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Ar Fiach by MiniatureMistress Ar Fiach by MiniatureMistress
Man, this piece was so much fun! Started painting a week before the Crystal Brush and finished in time to take home the Bronze for the single Fantasy/ steampunk category. The competition was steep, over 200 people submitted minis for the awards this year!

The base of the mini from the halfway point of the chimney is hand sculpted by me in miliput. I choose to incorporate NMM, OSL and freehand work. You can't see the freehand in this work, but I painted wood grain on her gun and the top of the black base is painted to look like a sidewalk far below and grass to the right of the building. I was trying to capture a rainy night, so there are some water effects on the top of the chimney and roof.

Painted by me
Ar Fiach by Studio McVey

You can check out the Crystal Brush winners page for more pictures of her- [link]
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newboldworld Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Absolutely Superb! :-)
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RistulsMarket Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
That is in fact, a masterpiece! :)
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MiniatureMistress Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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Lazytroll Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
congratulations for the cristal brush!
I'm horribly late :(
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MiniatureMistress Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No worries, thank you!
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AnneCooper Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Beautiful work, and congratulations!! :)
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MiniatureMistress Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Anne, how was Reaper Con, did you go?
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AnneCooper Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Unfortunately no I didn't go this year. I was originally planning to, but alot of unexpected stuff came up right beforehand. Hopefully next year :)
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MiniatureMistress Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah man, that's a bummer. I opted to go to Adepticon instead. It's the same weekend as Reaper's but closer to me by a little bit since I live an hour away from Chicago and a long way from Texas. :D
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razzminis Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Fantastic work :)
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MiniatureMistress Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thanks!
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razzminis Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
And fantastic you got 3 place, happy happy joy joy :D :D :D :D GZ :dance: :ahoy:
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Budsky Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the Crystal Brush! Outstanding mini!
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MiniatureMistress Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thank you!
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JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful mini-diorama base! The lighting effects on the bricks and with the glow of the window are particularly effective. The mini looks great, too -- sculpt-wise, I really like the touch with the antenna and those long coat tails (even if they might seem a liiiiittle bit impractical for a roof-hopping sniper type, but, hey, Rule of Cool, right?). Overall, a beautiful piece.
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MiniatureMistress Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yeah, I'm thinking it's a magical coat much like the Minish cap?! After all, she is supposed to be fey, and they're just all around magical. :D
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JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yes. MAGICAL coats. That works. :)

(Next time I'm in a fantasy game, I want to petition the GM to have an "Enchanted Cape of Dramatic Posing" -- having no power whatsoever except to furl dramatically as if blown by a convenient breeze when my hero strikes a pose, and not to tangle his feet and trip him up whenever he's doing, ya know, actual action-hero adventurer stuff in confined spaces such as a dungeon.)
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TheShepster Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great mini with extreme detail!

I think, I don't like you anymore, your painting skill is improving too fast... ;P

Just kidding, of course. :D
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MiniatureMistress Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D I'll share my giant brush with you, but just to warn you, it doesn't paint very well ;)
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TheShepster Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice thought, very kind of you, but you better keep it on your painting desk. This way, it will motivate you to go on and do even better... :D
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MiniatureMistress Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is very motivational! I'm already thinking about next year and Gen Con this year :D
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