|The completed vignette of Laurana as an elementalist
sorceress with her crystal familiar.
The bird and Laurana were
initially intended to have their positions on the base reversed. But
to get the best angle setup for photography, they had to be switched around.
So I had to insert another pair of magnets in them to support them in their new
positions. In one case, the new magnet is wedged right up against the
original underneath the figure's base.
The base is milliput and
greenstuff holding together the main mass of my rejected resin casting
experiments. This was covered with some sand for texture. The
crystals are, of course, real quartz crystals puttied into the rest. The
whole thing was primed black, painted and flocked. Screws for the
magnets to attach to were drilled directly into the base. The terrain is built on a
square oak box that has been hand varnished and finished.
The whole vignette placed first in the bases category in the Chick
I really love the way the vignette turned out for me. She is one of
my favorite minis done until now along with her base and familiar.