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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 5:10 a.m. PST

Finished this just this morning:


Couple more shots and my banal commentary here: link

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 5:56 a.m. PST

They are just lovely !

VERY subtle shading on the white, perfect !

How did you achieve the 'transparent' effect on the glass bottles, please?


Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 6:14 a.m. PST

I painted the glass stuff solid Dark Angels green, then added the thick band of wine in a deep red. I painted lighter level lines in pink for the wine and a lighter green for the bottle to provide a sharper delineation between fluid and glass. Then I glossed over that with dark green ink, followed by highlights of pure white at the top spots. I did think about adding a tan wine label, but if I recall thought labeling wasn't very common then.

Not my best bottle work, but I find I quit on minis half way through and call everything but stray strokes as good enough. I think this one turned out better with a much darker fluid. For figures I don't care much about I usually just experiment on.


Lucius07 Mar 2018 6:23 a.m. PST

Great job.

I painted up almost all of the RAFM Halloween scarecrows, witches, and ghosts, back when my girls were small. For years, they would always look forward to the day when I'd unpack them in October.

For whatever reason, RAFM never gets the respect it deserves. They make a lot of great miniatures.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 7:04 a.m. PST

Those are fantastic. Great job.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 8:37 a.m. PST

Eureka! I had not thought this out enough when this was viable, but now I think a graveyard setting rather than a colonial cellar (that will never ever get seen on the table) may be more fitting.

Stay tuned …

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 8:51 a.m. PST

Good job! But, I must ask… Where are the pickles?!!!

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 9:19 a.m. PST

"They called her Frivolous Sal!
A peculiar sort of gal!"

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 10:00 a.m. PST

I'm currently working on the same figures. You've set the bar far higher than I can jump.

I plan mine for a dungeon crawl. These will go with my skeleton pizza delivery man and will be used to denote to the players that it's time to take a break.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 10:30 a.m. PST

Beautiful work.

The Angry Piper08 Mar 2018 1:05 p.m. PST

I love RAFM miniatures, old and new. Great job on these, and thanks for sharing your bottle technique!

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2018 7:17 p.m. PST

Thanks all!

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