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I like you paint job, but not the mini's itself. These are really ugly elf sculpts. I like the colors you used.

 

Personally I would use them as humans if I get my fingers on them...

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I admit I am addicted to old Partha sculpts. It makes me sad that more of them aren't available, and that it takes forever to find anything on IWM website.

 

Great job on these.

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I love the Tom Meier stuff, it's what got me into minis (and then AD&D) in the first place.

 

I also dig the bright skin shadow dress...I'm not sure how one would actually use bright skin as a flesh tone! S'bright!

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Wow, I've never thought of them as ugly sculpts. I'm sure their mothers all loved them as only a mother can.

 

I did have issue with the chick's nose as it was kind of puggish, and I don't know if it was pug because that's the way it was truly sculpted or if that's just the way the casting of this one came out.

 

I've also been having some vague feelings of guilt for not posting Reaper miniatures, probably literally in years, but then my guilt suddenly ended when I realized in any case I'm still using Reaper paints, which are usually a joy to paint with, even though my tips plug up frequently.

 

And yeah, CashWiley, it's a pretty bright skin tone, and that's the shadow version in the triad. I've got the bright skin base tone as well, but i don't think I've used it yet. Am going to have to find a reason....

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I like you paint job, but not the mini's itself. These are really ugly elf sculpts. I like the colors you used.

 

Personally I would use them as humans if I get my fingers on them...

 

I have to agree, even if they were humans, I don't like the faces, they're very claylike? I'm not sure how to describe it, but the remind me of caricatures from the old Brother Grimm tales.

 

Having said that, you've done a fantastic paint job on these and they look top notch with your colours and work.

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They look amazing for 25mm. The faces aren't as refined as Meier's later stuff, but they do have great "personality".

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Foxfire-I wonder if the claylike aspect is due to the sculpt or my choice of skin colors?

 

Inarah-Yeah, this is Tom Meier way back in the day. I think these are from 1980, so when you look at his newer stuff, we're talking about thirty-odd years of sculpting experience for improvement!

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it's definitely the sculpt, the look 'big' in the face. Almost like they are approaching bobble-head status. Not close to it at the moment, but the faces are too big for the bodies.

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Foxfire-I wonder if the claylike aspect is due to the sculpt or my choice of skin colors?

 

Inarah-Yeah, this is Tom Meier way back in the day. I think these are from 1980, so when you look at his newer stuff, we're talking about thirty-odd years of sculpting experience for improvement!

I know the bard, is from the early 80s

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Foxfire-I wonder if the claylike aspect is due to the sculpt or my choice of skin colors?

 

Inarah-Yeah, this is Tom Meier way back in the day. I think these are from 1980, so when you look at his newer stuff, we're talking about thirty-odd years of sculpting experience for improvement!

I know the bard, is from the early 80s

 

All four figures are from the same set actually, called Elven or Elvin Personalities. I'm actually (very) slowly trying to get to paint some of these old little multi-figure sets from that line. There's a set of dwarves, half-orcs, half-elves, some cut throats, all ones I want to get sooner or later around to painting.

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