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  1. Nightwing

    Grenadier druids

    My good friend brought over home made lawn darts for my birthday party a couple weeks ago. Like the olden days when you could get them with the big steel spike on the front...you know, before some kid got impaled and they were discontinued? I’d like to put one of those in his hand. I have to think that the original sculptor of this mini really wishes he/she could go back in time and fix this limp little sausage. Actually, it’s a separate topic, but I’ve never been entirely sure what the D&D dart is supposed to be. I think it must be some kind of lawn dartish thing, cuz what you throw down at the pub ant be taken very seriously.
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    Grenadier: Wizard

    Sorry for the confusion. Painted them in my mid-teens, sandblasted them in my early 20’s, finally got around to repainting them now (20 years later!)
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    Grenadier: Wizard

    Yeah, that’s what I do now. Sadly, I didn’t know way back in 1996...
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    Grenadier: Wizard

    This is the Wizard from Grenadier’s Wizards box set circa 1980. Most of the minis from the set were called variations like Sorcerer, Illusionist, Magician, and Warlock. But there are also 2 druids and a cleric included. I painted all the minis from the set in my teens, then wanted to repaint them in my early 20’s so I had my friend sandblast(!) the paint off. That eroded much of the detail. So the detail in the beard, hands, imp, is almost all painted in.
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    Grenadier druids

    I’m about to start these old druids from the Grenadier Magic-Users box set. The Druid on the left is throwing a dart, which looks more like a carrot. Definitely not very macho. I’d like to replace the dart with something better. Any suggestions? The druid on the left will be in greens, but I can’t decide on colors for guy on the right. Browns? He looks kinda frumpy with that big dopey hat. Help! Thanks!
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    Rocky Terrain

    A craft store near me was going out of business, and I found the rock molding kit from Scene O Rama for $1. There was enough plaster to make 2 molds of each rock. I painted them as instructed with the provided paints, glued them to balsa squares and rectangles, added some dirt and the talus. Some bushes added for color and interest. I wouldn’t use balsa wood for this again. The washes and thinned down glues caused the balsa to curl. I figured id use them as difficult terrain indicators in our D&D games. I’m thinking about running the old timey Isle of Dread adventure for my group, maybe these will come in handy.
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    Shimmering Phoenix

    In. Credible.
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    Grenadier Dragon Disciple

    I should have put little red pom-poms in his hands.
  9. This old Games Workshop mini is from about 1986. I think I had gotten him in a pack of minis because I have several others from the same line. I think I bought the pack mainly for this guy. He was my favorite, and I painted him solid black with silver trim. This time, I went with copper colored armor. A long time ago I wasn’t down with the big snake on his head so I chopped it off. I used paperclip and some contour putty to resculpt it here. The shield glued on to a round knob on his fist. Trying to figure out how to incorporate that unconcealable circle on the shield, I went with a simple eye motif. Please let me know regarding the flaming sword. I made the flame with hot glue. I think flames are brightest/hottest at the base and fade to black smoke at the top. I’m not sure how well this paint job imitates Fire, so comments on how to improve would be greatly appreciated.
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    Grenadier Dragon Disciple

    Doh! My bad. Fixed.
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    Grenadier Dragon Disciple

    This the bonus figure that came in Grenadier Dragon Lords 9602 Red Dragon II, circa 1989. See my work on the Dragon here: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/82205-grenadier-9602-red-dragon-ii/ This guy mimics the dragon’s colors, but not very well. Overall a pretty plain mini. Im terrible with reds. Damned colorblindness...
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    Grenadier: Knoll Totem

    This the “Knoll Totem” from Grenadier’s Dragon Lords “Encounter at Blood Valley” boxed set, circa 1987. I was gifted the set by a childhood friend a few years ago. He had painted several pieces of the set. I figured it was time to complete the rest. Interesting that they chose to spell it “Knoll” instead of the usual “Gnoll”. Not sure if it was intentional or some confusion by the publisher.
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    77203 Alastriel

    You’re off to a great start! Post more of your work! Dont be afraid to push those highlights up a little more. Also, I suggest using a matte varnish or Testor’s Dullcote on her to take away the shine. Use a darkish background with strong white light for photography.
  14. Here is another Mantic mini. This one a Necromancer. I’ll use him someday probably as a villain, but would love to use him as a PC if I get the chance. BTW, my 7-year old came up with the color scheme. Here is my color sketch I made while she was describing the colors.
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    King of War, High Priest Berosos

    Here is High Priest Borosos from Mantic’s Kings of War game. He will serve as my cleric in our current 1st ed. D&D game.
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