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This is the Wererat Leader from the Grenadier Action Art Monsters Box Set. The original sword was lost, so I used a friend’s spare parts bin to find a replacement. Enjoy!

 

 

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This is hands down my favorite wererat miniature ever, since the inception of miniatures!  I’ve got a copy that i painted along time ago and I’ve got one I someday mean to paint to give him a modern update, but some day when I have some time on my hands.   Beautifully painted!

 

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Yeah really great job, beautifully done

 

I want to know what the color guide for the monster came from. Sorry if that’s a noob question but I’ve never seen that (or thought to look).

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Grenadier put this box set of minis out “Action Art: Monsters” in the early 80s. It was one of several sets that came with paint, brushes, and the painting guide. I could post photos of all the pages of the painting guide. They say how to base coat, highlight, drybrush, etc. then they give color scheme suggestions for each mini. I’m not sure what forum is most appropriate for posting those guide pages. 

 

The paint would be no good any more, and the brushes, I hear, were crap, but I received the minis from a dear friend whose brother died as a teen in the mid-late 80s and had collected a lot of minis for D&D. 

 

Glad you like him him and his 2 little friends!

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