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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Orlin, The Eternal King of Canada

Orlin, a god and the Eternal King of Canada is engaged in a centuries old struggle with Anne of Eire. Not satisfied with stealing her life, the feline god is bent on the destruction of her homeland. To this end, hundreds of years ago, Orlin began gathering the last eggs of Dragonkind.  In the frozen wastelands of Canada he hatched forth a single Wyrm to do his bidding.

The character of Orlin is being played by Pat Hatt from Rhyme Time.

The figure is from Dark Sword is 32mm scale and was sculpted by Dave Summers.



I've posted a lot this week and I thought to myself "Anne, you could really be boring people by asking them to comment on your blog so many times in one week." And I know I hate to be bored, so naturally that caused me to think of one word-Challenge. Yes folks it's time for another one of Anne's Spontaneous Wacky Challenges.

This Challenge is so spontaneous that the people involved don't even know they're involved. So stop on by tomorrow for details on this Epic Event.


92 comments:

  1. Anne you do some really beautiful, etheral, work it is real eye candy. Thank you, I enjoy so much.

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  2. Well I'm still waiting for when you decide to challenge me. I think that figure suits Patt pretty well, but I am the eternal King of Canadia. Oh wait, he's king of Canada. That's fine then.

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  3. More beautiful artwork Anne. Very very well done.

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  4. Very cute and yet regal too, well done.

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  5. just a Word, fantastic Anne
    Congratulation

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  6. This is so cool and well done Anne and really fits the role of Pat down to a tee, it's perfect for him, awesome job.

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    1. He will never let me live this down. I've made the Cat a King and a God.

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  7. I have to say that these miniatures that you're showcasing look awesome. You don't need our help or advice any more!

    You totally nailed the white on this guy by the way – fantastic!

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    1. Thank you Templar. I really loved Dark Sword. The sculpts really push one to become better.

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  8. Absolutely tremendous, you really are on fire at the moment!

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    1. Thank you Michael! In a few weeks you'll be posted up here!!

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  9. Neat, in fact, your painting is better and better!

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  10. Hola Amiga
    MAGNIFICA figura,esta bordada de detalles
    La historia me encanta,tiene el estilo de las obras fantasticas que enganchan
    un saludo

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    1. La historia será una diversión! Gracias mi amigo!

      Slainte!

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  11. My interest is piqued. Also, great figure again. You're killing this artistic endeavor in miniature thing.

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    1. I paint much much less than the rest of the blokes I follow.

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  12. I just came from that cat's blog and here is, making me a he/she/it that is fat and nasty. Then I come here and you are painting an awesome figure just for him! What's going on here? lol

    Fantastic work, that cat will love it.

    I'm curious to see this challenge you speak of.

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    1. He was a bit harsh on you Dan. But he's a foul and horrible creature so what can we expect?

      You'll love the Challenge as it involves Babes!

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    2. I do love me some babes! Hot babes that is!

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    3. These two are boobalicious and there's to be a bonus babe that I'll be painting later on. Plenty of cleavage at my place next week!

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  13. Super paintjob. I really like these animal/human hybrid figures they look great.

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    1. Thank you Brummie. The Critter collection at Dark Sword is great. I've got a series of Frogs to paint and post one day when I get around to it, after this fecking story is done!

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  14. Excellent work on this mini Anne! Really love he colours you've used! And the gold is wonderfull done!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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    1. I bought blighted gold from PS3 paints and it goes on so nice. Then I highlighted with new gold from Reaper Master HD series.

      Thank you Peter!

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  15. Oh that cat is so grand he is a God not satisfied with just Canada's land, he wants yours too hahaha can't wait for the tale to come due. As the cat said before he will never let you forget the god remark at your shore and you nailed it in every way. The cat won't even make fun today, except for poor Dan, of my wrath he seems not to be a fan hahahaha

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    1. oh and a challenge you say, pfft for a god it will be more like a simple task I bet haha

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    2. You did nail Dan today Cat. Jesus I feel sorry for him but you've always been a bastard so I expect no less from you.

      This Challenge is like no other. It's to be a Babe vs Babe Challenge. There will be a winner and a loser. Someone gets a bonus babe and someone else just might get a really fat and ugly consolation babe! It all depends on my mood at the time and right now it's not looking good for someone!

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    3. Pfft! That was small time! No more than pestering fly! If that was nailing me then this should be quite easy when I retaliate! I won't even have to put down my beer to take care of it!

