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Eve of Destruction

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gi6ers writes:

both arms are seperate..I think Ian forgot but he isn't getting any younger is he?

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5 February 2007page first published

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Lonewolf dcc Fezian writes:

This tutorial explains, step by step, how I painted Eve, one of Hasslefree Miniatures Adventurer range sculpted by Kev White.

Before starting to paint any mini, I like to decide roughly what colours I am going to use, as it can give me a general idea of what the finished item is going to look like - also, it helps to make sure the colours work well together and don't clash.

Preparation is the Key

Eve is a one-piece miniature, so no assembly was required.

Using a craft knife and a small needle file, I removed any flash or mould lines that I could see (thankfully, very few).

Next, I glued the mini to the base. I decided to use some rather nice Urban War resin bases I've had lying around for a while.

With the cleaning up done and the glue dry, it was time for the ever-so-important black undercoat. The main advantage I find in using a black undercoat is that you don't need to "black line" the mini (separating areas with a dark line), not to mention the fact it suits my darker painting style more.


Method to My Madness

Before I get onto the actual "how to" of the painting, you may want to review what I've written previously about my preferred method of painting. Throughout the painting of this mini I use the layering technique, and most layers are made up of 3-4 coats to give good coverage.

I use paints from various manufacturers, and a lot of it is down to personal preference. On this mini, I used paints from Games Workshop (GW) and Vallejo - Game Colour (VGC) and Model Colour (VMC).

The Eve-il Eye

I always start with the main focal point of a mini: the face (assuming it has one!). This is one of the main areas that draw the eye of the viewer and can make all the difference to a mini.

First off, the Eyes. Most people tend to use white for the eyes, but I find it too harsh a colour and it can make the mini look like it's staring. I prefer to use an off-white or bone colour.

Eyes Step 1
Paint the eyes (GW) Bleached Bone, absolute neatness isn't required here as it can be tidied up in step 3.
Eyes Step 1 close-up
Eyes Step 2
I paint a thin line of (GW) Chaos Black down the centre of the eye. I find this better than an actual dot for the pupil, as it stops them looking cross-eyed.
Eyes Step 2 close-up
Eyes Step 3
Tidy up the edges of the eye using some (GW) Dark Flesh.
Eyes Step 3 close-up