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  1. I'm running a goofy D&D adventure where the party members will interact and fight with a bunch of NPC's and monsters based on cereal mascots. This surly fellow is a disgraced military sailor turned berry and peanut butter merchant known as Captain Crunch. I'm working on Clay Golem 77170 as Frankenberry, Vampire 77282 as Count Chocula, Werewolf 77464 as the Cookie Crisp Wolf, and a host of specters to be an army of Booberries. I'll be looking out for a cool leprechaun to eventually introduce as Lucky from Lucky Charms, as well as some halfling wizards to be Snap, Crackle, and Pop. Overall, Captain Crunch turned out pretty decent. Some touch ups will probably happen in the future, but I was really happy with how the blue and gold color scheme looked on the fig. The beads/jewels in the beard are far too light currently, so I will probably go over them again next weekend. They are currently a bright gold, but I wouldn't be opposed to changing colors completely. Critiques and advice are always welcome. Thanks in advance!
  2. I will never not laugh at that cartoon. And the paint job turned out excellent. Great work all around!
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    Torg, Orc Stalker 14602

    The weather is basically perfect, so I have been outside painting and writing D&D adventures while enjoying the sunshine! I got this bad dude finished a little bit ago and I am pretty proud of how he turned out. I will probably go back and touch a few things up later on, but right now I would appreciate any critiques and advice. Thanks in advance!
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    Fire Giant Jailor 77593

    The one good thing about being snowed in over a weekend is that I had nothing to do but paint. I ordered this giant a few months ago, but couldn't bring myself to get started. Turns out a random April snow storm was just the excuse I needed! My original plan was to make him albino, with skin like burned charcoal or ash. After I did the 2nd layer of greys, I decided that I really liked the stony look, and left it. I went with a black beard with orange tips to resemble candle wicks that have just burned out. Overall I think skin and beard combo make him look older/wiser/angrier. Critiques and advice are always welcome! Thanks in advance!
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    Fire Giant Jailor 77593

    Haha, thanks! A Killface conversion would be awesome! And Iron Golem 77514 painted up like one of the Xtacles could be worth a try too! Boosh! Thank you! And yeah, he's really intimidating! The sculpt is just so cool looking, you really want to put forth your best effort, which can make it hard to even start. It sat on my shelf for so long because I couldn't build up the courage to get going on it. I rarely get a full day to paint, so if that stupid snow storm hadn't hit us, it probably would still be up there.
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    Leisynn, Mercenary Mage 77174

    Painted this fig last night for an upcoming adventure. I've needed a generic evil wizard for a while now. I found this guy at my local game store and decided he would be perfect. I did have some grand plans with his spell book that didn't turn out. I was planning on making script on one page that looked like it was glowing starting at the top left, and continuing until about the middle of the page as if the words were magically glowing as he cast a spell. The results ended up looking like the script was squiggly lines with green slime spilled on them. Other than that, I'm really happy with how he turned out. Advice and critiques welcome as always! Thanks in advance!
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    Mountain Troll 77333

    Painted up this Mountain Troll up over the weekend. I decided to go with an Ice Troll look, and I think it turned out pretty nice. I normally paint my main colors and then use a heavy wash to bring out the details, but this time I tried something different for his skin. I used a light gray base coat over all of the skin areas, then dry brushed two layers of blue on the back/arms, and some bone color on the stomach and chest. I really like how it turned out, but it made touch ups from the armor pretty tricky. I also noticed some pretty bad mold lines after I took the pictures, so I need to be more careful before I start painting to those up. Overall, I really enjoyed painting this fig and look forward to unleashing him on a party of adventurers! Critiques and advice are always welcome! Thanks in advance!
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    Minotaur 77013

    Painted up this minotaur over the weekend for an upcoming adventure. I might go back and add some highlights in the future, but I've been pressed for time lately and have just been trying to churn figs out. His eyes are supposed to be plain white, he's a blind minotaur working for a Rakshasa that steals eyesight from unlucky adventurers. He'll be using those big weapons to chop veggies and prepare a meal for the Rakshasa, but if the party can't sneak through the kitchen they may end up on the menu. Critiques and advice welcome as always! Please note that I'm not even going to attempt making a base for this one. I'm not confident enough in my painting yet, and want to get that down before I move on the next step of building up those cool bases that I see all over these forums. Thanks in advance!
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    Minotaur 77013

    Thank you for the advice! The cork seems like really simple but effective idea. I might tinker with it when I get myself caught up on painting (if that will ever happen!) or if I have a spare hour or two on a weekend (slightly more likely). I've tried highlighting a few times, mostly to terrible or middling effect. I know it's supposed to make parts of the fig pop, but it has usually just made it look like it has extra paint smeared around on it. I'll keep working on it though! Hey, a job is a job! Probably better than wandering around in a labyrinth!
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    Hanseth Dimguard, Cleric 03469

