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To complement my Ent I wanted to sculpt a small toad man. None of yhe available miniatures really fit the bill, so I started from  scratch. 

 

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After bulking out the body with greenstuff and milliput (to make it less bendy)  I made good progress with the skin texture. The combination of micro beads, poppy seeds and super glue applicator tube produced a really nice warty skin texture. 

 

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Next are the arms and legs. He will be a plain toad, only a hand weapon will be added inspired by Polynesian arms. 

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32 minutes ago, Peithetairos said:

 

Much obliged. Still thinking about weapon options.

 

Hmmm, depending on how serious funny you like him to be.

 

I see him hunting for either insects or something aquatic so here are my suggestions.

Take it or leave it as you please of course.

  • Butterfly Net
  • Boat Hook ( think what the Merrow from Reaper Bones has as a weapon)
  • Fishing Rod
  • Trident
  • Lantern on a pole ( to light the way in the dark forest/swamp?)
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54 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

Very nicely done.

 

Thank you!

 

@Glitterwolf Great ideas! I did not think of equipment so far, more like weapons. I might give him a variety of options. I like both the netting (presumably hard to sculpt) and the lantern. The latter would be great as a firefly contraption. In terms of weapons I thought of Polynesian or Aztec inspired ones. I like the look of Maori weapons, but am a bit unsure if it is really appropriate to use them with anthropomorphic toad people, seems culturally insensitive. I lived for a while in New Zealand and I understand that Maori are really against appropriating their culture unasked - and rightly so. Maybe I ask a local representative. What attracts me is how beautifully crafted these weapons are and the skill needed to wield them. 

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2 minutes ago, Peithetairos said:

 

Thank you!

 

@Glitterwolf Great ideas! I did not think of equipment so far, more like weapons. I might give him a variety of options. I like both the netting (presumably hard to sculpt) and the lantern. The latter would be great as a firefly contraption. In terms of weapons I thought of Polynesian or Aztec inspired ones. I like the look of Maori weapons, but am a bit unsure if it is really appropriate to use them with anthropomorphic toad people, seems culturally insensitive. I lived for a while in New Zealand and I understand that Maori are really against appropriating their culture unasked - and rightly so. Maybe I ask a local representative. What attracts me is how beautifully crafted these weapons are and the skill needed to wield them. 

 

If you make a net, cheat!

Some fruits are in small plastic nets, something like that might help.

 

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