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Another old Grenadier figure painted up for the resolutionary challenge. He's supposed to be a dwarf, if I remember correctly. He's probably more of a gnome compared to a lot of today's figures, though. Either way, he's certainly a village elder.

 

I decided to try the all over basing you can see on him; what does everyone think? Good idea, or not?

Any C&C would be appreciated.

 

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I like the mini... not so much a fan of the all over basing.   Makes it look too artificial , if that make any sense.    (it makes me think of astro turf)

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I like the mini... not so much a fan of the all over basing. Makes it look too artificial , if that make any sense. (it makes me think of astro turf)

Yeah, I've taken to using tufts instead of flock, they seem more natural, and I can get them pretty cheap from Scenic Express.
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I like the idea of the fully covered base. My only concern would be if you had to handle it frequently you'd rub lots of it off, but if it's just for display then it wouldn't be an issue. Great old figure by the way!

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Love this mini. This was part of the dwarf set that was my very first purchase of factory new miniatures. To me the color of the flock blends in with the minis colors too well. Maybe some lighter dry brushing of the flock with yellow green or whitened green.

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Thanks for all the feedback, everyone.

 

@Krulebear--he is a little (unintentionally) camouflaged, isn't he? I may go back and give that a try, thanks.

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I think the all-over would work better with some clumps etc so it looks less like an 80's green-felt-on-plastic-shell Christmas ornament, and more like deep lush grass. Just a bit of variation will take it from having potential to looking really good, IMO.

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Love the mini he has a lot of character. I usually try to contrast the colors on my mini with my base but I kind of like it here, makes him look more natural and in tune with nature. Maybe just keep working on bringing out highlights and contrast more on places like his robe. But I think he looks great, I like his graying hair especially.

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If you want both a clumpy effect and flock, you don't have to spread your glue evenly on the base. I typically use glue on only part of the base before submerging the base in the flock.

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I think the all-over would work better with some clumps etc so it looks less like an 80's green-felt-on-plastic-shell Christmas ornament, and more like deep lush grass. Just a bit of variation will take it from having potential to looking really good, IMO.

Cool, thanks for the tip!

 

Love the mini he has a lot of character. I usually try to contrast the colors on my mini with my base but I kind of like it here, makes him look more natural and in tune with nature. Maybe just keep working on bringing out highlights and contrast more on places like his robe. But I think he looks great, I like his graying hair especially.

Thank you!

That's one of the reasons I've broken out some of my old school figures; they don't have tons of extraneous detail to mess around with, so I can try to work on highlighting some more. Well, that  and it's high time that they got to see some paint.

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