Jump to content

Recommended Posts

So I was at this store where they're selling off Skylanders toys at a steep discount... like a buck or two each. And I got to looking at this angry looking tree...

I found that it had much in common with Jason Wiebe's "Spirit of the Forest." But bigger. Regrettably, it was painted to resemble a sort of World of Warcraft Pokemon.

And so I bought a couple and began an experiment...

0b742f6a32618e6c4ef15f93dd9d807d.jpg

  • Like 15
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 9
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

The Tree Guys have a lot of potential. Most of that is silly, but silly is my thing. Have FUN with them.

 

Hey, Groot was goofy, too, but he's the character everyone remembers. And I'm not looking to create great art, I'm looking to reinforce my Tree Army at less than two bucks a tree.

 

This weekend was busy, but I was able to get a bit done. The Mark I is complete, except for basing. The Mark II will be similar, but in a different color scheme. Upon finishing both, I will ponder whether there will be a Mark III, possibly in a different pose....

 

54bdaf40cefbb99cd82956efcd0d4cd3.jpg

  • Like 11
Link to post
Share on other sites

The Mark 1 and Mark 2, with ST:OS away team from Heritage.

7098ed5f70db2f7bba1b249fad13643c.jpg

 

The trees are still a tad bit Animesque for my taste, but for a final cost of around two dollars each plus a few hours of effort, this isn't bad at all.

Heritage's Star Trek figures, on the other hand, are awful. Kirk's pose makes it look like his crotch is magnetized towards the nearest Orion Slave Girl, McCoy looks like Mr. Magoo wearing a wig (and with no mouth or lips sculpted), and Spock's face is canted at about a 70 degree angle off from the angle of his head, like someone stuck his face on partially sideways. Of them all, only Scotty looks anything like his TV counterpart...

  • Like 7
Link to post
Share on other sites

What a neat idea! And a thrifty use of remaindered Skylander figures. They don't look half bad for two bucks and some green dyed moss.

 

The Mark 1 and Mark 2, with ST:OS away team from Heritage.7098ed5f70db2f7bba1b249fad13643c.jpg

 

The trees are still a tad bit Animesque for my taste, but for a final cost of around two dollars each plus a few hours of effort, this isn't bad at all.

Heritage's Star Trek figures, on the other hand, are awful. Kirk's pose makes it look like his crotch is magnetized towards the nearest Orion Slave Girl, McCoy looks like Mr. Magoo wearing a wig (and with no mouth or lips sculpted), and Spock's face is canted at about a 70 degree angle off from the angle of his head, like someone stuck his face on partially sideways. Of them all, only Scotty looks anything like his TV counterpart...

Well, at this distance they look great. Edited by Pingo
  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Lord of the Dish Pit
      Continuing with my Autumn theme...

      Angry Ent and his friends. Considering how much force he can probably whip that pumpkin with, he should count as an artillery piece.

      The leafing of his beard went easier than I feared and the spray sealer cemented them down firmly.

      The Mayberry Street Miniatures pumpkin fit his hand perfectly.
       
    • By lexomatic
      I decided to do the big treant today to have something that I could do quickly.
      Here's today in a few pics. They got a bit out of order.
      Green beard, orange mushrooms, black + browning shadows, brown + light brown in highlights.  not sure what more I'll do. May not get to paint until the weekend.
       










    • By Inarah
      "
      Welcome to our first campaign, Monster Families!
      La Louve 3D offers you this project, a collection of adorable, funny and dreadful miniatures to liven your role playing games. We have highlighted some little represented creatures and their babies! All our models are 3D printable without other supports needed with a FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printer or SLA (Stereolithography) printer.
      "

       

       
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lalouve3d/monster-families-3d-supportless-printable-miniatures?ref=discovery_similar
       
    • By MagicBrew
      I needed a Tree Blight for a Curse of Strahd campaign I am running.
       
      The Nolzur’s treant sculpt seemed kind of sinister, so I rolled with that.
       
      Used mostly inks, glazes, and dry brushing on the treant himself.
       

    • By Maledrakh
      From WizKids' line of Nolzur's Marvellous Miniatures comes the "Treant", which is D&D-speak for Ent, or Treeman if you are more familar with Warhammer.
      I find this mini looks angry and scary, not like a benevolent living tree shepherd at all. A malevolent one, on the other hand, fits the bill precicely.
      And seeing as I have been painting undead halflings and there is a strong historic connection between Halflings and Treemen as allies; so undead treeman.
      Hence,  Torchwood the Furious here.
       
      Go on, you know you want to go on:

  • Who's Online   16 Members, 0 Anonymous, 30 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...