|Kingdom Death Pinup Savior sans cloak|
|OSL effect of the lamp on her staff was kept to an absolute minimum|
|Sword scabbard was painted in a similar colour to the Pinup Savior's clothes|
|Staff was painted grey as I felt it was a better fit to the overall colour scheme|
|Where possible, I painted each individual strand of the Pinup Savior's hair|
|Hair on the Pinup Savior was beautifully sculpted, in my opinion|
|From the side, you can see she is leaning slightly backwards, likely due to the absent cloak's weight|
|A nice angle that accentuates the Pinup Savior's curves|
Painting the two Kingdom Death miniatures has given me the confidence to tackle more miniatures of a similar nature. While I am generally pleased with the Pinup Savior's final paint job, there is definitely room for improvement especially on the skin tone transition from shadows to highlights as well as on the eyes. With more minis in the pipeline, there will be ample opportunities to practise.
|And then there were two - Pinup White Speaker (left), Pinup Savior (right)|
One reason for not painting the Pinup Savior's cloak was the time and effort that it would have required. With the amount of detail in the cloak (see below), it would have taken me a very long time to finish painting. When my brush control improves to a higher level, I might consider painting the cloak. But for now I am happy with the Pinup Savior without her cloak.
|Very detailed cloak showing peacock feathers|
Originally, the Kingdom Death Pinup Savior was depicted as a redhead in brown-red garments. Although I do like the original colour scheme, I decided to mix it up a little by going blonde/blue.
|Pinup Savior in her original brown-red colour scheme; notice her peacock feathered cloak on her back|
Without a doubt, I need loads more practice before I can paint better skin tones and eyes. One thing I could try is to strike better balance between thinning a paint versus the resulting chalkiness that arises from being diluted with too much water. Some added flow improver/enhancer could be the solution. Certainly wouldn't hurt for me to try it out in my next miniature. Till the next post, thanks for reading!