Brunhilde to the rescue! Courtesy of Raging Heroes miniatures, she is one of their most interesting creations.
Some of you might recognize her as the miniature I used for the Gold Non Metallics video. You can see why she was such a good choice, as there are so many different surfaces!
This allowed me to put so many different colors into the golds... purples, greens, and even reflecting the reds in the cape.
I painted the horse gray so that I could put even more greens into the armor, reflecting that cooler color. Since metals are all in the reflections and the balance of hard vs soft edges, this one had it all.
There's a lot going on with this very heroic miniature. As you paint it, you realize there are all sorts of details that are not noticed at first (or second) glance.
I have spent a number of hours over the last few months here and there working on this to complete it, since the video itself only left time for the demonstration, and not intricate details. Finally, Brunhilde is in all her glory!
She's also here: