OK late again, I seem to have been living at work over the last few weeks, so my hobby time has been somewhat truncated. I am however pleased to of gotten finished the other two figures I bought from “Phalanx” a few weeks back (this may seem rather sad, as I only bought the five figures, but I’m working on the principle now that I paint up any new stuff before I allow myself to buy more). So what I have for your “delectation and delight” this week is these two rather nice figures from “Statuesque Miniatures”, that truth be told I only bought because I wanted the one figure (bet you can guess which one). Anyway I have no immediate gaming plans for these two (I do have a very vague plan in mind, but that may never happen) so these fall very much into the “I really want to paint that miniature” category. So after they were based up (you might think my choice of basing a little odd especially on the lady, but as I said I have a vague plan in mind, so trust me) and given a coat of matt black, the painting could commence.
DA Denton (Pulp alley official name), as usual I began by dry-brushing his gun with some chainmail, then undercoated his shoes, hat, the grips on his gun and waistcoat in chocolate brown, the waistcoat and hat were then highlighted in more of the same mixed with a touch of butternut, and the grips and shoes with leather brown. Then I mixed some dark blue with a touch of black and painted in his jacket and trousers before adding the stripes in blue grey and highlighting/ touching up in more dark blue. His shirt I added in cream with white highlights and his tie was more dark blue with porcelain blue spots. Flesh next European flesh first with the same mixed with pale flesh as the highlight after his eyes were added. His overcoat was first painted mid grey and then highlighted in the same with a touch of white added. That left just his hat band to add and some more butternut took care of that.
Jessica Scarlet (not official Pulp alley name, I came up with that), my “Dame to die for” was begun in the same manner as Denton above with a dry-brush of chainmail over her revolver, I then undercoated her dress in dark red before re-painting it metallic red (Jessica Rabbit has a lot to answer for!). Her exposed leg I wanted to do a stocking effect on, so going back to a technique I used many years ago I began by painting the leg in mid grey, then after mixing up a thin black wash (black paint and water), painted this over the grey, the wash settles in the curves and recesses giving just the effect I was after, I was rather pleased with this. I added her stiletto shoe next in pink burgundy with bright red highlights, and the grip on her pistol with chocolate brown and leather brown. Her long gloves were done in cream with white highlights and then her flesh was added in the same manner as Denton’s, European flesh with pale flesh added to it for the highlights. I did add some more details around her eyes, lining over the tops of them in dark blue and under them in black to make them bigger, I also added her lips in bright red (the hussy!). Hair next, and as a scarlet lady she had to be a red head! So chestnut was used for the basecoat and orange for the highlights. I then decided to do a bit of an experiment, I thought I’d try and highlight her dress, now I’ve never highlighted a metallic area before so I thought a trial run might be in order. I mixed some of the metallic red with white, some more with silver and a third blob with some pink, then painted them out and left them to dry, all three gave the lightened effect I was after but the silver had the most metallic shimmer to it, so that was the winner for me. I mixed up a bit more of this and highlighted her dress accordingly. That just left her jewelry, so necklace, bracelet and earring (you can only see the one) were undercoated in bronze and a highlight of shinning gold was then added to these areas.
Both figures were then coated in Quickshade, Denton in “Strong tone” and Jessica in “Light tone”, originally I wasn’t going to shade her leg so worked around it, before thinking “what the hell, go for it!”, I think it looks alright still myself. Anyway once this was dry I based them up in my usual fashion (see early on in this post as to why), and a final “blow over” with the matt varnish finished them off. I’m pretty happy with the end results, now this is more my idea of what a “sexy” lady should look like Bryan, slightly less turquoise! 😉