Queen Dava
This bust was painted with the Vancouver Miniature Painters group as our first paint club project. This is my interpretation. Many thanks to Mr. Baker for taking the photos and organizing the event!

Painted with Reaper, Vallejo, Scale 75, and Kimera Kolors. Figure is Queen by Life Miniatures.
  • Andrés Fonseca Wilder

    Great work!, Loved it!

  • Andrey Miroshnichenko

    Wonderful painting!

  • eric wolfs

    Beautifull painting ! Gold

  • Bran

    Superb interpretation !!

  • Alex ✍

    Great job ❤️

  • Iván Moles "Stuka"

    Amazing, great work!!! Congrats !!! Gold of course

  • Josh "Zozimus" Pattison

    I’m working my way up to trying this model. Any advice? Your take is great

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Thanks! I was intimidated about doing the face on this one at first, so I tried to do similar to the box art for that. It was great for guiding where to place the shadows and highlights, especially around the eyes.

      I put a lot of time on the eyes and skin first. But then I was on a time crunch to finish her for our paint club meeting! I decided to rush with a plan - textured cloth, so that brush strokes are fitting for it.

      I placed the yellow as to frame the figure. By making a circle with it, everything is pulled together.

      Plan out Order of Operations, because otherwise you’ll block yourself out of being able to paint stuff without goofing it.

      I assembled the neck, head, body, main hair, and stand and painted that. I put the hair ornaments in later. The pins are a pain; don’t do what I did and detach them from the sprue before painting. Paint on sprue, cut them off, plan where to place them, glue, then touch-up. There are dimples to guide them into place.


  • Matteo Di DiomedePLUS


  • eric wolfs

    Why did you vote Bronze for my Lady Godiva ? You’re the only one to vote like that. All others voted Gold. You made my note fall dowm and that’s not funny.
    I voted gold for this piece.  I appreciate the thanks in return. And without even a word of justification in addition !

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Isn’t it somewhat rude to come to someone else’s project to harass them over a vote? I did not expect to be getting gold votes, as you seem to think you are entitled to.

      You did not do bad work. The freehand was well done. But the figure didn’t seem complete. The piece was dull and lacked warmth. The highlights and shadows are not defined. The skin seems plastic without more hues. The project seems like a good work in progress instead of complete - it needs more attention.

      Mine? There is a mold line on her hair. The skin got a lot of effort, but the cloth, metal, and the hair were rush-jobs and I used lazier methods to make them look nice fast. Some pins didn’t glue in properly. The yellow on her throat from that on the cloth and the hair pins are too similar for lights, cloth, and metal. THAT is why my figure is not gold in my mind.

      I didn’t vote bronze for you out of malice. I voted bronze because it needs more work. I critique my own work harshly, and it is a worth while exercise for you too.

    • Philip PrinzPLUS

      Hello Eric,
      voting doesn’t work like an exchange. You give, and get gold back. Bonze, Silver and Gold are all expressions of appreciation. Unfortunately the Gold is overly used. Please stop demanding golds and appreciate any medal. No vote is worse than a bronze.

      Philip (Admin)

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  • Jakob VPLUS

    Stunning! Also, may I just congratulate you for being the first to actually paint the backside properly :)

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Thanks! The back of it had parts that were tough to get a brush into, but the photos don’t show that (and they turned out alright). The hair panel needed a lil’ something, so the star was the last thing added to give it some pop :)

  • Domenico Mimmo "Nightmare"

    Vote Gold!

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Is this a comment about my piece, or about how I have voted? Because I’ve been bullied here before, and I am not interested in more.

      If you think my piece is beautiful enough to get a gold, I am flattered, but that’s not how I would grade my piece personally. If you are angry about how I voted on something else, please keep in mind that I am trying to vote fairly according to the rules set out by this website.

    • Domenico Mimmo "Nightmare"


    • Domenico Mimmo "Nightmare"

      it’s a vote on your job, it seemed obvious to me, I don’t understand what you’re talking about.
      I’m sorry you misinterpreted.

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Thank you, Domenico! I am sorry for the trouble and misunderstanding

      It may have been wording; one person on P&P has distinctly told me that I should always vote gold for them, and I have gotten harassed lately because of it. I am really glad you aren’t in that group of people!

      May you have a splendid day, and thank you again <3

    • Domenico Mimmo "Nightmare"

      No problem, you made a great piece and it deserves the gold.
      if there are people who do not accept criticism worse for them, keep it up!

  • Herman aka Glitterwolf


  • Patrick Lorente

    Looks like an illustration. Very impressive work.

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Thank you! Great photos thanks to a friend. I based the face off the box art to an extent, since it is such a good guide on how to place the shadows and highlights around the nose and eyes.

  • Sergey PopovichenkoPLUS

    Beautifull painting ! Gold

  • Steph.DPLUS

    Super beau travail, j’adore OR pour toi

  • vincenzo gambinoPLUS

    nice work ! gold !!!

  • Marius "Der Stone "Stein

    This is a great work! I love the yellow!

  • Pierre Balmette

    Great work, very nice color harmony and details. Gold!

  • Richard Duebell

    This is really great! You know how to use your color palette, and your color transitions are marvellous!

  • Flo « FFF » Rochet

    Stunning job !  Gold

  • joseluiscabrera

    fantastico trabajo compañero. ORO