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Assorted Crooked Dice miniatures... mostly Children of the Fields

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I have been painting these as long as the others, but have lots of photo cropping.

Currently painting the sacrificial victim from the Islanders set of Children of the Field... it was separate from the rest of my minis from that kickstarter.

And also a (n unofficial) time lord companion for a variety of "normal" female minis.

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Started the sacrificial victim june 9 and got him primed

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Blue belt on the 11th. Wow that's gonna need some cleanup.

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And here's caught up to last night. Mostly just adding the pink shirt, I think.

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20 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

Nice minis!

I really like Crooked Dice stuff. Neat sculpts you don't really see elsewhere, some "not x tv property," and always super clean casts.

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Just now, lexomatic said:

I really like Crooked Dice stuff. Neat sculpts you don't really see elsewhere, some "not x tv property," and always super clean casts.

 

That cultist/victim looks suitable for a lot of settings.

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2 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

That cultist/victim looks suitable for a lot of settings.

Totally. 100% why I wanted and bought. Just couldn't find him in the original kickstarter.

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In case anyone didn't realise, the islanders set is clearly inspired by the movie The Wicker Man.  But yes, that victim (not-Edward Woodward) could certainly fit in many settings.

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So mostly lining done on the islander

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except for a quick tabletop on my occult grimoire objective

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and some more work on my unidentified companion (I need to find the blister).

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I'm not sure what Crooked Dice calls her, but I believe she is meant to be not-Sarah Jane Smith.

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30 minutes ago, alchemist said:

I'm not sure what Crooked Dice calls her, but I believe she is meant to be not-Sarah Jane Smith.

Yeah. She's from a set. I just forgot to make note, and now that there's a licensed Dr Who set it's hard to find info on this.

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Not sure how much more I want to work on the islander. I could spend forever cleaning him up and doing some fiddly bits and I just am not feeling it.

 

The not Sarah Jane I've decided to turn into a tough with faded tattoos... that are a bit more smudged than I intended.

 

 

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Oh, I do love Crooked Dice's Children of the Fields line! Need to get some of those scarecrow-adjacent fellows myself. Like what you're doing with Sarah Jane and the hapless cult victim. 

By the bye, in any collection of British agricultural horror pulp minis there seems to be a spindly tatterdemalion figure with top hat and sickle attended by crows. Seen it in Artizan, Crooked Dice, and Hasslefree so far. Is this a UK pop culture reference I'm unaware of? 

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6 hours ago, Rigel said:

By the bye, in any collection of British agricultural horror pulp minis there seems to be a spindly tatterdemalion figure with top hat and sickle attended by crows. Seen it in Artizan, Crooked Dice, and Hasslefree so far. Is this a UK pop culture reference I'm unaware of? 

 

I'd guess it's the Crowman from Worzel Gummidge.

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55 minutes ago, alchemist said:

I'd guess it's the Crowman from Worzel Gummidge.

A quick internet search, and that looks correct. Mystery solved!

What a strange and uncanny and very specific character though. Definitely made a DEEP impression in the minds of a generation, more so than the titular Worzel if the minis are any indication! Just goes to confirm my suspicion that vintage British children's television  was a strobe-light alternation between the cozy anodyne and an unrelenting cavalcade of horror. 

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