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 wolfsPLUS

    Beautifull painting ! Gold

  • BranPLUS

    Superb interpretation !!

  • Alex ✍PLUS

    Great job ❤️

  • Jocelyn Goyette "MetalAsMedium"PLUS

    Amazing! Gold!

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Thanks! Your work is really amazing too!

  • 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.


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  • eric wolfsPLUS

    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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