Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Monday, 3 November 2014

Lady In Blue

I needed another female figure for an encounter in Saturdays game so I painted one up the evening before. This is a very nicely sculptured Blacksword Miniatures figure. DSM-1115 Early Snow Female Wizard sculptured by D Mize and whilst I don't think they are worth the £8 price tag they often come with but I was happy with the £4.50 I paid for her. 

I did not really want the dagger in her hand but did not have the time to find a suitable replacement so went with it. She is another Aise Sedi that enters the plot and joined up with the party after an action packed night as the players stumbled from one bad encounter to the next. Fortunately they were mostly facing orcs rather than Trolorc's or Fades. Their greater experience is starting to count as they mostly protect their own and don't too often get separated and picked on. Well at least when it happens they know to defend and await rescue, that kept two of them alive on the night.

So not a lot of colours used but lots of layers starting with Vallejo Dark Prussian Blue and then mixing in to it ever lighter shades until I was adding Andrea Blue. Each new colour had between two and three helpings each added one at a time so the colour change was reasonably gradual. 

I have a number of ideas that will see this female wizard get a few outings over the coming months, well unless she gets killed which is quite possible around this lot of players. The city they are in has just about fallen to the orc's and worse and it's now all about trying to get out alive. As such it was quite a surprise to see the party head further into the city rather than to the walls.

21 comments:

  1. Lovely model and lovely painting as well. Very nice blue tones there indeed :-)

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    1. Thanks, I picked blue then looked at the display model and that was blue as well, can't be bad

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  2. Wonderful job Ian, but that a steep price tag, glad you got yours for less.

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    1. The figures are imported into the UK. Now they are being brought in by Northwind but the price remains rather high at £7 odd a figure

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  3. Very nice work Ian. An Aes Sedai with dark hair wearing so much blue - could she be of House Damodred?

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    1. Mind you, wielding a knife/dagger that way, maybe she is a Tairen fisherman's daughter ;)

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    2. Maybe because she seems to be of the Blue Aijah?

      Have you finished the series now?

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  4. Nice looking figure but £8 that's a Games workshop price. The price you paid was far more palatable.

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    1. Indeed, some are still available on ebay as low as £3.49 but lots less choice now. I still have a load to paint up so you will see more

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  5. Very nice! That's a big mane of hair.
    cheers

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    1. Hair is easier to paint than robes so happy to oblige

      Ian

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  6. She's very beautiful Ian. All those fold in that cloak must have been a real challenge to paint. You did an excellent job on those highlights and those transitions are nice and smooth.

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    1. Thanks Anne would love to see what you would have done with her. I like that she is not semi naked or looks at all threatened, far the other way in my mind but then again I have seen her spell lists :-0

      Ian

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    1. Thanks Roger, a very clean figure to work on

      Ian

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  8. She's really beautiful, great job!!

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    1. Cheers Phil, again the main effort was in the sculpting really

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    1. Thanks Scott, had fun with painting this one up

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  10. Very nice work. I like the subtle shading on the robe.

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    1. Thanks, working with different blues each mixed into the previous colour helped a lot. As did the concentration as I could not correct mistakes LOL

      Ian

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