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OUTSTANDING! The Vertically Challenged Hero is a BEAUTIFUL creation with a WONDERFULLY expressive face. Your eye for colors & your brushwork are FANTASTICVERY WELL DONE!

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34 minutes ago, malefactus said:

OUTSTANDING! The Vertically Challenged Hero is a BEAUTIFUL creation with a WONDERFULLY expressive face. Your eye for colors & your brushwork are FANTASTICVERY WELL DONE!

 

I second that! Really great work!

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Awesome! I adore the submarine hatch door shield design actually.. It adds to the make-shift nature of our vertically challenged hero, apparently he pulled it free of a dwarven ale barrel and rushed to the foray! ^_^ 

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12 hours ago, VolksFest said:

Awesome! I adore the submarine hatch door shield design actually.. It adds to the make-shift nature of our vertically challenged hero, apparently he pulled it free of a dwarven ale barrel and rushed to the foray! ^_^ 

Totally agree with this, makes you think he yanked it off of what was available at that moment because it just happened to be there!

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Cool figure, I've never seen him before. Very nicely painted, and yes, that shield certainly does look like a watertight door/hatch.

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1 hour ago, Chaoswolf said:

Cool figure, I've never seen him before. Very nicely painted, and yes, that shield certainly does look like a watertight door/hatch.

Thanks!  I do really like the Hackmaster series, a few unusual figures for its time, a female dwarf cleric with a beard, some pixies, a female gnome illusionist, as well as other archetypical figures.  Lots of them were sculpted by Jim Johnson, who I think is a great and hugely prolific sculptor of his time.

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Another here who hasn't seen that mini before. 

It's a very characterful sculpt and you've given it a wonderful paint job.

I really like this.

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I was going to add I wasn't familiar with the sculptor so I googled for him and a result with Reaper minis came up, so I did a search in the online store for his name and it turns out he's done quite a few sculpts for Reaper including the Marthrangul dragon.

Plus not only do I already have several of his minis on my Reaper want list, some of the first Reaper minis I ever bought were his sculpts including one that I actually, *gasp*, painted! ::o:

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7 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

I was going to add I wasn't familiar with the sculptor so I googled for him and a result with Reaper minis came up, so I did a search in the online store for his name and it turns out he's done quite a few sculpts for Reaper including the Marthrangul dragon.

Plus not only do I already have several of his minis on my Reaper want list, some of the first Reaper minis I ever bought were his sculpts including one that I actually, *gasp*, painted! ::o:

He's done lots of sculpts for lots of companies and I really like his style of sculpting, it's angular and always recognizable as his work.  And the sad thing is I know absolutely nothing about him, haven't ever been able to find information or interviews. I just know he's been sculpting for a very long time.

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