Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ayu Beat - Starchild

Well it's been ages since I updated or painted anything for that matter. The rehab on my shoulder took a lot longer than i thought it would. But as of Dec i finally have full mobility in my arm with out pain.
My day job (seamstress) left my arm exhausted at the end of the day and I didn't have the energy or time to paint for the last 2 months. Finally it's christmas vacation for me and I was able to actually put some paint to this metal.
So this one is Ayu Beat from Soda Pop Miniatures and I have to say she was quite difficult to paint. Very very small miniature, I actually had to break out the magnifying glass lamp in order to finish her. It felt as if my eyes were crossing while I was trying to get the details on her. I actually didn't get the amount of detail that I wanted to get. I think how long I spent on her wore me out. (about 10 hours) and most of it was touch ups. Because it's not about how well you paint it's how well you do touch ups right?
She actually went through two paint schemes and I didn't like the first one so she got a simple green bath.
Overall i'm really happy with her and I need to do a few more touch ups as the goblin fairies (cats) came through and moved her around last night and scuffed up her base. I also noticed a few other spots I need to fix the color on.