|Claudia. I'm very happy with the freehand on her apron.|
This model is a Bones model from Reaper. She came with my Kickstarter minis. This was the first of the Bones that I have painted. The detail is fair, not as good as metal certainly, but then it costs a lot less too. I did find the plastic very hard to clean of mold lines. Both the file and the x-acto knife worked less well than with metal or hard plastic. Reaper claims you don't need to prime this material, and the paint went on fairly well but I found that if I watered it then it ran off. I had to put it on straight out of the bottle.The model is pretty simple. Not a lot of details. The only things that really stand out on her are her rather prominent assets. I decided to try some free hand on the apron. It begged for something, being rather plain, with a large surface area. I'm pleased with how it came out, especially at tabletop distances.This is also the first time I've painted eyes on a model. As a rule eyes are not visible from more than twenty feet away most of the time, so I just don't bother. On this model her face is open so it seemed appropriate to give it a go. I painted her looking to the side a little bit, whether to see if a customer needs a refill or to sneer at a cat call, I'm not really sure. It doesn't show up very well. I guess I'll have to hope I get that macro lens I asked Santa for.I have no idea what I'll use her for, but I like the model. She could work for fantasy as well as several hundred years of historical gaming, so scenarios or just townspeople as scenery would work. I have a few more of these civilian Bones models so she'll have some company at some point.
|The "subtle" highlighting appears to be too subtle to actually notice.|
|The beer in the mugs is the one thing I'm really not happy with. Happily, that will not be something I have to paint very often.|