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The bases are just cornmeal painted and some static grass.  As a general rule I decorate the base enough so that it's not a black piece of plastic, but by the time I get done with a figure I'm way too done with it to want to spend too much more time on the base. That and I don't want to draw attention too much from the figure itself.

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At the hobby store we used to frequent when I was a kid, called Star Realm, if you only wanted one of a set of figures that were the same, let's say six Ral Partha Elves with Swords or whatever, he'd open the package, you could buy one of the six and he'd put the rest in a case so other people could also buy what they needed less than the whole kit of six.  Those were the good old days, and I loved looking through his little clear case.

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Thanks all for the kind words!  For me, armor is the hardest thing to do so when I all of the sudden find myself confronted with having to do four figures all heavily armored it's a bit daunting.  And of course, my next four are going to be probably dwarves as well and all of them are set and ready to go to battle, so full of metal....

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Two of them, the one with the e mattock and the huge sword, are from their Fantasy Collector Series from the eighties.  The dwarf with the horned helmet and axe is slightly larger and was sculpted towards the end of Tom Meier's Personalities and Things that go Bump in the Night Series as a "Black Prince's Black Dwarf", and the dwarf with the sword and shield came from some kind of command group that I think is in some old catalogue somewhere but I've have to hunt him down to know where he belongs for sure.  These four, and a bunch of other ones, are going to get rereleased in the next Ral Partha Chaos War Kickstarter..

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