be basing, which I think I'm going to keep simple. I think I'm going to use the base he came with, mount it on a larger base of some sort, and dig out the sandy paste to put the two together.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Lenore: Dress, Boots

I did prep Orlando's other arm tonight, so while it was sitting and letting the glue cure I worked on Lenore. This is shading and highlighting her dress, and base coating the boot and gauntlet. I'm trying a technique of drawing attention to a point on the figure (in this case, it'll be her face) by having brighter highlighting around that area than on the rest of the mini. So, the highlight across her bosom is brighter than the other highlights on the dress.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Orlando: Belts and buckles, arm.

Finished the painting on Orlando's belts, buckles, and so on.

I also started prepping his arm. This involved putting the pin in and attaching that helmet. That was a big pain - the little straps are tiny, and they needed to be carefully sized and fitted in. One of the straps needed to be trimmed and then bent to fit against the palm of the hand and the fingers. The other needed to be cut shorter and tucked under the thumb. One of the straps came unglued from the helmet when I was trying to fit it into the hand, so that's a bit of repair work I'm going to have to do.

I should have pinned and primed the other arm as well so I could paint them at the same time. I didn't do that, so I'll probably do that next.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Orlando: Blue tunic, belts. Lenore: Dress

Continued on with Orlando's tabard, which was fixing the shading on the back so it looked like the same item witht eh same shadows on both sides, and moved on to the highlighting. I think it's done. I also started on the belts and shoes. They need more highlighting, but once that and the various belt buckles and other metal bits are done, the main body will be complete and I'll be on to the other pieces I haven't attached yet. Oh, I did attach the scabbard today.

And I put a base coat on Lenore's dress. Dunno if I love the teal, but I'm going to go with it. Probably.