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Jeeves
« on: July 16, 2010, 07:53:49 pm »
Picked up a Reaper figure named Jeeves, Clockwork Robot.  Kind of has that Steampunk appeal to it. 



He is a little tall standing almost 2" high.

I am trying to figure out how to paint him.  Now remember, I don't usually paint figures, especially not this small.  So, any hints, tips, etc are greatly appreciated.  Debating on going with a brass look, rusty look or the full chrome look.

So, input?
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Re: Jeeves
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2010, 12:52:51 am »
Well if it's Jeeves then Black body and legs, with white "hands" and collar, very shiny black shoes and a polished brass "face"
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Re: Jeeves
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2010, 08:55:40 pm »
Looks a little bit like Bender from Futurama.
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Re: Jeeves
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 10:39:54 pm »
That has a Tik-Tok Man look to it.
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Re: Jeeves
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 12:43:01 am »
Ok, trying to get something done for the Nats and figured (hah, punny) I would give him a go.

Here he is after a coat of Gloss Black (Walmart rattle can)


Had to cut the tips off of a clothes pin to hold him


Picked up a can of Testors One Coat Lacquer Bronze at Hobby Lobby today (which was another incentive to do this).
Here he is after a spray.


Found a bit more flash to clean up them will give him another touch up.  Thinking Aluminum for the silvery bits and then got to give some life to those eyes.
Yellow would really pop them but may be too much.  Might just put a little clear Amber over the Silver.  Opinions?

Got some brown, black and orange wash mixtures that I will give him to add that used look and see where this ends up.

Now, how to do the base?  Dirt and grass would be the quickest but kind of like a road or floor finish.

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Re: Jeeves
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 01:13:37 am »
Looking good  :thumbsup: You coudn't fit a tray with something suitable on the raised hand could you ?
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Re: Jeeves
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2010, 09:16:11 pm »
Nice one - I've just bought a couple of Reaper figs so I've seen the range that comes from now... ;D

For a quick "floor" base, just paint the base with matt colour, then draw some "tile-edge" lines on it with a pen and a ruler. make sure it'sa pigment ink pen rather than a dye-based one, or it might "creep" into the paint. Once it's dried, just give it coat of gloss varnish.

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For a road finish, try pasting wet'n'dry paper to the base and painting it black. Experiment first with different grades to get the texture you want.
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Re: Jeeves
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010, 03:03:57 pm »
So, been a while but finally finished this guy.  Still want to do a little something to the base but want to count him on this years builds so...







and some a little bigger.



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Re: Jeeves
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2010, 02:23:24 am »
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Re: Jeeves
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2011, 09:52:29 pm »
I have that guy too.  You did a great job with him!   :thumbsup:

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Re: Jeeves
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2011, 10:51:51 pm »
Appreciate that.  Not too bad for my first wargame fig.  Still need to do something for a base.

Got a set of Starfleet Battles TNG Away Team (with Worf) that I keep wondering if I should sell the set or at least try and do Worf.
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