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Alright. So, I decided I was going to play too. Why not? It's fun, and Mr. Bold is not large. Very relaxing, after Khanjira. >.>

 

Anyway. We all know what the original looks like, so... on to the modification!

My GS-fu is still pretty weak, but I pulled some out and mushed it about and began sculpting a credible pepper over Mr. Bold's sword. Because, really, why cut it off if it provides a functional armature?!

 

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After some wrapping and squishing and delicate tool use (I suspect one of said tools is visible there in the background), I had the start of a functional sort of pepper. And not even too long. Although I realized that I was going to have to add some more to the base...

 

So, I did.

 

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And then I glued Mr. Bold to a handle (I use soda bottle lids, myself), and tweaked his pepper a little bit. Thickened the end, trimmed some bits off his sword so that it better approximates a stem, that sort of thing. Ready to paint! Just need to get some primer on the green stuff, because I sort of had it in my head that to be properly seasoned, the pepper has to be red. >.>

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... I think I might go to bed now.

Turns out ghost peppers look a lot like standard chilis, only wrinklier...

 

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.. so, since I'm not /quite/ sure how to paint that at this scale, I'm going to roll with standard issue peppers, and let folks imagine they're whatever kind of peppers they want. I need to put some highlights on that green, but... I think I might finally be able to sleep.

 

.. I lost a cat today. Technically yesterday. Painting helped, but I'm starting to tilt. I miss my soft Omen. I miss having him flomped upside down in the middle of my studio being in my way. I miss having to shoo him out of the studio every night. I miss having him sleep on my head, grumbling at me, stomping all over me, trying to climb up my shoulder...

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Peppers on the shield! Love the idea.
 

... I think I might go to bed now.
Turns out ghost peppers look a lot like standard chilis, only wrinklier...

When looking up peppers with high Scoville ratings, it seemed that all of freakishly hot peppers were unusually wrinkled. So I decided that naturally wrinkled = HOT!!! :devil:

And sympathies on becoming kittyless. :down:

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