Mansions of Madness – Rita Young

Rita Young can be found in the Mansions of Madness core box, hence the quality of the miniature – it stinks!

Mansions of Madness - Rita Young

Detail was more of a suggestion than anything else and things like the sash she’s wearing disappeared totally at points. The flesh was pretty indistinct of any detail at all and I’ve tried my best to give it some with the highlighting.

Talking of the flesh, I wanted her pale to match the card art, which I think I achieved, but I also wanted to introduce a bit of blue into the mix. So, after prepping the flesh in my normal manner – Basecoat of Tan followed by layers of various mixes of Tan, Pale Flesh, and Elfic Flesh – I glazed over with Pale Blue before adding any finishing touches. The blue doesn’t really show through, though, and whilst I never mentioned it in the post, when I painted Charlie Kane I added some Glacier Blue into the mixes and that worked much better (I’m posting things out of order for some reason known only to the inner workings of my mind!).

Turning to her dress. I used the Zenithal priming I’d done as a guide to where to put the various tones. For the shade, I used Electric Blue, then for the Mid-tone, Electric Blue + Glacier Blue, and finally for the highlight, I added even more Glacier Blue.

That’s about it for Rita. Simple to paint because with a distinct lack of detail, but I do like the pose. She looks good running away from everything because that’s what you do in the game – RUN AWAY!

16 thoughts on “Mansions of Madness – Rita Young

  1. You’ve achieved a great look Justin, especially with the lack of detail you mention on the sculpt.

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    1. Thanks Dave.
      A lack of detail but a nice pose, and one of Yasmin’s favourite characters to play🙂

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  2. Nicely done, Justin! 🙂 Looking at your model I wouldn’t have suspected that some of the detail was indistinct at all!

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    1. Cheers John. I was actually quite pleased with how she came out, all things considered, and she looks quite good running along on those tiles.

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  3. I remember painting her, she was one of the worst of the batch. You did a good job with the level of details that are in the miniature!

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    1. Thanks Eric. Yeah, she was pretty dire, especially that bland face. In the end she looks ok and happy she’s done and dusted.

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  4. I was going to say the same thing as Eric on Rita being a bad sculpt. Even the card’s artwork could be better in the sense that she is supposed to be bi-racial but its really hard to tell that from the art. Good on you for getting her done and as I recall, she isn’t bad at all in MoM since she can sprint around. That comes in handy when you’re inevitably running out of time in your investigation!

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    1. Lol! I’ve just read the back of her card – maybe I should have done that before I painted her – I had no idea she was multi-racial, it certainly isn’t reflected by the art. Oh well, she is what she is.
      Yeah, movement is her thing and she’s Yasmin’s favourite character, probably because she charges ahead, collecting all the weapons she can get her hands on – for what good it does!

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      1. I think the fact that her hair is straight and her skin tone is hard to read really makes it difficult to tell. Not that it really matters what skin tone she is according to FFG or your paint job really. And don’t worry about Yasmin charging ahead, she still needs you to sleuth all of the clues regardless of fast and far she goes 😀

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      2. Lol! I tend to sit back and enjoy watching her process everything at 100miles per hour. I can’t keep up anymore and she tires of waiting for me to take my moves. However, in competitive games it’s usually a case of the tortoise catching that hare and giving it a right good whooping!😉

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      3. Haha, I can only imagine! Just be careful the whooping isn’t so bad that the hare doesn’t agree to another race 😉

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      4. Ah! Yes! I remember that feeling from when I was a child🤔

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  5. Despite the lack of details that would make even Reaper Bones blush, your painting’s brought her to life! The blues work really well on her, and maybe you should rename her Sporty Spice? 🙂

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    1. Sporty Spice! Lol! Thanks Matt, nice one.

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  6. Really nice job. Again, I really
    like how you did the flesh. It’s got that slight redness you see in caucasians, but not overly done. Impressive! I don’t see the blue tone on the skin, but I’m guessing it added something.

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    1. Cheers mate.
      Yeah, the blue glaze didn’t add much, just a slight variation here and there, which you can’t make out in the pictures.
      When I painted Charlie (which was actually after Rita), I added a bit of Blue into the various mixes I used for the flesh and I think that worked much better.

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