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    4. Babe vs Babe huh? That should be interesting, the cat doesn't mind fat, you know he likes to chew hahaha

      Pfft to you too, as pffting is all that will come when your little post comes due.

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    5. I'm looking forward to your retaliation Dan. Nail that Cats hide to your Wall of Shame!

      Yeah, the Babes are babes I've painted up for my story. I'll only pull out the fat and ugly babe if I'm still pissed off when the contest ends. These moods of mine come and go so it's hard to say until right at the last minute how that's going to go.

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  16. That's an awesome piece and an awesome paint job. I can't wait to see Orlin in action.

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  17. Yup, that's how we roll in Canada. All hail Orlin the Eternal King Cat! Nice sword and epaulettes.

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    1. You are to be his second in Command as a fellow Canadian!

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  18. By tackling the very detailed figures so soon in your painting journey, I must say that the effort has paid off in big dividends to you, and to your viewers. This is very fine painting of the regal Orlin. From the tip of his crown to the point of his claws your prowess as a figure painter is shining forth. Well done, Anne!

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    1. I'm glad I learned on Dark Sword. I love the sculpts and painting a piece that you love makes the painting experience so good. When I saw this figure it was one of those "I just have to have it" moments.

      Thank you so much Jay!

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  19. Nicely done. I wish we actually had a King that awesome.

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  20. Lovely. The gold has come out very well.
    The mini could double up as a Disney style king john figure..."Mummy"
    Cheers
    paul

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  21. I do like that one Anne! You need to bring up the highlights on the metal though, just a small bit of very bright silver on some of the edges would do the trick. The white around his muzzle could use a bit more depth and needs to be separated out from the white of his tunic more. Next time you might try a brown as your base to the white fur, then use an off white as your main color and pure white as the highlight. He still looks great though, love your progress.

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    1. I put this figure into Pine-Sol three times because the white was so hard to get. I used a triad of whites that had blue and grey as a base. It wasn't until I went back and looked at the staff artists painting of the figure that I noticed she'd used browns under the white and it really made the white pop. By that time, I'd had it and just stuck with what I have. I learned a valuable lesson with it though.

      Thank you Kris!!

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  22. A superb figure Anne, he reminds me of the Richard the Lionheart character in the Disney cartoon Robin Hood!

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    1. Superb too, damn what the cat can make you do.

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    2. Ray-in the Critter Collection is real name is Richard The Lionheart-he's based off that character. Thank you Ray!

      Cat, it's my painting that's superb. You my friend are an arsemonkey!

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  23. Nice work Anne ~ I see that Pat is happy cat :-)

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    1. He is indeed and I'll not be hearing the end of this anytime soon!

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  24. That is an awesome job! Seriously. Your best work (that you've posted) yet! The white surcoat is impressive. Giving depth to a white piece of "fabric" is something some painters never learn how to do.

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    1. See you just need a good subject, the cat is the best and you did your best, damn the cat is grand.

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    2. Thank you Andrew. Yeah white is a tough one to get right. My figure is to be done all in whites and pale lavenders. She's wearing a long swirling hooded cloak and that will be all white. This was good practice for that.

      Again Cat, it's me who is superb here. I'm just making you look good!

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    3. Does Pine-sol work? I've never found anything really good at removing paint if I wanted to redo something.

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    4. Pine Sol works great and it's cheap. Just soak the figure for 24 hours and scrub under warm water with a paintbrush. Almost all my figures hit the Pine-sol at least once before I'm done@

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    5. That's good to know. I've tried all kinds of things and never had good success. It's always for figures that other people have given me that they painted or tried to paint and ruined and want me to make something of them. It's hard to paint a figure with four coats of paint already on it.

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    6. I'm only putting figures that I put paint on myself. And that's only been on the figure for a few days at most. I don't know how you'd get paint off of a mini that had been overpainted and varnished and then sat for any length of time.

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  25. Well done Anne and good job on the white!

    Christopher

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  26. Frozen? Not so much. These days, it's mostly damp.

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  27. Well done Anne! And I must say i really like that miniature. Good choice on that as well.

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    1. I'm telling you, the Critters at Dark Sword are great. I've got quite a few of them in my lead mountain and want more.

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  28. Oh, Anne, Orlin turned out to be magnificent! I know I've said this every time, but I don't mean it any less - your detail is amazing! I am impressed by how far you've come and how much you've grown.

    Those blue eyes are captivating!

    On a side note...ugh, a God? The cat will be impossible now...as if he wasn't before LOL I can't wait to see how you tell the tale!

