Saturday, 14 November 2015

Intrepid Dinosaur Hunter#2


Now I had hoped to share this newest addition to the collection earlier in the week, but it would seem that the day job is conspiring against my best laid plans. Even this morning, I find myself sitting at my desk at work rather than the painting table at home, but worry not good reader as I have managed just enough time to sneak a post in.

So then, meet the perfect foil to our previous, portly explorer, Annalise a Lucid Eye Lost Explorer, purchased through the ever reliable 'Arcane Scenery & Models'. This is the first time that I have painted a miniature from the Lucid Eye range, but having seen plenty of examples on the many splendid weblogs that I enjoy following, it wasn't long before the already straining willpower crumbled and the order was completed.

What I can tell you is that this is a wonderful, crisp sculpt with very little work required in order to have the miniature prepped for painting. Wanting them to form an unlikely double act, I simply replicated many of the greens used earlier; the use of a matching blue for her neckerchief and bedroll completing the partnership. Now for the dinosaurs!

75 comments:

  1. wonderful, pulpy stuff! I'm really enjoying watching your progress on this project!

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    1. Thank you Mr. Mouse, and if I may say, your Chaos baggage cart was awesome.

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  2. Great work Michael! I'd imagine she wouldn't have too much trouble finding some helping hands to aid in her exploring :)

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  3. Beautiful! Impressive work Michael!

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  4. Yet another wonderful figure. I think the colour choices are spot on.

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    1. Thank you Clint, it was great fun to create a matching set, so to speak.

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  5. Exellent work on this hunter too!

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    1. She is a striking young lady, isn't she.

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  7. She's lovely! And the blue neckerchiefs are a superb contrast to the khaki!

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  8. Superb Sir Michael! Cracking khaki and the use of blue to tie them together is an inspired choice.

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    1. Thank you Bob, I just love the improbability of the pair.

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  9. She looks like she's had enough of his grumbling and is half-thinking about setting off on her own!

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  10. Nice work on the dino huntress. The use of colours to tie them together works really well.

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  11. A lovely sculpt and an excellent paint job, Michael! Steve Saleh does produce nice sculpts. I have a feeling he might be responsible for the Frostgrave sculpts, so this may be why you are being drawn to them.

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    1. Thank you Jez and you are, of course, absolutely right we do tend to favour sculptors. I am a great fan of Paul Hicks' work and will pick up miniature for that very reason alone regardless of whether I am gaming that period or not!

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  12. Beautiful painting Michael, and good choice with the blue as connecting color on the sand and khaki pallete.

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    1. Thank you, it was certainly fun connecting the two in this way.

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  13. Now I know why the oldtimer is sweating. Nice work, sir.

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    1. Trying his level best just to keep up.

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  14. Both of these sculpts are lovely, I love the comic feel of the chap and the sauciness of the female. Great paint jobs too!

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    1. Thank you very much, they were great fun to paint too.

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  15. Fabulous cracking mini, I'm trying to shoehorn this figure into a 7TV Cast of some kind.

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    1. There has to be an opportunity to track down a villain to his jungle lair. perhaps this lot were accompanied by a fearsome and loyal Gurkha platoon?

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  16. An excelent addition to your already decent collection. Wonderful work!

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  17. He's a lucky bloke to have her by his side! Well done sir and looking forward to the dino's!

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    1. Thank you Anne and Dinos should be ready by Wednesday if all hoes to plan!

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  18. Another excellent miniature Michael...Lucid eye eh? Yet another miniature line vying for my slumping Canadian Currency. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you Terry, just wait to you see their Neanderthals!

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  19. She is very eye catching! They make quite a pair...

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  20. Nice pairing! And really nice job on painting her.

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  21. Fantastic paintwork, Sir!
    It seems that you are an expert in the choise of wich colour to use.
    I really love to follow you great wor, Sir.

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    1. That is incredibly kind of you, thank you so much.

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  22. Yes very nice sir, I too have a soft spot for redheads.

    Cheers Roger.

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  23. She's a pretty bosom character there!

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    1. She certainly stands out from the crowd.

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  24. See's quite the looker. Splendid stuff, Michael.

    Another miniature company whose wares I'm trying to resist.

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    1. Thank you Mr. Finch, they certainly have some tempting sculpts, I'm currently trying to resist a pack of Neanderthals!

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  25. As usual they are superb sir. I just love the blue. It really sets the models off. And as you know I do love a female model!

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  26. Top stuff. The pairing really work well together. The male sweating away, the woman fixing her clothes to stay cool.

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    1. Thank you Roy, there is certainly a comedy pairing to the couple.

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  27. Aha! That explains why the first dino hunter was a little hot under the collar ;)

    Beautiful work as always Lord Michael! :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, they just seemed to work together in my addled brain.

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  28. Outstanding work Mr Awdry! A shame Mrs Tamsin already made the point about your male dino hunter...

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  29. Great job on her. This is one of my favourite colour schemes from you work.
    And the basing on her is very very nice too. Looks realistic even at that scale.
    That's something I have never really managed partly dud to the fact I don't have much basing material in my possession.

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