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Mini is underway, working additionally on the base, trying a couple of new techniques...I really like the idea I have, let's hope all comes out well and the recipient loves it!

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Mini no. 1 is about done, mini 2 is basecoated. I'll post pics once I can get onto my computer and hide them with the spoiler button

 

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Just received my exchange from @cyradis. Thank-you they are soo decadent !!! luv them. Let me know if you want to post the pics or me, hopefully you have some pics as my camera is very old and probably wont do them justice.

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3 hours ago, kazmania7 said:

Just received my exchange from @cyradis. Thank-you they are soo decadent !!! luv them. Let me know if you want to post the pics or me, hopefully you have some pics as my camera is very old and probably wont do them justice.

 

Heh, I did sneak photos up a few days before sending them off :poke: I am glad you like the lil' guys! I dubbed them "Cheeto and Mountain Dew" during painting! 

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Received my exchange last week - just haven't had time to post. WOW is the best term! Received a bonus mini, and both are going to get heavy use in my current 5E campaign. One is my BBG, and has been pulling strings for months with the characters - the reveal is going to be epic! The other is such a great choice - it will be the evil dad to our parties half-orc/half-goliath, who is trying to bring the character "to the dark side" of the world.


Thank you so much @Clearman for the excellently painted minis, and thank you Fan and Robinh for hosting yet another wonderful exchange!

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pics!   Possibly after your big reveal.. would not want to give the PC's any insights into the BBG.

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14 minutes ago, robinh said:

pics!   Possibly after your big reveal.. would not want to give the PC's any insights into the BBG.

 

They were posted in a separate Show-Off thread.  Hopefully the cats not out of the bag...

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UPDATE! Base coat on main mini. Shading started on it too. Left hand hurts bad now. tried cold pack on it. not much help. will try heat tonight if I can find my water bag. also, have D&D game sunday night to prep[are for.

 

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