“Belle” – Steampunk Heroine

These last few weeks, probably longer I suspect, I have been flitting between genres with no real purpose than to try and make a dent in my to do pile.  In fairness I have enjoyed this random approach, simply doing what I want as the mood grabs me has been fun.  I expect it will continue for some time to come until a larger diorama idea enters me head and gets me excited again.

Steampunk took my fancy this week, specifically “Belle” a nice little 28mm Reaper figure with a reasonable amout of detail to pick out.  I wanted to add some freehand but the best my imagination could come up with was stripes on her trousers.  I’m happy with the figure but I feel I let her down with the base.  Cobbles and cogs don’t quite do it.

TIM

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27 thoughts on ““Belle” – Steampunk Heroine

  1. I know I keep saying this, but I think this might my new favourite figure you have painted! The wear on the jacket, the pinstripe pants, the details on the face. They all come together so well.

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  2. She’s great! I love all the smaller details you’ve picked out. I’m tackling several projects at once too. It’s kinda nice doing it that way. Wudugast has suggested it to me a while back so as to not get bored or tired on any one thing. It seems to be working for me. I’m mostly concentrating on Bolt Action miniatures at the moment but have been doing bits and pieces here and there with my HellGate project too.

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  3. I think the base is fine, but I think I was that blown away by the figure I didn’t really look at the base! 🙂 That’s meant to be a compliment, although I have a feeling I could have maybe expressed it better! Plus, of course, you did try to pass the base off yourself as nothing special and we all know that you occasionally bend the truth!

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    1. I don’t know what you mean! 😉 In all seriousness I think we are all guilty of being our own worst critics at times. With this one I was happy with the paint job but know I rushed the base because my mind had already moved on to the next thing I wanted to do. I guess its not so much that it is bad but more that with some thought maybe I could have done something a little better. Lesson learnt though. 😊

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  4. It has been really fun seeing you crank out these steampunk minis! I love the colors you chose on this particular lady as they are really eye-catching and unique. I’m once again feeling inspired to go window shop some steampunk minis so job well done, I’d say! In regards to the base, can you add some additional details to it? A lampost could look really cool or even just some more objects that you might see on a steampunk street. I think that will add a bit more life to the base and make it feel more lived in (if you don’t mind putting in a bit more work into this one, of course). Regardless of what you decide, this is a great project and I’d say keep following your muse and seeing where it takes you! 🙂

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    1. Steampunk is quite good fun and I have a few more figures to do at some point but for now I am jumping from one thing to another as the mood grabs me. As for this one, yes I think there is scope to add to the base for sure and I will have to do something because I’m not happy with it the way it is now.

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      1. Variety is most definitely the spice of life (or at least it sounds like that is the case for you and I) so I think you’re strategy is really working. I have full confidence that you will get that base sorted 🙂

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  5. Great looking lady mate, the boys have said it all and I cant disagree, but I’m am with you on the base ,and you know I’m a base person (Did I say that!) well I feel you are right on when you said you wanted to move on and thus less attention was payed to it than normal, I say this because it is one of my bad habits and has tried to trip me up on many occasion !!

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