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  1. I got this guy from this kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/550360615/miniature-paints-liquid-acrylics-from-rpe/description and decided to use him to represent my necromancer in the dungeon crawl I'm playing in. These minis from that kickstarter all had really amazing detail, and yet still had very clean sculpts and casts... except for this guy. I hadn't looked that close at this specific mini because the others that caught my eye were so clean. When I finally settled on this guy, I realized that there were some funky textures on the metal that looked like maybe the putty that was used for the arm joining the torso was pretty goopy. Also, the mold lines were really pronounced, and in spots, the mold lines didn't quite match up. Not a big deal because I'm so happy with the other figs in this Kickstarter, and all it really meant was I just had to spend a bit more time cleaning it up. Once that was done to my satisfaction, I primed him with Rust-Oleum gray rattle-can primer. (No airbrush yet, and this method works well enough for now) I then used a combination of various Reaper, Vallejo, and Cuttlefish paints. I finished it off with a RPE brush-on varnish once or was all dry. The base is fine sand, tree bark bits and pva glue. This is my first time ever basing one of my miniatures, and I'm quite satisfied with how it turned out, as well as how durable and resilient it is. I'm definitely looking forward to exploring this part of the hobby in the future as well. If you look real close, you can also see my clumsy first ever attempt at some free hand on the back of the cobra's hood. All in all, I really love how this mini turned out. I decided to spend a little bit more time than normal on the highlight transitions to try and make those a bit more smooth than normal. I just wanted to see how far I could take it before I got tired of it. I had a lot of fun painting him and learned a lot with some new techniques as well.
  2. Some more minis, this time of the shorter variety, that arrived from Kickstarters I've backed. November was a busy month for my mailman! This set is the Dwarf Veterans Warband from Ral Partha Europe. They seemed to have a particularly frosty city in mind with their design philosophy. Dwarf Brewmaster/Apothecary. This is one of my favorite Dwarf sculpts to date Snorri, the Ginger Ninja: Dwarf Ranger. "Real Dwarves wear hoods, Mr. Jackson!" Sonja the Shieldmaiden (one of my suggestions during the Kickstarter campaign! Well, not Dwarf Sonja, but a Shieldmaiden) This puts my Red Sonja parodies to actual Red Sonja minis at a 2:1 The Wizard's Apprentice (though he looks like a perfectly capable Wizard to me) I'm really glad RPE went with my suggestion of making the Thugs real low-class criminal types. There's not many of those that aren't full-on Chaos Dwarves. These fit the bill for brigands and the like perfectly. Another total. brute, completely untrustworthy. Must be an expert second-story man. Crossbowman (Crossbowdwarf?), with totally fab hair. I hadn't noticed his thumb until after I edited the photos... Dwarf Scribe. Perhaps even another Wizard. A boar. A fast friend, or fast food for the road.
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