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Grenadier Mage Thief from today and yesteryear

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So I started a little project in which I have five or six figures, old Grenadiers, that I painted when I was a teenager in the eighties.  I found new copies of them and have started doing comparative paint jobs, ones from the eighties and my new job from 2017.  I did my first one, Frito the thief:  

 

 

 

 

and now I'm doing one for a Grenadier thief mage, which I think came in one of their old Grenadier paint kits.

 

So here is the version from this century:

 

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to compare him against my original version, painted somewhere between 1980-1986:

 

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and then here they are together:

 

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In this particular figure I tried to use mostly the same color scheme, with a few exceptions.  I changed the color of the flame and tried to create a "vial" hanging on his belt, which I don't know how well it worked, but it's kind of my first attempt at liquids and bottles.  With his dart bandolier on his bicep, I gave that a bit of color too.  

 

Anyhow, enjoy, I'll have another one done tomorrow, and a few more in the wings, a monk, cleric, and a wererat at the very least...

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33 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Very cool to see how you've leveled up.

 

I might consider 'borrowing' this idea from you.

Please feel free!  I think it's kind of fun to compare progress. Sometimes we can see people and their progress from one year to the next. In my case, this  is a 30 year gap!

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