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Sirithiliel

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One of the minis I got out of the Box of Goodwill =P Had to do research to figure out what it was. It's from Steve Jackson games, part of their Uplift series

I'm painting mine up as a Pacific White Sided dolphin. Not sure if I should leave the walker in tones of gold or do it in silver. Would silver contrast with the dolphin too much?

 

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Very cool! Those legs make me think steampunk / war of the worlds so I'd probably colour them brass and steel.

No matter what you go with though, I can't wait to see the results!

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Gold and Blue is a classic combination. Better contrast. You made the right call.

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1. I like the yellow metal visually. The contrast reveals the details of the dolphin better than white metal would. (I can also justify it on a corrosion-resistance argument.)

 

2. If I were to ever get one of these, I might have to bling it up a bit. I think I'd like sentient dolphins as artistic sorts that would personalize their walkers some.

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Haha then I will stick with the gold color

 

I am not sure I will blitz mine up :P my dolphin is fairly blitzed up since i didn't go with a classic grey bottle nose

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That is a very strange model, my mind is asking far too many questions, the first one being Why?

 

Either way it is a nice looking model looks like fun to paint.

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Brass. Generally used for nautical stuff, as it is more corrosion-resistant than steel.

 

Good choice, Siri.

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I love the dolphin!

I also love David Brin's Uplift series!

Where can I find these dolphins?

Unfortunately, the 'fin in encounter suit mini was part of the Uplift minis box put out by Steve Jackson Games a number of years ago when they had the license from David Brin, and is very OoP. :-(

 

As far as i know, nobody else has released anything similar - which seems odd, given the plethora of transhuman RPGs that deal with concepts like uplift out there right now?

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Now you just need to add some laser sharks.

 

Cyber Cetecea VS Laser Sharks! That's a game concept right there for the taking.

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