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So most of you have seen the War Pug before (the name I've given it since it didn't really have one).

 

I decided that the bomber jacket looked an awful lot like a Santa jacket. So naturally he needed a Santa hat! This was my first attempt at sculpting a Santa hat and I think it looks pretty good.

 

I imagine the Pug is saying something like . . . "I told you, NO ONE . . . TOUCHES . . . THE . . . JACKET!" or perhaps "You feelin' lucky punk? Well, do ya?"

 

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I think you've done a nice job on the painting, but I actually don't like the figure.

 

Not because it's silly, I have both of the released members of the Legion of Justice and Caeke, I have a GFI Mouse Musketeer, I'm planning to buy the Mouseling Heroes as soon as they're available, and I really want a Racoon Thief and a Sad Panda from Darksword.

 

No, the problem is that it's impractical. The gun is unbalanced and the recoil wouldn't be manageable, plus sighting just wouldn't work.

 

I have, perhaps, a different version of "practical" than some people. rolleyes.gif

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LOL! Doug you put way too much thought into it!

 

It's also not realistic that he'd be a Santa Pug.

 

For some realism (couldn't add the shot though) Jason sculpted a real sphincter and I used Conan's bum as reference. If you take a really good look near the tail you should be able to see a pink spot. Does that help outweigh the fantastical canon?

 

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LOL! Doug you put way too much thought into it!

 

It's also not realistic that he'd be a Santa Pug.

 

For some realism (couldn't add the shot though) Jason sculpted a real sphincter and I used Conan's bum as reference. If you take a really good look near the tail you should be able to see a pink spot. Does that help outweigh the fantastical canon?

 

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My wife cares a great deal about animal anatomy when she paints; If the leg placement or torso shape on a horse is wrong, it drives her nuts and she won't paint the figure.

 

I care about human anatomy (excepting the Big Giant Head syndrome that I seem to have gotten used to), and I care about hardware. Spikes on pauldrons drive me nuts, big stompy robots always make me think that the designer should really take a look at a bulldozer (they very seldom fall down), and seriously outsized weapons are a deal-breaker for me.

 

Even for pugs dressed in Santa suits.

 

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Practicality has nothing to do with fantasy minis and games; check it at the door. It's not a 'to scale replica model'... it's a fantasy mini of a dog with some huge weaponry on it's back. So what if it had a small caliber weapon attached to it's back? It's still completely impractical; how does the dog aim, shoot, and reload it? Does someone follow it around and fire the weapon; because that's not practical either. It's not about practicality, plausibility, or reality; it's about fantasy. =^.^=

 

How does this pug carry, aim, shoot, and reload this huge weapon while standing ground from the recoil? MAGIC! ::P:

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Practicality has nothing to do with fantasy minis and games; check it at the door. It's not a 'to scale replica model'... it's a fantasy mini of a dog with some huge weaponry on it's back. So what if it had a small caliber weapon attached to it's back? It's still completely impractical; how does the dog aim, shoot, and reload it? Does someone follow it around and fire the weapon; because that's not practical either. It's not about practicality, plausibility, or reality; it's about fantasy. =^.^=

 

How does this pug carry, aim, shoot, and reload this huge weapon while standing ground from the recoil? MAGIC! ::P:

 

I'm sure that attitude toward fantasy works well for you. It does not work well for me.

 

I think I'll use my opinion and you can keep yours -- assuming, of course, that that's allowed.

 

(If not, I'm afraid you'll have to adopt my opinion, because I'm older and I know better.)

 

 

Seriously? Buy it, paint it, enjoy. Heck, buy 50. Extol the virtues of this figure or dogs with miniguns or oversized weapons in general. But please do not presume to tell me what I should like or what criteria I should use to come to my opinions or what the one true way of fantasy is.

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How does this pug carry, aim, shoot, and reload this huge weapon while standing ground from the recoil? MAGIC! ::P:

 

Hey if it works for Rex the Wonder Dog... wink.gif

 

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Later,

Laszlo

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Very cool figure, great imagination. The discussion reminds me a little of Monty Python's Holy Grail..."It's not a question of how he grips it!"

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