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Monday, March 25, 2013

Angelica Fairweather, Pirate Babe #2

Angelica was born into a household lousy with boys. With three brothers older and three brothers younger she was sorely outnumbered.


 
Which could explain why she became proficient as weaponry from an early age.
 


Determined to retain her femininity, Angelica dressed herself in bright bold colours when the family was at work on the seas.


But one day, Angelica had enough of the filth and the fighting caused by her brothers and turning her back on them, she left to join HRH and her all female crew.

Angelica is 25mm figure from Reaper Miniatures and was sculpted by Werner Klocke.

I had fun with the colour palette on this one. In case you're interested I used Citadel Ultramine on the coat, Reaper Phoenix Red on the clothes and Reaper Pale Green on the sash.

With this figure, I finally had the courage to take my highlights up to a nearly white. Now Ian saw her on Facebook and said she's wearing too many clothes. Normally I would give Ian a hard time about that, but he's having a blog giveaway and I'd really like to win some free swag.....

Well it's Monday folks and from what I can gather, the weather is shite everywhere. So stay inside and put a pot of something bubbly on the stove. I know I will.

77 comments:

  1. Fabulous work Anne!

    Whilst she might have too many clothes on, at least they are body-hugging! ;)

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    1. Nice pirate woman...and her clothes will capture so many hearts... ;-)

      Marzio.

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    2. She's got great legs and I wish I could pull of boots like that. The Hubby would do anything I wanted him to!

      It won't be her clothes that capture your hearts. Unless something has gone horribly awry with the male of the species!

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    3. Not her clothes? ;-) ooohhhhh I understood.... :-)

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  3. Hi Anne,

    a really nice paintjob.
    Excellent!

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  4. Where did I put my sun-glasses? Bright bold colours is right! She obviously wants to be seen, which tells us quite a bit about her personality, although I suspect she wears those colours so her brothers don't wear her clothes! I must say I do like her and the style of painting. Seeing this figure on a cold winters day has put a smile on my face. Thank you.

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    1. Actually she did find her youngest brother wearing her boots once and I must say she was quite shocked at the sight. I wasn't sure about that Phoenix Red at first, but the farther I went, the more I liked it.

      I'm glad to have made you smile!

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  5. What an enchantment of colors Anne! Fantastic and inspired work!
    Cheers,
    Phil.

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    1. It's nice to be able to play with different colour combinations just to see what happens.

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  6. It's incredibly colorful! She's making a statement.

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  7. Great colours and lovely attention to detail Anne. Awesome work on the metalwork.

    Well done.

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    1. Pushing those highlights up made a difference I think.

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  8. Hola Amiga
    Bonita my bonita la pirata,me gusta el esquema de colores
    un saludo

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    1. Hello my friend,

      I'm glad you like the colours and she is a pretty one with her big eyes.

      Slainte!

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  9. I think her family probably does explain how she became so proficient with weapons. She is looking really well done. Especially when you consider all the different colours that have gone in to her.

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    1. Those boys picked on her something terrible. The oldest ones pulled her hair and gave her wedgies. Whilst the younger ones expected her to clean up their messes. Shameful.

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  10. The weather is shite here! Rainy, cold, did I mention rainy and cold? Where is Spring? Where is my beach weather? Where? Where? Where? I better go do my yoga!! Phew!

    It's a good thing I'm not Angelica or I'd be slicing up everyone right now. Surrounded by all those brothers, the rain, the cold, oh and the wind ha ha ha - just kidding!!

    I'm actually in a very good mood. What? You can't tell? Hmmm.

    I love the bright colors you chose for Angelica. Especially the green. I don't recall seeing that color on anything you've painted before. It really makes her stand out.

    Good luck on winning the free swag!!

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    1. We had freezing rain and then snow on top of that and then a layer of sleet. Winter needs to vacate the premises. I hope my crocuses have survived this as I haven't photographed them yet.

      Ha ha, I just won a prize draw on another gamers blog just now! WOOT WOOT!!

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    2. Another whine, from old one eye

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    3. That cat's butt is so large he can't help it, he butt's in everywhere!

      Hmmm, so I shouldn't tell you, the sun just made an appearance, but only for a quick minute and then it hid again =P

      I need advice on crocuses! Peter bought me some in a pot. They bloomed, then *poof* died. WTH?? I kept the bulbs. Now what?

      Congrats on your win!!!! Lucky duck!!

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  11. Weather is shit here too. I like the blue as it shines through. Damn it, was just at Pat's place, this rhyme stuff catches.

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    1. It happens to all
      that visit his lair
      and many do come
      and despair
      when they leave
      for that Cat
      can become one's
      pet peeve.

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    2. haha oh so fun to see causes the cat glee

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    3. The Cat causes many things, glee being the least of them.

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  12. Wow, that is a serious use of ROYGBIV! A very colorful pirate in both history and color choices.

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  13. It's blizzarded three weekends in a row, so once again there's another 12 inches of snow outside that still needs to melt, but wait, it can't, because it's still snowing. I'm beginning to think that asshole groundhog didn't actually know what he was doing when he said spring was over.

