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15mm German recon (ollv) vs. Archers & Bills (Silent Invader)

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Voting closed: May 06, 2012, 08:47:31 AM

Author Topic: Round 9 - 15mm German recon vs. Archers & Bills  (Read 2887 times)

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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Round 9 - 15mm German recon vs. Archers & Bills
« on: April 29, 2012, 08:47:31 AM »



Offline midismirnoff

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Re: Round 9 - 15mm German recon vs. Archers & Bills
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 02:36:06 PM »
Beautiful stuff Si, but... why do they all have closed eyes?
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Offline Silent Invader

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Re: Round 9 - 15mm German recon vs. Archers & Bills
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 03:27:11 PM »
Beautiful stuff Si, but... why do they all have closed eyes?

Because Captain Blood won't let me paint them open..... he frowns upon it!  lol

Seriously though, thanks for the question.

I used to paint eyes, rather poorly as it happens, as I was convinced that they were absolutely necessary for 'character'.  Then I followed a CB painting tutorial and realised that, when I looked at my minis on the table, there were a whole load of eyes standing out and staring at me in a way that was so disproportionate it detracted from the overall effect.  When I started my Aliens project I changed my painting style and adopted closed eyes, as I think this is what most open eyes look like when viewed from above, which is the most common tabletop perspective.

In terms of gaming figures I think that Bugsda probably gets the best effect - his eyes do tend to look hooded, with a micro-corner-glint of white that is not too bright.  If I am ever able to develop my abilities to Bugsda's level then I might just start painting eyes again.

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