DSM1187: Female Mage on Stairs as Rapunzel

I painted this mini for my friend TempestDash. He and his family are big fans of Disney princesses and Rapunzel from “Tangled” is their favorite. I did my best to represent her using this Dark Sword mini. I love Patrick Keith’s sculpts. I also love Jessica Rich’s paint jobs featured here http://www.darkswordminiatures.com/shop/index.php/miniatures/elmore-masterworks/dsm1187.html – my first attempt at painting the breasts didn’t look so great so I was able to use the close-ups to get them to come out much better.

My camera was not cooperating today and these pictures didn’t come out too great so I may put them in the “reshoot” bucket (though I’ll have to do it soon, since I’m giving her to TempestDash in less than a month).

DSM-1150 Female Thief

I finished off the female thief I started work on at the January NEMPA meeting.  Less than one month to get a miniature done! The original plan was to use her as my character in a one-shot that was intended to be today, but it got snowed out. She didn’t come out quite how I imagined the character so I decided to switch miniatures anyway.

Some notes on colors:
Highland Moss, -Jungle Moss, +Lemon Yellow for the blouse
Rattlesnake Leather, -Umbral Umber, +Tanned Leather for the pants
Ruddy Leather, -Umbral Umber, +Oiled leather for the boots
Blond Triad for the hair
Tanned Skin, -very thin Violet Shadow, +Fair Skin for skin

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I’m not super happy with the eyes on an absolute scale, but I am very happy given that this is a Darksword model, and they have realistic (aka, tiny) eyes.


DSM-1150 Female Thief – Update 3

The game for Wasp got snowed out (but will be rescheduled later), which is actually convenient because I decided not to use this miniature for her.  Which turned into an excuse to not finish in time.  However, I’ve been using my unexpected free time to do just that.  My workbench is starting to get a bit crowded again, so I’m going to try to finish up some more models.

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This first set of pictures is from a few days ago and shows my progress on shading the cloth and leather.


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Here’s the base.  Micro Art Studios Dark Temple.  Very nice detail.  I started with a simple black wash, then painted over that, leaving the wash for the deepest shadows.



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Here’s today’s progress with highlights on the cloth (but not leather yet).  I also tried to smooth out the rough TMM on the dagger.

DSM-1150 Female Thief – Update 1

I am painting up this lady quickly (I hope) for an upcoming one-shot game.  I started her at the Jan 2015 of NEMPA at the Citadel Game Cellar in Groton, CT.  I am not super happy with the colors – they look fine, but don’t really match my mental image of the character.  I’m going to push ahead anyway.

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Female Dual-Wield Fighter

Finished up this lady during the week. I was originally intending her to be a bit higher quality, but she was very accident prone so I decided to settle for high tabletop level. High tabletop is where I want most of my minis to fall, so that’s perfectly fine by me. Hopefully my “high tabletop” will increase over time, but this is a good example of what it means to me at the moment. There are some spots I’m proud of (skin and brown), and others I got frustrated with and moved on (armor and blue).  I did a teensy bit of TMM on her swords.  Actually, her dagger was a victim of my her clumsiness and the “mid-tone” is polished pewter with no paint at all.

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Here’s the best closeup of the face I could get. Darksword Miniatures have really tiny eyes, so I was unable to get as much detail in there as I would have liked to. I eventually had to accept that I couldn’t do any better after repeated attempts.

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Female Dual-Wield Fighter – Update 2

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I was causing a fair bit of damage to this lady as I was painting her (including dropping her on the floor and bending her dagger), so I decided to just attach her to the base now, while the damage won’t ruin my paint job.  The base is mostly done, but I’ll probably add something to the vegetation.  I also started highlighting and shading the buttcape.