Repaint of an old figure

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So now that I start working more on this little Grenadier thief, why not turn this into a WIP? IMG_6157.thumb.JPG.9e954d2ca89a4e67ce7f69724256fca0.JPGIMG_6158.thumb.JPG.87b48533d8dcfeb8bda546b692ea3f48.JPG

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IMG_6165.thumb.JPG.c215429193db521d78cf1c1a243dd8a2.JPGSo got a little more done tonight. Time for bed but got everything except metals and gems figures out. 

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So ever have one of those nights you wake up all the sudden with painting on your mind?  That happened to me last night around three so got up and worked on this guy's finishing touches. I'd done the metal in the afternoon. Now I worked on the gold, the dart and a jewel on his sword. Do you guys see the poison on his dart?IMG_6167.thumb.JPG.a1eab82349f011b3311fdeed0e013ded.JPG

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