Sunday, 6 August 2017

CXXXIV. Femme

A tiny parcel arrived to my door a couple weeks ago. It was from none other than John Blanche, and it contained a delicate resin 40mm figure. It's a rare treat, being that it is not a commercially available model, but rather one out of just three copies manufactured for John as a private commission. He was kind enough to gift me one of them, and this weekend I finally found enough time to properly introduce her to the brush.

I have considered a number of different colour schemes, but in the end I gave in to my favourite combination: black, red and white.
The tattoo on her right upper arm is the symbol for the Zodiac sign Scorpio (my own birth sign).
The boots and the sort of glove were glossed up using Vallejo water effect.

The tattoo on her back is a stylized letter F.

The base is also resin; 40mm cobblestone from Micro Art Studio.

The painting process was enjoyable. The only issue I had was with her face - it is very difficult to access without cutting something off first, and that I did not dare do.

The figure was sculpted by Kev White. The resin cast came as a single piece and it held detail well. There were a few mould lines here and there, but they weren't difficult to get rid of. 
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19 comments:

  1. Wow. That's amazing. Congratulate. Great paint job too.

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  2. I'd forgotten that you'd had the other one. It's such a beautiful sculpt - you've done a great job; the tights especially.

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  3. What circles you move in!

    Superb job on a wonderful miniature.

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  4. What a wonderful figure, and your painting is top notch on her

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  5. What a honour and what a wonderful paintjob! :D

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  6. Spectacular job - brilliant ....

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  7. Ah - im a scorpio as well - surgeons and soldiers .....

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  8. Wow! what a great honor, and how well you have painted it. The face hidden by hair is interesting int hat it obscures the emotion of the piece. Is she laughing? grimacing? Crying in fear? Licking her lips? who knows...

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  9. Blimey that is a bit special!

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  10. Thank you, guys! I'm glad you like the paintjob, John.

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  11. Ah I know the feeling of getting a limited femme in the post and that feeling is wonderful. I saw this beauty at John's house and you are so lucky. She is a fantastic sculpt.

    You have done a superb job of bringing her to life. The colour scheme fits her perfectly and reminds me of the musician Sia....if she was doing a underhive inspired music video.

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  12. Oh that is stunning. The gloss on those boots. Perfection.

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  13. Wow ... that's a beautiful sculpture and your painting truly does her justice. Very nice work Ana!!! :)

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  14. O my, that is lovely. You're very lucky indeed and we are all jealous! ^_^

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