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As I stated in the WIP & Show Off of the Jabberwocky for my daughter's birthday some time ago, she's a nutter for all things Alice, especially the Jabberwocky.

 

So, for Christmas, I am putting together and painting the one from Hordes of Things.  It's 15mm scale so it's smaller than our normal game play minis but it's really for her shelf at home.

 

Example Image from Hordes of Things:

 

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At first I was pleased that the company left such nice pinning stems from the pieces.  I soon learned that they don't hold up ... AT ALL.  Grumble.

 

Here he is in the package:  Those "pins" are nearly a half inch long for the arms and wings.

 

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I cleaned it all up and filed what little mold lines there are.

 

Here's a shot of the wing:

 

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The integral base was round.  Nice and smooth but round.

 

So, I lopped off segments of it to make "right" angles so I could blend it in to the base with some cobblestones on it using a Happy Seppuku stamp.

 

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Here's the stamp applied to one of my tile bases. with a cut away for the jabber's base:

 

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And here it is with the Jabberwocky sitting in place:

 

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I might file/cut some cobblestone lines into the base to break it up but with the straight lines and some paint, it's not as noticeable as the round.

 

You can see I added the right arm.  I had to pin it after the integral pin snapped.

 

I used a green stuff ring to better fill the connection to the head (not shown but done).

 

I added taller cobblestones to the existing ones once the first stamp was somewhat less pliable.  I'll file them down some more so they just slightly raised.  Irregularities improve perception in my opinion.

 

Tomorrow I will clean up the edges of the cobblestone with some more around the outside edge using a brick edging stamp from HS or just trim the edges straight.

 

More photos tomorrow after Paint Day.

 

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Spent some time at Finger Lakes Paint Day finishing getting the Jabber assembled.

 

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He's also basecoated.  White for the mini and gray for the base.

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Got back to this at Paint Day.  Too many crafted things for Christmas plus the wedding left some things unfinished.

 

Basecoats added:

 

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Also did some selective washing after photos were taken.

 

Will post more later as well as pics from other's paint day pieces.

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Looking good, I really like that base!

 

It's the Happy Seppuku cobblestone stamp.  I added some pieces on top of the cobblestone stamped parts to have some raised pieces for more dimension.

 

I lined in some black to make the cobbles standout for detailing later. I'll try to remember to take a picture of that phase.

 

Next, I'll be lining the deeper sections of the scales with a dark purple for the belly and the hide.  It'll get the the colors like I used in the Warheads: Medieval Tales version:

 

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Took three days off to travel with my wife to a conference 3 hours away in Saratoga Springs, NY.

 

So, I got out a couple of projects to bring with me since I get to hang out while she's at the conference.

 

So, we return to the Jabberwocky for my daughter.

 

I glazed one side of him with Scale Color's Amethyst which is a nice purple with some sheen to it and glossy finish.  I painted the underside of one wing and then washed the green scales with it and the belly skin/scale area.

 

I am digging the color overlaid on the green and the glazing on the wing.

 

Here's a quick pic of it:

 

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Will take better pics later.

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