|Kickstarter Sophie - Painted by Reaper's Martin Jones|
I have both the Regular and the Urban Legend version of this mini, but I don't want to work on the UL version until I know that I can make her skin look just right (seeing as she's completely naked). I've done some work on skin, but when you're working with females, you need to make sure the skin looks smooth and soft. On male minis it's not so big of a deal, cause they are supposed to be manly and scarred etc. But this is a Succubus! They have to be sexy!
As for the bike, I've been doing tests for painting it, and I think I have a process figured out. I'm going to do a purple metallic paint job on the body and attempt to make it look like a clear coat. It seems like a pretty easy process and I figured it out from doing my last arcade cabinet project. In that project, I had to do a silver metallic on the sides. It was a 2 part process, with a base coat and a top coat. I figure I can base coat the bike in Purple and work in some shading. Then I can do a top coat in purple, mixed with pearlescent paint additive and finish it off with a coat of gloss varnish.
Anyway. Hopefully I can get started on that soon. I do need to buy new brushes though and the place I used to get them from has changed their brand and they seem a lot cheaper and don't hold up as well. I also want to order up some water slide decal paper for a few extra touches.