    Whipped this guy up for a cleric character that I'm playing this weekend. The fig itself is awesome. The free hand on the cloak is all nonsense, just felt like adding a little extra with all of the empty space provided on the back. I might go back and repaint it once I flesh out the character more. Critiques and advice always welcome!
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    Kar Drakir, Reptus Dragonman 03316

    I painted this fig over the weekend. I typically stick with the bones material, but I liked this fig so much I splurged for the metal version. I went with a red color scheme for a dragonborn character that I rolled up for an upcoming adventure. I like how the gold armor goes with the reddish brown skin, but if I had to do it over, I would have chosen a more vibrant purple for the shield and cloth bits of the tunic. Overall, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I can definitely see myself getting a few more of these and doing them with color schemes for all of the other types of dragons. Comments and critiques are welcome as always! Thank you!
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    Kar Drakir, Reptus Dragonman 03316

    Thanks Glitterwolf! Photography is definitely not my strong suit, but I'm working on it! I added a couple of new pics that I took with better lighting this morning!
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    Kallaguk, Troll King 77267

    I have been painting up a bunch of Reaper trolls in the style of swamp frogs, starting with this one: I whipped up a couple others with brighter greens and more vibrant browns, to middling effect. I think the swamp-dwelling creeps just look a little more natural if they have more murky colors. This one will do nicely as the Big Bad for my marsh adventure. Critiques and advice would be most welcome. Thank you!
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    Kev!'s Eyebeast Conversion

    "Hey! You got manticore in my beholder!" "Well you got beholder in my manticore!" -Two evil wizards who are now very happy
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    Cinder - Brown and Yellow

    Those wings are fantastic!
  16. Good lord, that looks awesome.
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    Ghost King 77161

    Whipped this Ghost King up while I was taking a break from writing up an adventure. Blue is my favorite color, and I decided to dive in head first with all of my different blue paints. This is the first time I have tried adding high lights on the cloaks, and I think it made a huge difference. Critiques and advice welcome as always, especially advice on high lights. Thanks in advance!
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    Frog Troll (Ice Troll 77344)

    Painted this troll for an upcoming adventure. The party will be fighting a bunch of trolls in a swamp, and while I loved this Ice Troll fig, traditional blues and whites for an ice troll wouldn't fit the game. I modeled the colors after leopard frogs, as I've always loved the greens and browns together for a swampy atmosphere. If I had to do it over again, I would probably make the brown spots on his arms and legs a little bigger and more prominent, as they turned into my favorite part. I'll need a lot more trolls for this battle, so I'll most likely model the painting after this one. Comments and advice are welcome as always. Thank you!
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    Frog Troll (Ice Troll 77344)

    Thanks! Good call on those chompers, I will go over them with some white tonight to make them stand out more. Any thoughts on a varnish or finish? I usually use Testors Dullcote, but I think that would dull it a little too much, and I want the fig to look slimy.
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    Inarah's End of Year Clearance

    Thanks Pingo and Inarah! Seeing it blank makes the work you've done so far even more impressive! The detail on her apron is top notch!
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    Inarah's End of Year Clearance

    That Grandma fig is awesome, what is it from? I have a badass old grandma NPC in my games and would love to have an appropriate mini for her, and that one would be perfect. Your paintjob looks very Christmasy so far, looking forward to seeing how they all turn out.
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    Dwarf Brewer 77461

    Painted this dwarf last night and was pretty happy with how he turned out. I free-handed some patterns on his cloak that turned out OK, but I was mostly proud of how the color scheme ended up looking. If I had to do it over, I would make the boots a different color, as well as use a lighter pink with the plaid. Critiques and advice always welcome, thanks!
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    Townsfolk: Undertaker

    I recently bought a desk lamp from target for $5 that I started using for lighting when I take pictures. My house has terrible light, but this way I don't have use the flash on my phone or tablet. Nothing fancy or professional, but it made a major difference. The fig looks awesome!
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    Fire Giant Warrior 77178

    I painted this fire giant over the last few days. I had some grand plans on making this guy really unique: lighter skin to make it look like old charcoal or ash, a gold sword, bright and intense glowing from those balls and chains on his belt. Needless to say, those plans changed greatly during execution. The light skin tone made him look like a zombie, the ball and chain looked like scrambled eggs, and I didn't even bother with a gold sword. This is one I really wish I had done a Work In Progress post to ask for advice on getting those ideas to really pop on the figure. He ended up pretty generic, but at least a generic fire giant still looks pretty cool. I'm hoping to retry some of my wild ideas on a different fire giant in the future, and I will definitely have a WIP post to help me along the way. Critiques and advice are welcome and appreciated! Thank you!
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    Dwarf Brewer 77461

    Thanks everyone! This guy was a ton of fun to paint, I highly recommend giving him a try. There a ton of little details like the mug that were a challenge, but his clothes, beard, and keg offer a lot of room for adding your own personal touch.
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