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    1. The funny thing is that the first Cat sculpt I got for him turned out to be a female! When I went back to Dark Sword, they'd just released this one so I got it. He was a bitch to paint, but then again it's the Cat so what else could I expect.

      Bloody hell, we can't stand him now, he'll be insufferable!

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    2. ha ha ha! A female would have had me laughing and laughing!! The cat would have been so angry!

      Well, of course he was a bitch to paint, it was the cat. Of course, you defeated the cat's evil ways and mastered it with perfection! You truly have become such a great painter (is that what I call you?)

      I know, he is going to be Royal PITA now!

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    3. Well you know the cat as a female wouldn't be so bad, I could be a godly pussy with a umm pussy hahahaha be fun to play with I suppose.

      The cat can't be stopped, such a godly figure will never be defeated. PITA you say? Pussy in the attic? I can make a lot of noise I suppose.

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    4. He's already a Royal PITA and I've only made things worse. I'm using the female feline in the story. She's being played by Deb who is a fellow Canadian, so it all worked out pretty well for me.

      No Cat-Pain in the arse!

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  29. A worthy adversary! Looks regal, but from the description, certainly a villain!

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    1. He's despicable and loves to meddle in the affairs of Man. He's your characters cousin by the way. You two look nothing alike though!

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  30. I love it! Everything is coming along very nicely. I can see the story coming together.

    Now, you can't possibly post enough for me...I love them all (even if it takes a few days for me to get to them!), but I am looking forward to this challenge tomorrow!

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    1. I'll be announcing it tomorrow the actual event will be on Wednesday.

      You and your bodacious ta-tas go up on the following Friday!

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  31. Anne, you'd asked how I do rust, and probably easier for you to find the answer here on your own blog...

    Rust is actually fairly simple. Depending on the type & heaviness of the rust, I may use some or all of these:

    Simplest, good for light rust: Vallejo Model Color Orange Brown: apply it, watered almost to a wash with a bit of matte medium or flow improver.

    More complex: thicker application, watery but not a wash, of P3 Bloodstone (a dark rusty orange color), then once fully dry, splotch VMC orange brown within it, so the lighter orange is on top of the darker, can go a stage higher with Reaper Master Series Burnt Orange. same method: splotch within the darker, to build up layers of rust. can also add an ashy grey color (light grey without a blue tone) to the edges. -this is the most time consuming but gives the greatest control.

    there is also 'Rust Effects' from ModelMates. like magic in a bottle. just apply it to the area and when it's dry it is rust. can water it a bit to get varies saturation of rust. The only down side is limited control- the effect has variations and no telling what it will decide to do. But you can always go back over it with some of the other method to fine tune it.

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    1. I have both the Vallego color and the Reaper Master color your referring to. I'll play around with those on the goblin I'm painting now. I'll check out the RustEffects and if I can afford it I'll order it when I buy a figure this next week.

      Thank you so much Ferret!

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  32. Bleeding lovely Anne, great work and very regal and feline!

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  33. absolutely love this figure....great job on the paint job...great texture...very cool choice....

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  34. Its not easy to paint white Anne, but you surely made it happen. It feels so smooth and realistic. Im afraid I cannot say the same about the lionhead though (a not realistic head), but that's a different story! Hahahah!
    Excellent work sweet Anne. I like your style! :) It seems so elegant compared to us beer drinking sods! :)

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    1. Thanos I have to warn you, I've begun my assault on your beachhead. I am determined to manipulate you into painting a female figure!! You might as well just give in now and save yourself a lot of trouble, it'll be easier that way!

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  35. Anne, you've done a great job capturing our King. He looks perfect.

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  36. all very interesting story wise and the feline king is very well painted. also the challenge you have set confuses me more that all the work for my exams that are coming up.

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    1. If you think your confused now, wait until tomorrow!

      Good luck on your exams Gowan!

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  37. I can't wait for this to start!! The colour scheme is very pretty, well and Canadian, it came out really well!

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  38. That's a nice majestic looking piece there! And it's not boring to comment on these. Now.. to go check over today's post. Be there in a few.

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  39. I've missed so much posts from you ???
    What I was doing during all those days??
    I was dreaming or something like that.......

    One of your magic spell, I'm sure!

    The King is beautiful and full of majesty and power.
    Magic hand or magic brush ?

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  40. Beautiful figure Anne - I'm lovein' those big baby blues on Orlin that you've painted so well!

    Cheers,
    Doc

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