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#1 72moonglum

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:13 PM

So my quest to paint more gnomes continues, even though it's a very slow process as I don't seem to have so much time to paint at the moment. Here's one I got finished I think last weekend, an old gnome illusionist from TSR. Not the most excellent figure ever sculpted, but I think he's a fun one. More gnomes to follow!

I keep thinking too about having a frost giant-athon, but that would probably take a lot longer...

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:14 PM

I have that guy... the gnome illusionist from TSR's Magic-Users & Illusionists set.
I've been intending to repaint it lately.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:49 PM

kinda has a Larry Elmore look to him, nice.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:05 PM

When I first was playing AD&D, Gnomes were my go-to character choice.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:13 PM

I'm not familiar with the figure, but nice work! I really like the static grass and rocks on the base, too.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

I have that guy... the gnome illusionist from TSR's Magic-Users & Illusionists set.
I've been intending to repaint it lately.


I'd say paint him up! There's also one from the TSR Thieves and something or other set that's a gnome thief with a dagger in one hand and little treasure chest in the other. That's my next one, just need to figure out his colors and find the time to paint him.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 01:40 PM

Very Nice. I had never seen this mini back then, but of course I did not pay a lot of attention to gnomes when I gamed. I did eventually buy a later version gnome illusionist and ended up painting him and selling him in an adventuring party I painted up and put on eBay. This guy is kind of yard gnomey looking and in the setting you have him in, it works.
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Posted 05 January 2015 - 09:30 PM

Oh yeah, the TSR gnomes were particularly gawky. I had the TSR bards set, and the gnome bard in that one had such a large head he looked almost like a character mug.

These really are nicely done examples of tiny, tiny figures.
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#9 72moonglum

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 09:35 PM

Way back in the days of yore, there really weren't many miniatures you could use to play gnomes with.  There were a few Grenadier ones and a smattering of Partha ones as well.  I like how Reaper has added a sizable inventory of gnomes to their repertoire, and I'm hugely enamored with the Stonehaven figures as well!


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:20 PM

Oh yeah, the TSR gnomes were particularly gawky. I had the TSR bards set, and the gnome bard in that one had such a large head he looked almost like a character mug.
These really are nicely done examples of tiny, tiny figures.


Was it this one?

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:48 PM

Ahhh, my old gnome!

Infinitely better painted, but definitely my old gnome.

Is his knife dangerously thin? I recall those old TSR sculpts had ludicrously thin weapon blades.
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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:14 PM

Yeah, it's ludicrously thin.  Somebody was thinking probably about sizes and proportions of blades, which I admire them for, but they would have been better off thinking more about the actual sculpting technique of their figures and the practicality of having a blade that would virtually bend in a light breeze.  Having said that though I really do like these figures!


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:49 PM

Woohoo, more Gnomes!

Another great paint job!


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 07:23 PM

What a gnometastic day, well done on this moon
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Posted 08 January 2015 - 11:21 AM

This guy looks great!

Don't worry about it being a slow process. 

Sometimes, with gnomes, you have to do things in small steps.


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