|Kingdom Death Pinup White Speaker aka Cyrene Valantion|
|Didn't really get the belly dancer getup near her loin cloth but oh well|
|Does her attire qualify as a +5 armour?|
|Kingdom Death Pinup White Speaker (side view, right)|
|View of the Pinup White Speaker minus her fur cloak|
|If you could kindly take your eyes off her rear assets, you will notice that grass is dying along her wake|
|The devil wears Prada ... would you just look at those high heels!|
|Kingdom Death Pinup White Speaker (side view, left)|
Bad undercoat means this model wasn't all she could be
This miniature didn't really get off to the best of starts because my lack of experience in using the Citadel Skull White spray resulted in the initial undercoat being powdery and chalky. Sadly enough, the same occurred for the Kingdom Death Pinup Saviour model that I am painting for my diorama. Since then, I have gotten some info on how best to use the Skull White spray so hopefully future minis won't get off to an inauspicious start. An alternative would be to use the Tamiya primer but the only Tamiya shop in the country didn't have any in stock which sucked.
Pinup White Speaker with her fur cloak
The Kingdom Death Pinup White Speaker actually had a fur cloak which attached to her back. But as I am still undecided as to whether to glue it on, I put some blue tack on the collar, stuck it on the miniature and took some pictures to show how she looks with the cloak on her back.
|Applied some wet blending techniques on the inside of the cloak|
|Did some dry brushing on the outside of her cloak, a painting technique which for some reason I almost never use|
Getting inspiration to paint her red hair
Now, natural red hair isn't a shocking Blood Red colour, rather it's more of a ginger hue. I checked out some famous Hollywood actresses sporting red hair (whether natural or not) in order to get some inspiration for painting a more natural looking red hair.
|Clockwise from the upper left hand corner - Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Christina Hendricks and Emma Stone|
|Close-up of the Pinup White Speaker's hair|
Burning black smoke
Meanwhile for the burning black smoke on the miniature's left hand, I used this beautiful photograph (see below) taken by a photographer and posted on this site. While I may have overdone the burning part when I should be emphasising the black smoke, I decided to leave it be for now.
|Black smoke resulting from burning tyres|
|Close-up of the burning black smoke on the Pinup White Speaker's hand|
Thanks for checking out my finished Kingdom Death mini. Please feel free to comment if you think there are parts of the mini that need improving. Any advice for this noob painter is most welcome.