    I love the pirate and her bold, bright colors. Probably one of my favorites of yours!

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    1. That groundhog wouldn't know his arse from a hole in the ground. Which could explain why he was wrong.

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  14. She's gorgeous -- what stunning colours! HRH will have the best looking crew around!

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    1. I've got the next one on the painting table and she's the icing on the cake!

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  15. Seriously cool paint work Anne, a wonderful character for your collection

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    1. Thank you. I keep meaning to take a shot of all my mini's on a table and post it. They're all so colourful it would be neat to see how they'd look on a gaming table.

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  16. Great job indeed, this one is all covered up with nothing to show, guess the other made up for that at your show. And yes hate this stupid snow, has to go as the weather is crap. Like the blue the best too, shiny to view

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    1. The next one is scantily clad so you boys should be happy again. Yah, this weather is making me mental.

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    2. So using the weather now as an excuse huh? lol

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  17. She looks like the macaw I saw over the weekend. Great job!

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    1. She does have tropical colours. But no beak on this babe :)

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  18. A Bonny Lass, with colours bright
    Is sailing on the seas tonight.
    But think ye not to win her heart
    'Cause from her love she will not part.
    And though I wish it could be me
    Her one true love's the deep blue sea.

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    1. That's lovely verse. Thank you so much for that!

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    2. I love the poem too! Such delightful rhymes! That should be Angelica's official anthem, Annzie

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    3. It is sweet isn't it? I agree, it should be her verse.

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  19. My penguin, coon and possum squads love to work with HRH and her gang.
    And poor Angelica, imagine growing up in such a house?

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    1. It would be horrid. Just imagine how stinky the loo would be with six boys.

      There are figures of penquins, coons and possums. One day I shall paint some for you.

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  20. Great work Anne , really nice colors , good painting
    Slainte !

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  21. Fine job. Lots of work evident at her eyes...sweet! Those eyes could beguile one one moment and then while feeling all hot a fuzzy, the sharp hot stab of a sharp blade would bring you back to reality.

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    1. I like those eyes so much and they were easy to paint as the sculptor game me plenty of room.

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  22. oo now isnt she brilliant...i rather like all her bright colors...makes he stand out...and with a house full of boys its not easy...smiles.

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    1. I grew up in an all girl house and it wasn't easy either. So much fighting amongst us.

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  23. I like her a lot and that is a brave move going all the way up to white on the highlights. Those highlights help make everything else pop but they do need to be more precise and a bit smaller. A stunning piece!

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    1. I finally learned!!! I'm still working on issues like brush control on fine details, but I'll get there.

      I just ordered GW's new line of extreme highlight colours and am very excited to see how they work.

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  24. Girl power! I love the colors! Beautiful bird!!!

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    1. These colours were so much fun. I wish I could pull off a look like this.

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    2. ME TOO! I have a uniform and it is called black!

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  25. Superb work Anne, I like the bright colour combinations and palette you have chosen for her.

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  26. A lot of well done technique on this figure. I like how you do faces. I'm in Carlsbad, California (just north of San Diego) on vacation right now and I won't rub it in how nice the weather is here. Perhaps I'll just post some pictures of the surfers.

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  27. I absolutely love her outfit and how it's been able to uphold her female identity while being badass as hell! Great background to the lady if I may say so myself Anne.

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  28. Bright, bold and beautiful! There is a LOT of detail packed on this figure for a painter to work with and you've done it very well.

    Please send Angelica after Old Man Winter to kick his ass out of here!

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  29. Fabntastic work and great choice of colors! I like your figures very much.
    Regards
    Bruno

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  30. I would love to see the rest of the crew! Are they all so colourful?! :)

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  31. That is a great figure and lovely paintjob too. Her eyes are really striking and bring the figure to life along with the back story

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  32. What big, blue eyes you have Miss Fairweather! Gorgeous work Anne.

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  33. Methinks she's got the coloring of a tropical bird she perhaps spotted on one of her journeys to the Caribbean. I'd be just as flamboyant as a pirate. Boots, hat, tight leggings. Hell yeah. :D

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  34. Well everything is said, so what can I say more?
    She is so beautifule, and the eyes... I am in love.... You did it realy this time, just Perfect Anne!!!
    I am jealous on what you have done here, suberb!

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  35. That is a great figure Ann,I am in love!!!!!

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  36. Brilliants work Anne!!!!!! her clothing makes up for the others lack of... and she'll be the only one up on deck during the cold winter nights because of this.

    cloths do have a purpose, some men seem to forget that this applies to women also

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  37. Hey Anne! I love the exploration of the color palette here. She's very colorful and very well painted.

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  38. Wow, you're really going to town on the vibrant colours with these figures! Well done.

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  39. Nice work Anne, she sure is a colourful girl!!!

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  40. Great work indeed! Very bright.. not sure the best approach as a Pirate.. but hey.. fashion over form! Or at least that's what my wife says! :)

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  41. She actually reminds me of an 80's bands outfit. I'm not a huge fan of 80's but they DID have style.

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