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More Geeky Hobbies

Earlier this year I decided I needed a hobby where I could unplug my brain and destress once in awhile. So I took up painting miniatures. I’ve been getting better at it. I did this one tonight for one of my daughter’s L5R characters. As usual the iPhone really doesn’t do it justice, especially for the shading or color detail. I’m going to build a light box, borrow my wife’s really nice camera and take all new photos before too long, but I was really pleased with this one and wanted to show it off.

I still need to base it. (using fake grass and gravel) and clear coat.

If you are curious, the character originated during this game:  http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/the-burning-throne-episoide-4-the-battle-of-shinjo-ridge/  And I’ve since gone on to run a campaign for my kids. I’d already made one for this particualr daughter, but that was when I was first learning, and her sister’s Moshi shugenja was way prettier, a situation which I was informed was completely unacceptable.

The mini is from Anima Tactics, but I had to make the ono (big ax) myself.

 

 

 

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3 years 8 months ago

Is that a dime?!

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3 years 8 months ago

Dang That’s small! Good job!

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John Wlas
3 years 8 months ago

It’s good to see you’re using Reaper paints. Best around for minis. But keep practicing. Don’t let mediocrity go to your head.

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Jack Brown
3 years 8 months ago

Reaper paints are good, but don’t discount Vallejo.

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John Wlas
3 years 8 months ago

Vallejo’s binder is not up to par w Reaper. But some of the Vallejo metallics are superb for an acrylic.

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Brian Lewis
3 years 8 months ago

Nice work but, I would go blind and or crazy trying to paint something that small.

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Rygoth
3 years 8 months ago

I prefer Citadel metallics. Good work Larry! I agree with your coaching style and I know how crappy a phone pic can be compared to the real thing.

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Joseph Crouse
3 years 8 months ago

Mr Corriea,

Ever tried these
http://www.guillow.com/focke-wulffw-190.aspx

Just finished that particular one.

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Thomas Wicklund
3 years 8 months ago

Perhaps the cause of the Christmas Noun isn’t being off your anti-psychotic meds, but instead the paint fumes? :-)