29 October 2013

The invisible man

Just a quick paintjob of the "Invisible man" miniature from the Empire of the Dead kickstarter range. Not much to say really, though I did have a hard time figuring out how to paint his clothes. In the end I picked a flower pattern and brown colors for the coat and grey pants and hat for contrast.

I will have a slightly longer weekend this week which hopefully means that I will be able to paint up both Lightning Jack and Tom Gaunt - love both minis!

9 comments:

  1. For a second there I expected to just see a base and no figure :-)

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    1. That would be bloody awesome. I'd just field an army of invisible men if that was the case to save me some painting! :P

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  2. A simple high-contrat paint job that looks good... but that coat, oh yes. What they call a "carpet coat", I think. One more highlight on the pattern and it'd look even better, but still, an excellent idea.

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  3. Very well done, it is always a challenge trying to figure out how to paint something invisible. I will be going thru the same chore when my stuff arrives!

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  4. Wow - his "flesh" tone is very spooky - well done!

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  5. Thanks guys, will fix the small splotch on the knife later today, didn't notice it until the pictures were taken and uploaded....

    As for painting the coat, yeah - the way I painted my "Gentlemens Club" president was very similar but I used a higher contrast on the pattern. The flowers were very bright before I gave them a wash which in turn resulted in a very nice variation of shades. For this coat I wanted a slightly darker look so I didn't use the same amount of contrast in the highlights. I was simply uncertain whether it would turn out good with the washes I had at hand.

    But I really like this type of coats so there will be a few more down the road - and in different colors :-)

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