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This Mini might be older than you are - Grenadier "Demogorgon"

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So I posted a while back that my parents gave me a box of minis from my childhood.  I decided to paint up the Grenadier "Demogorgon" knock-off on a lava base with some OSL.  This is my second attempt at OSL, btw, and I think it came out better than the first.  I did seal-coat him, but feel free to give me any comments you please - if it's something I think will significantly help I'll definitely do more on him.

 

This mini is from 1984 - feel free to raise a hand if it is older than you are, and make the rest of us feel old. ::):

 

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Nice job on that one and, unfortunately, its not older than me. I may well have bought that one new, I'm pretty sure its in my collection somewhere.

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If it makes you feel any better, I was three when that miniature was released... 

 

I have children though.  They are younger than this mini by far.  As are all of my first cousins (I'm about a decade older than all of them).

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8.

 

I had just started playing AD&D first edition the year before, and had two years to go before I started painting minis.

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Very cool.  I was in college in 1984. 

 

I was saving my allowance to go watch Gremlins and play Space Shuttle pinball. 

 

 

Wound up blowing all my money on the pinball game.

 

 

 

 

It still owes me a multiball. 

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lol That actually is older than I am...but just barely. :)

 

Nice paint job, I like the scales especially. I think you could have done more OSL (it's hard to tell, though, since the picture is a bit dark), since I can only see it on one spot on the tail. What I can see looks very nice, though. :) (sorry, I haven't tried OSL myself, so not much I can say in the way of advice  ^_^ )

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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It came out during my birth year. So depending on the date it could be older than me. It only has 26 days to work with though. :P

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This cutie is three years younger than me. Probably more like 2, since I was born at the end of 1981.

 

I'd have to agree with OneBoot on the OSL. I think it would have been good if the light hit his claws and tail immediately adjacent to the crack of lava. But that's pretty unimportant, the mini looks great  ::):  His scales are very pretty. Or fearsome. Creatures like that prefer to be fearsome rather than pretty :lol:

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This cutie is three years younger than me. Probably more like 2, since I was born at the end of 1981.

 

I'd have to agree with OneBoot on the OSL. I think it would have been good if the light hit his claws and tail immediately adjacent to the crack of lava. But that's pretty unimportant, the mini looks great  ::):  His scales are very pretty. Or fearsome. Creatures like that prefer to be fearsome rather than pretty :lol:

Yeah, I actually had to cut the crack in his base to get the crack right, and if I had thought about it more I would have placed it at a different angle to illuminate more.  C'est la vie.  Thanks for the compliment!  I rather like how the "black with blue shading" came out as well.

 

In the interest of full disclosure, I was 14 when this came out.  It is more likely that I picked it up '85 or '86, though.  I actually didn't start painting until years later, but I bought the miniatures because that's what you did...

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