A customer wanted this Reaper Vale Archer painted as a drow. For those not hip to D&D, drow are subterranean dark elves with black skin, white hair, and... well, that's about it. At least, that's all I could really tell you. I fought against some drow in an old Commodore 64 game and that pretty much sums up my exposure to them, aside from a million Drizzt references throughout the internet.
The game was called Curse of the Azure Bonds and I totally beat it, by the way.
|Glued and primed. What could possibly go wrong?|
Not even ten minutes into painting this figure and the hand pops off. I glued it back on, painted for a little bit and pop! There she goes. There she goes again. I realized very quickly that I'd put off learning how to pin for too long, so I bit the bullet and laid my money down for a pin vise. It would take days to arrive, so I figured I'd keep on painting in the meantime.
|Face and eyes are looking good - not happy with the hair yet.|
|Getting the hair to look right was a welcome challenge. Never done white hair before.|
|Highlighted the purple clothes. Guess what? First time doing purple, too.|
|The leather armor was highlighted along with the trim.|
|Pin vise arrives and the bow hand is fastened, this time for good.|
|Alternate angles on the finished figure.|
The figure is complete and she was a delight to paint, even if she was a hassle to glue together. I'm happy to now have proper pinning materials handy; assembly on future metal ought to be easier, too.