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By itself this figure is 02863: Female Werewolf by James van Schaik, but to be clear I got mine as part of the set 03495: DHL Classics: Lady Lycanthropes. I have two copies, but of course they are sold singly. It's an evocative little figure, with a slim build and fur suggestive of long hair. The tail is a separate piece which was too thin for my pinning skills, so it is simply glued on. I decided to paint these two in realistic wolf style. - That is, colored as real wolves would be, though distorted. After cleaning up mold lines, I prepared them by priming thinly with Titanium White and washing over with Burnt Umber. I also threw a quick green on the bases mixed from Yellow Oxide, Hansa Yellow and a small amount of Carbon Black (yellow + black is a fun and unexpected way to make bright greens!). Those broccoli bases caused me endless trouble. Note the tiny white specks on them? Those are tiny pits where the paint didn't take. I will eventually come to spend all sorts of time poking with specially thinned paint and tiny brushes trying to eliminate those white spots.
03375 DHL Classics Female Wizard by Sandra Garrity
I got to wondering this during a discussion of broccoli bases. Awhile back I got the Reaper set DHL Classics: Female Wizards. The figures I got did not seem to have the same bases as those shown in the online store; they appeared noticeably smaller. The central figure, in particular, had just a little rim of base around and under her skirt. I don't mind that at all. I glued the figures to fender washers for stability, and the very small bases made it easier to blend them in. On the other hand, I kind of had to do that because they were less stable because of the small bases. Has something changed in the sculpts? Was this a fluke, or have the bases on those three female wizards been reduced in size? Or is this just some weird optical illusion and my eyes are playing tricks on me?