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77016: Rats!

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Hello all!
 
I've been wanting to paint these Bones Rats ever since I saw the reference picture for them like a year ago.
The other day I finally sat down and did it! (All in one sitting to boot!)
(Also pictured: 77054: Galladon, Male Wizard and 77049: Arthrand Nightblade, Elf Ranger, of whom I may do their own topic, as their my first mini's of 2016, and I'm quite happy with them! BUT I had more fun playing with the Rats!!)
 
Since I did it all in one night, there was no point in a WIP topic, so if you wanted to see the WIP, click on the Spoiler:

 

Fresh new rats. Cleaned and heat treated to fix some bending issues. Then hot glued to a bottle cap for easier management.

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Fresh base-coats put on the rats:

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No washes, just base-coats and dry brushes, with some manual details afterwards:

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And on to the finished rats!
 

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We have some Albino rats, some black rats, some plain brown ones, and even some infected rats! Much of the basic style goes once again to the reference image from the Reaper store page.

I feel they turned out pretty well!

 

Normally for my tabletop playable miniatures, I'll finish them in a gloss varnish, then go over that with a matte varnish, to give them the best blend of protection and finished style. In this instance however, I opted to just go with a single coat of the matte (brushed on via Liquitex Matte). I know, not as protective, but it should do the trick. Plus even the first coat on 12 rats was surprisingly tricky. I'm glad I'm not a Warhammer player, I do not envy having to paint whole armies!

 

Anyway, time for some fun!

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And thats the rats!

 

Thoughts, comments?

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Thanks everyone!

 

 

You need a pied piper mini.

Seriously though, those are some great looking rats. Nicely done!

 

in the pictures, thats the Wizard was kinda what I was going for on that one, but you're right, I totally should get one of the characters from HBO's Silicon Valley!

 

 

I LOVE THE RATS!!!

soooo cute :D well done! and the green ones, what a great idea ^_^!

 

I might do a topic dedicated to him later on. He was my first completed mini in 2016! :D

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