I've taken a step a way from custom sculpts for today to the world of proxy models for my interpretation of Castaspella, the Queen of the magical kingdom of Mystacor, who sounded like she was played by Kathryn Hepburn after a day of heavy smoking.
The miniature I've used is the Forest Moon Princess from Cold War Miniatures 'Princes of the Universe' range. To my eye, the collar, hair and bodice evoked the look of at least the top half of Castaspella, although I did need to remove her left hand that was holding a gun (I replaced it with a Wargames Factory Zombie Vixen hand).
Admittedly, her yellow skirt is too long and so to balance this I've changed the boot colour to blue and not given her the leggings the original wore.
It's not a perfect rendition of the character, but as with most of She-Ra's allies (like Glimmer, Frosta, and Flutterina), I'm happy with close enough.
In terms of painting I actually began with the yellow (which is two coats Cassandora Yellow over white) and worked around it. This led to some very intense concentration and only a little bit if swearing when I messed up. However, I feel vindicated that it was the right approach.
The Great Rebellion is getting a real influx of recruits at the moment, so I might need to turn my attention to the Horde in the next few days.
Great job what a lovely mini.ReplyDelete
I'm actually really pleased with her because of getting the detailing on the front right and not buffering up the yellow.Delete
What a lovely piece of work, beautifully done Kieron.ReplyDelete