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Mouslings - Adventure on the High Seas


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Greetings! Some time ago I posted a WIP of this project, and got some great feedback. Now that it's finished I thought I'd share some more photos. This piece is being donated to an art auction to support the Children's Trust Fund of Oregon. Each year, Funkin donates several of their styrene pumpkins, which go to artists who create pieces that then get auctioned off. All of the proceeds support the CTFO, and you can read more about the work they do and see pictures of past events at their website.

 

http://www.ctfo.org

 

This year, I knew I wanted to do something a bit different, so I started early and put my love of miniatures and gaming to work. When I saw Reaper's Mousling Adventurers boxed set, I knew fell in love immediately, and knew I had to use them somehow. I came up with the concept of turning the pumpkin into a pirate ship for the mouslings, and the piece grew from there. My only regret is that I won't have the mouslings anymore, but I know they're going to support a great cause, and I'm really happy with how the final piece came together.

 

Now for the pictures!

 

First, the mouslings that populate this particular adventure...

 

I think it's safe to say I'm hardly a Golden Demon painter, but I do enjoy painting minis, and these were fun to paint. I think they'd be considered "tabletop quality", and for my purposes, I think they came out well.

 

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And a couple of overviews of the finished piece...

 

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Here's one of my favorite shots, I call it the "high drama" angle....

 

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Some close ups of the ship and crew...

 

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And a couple of shots of the tentacles and the smaller boat they're grappling...

 

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I'm happy to field any questions about the piece, and of course please feel free to comment. If you see any glaring errors, I still have a little bit of time to make corrections before the auction. Hope you all enjoy! Thanks Reaper for making such a great set of miniatures to populate this scene! I'm already eyeing the mousling tavern set, and I may have to pick up a copy of the original set just for myself. After all, I'm sure my daughters will one day want to game with daddy, and I can't think of a cuter set of heroes to get them started with. I may be ahead of myself, as my oldest isn't quite two yet. :)

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