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Author Topic: Malalai of Maiwand Vignette  (Read 890 times)

Offline Atheling

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Re: Malalai of Maiwand Vignette
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2020, 02:21:54 PM »
Noticed that and put it down to you painting 28mm flies 😉

 :'(

Nice work!  :-*

Love you paint style... but you know that.

 lol

Happens to me all the time. Taking photos of your minis ends up a quality control measure in which I discover things I've missed.

 :'( :'(

I must admit that at least once in the past I have spotted a tiny blemish like that and used photo-editing software to remove it from the picture rather than paint to remove it from the the figure.

Sometimes when I feel I am 'done' with a figure I just really can't be arsed to send it back to the painting table. :)


I have a Masai blowing a kudu horn. One day I noticed that kudu horns are generally black rather than the light brown I did his in. Poor lad has been waiting on the painting table for about four years to get his horn sorted. Sometimes it's better to just say nothing and carry on.

 :'( :'( :'(

Nah, just kidding with the tears. I'll just paint over the spot/s that I've messed up. I've got all the paint recipes written down thankfully  lol

Plynkes, that Photoshop idea is a good one  8)

Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Malalai of Maiwand Vignette
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2020, 06:03:30 PM »
So an Afghan Joan of Arc? I must admit NWF isn't really any area I have any knowledge of but I can always appreciate gorgeously painted miniatures like those beauties.

Thanks people- all your goodly words are appreciated. :)

I have however just noticed a spot of paint on the back of Malalai's veil!  :o

More work to do on the vignette then.....

That's normally the longest part of my paint jobs touching up all the "Crap that shouldn't be there" paint blobs. If you ask my wife she'll say the same about my ability to paint rooms in our house  lol

Offline Atheling

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Re: Malalai of Maiwand Vignette
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2020, 07:20:48 PM »
So an Afghan Joan of Arc? I must admit NWF isn't really any area I have any knowledge of but I can always appreciate gorgeously painted miniatures like those beauties.

It's quite fascinating. The March to Kandahar: Roberts in Afghanistan is about the best overall view of the war. It's a great read too which always helps.

That's normally the longest part of my paint jobs touching up all the "Crap that shouldn't be there" paint blobs. If you ask my wife she'll say the same about my ability to paint rooms in our house  lol

On that very subject, I just got an email from a mate that said the following:

As much as I love wargames figures  and after collecting tons of them  over the last 30 years; it takes up too much of my time, and I am struggling to keep up with the everyday basics, such as cleaning, and maintaining the home, so something has to give. I will be getting rid of my equipment & collection.

Below is a list of what's available. Let me know what you may be interested in buying.

Thanks for reading and understanding...

1. Dustpan and brush
2. Sponges
3. 2 x Febreeze spray, 1 unopened
4. Mop and bucket
5. Window cleaner
6. Vacuum
7. Dishwashing liquid
8. Laundry detergent
9. Fabric softener
10. Laundry baskets
11. Toilet brush
12. Cleaning sprays
13. Scrubbing brushes
14. Toilet roll 2 packs of 24 Charmin
15. Air Fresner
16. Carpet Freshener
17. Scented Dryer Sheets
18. Swiffer
19. Dust mop
20. 409 All Purpose Cleaner


 lol

Offline THE CID

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Re: Malalai of Maiwand Vignette
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2020, 07:21:42 PM »
A lovely vignette, well done mate.
Ive seen things you people wouldn't believe - Roy Batty.

Offline AKULA

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Re: Malalai of Maiwand Vignette
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2020, 08:24:48 PM »
Great looking vignette...must admit I hadn’t seen that figure before.

Really like the choice of palette...“Deep” is the word that comes to mind.

 8)


Oh...and...as for this...


On that very subject, I just got an email from a mate that said the following:

As much as I love wargames figures  and after collecting tons of them  over the last 30 years; it takes up too much of my time, and I am struggling to keep up with the everyday basics, such as cleaning, and maintaining the home, so something has to give. I will be getting rid of my equipment & collection.

Below is a list of what's available. Let me know what you may be interested in buying.

Thanks for reading and understanding...

1. Dustpan and brush
2. Sponges
3. 2 x Febreeze spray, 1 unopened
4. Mop and bucket
5. Window cleaner
6. Vacuum
7. Dishwashing liquid
8. Laundry detergent
9. Fabric softener
10. Laundry baskets
11. Toilet brush
12. Cleaning sprays
13. Scrubbing brushes
14. Toilet roll 2 packs of 24 Charmin
15. Air Fresner
16. Carpet Freshener
17. Scented Dryer Sheets
18. Swiffer
19. Dust mop
20. 409 All Purpose Cleaner


 lol

Spilt coffee everywhere reading that lol

Offline Atheling

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Re: Malalai of Maiwand Vignette
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2020, 08:35:27 PM »
A lovely vignette, well done mate.

Thanks matey :)

Great looking vignette...must admit I hadn’t seen that figure before.

Really like the choice of palette...“Deep” is the word that comes to mind.

 8)

Thanks -appreciated.

Oh...and...as for this...


Spilt coffee everywhere reading that lol

It's had me giggling on and off for hours  lol

I will respect the author's right to remain anonymous- no names revealed though I am sorely tempted lol
« Last Edit: October 01, 2020, 08:39:44 PM by Atheling »

Offline Ingarsby73

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Re: Malalai of Maiwand Vignette
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2020, 11:28:55 AM »
The depth and richness of the colour is just lovely.

And the gag about the cleaning stuff is excellent, and of almost universal application.

Offline Atheling

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Re: Malalai of Maiwand Vignette
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2020, 12:03:15 PM »
The depth and richness of the colour is just lovely.

Thanks Ingarsby73  :)

And the gag about the cleaning stuff is excellent, and of almost universal application.

I wish I could lay claim to coming up with that one  :D

Offline JBaumal

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Re: Malalai of Maiwand Vignette
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2020, 07:48:48 PM »
Amazing brush work and brilliant vignette!

Offline Atheling

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Re: Malalai of Maiwand Vignette
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2020, 08:20:31 AM »
Thanks you JBaumal  :)

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Malalai of Maiwand Vignette
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2020, 12:45:14 AM »
I love your color palette! Superb yellow/gold shading!

Offline Atheling

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Re: Malalai of Maiwand Vignette
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2020, 08:44:34 AM »
I love your color palette! Superb yellow/gold shading!

Thanks MaleGriffin. That's great to hear as that is the effect that I wanted to achieve/an art school education was not wasted  :D

The strong yellow colours, closely related to one another on the colour wheal, were called for as I wanted the Malalai to 'talk' to the other Tribal Commander, to emphasise the relationship between them and not to be overpowered by the presence of the casualty miniature. I hoped that by moderating the tones on the casualty, that he would be visible but not break the 'communication' between the two 'Command' mini's.


 

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