Deep ones

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These were fun to paint and super simple since I already had done the priest in metal already so I didn't hem and haw to much about were I was going with the paint scheme.  The mythos pack was much better than I thought it would be and I should have picked it up in the original kickstarter.   At least I picked it up on the reaper site last month when it showed up for what half a day before it sold out again? lol.











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nice job. it looks like they are ready for the dungeon

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Did someone leave the lid off his aquarium?


Awesome stuff!

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Thanks.  I was going to put pupils in the eyes but I think they look more menacing this way.  I might try putting a lighter shade of Orange in as pupils and see if it gives nice effect for creatures with bad eyesight.   They are "Deepones" afterall. :)

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