Painting, Painting, So much painting…

Ok, let me begin this post with many thanks to everyone who has been helping me with painting the horse and sending encouragement/empathetic messages. It has…improved. I wouldn’t say it was great but it has improved.

I think I’m going to shelf horsey as he is for the time being, and take another crack at one down the track when I have more of any idea of what I’m doing.

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Big top arrow: Awful ‘blob’ looking effect on the saddle due to my inability to sand back greenstuff correctly.
Small lower arrow: Indicating the weird sawdust like gunk still stuck to the surface that I didn’t managed to clean off all together.

That’ll do, horsey. That’ll do.

I’ve also been working on my Infinity crew!

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I beg your pardon. I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind ever so much – giving me some type of nice blending and highlights? Much appreciated.

Sorry about the poor photo quality – I realised I had forgotten to upload any images of this girl to my photobucket, so I emailed the picture from my phone – it seems to have compressed it somewhat.

Either way, I completely botched the shading on her legs and skirt. Her arse looks all badonka-donk-donk, but the front…yea, I think I de-evolved while painting her.
Painting Sage attempted to rescue the front of her skirt for me – but by that stage, I think I’d reached a point of diminishing returns.

Oh, nice surprise this morning was my order from Table Top Empires came today!!
I am going through the Australian based online miniatures stores and putting in small orders just to see what they’re like.
These guys weren’t quite as fast at shipping as Defiant Gaming but only slower by a day or so – so I still rate them.

I received 2 dummy Reaper miniatures just to use as painting practice. So at some point, I will be working on these two little ladies:

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Other than this, not much to report for this evening.

Say hi to your mothers for me.

Sincerely, Ellie.

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Painting without a safety net

First things first, I finally took a better snap-shots of my tiny-dragon.
After googling some other techniques and asking my…er…miniature painting master friend – I have decided a list of touch ups (yet to be done) as in person, I think Tiny-dragon looks kind of … just..dirty? Hahaha.

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Here is a better picture (excuse my absurdly long finger nails – they’re a whole other story in the Opera of ‘Things that annoy me greatly’).
I think what is bumming me out is that all the photos I’ve looked at of this mini, and looking at my friends mini’s he just doesn’t..pop?

AH WELL.

Onto news, so I decided to have a go at painting a mini with absolutely no direction from my friends. I had a pile of tutorials printed and strewn all over the place and had at it. Here is my attempt:

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Hello, I am a great and power mermaaAAAIIII…WHERE THE F ARE MY CLAM SHELLS!?

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At least I look a little more tasteful from behind?

(As you can see, the colour transition from light green to dark and darker green did not go so well from the back…)

Random Reaper miniature number 1.
Now, as I’ve learnt, when lightening colours to highlight with – it’s better to not use straight white – but for the moment this is all I own so the highlighting on her tail, the rocks and the purple fins could use quite a lot of love and didn’t show up very well at all.

Hopefully after a shopping trip tomorrow to the big smoke I will be able to pick up some bone whites and proper skin tones !! Weehehe real coloured skin people, how nice.

My last piece of news is getting to try an American style pork hot dog.
CHECK OUT THIS BAD BOY.

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Why did I photograph this for you, you ask? Because, reasons.

Love you all!!
~ Ellison