Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Queen of Shadows - Freebooter

Here is a miniature I didn't expect to paint up,  it just sort of happened.  WAMP forum holds many contests and the Freebooter contest is one of them.  My BFF just happened to have a few laying around and passed them onto me, since she was never going to get to them and I paint a lot more than she does. So I pulled out my favorite and started cleaning her up and planning the base.
I wanted to do something simple since I'm still working on my previous miniature's base and it is hours away from being done (yet oh so close).
Now even though she is for a contest she is no winning piece. I paint just for the journey and enjoyment of painting. I know I could never win any contest on WAMP because there are already so many amazing painters on the forum I don't stand a snowball's chance in hell.
But I did take the opportunity to learn / practice painting sheer materials.   I went through a lot of time painting her stockings sheer only to discover you can only see them from one angle.  
For those that are interested Portal Magazine had a great tutorial in it, Issue 21 I think. Also there is still plenty of time to paint up a miniature and enter the contest.
Anyways I hope you enjoy her as much as I do.


  1. Great paint job on a mini I really like. Your base/plinth is working really well, very "Alice in Wonderland" like. Good luck in the contest!