28mm North Star miniatures wildlife

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Hi all
Just a quick post to show my latest small figures.
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First up, some wolves. These came as a pack of five white metal sculpts. Photography isn’t great and there is a colour shift in the last one....don’t know why. Usual techniques used, Vallejo paint and most a number four brush....eye and mouth work done with a number one. Sculpts were a bit “meh” to be honest.

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Had fun with this. A much better sculpt to work with. Colours are those of a Grizzly.......but some of the subtleties are lost in the pictures.

Lastly, the usual calibration shot....
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Hope somebody finds them of interest...
 

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Hi Tim
Wonderful. Can't get over how small they are.
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Thanks Jim. I must admit I thought the bear was quite big for a change LOL....
 

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Hi Tim, for their size I don't think I can do any better with sculpting animals. The calibration shots make them acceptable. Eye exercise needed after a paint session I suppose. :smiling2:

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Great work as always Tim.

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Hi Tim, for their size I don't think I can do any better with sculpting animals. The calibration shots make them acceptable. Eye exercise needed after a paint session I suppose. :smiling2:

Cheers,
Richard
Hi Richard
Thanks for the support. I really don’t get any eye issues painting these guys. I do work next to a window and look at something in the distance every few minutes though. I would think that’s necessary when you work at any scale.
 

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Great work as always Tim.

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Thanks Andrew. Glad you like them. Bit of a change on these. Most figures you are looking for clean changes between the various elements, but with these you are looking for no hard edges. Just like painting horses really....
 

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Excellent micro skills tim ! The wolves are TINY ! Great job , cheers tony
 

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Super results Tim.....thought I was looking down the gullet of a real wolf!.......That Griz looks the bomb.......had a sow and her year old cubs walking around the place last Summer. Haven't seen them yet this year. That's fine by me.:smiling6::smiling6: Rick H.

Ps. Figs. are primed.....tomorrow I will do faces.......
 

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Thanks Rick. I used photos of the real animals as my references, so I’m pleased they came out well. Never seen a live grizzly....but saw a stuffed one in the New York natural history museum. He was in a similar pose and must have been at least fifteen feet high.....Very impressive! Not sure I’d want one wandering around my neighbourhood :anguished:
 

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Hi Tim,....yeah I know what you mean, but I chose to live in "Their" neighborhood. My property is on the slopes of the Mission Mountain range and its rear border is backed up to the National Forrest land. We get Black Bears at least once a year when the Cherries ripen up. Griz are very rare on this side of the mountains, with just a handful of sightings in the past 15 years. Again, great job on the "animals" and I saw some of Vince Venturella's videos on fig. painting........that guy is a wizard! :thumb2: Rick H.
 

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Sounds a very cool place to live Rick. Vince is a very good technical painter and an excellent communicator. Very much the “Bob Ross” of miniatures painting. He tells you both how to do something, are more importantly, why it works when you do it like that., and he paints ar the same time :surprised: He’s a bit of a paint klepto though.....he must spend more on paint than on minis.....
 

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Yes Tim, he definitely has a lot of "product"! I started my fig. painting today.........must say I was skeptical until the flesh wash. The five male figs. do look good but I must say nurse "Rachitt" did not fare well....sort of reminds me of a Medieval slave girl. Don't think she would appreciate the 5 'oclock shadow either :tongue-out3:

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Flesh wash is a bit of a magic potion isn’t it....but if you’re using it on Nurse Ratched it is “medication time”......
 

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What would you suggest I use on her?..............without getting kicked off the Forum, of course! :tongue-out3:
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I would still use flesh wash, but would dilute it fifty fifty with glaze medium. You will be after a softer complexion with less pronounced features. I would also use lighter skin tones, such as light flesh perhaps highlighted with ivory.....this will need a little experimentation though, I haven actually done this on a figure....
 
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